by Mary Frame
When the local authorities ask Ruby Simpson to help them find a thief in the small town of Castle Cove, she doesn’t have much of a choice. She predicted the most recent theft, and the cops have no other leads.
There are just two small problems.
One, she’s not psychic.
Two, she’s not Ruby Simpson.
Okay, maybe they’re not small problems. But Charlotte needs a place to lay low with her younger sister, somewhere her parents won’t find her and the locals won’t ask too many questions. Getting involved with the cops, especially Deputy “Cute Butt” Jared, isn’t a smart thing for a reformed con artist to do. But Charlotte has to make a choice: raise her little sister on the right side of the law or put food on the table.
What the real Ruby doesn’t see in her crystal ball won’t hurt her, right?
BOOK ONE IN A THREE PART SERIES–THIS IS NOT A STAND-ALONE NOVEL!
In this spin-off series, we take a ride through the streets of the dirty Jersey, with the heirs to the Jones and Knight throne, as they experience love and everyday life. Thanks to their parents’ hard work and sacrifices, these siblings have always lived the privileged life of luxury houses, cars, and jewels.
Meet Malachi Jonesâ?¦ the twenty-four-year-old laid back, ambitious playboy. During the day, he’s an elementary school gym teacher, but at night, he’s a whole different person. Money and women fall on his lap wherever he goes. Although he enjoys the attention he receives from women, running through them is only a hobby. He’s on a mission to find that epic love that his parents possess. This mission leaves him torn between two special girls, and he must choose one to be his main girl. But, there’s an ex who’s not ready to give up her spot yet.
At eighteen years old, Ruby Jones is a rebellious, cold-hearted genius and the menace of the family. She’s the valedictorian of her high school and every teacher’s nightmare. Dripped in diamonds and rocking the hottest brands, Ruby spends her nights and weekends chilling in one of the most crime ridden hoods in Paterson with her cousin, Trey. Although her cousin, Trey, has a mean reputation in the streets, Ruby has created a reputation of her own. One day, after attempting to murder her cheating boyfriend, Ruby meets a bad boy named Chop who might just be the one wild enough to tame her.
Kaylee Knight is twenty-six years old, and is the oldest daughter of Knight and Blaize. Kaylee is an aspiring fashion designer who moved to Paris to pursue her career and make a name for herself in the fashion industry. She meets the handsome, charming Jean Claude Dubious. Jean Claude is a part of one of the most dangerous and wealthiest families in Paris. Jean Claude is used to women falling to his feet and obeying his every command, but when Kaylee’s Jersey attitude rears its ugly face, so does Jean Claude’s. Being engaged to Jean Claude could be dangerous for both Kaylee and her family.
You know the saying, it’s the quiet ones you have to look out for? Well, that saying fits perfectly when it comes to sixteen-year-old Pryce Knight; A+ student, quiet, and known for being the better child of her three siblings. She has chosen to express her rights to religion, even when her family has chosen to make better use of their Sunday mornings. Unlike the other church goers, Pryce isn’t only there to give praise. Her interest is what’s standing behind the podium, and he goes by the name of Pastor Kevin Jonas. Married and the father of her best friend, Pryce holds a secret from her family and friends that could put her life at risk.
Can these heirs to the Jones and Knight throne handle all that life is about to throw at them? There’s only one way to find out.
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Generations of children have treasured the story of Sara Crewe, the little girl who imagines she’s a princess in order to survive hard times at Miss Minchins London boarding school.
by K. Kris Loomis
Growing up is tough. So is growing old. And everything in between? Well, it’s all tough.
Between the pages of this short fiction collection, you will find internet daters, shy bus drivers, talking corpses, playground bullies, and monsters in the closet. Spies, old friends, unhappy teens, grieving sisters, overworked businessmen, and novice chess players bare their struggles and triumphs in local parks, cafes, funeral homes, bus stops, even their bedrooms.
These poignant, often humorous, contemporary short stories remind us how important human connections are in this crazy, yet beautiful world.
Fifteen stories in all!
Read what others are saying about these contemporary short stories:
“These short stories are great when you need a five to ten-minute break from your own life. The plots suck you in quickly and the characters are immediately recognizable and relatable. You read wanting to finish the story in one sitting and the perfect length means you can.” ~ Meggan
“A short read (and it’s difficult to get all of the elements of a good story into a few words), a challenging read â?? I thought about these stories, especially Say Something (Would I have said something?) â?? long after I finished reading. A delightful read â?? especially The Orange Scarf. The imagery in this middle story, the imagination, the language â?? the writing style â?? show talent. Thank you, K. Kris Loomis, for a good read!” ~ Christine
“I have to admit that because I’m a fan of longer works myself – 3-volume nineteenth-century novels, doorstop-size biographies and scholarly editions – the trend toward shorter and shorter short stories has somewhat dismayed me, both as a writer and a reader. As a writer, I can’t seem to stay succinct, and as a reader, I often feel like a short story isn’t really developed enough to draw me into the world and make me care about it. Kris Loomis’s stories have entirely changed my mind.” ~ Misty
“One park, one bench, and 6 characters make for three very unassuming interludes that provide a satisfying glimpse into the lives of uniquely ordinary people. The characters are brought to life with a verbal-visual acuity that leaves the impression of having eavesdropped on the events from an adjacent bench, as opposed to having read them. The stories are brief, but not their impact.” ~ John
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Kris is also the author of the humorous travel memoir, Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador, as well as the nonfiction books How to Sneak More Yoga Into Your Life: A Doable Yoga Plan for Busy People, How to Sneak More Meditation Into Your Life: A Doable Meditation Plan for Busy People, After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini!
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by Aaron Riley
Five books. Five Gay Bad Boys
Get ready for some filthy-mouthed alpha males between the sheets…
This one guarantees to satisfy with the steamiest scenes with hot lovers.
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