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Book: Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series) (Volume 1) by Melinda Clayton
Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be different. As Billy May explains, "We was sheltered in them hills. We didn't know much of nothin' about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin' fun and queer meant somethin' strange." In 1945, when Billy May was [...]
 
Book: Entangled Thorns by Melinda Clayton
Beth Sloan has spent the majority of her life trying to escape the memories of a difficult childhood. Born into the infamous Pritchett family of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia, she grew up hard, surrounded not only by homemade stills and corn liquor, but by an impoverished family that more often than not preferred life on the wrong side of the law. After the mysterious death of her brother Luke at [...]
 
Book: Return to Crutcher Mountain by Melinda Clayton
No one with Jessie's history of childhood trauma could make it through unscathed, and Jessie is no exception. As recounted in Appalachian Justice, Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood abuse suffered at the hands of her stepfather. At the age of thirteen, on a stormy night on top of Crutcher Mountain, Jessie was rescued by reclusive mountain woman Billy May Platte. Now, at the age [...]
 
Book: Mercy's Rain by Cindy Sproles
When your life is built around a father's wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God? Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and [...]
 
Book: A Life in the Day of a Lady Salesman by Diana Amann Cruze
As one of the first women sales reps in southern Appalachia, customers often call Diana the "lady salesman." She overcomes hurdles and hills while learning to love the mountains of Appalachia. Humor rides along as she treks back roads, selling products from tobacco to toys, from groceries to grease, and from cookies to chemicals. Managers, customers, and sales trainees enter into this tale along [...]
 
Book: Revenge by Ann Robbins Phillips
On October 28, 1862, the Hoopers break into the house of the Watson family and kill three men, injure and resultantly kill one teenage girl, and rape another young woman. Nine-year-old Nathe Watson is a witness to this western North Carolina Mountain massacre, but escapes through a window to get help at the urging of his mother. When he returns, it is to find the heads of the men atop pike poles [...]
 
Book: The Foxfire Terror by J.D. Wilson
Pete Garrison will be retiring soon. He and his wife, Kate, are both excited. The plan is to spend more time with their only grandchild. As he and his wife prepare for their golden years, circumstances begin to unfold that will change their lives forever. Others from outside this small community will become involved. Dean Stewart and Chris Campbell, two former college fraternity brothers, will [...]
 
Book: The Cracked Mirror, Reflections of an Appalachian Son by Billy Ray Chitwood
When Prentice Paul Hiller enters the senior care facility he brings with him not only a hip surgery gone wrong, but a mirror of his past, cracked with the stress of all his memories: a family broken apart by their Appalachian circumstances and the 'great depression'; a childhood tainted by a father's abusive nature; an impetuous marriage and a sorrowful divorce; a subsequent search of 'isms' and [...]
 
Book: Bad Blood (Revenge Series) by Ann Robbins Phillips
Nathe and Addie Watson are warned by Amps, a ghost from Nathe's past, that the Hooper-Watson Feud might still be fermenting. Nathe thinks it's due to Bad Blood. Bad Blood--the fact that a person is bad because of his or her blood line. Is that possible? The struggle involves Glee Hooper, his wife's nephew, which hides activity in the mountains that's illegal. Their daughter, Lottie, has become an [...]
 
Book: Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains - And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry by Patricia Leigh Graham
Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains includes several short stories based on the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains. Before the time of cell-phones, computers and television, family members would gather on the front porch and offer up stories through simple oral traditions. These stories were to provide simple forms of entertainment to their children. With each generation, the stories [...]
 
Book: The Foxfire Terror [Kindle Edition] by J.D. Wilson
Pete Garrison will be retiring soon. He and his wife, Kate, are both excited. The plan is to spend more time with their only grandchild. As he and his wife prepare for their golden years, circumstances begin to unfold that will change their lives forever. Others from outside this small community will become involved. Dean Stewart and Chris Campbell, two former college fraternity brothers, will [...]
 
Book: Southern Mystical Moments by Patricia Leigh Graham
Mystical Tales of the South is comprised of a collection of myths, legends, and folklore situated in Western North Carolina. This is Patricia's 3rd collection of short stories. Learn about the traditions and local myths of Fontana Lake's man-eating monster, the Boojum of Swain County, or the Healer of Tuckasegee, and much more. Discover the mystery behind the Brown Mountain Lights, the [...]
 
Book: On the Other Side of Goodbye - Will our last goodbye be forever? by Mable Dotson
On the Side of Goodbye, a Christian romance, is about a teenage girl growing up in the coal mining camps in Eastern Kentucky of the Appalachian Mountains. She is bullied at school because of the way her mother made her dress and it causes her to be a loner. Her father gets killed in a mining accident and leaves her to take care of her ailing mother. While trying to take care of her mother, she [...]
 
