Many thanks to Phyllis for taking the time to get in touch with me to submit her book to my blog.
PAPER DREAMS By Phyllis J. Burton
About the Author:
My name is Phyllis Burton and I live near Farnham amongst the beautiful west-Surrey hills in southern England, which have given me the inspiration to write: I love putting my thoughts and those of my characters down on paper. I started writing for my children and eventually moved on to bigger things. Now, I read my stories to my grandchildren. I’ve written quite a few short stories, one of which was recorded and read on radio, and two short-listed in competitions. I’ve written three one-act plays, (two produced and directed by me). I love choral singing and enjoy water-colour painting. I painted the cover of my first novel (A PASSING STORM) which was published by Trafford in 2006.
A few days ago, (20th August, 2012) A PASSING STORM was reissued and republished by MATADOR (Imprint of Troubador Publishing Ltd.) as an ebook/Kindle version on Amazon.
I feel quite excited now that A PASSING STORM has been reissued and it can join PAPER DREAMS on my bookshelf (and hopefully other people’s too). Every author wishes their work to do well and I am no exception. A paper-back version will be issued later on this year.
I am part way through my third book, which should prove to be really exciting.
About Paper Dreams:
Do people ever think about the word ‘Inheritance’? To some, it may remind them that their lovely Uncle Bertie has not long to live and they can look forward to ‘inheriting’ some of his hard-earned money.
Others might fear that a particular disease can be inherited from a family member: whilst some perhaps might think about inheriting some of their good or bad looks, or being too fat or thin, short or tall. ‘Oh dear, my darling new-born baby girl has inherited Uncle George’s nose’, you might exclaim! But fear not, babies nearly always change as they get older. But, the expectation that the latest arrival to your family might possibly have inherited your grandfather’s brains, could either put you into a panic or set your pulse racing.
So, when you think of the word ‘Inheritance’, what does it actually mean to you?
There are television programmes where celebrities search for their roots. Their expectations are sometimes dashed when they discover skeletons in very old cupboards. Doesn’t every family have those?
If someone dies without leaving a will, and no relatives can be traced however distant, then this money will eventually find its way into the Government’s coffers. In fact, the Government inherits quite a tidy sum every year. But there are companies who make it their business to find heirs. They go to vast lengths to find anyone related to a deceased person. Quite often, people are totally unaware of the existence of a relative and eagerly receive any money due to them. Sometimes only one person is lucky and so receives thousands of pounds and yet others find their hoped for inheritance, gradually decreasing as more and more relatives come up on the Heir Hunters’ computer screens.
In my latest book, PAPER DREAMS, a romantic thriller, (Harold Hapsworth-Cole) the only known heir to a vast fortune, is sitting in a hovel in Malta, penniless and dreaming of his inheritance now that his aunt (Marjorie Hapsworth-Cole) has died.
Meanwhile, following Marjorie’s death, young librarian Katie Nicholson is in the attic of Epton Hall (an enormous, crumbling and creepy mansion) cataloguing the vast library, when she discovers love letters written in 1953, and a birth certificate, hidden in an old book! These letters prove that another heir exists, and any hope that Harold might have had of inheriting the estate, flies straight out of the window.
Imagine his fury when he finds out that he has a cousin! Well, what would you do? Would you just sit at home and bemoan the fact that your uncle had an affair with someone living in Canada, and there was a child who could inherit everything? This knowledge, quite literally drives Harold insane and his quest to find the usurper of his hoped-for fortune, brings him into close contact with Katie, with disastrous consequences. But despite his evil endeavours, Katie makes it her ambition to see that justice is done and that the right heir inherits everything.
So you see, the word ‘Inheritance’ means an awful lot to many people. What does it mean to you and are there any skeletons in your cupboard?
PAPER DREAMS was published by MATADOR on 1st December, 2011 in paper-back and Kindle versions.
What Others Said About Paper Dreams:
Part of a review taken from THE SELF-PUBLISHING MAGAZINE (Summer 2012):
“The book itself feels substantial, the cover is attractive and its quality is good. It is a galloping very enjoyable read and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, that’s well worth its price.”
Where to Buy:
Contact the Publisher directly: Matador (Troubador Publishing Ltd), Leicester – email firstname.lastname@example.org
UK LINKS TO BUY PAPER DREAMS:
Amazon UK Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Dreams-Phyllis-J-Burton/dp/1848767897/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346317695&sr=1-1
Amazon UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0069TI3LY/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1346317695&sr=1-1
UK LINKS TO BUY PHYLLIS J BURTON’S A PASSING STORM:
Amazon UK Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Passing-Storm-Phyllis-J-Burton/dp/1780884095/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1346319648&sr=8-2
Amazon UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-PassingStormebook/dp/B008YZ987E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346319648&sr=8-
U.S. LINKS TO BUY PAPER DREAMS:
Amazon US Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Dreams-Phyllis-J-Burton/dp/1848767897/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346320221&sr=8-1&keywords=paper+dreams+-+phyllis+j.+burton
Amazon US Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0069TI3LY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346320409&sr=1-1&keywords=paper+dreams+-+phyllis+j.+burton+Kindle
U.S. LINKS TO BUY PHYLLIS J BURTON’S A PASSING STORM:
Also available to buy at:
- Waterstones and all good book retailers
- Barnes and Noble
- W.H. Smith
Contact the Author: