New Release: One Simple Favor

One Simple Favor
A novella
By J. L. Salter


Sometimes one simple favor changes everything.


Tricia Pilgrim reluctantly agrees to pick up a sort-of cousin she’s never seen at a distant bus station and drive him back to Verdeville. She might as well. Everything’s already gone wrong with her mini-vacation weekend, there’s an emergency at her job, and things can’t get any worse. Right?

Wrong. Her twice-removed third cousin-in-law turns out to be a hunk with moves like a special forces ninja. And one of them is a magnet for trouble… of the wrong kind. The sort of trouble that has her running through the woods at midnight, terrified and confused. The sort with bad guys and guns.

It’s the wrong way to feel about a cousin, even one by marriage. But she feels safe with Mike. And if they both make it through this long, troubled night, she’ll take a really close look at Aunt Mary’s family tree.

One Simple Favor-med


Already 11 Amazon reviews in the first 13 days — and nine have FIVE stars!
Only $1.99 in digital formats. Paperback is $7.95.

About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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12 Responses to New Release: One Simple Favor

  1. jbrayweber says:

    I didn’t know you had a new book out! Must get!

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeff7salter says:

      thanks, Jenn. Hope you enjoy it!

      Liked by 1 person

    • jeff7salter says:

      What happened to your Muse Tracks post yesterday? I never saw it.


    • Jenn, it is truly good. Here’s my review:
      In what I consider his best work to date, “One Simple Favor”, J.L. Salter once again perfectly captures a woman’s ‘voice’ as the protagonist of his story. His takes his characters on a bumpy ride, but he makes it a smooth read for us.
      Trisha Pilgrim, a young office manager, is pressed into picking up a distant cousin, a relative of her formidable aunt-by-marriage, at a bus station. Tricia arrives long after the bus comes into the terminal, has no idea of the man’s last name nor does she have a physical description of him past his preteens. She finds “Michael” and plans to deliver him to their mutual relative, but the man is not at all what she expected. The night is filled with unlikely occurrences that snowball after they help a battered woman at a quick-stop. Although the situations are improbable, Salter writes them with such ease and flow that he makes them seem plausible. His characters are described with style and wit and he has a rare ear for dialogue. He has mastered the romantic comedy genre.
      Can Tricia overcome her inhibitions over becoming involved with a not-related-by-blood family member? Can she reconcile her otherwise conservative leanings with the law- skirting that not only her ‘cousin’ has admitted to, but that which she herself became involved in during the crazy events of the night? What further surprises await her? Will her life ever be the same after doing One Simple Favor?

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Love this blurb! I’ve got it downloaded. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I read this last night. I LOVED it!!! Such a great read.

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  4. As I said in my review that I have posted everywhere I could think of:I love this book!
    When my guest had to bail on me, I ALMOST decided to make my review as my Friday post, but I didn’t. I will send it up near the top to Jenn, though.

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