Kali Esposito, matchmaker extraordinaire, couldn't be happier that Love, Inc., the relationship management service she created with best friends, Syd and Zahra, is back in business. After a brief setback, the girls are once again using their skills to help the lovelorn break-up, make-up or take-up with someone new.
Fun, flirtatious Kali is a little gun shy about commitment - no big surprise when your mom's racked up four divorces and your dad's permanently AWOL - but she's a diehard romantic when it comes to bringing others together, and her end-to-end makeovers can transform the most socially-challenged client into a confident charmer. The "Kali Method" she develops is helping Love, Inc. grow by leaps and bounds.
But when a competitor steals the Kali Method and corrupts it to turn regular guys into wicked players, Kali is forced to rethink her views on love, and come up with a plan to reclaim Love, Inc.'s trade secrets before every girl in Austin gets her heart broken. READ MORE
Fifteen year old Luisa Perez is not going to win any awards for school spirit. In fact, she and her friends make it a point to avoid all activities considered "extracurricular." So when her English teacher volunteers her to be an anonymous columnist for the school paper, Luisa's first impulse is to run. But, unlike her high-school dropout sister, Luisa does want to go to college - it may be her only ticket out of a life spent working at the cowboy-themed diner where she waitresses part time - and it would be nice to have something to put on her applications.
Her first assignment is to cover her high school's latest fund-raiser, which pits the girls against the boys. Luisa will cover the events from the female point of view, while another anonymous writer provides the male perspective - or, at least, that's how it begins. The two columnists soon find themselves engaged in an epic battle of the sexes - a battle that Luisa is determined to win, even if it means risking the best relationship she's ever had... READ MORE
Fed up with her parents and all their ridiculous rules (they keep a binder full of them), fifteen-year-old Kendra Bishop writes away to The Black Sheep, a reality TV show that offers the chance to swap families with another teen. But when the camera crew, led by brash TV producer Judy Greenberg, shows up at her Manhattan apartment, Kendra starts to have second thoughts.
Too late. Kendra is whisked away to Monterey, California, to live with the Mulligan family in a household that couldn't be more different from her own - complete with hippie parents, their five kids and a pet ferret. Of course, when Kendra falls for Mitch, the Mulligans' seventeen-year-old son, it only complicates things further, especially since Mitch despises the reality TV show and everything it stands for. But given the chance, Kendra might just be able to juggle first love, her new stardom, and a pushy producer who will stop at nothing for higher ratings.
In this hilarious and touching novel, Kendra learns to live under a new roof but finds true refuge in the unlikeliest of places - her own family. READ MORE
Leigh can think of a million ways she'd rather spend a summer besides visiting her movie-star mother, Annika. But her dad insists the two need some "mother/daughter bonding time" and packs fifteen-year-old Leigh off to Ireland, where she'll become her mom's personal assistant on the set of her latest film, Danny Boy. It could be worse. Annika may be a distant, self-absorbed diva, but Sean, her young co-star, is the hottest guy Leigh has ever met.
Things heat up when Leigh lands a bit part in the movie, and soon Leigh and Annika are sharing scenes, scripts - and the spotlight. With tensions rising on the set, Annika and Leigh must finally grow into their most demanding roles: mother and daughter. READ MORE
Moments after arriving in L.A., Leigh Reid is already regretting her decision to spend another summer with her mother, actress Annika Anderson. Last summer's "family reunion" on a film set in Ireland turned out okay, but Annika is still a grade-A diva.
Living in L.A. does have its upside. Leigh is taking classes at one of the city's best acting schools, and she scores a role on a hot TV soap Diamond Heights. Better yet, her cute Irish boyfriend is coming to visit.
Leigh soon finds that dealing with Annika is easy compared to navigating the shark-infested waters of Hollywood, where even a taste of fame quickly turns a girl's head. And before long, there's another diva in the house. READ MORE
Alright, so she blew it! The last time she was in front of the camera, she acted like a total diva and ended up losing the gig. But now the new and improved Vivien Leigh Reid is back in L.A. and determined to make it right. While helping her mother plan for her wedding, Leigh unexpectedly lands a featured role in a new television series and this time she is determined to keep her inner diva in control.
It may not be as easy as she hoped, though. The all-male cast of Freak Force, an action-adventure series about superhumanoids, isn't exactly thrilled to have a girl on board. Add to that the demands of her mother, who is quickly turning into Bridezilla, and a wicked soon-to-be stepsister, and Leigh's new-found cool may really be put to the test. READ MORE