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Book: OFFBEAT JAPAN by John Lander
Offbeat Japan - An Exploration of the Quirky and Outlandish Using Offbeat Japan, visitors will find restaurants decorated with monsters, festivals where people dress up as cartoon characters, bathe in green tea or wine. Live it up at raucous festivals devoted to phallic symbols. Though the perception of Japan is often rather serious and sober - the country has a bent for the quirky. Japan has [...]
 
Book: The Left-Handed God by I. J. Parker
During the battle of Freiberg 1763, an officer falls. The dying man begs young Ensign Franz von Langdorff to deliver a letter to his father, but Franz, subsequently severely wounded himself, returns home a cripple, unable to honor this promise or support his impoverished family. The letter, however, holds a deadly secret, and someone is willing to kill for it. Before the debt of honor can be [...]
 
Book: Unexpected - A Tale of Deception by Peter Alpert
The town of Eagleton is a rural community nestled in Colorado. The people who call the town home, twelve thousand in all, are for the most part plain-spoken and hard-working. George Schmidt is one such townsperson. He spends most of his time eking out a modest existence on the farm he inherited from his father. His social life consists of a morning coffee in town. He doesn't have time for much [...]
 
Book: A Child from the Wishing Well (Let Storm Clouds Pass series Book 2) by Raymond Nickford
Gerard's only wish is to escape the dark of chronic paranoia to be closer for his lonely daughter. He accompanies Rosie to violin lessons with eccentric but friendly tutor Miss Stein. But could the old spinster's often foul-smelling "wishing" well really be a place for his wish ? Raymond Nickford has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from University College of North Wales. Troubled souls, the [...]
 
Book: An Emperor Among Us - The Eccentric Life and Benevolent Reign of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, as Told by Mark Twain by David St. John
As cigar smoke hangs heavy in Mark Twain's sitting room, the members of the Monday Evening Club eagerly await his presentation, which they think will be the reading of his paper The Decay of the Art of Lying. Instead, Twain changes his mind and enthralls his audience with the true tale of one man's unconventional and fascinating journey through life. It is 1849 when a thirty-one-year-old Jewish [...]
 
Book: I Like A Little Bit Of The Handsome Americans Myself by Richard Lutman
Adventures packed with eccentric individuals dashing through life with strangely connected agendas. A joy ride of Seinfeldish proportions including a worm salesman, auto theft, a female singer with an offbeat vocabulary who eventually becomes a damsel in distress, a cowboy and active firearms. Fans of Cosmo Kramer will bond with these characters!
 
Book: Scribbling (Adventures of Neville Lansdowne) by Jonathan Gould
The sequel to the Goodreads Choice semi-finalist Doodling. Neville Lansdowne pushed the world out of shape. He didn't mean to do it. He didn't even realise he had done it. If you had asked him, he would have said that, as far as he could tell, the world was the wrong shape to begin with. In a world that is totally the wrong shape, Neville meets a new bunch of eccentric characters, and embarks on [...]
 
Book: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS (A Ginger Barnes Cozy Mystery Book 3) by Donna Huston Murray
A daylight burglary turns to murder when Ginger Barnes's neighborhood friend returns home at the worst possible time. Thefts and threats and wild accusations swiftly follow, tightening tensions on previously peaceful Beech Tree Lane. When elderly eccentric Letty MacNair is mugged on her doorstep, the message is clear anyone could be next. Gin's discreet inquiries sped investigations along in the [...]
 
Book: Dispatches from the Dating Zone by KT Valentine
Having exhausted all the conventional ways to meet her 'Mr Right' (and because now she really is a little bit desperate), Fleur Summers turns to her well-meaning, but eccentric friends and family for help. From 'Man Mountain'; an engineer who eats everything in sight and tall dark handsome Tom with big hands but no idea how to use them, to the mysterious and brooding Henry Austin. Follow the [...]
 
Book: Diane's Descent by Erin Thorne
Diane Morse, a solitary widow living on an isolated New York farm, wasn't used to having much company. Her few remaining relatives resided halfway across the country, and her nearest neighbors were content to leave the eccentric Diane to her own devices. However, Diane soon discovers that after twenty years of farm life, she has recently attracted the attention of some uninvited guests. In tune [...]
 
