“He clutched his head in his hands. His shoulders shook, but no sound
came. Minutes stretched, interrupted only by the pop of burning wood.”
Ryan Collins had it all – financial freedom, an exciting career, and
attractive women. A favorite photographer in the glamorous world of
fashion, his lifestyle is the envy of many. Only a few know of the
demons that haunt him.
When Ryan and Emily Carmichael discover Oak Creek’s dirty secret, they
become witnesses to a drug crime. With Ryan’s plans for a career
change temporarily on hold, the physical and emotional attraction to
Emily grows strong. But a twisted truth taught so many years ago
spirals to the surface and strangles his heart. A romantic
relationship just isn’t meant to be.
While assisting a friend with a documentary in the African wild, Ryan is
forced to confront his terrors. As the battle within rages will he be
able to permanently silence the voices this time? Will he find a way
back to Emily, and the happiness he so desperately craves? Or is
it too late?
A small town with a dark secret. A new arrival in grave danger. Can she
solve the mystery before she ends up the next victim?
The best part of Emily’s childhood may have been the time she spent with
her quirky aunt. So when her favorite relative passes away, she drops
everything to attend the funeral in the small town of Oak Creek. But
she never expected to inherit her aunt’s entire estate, including her
massive black dog Bentley. Just as she starts to get the hang of
small-town life, an unknown driver runs her off the road and sends
her to the hospital.
As doctors tend to her and she makes a connection with a charming Oak
Creek resident named Ryan, Emily racks her brain to figure out who
would want her dead. When sparks start to fly between her and the
Good Samaritan that sat by her bedside, they team up to solve the
mystery. Digging into the crime starts to reveal a dark side to Oak
Creek and long-held secrets nobody wants revealed. Emily and Ryan
must uncover the truth before her assailant comes back to finish the job.
B.K. Stubblefield is a new writer with a passion for animal rescue. After adopting her new
dog Harper, she was quickly overwhelmed with the challenges of
raising a “puppy on steroids”. Together with her close
friend, Debra Wagner, she published ‘Rescued: A Tale of Two Dogs’,
two nonfiction tales of love, patience and commitment.
In an effort to help bring awareness to animal neglect and abuse in our own
neighborhoods, B.K. Stubblefield shares several short stories of
animals brought out of the shadows and into the light of love in her
second book “Rescued: Out of The Shadows.”
Fictional short stories and memory books/journals continue to carry the theme
of dog rescue.
B.K. Stubblefield is also a contributing author to “Be Their Voice: An Anthology for Rescue, Volume I & II
Her debut novel, ‘Secrets in Oak Creek’, a mystery/romance, was published in November 2017.
Born and raised in Germany, the author has spent many years supporting her husband’s
military career. Moving between Europe and the United States, she now
makes her home in the small rural town of Elizabethtown, Kentucky
where she enjoys the slower pace of small town living. Early morning
weekend walks with her dog Harper are among her favorite activities.