Paula Houseman


#1 Amazon Bestseller, chick lit satire Odyssey in a Teacup kicked off the Ruth Roth Series! Book 2, romantic comedy Apoca[hot]lips sees the kick-arse Ruth entangled in a taboo liaison that has her nearest and dearest tsk-tsking.

Boo hiss to them! What a grown woman does with her life is nobody’s damn business. Still, disapproval is a hard one for someone who’s sensitive under that sass. And approval is looking like it’s going to be hard-won.

But you can’t choose who you fall in love with, right? Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Ruth’s man is sexy, disarmingly sharp-witted, and god-like. It doesn’t help that he’s hard work, though.

In Apoca[hot]lips, Ruth needs to hold fast to the up-yours attitude that’s writ large in Odysseyone she embodied and lost and reclaimed. Even so, the question on her hot lips is not, ‘Can we do this?’ It’s ... ‘Do I want to?’



Paula Houseman’s Odyssey in a Teacup is epically defiant, bold, brazen, painful, hilarious, soul-fortifying, and a must-read for anyone who has ever dared (or hoped) to look at themselves in the mirror and ask the question, How in the hell have I survived?

Stephanie L Harper Author
Odyssey in a Teacup is an uplifting, hilarious, yet at times, sobering story of how bias, religious and superstitious mores, bullying and self-doubt can hinder personal growth, but also how the love of close friends, a sense of humour, and above all, determination can help us to embark on new adventures throughout our life.
Sally Asnicar
Ruth Roth takes on the world! This feisty little girl who becomes a spirited woman takes us on a rip-roaring journey on which she takes no prisoners! This cleverly written irreverent book allows us to share Ruth’s trials and tribulations with incredulity and laughter and, in the end, witness her personal growth.
Suzi Braddic
‘‘Paula Houseman is at it again—wielding her razor-sharp wit in Apoca[hot]lips, a romantic comedy with twists and turns! Unputdownable.
Gabriella Kovac, Bestselling author
'Paula Houseman’s Apoca[hot]lips is the book to get; prepare for hours of laughter as well as a book that will stick with you long after you turn the last page ... I honestly have not laughed so hard or felt so connected to a story. Absolutely brilliant!
Charla White