After you’ve downloaded a copy of Saving Babe Ruth, get a copy of the award-winning HOT NEW RELEASE and the next book in the series, The Killdeer Connection, on SALE TODAY for only $2.99! Scroll down to the series section. Click the Killdeer cover to check out all the ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reviews and order!Going down swinging is not an option . . . Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story.Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field.The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players.Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son’s love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn’t back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team.Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can’t get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves.Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners.Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad.New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers “has created a man for all seasons” in David Thompson and calls Saving Babe Ruth “an absorbing and compulsively readable novel.”In a foreword, Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, calls Saving Babe Ruth a “great story.”Read Saving Babe Ruth as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the The Killdeer Connection as the first book. The Killdeer Connection was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon’s international Kindle Scout writing competition. Saving Babe Ruth is an Amazon multiple category bestseller.Gold Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best First Book: Fiction.”Silver Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best Popular Fiction.”Readers Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”Finalist, “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction “tackles some of life’s toughest situations” (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother’s past that turn her daughter’s life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed.Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia’s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well—and he’s the powerful CEO of one of the country’s richest corporations. With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells’s fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it’s not money she wants—it’s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his “real” wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia—or Bernard—expected, and the pain of yesterday’s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.
It took 20 years for perfectionist PR pro Kate Masters to fall for her best friend, Army scout Ethan Shepherd, but only seconds for their lives to shatter. When an ill-fated deployment cuts short Ethan’s life, Kate’s perfectly planned future vanishes. Heart in pieces, Kate abandons who she is for a reckless and dangerous existence. Army medic Nick Hunter made a promise to Ethan, his brother-in-arms, before tragedy ripped his friend away. Upon leaving the military, Nick moves to Ethan’s hometown, his determination to uphold his promise as strong as his need to heal his own broken heart. What he finds when he arrives isn’t at all what he thought he was getting into. Kate isn’t interested in healing, making it impossible for Nick to keep his promise. To survive grief this profound, Kate must learn how to forge a new path, and open herself up to the possibility of an unplanned happiness. The Day He Went Away explores the devastation of loss, the beauty in losing yourself, and the transcendent power of grief.
Pilgrim Cove–where love is as powerful as the ocean next door..On the surface, Pilgrim cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches on unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly.However……only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose sole aim is to take care of the town….only in Pilgrim Cove stands a unique house right on the beach. SEA VIEW HOUSE. A very special place–some say magical–to the people who reside within each season….and only in Pilgrim Cove are strangers welcomed while everyone else takes a front row seat as a love story unfolds. THE HOUSE ON THE BEACH is the first of the four-book Pilgrim Cove series.Laura McCloud has a bright future but needs a place to pick up the pieces of her life and career after losing her mom, her boyfriend and surviving a battle with breast cancer. A script that doesn’t play well for a single woman. Happy childhood summers in Pilgrim Cove pull her back to town and a stay in Sea View House.Matthew Parker, his two young sons and his dad have shared a home since both men were widowed several years ago. And now, no women are needed in the Parker domain. But when Matt meets Laura, he discovers that his home might be missing something vital—a woman’s love. Can these two determined people figure out what’s important and take a chance on a new beginning?
“What am I going to do without you?” she whispered in my ear.
“Don’t worry about me. Take care of Bryan.”
“I can’t do it without you. I can’t do anything without you.” She sniveled in my ear, grabbing on to my neck. I could feel her tears on my shoulder.
“Look at me. You have to. Bryan needs you. I need you to tell me you’re going to be alright.”
“No…no, I’m not.”
“Maddie, please…tell me. I won’t be able to sleep tonight or ever. Tell me.”
I remembered this day like it was yesterday.
The day Stone killed Lucky for me.
I was thirteen years old.
I loved Stone since I was eleven.
He was my everything. The only good thing in my life, aside from the kids.
I know I shouldn’t love him.
I know it is forbidden.
But, I do and I don’t care what anyone thinks.
This other man controls me. He has taken me away from my kids…Away from Stone.
He hurts me every day. Physically and emotionally.
He tears me down and makes me do things I don’t want to do.
I won’t let him get to me, at least, I’ll try.
I have to be strong…for them.
I’ll wait for Stone to save me…again.
But, will he? Or will he realize that the love we share can never be?
