• Romance

    Chez Stinky

    Kat Stevens is a slightly insecure, mostly bored technical writer who likes her cat a lot more than her boss. She hasn’t laid eyes on her great aunt Abigail since she was eight, so she’s stumped when she inherits Abigail’s house in the small hamlet of Alpine Grove. Kat’s uncomplicated life gets decidedly less so when she discovers the inheritance comes with some hairy conditions: four dogs and five cats that her aunt wanted her to love as her own. Of course, the house smells like a barn–with a touch of antique skunk–and, naturally, has serious roof issues. And that’s before the three-legged cat gets stuck in the wall and the shower goes kablooey. When Kat meets Joel, an unemployed techie type with no love lost for his sister, Kat looks past his obvious flaws, given his timely and desirable skill set: a talent for fixing things (and his own tools). Despite out-of-control dogs, cat fights, dust dinosaurs, massive spiders and an old grizzled hippie passed out in the yard, Kat discovers the tranquility of the forests of Alpine Grove starting to seep into her soul. And why she can’t she stop thinking about Joel? Note: Chez Stinky is a full-length novel (300 pages/80,000 words) that is Book #1 of the Alpine Grove Romantic Comedies. It’s a feel-good novel that appeals to people who enjoy a little light romance and quirky animal stories. About the Alpine Grove Romantic Comedies Return to the mid-90s when the Internet was new, friend and text were nouns, trolls lived under bridges, and tweeting was something only birds did. Escape to Alpine Grove when you’re in the mood for a quirky, small town nostalgic rom-com with lots of dogs, cats, and happy endings. Although each book is a stand-alone story, characters do tend to reappear, so it’s fun to read them in order: 1. Chez Stinky2. Fuzzy Logic3. The Art of Wag4. Snow Furries5. Bark to the Future6. Howl at the Loon7. The Good, the Bad, and the Pugly8. The Treasure of the Hairy Cadre9. The Luck of the Paw10. Daydream Retriever11. The Hound of Music12. The Last Train to Barksville