Friends and Neighbours (Bargain Read)

Life as a Marie Osmond impersonator living in Stoke can be challenging enough.
But when your best friend has died and your other friends have moved away it can suddenly get a whole lot tougher. Now heartbroken Jenny has a female shaped hole in her life which – despite the presence of many women – won’t go away. Grief has turned her into a first class snob.

Husband Lonny preps the house for climate change and is unable to halt Jenny’s unravelling. Then gorgeous Trudi wafts into the creative writing class and brings some much needed hope.

Feeling that this is the only way out of her depression, Jenny’s intention to befriend Trudi builds to an obsession while facing all manner of setbacks. A motley crew of unsuitable local women is encroaching while lovely Trudi remains elusive. Why is something that used to be so easy, now so hard?.

Mixing serious issues with much hilarity ‘Friends and Neighbours’ is a feel-good story for our times.

“This book made me laugh out loud in many places and shed a tear in others.” – Siobhan Curham, author ‘An American in Paris’ ‘What a totally wonderful heart warming read, loved it’ Goodreads Review 

‘This was a nice, easy chick lit read. It has great characters and is really funny in places even though it is about coping with the death of a loved one. It can be related to on lots of different levels. I liked that it has a sort of hidden message, which is to not judge a book by its cover. I enjoyed it very much’ Goodreads Review


Meet Ruth Torjussen

Ruth Torjussen grew up in Stoke but now lives and works in Brighton as a Shared Lives Carer. She writes scripts and novels across different genres but all cover, in some way, the looming ecological crisis.

Every Little Lie (Bargain Book $0.99)

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn a lesson. Usually the hard way.

This time the lesson was all about closure, and Elizabeth Stoneham knew with every brain cell she possessed that the lesson was going to be another hard one.

Elizabeth returns to Houston to carry out her legal responsibilities as the executrix of her mother’s estate. She’d left home nearly ten years ago. In all those years, she’d not visited or called her mother, and her mother had reciprocated—as if they had a silent mutual understanding to leave each other in peace. Peace? She’d found none in her self-imposed exile in Dallas.

After all this time, why had her mother…lured her back? That’s what naming her as executrix was. A lure. Bait for the trap. Since Elizabeth had followed in her adored father’s footsteps and become a lawyer, her mother knew she wouldn’t ignore a legal responsibility.

Perhaps her mother had mellowed as she’d grown older? Did she seek closure from the grave? No. Closure was a myth woven from hope and longing. There would be no closure, but maybe she’d be able to solve the biggest mystery of her life—why her mother had hated her.

Despite her resolve, staying at her mother’s house brings back all the memories she’d worked so hard to smother. In a moment of weakness, she allows herself to be swept away by her mother’s captivating new neighbor. She wants the mindlessness of passion to banish the pain—at least for a little while.

The only problem with that kind of temporary solution is that a woman can become ensnared if she’s not careful.

EVERY LITTLE LIE has the Passion of Romance and the Drama of Women’s Fiction. Be sure to Look Inside for a sneak peek.


Meet Joan Reeves

Joan Reeves—Keeping Romance Alive…One Sexy Book at a Time—is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. All of her stories have the same premise: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”

Joan lives her happily-ever-after with her hero, her husband. They divide their time between a book-cluttered home in Houston and a quiet house at the foot of the Texas Hill Country where they sit on the porch at night, look up at the star-studded sky, and listen to the coyotes howl.

Weddings Coordinated: A Romantic Comedy

Twin sisters. Two men. One wedding?

Danielle and Mallory are as different as can be! And they’re about to get themselves tangled into an unexpected, sticky web of drama.

What the twins anticipated being a simple, brilliant plan quickly becomes a complicated mess with both sisters hiding secrets and fighting strong feelings for some incredibly tempting, off-limits men.

Mallory needs Danielle to impersonate her at work so she can sneak off to her best friend’s wedding. But how can you pretend to be your twin sister when you’re nothing alike?

Danielle finds herself trying to save Mallory’s career while her sister’s demanding, perceptive boss, Ethan, watches her every move. It doesn’t help that she is inexplicably attracted to him when she vowed to hate his guts.

Mallory begins to have conflicting feelings for her engaged best friend, Jesse, a sweet, rough-and-tough auto-mechanic that’s been her rock since childhood.

Will the twins get caught in their silly plot to hide the truth? Or will they get more than they bargained for?


This is a standalone, full-length romantic comedy. It features two emotionally-charged romances roped together in one hilarious, fast-moving plot!


Meet Lisa S. Gayle

Lisa S. Gayle lives in the beautiful, mountainous Pacific Northwest. She enjoys traveling and all things outdoors, including hiking, camping, and s’mores. She’s a soccer mom who loves to take her family on adventures while attempting to keep up with her energetic husband and children.

She specializes in contemporary romance and believes in falling in love with a happily ever after.