Somebody Always Pays
Leandra Amerjit's Parents had taught on the rules and regulations regarding family outings outside the palace grounds all of her seventeen years. Leandra knew what would happen if she ever got kidnapped. She also knew that being the King's daughter would bring any captor a great deal of money. Leandra was not afraid of getting captured or ransomed, but she was, afraid of her father's enemies. She knew that they would not think twice before killing her or selling her as a slave to spite the king.
But Leandra had always been too free-spirited and fearless for her own good. She thought that she was much too smart to ever get caught and that what she felt for the handsome young pauper she had fallen in love with two years earlier was much greater than the fear of getting caught.
Going against everything she had been taught, Leandra began to devise a plan that would give her an opportunity to go in search of the one who had stolen her heart. When the opportunity arose, she threw on a servant's cape and smearing mud on her cheeks, took off bare-footed into the village to search for him.
Church bells and loud chatter woke Leandra from her exhausted sleep. She didn't know how long she'd been sleeping on the wooden floor or who had found her. She tried to stand, but found that her hands and ankles had been tightly bound. She tried to scream, but the cloth in her mouth muffled her sounds. Hearing voices and music coming from below, she inched to the nearest crack in the floor and pressed her eye against it. It was a wedding ceremony. She glanced at the bride and groom and almost fainted when she recognized the familiar face standing at the altar.
Emily & The Tree Monsters
Seven year old Emily had lived a life of privilege and security until a truck driver slammed into her Grandmother Peggy's car one morning. The mud from the cemetery clung to her shoes as a reminder that what had happened was not a nightmare. Now her grandmother was gone forever and her mother was in a coma without any guarantee that she would ever come out of it.
Emily felt scared and alone. She cried silently in the back seat as a man who claimed to be family drove her from the airport to her new home. A home where she would have to live with a father she had never met and a grandmother she swore she would never acknowledge.
Would she ever go back to her old home, she wondered. Would her mom remain in a coma forever? And would she be able to live without her Grandmother Peggy?
Ever since she could remember, thirteen-year-old, Jenny had talked and acted like someone she wasn’t just to fit in with the popular crowd.
The fact that her parents were financially well off, helped her keep up the pretenses and she had played the part of an unsympathetic and arrogant person so well and for so long, that she forgot who she really was.
When she is captured by a group of strange, deformed creatures, she suddenly realizes that for once in her life, she has to humble herself before beings she believed inferior to her and ask for mercy and forgiveness.
Her situation gets even more complicated when in order for her to be set free from the talking critters, she has to solve the riddle set before her by the group’s leader, Randen.
Her escape seems almost impossible when she is told that she also has to figure out a way to save countless of the creatures’ lives before saving her own.
Noises in the Attic
Noises In The Attic is the story about eleven-year-old Amy and her four-year-old brother Jaime who are being terrorized by noises coming from their attic.
When the noises continue, Amy and her brother run to Grandmother's room which is across from theirs and tell her what they're hearing.
Grandmother sets their mind at ease when she assures them that it's just the wind traveling through the cracks in the old wood.
Reciting one of her favorite scriptures, Amy is able to go back to sleep.
A few hours later she is awakened by Jaime's horrified screams and decides to confront the object of their fears. Thinking that the noises are coming from giant rats, she takes a bat, a bottle of dog repellent spray, and climbs up the narrow ladder leading to the dark and dusty attic. What she finds is something much more frightening than giant rats.
Quien Necesita Hermanas
Carlos Hernandes was very fond of his seven-year-old sister, Erika. He had taught her every sports game he had learned at school and with friends, including boxing, wrestling, and basketball. He had always been proud of the fact that she could outrun, out fight, and outsmart any boy her age, but now that he and Franco Garcia, had become close friends, Ericka had become an embarrassment.
According to Franco, Ericka acted too much like a macho and needed to stay home and taught to act like a lady. He also insisted that Carlos should teach Ericka to respect and honor a male, not imitate one.
When Ericka goes missing and is nowhere to be found, Carlos not only blames Franco, he also blames himself for her disappearance. He regrets getting involved in the whole machismo situation, and hopes that he's not too late to let Ericka know that she's more important to him than having a group of batos admire and follow him around and that he no longer wants anything to do with Franco's old fashioned, male superiority attitude.
Juanita Learns To Forgive
Juanita's mother, Aurora, went to live in the United States and left Juanita in Costa Rica with her grandparents when she was only three. Nine years later, Aurora shows up with countless of legal papers and demands that Juanita be released to her.
Juanita doesn't want to abandon her grandparents, her school, nor her friends and she does not want to go live with a mother she hasn't seen in years.
Juanita glances out the window of the aircraft that's taking her away from everything and everyone she loves. With tears streaming down her face, she vows that she'll never forgive the pain and heartache Aurora has caused her by abandoning her for nine years and by uprooting her from the only home she has ever known.
When Juanita arrives at her new home, she is shocked to find that Aurora has not only remarried, she also has two other daughters and a baby on the way. Feeling unwanted and betrayed, Juanita decides that she will never accept or love any of them and determines to cause Aurora and her new family as much friction and headaches as she can so Aurora will send her back to her home in Costa Rica. When Juanita is about to get her way, fate steps in and unscrambles all her plans.
Christ And The Christmas Tree
Ten -year-old Orion placed the phone back on the receiver and stared wide eyed at Miss Lola, his grandmother. He had just been informed by the major, Mister Wilson himself that he had been chosen to speak about how he and his grandmother celebrated Christmas.
Orion knew that the only reason he had been chosen out of a school of two hundred children was because he had told Mister Wilson only days before that he was going to be a major just like him someday and because of his grandmother’s cookies. Miss Lola had won the, Best Cookies In The County award for four years straight. Orion suspected that Mister Wilson was hoping his grandmother would bake cookies for the event. Orion loved speaking in public, but he knew that talking about Christmas trees, Christmas decorations and Christmas parties in the major’s congregation was going to be more than frightening.
For one thing Orion had heard Mister Wilson speak on that same subject the year before and had learned that out of the four hundred people that attended the major’s church, only three families celebrated Christmas. All the rest believed that decorating pine trees and exchanging gifts was a pagan tradition and therefore a form of witchcraft and idolatry.
Orion was terrified about what might happen to him if he upset the people. He wanted to call Mister Wilson and ask if he could find someone else to speak at the event, but he knew that fear of what people would say or do to him was not of God, so he became even more determined to do it. He decided that he was going to speak only the truth as the bible and his grandmother had taught him. And if there were any consequences, he would deal with them later.
The Demons Within
Raquel could see and hear spirits even as a child and thought that the phenomenon was of God and his angels. Now that she was married, those same voices and same spirits would terrorize and torment her on a daily basis.
But nobody, not even her husband believed her or took her seriously.
But one man believes in her, listens to her, gives her hope, offers her his heart.
But who is he? Can he be trusted? Was he sent from heaven?
Is he much more dangerous and sinister than the entities that torment her?
This is the real life story of Rachel and of the hundreds of barriers, difficulties, and tribulations she faced in order to reclaim her life, the life of her son, her marriage and her sanity.
Sequel will be available summer of 2014.
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