Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.
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.
DEATH IS THE PRIZE IN A TWISTED GAME
An ex-football player is brutally murdered. A National Ballet dancer inexplicably commits suicide. The only link between the two deaths is Dr. Roger Peterson, a famous psychiatrist and bestselling author.
Toronto PI Samantha McNamara doesn’t want to believe her friend manipulated the dancer into committing suicide or that he was capable of the vicious murder. But Roger was sleeping with the victim’s wife—a patient—and her husband intended to go public with a complaint that would destroy the doctor’s life.
When Sam’s fiancé, ex-OPP Inspector Reece Hash, receives a shocking suicide letter from the ballerina, Roger’s unethical conduct unravels. But the psychiatrist could be a pawn in a sick game. As the pieces fall into place, a ruthless killer plunges Sam and Reece into a terrifying nightmare. Their only chance of survival is to outwit a cunning psychopath whose greatest pleasure is the game.
The rules are simple: trust no one and stay alive.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
While working in health care, I became increasingly concerned about the lack of funding for the early detection of mental health issues and the limited resources available for people to seek help. If you look at the key indicators of anti-social personality disorder, it’s frightening to realize the number of people who most likely suffer this disorder. Sure, most of them aren’t going to kill, but the potential risk to society is still high. It is common to read newspaper stories about people suffering psychotic breaks and committing unspeakable crimes. I wondered what life experiences could motivate the collapse of a person’s humanity. The idea for this novel took root. From there, the characters journeyed down a road and I trailed along behind them.
AS HIS JUNIOR year in high school comes to an end, Gavin Bailey realizes his privileged world as the most popular kid in school is a lie. To make matters worse his father, feeling his overly indulged son needs redirection, sends him off for the summer to assist at a camp for children with special needs.
Suddenly forced to dabble in a world less familiar, Gavin’s past catches up with him at Camp Lift Me Up. An event from his sophomore year comes to the forefront; at the same time, he encounters a strange girl with multi-colored fingernails who refuses to issue a waiver for his arrogant behavior. Initially convinced he is the only one suffering, Gavin faces a summer of harsh lessons in reality and eventually determines to make a difference at school his senior year. With the help of old and new friends, he implements a plan to stir up the social order, but will they be able to survive the fallout of what they’ve put into motion?
Life is constant change, sometimes planned, sometimes instant and devastating. For Stephanie Harvester-Garrett, life takes an abrupt curve when her husband is killed in a car accident.
Determined to secure a stable home for her three children, Stephanie returns to Missouri to be closer to family and to accept employment in her brother’s law office. A whole new world opens for Stephanie and her three children when they move into a log house owned by Hunt R&C employee, Todd Sellers.
Life appears to be too good to be true. Not only does living in the valley present the quiet, secluded existence Stephanie seeks for her children to heal their tragic loss; she finds means to face the world head on, the world where none of her family knew she and her husband were spiraling toward an ugly divorce. Much to her surprise she quickly finds herself in an intimate relationship with her new landlord.
Having been where Stephanie is, years before (when his wife died and he was left to raise their daughter alone), in the beginning, Todd only seeks to give Stephanie the support she needs to not only to survive but to embrace the future. Much to Todd’s astonishment, he falls as hard and fast and as deeply for Stephanie as she does him. Unfortunately, not all of Stephanie’s family approves of this new found relationship. The heartbreak comes from those she would have leaned on and trusted the most.
In midst of it all, several mysteries involving those of the Hunt-Harvester-Cromwell team begin to unfold. Pieces slowly begin to fall into place after Dan Pentherst’s accident the same night Dr. Ross Garrett was killed. When Todd’s home is broken into it becomes apparent someone embraces a sinister intent.
The dream of living a peaceful country life is interrupted by unexpected ghosts of the past, and hatred spawned in the name of love.
This fiction book is available in ebook format.
About In the Dark by Chris Patchell
Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.
But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding her family captive…
In the dark.
“An edge-of-your-seat suspense novel. It scared the hell out of me. Read it with the lights on!”
~Robert Dugoni – Amazon #1 and New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave
This Thriller is available in both print and ebook formats.
Vanessa is hiding something. No matter what, she can’t seem to escape her mistake. Shame keeps her from trusting the Lord, her family, even the man who loves her. Will she be able to let go and allow herself forgiveness? Or will she fall prey to the man who wants her dead?
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve struggled with issues of ‘allowing’ myself to accept God’s forgiveness in my own life. In having my character deal with this and come through on the other side, my goal is to spread the message of grace and hope to a world in desperate need. On the other hand, in dealing with such a heavy topic, there needed to be some humor as well. My husband helped quite a bit and both of us laughed and cried throughout. There are so many sad stories. I wanted something that was real and had a happy ending. Enjoy!
The Adventures of Georgy B is the suspenseful and funny stories of a modern day African guy’s interesting experiences in the United States. It is written in a comedic style with each episode tackling a different story plot in the dramatic and comedic adventures of Georgy B.
In this episode, Georgy B gets arrested for the weirdest reason ever. You will have to read it to discover why and how he gets arrested and his dramatic experience in jail.
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“Certainly the funniest and most interesting series of stories I have ever read. The series of stories are original, dramatic, fresh, comedic, interesting, exciting and totally UNEXPECTED.”
– Tony Hopkins
“Suspenseful, humorous and truly an original kindle fiction comedy book. Written in a top fiction style that draws you in and captivates you like most of the good popular young and adult fiction books do.”
– Angela Basset
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write The Adventures Of Georgy B stories to tell a story that has never been told before. A story of an immigrant’s unique and comedic experience in the United States. I wanted to tell a story that is not centered on the typical immigrant’s stories of pain and suffering but instead one of fun and crazy adventure with so much twist and turns that it leaves the reader amazed, entertained and blown away with the story plots.
BIG TWO-WEEK 99-CENT SALE 08/01/14 – 08/14/14
To commemorate the 160th anniversary of Jane Compton and Nat Austin’s marriage (and the 152nd anniversary of his death) and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my first date with my husband, I’m significantly reducing the price of SUN’S PARTING RAY for a limited time.
Here’s a short synopsis of the book, which is loosely based on the lives of the people mentioned above:
Just follow your heart, and everything will turn out the way it is supposed to…
This is the way Jane Addison has always lived her life, but it doesn’t seem like anything ever turns out according to what her heart truly desires. This is especially true when her husband is gunned down by Confederate soldiers on their eighth wedding anniversary.
Then, when she meets and falls in love with her late husband’s married best friend, things really get confusing for the young widow.
Will she and Cole follow their hearts and give up their homes, their lives, and everything they believe in? Or will they deny their feelings to protect their families? Which will they choose at the SUN’S PARTING RAY?
‘Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction’ – Sharon E.Cathcart
Book 1 in the Troubadours Series (stands alone)
1150 in Provence, where love and marriage are as divided as Christian and Muslim.
A historical thriller set in Narbonne just after the Second Crusade.
On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her petticoats. Her talent finds a patron in Alienor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen’s finest troubadour and Commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros.
Weary of war, Dragonetz uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the Church. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne