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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)

2337007

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

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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.

A New Review: Encore

22 Nov

One of the greatest rewards of writing lies in the knowledge that one has won the approval of readers.

I’m absolutely delighted to say that the latest review of ‘Encore’ has put a smile of my face.

Here’s the link to Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/762193044

Sincere thanks to the reviewer, Dr Pankaj Goyal.

http://www.amazon.com/Encore-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00BEBZRAW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

New Release: Lauren Played

20 Nov

We’ve just released my tenth title: a short and enthralling romance, ‘Lauren Played”.

It’s the story of a teenager who seeks love from an older man, and the consequences of his rejection. Will Lauren be strong enough to pick up the pieces?

Here’s the link

http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Played-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00GSD219G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384930868&sr=1-1&keywords=lauren+played

So far, it’s available on Kindle only.

Yay! ‘A Taste….’ is Emancipated!!

7 Oct

Yay! Like me, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’ has been emancipated!

My connection with Awesome Indies has been severed.

No longer am I shackled by their demands to conform to their ideas, their formatting, and their  cover preferences. The books that we produce (and I must state emphatically that my husband Ronald Sharp B.E.M. has been a major influence) can now be *exactly as we choose*.

Isn’t this a cornerstone of self-publishing?

To celebrate, I am happy to offer a free pdf of this title. There are a total of six available. If you are interested, please leave a comment. This offer closes on 14th October 2013.

I would be grateful for a review, however short, to be posted on Amazon, Goodreads or better still, both.

Cheers!

http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Life-Love-Australia-ebook/dp/B008FOEG12/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

A New Review: ENCORE

6 Oct

Yay! Another lovely review!

It’s enough to put a smile on any author’s face….

Sincere thanks to Jake Taylor for providing this.

Encore
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
22197862

Jake Taylor‘s review

Oct 05, 13
Read in October, 2013
Is there such a thing as fate? Years ago my piano teacher told me that she loved paintings that included a forked road. The reason was that when she graduated she had the opportunity to decide whether to become a concert pianist and travel or to get married and raise a family. She chose the latter. Eventually she became a piano teacher, a wife and a mother, but she always wondered how her life would have been had she decided to travel instead. In these short stories, aptly named Encore, Ms Sharp seems to play delightfully with this option. Some characters arrive at a place just in time to change the lives of others. A magical fork appears on the road and changes everything in the life of an individual because he or she turns right or left. This book provides twenty-five stories full of that magic. In some cases, it will make you wonder if the gods are pushing us in one direction or another. Is it fortune, perhaps? There are also the lovely morsels that make for a wonderful reading experience, like: “…these days you need a university degree to sell a milkshake,” or “her thoughts fly to the days of old: where predictability is king; when life lacks sparkle, and knows no true love.” The sort of statement that makes us ponder. Or this other one, among many others, “…as I took her in my arms and kissed her lips, an overwhelming feeling of being guided by the hand of fate: intriguing…” I won’t tell you the rest because I’m not a spoiler but, altogether, it is a pearl of writing. Five stars, Jake Taylor
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