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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Rum Hijack by Phil Moss

A spiritual and troubled young man convinced he is to become an infamous literary legend – before even writing a first line – begins to take out his ‘writers block’ on the local community.Wanting love – and to win a book award – his desperation and frustrations reach boiling point as he begins to reinvent himself, only for his new-found alter-ego to have an alter-ego of its own – with an even darker agenda.

Author: Phil Moss

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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Five-Star Daydreams by M. Frank Keiper

AUTHOR OF FIVE-STAR DAYDREAMS Kindle Edition IntroductionUnlike most collections of short stories, this set does not have a linking theme like those of love stories, mysteries, or a common genre. They do, however, for the most part, have one unique thing in common that ties them together in some way. They were all born out of impressions that had come from dreams. Not dreams of aspirations, or dreams of wishful thinking; but, of nocturnal dreams – dreams of slumber. Some were just a notion that the author had brought back, (from the other side, if you will) while some were a minor scene that caught his attention. Others were just inspirations, and two are complete accounts that he could not help but capture because of their story quality and exceptional presentation. They are arranged in a way that the writer thought would be best approached by the reader. This Collection of Day Dreams begins with a humorous story of a bumbling bumpkin who gains fame from being profoundly stupid, followed by a teenager that has a gifted insight into her grandmother’s departure; then, a tale of a jilted woman who tries to fire her Guardian Angel. There is also a dramatic short tale of a kind gentle man who invents a memory in order to bury a family tragedy. These are followed by a narrative of a social misfortune through the eyes of a devoted librarian; a farce about a loser who creates in his mind his importance to history; and a symbolic saga of an adventurer who is swept into a hypnotic experience in the past, where a holy child changes the course of an Andean village. The collection concludes with two boys who stumble upon godlike powers that ends poorly, and with a fable of a grandfather who cleverly schools his grandson in manners. It ends with an actual account of a dream that had inspired a poem and a painting.With all that being said, I can only guarantee one thing – that the author has done his very best to entertain you, (and suspecting that nothing has ominously tampered with his nightly dreams) you have never read these stories before. Enjoy!

Author: M. Frank Keiper

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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