Audrey has survived the loss of her father and an alcoholic mother, and is planning a future with the man of her dreams, blissfully unaware that Fate has a very different future in mind.
When she receives an antique Russian doll, from a mysterious yet strangely familiar crone, she has no inkling of the devastating effect this incident will have on her life.
Discovering the sinister secret trapped within the Matryoshka will have consequences that sets her on a path of theft, betrayal and murder.
Whom can she trust? Can she escape from a collision course with destiny and finally find peace?
Jessica May Broyles, a brand new member of SCWG, is a writer and the author of the new novel, The Nested Charmer: A Matryoshka’s Hidden Legacy. As a certified high school counselor, she spent most of her career working with teens. As a result, her characters are portrayed with depth, bringing to light social and family issues plaguing today’s society. Jessica has completed several creative writing courses at Eastern Florida State College and has written several short stories. She took seventh place in a Writer’s Digest children’s short story competition. She lives with her husband George, and golden-doodle Charlie, a few miles outside Kennedy Space Center. Like the rockets, Jessica's new book will soar into the heavens! You can purchase The Nested Charmer on Amazon or on her Facebook page
The Magic of Christmas - A Christmas Anthology of the Poetry of Richard A. Marschall is a compelling, insightful and timeless collection of Christmas verses, and pentameter, that addresses the ageless question of whether, or not, Christians still accord the proper significance to the true meaning of Christmas. A blend of wry humor, perception and acumen, the consequence of years of observation and endeavors, the verse merges and balances the virtues of human perception, awareness and frailty into the black kettle of mortal inquiry, self-examination and doubt.
His flowing mix of various poetic styles from the simple rhyme, to the more intricate pentameter and sonnet, lays the foundation for the re-examination of our Christian faith, and asks the hard questions we are wont to shuffle aside in today's fast-paced materialistic, secular world. Streaming through it all is the recurring thought and emotional construct that there is something more, a Higher Power, if you will, that transcends the boundaries of Earth and time.
Traveling Boomers Second Stop: Israel
In the words of our beloved President John F. Kennedy - "Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom."
No, Israel is not only the Holy Land, it has a variety of places to see. Things to do and food to eat. Put Israel on your bucket list. It won't disappoint!
And don’t forget to visit thetravelingboomers.com and drop the Boomers a line.
Dan and Joanne Fisher are The Traveling Boomers! We started our traveling very early in our relationship, since Joanne was in Toronto Canada and Dan was in east Central Florida. We spent our early years traveling between Orlando and Toronto. Finally, in 2005 we were wed in Daytona Beach, and Joanne was able to move to Florida. We have made a commitment to travel together, as much as possible. We have gotten travel down to a science, and our commitment is to bring our fans the latest in travel news and views.
After the tragic death of his wife during a robbery at his Chicago condo, mystery author Eric Ballard accepts an invitation from his brother-in-law to spend time in the small town of Red Cedar Cove. Eric is hoping the new atmosphere away from memories of Claire will be the incentive he needs to write again. When a young boy’s dog digs up a human bone on an island just off the shore of Lake Michigan, whispers of what happened to two girls who disappeared twenty years before begin to circulate. On the other side of town, Cheryl Foster seeks answers about her past. When the results of her DNA kit point to the most prominent family in Red Cedar Cove, Cheryl isn’t prepared for the reaction she receives when she starts asking questions. Eric is soon in the middle of two real-life murder mysteries, mysteries that make his books seem tame by comparison. Will he be able to unravel all of the clues before more lives are lost?
James R. Nelson was raised in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula. The solitude of living in the woods helped him develop a love of reading and an interest in authors and writing. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to obtain a Master's Degree in Education. He is a board member of the Brevard Author's Society and of the Space Coast Writer's Guild, a member of two writing groups, and teaches a class - How To Write Your First Novel.
Roger Pyles, forensic expert and part-time crime investigator, is frustrated at finding the wrong bodies just as he’s finally getting his long-awaited archaeological dig started. But unexpected corpses will be the least of the problems he’ll soon face, professional and personal. “These are the times that will try men’s souls,” Thomas Paine said. Will Roger succeed against his newest challenges?
Great trials can have the seeds of good hidden deep in them. Little can Roger realize how these untimely troubles will lead to his next great adventure.
Murder at Seminole Pond, my newest in the Florida Murder Mystery Series, is now available for pre-order on Amazon, e-book, and paperback. Target date for availability is Aug. 17. Happy camper, here! Send an email address to be added to his author's email list for notifications.
From the keyboard and the very talented fingers of Joanne Fisher comes her ninth book, Magnolia Blossom.
Valdosta, Georgia – 1863. While America is ravaged by the chaos of the Civil War, Magnolia Mae (or Maggie, as she is lovingly called) suddenly becomes a young widow and inherits her parents’ plantation. Surrounded by scheming neighbors, connivingly jealous southern belles, and unscrupulous slaveowners; Maggie Mae is a sparkling diamond in the mire of prejudice and hatred. She repays with love, kindness, and compassion. A staunch abolitionist, she treats her slaves with dignity and respect, ignoring the centuries-old tradition of oppression and bondage. When a handsome young Yankee named Wesley appears, he tosses her into a tumultuous sea of passion, delight, anxiety, and unshakable defiance of the ways of the South. Find out what happens when a forbidden love challenges the evils of slavery and bigotry. This riveting page-turner takes you to a land devastated by war where a forbidden love blossoms.
Never tick off a paparazzo with the ethics of a demented dingo!
Izzie Greene never wanted the limelight. As a caterer for Poe, the top-rated U.S. TV show, she has background player down pat. She loves spoiling the cast and crew with her goodies and fantasizing about her celebrity crush, Poe's lead actor, Scotsman Cardwell Bennett. But mostly she loves her quiet, anonymous life.
Unfortunately, anonymous is no longer on the menu.
Izzie's personal life takes a jab when her ex-boyfriend shows up on set. Her career suffers a blow when she runs afoul of an unethical paparazzo. The personal and professional collide in a knock-out punch when her rumored romance with Cardwell hits the tabloids.
The rumors may or may not be true. Izzie certainly won't tell. Instead, she white-knuckles the flaming rollercoaster of fake news, her notoriety fueled by equal measures of constant scrutiny, speculation, and half-truths.
Held captive by the media, accident-prone Izzie struggles to keep her privacy, secrets, and sanity--not to mention her sense of humor--intact. With help from her best friend Delly, her temperamental cat Edgar, and backup from an unexpected source, she might just have the recipe for success.
If she can withstand the heat!