Beate Boeker

Biography

Beate Boeker is a USA Today bestselling author with a passion for books that brim over with mischief & humor. She writes sweet sophisticated romantic fiction and mysteries, many of them set in beautiful Italy. Her novels were shortlisted for several awards (Golden Quill Contest, the National Readers' Choice Award, 'Best Indie Books of 2012').
She's a global marketing manager with a degree in International Business Administration, and her daily experience in marketing provides her with a wide range of fodder for her novels, be it hilarious or cynical.
Widely traveled, she speaks German, English, French, and Italian and lives in the North of Germany together with her husband and daughter. While 'Boeker' means 'books' in a German dialect, her first name Beate can be translated as ‘Happy’ . . . and with a name that reads ‘Happy Books’, what else could she do but write novels with a happy ending?
You can learn more about Beate at her website happybooks.de

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Books

Mischief in Italy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
All Henry wants is a serious talk with his grown-up son Josh about the wrong women in Josh's life. However, the conversation immediately spins out of control and somehow, they reach a compromise that leaves Henry highly uncomfortable and from then on, mischief is running rampant in Italy in this romantic comedy.
Banker's Death - Temptation in Florence #3
Series: Temptation in Florence, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,570. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Carlina's attractive cousin Valentino returns from Dubai to Florence, he quickly becomes the most unpopular member of the wide-spread Mantoni family. Plenty of people have reason to hate him, and when he turns up stabbed a short time later, Commissario Garini, now officially Carlina's boyfriend, only wants to turn and run. However, he's forced to take on the case . . .
Charmer's Death - Temptation in Florence #2
Series: Temptation in Florence, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,910. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What do you do when your best customer seduces your beautiful cousin? You try to save the situation, but it becomes a little harder than planned when he's found strangled with a pair of brand new pantyhose that come straight from your own store Temptation - the most luxurious lingerie store in Florence, Italy.
Between Floors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sarah can't resist a swim in the luxurious pool of the Grand Excelsior Hotel, though she hates to return to her room in a bathrobe, dripping wet. Just as she braves the elevator, a gorgeous man joins her. Sarah curses her luck and pretends to disappear into thin air, when all at once, the elevator gets stuck . . . This romantic short story includes a sneak peek at another romance by Beate Boeker.
Lieben und lügen lassen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,650. Language: German. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Diese unterhaltsame Liebegeschiche spielt am Gardasee in Italien und ist die perfekte Lektüre für den Sommerurlaub. Mit einer Anzeige in der Zeitung, die die Leserin auf ihren Humor hin prüfen soll, fängt alles an und bevor man sich versieht, verstricken sich zwei Paare (mit Vater & Sohn auf der einen Seite und Mutter & Tochter auf der anderen) in viele Verwirrungen, bis sie ihr Happy End finden.
Das gewisse Etwas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: German. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
“Alle Französinnen haben das gewisse Etwas”, doziert der attraktive Jack – und Claire, die leider Amerikanerin ist, möchte ihm so gern gefallen, dass sie kurzerhand für eine Woche nach Nizza fliegt, um herauszufinden, was dieses gewisse Etwas ausmacht. Als sie in Nizza ankommt, trifft sie durch einen Zufall den Franzosen Jacques... Das gewisse Etwas ist eine humorvolle Kurzgeschichte.
Delayed Death - Temptation in Florence #1
Series: Temptation in Florence, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,190. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
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Delayed Death is Book #1 in the Temptation in Florence Series, a cozy murder mystery romance series with a strong dose of humor and romance. When a crisis occurs, right at the beginning of Delayed Death, and Carlina gives in to her domineering cousin's wishes, Carlina sets herself on a collision course with police Commissario Stefano Garini, and her eccentric Italian family doesn't help at all.
Rent a Thief
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,670. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Tina wakes to find a masked thief in her bedroom, she's shocked to discover she might be attracted to him, and now she's wondering if she's lost her mind. True, her plan to move to Seattle to be closer to her daughter and grandchild isn't working out as she liked, and she's lonelier than ever, but has she resorted to dangerous thrill-seeking?
Stormy Times
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,630. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Joanna returns from a difficult foaling in the middle of a late November night when she gets stuck in an early blizzard. With her last ounce of strength, she manages to reach a house, but the man who gives her shelter treats her like an unwelcome disease. As she has no choice, she adapts to his rough manners by being impolite herself. Sparks fly . . .
A New Life - An Italian Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,420. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Anne has just been acquitted of murder due to lack of evidence and hopes to build up a new life in Florence, Italy. Through family connections, she obtains a job in the prestigious Garibaldi Hotel, but the attractive hotel manager Peter is not pleased to have a secretary foisted onto him who has no working experience in a hotel and doesn't even speak Italian.
The Beauty and Beast E
Price: Free! Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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All Jill wants is a calm wellness evening in the secure environment of her bath to recuperate from an exhausting week at work. However, fate intervenes in the form of an attractive neighbor . . . This hilarious & romantic short story will make you laugh out loud. It also includes a preview for another contemporary romance, set in Italy.
The Lemon Meringue (A Culinary Catastrophe - #3)
Series: A Culinary Catastrophe, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Entertaining, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Tak's best friend Jenny plans to create a lemon meringue pie in order to impress her new boyfriend. After all, it worked for Tak when she made "The Chocolate Cake", so why should it not work for Jenny? However, the Meringue proves to be as difficult as its reputation has it, and their friendship undergoes a serious test while they bake the pie together in Tak's tiny apartment.
The Strawberry Mousse (A Culinary Catastrophe - #2)
Series: A Culinary Catastrophe, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Desserts, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Tak is nervous because she'll meet Zen's family for the first time. To impress everybody, Tak and Zen decide to prepare a legendary family recipe of strawberry mousse. However, they first have to organize some organically grown strawberries because the aunt is an avid fan of health food. As they're not easy to come by, things start to get out of control right from the beginning . . .
The Chocolate Cake (A Culinary Catastrophe - #1)
Series: A Culinary Catastrophe, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In Tak has invited the man of her life - or so she hopes - for dinner at her home. As she is a passionate cook, this project doesn't faze her until she learns that he has a sweet tooth and would do anything for chocolate. Now dessert is something Tak has never cared for. Out of her depth, Tak organizes a last-minute recipe from her best friend Jenny, and from then on, things spiral out of control.
Almost Paradise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Almost Paradise is a short and entertaining travelogue about Kotok Island, one of the Thousand Islands in Indonesia. A trainee in Jakarta takes a weekend trip with her friend and meets unexpected adventures on an island as perfect as a picture postcard.

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