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Winner of the prestigious Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Award, and Finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Short Story/Novella Contest!
17-year-old Kerri’s parents have vanished. Taken under the protection of the Clan, Kerri is trained in the art of combat. She vows to always protect her loved ones, no matter the cost.
Everything changes when Kerri’s friends are kidnapped and taken through a Gateway into an unknown land rife with danger, where shapeshifting clans threaten war, and no one can be trusted. As Kerri attempts to save her friends, she uncovers secrets of her past that will alter the course of her life forever.
As the fight for the Crystal escalates, an ancient evil watches, waiting impatiently to strike…
On her 200th birthday, the enchantment that holds Princess Calisandra in a state of apathy breaks. Full of questions about her kingdom’s history and what lies outside the borders of her snow-cursed kingdom, she leaves home in search of answers.
Fate has always been against Amee. Orphaned as a baby, she grew up with darkness snuffing out what little light she could find in her life. When her spirit breaks, she sequesters herself in the border forest. Powerful and angry, she waits …
An orb formed to protect Cali, Voice has never had a purpose beyond caring for the princess’s needs. But as she joins Cali on her journey and the spell that confined her breaks, she starts to wonder about her place in the world.
Captain Kota, in forced exile from her homeland, swears that never again will she be powerless. Ascending the ranks of the Shayal guard, her latest mission is to find the one who has escaped Duke Bludgaard.
A desperate search has brought Angel far from her home, but now Captain Kota’s relentless pursuit keeps her from her task. When she crosses paths with a naïve princess and a sage orb, she finds more than she anticipated.
Emma James just wants to settle into her new job and provide a good life for her little girl. That is all threatened when she gets a flash drive with information on it that points to an imminent terrorist attack on U.S. soil. With her choices dwindling and her vulnerabilities made crystal clear, Emma is pushed to the limit by those who want her dead and the rest of the country to suffer. How far will she be forced to go to save the lives of everyone around her, including those she loves?
Kenneth and Emma have to find a way to work together to stop the terrorists, but it’s the most difficult trial of their lives―and the verdict will be life or death.
“Jesus, are you just strolling on the lake?”
They heard a hearty laugh. “I guess I am. It’s invigorating! You should try it!”
“I love this book! And I appreciate how it gives me new questions and new perspective when I read the Gospels.”
“THe characters are original and keep you guessing. I recommend this for anyone who likes, suspense and romance.”
‘Fiction though this book may be, these stories are built from truth and history,’ Pooled Ink Reviews on Goodreads.
The stories span a range of emotions and also bring to life the varied culture and social spectrum of India.
Set in the nineteenth century, A Tapestry of Tears is about a young mother’s struggle to save her infant daughters from the remorseless practice of kurimar – the putting to sleep of female infants at birth.
This collection of a novelette and twelve short stories explores relationships and the strength of the human spirit. A grieving husband resents the presence of his new daughter-in-law. Deafness has nothing to do with communication in a marriage, or does it? Women use embroidery to create a talisman for pain. Then there is the man who loves playing mind games at his wife’s expense, a family that struggles with the decision to move the aged mother into a home, and a young woman who sacrifices love for family honor.
EXCERPT FROM A TAPESTRY OF TEARS
“When I look at the trophies that line the walls of the haveli, at the stuffed heads of boar and stag, and the tiger with its mouth opened in a futile snarl, I wonder. I am a woman, only a midwife. I don’t know what it means to be a man and a zamindar. I don’t know what it is to ride into the jungle with attendants, to chase an animal, to corner it, and to kill it. It must be an act of courage because the man is praised for his bravery.
“But can you imagine what courage it takes to pour those two drops into the mouth of a babe? And the child you have carried yourself, one who is a part of your own body, whose heartbeat was a resonance of your own? Just as a man is not allowed to show fear on a hunt, women are not expected to waver in snuffing out that tiny life. Does a man remember the look in the eyes of a dying deer? Perhaps he does. A woman does not forget the face of the dead child. The child lives on as a phantom, clutching at her heart, and troubling her sleep.”