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What happens when you don’t get married

Future Ex-husband Book Cover Future Ex-husband
Jillian Quinn
satire, humour, romance
Penn Publishing
(23 April 2020)

I, Harley McQueen, do not take Nathan King to be my husband…

I wish I could say no to this wedding. But to save our fathers’ company, my ex-best friend needs a fake bride to bail him out of his latest scandal.

Nate has a reputation with women.
I want the promotion my father has denied me for years.

Together, maybe we can make this fake marriage work.

As long as I don’t fall in love with him…

Again.

This was a fun book/story and I’ve learnt a lot of new vocabulary! [not being of the generation portrayed] Still the whole drink until you’re trashed scene did detract from the story as I thought it might encourage some more impressionable people to copy.  It happened too often in this story and gave the impression that it was a good thing to do.

I liked the setting in the Gamer world but thought that more could have been made of this. Overall, I am giving it a 4 star with some reservations.

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Panto Girl? Guy?

Panto Girl: Panto Is The King Of Satire Book Cover Panto Girl: Panto Is The King Of Satire
#3 (Diva Diaries)
by Kerrie Noor
satire, humour,
Independently published
2 Sep 2019
Paperback
novella

What do Little Red Riding hood, a postman and a German traveler have in common?

Not a lot, except they are all part of a pantomime in a small town, looking for love, laughter and a bit of Scottish sunshine.

The postman has no idea he rubs Heather up the wrong way. Heather has no idea how to get rid of him. And Helmet the German traveler has met the love of his life but has yet to convince her son.

Panto Girl is the third novella in the Diva Diaries series. A laugh a minute farce set in the world of Scottish amateur dramatics. With pole dancing, chase scenes and romance you find an ending that will have you chuckling in your shoes and wanting to read more

I started this with high hopes which were dashed by chapter 7.

The whole trope about the foreigner who doesn’t understand English slang, especially in Scotland, got old. And the barmy village has been done better.

I failed to finish .

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Love the Cats!

Cat Me If You Can Book Cover Cat Me If You Can
The Hissing Booth Chronicles #0
Gemma Thorne
New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Humour
Independently published
(1 Nov. 2018)

The world ends not with a bang but a hiss.Since the Rise of Magic, soothsayer Journi McCutcheon has faced supernatural sycophants, dated zealous zombies, and battled possessed pediatricians, but when an eccentric client hires her to investigate haunted pickles, her day goes from weird to worse.Only demonic dills are the least of her newly acquired problems.What begins as a nuisance call ends in apocalypse when she stumbles across a mass grave and discovers that the cats therein aren’t just dead—they’re harbingers of extinction.And magic is on the endangered species list.To save her family and Deviants everywhere, she must set aside her feud with all things feline to end the threat.Before it ends her. Cat Me If You Can is the exciting prequel to Crazy Cat Lady, Gemma Thorne’s #1 best-selling debut novel. Packed with quick wit, spell-slinging heroines, and cats, it’s a new breed of urban fantasy. Start this beloved series today.

Here we have a parallel world where magic exploded and the strange creatures came out to play.

I thought this was a good, feisty, female PI heroine. I really loved her Mum and as for Grandma! grandma is a witch who bespells marbles – which make good slingshot ammunition – but you never know what is going to happen when they hit their target…

Nice fun read with lots humour and cats…. purrfect.

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An Xmas to Remember






A Fashionably Dead Christmas: Book Cover




A Fashionably Dead Christmas:




Hot Damned Series, Book 5





Robyn Peterman





paranormal, humour, satire, romantic comedy




CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform




(2 Mar. 2016)



It’s Christmas at the Cressida House and all Hell is breaking loose.

Tree? Decorated and lit. Elf on a Shelf? Seated with style. Baby Jesus on the mantle? Fourteen neatly in a row. Life sized Nutcracker? Creepy, but standing proud. Invitations sent to entire immortal family to celebrate the holiday? Possibly the stupidest damn thing I’ve ever done.

Mixing Heaven and Hell on my cousin’s famous birthday seemed like such a brilliant idea. I wanted my baby’s first Christmas to be special—memorable. I’d like chalk my heinous idea up to having been fallen down drunk, but that won’t fly as it’s insanely difficult for a Vampyre to tie one on. So instead I’ll deal with obscene gifts from relatives, kidnapped rock stars and catering by Mother Nature.

To complicate matters, our new family pet thinks the whole house is his toilet. Ethan and I can’t even find a room with working lock on the door to spread a little holiday cheer.

Never, never again. Christmas from now on will be at a freakin’ spa for the undead—no poles for dancing and no slumber parties with the Devil.

I just have to make it through the next twenty-four hours without beheading a beloved one.

Merry freakin’ Christmas—and Happy New Year.

If you think your Xmas is going to hell  – then you need to read about an Xmas which is full of Hell itself – including Satan visiting and being a little cross and thus animating certain ornaments.

Robyn visualises all the things you thought could go wrong with your own relatives and events and puts them into her own hilarious satire of the Xmas from Hell.

And do remember that the cousin she is celebrating a birthday for is Jesus – yes, the real one….

And thus the scene is set for you to laugh until you cry. As always, read and laugh out loud.

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Gargoyles can love: truth!






The Gargoyle Gets His Girl Book Cover




The Gargoyle Gets His Girl




Nocturne Falls





Kristen Painter





paranormal, humour, satire, romantic comedy




Sugar Skull Books




August 1, 2015



The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he’s just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.

Former Army Ranger and gargoyle Nick Hardwin has some serious suspicions about the pretty fae who just invoked the ancient pact for protection. Her kind have been at odds with his kind for ages. Now she wants his help? He’s determined to figure out what she’s up to. Which won’t be a hardship considering how much fun she is to be around. And kiss.

But then her stalker turns out to be the tip of the iceberg and things go really wrong, really fast. When they’re both kidnapped, Willa is forced to make a hard decision. The life of her family or the freedom of the man she’s fallen for?

An interesting fact about many shifters seems to be that they join the US military. Many are Marines, Rangers, or Master Sergeants.

Of course they are very strong – usually well muscled and tall, with excellent eye sight and aim (guns), and far from adverse to a fight!

So it is with our Gargoyle.

He is very large indeed and very well muscled and surprisingly adept at hiding his wings.

 

And yet he is shy and not one for romance until he finds the right girl.

As with all the Nocturne Falls series, Kristen Painter writes with humour and her stories are always great fun – just suspend disbelief and enjoy the town of Nocturne Falls.

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