This sweet romance eBook is FREE! The Great Brownie Taste-off is the first book in the Yolanda's Yummery series. Yolanda Carter is a self-taught baker who dreams of owning her own bakery, a/k/a yummery. Employed at a small cat shelter, she stumbles across a scheme that threatens all the employees and cats. Will her magical brownies save them?
BONUS! ~ Includes the winning brownie recipe!
It's Here! -- The Aroma of Love: (The Yolanda's Yummery Series, Book #3). Find out who's heating up the kitchen with Yolanda! NOW IN PAPERBACK!
VALUE PRICED! Boxed Set: The Yolanda's Yummery Series, Books 1 - 3 is here.
Watch the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaLcA-pVDBA
NEW! Macarons of Love: The Yolanda's Yummery Series, Book 4
Macarons of Love: (The Yolanda's Yummery Series, Book 4) - Yolanda Carter is preparing for Valentine’s Day as romance and macarons are baking in Yolanda’s Yummery. But things take a dark turn when the body of someone she knows is found dead in a nearby dumpster. Click the book cover to read the full description.
Baking French Macarons: A Beginner's Guide - Bake beautiful and delicious French macarons in your own kitchen. This collection of tried-and-tested recipes allows bakers to create these tasty and colorful confections.
Only $2.99 on Kindle Unlimited. Paperback is now available.
I ALMOST MARRIED A NARCISSIST
She wants love and romance … He wants to have fun
Charlotte White falls in love with a younger Romanian coach when they work together at a gymnastics academy.
Once she sees past his good looks and muscular body, she is unprepared for some shocking revelations.
OUT OF THE BLUE has a new cover and has been revised. Midwestern library clerk Sylvia Gardner is infatuated with an English actor after watching him on a PBS drama. For two years, she researches Alexander Thorpe's life and career, saving her money to travel to his Cotswolds village, intent on meeting him. She stays at the Windrush Arms Hotel, soon discovering they share a secret connection.
Click cover to read the first two chapters.
"Out of the Blue is a story about a young woman's journey to emotional maturity but there is an underlying thread. That thread is the connection between intuitives which will be familiar to anyone of an introspective bent."
Learn more about future releases, helpful articles and book giveaways. Subscribe to The Discerning Readers' Newsletter HERE!
KITCHEN SOAP FOR CHEFS: 4 EASY MELT & POUR SOAP RECIPES is only 0.99 or FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
It's really easy to create chef’s soap in your kitchen. Quickly cook up a batch of soap that will wash away strong kitchen odors. Now you can make excellent smelling and deodorizing soaps with four classic and carefully tested recipes.
THE ONLY BOOK ON NILOTICA SHEA BUTTER! Learn the quickest and easiest way to whip Nilotica shea butter. Each recipe is easy to follow and includes the time it takes and amount it yields. Find out the secret to getting that incredibly light and airy texture. Nilotica [East African] Shea Body Butter Recipes [The Whipped Shea Butter Series], Book 1.
Happy Birthday Melt and Pour Soap Recipes - Say Happy Birthday with handmade soap! This unique book contains eight original recipes for all budgets along with melt and pour information and birthday soap presentation tips.
FUN FOODIE SOAP CRAFTING - Create stunning soap that looks like food – or contains various fruits and vegetables. Working with melt and pour and/or hand-milled soap bases, you can easily craft your own soap in less than an hour. See more at Fun Foodie Soap Crafting's page.
NEW & FREE! Vanilla Bean Melt and Pour Soap Recipe - Learn how easy it is to make this creamy melt and pour soap with natural vanilla beans. This type of soap is wonderful for all skin types and would make an excellent addition to any bath & body gift basket!
Notes from Nadir has been updated and expanded. This new version is available in both eBook and paperback formats. "... rate this book 5 stars as it is captivating and intriguing. I literally could not stop reading." Rhonda Nash-Hall
"Lisa writes a captivating and intriguing book..." Jenn Greene
I've written an article that's a must-read for any author considering doing a blog tour. Paid Blog Tours are a Waste of Time & Money.
NEW COVERS! See what Arlen looks like! I WANT YOU: Seduction Emails from a Narcissist. Now featuring THE GIFT BAG! See it at Love Me, Need Me: A Narcissist's Tale.
Also updated is the cover for The Narcissist Chronicles: The WHOLE Story!
Sweet Romance Novella! Sweet Dreams - Brenda Nevins is a successful romance author with a movie deal, a reality TV show, and a forthcoming bakery. Complications arise whenever any communication she sends or receives turns into fragments of a science fiction story. Will she find whoever is responsible for hijacking her career, finances, and even her fiancé? "Sweet Dreams by Lisa Maliga is a fun, quirky book. I would call this book more of a light comedic story with a hint of romance and sweet treats." Cheryl Koch, Cheryl's Book Nook "Sweet Suspense Chick Lit...It’s interesting book which will make you to read it till the end." Reviewed by Silvy Silvana [4 out of 5 stars! Read the full review here.
Diary of a Hollywood Nobody - We see the excesses of the 1990's as a nobody tries to become a somebody in Hollywood. 4 out of 5 stars! "A solid double to center field." P.D. Durie
Soapmakers and crafters, learn how to attract and grow your online presence! The Soapmaker's Guide to Online Marketing is packed with detailed information on designing, building, and promoting your website. Read more about it at this page. Great Information – "I learned much from this book and will refer back to it time and again in the future. This is a great resource for operating an online business."
"The book helped me understand and focus on the steps I needed to take to launch my online business." Linda Martin owner of Soap and Gifts by LJM
Is the Long Island Medium the Real Deal? Written by Kirby Robinson, this is the first book to question Theresa Caputo's claims of mediumship and what's on The Other Side. Available in all major online bookstores. Here's the paperback version.
The only book of its kind is now available! HOW TO MAKE HANDMADE SHAMPOO BARS is a must-read, must-see eBook loaded with color photos, easy to make recipes, creative packaging tips and much more!
Available in paperback format, HOW TO MAKE SHAMPOO BARS: THE BUDGET EDITION includes lots of high quality black and white photos. Click the cover to your left to read more about this unique book.
Journey to the dark side and read a novelette about the horrors of writing. This story has been included in a trilogy of horror novelettes--in both eBook and as a paperback. HOLLYWOOD AFTER DARK: 3 TALES OF TERROR is now availabl
Both narcissist books are available as paperbacks. I WANT YOU: Seduction Emails from a Narcissist is in print at this link and the equally controversial Love Me, Need Me: A Narcissist's Tale can be found here.
Back in paperback after many years [and half the price!] NORTH OF SUNSET! NEW COVER for the eBook edition!
Crafty people -- here are 5 FREE eBooks!
NEW! Liquid African Black Soap Recipes for Skin and Hair
NEW! Vanilla Bean Melt & Pour Soap Recipe
Maple Sugar Melt & Pour Soap Recipe
Matcha Green Tea Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
Rooibos Tea and Pink Kaolin Shampoo Bar Recipe
This newslog was originally created because I didn't have a blog. Now I have two of'em! Notes from Nadir is where you can read a few excerpts from the book, and I write about book-related, French macaron baking adventures, and crafty news at my newer blog: LisaMaliga.WordPress.
I've elimated my Everything Shea Creates blog as I've transferred all the crafty articles, links and recipes to my wordpress blog as of March 2014.
Every Tuesday I post an article or speech by the Dalai Lama on the controversial EYE ON THE PARANORMAL blog.
If you ever want to read an informative newsletter, just hop on over to HiPiers.com and visit fantasy author Piers Anthony's NEWSLETTER. It's updated quarterly and is always informative and reflective. And if you're a writer, don't miss his INTERNET PUBLISHING page, either.
I'm over here at LibraryThing, GoodReads and at AuthorsDen!
Are you a visual person? Then check out Pinterest!
I've devoted way too much time and effort in writing about my experiences and warning people away from giving away their work to PublishAmerica, a vanity publishing company. Here is an actual email I opened and filed on 10/9/15. Sadly, the author doesn't believe in proofreading...
Here was the subject heading: I have 3 books with publish America.. Turned bad..
"I saw your message about publish America.. I was stupid. U signed I have three books published there. Got $3.00 only from there. Then u learned with reading my book. They didn't edit so my.story not so good and I NEVER got nothing else from then. My book still being sold. All 3 are..and.I can't wait for them not to Ben they screwed up bad.and I haven't.spoken to them in a few.years. u know there a no money for me and I'm embarrassed with my bad books.."
Well, no one will even notice those books, so why be bothered about it? I was curious to find them but the email address led me nowhere. I don't think too many people will fork over money to read something that is possibly as poorly written as that "writing sample."
Last year I received this:
"I recently received publication through Publish America as of April 2012. I signed a contract with them without doing my research until afterwards. I noticed all the bad comments and issues. Can you tell me your experience? Did you receive your royalty checks? Were you able to sell your rights to a real publishing company? Any feedback will help me with. I am starting to experience the emails where they want to charge for everything. A recent one came through about Harlequin book opportunity for romance novels. When I contacted them myself, they said they would never buy the rights to an already published "romance" novel."
Why would you reseach a company AFTER you signed a contract with them? Since she asked about my experience with PA, it's evident that this person didn't read any of my articles, unless it was to get my email address. Very sad. That romance novel that she gave away to PA will sit in obscurity for the next 7 [or is it now 10?] years. If it gets formatted [NOT edited] and put on Amazon Kindle, the price will range from $9.99 to $29.99 -- way too much for people to spend on an unknown author with a notorious vanity pubbing company.
If you have ANY questions about PA, please visit this helpful AbsoluteWrite forum: Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check - PublishAmerica.
Yes, I've written about my experences with PA. Here's a link to my main article. I plan to write one more, which will be a compilation of quotes I've received from PA authors over the years.
UPDATE 10/29/15 - PublishAmerica is no more. I wish it meant they're out of business, but no, due to all the bad publicity they've received over the years, they simply changed their name to America Star Books. ASB is just PA in disguise so steer clear of 'em. Writer Beware has an article about the name change.
For news about another vanity publisher, read [and hear] how Tate Publishing treats their employees.
Oh, and here's how I feel about swapping book reviews...
Copyright 2001-2017 by Lisa Maliga - this includes all images and text on LisaMaliga.com