Black Bay Books

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Black Bay Books, located in the Florida Panhandle, specializes in poetry and other fine literature.

Despite only entering two titles, Black Bay Books was awarded 5 medals in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards contest. Sara Warner's Still Waters won the GRAND PRIZE in all fiction as well as winning the General Fiction category and was a top-5 finalist in Suspense/Thriller. The News in Small Towns, the first novel in Iza Moreau's Small Town Series, was awarded finalist medals in two categories: Mystery Fiction and Regional Fiction. Not bad for a couple of people who live on horse farms.

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The Small Town Series: Boxed Set of 4 Complete Books
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 359,890. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The complete Small Town Series is now available in a boxed set. Follow the adventures of Sue-Ann McKeown--newspaper editor, dressage rider, and national champion archer--as she struggles to make ends meet in the little north Florida town of Pine Oak. Included are all there novels in the series as well as the concluding book of short stories.
The XYZ Mysteries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,890. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sisters Xande, Yolande, and Zoe Calhoun make up XYZ Investigations in 1974 Miami. The oldest, Xande, is a young hiippie with blonde dreadlocks, Yolande is a pistol-packing, curly-haired lesbian, and Zoe, well, Zoe is missing. These six connected stories are all lively murder mysteries, but they also tell the story of the three sisters within the context of a very odd time in our history.
The News in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
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Sue-Ann McKeown returns to her home town after a crushing six months of war reporting in Iraq. She has given up her high-profile job in Virginia and broken up with her boyfriend. Even her new job with a small-town newspaper seems almost too much to handle, especially since her old high school rival works there, too. But a dead goat is in her future, as well as voodoo, horses, and maybe even love.
The Notebooks of William Wilson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,470. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In the Winter of 1917, 17-year-old Virginia Lampley disappears from her upper-class home in the South. 70 years later, her granddaughter Christine begins an earnest search for Virginia, using a single diary entry as the only clue to her whereabouts. Helped by ill-tempered librarian William Wilson, her search takes them not only into the life of the early 1900s, but into their childhoods as well.
Secrets in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,960. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
It all starts when Sue-Ann finds a zonked-out teen near her farm. When it turns out that he has escaped from a juvenile detention center long rumored to abuse its charges, she decides to investigate. But the kid goes missing, and Sue-Ann has to find him--especially since Sgt. Joe Bickley of the local sheriff's office is threatening to "out" Sue-Ann and her girlfriend unless she produces the boy.
Madness in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,350. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
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Things are always a little wonky in Pine Oak, Florida. But lately reporter Sue-Ann McKeown, feels like every crazy thing is landing on her desk. For one thing, a former mental patient demands that Sue-Ann write his story—or else. And what is the meaning of the coded messages she hears on the local pirate radio station? And why has her new best friend quit her job and left town for places Unknown?
Mysteries in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
These 8 stories feature lesbian newspaper editor Sue-Ann McKeown and her friends in Pine Oak, Florida. These are all mysteries--about horses, archery, writing, love, and murder. Find out what finally happens to the characters in the Small Town Trilogy of novels. This is the 4th and last book in the popular detective series. Includes the novella, "Indian Summer."


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  • Hilda - Snow White Revisited on Nov. 30, 2011
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    Cute and entertaining, but rife with typos, misspellings, and misuse of language. If we are going to publish our own books, we need better self-editing. I do not approve of the star rating system, so I have ignored it.
  • The Ex-Pacifist, Book One: The Matsumoto Trilogy (Second Edition) on May 25, 2013

    This is one of those books that hook you first by the cover, then by the blurb, then by the first chapter--which is theway the it should work in buying an e-book. Wilson has created her own version of the universe peopled with characters that you would either like to be or would like to stay away from. The story is exciting, the writing is vibrant, and the anticipation remains through the last chapter. Looking forward to #2 in the series.
  • Machine on June 10, 2013

    An exquisite piece of futuristic writing. Much better than 99 percent of what you will find on the racks of most bookstores and better than 100 per cent of what you will find on the best seller lists.n