Five complete sweet to sensual stories from five multi-talented authors in settings to make any summer occasion more special: Meet Me in Seattle by Markee Anderson, Arrow through the Heart by Stephanie Burkhart, Taking Liberty by Gerald Costlow, Marcy’s Struggle by Larry Hammersley, and The Garden by Jory Sherman.
Meet Me In Seattle by Markee Anderson
Madysen Duke has been coerced to participate in a reality show with her teacher friends. But little does she know, her high school flame is also along for the ride, with intentions much different from hers. Even though she’s out for the money, he’s trying to thwart whatever crime is happening right before their eyes.
Arrow Through The Heart by Stephanie Burkhart
Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper’s son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?
Taking Liberty by Gerald Costlow
Liberty “Libby” Bell is a waitress at a roadside diner, trying to hide from an abusive ex-boyfriend who refuses to leave her alone. She strikes up a romance with Roger, a hunky local fireman, and seems to be getting her life back into gear. Then her ex-boyfriend tracks her down.
Will she be forced to leave Roger and run away again, or see the ex- boyfriend and risk a violent confrontation?
And if that isn’t enough to handle, suddenly there’s a serial killer in their midst.
Marcy’s Struggle by Larry Hammersley
Marcy Mason is in her final year of graduate school, pursuing a PhD in chemistry. She has brains and looks, but struggles in the romance department. She met Ross Franklin in undergraduate school when she was a senior; he was a freshman and second-string quarterback. Her problem – she was hung up on Leroy Doyle at the time.
Leroy is married and moved away, but Ross, now star quarterback, isn’t convinced she’s over Leroy. When Leroy arrives on campus to give a lecture, Marcy must make all the arrangements. After contact with Leroy, Marcy admits to what she’s known all along—she’s over Leroy and wants Ross in her life. Can she convince Ross to look past their different backgrounds and give love a chance?
The Garden by Jory Sherman
Summer brings forth fresh vegetables in the garden and with them, the ultimate fight against insects and wild critters to protect those vegetables. Harvey enjoys his garden, especially the corn – watching it grow, providing food for his beloved wife Ruth. Then, something unusual happens in the garden and his corn begins to disappear.
An Excerpt from The Garden
“What are you going to do with that radio?” Ruthie asked during supper.
“Just before dark I’m going to turn it on. Tune it to a hard rock station or an all-night country station and let it blare.”
“Harvey, you’re crazy,” she said, a twinkle in her eye, the faint trace of a smile in the curve of her lips.
“My idea of a nocturnal scarecrow, Ruthie.”
“What if your deer likes country music or loud rock?”
“He’ll still leave tracks. If he does, I’ll follow them up into the woods tomorrow.”
“And do what?”
“I don’t know. I’ll take my rifle with me.”
“You’d shoot a hungry deer? Out of season?”
“I might scare him off our land.”
“Our land? Maybe the deer thinks it’s his land. Who was here first?”
“Well, his ancestors were here first, but the deer didn’t pay out any hard- earned money for this property, and I have a deed. It doesn’t.”
About the Authors
Markee Anderson makes her home in northeast Wisconsin, surrounded by Packer fans, snow, and cheese. Along with her husband, they have three adult children and two Boston terrier babies. She writes under different pen names, all at: http://www.sweettalebooks.com
Come visit her at markeeanderson.com
Stephanie Burkhart was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. After graduating from Central High, she joined the U.S. Army. She spent eleven years in the military, seven stationed in Germany. She left the Army in 1997 and settled in California. Stephanie has been married for over twenty years and has two boys, Andrew and Joseph. She now works for LAPD as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher.
Come visit her at stephanieburkhart.com
Gerald Costlow lives in Michigan and has published several novels and numerous short stories and novellas over the years. He’s currently publishing a romantic-supernatural series with Publishing by Rebecca Vickery.
Larry Hammersley is 76 and has been married to Sue for 51 years. He has two children and five grandchildren. Larry enjoys jogging, amateur radio, occasional woodworking, and is active in his church. He’s been writing for 39 years.
Come visit his blog at larryhammersley.blogspot.com
Jory Sherman began his literary career as a poet in San Francisco’s famed North Beach in the late 1950s, during the heyday of the Beat Generation. He has been published widely in literary journals. His first book of poetry, So Many Rooms, was published by Galley Sail Press in 1959.
Come visit his website at: www.jorysherman.com
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