Book: Doodling (The adventures of Neville Lansdowne) by Jonathan Gould
A Goodreads Choice semi-finalist - humor category Neville Lansdowne fell off the world. Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up. Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an [...]
 
Book: Helga - Out of Hedgelands (Wood Cow Chronicles) by Rick Johnson
VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. Helga has more danger in her life than most beasts her age Wrackshee slavers after her, a vicious attack by bandits that nearly kills her, a race against dragons pursuing her, and leading a daring rebellion to save her life and rescue friends and family from the insidious WooZan. And that is just the beginning. But what do you expect when you are a [...]
 
Book: The Unknown Mother - A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound by Dielle Ciesco
It isn't every day that one meets a goddess, let alone a Matrika or being that presides over the sounds of language. It is said such deities can bring us complete liberation. Will that prove true for a struggling vocalist named Wrenne when a mysterious woman appears and offers to help her find her True Voice? This beguiling and eccentric teacher guides us all on a deep and powerful journey [...]
 
Book: Snow on Bald Mountain by Linda Wood Rondeau
Ryan McDougall still has much to learn about this life called Christian. When his wife tells him she is pregnant, he looks to make a change, especially since Ma's cousin Millie has moved into the already crowded house on Maple Street. Ryan takes a job as caretaker for a Bald Mountain estate owned by an eccentric, elderly woman. He hadn't expected to become attached, not only to the natural beauty [...]
 
Book: Is That Billinge Lump - Sell the Pig series Book II (The Sell The Pig Series 2) by Tottie Limejuice
It seemed like a good idea at the time. When British healthcare failed her ageing mother, eccentric writer Tottie decided to uproot her dysfunctional family and try again in France. But was France ready for her depressed dipsomaniac brother, her nearly nonogenarian mother who enjoyed saying "bum" and "bugger" and her elderly collie with a weak heart and his own blog? Is That Billinge Lump? [...]
 
Book: Sell the Pig - a travel tale with a twist (The Sell The Pig Series Book 1) by Tottie Limejuice
What happens when dementia, depressed dipsomania and downright dottiness decide to uproot from the UK and move to France together. Worried by the lack of care for her frail elderly mother in the UK, Tottie decides a new life elsewhere might be the answer. Sell the Pig is a travel tale with a twist, describing with alternating humour and poignancy how a somewhat dysfunctional family decide to [...]
 
Book: The Poor Relation (A Clean Regency Historical Romance) by Margaret Bennett
As a poor relation and well past the age to marry, Chloe Woodforde is a companion for her elderly great aunt, who is an eccentric tippler. At a country house party, Chloe accidentally keeps blundering upon Viscount Camden during his clandestine activities while walking her aunt's Yorkshire terrier. Despite knowing he is far above her reach, her attraction grows for Camden as she sees past his [...]
 
Book: CORNERED COYOTE (Coyote Series) by Dianne Harman
The last thing Maria expected when she returned to the United States from France was to be arrested at the airport. Is she fated to spend the rest of her life in prison? Follow the loveable yet eccentric private investigator, Slade Kelly, (a readers' favorite), as he tries to keep Maria from going to prison. The story moves at a rapid pace, from the ghettos of Chicago to the beaches of Florida, [...]
 
Book: The Nepali Flat by Gordon Alexander
Take a man from sea level. Place him in the high Himalaya. Then laugh at him! Join Gordon in Nepal as he drags his 'heavy arse' over the Himalayas in this hilarious, adventure-soaked account of the Three Passes Trek. Together with guide Subash and porter Nima, Gordon tackles high passes in excess of 17,500 feet and explains how high altitude affects a mildly-overweight bloke from sea level in the [...]
 
Book: My Hilarious Sex Life by Andrew Tibor Halmay
This is a collection of autobiographical articles which frequently focus on comical aspects of the author's sex life over the past 75 years - in three countries on two continents. Sometimes a romantic, often a moralist, always a compulsive entertainer, the author takes pride in having once made a bed-mate laugh so hard she fell out of bed. Kirkus Reviews have written the following: "A mildly [...]
 
