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Lingering Shadows: A Christian Romance (The Shadows Trilogy Book 1)
“The author has written a story that is so compelling I couldn’t put it down. The story shows there is hope and redemption through God’s love and forgiveness and that He is working in lives even during the most trying of circumstances.” Ann. E
Lingering Shadows is Part 1 of a 3 book series, and is not a stand alone novel. It offers a FREE preview of the series, and the story continues in Book 2 “Facing the Shadows”
Born of wealth and privilege, Elizabeth Walton-Smythe’s future should have been set in stone. The headstrong teacher and her minister beau should have been married. That was the plan, as far as Lizzy was concerned. But, that wasn’t to be, and one fateful encounter with a roguish Irishman quickly alters Lizzy’s future and sends her heart and her life into a tailspin.

The Lawmen
Too old, too angry, too tough to surrender…
In Risco, Texas, John Carmack and Charley Dawson had both held the office of sheriff and built two competing basis of support. But the rivals shared a granddaughter, Lucy, born to Charley’s son and John’s daughter. Now, Lucy Goodnight has come back to Risco with a desperate Plea: Her banker husband has disappeared.And while most people think he was in on the bank heist, Lucy is sure he was forced to help rob the bank and is now a prisoner of a vicious outlaw gang. For Lucy, the two former lawmen will put aside their differences and strap on their guns one more. In a town where they have nothing but enemies, they must use their wits, their courage, and their skill to free an innocent man, and against a hail of hate and lead, live or die side by side…

The Archer’s Castle: A Medieval Saga of War and Action and Adventure in Feudal England During the Time of The Crusades (The Archers Book 2)
The Archers” is an exciting action and adventure saga set in medieval England during the days of King Richard and the crusades. It is the tale of a serf who rises to become the captain of a company of archers and leads its survivors back to feudal England from the crusade – and forever changes medieval and modern England.

Not all of the archers return as a result of intense fighting, but some of the former serfs and free men do return – as battle hardened veterans determined to improve their lot in cruel and brutal feudal England. This exciting novel combines action-packed military historical fiction with a family saga set in an era of non-stop war and action and adventure romance.

California’s Child: Inspired by a True Story
**** TOP 100 on for BIOGRAPHY for ALL of 2015****

Just when Scott Reynolds thought things couldn’t get worse, the unspeakable happened…

At the age of nine, convinced he had accidentally killed a bully trying to molest him, he jumped the fence and headed out into the vast wilderness, alone. Could he make it through the blistering cold or would his asthma finally do him in? Would they catch him and throw him in prison for what he did to that boy?

His mother had died four years earlier, and it didn’t take long for Scott’s abusive Aunt to send him to Saint Cecelia’s Orphanage, where, as a ward of the State, he became California’s Child.

Where the Hell is Tesla? A Novel
I’ll let Chip, the main character tell you more: “I found the journal at work. Well, I don’t know if you’d call it work, but that’s where I found it. It’s the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans. One of these plans was for an “Interdimensional Transfer Apparatus” – that allowed someone (in this case me and my friend Pete) to travel to other versions of the infinite possibilities around us. Crazy, right? But that’s just where the crazy starts.”

Black Ops: MAC WALKER’S BENGHAZI: A pulse-pounding black ops, ready to kill thriller.
“More believable than James Bond. More likable than Mitch Rapp or Jack Reacher. And tougher than Scot Harvath. MAC WALKER IS THE REAL DEAL!” -Spy Dad
MAC WALKER’S BENGHAZI takes readers on a fact-based political black ops thrill ride as government gun for hire Mac Walker and his highly trained team of military operatives take an assignment into the chaotic and deadly world that is Benghazi, Libya days before the now infamous Benghazi Terrorism Massacre. It is a fast-paced political military thrillers bestseller where men and women of action find themselves facing an enemy within who would have them dead so as to keep the truth buried beneath the blood-stained sands of war-torn Libya.

The Griever’s Mark (The Griever’s Mark series Book 1)
Astarti’s master controls her through a Leash, a bond of energy anchored deep within her. Despite being one of the few remaining Drifters, able to manipulate the energy world, she cannot break free. She knows her fate: she will serve until she dies, at which point her master will harvest her energy to augment his own.

Oh, yes, she’s done some bad things in her master’s name. She’s not asking for forgiveness. She expects you to hate her.

What she doesn’t expect is Logan, a man meant to be her sworn enemy. A man with secrets as dark as her own.

