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author Therese A. Kraemer
One nightmarish day, during the Civil War, a strong, southern woman, Melissa St. Andrew loses her parents and her sister is raped by Union soldiers. While journeying west she is abducted by Blue Thunder, a handsome White Mountain Apache. Both being strong willed individuals, they fight the strong attraction as they travel through the hot desert. At his village, Melissa subsequently saves his life after a serious injury but she’s attacked by a jealous Indian maiden, who wants her dead. Her life is spared but while Blue Thunder is unconscious from his injury, the chief sends her to a fort. Blue Thunder discovering Melissa missing, goes after her and brings her back to the tribe. Once Melissa is accepted, she and Blue Thunder wed, but still, their life doesn’t run smoothly as they have to contend with hate, and prejudice. This is book 1 in the series
This leads to two sequels, Love by Dawn, and Star Gazer.
“Sergeant, Sir! The men are tired and hungry.” A young soldier in a blue uniform spoke from behind Sergeant Brant Bergeron as he wiped his sweaty brow. He knew he could never adapt to the hot, humid southern climate in Georgia. He and his men were separated from their unit two days ago when the rebels attacked and they had been lost and unsure of where they were heading. He had six soldiers with him, not much older than himself. He didn’t want this war to be his war anymore than the others, but he was here and had to make the best of it.
The men were grumbling. They all had that look in their eyes after seeing friends cut down. It was a look that sent shivers down ones spine. Revenge! Even though he couldn’t get used to all that bloodshed he had to try to keep his men together. He moved slightly in the saddle, trying to get the kinks out of his tired and sore backside. His muscles screamed for attention but he ignored them. Would he find their way back to the main column? He didn’t know this countryside and feared he and his men had wandered too far from the front. This was a quiet place where his detachment sat in the shade. Because horses were scarce, three of the men were on foot but two days ago they fought near a small town, taking the enemy’s soldier’s mounts, the spoils of war. Out here in the countryside the fighting hadn’t arrived, yet. In time, these beautiful fields would be covered with bodies, and the smell of gun power and the stench of blood. Burnout homes will mar the lands. This damn war was taking its toll, not only on people, but on the green land. Man is the only animal in the universe that can cause such destruction; and we call ourselves the civil world. Disgusted and hungry, he turned to his unit.
“We’ll ride a little further. Maybe we’ll come to some sign of life soon. If not, we’ll make camp and hunt for our meals.” The men grumbled to themselves, but they continued until late that morning, when one of the soldiers called, “Look Sarge! Smoke’s coming over that ridge.”
Brant grabbed his spy glasses to get a better look. “Smitty,” he said, “go and check the area, it may be Rebs.” The private gave a sloppy salute, “Yes, Sir.” His men made themselves comfortable and stretched out, closing their eyes for a short nap. He sat and continued to look through the spy glass until he saw Smithy galloping back. Most of the men had started this war on foot, but they managed to get themselves a mount one way or another and he never asked. The private dismounted and grinned. “It’s a cotton plantation, Sarge. The smoke is coming from a chimney. My guess,” Smitty licked his dry lips, “someone’s cooking.”
“Okay, we’ll go peacefully,” Brant suggested. “With any luck, they’ll be just plain folks and---”
“Sure Sarge, just like the Rebs that ambushed us, killing most of the men,” snarled, Smitty. “Me, I’m not waiting to be cordially invited to dine.” Refusing to hear his objection, Smithy jumped on his mount, slapped the horse on its withers, and spurred away. Taken by surprise, Brant tried to call him back, but his orders fell on deaf ears. He was not happy about the feeling in his gut that his men were looking to even the score. The rest of the unit jumped on
their mounts and followed Smitty, also ignoring his pleas to remain civil. But his men were out of control. He knew they were trouble from day one, believing they were intending to desert the first opportunity. He kicked his horse forward and prayed.
Reece Bryant, born in the late eighteen hundreds travels along with a time traveler to 2080 and remains in the future. Sha-Leda, a woman from another galaxy and of Roman descendant crashes her ship on Earth. Love at first sight, they travel back to her planet where time seems to have stood still and Reece finds himself in the clutches of her father, a tyrant emperor. The story continues in sequels, Timeless Love and Keeper of Her Heart. Editors Note: Many characters in this book have accents and or different speech patterns. The author has attempted to illustrate this phonically. These are not spelling errors.
An intriguing collection of rhyming stories for children of all ages. Every story comes with illustrations created by the author.Stories that will entertain any young child and are perfect for bedtime reading. These original stories will bring joy to the reader as well as to the children listening to them. These stories have been created over a period of many years by the author for her children and grandchildren are finally now available to everyone.
