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About David Burnett
David Burnett lives near Charleston, South Carolina, where he walks on the beach almost every day and photographs the ocean, the sea birds, and the marshes that he loves. Three of his four books are set in Charleston, and he has always enjoyed the Carolina beaches.
David enjoys photography and has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, and a Native American powwow. He and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During trips to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen, and Kismul Castle on the Isle of Barra, the home of his McNeil ancestors.
He reports that he went to school for much longer than he wants to admit, and he has graduate degrees in psychology and education. He and his wife have two children and a blue-eyed cat named Bonnie.
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A coming-of-age novel with a strong heroine, a sweet love story, and the eternal struggle between good and evil
Running from vile rumors and merciless ridicule, thirteen-year-old Nicole Beaumont flees her home in Parsons Valley, Georgia. She leaves Chris behind, the boy who had been her best-friend-for-life, her soul mate, the one with whom she was supposed to spend her life, and she takes refuge at a boarding school in rural Pennsylvania.
In the farming community in which she lived, almost any transgression could be tolerated, excused, or overlooked. Any transgression, save one that smacked of sex, and, according to rumor, that was exactly what she and Chris had done while lying on the bank of Parsons Pond. It was a lie, the worst part at any rate, but Chris̶ ̶ refused to deny the rumor. Never again, Nicole vows, will she trust another person as she had trusted Chris.
Such vows can be difficult to keep, but Nicole perseveres.
Then, she meets Richard. He seems different from the others. He accepts Nicole as she is. He keeps her secrets. When others doubt her, he stands in her defense. Nevertheless, even as they fall in love, the full story of what happened at Parsons Pond remains off-limits to him, and her memories of Chris, which tempt her, tugging her into the past, threaten to betray her,
Chris re-enters her life in a most unexpected way, and Nicole finds herself emmeshed in a deadly game that pits Chris, the boy she once loved, against Richard, the man who loves her, now, a game from which only one will emerge unscathed. Nicole faces an impossible decision. Which will she choose? Who will live?
House Beside the River is a romantic, true-to-life coming-of-age novel featuring a violent culture, a strong woman, and a sweet ending. Buy House Beside the River today!
Jennie had done that herself a number of years earlier when, in the midst of a manic episode, she had deserted Thomas, choosing a life of shameless debauchery in place of their marriage. Tasha knows of Jennie’s earlier life, and she has discovered that Jennie now takes medication to control her behavior.
Only a weakling depends on medicine, Tasha tells her. Even worse, she insists that, even if Jennie does take meds, she will become ill again, that another manic episode surely lies ahead, perhaps just around the bend. She reminds Jennie that if she were to relapse after marrying Thomas, she would ruin his life a second time. Jennie wants to prove she can live without her medicine. As she considers tossing it, though, she question whether knowing she can live without the medication is worth the risk that she will fail the test and be unable to cope.
If you like a good psychological romance, download Once and Future Wife and enjoy following Jennie as she goes a second round with her demons, the same ones that shattered her marriage two decades earlier. How will she stop them from destroying the love and happiness that finally seem to be within her reach?
Once and Future Wife is a stand-alone sequel to Those Children Are Ours.
But it was exactly what Jennie had done. She had growled at her daughters, cursed her husband, and slammed the door as she stomped away. Twelve years later, she asks a judge for another chance to be a mother, a good one this time.
In court, she lists all of the reasons and all of her excuses: the demons of her bipolar disorder, the alcohol that flowed too freely at the bar where she had worked, the guys who came on to her. Now, sober, chaste, and on meds, she is a different person from the one who walked out. Nevertheless, her request for visitation meets a stone wall. Her former husband does not want to share his children with the woman who deserted them. Her daughters have busy lives that do not include her, and they recall nothing about her, nothing good, at any rate. The judge is skeptical.
Even if the judge were to grant the visitation rights she requests, only half her battle will be won. How can she ever convince her children to accept her as their mother?
Whether your hero is Frodo, Rocky Balboa, or the Rebel Alliance, if you enjoy watching the underdog scramble against the odds, you will enjoy following Jennie as she struggles to overcome her past.
