Friday, July 8, 2016

Suzanne Jenkins - Meet Me at the Beach is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Suzanne Jenkins' New Book: Meet Me at the Beach. 

Suzanne is a Romance and Suspense Author. She is the author of the Pam of Babylon series and The Greeks of Beaubien Street.

Meet Me at the Beach

Pam of Babylon Book #13

Author: Suzanne Jenkins


Disappointments and challenges surprise Pam, but when one door closes, another always opens for her. Romance swirls around as friends and neighbors learn that perfect someone is right down the beach. A wedding shakes things up; a discovery is made during the honeymoon, and a love triangle is formed when Lisa opens her heart again. Things seem to be on the right path finally, but as usual, a secret of Jack’s is exposed, shaking it up once again.

Excerpt from Meet Me at the Beach, A Pam of Babylon Novel Book #13


When women gather, the outcome is often unknown. Peace may reign, or chaos; and it is usually never boring.

In the beginning, this was the story of three women who came together at the beach because of one man, the late Jack Smith. After he died, his wife Pam, her younger sister Marie, and his mistress, Sandra formed a tight bond, if not exactly a friendship.

Pam stayed in the lovely house at the beach she’d once shared with Jack, it becoming more than an icon; it was an obsession. Briefly, in what she now believes was a moment of madness, she considered leaving the house, even selling it, and moving in with her fiancĂ©, Senator Charles Monroe, whose house was new, palatial, and also on the beach. There wasn’t a thing about it that would prevent a normal woman from jumping at the chance to leave her painful past behind and start afresh in such a lovely place, with a heavenly partner. But Pam wasn’t normal.

The delay in determining if she could make the move was brief, less than a week after Christmas. And in that time, Senator Monroe himself made two decisions without conferring with Pam. Number one: he left the presidential race, claiming it was the only moral thing he could do, his campaign having taken a dramatic turn for the worse when his manager was shot by the aforementioned Sandra’s former boyfriend.

Number two was the clincher; it did a combination of things to Pam’s heart. It broke it, it hardened it, it confused it, and it froze it. He decided, again without conferring with Pam, to go on an adventure with a group of men who referred to themselves as Adventure Travelers.

Their conversation went something like this:

“I’ve got a surprise for you,” he said, gathering her in his arms. Charlie kissed the top of her head, sending delicious chills down her back.

“Oh, I can hardly wait,” she moaned, hoping, wishing that he’d say he was ready, ready, more than ready to get married.

Since Christmas, since she’d initiated taking their relationship to the next phase on Christmas Eve, the physical phase, his talk of marriage had dwindled. She couldn’t believe it. Were all the old clichĂ©s about buying the cow when the milk was free applicable in a woman’s twilight years, too?

Charlie reached into his pocket and she held her breath; but it wasn’t ring box. It was airline tickets. A ticket, that is. With the words where are we going? on the tip of her tongue, it took Pam a moment for the knowledge that he was holding up one ticket to register.

In seconds, Charlie’s demeanor segued to that of a teenager, trying to convince his parents that a hike across Russia with his friends was a wise move.

“Remember when we watched that National Geographic program about the rich guy who travels all over the world, hunting for clues of missing persons and investigating news of fortunes being found?”

Pam frowned, trying to remember to what he was referring. “I think so,” she said.

“You said yourself it would be a fun thing to do,” Charlie reminded her. “Anyway, when news got out that I’d stepped back from the candidacy, the guy himself emailed me and invited me to come along. I’ve been pondering it, and I finally decided that I am ready for an adventure.”

“Wow, that’s neat,” she said, feeling disconnected. “Where? When? For how long?”

She thought maybe a week, two at the most. Maybe to South America, or Vietnam. Someplace remote but not too remote.

“I’m leaving for Melbourne.”


Taking a step back, she grabbed onto the cold marble countertop. Australia was a long way away. He’d have to be away for at least ten days for it to be a real adventure.

