Literary Gold 6/4/16

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Mommy Can We Have a Jellyfish?
by Romi Brenner
"How long had they been there?  Who even were  they?  Did they see the whole thing?  Were they on mute while they gasped for breath, guffawing like pack of rabid hyenas on the other end?  Who does this kind of thing??  Me.  Me, apparently.  It was that nightmare where you get to work wearing only a barrel except I was painfully awake."

Romi Brenner is not a polished, Pinterest-worthy mom.  On most days, it's a miracle that she can get dressed ("did you actually remember to put shirt AND pants on yourself in all the commotion?), not stink ("sit there for another minute, trying to remember if you did or not in fact apply deodorant, and come up completely, totally blank") and make it through the work day intact ("in this unfortunate hero sandwich of continuous calls...I am the piece of lettuce in the middle, getting progressively more wilted as the day drags on yet unable to wriggle out from under the mounds of sliced turkey, swiss cheese, mustard and onion rings of blathering").

From her romantic marriage ("you're the only person I can actually stand to be around day after day") to her valiant but subpar attempts to host a playdate ("the fact that she can actually see the carpet is proof enough that miracles do indeed still occur in our modern times"), Brenner is the harried, sleep deprived mom in all of us.

Hailed by many reviewers as a modern day Erma Bombeck, Romi Brenner will have you laughing and cringing along with her ridiculous escapades at work, nodding in empathy at the humor and sweetness of the wonderfully imperfect dynamic of family life, and shedding a tear or two at the blissful madness called parenthood.

Rock Star's Girl
by Jennifer Farwell
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Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she's taken on to keep her business—a popular fashion-snark website—up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal.

While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a chart-topping rock band. When she agrees to a date with Cory, making entertainment headlines is the last thing she expects. Even so, it's a minor surprise by comparison to her discovery that in the music world, media notoriety trumps all. Tabloid allegations erupt when Cory and fame-hungry Jesse use Emily for personal gain, and her tarnished image spells disaster—personally and professionally. To save the website and writing career she's made her life and dream, Emily must go from being a pawn in the Hollywood headline game to becoming the media mastermind.

Remember When
by T Torrest
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Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from Northern New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone, himself included, could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you who Trip Wiley is. But on the off chance you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

Roll with the Punches
by Amy Gettinger
A rollicking, funny chick lit mystery/adventure, full of fun and light romance.
Falling is extra hard on tall people, like Rhonda Hamilton: the bone breakage, the bruises, the ignominy of it all. And Rhonda’s falling, hard. First, how in the heck can the latest novel published by a nationally bestselling author be a close twin to the manuscript Rhonda has just finished writing and has barely started marketing to agents? Plus, why is Dad suddenly acting so odd: storing milk in the garage and throwing away Rhonda’s clothes?
Some goofy roller derby girls add a bludgeon of crazy to Rhonda’s hunt for the book thief, and two drool-worthy guys offer to help with Dad—guys Rhonda would gladly fall for, if her life weren’t careening madly between Dad’s bizarre antics, some treacherous derby bouts, a wild burlesque fundraiser, and the odd mudslide and house demolition. Only one thing is sure: if she wants to nail the wily plagiarist and keep Dad safe, Rhonda had better stay up on her skates to avoid a very big fall.

Just Shoot Me
by Becky McGraw
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Tina Montgomery is searching for her Texas Tomcat, and not just any cowboy or tomcat will do. To be successful, she knows the new menswear line at Texas Tomboy needs a cowboy with some miles in the saddle, not a paper cowboy with manicured nails. Tina is running out of time to find that man, so she calls her best friend, who is not only a rancher's wife now, but a photographer with access to every sexy cowboy in Texas.

Her friend invites her to the ranch to talk, and Tina finds something she never expects to see there. Her Texas Tomcat is not only the ranch manager, he is her friend's new brother-in-law. His surly attitude and rudeness will make convincing him hard, but Tina isn't above making the jaded cowboy an offer he can't refuse.

Dean Dixon's cheating ex-wife showed him just how untrustworthy women were and he took that as a lifetime lesson. His son was an everyday reminder of it. When his sister-in-law's friend comes sniffing his boot heels at the ranch, distracting him from his business with her looks and offers, Dean tells her to get lost. He knows Tina Montgomery has more on her mind than him modeling jeans and he wants no part of it.

He manages to hold his ground until the beautiful pest brings in the big gun--his sister-in-law who'd helped his family so much. Dean can't refuse her request, so he agrees to model for the company, but he vows photos are all Tina Montgomery will get from him. But then he finds out just how dirty Ms. Montgomery could play, and how damned good she looked when she got dirty.

Grave Consequences
by Lisa T Bergren
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For Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future—her very life—depends on the decisions she’ll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her newfound family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone’s plans in danger.
And as Cora stays one step ahead of it all, what might need the most protection is her own heart, torn between the dramatic pursuit of a dashing Frenchman and a man who has been quietly staking claim to her affections all along. Love has dangers all its own. She must escape the bonds of the past and discover the faith to make the right choices, as each one has grave consequences.

