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The Summer Holidays Survival Guide

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A comedy for every parent who has survived the school summer holidays

Two parents. Three children. One senile grandad. Six weeks. How bad could it possibly be?

For teacher, Ben Robinson, the school summer holidays mean one thing - spending six weeks with his kids. This year, however, he also has his father and one very angry wife to contend with. The name of the game is simple: survive.

Ben embarks on a summer of self-discovery that includes, amongst other things, becoming besotted by a beautiful Australian backpacker, an accidental Brexit march and a road rage attack. There's also the matter of saving his marriage, which is proving harder than he imagined, mainly due to an unfortunate pyramid scheme and one quite large bottom.

But when Ben learns his father has a secret, it takes the whole family on a trip to Scotland that will make or break their summer - and perhaps Ben's life.

From Jon Rance, bestselling author of Dan And Nat Got Married and About Us, comes a comedy about one man, one family, trying to survive the hardest six weeks of the year together.

**Featuring an exclusive extract from the Christmas special, The Family Christmas Survival Guide, out later this year!**

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

'Jon Rance makes me laugh.' Matt Dunn

'A satisfyingly British sense of humour. Recommended.' Nick Spalding

'Funny and poignant - the perfect combination.' Michele Gorman

'Funny, romantic and real.' Star Magazine, This Thirtysomething Life

'I cried, I cringed, I laughed and finished the book with a huge smile on my face! Jon Rance = brilliant!' Amazon reviewer, Dan And Nat Got Married

'Jon Rance has a delicious lightness of touch as he writes and delivers each comedic episode with great aplomb.' Amazon reviewer, Dan And Nat Got Married

'Dan and Nat Got Married was everything I wanted in a book, seriously. It made me laugh, it made me cringe, I loved Dan, I loved Nat, I loved Adam and Ellie, the dialogue and London setting was amazing.' Amazon reviewer, Dan And Nat Got Married

'Gripped from the start, full of emotion, laughter, sadness and love! If you want a book that makes you feel happy and smiling then this is the book for you.' Amazon reviewer, Sunday Dinners

'An endearing, heartwarming and realistic novel and would definitely come under the category of 'will make you laugh and cry at the same time'.' Bookaholic Confessions, This Thirtysomething Life

'A very candid, honest, hilarious read.' Chicklit Central, This Thirtysomething Life

'Fabulously funny diary-esque rom-com about a bloke who's scared of growing up. It's a debut novel with balls, literally.' The Bookboy, This Thirtysomething Life

'This is a touching, humorous, adorable read. I defy you not to read it all in one go, it's fantastic.' Bookaholic Holly, This Thirtysomething Life

This novel will resonate with anyone who's experienced life. That is because it's a book about ordinary people. It could be about you, it could be about me... It's About Us. Amazon reviewer, About Us

The book was well written, entertaining, enlightening and delivered nuggets of life wisdom without being preachy. Amazon reviewer, About Us

I laughed and I cried and most importantly I couldn't put it down. It's an absolute must read. Amazon reviewer, About Us

Well this book dragged me through the emotional mill and back again! I laughed, cried, was surprised, and I loved every minute of it. Amazon reviewer, About Us

Dirty Barry

The first casualty of adultery is ... the tooth!

Nuance... subtlety... subtext?

Nah, wrong author, pal. This is Scotland, not Narnia.

There's a bad guy - you won't like him at all (the clue's in the title) and he gets what's coming to him.

The fun is watching the comedy and misunderstandings that lead up to it... and the cast of characters who inhabit the story.

Meet CULLEN. An offbeat loner with a highly individual sense of right and wrong.

Barry Sullivan is a sordid dentist who resorts to blackmail to keep his string of married women compliant. But now Cullen has toothache - and a very different interpretation of the dental code of practice.

The Tartan Hiaasen strikes again with another tale which roars along - and which will have you roaring along with it.

