Julie is a seemingly normal middle-aged woman who married the man of her dreams, or so she thinks. She had a very difficult childhood being the youngest daughter of a divorced couple. Her mother is an alcoholic, and her father resents her due to questions surrounding her paternity. Julie’s upbringing left her unsure of how to differentiate between love, sex, and power. Her story is told through a series of therapy sessions. The reader learns of her abusive past and its effect on the present day.
A baby’s laughter.
A mind uncaged.
Lance is known as Scourge, the warrior in the black armor, the dog of the warlord Ulfr Blackwolf. He was just a boy when Ulfr found him and molded him into the perfect weapon. He slaughters and pillages on command, merciless and numb, devoid of emotions. Then a baby girl laughs at him during a raid.
And everything changes.
When Gust, a talented healer, is out deer hunting and stumbles across a magnificent horse bearing a mortally wounded rider, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Gust applies all his skills to his patient, determined to save the rider’s life, and is rewarded when the man opens his eyes.
As friendship, and more, bloom between warrior and healer, so does the danger over the horizon. Ulfr has not forgotten, and Lance must take his first steps on the long road to redemption.
Ran Walker can’t outrun his demons. After watching the woman he loved marry another man, he’s given up on finding that happiness for himself. Until a chance encounter with a fiery redhead challenges everything he thought he knew…
Elle Sullivan is done bending to the expectations of others. Now, she’s determined to live life by her own terms. Even if that means taking a chance on the burly biker that helped her fix a flat tire. He’s the exact opposite of any man she’s ever dated—yet the heat between them is undeniable.
Can Ran and Elle shrug off the shackles of his haunting past and her constricting family name to find the freedom of a blissful life together? Or will the ill-fitting facades of who they are supposed to be force them apart?
Lillie Childress is an ambitious introvert who grew up in group homes in Texas. Her only family is Deborah whom she met in a group home when they were 7 years old. Lillie is sure of one thing. She’ll never be abandoned by a man or worse yet, have a child and be abandoned by a man. No marriage. Only simple, uncomplicated relationships as she eats her way across New Orleans, explores every park and venue, and enjoys every minute of it.
With that firm resolve, Lillie meets Charles Chauvet at a concert in Lafayette Park after work one spring afternoon. Charles is a crazy handsome extravert whose family has been in New Orleans since 1754 when his French Acadian ancestors arrived on a ship from an Acadian settlement in Canada. For reasons stemming from his childhood, Charles is also determined to keep his relationships simple and uncomplicated now and forever.
They began with a dinner here and a dinner there. Jogging and picnicking in Audubon Park. Enjoying a concert at Preservation Hall. Dancing at a neighborhood pub. Absolutely simple and uncomplicated.
Fall brought into their lives a hurricane and a surprise that Lillie could never have imagined. If you believe that love can conquer all, don’t miss this sweet romance. Escape now with this page-turning love story.
In Scotland for a semester of research, a Texas woman LeeAnna Davidson by chance meets Robert MacDonald, a native of the Isle of Skye. A handsome man of many parts, Robert is a former soldier in the Royal Scottish Regiment, an engineer, a musician, and a kids’ soccer coach. Robert hasn’t had a serious relationship since he lost his first love in a tragic accident for which he feels responsible. Still hurt from an unhappy divorce, LeeAnna is focused on her University of Glasgow research and a new job when she returns home. Come along to see if Robert and LeeAnna will be paralyzed by their past or find a way forward to love.
If you enjoy sweet romance, join Robert and LeeAnna in their journey of discovery on the beautiful Isle of Skye and beyond.
This is Book 3 of Love on Life’s Zip Line. John just kept surprising Patricia. Remembering little things about her and about their life together. He was like the man she married so long ago, not the man she had spent so many years hating. Could she take a chance on him again?
About Ann M Streetman:
A degree in journalism and a lifelong communications career introduced me to wonderful people and projects in public affairs, public relations, and association management. But that is behind me.
Now I write romance, a non-fiction book now and then, and children’s books which I illustrate with my own photos and graphics.
Since I am a stickler for accuracy, I do many hours of research into the places and times of my fictional characters.
They are flawed people, oftentimes challenged by difficult circumstances in their lives. Redemption and forgiveness are recurring themes in my novels.
I hope you’ll come along to enjoy the twists and turns in the lives of my characters as they find their way.
What inspires you to write?
My life experiences which include interaction with people and places I have lived and visited inspire me to write. Because my experiences are not exactly like any other person's, these are stories only I can imagine and tell.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am not a "seat of the pants" writer. I develop an outline that changes as the story develops. Because I use both a PC desktop and Apple tablets to outline and write, I use OneNote because it works on all my devices. I can make a quick note on a chapter synopsis on any of my most used devices, which are everywhere in my house.
I do not write every day. After I finish a book, I usually don't start another one right away. I do all those things I did not do when I was pressing hard on that book. When I am in a book process, I like to write at least 1,000 words a day. I have often written 2,000 words a day, and on rare occasions 3,000 to 4,000 words a day. When I start a fresh writing session, I read and edit the previous day's work.
How do you develop your characters?
I create the main characters before I do any plotting. I put on paper when they were growing up, what they were doing in high school and college, and what real world events might have had an impact on their lives. I don't fully know the characters until they start interacting with each other. On my happiest writing days, the characters take over and do things that I had not planned. That's when I know my book is worth my efforts and may be worth a reader's time and imagination in making the story come alive.
Who are your favorite authors?
When I was much younger, I read a lot of Danielle Steel. I love Walter Isaacson biographies and action writers including Vince Flynn.
What genres do you write?: contemporary romance, children's books
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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