“Right, Melbourne, Australia. He’s looking for clues in the triple homicide of that San Francisco couple and their daughter. They disappeared from a cruise ship. I’ll need you to take the dog.” His rescued greyhound, Margaret.

“Of course, she’ll come here. How long will you be gone?” she asked, blood pounding in her ears.

“Well, here’s the thing,” Charlie said, reaching for her chin. “He’s asking me for a year long commitment.”

Pulling away from his touch, Pam heard what he was saying, how surreal the situation was. She couldn’t help but compare what was happening right then with her history with Jack. When Jack told her they were moving to Long Island from Manhattan, what would have happened if she’d refused to go? How different would her life be? Jack might even have divorced her, or vice versa if his true behavior came to light. Now Charlie was telling her, not asking her, that he was leaving for year. What did she feel about it?

The hurtful thing was he wasn’t asking for her thoughts or opinions. He already had his ticket. His lone ticket. He was excited, calling it a surprise for her.

Deciding to keep calm, she would keep her words few. “Wow, you must be excited,” she said, turning away. “Would you like a cup of coffee?”

“Pam, I know this is probably not what you were expecting.”

“Ya think?” she said, biting her tongue too late.

“After everything, I just need to get away. I need something to help me plan what the next step is. Being president was the pinnacle of my goals. Now I have to rethink everything.”

“I guess I thought we’d rethink it together,” she said, failing at hiding her disbelief.

It was his turn to turn away from her now, having to confront what he knew was a low blow to her, but hoping they’d keep things civil. Loving her as much as was able, he needed to get away now more than he ever had in his life. Living in comfortable retirement with Pam at the beach was not going to cut it just yet.

“If you really love me, you’ll want me to take advantage of this opportunity,” he said.

Pam swung around looking at him intently, her eyes narrowing. “You’re challenging my love?”

The visceral Pam wanted him to leave so badly, was itching to yell at him, to tell him to get the hell out of her house. But she knew it was knee jerk. He felt the way he felt because that was the kind of man he was. He wasn’t thinking about her at all, he was only thinking about himself. Just like Jack.

Did she really want to be married to someone like that again?

“Please, take advantage of it,” she said.

Get out get out get out circled in her head. Clenching her jaw, she was making it an act of her will to let him have the last word; to have every last word from then on.

Sticking the ticket back in his pocket, he smiled at her. “I knew you’d be reasonable,” he said. “The shooting and the negativity following it was just too much for me.”

Pam put the coffee can down. Having coffee with Charlie Monroe was the last thing on earth she wanted to do. “I have a headache,” she said, rubbing her forehead. “Would you mind if we talked about this another time?”

Seeming relieved, he put his hand on her back to draw her close again, but she wasn’t having it. “You’d better go,” she said finally, unable to play act that she was fine with his choice.

“So you’re not happy.”

“You could say that. But I don’t want you to change your plans. It’s clear what you want to do, so go do it. I don’t want you to feel like I held you back.”

“Well, thank you Pam. I know it might seem selfish to you.”

“Not might,” she replied, holding the front door open for him, even though he’d come in through the veranda. “Please go. Don’t call me.”

He looked at her with a tinge of sadness and was about to say something, but thought better of it and stepped over the threshold.

Pam quickly shut the door on him, then ran through the house, locking doors and shutting shades, her usual routine when under duress. The things that ran through her head were all superficial; what she’d say to Sister Mary and Sam about not selling them the house was first on the list. It would be a huge disappointment, they were so excited when she’d approached them, thinking the only way she could tolerate leaving Sea View was if someone she knew lived there.

How embarrassing was it going to be for Pam to have to confess to her family, to tell Jeanie and Dave again that yet another relationship had failed?

Pausing in front of the hallway mirror, she looked critically at herself. She was an average, moderately attractive woman approaching sixty. It was clear she was putting too much effort into romance and relationships that were destined to fail. What was important to her? She paced on the marble floor of the foyer, wringing her hands.

