Pub Crawl: A Romantic Holiday Story

     by Rusty Fischer / Romance & Love
Pub Crawl: A Romantic Holiday Story

New to Snowflake, Cara Caruthers resorts to going on a blind date to find a “plus one” for her company sponsored pub crawl on St. Patrick’s Day. Will Tyler Hampton be a dud? Or will Cara finally be lucky in love?Gunslinger (Jessie Carr #2)Jessie Carr, a man haunted by the ghosts from his past, only these ghosts are real. Feeling he is finally free of his past life Jessie is suddenly thrust back and forced to confront an enemy he never knew even existed. How can one incident in a life turn a law abiding citizen into a killer, maybe it can’t, maybe that was something inside Jessie all along. But after finally putting his past behind him, Jessie is again forced to confront it. This time, the only man who may be able to help him is the cop who wants to put him away. Who is Jessie Carr, and how did he get in this predicament. Jessie wanted revenge after his first wife’s murder. He got his revenge but he was drawn into a world he didn’t know existed, a world of guns, drugs, gangs, and murder. With the help of two ex-Army buddies Jessie became rich and successful in this violent world. Unfortunately getting out isn’t as easy as getting in. Now another person threatens his new wife, his friends, and his world. But Jessie isn’t your ordinary man; there is something different and sinister about him. He won’t go down quietly. The old west had its gunslingers; Jessie Carr is a modern day, Gunslinger.Be sure to read all of Jessie Carr's AdventuresShades of GreyGunSlingerBlack TalonVengeance
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    Throwing Shade: A Romantic Holiday Story

     by Rusty Fischer / Romance & Love
Throwing Shade: A Romantic Holiday Story

The last thing Cara Halpern expected to do at the office Christmas party was fall in love. But that’s exactly what happens when she goes looking for a hiding space after her boyfriend humiliates her and finds a lovelorn admirer in the mood to confess instead. And what’s a Christmas party for, if not to humiliate yourself – or fall in love?Thrust into a war she did not choose, Sarah Fanum yearns for simpler times. Times when all she had to worry about were bad crops or bad weather. Unfortunately, fate had other plans. Set in 1776, my short story, A Christmas Crossing describes the night that changed the course of the Revolutionary War. It is not your typical Christmas story, but one that has affected every fabric of our lives as an American. I was inspired to write A Christmas Crossing after visiting Yorktown, VA. I have always been enamored by the Revolutionary War and wanted to share my love for history with my love for Christmas. I hope you enjoy it.
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    Mister Perfect: A Romantic Holiday Story

