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I’ve Been Short-Listed :)

28 Sep
Me and Chicki

Me and Chicki

News flash!

I’ve been Short-listed  🙂

As part of the Hurstville City Council 2014  Discovery Festival of Community Arts,  Hurstville Discovery Writers Group is holding both a Short Story Writing and Poetry Competition, and I’ve entered both.

The competition is open to all adult residents of Hurstville, Rockdale or Kogarah Municipality.

‘I didn’t know you wrote poetry’, I hear you say.  And normally, I don’t. But I have written in this genre before, and I decided to give it another go.

Not long ago I received an exciting  email, advising me that I have in fact been Short-listed. I don’t know at this stage which category it refers to.

As a first-time member of the the Short-listed Club, I can vouch for its positive vibes.

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Love, Desire and Betrayal by Margaret Lynette Sharp

24 Sep

Love, Desire and Betrayal by Margaret Lynette Sharp.

 

Thank you, Karen, for this review. 🙂

 

Thank you , Sally, for this New Review!

11 Sep

Thank you so much, Sally, for this just-published review of my eleventh title, ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’.

http://www.amazon.com/Desire-Betrayal-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/product-reviews/B00L8KOKZM/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3N3DF0ZZPWPGC

 

http://www.amazon.com/Desire-Betrayal-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00L8KOKZM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

Sally is one of the moderators of the popular and respected Goodreads Aussie Readers. I cannot thank her enough for this well-considered, detailed review.

LOVE, DESIRE AND BETRAYAL – Margaret Lynette Sharp

30 Aug

Sincere thanks, Sonya Heaney, for this review.

A Wonderful Surprise…

26 Aug

Sydney’s weather today may have been rather cold and wet, but this afternoon I made a discovery that for me banished the gloom.

A sincere ‘Thank you’ to Goodreads member Tony Parsons, who has obviously devoted time and effort in writing this review of my latest release, ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’.

Here is the link https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1036423146?book_show_action=true&page=1

Presenting: An Amazon, Best-Seller List Author… Margaret Lynette Sharp!

12 Jul

Thank you, Kev!

Stop press! I’m Interviewed Again!

1 May

Stop press!

My conversation with the avid reader and outstanding new blogger of books, Pankaj Goyal, is now live.

A big ‘Thank you’ to him for conducting this talk and presenting it so beautifully.

If you’d like to learn a little about me, please follow this link. http://pgalmora.wordpress.com/?s=margaret+lynette+sharp

 

Read All About Me!

26 Feb

Read all about me! (Well, almost all!)

Exciting news!

I’m today’s Guest Author on the Story Reading Ape’s blog!

So those of you who like to know a little more, please follow this link!

http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2014/02/26/guest-author-margaret-lynette-sharp/comment-page-1/#comment-7733

Thank you!

A New Review for ‘Lauren Played’

29 Nov

A lovely surprise greeted me this afternoon!

I found to my delight that Goodreads Aussie Readers moderator Brenda had posted the following review of my tenth title, ‘Lauren Played’.

Brenda’s Reviews > Lauren Played

Lauren Played
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)

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Brenda‘s review

Nov 28, 13

bookshelves: 2013-release, aussie-authors, reviewing-by-request, romance, own-read, read-on-kindle, novella

Read on November 29, 2013 — I own a copy
Sixteen year old Lauren was devastated when her first love, Rob, let her down gently but firmly. Rob had been directing a short film and when he’d spotted her on Cronulla Beach, he’d asked her to play a small part. But when filming had ended, so had their fledgling relationship. She had been so sure they would last forever; now she was sure her heart would break.Months later, just short of her seventeenth birthday, another young man entered her life. David was a nice person, good looking, attentive – but was Lauren ready to leave Rob in the past?This is another enjoyable novella by Sharp who writes romance with feeling, while exploring the tenderness of young love and the emotion when things go wrong. A great short story for romance lovers everywhere.

Reading Progress

11/20 marked as: to-read
11/28 marked as: read

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‘Lauren Played’: Its First Review

25 Nov

I’m thrilled to announce that my tenth (and newly-released) title, ‘Lauren Played’, has been reviewed.

Thanks, Mark (from the U.S.)

Mark’s Reviews > Lauren Played

Lauren Played
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)

9800512

Mark‘s review

Nov 24, 13
Lauren Played with ImaginationThe title is obviously a triple entendre, but in the end, Lauren isn’t “played” at all, but if “the play’s the thing,” she goes off stage a winner.What is most striking about this romantic set piece is not that it’s a page-turner (which it is), or that the narrative and the dialogue synchronize with poetic precision (which they do)… but that Lauren, a young woman barely seventeen, is so authentic, so believable in every way, in her every thought, as she navigates the emotional transition between her first relationship and the one certain to succeed.

Stories of young women who want to act tend to be formulaic, the heroines secure and determined and manipulative, but this one isn’t. Lauren is insecure, uncertain, introspective — talented but modest, wanting to keep her personal and professional aspirations in check — but she misses nothing, and all her emotions ring true as crystal. The final scene is heartwarming. Five stars.