A woman's mangled body found on the shoulder of a highway is mistakenly identified as Memory Smith. Was she murdered or the victim of a grisly hit-and-run? Baffled by initial reports, Assistant District Attorney David "Mac" McCann, knows exactly where Memory is, and it's not lying dead beside a highway. While they investigate rumors and subsequent foiled assaults on her person, Memory and Mac stumble across two other unsolved mysteries. The couple is further baffled as they get caught up in a little unexpected romance.
Sentenced to community service at the Jingo Street Soup Kitchen, new attorney Anne Krease, 24, sees a different view of life. The physical work in the soup kitchen is hard, but Anne admires the resilience of its patrons, particularly Rosco Marcowitz, her mentally deficient protector. Anne also likes Max, Rosco’s brother, reputed to have murdered a man when he was eight years old. A volatile relationship develops between Anne and Max. Anne also sees America’s throwaway attitude toward unwanted children, like the Marcowitz brothers, institutionalized, removed from the sight and minds of mainstream America. When Anne’s life is threatened, Max kills the two gunsels, is arrested, convicted, and sentenced to die.
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Jessica Blair, 17, rescues a runaway stallion in a remote area of Great Britain in May, 1840. A scullery maid, Jessica is the very literate daughter of a deceased professor and is sole support of her ailing, widowed mother. Ignorant of the danger in handling an overwrought stallion, Jessica calms the runaway, then backtracks to find the animal’s missing rider. She locates Devlin Miracle, 29, the arrogant Twelfth Duke of Fornay, cowering in the underbrush beside the road waiting for daylight. But for this nobleman, there will be no daylight. Injuries, inflicted by highwaymen, have left him blind.
The third book in the Jancy Dewhurst series. The romance between Jim Wills and Jancy Dewhurst ripens into marriage. A familiar presence plagues their Rocky Mountain honeymoon as one heir to a fortune systematically murders beneficiaries in the Will of a wealthy woman who has bequeathed her entire estate to "those of my heirs who survive me." Curiosity piqued, Jancy insists Jim help track the killer.
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Ashamed of her responses to her kidnapper’s erotic stimulation, newspaper reporter Anna Fulenweider, 24, refuses to discuss her 53-hour ordeal. Her friend, black newspaper photographer Wesley Stemmons, summons Joe Marsh, hoping Anna will accept help from the stranger credited with rescuing her by remote from 300 miles away, but creating a love triangle. Titillating, this is a romantic suspense.
MURDER ABOARD THE CHOCTAW GAMBLER
Nosy about murder and by investigator Jim Wills, newspaper reporter Jancy Dewhurst pries too deep and has no clue that the lifethreatening accidents that dog her are not accidents at all. Wills recognizes the attempts against her and orders Jancy to stop meddling. Following her instincts, she blunders from one dangerous situation into another.
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When a croupier is murdered on the Choctaw Gambler Riverboat Casino,
State Bureau of Investigation Agent Jim Wills invites newspaper reporter
Jancy Dewhurst to accompany him to the scene.
From toddler to teen, Dianna Bratcher was in love with Greg O’Rourke, her brother Tom’s best friend. Because the boys were seven years older, Dianna had to make heroic efforts to get their attention. It’s been nine years since she’s seen Greg when Tom asks her to travel to Dallas and pretend to be Greg’s wife for a weekend to help close a business deal. Because (1) she has never been able to fall in love with anyone else, and (2) she is seriously contemplating marriage to Griffin Mayo, a prominent man in Twin Rivers, Kansas, and (3) because she believes she can withstand the O’Rourke mystique, Dianna takes the
Jilted, Chelly Bennett, 25, quits her holiday job, abandons her fourth semester of law school and runs to the city to work, vowing never to trust another man. In a new job, Chelly encounters Don Richards, a handsome office gofer in run-over cowboy boots. And she develops regard for D.R. Manning, the firm’s perpetually absent named partner whose primary contact with the office is by e-mail. Coworkers laud Manning’s genius but describe him as crotchety, which Chelly mistakenly translates as old. Chelly is captivated by both her cowboy and D.R. Manning before she discovers a deception that makes her ex’s betrayal pale by comparison.
Gifted and talented in many ways, Sara Loomis, 26, accepts her one glaring inadequacy: her sexual repression. Kidnapped during the robbery of a convenience store in the Ozark Mountains, Sara is terrified when her captors turn her over to Bo, a hairy mute mountain man they say will kill her humanely. While Bo does not murder Sara, neither does he return her to civilization, despite her pleas. Over 12 days, Sara grudgingly begins to appreciate Bo’s primitive lifestyle. Gradually the unlikely maestro arouses passion in Sara, fueling her need to escape. In those attempts, Sara inadvertently puts herself in one life-threatening situation after another. It is Bo who saves her, from other predators as well as from herself.
JUSU AND MOTHER EARTH
After five months of grieving, newly widowed Ruth Pedigo, 52, screws up her courage and sets out for Bwana, Uganda. Traveling alone, Ruth attracts the attention of Jack Standish, 45, who takes her under his wing when she is unexpectedly delayed in London. Ruth keeps their friendship platonic, archly denying the chemistry Jack insists is fomenting between them. When flights resume, Ruth continues her trip over Jack’s objections. He vows to see her in Uganda. When he doesn’t appear, she is disappointed to find no one knows him. Her curiosity does, however, produce lurid stories of Jusu (the magician), a local witch doctor so powerful, so feared, that his name is spoken only in whispers. Eventually Ruth is surprised by revelations about Jack, the people of Uganda, Jusu the witch doctor, and her own indomitable spirit.
Chick b- Lit for Foxy Hens
Four novellas from four authors in one volume includes my contribution, ROSE. Jan Hartley grieves the inevitable death of her husband and dislikes the brute in run-over cowboy boots elbowing his way into her life. But Fisk Reed is a hard man to ignore.
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|Former newspaper reporter Sharon Ervin has a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma Her work has appeared in Newsweek, The Harvard Review, Whispers From Heaven, Pray!, True Love, The PEO Record and Arabella magazines.|
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