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message 1: by Anjuelle (last edited Aug 21, 2010 04:14PM) (new)

Anjuelle (neptuneauteur) | 10 comments "Keeper of Secrets...Translations of an Incident"

Memories of the Hindu icon of dancing Siva compel wife and mother, Raven Clarke, to intervene in the attack of one restaurant patron on another.
Watching from a distant table, Lahni Irete' finds herself catapulted back to the violence of her childhood and adolescence. The next day she shares her account of the happening with psychiatrist, Reynard Williams.
Williams embraces the tale as a man seeking help to confront the core of pain that has distanced him from his wife and left him sexually and spiritually impotent.
Along the way Williams consults with Sahel Denning, an injured psychologist no longer practicing psychotherapy.
Engineer, Michael Banks, finds the restaurant incident a map guiding him on his path to reclaiming the events of the morning before he fell from the Richmond Bridge.
Rumor and innuendo cloud Ariane Gadsen's acquaintance with the story, propelling her down the path of reconciliation with what she is hiding.
The restaurant scene stirred regret and despair within Trey Williamson, a widower, on his first date since the death of his wife three years earlier.
The intimate backdrop of the restaurant offers containment wherein newly discharged Captain Darryl Sharpton reveals his most dark and intimate truth.

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Anjuelle (neptuneauteur) | 10 comments "The House"

What would you do if you learned the person you were divorcing is dying?
On receiving the very thing she wants, a divorce and the power to sell their house, Anna Manning learns that Edward, her soon-to-be ex-husband, is dying. A faithful wife for over three decades, Anna endured Edward’s constant absences while traveling on business for his international real estate firm, and his extra-marital affairs.
Anna takes Edward to live out his last six, possibly three, months in the house she fought so vigorously to sell. But letting go of someone who has caused so much pain does not come easily.
Edward has changed.
As their children return home, and say their farewells Anna confronts the challenges that Edward’s impending death delivers each of them. Then there is Inman who loves Anna, and provides the one thing Edward denied their marriage—passion and intimacy.
Anna must also face the hopes and dreams she abandoned as an art history major turned wife and mother on graduating college. In requesting the divorce she had planned to use her proceeds from the sale of the house to move to France. She would study the art of Europe, perhaps work as a docent in a Paris museum.
Edward’s terminal illness provokes Anna to understand the present rooted in the wellspring of the past, and pouring into a future without him. "The House" shows what happens when we adopt the belief that, All hold regret, and are seeking forgiveness. Our salvation rests in the hands of others—quite particularly the ones whom we love most, and who have treated us wrongly.

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Bailey Bristol (baileybristol) | 10 comments Millie's Rose
Millie's Rose by Donna Sturgeon
Sometimes, when a heart breaks, the damage is so severe the only way it can heal is to return it to the land where it was born. Knowing this, Millie Handley makes one request of her husband, Dan, when she discovers her cancer is terminal—to return home to Nebraska and build the house he’s been dreaming of since he was a little boy.

Two months after Millie’s funeral, Dan finds himself pulling up the rutted, dirt driveway that winds around the banks of Chelsea Lake, headed toward a desolate future he’s not sure he wants to survive. Unable to grieve and desperate to forget the life he lost, Dan locks himself in his great-grandfather’s cabin and allows the pain to consume him, like a grass fire burning out of control.

Stacy Ruzicka’s final promise to her best friend, Millie, was to help Dan through the pain, and she’s determined to do just that—whether he wants her to or not. Stacy and Dan have known each other longer than their memories reach back, and she knows him better than he knows himself, but the harder she tries to force Dan to rise from the depths of his grief and take that first breath of life again, the harder he pushes her away—until he’s suddenly pulling her into his arms and into his healing heart.

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Everly Anders | 29 comments The Seamstresses
“The Seamstresses” is a short story about what truly holds a relationship
together and what tears it apart, and the magic that is caught somewhere in

When Yin opens her eyes after her death, she is in her grandmother’s
seamstress shop she remembers as a child—but she is not alone. Her sister who
died two years earlier is there to tell Yin about their true calling in this strange
and wonderful place. But Yin’s sister is hiding something that will alter Yin’s view
of the living world forever.

message 5: by Alice (new)

Alice Dinizo (JBDiNizo) | 10 comments "Up from Down and Out" is the story of a young woman who marries the wrong man, a politican and a philanderer. When he tires of her,he makes his distaste quite clear. She continues carrying for their family but begins drinking.Then he and his family try to kill her. She survives but becomes an alcoholic. How she continues on and climbs her way back to a good life is the theme of "Up from Down and Out".

message 6: by Carole (new)

Carole Kulikowski (carolekulikowski) | 5 comments I recently published my first novel, THE SUMMER OF THE ROSENKAVALIER, a satire about the opera world. It is available as a FREE EBOOK August 30 and 31, September 14, and October 19. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008JFTRDE
Otherwise it sells as a Kindle $0.99 and paperback $8.78
Blurb: THE SUMMER OF THE ROSENKAVALIER follows the career of opera singer, Anna Trent, from her garage band days in 1960’s Kansas to the present day opera stages of Europe; and the humorous escapades of the Trent entourage: her philandering English husband, her neglected daughter, a devious au pair, feuding international colleagues and the young American conductor with whom she is conducting her first guilty affair.

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Ada Winder (adawinder) | 3 comments Emancipating Alice by Ada Winder Emancipating Alice

Emancipating Alice is a literary family saga set heavily in the domestic lives of its characters. The novel can also be considered 'hen lit' as it follows Alice Owens, a middle-aged homemaker, on her journey to self-rediscovery.

Synopsis: Back from a routine grocery-shopping trip, Alice discovers her husband George slumped over their kitchen table, as dead as her love for him. Hoping it's the beginning of bringing her strangled life to an end, she begins preparing for the arrival of her adult children--a daughter who hates her and a needy son--who will inevitably show up for the funeral. But while cleaning out George's belongings, Alice stumbles across enigmatic documents linking him to an African-American charity and a heinous crime committed over thirty years prior.
Alice finds herself grappling not only with memories of her marriage's turbulent past, but with murder and infidelity from George's secret double life pushing themselves into her present.
Will Alice finally gain the freedom she's always desired? Or will George's secrets take her over the edge?

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