“Why am I blaming myself because Charlie is being selfish?” she asked the universe. But was it selfish for him to want to get his own needs met, to try to heal his disappointment that a goal wouldn’t be reached?

Grabbing her phone, she dialed his cell. He answered on the first ring. “Are you home yet?” she asked.

“Almost,” he said. “Are you okay? I recognize that was a bomb I dropped.”

“I needed a minute to think straight,” she said. “I’ve pulled it together. Can I ask a question?”

“Sure.” He pulled into his garage and shut the door, turning the car engine off. “Ask away.”

“You said you loved me.”

“I do,” he answered. “I love you more than I’ve ever loved any other woman.”

“You practically begged me to marry you from Thanksgiving until Christmas. The minute we had sex, you stopped talking about marriage. Now, you’ve dropped this bomb as you called it. What am I supposed to think?”

Charlie was silent while he planned what to say. She was correct; the urgency to marry Pam had waned once they were sleeping together. “Maybe it was the tension between us that made me so eager to get married,” he admitted. “But our relationship is still great. I still love you, still want to make a life with you, except a once in a lifetime opportunity for adventure has been offered to me and I don’t feel like I can pass it up.”

“And what are your expectations of me while you’re gone for a year?” she asked.

Charlie examined her question carefully before answering. It was loaded, but valid. “I guess I expect that you’ll understand why I need to do this and that you’ll wait for me. I know periodically the group takes a break, and their families or loved ones meet them.”

Pam cringed at what it would take to travel to Australia. A plane ride to Hawaii to visit Lisa when she was a student at the University of Oahu was almost too much. Maybe the question she should ask is does she love Charlie enough to wait for an entire year for his return?

Old coping mechanisms slid into play as she tried to focus on just that moment, not projecting the future. “I’m not sure I can do it. I’m disappointed that our plans sort of fell flat. I feel like I must be lacking in some way, big time.”

“Oh Pam, I wish you wouldn’t take it personally,” he replied. “Before you say anything, you must believe that I was afraid I’d go off the deep end if I didn’t do something drastic. I wouldn’t be good for you. Dropping out of the race when we were so close was probably the most difficult thing I’ve had to do. I guess you could say it was devastating. This guy’s offer came in the nick of time.”

Sighing, Pam didn’t know how to answer. She certainly didn’t want him to marry her out of a sense of obligation, but the longer they talked, the clearer it was that he didn’t intend on marrying her, ever.

“So let me get this straight. What I hear you saying is that you need to go away instead of marrying me, as planned, a June wedding as we decided.”

“The wedding did play into my decision. I just don’t know what I’ll do with myself right now. I’m hoping when I return that it will become clearer, what my next step should be.”

“Charlie, I still don’t get it. What’s your plan for us? It sounds like you have cold feet.”

Oh, for God’s sake, Pam thought. Am I going to go through this again?

“Charlie!” she barked. “Don’t answer. I think I just had a breakthrough! This is great. It just proves one is never too old to gain wisdom.

“Go. Go to Melbourne. Have fun, have adventure. But let’s break it off before you go. I don’t want a long distance relationship. You take care of yourself, and I’ll take care of me.”

“I never intended on us breaking up,” he said. “It’s the last thing I want.”

“If we’re meant to be, we’ll get together when you get home. What’s a year? A blink of an eye.”

“Why won’t you wait, then?” he asked. “If a year passing is no big deal?”

“I don’t know,” Pam answered honestly. “I guess because I’ve spent most of my life waiting around. I don’t want to do that anymore unless it’s something I go into a relationship accepting. It’s binding, the wait. You have to plan your life around the comings and goings, like being married to a soldier. You want adventure, go find it. But leave me free to find my own escapades.”

“Wow, I truly didn’t expect that we’d break up,” he said. “As a matter of fact, it never crossed my mind.”

Pam thought to herself, because I’m such a pushover, he thought he could walk out of my life without my consent, change all our plans and I’d just be waiting here when he returned, like a lump.

