In this historical fiction novel, thirteen-year-old Cinda Parker knows she and her brother Ian have a special mental connection. When a mysterious stranger, Lexi, arrives from the future, they realize they are more than typical mid-twenty-first century children. [Read more…] about Voices in the Past: Journeys Beyond the Peaks (The Journeys Saga) by M.F. Erler
Martina’s past and her depressions have come back to haunt her, even though she should be content to see her time-traveling daughter, Celestia, married to Laken Meta, a Time Portal Guardian. Instead she flees to The System, putting herself and all her family in jeopardy.
Will they be able to get her back, despite the dangers they all face? Will Dain and his younger brother, Evin, two teens from present day Earth, be able to help–with their special GAP-crossing abilities? [Read more…] about Where All Worlds End, Book 7, The Peaks Saga
Celestia, daughter of Jon and Martina has been taught well by her Gap-crosser father. Like him, she has learned to leap the Galactic Antipaterminal Passage across space and time. But she has also committed herself to the True Lord and to use her power to help others in need, whether physical or spiritual. [Read more…] about Beyond the World, Book 6, The Peaks Saga
Release Date: June 1, 2020
” . . . a fast paced, page turning story of a black community determined to rid itself of the drug-driven plague of crime and violence. . . . It entertains, ennobles, and inspires.” –Darlene Clark Hine, co-author, The African-American Odyssey
“Ballard keeps it real and writes with power and authority.” –John Herritage, Staff Inspector (Ret.), New York State Police
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Obie Bullock, leader of a Philadelphia anti-violence group (the Mau-Mau), returns home from his janitor’s job early one morning and stumbles upon a crime scene–someone has just slit the throat of a police officer.
Armed with the officer’s recovered revolver, Obie, an Iraq war vet, corners and kills the masked assassin, who turns out to be the youngest brother of a powerful, but imprisoned drug dealer.
Demands for revenge follow, sparking the fast-paced action while simultaneously examining the lives of a working-class family struggling to survive in the projects of Philadelphia.
Character-based, authentic, and gripping, this novel exposes the difficulties and danger of working to rid a neighborhood of drugs and violence so that future generations can grow up safe and secure.
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~ HONEYMOON CRUISE TO MURDER
What was to be a wonderful honeymoon has turned into a nightmare as people are being murdered, and Shelly’s husband is the security guard’s number one suspect.
“Oh, them poor things! To lose your pa like this! And you knew them? If I’s you, I’d be real careful. You’ve known both of the people murdered. For all you know, you could be next on his list.”
Nicole shuddered, snuggled closer to Tim, and whispered, “I don’t like this at all. I really wish Curly and Shelly were here to help us.”
“Me too, hon, me too,” Tim replied.
Join Shelly, Curly, and Tucker in this exciting and fast-paced sequel to A Vengeful Spirit as they track down the real guilty party aboard a Caribbean cruise ship.
A Vengeful Spirit, Shelly Gale Mystery Book 1
A Covetous Spirit, Shelly Gale Mystery Book 2