Roosevelt Crenshaw, “Best Heart-Throb” of his high school class, now
in is early thirties is looking to get what he wants out of life regardless of
what anybody thinks.
meets Pamela White, a sharp 38-year-old business woman whose sexual hunger
cannot be drowned in bourbon. She makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
nearly the same time he runs into Beverly Simons, a slightly neurotic, rather
plump high school classmate with whom he once had a one-night stand. She is now
widowed with a strikingly beautiful six-year-old daughter.
Jerry Weinstein, Esq., a rotund, gourmand bachelor lawyer specializing in
criminal law and a very dead Bradford Vincente, the 17-year-old son of pizza
king Tony “Pan-a-Mint” Vincente of Palos Verdes…
in the South Bay beach communities of suburban Los Angeles some thirty years
ago, the novel is a lurid tale of murder, lust and the inevitable consequences
of ravenous appetites that can never be satisfied.
been a soldier, a newspaper reporter, a high school English teacher, a day
trader and a poker professional. I’ve written literally millions of words in my
career as a writer, and think of myself primarily as a writer. My work has
appeared in popular publications like Playboy and Smoke magazines and in
literary journals where it has won some minor awards. My novel A Perfectly
Natural Act gained royalty publication from G.P. Putnam’s in 1973 and was
brought out in paperback the following year by Pinnacle. First Artists was
considering an option on it when they went defunct. The novel would make a
rather good movie. (Maybe I’ll write the screenplay one of these days.)
Additionally, I’ve written over fifteen hundred reviews (over a million words
in all!) for various Web sites, most notably Amazon and the Internet Movie
Database. Some of my reviews are among the best appearing anywhere (or so I
have been told). Over the years I’ve also written about a dozen book-length
manuscripts. My project now is to present perhaps eight to ten of these
manuscripts before the public in book form. I was graduated from UCLA in 1969
with a major in Political Science and minor in English Literature.
In The Era of Lanterns and Bells, a lighthouse is haunted by the memory of lighthouse keepers, a train operator is forever changed by a subway suicide, a journalist befriends a homeless virtuoso, an orca trainer believes she’s a whale, an aerialist runs away from the circus, and a Golden Gate Bridge jumper saves lives with fortune cookies. An obese woman is rescued from being a shut-in, a woman discovers that her favorite childhood pond is polluted and cancer-causing, a woman falls in love with a bipolar man in Jamaica, and an arborist writes love letters from trees. These quirky and darkly comic stories entertain while posing essential questions about truth, compassion, and humanity.
About the Author
Ann Tinkham is a writer based in Boulder, Colorado. She is an anti-social butterfly, pop-culturalist, virtual philosopher, ecstatic dancer, political and java junkie. When she’s not tinkering with words, she’s seeking adventures. Ann has talked her way out of an abduction and talked her way into the halls of the United Nations. She hitchhiked up a mountain in Switzerland and worked her way down the corporate ladder. Ann has flown on a trapeze and traded on the black market in Russia. She cycles up steep canyons, hikes to glacial lakes and mountain peaks, and blazes her own ski trails. As soon as she amasses a fortune, she plans to buy an island and hopes she won’t be voted off her own island. Her fiction and essays have appeared in All Things Girl, Apt, Denver Syntax, Edifice Wrecked, Foliate Oak, Hiss Quarterly, Lily Literary Review, Short Story Library, Slow Trains, Stone Table Review, Synchronized Chaos, The Adirondack Review, The Battered Suitcase, The Citron Review, The Literary Review, Toasted Cheese, Wild Violet, Word Riot, and others. Ann’s essay, “The Tree of Hearts” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her story, “Afraid of the Rain” was nominated for Sundress’s Best of the Net Anthology.
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
A sassy redhead with an axe to grind…
After catching her husband kissing another woman in the barn, Loretta Sullivan Bailey left Lonesome Canyon Ranch and swore she’d never come back. But when her daughter threatens to drop out of college to become a rancher’s wife, Loretta refuses to let her baby make the same mistake she did. She returns to the ranch, determined to get her daughter back in school by the summer’s end…and resolute on ignoring her feelings for her ex-husband.
