Lisa Maliga


Lisa Maliga is an American novelist and nonfiction author of several soap crafting books. She's recently released "Organic and Sulfate Free Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap Crafting Recipes" which instructs you on how to make the most natural soap without using lye and includes several original recipes for all budgets. "N Lisa's coming of age novel set in the 1970s and 80s is a book that took more than a decade to write. A reader wrote, "Out of the Blue: A Novel is a story about a young woman's journey to emotional maturity but there is an underlying thread. That thread is the connection between intuitives which will be familiar to anyone of an introspective bent." She is also working on the fourth book of the Yolanda's Yummery Series. When not writing, Lisa reads an assortment of books, watches movies, makes soap and bakes late at night. Sometimes she manages to escape to a quiet park and photograph animals, especially squirrels.

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Organic and Sulfate Free Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap Crafting Recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
If you want to make the most natural soap without using lye, here is a way to craft organic and sulfate free melt and pour glycerin soap at home. In less than an hour, you can craft lovely organic, sulfate free and eco-friendly Castile soaps with these carefully tested recipes.
I Almost Married a Narcissist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Charlotte White falls in love with a younger Romanian gymnastics coach. Andrei Antonescu is a sexy and handsome foreigner who loves to have fun and flirt with the ladies. The more she gets to know him, the more red flags are unfurled. Once she’s able to see past his good looks and muscular body, Charlotte is unprepared for some shocking revelations.
Happy Birthday Melt and Pour Soap Recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
Say Happy Birthday with hand crafted soap! This unique book contains eight original recipes for all budgets along with melt and pour information and birthday soap presentation tips. Includes 30+ color photos.
How to Make Handmade Shampoo Bars
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,510. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
Learn how easy it is to make natural handmade shampoo bars. This innovative eBook includes 25+ recipes for shampoo bars, hair rinses, and hair masques. Contains more than 50 color photos, step-by-step instructions, and a chapter on natural additives.
Rooibos Tea and Pink Kaolin Shampoo Bar Recipe
Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
Discover how to craft rebatch/hand-milled soap base into a unique and versatile shampoo bar for most hair types. Also includes a recipe for Rooibos tea and apple cider vinegar hair rinse.A nice companion book to HOW TO MAKE HANDMADE SHAMPOO BARS.
Boxed Set: The Yolanda’s Yummery Series Books 1 to 3
Series: Yolanda's Yummery -- Books 1 - 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,800. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
This collection of sweet romance/cozy mystery eBooks contains 3 full-length novels plus a chapter to the novella that started it all: Sweet Dreams. Best of all, it's value priced!
The Aroma of Love: (The Yolanda’s Yummery Series, Book 3)
Series: Yolanda's Yummery -- Books 1 - 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,160. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
This novel centers around Yolanda’s Yummery, Yolanda Carter’s bakery in the trendy Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. A cold case of a much-loved pie baker murdered in her home has turned up no leads until Detective Winston Churchill takes on the case, assisted by Yolanda.
Magical Cakes of Love (The Yolanda's Yummery Series, Book 2)
Series: Yolanda's Yummery -- Books 1 - 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Yolanda’s Yummery is off to a promising start with excellent reviews and many happy fans of the delicious desserts. An accompanying Beverage Bar will open in three weeks. Yolanda’s involved in a budding romance with sophisticated British tea baron, Nigel Garvey. Life is sweet. Until a homeless customer disappears…and Yolanda becomes a suspect.
The Great Brownie Taste-off: (The Yolanda's Yummery Series, Book 1)
Series: Yolanda's Yummery -- Books 1 - 3. Price: Free! Words: 39,240. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Do you like your romance sweet...and heavy on the chocolate? "The Great Brownie Taste-off" is the first book in the Yolanda's Yummery series. Yolanda Carter is a self-taught baker who dreams of owning her own bakery, a/k/a yummery. Employed at a small cat shelter, she stumbles across a scheme that threatens all the employees and cats. Will her magical brownies save them?
The Prepper's Guide to Soap Crafting and Soap Storage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Be the cleanest prepper around! Create your own lye-free soap or find the best type of soap to store in the coming years. Informative book shows the best ways to craft your own soap. You'll receive original recipes and valuable storage tips to get the most out of your soap.
Sweet Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,450. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Brenda Nevins is a successful romance author with a movie deal, a reality TV show, and a forthcoming bakery. Complications arise whenever any communication she sends or receives turns into fragments of a fantasy story. Will she find whoever is responsible for hijacking her career, finances, and even her fiancé?
The Soapmaker's Guide to Online Marketing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,400. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
Soapmakers and crafters, learn how to grow your online presence! The Soapmaker's Guide to Online Marketing is packed with detailed information on designing, building, and promoting your website. Learn how to write a press release. Get loads of free promotional ideas. Learn easy search engine optimization techniques.
Matcha Green Tea Melt & Pour Soap Recipe
Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
Learn how easy it is to make this luxurious melt and pour soap starring Matcha Green Tea. This type of soap is wonderful for all skin types and would make a great addition to any bath & body gift basket!
Hollywood After Dark: 3 Tales of Terror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This trio of horror novelettes takes place in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Titles include: Satan's Casting Call, An Author's Nightmare, & Hollywood Starz Storage.
Maple Sugar Melt & Pour Soap Recipe
Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Learn how to make a fun fall melt and pour soap recipe starring pure maple syrup—a healthy addition!
Out of the Blue
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,280. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Midwestern library clerk Sylvia Gardner is infatuated with an English actor after watching him on a PBS drama. For two years, she researches Alexander Thorpe's life and career, saving her money to travel to his Cotswolds village, intent on meeting him. What happens when they finally get together?
Nature's Beauty Oils: Monoi de Tahiti and Shea Butter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Nature's Beauty Oils: Monoi de Tahiti and Shea Butter—learn about nature's most versatile beauty oil and butter. What is Monoi de Tahiti and how will it benefit you? A bottle of this Polynesian beauty product has a variety of uses and will soothe your skin, hair and nails. MONOI DE TAHITI: SPA IN A BOTTLE focuses on this fragrant and natural Tahitian beauty oil.
12 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
"12 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes" contains original recipes, 37 color photos, and several places to buy soap base, molds, fragrances and other necessary supplies. Learn how easy it is to craft your own melt and pour soap in less than one hour!
The Wilkes House Haunting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Curtis Angeles moves from suburban Chicago to a rural Florida town in search of peace, quiet and privacy. Instead, he almost loses his life uncovering some deadly deceptions...
Satan's Casting Call
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Duncan Smith-Holmes is a struggling young actor who is in desperate need of a paying gig or he has to leave Hollywood. But a bizarre casting call and an opportunity to land a major role in a high budget movie is something he can't pass up -- no matter what the consequences.
Nuts About Shea Butter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cosmetics, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
Used in African countries for centuries, shea butter has been an ingredient in medicines for the preparation of skin ointments, and to treat inflammation, sunburn, chapping, rashes and more. Written for the consumer and the bath & body products crafter, NUTS ABOUT SHEA BUTTER contains fascinating facts and effective explanations.
The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,420. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion
"The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting" is for anyone who wants to make soap without lye. You can make handcrafted soap in less than one hour and this book will show you how!
Squirrels in the Hood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
When Sunshine the cat departs in 2006, the balcony she once occupied is very empty. Now that birds can be fed, the author does so, also attracting an array of hungry squirrels. Follow the adventures of Alpha, Doc, Cocoa Butter and other squirrel-friends as they dine in the Bird & Squirrel Café located in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles. SQUIRRELS IN THE HOOD includes 19 color photos.
The Narcissist Chronicles: The WHOLE Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 156,230. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Contains two full-length novels about the adventures of an online sexual predator. Includes "Love Me, Need Me: A Narcissist's Tale" and "I WANT YOU: Seduction Emails from a Narcissist."
Diary of a Hollywood Nobody
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,560. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
"Diary of a Hollywood Nobody" is written in an engaging diary format. We are shown the excesses of the 1990's as Chris Yarborough, a bookstore clerk from Ohio, tries to become a screenwriter in Hollywood.
Monoi de Tahiti: Spa in a Bottle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty and fashion, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
What is Monoi de Tahiti and how will it benefit you? A bottle of this Polynesian beauty product has a variety of uses and will soothe your skin, hair and nails. "Monoi de Tahiti: Spa in a Bottle" is a unique e-book focused on this fragrant and natural Tahitian beauty oil. Receive an abundance of information along with never-before-seen recipes.
Notes from Nadir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,440. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A California writer returns to her Midwestern home due to financial difficulties. Moving in with Mom, she lands a job at an online auction site. She deals with wacky coworkers, unsympathetic relatives, health issues and the struggle with being in Nadir--the place and the state of mind.
South of Sunset
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,080. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Urban
Hollywood. It conjures up images of movies, sunglass-wearing stars, palm trees, plastic surgery, drug habits, the proverbial overnight success…and the happy ending. In this collection of original short fiction, get into the minds of an assortment of losers, dreamers, successes, wannabes, and has-beens. "South of Sunset" isn't just a location, but where myth and reality merge.
North of Sunset
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,640. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sherman Lee is a volatile action movie producer in search of critical acclaim. Best friend Wesley Barron stars in his hit movies and knows about the producer’s troubled past. Emily Karelin is sent to work for Sherman due to her lack of show biz knowledge. Temping to support her figure skating habit, Emily works in his Beverly Hills mansion, unaware of how her life will drastically change.
I Want You: Seduction Emails from a Narcissist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,600. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Sexual psychology, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The seduction emails are presented in the raw to reveal how Arlen J. Stevenson lures his victims. Being the owner of a vast MySpace site, he has access to thousands of women. This book is comprised of various emails that show his arc of seduction with 18 different women. The love and long term relationships he proposes to the women lasts as long as it satisfies his ego and sexual cravings.
Love Me, Need Me: A Narcissist's Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,750. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Read about the adventures of a bumbling sexual predator that uses the Internet trolling for conquests. Arlen J. Stevenson, a hack zombie author from Alabama, ends up on large social networking site hoping to be the most popular writer there. What happens to him is a fusion of dark humor and unexpected consequences.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lisa Maliga

  • Watching Willow Watts on Sep. 08, 2011

    Talli Roland has created a warm and likeable titular character in her second book, "Watching Willow Watts." The reader feels lots of sympathy for Willow as she's trying to keep her widowed father's antiques shop from going under. Not only does she miss her mother, but also the life she led in London. The Willow of two years ago was happily working as a florist and was in a relationship with an architect. The action starts early and never lets up. Willow is reluctantly turned into a Marilyn Monroe impersonator due to a tourist board organizer who uploads a video onto YouTube that goes viral. The quiet village of Belcherton becomes the latest place for an international deluge of Marilyn fans to congregate. Suddenly, locals are making money and Willow realizes that she can get her father's business out of debt. But as she's transformed into Marilyn by a smarmy agent, we wonder how all this will play out ...