Coming this September!

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Laura has been quite content as the head seamstress at Salis House Plantation. But when it is decided that two of her brothers are to be sold, she is forced to make a decision she never hoped to make.

Sam’s greatest desire is to be free. Free from the bonds of slavery, free to choose his own path, free to become the man God created him to be. But when circumstances conspire to lead him only further into slavery, he is pressed to make a choice that will change the course of his life forever.

When Laura and Sam cross paths, they find themselves on an unlikely journey to freedom that spans the western United States and leads them on a journey that requires all of their strength.

 

It’s in the last stages of editing, so it’ll be out soon and very soon!

 

What’s Next?

 

If you have bought or read Through the Fire, thank you! You also probably know that I am leaving the Tate Family…most likely for good, but you never know when inspiration hits. Which means, what’s next?

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Around 2013, a movie came out called The Lone Ranger. I can’t remember if it was an article I read or a history channel documentary that I watched, but I remember there being discussion as to whether The Lone Ranger actually existed. The conclusion was this, if The Lone Ranger was based off a real person, it was most likely based off a black man named Bass Reeves. Naturally, I had to research this. And I was kind of left in a state of disbelief that there was this history out there, this person who had done these great things…and his story had been almost completely erased, his actions apparently ascribed to a white man.

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From a story point, I was intrigued. I was knee deep in the first Tate book but I told myself that when the series was over, I would look into writing my first western. Let me tell you, six years is a long time to think about a book. That book has since expanded into it’s own three-book series (in my head). And not only that, the book that I plan to write about Bass Reeves (except not really because it is NOT a biography) is the very last book in the series.

So, what’s next? This unnamed series that starts in 1855, and yes, that means that all of my main characters start off as slaves (Bass Reeves was one too). If all goes well, the first two books in the series will be released this year. Here’s to hoping. Going back in time means that there is a ton more research to do and it’s not exactly easy. I love learning, but trying to combine it all does make me write slower. Regardless, the first book will definitely be out this year. It is currently untitled, but coming together…I think.

From an administrative point of view, Through the Waters is now available as a paperback! I’m working on getting the rest of the books done as well.

On a fun note, I have been writing a Young Adult fantasy series. It will have seven books in it, and six of them are done. They are approximately the same size as a typical novel (75,000 words) or longer. My hope (my dream!) is to actually not self-publish those, but to get those published traditionally. It’s so, so, so different from everything else that I write in just about every single way. Which actually makes it a great stress reliever to spend time with in between my other books.

Well, that’s all from me, here’s to more writing in 2019!

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Through the Fire is Live!

Through the Fire (Tate Family Book 4) by [Susberry, Embassie]

After the sudden death of her husband a year ago, Norma Tate Cummings is still learning how to manage it all: her children, her farm, and her sanity. Finally realizing that she cannot do it all alone, she does the unthinkable: she hires ex-convict, Clyde Halpern.
When a body is unearthed on her land, Norma and Clyde find themselves unexpectedly immersed in a mystery from the past that threatens both of their futures.
Together, Norma and Clyde learn that to get to the road of peace, you may just have to go through the fire.

IT’S LIVE!!!!!

It’s That Time Again….

Coming out in December/January

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After the sudden death of her husband a year ago, Norma Tate Cummings is still learning how to manage it all: her children, her farm, and her sanity. Finally realizing that she cannot do it all alone, she does the unthinkable: she hires ex-convict, Clyde Halpern, to help her get back on her feet. When a body is unearthed on her land, Norma and Clyde find themselves unexpectedly immersed in a mystery from the past that threatens both of their futures.

Together, Norma and Clyde learn that to get to the road of peace, you may just have to go through the fire.

What do you think?

Coming Soon!

I fondly call this book the one that was never supposed to be written. The Tate Family Series was supposed to be a three-book series. I had each one all planned out. And then the couple in book three told me no. Maybe one day, but today was not their day. And I was so confused until an unexpected couple started waving frantically at me. At first it caught me completely off-guard. But then I was so excited. I started writing their book, but instead of the book answering questions it began to raise them and that was when I realized that the couple had told me, yes, but not yet. I had to reveal some other things first before I could dive into their story…and that’s how River in the Deserts was born. In many ways this book was very difficult to write–mainly due to the emotions I was shooting for. And in many ways I’m very proud of this book because it’s very different than the other Tate books. The feedback has been mostly positive. Someone might have told me it was little corny. Fine. I’ll take it. Without further ado:

In 1964, FBI Agent Raymond Little is sent to East Texas to recover from a recent wound. Hiring out as a farmhand on the Crandall Farm, he meets Minerva “Minnie” Templeton. When Minnie decides to open her own library and comes across stolen money in a donated book, she finds herself suddenly immersed in an almost decade’s old mystery surrounding a County Fair.

As the two work together to solve the mystery and establish a library in the midst of troubling times, they began to learn the value of family and the importance of knowing who they are.

Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? If all goes well, it should be released March 24th!

New Book!

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1963, Katherine “Kate” Tate is known for many things: her stunning singing voice, her exquisite taste in fashion, and her striking personality. But when God tells her to pack her bags and go back home, she wants to only be known for her faith in God.

The last thing Kate expects to do upon her return home is to solve a decades old mystery with the help of friends old-enter Reverend Jesse Waters- and new alike. The mystery isn’t supposed to have anything to do with Kate, so then why does every clue seem to lead right back to the doorsteps of the Tate family?

Can Kate do it all? Represent her new faith? Right the wrongs of her past? Fix her family’s problems? And figure out the curse?

Coming Soon!

In Deed and In Truth is Live!

Lillian Rose Atkins is tired. She’s tired of picking cotton, serving as a maid in a hotel, and taking care of her younger cousins. So when she receives an invitation—from the mother she hasn’t seen in ten years—to move to Chicago and take part in Chicago society, Lily jumps at the chance. This is her opportunity to finally have new things, be on the other side of service, and find a wealthy husband.

 

Rutledge “Rudy” Addison is tired. As an investigative journalist who reports on the facts of lynchings and race riots in the South, he’s tired of dealing with the dregs of society. But when he is challenged to love those he is starting to hate, he begins to find that life is not as black-and-white as he always thought.

 

When Lily and Rudy are thrown together, will they realize that maybe the things they’re tired of are more important than they could ever have fathomed?

You can buy it today at: http://www.amazon.com/Deed-Truth-Embassie-Susberry-ebook/dp/B01B5B627C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453989129&sr=8-3&keywords=embassie+susberryhttp://www.amazon.com/Deed-Truth-Embassie-Susberry-ebook/dp/B01B5B627C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453989129&sr=8-3&keywords=embassie+susberry

Through the Waters is Live!

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My new novel, Through the Waters is live! It can be bought here. Because it’s out today, I decided to make The Eyes of the Heart free for the next few days (starting tomorrow), so if you enjoyed it, you can recommend it to your friends at no cost!

Just to tell you a bit about Through the Waters, it is a series (Tate Family Series) and book two comes out next year this time. However, each novel is a standalone and does not in anyway need the other novel. But, I still have another novel in the works for December 2015. The title is TBA, but when you read Through the Waters, you will come across the name Rudy Addison and can look forward to learning more about him soon.

Look What’s Coming Out in June!

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1961, Alabama. Cecelia “Sissy” Little thought she had seen the last of Truitt Tate two years ago after he left her cousin at the altar. When he shows up at her door, claiming to be an undercover FBI agent and furthermore, in need of her assistance to play the role as his fiancé, Sissy is less than thrilled. Aside from the fact that Sissy can’t stand Tate, Sissy has worked hard to build a life for her and her nephews in their racially tense town. The last thing she wants is for Tate to come and upset things.

Truitt Tate hasn’t always been a gentleman, but he has changed, starting from the moment he first met Sissy Little. He comes to Alabama on assignment for business, but hopes to make it personal.

As Tate becomes immersed in the Civil Rights movement and Sissy is forced to face old fears and secrets, will they find out that they have much more in common than they ever thought?