Fiction By Ronald Joseph Kule:
RUINED BY MURDER ADDICTED TO LOVE
Millennial Carlos Almarón loses his long-time lover Emily Logano to murder as he is about to propose to her. Ruined, and unable to come back to battery on his own, all of his jet-set-lifestyle Manhattan friends abandon him, except for three women: One rebounding from the death of her husband after a long illness, another anticipating a possible romantic liaison, and his childhood, tomboy friend Carmela Ariana, who walks among the wounded-in-love. All three hope to find everlasting love, but Ariana alone knows what happened to Almarón's lover that night and she fears the truth will devastate her longtime friend.
Almarón's emotional journey traverses a tightrope of daydreams and nightmares that regress him not only to 11th-century days of knighthood but also his pubescent sexual awakenings and college years ... and the realization that what he cherishes most is his friendship with Ariana - a liaison that challenges even Cupid! (Murder/Romance, 270 pages. Softcover and eBook.)
"I couldn’t put Ruined by Murder... down. I had no choice – I was compelled to keep reading. From a woman’s point of view, I found this book an enchanting and delightful experience. Kule’s very obvious appreciation and understanding of the female gender, without a doubt, makes this is a book women will want their men to read!"
— Jeanne Powers, author of The Modern Rapunzel, Natural Secrets for Ending Hair Loss (and Other Miracles)
“Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love is an ambitious book that tackles mankind’s biggest problem — love. To categorize this story as simply a romance or a love story would be an injustice. This is not a book about romantic, sexual love (although there is plenty of that); rather, this novel points its readers in the direction of a more powerful kind of love: one that transcends, evolves and forces its creation from inside ourselves into each other. You might just fall in love with it.”
-- DAVID CARUS, author of Super Artist: How to Take Flight as a Creator and Hip Hop Will Save the World
An excommunicated Native-American Cherokee teen must grow up in a world of strangers whose cultures are foreign to him. His ups and downs, and the decisions he makes in the face of real hardships, determine not only his chances for survival through life-and-death situations but also his character. (Magical Realism, 285 pages. Softcover and eBook.)
"THUNDERCLOUD (The Oddities of a Young Man’s Journey to Manhood) by Ronald Joseph Kule is a stunning novel! I am enjoying it very much. I loved reading about the shoo-fly pie; the first time I have heard about it :).”
- Jean Hughes, avid book-reader & Vermonter.
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A BROOKLYN SAGA: STORIES FROM THE STOOP
A Brooklyn Saga: Stories from the Stoop pairs international intrigue and mysterious circumstances with an unusual cast whose lives reflect Williamsburg Brooklyn in the Nineteen Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, including priests with mistresses, Mob activities, and a Chinese refugee-cum-hitman whose path crosses a young Italian woman's, leading to murderous circumstances and unexpected redemption! (Historical Fiction, 280 pages. Softcover and eBook.)
“... Stories from the Stoop is a wonderful and personal representation of how the mixture of characters from many lands came together on the stoops of Brooklyn sidewalks."
— Dr. J. R. G., Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Stories from the Stoop... engages as only an evening of gossip with the family can.”
— D. E., Clearwater, Florida
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After you "die," what kind of body would you prefer: organic human or robotic android? Lab Director Oren Stanson's choice is made for him, but he's happy with it... until he communicates. Then all hell breaks loose! (Sci-fi, 385 pages. Softcover and eBook.)
"Isaac Asimov meets Dan Brown in a philosophical thriller challenging ‘who are we? A thought-provoking look at one of mankind’s oldest riddles. A terrific read."
-- Darcey Hollingsworth, Entrepreneur & avid reader