Chick Lit

Chick Lit

Do you want to consider issues related to women, but perhaps not with the depth and heaviness that can come in the Women's Fiction ebook genre? Are you looking for something more upbeat and more humorous?  Then, ebooks in the Chick Lit genre are just what you need.  What else do you need?  Free and discounted ebooks in the Chick Lit genre, of course!

 

Definition of the "Chick Lit Genre": The characteristics of an ebook in the Chick Lit genre are that they typically address issues in the contemporary time, and they address womanhood issues for younger women (i.e., the "Chick" in "Chick Lit").  These ebooks are more upbeat and sometimes humorous than typical Women's Fiction or Contemporary Romance ebooks.  In fact, ebooks in the Chick Lit genre don't necessarily have to deal with romance, as that is not a central aspect of the genre.  More important for the protagonist in these ebooks is her relationship with family and friends, and how those relationships help her grow as a woman. 

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Chick Lit genre are Marian Keyes (Watermelon), Terry McMillan (Waiting to Exhale), and Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones's Diary).

Cafe Birds: Sparrowsong (The Cafe Birds Book 1)

by Alicia Hope

Five women calling themselves the Café Birds meet regularly to share the ups and downs of life, love, and bird ownership over skinny and not-so-skinny cappuccinos. Each of them has a goal, be it absolution, reinvention, a second chance to make things right, or finding real love. And each has obstacles to overcome.


Paige’s marriage to a PTSD-afflicted soldier and her newly established business both hover on the brink, but will the solution to one push the other over the edge? A devastating discovery rocks the foundations of Caitlin’s world, thrusting her into the arms of an unconventional – did someone say imaginary? – new friend. Faced with an overly generous helping of secrets, a bad-tasting batch of guilty conscience, and a disagreeable serving of gluten intolerance, dinner party doyenne Megan has a lot on her plate. As does widowed single parent Nita, who takes drastic steps when she feels her life has come adrift and puts more than just her fastidiousness to the test. And gorgeous ‘match of the day’ Grace appears permanently typecast as trophy girlfriend to a succession of shallow suitors, a situation that can’t go on forever – not if her friends can help it!


A no-fail recipe: in five pretty cafés, blend women friends and their modern day dramas with to-die-for coffees and scrumptious cakes and serve. Bon appetit!

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What Stays in Vegas

by Beth Labonte

Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.

So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company - playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client-from-hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker - will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?

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One Hell of a Guy: The Cambion Trilogy, Book 1

by Tammi Labrecque

Tell the truth and shame the devil …

All her life, Lily has been told to "loosen up" and "live a little,” but she likes her life the way it is: neat, tidy and logical. Sure, she can’t tell a lie without getting queasy and she’s picky about whom she goes to bed with, but she’s not repressed. She’s controlled.

Until she meets Sebastian.

With Sebastian, she feels like a different person, and she finds herself doing things she never thought she would. Plus, she can't seem to stay away from the guy - and every time she’s near him, she wants to ... well, she just wants to.

There's something about him. Something not quite…human.

But when events take a dark and frightening turn, will Lily figure out the secret to his out-of-this-world appeal … and if she does, what will she do about it?

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Vegas to Varanasi

by Shelly Hickman

Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school—and quite fondly at that—she’s taken off guard.

Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person who was kind to him when no one else could be bothered, and Anna’s a bit flustered as she slowly comes to grips with his intense attraction for her.

In what feels like a romantic dream come true, all-grown-up, hunky Kiran invites Anna on a trip to Varanasi. But her troubled, whack-a-do ex-boyfriend starts interfering, creating drama at every turn, which begs the question, “Can nice girls really finish first?”

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An Invincible Summer: A romantic comedy in beautiful Crete

by Lily Rose Graham

Sometimes running away is the answer ...

Ria Laburinthos has had enough.

Enough of pain, heartache, and her horrible boss aka 'The Devil-Who-Wears-Birkenstocks'. So she runs away. To Crete. Bound by the tales she heard growing up from her beloved Yaya. Stories of sun-drenched olive groves, cobbled sea-front tavernas, honey drizzled over thick, creamy-white Greek yoghurt, and wild, pink-tinged peaches warm from the sun.

What she doesn't expect to find though is a thousand-year-old family vineyard that burnt down amidst a sea of controversy, and the enigmatic son who is trying to resurrect it. Or to uncover the ten year mystery that someone has gone to a lot of trouble to keep buried ...

Part romantic comedy, part mystery suspense An Invincible Summer is a light-hearted romance about having the courage to start over, follow your heart, and fall in love again.

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Kathleen's Undressed: The Accidental Enigma (The Accidental Series Book 2)

by Celia Kennedy

In Book Two of the Accidental Series, the vivacious women from Charlotte’s Restrained join Kathleen in Paris, France for Fall Fashion Week! Pairing Prada with Armani, and Proenza Schuler with Betsy Johnson, playing dress-up with the most prestigious credit card in your purse is a whole lot of fun. Kathleen, Hillary, Marian, and Tiziana mingle with celebrities, royalty, and the fashion elite as they critique the next season’s collections.


But wait, where is Charlotte? Will Des Bannerman, The King of Romantic Comedies make an appearance? What happened to Ted and Liam? You’ll find out as Kathleen entertains her friends in her beloved City of Lights.
What should be a frivolous week of ooh’ing and ah’ing everything from lingerie to lipstick, is about to take a turn. Kathleen has secrets. Dark secrets her friends would be devastated to learn!


Against the backdrop of runway shows, the Champs Elysees, the Roman Coliseum, and the Space Needle, twists and turns take place, attempting to draw Kathleen out of the shadows and into the light. This remarkably complex woman, full of hidden surprises, meets her match in Sébastien Langevin, who urges her to reveal all.


Will Kathleen continue deceiving her friends at the risk of their friendship -- or reveal the truth at the risk of herself? The true meaning of friendship and love, along with a healthy dose of fashion and laughter, can be found in Kathleen’s Undressed, The Accidental Enigma!

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The Great Brownie Taste-off (The Yolanda's Yummery Series Book 1)

by Lisa Maliga

Yolanda Carter comes from a family of artisans and lives in her deceased grandparent's cottage in Sherman Oaks, California. She works at a small cat shelter but dreams of owning a bakery. Her friend from high school, Teagan Mishkin, knows that Yolanda needs money and suggests better paying work as a cocktail waitress. The interview takes an unexpected turn and she stumbles across a scheme to close down the cat shelter.

The plan Yolanda concocts may be the only way to save the shelter. Helped by her parents, coworkers and friends, a rising young blogger also takes an interest in her plight. Will she bake the best brownies of her life?

BONUS ~ Includes the winning brownie recipe!
 

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Accidental Leigh (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Book 1)

by Melanie James

"Sex and The City meets Charmed!"


How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course!


Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend. Leigh gets more than she bargained for when she discovers that every steamy erotic scene she creates is magically reenacted by her family, friends and coworkers.


In her hilarious first diary, Leigh unwittingly sets her parents up for a weekend dinner party that they will never forget. She has two weeks to find out what her new found magic is capable of. Can she prevent a wild erotic encounter that could devastate her sweet parent’s marriage? What and who else will get caught up in her magic spells?

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Romance: Crashing Prom

by Milda Harris

Avery Rylee never went to her high school prom. It is one of her biggest life regrets. Now, at the age of twenty-four, Avery has many more regrets. She is stuck in a rut with her career and she has just been dumped by her fiance. After a night of cheap wine and hitting rock bottom, all Avery wants to do is lie in bed at home with a gallon of ice cream, but her three best friends have other ideas. They have planned a cross country road trip to a prom to help Avery start over. Step one is an Ex-Bachelorette Party in Vegas to help Avery try and forget her ex-fiance. Instead of forgetting him, though Avery finds herself the star of her own web series. As a result, she goes on a filmed hunt across America to find a prom dress, a hot date, and a pair of amazing shoes. Will Avery be able to heal her heartbreak, survive internet reality show fame, and have the perfect prom?

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The Universe is a Very Big Place: A Romantic Comedy

by April Aasheim

As the daughter of a fortune-telling mother and a scam artist father, Spring Ryan wants nothing more than to leave her carnival roots behind her, fall in love, and live the normal life she’s always dreamed of.  But things aren’t working out exactly as planned.

For starters, the love of Spring’s life, Trevor Donnelly, has disappeared without a phone call, an email, or even a message in her Twitter feed.
To make matters worse, her mother, an eccentric nudist, moves in ‘just until she’s done with menopause.’  And finally, Spring’s boss has decreed that she must escort a life-sized condom around town to promote teen abstinence in the community.  So much for normal.

Heartbroken and resigned, Spring agrees to marry Sam Wayne, a balding banker with an appreciation for God, books, and a well-mashed potato. He may not be her Prince Charming, but at least he can give her the stability she thinks she needs.  But as her nuptials to Sam draw nearer, an intriguing stranger enters the picture who soon has Spring questioning everything she thought she wanted.  In the end, Spring must decide if she should stay the course or trust in The Universe and take a second shot at love.

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Just Add Salt (Hetta Coffey Series, Book 2)

by Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it!

A globe-trotting engineer with attitude, a penchant for trouble, and a yacht, Hetta is back, and this time she's steering us into hot Mexican waters.
Miffed that vacation plans with her chronically absent boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins, have gone awry, she accepts a job in Baja.

So what, if she and her friend Jan are spectacularly unqualified to take her yacht on a thousand-mile cruise in the eastern Pacific Ocean during hurricane season?

Hiring a handsome, if somewhat fishy captain for the trip might keep them off the rocks, but probably won't do the same for her future with Jenks. Meanwhile, a little eye candy on board can't be all bad.

Hetta's fierce independence impels her to tackle a very profitable (if environmentally and politically incorrect) project south of the border. True to form, her irreverent nature and disregard for danger soon swamps her in a sea of mayhem, illegal aliens, a pesky whale, and a menacing Mexican machinator.

Set sail for Baja Mexico's Magdalena Bay as Hetta Coffey leads us once more into a morass of intrigue that will keep you laughing, breathless, and wanting more.

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Miss Adventure: A Romantic Comedy

by Geralyn Corcillo

When a freak fast-food accident almost kills scaredy-cat Lisa Flyte, she decides it's time to get a backbone and really start living out loud. But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get tough all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch? Jack Hawkins, that's how.

When Lisa finds out that the outdoor extremist needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of adventure gear for beginners, she gets the most outlandish idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her become brave on their adventures in the wild. They strike a deal.

But can Lisa use her blossoming - though spastic - outdoor moxie to become the alpha hero of her everyday life? Will she find the grit to pursue a career she really wants or the nerve to stand up to her bullying family? And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He's a man who's not afraid of anything...except maybe falling for Lisa.

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The Postcard: A Novella

by Lily Graham

“She always said she’d find a way to let me know that death wasn’t the end …”

When Ivy Everton, a children’s book illustrator, moves to Cornwall to start a new life with her husband Stuart, she’s given her mother’s old writing desk, a bittersweet token from a mother who made childhood magical.

When she clears it, she finds that the desk holds an unexpected surprise; one she wishes, in a way, that she hadn’t found, as hidden inside is a blank, faded postcard addressed to her, in her mother’s hand. At first, the postcard serves only to haunt her; as she can’t help but wonder what unwritten secret lies unsaid.

Yet, as the days pass mysterious things begin to happen, odd items go missing from her studio, only to reappear, ethereally transformed in the seemingly empty desk.

Soon Ivy realises that the postcard was never really blank, it was simply waiting … waiting for her to find it.

Part ghost story, part romantic Christmas tale, The Postcard is about finding hope, even in the darkest times, and about the kind of love that transcends time and space to heal.

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