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Books

 
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Spurn the Moon

An actress. Her daughter. And a long-buried lie.

Attending Oxford University for medical school is Adrienne Talbot's lifelong dream--and it's finally coming true. She's been accepted, and she's on the flight to London when a concussion changes everything.

Now, instead of traveling England before school begins, she must call upon her estranged, A-list actress mother for help.

An unenthusiastic greeting leads to an extended stay when Adrienne meets her mother's new fiancé and is dragged into a world of glitz and paparazzi--by a scandal that centers around her. This scandal could not only destroy any chance of reconciliation with her mother, but ruin Adrienne's close relationships with her sisters and father back home. 

Desperate to find answers, Adrienne sets out upon a journey into her mother's past and begins to uncover the lies she once thought were truths.

Short Stories


Bernadette & the Stranger: an alaskan short story

On a small island in Southeast Alaska, a woman lives alone. 

"The stranger hadn't moved from where she'd left him, not that she'd expected him to, but his chest rattled every now and then, evidence of life that scared her as much as soothed her."

When Bernadette suffers another loss in her life, she abandons humanity and moves to the island that her father left her. There she finds the solitude she hoped for. For awhile. 

One day a storm rolls in, depositing a man in a lifeboat upon her shore, and thus destroying her island sanctuary. In this stranger, Bernadette finds more than she bargains for, including a ticket home--if she is brave enough to take it.

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finding home: a short story

Emma Chesworth is a happy wife to an NFL player. But that all changes in one moment when her husband unexpectedly asks for a divorce.

Supporting her four-year-old daughter, while grieving the loss of her marriage, Emma throws herself into restoring a dilapidated, Victorian home. Nothing about this job promises to be easy, and Emma is soon sure she's bitten off more than she can chew.

Yet in exploring the home, she comes across some of the previous owner's belongings, and in there is something that might just hold the key to both her relationship with her ex-husband and the new financial troubles she finds herself in. Until it disappears.

Finding Home is a family tale "wrought with highs, lows, pain, and joy."

Anthologies

From the Stories of Old (Vol I) A JL Anthology

In this international collection, new life is given to fairy tales, both classic and obscure.

Mythical creatures put the fairy in Fairy Tale. Mermaids, selkies, and ocean guardians experience the best and worst of humanity; sisters encounter an unusually friendly bear; a brave bride meets a silly goose; and a spinner of gold sets the record straight.

Urban fantasies modernize classics: a Frenchman learns the truth about magic, his past, and his girlfriend; a girl sets out to find love but receives a curse; and today’s naughty list makes Old Saint Nick not-so-jolly.

New worlds bring a fresh sense of wonder! In the future, a young woman fights for her people and herself; a bastard son finds acceptance in a world ruled by women; and a farmer’s wits win the heart of a frosty king.

Discover unexpected twists on old favorites, and fall in love with new tales and worlds to explore!

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Of Legend and Lore (Vol IV) A JL Anthology

New life is given to eleven old stories in this second collection of irresistible fairy tale retellings. 

Royalty faces magical challenges: a prince uses his powers on a rescue mission and reveals a terrible secret about his people; a king takes drastic measures to save his daughters from a troublesome curse; and a princess befriends an unusual frog. 

Mythical creatures can be friend or foe: three brothers face a depressed dragon with a legendary treasure; an ancient crow brings a child’s wishes to life; and one young girl discovers dragons aren’t always the enemy. 

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes: a miser is in danger of losing everything one cold night; a struggling mirrorsmith meets an invisible recluse; a boy must relive the fairy tale based on his ancestor’s life; a child is rejected because of his love of drawing cats; and an evil witch is sealed in a glass coffin. 

Be transported to new worlds and enjoy fresh twists on old favorites.

A Bit of Magic (Vol V) A JL Anthology

The oldest story can be made new again, changed and altered until it is reimagined and restored. 

Pride interferes with happily-ever-afters: a proud princess is tested and tests the prince in return; a young thief is caught red-handed and must make amends; and a vain queen struggles to save her stepdaughter.

Finding love is not a simple task: a hero searches for the ideal magical bride; an innocent librarian is charmed by a man with a menacing secret; a queen takes a spoiled prince as her sole deckhand; and a well-intentioned princess seeks to make things right with her father.

Change causes chaos, for better or worse: a scheming cat seeks to better the lot of his daydreaming master; a cursed pirate captain is given a second chance when he finds a young stowaway; a spoiled teenager suffers the consequences of turning her best friend into a toad; and a thief and a rebel hiding secrets meet at a ball.

Follow these characters on their journeys as eleven magical tales are turned on their heads and seen from new perspectives.

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