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About Tina Susedik
Tina is an award-winning and multi-published author in both fiction and non-fiction including military, history, children's, and romance. Her favorite is romantic mysteries. She also writes as Anita Kidesu.
As a host on Cover to Cover With Tina, she interviews authors in all genres.
In her spare time, Tina loves to read, hike, camp, bike, garden, take photographs, and spend time with her five grandchildren.
She can be found at www.tina-susedik.com where you can follow her blog.
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Lives intertwined through generations.
From historical fiction, to paranormal, to contemporary, six authors come together with six short stories to benefit Operation Underground Railroad, an organization to rescue stolen and exploited children. From award-winning authors to debut authors, these stories will give you promise for the future. Come along for the journey to Hope Harbor.
A Pirate’s Ring by Tina Susedik: When Gideon O’Shay’s cousin takes over his ship, Gideon stows away to America to get his ship back. Along with him is his grandmother's ring, said to give the owner untold treasures. He mustn’t let his cousin get his hands on the ring.
When his ship, the Emerald Dragon, crashes on the shores of Hope Harbor, Gideon makes his way up the cliffs to a cave. Will he survive?
Temperance Hopewell, a daughter of the lighthouse keeper in Hope Harbor, helps rescue the men from the Emerald Dragon, when she encounters the egotistical Francis O’Shay. To get away from the man, she hikes down to the caves where she finds Gideon and helps him heal. Was he a pirate or her future?
A Light in the Darkness by Jane Yunker: An artist and lover of lighthouses, Annalise Hopewell O’Shay gave up on love when her fiancé was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. When her grandmother passes away, she inherits the legendary pirate’s ring and a train ticket to Hope Harbor, the town where the ring’s story is said to have begun. The ring is believed to bring untold wealth to anyone who possesses it. Will the ring bring her wealth in the form of love as it had for her many-times great-parents?
Connor Hunter moved to Hope Harbor with his young son after his wife died, looking for a fresh start as the Hopewell Lighthouse keeper. When he meets Annalise, there's an instant attraction. Could it be the power of the ring?
Cara’s Dream by Teresa Keefer: Fate works in strange ways. In Cara O'Malley's case, it's in the form of a dream when one of her ancestors from ancient times appears and urges her to find a magick ring he believed had been stolen from him by a pirate. As she travels to the United States in search of the ring, she finds Landon Gentry who is the spitting image of her ancestor. The two join forces to find what happened to the ring, but what would they find in the end?
Emma’s Hope by CJ Bennet: Emma has always followed her heart. Ash refuses to ever allow his heart to get involved.
Emma and Ash have grown up together. Emma always loved Ash, but she never believed her best friend could ever love her in return.
Ash loved Emma for most of his life, but had placed Emma in the friend zone.
Emma is devasted when Ash decides to propose to Victoria believing she would be the perfect wife for an up-and-coming attorney. Love has nothing to do with it. Is it time for Emma to finally move on?
It may take some magical assistance for Emma and Ash to find their happily-ever-after.
Night Treasurers by Sherrie Lea Morgan: Their attraction is gale force—but danger could run love aground.
Nothing will stop Freddie from diving for an elusive treasure that could vindicate her grandfather’s memory. Not even a threatening nor’easter—or handsome dock master whose protective instincts put them at crosscurrents.
A Thread of Hope by Mona Casey: Can two grieving hearts come together and find their second chance at love?
Three years after the death of her husband, Jacob, Abby Summers has yet to come to grips with her loss.
Book One, Realm of The Dragon, CiCi Cordelia: Hurtled into an unfathomable world, Lily faces her destiny.
Book Two, Can't Stop the Music, C.D. Hersh: Woodstock connected them, misunderstandings separated them.
Book Three, Between Venus and Mars, S.C. Mitchell: A rollicking, intergalactic adventure to Old Earth.
Book Four, The Trail to Love, Tina Susedik: Two lost souls find love on the Oregon Trail.
Book Five, Make Me a Match, Mackenzie Lucas: Your perfect match is closer than you think.
Book Six, A Promise Remembered, Erin S. Riley: A broken promise separates two souls entangled since the dawn of time.
Book Seven, Never Give Up on Love, Maggie Mundy: Vincent finds his love, a vampire hunter who could kill him.
Book Eight, Once Upon a Lady, Addie Jo Ryleigh: Bound by duty . . . tempted by desire.
Book Nine, Sweet Sacrifice, L.D. Rose: Heaven is hell without her.
Book Ten, Soul Song, Mikea Howard: Two people from different worlds reach for love.
Book Eleven, The Storm Within, Cerian Hebert: Her love offered salvation, if she can heal his heart.
Book Twelve, Finding Faith, April A. Luna: A leap of faith catapults a time-traveling gargoyle into a parallel world.
When Julia Lindstrom and her sister, Suzanna move to Deadwood, South Dakota in 1879, she never expects to meet her future husband, secretly befriend the madame of a brothel, and help in a disaster.
Daniel Iverson followed the gold rush to Deadwood only to find out he hated it. Now working as a lawyer, he defends ladies of the evening and investigates why men are getting sick. Meeting Julia Lindstrom was an added bonus. But can a secret to she holds tear them apart?
Suzanna Lindstrom travels as a school marm in fledgling Deadood. Having left her parents’ struggling farm, she dreams of a better life in Deadwood with a man who’s struck it rich in the gold fields. Fresh off the stagecoach, she meets Kingston Winson, whom she disregards as disreputable. Is he who she thinks he is? What lesson will she learn?
