SEVEN, a foul-mouthed, gun slinging, street racing ruffian reunites with his childhood friend, ANGELIKA. She’s the daughter of MR. WESTLAND, a real estate tycoon who wants nothing, but the best for his daughter. He even wants Angelika to continue his legacy, but due to Angelika being in love with Seven causes her father to do everything in his power to keep them apart.
Jack Miller is a friend, a father, and a therapist. When he learns that he has a brain tumor, his only hope is an expensive and experimental drug. Even though there are no guarantees, Jack decides to take the risk, but he has to revisit his shady past to come up with the money. While keeping the man he loves in the dark about his condition, he dedicates the rest of his life to helping other people. But it means destroying himself – and lying to the people he loves – in the process.
Is the life of a stranger worth risking your own life and the lives of your family? As a troubled child raised on the rough side of Baltimore, Joshua Broady thought he’d never need ponder such a question. Yet twice Joshua is forced to determine another’s fate.
Joshua Broady enjoys a happy, successful life, loved by his family and celebrated by his peers. But as a young teenager Joshua appeared a certain prison candidate. Fortunately the inspiration found from an unlikely friend altered his path, but not his destiny.
Joshua returns to the place that symbolizes a time in his past that has purposely been forgotten. Here he discovers a man on death row, whom he knows is innocent. Risking his own life, and the safety of his family, Joshua entrusts his account of events to a local detective, and through him discovers a community fraught with prejudice and deceit.
A conspiracy deeper than anyone could have imagined exposes itself. Only the forces urging him to stay silent match local cop, Billy Hamilton’s desire to see justice. His choices could very well determine if the truth will ever have a voice, if indeed he survives long enough to allow it.
Joshua soon finds himself unable to delineate his allies from his foes. All the evidence points to Joshua – but after twenty years lies still remain and Joshua still finds himself behind bars.
Not the best of scenarios for a black man in the deep south of white America.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve had a life-long love of social justice stories and always gravitated to ones that inspire a change in perception. Characters demonstrating integrity, authenticity and selflessness, that go beyond themselves to do what’s right. Now that’s the kind of stuff that stirs the soul.
I love stories like; Mississippi Burning, Amistad, American History X, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dead Poets Society, Scent of a Woman and The Hurricane.
After working in a science based career for many years, the creative side of me was bursting at the seams. So with what energy I had left after work each night, I chipped away at writing a book that evoked the emotions mentioned above
About Emperors’ Clothes by Catherine McGuinness
Part cautionary tale, part farce, Emperors’ Clothes tells the story of two executives and one mob boss who put a Sopranos’ style spin on corporate strategy.
Stewart Narciss, whose accomplished father prefers the company of his hairless cats to that of his only son, equates executive status with self-worth. To impress the movers and shakers, Stewart hooks his career to the rising power of human resources. Unfortunately for the employees on his watch, lying prostrate before his cold-fish father is the closest this executive comes to touchy feely. As his efforts to bond with his father, and his company’s CEO, are rebuffed, Stewart manipulates the succession process at TMC, assuring his place as consiglieri to a future boss.
Enter Carol Himmler, a beautiful yet ruthless executive who chews up employees with the indifference of a wild animal eating her young. When a chemical spill results from workforce cuts she made, Carol hires mobster Sal Scruci to make the problem go away. Only problem is Scruci never goes away. All hell breaks loose when Sal reinvents himself as an executive talent scout–not a guy who takes no for an answer.
As self-centered agendas drive shortsighted decisions, TMC Corporation heads down a bumpy road–and everything from carefully cultivated allegiances to personal integrity suffers.
Emperors’ Clothes is a rollicking tale told with trenchant wit and insight, leaving readers to wonder who’s really the bad guy and if the emperors ever had any clothes.
With no other plan than to lock herself in a room the day of, a man enters her bookstore and introduces himself as her Aunt Zella’s step-son, a private investigator from Minnesota in Newfoundland on business. The two had met when Blossom was a child and she vaguely remembers Ian P. Mahoney. Hoping for a chance to reminisce, Blossom offers Ian lodging.
