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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
Petrova Breach always knew her life wasn’t balanced and with both of her parents dead, she lives with her loving cousin Ivory. When she meets Zephaniah, a beautiful mysterious boy who she has this deep connection with, she also learns her family’s biggest secret; that she is a vampire and her father is alive. Her father, Wilhelm, is the King of the Iona vampire coven and doesn’t want them to be together. Can Zephaniah and Petrova be able to fight their enemy? Or will they all be defeated by the Fige, the evil vampire coven who wants the Iona extinct?$12.99 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
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
Stan Miles was dispatched by the National Center for the American Indian in New York City to a supply center in Richmond, Virginia. He was to transport several boxes of Indian artifacts that had been unearthed during a Corps of Engineer project on the Navajo Indian reservation. When Stan was helping unload the artifacts he discovered drugs. He was subdued by the men delivering the articles, knocked unconscious and thrown in a subbasement of the supply center. The story is about Stan's trials and tribulations in the Pitch Black of the basement of the supply center and his brother, Larry's, relentless search to find Stan. Larry's desperate search takes him to the Navajo Reservation and a brush with murder in a high-stakes drug game.
About the author:
The author of Pitch Black, is Chuck Sisson. Chuck was born in Englewood, Colorado in 1933. After a brief professional baseball career he completed his Baccalaureate Degree (1956) and Master’s Degree (1958) at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He was later awarded fellowships at Florida State University and Colorado University where he completed his doctorate (1974). His career began as a teacher and a coach in Independence, Kansas. He moved to Winfield, Kansas where he was eventually appointed Assistant Superintendent of Winfield Schools before leaving for Florida State in 1970. He then took an administrative position in the Boulder Valley Schools in Boulder, Colorado, followed by three years in the Colorado Department of Education. He was appointed to a special position in the Gerald Ford Administration in Washington DC as an educational analyst. Following his public service he moved to the private sector at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, Electronic Data Systems in Plano, Texas, and Oracle in Redwood Shores, California. He finished his career as an adjunct professor at Texas A and M University in Commerce, Texas. He has retired to his residence of the past 33 years with his wife. Paula, in McKinney, Texas. He has six children, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.$12.99 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