Ellie's Advice, by Alice M. Roelke
All her life, Ellie's poor health has held her back. But not anymore. She's going for the job she longs to have, as an advice columnist for a local paper.
Shel Silverberg is a widower who's promised himself he'll never marry again. His arranged marriage was a kind of torture, and he'll never sign up for another. Then he meets the beautiful and sweet-natured Ellie. As her editor, he has to remain professional—but he can't stop thinking about the gorgeous redhead.
She can't stop thinking about him, either. When they accidentally meet in the park and end up rescuing some puppies together, their lives will never be the same.
A sweet, gentle romance set in the 1950s. - Approximately 32,000 words
From the author:
This is a gentle romance that I wrote for a cover from http://www.goonwrite.com that I really liked. It's a sweet, slow-paced romance with gentle characters that I really had fun writing. The main characters are Jewish. I think there should be more Jewish characters in fiction. We have lots of romance with Christian characters, why not some with Jewish characters? Of course, since I'm not Jewish myself I didn't try to focus heavily on religion, mostly stuck with the romance angle.
The Sword, the Dragon, and the Lie, by Alice M. Roelke
All her life, Lisbet's red hair has held her back. Unlucky red hair was enough to keep any man from wanting to marry her. Now it's enough to make the people in the next village try to throw her to a dragon. But Lisbet isn't about to go without a fight--and she may just learn something about herself and her heritage along the way. Including that she had a relative she never knew about.
14,000 + words - Fantasy - dragons
Free on Amazon from August 30 - Sept. 3, 2013
The Contestant, by Alice M. Roelke
Luckiest kid in the world?
Tim wins a chance to be on Kids' World, his favorite virtual reality TV show. Then he learns he's replacing a boy who disappeared mysteriously inside the game. Tim makes friends and enemies and participates in challenges that mix sports, fantasy, and video games. It's the most fun he's ever had. But if he can't solve the mystery of Kids' World, he just might be the next to disappear…
Genres: Children's / science fiction / mystery / adventure - Length: 50,000 words
From the author:
This is a story I wrote several years ago. I was happy with how it turned out, but never managed to sell it. However, I decided this year to work on it some more and self-publish it. I sprang for a cover from Charlotte Volnek, who did one of my covers at MuseItUp that I particularly liked. I don't know if there is a market for this story, but I'm very pleased to have it 'out there.' I think when an author really believes in her story, she should just go ahead and 'do it!' Maybe other people will like it, but either way I have the satisfaction of following through on a dream. :)
Haha, I just noticed that two of my blurbs start with "All her life!" That's funny!