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The cover image of White Lies & Custard Creams on an e reader, a phone and a physical book.
"Susan Alison has written a lovely, quirky romp packed with off-the-wall characters - original, intriguing and great fun!"

Jill Mansell, Internationally Bestselling Author

Romantic Comedies

Susan Alison's unique approach to the genre!

Sequel to the bestselling White Lies & Custard Creams


Liz Houston and her Border Collie side-kick, Moocher, amble good-naturedly through life in Malvern Road.

But somehow, the ripples of their passage too often grow to tidal waves and they keep finding themselves in the centre of the resultant storms.

Their neighbours have mislaid their granny; a mysterious mapmaker records all their comings and goings; Angela, Liz’s hostile sister, behaves wildly out of character; windows are being smashed too regularly for comfort; sweetheart scammers rule.

All Liz wants to do is lead a relaxed life whilst earning a living, learning line dancing, and keeping her dog contented and not too smelly.

As ever, white lies abound. This time though, stakeouts seem to be the central theme of everyday life rather than a nice, comforting plate of custard creams.

KATIE FFORDE says of ‘White Lies and Stakeouts’: “Quirky, funny, full of wonderful characters you wish were your neighbours – this delightful book is guaranteed to make you smile.”


Standalone Romantic Comedy


Kate Benning and Tom Cole, both members of neighbourly households known locally as The Three Families, had always known they would marry each other.

However, Tom was stifling her, and Kate was determined to free herself of these marital expectations before the New Year began.

She dreamed of getting herself a new hero in the New Year.


And a dog. She’d always wanted a dog.

But nothing ever goes according to plan…

New Year, New Hero cover image. Silhouettes of a man, a woman and a border collie against a background of fireworks.

Susan's bestselling first novel


All Liz Houston wants is to keep her head above the financial white waters of her life. Somehow, though, other people, including ex-husband Hugh, repeatedly get in the way.

Hugh just wants a quiet life and to be there for the people he cares about. Caring for Liz does not lead to a quiet life.

Moocher, Liz’s Border Collie, wants to be where all the crumbs are, he wants to keep all his paws, but most of all he wants to keep Liz company as she rides the rapids of her life.

Add in odd-shoe-wearing lodger Simon, Git-next-door, a lost brother, an illicit fortune stashed away decades ago, a trio of part-time thugs, kidnappings, a tree-climbing tortoise and a dog-flap with a story of its own, and it becomes apparent that a few white lies (and custard creams) between friends are the least of Liz’s problems.


Standalone Romantic Comedy


Ferne Tollivera is on a mission. Now that Sparrow, her ward, has reached nine years of age, she reckons he needs a male role model in his life.

With typical efficiency she sets about finding a father-figure by drawing up a series of checklists for each candidate, and following a strict protocol for interviewing them.

So far, all the contenders have failed miserably to get enough ticks in the right boxes. But Ferne is focused and nothing is going to stop her from fulfilling her responsibilities…

…except maybe a saboteur out to wreck her business; drunken neighbours; her unfortunate past from which it is so difficult to escape; her estranged mother; long-lost sister; and her Jack Russell, Merrie, who is not above galloping over and nipping any prospective role models she thinks Will Not Do.



Dogs are definitely involved...

“Magical! Full of warmth and humour.”

Katie Fforde

President of the Romantic Novelists' Association


Fantasy romantic comedy


Lily’s life was dog-free and uneventful until one night when it became absolutely the reverse.

That same night Matt Lannings was reluctantly drawn into the fantastical scenario that Lily’s life had become – the only thing was that Lily believed she’d been chosen to save another world in another universe – and Matt didn’t.

Matt didn’t believe any of it!


Fantasy romantic comedy


Lily is desperate to have Delilah in her life, even though her mother is doomed to spend the rest of time in the Void of Nothingness. Lily thinks she might have found a way to rescue her, even if it is a little risky…

Matt Lannings is desperate to keep Lily safe; he’s also on a crusade to improve the lot of mistreated dogs. The reappearance of someone he thought he’d never see again threatens to foil him.

Sebastian Hounds are never desperate. They’re always laid-back, and supportive, and enthusiastic, even when their humans lead them into jeopardy.



illustrated short stories

Illustrated short stories

SWEET PEAS & DAHLIAS, illustrated by Wendy Fyers

Sweet Peas and Dahlias (and other illustrated short stories) is a petite volume of five stories just right for reading in a spare moment. Take a break – put your feet up – have a laugh, or an ahhhhhh, or a surprise at the twist in the tail of the tale!

The illustrations have been especially commissioned from the talented Wendi Fyers to add another dimension to your reading pleasure.

Old lovers meet up in Sweet Peas and Dahlias – is their meeting a coincidence or is it brought about by other interested parties? Such betrayal in Gotcha! How can it possibly be lived down – will Mo ever forgive him? Will Roger’s proposal In ‘The Proposition’ be considered, or contemptuously thrown back at him?

In ‘He can’t help it!’ – what are June and Shirley cackling about so riotously? – imagination boggles!

Honestly – it’s unbelievable that Margaret’s aired their dirty linen in public!!! No wonder the letter is written under a pseudonym in ‘Yours Worriedly’.


Illustrated short stories

BURGLARS R US, illustrated by Susan Alison

Burglars R Us! (and other illustrated short stories) is a volume of five stories just right for reading in a spare moment; just right for taking a break.

- Being burgled is so traumatising! How does this young couple deal with it?

- Sarah was incapable of doing anything right, even opening a tin of tuna! Especially when the tin opener had it in for her!

- When Wendy receives flowers from another man, her husband is quite put out!

- Such very different people, these sisters. How on earth do they manage to get on? Or maybe they don't.

- If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - kids and dogs - they both just want love. (And food...) (lots of food)

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