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Lakota Dreaming
Lakota Dreaming

The 5th Realm
The 5th Realm

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Lakota Dreaming Lakota Dreaming

Finalist: Marlene, Fab Five, Fire and Ice

Fired from her job as Editor-in- chief of a New York fashion magazine, Zora Hughes travels to a South Dakota Indian Reservation. She hopes to find answers to lifelong dreams her psychiatrist calls genetic memories. Zora dreams of a female ancestor who fled life as a slave and was aided in her journey to freedom by a Sioux warrior who would become her husband.

On the reservation, Zora meets Sheriff John Iron Hawk who aids and sometimes hinders her in her quest to finds answers to the murder of her forebearer.

Zora sees the parallel between her life and that of her long dead ancestor's. Try as she might, she can't resist the lure of loving John Iron Hawk, a contemporary Sioux warrior. But someone will do anything, including murder, to stop Zora from digging up the past.

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The 5th Realm –Young Adult NovelThe 5th Realm

Finalist: North Chicago's Fire and Ice Contest
Finalist: 2009 Maggie

Winner: 2009/2010 Write Stuff Contest sponsored by Connecticut Chapter of RWA

Feeling out of place as a scholarship student at a wealthy private school and needing the money, Lisette Beaulieu makes a love charm for a fellow student. Even though, she knows nothing about Voodoo, the charm works. There is an even more ghoulish side effect, when she blesses the charm, she raises the dead.

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Olivia's Song (To Dance with My Father)

2008 Golden Heart Finalist

Olivia Spencer, a divorced African-American mother, inherits fifty percent of her godmother's nightclub. The other fifty percent is left to Olivia's white businessman father, Michael Fallon. Michael doesn't know Olivia is his daughter and she would like to keep it that way, but she needs his expertise to get the club back on its feet. Can she keep the secret of her paternity for six months?

To complicate matters, Olivia must contend with an embittered mother, a wayward son, a precocious half sister, and a growing attraction for the mysterious Lucas Grant, who is everything she wants but doesn't need in her life.

Lucas, a suspended Drug Enforcement Agent, is lying low until he's cleared of charges associated with the death of his partner.

A Race Against Time 

When the FBI contacts Dr. Julianna Diaz about a bioterrorist plot using a virus possibly stolen from her research laboratory, Julianna turns to her ex-lover, Jake Merrick for help.

Jake, a security expert, finds himself the target of someone who doesn't want him to remember the minutes before a car crash that injuried him and killed his brother. Did his brother share with him details of a bioterrorist plot?

Julianna and Jake race to find the answers before the virus is released on an unsuspecting public.