     by Rusty Fischer / Romance & Love
Mister Perfect: A Romantic Holiday Story

Dollar Jungle isn’t Mia Crawford’s idea of the perfect job. Then again, the cute older guy who comes in every night to hunt around for just the right Halloween decorations makes things a little easier. When Mia realizes her “mystery shopper” lives in the same trailer park, will she be brave enough to knock on his door? And if she does, will she discover a trick… or a treat?The story is initially about the chance coming together of two Brisbane families in the seventies - the first, and larger, group headed by middle-aged Frank and Sylvia Bentley; the second headed by young Jim and Lee Davis.In 1978, by a tragic twist of fate, the Davis family is torn apart and Lee – in her darkest time - is unexpectedly dealt generous support by the Bentley seniors and by their son Jon, an accountancy career aspirant. A brief caring friendship develops between Lee and Jon in the period between the start of her trials and his departure interstate for career advancement.Before too long, the remainder of the Bentleys move away from Brisbane and settle in various areas of northern New South Wales. And the ties between the two family groups fray with passage of years.In mid-1989, Jon Bentley makes his first brief visit to Brisbane in a decade - a decade significant for him only because of gruelling work and unfortunate stumbles with members of the opposite sex. While in Brisbane, he takes the opportunity to look-up some old pals from school and university and to visit his friend Lee Davis.Though the school and university friends leave him cold, Lee is as remembered – attractive, warm and interesting. Still close despite the passage of time!Jon’s next visit to Brisbane in mid-1992 is for a six-month work project. Soon after arriving, he navigates his way to his brightest friendship beacon in the north – Lee’s place. And there, in his thirty-sixth year, he discovers a type of relationship that had evaded him for virtually his entire adult life.But fate again takes a hand and Jon’s dreams about companionship are soon demolished. He is left in a precarious emotional state – his personal life in utter disarray and his precious career teetering as a result.The story continues on to describe Jon’s handling of his personal and career dilemmas; and the impact his family and friends have on his struggle to prevail, despite remarkable odds.“Directives …” is, quite unashamedly, a love story.But it’s a very earthy love story with strong undercurrents.It seeks to explain that even the most intelligent and powerful of men have weakness; and that they are capable of quickly slipping and falling - and hurting very badly. It also seeks to fossick for truth within a range middle class Australian social mores that seem not to suit the full range of social realities.If “Directives …” is a touch disrespectful about hairy-chested Australian manhood and certain Australian middle class values, it is not so about the importance of partnership, family and friends. With these matters, it seeks to be thoroughly conventional.“Directives …” is written in chronological sequence, the pace quickening through non-critical periods and slowing to cater for milestones in the life of Jon Bentley.The story is fictional – or as fictional as can be, anyway!
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    My Lucky Day: A Romantic Holiday Story

     by Rusty Fischer / Romance & Love
My Lucky Day: A Romantic Holiday Story

Brent Coffee hasn’t seen his former classmate, Molly Sinclair, in nearly a decade, but all that changes when he shows up to fix her Wi-fi connection on St. Patrick’s Day. After a quick fix, Brent asks Molly to join him at a local horror film marathon that night, but she quickly refuses. Or does she? Anything can happen on the luckiest night of the year, even a second chance at love…Brent Coffee hasn’t seen his former classmate, Molly Sinclair, in nearly a decade, but all that changes when he shows up to fix her Wi-fi connection on St. Patrick’s Day. After a quick fix, Brent asks Molly to join him at a local horror film marathon that night, but she quickly refuses. Or does she? Anything can happen on the luckiest night of the year, even a second chance at love… This 4,311-word short story is 22 pages long.
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    Christmas Carols: A Romantic Holiday Story

     by Rusty Fischer / Romance & Love
Christmas Carols: A Romantic Holiday Story

Alex Baker has been waiting for Rafe Sanchez to ask her out ever since she started working at Holly Day’s Diner, where Rafe plays guitar five nights a week. But when he finally invites her to spend Christmas Eve with her, a nursing home is not what she had in mind. But Christmas is a time for surprises, and such is the case with Rafe… and his mysterious holiday date!Sometimes, it's very difficult to draw the thin line between what is right and what is wrong. A case at hand is the one provided in this heart aching short story... how is this wrong? Is something wrong because there are circumstances that made it so or is it wrong because there is a universal judge? These questions and others are humorous implied in this short story. Michael is perhaps crazy enough to put all of us in a place where we are the ones to answer the question for him.
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    King Toot: 101 Revolting Rhymes for Little Monsters

     by Author / Rusty Fischer
King Toot: 101 Revolting Rhymes for Little Monsters

In King Toot, monsters of all ages will find 101 silly, grody, goofy – even a few revolting – poems about goblin boogers and grinning ghosts and cackling witches and werewolf farts! Includes a bonus chapter for teachers and parents on how to turn these festive poems into teachable moments for your own little monsters!“Oh the toots, that left King Tut; When they first, unwrapped his butt!” So begins my gassy, grody and very silly collection of 101 revolting rhymes for little monsters. But it’s not just mummies that fill this grody collection. Here monsters of all ages will find tales of goblin boogers and grinning ghosts and cackling witches and werewolf farts! Includes a bonus chapter for teachers and parents on how to turn these festive poems into teachable moments for your own little monsters!
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