//
you're reading...
Books, Lone Star Book Blog Tour

Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Short Stories by Texas Authors

banner-short-stories-txSHORT STORIES BY TEXAS AUTHORS
Volume 2

Short Stories by Texas Authors, Volume 2 is comprised of winning stories
submitted in an annual contest to highlight Texas Authors
while raising money for literacy programs.

  Genre: Short Stories
Publisher: Texas Authors, Inc.
Date of Publication: October 3, 2016
Number of pages: 110

Scroll down for Giveaway!


Synopsis

cover-med-res-short-stories-texas

Texas Authors have once again allowed their creative minds to open up and expand the Universe in which they live with short stories that captures one’s emotions through the everlasting aspect of storytelling.

In this, the second volume of award winning short stories, readers are taken on a personal ride of growth and understanding then through history both factual and fictional as they explore each side of two wars. Then fear grabs hold of readers and shakes them with terror before unleashing giggles and out-right laughs. These are just a few of the emotions readers will experience as they read these 17 short stories from all parts of Texas.

self-e

Chosen as a Library Journal SELF-e publication

$2.00 from the sale of every book goes to DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Texas literacy program, which gets books into schools, libraries, and those in need.  Last year, we donated $5,000 worth of books by Texas Authors, Inc., and we are currently on track to donate $10,000 for 2016.


$2.00 from every sale is donated to
DEAR Texas literacy Programs

dear-texas

CLICK TO PURCHASE

AMAZON      TEXAS AUTHORS


Bonus Mini Review of One of the Stories in This Collection!

“Johnny shook the doorknob and when it did not turn, he put his shoulder to the door.
And then he was filling the space between them and reaching for her arm.
The soft flesh yielded so easily. She watched it swell between his fingers.
When her eyes flashed up at him, she was smiling.”

~ from A Private War by Mary Bryan Stafford (First Place for Fiction/Suspense)

 

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I picked A Private War to read for a bonus review, but wowza! I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just say that when a woman has had enough, she’s had enough! Domestic violence and living in fear of someone who is supposed to have your back is horrifying and unfortunately all too real for many people. But what happens when the abuser goes off to war, providing you with some much needed peace? What happens when the one who actually has your back is a German Shepherd that followed you home one day? What happens when the abuser returns from war drunk and full of demands?

A Private War by Mary Bryan Stafford is just one of the amazing stories in this book. Enter the Giveaway (below) for a chance to win this award-winning collection of short stories!

 


abouttheauthors

click the authors’ names for their bios and books!

Story Titles & Winners:

Non-Fiction/Inspirational

1st Place – The Bluest Eyes in Texas by ElizabethGarcia

2nd Place – Tough Love by Jackie Smith

Fiction/Horror

1st Place – John Sleeps by David Hughes

2nd Place – Cheeseburgers by Teresa Trent

Fiction/Humor

1st Place – Cactus Anne by Lorri Allen

2nd Place – Getting Even by Jackie Smith

Fiction/Biography

1st Place – Bluebonnets for Naomi by Teri Metcalf

Non-Fiction Biography

1st Place – A Diamond in the Rough by Roger SFriedman

2nd Place – Hodge Podge by Teri Metcalf

Fiction/Political

1st Place – Funny How Things Turn Out by Robert DeLuca

Fiction/YA

1st Place – Homecoming Queen by ElizabethGarcia

Fiction/Suspense

1st Place – A Private War by Mary BryanStafford

Fiction/Science

1st Place – Todd by Fern Brady

Fiction/Historical

1st Place – Mountain Laurel by Jan Sikes

2nd Place Tie – Dawn of the Angry Guns by Pat Hadock

2nd Place Tie – Gone by Curt Locklear

Non-Fiction/Historical

1st Place – The Last Day by William Harper


Connect!

TEXAS AUTHORS WEBSITE

TEXAS AUTHORS FACEBOOK

TEXAS AUTHORS TWITTER

DEAR TEXAS TWITTER


GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY! 

1 GRAND PRIZE: $25 Gift Card to Texas Authors Book Store
5 RUNNERS-UP: Copies of Short Stories by Texas Authors!

US ADDRESSES ONLY

  October 10 – October 24, 2016

giveaway-image

A Rafflecopter Giveaway


Check out the other great blogs on the tour! 

10/10 Hall Ways Blog
10/11 Syd Savvy
10/12 Chapter Break Book Blog
10/13 The Page Unbound
10/14 Country Girl Bookaholic
10/15 The Crazy Booksellers
10/16 Kara The Redhead
10/17 Reading By Moonlight
10/18 Texas Book Lover
10/19 StoreyBook Reviews
10/20 It’s a Jenn World
10/21 Forgotten Winds
10/22 Momma On The Rocks
10/23 Books and Broomsticks
10/24 A Novel Reality

LoneStarLit

Advertisements

About Ruthie Jones

Reading by Moonlight

Discussion

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Short Stories by TEXAS AUTHORS – Writing and Music - October 26, 2016

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: