Date Published January 2021
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Forty-four-year-old Forrest Alderson isn’t at all sure of his motives for returning from self-imposed exile to Asher Heights, West Virginia, to see his hometown for the first time since he graduated from college. All he knows for certain is it’s something he has to do if he is to find out whether he can break free from the tragedy that compelled him to flee or whether he is forever doomed to be imprisoned by it.
He has spent the intervening twenty-three years in sacrificial preparation, striving obsessively to become enormously wealthy with one exclusive goal: to at long last take possession of Old Mrs. Kimble’s mansion, no matter the cost, and let that magnificent structure he has coveted since he was a poor boy stand as proof to one and all that native son Forrest Walker Alderson has done himself proud.
Or could it be his return is motivated – as his attorney, Olivia Fillmore, fears – by revenge, an evil desire to rub his great wealth and success into the face of the one person who caused him to hermit himself away all those years without a wife, children, or even a close friend?
To have any chance of finding the answers he so desperately needs, Forrest will have to struggle through a challenging new romance, an addiction to a perilous old love, a sensational murder trial, and the inevitable decision about what to do with the rest of his life.
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Published: January 2020
Bound, like many other strong words, finds its meaning in the perceptions of those it affects. To the Van Sheltons, it is positive and deep-rooted, defining their ties to a vast amount of land abundant in the timber, cattle, and silver that make them the wealthiest and the most powerful family in the town of Wyandotte and influential throughout the state of Nevada.
To J.D. Rohr, who has no money and few prospects, bound is a hopeful force, driving him to Wyandotte, where he assumes the identity of Jesse Bodine in a desperate attempt to live in obscurity, hiding from his reputation as one of the West’s most feared gunfighters.
For Dr. Frederick Albert Carlisle, an aristocratic Boston physician who becomes Jesse’s friend despite their romantic rivalry, bound is a magnetic lure that compels him to abandon his Beacon Hill mansion, his upper-class privileges, and his affluent patients in a quest to give meaning to his life by serving poor westerners sorely in need of his healing knowledge.
As for Honoria Lowell Blaire and Lillian Tomlinson Wellesley, blue-blooded descendants of two of New England’s oldest and most distinguished families, bound represents the chains that will bind them to “a God-forsaken wilderness” if they choose to live with the men they love instead of clinging to their pampered lives among America’s nobility.
And for the incomparably beautiful Jolene Lloyd, being bound is the same as virtual imprisonment when she is coerced into saving her family from financial catastrophe by being shackled to a ruthless, emasculated tyrant driven by hatred and bitterness to take control of Wyandotte and force the mighty Van Sheltons to grovel at his feet.
These and the other men and women of Wyandotte, the good and the bad, battle for a quarter of a century to determine their region’s fate during the fading years of the Western Frontier.
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An Appalachian Christmas Short Story
Publisher: Regency Solutions
One Minute Past Christmas is the story of a Greenbrier County, West Virginia, family in which a grandfather and his granddaughter share a special ability — they call it a gift — that enables them to briefly witness each year a miraculous gathering in the sky. What they see begins at precisely one minute past Christmas and fills them with as much relief as it does wonder. But they worry that the “gift” — which they cannot reveal to anyone else — will die with them because it has been passed to no other relative for forty-four years.
His textbook/resource book, Media Writer’s Handbook, a Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems, is in its seventh edition and third decade of continuous publication. It has been purchased at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Arnold is the author of more than 50 professional and academic articles and has written a short story, One Minute Past Christmas, and two novels, Wyandotte Bound, and Old Mrs. Kimble’s Mansion.
The Right Kind of Wrong
by Fabiola Francisco
Trope: Brother’s Best Friend/ Surprise Pregnancy
Release day: March 24th
Pre-order is on sale for $2.99.
The last thing I expect is to wake up in bed next to my brother’s best friend. It’s a mistake I hope to forget when I go back to my life in Madrid.
But Camden is determined to pursue me despite the distance. I was wrong to think an ocean apart would be far enough to clear him from my mind and move on.
Especially when a positive pregnancy test shatters every plan, every dream.
Now I’m forced to tell a man who hasn’t had a serious relationship in all the years I’ve known him that he’s about to be a dad.
As soon as he learns the news, he’s on my doorstep, winning my heart and proving that he’s set on being a father to this child.
I begin to see a different version of the man I thought I knew, but life has other plans for us. And right when I think I’ve found a way to be with him, the unexpected throws our lives into chaos, threatening to rip it all apart.
Meet the Author
Fabiola Francisco loves the simplicity—and kick—of scotch on the rocks. She follows Hemingway’s philosophy—write drunk, edit sober. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories.
Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters’ journeys.
She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves are country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorfabiola
Paradise in the Florida Keys…
After 2020, Delia Sloane struggles to keep Rainbow Falls Resort afloat while grieving the loss of her father and husband. She refuses to let her Key Largo slice of paradise—a haven for non-mainstream couples—die. But when a serial killer begins attacking her guests—leaving a single dreadlock on each victim—everything spins out of control, including what’s left of her family.
Hides a killer…
After her brother’s experience with police brutality, the last place she wants to turn to for help is law enforcement. Scarred mentally by a deadly force incident, Detective Will Peterson has avoided homicide cases. But only he has the skills to drill into the elusive killer’s twisted mind.
And it just got personal…
When a hurricane strikes, exposing the horrible truth behind Delia’s losses and threatening everything she holds dear, trusting Will may be her only hope. Are they up to the challenge?
Releases February 27, 2021
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Dark Prince Reigns by Ruby Carter
Standalone: Book 1 in the Giordano Series
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
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“What’s worse than Hell? Only Satan himself… I have many names, but for most, I am the Dark Prince, or Satana. You can’t change fate, and this is my fate…”
Matteo Giordano is one of the heads of the Italian Camorra, and he holds formidable power at his fingertips and a collection of dark secrets to match. Surrounded by a wealth of money and influence, he is driven only by his constant need for more, shunning emotions and attachments to protect himself from weakness as he has done for decades. His cool and calculating exterior forms the prison his inner self is locked in, but it threatens to crack when he discovers that a single unrelenting force could hold the key…
“H.O.L.Y F.U.C.K! If sex and sin had a love child, this is the man—he has both by the bucketload!”
Captivated by the breath-taking sights of Naples, Talia Adams leaves behind her quiet life in Manchester, England, to embark on a girls’ trip that quickly becomes much more. After a twist of fate results in an encounter with the enigmatic Matteo Giordano, personalities clash, sparks fly, and she quickly finds herself drawn in by a very different kind of beauty than she left England looking for. When dark fire meets dynamite, an explosion of passion will expose truths that send both Talia and Matteo reeling and rock them to the core.
As Talia begins to fall for the Dark Prince, new threats loom and a difficult decision lies ahead. Will the right choice be made?
Hi I’m Ruby Carter…
I am new Author trying to find her feet as she starts her new and exciting journey…
I’m a loving, fun and happy go lucky girl that took a shot at writing.
After reading forever and a day, I decided to take the leap and have a go at it.
My first book Axe – Devils Reapers MC was a very personal and semi autobiographical book. It’s been an amazing experience already, I’ve completed the Devils Reapers MC series.
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