Book: The Counterfeit Wife by Thea Hartley
Mara is the perfect P.A. to Edmund De Quintin, the owner of a large corporation and the listed Syal Manor. Unexpectedly, he asks her to marry him, but explains he wants a marriage of convenience in order to have the perfect hostess and to give him am heir. Mara, although originally taken aback agrees and the wedding is arranged. Mara finds herself growing close to the female wedding planner. They [...]
 
Book: poetic reflections - keep the heart of a child by Lori R. Lopez
With thirteen oft-humorous "Poetic Reflections" columns as a framework for chapters and themes, the author presents a collection of original poems and song lyrics from "a lifetime of versage" - a journey through her soul. The volume features giddy lingual romps, the words to a variety of Folk-Rock ballads, poems from other book projects, witty mullings, and much more. A serious thread running [...]
 
Book: Mother, was it worth it? (The Sell The Pig Series Book 3) by Tottie Limejuice
Tottie and her eccentric family moved to France in search of a better life for her nearly nonogenarian mother who suffered from dementia. As her full-time carer, Tottie listened to daily recitations of her favourite saying: 'Mother, mother, it's a bugger, sell the pig and buy me out." Catch up now with Tottie in the AM years - After Mother - as she starts her new life in the rural Livradois-Forez [...]
 
Book: Murder by Impulse (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
A Lincoln Continental driven by Amy Steele, wife of millionaire rancher, James Steele, rams a tanker full of gasoline. Instant incineration of both drivers; a probable accident, according to Sergeant Larry Jenner of the Amarillo Police Department. Eight months later, it'Aos murder, according to Sergeant Ed Schroder of the Special Crimes Unit, and the probable murderer is the widower. Standing [...]
 
Book: Sleeping With the Lights On by Brenda Whiteside
After two failed marriages and countless relationships, Sandra Holiday thinks she's met the man to end her years of less than perfect choices; choices that not only derailed her travel-related career plans but also left her single and broke. Carson Holiday, a Las Vegas country crooner with swoon-inducing good looks, spent his adult life pursuing a recording contract and love, never holding on to [...]
 
Book: Professor's Daughter by R. Igor Gamow
Professor's Daughter is an illustrated, fictional memoir about an eccentric professor who's been a non-conformist his entire career. He's a former ballet dancer, an expert horseman and an inventor. He's lead research expeditions to Nepal and explored the depths of the ocean. After his wife's death, he tries to re-establish his relationship with his estranged daughter, Athena. She wants to know [...]
 
Book: Family History by Hazel Hart
A locked house and a strangled woman. Town gossips say the sister did it. Crystal Sands Marshall is furious. The local historical society has chosen another family as the subject for a book on the town's beginnings. Crystal hires her own writer and then sets off to collect the necessary family records from her eccentric sister, Iris. When Iris, who has not left the house since their mother's [...]
 
Book: Who is Audrey Wickersham? by Sara Shrieves
Fifteen-year-old Audrey Wickersham loves books, horror movies and anything supernatural, and she's finally decided to try her first spell. She heads to her favorite hangout, The Magick Eye, to find the perfect one. She encounters Agnes, an old Gypsy who offers to create a custom spell for her. Audrey is thrilled until she encounters an ancient yet totally disgusting parasite that attacks and [...]
 
Book: Order in Court (Toby Potts Book 2) by David Thomas Osborne
Toby Potts, fresh from Bar School, and clutching his graduation diploma, is a young, aspiring barrister, full of hopes and dreams and intent on becoming the leading criminal advocate of his time. He can hardly wait to get on his feet and impress the jury with his incisive cross-examination, his mastery of all things legal, and his spellbinding final speeches. Sadly, reality kicks in, and Toby [...]
 
Book: Sarah - A Mission of Love by Gay N. Lewis
Handsome, single, and wealthy, Houstonian Tom Shoemaker must decide if he should give up his successful business to assume a country pastorate. When a blonde, blue-eyed, dyslexic angel arrives from The Heavenlies to locate a mate for Tom by Valentine's Day, she's havoc in outlandish red stilettos. But despite numerous goofs in her efforts-many caused by her passion for eccentric footwear the [...]
 


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