Returning to her roots in Devon, Francesca discovers that her childhood home is up for sale, she buys it, but is moving back a mistake, or will living there again help her to come to terms with something that has haunted her for years? Will she be able to rid herself of the guilt she feels following the accident to her brother James, an accident for which she feels responsible? Meeting up with an old girlfriend Izzy brings things to a head for she was present that day and knows the truth and it is Izzy and Gareth, the new man in Frankie's life, who help her find a way to forgive herself at last and move on.
Just Another Day tells the compelling story of Josh, a deeply troubled student with severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This 24 hour journey through Josh'’ s eyes reveals the depth and complexity of the mental processes that inspire OCD.
I wrote this story when I was sixteen, forty-two years ago. I always loved children’s stories and poems. I have written several over the years, a couple published. Currently I am writing a couple of stories for my small granddaughters.
Just Another Day at the Office reveals the never-before-known details of how Philip Blake (aka The Governor) took full control of Woodbury. In this exciting story that takes place between The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury, Philip unleashes his full fury on the previous leaders of the small walled-off town. This one-man-army, a man on his way to becoming the fearsome Governor who will eventually go up against Rick Grimes and company, single-handedly takes on all foes, both zombie and human alike. Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's story was originally published in issue 1 of The Walking Dead magazine and contains approximately 3,500 words, along with an extended excerpt for The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury.
Twelve-year-old Cassie has a lot to cope with when her father moves "out of the picture." Her mom's constantly working overtime, her teenage sister's going AWOL, and her little brother seriously needs attention. It's up to Cassie to prevent total chaos at home -- or so she thinks. She can't control everything, though. At school Cassie's two "best" friends are turning nasty, and a cute boy is sending mixed signals. And then there's Mr. Mullaney -- the weirdest, hardest English teacher in the seventh grade -- who hates everything she does. Since Mr. Mullaney isn't even reading her brilliant work, Cassie starts submitting journal entries like "A Virtual Tour of My Insanely Messy Desk." But her sassy humor isn't winning her any friends or helping her ailing grades. What's a girl to do when life gets totally insane? Barbara Dee has created a witty, poignant portrait of an intense, honest, feisty girl who is ferociously funny and only too human.
FIRST PART OF AN EROTIC ROMANCE SERIAL. It's a feel-good Erotic Office Romance about two flawed people attempting to come together in an imperfect world. You'll not find cliché, porn-style sex between two supermodels, but instead powerful attraction leading up to hot scenes between what could be real people. All of us have issues; whether we're worried about not being likeable enough or not skinny enough, nobody is perfect. Why should fictional characters be any different?
It's 1964...An American family is crossing the Atlantic Ocean to start a new life in a foreign place called the Panama Canal Zone. It's a land of majestic jungle and teaming with tropical life just ripe for a boy to explore. This is his story of growing up 9 degrees from the equator. Many have heard of the Canal Zone, but few have ever experienced it's magic. These stories help bring to life an age of innocense and discovery. After landing on this Carribean shore, their lives would never be the same. Come experience what very few have known living in such a special place.
Visualize a scenario where you are vacationing in a tropical island, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, stresses of daily life, watching the waves reaching out to caress the shore, and you sipping the coconut water with a straw and next to you curled up is your sweetheart, humming a love song in your ear. Sounds fascinating and romantic? Of course, it is. Have you ever thought of the lives and the miseries of the inhabitants of this “tropical paradise”? Have you looked into the weary eyes of the street urchins, as you walked past them to the sandy beach? Or care to know the women toiling in the rice and sugar cane fields for pennies a day and the endless abuse they are subjected to by their drunken husbands and the harassment by the rich men driving around in their Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars? If you claim you care, then read Rethee Devi’s story penned in these pages. You may develop a new insight of the torture she suffered along with half-starved women whom she defended as their attorney in Kerala State, India, also known as “God’s Own Country.”
For single mom Paige Cooper, a job with Redstone, Incorporated, meant a new life. But soon after she settled into her new home, her serenity was shattered when she was abducted by vicious terrorists. Her only hope of rescue was Noah Rider. The man who had once stolen her heart with one soul-searing kiss...
Kailynn takes us through her everyday life as a stay-at-home-mom. She shows us the funny and serious times with her kids, while facing an unexpected pregnancy. Kailynn has her husband, Brad, and three sons by her side, but with that comes the dreaded in-laws.
Just another day at the office follows Chris' fascinating and sometimes stressful careers as part of a British Forces bomb disposal team in Northern Ireland and currently as a Paramedic in the UK. They are true memoirs about many incidents he's been involved with, some in stomach churning circumstances. It covers incidents such as the shooting dead of a colleague whilst defusing a bomb in Belfast. And describes what its like to approach a wrecked vehicle with a trapped driver and a dead child only feet away. It has graphic details of what its like to assess a patient with traumatic injuries and amputations. It records the communication and organisation that has to happen between himself, the patient, the doctors, the fire service and other Ambulance crews to ensure the effective release of a critically injured casualty. Conversely what a high it is to orchestrate a successful resuscitation following a sudden home death. It describes the more comical and lighter moments of the job with amusing stories and prediciments he finds himself in, when judgement calls go wrong!!!
Fred Gann is a believer in second chances. As a dedicated teacher, principal, and organizer of alternative schools, he valued each individual in his classroom and school as a kid who deserved an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and, therefore, have a better chance at life. Mr. Gann was able to look past the tough, apparently flawed facade of at-risk kids and recognize their innate potential when most school administrators, society, and, for some, even parents had written them off as lost causes. With entertaining and informative highlights of his thirty-two year career, Fred Gann takes the reader along on his journey as an advocate for at-risk kids. One could surmise that many of Mr. Ganns students would not have received their high school diplomas if he had not believed and was a determined to prove that anything less than their success was an option. Well done, Mr. Gann. Colleen Zuck, Editor
A friend complimented me on my vivid imagination after reading a draft of 'Just Another Day in Paradise'. The truth is that most of the locations really exist and that if you wander the Caribbean you will come across them. Many of the events also happened but some in different times and places and sometimes the characters just took off and did their own thing, ignoring me the way children ignore their parents when immersed in adventures. The Caribbean is where I live and I have kept true to its spirit and it is still wild and eciting. These adventures happen here every day; I know because adventures not disimilar have happened to me or my friends.
My name is Robert Luna. I live in Dallas, Texas, where my wife and I live in our own personal zoo. We have two great kids, three dogs, and two cats; this is where my heart lies. I write, therefore I feel I am. My words come from my heart, soul, and mind. I write what I feel and see; life itself is my inspiration. Life is art in its purest form. There is nothing more chaotic than lifeawhat better inspiration could there be? I write about the ugly and disturbed nature of my fellow mankind, with the intent to make a difference in the world somehow. The greatest words of wisdom that I have ever known are these: aNever judge a book by its cover; you could miss the greatest story ever told.a I hope you enjoy my book. Robert P. Luna Peace be with you on the journey of life.
A rambling, shambolic account of my life and career written as short stories—some rude, some funny, some tragic. I started this as an aid to my recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2014 after a long period in hospital. I was very lucky after a week in a government mental ward to get accepted at Lakeside Clinic at Warner’s Bay Private Hospital, where I was treated with care and kindness and, for the first time in my life, learned something about my own emotions and to speak of them—a very hard lesson to learn. Take my word, though, if you suffer PTSD or depression—don’t let the hole get too deep. Talk to someone no matter how hard or how much it hurts; it is not just important to your well-being but of your family and friends as well. Some of my friends say I am a uniform collector, in my time being a scout, senior scout, cub instructor, soldier, police officer, special constable, MSS security officer, scout leader, volunteer firefighter, Atlanta Olympics security team officer, Sydney Olympics OVIP, Northern Agencies security officer, and lastly, a transit officer. Anyway, if you have gotten this far, I hope you enjoy the rest of this book.
Visualize a scenario where you are vacationing in a tropical island, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, stresses of daily life, watching the waves reaching out to caress the shore, and you sipping the coconut water with a straw and next to you curled up is your sweetheart, humming a love song in your ear. Sounds fascinating and romantic? of course, it is. Have you ever thought of the lives and the miseries of the inhabitants of this "tropical paradise"? Have you looked into the weary eyes of the street urchins, as you walked past them to the sandy beach? or care to know the women toiling in the rice and sugar cane fields for pennies a day and the endless abuse they are subjected to by their drunken husbands and the harassment by the rich men driving around in their Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars? If you claim you care, then read Rethee Devi's story penned in these pages. You may develop a new insight of the torture she suffered along with half-starved women whom she defended as their attorney in Kerala State, India, also known as "God's Own Country."
With her father "out of the picture" and her mother working long hours, twelve-year-old Cassie unconsciously describes her anger and confusion in a fantasy novel she is writing for school.
Looking out his window, Fiddler can't help thinking that California's Gold Coast is pretty damn close to Paradise, even if that is a clich. But he's about to catch a glimpse of the shady side of this sun-drenched Eden, thanks to his ex-wife Fiora, a honey-blonde with a body that won't quit and a mind to match. Even though Fiora's sheets are being warmed by an utterly charming European these days, there are still plenty of times she wants Fiddler by her side. Like when a couple of agents from the U.S. Customs Department start grilling her about the Silicon Valley export business owned by her suddenly unavailable-for-comment twin brother. Danny's into electronicsthe kind that come in miniature chipsbut it seems he's also been dabbling in other, more dangerous, enterprises. With Fiora's soft spot for her twin offset by Fiddler's hard head and matching muscles, the pair swing into action, knowing they don't have much time to save Danny from the feds, from his enemies and, most of all, from himself.