Magnolia Belle


Magnolia Belle is a Texas author who writes about Texas, past and present, and Native Americans. She enjoys writing historical fiction and modern day romance/adventure.

She lives with her husband [since 1977], and their three dogs in the DFW area. Music, people watching, travel and cooking are some of her interests.

She is a firm believer that all chocolate is medicinal.

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Lady Gwendolyn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120,400. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Mystery, intrigue and romance in medieval England and Scotland follow a young maid as she takes on her lady's identity.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,490. Language: German. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
German Translation Tascosa in Texas im Jahre 1880 ist die wildeste und gesetzloseste Stadt weit und breit. Als Amanda alles was sie bisher im Osten kannte, hinter sich läßt und nach Texas reist, hat sie keine Ahnung, was ihr das Schicksal bringen wird.
Little Wolf Ranch
Series: T'on Ma, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,300. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Little Wolf Ranch is home to two families trying to find their way in a new, confusing world. Both have lost their footing, one to the Indian Wars and one to the Civil War. Together, they must confront their past before they can claim their future, their loves and their dreams.
Kuy Syan Joshua
Series: T'on Ma, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,930. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
“Kuy Syan Joshua” tracks 2 diverse ways of life, Kiowa and white, through the Civil War and Indian Wars. Lana Cooper and her Kiowa husband Two Hawks fight to keep their family alive much like Liam O’Connell, her first husband, who is an officer in the Confederacy. These lives dance and weave around each other, bringing them closer to the truth.
T'on Ma
Series: T'on Ma, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,700. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
“T’on Ma”, 1850, explores cross-cultural love in a world of broken treaties, genocide, and slavery, where a young woman is torn between the love of a Kiowa warrior and an Army lieutenant.

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  • Hit List on March 09, 2010

    “They were outside today. I saw them. I saw them. I saw them outside today.” Corinne McCormick mumbles insanity such as this from her huddled place underneath the table, unable to break free even with the help of her son Ian and her psychiatrist, Dr. Endicott. Something in her panic, and the inability of Dr. Endicott to cure her, brings Ian to the illogical but desperate conclusion to hire a P.I. and see if there is truth to his mother’s ramblings. Are “they” out there, watching her? Enter Lucianna Martel, owner of Martel Investigations, which is run with the help of her ex-cop uncle Vinnie. She and Ian embark on a trail of twists, misinformation and kidnapping while, one by one, people surrounding the mystery wind up dead from a professional hit. A family secret, so horrible and so debauched, has created a monster seeking revenge, a monster who is drawing closer and closer. Can Ian and Lu save Corinne’s life before the killing continues? This fast-paced page turner will be hard to put down. The fact that a love story weaves its way through the plot only makes it even more interesting. Kudos to Ms. Helle for a job well done!
  • Celtic Evil A Fitzgerald Brothers Novel: Ian on March 24, 2010

    Eighteen year old Ian Fitzgerald is the youngest of five brothers – brothers who are held in a bond of ancient Irish magic started with the union of a Fairie Prince and a human. The brothers’ destiny is to break the spell over their land of Warlock Sebastian, who is teamed with their grandmother, Kathleen Fitzgerald, an evil, covetous woman. At University in England, Ian meets Molly, an American whose heritage is part Creole Voodoo Priestess and part Irish (with a thread of fairie in her lineage). He befriends the lonely girl, but refuses to get closer because he knows anyone near him is in mortal danger. Little does he know of her powers. On a class field trip, when a classmate is attacked and killed by wolves, and Ian disappears, Molly looks to the school for help and finds none. Alerting her brothers, they turn to the family who raised Ian since the age of 3, when his parents died. Instead of finding aid from that quarter, the brothers discover a grim, horrifying truth which sets them on a twisted journey that intertwines the physical realm with the mystic, both good and bad. Ms. Rose has a vivid imagination and seems well researched in Wiccan beliefs, so she paints pictures that stay with you long after you close the book. As the second in the series, it starts in with numerous characters familiar to readers of the first. The only caution I have for potential readers is the need for a firmer editor’s hand. This book was given to me for review and I’d recommend it for sixteen and older, due to language and adult situations.
  • Discover Your Inner Strength on March 27, 2010
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    This is an anthology of interviews from successful people in many walks of life. They offer sage advice, illustrated with life stories, about how to define success, how to cope with fluid circumstances, and how to prioritize your personal life and your business. Some focus on women in business, and much of the advice is repeated from speaker to speaker. There is a basic conclusion from all of the interviews: be true to yourself, be generous, be disciplined and do what you know to do. This book was given to me to review, and I recommend it for anyone needing answers to both personal and business questions. 5 stars Belle ABRX
  • Quotes to Live By - Goals, Health, Fitness, Financial, Relationships, Spiritual on March 31, 2010

    This 33 page book encapsulates a lifetime of observation, trial and error learning, and hard-won wisdom of its author, Bob Weinstein. It addresses several aspects of living – health, finances, relationships, and work. This faith-influenced book resonated with me on several quotes and I knew instantly where I needed to work on my life (you know, that little cringe in your gut when you KNOW it’s talking about you?). It can be a dynamic tool to get you motivated and doing something to better your circumstances. I was given this book to review and would recommend it for any person of any age in any circumstance. Belle ABRX
  • Digger's Bones on Jan. 01, 2011

    In “Digger’s Bones,” Angie Cooper, a disgraced archeologist, finds herself embroiled in ancient mysteries and modern day villains when her mentor, Professor Stanley Rothschild, is murdered on his excavation site in Jerusalem. Their mutual friend, Tarek “Digger” Rashid, asks to meet her in Washington, DC to tell her of the murder and is killed in front of her by a hitman, Tek. An old boyfriend, Jack Reilly, tries to help her decipher clues she was left on a USB drive from Digger’s computer. Has Rothschild unearthed bones that will disprove Christianity? Is that why Vatican City has unleashed a sociopathic priest Brother Elias to stop the dig? Or has Rothschild unearthed bones that have the potential to fracture the United States government? Why else would a US Senator with an eye on the Presidency send his hitman after Angie? Among the list of characters — Dr. Christopher Lausen, her professor and mentor at Columbia — FBI Agent Gage Tyrell — fellow archeologist in Israel, Dr. Adel Haremb — and Captain Henri Rousseau, the best known officer at the Jerusalem Interpol NCB, the National Central Bureau — at least one of them will betray her. And at least one of them will find redemption. Just like Angie’s bad case of vertigo, you will find the horizon spinning as the clues lead you from one conclusion to another, and to one part of the globe to another. The author, Paul Mansfield Keefe, knows how to twist a story and how to keep subplots bubbling. He writes with authority on sites in Jerusalem and makes them come alive through his pen. If you like to try and figure out whodunit before the book ends, this one’s definitely for you!