The Art Of Spirit Capture

I mentioned the other day that my next door was in the final throes of editing. Well, it’s come back and it’s going to be ready for a discerning public shortly.

This is the cover

And this the blurb:

Jason Hales is at his lowest ebb: his brother is in a coma; his long-term partner has left him; he’s been sacked; and Christmas is round the corner to remind him how bad his life has become.

After receiving an unexpected call telling him he’s a beneficiary of his Great Aunt Heather’s estate, he visits the town he vaguely recalls from his childhood, where his great aunt lived. Wanting to find out more, he’s soon sucked into local politics revolving around his great uncle’s extraordinary glass ornaments, his ‘Captures’, and their future.

While trying to piece his life back together, he’ll have to confront a number of questions: What actually are these Captures and what is the mystery of the old wartime huts where his uncle fashioned them? Why is his surly neighbour so antagonistic? Can he trust anyone, especially the local doctor Owen Marsh and Charlotte Taylor, once a childhood adversary, but now the lawyer dealing with the estate? His worries pile up, with his ex in trouble, his flat rendered uninhabitable and his brother’s condition worsening. Will Christmas bring him any joy?

Set in the Sussex countryside, this is a modern novel with mystery, romance and magic at its core, as well as a smattering of hope, redemption and good cooking.

If anyone fancies receiving a copy to review it or just because they like the premise then do let me know either by using the contact button or in the comments. I’d be delighted to provide a guest post about it, it’s genesis and generally the creative process alongside it’s launch if anyone feels they might have some space in their blog. What with wedding plans it won’t be until the middle of September.

Thanks for reading.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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29 Responses to The Art Of Spirit Capture

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Geoff, I live the sound of this I would be honoured to do a guest post, interview and of course a review, whatever suits you best.
    “with mystery, romance and magic at its core, as well as a smattering of hope, redemption and good cooking.” Sounds like real life 🙂


  2. willowdot21 says:

    Love, love not live the sound of this…darn predict text!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ritu says:

    Oh how exciting!
    You know you’re always welcome on my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thrilled to host a guest post!


  5. You are welcome on my blog. Sounds like a terrific book.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. noelleg44 says:

    You are welcome on my blog, Geoff, but relax until after the wedding. I’d love a copy for review.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. arlingwoman says:

    This sounds fabulous. I won’t offer to review, but I will snag a copy off Amazon when it’s available and then, who knows?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Norah says:

    Love the cover. Sounds intriguing, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Widdershins says:

    Love the cover art! 😀 …fascinating premise. 😀 … anyone got the wedding jitters yet?

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Congrats on so many fronts here, Geoff! A new book ready to walk down the aisle and a daughter. Both will be wonderfully received. So excited for you.

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