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If you haven’t picked up your copy of Visiting Lilly yet, then now is the time to do it as I’m running a free download offer on Kindle until June 23rd.

US Visiting Lilly on Amazon US

UK Visiting Lilly on Amazon UK

Visiting Lilly free promoWhat reviewers have to say about Visiting Lilly:

“The story has a certain edge of the genres Hard-boiled and Noir Fiction”

“At last, a detective novel with a really unexpected twist!”

“Once I started to read this I just couldn’t put it down…A totally gripping and compelling read from start to finish.”

The second book in the Jake Talbot Investigates series, Saving Anna, will be available later this year, so don’t forget to follow me here or at https://www.facebook.com/ToniAllenAuthor to hear all of the latest news and updates.

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The Tower – Major Taror Card Interpretation The first in a series of posts to help you build up knowledge of Major Tarot Card Meanings

Poll – How much would you pay for a “Tarot for Beginners” ebook? Today I need your help. Thanks for voting.

Author interview. I was interviewed by David Njoku of Indie Author Land on Being Richard and my other projects. Read the interview now at Indie Author Land.

What was Richard III really like? There is no birth time for Richard III – Third installment of my astrological profile of the King in the car park.

Writing Prompts – Two exercises to get your creativity going.

Being Richard Cover225% Discount!

I’ve just approved the paperback version of Being Richard for distribution and it will take about 8 weeks to make its way into retail stores such as Amazon. I know that lots of readers still enjoy holding an actual book in their hands and turning the pages. It’s one of life’s little pleasures. To introduce the paperback edition of Being Richard to everyone I’ve given it a whopping 25% discount on Lulu, which is the biggest discount I can offer, bringing the price down to just above cost. You will not find this offer anywhere else. So, now is the time to buy the paperback version of Being Richard

Sex & Tarot by Toni Allen

Sex & Tarot by Toni Allen

I’m also running a special discount on the paperback version of Sex & Tarot. 40% reduction. Yes, nearly half price and with this discount lower priced than the ebook. This is absolutely the best time to buy the paperback version of Sex & Tarot direct from Lulu. This offer is only available on the Lulu website.

In preparation for Valentine’s Day I’ve posted on

Love and Romance in Tarot – the tarot suit of Cups

For fans of Being Richard there’s

Being Richard-maps of locations in the novel-Elstead, Surrey

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Police ‘used dead children’s ID’

That’s the Yahoo news headline, click through and read the full story. I just had to share this with you because in Being Richard this is exactly what the immortal Sunbeerka does at the beginning of the novel; he hunts around a graveyard searching for a suitable new identity. It has to be a dead child so that they would both be the same age now.

“I turned back to my task and spotted Richard Ridley; wondered if he was a good enough contender for my attention. Born in 1979 he’d died three months later, much loved and missed by his devoted parents; who could only afford stone and not tough granite. I crouched to read the inscription. Lichen painted it green and although he was age appropriate I didn’t feel like sharing my life with someone that sad. It felt sad. He felt sad. Not that I was sad, that was an emotion I had long since learnt to set aside. No, the boy had no history, no love, no… I sighed and jotted down his details. He was perfect.”

The article says, “Over three decades generations of officers went through national birth and death records in search of suitable matches, the newspaper said. The creation of aliases resulted in officers being issued with official documents such as driving licences and national insurance numbers.”

This is how Sunbeerka has kept under the official radar for years, decades, centuries; by taking on the identity of someone young who has passed away. In today’s modern society this new identity helps provide Sunbeerka with all of the official documents required to survive unnoticed so that he can continue with his quiet existence.

The article says, “Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, which will hear evidence about undercover policing on Tuesday, said he was shocked at the “gruesome” practice. He told The Guardian: “It will only cause enormous distress to families who will discover what has happened concerning the identities of their dead children.”

This is precisely the scenario that Sunbeerka comes up against when he is forced into taking on the identity of Richard Ridley. Family. A family who have a vested interest in whether Richard Ridley is dead or alive. Family’s have history, and the more Sunbeerka digs, the more tragic Richard Ridley’s short life appears to have been.

Sunbeerka never feels that taking on Richard’s identity is safe, and with this news report today I just wonder how many of those police officers also felt uncomfortable with their new identities.

It appears that in fiction there is an element of truth.

Read the whole news report Police ‘used dead children’s ID’

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The paperback edition of Being Richard is now available and has 25% discount direct from Lulu.

You can buy Being Richard on Kindle or on iTunes It’s also available for Nook and other platforms.

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