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Donna Brown

Donna BrownDonna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (The Elencheran Chronicles). She was also co-contributor to the Feline Central books with David: Man vs Cat and The Bleaklisted Books.

Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She currently lives in South Yorkshire with Dave and their six rescue cats, the inspiration behind the Feline Central books. You can find Donna on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, or visit her and her husband’s shared blog: B-Lines and Felines.

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Playing House (Romance)

Playing_house“Masters only did two seascapes before his hand was crushed.”

David and Emma Thomas have reached the end of the road. Only one thing is preventing them from parting ways: a painting they bought on honeymoon. Priceless to both of them, the only solution seems to be to find the second of the elusive Masters’ seascapes and each carry away a piece of the past.

Will an impromptu road trip set them free once and for all?

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Losing Heart (Thriller)

losing heart“I hate you. I hate you with all of Sylvia’s heart.”

Helen has waited for months for the heart that will save her life. After reaching out to the grieving mother of her donor heart, Helen realises that a second chance comes at a price. The price, she soon realises, is much steeper than she’d ever have chosen to pay.

There’s more than one way to break a heart. There’s more than one way to destroy a life…

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Double-take Tales (Mystery/Short Stories)

double take salesThree dark, sardonic short stories that will have you expecting the unexpected:

In “Poison,” a psychologically abused wife discovers that her husband’s nut allergy may be the solution to all her problems.

In “Round Trip,” a five pound note passes through desperate hands, greedy hands and tired hands before coming full circle… accompanied by a big surprise.

In “C’est La Vie,” the police bungle a murder investigation under the watchful eye of someone uncomfortably close to the killing.

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Man vs Cat: The Feline Central Books #1 (Non-Fiction/Humor)

man vs catHistory has known many famous cats – Garfield, Mr Bigglesworth, Simon’s Cat, the Aristocats, the Cheshire cat and the Keyboard Cat on YouTube.

In recent years these feline things have replaced man’s best friend as the most popular pet in the U.S. while the Ancient Egyptians once worshipped them as gods. This was a mistake and I’m here to tell you why.

Man vs Cat is the story of one man, one woman and the six rescue cats that changed their lives forever. To the woman they brought love and affection, to the man they brought sleepless nights, fear, paranoia and even ruined his jigsaw. Need I say more?

(Parental advisory: our cats cannot be relied upon to moderate their language. Sorry kids, this isn’t for you)

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The Bleaklisted Books: The Feline Central Books #2 (Non-Fiction/Humor)

BleaklistedBooksMany moons ago a despotic cat named Charlie decided that he wanted to be a book critic. It would fit so nicely with his existing roles as food critic, dog critic and owner critic. Thus The Bleaklisted Books was born and Charlie has never looked back.

This first volume of The Bleaklisted Books sees Charlie review (pull to pieces) an array of literary masterpieces, including Ulysses, Charlotte’s Web and Anna Karenina. Book lovers – and even cat lovers – beware! This could be the stuff of nightmares…

(Parental advisory: our cats cannot be relied upon to moderate their language. Sorry kids, this isn’t for you)

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