Standalone Fiction

Awful Wedded Husbands

Have you ever been trapped with the wrong man?

Lexi is. She blew it when she married dull Gary Blewitt.
Her job at the bank is more fun than home life. 
Daily, she dreams of a more exciting man and career.
Then both come along at once, like buses. 
But her insanely jealous husband, one murderous mother-in-law, and various other obstacles abound.
Will Lexi get the life she craves?
Or is she doomed to a life of baked beans and boredom?

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Maddy Can't Go Back to Mudley

 Maddy is desperate to escape dreary English seaside-town, Mudley...
..With a forced smile, she helps her widowed dad in his World-War-Two themed cafe.
She likes the elderly, eccentric clients but longs for the bright lights, big city...
And a hunky man, slim of waist, fat of wallet.
When her dad weds a busty barmaid, Maddy catches a fast train to London
Will the streets be paved with handsome, rich bachelors?
Or are Maddy's dreams as airy as candy floss?
Whatever happens, she can't go back to Mudley. 

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A fast-paced 1980s rom-com novelette 
Please kindly note -- this book was originally titled I Can't Go Back to Maplethorpe.

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Can the Cat Save Christmas

In London, just before Christmas, Clara is smug about her perfect life and relationship...

But the illusion melts faster than a snowman in the rain. Devastated, Clara flees to the Isle of Skye to lick her wounds.

There, far from festive cheer, she experiences festive drear.

As Clara falls deeper into the doldrums of despair, can a furry friend help?

Because she has given up men. And not just for Christmas.

A festive tale (tail?) of about 5000 words

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