A man's dream of saving animals looks doomed, but can love help find a way?
Civil servant Norman Butcher loves animals more than people and gets a golden opportunity when he is suddenly left a decent nest-egg and dilapidated Olive Branch Farm. Now he is able to realise his life's dream - to save circus animals and let them wander free.
But uninvited visits from a local poacher and a bumptious planning officer set off a train of events that propel him into the clutches of the tabloid press. Under siege with the paparazzi, police and student protesters up to all kinds of tricks on his doorstep, Norman unexpectedly discovers true love.
Can he extricate himself from all this unwanted ballyhoo, navigate through the legal maze and keep his beloved animals - and his new love?
Set in rural England in the Sixties, The Animal Man is a hilarious, touching story of one man's attempt to escape his drab and loveless past and follow his passion. David McDine's comic confection will appeal to fans of Tom Sharpe, P.G. Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh.
Praise for The Animal Man:
'Laugh out loud funny! McDine has quite a way with words... his descriptions of rural 1960s life had me in fits' -- Cressida Schofield
'... very enjoyable and amusing - nearly missed my station I was so engrossed' -- D.W. Harrington
David McDine is a former journalist and member of the Government Information Service and lives with his wife Sue on a Kent smallholding where over the years they have kept children, horses, sheep, rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats and fish - but, as yet, no giraffes or kangaroos. He has written acclaimed naval fiction and The Animal Man series is his first venture into humorous fiction.
At the end of the world, the zombies are not the scariest monsters. Something evil and vile now hides among the sheep seeking to devour its very heart.
Pastor Mike Brown and his wife, Lauren, are loved by the congregation of the church that rose from the ashes of the zombie apocalypse. But a dark secret, if discovered, could destroy everything.
As Guntersville Island's fledgling government attempts to solve the mystery of a growing number of missing children, it must ask some hard questions about the messianic leader.
Meanwhile, on the Viva Ancora, Mo, Smokes, and the remainder of the main protagonists continue their trip toward the sea in search of a possible cure. Meeting new friends and foes along the way is, of course, a given: not to mention Mo's constant complaining.
Will evil win control of paradise? Who can stop its sadistic hunger? Do we need a Hero? Is that a pig?
It's the end of the world as we know it. Join us, friend. In places where the zombies bite... fish bite... life always bites... and some people bite.
Welcome to Zombie Perdition.
Winner of the 2019 Independent Audiobook Awards (IAA) for Humor
Books in the Still Alive Series:
Book One: Zombie Lake
Book Two: Zombie Island
Book Three: Zombies On A Plane
Book Four: Zombie Oasis
Book Five: Zombie River Run
Book Six: Zombie Paradise Lost
Book Seven: Zombie Perdition
Some people will stop at nothing to make a killing.
You know how they're always telling us to pay attention to our pensions? Well, some ex-employees of the US government are really taking that advice to heart by using their mayhem-creating abilities to maximise their investments. When one of their fund managers has a momentary crisis of conscience and confesses all to a woman he hardly knows, they will stop at nothing to deal with the problem.
All Bunny McGarry wants is a spot of breakfast and a decent cup of tea. So imagine how annoyed he gets when two masked men attempt to rob the New York diner he is in? Unfortunately, dealing with that problem just leads to a whole lot more. One of the other customers isn't who she appears to be, and without his help, the odds aren't great that she will live to see another breakfast.
Amy Daniels is in big trouble and the only thing keeping her alive is a man who is supposed to be dead.
Disaster Inc is the first book in a new series featuring Bunny McGarry, beloved by those who enjoyed the critically-acclaimed Dublin Trilogy of books. It melds high-octane action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.
Imagine TV's Family guy, Game of Thrones, Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure, and Harry Potter all had a group gang-bang. The Book of Roderick would be the offspring created by that shameful night.
Roderick and his best friend Horace discover a magical book left for Roderick by his father. Upon reading the book out loud, the moronic misfits are transported back to medieval times to the fictional location in the book; Candiace Kingdom. Despite possessing the combined IQ of a functionally average man, Roderick and Horace are forced to navigate through an impending war, and a population ripe with lies, treachery, seduction, and danger in order to find their way back home.
Easily the most ridiculous, offensive book ever written, The book of Roderick: Medieval Mayhem is book one of a series by upcoming author Eric Falvey. With pages full of punchlines, and all the ridiculous, perverted, beer soaked, hilarious shenanigans you could ever want, this is book is sure to delight anyone who enjoys envelope pushing hilarity, and or partakes in the Devil's Lettuce.
I'm the crown prince of Villroy, but instead of taking the king's throne like I should have, my father got us all exiled. I'd complain, but he had good reason. Now our once royal family lives in Brooklyn, and I'm about to inherit a new kingdom: my uncle's construction business. It's an opportunity to build my real estate empire and make something of myself. All I need is an experienced person to help take it to the next level. And then the girl who grew up next door to me -- all woman now -- shows up with just the business experience I need.
Too bad Ariana Bianchi hates me. I used to think it was undeserved -- fallout from our families' longtime feud -- but there was this one time...