Critical Failures IV (Caverns and Creatures Book 4)
Tim and his friends find out the hard way that you shouldn’t question the game master, and you shouldn’t make fun of his cape.

One minute, they’re drinking away the dreariness of their lives, escaping into a fantasy game and laughing their asses off. The next minute, they’re in a horse-drawn cart surrounded by soldiers pointing crossbows at them.

Tim now has the voice and physique of a prepubescent girl. Dave finds that while he lost a foot or two in height, he somehow acquired a suit of armor and a badass beard. Julian’s ears have grown ridiculously long and pointy. And Cooper… well Cooper has gotten himself a set of tusks, a pair of clawed hands, and a bad case of the shits. He also finds that he’s carrying a bag with a human head in it – a head that he had chopped off when they were still just playing a game.

Dark Space (Book 3): Origin
Book 3 of the #1 Best-Selling Space Opera in the UK & #1 Best-Selling Space Fleet in the US–Dark Space
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Ethan and his son, Atton, have been arrested for high treason and conspiracy, crimes which will surely mean the death sentence, but it’s beginning to look like theirs aren’t the only lives in jeopardy—the Defiant is stranded in Sythian Space, and the vessel which Commander Caldin sent to get help has used all its fuel to get to Obsidian Station, only to find out that the station has been destroyed. Now the Defiant’s last hope for a rescue is gone, and everyone on board is about to die a cold, dark death.

Long Walk To The Sun (Jock Miles WW2 Adventure Series Book 1)
In this alternate history adventure set in WW2’s early days, a crippled US military struggles to defend vulnerable Australia against the unstoppable Japanese forces. When a Japanese regiment lands on Australia’s desolate and undefended Cape York Peninsula, Jock Miles, a US Army captain disgraced despite heroic actions at Pearl Harbor, is ordered to locate the enemy’s elusive command post.

Conceived in politics rather than sound tactics, the futile mission is a “show of faith” by the American war leaders meant to do little more than bolster their flagging Australian ally.

Operation Easy Street (Jock Miles WW2 Adventure Series Book 3)
Port Moresby was bad. Buna was worse.

The WW2 alternative history adventure of Jock Miles continues as MacArthur orders American and Australian forces to seize Buna in Papua New Guinea. Once again, the Allied high command underestimates the Japanese defenders, plunging Jock and his men into a battle they’re not equipped to win. Worse, jungle diseases, treacherous terrain, and the tactical fantasies of deluded generals become adversaries every bit as deadly as the Japanese. Sick, exhausted, and outgunned, Jock’s battalion is ordered to spearhead an amphibious assault against the well-entrenched enemy. It’s a suicide mission—but with ingenious help from an unexpected source, there might be a way to avoid the certain slaughter and take Buna. For Jock, though, victory comes at a dreadful price.

Djinngle Bells (Caverns and Creatures)
There are two important things to keep in mind when dealing with djinn.

1. Don’t drink and wish.

2. Mind your verb tenses.

Winter in Waianae (Love in Oahu Book 2)
Escaping San Diegoand a difficult home life, eighteen-year-old Brittany Sutherland shows up unexpectedly on her sister’s doorstep. Annie Javier and her family welcome the teen with open arms. It is blue skies and fair sailing until tragedy strikes. The young woman suddenly finds it difficult to trust Annie’s pledge of devotion.
They come in with the dolphins and leave with the Winter Solstice. When Brittany and her new love, Grady, share an ocean adventure with a pod of spinner dolphins, the believers in the family rejoice. The prophesy handed down by the matriarch of each generation is about to unfold, but the longest day of the year is almost upon them.

Steps to Heaven: A Sgt Major Crane Novel
For Special Investigations Detective, Sergeant Major Crane, life policing the Aldershot British Army garrison is going along just as it should. Until Solomon, a returning solider from Afghanistan, is found to have murdered his wife and son before committing suicide.
As the murderer is dead and no one can explain the man’s mental state, all Crane has to go on is a church Solomon was known to frequent. However with no obvious reasoning behind the brutal actions and no support from those higher-up, Crane is forced to abandon the case.
With pressure building at home and other cases needing his attention, Crane tries to put the tragedy out of his mind. It was just a one-time-thing. That is, until it happens again…
‘Steps to Heaven’ is a gripping original – and even unnerving – crime novel set against the backdrop of the British Army garrisons.

Deadly Accounts (Agent Nora Wexler Mysteries)
Introducing Nora Wexler, the FBI’s newest agent and the one best suited to track down a high-tech serial killer.

