Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell, both magazine short story writers who write novels together. Lorraine Campbell lives in Boulder, Colorado and Pam Burks lives in Reigate, Surrey. The sisters were raised in Scotland until their parents moved the family down to Sussex. Nowadays they work by email and Skype.

One reviewer dubbed their books “chick lit with a difference.”

ellieTheir first book, How to Survive Your Sisters, was published in July 2008 by Random House. Their second novel, When Good Friends go Bad was published by Arrow in July 2009. Their third novel, which tops today’s Buffet (Looking for La La) was published in February directly through Amazon.

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Looking for La La

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: Ellie Campbell

Looking for La La

In a recent survey, 65 percent of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticized and constantly tired.

Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically transformed however with the arrival of a heavily lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked?

Whatever – it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy’s ‘Mothers Restaurant Research’ group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister.

With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant, the stress of organising the school Save The Toilet’s dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.’


Loose Ends – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery

Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
Author: Terri Reid
Loose Ends - A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery (Book 1)

Twenty-four years ago, a young woman drowned in the swimming pool of a newly elected State Senator. It was ruled an accident. But now, as the Senator prepares to move on to higher positions, the ghost of the woman is appearing to the Senator’s wife. Mary is hired to discover the truth behind the death. She unearths a connection between the murder and the disappearance of five little girls whose cases, twenty-four years later, are still all unsolved. As she digs further she becomes the next target for serial killers’ quest to tie up all his loose ends.

The Eden Diet

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss
Author: Rita Hancock MD
The Eden Diet

The Eden Diet Christian weight loss program was created by Dr. Rita Hancock, a medical doctor with ivy league training in nutrition and the psychology of obesity as well as personal experience overcoming childhood-onset morbid obesity (and keeping the weight off for over 25 years).

The plan is about rejecting the diet mentality and re-learning how to eat the way God originally intended: with joy rather than guilt. You get to eat not only the healthy food that your body craves for nourishment, but also delicious treats such as cheeseburgers, pizza, and rich, delicious desserts. The key is to eat your treats in smaller portions than the world would have you believe is normal and only when you’re physically rather than emotionally hungry. When you’re emotionally hungry, Dr. Rita gives you specific tools for how to employ your faith to find willpower against unnecessary eating.

The Next Ex (Madeline Carter)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Linda L. Richards
The Next Ex (Madeline Carter)

Former stockbroker-turned-daytrader Madeline Carter agrees to teach the indulged wife of an A-list movie producer about the stock market. When said wife turns up dead, Madeline finds herself in the middle of a series of murders while inadvertently opening up a 40-year old cold case.

Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

Mystery > Cozy
Author: Carolyn Jourdan
Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows of the Smoky Mountains. Now she spends her days working as a rural home health care nurse, making calls on a quirky roster of housebound characters she’s determined to take care of whether they cooperate or not.She applies this same optimism to her love life, despite the fact that she’s been dating for 38 years without locating any husband material. When she runs into her childhood sweetheart, Henry Matthews, a wildlife ranger for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it looks like she might’ve found her man.

But Phoebe and Henry’s chance for romance has to be put on hold while they undertake a desperate search for a young woman who mysteriously vanished from the park during a gathering of world famous biologists and botanists, including a charismatic Frog Whisperer.

Breathless (Blue Fire Saga)

Romance > Futuristic & Science Fiction
Author: Scott Prussing
Breathless (Blue Fire Saga)

Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, insisting sunlight hurt her skin because she’d been bitten by a one-fanged vampire. But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. But when her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to consider all these and more.

She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot–so why won’t he kiss her?




Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller

Science Fiction > Alternate History
Author: Lynny Prince
Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller (The Ghostkiller Trilogy)

On the day after Christmas in 1862, thirty-eight innocent Dakota Sioux Indians were hanged in the largest mass execution in United States history. One hundred and fifty years later, Kyle Ghostkiller has the chance to go back and save them.

