The Truths that Can’t be Told, Anthology
Released Fall 2021
Secrets abound. Everyone has them. They live in all we do–truth hidden from those we try to deceive, to those we love the most. The Truth that Can’t be Told, is a collection of stories and poems covering a range of genres and styles which encompass humor, romance, Sci fi, and mystery, allowing expression in narrative or poetic form. Written by an eclectic group of writers, The Truth that Can’t be Told brings together perspectives and creativity with one common theme–truth! Each work is as diverse as the writers, but all are varying tales of our oneness living the human condition: losses our hearts mourn, memories for which our souls yearn, the hurt we cause, the pain we endure, the evil of which we are capable, the dreams we imagine, and the deeds we fail to do. These works encompass what defines us, nourishing our humanity, exposing the worst and inspiring the best in us, by unraveling what is most hidden–the truths that can’t be told.
Contributing Authors: Marilyn Carvin, Elizabeth Conte, Barb DeLong, Casey Dorman, Lorraine Gow, Lana Gray, Diana Huang, Billie Kelpin, Andrea Lewis, C.W. Spooner
Release Date: January 2022
Jane is like any twenty nine year old woman. Or so she thought even after her heart was broken and dreams shattered. Life seemed confused and unrecognizable. She needed her life to make sense again. She needed, “Time to heal.”
A business trip from the crowded streets of Los Angeles to the countryside of England offers her the time to renew her soul. But a night on the town only discourages her that life and love may just be illusions. Taking refuge in a bookstore Jane meets a psychic who tells her that she is not as usual as she thinks. She learns that she has special energy due to being born under a Black Moon. A magnetic energy! This energy will take her on a journey. A trip far away….but known.
It is only when she unwittingly steps into a strange vibrational pull and is found naked in a field, back in the 19th century, does she realize what those words mean.
She is not as normal as she thought.
Caught in the past and thrust upon a new reality, Jane will meet people who give her experiences that will breathe life back into her soul, and show her what life is really about. But it will be one man, Henry Eaton, who will show her what true love looks like…in the face of honor, commitment, and even scandal.
When Jane finds herself no longer an observer, waiting to go home, but an interloper in the lives of the people she has met, she must choose. Choose to stay and have the life she has always wanted, or leave to protect the ones she has grown to love.
Jane is lost emotionally and physically, but she must learn what love is, how to give it, and more importantly, how to receive it if she is to find all that she is seeking.
Release Date: Fall 2022
Charlotte and Lydia Ashford were two cousins who grew up as close as sisters, sharing all of life’s adventures for young girls in English society. They made girlish promises to always be there for one another. So, when Lydia asks Charlotte to help save her unraveling marriage, Charlotte willingly agrees to do anything for her cousin. She just never imagined it was to become her husband’s mistress.
When Lydia’s husband, Nathanial, rejects her, Charlotte finds herself plunging into a world of seduction and secrets with the help of Andrew Knightly, a man who has his pulse on all that is hidden and unseen. He helps navigate Charlotte’s choices, but he cannot save her from destroying the one thing that she has always wanted. Charlotte had always dreamed of sharing her life with Lydia, but she never imagined she would share the love of a man, or destroy what she holds the most sacred: the love of family.
Release Date: Summer 2023
At 17, Abby Kent survives a car accident. Her best friend, Jossi, doesn’t. Ever since then, Abby has been living Jossi’s dreams, right down to the man she shares her bed with. When illness shreds the last remnants of herself, Abby wrestles with whose life she wants to continue: Jossi’s, whose ghost has never left her side, or her own, which she never thought she deserved.
When Abby walks out the door with no explanation, she leaves a trail of unanswered questions and her husband, Marcus, wondering if she’s coming back. Abby only knows she is searching for something she cannot find at home, with him, or with herself if she stays. She heads to Scotland, home of her grandmother and the backdrop of fables about magic and rebirth, hoping for help to renew her life, and her soul.
But Abby learns, no matter how quant the inn, or how far you go, there is no escaping all that haunts her. Fortunately, with the nudge of a motherly inn-keeper, Abby is thrust into a quirky circle of friends who take her in as one of their own. Their laughter and camaraderie help Abby release her fears of unworthiness, discovering the girl she left abandoned after the accident all those years ago. One of those friends is Thom Emerson. He saw that hidden soul the moment they met. It was his belief that propelled Abby to explore her dreams–and into his arms.
When Marcus shows up, Abby has an old life that isn’t over, and is confronted with choices: Go back to a man she has shared a lifetime with, or start anew with a man who helped her discover a life worth living. Choices of loving two men. Choices of two lives. Both intertwining, and both leading to one destiny. Her destiny–no longer Jossi’s, but her own.