A small seaside town, two drifters, three marriages in trouble, secrets, hurt hearts, drinking problems, and an old theater. What could they all have in common? Vera is trying to keep her cafe going and raise five boys while her husband is MIA. Olivia's husband is an unemployed drunk and she's a housewife running out of savings to pay the bills. Frank is suffering a husband with a crushed ego after his acting career is ended in Hollywood. Brian's daughter is tired of drifting and wants a normal life, but Brian is trying to outrun his wife's death. Rhonda has a secret that tortures her. Wanda is in love with a man that loves her sister. One little red theater is going to change all their lives.
This Great Blockbuster Trilogy of the So What! Stories has it all - Nature, humour, heartache and criminal thrills and spills!
In Book One follow the career of teacher Robert Jeffrey through the antics of his pupils - both in and out of the classroom. Giggle and gasp at the hilarious and sad tales of pupils. Romance, bullying and struggling teachers give you a full range of daily life in Birch Green High School!
In Book Two student teacher Molly Pearson is rewilding the school's wildlife and nature garden with the help of her Year 7 kids. Self-harming, arson, gang violence and teenage angst all seem to be teaming up as obstacles to block success from Molly and her class of 11 year-olds!
In Book Three try to keep up with ex-pupil detective Nigel Shantra as he pursues the desperate criminals who caused trauma and tragedy to the school community. A criminal fireworks stunt that goes disastrously wrong leads to death and mayhem. Conspiring fraudsters look like they might get away with ...
When the pirate Blackbeard buried his treasure, he could never have imagined that it would fall to the heavy metal band, Cold Steel, to come looking for it.
Cold Steel, high-octane British rockers who came close to legendary status, until the release of their fourth album, when their excesses send them spiralling into terminal decline.
Struggling small-time band manager Johnny Faslane, in the right place at the right time, lands the dream job of managing Cold Steel, and then has the seemingly impossible mission of turning the band around.
Cold Steel's singer, Maxwell Diabolo, claims to have a treasure map that he thinks will lead him to Blackbeard's lost riches.
With the band bent on a terrifying path of self-destruction, Johnny wonders if they will even complete the tour, much less get to the Caribbean to embark on a treasure hunt.
Against all expectations, the tour ends on a high and they sail halfway around the world chasing a long-dead pirate's map. Once there, it seems as ...
A dead body on a carnival float at the village show.
A clear case of murder in plain sight, thinks new arrival Sophie Sayers - but why do none of the villagers agree?
What dark secrets are they hiding to prevent her unmasking the murderer, and who holds the key to the mystery?
- Hector, the gorgeous but enigmatic owner of the village bookshop
- Joshua, the intrusive yet insightful old man from next door
- Carol, village shopkeeper, the fount of village gossip, not all of it reliable
And what is that mysterious ingredient that almost knocks Sophie out when she takes tea at the village bookshop? (Not the best way to start a job interview.)
Can Sophie unearth the clues tucked away in this outwardly idyllic Cotswold village before anyone else comes to harm, not least herself?
For fans of classic cozy mysteries everywhere, Best Murder in Show will make you laugh out loud at the idiosyncrasies of English country life, and rack your brains to discover the murderer before Sophie ...
My campaign manager says no one wants a bachelor in the White House and this election is drawing near. The solution? To hold a cattle call, and what's up for auction? Me.
Lucky for me I cross paths with Mandy Buchanan -- a feisty blonde who isn't afraid to call me a jerk to my face. But she's in quite the predicament herself. Mandy needs money since her dad refuses to pay for a frivolous degree. So, we strike a bargain.
I get a wife, and she gets her degree.
The deal was simple. No complications. No problems.
While Mandy pretends to be the perfect First Lady, I start noticing her in a way that has nothing to do with politics or practicality. Those curves. Her eyes. The way her face lights up when she talks about her work. She's beautiful.
Suddenly she's no longer just a pawn to help me get into the White House. She's more than that, and I no longer want to play pretend. I want her to be mine in every way.
Now I just need to convince her that our sham marriage might just be ...
That's her name, don't wear it out.
Who knew dying could teach you the meaning of life?
Erica, a young sixteen year old was clearly unsuspecting of that. Awakened from her busy, typical life (Well, as typical as a Hybrid's life can get), she is thrown into a world where hybrids were killed, hunted, and used as weapons.
She is reunited with two new friends, Eve whom she likes and Hunter, whom she despises. Will they be able to put their differences apart?
A new enemy is in the waking. A crazed psychopath, a madwoman who likes to toy with feelings. Feelings change into lives, and the group plunges into a game : a game in which they are not the ones controlling their own pawns... they are the pawns.
To add to the trouble, an organisation, The Hybrid Extinction Logistics Legion has its goal set to destroy. Doors open to a world united with one common goal: To eradicate all hybrids.
Will they make it out alive?
Richard Blake runs The Slumber Yard, a struggling mattress store in small town strip mall. A bitter, misanthropic recluse with no friends or family to speak of, Richard whiles away his boring, monotonous life by tormenting customers and producing a series of low budget TV commercials. Determined to make a change and find meaning in his life, Richard meets a beautiful young woman named Kathy. He quickly falls in love, but after a lifetime alone, Richard doesn't know how to reconcile his own anger and self-loathing with his newfound affection for another person. At times dark and funny, sweet and unsettling, Richard's story is one of love, selfishness, fame, humiliation, and the kind of excitement that can only be found in reasonably priced furniture.
'I'm sprawled on the sofa holding my stomach tenderly with floppy fingers... I am never eating again. The Queen is talking to the nation, but all I can think about are the falafels in the fridge.'
She can't wait to finally start living, but first she must lose weight and stop pulling out her eyebrows then everything will be perfect. Weighting to Live follows one woman's struggle to stop living for tomorrow in the midst of the illness of her beloved grandmother, a miserable boss, a crazy family, inner demons and a lack of self-belief.
Along the way she might find true love... and a cat called Nigel.
In this amazing anti-mystery loaded with dark humor, twenty-three-year-old Monty Hill leaves his Midwestern roots for 1977 Hollywood with dreams of becoming a major film screenwriter. He meets Harry, an unpredictable yet endearing man who in hopes to assist Monty financially, steers him to an apparently dangerous producer of pornographic movies, just as an unidentified pedophile looms in the background, inexplicably relating his own brief narratives. There are shocks and secrets aplenty buried in this intelligent story based on actual events, but it's up to the reader to figure out where they are hidden before they crash-land with thoroughly unexpected explosions.
Hilarious comedy novel. The Pope is kidnapped by radical reformists, and replaced with an insane major league baseball umpire. Strange things start to happen in the Christian world as nursery rhymes are given as penance after confession, and lollipops given as reward for penance. Meanwhile, the Pope finds himself earning a living by hustling pool in New York City!
Fresh out of high school and ready to celebrate their recent commencement into the "real world" of small town eastern Kentucky life, Alex, Bryan, and Justin, along with the rambunctious twelve-year-old Brandon, enjoy an epic three day Dungeons and Dragons marathon in their basement only to emerge into a world that has inexplicably morphed into the plot of one of their favorite movie genres. Stranded and alone they quickly find themselves on a very real mission to rescue the buxom beauty Donna, a cheerleader and object of their high school fantasies who is trapped on the other side of town and is quite possibly their last chance for female companionship.
Fueled by teenage hormones run amok and fighting through hordes of terrifying undead zombies the boys join forces with a group of three fiery haired sisters, Darla, Carla and their spunky little sister Melody along with Helga their foreign exchange student friend. Raised by doomsday prepper parents to survive in a world gone crazy, ...