#BookLove: Morton S Gray

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Today I welcome author Morton S. Gray to the blog in order to help spread a little more #booklove. Morton will be sharing her favourite book of all time with us in just a moment, but first let’s put a face to the name.

About Morton

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Morton’s debut novel The Girl on the Beach was published by Choc Lit in January 2017, after she won the publisher’s Search for a Star competition in 2016. She lives in Worcestershire, UK with her husband, two sons and little white dog.

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More about The Girl on the Beach:-

IMG_2806When Ellie Golden meets Harry Dixon, she can’t help but feel she recognises him from somewhere. But when she finally realises who he is, she can’t believe it – because the man she met on the beach all those years before wasn’t called Harry Dixon. And, what’s more, that man is dead.

 For a woman trying to outrun her troubled past and protect her son, Harry’s presence is deeply unsettling – and even more disconcerting than coming face to face with a dead man, is the fact that Harry seems to have no recollection of ever having met Ellie before. At least that’s what he says …

 But perhaps Harry isn’t the person Ellie should be worried about. Because there’s a far more dangerous figure from the past lurking just outside of the new life she has built for herself, biding his time, just waiting to strike.

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#BookLove – Lainy of So Many Books, So Little Time @smbslt

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Today I am delighted to welcome Lainy from So Many Books, So Little Time to the blog. Lainy will be enlightening us on her favourite book of all time in just a moment, but first, here is a bit about the person behind the blog.

About Lainy

My name is Lainy, I’m Scottish and a self confessed bibliophile with a penchant for calling people Betty! I have a pretty adorable wee cat, you may have noticed her dottered about the site. She is a distraction but I am sure you will agree, pretty cute.

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You can find Lainy on her blog page, So Many Books, So Little Time, Twitter, and Facebook

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#BookLove: Linda MacDonald @LindaMac1

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Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Linda MacDonald to the blog to help me spread a little more #BookLove. Before we find out a all about Linda’s secret book crush, here is a little more about the woman herself.

About Linda

Colour crop.JPGLinda MacDonald is the author of four novels: Meeting Lydia and the stand-alone sequels, A Meeting of a Different Kind, The Alone Alternative and The Man in the Needlecord Jacket. All Linda’s books are contemporary adult fiction, multi-themed, but with a focus on relationship issues.

After studying psychology at Goldsmiths’, Linda trained as a secondary science and biology teacher. She taught these subjects for several years before moving to a sixth-form college to teach psychology. The first two novels took ten years in writing and publishing, using snatched moments in the evenings, weekends and holidays. In 2012, she gave up teaching to focus fully on writing.

Linda was born and brought up in Cockermouth, Cumbria and now lives in Beckenham in Kent.

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#BookLove – Cassandra Parkin @cassandrajaneuk

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Today its my pleasure to welcome author Cassandra Parkin to the blog to spread a little #BookLove. We’ll find out all about Cassandra’s greatest love of all in just a moment, but first here is a little more about Cassandra.

About Cassandra

CPCassandra Parkin is a Yorkshire-based writer with Cornish roots and a passion for fairy-tales. She write darkly beautiful contemporary fiction with a strong magical flavour. Her short story collection “New World Fairy Tales” won the 2011 Scott Prize, and her debut novel “The Summer We All Ran Away” was shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Stars award. She has since written two more novels, “The Beach Hut” and “Lily’s House” and her fourth novel “The Winter’s Child” will be published in September 2017.

You can follow Cassandra at the following site:

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LH.jpgLily’s House

When Jen goes to her grandmother’s house for the last time, she’s determined not to dwell on the past. As a child, Jen adored Lily and suspected she might be a witch; but the spell was broken long ago, and now her death means there won’t be any reconciliation.

Lily’s gone, but the enchantments she wove and the secrets she kept still remain. In Lily’s house, Jen and her daughter Marianne reluctantly confront the secrets of the past and present – and discover how dangerous we become when we’re trying to protect the ones we love.

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TBH.jpgThe Beach Hut

It is autumn time and on a peaceful Cornish beach, Finn and his sister Ava defy planning regulations and achieve a childhood dream when they build themselves an illegal beach hut. This tiny haven will be their home until Ava departs at Midwinter for a round-the-world adventure.

In the town, local publican Donald is determined to get rid of them. Still mourning the death of his wife, all he wants is a quiet place where he can forget the past and raise his daughter Alicia in safety. But Alicia is wrestling with demons of her own.

As the sunshine fades and winter approaches, the beach hut stirs old memories for everyone. Their lives become entwined in surprising ways and the secrets of past and present are finally exposed.

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The Summer We All Ran Away

When nineteen-year-old Davey finds himself drunk, beaten and alone, he is rescued by the oddly assorted inhabitants of an abandoned and beautiful house in the West Country. Their only condition for letting him join them is that he asks them no questions.

More than thirty years ago in that same house, burned-out rock star Jack Laker writes a ground-breaking comeback album, and abandons the girl who saved his life to embark on a doomed and passionate romance with a young actress. His attempt to escape his destructive lifestyle leads to deceit, debauchery and even murder.

As Davey and his fellow housemate Priss try to uncover the secrets of the house’s inhabitants, both past and present, it becomes clear that the five strangers have all been drawn there by the events and the music of that long-ago summer.

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#BookLove: Joanne Nicholson @jolnicholson

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Today I’m delighted to be spreading a little more #BookLove, this time with author Joanne Nicholson. Before we find out all about Joanne’s book crushes, here is a little more about her.

About Joanne

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Joanne Nicholson is an Australian author who juggles parenting four kids with trying to exercise, socialise, manage sporting teams, complete mundane chores and write. She loves boating, reading, pilates, listening and playing music, playing basketball and spending quality time with family and friends.

She has published two women’s fiction novels, ‘Intuition’ and ‘In Another Life’; a YA novel ‘Music Score’ and short stories, ‘Horrorscopes’ and ‘Spirits’. All of these titles are available on Amazon Kindle. Joanne is currently working on her next novel ‘Positive’ which is due to be published later this year.

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When past and present lives merge

A memory of Lily’s late Mum prompts her to do a past life regression to see if they were linked in a previous life. Although skeptical at first, Lily soon finds herself travelling back through memories of her current life and then her previous life in the town of Bathurst, Australia in the early twentieth century. Lily is surprised to find out she was a male and her Dad in this life was her brother in her past life.

Wanting to confirm the facts of the regression were real, Lily researches the property she saw in her memories and discovers Elizabeth, her little sister from her past life, is still alive. Curiosity leads Lily to contact Elizabeth to see what she is like as an elderly woman and to test whether they have a connection in the present.

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Would you choose to read minds or is ignorance bliss?

When Chloe finds out she has inherited a skill that will allow her to learn to read minds, she is excited to have an insight into what people think and feel. Initially, mind-reading appears to be an amazing gift as Chloe excels at work, using her skill to manipulate clients.

However, Chloe soon comes to the realisation that those people closest to her rarely say what they think. She is heartbroken to find out that her best friend lusts after her husband and that her husband fantasises about other women.

Unable to stop her mind-reading, Chloe is left with the dilemma of how she can live with her new found skill. Chloe’s life takes on an unexpected new direction as she adapts to reading minds.

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