When Clive Baxter returns home from World War II, he expects to settle into a quiet life far from the battlefields of Europe. Instead, he finds himself on the south side of Chicago in the neighborhood of Brownsville where everything is not as it seems.
A small neighborhood surrounding a meat processing plant, Brownsville is a wartime centerpiece for African-American migration north drawing in hundreds of people with the promise of work, housing, and a safe community.
As Clive soon learns, Brownsville is controlled by a mobster known only as the Landlord. But when Clive crosses the Landlord, he is framed for a murder, and forced to go underground to clear his name. Taking on the persona of the Night, hiding in the shadows, Clive disguises himself in a bid to take the Landlord down, he soon discovers he is not alone in this quest.
Will Clive be successful in his attempt to expose the Landlord and save what is left of his family and the people of Brownsville?More info →
Afarin is a strong Iranian woman who never gives up and isn't afraid of failure. After her husband dies, Afarin fights sexism to become a lawyer in Tehran. When her daughter becomes pregnant after emigrating to Canada with her abusive husband, outspoken Afarin travels to be with her only to be shut out when she clashes with her son-in-law. She returns to Iran only to be called back again when her daughter and her husband separate.More info →
Science fiction author Elise Abram writes from the heart, examining the beliefs and obsessions of contemporary life, speculating what might happen if the science we are toying with and/or if the creatures we glorify in our popular culture become commonplace.More info →
If you knew the world was about to end, what would you do?
If you found the key to another Earth, would you use it?
When archaeologist Molly McBride finds the key to a doppelganger Earth, she is swept into a world of conspiracy that could end in the death of not one, but two planets.
Will Molly be able to prevent the impending cataclysm?More info →
Branded the Bay Street Bomber after getting involved with a gang of eco-terrorists, Bethany flees with Cain to Niagara Falls. Confined to Jo-Jo's compound, Bethany longs to do nothing more than see the falls and spend time with Cain, but he's always off campus, doing Jo-Jo's bidding. The more Bethany fights her situation, the further she is implicated in Jo-Jo's crimes. It's not until one of Jo-Jo's kids disappears that she realizes she must escape if she is to survive.
Who, if anyone, can she trust to help her?More info →