“It doesn’t sound like you thought too much about me at all,” she replied. “Because I’m so easy.”

“I’m so sorry,” he said, feeling awful. “You’re right. I guess I thought you’d agree I should take the chance.”

“I do,” she said. “But simply not with me waiting around here, keeping the home fires burning or whatever that saying is.”

“I hardly know what to say to you,” he said, despondent. “Just say goodbye,” Pam said, feeling sick in spite of her laissez-faire outlook. “And bring the dog over before you leave.”

“Goodbye seems too final,” he replied.

“Well then, I’ll do it,” Pam said. “Goodbye, Charlie.”

She hung up the phone, the heaviness in the pit of her stomach connecting with her brain, and before she knew it, she was sobbing, good old heartbroken tears of grief.

Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

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Author Description: Suzanne's Gift to You! DOWNLOAD FREE and Bargain EBOOKS Start the first installment of Suzanne's bestselling series, Pam of Babylon FREE! Download Today - The Greeks of Beaubien Street 99 Cents (Greektown Detroit Detective Stories) Also free, Atlas of Women, a compilation of the novella, Mademoiselle and four short stories, and Burn District: The Prequel.

Her anthology of romance titles with eleven other authors, A TOUCH OF PASSION, has just become the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards.

Suzanne writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women's fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page. The Detroit Detective Stories, beginning with The Greeks of Beaubien Street are a reflection of American fantasy with historical reality. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 500,000 downloads.

Suzanne's stand alone novels include Someone Like You, the Family/LGBT themed Alice's Summertime Adventure, suspenseful The Savant of Chelsea, Slow Dancing, The Liberation of Ravenna Morton and Perfect for Him, her latest romance story. "Bring the tissues," readers say.

Burn District, Jenkins new sci/fi series, follows an American family as they flee from political insanity to save their lives in the Arizona Desert.

Her short story, Vapor appeared in Willow Review, Spring 2013.

A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins divides her time between the west Michigan lakeshore, the Brandywine River Valley, and the mountains of Southern California, traveling across country with her husband, Jim and dog Oscar in an RV, to visit their children and grandchilden on different coasts.

Author's Book List
South Shore Romance - Pam of Babylon Book #12
At last, with everything aligned perfectly, and her family occupied, Pam finds romance, love, excitement and joy with Senator Charlie Monroe and his rescued Greyhound, Margaret. But swirling around her are the antics of Dan and Julie and their exciting but exasperating relationship, the elders living a riotous life jet-setting between Babylon, Great Neck, and Florida, Alison and Diana spending more and more time with Miranda, Lisa and Ryan Maddox discovering bonds they never thought possible, Sandra finding true love, and last but not least, Sister Mary Joseph, settling in to a life of comfort and privilege at the beach. What could possibly go wrong?

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Beach Spirits - Pam of Babylon Book #11
The cycle of drama continues with lows to fabulous highs and back to lows again. Pam of Babylon, the well loved series, continues with Book #11. After a horrifying start, Sandra is the only character who seems to be in control, but that might be a smokescreen. Pam starts out on shaky ground, but soars to new heights! Lisa and Cara add zest to their romance, a few new men come on the scene, and an observer notes they are all just one, big happy family.

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I'll Always Love You - Pam of Babylon Book # 10
The women; Bernice, Nelda, Pam, Lisa, Violet, Cara and little Miranda rise up in power in this tale of triumph and love. Pam helps Miranda face a lifetime battle, as Alison finds her footing in her later father's family.

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Save the Date - Pam of Babylon Book 9
Pam and John set their wedding date while Sandra and Dan Chua move in together, Grandmothers Bernice and Nelda fall in love, not with each other, Lisa and Cara meet new men, and Jack becomes a distant memory. Hopefully, he'll stay that way.

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Pam faces new challenges with glamour and poise, while Sandra doesn't disappoint, and Lisa discovers new strengths. Nelda reveals secrets which explain Pam's personality. "Women's fiction with a touch of noir."

