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Mayhem in Myrtle Beach

Sherwood, a recent college grad with an accounting degree, is desperate for a job. But she hates numbers and wants to do anything but accounting. After moving to Virginia, she applies for an activities job at the Great Wings retirement community - even though her qualifications are nonexistent. Against all logic, the director hires Sherwood, pending a week-long trial period.

Jane Sullivan has a group of forty-six seniors heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a bus tour and they need a group leader. Sherwood happily accepts, thinking that it will be like a free vacation. After all, she told the director, seniors are no different than anyone else. They're just older.

But Sherwood's visions of bliss vanish when she realizes she's in over her head. Her group is eccentric and demanding. One of them goes missing. And to complicate things, the bus driver turns out to be a college study buddy who has lost the nerdy glasses and now looks totally hot in his uniform.

A Holiday Read: A Laugh Out Loud Romantic Comedy

Two lone parents have a discreet holiday fling ...

What could possibly go wrong?

Disgraced shadow minister for the arts Jerry Harrison takes a last-minute holiday to the Canary Islands with his two adult children, Antonia and Alistair. He hopes to repair their relationship, which has broken down following a messy and very public separation from the children's mother. On the flight out he encounters single mum Elise Carter, who is holidaying with her children, Zoe and Zac - the archetypal teenagers from hell. Despite getting off to a bad start, and despite coming from opposing ends of the social spectrum, Jerry and Elise are mutually attracted.

The families' paths continue to cross until a bizarre series of events forces them together - trapped and alone at an isolated rural villa. With only each other for company and deprived of all contact with the outside world, the mask of respectability slips ...

Raunchy, provocative and deliriously bonkers

A laugh-out-loud comedy

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

A short story: a scrumptious first taste of a fabulous, feel-good new series! Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Holly Martin.

Meet the Reading Group: six women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don't forget the glass of red! 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.

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

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 Sunshine And Biscotti Club

A free extract from the exciting new novel The Sunshine and Biscotti Club from Jenny Oliver.The ovens are pre-heating, the Prosecco is chilling...and The Sunshine and Biscotti Club is nearly ready to open its doors. But the guests have other things on their minds...

Libby: The Blogger

Life is Instagram-perfect for food blogger Libby...until she catches her husband cheating just weeks before her Italian cooking club's grand opening.

Evie: The Mum

Eve's marriage isn't working, but she's not dared admit it until now. A trip to Italy to help Libby open The Sunshine and Biscotti Club might be the perfect escape...

Jessica: In Love with her Best Friend

Jessica has thrown herself into her work to shut out the memory of the man who never loved her back. The same man who's just turned up in Tuscany...

Welcome to Tuscany's newest baking school - where your biscotti is served with a side of love, laughter and ice-cold limoncello!

Harry Plotter and The Chamber of Serpents, A Potter Secret Parody

Austen comes to England knowing as an American he'll stick out at his new school. But when an errant owl lands him at Hogwarts he's in for more than he expected.

If it's not hard enough being the only American at Hogwarts, Austen's sorted into the most despised of all the houses. Then bumbling around the dungeon while trying to find his common room, he unwittingly helps the monster from the Chamber of Serpents. Will he discover the secret of the Chamber before he becomes another victim of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?

Any proceeds from this book will be donated to the The Children's Literacy Initiative, a US based charity.

Dr Raoul M. Fury's Compendium Of Modern Lies: Funny, silly short stories for children and adults (chadults)

Dr Raoul M. Fury's Compendium Of Modern Lies is a collection of funny, silly, worrying short stories for children and adults alike (i.e. chadults).

Containing somewhere between 0 and 1,000,000 short stories (I think it's 14), with a foreword, afterword and midword, and lovingly/resentfully illustrated by Dr Raoul himself, this anthology of short fiction is perfect to read on your own, with a parent or with a sleepy/scared child, or with a robot that is programmed to like short stories, or perhaps with a friend who you quite like but don't really really like.

Stories include:

- "How The Tiger Got Its Spots" - a fable about how the giraffe got its stupid long neck

- "Something Something Something DINOSAURS" - which I think is about dinosaurs

- "The Three And A Half Labours Of Schmercules" - a historically accurate story about a Greek demigod

...and many more! (if by "many" you mean "eleven")

Praise for Dr Raoul M. Fury's Compendium Of Modern Lies:

"This is not the book I ordered" -- Clive Dagnar, Thanet

"Many of the words that the author uses simply do not exist" -- Hararold Blonions, Thanet

"[Insert Quote Here]" -- J. K. Rowling, Thanet

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.

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!)

Moon Struck: Book 1: A Hilarious Werewolf Romance, free book, free paranormal romance, urban fantasy) (When, Were, & Howl Series)

Jen has never enjoyed the full moon. Not like her family and certainly not like her boss, Rob, whose monthly trysts leave the office in a shambles. Jen turns into a mouse on the full moon, the most disrespected form in the were-community.

Her crush on Rob only makes her deep loneliness and feelings of alienation worse. When her friend steals an amulet with the power to turn were-wolf, Jen decides to try it on... only to find that being a wolf isn't all its cracked up to be. Guaranteed to make you howl.

