The Rude Pen by Carmine Capobianco

An incredible collection of hilarious short stories and a one act play that was 40 years in the making!Carmine Capobianco’s second book has no basis in fact and very little in reality. It was written with one goal in mind: to make you laugh. And, according to those who have already read it, it succeeds. Really succeeds. The characters in the stories range from a writing implement obsessed kid and another who refuses to speak for the oddest reason to a nut job wreaking havoc in a huge department store and a couple of friends in search of the world’s funniest joke. Some of the stories share jokes, puns and, at times, characters. You will also find a laugh out loud funny one act play about an old Italian man visited by Morton Goldstein who claims to be an employee of Death. Capobianco searched his Facebook friends and asked some of those who were talented artists to do illustrations for the stories in their own inimitable style.Like a good DVD, the book has extras, short bios, hidden trivia and just fun stuff in general.The Rude Pen is filled with belly laughs and is 100% guaranteed to make you guffaw at least four times. You won’t get your money back if you don’t chuckle but it’s obvious proof that you need to see some sort of therapist because you are dead inside.So get this book in any format that pleases you. We aim to please.

Author: Carmine Capobianco

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Adventures of a Supply: A Supply Teacher’s Handbook by Catherine Habbie

The Adventures of a SupplyAfter enduring my umpteenth bottle of kiwi jam, and chilli pickles, the family was literally egging me out to practise my chosen vocation-teaching. There was a catch though, having been educated in another country, my degrees were not recognised and I was reduced to the life of a supply teacher.I am not complaining. Who does not enjoy being woken up at the crack of dawn to be told which school to find and reach in the next 30 minutes. Let alone be prepared for classes as varied as nursery to Year 6 with any topic under the Sun .It keeps me alert, my brain is ever on the girl guide mode always prepared. I believe fewer teachers suffer from dementia than any other profession. Six months ago I would have laughed at people in the face if I were told I would be able to hop, skip and jump on my own all over London. I cannot tell a lie. It gives me a thrill to discover all these wonderful edifices of education, it’s just the time-bound nature of the job keeps me from enjoying my wanderings as much as I could have otherwise.So join me on my adventures as I manage to find 100 ways to get lost in London and still report to work on time. Ubiquitous, I would love to lead all the different lives at once. But you dear reader is promised one at a time .Tread with love…..

Author: Catherine Habbie

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Last Bite (A Deadline Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Sonia Parin

Eve Lloyd’s childhood nemesis, Charlotte McLain, is getting married. Nothing will induce Eve to attend. Nothing except… blackmail.From the start, everything about this wedding rings alarm bells for Eve. The location, the groom, the guests. The bride. But that’s nothing unusual. The odds of everything going right are stacked in the bride’s favor. There have already been several deaths on the island. Lighting surely wouldn’t strike again…When the groom suddenly dies, all fingers of blame are pointed directly at Eve. After all, she had opportunity and plenty of motives. She’s been framed and despite trying to keep her nose out of trouble, she’s now been dragged right back into the thick of it. The list of suspects is extensive, but she’s sure she can narrow it down to… at least a half dozen people.Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

Author: Sonia Parin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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O Death, Where is thy Stinky? (Stinky Stories Book 50) by Peter Grant

What was she really doing while we thought she was dead?

Stinky’s colorful granny is back in town with her latest acquaintance, a 1950s B-movie star known as Boom-Boom to her friends. After a few cocktails by the Black Sea, the new BFFs decide to fake the aging starlet’s death as a publicity stunt.

They enlist Stinky’s assistance, figuring that as a lawyer he can make even an outrageous lie sound plausible, but it’s not easy to disappear, reappear and make people believe your story.

Stinky remembers Boom-Boom from the Friday night sci-fi movies he watched as a teen and discovers he’s not the only one who enjoyed her films. Thanks to his efforts a new generation discovers classics like The Monster from the Mauve Cove and Escape from a Female Chain Gang on the big screen as they were meant to be seen.

About Stinky Stories

Stinky and Eddie appear in almost eighty comic short stories in the #1 bestselling Amazon series. Stinky is chatty and insouciant, and while Eddie may not say as much, when something needs to be done, he’s already doing it. They’re as close as Brooklyn and Queens and as unlikely to separate.

Stinky doesn’t go looking for trouble, but he can’t hide from it. It’s part of the “best looking man on the planet” package. Stinky has an assortment of relatives, but they all have the ability to get him in trouble, whether granny returns to town with a eurotrash beau, his mother decides that her husband is cheating on her, or his nephew turns a Sunday school play into a comic disaster. Stinky and Eddie would like to live quietly, but lucky for us that never happens.

Stinky and Eddie are supported by a collection of outrageous guest stars and an ever expanding cast of relatives. The stories are witty and literate and readers don’t have to leave their brains in a jar to enjoy them. Whether it’s a flat-out farce, bedroom comedy, sexy romp, sly satire or screwball family intrigue, you’re never far from a happy ending in every Stinky story. Isn’t that what we really need these days?

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Related stories are listed at the end for further reading.

Author: Peter Grant

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Del Boca Are We There Yet?: (The Alternative Present) by Charles A. Mills

Reality is no respecter of delusions, except perhaps in Del Boca, a model American community, struggling to be heard above the din. The days are fully packed as the good people of Del Boca deal with such problems as elitism, education reform, celebrity culture, political correctness, free speech, science, and politics. A social satire about life in our times.

Author: Charles A. Mills

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews