Sometimes I think to myself, “How did I get here?” Then the pain hits and I remember…it’s because she’s gone. I now live in a new town, go to a new school, and I’m supposed to be moving on with my new life. Only, I no longer know who I am anymore. Dancing is all I have left and every day I feel completely alone. Silence has become the theme song to my life. She said to find some joy and light, but I don’t know how. Mostly, I feel surrounded in darkness…that is until I meet him.
I have only one goal, in 298 days I’m going to drive away from this small beach town and never return. People are always watching me closely, too close, and I’m tired of wearing a mask. I need to be free. Swimming is my ticket out of here and I remind myself daily to fly under the radar, stick to my routine, and under no circumstances let anything distract me. I’m not as perfect as they think, most days I am drowning in guilt. I’m not sure I will ever be able to escape the feelings of shame, worthlessness, and just being unwanted…that is until I meet her.
Birdy also has an undying love for Savannah that spans over two decades. Unfortunately for him, Savannah is a wealthy debutante engaged to the town’s most eligible bachelor—and Birdy is a truck driver.
But after a nasty incident, Savannah wakes up in a hospital bed and can’t remember one thing about the past seven years—not her marriage to Birdy instead of her boyfriend, and especially not the birth of their four children. In what feels like an instant, she’s lost her perfect life and become an impoverished housewife.
Savannah must struggle through her memory loss to recover some kind of love for her husband and children. Will Birdy’s unwavering devotion be enough to carry her through and bring back her lost years? Or could Birdy’s own secrets make matters even worse?
Wealth, poverty, love, loss, and amnesia create a challenging road for Savannah May Holladay. Find out how she traverses these obstacles and unearths the hidden bonds with her childhood friend in Twenty-One Trees.
Although the subjects of these dog stories are the writer’s dogs, these memoirs are universal in their appeal. All of these dog stories are about the special bond that can form between dogs and people. This dog book is for all ages, and with the exception of one story (My Dog is a Slut) any of these dog stories could be a bedtime story for children. These dog stories run the emotional gamut from absurdity to poignancy, and range from humorous to heartbreaking, something any dog lover can understand.
“These simply told tales, straight from Ms. Robinson’s heart, speak of a love that transcends species. Her homespun humor makes them a delight to read, offsetting the raw grief she shares over the loss of tiny Ruth Ann and later big Bubba. But hope springs eternal and new dogs continue to be born, a touching lesson for all, with dogs or without,” says another reviewer. Although the loss of a dog is always sad, it’s the dogs in our lives that somehow make us more human. Life without dogs? I don’t think so.
From dressing a chihuahua in a red corduroy coat to conveying the profound grief of a dog, these dog stories will be appreciated by any dog lover.
Almost every dog memoir in this collection is either about a chihuahua mix and/or the abandoned hound that claimed a family as his own. One story is about a lost mother dog who depended on the kindness of strangers after delivering her puppies in a cave on the side of a cliff. Another is about a little dog’s grief when her master died; although he was important enough to be mourned by an entire city, Mopsy’s sorrow was heartbreaking.
Most of the dogs in these stories came from an animal shelter, and the fidelity that each rescue dog demonstrates, from utter loyalty to pure devotion, makes a master humble. A portion of the proceeds from this dog ebook, as well as from the hard copy of Dogs and Love (available at www.createspace.com) goes to a dog rescue program.
Perhaps you will remember some of the dogs you have loved over the years as you read these stories about dogs, and realize how important dogs truly are in the emotional lives of humans. This book is more than just a group of dog stories about dogs. It’s about the deep emotional connection we share with our dogs, and how special that bond truly is.
“Ferris Robinson’s Dogs and Love is not just about dogs. It’s also about the “Dog Persons” who love them, spoil them, worry about them, grieve over them, rejoice over them, learn from them, and generally cannot live without them. This collection of stories is beautifully written – intelligent, witty, charming and touching without being corny. It is written from the heart of a “Dog Person.” Highly recommend!”
“This is a great book for those of us who love our dogs like members of our families. The stories within the story are great. I laughed and cried and cried and when I finished the book, I had a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart.” Amazon reviewer
“Loved your essays. You made me laugh, made me sad and sometimes nostalgic, such as the one about your empty nest. I really like your work.”
