The Blood of My Mother
After the deaths of her white father and mixed-race mother, young Eliza is left with neither home nor family in the newly forming frontier of Texas.
Enslaved by men who treat her body as their property, she eventually escapes, marries, becomes a mother, and realizes her dream of having a small farm. But she must fight and kill to keep it—even if it does mean welcoming others who have been shunned or forgotten by society. Living and laboring together, will these outcasts find the strength and community they need to survive and flourish?
Acclaimed for her “wonderful” debut novel (Publishers Weekly), Roccie Hill, inspired by the story of her great-great grandmother, now presents an unforgettable literary saga of a woman and a place, growing and enduring under multiple flags and through the sorrows and turbulence of history
Window of Exposure
As a prestigious F-16 fighter pilot, Captain Kate Cardenas grew disillusioned with the endless harassment and sexism by her colleagues in the US Air Force. Now she faces even greater challenges as a secret operative for the Defense Intelligence Agency stationed in the south of France.
Her latest mission? The covert rescue of Hank Cullen, CEO of Cullen Industries—a key American military vendor kidnapped by terrorists outside of Paris.
Fast-paced and riveting from beginning to end, Window of Exposure invites readers into the close-knit, secretive world of military operations in an international thriller that explores modern-day terrorism through the efforts of an unforgettable female heroine.
Three Minutes on Love
Rosie Kettle, quick and intuitive, leaves her small town in the California desert to attend art college in San Francisco in the late 60’s, where she discovers a passion for photography and music. Through a chance meeting with a flamboyant Hungarian illegal immigrant who runs a local music newspaper, Rosie is offered her first job photographing a down-and out blues musician where she meets David Wilderspin, a young guitar sideman in the bluesman’s band. Although he is only 19, David is already a survivor: the estranged son of a violent, Russian choreographer, whose conflicted feelings for his father he must come to terms with.
Only days after they meet, the bluesman hangs himself. This self-destructive act changes their lives forever. David, obsessed with music and determined to be successful, quickly turns to rock and roll. For Rosie, the picture she took that night jack-knifes her into a new career as one of the first women rock photographers in a male-dominated profession. It also introduces her to the chaotic, seductive life of the music industry.
Three Minutes on Love is a novel about artistic will and human redemption, set within the southern California music business of the late 20th Century, where men in suits happily aided young, talented musicians to self-destruct. Rosie’s first-person narrative is a rare love story played out on a stage of celebrity and power, as David and Rosie fight their way through the destructive excess of the burgeoning rock music world, and eventually, through one of the greatest tragedies imaginable.