Marriage of convenience, 70,000 wordsAshley Clair needs help. Her father has died, her estranged mother has disappeared without a trace, and now someone is after Ashley. Alone, broke, and in danger, she turns to Thor Security looking for protection, but what can she do to afford a bodyguard?Thor Garrison moved to Colorado trying to forget the tragedy in Texas that changed everything. When the most beautiful woman he ever saw walks into his life, he vows to do whatever it takes to save her and win her heart. Too bad Ashley isn’t looking for love.
I loved Mitch with all my heart and then he was gone. It was his enemy, Max Shepherd, who helped me walk through that fire. And when the time came to move on, I married him as well. That’s usually where the story ends, where life continues at its own unsteady pace. But Mitch came back seemingly from the dead. He’s seen what I’ve done and who I’ve done it with. And now I have a choice to make–only I can’t seem to make it and life continues at its own unsteady pace. I had wished Mitch were alive again–and now I have one too many husbands and an impossibility to contend with. It will all work out in the end, as soon as I figure out how to slice my beating heart in two. From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore…Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books…easy, frothy fun!
DARE is now a USA Today Bestseller! Thank you readers!!Josh North – a risk-it-all bad boy – sexy dirty talker – bad ass defender and UFC’s Light Heavyweight Champion— is about to meet his match.Sophie Garner is a single mom who’s been raising her daughter on her own, fighting for both of their lives ever since going into hiding to escape her abusive husband.When Sophie gets offered the job of a lifetime as the exclusive massage therapist for Josh “The Jackhammer” North’s team, it’s difficult to say no to the outrageous salary—and the bet—that Josh proposes. But for Sophie it’s a risk that could cost a lot more than just her heart – if she’s found, it could cost her her life.Should she dare?Josh wants to break through Sophie’s fortified walls, but is unwilling to put the jackhammer to his own and reveal his secrets and the side of him few have ever known or seen. To do that, he’ll have to confront the darkness of his past.Will he dare?
When women talk, they talk about EVERYTHING . . .
Jean and Rosie, opposites in every way, are dealing with different aspects of their lives when they find themselves working side-by-side in the same real estate company. Despite reluctance, they also find themselves teaming up for some new mid-life adventures filled with excitement, romance and plenty of drama.
As they become better acquainted, a friendship begins to form. They laugh, cry, and even fight together. Until finally, during a slumber party and while sporting polyester pajamas, they entrust their lives completely to each other and share their deepest, darkest secrets.
Through it all, they discover how truly wonderful having a best friend, at any age, can be.
If you’ve ever had or needed a best friend, have wondered what life was all about, have been ashamed of something you’ve done in the past, or if you’ve ever lost someone you loved with all of your heart, then you MUST read this book!
Praise for in Polyester Pajamas:
“In Polyester Pajamas is at once gutsy, poignant, tear-inducing, and wickedly funny. I recommend this book to anyone who has experienced love, loss, heartbreak, happiness, and new beginnings. In sort, in Polyester Pajamas is for everyone. It’s a brave, ballsy, brightly colored novel by a brave, ballsy, brightly colorful writer. Bravo, Catherine Dougherty.”
– Jennifer Niven, author of Velva Jean Learns to Drive, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and Becoming Clementine
(So Much It Hurts Series, Book #1)
Life is full of uncertainty, so what happens when a what-if from your past collides with your present?
Kaitlyn Thomas, a weary wife and mother, is taking a much needed getaway with her friends. All she wants to do is relax and rejuvenate on her weekend escape to the beach. Having a drink at the bar with the girls sounds like the perfect way to unwind. That is, until Kaitlyn hears a familiar voice from the stage that shakes her to her core. She grapples with her memory until Chris King, the lead singer of the band, walks up to her and eliminates the questions in her mind.
Chris King…the misunderstood bad boy who once saved her in ways that no one else could.
Kaitlyn’s friends beg to know the story behind this mystery man. Forced to revisit a painful past from which she has spent years trying to heal, Kaitlyn’s recollection of Chris awakens intense feelings that she has kept buried deep inside her heart. Has time changed him, or is he still the same person Kaitlyn fell in love with so many years ago?
Marriage vows are sacred, but temptation is a powerful thing.
Seeing Chris again has caused a war between her head and her heart. In the end, which one will win the battle? Facing a difficult decision, Kaitlyn just wants to be sure of one thing when she walks away from this weekend—no regrets.
***This book is intended for readers 17+ due to some language and mature themes.
***Trigger Warning: Dating Violence and Sexual Assault
***Also look for: Then There Was You (So Much It Hurts Series, Book #2)