Arielleville-a small town in the Mississippi Delta with a population of "everybody knows everybody." For passers-by and drifters, Arielleville is the archetype of a small, southern town. The people breathe out hospitality, the summer days are smothering hot and humid, and locals revel at the mention of an "in-town" trip no matter what the purpose might be. But Arielleville is far from typical. Tired of the noisy, fast-paced city life, Telisha Austin, a well-learned and decorated detective, moves back to her native Mississippi-and to Arielleville. Soon she's assigned to the suicide case of Joseph Reed Jr., a local businessman labeled introvert, the son of a prominent family in Arielleville. While trying to tie up the many loose ends in her investigation, Austin is quickly engulfed in a bizarre world of murder, betrayal, kidnapping, and a heated love-triangle that just might jeopardize her case-and her life. Follow Detective Austin as she finds herself facing supernatural entities, and placed in compromising and deadly situations. And don't forget that anything can happen-Sacred Ground has the epitome of surprise endings. About the Author: Timothy Hollins is a writer of many genres, but science fiction and fantasy stand second to none in his affections. Born in the small Delta Mississippi town of Leland, Hollins grew up facing harsh adversities, the same adversities that plague many impoverished neighborhoods today. But through it all he had a deep desire to write. Along came hip-hop and the intense wave it carried into the late 80's. Hollins was hooked. He traded in his poetry notepad for a rhyme book and began honing his skills as a lyrical M.C. After graduating high school, he did a short tour in the Army. Following his honorable discharge, he attended Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he performed several shows on campus and around the city. He engaged in heated battles with other local M.C.'s throughout his career, but was soon discouraged by the life that surrounded "upcoming rap artist." He turned to menial jobs to survive. Hollins moved to Atlanta, GA after the 9/11 tragedy. There he was introduced to "spoken word," a gift he saw as nothing short of "a beautiful promise of serenity" from his culture. He began writing cultural, political, cognitive, and affectionate spoken-word pieces, which led him back to his original love, poetry. Shortly after, he wrote his first novel.
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