Book: Francesca of Lost Nation by Lucinda Sue Crosby
A Must Read Novel - a romantic adventure Winner of Five Literary Prizes / Author selected as one of "50 Authors You Should be Reading" by The Authors Show online media outlet This romantic adventure is "funny at times and filled with little pearls of everyday wisdom, it is as much a romantic suspense as it is a perfect little capsule of a time gone by. It is a book about love of all kinds - [...]
 
Book: Forecast - Foggy with a Chance of Goodbye - Book 3 of the Forecast Series by Dyanne Gordon Green
A fresh FORECAST is here! It's not the thought of selling his business that bothers Frank. At least, not anymore. Frank is scared and, for once, Maggie's optimism isn't contagious as they face the most serious challenge of their lives. He struggles to find his spiritual footing and isn't sure if even God can stop the downward spiral. Christina also struggles when she learns the news, while her [...]
 
Book: The Day The World Sneezed - March 12, 2020 by Eddie Jones
March 12, 2020, I closed my laptop and walked across the Neuse River bridge to enjoy my evening walk on the greenway. Midway across the bridge the title for a story came to mind: The Day The World Sneezed. That Thursday, Raleigh and Wake County had begun to discuss imposing restrictions on business. There was talk schools might close the following week. When I got home from my walk I made a fake [...]
 
Book: In the Fullness of Time - One Woman's Story of Growth and Empowerment by Katherine P. Stillerman
In this sequel to Hattie's Place, the year is 1913. Hattie Robinson is married to the widowed Charles Barton and has left her teaching position at Calhoun School to raise Charles's sons and manage the Barton estate. Now she must reconcile her role as mother and wife with her work for woman's suffrage, a cause that ignited her passion when attending the Woman's Suffrage Procession in Washington, [...]
 
Book: Madame Lola by Douglas Braverman
To escape the Holocaust, Rivka Hirschberg, a Jewish concert pianist, masquerades as a Christian jazz musician in the decadent nightclubs of Nazi Berlin. Jeffrey Hirschberg, a sixteen-year-old high school student in modern day New York, is surprised to discover that he has a mysterious, elderly great-aunt who, though Jewish, had worked for Adolph Hitler. Jeffrey befriends the cantankerous old [...]
 
Book: Songs of the Deliverer III - Glory Born by Elvo Fortunato Bucci
Can a baby save the world? A grieving old man and an orphan girl risk their lives to bring us salvation. The followers of the one called the Deliverer work against all odds to publish the story of how God sent his son to save the world. As the books start becoming popular, they find a lost journal written decades earlier. The journal tells of an old man who teaches religious lessons to an orphan [...]
 
Book: Behind Closed Doors by K.F. Johnson
Prepare to submerge yourself in this spicy and entertaining offering by new author K F Johnson as Behind Closed Doors takes you on a roller coaster of deceit! Siblings Brenda and Brian Andrews seem to have it all. Good looks, money and charm go a long way among the abundant singles scene in Atlanta and these siblings have a track record to be reckoned with. Unfortunately for them, all pawns in [...]
 
Book: Rediscovering Charlie by J.P. Maximus
Dr. MacKinnon is the owner of a hospital at the leading edge of genetic research. He is on the verge of a cure for all diseases using gene therapy. Why are people trying to stop him? With his enemies lurking in the shadows, he suffers his greatest loss: the death of a loved one. Dr. MacKinnon possesses what no other facility does and everyone fears: He has the means to recover any person using [...]
 
Book: Neurotically Yours - A Novel by Bonnie Trachtenberg
Smart, attractive, and ambitious, thirty-seven-year-old Dara Harrison is, nonetheless, still single and on sabbatical from dating. Ironically Los Angeles' most renowned relationship advice columnist, Dara has become a Southland sensation with her "tell-it-like-it-is" approach to the mating game. Parlaying her success into a new business, Dara launches a revolutionary dating service geared for the [...]
 
Book: They - A Biblical Tale of Secret Genders by Janet Mason
THEY is a groundbreaking work that will prove to be lifesaving for those in the LGBT community and enlightening and liberating to others. In this novel, we met Tamar from the Hebrew Bible. Tamar lives as a hermit in the desert, is content with her life and is happily barren. She is attached to her pet camel. Her aversion to goat sacrifices becomes so strong that it prompts her to become a [...]
 
