Graduate Circles: A Women's Epistolary Novel

R. Barri Flowers
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From R. Barri Flowers, the award-winning writer and bestselling author of the heartfelt novel, Forever Sweethearts, comes a powerful and poignant women's epistolary novel: Graduate Circles.

It's 1980, and college roommates, Jessica, Tammy, Kelly, and Gabriella, fresh off of receiving their MBAs from Michigan State University, spread across the globe and embark on their new lives, loves, and careers while experiencing the ups and downs, hopes and dreams, twists and turns, and success and failure that life brings. 

Jessica Cleary returns to her hometown of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she hopes to open a fashionable boutique and get her law student boyfriend, Brad, to put a ring on her finger. 

Tammy Fontaine lands a job at a prestigious New York City literary agency as a junior agent and tries to find romance while harboring a secret. 

Kelly Roxmire, fluent in several languages, is hired as a financial analyst at a bank in London, England, while dreaming of romance with a cosmopolitan man.

Gabriella Weller returns home to Canada, where she gets a job teaching, though she longs to become an author and catch a break when it comes to romance. 

Over the next decade, the four friends communicate entirely through letters and postcards as they navigate through life, with the one constant being the camaraderie they share.

 Bonus material includes two complete short stories, "Love at the Fair" and Convinced," as well as excerpts from R. Barri Flowers' bestselling relationship novel Forever Sweethearts.

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About the author

 R. Barri Flowers is the bestselling author of relationship and mystery fiction, as well as young adult novels, including the sentimental contemporary romance bestsellers, Forever Sweethearts and Billy the Kid's Wife. 

Mysteries include Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Murder in Honolulu, and Murdered in the Man Cave. Teen novels include Count Dracula's Teenage Daughter, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Summer at Paradise Ranch, and Teen Ghost at Dead Lake. 

The author's books can be found in audio, eBook, and print. 

Follow R. Barri Flowers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest Goodreads, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Booktrack, LibraryThing, iAuthor, www.rbarriflowers.net, and www.rbarriflowers.com.

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R. Barri Flowers
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269
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English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Sagas
Literary Collections / Letters
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From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short, The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

In the wee hours of the morning on November 13, 1974, shots rang out in the upscale home at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, a village within the town of Babylon. The house belonged to forty-three-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Sr. and his forty-two-year-old wife, Louise, who lived there with their five children, ranging in age from nine to twenty-three. The DeFeos and four of their children were shot to death, execution style, while in bed.

The lone survivor of the family, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, Jr., twenty-three, was suspected of being the shooter. The police investigation of the mass murder, the bizarre story within the story, insanity, the trial of the accused, and the aftermath, are explored in this truth is far scarier than fiction tale of darkness and horror.

The case inspired The Amityville Horror movies and books, in delving into psychic phenomenon and the supernatural.

The Amityville Massacre includes a complete bonus story, Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, as well as excerpts from other bestselling truce crime shorts by R. Barri Flowers.

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Rikers Island is the centerpiece of the New York City Department of Corrections, a sprawling prison city of concrete and steel with housing for more than 16,000 inmates. Early in 1995, it was also the temporary home of legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, incarcerated for a crime he swore he did not commit. And it was there that Angela Ardis, acting on a late-night wager among her friends and coworkers, sent a letter, along with a photo and her phone number. To her utter delight and amazement, Angela's phone rang a short while later. Tupac Shakur was on the line.

Over the next several months, Angela and Tupac shared a near-daily exchange of letters, poems and phone calls, and their the relationship quickly grew into something neither of them could quite define, a kinship of souls that touched each in unexpected ways. Those original poems and letters, many of them written after Tupac's transfer from Rikers to Dannemora State Prison, are presented here, along with the increasingly passionate and personal phone calls that touched on every subject imaginable. Far from the media spotlight, Tupac was by turns playful, sensual and serious, offering sharp observations on prison, music and the uncertainties of life. His letters to Angela reflect how he felt about being shot five times and left for dead one terrible night in New York in 1994, and his heartfelt verse encapsulates his dreams for the future--a future that would be so tragically cut short just over eighteen months after their correspondence began.

Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7th, 1996 and died a week later from his injuries. His murder remains unsolved, an ending as enigmatic as his life. But while Tupac may be gone, his words live on here, giving every fan a rare glimpse inside the mind and unbroken spirit of a passionate and unpredictable musical icon.

Angela Ardis is an author, screenwriter, actress and model.
 From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales.

The collection includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end.

1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan - 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice.

2. The "Gold Special" Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes wrong and turns deadly.

3. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, a brazen abduction of a schoolgirl turns tragic as authorities hunt for the killer.

4. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629, a mother’s Christmas gift turns deadly, exploding in an airliner above Denver, with a domestic terrorist on loose.

5. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, family is shot to death by a killer too close to home. Inspiration for The Amityville Horror movies.

6. The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett, pair of killers seek revenge and pay the price themselves.

7. Murderous Tandem: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, two killers pick off victims one by one till brought to justice.

8. Murder in Mission Hill: The Disturbing Tale of Carol Stuart & Charles Stuart, a wife’s murder draws national attention with an unlikely killer on the loose.

9. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, in a case of parricide, a teenage girl’s obsession turns deadly.

10. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi, adultery, jealousy, fame, and fortune turn deadly for a well-known ex-football great.

Bonus material includes excerpts from bestselling true crime books by R. Barri Flowers, The Sex Slave Murders and Serial Killer Couples.

Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.


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