MEET THE AUTHOR
B. G. Howard was born and raised in the small town of Baxley, in South Georgia where he graduated high school prior to relocating to Macon, GA. While there, he attended College at Mercer University, though circumstances prevented him from completing his collegiate education. He has lived in a number of cities throughout the eastern part of the United States before finally relocating to Florida and, eventually, becoming self-employed.
“Family Ties: Thicker than Blood” hints at a balance between the desired and the forbidden. But it’s only when the lines dividing the two are blurred that realization comes: life mandates a division, as the truth we live seldom substantiates the path imagined. There are people to whom circumstance connects you that represent more than branches on a genealogical tree. In Family Ties: Thicker than Blood, author, B. G. Howard explains the need to accept the fact there is no middle ground...and only one option where family is concerned.
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About the Novel
Life in rural Georgia proves anything but easy for Willie LeBeaux, as childhood obstacles continue to present emotional and psychological barriers he simply can’t escape. The effort to start anew drives him to the city that never sleeps, where he hopes to get lost amidst the faceless inhabitants of post-911 New York.
The ebb and flow of living life in the gray areas between a legitimate chosen career and one that inadvertently chooses him is further complicated by Willie’s untimely encounter with NYPD Officer Ernestina Lady. She has sworn to uphold the very law his lifestyle contradicts while struggling with the concept of a life with him.
As if Willie’s attempts to find a balance between his surrogate parents in New York City and the crime family patriarch, who serves as a father figure, aren’t enough, he also has to contend with the ill effects of a tumultuous relationship with his biological father. Another element that pushes the limits of moral boundaries comes in the form of his “closer than comfortable” Cousin Tammy from Georgia, who reasons it’s permissible to kiss and tell.
A path of deceit, secrecy, and scandal spins an intricate web of lies that ultimately puts Willie in opposition to everything in his life that holds value…even himself.
Reviews and Testimonials
"It's worth the purchase"
The book kept me interested throughout as I always wanted to know more about the characters. I had so many questions as to what happened with this person and that person. I'm looking forward to reading the second book.
"A must read."
This was a very easy read. A real page turner. I found myself really into the book “like telling characters to back off”. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK COMES OUT. Thank you
B. G. Howard
"You will not want to put the book down when you begin!"
The characters in the book kept me wondering what would happen next. Somehow, while reading, I felt I knew them. I often wondered if the writer was a character.
"Intriguing & Special"
This is a true nail-biter!!! I loved reading and re-reading because you have to go back to make sure you know what’s going on, which I love! It has true grit, heart, realistic characters and it keeps you intrigued
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