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AllY Brown

Blast Radius: Shrapnel, shards and scars from the lies I lived

Blast Radius is a real-life story of how a life built on deception brought profound consequences engulfing not only Ally, but her children, her family, friends, and so many more. It is the story of how trying to be the perfect wife, daughter, and friend makes you ignore your internal turmoil and blinds you to the deception, abuse, and fraud surrounding you. It is a story about persevering and putting the pieces of your life back together when life throws you curveballs - even your own family is trying to stop you. Experience the journey from deception to discovery and the scars that remain. Available on Amazon, Kobo, at Barnes & Noble, and other fine retailers.

A E Hines

Adam in the Garden

AE Hines is happy to announce that his second full-length collection, Adam in the Garden, is forthcoming from Terrapin Books in 2024. Follow him on instagram or threads @poet_aehines or check out his website at www.aehines.net to future updates.

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Jeff Lyon

Digital Divining

A homeless young woman finds a Voodoo cursed flip phone on Ft. Lauderdale’s beach. While taking pictures of random people, she discovers the phone can predict the exact date and time of death for some of them. Our down-and-out heroine attempts to warn the phone’s doomed prey and believes the cell is her ticket out of vagrancy and alcoholism. An evil Haitian Voodoo priestess comes searching for her lost phone and all hell breaks loose during south Florida’s spring break of 2016. Digital Divining is the first of a trilogy that follow the Voodoo flip phone as it moves up the Atlantic Coast possessed by a string of unsuspecting characters. Each temporary owner struggles with the life-changing consequences of using black-magic to alter destiny..

Terminal Affair

Lynn Renee' WISE

Terminal Affair

Under the pseudonym, "Loosey", in July, I published a fictional romance novella entitled, Terminal Affair, which is set in the late 1980s to early 1990s in the South. A young newly-wed couple moves from West Virginian to the South to start their life. Lisa meets another man at her new job and falls in love again. An internal struggle begins as Lisa decides what to do with her life. However, cancer enters the picture and fate will decide for her.

Warrior Mom

rhonda lyle

TV interview on the cable TV Writers Haven Show

Warrior Mom How I Fought to Get A Great Education and Scholarships for My Children and Others $10M Won! Hello friends, my TV interview on the Writers Haven with V. Helena is available for your viewing! Take a look! https://youtu.be/8T_JR8-XOWs?si=Td0XumTMykGU4CJF

Near Miss

C.S. Smith

Near Miss is a BRAG Medallion Honoree

He’s hostage to his past. Betrayal and death haunt former British Special Air Service captain Lachlan Mackay after a disastrous mission in the mountains of Afghanistan ends his military career. His job with an American firm, LAI, gives him the opportunity to topple a powerful warlord, avenge the dead, and free himself from the crushing guilt of trusting the wrong woman. His new colleague, a petite redhead with wide hazel eyes, seems determined to breach his defenses. He knows better than to trust her, but he craves her light to chase away his shadows. She has a secret that could destroy him. Sophia Russo’s dream job as LAI’s new director of legislative affairs takes a dangerous turn when she learns someone at the company may be trafficking weapons to an Afghan warlord. She agrees to spy on the prime suspect—the enigmatic and dangerously attractive head of global security, Lachlan Mackay. The man she’s secretly nicknamed the “Hot Scot.” Despite the mounting evidence against him, Sophia sees the pain Lachlan tries to conceal, and her heart refuses to believe he’s a criminal. But to save Lachlan, she may have to betray him. The past won’t stay dead. When Sophia comes to Lachlan with shocking information about his division, he reluctantly joins forces with her to unearth the truth. His vow to keep his hands off her goes up in flames when he realizes someone from his past is using her as a pawn in a dangerous game. To save them both, Lachlan is forced to do the one thing he swore he’d never do again—trust a woman with his life and his heart.

Rhonda copeland lyle

Non-fiction Work featured in POWER Magazine

I am excited to be featured in P.O.W.E.R. Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized Magazine as an author and entrepreneur. CEO, The Scholarship Strategist, Author, Rhonda Copeland Lyle WARRIOR MOM: How I Fought To Get A Great Education and Scholarships For My Children and Others, $10M Won! bit.ly/WarriorMomBook.

C.S. Smith

Missing in Action

A foreign service officer with an overprotective Navy Admiral father and a need for independence crosses a Parisian sex trafficker and is forced to put her safety in the hands of the last man she’d ever choose – the former SEAL she slept with at her best friend’s wedding. Missing in Action is book 2 in my Dìleas Security Agency steamy romantic suspense series.

