Now available in Paperback!

3D V1 While waiting for my copy editor to be available to check over my upcoming novel, I decided to have a crack at converting Splitting Infinities to make it available from Amazon as a paperback.

Success was finally mine yesterday at about 11pm, and Splitting Infinities can now be ordered in paperback for just £6.49. You can buy it by clicking on the following link: Splitting Infinities paperback version

Now I’ve done one, I’m wondering about the others. Perhaps after I’ve got Vibes (novel number 4) edited and both the cover and ebook versions finished I’ll think about it…

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New Novel coming soon

My fourth novel (I’m currently torn between two titles, but it will probably be called either ‘Vibes’ or ‘Emma’s Path’), will be available in about two months’ time.

I will be giving away a limited number of FREE (electronic) copies, so if you are interested in receiving one, please contact me and let me know!

Here is my draft ‘blurb’ for the book:

Emma Logan was born different, but not in an obvious, physical way. In fact you probably wouldn’t bother taking a second – or possibly even a first – glance at her if you saw her walking down the street, especially when she tries so very hard to appear utterly ordinary.

But Emma has a secret ability that she calls ‘vibes;’ she can physically feel other people’s emotions. If someone around her is sad, her heart feels cold and heavy, like an artificial object has been implanted in her chest. If they’re jealous, it feels like a worm crawling through her brain; an invasive pest, like an unscratchable itch inside her skull. Her life is one endless, bewildering  ̶  and sometimes overwhelming  ̶  mess of other people’s emotions.

Emma struggles through a difficult childhood. Treated like a shadow by almost everyone except her popular best friend Letty, she watches life from the side-lines, unable to participate in the sociable activities enjoyed by others of her age.

Then Letty leaves for University. Emma can’t face the idea of living on a campus packed full of emotion-radiating young people and elects to stay at home. Her frustrated dad talks her into applying for a voluntary job at a local primary school, where Emma is happy to discover that her gift has some benefits after all.

Moving on to her first paid job as a Specialist Dyslexia Teaching Assistant in the secondary school she and Letty went to, Emma uses vibes to help the students she works with. Then she comes across Jenna, a student in trouble. But can Emma help Jenna without revealing her ‘gift’ and losing the anonymity she’s tried so hard to retain?

Free Sample Chapters

I have made the first two chapters of my latest novel, Splitting Infinities, available on the A Piece of my Work page. Follow the link or navigate to that page to find it! If you’d like to read Splitting Infinities for FREE, please send me an email via my Contact Sian page and I’ll send you a voucher code to download it from Smashwords completely free of charge, with no strings attached! This offer expires at midnight on 24th December.

 

Working on Novel Number 4

I am now a fair way into writing novel number 4 and, as seems to be the way, am finding my main character manoeuvring the storyline in directions I hadn’t imagined when I first had the idea. That’s a great thing though, because allowing the character to define their own fate seems to add depth to both the character and storyline (and seems only fair, when I think about it). This novel will be a similar genre to Splitting Infinities in that the protagonist is female and something very unusual is happening in what would otherwise be an ordinary life. I don’t want to give too much away, but hope that readers will find they are able to relate to main character and situations while also empathising and being drawn into the problems she encounters. Visit my website again for updates on the title and publishing date.

Limited Period Special Offer

Commencing on Amazon Prime Day (12th July) for 7 days, Splitting Infinities will be available on Amazon for less than half price at just 99p.

Click here to find it: Splitting Infinities on Amazon.co.uk

Sally Patricia Gardener, author of ‘Lilian’s Story’, describes Splitting Infinities as “A wonderfully imaginative account of a woman trying to cope with life, love and loss. A beautifully written story that invokes both our sympathy and our empathy.”

Amazon reviewers comment that it is “… a gripping story that keeps you guessing” and “A highly recommended read”.

A major oversight

Oops! It seems that I forgot to add a post on the day that Splitting Infinities was officially launched on Amazon. I can’t believe I remembered to put it on Facebook and forgot my own website! Anyway, Splitting Infinities is now fully available to buy from Amazon. I have had a few 5 star reviews already, which is really brilliant! If you’re one of those reviewers, then thank you so much for taking the time to comment positively about my novel. Click below to go straight to it on Amazon.co.uk:

Link to Splitting Infinities on Amazon UK

 

‘Splitting Infinities’ available for pre-order from Amazon

3D V1.jpgMy latest novel, Splitting Infinities, is now available for pre-order (as an ebook) from Amazon, and will be released on 24th June.

Here is a brief taster of the storyline: Dawn Foster lost her 18-year-old son, Ben following a tragic accident two years ago. Desperate to cling onto her memories, she wants his room kept how it was when he was alive. But her husband Gary badgers her into letting him re-decorate Ben’s room, then sends their son’s belongings to a charity shop. A serious rift in their marriage results and Gary moves out, leaving Dawn alone in the house – except for her dear cat, Tonto.
Then Dawn finds her son’s ‘lucky stone’ in the pocket of a jacket bought back from the charity shop and her life suddenly begins to take a series of inexplicable turns.
With her son dead, her husband gone and life quite literally out of control, how will Dawn ever be happy again?

For more details about the storyline, go to the Splitting Infinities page on this website. Alternatively, you can take a look at it on Amazon.

Here is the direct link to my book page on Amazon.co.uk:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Splitting-Infinities-Sian-Turner-ebook/dp/B01GQIZFO0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465382060&sr=8

 

 

Publishing cat stories with 50% profits to Bluebell Ridge

Today (14th March 2016)  I have published a short book of stories about my cats. It’s called ‘Bitty Kitty Wibby: A Collection of Cat Tales‘ and is available from Smashwords and Amazon. The price on Amazon is £1.99, and I’ve tried to make it as close to that as possible on Smashwords too. 50% of any profits from this book will be donated to RSPCA Bluebell Ridge cat re-homing centre in Hastings, East Sussex, who are a self-funded branch relying on donations etc to keep running. Check out their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/bluebellridge if you want to know more about their work and the cats currently up for adoption.

Link to the book on Smashwords

Link to the book on Amazon

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A Good Read?

It’s lovely to see that people are giving my novels and my short story anthology good reviews on Amazon. Thank you if you have taken the time to post positive comments!
If you have bought one of my books through Smashwords, I would very much appreciate it if you could spend a few minutes posting a review on Smashwords’ website – it’s really nice to know when people have enjoyed my work and it helps other readers with similar tastes find my books as well. Both ‘Turning Points’ and ‘Shorts’ are free from Smashwords too, so all it will cost you is a few minutes of your time. Thank you.