Kyle has just returned to town to accept a medicine bundle he has inherited from his ancestor, a man named Ghostkiller who was unjustly hanged in 1862. The ancient bundle contains tools giving Kyle the power to time travel. Arriving into town just after four teenagers are found brutally murdered, Kyle becomes a prime suspect; especially when the town gossip blames the Ghostkiller family curse during questioning by the FBI.

Covet (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 1)

Literature & Fiction
Author: Felicity Heaton
Covet (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 1)

Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.

Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.

When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah’s master keep them apart forever?

A Larger Universe

Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: James Gillaspy
A Larger Universe

The broadcast interview of a young computer prodigy attracts the attention of aliens aboard an interstellar trading ship. The kidnapping of Tommy (and his cat) begins an adventure among the stars, a coming of age story entangled with computers, faster-than-light travel, a dying civilization, and an ancient evil.

On board the five-thousand-meter starship, he meets a crew of humans, descended from peasants, priests, and soldiers taken from Earth a thousand years before. He soon learns that all are slaves to the seldom-seen aliens inhabiting the upper third of the ship. His first months are spent in mindless work that he later learns is meant to domesticate his “feral” nature.

Eventually, he is introduced to the reason for his kidnapping: Tommy is expected to replace the ancient and failing computers on the ship with computers taken from Earth, beginning with the long-dead missile controller, without which the ship is defenseless.

Shards Of The Glass Slipper: Queen Cinder

Fantasy > Epic
Author: Roy A. Mauritsen
Shards Of The Glass Slipper: Queen Cinder

Can a group of heroes, including Goldenhair, Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel, help General Snow White and her dwarven resistance fighters defeat the tyrannical Queen Cinderella? And will they succeed before a war with Wonderland destroys everything? Their only hope to stop Cinderella’s quest for power lies with a young girl named Patience Muffet. She carries the fabled shards of Cinderella’s glass slippers, as well as the dark secret of who murdered the last of the fairy godmothers. Roy A.Mauritsen’s fantasy adventure fairy tale epic begins with Shards of the Glass Slipper: Queen Cinder.

Too Good to be Truman

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Chris Well
Too Good to be Truman

When unemployed crime reporter Harry Truman gets a note from a local mission thanking him for his generous contribution–to the tune of a half million dollars–he’s reasonably certain he had nothing to do with it. But then the IRS comes banging on his door, followed quickly by the FBI, and some very nasty men, and soon Truman knows he’s got to figure out who stuck him with this halo if he doesn’t want to get fitted with prison stripes–or a harp and wings…

A Boy Called Duct Tape

Children’s eBooks > Action & Adventure
Author: Christopher Cloud
A Boy Called Duct Tape

Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old kid without much going for him. His classmates have dubbed him “Duct Tape” because his tattered discount-store sneakers are held together with…you guessed it, duct tape. He can’t escape the bullying.

Pablo’s luck changes after he finds a $20 gold coin while swimming with his sister in a river near their home. Pablo later buys a $1 treasure map at the county fair. The map shows the route to the “lost treasure” of the notorious outlaw Jesse James. Pablo can’t help but wonder: Is there a link between the map and the gold coin?

The Book of Obeah

Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction
Author: Sandra Carrington-Smith
The Book of Obeah (Crossroads Series - Vol.1)

Upon the passing of her beloved grandmother, Melody Bennet receives startling instructions that she is to take the ashes of Grandmama Giselle to southern Louisiana. Melody must step far outside her comfort zone in the suburbs of North Carolina to fulfill this dying wish.

She finds herself blindly navigating the exotic, sometimes hostile environs of New Orleans and Bear Bayou, and immersed in a subculture based on an ancient West African religion.

At this unexpected crossroad, she discovers new cultures and beliefs — and new dangers — and awakens to a new way of seeing the world and her role in it.

Melody learns that a different perspective can indeed change your perception of reality.

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