Bill Crumpler

Biography

I live in Texas with my lovely wife and our imaginary bulldog. I grew up reading Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H.G. Wells, and—later on—Franz Kafka.

Many of my tales deal with love and “romance”—the relationship (both physical and spiritual) between a man and a woman. The protagonist is often a lonely, complex, intelligent, beautiful (or not-so-beautiful) woman who finds love and happiness in unexpected—sometimes magical—ways.

Books

Gracie's Cave
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Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She’s a checkout lady in a supermarket. He’s her customer. She sings. He compliments her. Without thinking, she says she sings in the shower. Without thinking, he says he can imagine her singing ... in the shower ... nude. They’re both embarrassed. One thing leads to another.
Poetry Creek
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Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She was a lonely woman who owned a small café in Arkansas, he a lonely man who admired Edgar Allan Poe. On the same night and sleeping in beds miles apart from each other, these total strangers had the same dream. When a man and a woman dream the same dream, anything is possible.
Our Warm, Blinding Snow
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Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
During a raging blizzard, a lonely Texas woman takes a warm bubble bath. Still nude, she goes to the kitchen and fixes herself a Jack Daniel’s on the rocks. Then she hears a knock at her front door. The man is an old friend. But is he?
Bathing in Paradise Creek
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Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
As Eve bathed naked in the creek near her remote cabin in the mountains of western Arkansas, she was startled by Adam—a tall man with a big rifle aimed right at her. And, yes, there was also a serpent in her little Paradise. (Author’s Note: This story is based on my story “Paradise Creek.”)
Milly's Milk
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Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Milly’s amazing breasts are in a state of continuous lactation. Plus, she has the power to heal—both spiritually and physically—anyone who drinks her milk. But how can she use this miraculous gift when she’s staring into the muzzle of a Glock 9mm pistol?
Call Me Karla
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“After all, you’ve seen me naked,” said Karla to Cain—she a strong, intelligent, sexy woman with a passionate, promiscuous past—he a strong, intelligent, sexy man with a shadowy, secretive past. Can she “help him break out of that concrete shell he’s put around himself” and teach him to love again?
Delia
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Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An attractive, but lonely widow. A handsome, but suicidal biker. And something magical ... the thunderstorm? ... the motorcycle? ... the widow’s daughter? Who knows what can happen in a tale of romance, love, sex, and humor?
Tales of Unlikely Love...Vol 2
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Price: Free! Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
More sexy stories about the mystical relationship—spiritual and physical—between a woman and a man: “A Dragnet of Two” ... “A Warm, Blinding Snow” ... “Katie’s Cave” ... “Paradise Creek” ... “Penny’s Dream.”
Dream Garden
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Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When a demure, shy, plain-looking woman meets her handsome next-door neighbor, “something bold” comes over her. She tosses off her inhibitions—not to mention her thin white nightgown—and they explore her... dream garden.
Forever Faithful
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Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Dumped by her fiancé, a loving woman with a broken heart retreats to the healing sanctuary of Nature. Alone at a remote cabin by a lake, she enjoys swimming naked in the cool, soothing water. The healing process is going well ... until a masked intruder appears.
Tales of Unlikely Love
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Price: Free! Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
These romantic stories focus on the amazing spiritual-physical relationship between a woman and a man. The woman is single, intelligent, lonely, and attractive—but not “glamorous.” She must overcome some kind of problem: a debilitating shyness, a life of abuse by an ex-husband, etc. Magical things happen—from the usual “love at first sight” to bizarre encounters with ghosts and ... things.
The Hidden Path
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Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Now that her sexually abusive husband was dead, she was ready to get on with her life. As she relaxed on her back porch—“as naked as Eve in the Garden”—she is startled by a handsome stranger who has lost his way in the bottomlands behind her house and has found a “hidden path” to her.
A Passionate Life
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Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A woman who has been diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer must decide what kind of life she will live: a defeated life ... or a passionate life. As she sunbathes in the nude by a secluded creek, she is startled when a “wounded-warrior” Marine—also in the nude—happens by.
Dancing Nude wih Joey
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Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In 1943, Julie, an Army nurse, is surprised when Joey, a young soldier, asks her: “Will you dance nude with me?” And she’s even more surprised when she says: “Sure I will.” But things quickly become unpredictably complicated ... and extremely bizarre.
The Highwayman and the Lady
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Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00)
Upstate New York, 1775. When a highwayman holds up the stagecoach on its way to New York City, he is not interested in “Lady” Hester’s money—he’s interested in something much more ... intimate. And ... he seems to be remarkably familiar with the intimacies of her lovely body.
The Indigo Secret
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Price: Free! Words: 78,930. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A twist-filled story about Cain, a brooding drifter who must come to grips with his dark past. With the help of Karla, a sexy, small-town newspaper owner, Cain tries to solve a murder mystery. Only then can he hope to solve the real mystery: the “Indigo Secret.”
Messiah
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Price: Free! Words: 98,570. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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A "nonfictional novel" about the life of Christ. The events recorded in the four "Synoptic Gospels" plus various secular sources are integrated into one continuous, exciting narrative. The familiar characters—Jesus of Nazareth, John the Baptist, the Apostle Peter, etc.—come to life in this realistic presentation. The tale is told with subtle humor, inspiring insight, and historical realism.
Steele Shadows
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Price: Free! Words: 53,630. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A realistic "nonfictional" novel about Union General Frederick Steele's occupation of Camden, Arkansas in 1864.
Lieutenant C
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Price: Free! Words: 95,710. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Kafkaesque, semi-surrealistic tale about a reluctant hero trying to save the world. The setting is the 1960's with World War II still raging on. Lieutenant C is an English teacher who is called upon--by mistake--to carry out a super-secret mission to end the war and defeat the Nazi-Trojans. He also pursues Helen McNunnly, the illusive woman of his dreams.
Private C
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Price: Free! Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Kafkaesque, semi-surrealistic tale about Private C, a reluctant hero trying to save the Seventh Cavalry (and the world?) from destruction.
Voices
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Price: Free! Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Doc," a famous New York psychiatrist, develops paranoid schizophrenia. He hears voices: Elvis, Nietzsche, Freud, etc. Escaping from his own clinic, he teams up with JJ, a spunky 25-year-old "retro-hippie" hitchhiking to San Francisco to find her father, and Stella, a sensitive but world-wise former Las Vegas stripper who's on her way to Montana to claim a sheep ranch she won in a poker game.

Smashwords book reviews by Bill Crumpler

  • Always on Dec. 31, 2013

    Great story! My eyes have "unshed tears" in the back of my throat. Universal theme. I'm a Yank who loves Australia. Stories like this make us all kin. Keep writing, Janice!