Sati and the Rider is a fast-paced, fun read – it’s all in the cards!
Ways to soften the blow of moving back home: 19 million in your pocket, starting your own business... a knack for finding dead blondes wherever you turn? -- Not on the list!
SOMERSET Book Awards for Literary, Contemporary, and Mainstream Fiction 2016 Short List (Semi-Finalists)
These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to FINALISTS LIST and now has moved forward to the SHORT LIST of the 2016 Somerset Book Awards.
The SOMERSET Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres are: Contemporary Theme, Adventure/Suspense, Literary, Women's Fiction, Satire, Magic Realism. The OFFICIAL LISTING of the 2016 Somerset Writing Competition’s FINALISTS.
Beauty takes a different a form in Lisa Souza's page-turning debut novel, Beauty and the Bridesmaid. Dorothy (Dot) Lindell tags herself as a "relationship black hole." An overweight software geek with a loser love life whose only wish is to not die a virgin. At her cousin's wedding, displayed in a tightly molded purple-ish taffeta gown, Dot feels she wins the award for the ugliest bridesmaid. To add injury to insult, Dot has lost hope of an amorous hookup since her escort, Kennedy J Kennedy is gay – and the life of the party. But when he offers to trade his image consulting services for her software know-how, Dot checks the box for a complete image overhaul. What she doesn't realize is that her extensive overhaul is bigger, financially and physically and emotionally, than she could ever have imagined. If facial acid applications through a dermatologist aren't enough, Dot's personal trainer works her to death. Although it only takes her three and a half months to lose the weight through rigorous exercise program and her spanking-new meal plan, it all pales in comparison to the painful aftermath of plastic surgery. As a result of her hard work and her surgeon’s skill, Dot is NOT the same person, anatomically speaking, than before. Changing her moniker to her middle name, Alana (Dot) enters a new world of attraction. Among her many admirers, the first person to ask her on a date is none other than her heart-throb who didn’t [...]
The Chatelaine Awards for Romantic Fiction Writing Contests Finalists listing for 2016! Congratulations to those whose works made the short-list!
November Spotlight: The Somerset Awards Bring a Satisfying Conclusion to the Submissions Deadlines for the 2016 Contest Year
Find out why we named the Literary, Mainstream, and Contemporary Novel Awards "Somerset" and discover a few pithy authorial quotes to share also.
What do you do when you have done all that you can? A heroine in crisis coming to terms with her life’s big questions by taking courage and, finally, taking charge.
Vale has a real talent for drawing characters one wants to get to know, and for understanding the emotional impact of the events that shape our lives. A compelling novel that delicately yet realistically portrays the impact of adoption on all the lives it touches.
BLUE: a novel by Kayce Stevens Hughlett – transcends genres with its complexity of story and psychological suspense
A poignant, inspiring tale of three women psychologically damaged by the events of their lives, who ultimately find their way back to each other.