Most of us have experienced hardship and regret. Whether or not we allow them to define how we live today is up to us. Just Another Girl’s Story, A Memoir on Finding Redemption, shares with the reader how I was able to persevere and find happiness from a past filled with mistakes. I wrote from my heart and in an honest and forthcoming manner. The intent of my book is not to shock the reader or embarrass my husband or family who was involved with the mistakes I made in my teenage years. Rather, the intent is to give hope to others and help shed light on a darkness that all too often prevails in a life filled with sadness, regret and shame. It takes effort; however, we can overcome mistakes and find true forgiveness and happiness. My story shares how I achieved both and ultimately reached redemption.
If his sixteen years experience has taught Mikey Alston only one thing, it’s this: Life is too damn cruel to face alone… The ice took our car off the road. The tree wrecked it. Tate and I didn’t make it out unscathed. My parents didn’t make it out alive… I was eleven, and that’s the day my whole world was ripped away from me. My brother, David, was twenty-one. All the family I had left, I needed him. He didn’t need me. David sent me away. Packed me off far across the country from my hometown in Devon – from Tate and everything I’d ever known, to live with grandparents I’d never known. Six years is a long time. But now I’m back. (Not through choice. Not mine, anyway). And Tate’s still here. Only… he’s not the boy I left behind. He won’t speak to me. Won’t speak to anyone. The one upshot of my return to a life I no longer fit and he’s letting me down spectacularly. Well, Tate, here’s the thing: I’m not giving up on you. I’m not everybody else. You can’t shut me out. You need me – we need each other. And we will be friends again. Best friends. I’m decided. It’s decided.
David Allen Edmonds
Joe Lehrer is grieving the death of his wife in an automobile accident, and at the same time blaming himself for it. He manages to keep his life together and return to his job as a teacher, but is rocked again by the suspicious death of a student.
With the help of his colleagues and his own dubious faith, Joe puts aside his sorrow and investigates the connections between the two deaths. He finds the truth, but also a secret, a deadly conspiracy leading from suburban Stradford to the Governor’s Mansion. Now he must decide whether compromising his own values by descending to the level of the guilty is worth the pursuit of justice.
I write because I like the sound of my fingers on the keys. In addition, I believe strongly in the message I share and have a passion to make it palatable for those who would normally never read this genre. Humor and relational/authentic conversation are my weapons of choice.
My first novel If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor tells the story of Caroline Samuels who feels bad about her body and the girl who has bullied her since middle school, Jennifer Taylor, a girl who is an aspiring Olympic gymnast and the most popular girl in school. When both girls are paired for a math project they are forced to work together. Caroline both envies and hates Jennifer, but as she learns more about Jennifer she realizes Jennifer has a terrible secret. Adding to this Caroline has a crush on Jennifer’s boyfriend, Brad, the hot quarterback and she also wants to be a cheerleader and be popular. Does Caroline keep Jennifer’s secret?
My second book is After which came from my own life. When Lauren’s father calls her while having a heart attack her entire life changes in an instant. As his condition worsens she realizes who her friends are and finds that one friend in particular, Joey, is becoming more than a friend. The problem is Joey has a mean girlfriend named Amber.
Samantha Eklund is an author who envisions a better future for fellow creatives. She loves to understand + encourage others, and happens to be unwaveringly determined in everything she does. In college, she majored in Religious Studies. Her sporadic job choices since then have ranged from finance, marketing and graphic design, all the way to human resources (no, not the annoying kind). To her surprise and delight, she has been described as a generous and badass dreamer (among other things). When she’s not writing, she’s riding. Her street bike, dirt bike, horses, boats… anything that can get the adrenaline going. Want to get the full story on Samantha, including backstage access to little-known facts about her and what she’s working on next? Visit her at SamanthaEklund.com!
I have books in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romantic Suspense, and a short fairy tale.
Mikayla Elliot is an avid reader and writer of fantasy novels. She is a single parent to two beautiful children and their rambunctious corgi, Sheila, living in Atascocita, Texas. When Mikayla isn’t creating new worlds and adventures she spends her time working as a Planner in the energy industry, which has unveiled various landscapes in multiple states for site visits. Mikayla holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and feels the debt deep in her soul and pockets.
Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she quickly discovers she is the target of a vampire, Zachariah, seeking to stop her from altering the vampire lineage. She must decide which path she will take while trying to protect the family she left behind, and discovering a past she cannot escape.
Gabriel Bacopa has been called one of the best authors of the 21st century. “This Generation’s John Steinbeck.” “The most prescient author of the 21st century.” He was born to a Palestinian Muslim father and an Israeli Jewish mother in the Suburbs of Orange County, CA.
Rae Else is an Urban Fantasy author, most at home in the spaces between reality and the imaginary. When in the real world, she resides in London. Her Young Adult, Urban Fantasy book, Descendants is the first in The Arete Series and was published in April 2017.
Rae has previously published fiction with Fictuary magazine. She studied Classics at university and a lot of her stories draw on mythology and ancient worlds. In her twenties, Rae worked as a primary school teacher and now runs a dog walking business alongside her writing. She can usually be found sniffing out plots and characters with her trusty hounds! When not reading or writing, Rae also loves to scuba dive. She finds the big blue to be like a good book – a portal to a different world.
I write under 2 pen names, Joanna Emerson and Precarious Yates. My name is Sarah Smith, thus the pen names. 🙂
My name is Katie Epstein, and I’m an author of urban fantasy, fantasy and paranormal romance novels, waiting for the day that the mythical becomes real once more! Death Be Blue is the first book in the Terra Vane series that follows the story of Enforcer Field Agent, Terra Vane, who is a psychic and the only human on a force full of shifters. Determined to be seen as their equal, Terra throws herself into each case that crosses her path alongside her wolf-shifter partner, Kaleb Cipher. In Death Be Blue, they follow the case of a serial killer that opens a whole can of worms leading to corruption and a blue pill that has hit the streets again. Hopefully, between Terra’s psychic visions and Kaleb’s street smarts, they can find out who is behind all of this before it’s too late.
Death Be Charmed, book two in the series, is out now. It continues on from book one but where Terra has to go undercover in Darkwood where the vampires live.
I’ve published 7 books in the historical “Mountain Women” series, a saga of friends and family set in West Virginia from 1900 through 1920. I also have two outliers, a science-fiction and contemporary suspense novels.
Cachline Etienne was born in the Bahamas and is a huge poetry enthusiast. She is a student of the University of the Bahamas, majoring in psychology. During her spare time, Cachline prefers to read and paint. She also advocates for love and equal rights. Her first book Stories Untold consists of a series of poems she wrote during a rough patch in her life. After university Cachline plans to continue writing books throughout her career.
New author with a book entitled, “The Jewish FBI Agent.) A mystery about an art theft, the trail to recover the painting, and the capture of a fugitive Nazi and his cache of Nazi stolen art.
A. Claire Everward
A security-critical facility is destroyed to get to it and it is called Oracle.
That’s all USFID investigator Donovan Pierce knows. And while he is told to find whoever perpetrated the deadly attack, and find them fast, he is also warned not to look for Oracle itself.
Lara Holsworth never expected Oracle to be in any danger. She would like nothing more than to keep it secret and Pierce away from it—and from her, but hiding is no longer an option.
With those who now know too much more determined than ever to destroy Oracle, will its protectors’ cooperation be enough to keep it safe?