LC Cooper As the hairs rise and the goosebumps quiver, who do YOU see in the mirror? Soon after Damon moved into his house, a beautiful woman began appearing in his dreams. Unbeknownst to his fiancee, Damon and the woman carried on a year-long affair. Halloween night was to be their joyous and climactic reunion, but their celebration will far exceed Damon's expectations.
Joleene Naylor, Tricia Drammeh, LC Cooper, Bonnie Mutchler, C. E. Cason, C.G. Coppola, Anne Franklin, Jason Gilbert, Barbara G.Tarn, Roger Lawrence, Nikki Hess, Rami Ungar, DM Yates, Russ Towne, Yawatta Hosby, Maegan Provan, Sean Morain, Terry Compton & Christopher Mitchell A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
LC Cooper What happens to a restoration mechanic when he stumbles upon an insidious secret left hidden within the shadows of an evolutionary nightmare? "Legacy," a fast-paced adventure novel is the tale of one man’s quest to realign the natural course of history. Events rooted in the final frantic days of World War II follow a carefully orchestrated plan that heralds in a new era for humanity.
LC Cooper Eugene Elliott Kleinman never intended on becoming a vampire. At the geeky and awkward age of twelve, the boy was preoccupied with typical pre-teen nonsense.
Shuffling home one afternoon with his stepmom's emasculating grocery sack of pads and other feminine products, Eugene tripped over a crack in the sidewalk and wiped out into a tall, sinewy, and ice-cold man. Unfortunately for Eugene, he knocked the man off his feet and right on top of him. The man's fangs plunged into Eugene's neck.
Wiping excess blood off his mouth, the man stood and introduced himself as Maximus, Over Lord of the Damned, Freaks, Atheists, Rejects, and Terrors.
Eugene replied with, "You do realize the acronym for your title is 'Old Fart,' don't you?"
Maximus rolled his eyes, nodded, and sighed, but replied with, "Oops, I crapped my pants. Damned sun does it every time."
Thus began Eugene's rocky and challenging transition from human to vampire. Balancing the benefits of both worlds solves a number of Eugene's social dilemmas, but he must decide, by the time he turns thirteen, which lifestyle he'll forever retain. The choice of eternal life or endearing mortality isn't an easy one for Eugene. Until he makes a decision, he must keep Maximus, the OLD FART, at bay.
LC Cooper Losing her family is much too great a burden for Claire to face alone, but alone she remains. Then, one rainy, pathetic day, Claire meets Frankie. Although the world zips around the unburdened couple, a most magical event helps heal a decades-old tragedy.
LC Cooper I was driving home from the grocery when the DJ on the radio announced that Robin Williams was dead. It was one of those profound events that will remain a vivid memory for the rest of my life. Then, to learn that the cause of his death was a suicide shocked me even more—for he was a comfortable icon—someone I was certain I would grow old with. Being older than me, approaching age-related milestones and hurdles didn't feel so traumatic; as Robin aged, he seemed to reach out to us and say, "Come along. Don't be afraid." Now, we are left with memories and a backlist of incredible works, but the chameleon is gone. There will be no more movies nor improv interviews on talk shows. It's over.
I'm taking his death hard because I feel cheated. Selfishly, I expected more. I remember Robin Williams's first appearance on "Happy Days", and I watched every episode of "Mork and Mindy". I absorbed everything possible about his amazing improvisation skills. Many of his movies remain my favorites; Bicentennial Man and Dreams that May Come are so fresh, so unique that I watch them over and over. The breadth and depth of his roles, the way he executed them, was flawless—he owned them, making them not only credible characters, but making them his.
I mentioned his improv skills because his brand and style of comedy was insanely unique. While others prattled on through rehearsed and tired monologues, Robin would appear on stage and explode. There is no other way I can explain the experience of watching and participating as he not only suspended reality, but he twisted it, bent it, chewed it up, and then brought me back to a new perspective of reality. It was always a rollercoaster ride.
His ability to step back and distort perceptions, along with his improv talent, affected my writing and personal life. To this day, I search for impromptu opportunities in which I can make friends and family laugh—not only in a slapstick, physical-comedy way, but also in a manner that words and actions move quickly to suspend my audiences' reality. Then, my mind races ahead as my mouth delivers the setup and jokes. It's all due to Robin Williams.
I wouldn't be a writer if it weren't for Robin Williams. He taught me to dig deeper and "own" the story, pick up on bits of life, and weave them together into a fictional tapestry. I have more than 50 stories waiting to be written, all "what ifs" and "it could happens" That Robin Williams has influenced.
Instead of lamenting his loss any further, I decided to turn this tragedy into a positive. Out of death comes life, and as such, I chose to assemble this ebook box set of my humorous stories, dedicate them to Robin Williams, and donate all my royalties from its sales to a children's home in Costa Rica called Hogar de Vida (Homes of Life).
