Presently, we are not accepting submissions. We have a few books scheduled for summer release, an upcoming book by Dan Rhys, author of The Lone Escapist, and Ron Terranova, author of October Twilight.
Our Gentle Sins by Noreen Lace is a novel that deals with contemporary issues.
The reader finds Valerie trying to convince herself that she’s happy. She’s newly married, living in a beautiful house, working at a small school in a privileged community – what could be so wrong? Yet, something is.
Alexander, her husband reveals more and more of his dark nature.
Enter Jack, a full of life and fun loving guy with his own secrets. He’s trying to live a good life, change his past behaviors, yet he keeps pushing to the edge.
For Valerie, the choice is not between the two men; it’s understanding her own choices, making her own decisions, and learning to move forward.
Will Valerie succeed before Alexander’s or Jack’s secrets threaten her future?
Publishers’ Weekly, Book Life, and other reviewers have already said:
“Lace takes a familiar story… and suffuses it with intriguing family drama.”
“…energetic prose…” “this is an appealing novel with relatable, flawed characters.” PW
“Lace has woven a wonderful tale with themes and characters that are universal and recognizable. Such issues as a woman’s personal sovereignty within a relationship, the oppressiveness, both subtle and overt, of patriarchy and the mixed blessings of liberation are explored. A wonderful, readable story, ideal for Summer reading. Kudos to Noreen Lace.” Ron Terranova
“Ms. Lace has written a novel that is both gritty and tender. Her ability to create very real characters with very real emotions makes this novel a satisfying read. What makes the short fiction of Noreen Lace stand out is, not only Lace’s facility with language, but her ability to connect with her reader. She lays the soul of her characters at the feet of her readers and it’s impossible not to respond. In her fiction, Ms Lace creates a world of darkness and warmth. Her characters, although flawed, find a way to triumph over the hand fate has dealt them, moving forward and rising up through enormous odds. The journey: there-in lies the tale.” Jo Rousseau
How does a life change – especially in the mystical land of New Orleans amid hurricanes?
Halfway to Impossible isn’t just a beautiful face – although we do love the cover – it’s a great story.
Max Orbach is teetering recklessly between the two opposing forces of his unfulfilled wife, Caroline, and his troubled best friend, Sam, who obsessively pursues a mysterious woman in New Orleans. The protagonist struggles to understand his place in the changing professional and social landscape of the early 2000s while major hurricanes (Sandy in New York, Katrina in New Orleans) randomly shape the course of his life.
Take advantage of our due date by ordering early.
Ron Terranova’s Personal Exorcism, The Red Wing Chronicles, and M.R. Koch’s Halfway to Impossible will be out on Sept 10th.
Max Orbach is teetering recklessly between the two opposing forces of his unfulfilled wife, Caroline, and his troubled best friend, Sam, who obsessively pursues a mysterious woman in New Orleans.The nonlinear story bounces around within the first two decades of the 21st century, as the protagonist struggles to understand his place in the changing professional and social landscape of the early 2000s. Meanwhile, major hurricanes (Sandy in New York, Katrina in New Orleans) seem to randomly shape the course of his life.
Dark, cynical, surreal and sardonically funny, The Red Wing Chronicles is a unique hybrid of a book. Narrated from the point of view of a man sinking into the abyss as he reflects upon his traumatic life and a childhood of sickness and abuse, while haunted by the ghost of a sadistic father. Dark memories are unleashed, and questions and reflections abound regarding the fragile, illusory nature of memory, the tenuousness of sanity, the hypocrisy of authority and the subjectivity of morality. Part memoir, part philosophical rant in a stream of consciousness frenzy, this is the story of one man’s tightrope walk between madness and memory while wearing and being guided by the greatest pair of shoes ever cobbled.
“There have been times when I’m actually afraid to avert my eyes from my Red Wings. For when I do there is not just disorientation but in fact disintegration of losing identity and not knowing who or where I am…”
Ron Terranova’s stream of consciousness personal exorcism must be one of the best memoirs we’ve collectively read. It’s raw, emotional, nonlinear, like the true spirit of memory, jerking us here and there and bringing us to the worst times and we have to fight our way out to remember the good times, the best times, tiny little snippets clasped from a life of abuse.
Dropping September 10th. Pre-orders will be available this week.
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The Cavern is a short story in Ron Terranova’s October Twilight. Along with stories of the spooky and ironic are horror and mystery. Here’s a sneak peak:
The Lone Escapist is a story about a teacher’s guilt. He’d been out of the classroom when tragedy struck. Here’s a sneak peak at Dan Rhys’ story.