The Enchanted Knight

 I believe in Fairytales, and this one should start out as, Once upon a time…

     Brynalee is the last of the Forest Fae Princesses. She fled the village she was raised in with her brother and her unborn child.  She vowed to protect her son once he was born, from the wicked Laird of the Castle. She knew if the Laird ever found her child, he would take him from her.

Brannon swore he would give his life to keep his sister, Brynalee, and her boy safe. He used the skills he had learned while fostering with a wealthy family in England to build their croft.  He was a skillful hunter and kept them well fed and protected. Their lives together were simple and filled with laughter.

Until the day Brannon left to check his traps and came upon a fierce looking Knight in full armor. He feared for his family’s safety once he saw the soldier upon his fine horse, and Brannon did what he felt was needed to protect them.

He couldn’t leave the injured man behind in the forest. There were wild beasties and evil people who might do them all harm if the Knight were ever discovered near his family’s small home. So, Brannon brought the injured man home for his sister to heal.

Brynalee, saw Brannon, enter their small clearing and asked, “Tell me why ye hit him se hard if he was lost? Were you trying to hurt him, or kill him? What if someone comes looking for him, Brannon?”

Join them all in a world of Castles, Knights, Faeries, and Magik. And… don’t forget Evil. Where there is Magik, there must also be evil!test two2

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Aries Jones

Aries Jones is still trying to recover from the loss of his wife, Faith. Faith died in a tragic accident a few months after Aries returned from fighting in the war for freedom in Afghanistan.

 

His PTSD was only made worse after witnessing a drunk driver run his wife down, while she was crossing the street. It took him over a year to pull himself out of the slump and the depression he had fallen into.

 

His friend from high school, Stirling Dexter, asked him to work on a project to help a girl who had brain cancer. He had almost turned him down until he heard his deceased wife’s voice tell him he needed to have more Faith, and that everything would work out the way it was supposed to if he listened with his heart and mind.

 

He thought he was going crazy at first, but she started leaving little signs for him to follow. It felt good to get back out into the living again, but at night he still couldn’t stay asleep without his experiences during the war, and the memory of his wife’s face haunting him.

 

Stirling asked him to do one more project. Aries was eager to continue working for Stirling; he paid well and was fair and understanding. Then Aries met Brenna Faith Douglas, and he began to doubt himself and his reasons for working for Stirling. There was something about the girl’s mischievous smile that made him feel as if he was cheating on his wife. Faith had died only a year before, but Brenna was very much alive.

 

He wanted to push Brenna away, but the voice in his head told him to hold on tight to the unusual girl. Did he trust his instincts and the voice in his head? Or did he push the girl as far away from him as he could and stay faithful to his wife’s memory?

 

Aries will discover a side of himself that he never knew existed, once he begins to spend more time with the girl who he knows might break him for good. But he is even more afraid that he will forget his first true love after he almost loses Brenna Faith Douglas.

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Graysen Cooper

 

Graysen Cooper


The year was 1941

 

Elizabeth Klatt
     Elizabeth Klatt is trying to raise three young boys on the small pittance she receives from her husband who spends his time and money gambling, drinking, and on whores.

Frank Klatt is abusive to her and their young boys. His abuse begins to escalate when his debts increase and the amount of money he owes to the mob puts them all in danger.

 

Graysen Cooper
     Graysen is a philanthropist who enjoys the job he has working for the government but also does some boxing on the side to stay in shape.

He moves into the apartment above the Klatt’s and soon begins to hear the abuse that Elizabeth suffers through. It was all good until he met the dark-haired beauty.

 

**Warning
This story may trigger memories of those who’ve experienced abuse.

Her Mid-Life Cravings

     “Are you stalking me?” What a stupid thing to say, why would he be stalking me?

 

“Hey, Leila, is it?” My head bobbed up and down on its own. “Would you know anything about teen girls and the underwear they like? I could sure use some help…”

I felt like a teen myself, this man had me all tongue-tied, and I swear if I hadn’t been so thirsty I’d be drooling. Why didn’t the words ‘You can ask a salesperson for help,’ leave my lips? No instead I heard myself saying, “I have a teenage granddaughter, and I think I can help.”