Spurred by the incessant threats of violence against women happening online, Nora Wexler joins the FBI on a mission to put them to an end, but she quickly discovers that being an agent comes with challenges that don’t always fit into her plan. An attractive Iraq War vet and fellow agent named Travis Greer helps show her the ropes until he leaves for vacation, which happens to give him a front-row seat to the schemes of a twisted serial killer using anonymous Internet accounts to play smoke and mirrors with his victims.

Tongue Twisters for Kids
“Rubber baby buggy bumpers” – Say this three times as fast as you can. How about, try saying ” Loopy lizards lying lazily aloft a little lane of logs,” without messing up. This Tongue Twister book is huge collection of funny phrases, ridiculous rhymes, and silly sentences that will have kids laughing for hours. Each one challenges your mouth muscles as you try to say these tongue twisters faster and multiple times.

A tongue twister is a phrase that is supposed to be difficult to articulate properly. Often times they take practice to say correctly. Tongue twisters are good practice for children as they learn to form words, phrases, and vowels. It’s hard to say a tongue twister without a smile on your face. Each tongue twister in this book has it’s own silly illustration. Kids will be entertained with these tongue twisters for hours.

Innocent in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 1)
A Laugh-Out-Loud Cupcakes and Crime Caper

“I tell myself every day that I don’t hate my job… But there’s a reason I’m trying to leave the madness of the casino pit to become a Private Investigator.”

Cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black is determined to leave her job at the casino for good. She’s one small step away from acquiring her Private Investigator license, and has her eye on the prize.

Accepting her first real case – investigating the murder of casino-mogul Ethan Becker – should be exciting. Instead, things spiral out of control and Tiffany finds herself in over her head, as she confronts secretive suspects, corrupt casino henchmen and a bodyguard with a mysterious past.

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in The Suburban Murder Series)
In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect façade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse.

Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx’s top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men—and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can’t comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence–rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1)
Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.

The Lake (The Lake Series, Book 1)
At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt.

The last five years of Layla’s life were spent appeasing her lessthan-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather’s caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one cared for and loved. At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt.

The last five years of Layla’s life were spent appeasing her lessthan-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather’s caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one cared for and loved.


Becoming Human: A Dystopian Post Apocalyptic Novel (The Exilon 5 Trilogy Book 1)
***For a limited time you can get Derailed Conscience for free. To find out more, (copy and paste the link into your browser)***

Earth is overcrowded and polluted.
A new planet, Exilon 5, has been located.
But Exilon 5 is already occupied.

Becoming Human is the first book in this post-apocalyptic dystopian series. Read the books in order: Becoming Human, Altered Reality, Crimson Dawn.

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 1)
The first book of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series!
“Though much of the book is light-hearted and occasionally outright hilarious, the author sneaks in a few home truths along the way that will hit you where it counts, like how even someone’s best intentions can box you in.” –Everybody Needs a Little Romance
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century
If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world then you want to read this book.

Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability.

To Love Again: A Sweet Romance (Forty and Free Book 1)
At forty-two, divorced mother of two, Nicole Adams, yearns to discover her true self again. Her children recognize the defeat and sadness in her eyes and she knows that her kids deserve to see their mother happy.

When Nicole follows the suggestion of a friend to go on a spa getaway during a time that her children are away with their father, she does so believing that it might lead to the self-discovery she is seeking. What she ends up finding at the Cielo Spa & Resort is much more than what she bargains for. What she ends up finding at the Cielo Spa & Resort is Gavin Bell.

Tin God (Delta Crossroads Trilogy, Book 1)
“Stacy Green has the power to transport readers to a place and time. Whether it’s the sticky heat of a Mississippi summer, or the cold terror of coming face to face with a murderer, her writing stimulates all the senses. TIN GOD is a very satisfying read.” –Bestselling thriller author Rachel Abbott
“Stacy Green has written an emotionally charged, thought-provoking and stunning mystery/suspense that will capture and hold you hostage until the last page is read.” –The Kindle Book Review

The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

The Girl in the Box Series, Books 1-3: Alone, Untouched and Soulless
Find the rest of the series here:

This is a collection of the first three titles in The Girl in the Box Series, which are about a teenage girl who develops powers far beyond those of a normal human, and her battles against those who would use her against her will. (Approx. 185,000 words total.)

