Im not going to try it, I said. Youll like it, she argued. I know Ill like it, I said. Thats why Im not going to try it. Try it just this once and Ill never ask you to do it again. That was a deal. I slipped back into the drivers seat while Pam corn-rowed two neat lines of the silky white powder on the back of a plastic cassette tape cover. Fifteen hundred dollars every month, an abusive boyfriend, a molested child, a lost family, hotels for houses, a ruined leg, a gun to my head, a knife to my butt, and a jail cell all my own. Black eyes, bruised days, broken hours. Looking back, it seems strange what I gave up to get my roommate off my back. In her debut memoir, Andrade tells of her years with cocaine and crystal methamphetamine using, then selling, until all she had left of the life she wanted was a chalk outline and a pack of cigarettes. This is the story of her use and recovery, of the people who frustrated and inspired her, of the decision to leave the drug world. It is the story of her slow, often unsteady walk home.
©2019 Laura Andrade and Jean Knight Pace (P)2020 Laura Andrade and Jean Knight Pace
Does it feel like something is missing? As though you are incomplete? Maybe, you can't shake the feelings of undue sadness, discontent, unease, or that you're capable of more. You are here for a reason. No one is a waste. You are here at such a time as this in such a place as this for a specific reason. There is a reason for your life. Don't you want to find out what that is?
©2019 Janet Palmer (P)2020 Janet Palmer
"In Climatized, Sally Fernandez has made herself a credible expert - presenting a plausible scenario that will descend on the planet soon..." (Dennis T. Avery, New York Times Bestselling Co-Author of Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years) After resigning her post at the States Intelligence Agency, Maxine Ford declares her independence as she bursts onto the Washington scene as a private investigator. She displays her usual no-holds-barred style, showing no obeisance to the elite politicians. Right out of the starting gate, she finds herself in the cauldron of mystery, murder, and mayhem. All of her clients are warned to prepare themselves for the truth...at all costs. In Climatized, Max is hired by the wife of a prominent senator to determine the cause of his untimely death. It leads her to discover that three world-renowned scientists had been killed days before they were scheduled to testify before the late senator's investigative committee. Meanwhile, a fourth scientist has gone missing. Max determined he is the key to unearthing the motives behind the deaths. Following the many twists and turns, Max and her associate, Jackson Monroe uncover a powerful organization responsible for the killings. Cogent evidence is provided to the president, forcing him to make a crucial decision - to cover up a diabolical plot or bring down a multi-trillion-dollar world-wide economy. Fernandez's crackerjack international thriller once again expertly weaves fact with fiction. Listeners will be beguiled by the artistic marriage of established facts with a storyline that lifts creativity to new heights. A classic blend of character study and well-plotted action sequences keeps the reader listening. A hair-raising story from start to finish.
©2016 Sally Fernandez (P)2020 Sally Fernandez
Fran Clarks grandmother has passed away, and she is assigned the task of going through her Grams personal items, deciding what to keep and what to discard. As she is going through desks and drawers, she comes across a key that opens Grams trunk, which is filled with quilts made by generations of Clark women. The key was one she had always loved as a child. Filled with nostalgia, Fran spreads the quilts across the room, and while shedding tears for the loss of her grandmother, she suddenly finds herself transported to 1875, and she is not even sure how she got there. Scared and alone, she must find a way to fit into this new world. As Fran struggles to find her way back to her own time period, she learns of a new way of living in the post-Civil War era, one of hard work with very little time for relaxation, and lacking any modern amenities, but as she begins to adjust, she discovers a different side to herself. She finds strength and a self-confidence she did not know she had, and she learns that two different men find her beautiful, something she had never thought about herself before. When the time has come to make a decision to stay or leave, she is torn. If she stays, she will have a contented and fulfilled life, but she will be living a lie, and she risks hurting those she has grown to love and who love her. And if she goes, even though she will once again be back with her family, she will have to deal with all of the pressures of a modern life, and she will be facing it alone, with no one to love. Can Fran find a way back to her own time? Does she want to? Travel back in time with Fran and decide for yourself what you would do. Yesterdays Tears is the first book of a new series by Jane OBrien called A Slip in Time.
©2019 Jane M. Sipe (P)2020 Jane M. Sipe
The chance to save many lives could cost her the loss of her own family. Poland 1938. Eve of the World War II. Rivka sends her husband and three beloved children to the United States, where they will find safe shelter from the war. She tells everyone that she is staying behind in order to care for her aging parents but her real reason is completely different. Beyond her work as librarian, Rivka serves as a spy for the Jewish underground, a critical role in the changing reality in Europe. Even when she receives letters describing her familys desperate situation, the sense of mission leaves her no choice. She understands that her brave choice may cost a painful price - losing her own family. The Jewish Spy is a historical drama - the story of a brave woman with remarkable determination and strength that will leave you breathless and fully inspired.
©2020 eBookPro (P)2020 eBookPro
Senator Jeffrey Lance was found dead in the Amazon rain forest under mysterious circumstances. Years before, holistic doctors throughout the country had also died from shadowy causes. Could they be connected? There was only one answer in the irrepressible mind of Maxine Ford. With the scent of a hound dog, she swings into action as these deaths raise doubts. In hot pursuit, she uncovers some baffling revelations that sends her off to New Mexico to track down a beekeeper. Following a bizarre chain of events, she is thrust into the throes of a far-reaching investigation that looms larger with the introduction of Big PhRMA and the FDA. As it becomes clear that her adversaries are on her trail, you will find Max digging in her stilettos for another nail-biting thriller. Could a beekeeper hold the secret to solving the mystery? The risks did not deter Max from plunging ahead in her usual no-holds-barred style to uncover the answer. Neither the president, an international supranational body, nor an assassin at her doorstep, could dissuade her from discovering what was behind the potentially explosive, high-stakes game they were playing. Novelist Sally Fernandez has seized another controversial subject from which she has confected an exciting fictional plot doused with alluring intrigue, while offering the listener a gripping story of a contemporary subject matter. The facts from her precise research added to the stew only underscores the validity of the narrative. Listeners will be engrossed in a plot that provides a visit behind the scenes of a vital subject of current interest.
©2019 Sally Fernandez (P)2020 Sally Fernandez