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carpeCarpe DiEmily (Part 1): A Free Romantic Comedy Chick Lit Adventure by Riley J. Ford
Genre: romance, chick lit, comedy
Price: Free
Where to Get It:
Amazon     Barnes and Noble     Kobo    iTunes  
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Emily Keane has her life all planned out. She’s played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of: a job promotion, a fiance, and a future she can count on.
But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life.

From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New  York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she’s falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will
his friendship be enough?

Confronting one hilarious misadventure after another, Emily finally learns who she really is and how to seize the day . .

What they’re saying:

“Smart, fast, and hilarious, with characters Hollywood A-listers would kill to play, I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a sense of humor.” –Pamela Winslow Kashani, Tony-Award winning producer and Broadway actress

“Wacky comedic adventure with the same feel as Bridget Jones’s Diary. Buckle your seat belts and prepare for a fun ride!” –Julie Peters, avid reader and book lover

“Fast paced, beautifully written & so jam-packed with twists, turns & witty dialogue – this is an “un-putdownable read” –Mari-Clare, Amazon reviewer

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Bargain eBooks #609:

Relatively Honest by Molly Ringle
Genre: Young Adult, Romantic Comedy
Price: $3.39
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble

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Eighteen year-old womanizer Daniel Revelstoke leaves his native London to study at the University of Oregon, dreaming of seducing one American girl after another. But he soon meets a new kind of woman in classmate Julie French. Her cleverness and resistance land Daniel in love for the first time in his life, to his deep confusion. However, her long-distance boyfriend and a bizarre family secret stand in Daniel’s way to winning her. Since he can’t quit obsessing over her, he decides to hide a few truths in order to draw closer to her, hoping that maybe she’ll return his love and, when she finds out his devious path, forgive him. It’s a gamble, but all’s fair in love and college.

What they’re saying about it:

“…there’s a short list of books with male narrators I’ve managed to finish and to love. Relatively Honest is now among them. It’s something about writing the male POV that lacks the genuine emotion you get from reading the girls, and not all authors have been able to replicate it. Ringle did it flawlessly with MC Daniel. He was a multidimensional character who I instantly liked.”–Amazon Reviewer

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“This was a great book and every time I really thought I had it figured out, I didn’t. That doesn’t happen to me often – especially in romantic comedies.” – Jolene (reader)

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What Scotland Taught Me by Molly Ringle
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble
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Fresh out of high school, Eva Sonneborn is headed to Scotland with her best friends: scholarly, sarcastic Laurence; gorgeous, ghost-seeing Amber; and responsible, sweet Shannon. They plan to spend the next six months in Edinburgh, enjoying an adventure-filled work-abroad journey before parting ways for college. But when Eva meets Gil, a local bartender, she figures a little innocent flirting won’t hurt her relationship with Tony, her ever-faithful boyfriend back home. But just when things turn less innocent with Gil, the trip starts throwing curveballs at not only her but her friends too. By the end of the trip, they’ve all fallen in love, sometimes with the wrong people – and with consequences that may tear their friendship apart forever.

What they’re saying about it:

“What Scotland Taught Me is a coming of age story that is fresh, romantic and it has a soul. This should be at the top of your list for your e-reading device.” – Dean Mayes, author

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“I loved each character and their development. I also loved that I couldn’t put the book down! It’s one that I will definitely read again.” – Melissa (reader

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Paranoid Pip by Yvonne Sherwell
Genre: Comedy, Dogs
Price: $1.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)

When a wildly eccentric family living in Greenwich Village circa 70s and 80s adopt a paranoid dog, all hell breaks loose in the neighborhood.

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A cute, mischievous winning animal? Yes, but this wire-haired terrier could, at times, become completely unhinged, affecting the lives of those around him.

Mom-participating in various art forms, but always distracted by the madness around her. The Big G.-father,complex, wounded opera singer, fierce personality. The kids-having many different interests between them, but absolutely fascinated by Pip’s singular talents.

Paranoid Pip and family are beset by evil-doers, creeps, thugs and drugs.

As told by mom, the story of Pip will take you on a journey through the ever-fascinating world of artists, writers, louts and lovers in the still-vital pub culture of beloved Greenwich Village, New York City.

 
What they’re saying about it:
 
Larissa Killough, Amazon:
 
“Rip-roariously funny, fabulously witty and wickedly entertaining. A great, quick read that will have you in stitches, wishing for more. Oh, to have lived in the Greenwich Village during that time, even better to have lived with the great cast of characters – Mom, Big G, Maria, Paulie, and of course, the notorious PIP!!! A must read for all (except maybe the faint-hearted)!!!!”
 
Vince Clarke, Amazon:
 
“For those of you who love books about dogs (and there seem to be many out there), I can’t recommend Paranoid Pip highly enough. I picked it up one day, attracted by the hilarious cover, and was delighted to find that the story inside is just as funny. It deals with an artistic family living in the West Village (NYC) and all the things that happen to them when they are conned into taking a Wire Haired Terrier into their home. So many things happen (I don’t want to spoil the plot), and each new story is funnier and more exciting than the last.

A page-turning laugh aminute. You won’t be able to put it down. I couldn’t; I read it in two sittings! I’m sure you will too!”

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Bargain eBooks #571:

Before the Daisies Grow by Micki Street
Genre: Comedy
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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Toss the bloomers, get a bikini wax and slip into a thong: life begins at sixty!
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When sixty-something Dotty and her two friends accept an invitation to a holiday on a west African island, they have no idea their host Lucas is a drug lord using them as cover. Nor does Dotty have any idea that her new acquaintance, the delicious Major Ramsey Milestone, has an ulterior motive, too–he’s there on a covert mission to break up Lucas’s operation.
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Covert or not, Dotty finds out and quickly gets her wires crossed. Even though the Major’s making her hormones do the tango, she’s convinced he’s the bad guy. But in her harebrained attempts to “rescue” herself and her friends she makes things worse for everyone but Lucas. When she learns the truth she not only has to clean up her mess, she has to make it up to–and hopefully make out with–the Major, or be left alone with her trusty vibrator.
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What they’re saying about it:
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Life doesn’t slow down after sixty, for some it just starts getting interesting. Searching for adventure and excitement, Dotty, Wilma, and Nora decide an African beach holiday and Safari are just the ticket. However, con man and drug lord Lucas talk the women into visiting his country in an attempt to use them as hostages to avoid a drug bust by the local and international authorities. What starts as a vacation quickly turns into a harrowing adventure for the grannies. Tropical storms, opium drug busts, and treacherous mountain roads are just part of their escapades. Fortunately for them, they have an ever watchful guardian keeping them just one step out of harms way/ more…”
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“I never knew old age could be this exciting. I’m hoping I have as much energy as these gals when I get up there. This is a fun, light, entertaining read. I enjoyed the humor and could picture my mother getting into the same kind of mishaps. I also liked seeing a book aimed at and about an older generation and how they are still naughty, mischievous, and looking for an adventure (or a good time).”
 

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