Undercover FBI agent, Nathan Moon, is sent to discover how and where drugs are arriving in Chandler County. With no plans for romance, meeting Sally sets him on his heels. His investigation takes him in a direction he wishes he didn’t want to go. Is the shy, reserved, lovely Sally part of the drug ring?
Can Sally and Nathan overcome their distrust of each other and find the real culprits?
For Leona Winson, life in the lawless town of Deadwood requires a woman to have an iron-clad spine. After a failed engagement, running King’s Restaurant and Hotel has been the fresh start she needed, but she has gained a reputation around town for being no-nonsense, and opinionated. When the fire that consumed the town forces her to oversee the rebuilding of the establishment that she had put her heart and soul into, she discovers that there may be room for a second chance at love to rise from the ashes.
Asa Johnson had resigned himself to living the bachelor’s life after the death of his wife. Content to work on King Winson’s ranch and keep an eye on his son Josiah, Asa wasn’t looking for love when he was tasked with rebuilding the only hotel and restaurant in Deadwood, and he never expected to find it in the sharp-tongued proprietress, and sister of his boss.
When the two are thrown together under extreme circumstances, their relationship blossoms, but will a mysterious traveler who arrived in town after the fire derail their love story before it can even begin?
Broken Prince Charming by Beverly Ovalle
I lost my way. Discharged, broken, I sought comfort from a bottle. A lot of bottles. I wore a mantle of guilt that I had survived, while most of my buddies died. My life spirals downward. Rock bottom is ugly. I realize I need help and reach out for it. Hidden among the homeless and despair is a bright light, with milk chocolate skin, bright blue eyes and a smile that cheers my soul.
Grace. She smiles and carriers a beacon of hope within her. Despite circumstances that would bring anyone else down, she forges her own path. A path different from her mother’s. Determined to support herself and leave the shelter behind, she has a plan. Nothing and no one will stop her.
She deserves a fresh start, and I’ll help her get it. Even if it means I’m left behind.
Finding a Memory by Mona Casey
When a young medium moves into a historical home with her husband, she meets the resident souls. Souls who lived during the turn of the century and found a sweet forbidden relationship. During their time on earth, it was unheard of for a single caucasian woman to live unsupervised with her African American butler and driver but that didn't stop them. Their story is timeless and heartwarming with a tragedy tossed in.
On the Home Front by Tina Susedik
War is Over!
With a shout, radio host Erna Huber gave the battle cry that brought hope back to all the women waiting for news of their husbands, sons, and fathers. World War II was finally at an end, but what does that mean for all the women that kept America running while the men were away?
Ben Peters was one of those returning servicemen that was simply trying to find his place in the tumultuous social climate after returning from the Pacific, when one night during a chance meeting at the roller rink, he just so happened to bump into Erna. With her sharp wit, and bombshell appearance he was hooked from the get-go.
Can they successfully navigate the war between the sexes on the home front? Or will their relationship prove to be more than either one of them bargained for?
You know what they say, all’s fair in love and war.
The Oasis by Teresa Keefer
Ally had found her respite after the loss of her fiance in Afghanistan. Living with her grandfather in the Mojave desert and running his cafe and convenience store keeps her busy, even if it doesn't keep her mind off the young man she lost. Her world is about to get mixed up when a wandering man shows up at their doorstep in the midst of a dust storm. His story is much like her own in that he also lost someone he loved in Afghanistan. Will his unwanted advice and kindness move Ally forward with her life after the devastating loss she had endured?
Marie Phister, a physical therapist, was at the club the night Brent is yanked to the ground and takes care of him until help arrives. Later, as his physical therapist, she doesn’t let on that she is aware of his identity. As their mutual attraction grows, a stalker threatens their relationship.
Is her stalker and Brent’s, one and the same? Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late?
After his parents die, Lincoln Phister must leave college behind and his dreams of becoming a photojournalist. He spends the next ten years raising his three younger siblings and working the family ranch. Now he is frustrated with his job, cattle rustlers, and lack of a love life.
A chance encounter with a rattlesnake brings them together. Lincoln’s anger nearly drives them apart. Can Trudy convince him to follow his dream while finding their own photograph of love?
After the death of the grandmother Ellie Farrell had lived with since she was sixteen, she is tasked with the job of cleaning out the over-packed house. When Ellie begins to find love notes and money from a Bert to Randi spanning over four decades, she sets out to find out who these people are and what they have to do with her. An unexpected check for $100,000 dollars delivered to her house, ramps up the mystery - especially when death threats begin to arrive.
Patton Trullinger, an investigative reporter, comes to Chandler County to research bootleggers for a book he's contracted for. As a Vietnam veteran, he's dealing with PTSD. When he meets Ellie, he finds her mystery too good to pass up.
Who are Bert and Randi? Who is sending death threats? Will Ellie and Patton's love bloom as the mystery deepens?
The night before her abusive husband’s death, an ancient tree appears in Sarah Nickelson's yard as she agonizes over how to survive her marriage. The tree gives her hope she can’t help but reject. After all, a tree doesn't just appear out of nowhere. After her husband 's death, and with no options as a widow in Independence, Missouri, Sarah decides to travel to Oregon City as a Mail Order Bride.
During their trek west on the Oregon Trail, Jack and Sarah encounter one another, each afraid of being hurt again. Can they survive dogs and puppies, wind and rainstorms, Indians and unfavorable fellow passengers, while their love blossoms? Will the tree fulfill its promise?