Book: The Secret Heir - David has a secret…and a dangerous love. by Janice Broyles
Years before, he was anointed future king of Israel. Now if the sitting king learns of his secret, it will mean death for David and everyone in his family. David's secret destiny becomes more complicated when he falls in love with King Saul's daughter, Michal. He will do whatever it takes to secure her heart, provided she doesn't find out that David is the rumored rival to her father's throne. [...]
 
Book: Ash - Return of the Beast by Gary Val Tenuta
Ash: Return of the Beast is an occult crime thriller, a work of fiction based on a little known factoid about the death of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), the notorious occultist the British press once called "The Wickedest Man In The World". Crowley's body was cremated but the whereabouts of his funerary ashes has remained a mystery... until now. This diabolical tale carries the reader through a [...]
 
Book: Believe in Me by Mishael Witty
A Christmas romance/second chance story from Amazon bestselling author Mishael Austin Witty: 5 out of 5 stars: "This story is about a marriage that is about to dissolve. ...The husband, Walt, wants a reconciliation. Trina's parents want that too. ...When Trina arrives and is told that Walt will be staying, she is livid. ...The plot thickens, and in steps an old boyfriend into the mix. ...The [...]
 
Book: Sea Lavender by Chika Onyenezi
The voyage of Adrian, son of Ibem, tells the story of a wrongful coming of age. At a tender age he suffers the loss of his innocence; it marks an event that haunts his path through eternity. Lost in a mirage of "life shaped as a sea voyage upon majestic and malevolent waves," the sailor Adrian begins to recall events that molded his existence. Beginning with young Adrian in the arms of Her; a [...]
 
Book: Fear No Evil (The Evil Series Book 2) by Robin Caroll
With his father in a nursing home and his mother needing support, former Great Smoky Mountains park ranger Lincoln Vailes moves to the bayou town of Eternal Springs, Louisiana, to become a police officer. Recent college graduate and eager social worker Jade Laurent has also moved there to try and right the wrongs of an abusive past. But someone is running her car off the road and pointing guns in [...]
 
Book: The Christmas Heist by Kimberly Hammer
Can an eight-year-old remind people what Christmas is all about? Christmas is on the horizon, but Mattie Hendsley sees only despair and weariness in those all around him. People seem to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, including his mother. Mattie resolves to do something about it. He embarks on a journey to bring a bit of joy to those who need it most. With the help of two friends, [...]
 
Book: Breathing on Her Own - If time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars? by Rebecca Waters
Molly Tipton looks forward to a peaceful retirement, but her life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident. An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life. While two families grieve, details emerge that reveal Molly's daughter was driving under the influence. As she prepares her daughter for the prospect of a [...]
 
Book: The Alecto Initiative (Loralynn Kennakris) by Owen R. O'Neill & Jordan Leah Hunter
Life was never easy out in the Methuselah Cluster, the most remote region humanity ever settled, but when her father abandoned her, 11-year-old Loralynn Kennakris began to learn just how ugly it could get. Within a year, she was sold a brutal slaver captain who took from her the last thing she owned: her name. Most girls in Kris's position last a year or two. Kris survived for eight before she [...]
 
Book: Songs of the Deliverer II - Faith Wins by Elvo Fortunato Bucci
They were witnesses to amazing happenings ...Now they're fighting for their lives. And yours. A diverse and forsaken flock of people come face to face with redemption. They soon become believers and followers of the one they call, the Christ. When the source of their faith is gone, it's up to these ordinary people to tell the world of the miracles he did and the promises he made. This is the [...]
 
Book: Twit Publishing Presents - PULP! - Summer/Fall 2012
This anthology is the fifth in a six volume series of Pulp inspired stories that run the gamut from science fiction to action adventure to western. Twit Publishing pledges to publish only what we are willing to read. Synopsis: Wrench the Necronomicon from the hands of Confederate spies in the weird west yarrn Hillbilly Hell, escape the serpent's lascivious kiss in Venom, and observe the alien [...]
 
Book: Fresh off the Starship by Ann Crawford
5 stars! A light and enjoyable adventure that comments on human nature and the beauty of our world....Very funny, but it was the wider ethos of the tale that really grabbed me. Overall a brighter look at life today that is sure to keep you smiling from page to page. ~Readers' Favorite - 5 stars! This truly is a wonderful story from a very talented writer. Smoothly-written prose, a fascinating, [...]
 
Book: No Better Day by Timothy J. Elliott
Something of great significance has just arrived on earth, and it is past due. Just as thirty-six-year old graphic designer Trevin Lambrose decides he needs much more from his unfulfilling life, he unexpectedly becomes the first to witness a shimmering anomaly. Suddenly, his head is filled with happy memories of childhood parties, good friends, and unconditional love. As the anomaly quietly [...]
 


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