Dear Diary...

      L. M. Reed
Dear Diary...

CeeCee Wilson hates her name. Elsee Caitrin Wilson...a cow name in CeeCee's mind as well as the minds of her classmates. On top of that, her father becomes ill, her brother deserts her in favor of the wicked witch of the southwest, and the man she's fallen for loves another. CeeCee discovers that growing up is painful and life is hard, but sometimes good can come from the bad. Dear Diary SeriesCeeCee Wilson hates her name.Born two weeks after her paternal grandmother's death, CeeCee is the spitting image of her, and CeeCee's mother, Allison, devastated by the loss of her mother-in-law who was also her best friend, can't imagine any other name.CeeCee fervently wishes her mother had possessed a bit more imagination.Elsee Caitrin Wilson...a cow name in CeeCee's mind as well as the minds of her classmates.As if that isn't enough for a child to handle, CeeCee and her family have to move the summer before she's to start high school, her father develops a disease that's slowly destroying his body as well as her universe, her older brother Mark becomes infatuated with the wicked witch of the southwest, the man she falls in love with loves another, and to top it all off, she can't seem to stop making lists.Does God care? How can a loving God allow those things to happen? Is CeeCee losing her faith? Had she truly ever possessed any? Or is she simply a product of her parents’ blind belief? What if everything she's been taught up until then has simply been a lie? What if God doesn't exist and it's all a hoax?Transitioning into adulthood is painful for CeeCee as her anger, doubts, and despair overwhelm her at times, but in the midst of her unwilling journey from child to woman she finds the courage to face her life as well as herself with honesty and a determination to deal with the obstacles that have been thrown in her path.Dear Diary...is the second book of the Dear Diary...Series.

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    The Eyes Have It

      L. M. Reed
The Eyes Have It

Allison's parents run her life. They pick her clothes, pick her friends, pick her car, pick her husband. Even though Allison realizes it is dangerous to thwart her parents, she has no intention of marrying the man they have chosen for her. She has other plans. What Allison doesn't realize is that her parents aren't the only menace on her horizon, they are simply the most obvious.Dear Diary SeriesDid you grow up in a nice Christian family...a safe haven where everyone believes the same thing, that heaven and hell are real, and all ultimately dream of an eternal life with God?Not so for Allison Tate. Instead of a dream, her life was a nightmare.Born late in life to wealthy, elitist parents, Allison was paraded around like a dressed-up China doll, but never loved for herself.The only affection she received during her formative years was from her nanny, Hannah, who unfortunately died while Allison was still in her teens, leaving her alone and at the mercy of her ruthless parents.Allison's parents had her whole life arranged for her, including a loveless marriage, but Allison had other ideas.Determined to avoid being tied to a man she didn't love, she devotes all of her time and energy to obtaining a teaching degree which would allow her to strike out on her own, no longer under her parents' thumb, but somewhere along the way she met a sweet lady who restored her faith in God and introduced her to the love of her life.Allison's parents were furious and would have found a way to financially hurt or even ruin the man she loved as well as Allison's best friend, except for the intervention of a kind, elderly couple.With her parents on a leash, Allison relaxed and began enjoying life for the first time, but there was another menace on her horizon, which threatened her very existence, and the man her parents had chosen to be her husband was the only one in a position to save her.Book 1 in the Dear Diary...Series by L. M. Reed

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    Frozen Dawn

      L. M. Reed
Frozen Dawn

A plane crash, frostbite, a search and rescue, a fur coat with a heartbeat, wildly passionate dreams, and a couple of armed killers--what’s real and what’s hallucination…? Dawn has no idea, but she’s about to find out.Frozen Dawn is The Prequel to Bloodlines, the first full-length novel in Chrystal Bahl’s Twisted Tails Series. Watch for Blood Ties, the second book in the series, coming soon.A plane crash, frostbite, a search and rescue, a fur coat with a heartbeat, wildly passionate dreams, and a couple of armed killers…what’s real and what’s hallucination…?Dawn has no idea.But she’s about to find out.Frozen Dawn is The Prequel to Bloodlines, the first full-length novel in Chrystal Bahl’s Twisted Tails Series.Watch for Blood Ties, the second book in the Twisted Tails Series...coming soon!

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    Agent Jack Knight: The Beginning

      L. M. Reed
Agent Jack Knight: The Beginning

Jack Knight never went looking for trouble, it found him...corrupt foster parents, school bullies, and an insidious disease that Jack can't fight. After joining the Marines at seventeen, the CIA sends him on a covert op, and Jack finds himself alone in the midst of a South American jungle operating in a country rife with political unrest and the beginnings of a drug war, unsure who to trust.Jack Knight never went looking for trouble...it found him.Orphaned at a young age--his brother Nicky the only family he has left--Jack struggles to protect him, but the deck is stacked against him from the start...corrupt foster parents, school bullies, and eventually the insidious disease that Jack can't fight no matter how hard he tries.Nicky calls him a superhero, dubbing him ‘Jackknife’. Jack, however, knows superheroes aren't real and that he can never live up to his brother's image of him.But he has to try.After joining the Marines and successfully completing boot camp, Private Jack Knight, on a secret mission for the CIA, finds himself alone in the midst of a South American jungle operating in a country rife with political unrest and the beginnings of a drug war, unsure who to trust.This is the first book in the Agent Jack Knight Series.

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    Reading the Fine Print

      L. M. Reed
Reading the Fine Print

A collection of short stories with something for everyone...children, teens, as well as adults...with a few poems thrown in for good measure. Aliens, sociopaths, weddings, lucky charms, canines, teenage angst, unintentional kidnappings, and just general good old-fashioned creepiness abounds.This atmospheric story is set in lonely coastal town in England. It is Christmas Eve and a fisherman takes to the sea, leaving his ailing daughter at home. When he does not return, she goes to look for him. She wanders the wintery countryside and eventually encounters another lonely soul. I wrote this while I was in hospital, getting chemotherapy for blood cancer; I feel for these characters, fighting for their lives: we all of us have to fight for our life.

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