Tequila and Candy Hearts
by Jean Oram
Nicola Samuels has spent the past two years traveling the world with her best friend Todd Haber and is ready to settle down with her first real career as Blueberry Springs’s community planner. Eager to make her mark on the small town, she creates the first annual Valentine’s Day Love Extravaganza. Thinking she is immune to the holiday, she hires a man dressed as Cupid, not expecting to fall under the spell of the holiday…

But when Cupid strikes, will she kiss the man she shouldn’t—or will she hide her true feelings in order to prevent ruining the one thing she can’t risk losing?

A Curvy Girl for the Cadet
by Sugar Jamison
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Clayton Calhoun had been a soldier his entire life, but after nearly dying in an explosion, he decided to give up his military career and return to his hometown. But being back home isn't as easy as he thought it would be, and soon he starts to miss the action that the Army Rangers provided. Feeling unsatisfied, he's considers taking a job overseas and risking his life to do what he does best. But a close family friend throws him for a loop when he leaves him his very successful business. Clayton is faced with a big choice: Stay home and make his friends and family happy, or go overseas to do what he loves.

With so much on his plate the last thing Clayton was looking for was love.
But then Daisy Lee Gracen storms into his life.

The formerly wild widow of a Marine and mother of a little girl was the last thing he wanted or needed, but when the threat of a custody battle threatens to take away the only person Daisy has ever really loved, Clayton steps in and pretends to be her fiancé. It was supposed to be just for the summer. It was supposed to be no strings attached, but Clayton can't get the woman off his mind or out of his heart and he wonders if a life without Daisy is a life worth having.

Will this just be a summer fling, or can the two overcome their pasts and find a future together?

Little Miami Girl: Antonia and Jahiem's Love Story
by Diamond Johnson
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Antonia Taylor had been living in hell since day one. At the tender age of six, she lost both of her parents and was forced to move in with her aunt from hell, along with her aunt’s four other children. Antonia is a senior in high school, attending Miami Northwestern. While the other students may be coming to school, sporting new clothes and new shoes, Antonia is always sporting new bruises on her body because at home, she is her aunt’s punching bag, getting whipped for any little thing she does.

Jahiem Carter is the hood’s finest tattoo artists and quite the ladies’ man. With all of the bruises on Antonia’s body and her messed up lifestyle, Jahiem sees a beautiful girl who’s just been dealt some bad cards in life and wants to get to know her as a friend but he can’t help the physical attraction between the two.

Join this little Miami girl as she deals with problems that no teenager should have to endure. Will Antonia be able to handle all of these problems by herself? Or will Jahiem be there to help her get through this thing called life?

Going Home
by David Grote
Brad Gorman's world is falling apart. His marriage is failing, his father dying, and his finances are in shambles.

A return to his hometown to see his father has reopened an old wound, the haunting mystery of his brother's suicide. Will his high school sweetheart be his savior? Or his downfall? Will the spirit of his brother help him discover inner peace?

A riveting combination of suspense and nostalgia, in the end this is a tale of relationships. And learning the secret of what makes life worth living.

Where the Wild Roses Grow
by Willow Rose
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With her blankly staring eyes seeming to gaze into the sky, he put a red rose between her teeth and then gently pushed her into the water. She slowly sank into the slow, flowing river. No one ever found her body, and as the years passed, her real name could not be remembered, so she was called The Wild Rose.

The Wild Rose is an old Irish tale of a man courting a woman and killing her while they are out together. It’s what inspired the song by Nick Cave and now also a killer in Enniskerry, Ireland.

Emma Frost is supposed to be on a relaxing and romantic vacation in Ireland with her boyfriend, when they find the dead body of a woman in the river, just like in the old tale. The small town of Enniskerry, where Emma and Morten are staying, is shocked by this murder, mostly by the secrets it threatens to expose. When another woman is found in the river with a rose between her teeth, it becomes suddenly very serious for Emma. Before long, she is plunged into a frantic chase for this killer, while she and Morten attempt to solve the mysterious riddles of the town’s disturbing past in this pulse-racing novel by Willow Rose.

My Big Curvy Dating Dilemma
by Lorna Souther
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After yet another disastrous date, plus-sized Kaitlin finally takes her sister's advice and plunges into the world of online dating.

She downs a couple of glasses of wine as she completes the extensive profile. A little buzzed, she decides to add her sister's picture to the application instead of her own. Kaitlin is a successful accountant, owns a condo in downtown Denver, and is big, curvy, beautiful, but most of all... insecure about her looks.

By morning she receives responses from what appear to be three very attractive and eligible bachelors. She knows she is in over her head. Are these men even real? What is the next step?
Enjoy Kaitlin's search for romance as she navigates the rough waters of internet dating.

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