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10-05-2014, 05:53 PM
Title: The Moonflowers
Author: Joni Abilene
Publication Date: May 8, 2014
Publisher: n/a
Format: Trade paperback, Kindle
Price: $10.44/$2.99


Description: It's the summer of the Bicentennial, and Jane and Keith Day are like the night-blooming cereus with its fragile petals that only come out after dark. Jane’s never bloomed; for years she’s blanched under husband Grant’s jalapeño words and firecracker fingers. She longs to discover the true ways of love—to be touched and approached with gentleness and desire. Keith is fourteen and aches for his father’s approval, to be taught the ways of manhood, to learn how to drive, to grow—just enough—to look down, not up.

Eric Church is the injured Vietnam vet with nothing to lose. He’s a rule breaker; he says he’ll teach Jane ‘things;’ he speaks of Billie Holiday, and motorcycles, and all that philosophy. Most of all are his tattoos: Nevada, New York, South Dakota. Jane wants Eric and doesn’t know how to tell him, but if she doesn’t, he’ll jump on his Harley and leave town.

Suzanne Brandenburg is the hot housewife who’ll ‘Hot Damn!’ your heart out, and Keith is falling in love. He wants her to want him and is determined to make it happen.

Jane and Keith have been hiding in the dark too long. They’re THE MOONFLOWERS, and their time to stand in the sun is now.

Author's Website: http://joniabilene.wordpress.com/

07-30-2016, 12:18 AM
Title: Woodsocket, U.S.A.

Author: Joni Abilene

Publication Date: July 29, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace

Format: e-Book

ISBN: 978-1535545075

Price: $5.99 (e-Book)

Synopsis: Construction worker Cyrus Kennedy arrives at Woodsocket General with his pregnant wife, and leaves holding two death certificates. Fueled with hatred for local physician Buck Kent, Cyrus spends the next year pouring concrete and drinking away violent thoughts of revenge.

Woven through in episodic form are the lives of his fellow Woodsocket citizens. There’s Loretta Raven—the housewife who’s decided on fixing her life one little imperfection at a time, only to end up half-naked in the park like a Botticelli. Then there’s aging Millionairess Helen Beatty, who spends her days reading paperbacks, and her nights seducing young cowboys. Brothers Saul and Pete have never gotten over their parents’ tragic death, nor the Mickey Mantle baseball card that went with them. Hank Lane is the all night DJ in exile from New York after a nasty embezzlement charge. He lives in the Santa Rio Trailer Park and has traded blow for farm reports. Brietta Lowell is the quiet florist who’s held onto an obituary for almost a year. When she sends a floral arrangement to Cyrus with a note saying, “My condolences,” she doesn’t realize the consequence will be him passing out on her shop floor like a wilted orchid.

Finally, there’s Jill, the beautiful drifter who knows Dr. Buck Kent very well herself. She has one last match to burn before leaving Woodsocket behind forever.

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