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New On My Shelf This Week

A YA, paranormal experience, isn’t generally my usual reading of choice. However, not only has the premise captivated me and the alluring cover art captured my attention, but I am intrigued to discover why author Tony Lee Moral has decided to write a storyline so diverse in nature to his debut novel, ‘Playing Mrs. Kingston‘ and check out just how that works.

Tony writes such great guest posts, that I was really hoping to persuade him to stop by and visit again. Happily no persuasion was necessary, he was more than happy to oblige and “Ghost Maven, The Return To Romance” will be published here at Fiction Books, Monday 3rd October 2016, to coincide with the official launch of the book.


Ghost Maven is the first in a series of Young Adult novels featuring Alice Parker, a 16 year old girl who discovers she has the power to slay ghosts.

Alice’s mother passes away and with her father and little sister, Sophie, she moves to Pacific Grove in California. Alice is deathly afraid of the water despite living in a community surrounded by it. In order to push through her phobia, she joins the Kayaking club in high school.

During a routine kayaking drill, a fog rolls in and Alice becomes disoriented, losing all sense of direction. A large wave turns the kayak over, dumping Alice into the icy-cold pacific. She nearly drowns when a young man dives in after her. . .Henry Raphael.

After Henry’s rescue, Alice gains more than her life. Henry is a beautiful seventeen-year-old or more accurately, one-hundred-seventeen years. The relationship between them takes Alice on a journey for which no one could prepare her.

Long distance relationships are difficult – how can Alice bridge a divide between planes? Henry died over a century ago but lives on in the fourth plane of existence waiting for an opportunity to atone for past deeds that caused the death of his ship’s entire crew. Their vengeance still hanging over his head, Henry and Alice learn their love will be tested by more than the passage of time and living in different dimensions.


Updated 2016 Image Of Author Tony Lee Moral

Tony was born in the historical town of Hastings, Sussex, England. From an early age he looked to the horizon, with a keen quest for knowledge and an avid interest in writing.

Following an early publishing success, with the formation of his own software company for the booming home computer market, Tony moved on to the internationally renowned BBC Natural History Unit, where he spent many formative years filming in remote places around the world, everywhere from the Himalayas to the Amazonian rainforest.

In 1999, Tony moved to California to work on the award winning ‘The Shape of Life’ series, to write his books on Alfred Hitchcock, and to continue making his diverse and eclectic documentaries, ranging from biographies to current affairs, in the course of which he has interviewed a veritable A-Z of celebrities from the arts and sciences.

As well as making films around the world, Tony has launched his own production company Sabana Films, dedicated to making bespoke documentaries.

Check out all Tony’s latest news on his website.

Check out the website dedicated to ‘Ghost Maven’

Follow Tony on Twitter.

Connect with Tony on  Facebook.

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  • This sounds so different from what you normally feature! (I seem to remember you saying you don’t care for YA or time travel) It’s also a total departure from his first novel.

    I’m not in the market for something along this line, but I’m still looking forward to the guest post and learning more. I’ve read my share of time travel novels and Its premise does sound quite interesting!

    • Hi Kelly,

      The premise is what first drew me to this one and it really won’t do me any harm to have to read out of my comfort zone every once in a while.

      Add to that, the fact that Tony is so multi-talented and writes such amazing guest posts and I think I am on to a winner!

      I do hope that you manage to stop by for ‘Ghost Maven – The Return To Romance’ next Monday, I don’t think you will be disappointed 🙂

    • Hi Lucy,

      I keep trying not to think about the onset of autumn, as the last vestiges of summer are still hanging on in here, long may they continue.

      ‘Ghost Maven’ definitely does have that spooky air of halloween about it, doesn’t it? Both in the storyline and in that alluring cover art.

      Thanks for visiting this week, I always appreciate your comments 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      This sounds like an amazing one hundred year old time travel story, although I must admit that I did need to check out the seven planes of existence, to fully understand Henry’s fourth plane dilemma.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I always look forward to your comments 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      I have read one or two YA books in the past and have to say, that to separate and discern the differences in writing style and storylines, from that of many adult books these days, is often quite difficult.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good week 🙂

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Whilst I have read one or two YA books in the past, I have to admit that the combination of the genre, together with the paranormal influences, and time travel connotations, is probably going to take me well outside my comfort zone. But you have to admit, that premise is beguiling 🙂

      I hope that all is well with you and that you have some great books to get stuck into this week 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I’m with Alice in her total fear of anything to do with the water, however trying to fix it by learning to kayak, wouldn’t be my idea of fun!

      In fact, I already tried that particular exercise many years ago in school, when I spent a week on an outward bound course school trip. I was given a kayak which overturned after one very short and insubstantial lesson. I had to be rescued by an instructor and I was absolutely petrified, especially when next day we were subjected to potholing and had to negotiate one of the caves by spending several seconds underwater – Result? Another rescue of course!

      Even being rescued by a beautiful young man like Henry wouldn’t have cured my phobia 🙂

  • Have to admit this wouldn’t be something I usually reach for either, but it sounds really good.

    Sorry I was so slow on reciprocating with comments. Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom’s Daily.

    • Hi Cheryl,

      I really don’t expect reciprocal comments each time I visit a blog, however they are always good to receive and I appreciate them 🙂

      Tony writes such a good guest post, that I have high hopes for this book, despite my slight reservations that the storyline is quite removed from my usual reading.

      ‘Happy Reading’ 🙂

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