Book of the Month

ReCovery

ReCovery from Privateers Series

On her first independent mission, Claire Moss finds herself babysitting a nineteen year old stowaway while looking for La Joya, the object that will change the game she has been playing with pirates.

Claire Moss, a fledgling private consultant, roams through Latin America looking for La Hoya, which her partner guarantees will be a game changer. After a year of peace, Minnie finds herself on the run from the organization she use to work for and partnering with the scariest man she ever met. Even though there is a bounty on her life, she believes God can save her from some very bad people. The organization that Joe works for has hit the hardest time ever, he struggles to keep his key position in the company while some around him want him dead. Joe has a plan that will change the fabric of the company and make him the head. They are all working toward the same end, but who will reach it first, the good ones or the evil ones?

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Book of the Month

ReCovery from Privateers Series

On her first independent mission, Claire Moss finds herself babysitting a nineteen year old stowaway while looking for La Joya, the object that will change the game she has been playing with pirates.

Claire Moss, a fledgling private consultant, roams through Latin America looking for La Hoya, which her partner guarantees will be a game changer. After a year of peace, Minnie finds herself on the run from the organization she use to work for and partnering with the scariest man she ever met. Even though there is a bounty on her life, she believes God can save her from some very bad people. The organization that Joe works for has hit the hardest time ever, he struggles to keep his key position in the company while some around him want him dead. Joe has a plan that will change the fabric of the company and make him the head. They are all working toward the same end, but who will reach it first, the good ones or the evil ones?

Available on Amazon

Book of the Month

ReCovery from Privateers Series

On her first independent mission, Claire Moss finds herself babysitting a nineteen-year-old stowaway while looking for La Joya, the object that will change the game she has been playing with pirates. Claire Moss, a fledgling private consultant, roams through Latin America looking for La Hoya, which her partner guarantees will be a game changer. After a year of peace, Minnie finds herself on the run from the organization she use to work for and partnering with the scariest man she ever met. Even though there is a bounty on her life, she believes God can save her from some very bad people. The organization that Joe works for has hit the hardest time ever, he struggles to keep his key position in the company while some around him want him dead. Joe has a plan that will change the fabric of the company and make him the head. They are all working toward the same end, but who will reach it first, the good ones or the evil ones?

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Sample Chapter Claire Moss was partners with Jaime Zeped for almost six months, and he still treated her like a little kid. He wanted to handle all of the investigative work and let her manage the office. She wasn’t feeling that. “I done told you!” “I heard you,” he said. “Give me a case or I’ll pick one myself!” “All right, all right!” he said calming her down. “Try this and we will see how it goes.” She smiled as she accepted the slip of paper from him, but she knew he gave in too easily. It was like an episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy wanted to get into the act, and Ricky said yes. Ricky only said yes because he had a plan to teach Lucy a lesson.  Claire knew there had to be a trick to it, but she was taking this chance to get in on the action. A few hours later, she was primping in the mirror getting ready for her first undercover gig. She was dressed like a call girl.  She laughed at herself as she tried to make it look real.  She didn’t know anything about being a call girl, except what she saw on TV. This was miles from where this little mousy accountant used to be. She used to be safe in her own world of nine to five bookkeeping, until a pirate came along and catapulted her into this rich world of espionage. When she heard the front door alarm go off, her eyes widened. “Oh, snap!” she regretted being there immediately. Zeped stuck his head in the door. “You ready?” “Ready? Where ya’ll going,” Gilda pushed passed him into the women’s restroom. She stopped and took in what was in front of her. “Yes, I’m ready. Let’s go,” Claire turned and tried to talk out quickly. Gilda hooked her arm through Claire’s and spun her back in front of her. “Whoa, Sally where you riding off to in my skirt, shirt and wig?” “Uh…” Claire sputtered. “And my earrings and makeup!” Zeped tried not to laugh as he pulled Claire out of the room. “Zee, what you doing with the imitation when you got the real thing, baby?” Claire was about to stop and explain, when Zeped signaled her it would be a bad idea. The two of them left Gilda standing with her mouth open.

Book of the Month

Destiny’s Dilemma

An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.

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Sample Chapter

But Zo’s time back East had given her a greater sense of who she was as a colored person. But Hattie needed to have words with her daughter today.

“Is your sister back?”

Hardy stopped and looked at her mother. Hardy was next to the oldest child for her mother. She was her father’s oldest.  Unlike Zo, her skin was a rich creamy brown and her eyes matched. At 26 years old, she was the wife of a husband, John Oliver, who worked at the meat packing plant, mother of two and part time cook for a white Baptist minister.  Her days and nights were full, but she also looked after her very sick mother.  It was not as difficult since her oldest sister came back home. She only looked in on her mother while Zo went to town. She cooked too, because she didn’t think Zo knew how to.

“Mama, you asked me that ten minutes ago. She is not back yet. You know she has to go get the papers and sashay all over town.  She need to get a job with her uppity self. She think she too good to clean and cook. What else can a woman do?”

