My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
Proud Indie Author

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I wish you peace, health, prosperity
and many good books to read.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


ABUNDANCE is free today in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites.

ABUNDANCE is a short story. It is also an excerpt from one of my novels titled "Ellen and The Hummingtree". In this story Ellen is struggling both financially and emotionally. She is even feeling that her spiritual strength is in jeopardy. Then along comes a great gift in the person of Jethro Tunkel who arrives at Ellen's back gate with his knapsack on his back and his guitar slung over his shoulder. Enjoyment of this short story will lead you to want to read "Ellen and The Hummingtree", a novel which is a fictional memoir of a woman of faith.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crabapple Court

An excerpt from Crabapple Court.

Shifting just a little in his chair, Inspector Fletcher smiles and begins to direct his questions to Marsha Kovacs.  Before beginning his questioning he cannot help but notice that she does not appear to be as calm and collected as her cooperative husband.  He notices the tiny beads of perspiration on her forehead, the trembling of her bottom lip and he also notices that she does her best to escape eye contact whenever he speaks to her.

“Just a few questions for you now, Mrs. Kovacs, if you don’t mind.”

He accepts her silence as acquiescence.

“I understand you are a psychotherapist?”

“Yes, I am.”

“And where is your professional office located?”

“Downstairs.  My office is here at home in the basement.”

“Oh, I see.  Well, that must be very nice for you not having to travel to work.”


“Mrs. Kovacs, who are your clients?”

“I’m not at liberty to divulge that information, I’m sorry.”

“Let me put my question to you this way then. Perhaps it will make things easier for you.  I have been informed that you draw your client base from three sources; the first being the Prison Board, the second being the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre and the third being the Welfare Department.  Am I correct in my understanding?”


“What I would like from you, Mrs. Kovacs, is a list of your clients’ names and their contact information.”

“No, I’m sorry.  I have therapist/client confidentiality to take into consideration.  I cannot give you that information.”

“I understand.  In that case I will need to return at a later time with a search warrant.”

Inspector Fletcher cannot help but notice that the sweat beads on the forehead of Marsha Kovacs are turning into little rivulets which she swipes at with her hand.  Her lips quiver when she speaks; both lips, not just the bottom one.  Yes, he can see that her uneasiness is increasing the more she is questioned.  Still he continues.

“Do you and your husband have any children, Mrs. Kovacs?”


“Do you like children?”

“Yes, of course I like children.”

Dr. Kovacs interjected, “Inspector, what does my wife’s liking of children have to do with the missing Donnelly girl?”

“Do you like children, Dr. Kovacs?”

“What?” he responds.  “Yes, of course I do. We both like children.  We just were not blessed with any of our own, that’s all.”

“Mrs. Kovacs, how do you feel about not having any child of your own?”

He accepts her blank stare as her answer.

“Mrs. Kovacs, have you ever considered the idea of borrowing someone else’s child?”
Crabapple Court is a novella available in both Kindle and Paperback format.   It is available on all Amazon sites.
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Cover design by Susan Ruby K.

My Christmas Gift to my Readers

Starting Thursday, December 18th each day through to December 26th, I will be offering for my readers a free Kindle book.  This is my Christmas gift to you to show my appreciation for your continued support. 

You will find these free books on any Amazon site or you may want to check out my author's page at

Merry Christmas to you and may all the best of everything come your way in 2015.

I wish you peace, health and prosperity.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Keeping It Simple

Keeping It Simple, Imagine Being Whole" is currently #2 in the Kindle Store. Today the Kindle Edition of this book is free.

Keeping It Simple is also available in paperback format. In fact I have a couple of these books on hand for anyone interested, just message me.

This book is available on all Amazon sites. Check out my author's page at

Here is a Review of Keeping It Simple.
It Really is Possible to Heal
Mary Belanger

This very well written manual is by Audrey Austin; a wonderful therapist, author, and teacher.
This book is written in a sequential manner. A reader is given a methodical overview of meditation, psychospiritual therapy, and the chakra system. Learning to open blocked chakras enables the reader to unite mind, body, and soul.
I am very grateful for Austin who has created such a wonderful resource on chakra meditation.
It really is possible to heal. Keeping it Simple has my Five Star rating. It has changed my life for the better.

Cover design by Susan Ruby K. of

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Stranger In a Strange Land

"A Stranger In a Strange Land" is a love story with a very unusual beginning. At Christmas time especially we are reminded that strangers can indeed be angels in disguise. "I was a stranger and you took me in."

For short story lovers, the Kindle version of "A Stranger in a Strange Land" is free for your reading pleasure today on all Amazon sites.

This Christmas story is also found in one of my short story anthologies titled Social Studies, Book One which is available on all Amazon sites in both Kindle and Paperback format.

Books are great for Christmas gift-giving. Check out my author's page at

There is still time to order to receive in time for Christmas.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

When God Gives Us Spring

Michael Custis Washington is a young black slave living on a cotton plantation in the Province of Virginia. He was born in 1802. Left an orphan at the age of five he is taken into the big house by his master, Alfred Gordon, to be trained as a house servant. While in this house he suffers severe emotional and sexual abuse. When he finally runs away with his wife Lucinda he is helped by the Quakers. Through the Underground Railway they reach the Elgin Settlement in Ontario, Canada. Freedom is his at last. But when the American Civil War breaks out in 1861 Michael chooses to join the Union Army. He works his way back to Virginia. Is he seeking justice or vengeance

WHEN GOD GIVES US SPRING is a novella. The Kindle Edition is free today on all Amazon sites.

This book is also available in Paperback Edition from all Amazon sites.  Check out my author's page at

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Crabapple Court

The Kindle Edition of Crabapple Court is free today on all Amazon sites for your reading pleasure.

Currently #4 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > Kidnapping

This book is also available in paperback edition.

There is still plenty of time to order and receive Crabapple Court for Christmas gift-giving.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Social Studies, Book One - Dying To Be Popular

This anthology of 12 short stories focused on Social Issues is free today on all Amazon sites.  Check out my author's page at     

Social Studies, Book One - Dying To Be Popular is one of three anthologies which are available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions for your reading enjoyment.

Cover Designs by Susan Ruby K.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Poetry from A to Z

I'm very pleased with the current rating of Poetry from A to Z , Kindle Edition, on
And also with its rating on Amazon.UK which is #10 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry & Drama > Poetry > Love Poems

This book of poetry is available in both Kindle & paperback format on all Amazon sites.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Crabapple Court -- an excerpt

“Your Mom is right, boys.  The police will come here to question all of us.  Is there anything; anything at all you know about the disappearance of Susie?”

            “No, Dad, nothing.”

            “Are you okay, Heather?” Ernie asks.

            “I’m mad at myself, Ernie.  I never should have sedated Patricia and put her to sleep before she had a chance to talk to the police.  I didn’t even think twice about what I was doing. I could have used a lighter form of sedation without putting her out.  It was really stupid of me to do what I did.”

            “Don’t beat yourself up, Heather.  You did what you thought was right at the time.  Let it go.  What’s done is done.  When the police get here I just want everybody to relax.  Boys, just be sure to speak the truth and the questioning will soon be over.”


It isn’t until early the following day that the doorbell rings.  Peering through the living room window Heather can see a tall man in a grey suit standing near the front door.  Though not in uniform she thinks he looks like a cop.  Ernie and the boys are out with the search party.  She is home alone.  He looks like a cop, she thinks, but what if he isn’t?  Feeling totally on edge she doesn’t know whether to answer the door or not.
            The doorbell rings again.

Crabapple Court is a novella available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

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By the way, don't forget that books make great gifts for Christmas giving.