Reed Stone, born Reed Stonebrook, the thirteenth Duke of Chischester left his home to sail to America. He becomes a prosperous rancher and by the age of thirty-five and is content with his bachelor life. But his existence is turned-upside down when his brother and sister-in-law are killed and a young nanny, Allison McBride comes to his ranch with a ready-made family. No way in hell is Reed going to return to England and take over his ducal duties for anyone, especially four children. But when the green eyed beauty enters his life, insisting he take responsibility for his nephew and nieces, he finds being an adamant bachelor is no longer part of his life. This conclusion comes too late when he discovers Allison Mc Bride returned to London. Reed travels to London to his late brother’s estate and his serene life
Two women convicted of murder. Only One may survive. Zandria Adams, living in the present, is executed for murdering her cheating husband. She meets a handsome angel. He informs her that she’s been given a second chance,to return to earth to live again. 1856 Selma is being hanged for murdering her cheating husband. To her horror Zandria awakens in the eighteen hundreds just as a rope around her neck tightens and the floor falls away from her feet.. The angel Seth is sent down to earth as a human with no memory that he’s an angel, to help save one of them.
Editors Note: Many characters in this book have accents and or different speech patterns. The author has attempted to illustrate this phonically. These are not spelling errors.
Liphar on Literature, Photography and Art Still hanging in there campers? I hope so, because Liphar Magazine has been traversing with a mix of stimulating material in this energized issue.
Behind the Lens: Wojciech Toman with his view on HDR (High Dynamic Range) images, as opposed to "traditional" photography. Joyce Dickens refers to her photography work as "Infused Artography" and considers herself a contemporary photographer/digital artist.
Art for Life: Carolyn Roper plunges us into the world of body painting, where this unfamiliar fantasy domain to most, is brought to reality.
Articles: Post Net Fiction, states literary fiction is seriously off the rails where the need to right again this once powerful and beautiful voice of real discovery and language. Criterion of Beauty, challenges that art has no exact science of the beautiful and pleasurable; it just makes us more human with our own rational freedom. Scrazzle, the new kid on the block, which seeks to invade Twitter territory by one upping what Twitter offers.
Thought Food: Advent of belief, where the real question is, why do you believe what you do?
Stories: A Game of Cards, where two ghosts sit at a square granite table and one says, "I am starting to think this ghost business isn’t all you made it out to be." Maladjusted A twisted tale MOO, "To believe in dreams is a manifestation of insanity." Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Trains by the River, why did Hamlet trouble about ghosts after death, when life itself is haunted by ghosts is so much more terrible? Chekhov, Notebooks, 1892-1904
Wojciech Toman, a 27-year-old landscape and HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographer from Warsaw, Poland enlightens us in an interview. His stance on HDR is more of a realistic approach than ‘traditional’ photography, because it allows images to be created with a dynamic range that is closer to reality. Love or hate it! Two of the most innovative and influential American photography masters of 20th century photography, Ansel Adams and Edward Weston inspired Joyce Dickens to pick up a camera. She refers to her work as "Infused Artography" and considers herself a contemporary photographer/digital artist. With major industry awards, a double World Body Painting Champion and recognised as one of the best body artists in the world today, Carolyn Roper plunges us into the world of body painting. Where seeing is believing with her images in an interview, this unfamiliar domain to most, fantasy is brought to reality.
travels to Kansas to fill a school teacher’s position. The first person she encounters is a small child fleeing from a store owner for stealing penny candy. She discovers that the dirty faced ruffian is a seven year old girl who offers Madison a handful of pennies to be her mother. When the girl’s father shows up, she scolds the handsome blond, blue eyed man for letting his daughter run dirty in the streets. Although the woman is beautiful with green eyes and black hair, Blair Cody, a widower takes an instant dislike to the lecturing stranger. He vows never again to wed but his daughter has different ideas and is determined to change his mind about her new teacher.
When Burk Van Horn was a child when his father was murdered and his home set ablaze. Nearly escaping with his life, not only was his arm scared by flames but his heart burned with hatred and retaliation for the man who killed his father. Cared for by the Brothers of a monastery he grew to manhood with one thought: revenge! Clora Thornton raised most of her life in a convent, returns home at the request of her ailing father. Her coach is stopped by a group of men in attempt to rob the occupants. Dressed as a nun, she claims she has nothing of value, and that she is the daughter of Lord Thornton. When Burk discovers that she is the daughter of that murderer, he decides that she is very valuable to him and he abducts her for ransom. He soon discovers that revenge is sweeter than he expected.