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The Drs. Carland have written more than 12 textbooks, 200 articles, and six novels. Life partners since 1971, they began their relationship when at the age of 6, Jim was caught shooting spit balls at JoAnn. Visit them at their personal website:
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We are devastated to report that the writing team of JoAnn and Jim Carland is no more. JoAnn awakened from this dream of life on August 15.  On September 2, she came to Jim and bade him write one more book. That book would be a book of poetry, love sonnets mostly, with the purpose of telling the world how strong their love was and is. Jim has finished that book, and here it is.

Love Letters CoverLove Letters from the Lieutenant contains more than 50 poems. This is what Jim says about the book:

"My Angel, My Muse, My Sweetheart, My Love, awakened from this dream of life on August 15, 2013, and left me yet dreaming. To say that I was devastated is not to understand in the slightest the pain I felt. I lost my heart, I lost my mind, I lost my will to live.

"My Darling spoke to me on September 2, as I was preparing her Celebration, and told me to write this book. She speaks to me yet, and most of the words in this book, that appear after she awoke, I truly believe came from her.

"My fondest wish is that you, Dear Reader, will find words in this little tome that will touch your heart, and make the love that you feel for your own love a little more tender, a little sweeter, a little stronger. Please share these words with your love. I wish you love, Dear Reader, a love as strong as mine! This, I say to you, Dear Reader, let not a day go by without speaking your love. Go speak it now! Your lover needs hear thee!"

You will not be able to read this book without weeping. It is the story in verse of what is clearly one of the great love stories of all time. Jim believes that these poems will move you deeply and that if you share them with your love, you will both be inspired to love a little more deeply.
Hardback Version  $19.95   
Paperback Version   $9.95   
Kindle Version         $4.95   
iPad Version             $4.95   
Prometheus Unleashed
Prometheus Unleashed
JoAnn and Jim Carland

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Star crossed lovers, Tory and Jace, find themselves drawn into a world wide conspiracy to literally take control of the United States government. The assassination of the Vice President and the initiation of a war in the far east, are the opening moves in a series of events which are intricately planned to cascade a puppet president into office. Tory and Jace, the nation's most gifted operating systems specialists, are thrown together and charged with cutting off the billions in funding flowing into the coffers of the conspiracy. This international thriller leap frogs the Atlantic as professional assassins seek to destroy the couple before they can chop the last head from the hydra. It is a race against time as the puppet sweeps into office on a tide of public sentiment and prepares to initiate the Agenda of the Prometheus Foundation.

[Authors' Note: This is an international thriller with a complex, twisting plot. The underlying romance sweetens the interest, but this is an adult book, and not suitable for children.]
A Killing in the Market
A Killing in the Market
JoAnn and Jim Carland

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The murder of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve sends the stock market into a tailspin and creates the opportunity for a group of conspirators to reap a vast fortune from the market collapse. In the midst of the backlash, the true threat to the Nation emerges as the instigators move to take control of the economy itself. The President forms a task force to find the killer and appoints Tory and Jace to the select team. As the chase intensifies,  the team begins to unravel the plot. The conspirators, busily trying to cement control of the economy, cannot risk exposure and mark the team for death. Tory and Jace think they have identified who is using the millions to lead the team on a world wide chase. But the pursued becomes the pursuer, and the enormity of the conspiracy bursts onto the scene and sweeps away all that Tory and Jace thought they knew.

[Authors' Note: This is the sequel to Prometheus, but is a stand alone novel. Again, this thriller has a complex, twisting plot, and again, this is an adult book, and not suitable for children.]
Flight of the Phoenix
Flight of the Phoenix
JoAnn and Jim Carland

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Helen Thomas, the mastermind behind the murder of the Chair of the Federal Reserve and the near distruction of the U.S. economy, has been under house arrest for five years. When her prison is found burned to the ground with the bodies of four Secret Service agents inside, the Phoenix is reborn. So begins a top secret, nationwide search for the most dangerous criminal of our time.

The President appoints a special task force and recruits Tori and Jace Sanders to join forces with FBI Agents Rachel Costairs and Louise Lloyd, to bring the fugitive to justice and her lover, an international assassin, Anthony Shapiro, who kills as easily as he breathes.
 
No one counted on the most unlikely event of all, an outcome which saves the President's life, and starts the Phoenix on her return to her fiery nest.  Anthony falls in love.

[Authors' Note: This is the sequel to Killing, but is a stand alone novel. Again, this thriller has a complex, twisting plot, and again, this is an adult book, and not suitable for children.]
Hidden Malice
Hidden Malice
JoAnn and Jim Carland

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Career weary college professors, Trace and Whitney Carson, accept a routine, forensic accounting engagement from a former student, but make a great mistake. They actually find the embezzlement, and that's when people begin to die. Try as they might, the couple cannot extract themselves from the nightmare as the malice of the hidden embezzler targets their two sons. When their family is threatened, the mild mannered professors shed their personae and bend all their considerable talents to finding and destroying the mind behind the murders. The chase becomes international as they find the bulk of the embezzled money stashed in an off shore bank. But just when they think they have the conspiracy in hand, everything comes full circle and they are forced to face the final foe in their very own back yard.


[Authors' Note: This is a mystery with appealing characters and plot surprises. There are mature themes but no explicit scenes. It is intense in places and may frighten children.]
The Case of the Junk Yard Dog
Case of the Junk Yard Dog
JoAnn and Jim Carland

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In this continuation of the Carson Family detective series, Kit and Jace go under cover in a junk yard to try to prove that the owner is skimming vast sums which prevents his wife from reaping her fair share of the business during their very nasty divorce. Not only do they get a lesson in what it means to truly be dirty, they find the junk yard owner much dirtier than the grease in the cars could possibly create. Suddenly, what seemed like a couple of hundred thousand in graft has become several million and the danger from the dogs guarding the junk yard is nothing compared to the threat from their human masters. Whitney and Trace move to pull their sons out of the assignment when people begin to die, but the only way to tame the beasts is to pull their fangs. That means finding the money and eliminating the threat at its source.

[Authors' Note: This is a sequel to Hidden Malice, but can be read alone. It is a funny, light hearted mystery and is entirely suitable for young readers.]
Reaping the Whirlwind
Reaping the Whirlwind
JoAnn and Jim Carland

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"They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the Whirlwind." Whitney discovers that her mother, aunts, uncles and cousins did indeed sow the wind 50 years ago. The great family mystery explodes on the scene as the Carson family comes face to face with evil. This fast moving tale set in the remote Blue Ridge mountains explodes with the very public murder of a septuagenarian serial killer who was standing beside his own fifty year old, empty grave. The murder threatens the very culture of these reclusive and clannish people. As the whirlwind emerges from the earth,  killers from both generations move to protect their guilty secrets. The Carsons must solve the fifty year old murder in order to solve the current murder. Whitney, the educated and aloof ex-patriot scion of the hills, is forced to rip the secret from her own mother's heart to protect her own children.

[Authors' Note: The third book in the Carson family saga, this is a brooding, intense mystery. It is steeped in the clannish culture and dialog of Appalachia. It is not suitable for children.]