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Arfel Booker is a great young blues musician in the 1940s South. One night, after playing a blues gig in a new town, a beautiful woman takes him back to her log cabin to make love. In the morning (after blacking out from too much liquor), he awakens to an unwelcome surprise. Instead of the woman, an unfamiliar white man is in the bed, and the man’s throat has been slashed with Arfel’s knife.
Arfel knows he’s been framed, and he makes a run for it and heads north by hopping trains. Once in a safe distance from the southern town, Arfel makes the acquaintance of Lemontree Johnson, a fellow blues man who helps to reestablish Arfel’s music and him. Despite this spot of good luck, Arfel’s troubles are far from over.
Lemontree is the only person who knows the truth about Arfel’s run from the south and his current state as suspected murderer. All seems lost when a bounty hunter arrives looking for Arfel. Who is the strange murdered white man and how will Arfel Booker escape the long arm of the law this time?$2.99–$15.00 Select options
Julian Madison is a young musician who has moved into the city in hopes of starting his own rock band. As he moves into the long-vacant Apartment 27, he quickly discovers that this apartment has a forgotten and frightening history.
He begins to have recurring dreams of a beautiful and mysterious woman, and soon learns that this woman was killed in the year 1948 inside the confines of the very same apartment in which he currently resides. These dreams, he soon discovers, trigger a spiritual connection which allows Julian to travel into the past.
Alternating between the past and present, Julian finds himself in love with a woman that has long since been dead, but with his ability to travel through time, he is of the belief that he, and only he, can save her from her terrible fate.
An amalgamation of romance and paranormal thriller, Apartment 27 will leave you breathless by its end.$22.99 Select options
Jeanne Horne lives in fear; fear of meeting others’ expectations, fear of love, and most of all, fear of a set of stairs in an old hotel. The stairs hold the key to her fears.
Despite her success in front of Hollywood’s cameras, Jeanne struggles with self-doubt and the belief that she is not beautiful. Even when love comes along, she pushes it away, fearful; that she will be found lacking.
When pressure and stress builds to unbearable levels, Jeanne runs back to her uncle and Emerald Beach. She believes she is escaping all the demands of her life. But, life follows and not only is she coerced into staring in another film to be shot in Emerald Beach, but she is forced into confronting her fears, all of them.
When a threat is made on her life, she comes face to face with her darkest fear, a set of stairs she tumbled down when a child. It takes the love of man she is too afraid to love, to guide her through the dark hours of discovery.
This romantic suspense book is for women of all ages and anyone who has ever doubted the power of love. The book’s settings are based on real locations in North Carolina, although Emerald Beach is a fictitious beach based on Wrightsville and Emerald Isle beaches on the southern coast of North Carolina.$17.99 Select options
What happens when real talk gets a little too real? That’s the 800-lb. gorilla confronting the Office of the Sheriff.
This character-driven saga puts the rear echelon in the crosshairs as Brian Cook gives it to you straight, no chaser with his debut vehicle, Hands Across the Sea.
Hands Across the Sea delves into the professional and personal sides of the badge where the rubber really meets the road. Explore how the Command staffers of The Office of the Sheriff, known as the Agency, come face-to-face with the unexpected: the changing of the guard.
Their larger-than-life Sheriff, Garrison Cottrell, abruptly resigns and passes the torch to his hand-picked successor – Brendan Callaghan.
Explore how their egos and isms intertwine with their leadership styles and principles, and come to light during professional and personal situations that will test their character and patience beyond enforcing the law. Gear up for what happens when the door shuts and the dialogue begins, and sometimes not in that order.
