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New On The Shelf This Week

Today, my Mailbox Monday features third time returning author Alan Jones, who published his latest novel on  April 1st.

Having so enjoyed Alan’s first two forays into the world of fiction writing, there was no way that I was going to let the opportunity to get my hands on a copy of ‘Bloq’, pass me by 🙂


A father waits in Glasgow’s Central Station for his daughter, returning home from London for Christmas.

When the last train has pulled in, and she doesn’t get off it, he makes a desperate overnight dash to find out why.

His search for her takes over his life, costing him his job and, as he withdraws from home, family and friends, he finds himself alone, despairing of ever seeing her again.


Alan was born in Glasgow 1960 and lived there for the first 22 years of his life. He now lives and works on the Ayrshire coast, in the animal health industry. He is married with four grown up children, and in his spare time reads, sails, makes furniture, plays football and watches films, when he’s not writing of course!

Alan Jones is his pen name, as wishes for the time being, to remain anonymous.

He started writing in 2003, but it took a few false starts over the next ten years before he completed his first novel, ‘The Cabinetmaker’. Despite one agent and one small publishing company showing interest, they didn’t take the book on, so he self published on Kindle, and latterly on Smashwords. It was favourably reviewed, but reader’s feedback threw up a few issues.

His second book, ‘Blue Wicked’, took a year to write and using the feedback he’d had from the first book, resulted in a shorter, more pithy novel than the first one.


Catch up with Alan’s news on his website

Follow Alan on Twitter

Connect with Alan on Facebook

Clicking on any of the book images, will connect you with their Amazon page.

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