Street of Angels

      Joe Derkacht

Street of Angels

Everyone knows a few sermons can't change the world of the Deep South in the turbulent 1960's, especially when certain preachers on opposite sides of the color line prefer the status quo. But two nearly destitute widows and their very different sons reaching across the street in selfless love just might save their community.Character author J. Timothy King's short-short romance sampler contains the following 8 stories:* "Pine," a coming of age romance;* "A Penchant for Cotton," a psychological romance;* "Only the Lonely," alone in a crowded room;* "Dead, Long Dead," a zombi-character romance;* "Of Death and Smiles," about marriage and happiness;* "The Woman Who Loved Men," a twisted concept;* "The Confidant of Jericho," based on the story of Rahab;* "The Nitpicker's Guide to Magnum, P.I.," an interesting date.
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    Journey From Heaven

      Joe Derkacht

Journey From Heaven

Heaven has its surprises, even for someone who has lived there for ten thousand years, but none so startling as a request to leave it."Your wish is my command!" What would you wish for if you were offered three wishes?When poor little rich girl, Tamar, found a dirty old bottle in the river and released an ancient and powerful Djinn, she decided to go for the big one, the wish to end all wishes.Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time...Djinnx'd ... ... or Jinxed by a genie, which is what happens to Tamar when she is tricked into taking the genie's place in the bottle.Good - in that she now has phenomenal cosmic powerBad - in that she is now the slave of the bottle for the next several eternities.But eternity is cut short when she meets Denny.At first he seems just the latest in a long line of human masters, but it soon becomes apparent that he is no ordinary master when he declares his intention to set Tamar free from her bondage - no matter what the cost.He has no idea what he's let himself in for.Witches, mermaids, houri's a homicidal Djinn and a mad forest god with a superiority complex and that's not the half of it...What can kill a Djinn?If Denny can't answer this question in time then it will all have been for nothing.“The first Tamar Black book is a lively and delightful read.” (Witchreader on Amazon US) “Comic fantasy at its best. Comparable with the masters of the genre.” (Wendy Darling on Amazon US) “ … A delightfully funny story, yet laced with suspense.” (Bleep50 On Amazon US)“Four stars for an entertaining read and one extra for originality.” (YBR on Amazon UK) “Campy, zany, off the wall, and a hell of a lot of fun, Djinnx'd doesn't slow down.” (gnoshinmidges On Amazon US)
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