And Meanwhile…

… now we’re beyond the wedding I can turn my attention to publishing my next book, a contemporary magical mystery romance called

The Art Of Spirit Capture

It’s all edited, read and re-read and will hit your bookshelves on 17th October. It will be available for pre order as an ebook shortly. Meanwhile I need to sort out the paperback formatting so I’ll probably dip out of blogging for a few days.

Here’s the cover

And here’s 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

Some of you kindly offered to host a guest post to be tied into the launch. Now I have that date, perhaps you’d confirm if that works for you still. Either in the comments or via mail on

Hope you’re all as excited as me…

And thank you all, for reading, for supporting and encouraging my writing. It wouldn’t be half as much fun without you all.

And the wedding…?

Two families intertwined…

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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34 Responses to And Meanwhile…

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Happy to have you as a guest host, just give me a date and what you want and Pearl Barley is your Aunt !
    Another lovely photo💜

    Liked by 2 people

  2. The survival of England is assured. 😉 A beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing! The blurb sounds very interesting. A story with a lot of upcoming twists. Have a beautiful rest of the Friday, and a nice weekend, Geoff! xx Michael

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  3. Looks good. I will be happy to host a post.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. davidprosser says:

    Sounds like another gem on the way Geoff. I’m sure the imagination is on a long rein as usual. A lovely photograph with the house as the backdrop.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. There are some striking family likenesses apparent in this lovely photo!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Congratulations on the book. Lovely photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. noelleg44 says:

    At your service, just let me know. And congrats on the book! However did you do that with all the wedding furfuffle?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. KL Caley says:

    Lovely photo! I’m happy to have you as a guest host. I’ve never done that before but more than happy to. 🙂 Your book sounds really intriguing, I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it during launch time. KL ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Ritu says:

    And, right here for you his Geoffleship!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. M. L. Kappa says:

    Lovely wedding photo! Everyone looks so happy! Many congratulations. Also, I’ll gladly do a guest post for you, whenever you like. Let me know what’s needed.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. petespringerauthor says:

    Congratulations, Geoff! Good luck with your new baby!

    Liked by 1 person

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  13. Congrats on the new book, Geoff. I love the title and it sounds like a great read. And I adore that wedding photo. What fun. Congrats on a job well done there too. 🙂

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  14. HI Geoff, such a lovely wedding. Congratulations on your new book, it sounds great. I am happy to host you for a book tour/blast.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Good news, Geoff. I’m not much of a blogger these days, but if there’s anything I can do, let me know.

    Liked by 1 person

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