After the two get reacquainted, Ian asks Blossom to help him with a case. Accompany him on an adventure, he says.
As the two set out, Ian quizzes Blossom about the Drummond curse and offers his assistance
in locating Hesper’s sole surviving relative, the only person who can help Blossom with reversing the curse.
Their journey quickly becomes more than Blossom anticipated when they stumble onto kidnappings, a nefarious money-making scheme, unscrupulous characters (one of whom wants her dead) and a man from Blossom’s past, one who this time will not accept ‘no’ for
When the wrongs of long ago have been righted, only one question remains: Who does Blossom love – the man from Minnesota, or the man destined for her?
Former paralegal Bliss Addison is the bestselling author of A Battle of Wills and the sequel, With Malicious Intent; Restless Souls; A Waning Moon; Wolfe, She Cried, Watching Over Her; Murder at the Villa Maria-Sedona Retirement Home; One Millhaven Lane; Prophesy; A Silver Lining (Part I of The Monahans); A Little Rain Must Fall (Part II of The Monahans); A Mistaken Belief (Part III of The Monahans); Deadly Serum; and Sleight of Hand.
If she’s not writing, Addison’s either plotting her next story or taking long walks with her dog. Originally from a small town on the northern tip of picturesque New Brunswick, she now resides in Saint John with her husband and dog.
Dark skinned Pullamma dreams of being a wife. She is aware that with three girls in the family, there isn’t enough dowry to go around. But a girl can hope. She’s well versed in cooking, pickle making, cow washing — you name it. She’s also obliged her old-fashioned grandmother by not doing well in school. As the sixteen year old helps ready the house for her older sister’s bride viewing, she prays for a positive outcome to the event. What happens next is so inconceivable that it will shape Pullamma’s future in ways she couldn’t have foreseen.
Fair skinned and pretty, Lata would rather study medicine. Unable to grasp the depth of Lata’s desire, Grandma formalizes a wedding alliance for the girl. Distraught, Lata rebels. She ends up pregnant. The ensuing scandal forces her into marriage.
Lata ends up poor, uneducated and married to a man she cannot abide. Pullamma, meanwhile, is living Lata’s dream — she is rich, powerful, and married to a good man. The only hitch, from Pullamma’s point of view, is that she cannot acknowledge her husband in public. And, oh, the fact that superstitious villagers think she is Goddess.
Tell A Thousand Lies is a sometimes wry, sometimes sad, but mostly realistic look at how superstition, and the colour of a girl’s skin, rules India’s hinterlands.
Rasana Atreya left a comfortable job in IT because she thought roughing it out as a penniless writer was romantic. She’s a blogger, and the mother of two grade schoolers who’ve been begging for the chance to design the cover of her ebook. Maybe next time, kids!
The unpublished manuscript of her novel, Tell A Thousand Lies, was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia prize. She can be found at:
After Laura Belmont finishes writing her first novel, she decides to quit her job and end the ten-year affair she’s had with her married boss. She packs her bags and heads off to The Clymer Workshop, one of the oldest writers’ conferences in the country, where she hopes to make a connection with one of the famous staff authors or a well-known literary agent and change her life forever.
Set in beautiful rural Western New York, Laura finds the Workshop anything but tranquil. The male writers on the staff are more interested in having sex with her than in her manuscript. Intense friendships and affairs blossom between the aspiring writers, while staff members worry that their reputations may be at risk, as well as their marriages. Anxiety builds as hopes dwindle, leaving Laura to think she’s made the wrong choice. Then something extraordinary happens that makes her change her mind.
I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Reading was my escape from the legendary Buffalo winters and probably contributed to my becoming a writer. While I was in graduate school at the University of Buffalo I began writing poetry, some of which was published in small literary magazines. The first sentence in my first novel Realities–My children are gambling–was the first line of a poem that grew into a novel.