STEVEN ECKROAD

Remnant: Beyond Galactic Empire
Steven's 4th sci-fi book is now available at https://www.amazon.com/author/steve_eckroad

Humanity is facing extinction. Rosy Tang, a teenager with extraordinary powers, could prevent it . . . Homo sapiens has reached the peak of its potential: Humanity’s self-centered hierarchical nature will shut down all further progress. The Forerunners are heralds of a new species of humans, with a genetically determined nature for cooperation and telepathic union. The Archoi, interdimensional god-like Beings, are Those who watch over human evolution. They have called Rosy to be Their emissary, giving her psionic gifts to help her establish the Forerunners in a reproductively isolated community. From childhood Rosy has known of the Archoi call upon her life, chafing at times under its burden, at other times using her powers irresponsibly. As she comes of age traveling across the galaxy on her family’s tradership Rosy eventually accepts the Archoi calling, providing that she may pursue her own happiness as well. It isn’t long before she finds that the two goals may be mutually exclusive. And there are powers beyond those even of the Archoi that wish to craft an altogether different future for humanity.

Debra Wallin

Irene Blair Honeycut's longform poem is published

Irene Blair Honeycutt's "stellar longform poem, "we came to a place that was grieving and gathered to listen," has been selected for Vol. 4, Issue 3 of Sunspot Literary Journal. The poetry editor Morrow Dowdle says of Honeycutt's poem, "The format in which multiple voices are given space to speak works remarkably well for a long poem. This brings fresh energy to an age-old topic." This poem is in the third and final edition of 2022 and is available to be downloaded now at Sunspotlit under the Editions tab.

Mary Alice Dixon

Bride of Wild: and Other Good News

“Bride of Wild,” "Doll Clothes for Jesus,” & Other Good News from Mary Alice Dixon.

Mary Alice Dixon is thrilled to learn her story "Bride of Wild," which is in The Petigru Review, Issue 15, Fall 2022, has been nominated for Best Short Fiction. https://thepetigrureview.com/mary-alice-dixon/.

She is also happy to announce that her story "Doll Clothes for Jesus" is in moonShine Review, Fall/Winter 2022, Vol. 18, Issue 2. https://moonshinereview.com/2022/12/02/fall-winter-moonshine-review-coming-soon/.

Her story "Polka Dots & Yellow Teeth" is in The RavensPerch, December 9, 2022. https://theravensperch.com/polka-dots-yellow-teeth-mary-alice-dixon/

Finally, one of Mary Alice's stories was a finalist for the Doris Betts Fiction Prize and her poem "Night Owl Dreams Woman," is shortlisted for Ireland's international Anthology Poetry Competition Award. The poem was birthed in the Charlotte Writers Poetry Group, a community of gifted poets from Mary Alice always learns.

Gary V Powell

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

Two of my short stories, "Uniformity of Carcass" and "Fifty-Cal" were selected as finalists for the 2023 Doris Betts Fiction Prize sponsored by the NCWN. Both stories will be published in the North Carolina Literary Review and nominated for an O'Henry Prize.

Robert Seamus Macpherson

Stewards of Humanity: lighting the Darkness in Humanitarian Crisis

Stewards of Humanity: Lighting the Darkness in Humanitarian Crisis" is an inspiring tale of the people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. The story follows a group of humanitarian workers who venture into some of the world's most dangerous and volatile regions to provide aid and assistance to those affected by war, natural disasters, and other crises. They come from all walks of life and backgrounds but share a common goal: to alleviate suffering and bring hope to those in need. Through their struggles and triumphs, these Stewards demonstrate the power of human kindness and the importance of working together to solve global problems.

This book is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of empathy and compassion.

Ahvid Harris

Versification

'Versification' is a collaborative poetry show, hosted and directed by local expressionist Ahvid. The show will be divided into two parts- a feature show with a runtime of just over an hour where selected poets will read and perform various works. Most notable, this will include pieces written with multiple voices in mind - a true performance.

Following the show, will be an open mic/social for anyone who wants to pipe in and meet the artist or other poets that may be present!

Dan Gallagher

Ancient of Genes

Readers' Favorite announced at the 2023 Miami Book Fair International that Ancient of Genes (AOG) bested over 350 Sci-Fi novels to win FIRST prize in its 2022 Teen/adult Metaphysical SciFi. AOG also earned other awards and finalist placements. As of 3/13/2023, The William Pettit Agency has AOG under consideration at three of America's largest media markets: One Television network, one Film production house, and one literary publisher (for selected rights, names confidential at this time).