Hi, I'm Sam. The 'Beach' in "Walker and Beach." I know, it sounds like a Law firm or a publishing company. (Don't I wish.) I just turned 60 this past July, and now that I've entered the winter of my life, I figured it was high time to reach for my dream of being a published author. Better late than never.
I've always been an observer of people. 'Wallflower', to be frank, but that has given me a great insight into the human condition. People will say all manner of things, when they don't see you as a threat, or don't see you at all.
So welcome to our author page, where Lisa and I will keep you abreast of how our joint effort, The Bloodstone Chronicles, and our solo projects are coming along. For now, be good, be safe, and be real.
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Seven gruesome animal attacks and a 5,000-year-old secret.
Private Investigator Dusty Garner much prefers to stay in the background, keeping out of sight from prying eyes. Leading an easy-going life in Cider Lake, Tennessee – a town holding two gas stations, three diners, a Holiday Inn, but small enough to not have a McDonald’s – she couldn’t ask for anything better. After tying up a seemingly unconnected case involving three 18-year-old best friends, she turns her attention back to Tammy Barker's missing person's report. Within a week of it landing on her desk, the number of missing women had grown to five. Now, one by one, they turn up in different parts of the city, savagely attacked by animals. They must bring in an expert. She reluctantly agrees.
Jonas Sparx – with his sarcastic one-liners – is the handsome, charismatic animal specialist. When Dusty is unaffected by the charm that most women – and men – find irresistible, he is intrigued. Soon, he realizes that Dusty needs to know the truth, no matter how farfetched it sounds.
The two face problems which force them to trust each other to stop an age-old supernatural being – three thousand years tends to warp one’s mind a bit – from fulfilling an ancient scroll’s dire forewarning. If all that isn’t bad enough, Dusty’s clandestine past starts to catch up to her.
Dusty, Jonas, Antoine, and Hooch are off to the next go round to find the second stone. Where is their next adventure? Egypt! Taking full advantage of Queen Deva LaDevia's generosity, they fly first class, stay in exquisite hotel presidential suites.
After a death that hits too close to home, Dusty finds she has to continue on. No time for tears when the world and her possible love interest - though she swears it's heartburn - Travis Knight, are in danger.
What secrets unfold in Egypt that takes them through the pyramid? "I wonder why they don't put that on the tour?" Kings, princes, Egyptian lore soon plague them as they try to find the stone and save Travis... before Seth gets tired of waiting and fulfills his promise of painting the walls with his blood.
How far would you go to accomplish your dream? What would you sacrifice? Friends? Family? Your soul? Down on his luck author Bentley Granger — after one too many rejection slips, and one too many bottles of Scotch — decides he's had enough of the world and plans his exit with the help of a dollar store rope. Fate, in the form of a letter, intercedes and Bentley finds himself on the winning end for once. An aunt he never knew he had, dies and leaves him her sizable estate complete with mansion, staff, and a bankroll if he can make it to her Lawyer in time.
On his way, he experiences a vision of the rope he left behind trying to coax him back to, for once in his life, finish something he started. Chalking the visions up to booze withdrawal, he reaches the Lawyer's office just as the man is packing up to set off on his retirement. Shocked to find out — among other things — that his aunt was the famed Paranormal Romance author D. L. Foxe, Bentley can't believe how his luck has turned so quickly.
Things go well for a bit, as he settles into his new life as a wealthy man, but eventually the urge to be known for his own work surfaces. Ignoring the oddities of the town and the strange behavior of his staff, Bentley stumbles across an old but pristine typewriter in a closet in his aunt's workroom. Bestseller after best seller come out of that machine but at a cost. At first, Bentley is all too happy to pay it, but when his former creative writing professor comes to a book signing, asking who really is writing these great novels, Bentley has to face the reality of what has happened to him . . . and what he has to do to save what little soul he has left.