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Willow May Jennings
Thomas O. Black
Willow May Jennings
Thomas O. Black
The Land Of The Glitter Critters
Meet Willow May Jennings
I’m only fifty-three years old, but I have been badly used and poorly maintained. I have worked since I was eight years old; sweeping out Roy Taylor’s Barber Shop, throwing newspapers, bagging groceries, washing dishes, digging holes, and working as a gopher. Now, I stack paragraphs on top of one another, which I claim to be work, but no one believes me.
So I’m here to prove the critics wrong. To show a profit, or at the least, break even was all I expected. Besides the blood, sweat, and of course, the tears were all a part of the process. Yes, I will admit it; I rode the emotional roller coaster as I created Catmando.
However, I am not really doing all of this for the fame and fortune, especially since there probably will not be a lot of either, but I do it for the art. The high of creating, and despite the withdraws of editing is a part of the job description, but it is the feeling of accomplishment that gives me the greatest satisfaction I have ever known. To think, some fool out there will actually buy my tripe, only confirms the adage that everyone is a sucker for a good romance, a humorous dialogue, or just the emotional ride the story gives our hearts.
I think it is a good story and I hope you do too.
Now, I can hear some of you say,” What’s a girl doing digging holes?”
I would reply to that as the baby girl of five older brothers, you either had to take the teasing, the taunts, or be left behind to play with dolls. So, I had to learn to climb trees better than my brothers and eat worms with relish, and with a name like Willow May, I had to be made of true grit, or else endure the hair pulling, shoulder punches, and being called baby girl. So digging holes ain’t nothing.
I have always had poor eyesight. It was not until I reached 31 years before I was declared legally blind and lost the life I had known. I joke about the diseases that rob my eyesight by speculating that my folks were wearing Lee genes when I was conceived, you know, bad jeans? After a year of feeling sorry for my lost life, I went back to school and received a BA in English Lit. Imagine a blind gal having to a do lot of reading and writing with no real way of seeing. By the time I graduated, I was totally blind.
Three years later, by the grace of God, I got a job with Coke, no not selling it on a street corner but answering phones from irate customers. I was living large, but was not satisfied with my life. So I quit a 47 thousand dollar a year job to write full time.
Yeah, my folks still think I’m crazy. I had to follow my heart.
Catmando is a culmination of over five years of hard work and no real social life, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Willow May October 2012
Catmando Book 1
A romantic fantasy about a blind social worker who struggles to help those less fortunate when he is drawn into a new world where his skills are needed to save a community from a bank robbing biker gang, but more important, he must save the people of Caterpillar from certain extinction. This story explores the freedoms of body and soul once released from the physical limitations. The reader will yearn to run with the Cataroons and the wind.
Catmando is a delightful first book from the series The Land of the Glitter Critters. The story is centered around a small community called Caterpillar. The nesting grounds for the giant Monarch butterflies. The cat-like creatures called Cataroons faced certain extinction if they do not breed.
Sophie Kate, the mayor of Caterpillar, seeks out mates, but her ability to choose men are flawed. One bad choice in particular does not take rejection very well. He and his biker gang robs banks during the day and chases Cataroons at night.
Sophie Kate needs a hero to save her people and this time, she chooses well. This hero is a blind social worker. Neil is dedicated in helping others less fortunate than himself. Before he goes on his first date in years, Neil is sucked into another world, The Land of the Glitter Critters. He discovers these cat-like creatures are innocent of the world and prefer frolicking, chasing one another, and worshiping the Mother goddess.
Not only does Neil regain his sight, but also becomes a Cataroon and with the help of his co-worker from his world, he battles the evil that threatens the Cataroons.
For Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Catmando-LAND-GLITTER-CRITTERS-ebook/dp/B009QEJLHY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357574886&sr=8-1&keywords=Catmando+Willow+May+Jennings
For Paperback; http://www.amazon.com/Catmando-Glitter-Critters-book-Volume/dp/1481870084/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357574886&sr=8-2&keywords=Catmando+Willow+May+Jennings
Also available in print on Amazon.com
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Paradise: Lost and Found
is a story about a soldier disillusioned by a war; only to discover his way of life no longer existed. Through the journals of his father, Elijah Dalton leaves what remains of a former life and along with his neighbors seeks a new life in the wilderness west of the Mississippi River.
The people of Dalton are chased by a renegade of ex-Union soldiers financed by a vengeful carpetbagger.
