CENTURIES BEFORE GRAY SKIES…
When Emily heard the first scream, she became concerned.
When she heard the second scream, she grew scared.
When she heard the third scream, she was struck with terror.
But it was what Emily could not hear that frightened her the most.
An Order of Coffee and Tears
A Contemporary Fiction
Angela’s Diner has the reputation of a safe haven where patrons find a moment of peace as they linger over coffee and tears. For one young runaway, Angela’s is more than a place to tell your tale — it’s a place where with the magic of chicken and waffles, and a little bit of trust, may just save your life.
Gabriella Santiago used to be a typical teenager who enjoyed the usual teenage things. That is until a single tragic day ended who she was and within hours she ran from home, never to look back.
Only when Gabby is cold, hungry and at her lowest, does she find Angela’s Diner. Gabby embraces her new life and the family she has found in the midst of strangers and obscurity.
Acceptance is what she craves, but before long, Gabby realizes she’s not the only one in the diner with something to hide. Her new family has a secret too, and some secrets refuse to stay buried.
“Lovely story with great characters and nicely woven plot threads. Some mystery, some danger, some coffee and tears. I read Coffee and Tears front to back, and a month later my recall of the story is very clear. If you read a lot, you know what I’m talking about. So two thumbs up for Coffee and Tears.” ~ Anne Frasier – New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Hush, Sleep Tight, Play Dead, Before I wake, and Pale Immortal
“This book almost has the feel of a cozy mystery. It was not predictable at all and took me to surprising places. I was mad and angry and worried and sad. But I loved every bit of it.
This was a heartwarming fast paced cozy sort of book…if that is your idea of a great book…you will love this one!” ~ Patty Magyar – Blog: Books, Thoughts And A Few Adventures…
“Featuring a small town and real people that become vivid in a matter of pages, the story proves both touching and resilient, capturing your imagination as if peeking through a window.” ~ Kindle Fire Department
A new Dystopian Series
Centuries ago something catastrophic happened. Historians claim it was an accident that spilled the clouds out of the sky, leaving humanity behind a relentless veil of gray.
For young Declan and Sammi, all they’ve ever known is a world of gray skies and dense fog. Now, at odds about the past and uncertain of their future, they’re of age, and it’s time to build their lives together.
Yet the coming of the End of Gray Skies has been declared. For a world shrouded in the mysterious fog, the promise to fix a centuries-old accident brings new hope that they might one day see and feel the warmth of the sun on their faces.
But questions begin to surface. Questions of whether there ever was an accident. Questions asking what really happened that changed the Earth and what will happen if their world once again sits under the sun.
Don’t forget to check out all the books in the Gray Skies series, coming soon and available on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes!
Gray Skies (Gray Skies Series: Book 1)
Blinded by Sight (Gray Skies Series: Book 2)
Union (Gray Skies Series: Book 3) — Available early 2014
Silo Saga: Lottery (Kindle Worlds Novella)
A 17k word novella taking place in Hugh Howey’s World of Wool.
In the world of the silo, falling in love comes with its own set of rules. As young Tabitha and Justin begin their lives together, they know what they can and cannot do.
Then the impossible happens and Tabitha finds out she is with child. With no lottery ticket to redeem, the consequences for pregnancy are harsh: every addition requires a subtraction.
From the Down Deep to the Up Top, there is nowhere to hide. It won’t be long before the truth comes out and her husband is sent outside and put to cleaning. There is just one way to save his life–but to save him, Tabitha will have to do the unspeakable.
When Sara Connely is asked what life is like today, she answers with the simple words, ‘life goes on.’ The life she and her boys enjoyed the last dozen years is gone. Sara struggles to cope with the death of her husband and doing so with two young boys, and no money, is almost too much to ask.Life does go on, but when Sara’s oldest boy becomes lost in Croatan National Forest, life comes to a stop.
Twelve-year-old Kyle Connely doesn’t know the woods. He doesn’t know the wildlife. He doesn’t know how to get home. Lost in the wilderness, he faces dangers the likes of which he has never seen. Kyle’s time is running out. A hurricane is looming, and in its path is the coastal forest he is trying to survive.
Jacob Hanson has a gift. An intuition. An insightfulness. And it has helped him find success. But his gift turns into a curse as he becomes an unwilling participant in Kyle’s plight.
What Jacob Hanson doesn’t know is he also holds the key to Sara’s past and the lifetime she lost with her husband.
“Brian Spangler has written a mesmerizing and powerful tale about love, redemption, and the mysteries of life and death. Superman’s Cape is at once heartbreaking and inspiring.” ~ IndieReader.com – Five out of Five Stars
“Spangler descends into Poe-like territory … stomach churning and bone chilling.” ~ Kirkus Reviews “Spangler delves deep into all manner of physical and emotional pain as his characters attempt to come to terms with life in the aftermath of tragedy.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“For a touching story that resonates deep and treads the line between paranormal and suspense, you won’t do better than Superman’s Cape!” ~ Kindle Fire Department