Cook doesn’t just peer back the curtain, he pulls it down with a look inside the Agency that often takes on the guise of Peyton Place. But we’re talking about professionals, right? Hands Across the Sea is the first in a literary series.$2.99–$30.50 Select options
A story of murder, espionage, and terrorism comes together when private investigator, Jordan Anderson teams up with Senate oversight committee investigator, George Kilburn to discover how and why a highly classified, early warning security system that was being shipped from the Arlington, Virginia warehouse of the Kingman Corporation to their warehouse in Seattle, Washington for testing, ends up in Afghanistan. The sudden death, thought to be caused by a massive heart attack, of the Arlington warehouse disbursement officer further complicates the puzzle when it is found that the death was actually a highly unusual and well-planned murder that was essential in carrying out the deception. The two investigators also discover that they make quite a team in more ways than one.
About the author:
Ruth Barrett was born in New York and raised in Georgia. As an adult, her work with the federal government brought her to Virginia where she has lived for more than thirty years.$13.60 Select options
A young Heiress jumps to her death from the Golden Gate Bridge. The family wants to know why. How could this happen? Someone must have pushed her. Who would do this, and why? There were witnesses; the Police have determined it was a suicide. The family was not satisfied and hires a Private Detective, Bill Ramsey. Ramsey uncovers a sibling rivalry and assumed he had the answer, until others begin to die. This simple suicide becomes a tangled web that now threatens the entire family.
Look Into The Darkness is the first of three books in the Darkness Series, and is now available now. The second book is due out late summer 2016.
Author: James E. McDowell
A writer of Fiction, Mysteries, Novels, and Illustrated Books for Children.
Author: Mission Statement
A writer creates pictures with words that only the mind can see. It is where
Dreams and Imagination flow into the Rivers of Reality, adding new colors to the
Sea of Life. Each new day is your Palate; Read, Dream, Imagine what could be;
Paint your Story upon the Sea of Life.$23.00 Select options
Yana realizes that a girl’s life is not always about pretty dresses and perfection. She learns early in life that love and loyalty come with a price. With death knocking at the back door, Yana has to become more cunning than her enemies. Not knowing who to trust, she becomes a victim of a wicked game.$2.99–$11.99 Select options
Heath’s beliefs are challenged while trying to solve the mystery of a haunted lighthouse near Connecticut. His cousin Cade experiences mysterious activities, and may be in danger there. While researching the lighthouse’s history, Heath and his friends discover some fascinating information about its past.
Learn the other clues that make Heath question his prior beliefs, until he is finally confronted face-to-face with the truth!$2.99–$31.26 Select options
An exceptional story that cuts through the bare denuded trunk of humanity and let the pus of inhumanity, barbarism and sadism ooze out. The novel expounds humanity in a completely newfangled sense, absolutely different from all known dimensions. It unearths all the abstruse desires on humans that may or may not have been spewed out by them. The work ferociously abrades each and every layer of the society, brutality unmasks its true evil face and reveals the ever cryptic and wholly self-centered yearnings that together fabricate the fundamentals of a human (at least biologically). The novel also examines the ancient cultural heritage of India on the broad parameters of utility, value and need and, at times amiably but mostly savagely, butchers the social conventions based on the sham grounds of gender, caste, religion and economic status. This entirely merciless work ruthlessly marches into the socio-economic and politico-cultural domains of the so-called human society, assesses the efficacy and utility of ancient and neo traditions of India and accurately determines the factors required in the bare struggle for survival. The Sinner effectually deals with the entirely antagonistic dimensions of life and lifelessness and also the at times complementary but mostly contradictory timespan between them.
This work is a must read by all those who value humanity, respect women, believe in dynamism and change and are courageous enough to beard the Evils of the society, economy, polity and morality and have the mettle to welcome Good. This novel is not an endeavor for a kingly life but a headlong struggle for survival. Reading this novel may altogether after your conviction of being a human and you’re sure to involuntarily raise a question that the novel also evokes at its concluding juncture.$26.00 Select options
The Wayfarer is a story based upon an ancient legend of Taoist mystics who were known to appear whenever a people were suffering from oppression, disaster, or injustices from rulers.
One such mystic in contemporary times was a spiritually powerful woman, trained in the mystical arts of Central Asia. Her story is a suspenseful, violent drama played out against the backdrop of modern political corruption and the international drug trade.$25.99 Select options