In Shipfaced (Caverns and Creatures) by Robert Bevan, Tom, Dave, Julian and Cooper are a group of friends of varied mythical races and hire on to load the cargo hold of a ship only to find themselves hijacked by pirates. Will they be the temporary love slaves of the pirates or will they escape and somehow find their way back to civilization?
Carlotta Wren’s last decade has not been easy. It started with her parents being charged with a crime and going on the run and then her posh fiancé dumping her. She was left to raise her 9-year-old brother, Wesley, and supports them by selling designer clothes at Neiman Marcus. Wesley, at 19, is not the easiest of siblings. When he gets caught hacking a government computer to clear a few fines, Carlotta has had enough. With the attractive Detective Jack Terry on her heels trying to find her parents and working to keep her brother’s loan sharks at bay, the last thing Carlotta needs is for her old rival and wife of her former fiancé who left her to turn up dead. Life, it seems, is not always as you plan.
In The Unfaithful Seven by Alasdair Smith, Louis Cameron, one of Glasgow’s leading property developers, bribed an official that he didn’t have to bribe. Louis discovers that his planning permits would have been approved without the bribe. The man who took the money is found hanging in his apartment. Louis vows to get the money back no matter what and brings in John Quinn, a nobody who Louis believes was a good friend of the politician, to help. Jack Robinson, the owner of the land to be developed, also gets word of the half a million and with the help of his sidekick, Bannie McKenzie, plans to get the money first. It’s a race to the cash in this Scottish crime caper.
Charlie Pinwright is the most forgettable man on earth. As a child, his mother frequently picked the wrong boy up from school simply forgetting his face. After losing his girlfriend to a Spanish cake decorator, losing his job and being forced to share his flat with another family (the landlord leased the bedroom simply forgetting that Charlie was there), Charlie is kidnapped by an alien bounty hunter. Charlie soon finds out that the continuation of existence as we know (and don’t know) it may rest on his shoulders. Can one forgettable man save the galaxy?
This book is described as Wind in the Willows for adults (Amazon). In The Cuckoos of Batch Magna, the major landowner in the Batch Magna area of Wales dies. His lands are entitled and must pass to a distant male relative instead of his children. The American landowner inherits and promptly gives notice to his steamer boat tenants that they must move as he plans to turn the area into a kitschy resort for wealthy Americans. Led by a writer and a former military man, the motley crew of occupants takes the new landowner on with a goal of winning all or going down fighting.
In Fun & Games by David Michael Slater, Jonathan Schwartz is coming-of-age in the 1980s. At the crossroads of religion and his wacky family, Jonathon navigates the difficult years toward adulthood with humor. Fun & Games is a story of love, loss and skeletons in the closet.
Renee Greene, nearly 30 and despairing of ever finding a mate, dives into the world of online dating with hilarious results. Aided by her friends Shelley, Mark and Ashley she lives her life knowing that knight in shining armor might just be right around the corner.
The sequel to [easyazon-link asin=”1460922638″ locale=”us”]Click: An Online Love Story[/easyazon-link], [easyazon-link asin=”1482004992″ locale=”us”]Double Click[/easyazon-link] follows Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Ethan and Mark through life’s ups and downs via e-mail.
A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard is an imagined story of Jane Austen’s life in which she longs for companionship and love. Will she find what she’s looking for at a ball in honor of her sister and herself hosted by their brother at Godmersham Park?
In Looking for La La by Ellie Campbell, Cathy O’Farrell’s husband, Declan, receives a saucy postcard from the mysterious La La, Cathy is thrilled. Not seriously suspecting that her husband is having an affair, Cathy and her friend Raz start an investigation aided in part by the Tuesday Twice Monthly, a tight-knit group of local moms. Soon the notes turn sinister and Cathy notices a red estate car following her. Is this mystery perhaps more than she bargained for?
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