THE EX LOTTERY by Kim Sanders – a clever twist on the modern day fairy tale

When art teacher Tory Adams trades in her heartache for a lottery ticket romantic sparks fly in this humorous tale of misunderstandings, half-truths and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

JESSE by Glen Alan Burke, an impactful coming-of-age story

A moving, coming of age story set in a hapless time, Jesse demonstrates how the power of love and friendship triumphs over discrimination in a place where all hope seems lost and the odds are against you.

DUST ON THE BIBLE by Bonnie Stanard, a moving coming-of-age story

A moving novel with a fresh perspective, "Dust on the Bible"takes readers back to 1944 South Carolina where money was scarce and war was brewing. Readers will be captivated by twelve-year-old farm girl named Lily, who survives tough times with her hard-scrabble family.

MASTER OF WESTFALL PLANTATION by Bonnie Stanard, a historical novel

The hopeless plight of those who suffered from human bondage and slavery is fervently depicted in the authentic voices of the “low country.” Stanard offers an insightful read that will resonate with you long after reading the final page.

The SOMERSET AWARDS for Literary and Contemporary Fiction 2014 Official Finalist Listing

The Somerset Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Literary and Contemporary Fiction. The Somerset Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions.

SomersetWe are pleased to announce the SOMERSET  Awards Official Finalists List for 2014, otherwise […]

LADIES in LOW PLACES by Mary Ann Henry, a collection of short stories

Each one of these short stories is an entertaining and poignant read that will linger and leave you wanting more. A wonderful sense of place, authentic voice, and vividly drawn characters make this work a standout collection.

NO GOOD LIKE IT IS, Book One by McKendree Long, a post-Civil War Western

Long’s gifted ear for the true vernacular of the time and his detailed descriptions of the Old West place the reader right in the middle of the action on a journey to the Civil War era and to the far-flung outposts of the Old West.

CATHERINE’S CROSS by Millie West, a Southern Mystery

Each page of this romantic thriller is imbued with the natural beauty of the Carolina Low Country, its people, and its culture. Mystery, romance, and the hunt for a long-lost artifact make for an engrossing read.

An Editorial Review of “Swamp Secret” by Eleanor Tatum

Clever dialogue, humor, and a healthy dose of romance between Alex and Jillian will surely delight romance readers. Providing a deft balance of romance and mystery, Eleanor Tatum plants intriguing clues and steadily builds suspense in a way that had this reviewer eagerly turning the pages to discover who is embezzling town funds and endangering the lives of its citizens.

An Editorial Review of “Fathers House” by C. Edward Baldwin

The twists and turns of Fathers House will satisfy readers who find non-obvious connections connecting devilishly amusing. Juxtaposition of the bribery, murders, and power plays against Baldwin’s subliminal questioning of free will and what really drives all of our lives is not highlighted in an initial reading, but in the undercurrent subtext. This is yet another example of how Baldwin’s story engages the reader in unexpected ways. Often times the grotesque scenes of the novel are juxtaposed with people simply living life, dealing with paperwork, or stuck on a stagnate case they don’t understand.