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Two young angels, Adryel and Ramael, have their lives altered forever when each must each choose a side in the brewing war over the creation of humanity. God desires to breathe life into his new creation, but Lucifer is intent upon sabotage.
Ramael faithfully serves as second in command of the Army of Heaven; his loyalty never waivers.
Adryel—swayed by Lucifer’s arguments—casts her lot with the rebelling archangel. Leaving Ramael, she wages war with Lucifer and refuses to renounce him. Finding herself exiled to hell, she becomes Lucifer’s companion, his lieutenant, and, as the “mistress of hell,” she tempts the newly created humans to join their cause.
Despite the battle lines, Adryel yearns to tell Ramael she loves him still. But how could he possibly return her love when she has done more to thwart God’s plans than all the other fallen angels combined?
Loosely based on the legend of the “War in Heaven” and stories from the Book of Genesis, Between Heaven and Hell is not, primarily, a religious book, but it is the story of angels with very human-like characteristics and behaviors. If you enjoy classic stories of good versus evil, set on a grand stage at the dawn of time, you will enjoy Between Heaven and Hell.
It is the fear of separation from everything she loves that brings Allison Bannister to the beach. She stops on the steps that lead down to the ocean. She is alone. The sun is setting behind her; the tide is rushing in, and dark water is licking at the bottom step. Off to the north, the lights of Charleston shine into the evening sky. To the south, a star twinkles as darkness descends on the barrier islands. Light and dark; good and evil. Reconciliation is not in the cards.
Allison shivers. How easy it would be to walk out into the ocean. Her winter clothes would take on water and weigh her down. When she went under, her body would turn cold, her lungs would fill with water, and all of her troubles would end.
It all started with an invitation to Michael’s high school reunion.
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful,” he asks as the reunion winds down, “if you could crawl through a worm hole and find yourself in high school, again?”
Over the next few weeks, Allison attempts to cope with the strange things that happen as Michael “crawls though the worm hole,” and morphs back into the person he was thirty years earlier, setting in motion events which disrupt their lives and tear the couple apart.
As Michael spends long hours in his new art studio, Allison feels rejected and begins to build a life of her own. Before long, Michael and Allison, a couple who seldom spent time apart, rarely spend time together. They both feel neglected, and each blames the other. A long separation, the unexpected appearance of Michael’s college girlfriend, an unplanned rendezvous, and a charge of adultery threaten to end their marriage forever - and Allison finds herself alone on the beach.
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Extensively re-edited in April 2013.
After years of her husband’s laid-back, unambitious behavior, Erin put their romance on hold to move to the Big Apple and pursue her dreams. Eight hard years later, she is poised to take her place among the elite of Wall Street. Her new assignment, though, will require her attention twenty-four/seven for the next several months, and someone needs to care for her children.
Although they’ve had no contact in eight years, Chris seems to be her only option. If he won’t keep their children for the summer, she will lose her assignment, and everything she sacrificed for her dream—including him—will have been for nothing.
But inviting Chris back into her world invites back old feelings. Being drawn back into his world could diminish her drive to succeed and impair her ability to carry out her assignment.
Can Erin keep Chris at arm’s length, or will she be forced to choose once again between love and Wall Street?
If you’re a fan of Sex in the City and Second Chance Romance, you’ll love Money or Men by David Burnett!
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Borne on the clouds of storm.
They bring to mind those we have loved,
Who passing away or going astray,
Have left us. Abandoned. Alone.
Richard McNeil has loved three women in his life. He feels abandoned by all three.
His wife passed away in childbirth, leaving him alone, a single father with an infant daughter. His daughter, Emily, now twenty years old, is marrying and moving away. Two months ago, Kim, his almost-fiancé, the only woman he has dated in over twenty years, left as they broke off their relationship.
On the weekend of Emily’s wedding, his memories haunt him like ghosts. The day his wife passed away plays in his mind like a video, and stories of Emily’s childhood leave him both smiling and wanting to cry. As for meeting, dating, and falling in love with Kim, when he thinks of her, it almost seems as if he can stretch out his hand and touch her.
