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Leaving Mama
Sometimes the only way to find your way home is to leave. Smoking weed while perched on top of her grandmother's coffin in the middle of a downpour was not how Jillian had seen the trip from Oklahoma to Minnesota as happening. With flights canceled and the airline employees striking, she had no choice but to improvise and use her rock band's hearse. And when Gran exits the hearse after the tires skid on a rain slick highway and the back door flies open, Jillian decides to make the best of the m... more info>>
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Legacy of Lies
What if everything you thought you knew about your family turned out to be a lie? Penelope Livingston has had an ache in her heart for twenty-five years--ever since that traumatic day she gave her baby up for adoption. Now she's trying to locate her daughter. Research uncovers a young woman named Claire who seems to be a perfect match. The two women believe it is Fate that they found each other, and they begin to forge a happy friendship. Unfortunately, only the baby's father, Larry O'Neill know... more info>>
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Letting Go
Fortysomething Ellen Jameson is currently downsizing her life, a term she prefers over ones like widowed, broke and homeless. After her husband's untimely death, she was forced to sell his business and their family home to pay off the debt. Now, with her partyhardy, twenty-one-year-old daughter Amber in tow, along with Amber's three-year-old daughter, Jet, Ellen has moved home with her mother, Wilma, a serial bride for whom stability is a dirty word.And the changes keep on coming. Ellen's new jo... more info>>
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Life and Death on the Mississippi
A dysfunctional tale of betrayal, robbery and murder told in duelling perspectives by two woman hating friends with an adversarial relationship. Set in a small Mississippi river town where opportunity is slim and none, the four friends fall upon hard times and take the biggest risk of their lives in an effort to break the economic chains and boundaries society has placed on them. The story is street wise and a touch cruel, but just as things begin to look up, it all crashes down and leaves only ... more info>>
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Life Between Wars
There is no question who killed the tourist scuba diver caught poaching from local lobster traps at dawn off Penscot Island. Robby Cochran letting the guy go unpunished would have been the surprise. But aftermath brings down flutters of doubt that are near miraculous in a thug like Robby, and he's only the first to find the rules and customs he's living by overturned by his act. Life Between Wars examines the ripples being caused by one violent incident as they disperse and build to a virtual ti... more info>>
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LifeSongs
LifeSongs is an original poetry collection that "plays like the lyrics to life." It is a compilation of pieces written over a decade of the author's life and shows a wide range of base emotion from love to angst and every playful or mischievous mood in between.
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Lila's Protege
In 1954 Jeffrey Laurance leaves all he has known behind him to embark on a singing career in the United States, fostered by Lila Lubow, a beautiful actress who discovers him in a small fishing village in France and sees his potential. Lila had made a similar trip herself when she left a small town in Austria to find fame and fortune. Will being Lila's protégé bring the young man success and happiness?
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Little Caesar
W.R. Burnett knew, first-hand, of the world he describes in his terse, vivid 1929 novel with a brutally ironic title--Little Caesar. Burnett worked as reporter in Chicago in the 1920s, and he observed the nobodies willing to cheat and kill their way to being somebodies. The novel's hero, Cesare Bandello, known as Rico, is a "gutter Macbeth," a bad guy who claws his way up through the Chicago gang, circa 1928. Though the very idea of Rico is inseparable from Edward G. Robinson's star-making perfo... more info>>
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Living Doll
Little Shirley lives in a bewildering home inhabited by her mother, her sister, a younger brother, relatives, a number of "Daddies" and an assortment of people who pass through her house. Retreating from this world of exploitation and pain, she pretends that she is a living doll, a perfect Shirley Temple. She carefully constructs an inner life of Barbie dolls, pet cemeteries, and a constant winning smile. But as the years progress, Shirley yearns for a better and different world, and with courag... more info>>
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Lone Star Surrender
Undercover agent Constantine Vega sacrificed three years of his life building up the case of a sinister drug lord. But only days before the trial, after threats against his life, Constantine is on the run with tantalizing federal prosecutor Nicole Ward--a desperate journey promising both sin and sensation... Nicole has been trying her best to follow the rules...rules that she once broke with disastrous results. But the magnetic and passionate force of Constantine Vega threatens to unleash every ... more info>>
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Lost In Africa
On safari, James' family is ambushed and his wife and stepdaughter kidnapped. James pursues them, helped by an ex-special forces soldier and a Masai warrior. The adrenalin-pumping chase takes them through the dark heart of Africa. The story tells of the romance of the Dark Continent's colonial history and the grim, realities of modern Africa. It is an epic sweeping tale of modern family life, love, loss, and rebirth.
