Ronald D. Walker
Lovers Lies and Lilies
Vintage erotic romance
February 4, 2015
In 1944, women were thought to be the weaker sex. Divorce was unheard of—a woman’s place was in the home, obeying her spouse and raising their children. After a miscarriage, Calvin Barnes blamed his wife Sarah for being too weak to carry out her duties. His violent, drunken rampages turned deadly.
A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger empowers Sarah to find freedom, sexual enlightenment, and love. Wealthy businessman, Jon Bartleaux, teaches Sarah there is more to life than the 1940s mindset of sex only being for procreation at the pleasure of the husband. Treated as an equal, he teaches her that tender, generous, mutually satisfying sex can be enjoyed by both partners.
Sarah puts the pain and guilt of her past behind her until her sister Carol asks for help with a neighbor who is desperate to escape her husband’s abuse, with the added danger of a standing hitman contract should anything happen to him. Will Sarah risk revealing her secret weapon for ending spousal abuse to help Twyla?
Will Jon’s terrible secret unravel it all?
August 1, 2016
When a friend of innkeeper Roxanna Larkspur, and a current guest at the inn, is discovered strangled in bed, Booker Krane wants to assist in finding the killer. But Lorraine, the victim, is daughter to a former Texas senator, still a powerful force in Austin, and Masonville’s mayor instructs both Booker and the sheriff to butt out, preferring to have her own police chief investigate. Police Chief Josephine Zanders has no experience in solving a murder case, so she deputizes Booker as an “Ancillary Homicide Investigator.” Cool. Booker now has her authority to follow the trail all the way to Austin, where the plot definitely thickens. Lorraine was a talented artist with an important contract pending. She also was an investor in a pair of Austin businesses. Yet, she left Austin abruptly and hasn’t been in contact with anyone. Back in Masonville, Lorraine’s insomnia and her habit of walking the streets at night, talking easily to complete strangers, makes identifying her killer close to impossible. It might even have been a trucker traveling one of the highways that insect at the small town. Declaring the case fully investigated, Mayor Garrett hands it off to the state police. Booker’s persistent curiosity, however, won’t let go. And his curiosity almost gets him killed.
August 25, 2015
When Booker Krane retired early from his career as a white collar corporate investigator, he was sure of only two things: he was done digging up buried secrets, and he loved being near water. After recovering from the bullet wound from his final case, he settles into a leisurely lifestyle at his new home on Turtle Lake—including his new part-time job as a freelance photographer. But the morning his dog drags a dead body onto the shore, Booker and his camera are commandeered by Sheriff Ringhoffer, and in less time than it takes the elusive perfect lighting to disappear, he’s deeply embroiled within the investigation.
While the deceased, a prominent yet awfully wicked man, had many people who'd likely have motive and opportunity to kill him, Booker wants to believe it was simply an accident. An arrow would be an unusual murder weapon, and he can’t picture any of the suspects—the victim's wife, sons, business partner, sexy mistress, or attractive lessee—as cold-hearted killers. But it turns out more than one of them knows how to draw a bowstring, and Booker’s curious mind can’t ignore the evidence against the victim falling on his own arrow—even when the sheriff rules the death an accident.
Putting his own life at risk, can Booker solve the case for the residents of Lakeside Estates? Or will magazine deadlines, his budding attraction for Roxanna Larkspur, or tension with his only son interfere with his search for the truth?
Magic Mirabelle and the Riddle of Night Opium
Paranormal Romance, YA Fantasy and Coming of Age Novel
If you liked Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and the Narnia and Harry Potter books, you will totally LOVE Mirador Publishing’s latest MUST READ YA Fantasy and Paranormal Romance - “Magic Mirabelle and the Riddle of Night Opium”
The story begins in East Finchley London where, after making a Wish with her mother and little brother, the young teenage Witch Mirabelle discovers a Magic Box with a very mysterious and enigmatic riddle in it.
The riddle has been left for Mirabelle by her admirer the Magician Night Opium, who has taken a fancy to the young Witch and wants to share his knowledge of Goldmaking with her. However, neither of them understand the nature of the powers they are working with, and not long after that Mirabelle finds herself part of a very mysterious and enchanted game: one which has been played by young Witches and Sorcerers for generations, called the Dungeons of Lethe (D.O.L.) Game.
To emerge victorious in this Game Mirabelle has to overcome several powerful and deadly adversaries - including the Sorceress Lady Nightshadow herself - and take part in three Magical Battles or Tasks, each more psychologically demanding and gruelling than the last.
Fortunately for her, Mirabelle has powerful allies to help her, the vivacious Fairy Apricot Lanterm, the wise and kindly Father of Wishes and the Sorcerer Night Opium himself. At first, neither he nor Mirabelle are happy to work together with each other, but eventually, during the third and last Magical Task, the young Witch realizes that for her to save herself and her world from a frightful Dystopian future, she will have to rekindle her love for Night Opium and pool all her dreams and Magic together with his.
The nail-biting climax to the tale occurs when one of London’s most prestigious theatre companies suddenly decides to perform one of Night Opium's weird and wonderful poems, called the Londres Witch. When the poem is staged, with Mirabelle in one of the leading roles, all of the power from their pooled Magic streams out into the historic centre of Westminster London.
And as it does, the familiar spots in the city like Trafalgur Square, Piccadily and Kensington Gardens, all become embroiled in the D.O.L. Game and the lives of the city's inhabitants are changed forever in a way that noone, not even the Sorcerer or Mirabelle themselves, could ever have foreseen.
Without waking anyone in the house, Mirabelle followed the voice out into the beautiful starlit night and into the Father of Wishes’ Garden. And there, to her great joy and wonder, she saw those Glass Slipper Stairs with the playful and joyful Ondines hopping up and down and squeaking all over them. The young Witch had not been able to hear the words of the song until she started to walk up the marble steps leading to the Wishing Fountain. But now she heard them clearly: they were the words from the incantation, which Grandma and her two friends had intoned that night when she drew the Father of Wishes card and had first entered the Land of Wishes.
August 28, 2016
Give Hell a Chance: A Book of Plays contains nine plays about Satan...and you've never seen him like this! Join Satan as he meets his long-lost son, deals with his teenage daughter's desire to start dating, and tries to work through his issues with God in therapy.
SATAN: I thought we decided that you wouldn’t date until you’re forty.
Title: Falling: A Love Story
Author: Allyn Lesley
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nEvgEE
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25564973-falling
A good man falls seven times,
But I’m far from a good man.
I’ve got my own set of rules,
And I never stray from them.
I live by a simple set of guidelines and they’re easy to follow.
But when Chelsea Robinson walked into my garage,
The rules went out the door.
Suddenly, I was falling.
No, that's not right.
It was more like a crash-landing,
Because I sure as hell couldn't stop myself.
And now, I’m still falling,
For a woman I shouldn’t even want.
But when love steps in, you have no option but to break your own rules.
Title: The Ruffians
By: Rick Johnson
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2o3xAIH
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30344852-the-ruffians
Title: All Started With Revenge
By: Moisa J Wroy
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nKBnrE
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23136111-all-started-with-revenge
By: Tam May
Title: Gnarled Bones and Other Stories
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oD97uY
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33100348
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