Left with a huge debt by her runaway ex-husband, Lexi Taylor is out of money and out of luck. In search of a new beginning and determined to be on her own, she moves back home to sleepy Graaff Reinet to run the inn at Apricot Farm. Free of the problems of her old life, Lexi finally feels she’s getting back on track—until American Carter O’Brien arrives in town.
South Africa is a long way from his home in Texas, but it’s the fresh start Carter needs—and his last chance. A former musician and the wayward son of an oil industry tycoon, he has been sent to the Karoo Basin to search for shale gas, and is expected to succeed. Harboring some serious mistakes in his past with his work and his ex, Carter can’t afford any distractions, no matter how beautiful.
Carter was prepared for potential problems—fracking protests, angry farmers, violent resistance to his presence—but fighting his attraction to Lexi wasn’t one of them. But as Lexi gets drawn in to Carter’s work and his life, the pair must confront danger from an unknown enemy in the Karoo . . . and from their own hearts.
Apocalypse All the Time is post-post-apocalypticism. The apocalypse happens on a weekly (if not daily) basis and Marshall is sick of it. Life is constantly in peril, constantly disrupted, but nothing significant every really happens as a result. It’s always handled. Marshall wants out; he wants it all to end. In short, the book explores what about the end times holds such fascination for humanity and what impact such a fascination has on the way we live our lives.
David S. Atkinson’s interview with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
Apocalypse All the Time is also available for purchase and instant download as an eBook.
When Los Angeles news photographer Lucy Vega’s uncle, a formidable Hispanic businessman, is killed in a car accident in Malibu during a violent El Niño storm, Lucy and reporter-colleague Beatrice Middleton are out to prove murder.
Lucy discovers secret underworld involvement by Mexican cartel members, and bent on finding answers, she travels to Mexico, where she meets a handsome but burned out CNN war correspondent. Trailing the cartel deep into their own territory, they soon find that corruption and brutality are rampant, and Lucy must risk all to find the truth behind her uncle’s murder.
Written over a span of more than 10 years, Enough! Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls by Caroline Taylor is an assortment of wry and thoughtful stories about people dealing with life’s surprises. The collection showcases memorable, rich characters coping—or not—with the experiences that life throws at them.
Curve balls have many forms, and so do the ways we handle the ones that life pitches at us.
Praise for Enough!
“Caroline Taylor’s stories are taut, pointed, and consistently intriguing—not to mention potent reminders of the dramatic arcs that shape even the most ordinary lives.”—Louis Bayard, author of Lucky Strike.
“Attention is the rare and pure form of generosity. In ENOUGH!, Caroline Taylor pays attention to the small heroes of our everyday lives: those important cogs that surround us. She presents them with both wit and grace.”—Ruth Moose, professor emeritus of creative writing at the University of Carolina, and author of Neighbors and Other Strangers as well as two other short story collections and two mystery novels
In Enough! Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls, Caroline Taylor has compiled some of the best of her short stories into one captivating, memorable volume.—Colorado Book Review
Robin Fox, peace-loving professor of world religions, wants only to leave his dark past as a military interrogator behind him. But when an unknown suspect tries to disperse a deadly virus in downtown Washington, Fox is unwillingly drawn back into the shadowy world of intelligence.
The FBI and CIA automatically suspect Islamic terrorists, but Fox digs deeper to discover the far more frightening truth: a global conspiracy to eradicate all religion from the face of the earth.
From Washington to Jerusalem, from Rome to London, Fox must use all his wits in a perilous race to stop a psychopathic mastermind from unleashing worldwide devastation.
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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Award
Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award
Killer Nashville Claymore Award
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award
Charles Kowalski’s interview with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
Not Quite So Stories showcases the idea that life is absurd, ultimately beyond comprehension. In each story, people try to understand and explain the world. They may be able to come to terms with small pieces, but existence as a whole is beyond their grasp. Life isn’t explainable, and the best people can do is continue on with their lives in the face of that fact. The stories in this collection proceed from this idea, examining how different characters manage – and/or fail – to do this.
Not Quite So Stories is also available for purchase and instant download as an eBook.
Five years after Sunny finds her Mr. Right, she owns a gourmet soda company and lives in a house in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband, Adam, and toddler son. They live a hip, married-with-one-kid existence—until, that is, Sunny gives birth to baby number two.
While fighting postpartum blues, Sunny finds suggestive emails between Adam and a sexy correspondent with whom he is supposedly breaking a huge political scandal. Then his anti-feminist mother turns up as fill-in nanny and homemaking consultant. Is this what happily ever after means after all?
Forced to examine the possible end of her marriage, the collapse of her business, and the sudden illness of her mother-in-law, Sunny realizes how much she has to lose, and attempts to save it all in the way that only Sunny can.
“Wry, wise and hysterically funny, Over the Moon by Linda Joffe Hull is mommy lit at its best. New mommy, Sunny Dey, charts the highpoints in her newborn daughter’s life with the help of her five-year-old son who is showing signs of being psychic like his uncle,” says Kay Bergstrom, USA TODAY bestselling author of Mountain Shelter and Mountain Blizzard (writing as Cassie Miles).