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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?

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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!

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?

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.

Forget Me? Not (A Romantic Comedy)

Updated Edition!

Amanda Baldwin isn't keen on eavesdroppers. Especially when the eavesdropper hears her fiance call off their long-awaited wedding--after the invitations have already been sent!

Never mind that the eavesdropper, the irrepressible Zach Castelli, wants to help Amanda get over her heartache by showing her life on the wild side. Or that Zach is a bonafide hunk. He's her polar opposite, a beach bum who can't commit to anything and calls marriage the state of "unhappily ever after."

As her few weeks around Zach count down to an inevitable end, though, the question isn't whether Amanda will be able to forget her fiance. It's whether she'll ever forget Zach.

(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)

Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe

The brand new book from bestselling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night... The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security - a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu. For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn't one she takes lightly, and it's certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie. Even her own parents think she's gone mad. Product Information:o ISBN: 9780008150259 o Author: Debbie Johnsono Publisher: Harper Impulseo Format: Paperbacko Pages: 347o Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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.

Three Girls and a Baby

Hard to Find book

Gobsmacked

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.

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

Fixers

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?

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

Dying for a Donut: Volume 5 (Laurel McKay Mysteries)

To Laurel McKay, there's nothing better than spending an autumn afternoon in the Apple Hill area, munching on caramel apples and cinnamon donuts. It's a good thing daughter Jenna's landed a seasonal job at Apple Tree Farm and Bakery. Then Laurel stumbles over the bakery owner's corpse coated in powdered sugar. Axel Thorson was a well-respected member of the community. Who might benefit from his death? When the police arrest the heartthrob grandson of the bakery manager, Jenna decides to help him by solving the case herself, a move that lands her in jail. With Laurel's detective honey in another state, and her octogenarian grandmother threatening to chase down the culprit, what's a soccer mom with a sweet tooth to do but go undercover. Detecting among donuts should be a piece of cake, but not if Laurel discovers first-hand that sugar can kill you. Dessert Recipes Included

Flo Charts

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.