(When a romance is this wrong, something's got to turn out...)
When a romance is this wrong, something's got to turn out right! Emily is a running star, a genius woodworker, and a sixteen-year-old with a major problem. She's met this boy Cleve through her dad's secondhand bookshop and suddenly bells are ringing, the moon has new meaning, and she's dreaming about a magical night with Cleve at the Spring Fling. There's only one thing wrong with Emily's dream. Cleve is not in love with her, but with someone else. All their heart-to-heart talks and drives in his wonderful red convertible are just his way of pumping her for advice on how to go about asking the girl of his choice to the big dance. And his choice happens to be Emily's best friend - Amy. It soon looks like this one-way romance is headed for a dead end. Unless Emily can make her true feelings known to Cleve, and fast, it's bye-bye love and hello heartbreak. This quick, fun read will leave you smiling.
(Libby was barely awake when her mother came into her room...)
Libby was barely awake when her mother came into her room with the shattering news that the boy Libby dated the night before had been murdered. The police were trying to figure out who killed Tony, and why. Libby promised to inform Detective Clark of any suspicious incidents - like the stranger who muttered a threat to Tony shortly before he died. And there was Libby's best friend, Pam, who seemed to know something, but she wouldn't talk. There was also Matt, a new boy at school - a rough, tough, troublemaker with a softer side that Libby found very attractive. She wanted to believe he didn't have anything to do with Tony's death, but he was giving Libby mixed messages that left her feeling confused and frightened.
(It's the 1800s, the middle of the century, when cholera c...)
It's the 1800s, the middle of the century, when cholera comes to Northwest Ohio - claiming the life of Rebecca's mother. Still in her teens, Rebecca leaves her cabin in the woods to live with wealthy relatives in town. There, her new teacher introduces her to the Underground Railroad: a secretive operation that protected slaves as they moved from captivity to freedom. As the story unfolds, Rebecca learns that doing the right thing can be the hardest thing to do. Join her on her journey of personal growth.
(Sarah Sinclair was the perfect victim - she wanted to die...)
Sarah Sinclair was the perfect victim - she wanted to die. When a darkly enigmatic man approaches her in the small antiquarian book store where she works, Sarah is drawn into a slow dance toward death. A death she couldn't stop even if she wanted to. She is stalked, yet blindly charmed. And when he kills her, seductively, silently, she smiles. Sarah's ex-husband, police officer Robert Sinclair, is the first to find her body and he calls it in to the one officer who will understand: his ex-mistress Detective Lane Frank. As Lane struggles to follow the increasingly elusive trail of clues, another macabre trail emerges - of bodies, coldly, tauntingly abandoned.
(A sequel to "The Prettiest Feathers", this novel continue...)
A sequel to "The Prettiest Feathers", this novel continues the story of forensic scientist Dr. Lucas Frank and his NYPD detective daughter, Lane. The serial killer they thought was dead is back, and he's on a chilling spree that begins with the murder of his own sister in Florida and continues throughout the country. He won't stop until he arrives at the FBI Behavioral Studies Unit, where he plans to teach them a lesson in criminal behavior that they'll never forget.
(Sixteen-year-old Diamond learns that distance can't alway...)
Sixteen-year-old Diamond learns that distance can't always be measured in miles. Come along with her as she travels far into the past to find her future love. If you have room in your heart for romance, make room in your Kindle for this timeless novel. Patricia Sierra is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, and poetry. Her work has been published by Avon Books and Random House, as well as by small literary magazines.
(Forget what you've been taught about Emily Dickinson, dis...)
Forget what you've been taught about Emily Dickinson, discard the myth that has been passed down through the years, and step into Emily's real life. Although this is a work of fiction, it is told in the first-person as if it were an autobiography and contains a mix of both known facts and informed speculation. The story begins on Emily's death bed as she looks back on her life. You will not find here that fictional phantom-in-white slipping around corners and hiding behind screens, avoiding the world.
("When she was younger, when she wore braces on her teeth,...)
"When she was younger, when she wore braces on her teeth, she thought maybe the voices were arriving on the wires. But the braces are gone and the voices remain." So begins this short story about Maria, a woman driven over the edge by loss and regret. Follow her on her weekly excursion away from the hospital where she lives and experience the misfires of her tortured mind. This story also appears in From the Writer Half of My Being: Poems & Short Stories in Search of a Reader.
(Gathered here are twenty-five poems and four short storie...)
Gathered here are twenty-five poems and four short stories by Patricia Sierra, an award-winning author whose work has appeared in small literary magazines, a national magazine, and in five novels published by Random House and Avon Books. More of Sierra's work can be found in Amazon's Kindle Store. To find it, use these search words: "Patricia Sierra" and "Sierra Philpin" (books written with co-author John Philpin). From the Writer Half of My Being is a quick read with just 1345 locations. Text to speech is enabled.
(He's a professor with a mission: "I, Leonard Wellington W...)
He's a professor with a mission: "I, Leonard Wellington Worthy the third, spent twenty-five years designing an assault on a fortress, an expropriation of certain documents, and a perfect escape." Find out what happens when the fortress is J.D. Salinger's bunker, the documents are his unpublished manuscripts, and a messy murder thwarts a perfect plan. Political intrigue? Sure, there's plenty of that, too. J.D. is a funny, sexy romp for the literary set (relax: no authors were harmed in this book). Adult language and situations.
(Set in New York City, The God Wars is a mind-bending nove...)
Set in New York City, The God Wars is a mind-bending novel that focuses on multiple characters at a crucial moment in our shared history: a vagabond journalist with a gift for prophecy; a mysterious woman discovering the bedrock of her reality - time - does not exist; a young bride who finds her true identity in a change of clothes; and a physics professor whose unifying “Theory of Everything” splinters his mind. Sierra Philpin is the pen name of Patricia Sierra and John Philpin, who have co-authored other titles now available in the Kindle Store, as well as Kindle titles they wrote individually.
(Rocky Eden is a concert pianist who's too depressed to pe...)
Rocky Eden is a concert pianist who's too depressed to perform, and for good reason. His young daughter lies in a coma, on life support - while his seemingly-aloof wife holds a secret that affects her ability to express her love. That's when a sexy young woman named Destiny Muse enters Rocky's life, determined to cure his depression and get him back into performing his music. But Rocky wants more from Destiny. He wants her to show him how to save his marriage. Is this a recipe for love or a recipe for disaster? Sheet Music is a fable about modern relationships. It is not a formulaic romance, nor is it erotica, but due to some frankly-sexual content, it is intended only for adult readers.
(Here's a quick read coming in at just under 3.300 words. ...)
Here's a quick read coming in at just under 3.300 words. Self-Defense is a look at what happens when an unstable woman named Sarah decides she's been treated badly once too often by the man she loves. This story also appears in From the Writer Half of My Being: Poems and Short Stories in Search of a Reader by Patricia Sierra - a collection of four short stories and dozens of poems. Sierra is an award-winning author with several novels and short stories available in the Kindle Store. Look for her work under her own name as well under her pen name - Sierra Philpin - on works written with co-author John Philpin.
(Lily, an elderly woman who's newly widowed, finds herself...)
Lily, an elderly woman who's newly widowed, finds herself haunted by regrets about her failures as a wife. But as mysterious things unfold in the house she shared with her husband, Tom, she remembers the other side of her marriage - and she makes a life-changing decision.
Patricia Sierra's first publication was at age 17 when a national magazine purchased her short story. She is the author of an array of books for both young adult and adult readers, including One-Way Romance, A Boy I Never Knew, Echoes in the Grove, The Prettiest Feathers, and Tunnel of Night. Other titles include ghost-written books and independently published works. In addition to writing, Sierra had a brief moonlighting career as a private investigator. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was a radio personality and hostess of a daily television show.
(Set in New York City, The God Wars is a mind-bending nove...)2009
(Gathered here are twenty-five poems and four short storie...)2009
(He's a professor with a mission: "I, Leonard Wellington W...)2009
(When a romance is this wrong, something's got to turn out...)1986
(Forget what you've been taught about Emily Dickinson, dis...)2009
(Libby was barely awake when her mother came into her room...)1988
(It's the 1800s, the middle of the century, when cholera c...)1994
("When she was younger, when she wore braces on her teeth,...)2009
(Lily, an elderly woman who's newly widowed, finds herself...)2013
(A sequel to "The Prettiest Feathers", this novel continue...)1999
(Rocky Eden is a concert pianist who's too depressed to pe...)2011
(Sixteen-year-old Diamond learns that distance can't alway...)2009
(Sarah Sinclair was the perfect victim - she wanted to die...)1997
(Here's a quick read coming in at just under 3.300 words. ...)2012
Patricia Sierra and her family live in Ohio.