Drawing Free – Elena Aitken

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Drawing Free

Elena Aitken

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: December 25, 2011

Publisher: Ink Blot Communications

Seller: Elena Aitken


“What would happen if I just kept driving?” Moms aren’t supposed to have a life of their own, at least that’s what Becca Thompson believes. Between dealing with her youngest’s never ending tantrums, her teenager’s attitude and her ailing father’s rapidly failing memory, Becca doesn’t have time to worry about who she used to be. Deep down, Becca knows she wants more than the daily chaos and the quick fixes her self-help books have to offer, but when her husband starts demanding more, the pressure proves to be too much. On the way to pick up her daughter, she makes the split second decision to take a different exit off the freeway and drives towards the mountains leaving her crumbling life in the rear-view mirror. Fleeing to a remote mountain town, Becca knows she must rediscover her spirit, even if reconnecting with herself comes at the expense of everything she left behind. **Includes reader discussion guide and book club questions.**

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When We Left – Elena Aitken

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When We Left

Elena Aitken

Genre: Romance

Publish Date: May 6, 2018

Publisher: Ink Blot Communications

Seller: Elena Aitken


She needs a fresh start.  He needs her to see how he’s changed.  Can time really heal everything and make a second chance at love possible?  Reeling from a painful divorce, and with a teenager in town, Cam’s returned to her hometown to heal. Not only is Timber Creek the only place that’s ever felt like home, her best friends are there…and the first boy she ever really loved.  Evan has only ever loved one woman. Sixteen years ago he knew he wasn’t good enough for her, but now she’s back, and time has a way of changing things. Cam’s got her hands full trying to come to grips with her new life. The last thing she needs is to get involved with Evan again. But their attraction is impossible to ignore, and the connection that existed between them so many years ago is still very much alive. This could be the second chance they’ve always wanted, but there are years of hurt and misunderstandings between them. Never mind the truth of the past and the reality of the present that could once again threaten to pull them apart. This time for good.

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The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 1-3 – Elena Aitken

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The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 1-3

Elena Aitken

Genre: Holiday

Publish Date: November 7, 2016

Publisher: Ink Blot Communications

Seller: Elena Aitken


Fall in Love at Castle Mountain Lodge! This sweetly romantic collection includes books: Unexpected Gifts, Hidden Gifts and Mistaken Gifts in the best-selling Castle Mountain Lodge Series! (As well as a bonus short story!) Three heartwarming stand-alone love stories full of romance and happy ever afters set in the stunning Canadian Rockies!  Unexpected Gifts (Book 1) Christmas represents everything Andi should have, but doesn't. Hiding out at Castle Mountain Lodge for the season seems like the perfect plan until she runs into Colin who is not only determined to make the most of the holiday, but make sure Andi does as well.   Hidden Gifts (Book 2) Morgan is ready for something completely different in her life which is why she moves to the Lodge to work. But what she's not counting on is rugged outdoors man, Bo, and his heartbreakingly beautiful daughter, Ella, squeezing their way into her heart.   Unexpected Endings (Short Story) Rejoin Andi and Colin at the Lodge and see how sometimes Unexpected Gifts have the most Unexpected Endings.   Mistaken Gifts (Book 3) Eva's planned dozens of parties at the Lodge, but none so important as her best friend Andi's, which is why it needs to be perfect. But that proves to be more difficult than planned when Jeff, the gorgeous and all too problematic ranch hand, decides not to cooperate. ~A sweet contemporary romance series~ ___________________________________ Like all of my books, The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection can all be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novels. But be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of the series for more small town romance! The Castle Mountain Lodge Series • The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 1-3 • The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 4-6 • The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 7-9

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Love in the Moment – Elena Aitken

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Love in the Moment

A Springs Novel

Elena Aitken

Genre: Holiday

Publish Date: October 3, 2016

Publisher: Ink Blot Communications

Seller: Elena Aitken


The love at The Springs continues with Book One in the McCormick’s Series. After ten years, Ian McCormick was finally back in town and opening a brand new business. It was long past time to put his family drama behind him and maybe even have a little fun, just like the old days. And what better way to enjoy the summer than with the gorgeous brunette he’d just met at the bus depot?   One hundred pounds lighter, with a hot new look and a successful social media career, Gwen Henderson has returned to Cedar Springs. The last time she was there, she was awkward, overweight and her heart was completely shattered. She knew there was a chance she’d run into him, but she wasn’t prepared for the man he’d become or for him to have no idea who she was.   Gwen comes up with an innocent plan, a social experiment performed solely for the benefit of her social media followers, and maybe she’d even get a little closure at the same time. Would Ian be interested in the new and improved version of her? It was the perfect idea. At least until all the feelings she thought were dead, come rushing back. She can’t back out once she starts. But can her heart survive Ian a second time? And with their hearts on the line, can Gwen continue to play a game that could hurt them both and destroy the only real chance at love she’s ever had?