I'm newly divorced and crashing at my parents' house until I can get my life on track for my ultimate goal of having a baby with the help of a sperm bank. It's the reason for my divorce -- he didn't want kids -- and at thirty-one the clock is ticking. So when the gorgeous pig of a man, Dylan Rourke, shows up at my parents' house to ask me to work as a consultant for his company, I see an opportunity. He wants something from me? Yeah, well, I want something in return, too.
Only Dylan makes this way more complicated than it needs to be.
The Rourkes Series
Royal Catch (Book 1)
Royal Hottie (Book 2)
Royal Darling (Book 3)
Royal Charmer (Book 4)
Royal Player (Book 5)
Royal Shark (Book 6)
Rogue Prince (Book 7)
Rogue Gentleman (Book 8)
Rogue Rascal (Book 9)
Rogue Angel (Book 10)
Rogue Devil (Book 11)
Rogue Beast (Book 12)
Clara has it all, a swanky new job, a hot robot babe, and even a time machine. Paradise all comes crashing down when she realizes her ticket to the future was stolen.
She wakes up in a world that has been reshaped by the whim of a time traveler with a strange obsession with bison and chicken wings. Now she has to fix the timeline, or everyone she knows and loves will be wiped from existence.
There's also a lot of flightless birds.
Find out how it all fits together in The Bison Agenda, the not anticipated sequel of Time Burrito.
Trailer park magic ain't gonna stop the scary-ass critters and spirits on Hell-o-ween.
What the hell is trailer park magic? Join the Nightshade Trailer Park residents this Hell-o-ween and find out.
Things That Go Bump in the Dark Woods-Will Argyle Gooch survive his encounter with the mean-ass tree Ol' Sourwood?
Bubba, Bubba, Toil and Trouble--Darvus Woodvine is on a quest to find the sacred grove of his beloved Poison Ivy Fairy. Instead, he finds a whole lot of trouble.
Blood, Nuts, and Glory- When Leroy gathers pecans in the Dark Woods, he meets an old stoner named Odis and R.J. Nutters, a seven-foot squirrel from Assguard.
Trolls and Chickens--Weasel has been ordered to bring back the 'troubles' from the Dark Woods. If he doesn't, then his beloved chickens will become dinner for the demons.
Pearlette's Perky Pumpkins--Will Pearlette's pumpkins be ready for the Alabama Demons First Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest? If not, all hell could break loose.
Graveyard Gnomes--Something ain't right about those gnomes in Madame Boomont's yard.
Ya'll Come as You Are--It's Hell-o-ween in the trailer park. Are you ready?
Rohit Dharupta pens an ordinary boy's extraordinary journey at NIT(National Institute of Technology).A hilarious and riveting account of college life.
Aahan, a shy and homesick boy, travels with his Dad, all the way from Shimla to Rourkela in a bus followed by a train journey; On his way, he remembers mother's love, sister's teasing, and observes fellow travelers' idiosyncrasies.
The Joy of joining a reputed Engineering college is short-lived, as he experiences bullying by the seniors and realizes that the hostel is a confinement of locked gates where he must put up with a group of fellow batchmates in an enforced association.The resentment soon turns into a simmering desire for revenge on a ruthless senior, Sandhu.
A birthday celebration turned into a nightmare followed by vandalizing of town adds to his woes as now the future is also at stake.
The quirky boys who were initially obligated to stay together have now become friends and they lighten up every adverse situation through infectious laughter and unending bantering.
The charming Sanaa and the bubbly Rinki like the breath of fresh air bring joy initially, but the circumstances soon turn into an emotional roller-coaster.And then the masterplan of cheating in the examination and tough luck with placement. Misery reloaded.
Battling with the true meaning of success and failure, amidst the deep emotions evoked by love and hate, does Aahan finally learn the lesson of life?
"Shimla lad pens book on NIT life,makes readers nostalgic about their college life." -The Tribune
"Sailing above all 'Buttons': Rohit Dharupta." -Monday Morning, NIT Rourkela
About the Author
Rohit Dharupta was born and raised in Shimla, where he did his schooling. He completed Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India. Presently working for a Global Company, Rohit lives in Montreal, Canada.The passion for storytelling inspired Rohit to write Third Button, the nostalgia of college days. He describes ...
A belly dancer with a stolen book believed to be the Kama Sutra on steroids is determined to outwit the Italian mob's deadliest hitman, the dwarf Nano Mortale, in a new madcap adventure from Jonathan Harries, author of Killing Harry Bones.
Fanny Packer, a voluptuous red-headed belly dancer, steals a mysterious codex rumored to make the Kama Sutra look like a children's story book from a mob family in Rome.
Back in New York City, journalist Charley Brooks and his too-perfect fiancee are already growing bored with one another.
When Charley catches a glimpse of the provocative Fanny in a magazine, he understands for the first time that there are no accidents and sets out on an unlikely quest to track her down.
Meanwhile, when the mobsters discover that the book, their most valuable family heirloom, is missing, the family's deadliest hitman and his bumbling handlers are dispatched to the States to recover the book--and eliminate Fanny.
With the help of a dominatrix and traveling on an old bookmobile-cum-brothel organized by the Dewey Decimal System, Fanny and Charley make a desperate run from Los Angeles to Worland, Wyoming, where they hope to unlock the codex one position at a time.
Don't miss this outrageous, laugh-out-loud, magical story of lust, love, and destiny.
AUDIOBOOK COMING NOVEMBER 2020
"A farce in the spirit of Joseph Heller's work." - Kirkus Reviews
In the thin slice of time between the present day and the dystopian future we've been reading so much about, Chris Dawkins, a young man of uncertain everything, finds himself in the FBI's crosshairs when he accidentally signs the online Terms and Conditions to join an Islamic extremist group. (And I suppose YOU read all the fine print?)
With the help of his billionaire boss Jasper Wiles and badass attorney Biz Byner, Chris must thread a narrow path to freedom, squeezing through the colliding worlds of law enforcement, the news media, Silicon Valley, entrepreneurial jihadists, teenage dark web nuclear arms dealers, rogue military officers, street hustlers and side hustlers, living their own truths all.
One part thriller, one part action-adventure, one part buddy comedy and nine parts social and political satire, Lacking Evidence to the Contrary slices, dices and serves up overflowing portions the contradictions and absurdities of a world where nothing is as it seems.
Superpowers are cool, but they won't get you more toilet paper when a global pandemic causes a shortage.
Or will they... ?
Enjoy this varied collection of short stories -- some of which were written during the COVID-19 shut-down as a way of helping me stay sane. It contains a little bit of everything: humor, romance, literary crossover, and maybe even a ghost or two. Get ready to kick up your feet, relax, and have a good time!
He started our war-I intend to finish it.
Buying a house in the suburbs was supposed to be low stress: my own little haven to decorate and landscape exactly how I want. Instead I find myself locking my garbage can to keep pests out-pests that are six-foot-one, green-eyed, and far too good looking.
My trespassing neighbor is rude and entitled. It isn't long before war is declared and I find myself stooping to immature pranks.
When trouble lands at my door, my unlikely neighbor starts knocking on my heart. Was I ready to answer?
I will win no matter what it takes.
I moved to this neighborhood for a fresh start. The one thing I'm not looking for is a relationship, so when I mistakenly assume my neighbor is hitting on me, I lash out at her.
I didn't mean to start the war, but now she taunts me from across the street. Our harmless pranks have become the highlight of my day. I should stay away-but I can't. I want to spend more time with her.
When a stalker begins sending Kylie a series of notes, I'm only too willing to help protect her.
Maybe I'm looking for a relationship after all.
*Standalone with a HEA.
Leave Me Breathless... What do an inquisitive reporter, a dedicated cop, and a band of geriatric mystery sleuths have in common? The desire to see justice done!
Tossed from a prestigious San Francisco newspaper, journalist C.J. Pulaski returns to her hometown of Conspiracy, California, in disgrace. She's hit rock bottom and will do anything to find her next big story and get her career back on track. In desperation, she even joins her father's Trench Coat Brigade, a wacky group of seniors with a penchant for solving mysteries.
After his partner was killed in the line of duty, Nate Cole left the LAPD to become police chief in Conspiracy. Small town living suits him just fine until he has to solve a thirty-five-year-old murder, keep the Trench Coat Brigade in line and deal with a spunky, outspoken reporter. Now, Nate suspects there's been something missing from his life--C.J.
Will C.J. choose her career over the only man who leaves her breathless? Get your copy now and find out!
Somewhere, somehow, during 2019 a strain of coronavirus perked up and announced itself to the world. We all know what happened next, and in March 2020 the UK went into lockdown. A couple of years I had written a book, Cycling Down the Street, (which is quite marvellous, by the way - you would love it, so don't hesitate to buy it) and had wondered ever since then what to do as a follow-up. Every cloud, as they say, has a silver lining, and it was clear that I would have to do something useful during lockdown to distract me murdering my three teenage boys. It seemed clear too that, if I couldn't find something interesting and amusing to say about the extraordinary events that were unfolding, I really should give up trying to write anything ever again. So three months later this book was complete. I hope it is a tiny bit insightful, and I hope it is funny at a time when not many people were laughing. But either way my sons are still alive, so it was definitely worthwhile writing.
DTF. Support your local girl gang!
Me and my dirty, tough female besties were hell -- and tacos on wheels.
Who knew that my homemade Shizzle Sauce would be the key ingredient to my happily ever after?
Destiny had a wicked sense of humor -- that was for sure.
After surviving a toxic relationship, I vowed to never let myself be controlled by a man again.
With the help of my girl gang, I was rebuilding my life -- one taco at a time. My trusty snack wagon -- The Pink Taco Truck -- hadn't steered me wrong yet.
This time, it led me straight to a hottie restaurant owner with a sexy Australian accent, who just so happened to love my secret sauce.
He made me an offer I couldn't refuse. But that wasn't the only thing I was unable to turn down.
Jay was everything I could ever want in a man, but he wasn't without heartache of his own. In fact, he'd been around the world, and he had the baggage to prove it.
Good thing I was always up for an adventure!
On the Rox is book 1 in the DTF series. DTF is an interconnected series of stand-alone rom-coms.