Kristen Miller at 42 is worried for his son as he began to hang out with the wrong crowd. Hiding her Heterochromia by wearing colored contact lenses worked but are now useless due to her failing eyesight. Due to her newly found psychic ability she is bombarded hearing people’s thoughts and memories.
Walter Miller her husband ended up in high debt. What will Kristen do now? Her family is collapsing to such an extent that can’t be reversed? Will Lisa and Jennifer help and console her? Or will they give the same excuse as every other friend who hasn’t bonded for a long time?
HEA and standalone to some extent. Discover what waits ahead in this second book of a three-part series!”
A hot new genre celebrating midlife and older women who still like a little adventure by authors Ellie Ellis & Iris Bird. Perfect for fans of K.F. Breene, Shannon Mayer, Jana DeLeon, Darynda Jones, Robin Peterman, Elizabeth Hunter, and Denise Grover Swank.
The Blanks & Blues is a coming of age story. But it’s not just a story for youngsters. Noor, the only child of her parents, experiences life-changing events during her childhood. Circumstances beyond her control. Searching for answers, she finds her catharsis in storytelling in verse. Looking for answers to her devastated life, she eventually finds the courage that would help her define her destiny.
The story moves between Nainital and Delhi, and eventually to Canada, in an interesting non-linear narrative. The novel explores gender dynamics, orthodoxy, homophobia, plagiarism and other contemporary subjects viewed and understood from a young female character’s perspective.
Three mismatched suburban couples, Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin, and Scarlett and C. Thomas, have been neighbors and friends for years. During a pummeling Connecticut Nor’Easter, the members of the bored triptych engage in a friendly game of Texas Hold’em in front of a fire and over more than a few bottles of Merlot. The impromptu get-together eventually leads to the institution of alcohol-driven, bi-weekly poker nights.
One evening on a lark, someone suggests an alternate payout – instead of pocket change, the winner may choose a player (other than his or her spouse) with whom to spend the night. The proposition takes shape, but complications arise as these things will.
All too quickly, friendships are strained and relationships begin to crumble. Lies are told, truths are exposed, and feelings are hurt. In the end, can anyone bear the weight of this wanton self-indulgence? They are six fully consenting adults, and after all, it’s only a game. Or is it?
As the night progresses, our moods relax. The alcohol helps and my inhibitions are lowered. I can’t help but look at him admiringly. He is the perfect specimen of masculinity. Tall, well over six feet, wide shoulders and muscular arms. I can see his biceps ripple as he moves. His chest is broad and from what I can see, hairless. The tight fitting shirt outlines his pecs and abs. I struggle to tear my eyes away form his adonis-like body, even when I realize that’s he’s aware I’m oggling him. This guy stirs feelings deep inside me, that haven’t been stirred for a while.
As it turns out, challenges can often reveal the greatest opportunities.
Ada Lee was perfectly content just being herself. Yes, was – then her boyfriend David suddenly got sick of her and broke off their relationship. To make things worse, the break-up was anything but graceful. Poor Ada overheard David trashing her to a “frenemy”, saying she had put on weight, become socially awkward, and was all-in-all incompetent at life. Ouch!
What band-aid could possibly heal this ailing heart? Ada’s friends think they have the magic cure and quickly swoop into action to help Ada patch her broken spirit with a beautiful exterior. Ada’s new makeover boosts her confidence to new heights as her friends encourage her to focus on the superficial and lose weight, dabble in make-up, obtain a new fashion sense (or get one, period), and touch up her social skills.
Ada’s new look turns heads and brings in all the attention she could ever want. So why does Ada feel strangely empty? Sometimes the most obvious things are the most difficult to see, and Ada may miss an important opportunity right under her nose. As she finds out, her new glitz and glamor have blinded her, and she is about to miss life-changing opportunities and hurt those she loves. Will she be able to get back to what really matters and fix things before it is too late?
Author Rebecca Moisio explores self discovery and what is really important in “My Fairy Godmother Must Be on a Strike”. Her highly-rated first novels are enjoyed by readers looking for fresh characters and entertaining plot twists. Be sure not to “pull an Ada”! Don’t miss the opportunity to read Moisio’s enthralling “Death at Penrose Hill” and “The Runner”.