The Reading Group: December: a FREE short story (The Reading Group Series)

A FREE teaser to the wonderful THE READING GROUP, coming soon in November 2018.

Read it here first!



Grace knows that the holiday season is going to be different this year. No turkey, no tinsel, no gorgeously wrapped gifts under the tree . . . how on earth is she going to break it to her little boys that Christmas is effectively cancelled? And can she bear to tell anyone her embarrassing secret? Enter the Reading Group: Grace's life might have turned upside down but there's no problem they can't solve.

Meet the Reading Group: No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don't forget the glass of red!



'Brims with laughs, love, family and friendship. You will love this heartwarming read!' Trisha Ashley.

A Greek village waiting for God: FREE Laugh out loud comedy Greek fiction (Mynos Series Book 0)

FREE BOOK! FREE READ! If you are lusting after reading about Greece in books, then here is the beginning of a Greek village series - Greek fiction that is real laugh out loud comedy. Episkopi is a Greek village, waiting for God. Discover how the village steps back from the grave and humorously goes about breathing new life into itself. The power of a new-fangled computer which is first used to secretly provide all the old boys with lustful moments, is harnessed for the benefit of everyone. The Mynos Series encompasses traditional village life in Greece with two old goats reflecting on their way of life, one being the kafenion owner, the other a ten bob millionaire from having sold land for expats to buy a home. There's a story behind every person who moves to Episkopi and with each book you'll discover their life experiences and discover how and why they made their move to a place in the sun.

Let's Get Serious (Let's Get Funny Fiction)

What should you do when your boyfriend wants to propose live on air? Should you a) confess up front that you're already married before the cameras are in your face and risk losing him, because you never meant to lie but you never mentioned it either. On the other hand, b) try to avoid being alone with him (ever again) so that he will not get the opportunity to ambush you with a surprise engagement ring. Or c) play along with it and accept his offer of marriage and that leaves option d) which stands for divorce, which is what you should have done ages ago seeing as it's been five long years since you've actually seen your husband in the flesh. Speaking about the absent husband, just to complicate matters even further begs the question. Did they have to make a pact to hook up again five years down the line and get back together for good, if neither of them had found happiness with another person by then?

And this is the problem that Faye Allen faces on the programme where she works, while the TV presenter is busy trying to make her own mark on telly so that she can fulfil her ambitions and one day host her own show. Only a scandal like this could sink her career boat that was sailing along quite nicely, until this happened to scupper her dreams. As it is decided, that the best course of action to take in this situation is to head off to Gibraltar to get it all sorted and Faye has a close encounter with a monkey for all her troubles and it would not be for the first time. So read this funny fiction in order to find out how Faye handles having a fiance and a famous husband plus a demanding workload all at once, which ends up crossing the line right over into every single part of her life and completely wrecks havoc all-round as a result.

This is a British comedy romance, short novel that is approximately 51,000 words in length.

The Billionaire Bargain

Sexy Australian billionaire Grant Devlin is ruining my life. He exercises shirtless in his office, is notorious for his lunchtime hook-ups, he even yawns sexily. If I didn't need this job so bad, I'd take his black Amex and tell him where to swipe it.

He doesn't even know I exist, but why would he? He jets off to Paris with supermodels, I spend Friday nights with Netflix and a chunk of Pepperidge Farm frozen cake--waiting for his call. Because every time he crashes his yacht, or blows $500k on a single roulette spin in Monte Carlo, I'm the PR girl who has to clean up his mess.

But this time, it's going to take more than just a fat charity donation. This time, the whole company is on the line. He needs to show investors that he's settling down, and Step #1 is pretending to date a nice, stable girl until people forget about what happened with the Playboy Bunnies backstage at the Oscars.

My plan is perfect, except for one thing:

He picks me.

(Book One of three. Full series available now!)

