In the afterglow, the grid vanished, and Ryan’s breath caught in her throat when she saw what remained. There was Jean, walking through her living room just as she had imagined her. Except, this woman was outlined in a halo of blue light—a hologram with every living detail that had been Jean—when she was alive. [Read more…] about SPECTER ~ The Lazarus Project, A Paranormal Suspense Thriller
Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Evan finds herself lost in a world between life and death, but something else is there with her. Something sinister, demanding that its secrets be revealed. [Read more…] about Time of Death, Not all Secrets Stay Buried by Carrie Merrill
When Jack Quinn’s friend, Tom, is found dead by apparent suicide, Jack turns to a cryptic email for answers. Then, when Tom’s wife goes missing, he uncovers a far more disturbing truth that will send the country spiraling out of control. [Read more…] about TATTOO 313, a political thriller
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