Stevie Turner, Author.

Stevie Turner,  Author

NEWS

NEW REVIEW FOR 'A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE' 27/2/21


Check out this excellent 5 star review for 'A Marriage of C0nvenience on Amazon.co.uk:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R37SKIRDARJMTK


NEW SHORT STORY - THE HONEY TRAP


I have published a new short story, 'The Honey Trap', which is my submission for Amazon's 2021 Pen To Publish writing competition:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WH9WJVG


Keith, a previously happy husband and father, learns that to save his marriage he has to rid himself of Damon, his alter ego who suffers from a chronic sex addiction. However, the path to redemption is not always easy…

Here's its first review - 5 stars on Amazon.com:

5. 0 out of 5 stars No bees here..

Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2021

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Oh lordy mercy!!! Stevie you've done gone n done it!! Oh I know, this can and is a very serious problem for a lot of people! But this story can be taken in more than one way!
A "Listen up Bud, this could be your life"! Or, "Oh crap. What am I going to do now!" Right on in to " Is there anybody there that can help me? Please!!?? "
Will be fine redemption? Who knows..it's a lot of hard work.
Informative, entertaining at the same time story. Thanks for your generosity.....P/




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NEW 5 STAR REVIEW FOR 'FINDING DAVID':


Feb 01, 2021
Roberta Cheadle rated it 5 STARS:  It was amazing!

This story is completely unique and unusual and left me thinking long and hard about my own ideas concerning spirits and the afterworld. After all, spirits are either good or bad, depending on their lives and the circumstances surrounding their deaths, aren't they? They are not a little of each just like humans?

Karen, accompanied by her reluctant second husband, Mick, attends a spiritual meeting hosted by a famous clairvoyant, Rae Cordelle. Karen's son, David, who died 15 years previously, when he was just 9 years old, appears and speaks to the clairvoyant. He has a message for his mother - a terrible message about who killed him all those years ago.

Mick is disbelieving of the entire matter but Karen has an urgent need to meet up with Rae and find out what David had to say about his murderer. The information Rae imparts turns Karen's whole world upside down, and threatens to destroy here marriage.

I enjoyed the character of Rae Cordelle who was cool and collected throughout the book and also confident in her abilities as a medium. She competently guided firstly, Karen, and then Mick through her discussions with David. Rae was also able to deal with David's internal emotional conflict when it became apparent, despite his status as a spirit.

I thought Mick was quite understanding of the entire situation and Karen's confusion and emotional turmoil as a result of David's accusation. I felt he dealt with the entire traumatic situation in a responsible way.

Karen was well portrayed as being a woman who has never recovered from the death of her only child 15 years previously. Her reactions and behavior were appropriate and resonated with me in the circumstances.

A good book and one I would recommend to people who enjoy a clever story with a paranormal element.


BOOK FUNNEL PROMOTIONS FOR MARCH:


You will be able to download FREE samples of all these books (and many others) by clicking on the links given below.


Contemporary Women & General Fiction - runs to March 26th:
A Marriage of Convenience

Romance With Danger - runs from March 1st - March 31st:

A House Without Windows

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Historical Thriller - runs from March 1st - March 31st:

Lily: A Short Story

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Women's Fiction - runs from 10th March - 28th March:

The Donor

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General Fiction - runs to March 21st:

The Daughter-in-law Syndrome

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Paranormal - runs to  March 21st:
Partners in Time

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https://books.bookfunnel.com/darkflames/zx6hv0pagl - runs from March 1st to April 30th



Paranormal Mystery - runs  from March 20th - March 31st:

Lily: A Short Story

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Latest 5 star review for 'Finding David':   

By Rose Arbor

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3778934403

17/1/21

A Very Good Short Story

Although this was a short book, a really exciting story was crammed into the pages. The story twists and turns as you read, and bounces you around until you can't tell up from down. I am looking forward to reading more from this author. I have a feeling she is going to be one of my favorites. Try it. I bet you will like it too.

I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited.

Latest 5 star review for 'The Pilates Class:

17th November 2020

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3650786796?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

I loved this book for many reasons. It was light reading yet very captivating & the pace was quick and even. All the characters and their individual stories were believable, detailed and brought to their logical conclusions. The book made me chuckle, reflect & nod along. The writing is funny and descriptive without wasting words. A thoroughly enjoyable read !

LATEST 4 STAR REVIEW FOR 'PARTNERS IN TIME':

By John Maberry


25/12/20


A book I was reluctant to read, thinking it must be a romance like so many of the others with time-traveling lovers. Well, at least one of them moving through the years. Assured that it had a lot more than that-in fact, not so much romance but horror and suspense, I downloaded the book. Glad that I did!

It's an odd triangle between a man and his wife who is not interested in having the children he wanted her to, and the ghost from a hundred years before who was more than willing to bear his children.

Doubt that I ever read a story like this one--with a ghost not just appearing all wispy and such, but enough in the flesh to have sex with a person. Jealousy, not surprisingly, ensues. Worse, once involved, the ghost gets involved with the screenwriting husband, she won't let go. Much more and I risk writing spoilers. Suffice it to say that this book will drag you well into the story of how dangerous it is to get involved with a powerful spirit that can take over lives.



