Monday, February 25, 2013

Books of the Week: February 25th

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The Crone Club
By. S. V. Peddle

When Cass attends a reunion of her old class-mates, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. She only accepted the invitation in the faint hope of seeing her old best friend George again and finally discovering why she vanished so completely on the last day of school. Unfortunately, George doesn't turn up and as Cass waits in vain, she soon wishes that she'd stayed away too, especially when her other friends start boasting about all the interesting things they've done over the years. With increasing shame, Cass realises that her adult life has been a dull one; forty years of wasted talent and unhappy marriage to an abusive husband, without a single achievement, or interesting experience to talk about. Feeling insecure in the company of her old friends, she prays that no-one will ask her what happened to the old Cass, that promising musician, who left school so full of energy and ambition in the '60s.

But when Cass finds out why George disappeared so mysteriously all those years ago, it makes her angry enough to walk out on her husband and boring old life for ever, to start a challenging new life with the friends she had known in her schooldays, a time when life was still exciting and her dreams were fresh. Now reunited, Cass and her friends form themselves into the Crone Club, in which each of them pledges to recover her forgotten youthful dreams and aspirations, and then turn them into a reality. Nothing is going to stop these women having fun and not a single one of them has any intention of 'acting her age.'

The Crone Club is $2.99 for Kindle.

S. V. Peddle can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


The Numbers Game
By Frances Vidakovic

What’s a girl to do when she’s had twelve lovers and the love of her life has only bedded two? Serena Adams, sexy makeup artist to the stars, is certain that her life is perfect – great job, devoted man and the silent promise of a ring on her finger. So when her boyfriend Markie attempts to shatter it by leaving her due to their “numbers” issue she is determined to do anything to keep him.
No longer able to cope with Serena’s impressive sexual history (twelve one-night stands versus his two longstanding ex-lays) Markie sees splitting up as the only solution. Serena however is hell bent on not letting the Insignificant Past interfere with the All-Important Now. Hence her sure-fire plan to bring the inequality back to status quo.

Break up. Just for three months. So Markie can go off and have the ten extra quickie flings he so desires while Serena enjoys an access-all-areas pass into the pants of any two ex-lovers (if she can find them!). And so begins their three-month adventure back into the single world where the game of sex provides a very different set of rules for men and women. Once the three months is up, Serena and Markie are free to return to the loving, stable security of their long-term relationship. But will they make it back? That is the magic question..

The Numbers Game is $2.99 for Kindle.

Frances Vidakovic can be found on Facebook.


Out of the Mouth of Babes
By Sarah Pearce

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes takes a light-hearted peek beneath the seemingly smooth surface of Amy’s life - A housewife with a delightful nuclear family, comfortable home, pleasant daily routine, cordial circle of friends. An altogether composed existence - or so it may seem.

From the moment Amy casually mentions to best friend, Becky, that she fancies a bit of excitement in her life, trouble is inevitable. If her attempts to spice up her sex life with husband, Ben, don’t land her in enough hot water, problems just seem to snowball from there. With the unexpected arrival of several individuals from her past - some more welcome than others, the discovery of one or two secrets she’d rather not know about and the everyday trials of bringing up two young children, Amy finds herself frequently in need of a glass of wine - or three.

Out of the Mouth of Babes is $2.99 for Kindle.

Sarah Pearce can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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