Abandoned by his father, Jeb decides to turn to making easy money by robbing banks and stores in full clown suit. His girlfriend, Ariel, wants to leave him, and turns to her best friend, Scott. Ariel is blinded to the truth that Scott is in love with her. With all the upheaval going on in Pittsburgh, Scott buys a gun to protect his family's bar with hopes that the Clown doesn't show up.
The Clown uses multiple points of view, satire, and fantasy elements to tell Jeb's story.The novella explores working class desperation in the former steel town. A crime thriller with social commentary, Jeb is everyman.
My Secret Admirer (A Romantic Comedy Novel)
All Diane Bayer wants is to get out of her small town and see the world, like her new boyfriend suggests. Ken's sensitive, mature, upper-middle-class, and working on his PhD in Physics. Diane’s mom wants her to bring him home to meet the family, but she’s hesitant. This makes her wonder if she’s ashamed of her working-class parents.
While visiting home, Diane’s heart does a flip when she sees her old crush, Bobby, in town. To complicate things, Diane is forced to take rides to college with her neighbor, Brad, who she hasn’t seen in a few years. Her boyfriend, Ken, breaks off their relationship when Diane's beliefs clash with his.
Diane meets Bobby again and sparks fly between them. The only one who doesn't like Bobby is Brad. Bobby's secret life breaks Diane's heart, and then Brad gives her a shoulder to cry on.
Then she gets a card signed, “from your secret admirer” but who sent it?
Love has a funny way about it, and the heart finds ways to surprise us.
A feel good Romance, with enough humor an a dash of faith to let love be blind, deaf and dumb as long as Diane ends up with “the one.”
Seasonal Short Stories
This is a short story collection by E.M. McCarthy which covers seasonal topics. Most of these stories have been written from prompts, and span the comic, the serious, and the romantic elements of storytelling.
The seasonal themes make this a good fit for someone who would like a book that reflects the tone of the calendar year. Even if the stories are seasonal, all may be read at any time of the year.
The Kiss that Saved Her
The Draculan Hunter
Liam Abraham hunts Draculans in Philadelphia. The Draculans, Sigman and Amwolf Van Horn, found one woman who can give them children, born not made, only Kelly Harper hates them. Liam is not an ordinary vampire hunter, as Kelly soon discovers. Will he save the girl, city, and the Natural History Museum? Will it be love at last bite?
A fast-paced novella that spoofs the vampire genre, and includes comedy, horror and romance elements. Suitable for ages 16 and above.