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"Doneele is a centuries old vampire who left her vampire family and is living in a college town in Kentucky, finally happy with her life. When her ex-lover arrives unannounced and mysteriously ill on her doorstep, she is sucked back into the vampire community, that is facing a terrifying and fatal illness. Now she must find a cure for this unknown ailment while dealing with old enemies, lost friends, her human lover and trying to prevent more vampire deaths. How do death-dealers suddenly cope with their own impending deaths?" --Summary from Goodreads. Cousins is author Cynthia Helton's first novel and she wants the reader to become involved with the vampire world that it depicts inside the human world. Helton's original intent was to show what kind of reaction formally immortal beings would have when they suddenly have to come to terms with a mysterious disease that could kill them. She wanted to show that no one is okay with dying, not even a being who regularly brings death. It became a way for Helton to deal with the deaths of her grandfather, who passed at ninety-two, and her grandmother, who died with advanced dementia. Both of their end-of-life journeys found their way into the novel. Helton hopes readers can feel the pull of family ties within this vampire community and see their own family ties in the depictions. She also wants readers to travel with Doneele into her past and her future, as this will become Book One of a series Helton plans to continue, following the lives of other characters here. About the Author Author Cynthia Helton has been writing short stories and poetry since junior high school, although she never considered herself a novelist. Helton wrote Cousins during sessions offered by NaNoWriMo and found the writers and community there very helpful in the process, helping her to focus her energies. She is an alumni of Murray State University and now resides in a very small town in Western Kentucky. Helton was raised in Winchester, Kentucky, right outside of Lexington. She has a theatre arts degree with a minor in journalism and television. Helton recently wed her husband and they live with their four cats. The couple loves being on the lakes and spending time with friends and family. Helton has always been a fan of vampires and the horror genre in general. Anyone on her Facebook page knows that Halloween is a special time for her and she reviews horror movies every day for the entire month. Helton is also an avid reader and theatre patron.
Bert and Nan Tatum Mysteries, book 2. In Louisville, Kentucky, Bert Tatum has a hunch her twin sister's new beau is no good, despite his looks and charm. One murder later, she knows she is right, and sister Nan could be next.
Bert and Nan Tatum Mysteries, book 3. Bert has just taken a job as an assistant to divorce lawyer Stephanie Whitman, an overbearing, humorless micro-manager who demands that Bert work on Saturday. But since Bert already has plans, and Stephanie won't even be in the office on Saturday, Nan agrees to take over desk duty for her sister. The last thing Nan expects is a too-dose encounter with a surprisingly-well-dressed burglar fleeing Stephanie's office. Nan calmly calls the police, continuing her impersonation as she describes the intruder. But on Monday when the cops have a suspect, it's Bert they take to the station. Unable to identify the culprit, Bert watches helplessly as the suspect is released. And when she arrives at the office on Tuesday, she finds Stephanie's lifeless body, shot once in the back of the head. Horrified that the burglar freed by their identity switch could have returned to kill Stephanie, the twins set out to solve her murder -- only to find themselves face to face with a killer who won't think twice about killing again.
Bert and Nan Tatum Mysteries, book 4. Mystery's most engaging set is at it again, and crime doesn't stand half a chance. This time out, they're about to discover that antiquing can be murder. Nan and Bert are wandering the flea market shopping for each other's birthday gifts, when cantankerous antiques dealer Franklin Haggerty winds up with a tag on his toe. To make matters worse, Bert's daughter Ellie and her boyfriend, Chris, are the prime murder suspects. Delving into the world of vintage curios, the twins assemble a list of eccentrics with the means and the motive to kill Haggerty -- including his oddly merry widow!
Curated by the University of Kentucky, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. Part of the Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Herald begins the interview by talking about her childhood. Herald then explains the significance of the term 'mirror twins.' Then, the interviewee's education from grade school to college is discussed. Next, Herald's first marriage and subsequent divorce are explored. Following this, Herald's work history and second marriage are considered. The interviewee details herself as a writer individually and then her writing during collaborative projects with her twin sister. Additionally, the nature of creativity is examined. To conclude the interview, Herald talks of her recent hobby of doll collecting, the death of her son, and how she would like to be remembered as a person and as a writer.
Kentucky has a rich tradition of good eatin', with famous classics like fried chicken and bourbon balls along with less-well-known Bluegrass mainstays like spoonbread, burgoo, and Derby pie. There's nothing worse than pulling off the road for a tasty bite and being confronted with an unappetizing meal instead. Veteran road trippers and Kentucky natives Cameron Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess are on a mission to help you ditch the dives. They have traveled the state and mapped out the best local foods, festivals, and flavors. From their trek to the Beer Cheese Festival in Winchester to the Hot Brown Hop in Louisville, these gals know the best places to eat and want to take you along for the ride in Famous Kentucky Flavors. Along the way, you'll visit all the classics and will also be introduced to some more unusual fare, including lamb fries, Benedictine spread, and barbecued mutton. Plan your own lip-smacking road trip from bourbon balls to burgoo with Famous Kentucky Flavors.
Join native Kentuckians Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess as they explore all the unique features that make the Bluegrass State one of a kind. While the middle of the United States tends to be dismissively referred to as "flyover states," one would have a much different impression if they drove. To fly over Kentucky would be to miss treasures like Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple, or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview like a lone, stone Redwood. From the rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is rich with timeless landmarks and history.
As a border state and strategic territory, Kentucky was fiercely contested by the Union and the Confederacy and had ties to both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Kentucky natives and adventure aficionados Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess plot the course for a fun-filled road trip through history and across the Bluegrass State in Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations. Ludwick and Hess make planning a trip to historic Kentucky easy by exploring the history and stories behind each major site and highlighting nearby attractions you won't want to miss. Featuring step-by-step guidelines and exclusive tips on sites, monuments, and attractions from presidential homes to the best modern re-enactments, Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations helps the whole family experience and enjoy history together.
Welcome to Kentucky, where bourbon barrels outnumber residents. After all, bourbon is Kentucky--its craftsmanship and flavors cannot be separated from the culture and history of the state. Discover that culture and history--and enjoy great food, fabulous drinks, and incredible people--on your own Kentucky bourbon road trip. The State of Bourbon showcases the region's finest distilleries as well as the local restaurants, hotels, parks, and adventures that every bourbon lover needs to experience. Bluegrass natives Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess highlight some of their favorite stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Urban Bourbon Trail, and the Craft Bourbon Trail, at stills and rick houses where the history and heritage of the nation's only native spirit come to life. Not just a trail or tasting guide, The State of Bourbon will lead you across Kentucky, through the history of the spirit, and into your own bourbon adventure.