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New On The Shelf This Week

I have to confess, that this week I am taking a leap of faith in a much respected fellow blogger, when I feature the latest book to hit my Kindle, courtesy of the author and facilitated by Smashwords.

A debut novel containing such dark humour and at its core dealing with such a controversial subject as suicide, meant that Tracy Terry over at ‘Pen And Paper’, also needed to approach this book with an open mind, yet by the end of her great review, was hailing it as one of her best reads of the year 🙂


McSorely has had enough. His life has spiralled out of control and nothing has gone his way. There seems to be only one option open to him, one last thing he can do to take control of his fate. All hope is lost.
But far away on the mysterious island of Moristoun, Buchan is charged with the task of dissuading McSorely from this drastic course of action. Moristoun is where people like McSorely might end up, having exchanged one kind of hopelessness for another.
A glimpse of the ‘life’ he might be heading for might change McSorely’s opinion of his own existence, but a glimpse of the entrancing Gail behind the bar in the pub and a hint about Moristoun’s true nature could render all of Buchan’s efforts to rehabilitate the despairing McSorely equally hopeless.

Clicking on the book’s cover image, will take you directly to its Amazon ‘buy’ page.


Image Of Author Kevin McAllion

Kevin McAllion was born in Dundee but now lives in Glasgow with his wife Thanyalak and daughter Jennifer.

He has travelled around the world, visiting Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali and Australia. He eventually returned to Thailand, where he remained for 18 months, working as an English teacher for Berlitz.

Kevin has worked as sports journalist since 1997, when he started out writing football match reports for The Sunday Mail newspaper while still a journalism student.

He has written and edited for a wide range of publications since then, including the Scottish Daily Express, The Big Issue in Scotland, The Herald, The Scottish Standard and The Scottish Daily Mail. He now works full-time as a sub-editor for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

Catch up with all the latest news on Kevin’s Website

Connect with Kevin on Facebook

Follow Kevin on Twitter

No sooner had I uttered the words “guest post” to Kevin, than it was there, in my inbox. A few images to be added and some slight formatting adjustments and we should be good to go, so watch out for this new addition to ‘Meet The Authors’, very soon.

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne