Coy Bronson is a talented man who left the mountains of North Carolina to follow his dream to California. Despite many obstacles, Coy leans on his mother’s encouragement and develops a successful career as an actor, director, producer, and writer—a career that takes him from Hollywood to New York and Europe during World War II.
Known for working with some of the best actors of his time—Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, and Ethel Waters—Coy is shocked when he receives news that his friend, James Dean, has been killed in a car accident. While attending his funeral, Coy sees a beautiful guest who he knows does not belong there. She is Norma Jeane and Coy has no idea that very soon, she will be accused of stealing scripts from Liz Taylor. As Coy becomes immersed in the investigation, he partners with Hudson to either force Norma to confess or uncover the real perpetrator. But when their search leads to murder, Coy is led down a path of personal memories where he relives his journey to achieve his dream.
In this compelling novel, a Hollywood director reveals a glimpse into a special relationship with his Mama and his experiences with movie icons as they face a tragedy together.
Colorful, uncensored, and captivating, Street Certified brings readers into the fast-paced, dangerous lives of the confident, proud hustler, General, and his young, beautiful girlfriend, De-De. At nineteen, he is at the peak of his power, bold, cocksure, and unstoppable. De-De is the most popular girl in her freshman class, and at only fifteen, she has the beauty and power to write her own ticket. He makes good money and treats De-De like a young queen of the ghetto. But her bright outlook is about to come to a crashing and violent halt—and only her General can make it right. After she is brutally raped, an enraged General launches a raw war of violence, vengeance, and nonstop mayhem on the people responsible for hurting his lady.
There’s a war going on out in those Windy City streets, and General is in charge. Although his son doesn’t share the same nihilistic viewpoint as his feared and famous father, he’ll learn that being street certified isn’t something you choose—it chooses you.
In 1968, John Gooding feels he has wasted two years of his life fighting in Vietnam. He misses his wife Ann and is desperate to go home. He gets his wish due to unfortunate circumstances that leave him a wounded hero. He returns home to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to complete his law degree.
John hopes to go into environmental law, suing companies for damages due to pollution. His relationship with Ann sours as she presses him to work for a prestigious firm in the process of defending a chemical company. John has no clue Ann is cheating on him with one of the firm’s senior partners.
Following a divorce, John continues to defend people hurt by big business pollution. A fish tainted with mercury poisons one of his clients, Billy. The nearby coal mine is to blame—the same mine owned by Ann’s new husband. Soon, murder is the name of the game, and John must fight to protect his friends and his new love, Jane, from powerful corporations hell bent on keeping him quiet.
Jessi and Sarah become embroiled in the drama, which is only amplified by Mother Nature, who steps in to create havoc, leading the friends through a dangerous maze of suspense, deception, and a touch of romance.
It is 3088 in a world divided into four leagues of dragons, the evilest being Zealian whose hunger for supremacy has outgrown the world. Now a Drakon Master of the peaceful Aurian League has vanished. No one knows who kidnapped the headstrong Aldaina Numara, who is gifted with the power of air-breath. As the rumble of war spreads on the planet of Marquee Viridian, the Dragon Breaths Corporation declares itself as reigning governor of all leagues in a last-ditch effort to bind the powers of fire, water, air, and ice.
In an attempt to find his older sister, Aldaina, seventeen-year-old Aurian Drakon Master, Jett Trace, embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the North, where Aldaina has supposedly ventured to help the League form an alliance with the ice-breathing Crystallians. With few clues to guide him, Jett begins to piece together a complex puzzle that includes missing airships, a foreboding feeling, and word of a secret operation. As the Zealian League continues on a destructive path toward a revolutionary reign, Jett soon realizes that the Neptunian’s water-breath may be the only thing that can change the game plan in an epic battle for supremacy.
In this futuristic story, a brutal fight to control the power of four dragon breaths ensues as a young Drakon Master risks everything to rescue his sister from evil forces.
In her innocence and youth, Charmin Kardon was very confined and old-fashioned, a woman who had her own ideas about “happily ever after.” When she met Maxwell, her world changed in ways she could never have imagined. They met by chance, two kids unaware of what the future held for them. What awaited them was a lusty love affair, followed by a marriage with increasingly fluid boundaries.
Maxwell was open to new ideas. He craved freshness and creativity as much as he craved Charmin’s warm, soft curves and luscious, large breasts. In Charmin’s temperate mannerisms and soft-spoken voice, Maxwell found an emerging sexual being he was obsessed with possessing. He had a lusty and insatiable sexual appetite, one she had to learn to navigate, understand, and satisfy. She worked diligently to discover how she could share his desires and needs without judgment. She also needed to learn how to manage her own desires without becoming possessive. They found ways to balance their need to be free, yet married as well. Charmin and Maxwell redefined of their own relationship as lovers, soul mates, friends, and sexual exclusives. Through their passionate exploration of negotiated non-monogamy, they created a new and thrilling level of intimacy and satisfaction that most couples may only dream of …
Sometimes one has to bend the rules a little—or write their own—to find “happily ever after” in the most unexpected ways.
It is 1981 in Reno, Nevada, and Kassia Ella has been a freshman at Procter R. Hug High School for exactly four horrible days. With her closest friends from middle school zoned for another high school, Kassia reluctantly attempts to start all over again.
Even though she is captain of the freshman cheerleading squad and has dreams of one day finding true love, Kassia thinks isolation is her new best friend. But all of that changes during an assembly when her eyes fall upon number thirty-five on the freshman football team and Kassia suddenly believes in love at first sight. Now Kassia has but one goal: to meet her new crush. After she finally connects with Michael at a school dance and he begins to pursue her, Kassia must battle not only gossip, jealousy, and manipulation, but also her feelings of inadequacy, self-comparison, and fear of rejection. Now only time will tell if she will be successful and find the love she has always wanted.
In this first installment in a young adult series, a teenager plagued by a fear of the unknown, her new friends, and her uncertain feelings is about to discover that life never goes as expected.
Eleven-year-old Renee Jenkins is a vivacious, bright girl who is unfortunately a member of the notorious, dysfunctional Jenkins clan living in a Miami neighborhood where it is not unusual to hold a nine-millimeter Glock pistol while answering the door and where little girls like Renee shop for heroin for their mothers. As she maneuvers her way through the asphalt jungle of Miami’s dangerous Overtown section, Renee bravely attempts to find happiness amid a world consumed with death, despair, drugs, and pain.
Renee’s days are kept busy caring for her younger brother, Sean, and attempting to protect him from the chaos that surrounds the streets. As her mother, Moncell, her uncle, Money, and her grandfather, Shipyard, lay the groundwork for what seems to be a destiny filled with killers, gangsters, and drug addicts, little Renee dreams of becoming a doctor. But what she does not know is that a storm is coming to Overtown that will cause her to commit an unthinkable act with consequences and the power to change everything.
Miami Contingent is a compelling urban tale that provides a glimpse into a gritty trek through the streets of Miami’s forbidden neighborhoods as a girl grows into a woman and does everything she can just to survive.