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In Memoriam - Pam of Babylon Book #7
In Memoriam begins with the birth of a baby boy to Pam’s former boyfriend, Dan and daughter, Lisa as the journey of Pam of Babylon continues in this seventh volume. Still reeling from the death of her beloved son Brent, Pam endures life at the beach with remarkable strength.

Sandra tries to balance several versions of her life while striving to be part of the Smith legacy.

Lisa rises above circumstances that would destroy most, with determination.

But don't be too impressed; history does have a way of repeating itself.

Readers love the Pam of Babylon Series, including Pam of Babylon, Don’t You Forget About Me, Dream Lover, Prayers for the Dying and Family Dynamics. After Jack Smith dies, Pam and his two lovers discover secrets and lies, and each other.

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The Tao of Pam - Pam of Babylon Book Six
A beautiful life at the beach is marred by secrets and lies as the legacy of Jack Smith's debauchery continues to haunt his widow, Pam. The Tao of Pam finds Pam at a crossroad which will take her to the next phase of her life. Her children, Brent and Lisa move on, dealing with their own life choices, as one by one, they all come down off their pedestals. The Tao of Pam prepares fans of the Pam of Babylon series for Book Seven....In Memoriam.

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Family Dynamics - Pam of Babylon Book Five
Heartbreak and devastation move toward triumph in the fifth installation of the Pam of Babylon stories. Pam is at last able to overcome the pain of Jack's rejection, and her own role in perpetuating his deviance, when she meets Dan and falls in love. Her children move on with their lives in ways Pam would have never believed possible. Sandra fulfills her dreams with Tom, and a gift from Marie helps to complete their life together. Ashton and Ted build a beautiful life, and new discoveries make it richer than they thought possible, but with a twist. But don't be deceived; what you see is not what you may get.

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Prayers for the Dying - Pam of Babylon Book Four
Book Four in the Pam of Babylon Series, Prayers for the Dying exposes more of what Kirkus Review said about Dream Lover, "A gritty, realistic portrait of the aftermath of deceit." Jack Smith's victims attempt to move forward while grappling with the pain and horror that he left behind. Pam makes a few startling revelations about herself, while Sandra hopes for a future with exciting expectations. Marie is in a most unlikely place, with the happiest news in the bleakest circumstances. Ashton's story of a lifetime love affair with Jack is finally told, with his heartache revealed. Family Dynamics, Book Five follows.

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Dream Lover - Pam of Babylon Book Three
Dream Lover is Book Three of the Pam of Babylon Series, followed by Prayers for the Dying and Family Dynamics. Dream Lover is a compilation of character studies of the women and one man who Jack Smith left behind. Slowly, they make their way to the Long Island village of Babylon for an audience with his widow. No longer in denial and stronger than she thought possible, Pam Smith is able to confront the horror of her marriage in its totality as she draws a new picture of the man she was married to. The new discoveries she makes empowers her and she is able to maintain her strength and the grace and compassion she's known for. Truly a formidable woman, Pam conquers her worst demons in Dream Lover. Kirkus Review calls Dream Lover "A gritty, realistic portrait of the aftermath of deceit."

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Don't You Forget About Me - Pam of Babylon Book Two
When charming, seemingly devoted Jack Smith dies, his wife and his two girlfriends are astonished to learn that they were not the only love of his life, and that, in fact, Jack was a rogue who was carrying on secret existences with other women. Shattered by grief and stunned by Jack's betrayals, these three women, Pam Smith, Marie Fabian, and Sandra Benson, find themselves suddenly thrown together. They could have despised one another, jealously guarding their private memories of their time with Jack and hating those they perceived to be their rivals, but instead, the women begin to realize there might be strength in numbers and in shared pain. Slowly, they begin to open their hearts to one another. They bind together to try to make sense of their lives and to try to heal the terrible shock.

But the more they learn about Jack and his nefarious past, the more they begin to question everything they thought they ever knew about him. Not only did Jack carelessly cheat on each of them, without thought to the harm he was causing, but the women are stunned to discover a secret of Jack that he never revealed.

