Just One Simple Little Favor

By Jeff Salter

Yeah, that was one of my original titles for the suspense novella, “One Simple Favor” released in mid-May by Dingbat Publishing. You know, that sense of dread you can have when someone acts like the favor they’re asking of you “won’t be any problem” at all, because “it’s on your way” or that “it won’t take a minute.”

Well, it’s never on the way, it always takes several minutes (at least), and there are usually problems. And that’s the kind of gloomy frustration I try to convey in Tricia’s frame of mind as she returns from a horrid weekend in Memphis that’s been cut short by an emergency in her office (which is exacerbated by her fluttering and hovering boss). Ever been there?

Anyhow, if you like a dose of grim humor mixed with suspense… and the chance of an off-kilter romance, this is your story. Only $1.99 in digital formats and most people say its 38,000 words zoom by in the blink of an eye!

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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.


Already 19 Amazon reviews in the first six weeks — and most 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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4 Responses to Just One Simple Little Favor

  1. This is such a wonderfully written story. I truly enjoyed it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love it when the circumstances or characters lead you into something entirely unforeseen! In this case, you were led very well.You know how very much I enjoyed this story, Jeff. Great work.
    [Do yourself One Simple Favor, Everybody, and read this book!]

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