What happens when the fabric of long-standing mutual trust and respect of two cultures — each rich in history and traditions dating back to pre-Colonial times — is at risk of being ripped apart by jealousy, greed and murder? This story takes place in Talladega, Alabama, site of NASCAR’s Talladega 500, the Annual Azalea Festival, Kymulga Cave, De Soto Caverns, and Mount Cheaha —home of the Sleeping Giant. This is also the home of people whose cultures were ordained by history to converge and who live and work side-by-side today. The aristocratic traditions of the Old South combine with the legends and traditions of the Coosa Tribe of Creek Indians to solve a murder mystery!
Out of Focus by Susan Egner
Price: $3.99 95,053 words
Published December 30, 2012 Fiction
Morgan Grey photographs a prowler at her home 24 hours after her airline pilot-husband’s death. Picking up the pieces of her life, she debuts her photographic talents and features the unusual eyes of the prowler, setting off unforeseen events that expose her husband’s double life. The illusion of a perfect life gives way to the reality of a gifted artist’s celebrity — a life no longer out of focus.
Dave Sears and Les Coggins, top research chemists, collaborate on a pharmaceutical project so secret that even lab notes are encrypted. After clinical trials, worldwide recognition and untold wealth await the patent holders. Dave and Les held the patents, but now they are dead. Revenge is the catalyst in a formula that breaks the laws of chemistry and society: (revenge) + (manipulation)(greed) = murder!