Saturday, November 5, 2011

Book Spotlight: The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories

Now Featuring:

The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories by Elisabeth Grace Foley:

Suspense, humor and a touch of romance await in seven short stories of the American West. In the title story, "The Ranch Next Door," a cattleman's young son dreads breaking the news to his family that he has fallen in love with the daughter of a neighboring sheep rancher despite an ancient feud between the two families. In "Cross My Heart," a boy is torn between betraying his conscience or a fugitive friend, and in "Delayed Deposit," five people are taken hostage during a bank robbery that turns into a tense standoff. The collection also includes the award-winning "Disturbing the Peace," honorable mention in the 2010 Rope and Wire short story competition.

The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories is available at:

Author Bio:

Elisabeth Grace Foley is a 21-year-old author of historical fiction who is really too young to have done anything interesting enough to put into an author bio. She is busy trying to do something about that. She lives with her family and a large stack of writer’s notebooks in the northeastern U.S.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Book Spotlight: Affairs of the Heart

Now Featuring:

Affairs of the Heart by Borislava Borissova:

Affairs of the Heart encompasses two novellas,  The Last Secrets of The Ancient Island and A Love In Time of War, that deal with affairs of the heart.  Two stories about love and loneliness, and the unique ways some people deal with them. We are born alone, we die alone but life is our chance to live in love. If possible... or if we so wish...

A Love In Time of War
First they faced the war… the love followed later. Peace was somewhere in between.
One day he could have killed her on the other side of the front, on the next day he fell in love and what would happen in the day after? All efforts to remain enemies seemed to be in vain with the borderline between their ability to hate or to love a thin one.  His life becomes a Byron’s passionate poem that he enters into madly and bravely. The war became past, the past became history and through the years only love is still alive in a very beautiful tale to remember.

The Last Secrets of The Ancient Island
A series of mishaps in an old town casts suspicion on a number of residents, provoking changes in an adopted practice of the underground world of relics.  A young graduate of a university proves the last mysteries of ancient National Park sites are yet unexplored by historians and archaeologists and discovers the personal secret of his older brother.  An unknown driver has a tragic motivation to take his life and that of another.
We were born alone, we die alone, but life is our chance to live in love. If we don’t lose the chance, if know why love is the most desired legend in our life.

The book is available both in paperback and Kindle format:

An excerpt from  A Love In Time of War, a story from the book Affairs of The Heart:

After a while, the older white-haired man repeated in amazement, “Let’s clear this up. You fought to the death in the Balkan War against her father, her brother and her country. And she served as a nurse to Bulgarian soldiers, among blood, wounded, dead, and the smell of formaldehyde on the opposite side of the borderline. Does it mean you are coming to ask for the hand of your enemy’s daughter? The Bulgarian general, who personally led his army from the front line against the Ottoman divisions?”
“Yes. First there was the war… the love followed later. Peace was somewhere in between.”
“Yesterday, you could have killed her on the other side of the front, today you are in love and what about tomorrow?”
“She feels the same way. All our efforts to remain enemies appeared to be in vain. The border line between our ability to hate or to love appears a thin one.”
His fellow traveler shook his head distrustfully. “Your story sounds crazy. Most probably, her father will not allow her to marry you. Hmm... Kidnap her instead. Escape together as others have done many times on the Balkans.”

Author Bio:

In the author's own words:  "I consider myself a writer by soul because, although I have been working in the field of Human Resources for years, in my free time, history and writing are the important passions of my life. I am more than happy to share both of them with you! I love ancient parts in the towns, which are like museums under open sky. I like discovering these scenes of legends and secrets, history and culture.
Million thanks for being with me on my lifelong adventure through the ages, through countless earthly and celestial places, to meet my characters in their settings, to be part of their life... I am content that my imagination have created them. They keep a very friendly company of mine during the long hours of writing. Welcome on the seat next to me and feel the stories!

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