10 Adventures and More in Lee and Collier Counties: Forida on Land and Water by Alice Oldford

Where can you enjoy an active outdoor experience in bustling Lee and Collier counties in Florida? Interested in learning some local history? How did the Monday Group, a bunch of ‘70s teenagers, influence development of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Manatee Park. Who were the utopian Koreshans? Try a family outing at Everglades Wonder Gardens, formerly a roadside attraction in the heart of Bonita Springs. Experience Florida scrub at Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park. And there is water, water everywhere perfect for a leisurely paddle. Adventure right here in your own back yard.

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Read to Death (Read Em and Eat Mystery)
by Terrie Farley Moran


The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder…
At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work… [more]

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Belle of the Glades: The Shell-Letter Adventure (Volume 1)
by Cheryl L Abney


From an Amazon reader review: “Belle of the Glades is a wonderful book. I loved how the book flowed and the story line kept my attention. The characters were so real and I felt like I connected with each and every one of them on a different level. I started reading the book and could not put it down. I also loved how while reading the book I felt like I could picture every location the author was talking about.” [more]

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Mark Taylor’s Checkered Past: Recovery Road (The Lottery Heiress) (Volume 2)
by Angelina Assanti

(This book is a national winner of the 2015 President’s Award in Humor from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.) Mark Taylor is the epitome of American success. He’s handsome, rich and adored by millions. When he arrives in Miami to make a movie, his life quickly spirals out of control. And now his reckless lifestyle has left him with a secret that could destroy everything! A humorous but cautionary tale about living a life of excess, Mark Taylor’s Checkered Past is filled with inner struggles and life-changing connections. [more]

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The Lottery Heiress: (The Lottery Series Book 1)
by Angelina Assanti

This five-star reviewed (courtesy of Readers’ Favorite) romantic comedy was the debut novel from multiple award-winning comedy writer, Angelina Assanti. Fresh out of college, Megan Pagano seemed to snag her dream man and career with little effort. However, that all changed when a tragic accident left her with more money than she could ever spend. She learned the hard way that money doesn’t equal happiness when she soon found herself depressed and alone. After a life-changing experience, she decided to leave her life in the fast lane behind her. [more]

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Abney — My Bigfoot

My Bigfoot: Belle of the Glades Book #2
by Cheryl Abney
Illustrator David Abney

Eavesdrop on what reviewers are saying: This is a beautifully written story for young people, boys or girls. It will hold their interest from cover to cover and have them wanting more….Once again the author has captured the flavor and history of this area of Florida. Her extensive research shines through. This book leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next story.”
– Linda Bennett [more]

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Mangrove Madness: Four Men in a Boat
By J.C. Ferguson (aka Judy Loose)

4 men in a boatAn Ernestine “Ernie” Pratt Novel #1

One missing person turns out to be 4 + 3 more, in this newly minted PI’s first real case. What is the connection between bodies on the luggage return at Southwest Florida International Airport, client Allison’s missing twin brother, Cuban refugees landing on a Florida island, young men sailing off on a trip to the Caribbean who never return, six-year-old Manuel who has lost his mother, and Susan who wants protection from thugs breaking into her apartment? [more]

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Well Read, Then Dead (Read Em and Eat Mystery)
by Terrie Farley Moran

Nestled in the barrier islands of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Fort Myers Beach is home to Mary “Sassy” Cabot and Bridget Mayfield—owners of the bookstore café, Read ’Em and Eat. But when they’re not dishing about books or serving up scones, Sassy and Bridgy are keeping tabs on hard-boiled murder.

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