On March 21, 1865, the mayor of Goldsborough, (now spelled Goldsboro,) North Carolina, surrendered the town to General William Tecumseh Sherman’s troops. It was the end of the Union Army’s march through the Confederacy, the deathblow that sealed the fate of the Southern insurrection.
Charlotte Bratcher, Lottie to friends and family, an eighteen-year-old farm girl from Wayne County, had no particular allegiance to the Southern cause. She is known as the best horse rider in the county. She and Big John, her horse, cause quite a stir, as a group of horse thieves have them both in their sights.
The Bratcher family, like most North Carolinians of the time, had no slaves and scraped a living from the land as best they could. The men in her family, conscripted into a war they did not believe in, soon lost the zeal young men have for living a war hero’s tale. These Tar Heels were forced to fight in a rich man’s war. By 1865, all Lottie and those like her wanted was an end to the bloodshed.
As the one hundred thousand plus Yankees spread over Wayne County like ants, Lottie and her family out in Bratcher Patch are just trying to survive. In addition to blue-coated warriors, desperate deserters, bummers, thieves, and the home patrol to deal with, Lottie is also coming to terms with a long held infatuation with Patrice Cole. Not knowing how to name her feelings for the dark-haired Miss Cole, Lottie does what she knows how to do, run. Charlotte Bratcher runs, but it’s straight into the arms of the woman she has dreamed about for years.
RAINEY BELL THRILLER SERIES BOOK 4
When an old friend of Billy Bell’s is killed in a hunting accident, Rainey feels obligated to attend the memorial service. The forecasted blizzard cannot deter her from fulfilling what she believes would be her father’s wishes. What begins as a trip to pay her respects deteriorates with the weather. As the snow begins to fall and temperatures plummet, Rainey finds herself once again in the crosshairs of a stone-cold killer.
Colde & Rainey is the fourth book in the Rainey Bell thriller series. Books two and three, Rainey Nights and The Rainey Season were both Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Mystery.
THE ADVENTURES OF DECKY AND CHARLIE SERIES BOOKS 1 & 2
Two book bundle of the first two adventures of Decky and Charlie. Out on the Sound was Lambda Literary Award Finalist R. E. Bradshaw's first published novel in 2010. Out on the Panhandle continues the adventures of the lovable couple in 2012, two years after their debut. Find out why readers clamored for more of the Outer Banks beach girl and the Oklahoma cowgirl.
Rainey Bell Thriller Series
The Lambda Literary Award Finalists
“The Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world.” www.lambdaliterary.org
Three of the Rainey Bell Thriller novels in the five-book series have been honored as “Lammy” finalists. Here’s your chance to read those honorees in one bundled set. Included are Books 2, 3, and 5 in the series: Rainey Nights (2012), The Rainey Season (2014), and Relatively Rainey (2016).
Rainey Blue Bell is a retired former Behavioral Analysts with the FBI. The series follows her life after the FBI. They can be read in order or as stand-alone crime novels. Though the series has moments of family love and levity, these books are not for the faint of heart. After all, the topic is murder more than foul. Lock the doors, check the windows, and dive into Rainey Bell's world of darkness.
Rainey Bell, a former FBI Behavioral Analyst, has had a couple of quiet years since her last brush with death. Her old teammate with the BAU and her children's Godfather, Danny McNally, pays a visit to North Carolina from Quantico to escort Rainey into the Butner Federal Correctional Complex.
Rainey made a promise almost twenty years ago to a distraught mother of a missing child. The opportunity to fulfill that pledge, one she should never have made, presents itself in the form of Chance Obadiah Hale. The teenager Rainey believed responsible for Alyson Grayson's disappearance was now a man in prison who wanted to talk, but only to Rainey.
Can Rainey and Danny finally get to the truth about Alyson and Chance? Or, will Rainey's stubborn belief in his guilt put everyone she loves in mortal danger? Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Who will be the first to go?