A Family Matter (2004)
Scandal erupts in an eastern Kentucky town when an
injured coal baron's estranged son comes home to tend his comatose father
and falls in love with his father's new, young wife, Salina. In this modern
adaptation of the ancient Greek Phaedra myth set in the late 1990s, Salina
must choose between her professed vow of family vindication and her rapidly
escalating attraction to her stepson.
Salina Graves, recently married to a man twice her age, faces an agonizing
truth--the betrayal of her father, Minos Drummond, by her husband, Lyman .
But the truth of that betrayal lies in her deceased father's journal. Her
mother's posthumous cry for family vindication leads Salina on a desperate
search for the mysteriously missing journal. But her search is thwarted when
her tyrannical husband is critically injured.
When her attractive, but errant stepson, Mick Graves, returns home to tend
his comatose father, Salina and Mick are drawn to one another. Warring with
her illicit feelings for her stepson who now shares the ancestral home in
eastern Kentucky where Lyman's Poseidon Coal Company fuels the economy, is
Salina's determination to carry out her plan of vindication. Will she be
able to find her father's journal, absolve her family name, and survive the
metaphorical storm surrounding her relationship with her stepson?
Can Salina continue to share the ancestral, claustrophobic home with the
attractive yet elusive Mick while her comatose husband's life-or-death fate
hangs in the balance? Will the lives of these characters be able to surmount
the ill-fated, archetypal destiny inherent in the ancient Greek myth girding
A Still Point in Time (2004)
A brooch, a lighthouse, a seashore, a love
that transcends time...
Single, childless, and forty-three, college English professor Laura Bouvoire
is determined to have a baby by in-vitro fertilization. But her plans to
beat her ticking biological clock meet opposition when she falls in love
with her thirty-year old college student, Dante Giovanni, a computer
repairman determined to escape his trailer-park existence and the tedium of
his blue-collar job. A devout Catholic, Dante is morally and ethically
opposed to test-tube babies which he deems an aberration akin to abortion
and "against the natural order of things." As Laura's and Dante's
relationship turns to passion and passion turns to love, Laura's pregnancy
becomes an issue that Dante must not only confront, but resolve. Will he be
able to re-think his beliefs and realize he must make a choice between his
values and his love for Laura?
Soon after meeting Dante, Laura purchases an antique amethyst brooch
identical to one she saw in a portrait by the 19th century artist/poet Dylan
Leone Gordon. Touching or wearing the brooch precipitates her dreams and
visions of lovers in another century. As the dreams intensify, she
researches Gordon and the elusive woman whose face peers from his paintings.
A poem by Gordon affirms her suspicions that past lives may be involved.
Obsessed by dreams of lovers in another century, Laura delves into that past
life. There, tormented voices from another age reveal century-old karmic
debts... Voices that hint at Dante's role, as well as Laura's, in those
Have Laura's and Dante's lives been brought together for a purpose? Will the
secrets from the past that Laura uncovers threaten to take it all away?
Tales Of The Spirit Of Hope, Love & Redemption
(2001), Marsha Brisco, ed.
An anthology of stories dedicated to the memory of
Christian Lamb and Supporting the Christian Lamb Foundation
Cyclopean Rescue (2005) by Steven Douglas Womack with Mackey Hooker,
ilustrator; Debra Womack and Marsha Briscoe, eds.
Fathers and sons... Friends and lovers... Revenge and redemption... It is
the year 2218, ten years after alien invaders have devasted much of the
world and left the survivors recovering from fear and destruction. James
Poole, the son of a famous military hero, gets his chance to hunt down the
aiens and avenge his father's death at their hands. With earth's most
sophisticated warship and a secret new living computer, he flies into
space burning with revenge, a powerful enemy waiting just beyond. With
hatred as his fuel, will his revenge be sweet, or can he find a Cyclopean
Love: An Anthology (2006)
Containing stories and
poems by Whiskey Creek Press Authors; see specifically Effusion of Dawn
and Of Eros and Psyche by Marsha Briscoe.
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