Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one hundred and [redacted] pounds - a self-described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism on opposite ends of the spectrum (Jake and Jaxson), a husband who prefers hunting to household chores, an Australian Shepherd named Sugar, and an albino frog named Humbert Humbert. This is her story - a brash, personal, and sometimes shocking memoir.
"Great to know I'm not alone."
From Kristina Riggle, author of the brilliant debut Real Life & Liars, comes The Life You’ve Imagined, an astonishing new novel about love, loss, life, and hope. It’s the story of four former high school friends who are forced to examine what happened to their high school dreams which are now at odds with their grown-up reality.
This novel records the lives of a group of English diplomats in Budapest from the Spring of 1940, up to the entry of the Germans which compels them to leave in Easter 1941. Crossing the Russian frontier en route for Moscow and the U.S.A., an episode at once dramatic and distinctly comic, sees the characters' main pre-occupation as less about their own predicament than the desperate and sustained endeavour to send food and clothing to the 44,000 British prisoners-of-war in Germany...
Haven Woods is suburban heaven, a great place to raise a family. It's close to the city, quiet, with great schools and its own hospital right up the road. Property values are climbing. The streets are clean, people keep their yards really nice. It's fairly pet-friendly, though barking dogs are not welcomed. The crime rate is practically non-existent, unless you count the odd human sacrifice, dismemberment, animal attack, demon rape and blood atonement.
Lenore, a sensible woman, is not prepared for erotic dreams or to follow the dictates of an alien mind. Handsome Jonallo, torn from his Aazoni mind-linked group of inter-galactic police and badly injured, needs help and Lenore’s is the strongest, most receptive mind. Mentally, Jon calls to her, bringing her to him with promises of future joy. But she is a woman of Earth. Or is she?
Sandy lives by one hard and fast rule: Stay away from members of the opposite sex—especially when they look like Greek gods. So when a series of mishaps thrusts her into the path of her gorgeous neighbor, she knows she’s headed for trouble. Suddenly, a woman who vowed to never marry again is fantasizing about romantic candlelit dinners...and giving in to a desire she had only dreamed about.