288 pages, 16 of 16 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
293 pages, 17 of 20 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
An unexpected reminder of his past prompts Jim Cooper, a 33 year-old Glaswegian call centre worker, to make a big decision. He’s going back to adulthood ground-zero – no job, no debt, no, er, home, and starting again. Maybe this time he can do it right and get the girl. The fact that the girl is already married and living in another country and her Bruce Lee obsessed dad apparently wants to turn Jim into his latest pet are only two of the obstacles he faces.
Given Jim’s forward planning skills don’t extend beyond praying and having panic attacks, it isn’t surprising that he soon finds himself living with his parents and working for minimum wage, in the same pub he worked in when he was 18. What is unexpected is Paula Fraser walking through the pub’s door for the first time in 12 years.
What’s even more surprising is that Paula admits she still loves Jim. But yes, she’s married, and no, she won’t cheat on her husband. She’ll tell him the marriage is over. Soon. When the time is right. As soon as her husband’s sick grandfather gets better – or fatally worse.
And so, Jim and Paula embark on the tricky business of not having an affair, and not telling anyone they know that they’re not having an affair. As Jim reflects, ‘If not being physically intimate with her in any way and denying to everyone we knew that anything was going on between us was the best way to prove I loved her, then that’s what I would do.’
Scratch is an un-sanitised, emotionally honest and hilariously candid story about what it is to grow up as opposed to simply change age, as told by a man who doesn’t know what any of those words mean.
268 pages, 7 of 7 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
He’s never wrong– never makes a mistake. And don’t bother him with petty details like what his company actually makes.
It’s not easy being the only true professional in a company full of incompetents. Why will nobody observe his elaborate new Meeting Room Reservation Procedure? Why does the company’s biggest customer threaten to set his dogs on him if he ever comes near him again? And why does his arch-rival seem to be winning the race for the company’s top job despite T.J.’s obviously superior qualifications?
T.J.’s unique management style leads him into a series of hilarious and occasionally fatal mishaps. Should he have had that plate of shrimps before an important presentation? Why is he discovered naked with a maintenance man during the company’s annual sales meeting? And what is that smoke coming from his golf pants? Through it all, TJ never loses faith in his own unique abilities, invisible to all but himself.
211 pages, 13 of 13 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Thanks to a scandalous affair, NYC girls Chrissy and Cami were banished from their usual beach vacation in the Hamptons. Needing to get away, Chrissy begged her stepfather for the keys to his family’s Outer Banks beach house. Darren needed to get out of LA, and his best friend Nick was delegated to keep an eye on him. Hoping to stay out of trouble, the boys flew off to the Outer Banks to spend a week at the family beach house. When the boys discover that the house is already occupied by two beautiful NYC girls, the fun begins.
What happens when these four very different, and very headstrong, people are forced to share a beach house? Will wild child Chrissy set her sights on one of the eligible bachelors? Has Darren learned his lesson and learned to behave himself? Will Cami and Nick survive the week with their undisciplined friends? More importantly, what will they each take with them from their week at the beach?
pages, 19 of 22 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Every woman has that group of friends in her life ~ her “go to girls” The friends that she can turn to who “get it.” The ones who are there for you no matter what. The ones who laugh with you and cry with you. The ones that will always be there. These are the women of Napa Valley.
Jamie is the editor-in-chief of Wine Lover’s Magazine, a single mother and caretaker to her senile mother-in-law ~ a woman who thinks her daily caregiver is Dean Martin. Jamie is still recovering, financially and emotionally from the death of her husband several years earlier. And when she finds what could be the key to happiness, can she open the door and let it in? Or will her feelings of guilt and betrayal hold her back?
Danielle is a vintner and the divorced mom of two. She’s basking in what she knows is going to be a successful launch of her new wines. Wines she created on her own after her divorce. But what she doesn’t expect is for her daughter to come home with news that will shock her to her core. Will an old flame help her accept the changes that are coming and find the love she’s been missing in her life for so long? Or will a tragedy that no one sees coming change their lives forever?
Kat is a sommelier, co-owner of a magnificent restaurant with her chef husband, and mother of a blended family. But is being deeply in love with your husband enough to get them through the teenage years, step-children and exes? And what happens when old faces return and she’s faced with the knowledge that not everything is what you thought it was. What happens when she finds she was mad at the wrong person and finds out the “right one” was in the wrong? Can she forgive and move on? Can love overcome everything and truly bring a family together?
Alyssa is an artist and gallery owner with a secret of her own. One she was hoping would stay buried deep in her closet. But the time has come for her to put someone else first, to face the past and to deal with her demons. What she never expected to find was love and her “home.”
No matter what is going on in their own lives, no matter the heartache or joy they’re experiencing these four women are always there to love, support and encourage each other.
“This book is a clear example of the power of friendship and how it can last through the years. You will laugh with them and you will cry with them. It’s the story of true and lasting friendships. It’s the type of friendships that every woman should experience and a story we can hopefully all relate to.
310 pages, 12 of 13 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Della Garland is a tough but vulnerable young woman determined to bury her poverty-stricken, troubled youth by creating a new identity. She works her way up the corporate ladder, finding love and success at last.
When the successful and fulfilling life she’s dreamed of and worked so hard to achieve finally seems within her grasp, she discovers her future is inextricably tied to her past.
“Della” explores the devastating power of lies and five people whose lives are entangled in those lies. It is also a story of love, the dark side as well as the joy.
356 pages, 12 of 12 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Book One: The Angels are Here is $0.99
The Medieval Saga continues…
Two Worlds. One Ancient… still reeling from the ravages of a War that still threatens the lives of millions. A World where powerful Beings from Ancient Civilizations still rule.
A Realm where Gods, Angels, Myths and Magic exists.
And One New… Grace is not a little girl anymore! And as a teenager, Grace’s visions become more frequent, urgent, torturing her life further still. The answers she hopes to find in her visions only leave her asking more questions… Who is Juliette?
When the charismatic Damon Draco begins to take an interest in Grace, it doesn’t take long before Grace falls for his alluring charm. A charm she doesn’t quite understand.
However, when Riley Rivers turns up in Grace’s class one day, she starts to question the feelings she has for Damon.
Then death comes knocking…and when three of Grace’s school friends are found burned to death, and their parents die in a fatal car accident that same weekend, some start to wonder if it really was just a coincidence, or a contrived plan to wipe out an entire family?
And if so, why, and by whom? And more importantly, will evil strike again?
You can bet your soul on it!
256 pages, 23 of 27 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A rise in stroke-like cases has CDC analyst Mike Shafer on alert. Patients in every demographic in the Great Plains area, from toddlers to healthy adults to the elderly, are succumbing to rapid deterioration – and death.
Veterinarian Donna Bailey, meanwhile, is dealing with an outbreak of her own. It looks like mad cow disease. But to be affecting so many species? Impossible. Whatever it is, it’s spreading. Fast.
As state and federal agencies race to contain the growing threats, Mike and Donna’s searches for Patient Zero intersect at a big-game compound in a remote corner of North Dakota. There they find their answer buried in a secret thought extinct for 10,000 years. A secret entrepreneur Walt Thurman will kill to protect.
But even if Mike and Donna can escape the compound with the secret of Sector C, it may already be too late.
Because after today, extinct no longer means forever.
196 pages, 42 of 43 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
THE STORY: Seventeen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn’t take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.
The Pineville Heist, based on the award-winning screenplay by Lee Chambers and Todd Gordon, is now a critically-acclaimed Young Adult novel!
176 pages, 13 of 14 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
292 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Tate Sullivan is in a fix: her best friend, Missy Martin, is getting married.
With constant criticism from Missy Martin, Buckhead heiress and bride-to-be; stress from her intense nursing job; and a short-temper on the rise from her high powered, attorney husband, Georgia-native, Tate Sullivan is engaged in the ultimate balancing act.
Tate has to cope with sleep-deprived night shifts, her closet nicotine habit, her husband’s apparent workaholism, her mother’s meddlesome behavior, and her ongoing attempt to educate Missy about not making borderline racist remarks about everyone who doesn’t have money or look like her.
When a collision with a runaway Golden Retriever lands Tate in the arms of the newcomer to Atlanta, Dr. Jackson Greenfield, Tate begins to think her mother has concocted the ultimate scheme. Wedding planning has never been so nerve-racking…or dangerous.
Marrying Missy reveals the complexity of those who are merely planning a wedding, preparing for a marriage, and those who aren’t sure what their marriage is—or has become.
338 pages, 33 of 39 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Elissa Rubria Honoria is a Vestal Virgin–priestess of the sacred flame, a visionary, and one of the most powerful women in Rome. Vestals are sacrosanct, sworn to chastity on penalty of death, but the emperor, Nero, holds himself above the law. He pursues Elissa, engaging her in a deadly game of wits and sexuality. Or is Elissa really the pursuer? She stumbles on dark secrets. No longer trusting Roman gods, she follows a new god, Jesus of Nazareth, jeopardizing her life and the future of The Roman Empire. (From the ”Tales from the Adytum” collection.) 336 pages.
151 pages, 11 of 11 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
This delightful true story, written in the first person by the spouse of the title character, will have readers reliving their own pasts. Baby boomers will surely savor references to the pop culture, history, and politics of their collective youth as they get caught up in the personal lives of the author and his spouse. In an afternoon you will learn how a speeding ticket and an interest in four-part a cappella harmony intersected with the Cold War to start the protagonists on the road to holy matrimony.
Along the way, you will be charmed by the author’s ability to engage you in this tale. From chance encounters with President Jimmy Carter and the late Pope John Paul II to a longshoremen’s strike in Rouen, France, the plot meanders through the late 1970s as it entices you into wanting to know what happens next. The book is part adventure, part travelogue, part nostalgia, and part love story. Be prepared to be thoroughly entertained in this initial offering by a gifted storyteller. We suspect it will not be his last.
600 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
The annual collection edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg available in a hardcover limited edition signed by ALL contributors including: Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Mary Higgins Clark, and others!
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