By Sarah Mason
Rules? What ideas? Plucky beat reporter Holly Colshannon has an inherent ability for the dramatic, a nostril for difficulty, and the extraordinary skill to grin via any indignity—though her newest task is set to check her mettle. Newly “promoted” to crime reporter for the Bristol Gazette, she needs to shadow the unsmiling (though undeniably scrumptious) Detective James Sabine via his action-packed days, after which seize all of the threat and thrills of a cop’s lifestyles in an everyday column for the rag. good, at the vibrant aspect, she will get her personal byline. at the down facet, delectable James is infrequently thrilled to have her round. yet quickly her columns are a success with readers who can’t get sufficient of her own adventures using shotgun with the attractive crime stopper. Who ever anticipated legislations and order to be so romantic? definitely Holly’s rugby-playing boyfriend and James’s super-gorgeous fiancée are sufficient to maintain any sparks of electrical energy in cost? in any case, although, love constantly evens the rating. . . .
By Ashley Hind
Packed for a shock vacation, younger spouse Leah is as a substitute kidnapped and brought to a distant farmhouse deep within the nation-state. She is held through a farmer who desires her for ransom, and his domineering, sinfully buxom spouse, who wishes her for her personal own pleasures.
Twin sisters oversee her - April, a sexual sadist, and will, the main appealing lady Leah has ever set eyes on. With the thrashings and degradation heaped upon her, among the threats of punishments some distance worse than she may possibly ever think, Leah nonetheless loses her center and is left torn among hoping for rescue and relishing her new life.
Her husband might store the day if he can bring up the ransom funds - yet he's way more interested by the plot than she is familiar with.
By Stefano Benni
By Christopher Buckley
The unusual land of Washington, D.C., is teeming with extraterrestrial beings, politicians, and different weird and wonderful life-forms. Beltway insider and stuffy speak convey host John Oliver Banion reveals his privileged existence grew to become topsy-turvy whilst he's kidnapped by means of extraterrestrial beings from his particular country-club golfing path. whilst he's kidnapped a moment time, he believes he has came upon his precise calling and, within the so much pasionate campaign of his existence, calls for that Congress and the White condominium heavily examine the lifestyles of extraterrestrials and UFOs. family and friends, in the meantime, urge Banion to hunt remedy sooner than his attractiveness is ruined for good.
A comedian journey de strength from "one of the simplest and optimum political humorists in the US" (Los Angeles instances ebook Review), Little eco-friendly Men is an uproacious comedy of manners that proves as soon as and for all that actually in the market. manner out there.
By Susan Donovan
Advertising exec Lucy Cunningham is delighted whilst her company lands The Palm membership account. The crusade suggestion for Miami's preferred health membership used to be Lucy's inspiration: take one fitness-challenged girl, placed her in entrance of television cameras, and into the arms of the club's most sensible own coach, Theo Redmond. and there is a vast funds gift for every pound shed. it sort of feels like a super idea-until Lucy will get picked to be the guinea pig. it really is noticeable she must drop the kilos, however the proposal of letting all of it hand around in entrance of a few Malibu Ken jock has her choking on her Milk Duds earlier than she even begins!After one assembly, Theo understands Lucy should be his hardest consumer and some of the most unforgettable girls he will ever meet. Smart-mouthed and obdurate, it really is transparent she is not keen on marching to anyone's drumbeat yet her personal. yet she shocks Theo through emerging to the problem like a professional. And he reveals his center in jeopardy lengthy ahead of Lucy begins to slender down and switch heads. As Lucy sweats her method right into a complete new existence, issues begin to warmth up among her and Theo. yet belief does not come effortless for both of them. they have either been burned via romance long ago. Now Lucy and Theo are approximately to find that appearances may be deceiving-and finally, real love lies someplace among pizza and Pilates...
By Saralee Rosenberg
When future known as, she pressed 1 for extra options
With the identify Robyn Fortune, will not success be a certain factor? in its place, black clouds love me. All I did used to be appear at a relations bar mitzvah and cue lightning . . . this massive typhoon blew in.
My mother introduced she was once leaving my dad and relocating in with me. (Perfect! extra pageant on JDate.) i discovered out my boss deliberate to fireside me. (Help sought after: Be the specific make-up artist for a two-faced community information star.) My ex's playing bills left me close to financial disaster. (Please purchase our marriage ceremony presents on craigslist.) yet, excellent news. i used to be provided funds thus far a guy who had worse good fortune than me. (Dear Visa, i am hoping you take pleasure in that I stated yes.)
If no longer for my good friend Rachel, i might have chickened out. in its place, I went to his residence, noticed an previous photograph, and discovered it used to be HIM! The boy i used to be mad for in university yet by no means obtained to satisfy. And get this! seems our paths have been crossing considering that beginning.
Coincidence or karma? Our finagling households would not speak . . . till the day future despatched me on a wild trip that turned my lengthy misplaced non secular trip.
Ladies, take my recommendation. whilst destiny knocks, resolution the rattling door!
By Henry Fielding; Martin C. Battestin (ed.)
By Andrea Camilleri
Ein höchst komischer Roman aus Sizilien über die Wirren, Intrigen, Verhaftungen, Morde und Liebesdramen, die ein einfacher Antrag auf ein Telefon auslöst.
Der Holzhändler Filippo Genuardi, genannt Pippo, begeistert sich für alles Neue; er besitzt einen Phonographen Edison und sogar einen aus Paris importierten motorisierten Vierräder. Nun beantragt er ein Telefon: eine Sensation in Sizilien im Jahr 1891.
Doch Pippos Antrag an die Präfektur von Montelusa bleibt unbeantwortet. Sein Wunsch ist suspekt: Wozu braucht Filippo Genuardi ein Telefon? Da muß etwas dahinterstecken! Aber auch Pippo ist nicht auf den Kopf gefallen. Er weiß, wie die Dinge funktionieren. Er trifft Freunde, die wieder Freunde haben, die seinen Antrag befördern, gegen einen kleinen Gefallen.
Filippo Genuardi besorgt dem Commendatore Don Lollo Longhitano die wechselnden Adressen seines Freundes, der aufgrund von Spielschulden untergetaucht ist. Bald ist halb Sizilien in den Fall verwickelt: Entlassungen, Beförderungen, Verhaftungen, Freilassungen, Morde, Selbstmorde - alles nur wegen eines Telefons ...
By Mary Kay Andrews
In a suburban Atlanta local the place divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary Bliss McGowan does not detect that her personal marriage is in hassle until eventually the summer season evening she reveals a notice from her husband, Parker, telling her he is long gone -- and has taken the kinfolk fortune with him.
Stunned and humiliated, a determined Mary Bliss, left in the back of along with her seventeen-year-old daughter, Erin, and a mountain of debt, comes to a decision to salvage what is left of her existence by means of telling one little bitty lie ... that begins to snowball until eventually Parker turns up lifeless. Or does he?
Little Bitty Lies is a comic book Southern novel not just approximately one woman's lifelong quest for domestic but additionally approximately all of the vital issues in existence: marriage and divorce, moms and daughters, friendship and betrayal, small-town secrets and techniques -- and definitely the right recipe for bird salad.