Crimson Winter

Lucy Wang, a Chinese woman in her forties, leads an idyllic life in Montreal under the protective wing of her husband Patrick Harris, an English Canadian entrepreneurial millionaire whose career is on the rise and whom she loves deeply. However, her crystal castle cracks when she discovers that Patrick is having a passionate affair with an unknown woman. Chance leads her to learn of a new method for tackling the problem, unknown in the West but all the rage in China. She travels there to get more information and upon her return home decides to set her plan in motion. Torn between her internal conflicts and mixed feelings toward Patrick, Lucy ignores that in addition to standing up to her rival in love, she will have to face powerful adversaries in the shadows, to the point of risking her own life. Her dilemma: to accept defeat and quit or gather up the necessary courage to transform herself into a new woman and go further to meet the ultimate consequences.
A wonderful and gripping read that will most certainly stick with you long after you have finished reading it.


Meet Ken Adams

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TRAUMA BONDS

Lizbeth Shannon must escape Skid Row and stall her descent into madness.

But not before severing the trauma bonds shackling her to an early grave.

In the fall of 2005, devils chased Liz Shannon across nightmarish acres and deep into the bowels of hell. Not actual devils, only personal demons. And hell meant the seediest underbelly of L.A., where she walked among clever predators and outright ghouls. Discarded and homeless after her girlfriend, Dell—a hospice nurse—finally grew a spine and tossed the “energy vampire” out the door and smack into the jaws of the street wolves.

But Lizbeth isn’t really a vampire. Forget the pale skin, sharp bite, and a life spent roaming through the gloaming hours. Depraved conditions fell upon her early, as they do to many who end up deformed by circumstance.

And yet, an inexplicable bond remains between the two women—an otherworldly connection—a cord that cannot be severed, no matter the fraying threads. Still, Dell can’t root through the ugly places or prevent her love from hitting bottom.

Only Liz can battle the fiends and avoid the abyss.

First, she must dig her inner child from the ruins. But the weight of history hovers, like the sword of Damocles, eager to generate more debris—and crush them both to smithereens.

***This book, previously published as Dig Up Through Within, deals with mature themes of trauma and abuse.

★★★★★ “Masterfully written.” ~ J. Adams


Meet Katherine Carlson

Katherine Carlson loves to write about the perpetual chase. About outrunning and outwitting the demons, always closing the gap and ready to strike. She loves to hide her characters in gnarly trees and plunk them into hostile mazes. She remains obsessed with the transformative journey of survivors—lost in the woods or lost to addictions.

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers

” . . . a charming story with a great sense of humor, delightful animal characters, a strong love of gardening, a sweet romance, and a well-written murder mystery.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!
powerful new cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart will have you laughing your head off as it challenges your mind and warms your heart!
WARNING: extremely funny! May cause uncontrolled bouts of laughter.

If you love animals, THIS book is for YOU!

Ant, the irresistible chihuahua, is more than a main character.
Read how he steals the show, just as he steals your heart!
And what about the PURRFECT PURRSIAN PUSSYCAT, Pansy?
Once Pansy sets eyes on William, she doesn’t let go . . . literally!

Fall out of your chair laughing as you read how William has to go through the days doing everything while holding a cat in one arm.

” . . . Krista Lockheart does a charming job of building a quirky setting around the love of flowers and animals with writing that establishes a cheery, colorful, and humorous tone. This is a world that you want to be part of and immerse yourself in.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

There’s something growing in the garden . . . and it’s not a flower. A mystery is growing in the garden!

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore gets a new lease on life when she inherits her grandparents’ estate in New England. But the garden she loved as a child has seen better days. Determined to restore her grandfather’s garden to its former beauty, she’s accompanied by Ant, her charming chihuahua, and Pansy, her grandfather’s cat.

But wait, what? Heather suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when she finds some human remains in an old potting shed. As she discovers clues and follows the evidence, a few suspects cross her mind, but ultimately they point to one wily and clever killer. Suddenly in danger herself, can Heather solve this puzzling mystery, restore her family’s legacy, and bring about justice?

