Tuesday 1 May 2012

Gilli Allan: 'Life Class'...and a promotion

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to announce the launch of my new book LIFE CLASS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XWFURQ.

To celebrate, I am slashing the price of TORN:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/TORN-ebook/dp/B004UVR81Y to 77p (or 99c).

Hurry. It’s for a fortnight only!

A story about art, life, love and learning lessons

The class meets once a week to draw the human figure. For four of its members, life hasn’t lived up to expectations. All have failed to achieve what they thought they wanted in life. They gradually come to realise that it’s not just the naked model they need to study and understand. Their stories are very different, but they all have secrets they hide from the world and from themselves. By uncovering and coming to terms with the past, maybe they can move on to a different and unimagined future.

Dory says she works in the sex trade, the clean-up end. She deals with the damage sex can cause. Her job has given her a jaundiced view of men, an attitude confirmed by the disintegration of her own relationship. The time seems right to pursue what she really wants in life, if she can work out what that is. Love doesn’t figure in her view of the future – she’s always been a clear eyed realist – yet she finds herself chasing a dream.

Stefan is a single-minded loner, whose sole and overriding ambition is to make a living from his sculpture. So how the hell did he find himself facing a class of adults who want their old teacher back? Although love is an emotion he long ago closed off - it only leads to regret and shame - it creeps up on him from more than one direction. Is it time to admit that letting others into his life is not defeat?

Fran - Dory’s older sister - is a wife and a stay-at-home mother without enough to keep her occupied. On a collision course with her mid-life crisis, Fran craves the romance and excitement of her youth. An on-line flirtation with an old boyfriend becomes scarily obsessive, putting everything she really loves at risk. 

Dominic - has lived his life knowing all about sex but nothing about love. If he can only find his mother perhaps he can make sense of his past. But perhaps it is a doomed quest and it’s time to look to the future? By accepting the help and love that’s on offer here and now, he has a chance to transform his life.

To coincide with the launch of Life Class, and for a fortnight only from MAY 1, I am discounting the price of TORN to an astounding 77p!

You can escape your past but can you ever escape yourself?

TORN is a contemporary story, which faces up to the complexities, messiness and absurdities in modern relationships.  Life is not a fairy tale; it can be confusing and difficult. Sex is not always awesome; it can be awkward and embarrassing, and it has consequences. You don't always fall for Mr Right, even if he falls for you. And realising you're in love is not always good news. It can make the future look daunting......
Jess has made a series of bad choices.  Job, relationships and life-style have all let her down. But by escaping the turmoil of her London life, she is putting her young child first. This time she wants to get it right, to devote herself to being a mother.  In the country she will find peace, simplicity and the good life, won’t she?

 But a beautiful environment does not guarantee a tranquil life.  There are stresses and strains here too - the landscape she looks out on is under threat, new friends have hidden agendas, two very different men pull her in opposing directions - and in the face of temptation old habits die hard. Despite her resolution to avoid entanglements, she is torn between the suitable man and the unsuitable boy.

TORN. http://www.amazon.co.uk/TORN-ebook/dp/B004UVR81Y
Special cut price offer, for a fortnight only.

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Rosemary Gemmell said...

Well done on the release of Life Class, Gilli - sounds great!

Gilli Allan said...

Thank you Rosemary. And thank you British Romance Fiction.
I have to say, it's been a roller coaster ride. Now I should be celebrating, but instead I'm biting my fingernails. Had to correct a typo on the Amazon details of LIFE CLASS yesterday evening. Book should have gone LIVE again by 6 am. I'm still waiting. Don't panic if you want to buy it, It should be available any time now..... Fingers crossed. gx

Barbara Elsborg said...

Life Class sounds great, Gilli. Congrats!

Aubrie said...

Interesting books! Thanks for sharing.