“The Strength Within” is a collection of stories written by women, and featuring strong female characters. They include:
“Her Cracked Heart” – Stephanie Warren is a wife, mother, and famous author with a life that others only dream about. An accident turns her world upside down, leaving her cold and emotionless, wanting only privacy and solitude.
Joe Sullivan, a single man who has custody of his six-year old niece, is almost frozen where he stands, when he meets the ice queen on an early morning jog. One thing leads to another and Stephanie finds her empty shell slowly being replaced with fun, laughter, and passion.
Will she take that leap of faith with a ready-made family or will the ghosts of her past keep her happiness at arm’s length.
“At What Price?” Katherine Gardner is awakened at 6:30 in the morning with a call from a strange woman who claims to have her granddaughter, Rio. This woman is calling the police if Katherine doesn’t make arrangements for somebody to pick this little girl up.
Katherine is a fifty-six years old woman and all alone, since her husband died over three years ago. Her life takes a dramatic turn when six-year old Rio comes to stay with her. Rio is a scared little girl whose life is filled with uncertainty and fear.
In her grandmother, Rio finds a safe haven and an unconditional love that she has never known in her six short years and Katherine has found a love to fill the void that has been absent for way too long.
Unfortunately Katherine’s daughter, who deserted Rio, has other ideas.
“Alone and Afraid” - Life hasn’t been easy for Shannon Knight, raised by a single mother, money’s been tight, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse. When her mother uproots them, to be with a boyfriend, then suddenly goes missing, it leaves Shannon facing homelessness in a strange city where she knows no one. Convinced that this man is responsible for her mother’s disappearance, Shannon sets out to prove it, with surprising consequences.
“Kick the Can” – Dave Smith and his wife, Jocelyn, had waited a long time to have children. And then they were blessed with twins!
The man in the suit that greeted Dave as he saw his children for the first time gave him chills. Dave needed to spend the next twelve years preparing to play a game that would change their lives forever.
“Permafrost” – Living on an outpost of a frozen world, Cyan makes the discovery of her career. Life on the wastland. And love.
“Brandon’s Secret” – Rochelle moves to the beach to get her life back on track after her mother dies in a car accident. Shortly after she arrives she meets tall, dark and sexy Brandon. Night after night he shows up at her beach house and they have a great time together, but he never comes around during the day. Where does he go all day? He says that he is at work all day , but Rochelle decides to do a little digging around and unveils more than she wants to. What secret is Brandon keeping? “Brandon’s Secret” is a short story packed with romance, mystery, and secrets.
“Deep Dark Secrets” - Evan Sanders was destined to a life of fighting. He wasn’t an ordinary man. He was a lycanthrope. Not only was he a werewolf but he was the pack’s leader. His mission in life was to protect humankind from vampires. Everything was on track for their big gathering of the full moon. Battle plans were laid out for the upcoming war between the werewolves and the vampires. Nothing would get in the way.
That’s what he thought until she walked into his life.
Cheyanne Willows was banging on his door one night needing help. She was on the run from vampires.
It wasn’t long before Evan learned that Cheyanne wasn’t an ordinary woman. She had no clue how powerful she was or why they were after her. He had to protect her from the vampires.
How could Evan focus on the battle and protect Cheyanne at the same time?
Best selling authors, P. A. Estelle, Karen Lewis, KateMarie Collins, and Lizzy Stevens have written stories about people that do what they need to do in a world where things aren’t always fair!
The Strength Within comes in both eBook and print versions.
Jessica, I want to thank you for letting me barge in on your blog to talk about The Strength Within. I also write stories for kids from 8 – 14 years of age. For more about my books and myself, please take a minute visit my sites. I love visitors
Thanks so much for having me today, Jessica. I appreciate it so much!
GLad to have you any time!