To my knowledge, The Writers’ Conference is the only work of fiction I am aware of that looks at what I think of as “the writing industry,” the hundreds upon hundreds of conferences and seminars that have proliferated that lure in aspiring writers who hope they will make a connection that will help them get published. It wasn’t easy to tell this story. I worked on The Writers Conference for over twenty years, writing and revising, trying to get the balance right. The Writers’ Conference is intended for anyone who has ever entertained the idea of writing a book and for everyone who has ever wondered about the people who write them.
When I start a novel, I know the beginning and the end, but I have only a vague idea of what might happen between the start and the finish. For me it is an adventure, as I hope it is for the reader.
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Victoria is thankful for a lot of things- Joshua, the love of her life, a career change that starts a new chapter, and a condo in the suburbs of Chicago Illinois. Her jaw drops when she opens the garage and finds a brand new Cadillac wrapped in a huge bow. She is ecstatic and ready for the next steps towards her future. This is Victoria’s fresh beginning.
When Victoria and Joshua start their journey things take a turn for the worse. Victoria finds out that her nemesis and Joshua’s ex, Danielle Shumaker has flown to Chicago to try to get Joshua back. Victoria is determined to win this fight, when she finds out Joshua has secrets of his own. Distraught, confused, and mad as hell she falls into the arms of another. When emotions run high and desire digs deep Victoria finds herself caught up in Trouble.
Stephanie Nicole Norris is a new up and coming romance fiction author from Chattanooga Tennessee with a humble beginning. She was raised along with six siblings by her mother, Jessica Ward. Always being a lover of reading from early childhood Stephanie loved to read books by R.L. Stine, fantasy, and supernatural. Stephanie always had a natural talent for writing. Starting her journey with writing in 2010 she decided to bring her stories to life. In 2011 her Debut Novel “Trouble In Paradise” was completed and shortly published in early 2012. A romance drama about a 28 year old African American female trying to better herself with a internship and marrying the love of her life, but runs into road blocks and things get so out of control that there are major changes for her future. Her pages tell a story with deception, suspense, and a dramatic twist. Stephanie is inspired by writers like Eric Jerome Dickey, Jackie Collins, Gwynne Forster, and more. She she resides in Atlanta Ga.
One woman’s story of overcoming a marriage filled with deceit, infidelity, and abuse to joy, peace, and deliverance. From Senica Evans, comes a riveting, heartbreaking, drama filled autobiographical tale of her tumultuous marriage to Spank. He is verbally and mentally abusive and can’t seem to control his incessant cheating. But it didn’t start that way! They met and became the best of friends. Almost inseparable from the start. As Spank’s true self was slowly being revealed the relationship picked up speed and eventually began to spin out of control. She saw the signs but her desire to keep her family intact was far greater. Despite the craziness, her love for him fueled the drama fire and his selfishness was the wind that kept it ablaze. There was a lesson to be learned from all of this and she was determined to figure it out.
As a survivor and overcomer of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and destructive relationships throughout her life, Senica Evans is the founder of SennySen, a company focusing on assisting women and teen girls by educating, empowering, and enlightening them to OVERCOME domestic abuse, sexual assault, and to RECOGNIZE the signs of destructive relationships. She is a mother, author, mentor, and speaker.
‘A Severing of Ties’ takes you through the lives of two sisters, Willow and Emilee Benson, who are plagued with an abusive alcoholic father and a drug addicted mother. Although they must live under fearful circumstances, in one of the worst neighborhoods around, they spend their whole lives wishing that they could better themselves. They strive so hard as young children, but when push comes to shove, only one sister will claw her way to that perfect top. The other sister is drawn into a never ending spiral of drugs, alcohol, and sex. Slowly you watch as the sister’s intertwined story separates into two individual stories. Where will these two poor young girls end up? You’ll have to read and find out.
Targeted Age Group:
General Adult, Young Adult
My name is Chelsea Falin. I am a 22 year old self-published author of ten books. I am also a happily married woman of nearly four years, and a stay at home mother to a beautiful three year old daughter.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write a book that would incorporate some of the things I, myself, have experienced in my life, while bringing an awareness to the circumstances some children are born into. I wanted to give people an entertaining way to know that they can rise above any circumstances, to become a better person, and to show them what making the wrong decisions will do.