Screwball Comedy to Shake Off Winter Doldrums

Everybody needs a belly laugh!

By Jeff Salter

Not everyone has the winter blues but there are enough of us who count down the days until Spring… that I thought I’d remind all y’all of my screwball comedy. Nothing like laughing out loud to chase away the winter blues.

Scratching the Seven-Month Itch

By J. L. Salter

The prequel to “Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold”

Released by Dingbat Publishing

Part of the Amanda Moore or Less Series

Cover Tag:  If Jason does have the itch, Amanda is after the tramp who’s scratching it.


Amanda can’t believe her new lover is already cheating, despite “proof” from her domineering older friend. But she reluctantly complies with this posse of amateur investigators to determine whether Jason does have the seven-month itch… and which tramp might be scratching it.

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Amanda can’t believe Jason, her new lover, is already cheating — they’ve only been a couple for seven months. But her domineering older friend, Christine, has “proof” and insists Amanda should take it seriously. Knowing Jason spoke with one woman in the mall food court and another in the grocery store isn’t exactly an iron-clad case.

But when she hears rumors about a different woman stalking Jason at his workplace, Amanda reluctantly finds the evidence sufficient to allow her boyfriend to be tailed… provided Christine and her posse of amateur detectives can be discreet. Unfortunately, Christine’s idea of discretion is akin to blowing up a billboard with dynamite.

The more Amanda learns about Jason’s unusual behavior, the more their recently shaky communication crumbles. Unable to resist the momentum of the mounting case, Amanda joins the investigation and stakeout.

Does Jason have the seven-month itch? If he does, which tramp might be scratching it? And is it remotely possible for their relationship to grow even closer despite the clumsiest surveillance efforts that bossy Christine can devise?

[JLS # 477]

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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8 Responses to Screwball Comedy to Shake Off Winter Doldrums

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I enjoyed reading this book, as well as it’s companion story. Perfect for light, stress-free entertainment!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jeff Salter says:

      Thanks, Patricia. I almost posted the promo for Man-Cold… but (with all the scary headlines about the new flu spreading) I didn’t think it would be as humorous right now.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    This sounds perfect to shake those winter doldrums. I always enjoy your writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I am very fond of your screwball comedies, Jeff. this one os waiting.I haven’t finished any books in a while, but it’s there and waiting fresh for me. (The last one I finished was Cowboy Out of Time.)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. trishafaye says:

    Sounds like a fun and entertaining story!

    Liked by 1 person

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