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The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 1-4 – Elena Aitken

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The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 1-4

Elena Aitken

Genre: Holiday

Publish Date: November 7, 2016

Publisher: Ink Blot Communications

Seller: Elena Aitken


Fall in Love at Castle Mountain Lodge! The Collection includes books 1-4 in the best-selling Castle Mountain Lodge Series and is nearly 700 pages of romance, love stories and happy ever afters set in the stunning Canadian Rockies!  Unexpected Gifts (Book 1) Christmas represents everything Andi should have, but doesn't. Hiding out at Castle Mountain Lodge for the season seems like the perfect plan until she runs into Colin who is not only determined to make the most of the holiday, but make sure Andi does as well.  Hidden Gifts (Book 2) Morgan is ready for something completely different in her life which is why she moves to the Lodge to work. But what she's not counting on is rugged outdoors man, Bo, and his heartbreakingly beautiful daughter, Ella, squeezing their way into her heart.  Unexpected Endings (Book 3 – Short Story) Rejoin Andi and Colin at the Lodge and see how sometimes Unexpected Gifts have the most Unexpected Endings.  Mistaken Gifts (Book 4) Eva's planned dozens of parties at the Lodge, but none so important as her best friend Andi's, which is why it needs to be perfect. But that proves to be more difficult than planned when Jeff, the gorgeous and all too problematic ranch hand, decides not to cooperate. 

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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous – Graeme Aitken

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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

Book 1 20th Anniversary Edition

Graeme Aitken

Genre: Gay

Publish Date: May 2, 2015

Publisher: 20Ten Books

Seller: Graeme Aitken


Sweet, fat, theatrical Billy-Boy was never cut out to be a farmer, but as his father’s only son he’s obliged to try. The cows are wayward and the chores are gruelling, but Billy finds escape in a fantasy world. A place where the turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape, a lavender bed jacket a slinky space suit, a cow’s tail a head of beautiful blonde hair, and where Billy can become Judy Robinson, heroine of TV’s Lost in Space . But in an isolated conservative farming community in 1970s New Zealand, not everyone approves of Billy’s transformation. On the brink of adolescence, Billy is beginning to discover that growing up is far more complicated and confusing than he could ever have imagined. While the mysteries of sex confound him, emotions are unleashed which urge Billy to betray those closest to him. 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is a poignant and endearingly comic novel. Anyone who grew up in a small town, grew up feeling that they didn’t fit in, or simply grew up will find this book funny, touching and unforgettably evocative of childhood lost.  Praise for 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous : 'I loved this funny sad tale of growing up a sissy in New Zealand. Graeme Aitken proves that even the most extraordinary events can occur to wonderfully ordinary people. If I knew fifty ways of saying fabulous, I’d use them all to praise this charming first novel.’ EDMUND WHITE 'Thoroughly engaging.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'A funny but also achingly sad first novel'. OBSERVER 'A sort of gay Adrian Mole … There are laughs aplenty but also moments of agony … Told with bare faced honesty, it is a warm, cruel, funny tale.' THE SUNDAY AGE 'Touching and sad, 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous also has some very funny moments.' THE TIMES 'An entertainment, a gentle, poignant story of a fat boy who fantasises romance and glamour without yet having a name for what he is … Aitken writes with a distinctive voice, one that is wonderfully evocative.' DENNIS ALTMAN, THE AGE '… an important work … What Aitken has demonstrated fabulously is his skill in the art of telling a good story … his honesty and fearlessness in confronting those squirmy adolescent secrets is to be admired.' CANBERRA TIMES

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Time to Upsize – Graeme Aitken

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Time to Upsize

Graeme Aitken

Genre: Gay

Publish Date: September 2, 2012

Publisher: 20Ten Books

Seller: Graeme Aitken


Upsize Instantly to this Witty, Sexy and Bestselling Australian Series of E-books!   Turning thirty years old can be traumatic for young gay men who yearn to be boyish forever – but what can you do? It’s unavoidable. Or is it? Clever, conniving Stephen Spear thinks he can outsmart this particular milestone. After all, he’s managed to convince his sweet, passive boyfriend Blake that he’s been faithful to him for the past three years. Smoothing over and explaining away inconvenient realities is an absolute cinch for Stephen! But when temptation moves right next-door in the form of Rick, a Sydney hunk with a legendary endowment, Stephen disregards any sense of caution. He’s too entranced and far too self-absorbed to realise that the seduction might not actually unfold in accordance with his master plan.  Stephen Spear, the anti-hero of the bestselling Australian novel Vanity Fierce , rides again in this outrageous sequel. Set ten years later, The Indignities series can also be read as a self-contained storyline.    Praise for The Indignities Series from major Australian media:    ‘Aitken’s wit is wicked in every sense of that word, while his ability to address confronting issues in a deceptively sunny manner is admirable.’ (Australian Book Review)    ‘The gay world has turned since Vanity Fierce with the internet making its mark on social and sexual behaviour. Aitken has a keen sense of that, opening a window onto the lively confusions of gay culture.’ (The Age, Melbourne)    ‘A must read.’ (Sydney Star Observer) 

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