Category Archives: Love and Marriage

An Excerpt of The Jade Emperor

 

 

Oh, so many years ago, I read  Pearl Buck’s Letter From Peking. I was a new bride, faced with my own boogeyman when my husband was confronted with the draft. We were all petrified in those days; for a man to get drafted was an automatic order to go to Vietnam, or so we thought.

Four months after we were married, Jim received his notice that it was time to get his draft physical, and rather than take his chance with the Army, he and a friend joined the Air Force where supposedly, according to the recruiter, chances of going to war were much less. Well, he went to Vietnam.

In Letter From Peking, the American protagonist living in China with her university professor, half Chinese husband, is forced to return to the states with their infant son when the Japanese invade the country during World War II. Her husband isn’t allowed to leave, and to prove his loyalty to the Chinese government, is forced to do something that made my skin crawl. Lol! I won’t say anymore in case you decide to read the book. I was haunted by that book for years.

When Jim returned to the states from Vietnam, it never occurred to me to think he might have left a child over there until I started to read about all the Vietnamese/ American babies who were growing up without their fathers. Fortunately, that’s one thing I’m writing about that I have not experienced. But the idea haunted me. What if a couple, nearing retirement, had to face the secret of an ancient affair and its outcome? The Jade Emperor comes from that nightmare/fantasy. Click here to go to Book Funnel to get your excerpt. 

The Jade Emperor is available for pre-order here! Release date July 21st.

Authors – Enter an Instafreebie Spring Romance Giveaway

Authors – Enter an Instafreebie Spring Romance Giveaway

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Short Story with a Punch

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Some LGBT, Some Family Drama, A Little Normalcy

Some LGBT, Some Family Drama, A Little Normalcy

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Short Stories on Instafreebie

Short Stories on Instafreebie

I love to write short stories and give them to my readers. They don’t sell well, so although I eventually put them up on Amazon when I can afford the formatting, I usually give them away free on my website. Now that I’ve discovered Instafreebie, the stories will land there, first. Here are a few… Continue Reading

“Life is Truly Amazing”

“Life is Truly Amazing”

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If Only it Could Be Summer Again

If Only it Could Be Summer Again

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Pam of Babylon in a Boxed Set!

Pam of Babylon in a Boxed Set!

Drum Roll! Announcing the long awaited Boxed Set of Pam! More romance, love, betrayal, secrets and craziness! Pam of Babylon is about restarting a life  in the presence of death. Volume 1 contains the first five books of the series, plus a bonus short story, First Sight. In one complete set you’ll receive First Sight… Continue Reading

Love Romance?

Love Romance! Let Passion Take You Where You Want to Go!   A select group of eight bestselling, multiple award-winning, USA Today and NY Times authors has joined forces to bring you eight full-length amazing Romance novels in one boxed set, titled: A Touch of Passion Looking for a heart-warming story to read on a  summer’s  night?… Continue Reading