"Ms. Raleigh drew me in and held me tight from the first word until the last, and left me wishing for more. It is definitely worth your time to add this story to your collection." --Bitten By Books--

Moon Struck is a free paranormal romance.

****ALSO AVAILABLE: The When Were & Howl Collection. Five Books bundled together.

(Formerly released as Wolf N Mouse)

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.

Naughty Mummy and the Bad Anniversary

TWENTY-MINUTE FUNNY READ FOR TIME-POOR MOTHERS

A mother with a hangover. Two kids demanding attention. And a husband who's too busy to help.

Tess has probably had worse days, but she can't remember them. All she really wants is a strong cup of coffee and somewhere to dump her kids. Forget the anniversary!

If you've ever experienced a time when you wanted to lock your little darlings in the pantry for half an hour of peace, you'll adore this lively, fun read by the crew at Mummies Anonymous.

Will Tess get through the morning or will she end up a blubbering mess on the floor?Will her husband be her hero or her villain? And will she rise above her mother's disapproval?

Naughty Mummy and the Bad Anniversary gives you the laugh every mother needs.

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!

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?

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft: Volume 1 (Washington Witches (Magical Washington) series)

Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She's unhappily working as a librarian. She has a crush on her oblivious Imaginary Boyfriend. And she just learned she won't receive a well-deserved raise; instead, she can live for free in a cottage on the library grounds. When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with ancient books about witchcraft. Her first spell awakens a feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings attract a sexy magical warder, and Jane's life is quickly turned upside down. Does Jane have what it takes to become a real witch?

The Indecent Proposal: (Short Story) (What You're Proposing Book 1)

One girl, one question, one huge mistake ...

When Megan sees a photo of her rock star boyfriend Ryan with another girl, she dumps him and heads off to Sorrento on holiday. Unfortunately Ryan's had exactly the same idea...

The Indecent Proposal is an 8,000 word short story which should take about thirty minutes to read. It is a romantic comedy.

(A shorter version of this story was previously published in the anthology Sunlounger as An Indecent Proposal.)

OTHER BOOKS BY LOUISE MARLEY:

Novels:

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (ASIN: B005IXSU1U)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (ASIN: B005WOE91K)

A Girl's Best Friend (ASIN: B0084OBNSC)

Breathless (ASIN: B00A9GHS5A)

Nemesis (ASIN: B00ECGPUF8)

Trust Me I Lie (ASIN: B01HDYDJZ8)

Novella:

Something Wicked: (ASIN: B00R4HDZMW)

Short Fiction:

The Indecent Proposal (ASIN: B00L4L9H58)

The Accidental Proposal (ASIN: B00NQH9RM6)

** There is another author with the same name. Please don't get us mixed up! **

Trouble in Mudbug: Volume 1 (Ghost-in-Law Series)

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law's death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn't slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into - especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

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.

Lovestruck in London: Volume 1

Lizzie Medina went to London to reinvent herself. Tired of being the quiet baby sister, and in no hurry to settle into a boring existence in surburbia, she escapes from home at the first opportunity. When she settles in London for a year of post-graduate studies, Lizzie is sure she'll be able to start a whole new life. Immerse herself in the books she loves. Explore a new country. Work on her dream of writing a novel. She might even be able to find a little bit of excitement for once. But falling unexpectedly in love with up-and-coming actor Thomas Harper causes Lizzie to re-think... everything. Just as she's convinced herself this small-town girl from the Midwest can handle this great adventure, Thomas's career suddenly explodes to superstar levels, and Lizzie finds herself forced to navigate the fame game of red carpets, catty co-stars, gossip magazines, and paparazzi. When she wished for a new life, she had no idea it would be anything like this! Lizzie must now determine if her love-and her confidence-are strong enough to get her through the complications of dating a movie star. Even if she and Thomas are able to pull through before she has to leave London, how will she deal with the inevitability of returning to a life at home that no longer feels like her own? Will she follow her family's wishes or follow her heart? Will the Lizzie she discovered in London be strong enough to help her pursue her dreams?

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?

Kiss a Girl in the Rain: Volume 1 (Take a Chance)

In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever. Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he's been searching for? Evan's Amazing Life List 1. Ride a motorcycle across America 2. Kiss a girl in the rain 3. Swim in every ocean... When Evan Chance gives up a successful corporate law career to tackle the bucket list he wrote when he was twelve, he has no idea where the road will lead him. Caitlyn Sorenson is a happily settled small town doctor. When a sexy drifter rolls into town after a motorcycle accident leaves him stranded in Miller's Pond for a few days with the homeliest dog ever, she can smell trouble even as she's drawn to a man who is only passing through town. But some scorching hot nights and a blooming tenderness mean two people will have to face up to the challenges of love. From USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren comes the first in an exciting new series of sexy, humorous romances about a family named Chance. New York Times Bestselling author Lori Foster calls Nancy's writing 'sexy and wonderfully witty.' Fans of Bella Andre, Kristin Higgins and Susan Mallery will enjoy Kiss a Girl in the Rain.