“She got some education, Hardy. She can teach or nurse. She gonna do better than me.”

Hardy came back in the room.

“Ain’t nobody gonna do better than you, mama. You raised us, sent us to school…”

“I’m not talking about that. I mean she got some real book learning.”

“She smart, but you know that Rev Norris, is really smart too.  He helped start a bible college right here in Fort Worth.”

“If I am asleep, you tell Zo to wake me up.”

Hardy knew that tone. She knew someone was going to get a whipping, even if it was just with words.

Book of the Month

Destiny’s Dilemma

An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.

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Sample

“Zoraida Williams, if you aren’t the talk of the town.”

“I beg your pardon,” Zo said looking into the eyes of a beautiful mulatto woman who blocked her way down the street.

“My name is Agness Templeton and I am the proprietor of The Falls.”

Zo was a little taken back.

“Good afternoon,” Zo said then waited for the woman to tell her what she wanted.

“Why don’t we step across the street and have a private chat?”

“No, we can talk right here.”

A little frustrated, Agness sighed.

“Miss Zo, ladies who are as attractive as us have an opportunity that will give you more money than you know what to do with.”

“Are you about to ask me to be a whore? Cause if you are about to ask me to be a whore, you need to keep walking.”

Agness chuckled.

“We all make out living on our back, whether we married or not. You may as well get paid for it. And I mean good pay. At the Falls, we deal with only the finest gentlemen who pay us very well.”

The clothes Zo wore fooled this woman. She believed the persona that Zo intended.  What Agness did not see was the child who learned the workings of prostitution by watching her father exploit women.  Zo knew that the college education she received was paid for by prostitution.

“Do you not know who my daddy was?” Zo asked and waited for the woman to answer.

Agness saw something in Zo’s face that scared her.

“You destroy our gender when you allow someone to own and pay for you in such a manner.  You mock God’s word openly with others by working for a place called the Fall, when the really sad thing is that one day someone younger and prettier will replace you.  But as you fall, God will pick you back up.”

“You think you know everything, young woman…”

“Miss Templeton, my daddy made his living off of the backs of other women and was cut down like a dog in the street,” said Zo who paused a moment and looked both ways. “There’s a reason they called him Dirty, and you don’t have any of that. You be careful.”

Zo walked on shaking her head.

Book of the Month

Destiny’s Dilemma

An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.

Available on Amazon.com

or Books2read.com which include Barnes & Noble, Apple, Indigo and more

Book of the Month

Destiny’s Dilemma

An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.

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or Books2read.com which include Barnes & Noble, Apple, Indigo and more

Excerpt:

She had just picked up her first newspaper when she heard.

“Miss Zoraida Williams, you are looking lovely today.”

She turned to see the man who had rescued her at the train station on the day she first arrived.  She could not remember his name, but she remembered his smile and his playful big brown eyes. He was a big dark skinned man with a solid build. He had on a nice pair of pants and a suit jacket that didn’t quite match it, but looked good on his build. He looked like a business man, not a farmer.

“Mister?”

“Andrew Forrest. My friends call me Drew.”

“I just want to thank you for your help the other day.”

When Zo arrived in Fort Worth off the train, she was confronted by a big smoky black colored man who the locals called Big Bull.  He was notorious for meeting colored women who were fresh from the country and putting them to work in his prostitution houses.  It had become an acceptable practice among the white and colored whore house establishments. He saw Zo at the train station and tried to grab her.  Andrew Forrest interrupted Big Bull’s plans.

“Now Miss Zo, it is not safe for you to be walking about by yourself. You need to let me know when you need a ride. “

“Andrew, I can take care of myself. I am not as helpless as I look.”

“Girl, I know you ain’t helpless. I know your daddy.”

She couldn’t help but laugh.

Book of the Month

Dancing During the Storm Vol 2

Dancing During The Storm is a collection of short stories that represent people dealing with the storms of life. There are times when we have to decide are we going to lay down or fight. All of these stories tell of people who are either coming out of, in the middle of or going into a storm. In this second volume, the stories deal with justice, women’s issues and deception.

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Book of the Month

Dancing During the Storm Vol 2

Dancing During The Storm is a collection of short stories that represent people dealing with the storms of life. There are times when we have to decide are we going to lay down or fight. All of these stories tell of people who are either coming out of, in the middle of or going into a storm. In this second volume, the stories deal with justice, women’s issues and deception.

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In 14 to Fate, two women have to make a decision that will change the rest of their lives.

Book of the Month

Dancing During the Storm Vol 2

Where do you find peace? It is a hard won commodity. In the Space Trader, Aun wants peace, but finds everything but.

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Dancing During The Storm is a collection of short stories that represent people dealing with the storms of life. There are times when we have to decide are we going to lay down or fight. All of these stories tell of people who are either coming out of, in the middle of or going into a storm. In this second volume, the stories deal with justice, women’s issues and deception.