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Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled
Love has ten thousand names and a million different faces. History will surely agree that America's most destructive contribution to 20th century living has been that damaged product called plastic romance. It twists and savages us. After a lifetime of lies about what love is supposed to be, are you finally angry and depressed enough to be part of a "recall" on that shabby, mildewed merchandise? If so, join the remarkable Harlan Ellison as he dissects the soul and body of love in Our Time. In 16... more info>>
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Love in the Obscure and Other Poetic Romances [With Pen in Hand Book 4]
With Pen in Hand Book 4, is a collection of romantic poems in a variety of moods; from hearts unrequited, to long hand-held walks under the moonlight, kisses that last an eternity, to dancers embracing the music of love, and a wedding poem that will touch your heart.
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Love Lifted Me
Clive Hanson is destined to be a comfort to those traveling the rocky road of life. He does his best work on Christmas Eve. Emily Ann Brewster wishes for one wonderful evening spent with a friend. What she gets is stuck in an elevator with a strange gentleman. And it's Christmas Eve. What he does,and what she needs, is a miracle.
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Love, Sam
Trish Garrity has to find a way to go on after the tragic loss of Samantha Preston, her partner of six years. Trish now has to face the future alone, and she's not sure how to do this. With the help of twelve letters Sam wrote prior to her death, Trisha is guided through the first year of her grief and to a place of self-acceptance and inner strength--strength she'd always thought she drew from Sam.
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Lucifer's Project
George Pike, a lawyer dies. His soul delivered to the Third Dimension decides to work for Hades Inc. Getting a new body, he is given an assignment to come back to the First Dimension and promote the interests of Hades by preventing Armageddon.
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Lying in Bed
When the lustful but impotent professor-novelist Lee Youngdahl encounters the beautiful Mariolena Sunwall, a student in his writing class, he learns of a novel she's eager to have published and decides he can help her land a book contract with one of New York's most prestigious publishing house. But he has his own agenda and some extracurricular activities in mind. Working for Mariolena gives him the inspiration he needs to break out of his paralyzing writer's block, but that's not all he's hopi... more info>>
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Maelstrom
When a genie grants you a wish, you don't expect to return the favor. Struggling promoter Ricky Landon is on the verge of giving up his dreams when he dumps sexy genie Kalila from a junk store lamp. She grants his wish to manage a talented band, but she has a wish of her own?she wants to be a rock star. Kalila's band consists of fellow demons whose genius on stage is matched by their ability to get themselves banned from every venue they've ever played. Ricky is willing to do what it takes to ... more info>>
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Maggies Plot
A young couple moves into what they think is going to be their dream cottage in the countryside. When the local wildlife starts to invade their land, the couple soon realizes that every Garden of Eden has at least one unsavory character. A work of short fiction from our Nibs literary line.
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Maiden Run
This is a story about what home can mean to those fortunate enough to have spent their early lives in a place with a family history. It opens when the three Adams children face the fateful summer when Maiden Run seems besieged. The echoes of that summer sound in each of their lives thereafter. The theme of what is so often lost to "progress" runs through the story the way Maiden Run flows through the farm. Finally, the Adams children must deal each in his or her own way with how to continue with... more info>>
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Making Love
It was the 70's and for Jane Teller Sidley, making love was both an escape and a journey. Tender twenty-year-old Jane is wise beyond her years because in that short span of time she has picked up one important trait: she is absolutely shameless. But she has everything else--money, breeding, a tight young body, brains, and, well, experience. She has lots of experience. She's the type of girl out to try on the world just to see how it fits. And she's willing to let almost anyone try her on for siz... more info>>
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Marrying the Captain
Ever since her father tried to sell her as a mistress to the highest bidder, Eleanor Massie has chosen to live in poverty. Her world changes overnight when Captain Oliver Worthy shows up at her struggling inn. Despite herself, Nana is drawn to her handsome guest.... Oliver planned to stay in Plymouth only long enough to report back to Lord Ratliffe--about Nana. But he soon senses that Lord Ratliffe is up to something, and Oliver will do anything to keep this courageous, beautiful woman safe--eve... more info>>
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Marya
Know he will succeed when all others fail you?so reads the fateful letter of introduction which heralds the beginning of Marya's desperate journey. When the Ktar chooses Marya to watch over the heir on his confirmation journey, she has no illusions about a pleasant trip. A prophecy concerning the heir's death, ominous dreams of a mysterious city, and the certainty one of the heir's companions will betray him all weigh heavily on her. Unfortunately, the discovery of the assassin in their midst ... more info>>
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Meeks
No woman will have Ben without a proper bachelor's suit . . . and the tailor refuses to make him one. Back from war with a nameless enemy, he's just discovered that his mother is dead and that his family home has been reassigned by the state. As if that isn't enough, he must now find a wife, or he'll be made a civil servant and given a permanent spot in one of the city's oppressive factories. Meanwhile, Meeks, a foreigner who lives in the park and imagines he's a member of the police, is hunted... more info>>
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Midnight Special
Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1949 - the Las Vegas of its day. A prison legend says that when a man sees the headlight of the ghost train, The Midnight Special, it means he's going free--but what freedom can there be for a black man on the run, in 1949 Arkansas? This short story appears in the print anthology TOO MUCH BOOGIE.
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