“Runny Babbit Returns” by Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit

“Runny Babbit Returns”

Genre: Children’s Books/Animals/Humor

Release Date: September 19, 2017

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Runny Babbit, the lovable star of Shel Silverstein’s New York Times bestselling poetry book, is back!

Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

This carefully compiled work from the Silverstein archives is filled with spoonerism poems that are both playful and poignant. With tongue-twisting word play and uproarious characters, the endearingly befuddled Runny Babbit and his friends embody Shel Silverstein’s singular style, the one we all know and love.

Fans of all ages won’t want to miss their chance to follow their favorite Runny in this book of laugh-out-loud adventures!



“The Makeover” by Monica Garry-Allen

“The Makeover

Genre: Romance Comedy/Humor & Satire

Release Date: September 29, 2014

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Revenge is a dish best served cold… while wearing heels.

April has just learned the real reason behind her boss’ impromptu dinner invitation. He only invited her to dinner with his colleagues to prove a point: that he can show up at an event with a plain Jane and still be considered ‘the man’. She expected better from him and had secretly hoped that one day their friendship would grow into something deeper. Now she knows she will always just be his ‘nerdy secretary’ to him.

But her two best friends won’t let her wallow in her pain. They convince her to give Dr. Stewart a dose of his own medicine. The plan: show up at the dinner looking irresistible and prove to her boss that even nerd girls can be sexy. But first, she has to replace her unattractive business suits with something sexier and more revealing. It’s time for a makeover.

Dr. Chad Stewart would never ‘really’ date his secretary. She was too good, too pure for someone as jaded as himself. It didn’t matter that he was half in love with her. But when he needed an ‘average date’ for a dinner party she was the first person he turned to. He thought his secretary was the perfect choice until he arrived to find her looking like his wildest fantasy. But now she knows the real reason for his invite and he can see in her eyes how hurt she is.

Can Chad convince her to forgive him for hurting her or will she walk out of his life… taking his heart with her?

“Lady Justice and the Geriatric Gumshoes” by Robert Thornhill

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“Lady Justice and the Geriatric Gumshoes”

Genre: Cozy Mystery/Humor

Release Date: July

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Inspired by their hero, Walt Williams, three retirees decide to give Lady Justice a helping hand.
Although their intentions are good, these septuagenarian sleuths get crossways with the Kansas City mafia, dangerous drug dealers, and the Russian mob.
Walt must come to their rescue, putting himself in harm’s way to pull their eager, but aging, fannies out of the fire.
Follow the action as Walt and the geriatric gumshoes prove once again that good guys can triumph over evil, no matter how old they are.

“You Are Dead. (Sign Here Please)” by Andrew Stanek

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“You Are Dead. (Sign Here Please)”

Genre: Paranormal & Urban/Humor

Release Date: November 11, 2015

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You Are Dead. (Sign Here Please) is a madcap comedy of truly ludicrous proportions. After Nathan Haynes dies, he discovers that the afterlife is run by straight-laced bureaucrats, but when he refuses to sign his 21B he is punted back to life in his insane home city of Dead Donkey. He can’t rest easy, though – the bureaucrats are out to get him and they will put his papers in order, no matter the cost. Will our hero die (again)? Will the bureaucrats trick him into filling the proper forms in? Will Nathan ever get to do his laundry? Find out in You Are Dead. (Sign Here Please)!

“Happy Now?” by S M Mala

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“Happy Now?

Genre: Romantic Comedy/Humor & Satire

Release Date: May 31, 2014

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Flora fancies Ed, the best looking boy at school.

Ed fancies Flora, a girl he’s got the hots for.

She’s sixteen and he’s fifteen but social circles mean that their paths rarely cross. And when they do, it’s always brief.

One day, they cross in a big way, and they fall in love.

But something unexpected happens and the young lovers never get together.

Twenty five years later, older and wiser, their paths cross again. Too many things have changed and they’ve both been hit by loss and tragedy, one way or another.

A funny, uplifting, romantic tale about young love and whether time can rekindle teenage memories for two forty something adults who have been battered and bruised by time.

“The Reluctant Hero” by Jackie Weger #Spotlight

For #ThrowbackThursday I’m sharing some of my favorite past reads WITH reviews!

“The Reluctant Hero”

by Jackie Weger

Genre: Romance/Humor

Release Date: January 17, 2014

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There are a few things Parnell Stillman is dead certain he will never do:
He’d never fall in love.
He’d never have kids.
He’d never be a hero.
His first and only love is flying.The struggle to keep his air cargo business solvent is challenge enough. Rebecca Hollis believes caring for others is the road to happiness. Tasked to shepherd five orphans on a flight to a conclave to meet prospective adoptive parents, she learns it takes much more. The plane is caught helpless in the grip of a storm that sends it plunging into a frozen wilderness. Rebecca determines she and the disagreeable pilot must work together to ensure the survival and rescue of the orphans. Parnell Stillman has other ideas. So do the orphans. Rescue means a return to foster homes and an uncaring welfare system. Or maybe not.

***This book has a newer cover. I prefer this one. Grumpy Parnell Stillman looks too happy on the other one! LOL!


Felicia’s Review

May 29, 2014

5/5 Stars!

Real Love Does Exist!

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the billionaires, alphas, vampires, shifters and rock stars, we forget that normal people fall in love too.

Parnell Stillman and Rebecca Hollis are two very damaged souls surviving in a world that barely acknowledges their existence. Beaten down by life’s cruelty and determined to not be “victims” ever again, they’ve both resigned themselves to a life of solitude. And it works…sort of.

Rebecca is housemother at an orphanage that is out of money and about to close its doors. Her sad life thus far makes her feel a kinship to her charges. The last five children are society’s throwaways – too old, too handicapped, too unstable – to be adopted and loved. In desperation, the orphanage owner – good ole’ Abigail – arranges for Rebecca to take the children to a large conclave in San Francisco with hopes the children will find families. Short on funds and unable to afford commercial flights, Abigail books the private plane of an old family friend. The business is now run by the man’s nephew, Parnell, who is way too cantankerous and grumpy for his years.

When Rebecca and Parnell meet, it’s like throwing gasoline on a smoldering fire. They instantly dislike each other, each reminding the other of all the bad that has ever happened in their lives. Despite their reservations, second thoughts…and bad weather, they do set out for San Francisco. While Parnell is confident in his abilities as a pilot, he finds the weather service didn’t stress the severity of the approaching storm, and he is forced to do a soft crash landing…with a woman and five children…during a storm…in the middle of nowhere.

Their arguing seemed endless. In a different story, it could have been annoying, but here it reminded me of the countless rejoinders between Bogart and Bacall or Tracy and Hepburn. They were quick, witty, and sometimes very cutting. In the beginning, I don’t believe they knew HOW to talk to each other…each so immersed in their own personal misery. But as time went on, I believe the snarkiness was the only defense they had against their growing feelings for each other. After loveless childhoods and marriages, both were afraid of being rejected and hurt again.

Surviving in the wilderness until help reached them demanded they work together. Parnell did things even he couldn’t believe he was doing to help them stay alive. Rebecca couldn’t seem to stop herself from caring for his welfare. As bad as they believed their lives to have been before the plane crash, being stranded totally broke them down emotionally and made them vulnerable – making them realize their biggest fear was not dying but losing a love that was within their grasp.

Their five charges, Molly, Yancy, Jonesy, Nicholas, and Santee (oh, and Scrappy) were just too precious! Loss and rejection have hardened them to life so early, but if you listen close enough, you still hear their hope.

In The Reluctant Hero, two imperfect people find their perfect love. You will enjoy the journey.