"Cat in a Sapphire Slipper" is the twentieth title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. The tough-talking, twenty-pound, tomcat PI is as feisty as ever as he and his gang try to keep his favorite roommate from losing her man. PR honcho Temple Barr's romance novelist aunt Kit has wound up in a romantic plot of her own. She's snagged one of the most eligible bachelors on the Strip, one of the elder Fontana brothers, a silver-tongued reputed ex-mobster with a heart of gold. There is to be a wedding...and where there is a wedding there is usually a bachelor party. Things go disastrously wrong when the entire party is hijacked and taken to a remote ranch out in the Nevada desert, a place where the women are wild and the sex is legal. And among the group? None other than Temple's own Matt, an ex-priest. Truly a fish out of water, he soon comes upon a beautiful young woman who is quite naked and most thoroughly dead. Given the remoteness of the location with very few suspects on hand (plus the Fontanas' shady reputation) this could be a very bad thing indeed. And Louie? Well, he managed to go along for the ride and once again it's up to that big old tomcat to bail out his humans and save the day. """" "Cat in a Sapphire Slipper" is a fast-paced, racy mystery with a loveable cast of characters and one terrific tough dude to keep them all in line.
Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and (of course) romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured out-she's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummer-and the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.
Click here to go to the author s website. Reader's Comments Journey Home is the story of Danny and his friends giving it one more try as they venture through Florida and Louisiana looking for a steady gig and something to eat. Journey Home is the exploration of life and its realities, its beauty and its tragedy. Deep and well written it is provocative, and inspiring as the characters lives are laid bare for all the world to see. Profound and twisting their lives take them from an old brothel in Florida straight into the heart of New Orleans a city fraught with crime, indifference and ancient evils. Along the way they meet a vast array of characters including an aspiring actress, an underworld figure, drug dealing teenagers, an old hippie, and a homeless woman. Filled with unlikely heroes and surrounded by mayhem there are serious issues and situations that confront each one of them. Their wild and chaotic ride forces them to run and hide from a crazy world only to come to terms with themselves and it all. Burke takes us to a town that is a microcosm of the modern society we have created. The characters are in their individual ways disillusioned and broken souls. But even so, they have their dreams and their music. Whether they will eventually fulfill their dreams or not is only one of the interesting points of the book. More than a fictional chronicle of a group on the road, Journey Home is a philosophical exploration of life and its realities. With protagonists that live and breathe music, this book no doubt will please music lovers. Subtle musical references are made throughout the book. But this work is not merely about music. Paul Burke makes an ultimate statement about life and living, one that will inspire and challenge every human being about the world we have built for ourselves. Paul Burke has a long and rich background in the visual arts, broadcasting, music and theater. He has been creating in one medium or another for over thirty years. He spent ten of those years as a leading contributor to WLFR, a public radio station he helped to start, guide and define. He championed and interviewed individual artists such as Doc Watson, Tom Rush, Rory Block, and Arlo Guthrie. His show was dedicated to non-commercial artists and environmental causes. Through WLFR, grass roots organizations were able to express their civic concerns stopping a trash incinerator in an ecologically sensitive waterway in one instance, and moving a manufacturer to recycle in another. Journey Home is the result of the thirty plus years spent in the world of audio and visual arts, performing at small venues, touring with a national theater group, and championing environmental activism.
"Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching eye on the damaged world of sociopaths in this exciting thriller." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)"Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve." -"Booklist "(starred review)"A mounting-stakes actioner." -"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)"In a nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists, Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go." -"Library Journal "(starred review)Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can't turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest" himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life? "New York Times "best selling author Lisa Scottoline's visceral thriller, "Every Fifteen Minutes, "brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts.