Kristen Stone

Kristen Stone was born in London in December 1951.  There, age admitted.  She grew up in what was then the leafy borough of Stoke Newington, a haven almost unravaged by the Second World War.  Not so sure it is such a nice place now.
   Her first senior school was named after William Wordsworth and the school later merged with that name after Daniel Defoe, so it is perhaps no wonder that she had a love of writing.  She wrote her first novel at the age of fourteen, by hand in a collection of exercise books bought from Woolworths and stuck together with sticky tape.  She wanted to be a writer above all else but was told quite firmly by her careers teacher ‘You can’t just be a writer.’  At fifteen you believe what teachers tell you, so her dreams became just that, dreams.  Obviously her teacher had not heard of the many great writers who do/did nothing else but write!
   Married in 1974 she took a few breaks from office work in the attempt to find an agent or publisher, without success.  Then in 2008, as retirement approached and getting up for work became a chore, she decided to give it one last shot.  For Kristen writing means working when she feels like it, which is probably more time consuming than working office hours; it means working where she likes, on the settee at home or in the warmth of somewhere abroad for a month in the winter.  In 2010 she discovered the wonderful world of internet authors and suddenly she had writer friends around the world, praising her work and encouraging her to do more.
   Now she offers help and advice to other authors through her editing service.  She is co-founder of Blue Hour Publishing which specialises in publishing ebooks.
Oh, and one last thing – without the love and support of her wonderful husband the dreams would still be dreams.  Many thanks to him for allowing her the freedom to pursue those dreams.

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Just a Head in a Bed

Liam Montgomery is an ordinary working lad who enjoyed his life. He worked hard, played hard and had a laugh with his mates. He never really thought about anything serious until the day his ‘little sister’ Stacey (not really so little, he just hadn’t noticed her growing up), ran away from home with someone he had brought into the family. The guilt of that introduction increased when Stacey was dumped at a hospital in a drug induced coma.
Liam’s whole life is turned upside down. Driven by revenge but not really knowing how to carry it out, he seeks out the old boyfriend. Meanwhile, his father dies, he meets a woman he actually wants to be with, and he finally finds out what had really happened to Stacey.

Once again Kristen Stone takes us into the lives of ordinary people and shows us how they deal with the unthinkable traumas of life.

Perfect Partners

Alan Montague discovers he is going blind.

Chelsea Danvers avoids physical contact with people.
Alan needs help with his work.
Chelsea can provide it.
Together they are Perfect Partners.
Join Alan on his journey into darkness. He is a pragmatic and determined person. Not often bowed by circumstances. But this new, unexpected challenge tests his determination to the limits. His long term partner gone to a new job, unaware of what is happening to him, he struggles to cope with his career as a writer. How can he write when he cannot see what is in front of him?
Chelsea arrives in his life to help with the basics of checking his work. She helps him, encourages him, even stands in for his lost love at a dinner party. But she has her own secrets, her own fears and traumas.

Friendship grows into fondness, but will it ever be consummated as true love?  

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Shadow of Extinction

This is the story of that baby and how he grew up. Adopted by a tribe who had never had contact with the outside world, favoured and almost worshipped by the people around him, he grows from a baby to become the leader of the tribe as he reaches manhood.
Once again Ms Stone has created something that should not exist and has made it totally believable. Follow the early life of Kianda Mala as he approaches the Edge of Extinction.

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If The World Hadn't Changed

2019. Great Britain prepares for the election of a new prime minister, but just how great is this green and pleasant land? Who holds the power? Can the working man ever affect real change? Or are we destined to repeat the mistakes of the past in a perpetual re-telling of history. As today's disenchanted yearn for a rose-tinited yesteryear, the Smith family simply wish for a life without poverty and suppression a world without the threat of war and disease in which they and their children might flourish amid fairness and equality. But things are rarely that simple...In this unique dystopian glimpse at a world unchanged by labour laws or advances in technology, we discover just how un-halcyon our days would actually be - If The World Hadn't Changed.

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Silent Love

They say ‘love is blind’ but for David it was deaf. That was until he met Sara who accepted him for person he was.

We follow David through his uncertain childhood where he was happier at school than at home, while Sara deals with her own problems, the unwelcomed attentions of a colleague. Sara escapes every weekend to the animal sanctuary run by her Aunt and Uncle, helped by David. They work together and gradually form a binding relationship.

Once again Ms Stone takes us into the lives of people who do not sit easily in the ‘normal’ world and brings us through their trauma with a feeling of hope for the future.
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Shattered Dreams

Two love stories for the price of one!
As a teenager Tony Walker has his dreams destroyed in an horrific road accident.  No longer able to be the sporting hero he once aspired to be he slowly comes to terms with his new life, helped by the one person who didn’t know him before his accident.  Helped through depression and accepted for what he has become he finds love and happiness only to have it wrenched cruelly away…

As an adult he has found success in a career he enjoys, but holds back from committing himself to a serious relationship, not wanting to be hurt again.  Then be meets Beth, only to discover that all he has suffered for the past 15 years has not been as it seemed. Can Beth help him?   

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 Edge of Extinction 
"Once I thought I was a god, but now I know I'm not and I am glad."  So said Kianda Mala.

Why were his people dying?
This is the question the golden-haired, amber-eyed foundling, born with a prehensile tail and adopted and worshipped as both a god and the leader of an undiscovered tribe of Chachinka Indians, needed to answer.

In his quest for answers and the salvation of his people, Kianda emerges from the mysterious heart of the Amazon rainforest to confront the modern world,  what he finds is a world beyond his comprehension: where his people are deemed worthless and the uncaring greed of big business rules.

By turns lyrical, mystical, touching, earthy and exciting - "Edge of Extinction" takes the reader on a dangerous, enthralling and fascinating odyssey into a modern world as seen through the eyes of an innocent.  A world where the cynical and ruthless drive for fortune and power threatens not just Kianda Mala's tribe - but also the ultimate future of the Earth itself.

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The Penhaligan File

Steven MARK ANDREW Penhaligan uses his middle names when pursuing his career as an investigative journalist and novelist, too. Little did he suspect his casually innocent use of a pen name would put his life in deadly danger.
When asked by the vulnerable, recently widowed, Paula McCarthy to investigate the facts behind the new "Wonder Drug" which she is convinced was the real cause of her husband's sudden, premature death, Mark finds himself plunged into a deadly game of sex, deceit, intrigue, corporate double-dealing - and the all-pervading threat of sudden, casual violence and brutal murder.
For Steven Mark Andrew Penhaligan, the revelation that the drug he's investigating is in reality a product of his own father's company - The Penhaligan Foundation - only deepens the nightmare of the situation he finds himself enmeshed in. For while strangers can be dangerous - for Penhaligan, family can, potentially, be deadly.
Wry, laconic, thrilling and suspenseful - "The Penhaligan File" takes both the reader - and it's unsuspecting hero - on a descent beneath the veneer of corporate luxury and into the morally dubious underside of business where profit pre-empts the value of human life; and the truth is whatever wealth can buy.

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