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Book: The Grass Sweeper God by Doug Howery
In the 1950s Appalachia coal fields of Solitude, VA... Smiley Hanlon is placed in the "Mentally Retarded" Class... Because he is different... Being different in America has never been easy; being born different and in the wrong body in Solitude, Virginia in the 1950's, is brutal. Smiley Hanlon lives day to day trapped in a Coal Miners town, buffeted by the Appalachian's and generations of hate [...]
 
Book: Southern Fried Women by Pamela King Cable
Pamela King Cable has woven together the music, the language, the religions, and the traditions of the South. The result is Southern Fried Women, a collection of nine short stories about Southern women, and a few men, struggling to find answers to unanswerable questions, hoping for forgiveness, seeking righteousness, and questioning the existence of God in their lives. Cable writes Southern [...]
 
Book: A Southern Season - Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Linda Yezak, Claire Fullerton and Ane Mulligan
Four seasons. Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing. Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak When Kerry Graham's boss forces her to return to the Gulf of Mexico where her husband drowned years ago, she feels only spring's chill and not the warmth of the Texas sun. Can the joy of a reclusive [...]
 
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: End of Summer by Michael Potts
A young boy. An old man. And a journey of the heart. A middle aged man, Jeffrey Conley, has obsessive interests, including a fascination with death and the process of dying and a fetish for the sound of a woman's heartbeat. His wife, Lisa, encourages him to get help. His psychologist diagnoses him as having Asperger's Syndrome, a mild condition on the Autism spectrum. When his granny dies, [...]
 
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: Mica Highways by William Elliott Hazelgrove
"Sleeping with a black man in the South is punishable by death in 1968." A hypnotic tale of terror and temptation, Bestselling author William Elliott Hazelgrove's Mica Highways is an emotion-packed novel that deftly captures the unique landscape of the American South. With its fierce vision of love, violence, and redemption, this powerfully haunting work recalls the intensity and passion of To [...]
 
Book: The Sanctum by Pamela King Cable
"Pamela King Cable has created an unforgettable heroine in Neeley McPherson, a remarkable young woman of such courage and spunk that she dares to stand against unspeakable abuse and injustice not only for herself but also for her beloved caretaker, Gideon. Fleeing a horrendous life, Neeley discovers the true meaning of family, forgiveness, and love in a wolf sanctuary, which becomes a central [...]
 
Book: The Summer of the Rosenkavalier by Carole Kulikowski
How does a young American girl, who knows nothing about classical music and whose musical role models are rock and roll idols, transform herself into the most famous female opera singer of the Baby Boom generation? In The Summer of the Rosenkavalier, follow the career of Anna Trent, from her choir singing, garage band days in 1960's Kansas to the present day opera stages of Europe. It is a summer [...]
 
Book: Drums (Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Drums: Historical Saga. Sensual, intended for 17-plus readers: "absolutely enchanting", "amazing book" 1825, Polynesia. Amelia Yorke is a destitute teacher with a petunia in a flower pot outside her dingy cottage in Sydneytown. Guy Richmond is a botanist seeking orchids in the rainforest and heir to vast lands in New South Wales.Tragedy has touched both of them. Amelia and Guy are from different [...]
 
Book: Televenge - The Beginning by Pamela King Cable
This is the first 165 pages of a fast-paced novel about a woman fighting to save her family from the dark side of Televangelism, not the complete novel. You can buy the complete book here, too, in Kindle or paperback formats. Andie Oliver is a faithful woman to God, to her handsome husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury, a Godfather in a Mafia of holy men. Raised in the 1970's [...]
 
Book: Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers - A collection of short stories by Janie Dempsey Watts
Fifteen short stories by novelist Janie Dempsey Watts including "Erice," William Faulkner-William Wisdom finalist. Set in the South, California, and Europe, these stories feature characters facing inner and outer journeys that often do not go as expected. Why did Sadie's mother run away? And when will she return? Must a teenage girl learn the truth about her daddy the hard way? Why must a bride's [...]
 
Book: Chapel Springs Cookbook by Ane Mulligan
Good cooks surround me, and that's purely divine intervention. You see, my culinary expertise maxes out at Jell-O Jigglers. It's a good thing my hubby, Joel, loves to cook. Otherwise our kids would have gotten pretty tired of PB&J sandwiches and salad. We all have our talents, but God didn't give me a culinary gene. A number of Chapel Springs Revival readers asked me for my favorite recipes which [...]
 
