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thisis35_cover_webThis Is 35

Four years after completing her first 30 First Dates challenge, blogger and TV producer Erin Crawford is once again racing the clock, this time checking off 35 goals she wants to achieve by her 35th birthday. In the meantime, the network behind YOLO, a reality show based on Erin’s bucket list, shifts her from behind the scenes as producer to center stage as a participant. Amidst growing pressure at work and home, including a cross-country travel schedule that never seems to align with her new husband’s, Erin has the added stress of a camera following her every move as she checks off her list for a national TV audience. From a wedding fiasco to a fateful dance lesson to a nemesis who’s determined to make trouble in her brand new marriage, everything that can go wrong definitely does. So wrong, in fact, that Erin starts to wonder if YOLO is recording her life … or ruining it.

This Is 35 releases January 3, 2017, in ebook and print through Gemma Halliday Publishing.


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Jen Dawson is an interior designer at the top of her game, with a job at the South’s hottest design firm and a fiancé who’s on the short list of the city’s most eligible catches. But her perfectly designed plans for her life fall apart when her prima donna boss screws her over and her fiancé dumps her on the same day.

What’s a self-respecting Southern girl to do? …is what she should have asked. Instead, she drowns her troubles in cocktails and then adds trouble of her own by “drunkbooking” a Facebook status that gets her in more hot water at work. As her ex reappears at all the wrong times, Jen’s flirtations heat up with all the wrong men—until she finds the one guy who makes her realize love just isn’t something she can plan. And when she vows to set her life back on track and stage a comeback, Jen uncovers shady business at her design firm that could take down the entire operation … and her, but only if she lets it.

How to Look Happy releases January 7, 2016, in ebook and print through Gemma Halliday Publishing.


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Eight years after her fiancé’s betrayal rips her world apart, Amelia Wright is at the pinnacle of career success. Using heartbreak as her muse, she’s authored Shattered, a bestselling fantasy series that’s headed for the big screen. Though she writes under a pen name, she’s scared Noah Bradley, her ex, will recognize himself in her books and realize she’s never moved on. But in a world of Instagram and iPhones, she quickly learns it isn’t easy to hide in plain sight—especially after a paparazzo steals a shot of Amelia in a steamy encounter with the star of her upcoming movie. At the height of the tabloid frenzy, Amelia uncovers a secret about Noah’s betrayal and finds herself faced with a choice. Will she move forward with her new life of Louboutins, limos, and bullying paparazzi or succumb to the pull of a past she thought she’d finally written off?

Now a Major Motion Picture debuted at #9 on Amazon’s Literary Fiction Romance bestseller list. With 50+ five-star reviews, the book has held spots on Amazon bestseller lists in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France & India. Buy it now in ebook or print through Gemma Halliday Publishing.

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***** A prequel to 30 First Dates, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE explores issues of love, friendship, career, finding yourself and moving on. Watch for HOW TO LOOK HAPPY, the third book in the Unlucky in Love series, coming in January 2016. *****

 


30 First Dates
Erin Crawford is a relationship blogger with a bucket list and a vendetta. After years of horrible luck in relationships, she decides to start a blog called “30 First Dates.” Her mission: go out with 30 men before her 30th birthday, all to find a non-jerk in 30 dates or less. As she blogs about her sometimes humorous and sometimes laughably bad dates, she crosses off her bucket list of 30 things she wants to do before she turns 30—and kills two birds with one stone by completing the items on her dates. In fourteen months she skydives, skinnydips, crashes a wedding, travels to multiple cities and lives way outside her comfort zone. The only question is, as her birthday approaches and her list grows smaller, will Erin be able to find love? Or is she destined to be a first-date-only kind of girl?

30 First Dates held a top 100 spot on Amazon’s US General Comedy bestseller list for 21 consecutive weeks. With 150+ five-star reviews, the ebook has featured on Amazon bestseller lists in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, India & Japan since its January 2015 debut. Buy it now in ebook or print from Gemma Halliday Publishing.


