Guilt for a despicable and immoral act forces Alan Davies into a life of crime and violence and transforms him from an innocent sixteen year old boy into a merciless, yet sympathetic, protagonist who dispenses brutal justice to those he holds responsible for the death of his sister and destroying his life. Alan Davies, a naive and vulnerable teenager, is tricked into committing an immoral and abhorrent crime. Riven by guilt and remorse he runs, but he can’t outrun his conscience. For twenty years, Alan tries to silence his conscience with alcohol and drugs as fate and chance propel him in to the dangerous world of smugglers, nationalists, guerrillas, and mercenaries. Battling alcohol and drug abuse, Alan dodges death and betrayal as life erodes his humanity and transforms him into a merciless killer until, used up and spent, he returns home. Destitute and dysfunctional, a street scuffle brings him eye-to-eye with the men responsible for his heinous crime. Harnessing skills and cruelty learned through a crime and violence-laden life Alan seeks justice for himself and his victim. But when justice has been served, Alan discovers the devastating truth about his crime, his family and himself.
The Gemini Child is the second book in the York Street series. It is the continuing adventures of the Clark family. Ricky and David Clark have just given birth to their first child, Nory. Ricky is a spirit communicator and well-known teacher of metaphysical skills. She had grown to love Nory before her birth when the child was a ghost in her York Street house. At that time, Nory was known as Nellie and was the daughter of the man who built the house, Norton Reston. Norton Reston had left an artifact in a vault in the cellar of the house that caused his family, including Nellie to die from an energy in radiated. Nory had reincarnated to work with Ricky and David to end the danger of the artifact and stop the ghost of her father. Norton has a plan that involves causing chaos by enslaving ghosts whose spirits are attached to famous sites in China. The family has the skills for the task, and other friends with equal abilities join them on their quest. Sometimes the reader is surprised when friendly ghosts are unmasked as not so friendly, and ominous ghosts turn into assets. For a full reading experience you might also enjoy The Gemini Bridge, the first book in the York street series which is also available on Amazon.
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Twenty years before, high school coach Gil Gilbert gave up his dream to play professional baseball so he could marry his pregnant girlfriend, Keri. When he miraculously discovers that he can pitch with deadly accuracy and speed, he must choose between his successful career and comfortable family life or his chance to play with the Colorado Rockies during a player’s strike. Gil stuns the pitching staff with 100 mph fastballs and is offered a contract.
After joining the Rockies, the world soon learns that Gil is a supernatural phenomenon and the Rockies keep winning. But Gil soon faces stiff opposition, including a frivolous lawsuit, a father who feels his son’s calling to pitch is to save souls, and threats from the striking players. As the season progresses, Gil discovers that his unexpected gift is the result of a rare disease, and continuing to pitch may hasten his own death. While Keri supports his decision to keep playing, she is fearful about her husband’s bizarre health condition.
Gil must decide what price he is willing to pay to live his dream.
There may be no experience more horrific, no personal trial more challenging, than a soldier facing the ravages of war. But for many members of the armed services, returning home after combat is only the beginning of a new, very different set of challenges. Facing isolation, lingering traumas, and unspeakable fears, these brave men and women struggle to find peace long after their physical service is done.
As the wife of an Iraq veteran and a volunteer who has worked with armed service members, author Claire St. Hilaire has heard a number of these heartbreaking, often complex stories face-to-face.
In No Peace After War, St. Hilaire shares a collection of short stories and poems that give voice to these dark and difficult realities-exploring haunting memories, society’s treatment of veterans, and the true definition of honor.
A Forgotten Man is an emotional tale of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless. It’s a story of one father’s heroic struggle to provide for his family, of one mother’s heartbreaking sacrifices, and the tragic unraveling of a young girl’s once-promising future. The novel captures the unseen impact of the Great Recession on American families and explores the changing relationships between citizens and their government.
The novel follows the Bosarge family – Jack, Donita, and their three-year-old daughter Julia – after environmental regulations force a small town seafood company to close, costing Jack his job and sending his family deeply into debt. As Jack fails to find employment, Donita loses hope and their way of life begins to crumble beneath a society that has forgotten about working class men and women.
Out of their trials and repeated attempts to recover unfolds a sad tale of injustice, hardship, and desperation. Packed with meaning yet plainspoken, A Forgotten Man shows what it’s like to be broken, alone, and forgotten in modern America.
When anti-bias educator, Mrs. Magda, becomes the new Theory of Knowledge teacher at the American School in Cairo, she is shocked to discover the ugly truth behind the school’s prestigious reputation. Despite the challenges and hostility she faces, Mrs. Magda is committed to achieving her career goal of transforming the environment at the school and making it truly bicultural. Although the school’s administration hired her to achieve just that, they realize her aspirations might be a bit too ambitious for their liking.
Meanwhile Maha, a senior at the school, just wants to have a drama-free and fun senior year – but gets exactly the opposite. She finds herself caught up in a divine storm where everything in her life goes wrong. Shattered dreams, melodramas, fallouts and love triangles are just a few of the issues she has to battle. Maha doesn’t know if she can handle the pressure and risks losing herself in her efforts not to be the class misfit.
A combination of real-life experiences and fiction provide an entertaining and quick read involving childhood’s mischievous adventures. As a child, a grandfather decided to stop a bear from eating apples from his favorite apple tree … the plan didn’t unfold as anticipated amid a series of uncontrollable events.
Saul Poliakov is caught in an unsalvageable marriage that is slowly dragging him, his wife Fay, and their daughter into a morass of depression and self-doubt. His obsession with Nataly, the only woman he truly ever loved and whose sudden and inexplicable disappearance in the past still haunts him.
Riley and Lois James are devastated when their newborn vanishes from the hospital. As the police close in, strange clues about the baby’s whereabouts begin to emerge. Riley soon finds himself at the center of a surprising turn of events that challenges everything he believes about the existence of miracles.
Shortly after she turned forty, Maggie Stevens took an unexpected journey that changed the course of her life. She didn’t decide to visit all of the Earth’s rain forests or spend months roaming through the African desert. It was not for scientific reserach nor was it for purposes of investigative journalism. Maggie’s journey took place in the most unlikely of places: on a bus with a bunch of actors. Think “Almost Famous” except instead of a teenage boy, it was a pre-premenopausal mom of three. Forced to face all of her fears on the road, Maggie must figure out how to get back the one thing she lost many years ago: herself. Inspired by the author’s own journey on the road while accompanying hr son as his guardian on a Broadway tour and documented in the wildly popular blog, www.momontour.com.
The book has been hailed “a laugh-out loud” adventure and “an absolute page-turner” by the thousands of blog followers who have read the book.