His eyes opened then crinkled at the sides as soon as he smiled. “No, way! You can’t have a granddaughter that age. I’ll bet she’s just as pretty as you are.”

I mumbled and stumbled over my words but managed to thank him for being so kind.

“No, thank you. It’s rather embarrassing shopping for your daughter, a wife maybe in this kind of a store, but…”

He was so charming, and all intentions of shopping for my own underwear had left my thoughts. Until he said, “Here, let me set that stuff on the counter, and I will buy it for you as a gift for all your help.”

Oh, my sweet heaven, his smile took away all my coherent words, and instead, I heard something that sounded like, “I… I… you that… who oh, what?”

He tossed back his head and laughed. “At least let me buy the pretty blue set. It’ll bring out the spark in your eyes.” He took both sets of underwear from me and handed them to a girl behind the counter. “Will you please hold those for me while we keep shopping?”

 

 

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All about Him

All, about Him. In my current book, the Him I refer to is the ex, whether it be the ex-husband, boyfriend,  or lover. I chose to keep His character nameless. I did this so as the character reads, she can easily insert the name, picture, or image of someone who might have done the same things to her or made her feel the same way about herself.

We all have self-esteem issues, but having a partner in your life who uses those issues to make you feel even worse or less is a problem for many women. Most of the time those issues become detrimental to the woman’s health either emotionally, physically or both.

I’ve addressed a few of those items in this book. After going through any kind of abuse, it’s important first of all to realize that there is a problem. Next, you must have some sort of support, either a friend, a family member or a doctor who you can trust enough to ask for help.

I’ve had three significant others, and I’m not going to say who they were. All three of them wanted to have some kind of control over me. Whether it was control of who I interacted with, where I spent our money, (even if I was the one earning it), or what I looked like and how I dressed. I’m almost fifty-nine years old, and it has taken me this long to realize how all of the men in my life have changed my perspective of who I am now.

The character in my latest book is discovering these things about herself, and while trying to fix her problems, the methods she uses only brings more issues to the surface. Her health is at risk, and she is having a hard time getting past the image she has had of herself that was a direct result of the men she allowed to run her life.

This female is also an empath who is very nurturing, and she takes on the problems of anyone who she gets close to. She feels their pain and sadness, yet spends so much of her own energy trying to help them, that she loses more of herself in the process.

This woman came from a large family, and she always had many responsibilities. The only thing that kept her going when she was married was having her family close by. That was taken from her when her second husband insisted they move away and start their new life alone. Now she is all alone. Her family all lives out of state, and she isn’t aware of how much the distance is also affecting her state of mind.

It will take an act of God or complete devastation before she realizes she needs help. Ladies, don’t let the Him in your life take away who you are. Find the help you need to understand that you are beautiful just the way you are. Whether you are overweight, too thin, to kind and overly generous with your time of money. Don’t let Him make you feel like you aren’t deserving of love. You are beautiful, inside and out and don’t ever forget it.   Coming soon Preorder here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/730621cravings

Mind Over Matters

I heard an unknown male voice speaking. “Lexi, how are you feeling this morning? You’ve given us all quite a scare young lady!”

“I’m good, I think.” I tried to open my eyes, but the light behind the person who spoke was too bright. “Can you turn that light off?  I can’t see who is talking.?” My voice sounded unfamiliar and hoarse. “Can I have something to drink, my throat is so dry.”

“That’s good news, it appears that you are aware of your surroundings. Nurse Downey, could you get her some ice chips?”

I heard a woman answer, “Yes, of course, Doctor Engh. Is she only allowed to have ice?”

“I’ll let her answer. Lexi, how is your stomach feeling? Are you nauseated at all? If you are not, you can try some water, but I’m going to suggest just the ice chips for now. Ask her. Lexi, would you like some ice water?”