ALSO BY LILA:

The Billionaire Bargain series

The Billionaire Game series

Billionaire with a Twist series

Rugged Billionaire

Snowed in with the Billionaire

Lucky in Love series:

1. Get Lucky

2. Bet Me

3. Lovestruck

4. Mr Right Now

5. Perfect Match

6. Christmas with the Billionaire

Carolina Booty

Jaxie Parker works for one of the best ad agencies in Atlanta and and thrives in the upscale fast lane. She loves everything about the big city including her power-packed days and party-filled nights. But life as she knows it comes to a screetching halt when the boss puts her in charge of the firm's annual pro bono project, which is to revitalize a small town. Unfortunately, Rumton, South Carolina doesn't have a mall or nightclub, much less a nail salon. For that matter, there's no hotel, either. Jaxie ends up rooming with an old man in an even older house that he shares with a dog and a thieving raccoon.

Just when Jaxie thinks that she's landed in a dreadfully uneventful place, things heat up pretty fast -- there's much more to Rumton than meets the eye. Sexy men. A sinister plot to steal from the town. A raging wind storm. Quirky townspeople. And loads of astonishing pirate history. It all adds up to some major Carolina booty!

"Ocean's latest is delightful and entertaining." -Romantic Times BOOKreviews

Rescue Me

Chelsea Andrews can't decide who's more dangerous; the creep on the Toronto city bus, or the handsome stranger who rescues her. She doesn't hang around to find out. Fate intervenes when out of work actor Matt Malone sublets the apartment next door, and Chelsea discovers the most dangerous thing about her charming new neighbor is the damage he's inflicting on her heart. She's had enough of men like Matt; her father was a philandering charmer who left devastation in his wake. But the more she gets to know Matt, the more she realizes he's not like her father at all.

Success has eluded Matt's acting career. His family is pressuring him to give up acting and work full-time as a chef at the family business, Malone's Irish Pub. Matt likes to cook but acting is his passion. He's nearly thirty now, and meeting Chelsea makes him think of settling down. Should he give up his dreams for love's sake?

Chelsea is starting to believe she can trust Matt with her heart when strange romantic notes begin showing up at the art gallery where she works. Then she's followed home from the bus stop late one night, and her apartment is broken into. All the evidence points to Matt as the culprit. Is he the kind, funny, sincere man she's falling in love with, or some kind of stalker? Will the real Matt Malone please stand up?

The Old Man at the End of the World: Bite No. 1

The end is nigh.... and Gerald Stockwell-Poulter has had quite enough of it already. Pesky business altogether. All this hiding and running about. Makes Brexit look like a doddle.

After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the 'zompocalypse' and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millennial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn't even tea time.

Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.

THE GOOD LIFE meets DOUGLAS ADAMS meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD! - Dave F, Amazon

The first instalment of the Old Man at the End of the World. A novella of 20,000 words.

For fans of Frank Tayell (Surviving the Evacuation), Mark Tufo (Zombie Fallout), Diana Rowland (White Trash Zombie) and also Jonas Jonasson (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared), Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove) and Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg (The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules).

I Heart Christmas (Part One: Chapters 1–5) (I Heart Series, Book 6)

'Brilliantly written, this festive instalment of Angela's life is as funny and enjoyable as ever'

Closer

This is PART 1 of 3 (chapters 1-5). It is not the whole book

You can buy the three parts two weeks ahead of the release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

Angela's planning her very own fairytale of New York...

o Enormous Christmas tree

o Eggnog

o Eccentric British traditions

o Gorgeous man

But Santa's throwing her a few curveballs - new job (as if it's not mental enough already), new baby-craze from her best friend Jenny, and Alex determined they should grow up and settle down. Once friends start turning up uninvited on her doorstep (and leading her astray), can Angela really have a merry little Christmas? So much for happy holidays - something's got to give...

Waking Up Married in Vegas, What will Fiance Think? (Romantic Comedy)(Married Couple)(Humor)(Short Story)

Donna Colby wakes up with a hangover and finds a man in her bed who is NOT her fiance. She has no memory of how she got there. In a matter of moments, she finds that she is married. What will she tell her fiance of several years? Even worse, what will she tell her MOM?

More:

She got three steps outside the door and almost ran into HIM.

"Good morning, Honey." The man, her new husband said, "I didn't think you were coming out today."

He folded her in his arms and kissed her with unbridled passion. He caught her off guard and she was having trouble thinking how to react. In the instant before their lips met, she saw he was very cute. He was tall, having to lean down to kiss her. He was well built, and solid. She closed her eyes and felt herself melting. He was one heck of a kisser!

He was a better kisser than Albert was, she thought guiltily. He was even better than Freddie Nolan back in college who had been her gold standard for comparison. Until now.

The kiss continued and he pulled her tighter. It was very, very nice. A warmth was developing rapidly inside, spreading fast. She was becoming tingly and achy in all the right places.

She became aware of something happening between them. He was rising fast. Her eyes flew wide as realization of some very dangerous facts. He was naked against her. He was erect. He was HUGE!

"Back up, dude!" She warned, pushing him away. "And get some clothes on. You could knock a vase off waving yourself around like that!"

"Sure, honey." He said, smiling. "Do you think you should put something on too?"

"Oh, God!" She gasped, blushing from head to toe. She had forgotten her state of dress... er... undress. She covered her breasts with one arm and her bottom with her other hand. "Turn around! Don't look at me!"

"What's wrong, honey?" He asked concerned, reaching toward her. "You're acting very strange this morning! If I didn't know better, I'd swear you don't know me!"

"Don't touch me," Donna shouted. "I don't know you!"

"This isn't funny!" He said. "You know we've spent every waking moment together since we met."

"Well, As far as I'm concerned, we haven't met." Donna replied. "Could you please get some clothes on?"It was very distracting with him waving around like that.

"Sure, honey." He chuckled.

"What's so funny?" Donna demanded.

"You wouldn't let me put any cloths on for the past two days. You said you liked to look at me. And that it saved time when we made love." He said. "NOW you want me dressed,"

"Oh. My. Lord!" She ran back into the bathroom and slammed the door. She was hyperventilating again.

"I'm a slut!" She thought. "A TOTAL slut! Only a slut would keep a total stranger naked for ... TWO days!" They had been together for TWO days. She had kept him naked. To save time?

"Oh, my god!" She thought, "I must have had a psychotic break!"

Wait a minute. If they were married, did that still mean she was a slut? That made it ok to act slutty, right? She was still trying to wrap her mind around BEING MARRIED.

Mango Cake and Murder: A Funny Quick Read Culinary Mystery (Mom and Christy's Cozy Mysteries Book 1)

What do you get when you combine mango cake, murder, and Mom?

An unlikely recipe for a better life!

When Mom convinces Christy to ditch her "lousy" job and help with the catering business, their fledgling partnership suffers a few setbacks. One of them can't cook, they're short a catering van, and the guest of honor at their first party is murdered.That would be bad enough, but then, Christy's cousin, Celia, becomes the prime suspect.

Solving a murder is no easy task, but when drunken death threats, a dashing detective, and terrifying taxidermy are added into the mix, the case becomes almost impossible to crack. Who knew a small town like Fletcher Canyon could be filled with so much craziness?

Will the disaster-prone duo find the real killer before Celia's reputation is destroyed, or will Celia end up in prison for murder? Find out in this quick comedy cozy!

This novella is the first book in the Mom and Christy's Cozy Mysteries series, and is a complete mystery that you can read in an hour or two. It does NOT contain strong language or graphic violence. But it does contain a cute cat!

FOR RICHER OR POORER: ....A Romantic Comedy - (THE HENRY BLYTHE NOVELS Book 4)

A stand alone novel - number 4 in the Henry Blythe series.

Shortly after starting work at Blythe Enterprises, Sophie MacDonald, at the suggestion of her boss Henry Blythe, headed off on a two week holiday with her best friend Emma Tomkins.

Emma's Uncle Seymour owned a villa on the Mediterranean island of Capri which was 'a bit of a waste' apparently, as it was rarely used.

In search of sun, sand, sea and sex......and even more sex, this is Sophie's and Emma's story.

Will they find what they are looking for?

Will that Italian paradise island ever be the same again?

And exactly how much damage can they do in only two weeks?

Grandad Miller, Serial Killer... and Friends

'Grandad Miller, Serial Killer... and Friends' is a trilogy of darkly humorous, homicidal novels by Mark C Sutton, bringing together in one collection the warped and twisted stories of Brian Miller, a psychopathic OAP with a bad back, the nerdish lunatic Stephen Hartley AKA 'The Dead Winter Mountain Murderer', and the violent mafiosa-style gang of elderly women known collectively as 'The Borzelliero Bunch'.

Grandad Miller, Serial Killer

You'll never feel safe on your allotment again...

Brian Miller is a devoted family man in his seventies, with a sinister secret; in the nineteen sixties, he murdered three people and got away with it. But Brian put aside his murderous ways, focusing instead on enjoying a happy life with his new young family. Many years later, a personal tragedy results in Brian's long dormant blood-lust to rise to the surface again, and the ageing serial killer is reborn, leading to a trail of death and destruction with an increasingly high body-count. Grandad Miller seeks revenge on all manner of victims, from a loutish fellow member of his local allotment, to a trio of violent muggers, from a former school bully who made his life a misery many years ago, to a feisty, ageing, hairdresser who has given his wife a disastrous perm down at the local salon. Will the lovable, homicidal grandfather be able to avoid capture by the authorities, or will his increasingly bad back put paid to Brian's nefarious ways for good?

The Dead Winter Mountain Murders

They say that Stephen Hartley is one of the United Kingdom's worst serial killers... perhaps... but he's definitely the most nerdy.

When the body of a woman is found buried in a peat-bog near Scarr Mountain, a police investigation quickly unearths many more grim discoveries in the surrounding area. Soon, their number one suspect is in custody... a geeky, squeamish, anxiety-ridden cry-baby with a passion for model trains, golf, bad sci-fi movies, nerdy pod-casts, soft rock ballads, Albanian underground techno, and hideous home-made pizza's.

Welcome to the world of Stephen Morris Hartley, AKA 'The Slayer of Scarr Mountain'.

Bingo and Bullets - Book One: The Borzelliero Bunch

Crabley-on-Sea is a town under siege... from its own 'killer wrinklies'...

'Bingo and Bullets' is the tale of a ruthless criminal empire with a difference; all of its members are elderly women with a taste for foul language, violence, extortion, murder, and, of course, unusual moniker's. Led by the mysterious Edna 'Big Bunn' Borzelliero, and following a Mafiosa-style hierarchy, 'The Borzelliero Bunch' are hell-bent on taking control of the quiet seaside town of Crabley-on-Sea for their own personal gain. 'Bingo and Bullets' chronicles the lives and crimes of the various members of 'The Borzelliero Bunch', such as the quick-tempered capo, 'Li'l Lil' Petrocino, the volatile and untrustworthy psychotic, 'Ulcers' Scarpelli, and the vicious husband-abuser, 'False-Teeth' Felnetti.

Warning: Contains graphic violence and strong language. Not suitable for minors.

The travel diaries of John Dot: Margate (Mid Life Backpacker Book 1)

A midlife calamity. A last-chance retreat. He's packed all of his emotional baggage...John Dot's life is falling apart at the seams, much like the waistband of his trousers. As a 47-year-old bogged down by gloomy moods and irrational fears, he's a perfect fit for the drab British seaside. But with a long-suffering girlfriend who's way out of his league, John knows his only chance to keep her is by trying something drastic...

He plans a weekend holiday to the sandy beaches of Margate, hoping his efforts to wine and dine Olivia will get them in the clear. He never expected the series of misadventures that would hurl him far outside his comfort zone...

Can John keep it together or will his inner humbug bring the romantic getaway to a crashing halt?

The Travel Diaries of John Dot: Margate is the hilarious first installment of the Mid Life Backpacker series, a set of comedic travel novels. If you like dry British humor, dark journeys of the soul, and travelogues with a twist, then you'll love Kevin Kelly's coastal confessional.

Download the book to embark on a comedic midlife crisis today!

(Not So) Good in a Room (California Dreamers Romantic Comedy Series Book 1)

She's not the kind of girl he can take home to daddy.

(NOT SO) GOOD IN A ROOM, a romantic comedy novella, is a modern reimagining of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Awkward screenwriter Nellie Berg is great with words, as long as she can write them down. She's written over thirty action scripts, but has been unable to sell a single one to Hollywood. Instead of working the room, every time Nellie tries to pitch her scripts to producers she becomes overcome with anxiety and completely blanks out.

When Nellie meets another aspiring screenwriter, Roscoe Rhodes, at Pitchfestapalooza they form an unlikely friendship. Roscoe is everything Nellie is not: outgoing, witty, charming...and good in a room. Roscoe suggests that Nellie hire his cousin, Chris, an unemployed actor to pitch her scripts to producers.

Things get complicated when Nellie falls for Chris and she seeks Roscoe's help to seal the deal. Roscoe realizes he actually has feelings for Nellie. And Hollywood falls in love with the hot the new pretend screenwriter, who has never even read an entire script let alone written one.

WARNING: This book contains foul language, sexual innuendo and a little bit of hanky-panky. Buyer beware.

CALIFORNIA DREAMERS is a series of interconnecting romantic comedy stories that can be read as STAND ALONE NOVELLAS or as part of the SERIES.

The CALIFORNIA DREAMERS SERIES:

(Not So) Good in a Room (Nellie's Story)

Beautiful Abyss (Chris's Story)

So Far Away (Maddie's Story)

Rookie Mistake (Cody & Maya's Story)

Gobsmacked

Shopping for a Billionaire 1

When mystery shopper Shannon Jacoby meets billionaire Declan McCormick with her hand down a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores, it's love at first flush in this hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent.

Claiming Victory: A Romantic Comedy: Volume 1 (The Dartmouth Diaries)

Claiming Victory is a funny contemporary romantic comedy that will appeal to every woman who still believes fairy tales can come true... ..."So let me get this straight Admiral. Your plan is to somehow get the most famous actor in the world, to fall in love with your daughter Victory, who we both love dearly, but - and please don't take offence Sir - who you yourself admit is built generously across the aft, and whose face is unlikely to launch the Dartmouth ferry, let alone a thousand ships..." Victory Shackleford is a spinster, or at least well on the way to becoming one. She is thirty two years old, still lives with her father - an eccentric retired Admiral, and the love of her life is a dog. She thinks her father is reckless, irresponsible, and totally incapable of looking after himself. He thinks his daughter is a boring nagging harpy with no imagination or sense of adventure and what's more, he's determined to get her married off. Unfortunately there's no one in the picturesque yachting town of Dartmouth that Tory is remotely interested in, despite her father's best efforts. But all that is about to change when she discovers that her madcap father has rented out their house as a location shoot for the biggest blockbuster of the year. As cast and crew descend, Tory's humdrum orderly existence is turned completely upside down, especially as the lead actor has just been voted the sexiest man on the planet... Full of romantic humor, Claiming Victory is a must for fans of funny love stories - especially quirky British Romantic comedies.

Baby Love

Love Love

Gabrielle Willis is smart. She's funny. And oh yes, she's a bit klutzy. When Gabrielle left sunny California bound for the energy of Manhattan, she was willingly leaving the life she had known for the new life she would create. But was she really leaving something behind or was she running away? On the outside, Gabrielle Willis has it all under control. A new life in Manhattan, a great roommate, and a good job. But she is haunted. Haunted by a memory she's tried to forget and by a family who's abandoned her. But what happens when what's on the outside is only an illusion and in perfect contradiction to what's buried deep within? Enter Dane Rhodes. He's gorgeous, smart, and sexy as hell. Just what Gabby wants, or so she thinks. But when she meets Brad Dixon, the sweet guy with the crooked smile, he begins to make her see that the very thing she is trying to run from is the very thing that just may push her to see the light. **This book contains mature language and sexual content and is only recommended for readers 17 and older.**

Chez Stinky: Volume 1 (An Alpine Grove Romantic Comedy)

Kat Stevens is a slightly insecure, mostly bored technical writer who likes her cat a lot more than her boss. She hasn't laid eyes on her great aunt Abigail since she was eight, so she's stumped when she inherits Abgail's house in the small hamlet of Alpine Grove. Kat's uncomplicated life gets decidedly less so when she discovers the inheritance comes with some hairy conditions: four dogs and five cats that her aunt wanted her to love as her own. Of course, the house smells like a barn - with a touch of antique skunk - and, naturally, has serious roof issues. And that's before the three-legged cat gets stuck in the wall and the shower goes kablooey. When Kat meets Joel, an unemployed techie type with no love lost for his sister, Kat looks past his obvious flaws, given his timely and desirable skill set: a talent for fixing things (and his own tools). Despite out-of-control dogs, cat fights, dust dinosaurs, massive spiders and an old grizzled hippie passed out in the yard, Kat discovers the tranquility of the forests of Alpine Grove starting to seep into her soul. And why she can't she stop thinking about Joel?

TOTLANDIA: Book 1 (The Onesies, Fall): Volume 1 (Totlandia Series)

IN BOOK 1 OF THE TOTLANDIA SERIES: The Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club is the most exclusive children's playgroup in all of San Francisco. For the city's ultra-competitive elite, the club's ten annual spots are the ultimate parenting prize. But not everyone is PHM&TC material. The club's founder, Bettina Connaught Cross, adheres to strict membership rules: Moms only. No single parents or working mothers allowed. Membership is an arduous commitment. And there's no room in the club for scandal, bad behavior, or imperfection...from tots or their moms. In a world of power and prestige, no one has more than Bettina. And as every mom in Pacific Heights knows, you simply cannot cross her. But this year's admissions process is more rigorous than ever, pitting prospective members against each other to prove their mettle. But four of the six candidates vying for the remaining four slots have a secret that would knock them out of the running. Jade is a former stripper and porn actress, who has been absent for most of her son's life. Jillian's husband cleaned out their joint accounts and left her for his pregnant assistant. Ally never even had a husband--just a sperm donor--and she's hiding a high-ranking corporate job. And Lorna fears that her son may have special needs... just the excuse her sister-in-law, Bettina, needs to deny her entry to the club. Can these hopeful moms keep up appearances long enough to outlast the competition? Or will their chances--and their private lives--go up in flames? Friendship. Lies. Seduction. Betrayal. Welcome to Totlandia.

Finding Southern Comfort (Windy City Romance)

Harper Kirkpatrick is not what Cameron Bennett expects for the bachelor party in his Savannah mansion. She's desperate when he sends her home. Jobs are scarce and eviction looms. Former boyfriend Billy took off for California and she's too proud to head home to Chicago. Although Cameron may not go for her cheerleader kicks, he does admire Harper's spunk. When she answers his ad for a nanny, she's horrified to find herself back at his mansion. But she can't turn down the generous salary or Bella, the toddler with troubled eyes. Youngest in the Kirkpatrick clan, Harper's not an expert on kids. Neither is the young widower. Her head-strong personality soon puts her at odds with Cameron and his TV personality girlfriend, Kimmy Carrington. When she stands in for Kimmy at a Savannah gala, Harper and Cameron spark a fire that nearly burns down the dance floor. Never has the wrong man felt so right. Never has a boy from the south worked so hard to rev up the charm. Will the Windy City girl be able to put the heart back in his home? How can he convince her that his southern comfort has staying power?

Finding Harmony: Cypress Corners Book 1: Volume 1

A country girl committed to nature. A city guy with his eye on the bottom line. A battle of wills...a battle for balance And a love that can tip the scales Rick Chapman is climbing to the top rung of his father's corporate ladder. Fulfilling Chapman Financial's contract at Cypress Corners, Florida will finally prove his value to the company. And to his father. But one endangered weed, and the pretty plant girl trying to save it, could really screw up his plans. Harmony Brooks loves her job as a plant conservationist at Cypress Corners, and the money she earns allows her to make up for a former boyfriend's betrayal. He not only stole her parents' money, he stole her heart. And that's something she won't ever risk again. But opposites attract, not that she or Rick ever expected to fall in love. Can Harmony prove to Rick that he's worth so much more than his father's approval? Or is Rick so blind he can't see that loving Harmony is worth losing what he's wanted for so long?

Annie's 1st Break: The first book in the Annie McCauley romantic comedy mystery series: Volume 1 (The Annie McCauley Romantic Comedy Mysteries)

Look out New York City! Ms. Rayanne "Annie" McCauley from little old Mesa View, Texas has set her sights on being a high fashion model. Despite her humble beginnings in the Mesa View Mobile Home Park, hot tempered Annie thinks she can make it all the way to the cover of Women's Wear Daily (as long as she follows her own rules). She may also snag the heart of sexy Tomi Di Ponti, the CEO of Di Ponti Cosmetics and Fashions, but not without a lot of trouble from her arch rival, Brittany Carstairs, another alumnus of the trailer park and a woman who never met a nasty trick she didn't use. When it looks like things can't get any worse, along comes Luther Grolsch, handsome, dangerous and possibly the most annoying man Annie ever met. Hilarious situations and quirky characters make this romantic, comedy, mystery, adventure a must read. Annie McCauley has been described as the Calamity Jane of high fashion, but she may finally be getting her big break in the modeling world. She's moved to New York and rented a small apartment in Queens. Her best friend, Luis, a diminutive, gay, Latino, makeup artist lives right across the hall. She aced her first interview with handsome, Tomi Di Ponti and is ready for her second interview where she expects to be given the job as spokesmodel for the new Czarina line of cosmetics and fashions. But things rarely go smoothly for Annie and before she knows it, Brittany has pulled one of her dirty tricks and it looks like Annie may not get the job after all. However, with the help of Luis and the understanding of Tomi things seem to be working out. Brittany isn't easily beaten and through an elaborate plan it appears she's working against Annie behind the scenes. Comical mishaps, the Rigatoni, a vertically challenged gang of old world mobsters, and Nonni, the grandmother from hell all make Annie's dream seem just out of reach. Like Stephanie Plum, Annie is a hard working, good-hearted woman who may be in over her head. Enter Ida and her son, Luthe

Bah, Humbug!: A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella

PG-RATED FUN

Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.

For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer's block - until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes it's the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain's weapon will fit inside a snowman's body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi's next show.

From this improbable beginning comes friendship, but can there be a happy ending for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?

Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.

It's a novella of about 100 pages. The paperback version will be available soon.

Playing at Murder: A Butterworth Mystery, Book 1

It's always been a dream of Connie Butterworth's to be a private investigator. Now that she's retired, she makes that dream a reality and sets herself up as an investigator. With reluctant help from her sister-in-law, Sable, Connie takes on her first client. What starts out as a simple case of tracking down a missing person soon turns into an intriguing case of deception, phone hacking and murder.