Wake Not the Hangman

Historical Fiction by Deborah Leigh  ~


“…palpable atmosphere and…seat-gripping suspense scenes. Energetic and spirited storytelling make this…an entertaining read.” – Kirkus Reviews

“…thrilling…. Engaging from the start, Leigh pushes the story forward with exciting force, particularly with her crisp, clean sentences that shine with vivid detail. With great perception, Leigh masterfully develops her characters…with honest reflective writing…. Heartbreaking, nerve-wracking, and triumphant at times, Wake Not the Hangman is a deeply satisfying novel.” – San Francisco Book Review

“…a fast-paced read with a lot of action…” – Apex Reviews

A “Notable 100” Novel for 2015 – Shelf Unbound Magazine

“Leigh’s Wake Not the Hangman is a piece of historical fiction that draws from a number of unfortunate realities that were quite prevalent in the 19th Century—specifically virulent racism and sexism as they existed within a family structure and in the community.” – University course syllabus

A Darrow Publishing – Juris book; 312 pages

Available in bookstores using ISBN ~ 978-0-692-44768-0. Darrow Publishing hopes you’ll ask your neighborhood independent bookseller about this book. | Also available in the Amazon Kindle Store here. | Available on Amazon in paperback here. |

Make Wake Not the Hangman your next book club pick!

Explore issues of family, domestic violence, non-familial bonding, teen’s in need of role models, criminal justice, human rights, and love as a lifeline.

Looking for a jumping off point for your book club discussion? Take a look at the author’s READER’S GUIDE, which is also available at the end of the e-book and at the back of the print edition, for convenience and easy access when your book club members gather to discuss the book. ♠

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The Memo

A Poem by Denmark Elliott ~

But when was then
That they read the words
Of the scavenger birds
Who circled over the lynched
And waited on the pinched?

Denmark Elliott asks who got The Memo in this examination of tolerance and acceptance through free verse.

A Darrow Publishing – Juris poem; 11 (Kindle) pages ♠

Available in the Amazon Kindle Store here.

The Ugly Post

LGBTQIA Fiction by Sailor Penniman ~

The Ugly Post ebook complete

A love story that will grab you and  not let you go until you know how it ends.

Charlie  and Bryce have been together seven  years. They don’t have it all, but they have  all they want–each other and the  only relationship that’s ever meant  anything to them. The week they met, they  didn’t flirt with seduction  to see what would happen. They fell in love and  proved it the only way  they knew how. They’ve never been apart since that first  tumble into  life as lovers, playful partners, best friends, and soul mates.

Charlie has no reason to believe arriving home ahead of  Bryce on a random  Monday night will change everything between them. But when  Charlie logs onto a computer he shares with Bryce, he stumbles into the  devastating truth about their relationship.

Or  does he? Charlie is sure he’s discovered a secret Bryce  has kept for  seven years, but Bryce swears Charlie is wrong. Blindsided by  lies,mistrust, and shattered faith, the two are swallowed into a vortex  spinning so fast, it tears them apart. Can they reveal the fiction in  the truth  and find their way back to each other, or will the  black-and-white portrait one  man’s words paint destroy them forever?

For  fans of stories where you’re the fly on the wall watching two people who love  each other madly “go through it”.

City of Angels Romances are meant to be enjoyed as standalone reading experiences and can be read in any order. Read one or  read them all! Set in Los Angeles, the men in these novellas and novels fall in love and break up and make up and discover themselves and their hearts and find ultimate true love downtown, in Hollywood, on the beach, on Sunset Boulevard, and anywhere in the City of Angels where their soulmate may be waiting.

A Darrow Publishing – Aequalitas book; 86 pages

Available in the Amazon Kindle Store here. | Available on Amazon in paperback here. | Available in bookstores using ISBN ~ 978-0-9993487-0-3.