In hopes of finding Paradise in the Indian Nation, Elijah realized Paradise can be the Land of the Damn. Chased out of the valley by Indian ghost warriors, the people gathered a new life while half-civilized Indians steal Elijah’s heart while the United States Cavalry futilely tries to erase the Native Americans’ out of existence.
More by accident, the Southerners stumble on a new country. Thinking they found Eden, they learn Paradise was found within each other.
Another Willow May Jennings Novel
Hostage of the Heart
Charlie Wilson caught his sergeant selling drugs to his own platoon. He cannot arrest the sergeant until they return from patrol. It is the drugs that lead the patrol into an ambush that eventually kills all of his platoon and his capture by the enemy. The sergeant could have save Charlie, but condemned his lieutenant to seven years of captivity.
When not laboring in the rice fields, Charlie is tormented until monks from a nearby monastery find mercy in their hearts and rescue the POW. They smuggle him to a mountainous retreat.
The monks in this monastery befriends Charlie and attempted to heal the boy; physically and mentally. He recovers up to a certain point, but his need for revenge against his betrayer keeps the nightmares alive.
Once again, his enemy forced him to leave his little Paradise and forces him to face the reality of returning home.
Before Charlie can return and reconnect with a country that forgotten him, he is beseeched to rescue a drowning Mexican boy by his beautiful mother, Maria. Charlie entered their lives and found they lived a hand to mouth existence. While raising their standard of living, Charlie and Maria’s budding romance is interrupted by a bank robbery. Bikers disguised as nuns rob the same bank; Charlie is trying to cash a check. He is taken hostage, but manages to escape with a Harley and the loot. No longer is a hostage, Charlie tormented by the nightmares and Sergeant Wilkes.
Charlie’s dreams are becoming more frequent and the bikers threaten Maria and her family. After burying the loot in an old pickup truck, which has a protective cursed laid on it.
With the help of federal authorities, Charlie lures the bank robbing bikers to the Rio Grande to recover the stolen loot.
It is the curse that kills Sergeant Wilkes and saves Charlie’s soul.
Charlie Wilson has finally allowed himself to have a life with Maria and her family and return to his country that recognizes his heroic sacrifices.
Short blurb for Dragon Shifter
Book two from The Land of Glitter Critters picks up from book one Catmando. The children of Neil and his wives are kidnapped by a vengeful rival of Sophie Kate from the bad old days. The kidnapping is only an integral part of a big mesh of the white slave trade perpetrated by a worst criminal element, Sheik Abdullah. The children forge new friendships that help each other survive the slavers, while discovering that there be Dragons here!
Elements of a true story entangle the children of Neil, Pricilla, and Sophie Kate, survivors from The Land of The Glitter Critters, Book One Catmando.
Little Sophie, Pricilla and her twin brother, Eugene are snatched off the streets of Caterpillar and plunged into a familiar, yet alien world of slavers and forced prostitution.
Another form of kidnapping, stole Dana Summers her youth, and her choices, as her mother’s boyfriend sells her to a brothel in New Orleans.
It’s here all victims are carried south and enrolled into the second oldest profession known to mankind.
While the children of the Bonnets are held hostages for sale to perverts at an auction, Dana is forced to submit to become a courtesan.
Dana started her training at an early age at the hands of her mother’s boyfriends, where she was victimized and then blackmailed to the point that she must accept her fate or else.
In Honduras, Sheik Abdullah auctions off kidnapped, drugged, tricked, or girls who escape from one hell in the hope of a better hell.
While the children deal with their new reality, Sophie Kate and her security chief hire mercenaries to rescue her babies.
Back on the home front, Neil and Pricilla deal with the Caterpillar’s Social Club customers, while trying to save the working girls, and not worry about their own children.
They learn there is a solution to Sophie Kate’s age old problem. Her rival, Eudora thinks Sophie Kate killed her daughter when escaping their own terrors back in their world.
An ancient Cataroon leads Neil and Pricilla back to the time of the Cataroons’ near extinction to search for the lost daughter, Pandora. They fight with a demon to win the release of Pandora and close her box.
Unknown to Dana and the children, they find an ally in the form of one of their instructors, Boris. A horse trainer, expert in the arts of making love, and part-time wizard; he also has a soft spot for little children. He also teaches how to become dragons.
Dana finally learns how the nature of man can be manipulated. She is taught how not to be a victim and how she can wield the power over men and like it.
Even when Sophie Kate’s mercenaries face off with the Sheik’s hired guns, it is Dragons that save the day and mostly everyone lives to be happy ever after; except for a few who are turned into crispy critters. .