If The Shoe Fits: Once Upon A Romance, Book 1: Volume 1

What happens when a modern day Cinderella's dreams don't involve getting married? Romance? Love? In this Once Upon A Romance Series Book 1 romantic comedy, Charlotte (Charlie) King doesn't have time for either one. All she wants is her late father's dream to come true by making his beloved King's Department Store thrive again. However, her stepmother has other ideas. Charlie agrees to help her stepmother find grooms for her sheltered stepsisters. In exchange, the stepmother will release her stronghold on the budget for the store. After all, one good deed deserves another, right? But, Charlie has no idea what her heart's in for when ... Alexander (Alex) Royale, dubbed by society newspapers as Prince Charming, arrives for dinner to meet the all-female King family. His ailing grandparents yearn for his marriage and then the baby carriage. Well, that and running the family company at the same time. Having unsuccessfully searched for months, Alex doesn't hold out any hope in finding his future bride among the King sisters. However, all his expectations, including his idea of a business-like marriage of convenience, vanish the moment Charlie crashes into him. When Alex sets out to win over Charlotte, he has no idea he has to bargain with the stepmother, secretly buy the store, court Charlotte after the wedding, and, oh yeah, be featured in Charlie's new fairy tale ad campaign, the Charmings, based on them. Can a guy ever get a break? The couple never factored in falling in love with each other. Now, faced with losing all their families ever wanted, Charlie and Alex must choose: Do they live their families' dreams or do they finally live their own? Once Upon A Romance Series: If The Shoe Fits, Book 1 Waking Sleeping Beauty, Book 2 Taming McGruff, Book 3

So Much More: Volume 1 (The Chrome Series)

Avery Moore writes about romance, but she sure as hell doesn't live it. Blake Patterson has no trouble getting women. In fact, as the owner of a popular club, women are practically throwing themselves at him. They couldn't be further from each other's type, but when a solid friendship is formed, little by little the lines become blurred. In this struggle between friendship and love, the desire between them becomes too much to resist. What happens when your friend suddenly becomes So Much More?

Something in the Heir: Volume 1 (It's Reigning Men)

He's a prince with a problem, she's a commoner with a getaway plan. Modern-day Prince Adrian of Monaforte has a most old-fashioned problem: his demanding mother wants him wed to her best friend's daughter, the hard-partying Serena. When his refusal falls on deaf ears, Adrian decides it's time for him to slip away from his gilded cage and figure out his life, all on his own. As luck would have it, event photographer Emma Davison, weary of a revolving door of lost-cause men and tired of her outsider-looking-in career, is in need of her own escape clause, just in time to help a wayward prince in need. And she soon discovers that sometimes a girl's gotta sweep a prince off his feet. For any girl that's ever held out hope that some day her prince would come...or better yet, hoped that some day she'd come to him.

Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees

The first book in the Greco Family Trilogy, this is the story of a 23 year old woman's journey t....

The Almost Wives Club: Book 1: Volume 1

Five Brides-One Dress Kate Winton-Jones is marrying one of America's most eligible bachelors. Edward Carnarvon III is rich, handsome and hers. But at the final fitting of her wedding gown, one of the seamstresses pricks her and a tiny blood spot appears on the outrageously expensive gown. Its famous designer fires the clumsy seamstress on the spot, whereupon the girl puts a curse on the dress and storms out. Kate doesn't believe in curses. She's modern, American and in love with the perfect guy. What could go wrong? But that very evening she meets a man who makes her question her future. And then she discovers that Edward has been hiding a secret or two... and before you can say, "This dress is so cursed," she's on the run from Edward, his family, her mother, the paparazzi and the person she thought she was. When the man who discovers her hiding place turns out to be the last man she should trust, it's time to throw her cautious good sense out with the satin shoes she won't be wearing. Playing it safe hasn't done her much good. Maybe it's time to play by a new set of rules. Her rules. Sometimes Prince Charming is the one who turns out to be the frog, and true love appears in the most unexpected places. Follow the cursed dress through five sets of bridal hands as four more women join The Almost Wives Club. These are complete novels. Watch for: Secondhand Bride coming in April, 2015 Bridesmaid for Hire coming in May, 2015 The Wedding Flight in June, 2015 If the Dress Fits in July 2015 To stay on top of all new releases, sign up for Nancy's newsletter at www.nancywarren.net

Nashville Heat: Volume 1 (Naughty in Nashville)

He's every woman's hot cowboy fantasy...and her one erotic obsession Aspiring song-writer Sydney Stratton can't forget the one white-hot night she and country music's newest star Dex Wilder shared, despite her resolve to focus on her career and leave the boyfriend thing to someone else. When their paths cross again, the meeting is explosive, but his party guy reputation threatens to undermine everything Sydney has worked for. Dex knows what he wants--he wants Sydney, in bed and out. Now all he has to do is convince the woman of his fantasies that he's more than a front page tabloid story. Explore the naughty side of Nashville with all the books in Bethany Michaels' popular Nashville series!