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The Curse of Cranberry Cottage Published

Kindle CoverBook 8 of the Magic Molly series, The Curse of Cranberry Cottage has been published in both Kindle and paperback formats.

The book follows Molly’s adventures as she travels with her family to the house of her Great Aunt Willow. Molly is intrigued by Cranberry Cottage, a securely fenced off property on the outskirts of the village. The Cottage has a history. The legend says that a Black Witch, Belladonna Blackheart lived in the house hundreds of years ago. Belladonna cursed the house and anyone entering it after the local villagers, angry at a series of crop failures and soured milk episodes, tried to drive her out. The story tells that Belladonna didn’t die of old age, but cast a spell on her deathbed to allow her to live on as a Wraith Witch.
The Book Blurb.

Magic Molly Miggins and her family are spending a weekend on the coast at the house of Granny Whitewand’s sister, Willow. Molly is intrigued by the legend of Cranberry Cottage, a house so creepy that none of the villagers will go anywhere near it. The legend says that hundreds of years ago, Cranberry Cottage was cursed by the Black Witch, Belladonna Blackheart who still lives there in the form of a Wraith Witch. Molly, despite constant warnings, decides to get a closer look. When her arch enemy, Henrietta Havelots turns up, things get more than a little serious. Molly discovers that Belladonna is planning to open up the dark, mysterious, Void so that the evil witch, Morgana can return to the world. Can Molly remove the curse and put a stop to Belladonna’s plans, or will the Wraith Witch succeed in her quest to release Morgana and make Molly and Henrietta her slaves.

Kindle Price. £1.99 Paperback. £4.99Kindle Cover

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Magic Molly; The Curse of Cranberry Cottage. Chapter One

Maggic Molly pumpkinMagic Molly; The Curse of Cranberry Cottage.

Chapter One

‘Molly Miggins if you aren’t downstairs in five minutes flat, your breakfast is going into Harold.’

Molly rolled onto her back and looked at the ceiling. She wasn’t sure if Harold, the new in-sink monster she had conjured up a couple of weeks before, liked Wheaty Flakes or not. He seemed to like salad and vegetables best, anyway, she still thought Harold was a silly name for a former Compost Heap Monster. She had originally called him, Fang, because of his sharp little teeth, but Mrs McCraggity, the housekeeper had changed it to Harold.

‘Fang doesn’t like Wheaty Flakes,’ she shouted.

‘HAROLD, will eat anything if he’s hungry enough.’ Mrs McCraggity’s head appeared around Molly’s bedroom door. ‘Anyway, Harold’s eating habits are irrelevant. Have you forgotten that you’re going to stay with Great Aunt Willow this weekend? Granny Whitewand is up and about already, she’s really excited about the trip.’

Molly leapt of out bed and showered and dressed in record time. She slid down the banister to gain an extra few seconds, slipped off the end and bounced on her bottom twice before coming to a halt just in front of the hat stand.

Molly was still rubbing her bottom when she walked into the kitchen. Her packet of Wheaty Flakes was on the table next to a jug of milk and her breakfast bowl. Continue reading

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WIN A FREE, SIGNED BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS!

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Misty, Trevor Forest’s number one fan with part of her stash.

 

Anyone who buys a T A Belshaw or Trevor Forest book in November, or anyone who leaves a review for one of my books in November (preferably both, will go into a draw to win a signed paperback book of your choice. (kids or adult,) postage free, in time for Christmas. Just contact me any way you like when you’ve done the deed.

You’ll find me on Facebook, Twitter,  at trevorATtrevorbelshaw.com,  trevorATtrevorforest.com  or simply reply via the contact button on this website. Thank you and GOOD LUCK.

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A rarity. An interview with yours truly

crescentRare events are like buses. You don’t see one for ages then two come along at once. Following the Blood Moon/Eclipse at the weekend, the world has been treated to an event so unexpected that it was shocked into stunned silence. I speak of course about my author interview with the fabulous Brook Cottage Books. It’s been about three years since I last opened up for posterity. It will probably be even longer until the next time, so, dip your wick, as they say. Click the link below to read.

My Interview With Brook Cottage Books

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Stanley Stickle For One Night Only. Released

stanleyone night only frontThe latest book in the Stanley Stickle series by my alter ego Trevor Forest has been released on Kindle. Stanley Stickle For One Night Only tells the story of Stanley, the master plan maker who is desperate to rid himself of his wannabe girlfriend, Soppy Sonia.