As the women try to piece together the real life story of Jack, they begin to deal with their own lives differently, as well. They must deal with Jack's heartbroken mother, who knew nothing about her son's clandestine dealings in life. The tragedy also takes a toll on their working lives, and most of all it takes a toll on them, robbing them of sleep, hope, and even dreams. But with a sense of shared sisterhood, a little laughter, and a whole lot of determination, these brave women forge brave new lives that are full of promise.

The novel probes the difficulties in thinking that we can ever really know a person, even a loved one. All the women in Don't You Forget About Me wonder if they had been really and truly loved by Jack, or if he had simply played them for fools. They question their own blindness to his faults and how they allowed themselves to believe that they might have had it all, when what they had was really more of a dream. The book investigates modern social problems with grace and warmth. Infidelity, it uncovers, can do more than break hearts. In showing some of the worst things that can happen in relationships,it also teases us to imagine the best, a world in which loyalty, devotion and fidelity are prized. As the characters grow and change, they have the possibility for those things.

Don't You Forget About Me is a tale of love lost and then found again. A sequel to Pam of Babylon, Don't You Forget About Me can also be read all on its own. You will not like this book if many characters and lot of twists and turns is not your cup of tea.

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Pam of Babylon
Warning! This book contains themes of sexual abuse and infidelity.

For Long Islander Pam Smith, keeping house and staying beautiful dominate her daily routine as she awaits the return of her husband, Jack, every Friday evening. When he suffers a fatal heart attack on the train home from Manhattan, Pam's exquisitely arranged life is catapulted into turmoil as she is forced to face the realization that her marriage is nothing more than a black hole plagued with cruel infidelity, abuse, and sexual deviance. Witness Pam as she graciously and gracefully accepts the foul world her husband's "other life" forces on her previously immaculate existence. Come along for the ride of your life as you ask yourself this one question. How well do I know my husband? Kirkus Review says of Pam of Babylon, "An intriguing first novel that revolves around a husband's death and hidden secrets…consistently interesting, this psychological novel contains some mystery and moves along quickly for a non-thriller." Of Don't You Forget About Me, "An exciting, surprising story that leaves the reader hungry for the next book."

And of Dream Lover, the third in the series, "A gritty, realistic portrait of the aftermath of deceit."

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A Greektown Wedding - Detroit Detective Stories Book #4
After Christmas was finally over, the family could focus on other things, like love! The jam-packed fourth volume of the Greektown Stories Saga, A Greektown Wedding takes you on the emotional roller coaster the other books introduced you to as the Zannos's have another family dinner in Greektown, but this time with a wedding.

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Christmas in Greektown - Greektown Stories Book # 3
As Christmastime approaches, the family prepares for another get-together in Greektown. Relationships blossom and some end during the hardest time of the year. But as Jill and others discover, when one door closes, another opens, often with more wonderful opportunities.

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The Princess of Greektown - The Greektown Trilogy
Thirty years ago, Terry Smith was Detroit’s top news anchor. She set the standard for excellence in investigative journalism, staying at the news desk long after her time should have been over. Just as Terry’s son-in-law is murdered in the city, Detective Jill Zannos faces upheaval in her own life. A new man, family intrigue and the dregs of the last case she investigated becomes the lowest priority as she and her partner Albert untangle the mess of Terry Smith and her family.

Jill’s father, Gus is ready to begin living again, no longer smothered by secrets. His sister, Sophie makes a life changing decision and the family is powerless to help her. Peter’s wife, Joan hurries to make restitution for mistakes from the past. The rest of the family deal with the aftermath of choices they made as everyone returns to Greektown to celebrate Thanksgiving. Jill makes a chilling discovery soon after.

The Princess of Greektown is the story of an American family coming to terms with the legacy their ancestors left behind while dealing with their own complex lives.

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The Greeks of Beaubien Street
Warning: this novel contains a graphic depiction of rape.

The Greeks of Beaubien Street is the first book in The Greektown Stories. The Princess of Greektown continues where Beaubien Street leaves you. Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you'll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn't fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can't help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.

The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.

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Perfect for Him
Two years after her husband, Jason makes a late night-discovery, Harley Jones finds out she’s dying, with the reality of leaving him and their four daughters behind. As obsession with what will become of her family overwhelms the little time she has left, and another woman sets her sights on Jason, Harley’s sister-in-law, Bea comes up with an idea that might solve Harley’s problems.

Perfect for Him is a tale of two lovers whose lifetime romance sustains them, as an unwanted ending looms in the near future. Pathos and heartbreak intermingle with expectation and the comedy that only a close-knit family can generate. At the end, joy and hope reign, thanks to Harley’s unselfish love.

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Gracefully, Like a Living Thing - The Sequel to The Savant of Chelsea
A continuation of the haunting story of Alexandra and the aftermath of a midnight run to the Thirty-Fourth Street Subway Station. Who covers for her, and who will expose her? Psychological suspense abounds as world renown brain surgeon Alexandra Donicka is surrounded by faithful supporters from every walk of life when the death of her daughter is investigated. in the process she grapples with long-hidden emotions in an attempt to discover her own humanity. One facet of her life remains the same; the longing for what was left behind, until an unexpected surprise changes her outlook on everything.

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Burn District 1
Laura and Mike Davis build an idyllic life with their four children, friends and family nearby in the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Dreams and goals come to an abrupt end soon after Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast. Discovered in wood soaked by seawater, a virus thought to have the potential to decimate the population becomes the excuse to relocate thousands of citizens from beach towns. Fire is the only known way to eradicate the virus.

Rumors spread that napalm is used to burn without evacuating the people. A neighbor warns Laura and Mike that their town is next as the destruction moves inland. Is it a drastic way to halt the spread of disease, or is there another catalyst?

Burn District will be a serialized novel with releases approximately every four to six weeks.

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The Liberation of Ravenna Morton
Ravenna Morton is a Native American woman living a very old-fashioned life in a primitive cabin at the edge of the Kalamazoo River. Facing modern problems when her lifelong romance with a Greek artist is closely examined by their children after a child she gave up for adoption dies, The Liberation of Ravenna Morton captures the small-town dynamic of a family's private secrets being exposed to the world. A poignant look at the melding of two Americanized cultures observed under a microscope.

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Someone Like You
Life gets in the way as upstate NY sisters, Marley and Abigail cling to each other and their young children. But a babysitter introduces them both to Jay Malik, a medical student from India who becomes their lifeline to happiness, forgiveness and healing. "Another tear-jerker from Jenkins. Have the tissue ready."

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Alice's Summertime Adventure
We meet Alice Bradshaw when she is at a crossroad. She's just beaten cancer and is suddenly unsure of what her next move should be. Looking back on where she's been and what the future may hold, she knows she needs to make a big change in her life. Then her car dies on the highway after an argument with her daughter. Dave, a stranger on a motorcycle, pulls along side her and saves the day. He offers Alice a chance at adventure. She jumps on it, much to the dismay of her children. The adventure starts a chain of events that will have Alice and her children, as well as Dave questioning every aspect of their lives. There will be a few casualties along the way, a lot of anger, life changes and a few shocking surprises. Alice's Summertime Adventure is the story of an average American family as they struggle with dilemmas we all have, and making choices that aren't for everyone.

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The Savant of Chelsea
In the French Quarter of New Orleans, the birth of a baby to a mentally ill woman marks the beginning of life for The Savant of Chelsea. An abusive childhood segues to the operating rooms of the largest medical center in New York as a gifted but unbalanced brain surgeon waits for just the right time to redeem her past. In the end, she takes matters into her own hands. The reader will decide what happens after the climax.

Contains explicit sexual themes.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much James! Fantastic promotion for my new book :-)