Meet Mannie, the “married snakus” toad, who is a criminal attorney Zeni works with professionally. Although not a particularly handsome man, Mannie is well known for his courtroom prowess as he consistently obtains not guilty verdicts on behalf of his clients.
One evening, Mannie invites Zeni and her staff to join he and his staff for happy hour at a local cigar bar. Upon arriving, Mannie motions for Zeni and her staff to see his humidor after which time, he breaks open a box of cigars, insisting Zeni try one. Never having smoked before, Zeni declines his offer, but Mannie persists, resulting in Zeni getting a hands-on lesson in cigar smoking.
As Zeni attempts to light her cigar, she recites Mannie’s instructions: hold, rotate, puff, blow, and puff again. A few seconds later, Zeni is smoking her very first cigar, a Cuban Cohiba, no less.
After Zeni and Mannie’s assistants head off to listen to the band, Zeni asks Mannie about some of the clients she has referred to him. Instead of answering her, though, Mannie proceeds to take the conversation in a direction never Zeni expects.
What does Mannie say to Zeni that night at the cigar bar? Is Zeni pleasantly surprised or shocked by her discovery of Mannie’s warts?
Find out more about Zeni’s escapade with the “married snakus” toad in chapter six. You will certainly get a good laugh when you find out just how big Mannie’s balls really are.
Zeni is the new Wonder Woman! She is definitely an inspiring role model for anyone going through challenges or wanting to make major changes in their life. Thank you, Nikki Karis, for bringing Zeni to life.
This book is written with so much passion, humor, and adventure that I found myself racing through the pages wanting to experience more. Kudos to Nikki Karis for a most inspiring literary work!
HILARIOUS!!! This book is full of laugh-out-loud moments. The Toad Chronicles is a GREAT read, and Nikki Karis is the new star of fictional writing.
What an amazing and inspiring ride traveling with Zeni and her guests through the proverbial swamps of life. Nikki Karis has created a unique literary experience which is unsurpassed.