Book: Obedience - a novel by Michael Potts
It is a lazy summer day in the Appalachian foothills of Tennessee; much like the day before, and the day before that. Everything seems normal - at least on the surface; like an idyllic, pastoral painting; the sky dyed with pastels of blue and white, the ground carpeted with dark green fescue and bluegrass, a clapboard farmhouse resting on top of a hill, sugar maples, oaks and Eastern red cedars [...]
 
Book: Which One Am I? - Multiple Personalities and Deep Southern Secrets by Thomas S. Smith, James Darrell Williams
There are at least 16 personalities inside James Darrell Williams. But who is he really? And why? "Which One Am I?" is a singular story about universal truths, horrors and grace. Setting their work apart from other memoirs, the authors explore the nature of family and how Darrell - and all of us -- are shaped by culture, history and geography. After two years of research, Darrell and his partner [...]
 
Book: Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel (Carolina Coast Stories Book 1) by Normandie Fischer
Heart of Excellence finalist - Selah Awards Finalist When a Southern woman with a broken heart finds herself falling for a widower with a broken boat, it's anything but smooth sailing. With her days chock full designing jewelry for the shop she co-owns with her best friend, sailing her sharpie, and hanging out with girlfriends Tadie Longworth barely notices she's morphing into the town's maiden [...]
 
Book: Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar - A Senior Cozy Mystery Novel by Carol Heilman
Nominated as a Pat Conroy Southern Beach Music Mystery Summer's steamy haze coats North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, but feisty Agnes Marie Hopper discovers the heat isn't the only thing causing her blood to boil. After a kitchen fire destroys her home, Agnes moves in with her daughter, Betty Jo. Three months later they come to an understanding: neither can tolerate living with the other. So [...]
 
Book: In The Shadow of Evil (The Evil Series Book 3) by Robin Caroll
Informed by the real-life fallout of the U.S. economy and devastation caused by multiple hurricanes along the southern coast, In the Shadow of Evil tells a modern day story involving the exposure of a building rebound scam. Amidst the layers of unethical practices, supply shortages, and excess murders, a top Louisiana homicide detective loses his heart to a charitable contractor while uncovering [...]
 
Book: Wheels of Justice and Other Stories by Les Williams
These stories stay with you. Memorable characters and memorable tales in a more than promising debut. Williams can WRITE. ~~Ed Gorman Les Williams' short stories are intriguing and always surprising. Don't miss this fine collection of mystery tales. ~~Livia J. Washburn (author of the bestselling Fresh Baked mystery series.) Les Williams is a wily storyteller who knows how to put a twist in the [...]
 
Book: The Fisherman's Daughter by Sydell Voeller
Psychology professor Vanessa Paris receives word that her father has disappeared from his fishing boat in Puget Sound and rushes to her childhood home in the San Juan Islands to try to help find him. Tragedy has been no stranger to Vanessa--years ago her mother died and more recently, her brother. The possibility of losing her father now is almost too much to bear. But when Vanessa arrives at the [...]
 
Book: Soul of Gluten-Free - A Southern Black Girls Guide to Eating Gluten-Free by Dr. Melinda RASHID-KELLY
Gluten Allergies is not limited to race. It crosses boundaries and affects all our personal lives. Where to eat? What to eat? What is Gluten and why am I allergic? These are all questions that I had when I discovered my allergy. I found myself at family events where no one knew what I could eat and it became uncomfortable. As a woman raised on homemade goodies such as bread, fried chicken, sweet [...]
 
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: Melting His Heart: Heartlands, Book 1 by Kris Pearson
Kate Pleasance needs to flee her home city of Auckland and create a new life away from family stress and infidelity. Might the advertisement seeking a 'Superwoman' be her answer? Short-listed, she's flown to the vibrant winter tourist resort of Queenstown at her prospective employer's expense. Snow is dusting the mountain tops as the jet glides in, and she's shocked to be collected by tall, dark [...]
 
Book: A Silver Medallion (Crystal Moore Suspense Book 2) by James R. Callan
Human Trafficking terrifies her. Seeing it face-to-face forces her to act. In 2015, Crystal Moore encounters a slave in Dallas, Texas -- a slave held not by chains, but by threats her two girls held hostage in the jungles of Mexico will be killed if she escapes. To naive Crystal, it's clear. The children must be rescued first, or the mother will never escape. Crystal would like to forget it, but [...]
 
