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Boo

by Rene Gutteridge

Talk about Working out Your Faith with Fear and Trembling.The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone-or, "Boo," as the locals fondly call him. For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the town's greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its "bloody fingers" (fries splattered with ketchup) to Spooky's Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead). But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary's favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified. Soon, a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary-and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business. Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle message of enduring faith, Boo shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Boo Hiss: A Novel

by Rene Gutteridge

When a soccer field complex springs to life seemingly overnight in the sleepy community of Skary, Indiana, and the local coffee shop begins offering computer access along with its suddenly overpriced beverages, goosebumps start popping up all over town. Has soccer mom Katelyn Downey hatched a diabolic plot to turn their slow-paced town into a den of hip suburban iniquity-or is this the perfect solution to the community's financial woes? Even as concerned residents take sides over their town's future, many are dealing with changes of a more personal nature. Novelist Wolfe Boone can't seem to find the right niche for his post­--horror writing efforts, and his new bride Ainsley-known for executing complicated events with penache and perfection-is bewildered by her inability to control something as seemingly simple as scheduling a pregnancy. Frustration turns to envy when her wacky friend Melb discovers, to her utter terror, that she and husband Oliver are expecting a baby. Through its quirky characters and winsome humor, Boo Hiss offers unexpected insights into the various ways people respond to change and demonstrates that growth often occurs amid the most difficult-and hilarious-circumstances.

Boo Humbug: Christmas is Scarier Than You Think

by Rene Gutteridge

It's Christmastime in Skary, Indiana, but the holiday season has been hijacked by maverick director Lois Stepaphanopolis as she attempts to bring her horror-ific vision ofA Christmas Carolto life. But the holly-decked path from page to stage is a thorny one, as Lois attempts to rally her skeptical cast, including new father Wolfe Boone, and then she learns that her reluctant marketing director, Alfred Tennison, is truly a Christmas Scrooge. Alfred's grassroots marketing plan proves more than successful as the buzz builds that Skary should anticipate an overflowing audience for their opening night- but a crucial miscommunication leaves the visiting theatergoers expecting of averydifferent Christmas production. As chaos ensues, can the actors pull off an improv miracle -- and can the Skary community convince their own Scrooge to embrace the true meaning of Christmas?

Boo Who: A Novel

by Rene Gutteridge

"Knock knock." "Who's there?" Nobody in Skary seems to know for sure... It appears that everyone in Skary, Indiana, is having an identity crisis of epic proportions-including the town itself. Once known as the haunt of the world's most popular horror writer, Wolfe "Boo" Boone, Skary started losing tourist business after Boo abruptly abandoned his career. Now the little town with the big marketing hook is up a creek-and on the brink of bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the former best-selling author is hawking [or selling] cars and wondering, like the rest of the world, if he'll ever write again. Yet even as Boo's literary career gracelessly plummets, his fiancée, wholesome Ainsley Parker, is shooting to stardom as the media's darling new domestic diva. Weave in a dreaming bride with a bargain dress and a few too many pounds on her hips, an unconventional therapist who has Skary in his thrall, a depressed cat, a dogged busybody, and a horde of strange, ghostly figures traipsing in and out of the woods, and it's easy to see why Skary is the quirkiest-and most charming-town around.

Listen

by Rene Gutteridge

Nothing ever happens in the small town of Marlo . . . until the residents begin seeing their private conversations posted online for everyone to read. Then it's neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, as paranoia and violence escalate. The police scramble to identify the person responsible for the posts and pull the plug on the Website before it destroys the town. But what responsibility do the people of the town have for the words they say when they think no one is listening? Life and death are in the power of the tongue.

Misery Loves Company

by Rene Gutteridge

Filled with grief, Jules Bellano rarely leaves the house since her husband's death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world. One day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules is bumped into by a fellow customer who apologizes profusely. She recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her. And that's the last thing she remembers--until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She's been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband's death ... her career ... and her faith.

My Life as a Doormat (in Three Acts)

by Rene Gutteridge

Act I: Avoid conflict at all costs. Even when someone signs you up for something you really don't want to do. Act II: Try to hold things together, even when your life is spinning out of control. Act III: (You'll have to read the book to learn how it all plays out.) Playwright Leah Townsend doesn't think of herself as a doormat. In fact, her life is pretty good. There's the gorgeous and dependable Edward (even if he is a little dull), and her challenging career (even if the last two plays were flops). The trouble is, Leah's feeling restless these days. The new play isn't going well. Her agent is handing out ultimatums. And her boyfriend Edward, who insists Leah "doesn't handle conflict well," has the nerve to enroll her in a conflict-management class full of people she's sure are her polar opposites, including a conservative talk-radio host named Cinco Dublin who thrives on the very thing Leah wants to avoid--making waves. Can a conflict-challenged playwright ever learn to stand her ground...even if life doesn't come in three predictable acts?

My Life as a Doormat (In Three Acts): A Romantic Comedy

by Rene Gutteridge

Back Cover Act I: Avoid conflict at all costs. Even when someone signs you up for something you really don't want to do. Act II: Try to hold things together, even when your life is spinning out of control. Act III: (You'll have to read the book to learn how it all plays out.) Playwright Leah Townsend doesn't think of herself as a doormat. In fact, her life is pretty good.There's the gorgeous and dependable Edward (even if he is a little dull), and her challenging career (even if the last two plays were flops). The trouble is, Leah's feeling restless these days.The new play isn't going well. Her agent is handing out ultimatums. And her boyfriend Edward, who insists Leah "doesn't handle conflict well,"has the nerve to enroll her in a conflict-management class full of people she's sure are her polar opposites, including a conservative talk-radio host named Cinco Dublin who thrives on the very thing Leah wants to avoid making waves. Can a conflict-challenged playwright ever learn to stand her ground ... even if life doesn't come in three predictable acts?

