Linn B. Halton: Our Angelic Gemini
Author of over a dozen novels and novellas, Linn B Halton is signed by Choc Lit, Harper Impulse and Endeavour Press.
Linn is the managing editor of Loveahappyending Lifestyle magazine (LLm). She is also a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Bristol-born Linn lives in the small market town of Cinderford, in the centre of the Forest of Dean, in the UK. She lives there with her lovely husband and cat, Ziggy.
“I’m a hopeless romantic, self-confessed chocaholic, and lover of coffee. For me, life is about family, friends, and writing. Oh, and the occasional glass of White Grenache…”
An Amazon UK Top 100 best-selling author with A Cottage in the Country in November 2015, Linn’s novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award.
Linn writes chick lit, women’s contemporary fiction and psychic romance.
Catching Up With Linn
Welcome and what’s new? The life of a Gemini is never dull … and 2016 has been an amazing year! As Christmas looms I have a Choc Lit UK double …
A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love will be available in both paperback (14 Oct 2016) and eformat – a perfect gift for friends and family who enjoy a feelgood read! Look out for it in WHSmith.
And my latest NEW RELEASE by Choc Lit UK this autumn is …
A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate
Kristi Danielson is a highly successful Life Coach whose Grab LIfe and Run With It TV series is in its fourth season in the UK. Her celebrated Twelve Steps to Finding YOU book is a runaway success and she’s at the peak of her career. But to whom does the celebrated life coach turn when it seems her life is falling apart around her? Well, to a tarot card reader, of course!
It’s not something Kristi every considered until the idea was ‘put into her head’. Does the voice she hears signal the start of a quarter-life crisis, or is this simply burnout? Or maybe there’s another explanation …
2015, though, was one of the busiest of in my writing career, with four new novels hitting the shelves! First up is a series of two novels, perfect if you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy with laugh out loud moments:
Published by Endeavour Press in May and August 2015 respectively, Under The Stars and Quintessentially Yours can be read as standalone novels, although it’s a continuing story.
UNDER THE STARS: For twenty-one years the focus of Katherine Dale’s life has been her work. Love interests and hobbies came and went, but what has always been there for her—her only constant other than her cat, named No. 4—was her nine-to-five habit. Until she’s replaced. Having ignored hints of changes to come in horoscope forecasts written by a renowned astrologer, Mark Ainsley-Thomas, Katherine is angry at life and at herself.
Mark is now an A-list celebrity in the UK and his new agent is determined to raise his profile in America. In order to cope with his increasing workload, he takes on the extremely talented James Kingman to assist him. Katherine is confused by James’ very different style, at a time when she desperately needs guidance from the stars.
Finding herself implicated in the headline, ‘Mystic Love Triangle’, she’s just as surprised as everyone else! None of the men in her life are love interests—so what exactly does fate have in store? Read chapter 1 here.
QUINTESSENTIALLY YOURS: James Kingman’s world just got complicated. The love of his life, Katherine Dale, has moved in but an unexpected turn of events turns everything upside down! And then there is his troublesome business manager, Phillipa, who is sexually harassing him at work. His boss proposes a partnership which would double his workload. With so much on his plate, how will James cope? Read chapter 1 here.
It was also the year in which A COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY, published by Harper Impulse and available in ebook and paperback formats, hit the Amazon top 100 Kindle list!
What do you do when your best friend has an affair with the man to whom you’ve been married for twenty-five years? The father of your two children and the person you trusted with your heart? Not to mention the best years of your life …
Well, you pack your bags, grab half of the equity in the house you’ve both lovingly restored and run away to an idyllic little cottage in the country. I suppose not having the cottage surveyed was the first mistake—buying with your heart, and not your head, isn’t the wisest move. The second was moving in six days before Christmas, the day the heavens decided to open and the rain just kept on coming.
Maddie Brooks grits her teeth and hires the highly recommended man who can, ex-soldier, Lewis Hart. As he rips out the very shabby and decidedly not-so-chic kitchen, reality sets in. Not only is he the most abrupt person she’s ever met, but the man is a Neanderthal! As the flood waters rise, and the village is cut off, everything that could possibly go wrong, does. How bad can it get, Maddie asks herself? Well, that was before she found herself living with no central heating and no kitchen, and the man who can, as an unexpected house guest.
Hitting the big five-o two days before Christmas is the final straw. No presents, family, or friends—just Lewis Hart, who can’t leave because the flood has now cut off his exit. How on earth is she going to get through this and put her life back together? Can Maddie Brooks become that ‘fifty-and-fabulous’ woman of her dreams? What defines YOU? Wife, mother, grandmother, colleague – or is there another person buried deep within, who is struggling to be heard?
Falling (Angels Among Us – The Complete Series) also published by Harper Impulse in ebook and paperback formats in July 2015. The series features all three of the novellas (Falling, Forbidden and Forever). There are also bonus chapters that take the story beyond ‘The End’ and it’s a roller-coaster ride! How many times have you read something and wondered, ‘what happened next?’. Well, I will be telling you just that!
However, if you prefer bite-size reads (novellas of 30,000 words in length), then this series is still available to download in three parts – also in eformat and paperback. Read chapter 1 here.
All Ceri wants is to love and be loved, but can any man understand a life that spans two very different worlds… Read chapter 1 here.
I also found time to write a little self-help book containing my top tips for keeping focused and positive … life is never straightforward but it’s also too short not to grab it and run with it. As the old saying goes, you don’t know until you try … so if you are just about to embark on a new journey this booklet might just be for you!
Until we meet again – thank you for dropping by!