Saving Grace (Katie & Annalise Book 1)
Multi-awardwinning, Bestselling Romantic Mystery Series
Saving Grace kicks the Katie & Annalise series off with voodoo, laughs, and suspense.
Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked Bloody Mary habit, but ends up trading one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos. She’s bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she’s as much a danger to herself as the island’s bad guys are.

See why this series won contest after contest.
2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist
2011 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Mainstream Novel Contest
2010 Winner of the Writers League of Texas Romance Contest
2012 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest

Fallen Crest Christmas
This is a very very short novella consisting of one scene that has three parts, and an additional bonus scene. This was written to be a FREE gift to any Fallen Crest readers! And with that said, Happy Holidays from Tijan. (If it is not free, please refrain from purchasing. I am working on making it free.)

Take Charge of Your Health – How to Become Your Own Doctor
Do you want to be strong and healthy until you are 100?

My Aunt lived on her own until she was 103!!

“Take Charge of Your Health” will teach you how to use nature to heal yourself.

This easy to understand guideline will teach you:
1) How to think of food differently and use it to keep you healthy and strong.
2) Common natural remedies you can use to heal yourself from common ailments.
3) If cooking and eating healthy seems time consuming, how to make it fun and easy.
4) How to ask the right questions to your doctor, so you get the most of each appointment.
5) When you should ask how much a test costs and is it necessary to significantly lower medical costs.

New Releases
Forever Fall: Grace Restored Series – Book Five
Forever Fall is the final installment of the Grace Restored Series. In order to escape Lucca and Joey Rossi, Nick came up with a plan to fake their deaths. With Nick and Katie’s identity changed, it allows them to start over with a new life in Australia, but have all loose ends been tied? With everything around them still in question, will Nick and Katie ever be able to get their happily ever after?

Murder by Any Other Name
“Officer down!” Becca’s brother, a Harrison County, Mississippi deputy, has been shot dead, and now her world has been changed forever. Was he killed in the line of duty? Or could his death have been part of something more sinister? Becca begins a solitary search for the truth, battling her friends, the authorities, and even herself. She knows she can’t rest until she finds answers. Who could have had it in for Richie enough to put together an elaborate scheme to fool everyone? Who was really responsible for his death? Why did they want him dead? And most important: Will she uncover the truth before the killer comes for her? Join Becca as she grapples with the reality of losing her brother, her best friend, her best supporter while trying to make sense of the things she’s learning about his life now that he’s gone.
Riches to Rags
It is a mystery, inspiritational, alot of redneck humour and true life of what happened to me.

My Gabe
When Calli is hurled out of the path of a speeding motorcycle by a mysterious young man, her life will be forever changed. Never in her wildest dreams could she imagine the MAGICAL encounters which lay ahead of her! This is a coming-of-age story about finding herself and … true love.

The Good Hood and Waya
“Tommy, the oldest of the group, being fifteen and also the biggest one of the group, stood up. With an exaggerated low bow toward Trance announced sarcastically, “ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, ‘The Good Hood.’ He has indicated previously that he would beat anyone’s ass who seriously hurts someone, he wants all female members to be treated with respect. Now he wants us to clean up the place and take a bath.”
Everyone laughed until Trance started walking toward Tommy, then it was like everyone turned to stone, no one moved, not a sound was heard. Trance stood so close to Tommy that all he could see was Trance’s eyes glaring into his. Trance’s eyes had turned from brown to bright peridot green. Tommy was so startled that he let out a roaring scream

Spirit Talker-The Legend of Nakosis
Set amid the verdant wilderness of pre-contact era North America, Spirit Talker weaves the fantastical story of Nakosis, a young man called to the path of the ‘Spirit Talker’ or Shaman. Sensitive to the spirit world, he is taken under the wing of two aged masters. Under their tutelage it quickly becomes apparent that the young man possesses a unique gift – the calling of a powerful spirit whose beckoning will take the young Shaman on the quest of legends to seek the secret of the sacred circle, the great connection of all life. He will encounter new lands, lost brethren, wondrous and fearful beings, loss, hardship and ultimately love and knowledge. He will become the one whose tale will be told around the campfires for generations. Join Nakosis and embark upon a magical journey of spiritual discovery.