The Hogar de Vida was founded by Tim and Dena Stromstad. They are missionaries who have helped abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Haiti, Guatemala, and now Costa Rica by building safe homes and environments for them. Hogar de Vida is a Christian-based organization, but I allied with the Stromstads because, like them, I adopted children—two from Guatemala, and my husband and I believe in helping those who help children.
Most of Hogar de Vida's money comes from charitable donations. In Costa Rica, where the average annual income is only US$11,000, local fundraisers help, but financial assistance from the global community is critical.
Thank you so very much for purchasing this box set of my humorous ebook stories. I hope you enjoy reading the two novels and four short stories; I certainly enjoyed writing them. It warms my heart to help people and do so in a manner that acknowledges the amazing talent of Robin Williams and the profound impact he had on my life and writing style. Thank you, as well, for helping less-fortunate children in Costa Rica.
LC Cooper The unique perspectives of Katherine Newton and Hattie McCabe collide at Cellar's Bridge.
The empire that Katherine Newton grows to lead is tainted by her grandfather’s and her parents' deceptions. Innocence lost, Katherine's choices will drive her to the ultimate confrontation at Cellar's Bridge.
Hattie McCabe and her husband, Raymond, are the first to conquer Haddaway Island. Disillusioned by tragedies, will Hattie’s bitter heart accept a second chance? What awaits her at Cellar’s Bridge will forever alter her destiny.
Katherine and Hattie know each other, but choose different paths. Their life events cannot exist together in the future. Who will bend? Who will break?
LC Cooper Rebecca Perkins, Savannah Cane, and Savannah's husband, Ryan Meyers, grew strong bonds together as childhood friends. On the block, Rebecca was known as "Miss Fix-it" for her caring heart and uncanny ability to repair everything from scratches on knees to car engines.
Distractions and stresses grow to overwhelm Rebecca's capabilities. Before long, her nickname twists into "Miss Fit." Can Rebecca get one last chance to make things right? Can she ever live down her past and repair the relationships with her two best friends?
Well-intentioned, Rebecca may have finally pushed too hard. Can friendships flourish after surviving a torrent of mistakes and misperceptions? Deceit, though never meant, unravels even the best relationships.
Crossroads, obstacles, and forks in the road present Rebecca with opportunities, but some see the same choices as threats. Which will she embrace? Which will she avoid at all costs?
Simmering Consequences is the first in what will become a series of Savannah Cane novels.
LC Cooper Jennifer Funkhauser was anxious to spend the long Christmas weekend relaxing with her man. John Odapobi never expected his blind date to be derailed. Poor judgment destroys John's minivan as well as John and Jennifer's fantasy dates.
Up against the sheer will of Margo, the diabolical owner of the Alpine Frost Ski Resort, can the pair survive without forever going into debt? Can they work together as a team for seventy-two hours without killing each other?
A surprise ending, combined with a number of humorous twists along the way, make Christmess a fast-paced and light-hearted story. This romantic adventure might just melt the iciest of hearts.
LC Cooper Have you ever wondered what destiny has in store for all of us? Take a journey through time with the perspective that things are never what they seem and maybe youll find what youre looking for.
Arianna is a young woman looking for answers to questions much like the ones we find ourselves asking more and more. However, she lives in a post-apocalyptic time where the world as we know it has fallen apart. As she sets out on a path of self-discovery, she learns just how different she is. Ever determined to satisfy her curiosity, she finds more than her share of trouble.
While we stand amidst a test of humanity, Arianna wants to believe in love and the greater good of mankind. As she endures self-sacrifice and more understanding of our reality, she learns more about herself. The more she is willing to accept who she is, the stronger she becomes. Ultimately, she is the one chosen to show others another way of life.
LC Cooper A follower and an introvert, Adam is content accepting whatever life throws at him. Eric, Adam's gregarious best friend, talks Adam into a different birthday present, one that proves to be more than a distraction from life's dramas. Although seasoned outdoorsmen, neither man is prepared for what they uncover.
Who can help them? Who can they trust? Frequent dangers they face possess the power to consume their very souls. Adam and Eric must grow together if they are to survive. Will Adam become the man he only dreamed of being? If not, what awaits them in "Man Cave" will most certainly destroy them.
LC Cooper Two years after his success in Legacy, Collin Roggero searches Australia's Outback for World-War-II-era bunkers. Collin hopes that he'll discover vintage and well-preserved aircraft mothballed within the abandoned and long-forgotten underground hangars.
His Aussie guides disappear, stranding Collin within the hostile desert. Frustrated and desperate to survive, Collin reaches out to a dubious ally, a black-market profiteer. A shaky trust endures attacks and sabotage, though it leaves Collin worn out and confused.
Trust wears many masks,. In this latest Collin Roggero adventure, Collin must take a leap of faith that may lead to his death. His ultimate sacrifice, though, could prevent the murders of a million as two brothers battle for the control of a kingdom.