“I think that sounds great. Yes, please. Is my grandma still here?” I didn’t know what had happened to put me in the hospital, but I knew my grandma would tell me.

“Nurse Downey, have you seen her grandmother?”

“No, Doctor, Engh. The only one I saw in her room at all this week was Mr. Dexter. I believe Mrs. Picket told me he left to go back to Chicago, right before she left to take care of her husband, Joe. He just had another stroke. I hope he’s alright.”

“So do I. Now, Lexi, I’m going to ask you some questions. Answer me to the best of your ability. If at any time your head begins to hurt, tell me, and I will immediately stop with the questions. Are you ready, Lexi?”

“I think so.”

“Good, do you know your full name?”

My mind was muzzy, but I did know my name… “Lexi Bella Renaud.”

“How old are you?”

That one was harder, “I think that I’m…twenty-six.”

“You are doing great. Do you know when your birthday is?”

“My birthday?  It’s in May. On the tenth.”

The doctor pulled over a chair and sat down next to me. “Excellent. Do you know what month it is now, and what the year is?”

“I don’t know, my head is starting to hurt. Can we stop now?”

“Of, course, Lexi. Just one more important question, and then we will stop. Do you know why you are in the hospital?” He asked me the question, then began looking through his notes.

My head was pounding, and my eyes hurt. Why was I here? “I’m not sure, was I in an accident?” I put my hands on my head to rub the spot that hurt the most and instead felt a large cloth bandage wrapped around my head. “Oh, my God. What happened to me?” What was wrong, why couldn’t I remember. “Was my grandma with me in the accident?”

The doctor stood back up and walked around the bed to where a nurse was waiting. Then she put something into the tube that I noticed was still attached to my left arm. “Lexi, close your eyes and rest. We will talk tomorrow…”

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About Jack

 

 

About JackAbout Jack

 

Everyone needs a friendly

reminder about listening to

their parents and following

the rules.

 

No one should ever be a bully,

That includes being nice to

animals, creatures, and other

human beings.

 

Jack and his friend Timmy

Find out the hard way what

can happen.

Unforgettable Lexi Bella

 

 

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Lexi is being haunted by her grandmother…

“Oh Grandma, I can’t believe this is happening to me.” The floodgates opened completely, and I felt a comforting presence surround me.

     ‘It will be all flood gates

right, Lexi. Don’t give up, Lovey. I think Mr. Dimples is the answer to both our prayers.’

She’s all alone in the world except for her cat, Daisy.

 

     Unexpectedly, she finds support from the man whom she was trying to get a job with…

“Can we talk about your offer?  Were you serious about the secretary job?” He hadn’t mentioned it again, and I desperately needed the work.

 

“I am, but first I want you to meet with your new doctor to make sure that you can do it. Did you say you have an appointment to meet with him this Monday?  Lexi, you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. That gives us few more days to work on our bucket list.”
    They take the journey of a lifetime together; will it be too late to make their dreams come true… 

 

Butterfly Kisses

 

 

Kindle cover butter 1Grace Parker …

     Graces’ parents had paid for her to go on a cruise. She was waiting for her divorce to be final. Her marriage to Charlie had left her lonely and anti-men after his emotional abuse…

 

Alex Papadakos …

     Alex’ divorce was finally finalized. He turned down a single cruise with his friends and instead chose to go on a quieter family cruise. He was finished with all women until he saw the gorgeous woman in the royal blue butterfly bikini…

 

Their time together was intense…

“Grace, when was the last time that you ate, or drank anything?” It was time to bring the caregiver out.

She smiled just a little, and it tore my guts out. “Alex, I didn’t eat anything earlier because I wanted to fit into that string slingshot.” She giggled, and I couldn’t help but laugh with her. “So not only am I on fire, but I’m starved half to death, and thirsty too. What do you think we should do first?”

I know what I wanted to do, but that was not one of the choices. I examined Grace systematically to see how dire her situation was. “You haven’t seen how bad you are burned yet, have you?” She shook her head slightly. The mirror was on the other side of the wall from her bed. “Come and see for yourself.”