Autographed Books
What if you discovered that you could eliminate most if not all of your horses’ health, hoof, and behavior problems by doing one thing. Seriously. One single thing. Joe & Kathleen Camp have eight horses. Three mustangs straight out of the wild, a rescued American Saddlebred, two Arabians, a paint and a quarter horse. And at their farm there is no colic, no laminitis, no strangles, no insulin resistance, no ulcers, no founder, no navicular issues, no cribbing, pawing, kicking, weaving, pacing, or biting. How did they accomplish all this? By eliminating stress. They banished it. Sent it packing. And you can too. Joe never intended to write a book, never mind several. He and Kathleen were just trying to figure out how to keep and care for a small group of horses that had somehow landed quite unexpectedly in their front yard.
Growing up in 1850s Alabama, Cooper Waterman longed to become a man of letters – a lofty dream for a handicapped lad who was poor and fatherless, and left school at 13 to become a shoeshine boy. But with his imagination, a notebook and a stub of a pencil, he rose to become a newspaper reporter, eventually going off to serve as a Civil War correspondent. Covering an epic American struggle, Cooper survives the siege of Vicksburg and rides through bloody cavalry battles with the formidable General Nathan Bedford Forrest, taking time along the way to write letters to home for hundreds of wounded or illiterate soldiers. Compelling, ringing with authenticity and told through the eyes of a southern journalist, The Letter Writer is a Civil War story remarkably different than any you may have ever read.
Former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Captain Michael Parker dodges death in a Ghostly Shade of Pale only to find that the organized crime figures who tried to kill him were amateurs compared to the political criminals he encounters in A Rented World. He confronts an unholy trinity of politics, crime and business, all singing the same secular hymn–“Everyone and everything is for sale.”
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As the murky waters of the Mississippi River at Port Gibson ominously part at the end of a taut tow line, a personalized license plate with the letters “Wil K MC” comes into view on the rear of a sunken car. Instantly, Connor realizes authorities have discovered the remains of his girlfriend, Willow Kingston McKenzie.
Before the car can be recovered and examined, he drives away from the scene, his thoughts drifting back to his adolescent years when he and Willow were inseparable. Their romance had ended when she left Vicksburg and the lucrative McKenzie Towing business, even though she was destined to inherit a large fortune from her father.
With time she had outgrown Connor and made a new life for herself in New York City, even though they shared secrets hidden in a cave in the National Military Park, near one of the spiral observation towers. Willow became a millionaire and world traveler in her own right, but she was haunted by the secrets of the spiral tower. Although rich and successful, she felt unfilled as a person and returned to her childhood home to right the wrongs she and Connor had committed over three decades earlier.

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Southern Fried Child In Home Seeker’s Paradise is about the experiences of a sometimes lonely, but ever independent only child growing up in Mississippi in the 40s and 50s. On one level, Southern Fried Child is a charming account of the unusual experiences of an unusual child. On another level, Moomaw’s stories reflect profound and valuable insight into the stratified social, political and denominational milieu of a small southern town after World War II and before Brown v. Board of Education.

The book Annie Mae Jumps the Broom mimics history and folklore. This story helps explain a tradition that has been revitalized in African-American weddings today. The celebration and rich culture in this story will captivate any reader’s interest. Annie Mae Jumps The Broom is the story of two slaves who were in love and wanted to get married. Aunt Minnie, the counselor on the plantation encouraged the couple to wait a few days until they were sure. Finally the day arrives and everyone was excited. They fixed up a mess of food and Cousin Sue made a cake.
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Meet David Earl Faulkner, a fifty-something college-educated businessman with a wonderful wife and well-adjusted kids. But his judgment isn’t always that great: He buys a strip club on a whim, invents a humongous brassiere designed to sneak beer into college football games, argues with a forestry student about which side of a tree is officially the front, and talks his way into a colonoscopy and an endoscopy during the same doctor visit. Not to mention the brand-new air conditioner he destroys while trying to silence a noisy possum, and the thousands of aluminum cans he gives to a friend on Super Bowl Sunday.

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In his first two books, Rainbow’s End and Midnight, award-winning author John M. Floyd gave us a total of sixty short stories of mystery, suspense, and deception. In this collection of forty more tales, he once again uses his talent for classic storytelling and his love of plot twists to keep us guessing–and enthralled–until the very last word.

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This is a true story about the amazing Civil War adventures of Lt. Charles Read, CSN. Mild mannered Charley Read was an Annapolis graduate from Mississippi. He entered the Confederate Navy at age 21. One of his shipmates said he could have easily stepped out of the pages of a Dumas novel. His tombstone in Meridian reads: With a crew of 17 he captured and burned 22 Union ships in 21 days and struck terror across the eastern seaboard.

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