This is a collection of my own short stories. It contains a variety of stories from sweet romantic women's fiction, Candlelight and Silverware, 2 murder mysteries, Circletop Capers and Love, Fish and Fangs, a teen story, Moonlight Madness and 3 literary horror stories, Inseperable Twins, A Pink Lady and Dallesview Hotel
Paul Menns’s quiet life is shattered when he reads the local paper and discovers his picture on the front page as a murder suspect. He discovers further that the dead man’s name is his own. Accused of killing a man with a description matching his own, he calls a private investigator, Lacey Summers, to help solve the mystery. However, he did not reckon on falling in love with the lovely PI.
After secretly donating sperm so his sterile identical twin brother, Don, can pretend to father a child, Dave Langer finds himself in a legal quandary. Don and his wife Jenny have died, and Jenny asked her sister to adopt the baby boy, Cory. Dave has no proof Cory is his.
Cathy Kassig, illustrator, loves the baby but has money problems that Dave could solve if only she’d let him. Dave convinces her to come live near him and allow him to help her. Thus, he gets a second chance to at least be near and get to know his son. Only his son's new mother is wildly attractive—and falling in love was not on his agenda.
When she learns he's the baby's father, she's afraid he and his rich family will take the baby away. Can they learn to trust each other and get along?
The year is 2093 and everyone's DNA is recorded in the World Database run by a now powerful United Nations. Crime is way down, since criminals are easily identified. Food is plentiful because water from the oceans is desalinated for irrigation of former deserts. Power is also plentiful and cheap, harnessed from the sun and wind.
But there are always a few people who resent governments of any kind and think they can do as they please. One is now raping and killing young women and Dave and Nell work to identify and stop him. But they find that easier said than done.
Lucy Johnson’s world is about to be turned upside-down. She wakes up in an unfamiliar hospital in St. Paul with bruises and a concussion. She believes it’s 1955, but it’s 2015. How can that be? She has vivid memories of her parents and friends, whom the police say died over fifty years ago. Determined to know the truth she boards a bus to Mankato, where a brief encounter with a stranger forever changes her life.
Large man is angry to learn Jolie is back. He should have killed her twenty years ago.
Graphics designer, Jolie meets Bart at work and they begin dating. He discovers her sleeping on the job and learns she has insomnia. Nightmares she’d had during childhood returned after she came to Minneapolis. On one date, a psychic lady stops and spouts poetry, warning her to guard her little girl from danger. The only little girls in Jolie’s life are her nieces, so she panics and drives her sister wild calling to ask if they are okay and telling her to protect them.
Then the psychic tells the police where to find a dead woman and claims there’s a connection to Jolie. Complications and attempts on their lives continue as they fight the problems and fall in love. Can they solve the mystery, prove Jol