KillerBeachReads_5in“48 Hours in New York”
in Killer Beach Reads
Available now from Gemma Halliday Publishing, Killer Beach Reads debuted at #1 on three Amazon category bestseller lists and hit the USA TODAY bestseller list the week of July 14, 2016!

22 summer-themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside!

Stories include:
“One Red Cent” (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries) by Ellie Ashe
“Brunettes Just Wanna Have Fun” (Gilda Wright Mysteries) by Diane Bator
“A Spot of Murder” (Cookies & Chance Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns
“Queenie Baby: On Location” (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke
“Done in the Sun” by Mary Jo Burke
“Hard to Control” (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne
“Lesson in Fear” (Schooled in Murder series) by Tracy D. Comstock
“Ice Cream Bombes & Stolen Thongs” (Poppy Peters Mysteries) by A. Gardner
“Barbecue & Bad Juju” (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski
“A Killing in the Market” (Danger Cove Mysteries) by Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby
“Dashed to Death” (Misty Newman Mysteries) by Gina LaManna
“Scout Camp Murder” (Merry Wrath Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry
“Heating Up the Night” (Heroes of the Night) by Nicole Leiren
“Killer Conch Shell” (Health Nut Mysteries) by Patrice Lyle
“The Pen is Mightier” (Proverbial Crime Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin
“Backyard Bar-be-Feud” (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson
“Mr. Montana” by Ellyn Oaksmith
“Motion for Misfits” (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey
“Mystic Mojo” (Mystic Isle Mysteries) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens
“Blondes’ Night Out” (Barb Jackson Mysteries) by Anna Snow
“Caper at Castle Rock” (Amelia Grace Rock ‘n’ Roll Mysteries) by Anne Marie Stoddard
“48 Hours in New York” by Stacey Wiedower


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Santa’s Little Mistake: a short romantic comedy
Carrie Stockton dreads her looming office Christmas party for three reasons. One, she has no date … again. Two, since her bombastically bitchy co-worker Becca couldn’t steal Carrie’s promotion, she stole her six-foot-four, dark-haired and handsome client instead. Three, and most problematic, Carrie failed to complete her sole task for the party (to hire the bartender) and makes up for it by manning the bar herself. When Becca downs a few too many of Carrie’s signature cocktails and commits a major party foul, is Carrie to blame? Or is Santa’s Little Mistake the act of fate Carrie needs to turn her ho-ho-hum life around?

 

 


 

“Santa’s Little Mistake” was originally published in Cozy Christmas Capers. No longer available for purchase, CCC was sold on all digital platforms from December 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015 by Gemma Halliday Publishing.

CozyChristmasCapers_coverAbout Cozy Christmas Capers
19 holiday short stories by 19 New York Times, USA Today and award winning authors! Enjoy these tales of mystery, romance, and laughter amid the backdrop of pine trees, gingerbread men, and Santas galore. The perfect short bites for cozying up by the fire with a cup of cocoa … or waiting in line at gift wrapping!

Stories Include
Rosolio Red (Franki Amato Mysteries) by Traci Andrighetti
Chasing Tinsel (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries ) by Ellie Ashe
Death of a Christmas Witch (A Crewel to be Kind Mini Mystery) by Diane Bator
Queenie Baby: Pass the Eggnog (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke
The Holiday Inside Job by Mary Jo Burke
Hard to Catch a Christmas Thief (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne
A Christmas Ghost & Zero Regrets (Dead by the Numbers Mysteries) by Jennifer Fischetto
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski
Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday
Christmas Al Dente (Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries) by Jennifer L. Hart
Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries) by Sibel Hodge
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death (Helen Binney Mysteries) by Gin Jones
Mini Pie the Christmas Spy! (Mini Pie Mysteries) by Libby LaManna
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (Greatest Hits Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry
Ornamental Danger (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson
Motion for Mistletoe (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey
Christmas in Venice by Maria Grazia Swan
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Tahoe Tessie) by T. Sue VerSteeg
Santa’s Little Mistake by Stacey Wiedower

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