Tanya Allan

A final part of a story... A Girl can but Dream...

It was brought to my attention that I had managed to forget to post the final part of a story - A Girl can but Dream

It is now posted here, and of course is still available on Amazon.com in Kindle format.

A Girl Can But Dream: Part 7 - Final Part

A Girl Can But Dream

by Tanya Allan

 
David buries his wife after she loses her fight against cancer. He is nearly 50, and their children are now grown up, so he breaks the news that he is going to undertake that which he wanted to do for as long as he could remember — a sex change. He had struggled with his transsexuality all his life, but his love for his wife and respect for her meant he just played the hand that he had been dealt, up to now, that is.

Meanwhile, in the USA, grizzled Police Chief John Collingwood comes to near breaking point. Stressed from his job, his grief over his dead wife, and the despair of near alcoholism, he embarks on a trip to the UK with his brother to seek out his family tree.

Two very different people find a very different future, they also find each other...

but will it work?

Happy New year to all, and thanks to all my readers - an announcement

A very warm greeting this New Year from grey and damp England. I am just getting over the flu (and having grandchildren for two weeks). This is really a big thanks to all of those who have been so wonderful and bought my books. I am now in a position to not need to go out to work, as my income from books aids my pension to such a degree that I can stay and write all the time.

Two announcements...

New Book Published - Dead End - On Amazon

Phew! What a summer.
Well, having been through the mill, I am out the other side and back writing again. My new book (actually, it's taken far too long!) is called DEAD END and is the sequel to the Candy Cane Club. It is the continuing story of Nikki, now Lady Nicole Calder, who, as a detective constable, is on the murder team of a spate of killings of TG prostitutes. If that wasn't enough, Robert Telford, late of the Royal Marines and inside HMP Isle of Wight as a serial killer - escapes and is heading to complete some unfinished business.

Life is on top of me right now.

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Firstly, an apology. I am sorry that I have not really been around and contributing. I haven't been writing anything over the last few weeks, despite sitting down occasionally and staring at the computer screen. My elderly and cantankerous Dad decided to have a massive stroke about a month ago and was rushed to hospital. He needed regular visiting, which was trying and tiring, as I saw a rapid deterioration in him each time. We had a family holiday booked, with the children and grandchildren, so we took them all away, and I managed to sneak back to the hospital.

Musings about reviews and reviewers.

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In between visiting my father in hospital (he's not at all well. we got a call last night to prepare us for the worst) and rushing hither and thither, I spent an hour or so writing and checked my Amazon page for any more reviews. It always staggers me that so very few people ever bother to review a book they've read. I mean, I've sold 21,938 kindle books in the last three years and have received only 258 reviews (178 on Amazon.com and 80 on Amazon.co.uk). That's just over one percent. That means 21680 people couldn't be bothered to leave a review - even an anonymous one.

For thems that like the paper variety....new book

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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.

Paperbacks - The Other Side of Dreams & Killing Me Slowly

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Hi everyone

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

Thanks and a NEW BOOK.. A Tale of Two T's

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Just to say a big thanks to those who voted for my story - Three men and a Christmas Spirit in the Christmas competition. I was so pleased to get fourth place, as the other sories were so good.

Thanks also to those who asked me if there was more... as the end seemed a bit abrupt.

The answer is, yes!

I have written another 11,000 words, and extended the book, giving it a new Title - A TALE Of TWO T'S

Merry Christmas to all readers, everywhere

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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 and a Christmas Spirit

girl and gate 1 copy.jpgThree 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?

Been busy, so not been around much

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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. Now I'm already up to 44,000 words for the national novel Writing Contest... write 50,000 words in 30 days (November)... my aim is 100,000 words. It's called IN THE SHADOWS and is a thriller based on a real event that took place NEW YORK in 1933.

I Hate Halloween

October 2013 - COSTUMES CONTEST

I hate Halloween

by Tanya Allan
identity.jpgI Hate Halloween: Copyright 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.

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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.

New Book - Extra Special Agent published.

Hi everyone.

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: -

Tanya Allan is now publishing direct to KOBO

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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. Incidentally, the system is as easy as the Amazon Kindle publishing site, so I will try to get all my books onto KOBO soon.

My 35th Book published! - When I count to Three.

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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).

A Wedding and Two Wars - now available as a paperback.

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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. Find it here A WEDDING AND TWO WARS

Tanya

Five Star review received for my new book.

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Yet again, I'd just like to say a huge thanks to all those who have bought my new book A Chance Would be a Fine Thing. It has already received a 5 star review on Amazon.... REVIEW

feeling down!

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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. The doctor spoke to her on Sunday and said she just had a cold. She was admitted to hospital at 9.30 am and was dead by 7.20pm. Pneumonia and septic shock leading to Cardiac arrest.

I often wonder why doctors call it a practice... I suppose it's because they've yet to get it right!

My 11,000th eBook sold!

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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. I have sold a few more through Smashwords and some paperbacks, but without a doubt, Kindle sell better.

Sales have slowed to a trickle through November and December (from 30 a day to about 10 a day) so I have to get busy on the next one of many in the pipe line.

My thanks for the amazing response to Help Help Help.

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Wow!

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.

Dreamer Book 2: Part 10

MIRROR.GIFDreamer: 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....


Comic or not comic? That is the question

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.

Tanya

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