Never the Bride

by Rene Gutteridge Cheryl Mckay

Jessie Stone has been a bridesmaid 11 times. Her ex-boyfriend cheated on her and her crush on Blake is going nowhere. So when God appears in the flesh one day, she's skeptical. What will it take to convince her that He has a better love story in mind?

Never the Bride: A Novel

by Rene Gutteridge Cheryl Mckay

Jessie Stone has been a bridesmaid 11 times. Her ex-boyfriend cheated on her and her crush on Blake is going nowhere. So when God appears in the flesh one day, she's skeptical. What will it take to convince her that He has a better love story in mind?

Scoop: A Novel

by Rene Gutteridge

And now back to our regularly scheduled insanity.Channel 7 news producer Hugo Talley dreams of working with first-class professionals. Instead he's saddled with a weatherman who can't admit when he's wrong, an aging anchorwoman who refuses to release her clawlike grip on the newsdesk, a conscience-stricken reporter who's reluctant to focus on sensationalism, and a new assistant-former homeschool student Hayden Hazard-who can't just seem to leave her faith outside the newsroom.When the Channel News 7 team inadvertently stumbles on a hot news story, Hugo is frantic to exploit this rare opportunity. But a series of crises-including a Botox disaster and the disappearance of a colleague-threatens to destroy his chance for ratings success and send him completely over the edge.Meanwhile Hayden's presence is distracting at least two coworkers. Softspoken reporter Ray Duffey isn't sure whether he's attracted or frightened by her outspoken faith, while ego-driven Sam Leege is certain her naïve spiritual convictions will fall victim to his persuasive attentions.With their oddball antics and all-too-real foibles, this lovable cast of characters offers a hilarious look at the sometimes-unexpected effects of taking one's faith boldly into the workplace.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Scoop (Occupational Hazards Series, Book 1)

by Rene Gutteridge

And now back to our regularly scheduled insanity. Channel 7 news producer Hugo Talley dreams of working with first-class professionals. Instead he's saddled with a weatherman who can't admit when he's wrong, an aging anchorwoman who refuses to release her clawlike grip on the newsdesk, a conscience-stricken reporter who's reluctant to focus on sensationalism, and a new assistant--former homeschool student Hayden Hazard--who can't just seem to leave her faith outside the newsroom. When the Channel News 7 team inadvertently stumbles on a hot news story, Hugo is frantic to exploit this rare opportunity. But a series of crises--including a Botox disaster and the disappearance of a colleague--threatens to destroy his chance for ratings success and send him completely over the edge. Meanwhile Hayden's presence is distracting at least two coworkers. Softspoken reporter Ray Duffey isn't sure whether he's attracted or frightened by her outspoken faith, while ego-driven Sam Leege is certain her naïve spiritual convictions will fall victim to his persuasive attentions. With their oddball antics and all-too-real foibles, this lovable cast of characters offers a hilarious look at the sometimes--unexpected effects of taking one's faith boldly into the workplace.

Skid: A Novel

by Rene Gutteridge

Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage.On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of "What Would Oprah Do?" will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests-prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline-test the limits of the crew's customer service. But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank's odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Skid (Occupational Hazards Series, Book 3)

by Rene Gutteridge

Blissfully unaware that Adantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage. On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of "What Would Oprah Do?" will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests--prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline--test the limits of the crew's customer service. But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank's odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.

Snitch

by Rene Gutteridge

Convinced he has a greater chance to die-of boredom-at his desk job than he ever faced in narcotics, Las Vegas police sergeant Ron Yeager agrees to slip off the retirement track long enough to head up an undercover task force designed to combat the recent surge in auto thefts. Then he meets his inexperienced team of officers, most of whom seem completely incapable of infiltrating the seamy underbelly of Sin City. In particular, Mackenzie "Mack" Hazard's determination to wear her faith like a badge threatens to send Yeager's blood pressure skyrocketing. And then there's maverick Jesse Lunden, who thinks he's learned all he needs to know in his three years of undercover work. As Yeager gambles his reputation on transforming this group of egos and eccentrics into a force to be reckoned with, he stumbles onto a much bigger scheme than anyone expected. This could be the showstopper of their careers-if his back doesn't give out first. This second book in the Occupational Hazards series blends wacky characters, sincere faith, and surprising plot twists into one hilariously addictive read.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ultimate Gift

by Rene Gutteridge

Jason Stephens lives a life of wealth. A life of privilege. A life that's about to take a radical turn. Jason always had a straightforward relationship with his billionaire grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He shunned him but welcomed his money. So he figured when Red died, his part of the inheritance would be a simple cash transaction that would fund his extravagant lifestyle.Instead, for Jason to receive his inheritance, he's given an ultimatum...a series of twleve tests or "gifts" as Red calls them. If he fails at any one of them, he loses everything. If he completes them all, the ultimate gift will be his.One of those "gifts" involves finding a friend...something Jason has never experienced before. Yet this unlikely friendship and an unexpected romance may just open his eyes to what he's been missing all along."You don't begin to live until you've lost everything."

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