Cajun Delicacies Were Meant To Be Shared

      Ashley Redden / Actions & Adventure
Cajun Delicacies Were Meant To Be Shared

Those Cajun folk know the ins and outs of the swamp like the back of their hand. They love the swamp almost as much as a good practical joke. When a group of Yankee birdwatchers, Yankee being defined as anyone from anywhere North of Baton Rouge, show up looking for a guide, will they experience the trip of their lives or just end up with egg on all their faces?A young boy's family has a tradition of walking across a long path in the wilderness, but he does not want to take up the journey. The young boy's family would be ashamed of the boy if he didn't go, so what will the boy do?What lengths will a young boy go in order to avoid tradition?
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    The Sanctuary Of Slumber

      Ashley Redden / Science Fiction
The Sanctuary Of Slumber

This is not a happy tale. Be forewarned, if you want a happy ending, do not read; if you are looking for a feel-good story, pass this one up; if you seek a heart warming tale, move along move along, there is nothing here for you to see. This is a tale of woe, unadulterated, unwavering anguish. Enter at your own risk and do not forget gentle reader; you have been warned.This is not a happy tale. Be forewarned, if you want a happy ending, do not read; if you are looking for a feel-good story, pass this one up; if you seek a heart warming tale, move along move along, there is nothing here for you to see. This is a tale of woe, unadulterated, unwavering anguish. Enter at your own risk and do not forget gentle reader; you have been warned. If anyone ever tells you that what you read does not affect the way that you think, they are dead wrong. The story that lies before you is proof positive of that. I was reading "The Road" when I wrote this. Usually, the stories that I write have a happy ending, at least somewhere in the journey through the pages, but not this one. This is a dark tale born from the despair that "The Road" raised in my soul during the reading of that epic, yet horrid tale. I hope that those brave enough to read this tale will at least appreciate the shadow of utter despair and misery that I fed into this story. Enjoy or not, read or not, but warned you have been. I humbly pass my creation into your capable hands, open or closed, the choice is yours.
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    Lotus Shoes

      Ashley Redden
Lotus Shoes

The story of Mei Lian. A beautiful girl born in a remote Chinese village, her feet bound from an early age and sold into servitude bound for America a midst the growth pains and civil injustices of a burgeoning new land early in the nineteenth century.When good Southern girls get divorced, they go back home to Mama... Stacey "Strawberry Top" Fields is home again in small town Willowbrook, TN. Divorced, she's already earned her amateur sleuth badge by proving her super rich ex-husband cheated on her (and getting her share of the money per the pre-nup). A prize winning cook and blue ribbon baker, she was a fabulous wife and hostess but now she's starting over. It’s fun to be home with friends and family but even quiet little towns have problems. Secrets and lies make people do desperate things-small towns just hide them better. When someone steals Grammy's precious family recipe book, Stacey must track it down or never hear the end of it. That book means the world to the family and, since cooking is Stacey's future, no one is going to steal her family's culinary heritage and get away with it!
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    Resetting The Clock

      Ashley Redden / Science Fiction
Resetting The Clock

Alas that mankind’s fundamental question, are we alone, was ever answered at all. To think that such a simple answer to such a seemingly simple, yet in reality unimaginably complex, question could bring complete catastrophe for the children of Earth could not have been foretold. Sometimes, in the most direst of circumstances, the fix can be as devastating as the very problem itself.Determined to halt China’s increasing dominance to the east and south, forces within Russia and the United States push the three countries to the edge of war...Warned of a terrorist attack, the target unknown, Michael Anderson is once more drawn into a conspiracy of deceit, struggling to understand the complex games played out across three continents. His focus moves from London to Washington, the U.S. Midterm elections turning into a chaotic scramble for power as the American President’s grip on events at home and abroad rapidly spirals out of control.In the South China Sea, Philippine protests over China’s creeping militarisation of the Spratly Islands escalate into a series of clashes, the United States’ apparent unwillingness to protect her old ally provoking an angry reaction on the streets of Washington. With Beijing and Moscow both seeking to take advantage of the internal battles within the White House, the fight for supremacy over the disputed islands threatens the President’s own survival.Set seventeen months after the events of The Will of the People, the story brings together many of the characters from the first novel and forms the second part of the Conspiracy Trilogy.
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