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Stop Press: ‘A Taste…’ is On Special!

27 Apr

Like romantic vignettes?

Love a bargain?

Then, here’s your chance!

For just one week, my second title, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’ is half price (or less) on Kindle.

Lots of reviews, many five stars!

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

Just U.S. $1.49

Stop Press: A New Review of ‘Amelia’s Call’

6 Apr

Stop press!

U.S.A. reader and blogger Odie has just posted a delightful new review on Amazon of my first novella, ‘Amelia’s Call’.

Here’s a quote. ‘You will love this book and hunger for more.’

A big ‘Thank you’ to Odie for taking the time to make his feelings known.

Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Amelias-Call-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00DLYLK4M

I’m Featured Author

9 Mar

Good news! I’ve just discovered that my interview with Fiona McVie 1964 is live!

Here’s the link http://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/here-is-my-interview-with-margaret-lynette-sharp/

Those of you who would like to get to know me a little better may enjoy it!

Thanks, Fiona. 🙂

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: 60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences

28 Jan

Author everywhere, I’m sure, are thrilled when someone takes the time and trouble to review their work.

A big ‘Thank you’ to Goodreads member Mark !!

60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
9800512

Mark‘s review

Jan 27, 14
A very light, upbeat, felicitous collection exhibiting Sharp’s usual knack for emotional authenticity and spare, well-tempered prose. Highly readable, and of interest especially to children of the 60’s and readers seeking light but ruminative fare. Sharp asks and answers, sometimes humorously, sometimes aphoristically, the questions that beset all of us of a certain age and generation, but this very accessible book will appeal to readers of all ages.60_Questions,_Insigh_Cover_for_Kindlehttp://www.amazon.com/Questions-Insights-Reminiscences-Margaret-Lynette-ebook/dp/B008NWZEKI/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

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.

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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.

Happiness Is: Two Lovely Reviews in One Day!

21 Oct

Happiness is: Two lovely reviews in One Day!

Certainly true if one is a newly-emerging writer…..

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Short-Australian-Stories-ebook/dp/B008H457FY/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Zara’s Reviews > Long and Short Australian Stories

Long and Short Australian Stories
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)

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Zara‘s review

Oct 20, 13

bookshelves: coffee-books-challenge, hhbc-fall-winter-blues-rc, nbrc-bdazzled-blue, nbrc-level-challenge, read-in-2013

Read from October 01 to 20, 2013
I loved this book.

It was made up of a number of different stories of varying lengths (hence the title “long and short”) about different peoples’ relationships and following their dreams in spite of what people might think or try to talk them out of doing.

It was written in a way that made it easy and quick to read. The dialogue between people was well structured and set out.

If you’re wanting a light, fun and easy read for those lazy days on the beach or in your favourite reading spot then I recommend this book. You’ll be glad you did.

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http://www.amazon.com/A-Taste-Life-Love-Australia-ebook/dp/B008FOEG12/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Jake Taylor’s Reviews > A Taste of Life and Love in Australia

A Taste of Life and Love in Australia
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)

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Jake Taylor‘s review

Oct 20, 13
Read in October, 2013
Ms Sharp has again provided us with a group of very charming short stories. From the young man who was too shy to make his move to the older gentleman who got a second opportunity many years later. In some cases, a door is shut while other opens according to the whims of Cupid. In other cases, interest gets involved. In A Taste of Life and Love in Australia, the author includes these lines: “So you would put an inheritance ahead of me? Ahead of our marriage? Is that what you’re saying?” This reminded me of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho during the Wedding of Camacho, the rich one (Don Quixote, Part II, Chapter 20) who while attending the festivities heard one of the players say: “I am the one that is mightier than Love… for I am Interest” (“Soy quien puede más que Amor… Soy el Interés”). There are other stories that seem to say: I make my own decisions. Others kindle an old friendship; others bring back an old love. Another great line of Ms. Sharp is: “Wasn’t mature love a horse of a different colour?” Almost as asking: Is there such a thing as mature love?
But I must confess that two of my favorite lines were: “life can change in an instant” and “you never know what’s around the corner” (most especially in love matters). Therefore, in closing, I sincerely hope that whatever happens to be around the next corner that can change your life in an instant is as lovely and charming as these stories. Nice reading, Five Stars, Jake Taylor

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10/20 marked as: read

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