Firstly, an apology. I am sorry that I have not really been around and contributing.
In between visiting my father in hospital (he's not at all well.
I know that for many of us paper books represent the past, too much expense, too little room to keep them and subject to too many elemental disturbances.
This is for those few who still like the old fashioned way of reading - PAPER BOOKS
I have just published two more of my existing novels as paperbacks through FEEDAREAD.COM
Just to say a big thanks to those who voted for my story - Three men and a Christmas Spirit in the Christmas competition.
20,000th book sold!
I'd just like to say a special thanks to those of you who go to the trouble of reading my work. If it wasn't for you guys, we who try to scribble would never get the encouragement to continue.
Three Men & a Christmas Spirit.
By Tanya Allan
Three young men break down on the way to spending the Christmas break in the French Alps, in a region where cell coverage is almost non-existent. Only one speaks sufficient French to seek help. Leaving his friends with the car, Terry Cooper sets off to find a telephone just as it starts to snow. He meets a woman on the road, but before he can speak to her, she vanishes. He believes she has gone though a gate, so he follows to find a large chá¢teau at the end of the drive. On answering the door, the butler mistakes the bedraggled Terry for a girl. On entering the chá¢teau, Terry is allowed to call the breakdown organisation. however, on leaving he sees a portrait of the woman he saw on the road. What is weird is that he bears a striking resemblance to her.. What is weirder still is that she has been dead for nearly two years.
He is then seen by the owner of the chá¢teau, who cannot believe that the young person in front of him is male, or that he has walked here by chance looking just like his dead wife.
So begins a fantastical adventure that can only have one outcome; ...
..... or can it?
I am looking to translate my books into French. Is there anyone willing to re-correct/edit my efforts?
Been so busy, hard to remember when I last sat and read stuff as I wanted to. Had some time out of the country helping start a school in Africa. That was fun, but fraught.
October 2013 - COSTUMES CONTEST
I hate Halloween
by Tanya Allan
I Hate Halloween: Copyright ïƒ£2013 Tanya J. Allan
The author asserts her moral right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, to be identified as the author of this work.
All Rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, nor be otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.
Any adaptation of the whole or part of the material for broadcast by radio, TV, or for stage plays or film, is the right of the author unless negotiated through legal contract. Any commercial use by anyone other than the author is strictly prohibited.
This work is fictitious, and any similarities to any persons, alive or dead, are purely coincidental. All persons and many places are fictitious, Mention is made of persons in public life only for the purposes of realism and for that reason alone. Certain licence is taken in respect of medical procedures, terms and conditions, and the author does not claim to be the fount of all knowledge.
The author accepts the right of the individual to hold his/her (or whatever) own political, religious and social views, and there is no intention to deliberately offend anyone.
Andrew is persuaded to go to the Halloween party, but trusts his friend Melissa to select the right costume. Unbeknown to him, Melissa has an ulterior motive and Andrew is about to face a very different future to that he expected.
Just to let you know that I have just published a new book on Kindle. (Paperback to follow)
It is called EXTRA SPECIAL AGENT
here is a blurb: -
Just to let those of you who might be interested, I have now uploaded five of my books onto Kobo.com
In answer to all those who have asked me to publish in any other format other than Kindle. I have now taken steps to publish in ePub format direct onto KOBO.
Wow! My thirty-fifth book has now been published. Considering I started publishing only two years and two months ago, that's not bad (even if I did 'post' several before that).
Just a quickie for those who don't like Kindle books. My new Book - A Wedding and Two Wars - is one of sixteen now available as a paperback.
A Wedding and Two Wars
Yes folks, Book two of the Knox Journals is now available for Amazon Kindle.
Find it here with direct links to the Amazon sites
I've just popped a book onto Kindle that I have been working on for ages... I'm clearing the backlog slowly.
Just to let you know that I have now had BOOK 1 of the Knox Chronicles - A CHANCE WOULD BE A FINE THING - published as a paperback.
Just published... Beginning's End - the sequel to Behind the Enemy is now available on Amazon Kindle.
Find it here for .com - Amazon.com
It seems just a little while ago I announced that I had sold 11,000 books on Kindle.... That has now increased to 12,000
This is a heads up... I have published a new book on Amazon Kindle... A CHANCE WOULD BE A FINE THING.
Feeling down... my mother passed away on Monday. She caught whatever is going round on the previous Monday and I called an ambulance on Monday morning because her breathing was awful.
I was sent this link... It appealed to my warped sense of humour.. It is in English, but the Scottish variety. (Sub titles available)
Just a heartfelt thanks to all of you who have bought one (or more) of my books. I have just sold my 11,000th Kindle version through Amazon.
So, you want to be a published author?
Fine. Let’s play twenty questions.
Simple one first. Who are you?
By Tanya Allan
For those who are interested, and I accept that not everyone is, SHIT HAPPENS, SO DO MIRACLES & WHISPERS IN THE SOUL are now available as paperbacks.
Thanks all of you who came up with ideas. Many of you left suggestions in the thread of my last blog entry, and even more PM'd me with your suggestions.
I need help to decide/create a suitable title for my latest creation.....
I have given birth to a monster.
My heartfelt thanks to those of you who have bought my kindle books. I am pleased to announce that my latest book - SKIN - is available in paperback...
Dreamer: Book 2. Part 10
By Tanya Allan
This part Copyright © 2012
This is the third chapter of the ‘new’ bit, written in response to those readers who requested it.
Philippa Stewart, international Movie Star and mother of two, continues to look back at her life. We are finally introduced to her husband, as he too harks back to the old days.
The police close the case, but she needs to return to the school so that door may be closed as well.
She faces her old friend, so past and present become clear. Her family seem to come to terms with her true nature, at least he mother does. Pippa now believes she has grown up, but finds that perhaps her future may not contain a certain Norwegian.
Find out what happens.... read on....
Hey ho, you learn as you live, I guess. What I intended was a story in pictures, so I used, or misused the word comic. What would describe what i want more?
I am open for suggestions.
Hi, I am venturing into the realm of the comic strip. This is my first effort. Please let me know what you think.
Many thanks to all of you who've helped with typos in SKIN. I have gone through and corrected them, so within a few hours, the Kindle copy should be fine. It's amazing what your miss.
Today marks the sale of my 9,000th book.
My heartfelt thanks to all those of you who have bought my books.
I now have twenty-eight titles on Amazon Kindle, eleven paperbacks on Feed-a-read.com, one (ePub etc)on Smashwords and one paperback on CreateSpace.
Here's hoping to hit 10,000 by the end of October.
It seems that my telepathic speech marks meant something else to the html of the blog and it neatly erased most of the speech, so it was unintelligible.
Sorry, I shall try to correct tomorrow
The sequel to Whispers in the Mind, Whispers in the Soul has been available for a few days for Kindle readers through Amazon.com
I am aware that my last posted taster may not have been seen by many people, so just wanted to repeat the taster for those who may be interested.
For all those who saw the announcement without opening it. The first chapter of Whispers in the Soul is available in the last blog entry.
The sequel to Whispers in the Mind, Whispers in the Soul is now available for Kindle readers through Amazon.com
Find out what happened to Michelle and as she faces several challenges and new characters are introduced in this, the second of the series.
Find it here! Whispers in the Soul (US)
Whispers in the Soul (UK)
Dark Whispers has already begun, and will be the next in the series.
WHISPERS IN THE SOUL
Just to announce that I have just published a collection of humorous verse and poetry, in my usual genres.
Yes, I have finally FINISHED a NEW book!
I sent it off to my editor a few days ago, so, as soon as it returns, I shall be publishing the sequel to Whispers in the Mind, entitled Whispers in the Soul.
Had a very busy summer - so far. Celebrating over 8,000 books sold, so a HUGE thanks to all those who forked out the vast amount of filthy lucre to pay for my books.
I am just about finished my book. WHISPERS IN THE SOUL. It is in the last few paragraphs, as I tidy the ending. I shall be sending it off for editing and then uploading it to Kindle in a short time.
Once it is ready I will post a teaser of the first chapter here.
Dreamer: Book 2. Part 9
By Tanya Allan
This part Copyright © 2012
This is the second chapter of the ‘new’ bit, written in response to those readers who requested it.
Philippa Stewart, international Movie Star and mother of two, looks back at her life.