Book: Royal Command Family Saga - Plus Sizzling Sunset by Sarah Stuart
A saga to captivate fans of Claire Macintosh, Susan Lewis, and Lianne Moriarty. 18+ only. Michael, a poverty-stricken amateur actor/singer, makes it to superstar, abetted by Elspeth, his beloved wife. Michael faces an overwhelming celebrity lifestyle, whilst The Spy, a sensationalist journalist, spearheads media attacks. Elspeth, only daughter of a wealthy Scottish laird, persuades Clement, a [...]
 
Book: Romancing the Summer - 10 Sweet Summer Reads
Ten gorgeous summer-themed romances from award-winning authors all around the world. Warm and witty, diverse and dramatic, and every one outrageously romantic. Curl up with a cool drink and your favorite treats to enjoy these ten great reads. Only 99 cents US, or free on Kindle Unlimited. From Annie Seaton - Love at first sight... From Susanne Bellamy - Taking a chance on love. From Kris Pearson [...]
 
Book: The Writer's Setting Descriptions Action Book by Rayne Hall
Your personal observations are fantastic material for fiction. Pay attention to the places you visit. Describe what you hear, see and smell. Jot down those little telling details most people don't even notice. Capture your impressions of the atmosphere. Some weeks from now, or even years later, these notes will be a gold mine for a fiction project. When you want to write a scene set in a cave, a [...]
 
Book: A School Year of Caring by Betty Mermelstein
Beth is a second grade teacher who deals with the realistic and sometimes humorous situations that are part of her class. She must make daily decisions concerning children who misbehave, who are often absent, whose skills are not progressing, and who suffer abuse at home. The consequences of reporting abuse turn violent for Beth, but she remains determined to do the right thing. When she meets a [...]
 
Book: Writing Vivid Settings - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 10) by Rayne Hall
Do you want your readers to feel like they're really there in the place where the story happens? Whether you want to enrich stark prose with atmospheric detail, add vibrancy to a dull piece or curb waffling descriptions, this guide can help. Learn how to make your settings intense, realistic, and intriguing. This is the tenth book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.
 
Book: Childcare Settings - A Complete NVQ Level Diploma Handbook by Ibrahim Nelson Kaggwa
1. This book is a step by step implementation of good practice, knowledge sharing and experience: The book offers guidance, ideas and pointers to the best responses to commonly asked topical questions in the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. The suggested responses are drawn from practice in my childcare setting. The selected topics are based on real life experiences in childcare settings, study [...]
 
Book: Trove by David McGukin
Sixty-five year old Luna Belle Black's coming-of-age story is an artfully woven mixture of Southern comedy, tragedy, and love. When the widow of Blackbeard's heir finds herself unprepared to deal with his three hundred year old estate, ancient trusts quickly unravel, leaving her exposed with nothing but a haunting curse and a band of mutineers intent on her demise. In her world of vast riches, [...]
 
Book: Desdinova by Shayla Kwiatkowski
All roads lead to Louisiana... Dana Ricks never knew her mother, but her father was legend in the trucking world. She spends her life following down his tales driving her own rig down those same dark roads. Until her world is rendered by nationwide terrorism and she rises to the challenge, just as her father would have done. "If your daddy was alive, maybe you'd have figured out what kind of man [...]
 
Book: White Oaks by Jill Hand
"An ingeniously dark comic thriller about greed, gluttony and murder that is destined for the big screen." - Best Thrillers Aimee Trapnell reluctantly leaves her apartment on Manhattan's Central Park West to return to her childhood home in Georgia for her father's ninetieth birthday. Also on hand are her two brothers, wily Marsh and ne'er-do-well Trainor. With a forty-billion-dollar inheritance [...]
 
Book: Where the Maypop Grows by Mary Gregory Dillard
Myra Bartram's husband Daniel crashes his plane on a mountainside. He rescues a child and attempts to save its mother, but the wreckage topples off the cliff. Myra's devastated by her loss and at his graveside, she loses him again-this time to his legal wife. Bordering on the edge of insanity, she flees Baton Rouge and smashes head-on into a life of uncertainty in Atlanta. By coincidence, she [...]
 
Book: Death Cheater by Danielle Thorne
Athena Gray is strange. Dead butterflies flutter to life with just a wish, and she saved her dying grandfather by willing him to live. The only person who doesn't think she's weird is Dan, the most popular boy on Omega High School's baseball team. But who can have friends or more when a dark spirit shows up and stalks your every move? Dan can't understand the reason Athena acts haunted, until the [...]
 


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