A bullheaded but oh so sexy cowboy…
A cowboy from his hat to his boots, ruggedly handsome rancher Jackson Bailey is none too pleased that his feisty—and gorgeous—ex-wife has suddenly shown up seventeen years after their divorce. But despite all their fighting and fussing, the two stubborn former lovers soon discover that old flames burn the hottest. Can they finally put aside their differences and find happiness together…forever?
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I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY NETGALLEY FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.
This was a great fun read, with one sexy cowboy and a bull-headed woman. The characters and storyline was well-developed and had me laughing out loud in certain spots. When Loretta’s daughter decided to not go back to college, but is staying on the ranch that she loves with her dad. Loretta heads off to Lonesome Canyon Ranch to try and talk her into going back. This is when the sparks start to fly between Jackson and Loretta. The more they are in each other’s company, the more they realize that they still love each other. LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER is a great read. CAROLYN BROWNhas another hit with this book. I recommend that you read it, and I give it 5/5stars.
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
“Too funny for words.” –All About Romance
They share love, laughter, and a passion that burns up the night.
But can he share the secrets that threaten their marriage?
Nick and Paula DeCello are getting divorced in seven days, even though they love each other dearly. His overprotectiveness has finally become too much for her, and there’s something painful locked deep inside him. Desperate, Nick takes the advice of a quirky, old fortune teller to find his wife’s “heartcraving.” To Nick, that means sexual fantasies.
Armed with a hilarious collection of advice books, he embarks on a wild, funny seduction of Paula that proves there’s nothing wrong with their relationship in the bedroom. When it comes to giving her what her heart really craves–soul-sharing communication–he’ll have to take a big step outside his comfort zone.
I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.
What would you do to try to save your marriage? Well in HEART CRAVINGNick will do anything to save his marriage. Including going to a psychic to find out what his wife’s Heart Craving is. He will buy how-to sex books to try to fulfill her sexual fantasies. This produces a lot of funny moments. This was a fast, hot, sexy read, with well-developed characters and story line. the sex scenes are hot, and making you want a cold shower after reading. Sandra Hill knows how to tell a story. I loved this story and give it 5/5 stars. I recommend this to everyone to read.
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
There’s Something He’s Never Told Her…
When her workplace burned down, Claudia should’ve taken it as a sign to move on—and not just professionally. She’s been secretly lusting after her mysterious boss, Anthony Cross, for years. There’s no way she should agree to help him rebuild if she wants to keep her heart intact, and yet it’s impossible to stay away…
The flames that destroyed Anthony Cross’s beloved bar are nothing compared to the heat he feels every time he lays eyes on Claudia. But he can’t have her—it’s against paranormal law for a vampire to date a human. Besides, he has some dangerous enemies, and one in particular already has her sights on Claudia. He owes her the truth—both about his feelings and his vampire nature—which means their lives are about to get hotter than ever…
“Hot sex scenes and a breezy tone with a nice, happily-ever-after ending makes…a fun read.”—Booklist
“A wonderful start to a very lighthearted series.”—Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick
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KISSING WITH FANGSis a sexy, fun, paranormal romance. I have enjoyed all of Ashlyn Chase’s books, and they always seem to bring a smile to my face. Claudia is harboring a few secrets. Anthony has always been in love with Claudia since they met. Now that the bar has been burned to the ground, Claudia and Anthony are at loose ends. When Anthony goes to Claudia’s apartment he finds out about one of her secrets, that she is an alcoholic. He wonders how she was able to keep it a secret for so long while working in the bar. In light of Claudia’s alcoholism he decides not to reopen the bar and decides to open a tea shop. Paranormal s are being kidnapped and they don’t know who is doing it. The characters and storyline are well-developed. I also enjoyed seeing other characters from other books. I enjoyed reading KISSING WITH FANGS, and I give it 4/5 stars.