LATEST 5 STAR REVIEW FOR 'A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS':


Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2020
I gave this heartbreaking story 5 stars because I couldn't stop reading until the end. A newly pregnant young doctor is abducted by an obsessed patient and kept in a single 8x10 room in his cellar for almost a decade. She is forced to raise her daughter in captivity until a life-threatening complication arises during the birth of her kidnapper's child and she is able to tell the truth of her horrific ordeal and try to get her life back. One of my new favorite books!! ♥️

And here's the latest 4 star review:

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2020

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Hitting that era of life where menopause may become more of a reality than one of those things that might happen in the distant future, I began to read this book with a little more curiosity than usual.
Lyn is in the throes of the beginning of menopause. She's all hot flushes and had a No Entry sign firmly placed 'down there', much to the frustration of her husband, Neil.
Things come to a head when she discovers he's found ways to lubricate himself, without her assistance.
Armed with the keys to what was their holiday home, Lyn ups sticks and moves to Cornwall, to start up her new life.
She signs up to a matchmaking site, with 'companionship only - NO SEX' firmly ticked on her profile and proceeds to meet some characters, some of which become longstanding friends, and some, she'd rather not see again.
An easy to read book, and I really liked some of the characters, especially gentleman Peter and transexual, Jamie!
But, though the ending was very 'happily ever after', part of me wanted her to make a different choice.
Still, an enjoyable read.



Thanks to Robbie Cheadle for this excellent 5 star review on 18th September 2020 of my novel 'A Rather Unusual Romance':  

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3554857312?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1


LATEST REVIEW FOR 'NO SEX PLEASE, I'M MENOPAUSAL!'

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read  BY RITU

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2020

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Hitting that era of life where menopause may become more of a reality than one of those things that might happen in the distant future, I began to read this book with a little more curiosity than usual.
Lyn is in the throes of the beginning of menopause. She's all hot flushes and had a No Entry sign firmly placed 'down there', much to the frustration of her husband, Neil.
Things come to a head when she discovers he's found ways to lubricate himself, without her assistance.
Armed with the keys to what was their holiday home, Lyn ups sticks and moves to Cornwall, to start up her new life.
She signs up to a matchmaking site, with 'companionship only - NO SEX' firmly ticked on her profile and proceeds to meet some characters, some of which become longstanding friends, and some, she'd rather not see again.
An easy to read book, and I really liked some of the characters, especially gentleman Peter and transexual, Jamie!
But, though the ending was very 'happily ever after', part of me wanted her to make a different choice.
Still, an enjoyable read.


STEVIE'S NEW FAMILY DRAMA 'BARREN' IS NOW PUBLISHED!

The book is available at the special price of just $0.99/£0.99 until the end of October.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barren-Two-mothers-only-baby-ebook/dp/B08HGFY5SW


Esme Jones and husband Aron have completed their family and have twin sons Jared and James. Esme’s older sister Eden Reece is desperate for a child, but a hysterectomy has put paid to any chance of her becoming a parent. When Esme offers herself as a surrogate, Eden and husband Billy are delighted. However, when Esme notices the first fluttering of life inside her and a scan reveals that she is carrying a girl, both sisters are not prepared for the outcome which threatens to tear the fabric of the whole extended family apart.


PROOFREADING AND/OR  REVIEW SERVICE

Have you a manuscript that needs proofreading or a book that needs a review?  I can proofread your manuscript for spelling and grammar mistakes, and I can also read and review your book just so long as the genres are NOT fantasy, fae, horror, erotica or anything to do with vampires or aliens.  In return all you need to do is buy one of my books (some are on offer below) and leave a review if you enjoyed it.   Simple isn't it?  I would need a physical manuscript posted to me, as my eyes do not fare too well if I have to stare at a computer for long periods of time.  Please check out my contact box for the address to send your manuscript to.
It's Accolade Time!

My novella 'Finding David' was a quarter-finalist in the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition!   https://writers.coverfly.com/profile/writer-d3b3affc7-6104#accolades

Thanks to Pete Springer for this 5 star review of my paranormal short story 'Finding David':


https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3421813939?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1


What would you do if the person you are married to becomes a murder suspect? Not just any murder—one that involves her son, David. Karen faces this dilemma after Rae, a gifted clairvoyant medium, provides information that suggests that her husband, Mick, may be responsible. To complicate matters, the police sergeant refuses to offer any help after he finds out that Rae claims the deceased spirit of the boy has provided this information.

Karen has complete faith in Rae, but Mick thinks Rae is trying to swindle money with a hoax reading. Is the murderer Karen, Mick, or someone else?

Several elements made Finding David an engaging read. One appealing quality is the relationship that Mick had with David. Because neither character liked the other, this made for some fascinating family dynamics.

Stevie Turner doesn't waste time getting right into the meat of the story. There were no lulls, and my mind did not wander at any point because the plot was gripping. Take two hours to read this excellent tale and put yourself in Karen's shoes.

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