Meanwhile, her chance meeting with fellow flower enthusiast, Lars Oslo, turns her world upside down as she falls in love with that handsome and kind man. Their dates are off the charts romantic, and Heather feels like she won the lottery as their relationship progresses. Read how her fresh clean romance bursts into bloom in an unforgettable way.
” . . . Romance is incorporated throughout with a sweet and genuine relationship that balances out the murder mystery while also creating the sense of a new beginning in her life. Heather is a character with a great sense of humor and confidence in herself that’s infectious, such as her feeling ready to conquer the world and be on top of it. She’s a character that you’d want to be friends with in real life.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is the first novel in the Murder on the Vine series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and flower shops in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery!

Extremely funny, with a fast-paced plot and appealing characters, this adorable and ingenious story will embed itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.

Perfect for chick-lit fans and with a dash of sweet romance as well, this will appeal and be highly accessible to many readers.

Don’t miss this breakout novel in the cozy genre and pick up a copy today!

Author Krista Lockheart’s debut novel earned seven awards and ten glowing editorial reviews.


Meet Krista Lockheart

Award-winning author Krista Lockheart writes irresistible cozy mysteries filled with humor and buzzworthy characters and plots. Her favorite activity is interacting with her readers from all over the world, and she enjoys their feedback and comments on her social media platforms. She loves good food, good conversation, and good books! Cooking is a passion, and she especially enjoys making pasta with vegetables. Chocolate, avocado, and seafood are her favorite foods to celebrate with.

Meet Clara Andrews

The fantastic first book in the smash-hit Clara series by Lacey London. The Clara series takes us on a journey through the minefields of dating, wedding-day nerves, motherhood, Barbados, America, Mykonos and beyond. It all starts with an unfortunate first meeting… Being young, free and single, Clara Andrews thought she had it all. A fabulous job in the fashion industry, a buzzing social life and the world’s greatest best friends are all that her heart desires. But when a chance meeting introduces her to Oliver, a devastatingly handsome American designer, Clara has her head turned. Trying to keep the focus on her work, Clara finds her heart stolen by lavish restaurants and luxury hotels. As things get flirty, Clara reminds herself that office relationships are against the rules. So, when a sudden memory of an evening out leads her to a gorgeous barman, she decides to see where it leads. Clara soon finds out that dating two men isn’t as easy as it seems. Will she be able to play the field without getting played herself? Join Clara as she finds herself landing in and out of trouble, reaffirming friendships, discovering truths and uncovering secrets. It’s time to Meet Clara Andrews… your new best friend.

Meet Lacey London

Lacey London is the bestselling author of the CLARA ANDREWS series, the ANXIETY GIRL series and the MOLLIE MCQUEEN series. Lacey London lives in Cheshire, England with her husband and their Yorkshire Terrier. When she is not writing, she can usually be found enjoying the countryside or with her nose in a book. Failing that, she is probably sleeping.

Thief (Bridgemoor County)

Jane Smith, or Val as she was known, is a single mother running away from the trauma of her past. Scarred and jaded, she’s learned the only person you can rely on is yourself. So when she’s caught by the local sheriff breaking into houses to survive, she knows she has to get away from him before he brings those she’s running from back into her life. But with a missing diamond necklace, and Jane his only prime suspect, Owen Phillips has no intention of letting her out of his sight. Even if being close to her pulls something in him he thought was long dead. Can they both get past their demons to find what they’ve longed for? Or will secrets from the past shatter their chance at coming out of the darkness?

Meet Stephanie Spicer

Stephanie Spicer is from a military family which meant she spent the majority of her life traveling. She has since made Atlanta, Ga her home and is raising her three kids with her husband who has been the love of her life for sixteen years. She’s always been an avid reader, finding romance novels when she was fifteen and promptly falling in love. She reads most anything she can get her hands on and when she couldn’t find books that matched the stories in her head she decided to start writing her own. Once she did it was like a light had gone off. She hopes you enjoy her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.

The Munich Girl

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. 
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany..

Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction

Afro-Bougie Blues is a collection of twelve original, engaging, and occasionally edgy short stories that dig into the souls of ordinary black women and men meeting life’s challenges with courage and care. A newlywed considers her past abortion after having a miscarriage. An Army veteran subdues his war memories with alcohol. A woman who loses weight watches her marriage crumble around her. A single father reflects on his pre-teen daughter’s complicated questions about love. A married woman falls in love with a jazz singer. Watch as the protagonists find their way, find love, or find themselves amid the chaos. Explore the world of Afro-Bougie Blues. An extraordinary assortment of stories awaits you. Dig in.


Meet Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson has been writing poetry and prose off and on for over 40 years, beginning with a series of poems to commemorate a cousin who passed away at age 19. She finds inspiration for her stories from a muse, an inner voice that propels her to put thoughts and emotions into words. When she isn’t writing, she uses her engineering background to work as a safety consultant, assessing machines and robotics in preparation for sale to European companies. Lauren is married to Howard Wilson; they have one dog, Petey. Lauren and Howard also have five precious nieces who provide much fulfillment and joy. In her spare time, Lauren is working on a labor of love – a 5 story miniature apartment building, filled with African-American art. She has been a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. since 2004.

The Unmarriable Kind

Lucretia, an opinionated school teacher, wants no part of marriage. The new headmaster champions change. Will they ever see eye to eye? 1884. Lucretia Goodwin has no intention of marrying simply because that’s what’s expected. She has witnessed what disastrous marriages can do to women, and she wants no part of it. First, her beloved sister, Rebecca, relocates thousands of miles away as a result of a hasty marriage and Lucretia has never forgiven her brother-in-law. And now, she watches helplessly as a man of dubious character courts her best friend, Amelia. To make matters worse, the headmaster determines to reform and modernize the school. Even more shocking, the confirmed bachelor believes in equal rights for women. How will Lucretia react when he begins to show an interest in her that’s less than professional? Will she remain the unmarriable kind?

Meet Melina Druga

Melina Druga is a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of history, books and the English language. She pens historical fiction and nonfiction. Druga writes about the past because although school history classes may have been boring, the past was not. Her era of expertise, and obsession, is 1890-1920 with a particular focus on the Great War and how it affected the lives of ordinary people. Druga’s other interests and hobbies include listening to music, yoga, photography, astronomy, travel and healthy eating.

Shots: Tell It Slant

If it can happen, I’m just writing… ‘SHOTS’ captures a gamut of human emotion. Set in Indian settings, these slice-of-life shorts are masterfully woven into the tapestry of issues and conflicts everyman is wired to encounter. The twenty-five stories of this collage explore the nuances of sexuality, love, lust, society and whatnot. Flash is a popular choice of attention-deficit times and these haikus of short stories exactly deliver the punch in a few heavy hits. This disturbing little book of sharp and crisp flashes illuminates human condition in ways that impel one toward self-examination. Heartbreaking and joyous at the same time, this is an unsettling debut collection. Don’t miss it!

Meet Rupali Saini

Rupali Saini is a poet, activist, author and wanderer who prefers to ramble in the world of her imagination. Alone but never lonely, Rupali calls herself God’s favorite. She is fond of tapping her feet with a story in her mind, and a random choreographer. When she is not penning the subtleties of human heart, she is an assistant professor and a passionate teacher who loves to promote learning through questioning. Her work has been featured in various journals and anthologies.

Rose’s Assignment

Rose excels at sweet talking. Judith escapes north to Canada searching for freedom. Two dissimilar women suddenly find their lives connected. 1859. Rose Goodwin, a shopkeeper’s wife, volunteers occasionally with an anti-slavery society. Her experiences, however, leave her unprepared to accept her new assignment – nurse Judith, an ill refugee, back to health and help her discover freedom. At first, Rose resists, believing Judith will soon die. However, a promise to her husband that she will at least try to assist Judith turns into an obsession. Rose will do whatever it takes to ensure not only that Judith lives but that she has the best life possible. What will Rose sacrifice to guarantee she completes her assignment?

Meet Melina Druga

Melina Druga is a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of history, books and the English language. She pens historical fiction and nonfiction. Druga writes about the past because although school history classes may have been boring, the past was not. Her era of expertise, and obsession, is 1890-1920 with a particular focus on the Great War and how it affected the lives of ordinary people. Druga’s other interests and hobbies include listening to music, yoga, photography, astronomy, travel and healthy eating.