Janie Dempsey Watts – author of Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge
HE NEVER WANTED TO BE A HERO. SHE NEVER MEANT TO FALL IN LOVE.
Heart-rending, tragic, funny, inspirational. Romance suspense thriller. Revised, no cliffhanger ending.
Cody Musket, professional athlete and former US Marine pilot, rescues sassy reporter Brandi Barnes, a single mom whose editorials have exposed a child trafficking ring. She soon discovers that Cody carries dark military secrets which are destroying him.
What happened after his F/A-18 crashed in the Afghan desert? What events did the generals and politicians hide? How did he get his scars? Cody tries to protect her, but she risks her life to save the only man she has ever loved.
An unforgettable tale of honor, sacrifice and courageous love. Clean fiction inspired by real events.
They agreed on three months…but their love knew no boundaries.
Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.
It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he’s ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.
Beauty From Pain is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.
Amelia Lamont never asked to unleash her inner vampire
Amelia’s normal teen world is shattered when a terrifying nightmare awakens the monster inside her. A newfound, insatiable thirst for blood that leads her to drain the school quarterback is only the beginning; she’s horrified to discover that her family and best friend Kendrick have been harboring the secret all along. And is the strangely alluring boy who seems hell-bent on curbing her murderous, blood-filled desires a friend, or foe?
To escape detection Amelia and her twin brother Dorian are forced to move to a new town, and the challenge of a new, exclusive high school where nearly every classmate smells like prey. Including the irresistible Ty, who seems hauntingly familiar, yet darkly menacing …
Amelia’s disturbing dreams and entanglement in a web of forbidden romance render her increasingly powerless against the chilling lies and secrets of vampire power struggles. And, as she soon discovers, vampire politics mixed with outlawed love can be a lethal cocktail.
Falling in love may just cost Amelia everything: her friends, her family…even her life
Move over Twilight, True Blood and Underworld! J.L. Myers’ first book in the Blood Bound series will have you swooning for more!
Warning – This book contains some language and sexual situations.
YA/ Vampire/ Paranormal Fiction
Summer Unplugged is a novella. It is the first in the Summer Unplugged Series.
Bayleigh is addicted to her cell phone and her mom has had enough. After catching her sending a less than lady-like photo to a boy who barely knows her, Bayleigh’s mom sends her away to her grandparent’s house for the summer–sans cell phone, laptop and Ipod. Bayleigh thinks the summer will be torture without social media…that is until she meets the boy next door.
Part 2 – Autumn Unlocked
Part 3 – Winter Untold
Part 4 – Spring Unleashed
“Either Side of Midnight is a must-read book for all mystery and/or suspense lovers. I rate this book as a ten-star and expect to see it as number one on the best selling list for many, many weeks.” Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite
“Either Side of Midnight is perfect for readers who like books that will screw with your mind. Fans of the Consequences series by Aleatha Romig in particular will love this book. A must read!” Laura Carter, Goodreads librarian.
“Just as I began to feel a sense of familiarity and comfort in the structure of the genre, It completely twisted and led me down a different path”
“This was one of the best books I have read this year. It was well-written, had an excellent, original plot and twists that I did not see coming”
“A supremely well-plotted story, expertly structured to keep you guessing right up to the end”
“At one point in the book I had to re-read the page three times because I couldn’t believe what had just happened!”
“Brilliantly written, this had me on edge for ages. Right up until the end I still didn’t know for sure how it would all turn out”
“Gripping from the start, it has a good mix of tension, romance and humour and refreshingly, without the need for gratuitous content”
WHAT IF THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE TURNED INTO YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE?
When nineteen-year-old Naomi Stone is snatched from her husband at knifepoint on the night of their wedding and taken to a deserted cemetery, she knows her life is finished. Drugged and disorientated, she loses consciousness as she lies in an open grave with a gun to her head. But the following day, she mysteriously awakes to find herself unharmed and secured to a bed. She’s in a beautiful bedroom in a secluded cottage in open countryside. Only one person knows she’s there – the man in the balaclava who’s holding her, feeding her, revealing nothing. Naomi senses the unfolding of a plan. She should be on honeymoon in the Caribbean. Instead, she’s trapped with an emotionless psycho with no hope of escape . . . And his voice is chillingly familiar.
Who is he? What does he want? What’s happened to her husband? Where is she? Will anyone find her before it’s too late?