True, he and Kim had presented quite a contrast, he a preppy psychologist, she a new-age artist. Nevertheless, he cannot understand what went wrong. On the anniversary of his wife’s death, she had attacked him, telling him to forget his wife, saying cruel things he found impossible to dismiss. At least that is how he recalls the event.
He knows he will not be happy if he obsesses over his memories. He determines he can finally lay his wife to rest, and he certainly can mumble the words to give Emily away. But how can he be happy if he dismisses all thoughts of Kim. He yearns for a reconciliation. Must he give her up, too?
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Since Karen broke up with her last boyfriend three years ago, she has not dated the same guy twice, and only one man in ten has received so much as a goodnight kiss as she turned him away.
Mark still dreams of his almost-fiancée, and his date book has been empty since he threw her out a week before he’d planned to ask for her hand.
Karen’s mother tells her she needs a husband. Mark’s mother says he needs a wife. But left on their own, these opposites will never attract. As a result, their mothers become matchmakers. They entangle their children in a series of blind dates, suggesting that, in the absence of love, a marriage of convenience is a live option. ... But is it?
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I can easily recommend this book to my Hallmark readers--it is just like one of their feel-good films except told in expert style through the pen of an author who has the gift of making romances engaging, humorous, intriguing, and heartfelt. Ruth Hill
I rarely give a book 5 stars but this one touches all the bases. Amazon Reviewer
After her husband’s death, Amy had never expected to fall in love a second time, but when she meets Drew, the attraction is immediate. However, when Drew brings her into his world—a world of old money and high society—by inviting her to the Society Ball, battle lines are drawn.
A woman at her office tells Amy she won’t fit in, and Amy’s older daughter agrees. As the Ball begins, Amy is cornered by one of Drew’s neighbors, who tells her she doesn’t belong there. The attorney who is probating her late husband’s will, a man she thought to be a friend, seems to object to her presence, too. With so many people pushing her out of Drew’s world, she finds it hard to believe he could really want to pull her in.
Is Drew really just like the rich snobs who despise her? Does he have some ulterior motive? As she ponders those questions, she realizes she is left with a choice: put her fears aside and follow her heart or break off their relationship and lose her chance to love again.
If you love heart-warming stories of unexpected romance, stories that make you laugh, stories that make you cry, then you’ll enjoy To Fall in Love Again.
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Not all human males are genetically compatible with dragon-shifters, and suitable matches are rare in old Charleston. Christine, though, has identified James to be an appropriate match. However, even humans who acknowledge the possibility of dragons cannot believe that one creature can be both a dragon and a human, shifting between the two. As a result, Christine uses every means available to attract James without fully revealing her true, shifting nature until he has committed to mate.
Even as James falls in love with Christine, he suspects that her claim to be a dragon–her last name does mean dragon, after all–is more than a play on words. She shows him the dragon amulet hanging around her neck. He notices the prints, statues, and tapestries of dragons that decorate her family’s home. Strange noises emanate from behind the Drachens’ house during a party, and once, James believes he actually sees a dragon, one wearing a necklace matching Christine’s.
James cannot fully commit to her unless he knows her true nature. To convince Jams she is a dragon, Christine must appear as one, but to protect their species from persecution, dragon-shifters silence any human who sees one of them shift. If James sees her shift, he must die. How can Christine convince James to mate with her without being ordered to kill him?
Dragon Mist is a story of boy-meets-girl, filled with dragons and humans, high stakes, a little humor, and an abundance of romance. One-click it today!
Steven promises to find her, but a decade passes before they are together again.
Joining hands and pledging their love counts for little in twentieth century America. When they are reunited, they fall in love, once more, and they plan their wedding. Steven, though, is not Katherine’s only suitor. Bill Wilson – arrogant, selfish, sexist − has known Katherine since they were in high school. He has long assumed he would wed her, and when Steven appears, he decides he must formally stake his claim.
When Katherine rebuffs him, his courtship takes a violent twist, and Katherine must decide what she will risk to be with Steven, the man she truly loves.
If you enjoy stories with strong women who fight to overcome the odds to obtain what they want, then you will enjoy The Handfasting.