A Day at the Office or The Bastard

      Jane Oldaker

A Day at the Office or The Bastard

All she wants is to spend the day with her beloved husband. Instead she's going to spend it at the office, another day sacrificed to the toxic reign of The Bastard.A tongue-in-cheek short story examining the ruinous effects of work-life imbalance.Includes an excerpt from my novel Nothing Ventured.Listening to his grandfather's exciting travel tales, young Ralph dreams of becoming an adventurer himself some day... Bravely pushing the bounds of exploration. Venturing into uncharted territory. And going where no Westerner has gone before. However, as an adult, Ralph's imagination can sometimes get him into hot water. Get this light-hearted tale and delve into Ralph's heady world of adventure!
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    Mitchell Parker's Anniversary Gift

      Jane Oldaker

Mitchell Parker's Anniversary Gift

Mitchell Parker has acquired the greatest anniversary present in history, to unveil at the quiet but lavish evening he and Eileen had planned at their favourite hotel. However, the occasion isn't going as planned and he finds himself observing a table across the dining room. As he watches a young couple Mitchell Parker realizes he has another gift to offer in celebration.Mitchell Parker is a character from my novel Nothing Ventured. His role was just a cameo appearance; Molly sees him in the hotel dining room and flees in the hope that he won't see her there and report to her father, Patrick Malone. This short story gives Mitchell some depth, with a story of his own, and indirectly a larger role in Molly's relationship with Paul. Originally released in 2013, Mitchell Parker's Anniversary Gift has received excellent reviews on Library Thing and Goodreads. I am pleased to make it available via additional retailers in 2014.
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