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

Stanley Stickle For One Night Only

Stanley Stickle, the king of the master plan, volunteers to take part in the school production of the musical Oliver so that he can avoid Soppy Sonia at the school gates. Stanley would rather clean out his ear wax with the pointy end of a scorpion that meet Soppy Sonia after school. Unfortunately, he discovers that even master plans can fail, and when they do, they fail spectacularly. After a disastrous sequence of events, Stanley is thrown into the action on opening night and to his horror he finds he has to perform live on stage with Soppy Sonia, in front of a sell-out audience.

The book is on sale at just £1.99. You can buy it here.  Stanley Stickle For One Night Only

The paper back version will be published during the week starting 7th Sept 2015.

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Out of Control; Published

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OUT OF CONTROL

The Kindle version of my new suspense novella, Out of Control, is now available on Amazon. Price £1.99. The paperback version is available now at a price of £3.99

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It began with a trivial moment of carelessness, but the shockwaves that reverberate from this seemingly insignificant incident, spread far and wide.

Ed and his heavily pregnant wife Mary are on an errand for Ed’s ailing father before the pair depart for warmer climes. But the winter of 1962 comes early and one innocuous event and a hastily taken decision will have devastating consequences for the family of young Rose Gorton. Mary’s already fragile mental state is put under further stress while Ed tries to make sense of events that are spiralling massively, Out of Control.

You can download the Kindle eBook, here OUT OF CONTROL

Paperback version here OUT OF CONTROL

 

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Out of Control. Full Cover Reveal

Out of Control. My new, noir novella now has a full print version cover designed by the multi-talented, Rhys Vincent-Northam. I think you’ll agree it looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see it wrapped around my story in paperback form.

The ebook and paperback versions of the book will be published in very late August 2015

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Out of Control. Back cover blurb

out of control cover It began with a trivial moment of carelessness, but the shockwaves that reverberate from this seemingly insignificant incident, spread far and wide.

Ed and his heavily pregnant wife Mary are on an errand for Ed’s ailing father before the pair depart for warmer climes. But the winter of 1962 comes early and one innocuous event and a hastily taken decision will have devastating consequences for the family of young Rose Gorton. Mary’s already fragile mental state is put under further stress while Ed tries to make sense of events that are spiralling massively, Out of Control.

OUT OF CONTROL by T.A.BELSHAW. COMING VERY SOON!

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Magic Molly The Murky Marshes Released

murkey marshes title  T A Belshaw (aka Trevor Forest) is delighted to announce the release of the 7th Magic Molly novel, Magic Molly The Murky Marshes. The book is available from Amazon in the Kindle format. The paperback version will be available within the next few days. Readers who require a signed copy should email or contact me via my Facebook page.

Thank You

The Murky Marshes costs £1.99 and is available to download here. THE MURKY MARSHES

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Excerpt from Stanley Stickle For One Night Only

Miss Shrieker was tall and thin with a long scraggy neck, a beak for a nose, and piercing grey-blue eyes that stared at Stanley through a pair of round, steel-framed spectacles. Her white hair was tied back in a bun.

‘You must be Stanleeeeey,’ she trilled in a high pitched voice. ‘Do come iiiiiiiiin.’

Stanley stuck his fingers in his ears, wiggled them about to stop them ringing and stepped inside. He was ushered into the front room which contained nothing except a piano, a small round table that held a vase full of dead flowers and a metal, sheet music stand on which sat a page full of dots and wiggles.

‘Let’s get our voices loosened up,’ said Emmeline. She began to screech in a high-pitched wail. ‘La la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.’

Stanley watched, fascinated, as the music teacher’s throat wobbled as she warbled. ‘Come on Stanley,’ she wailed. ‘La la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaa.’

Stanley joined in. ‘La la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.’

‘Louder, Stanley,’ encouraged Miss Shrieker.

‘LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,’ yelled Stanley.

‘Higher Stanley, hit that top note.’

‘LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGH,’ shouted Stanley.

Miss Shrieker held up her hand for silence. ‘That was absolutely dreadful, Stanley. No wonder they sent you for lessons.’

Stanley took several huge gasps of air as he tried to get his breath back. ‘I… told them… I couldn’t… sing…’ he panted. Continue reading

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