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Loralee, Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses Originally published on December 26, 2012   At ten oโ€™clock the next morning, James Nevelle reported Don McCoy missing. Good old Don said he was going to visit his sister. Heโ€™d never returned to the ranch, and that just wasnโ€™t like him. โ€œEspecially under the circumstances.โ€ Nevelle… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses

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Loralee, Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash Originally published on December 5, 2012   โ€œYou handled that like shit, Hardy.โ€ Nevelle rubbed at his wrists and then stopped himself. Theyโ€™d kept him handcuffed long enough that he was contemplating escape. โ€œWhat would you like me to do?โ€ Hardy Pattershawโ€™s face narrowed to a… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash

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Loralee, Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown Originally published on September 6, 2012   The smell was enough that anyone driving by with their windows open or their air conditioner on would have noticed. Nevelleโ€™s eyes seemed to glow in the dark as he glared at McCoy. It was never supposed to… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown

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Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Ten, Real Estate Originally published on June 30, 2012   โ€œHenry, I donโ€™t think I can take it anymore.โ€ Loralee was sitting on the bed, slumped. She eased herself to the floor, back against the mattresses. โ€œGet off the floor, Loralee.โ€ Henry had had about enough. โ€œIt isnโ€™t as far… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

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Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll Originally published on June 28, 2012   โ€œMalcolm, Hardy says youโ€™re not telling him something.โ€ Loralee looked at her hands. She couldnโ€™t bring herself to look at her husband. Her throat was dry. Her chest hurt. Never in her life had she wanted so much… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

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Loralee, Chapter Eight, Luxury

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Eight, Luxury Originally published on May 20, 2012   โ€œMalcolm's arraignment is set for Monday morning. Donโ€™t expect them to release him.โ€ Hardy Pattershaw sat down at the head of the conference table in Loralee and Henryโ€™s suite. He opened his briefcase. โ€œHardy, I donโ€™t understand why. They have no… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Eight, Luxury

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Loralee, Chapter Seven, Buffalo Nickel

Loralee:The Dimestore Novella Chapter Seven, Buffalo Nickel Originally published on April 29, 2012   James Nevelle stood six-foot-five. Reed thin, he was what they called, โ€œA long drink of water.โ€ Perfectly silver foxed at the temples, his otherwise black hair combed back to a razor straight line an inch above his collar. His tanned face… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Seven, Buffalo Nickel

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Loralee, Chapter Three, Houston

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Three, Houston Originally Published on January 12, 2012   โ€œI heard you, damn it. I know who I belong to.โ€ Donna paced on the balcony. โ€œThen what are you doing?โ€ Malcolm said. โ€œDonโ€™t you know itโ€™s you? Itโ€™s a big world. I have been sitting on my hands for a… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Three, Houston

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Loralee, Chapter Two, Oh Henry

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Two, Oh Henry Originally published on October 27, 2011   Static crackled through the radioโ€™s old speakers mixed with the fading strains of โ€œAll Shook Up,โ€ part of the New Yearโ€™s Day Golden Hits of Rock and Roll countdown, the low volume created an odd background noise in the afternoon… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Two, Oh Henry

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Loralee, Available on Amazon

    From the outside looking in, former beauty queen Loralee Montgomery has everything she ever dreamed of, a sprawling Texas ranch, two grown kids, and a wealthy husband. But when greed sinks its clutches deep into the soul of a man, there's no telling what he might do to keep what is his or… Continue reading Loralee, Available on Amazon