About the Book
UNDER THE STARS
BY LINN B HALTON
(formerly The Quintessential Gemini)
For twenty-one years, the focus of Katherine Dale’s life has been her work. Love interests and hobbies came and went, but what has always been there for her—her only constant other than her cat delightfully named No. 4—was her nine to five habit. Until she’s replaced.
With her confidence dented, Katherine is angry at life and at herself.
She has ignored hints of “changes to come” in her horoscope forecasts, written by the wonderful and renowned astrologer, Mark Ainsley-Thomas.
Mark is now an “A” list celebrity in the UK and his new agent is determined to raise his profile in America. So, he has to take on the new, and very talented, astrologer James Kingman to help him run his web-site.
When Katherine discovers James has been writing the forecasts, rather than Mark, her life explodes in confusion as the three lives become inextricably tangled. Insecurity, self-doubt, guilt, stress, and frustration, coupled with village gossips and merciless reporters wanting eye-catching headlines leave Katherine feeling vulnerable and in need of guidance.
The stars might be telling her that love is going to feature in her life, but when Katherine finds herself implicated in the headlines ‘Mystic Love Triangle’ she’s just as surprised as everyone else! None of the men in her life are love interests – so what exactly does fate have in store?
Katherine Dale is a hard-hitting corporate star. Who cares that her footsteps strike fear in the hearts of the company’s other employees? She’s on the fast-track. She has plans. She just got the ax. Worse? Her office goes to someone named Chad. And she didn’t even see it coming.
But no worries, be Katherine has a plan. She’s going to write a book. So, she holes up in her Cotswolds house with her finicky cat, No. 4 and gets started. She’s got her book planned out on an Excel spreadsheet. She’s got the advice of the fabulous astrologer, Mark Ainsley-Thomas coming in her inbox every day–a must-have because she’s completely tuned into her horoscope. She’s writing, and then…
Mark’s advice suddenly takes a left turn. Even though they’ve never met, Katherine had always felt so connected to Mark. His horoscopes were spot on. He knew her so well. Until he didn’t.
James Kingman’s life hasn’t exactly turned out as he planned. The art gallery wasn’t a success. His wife’s left him. And after his famed-astrologer father’s death, he’s left with the weight of Dad’s unmet expectations hanging over his head. Looking for a change, he takes a job writing the daily horoscope for Mark-Ainsley Thomas. It’s great, if not a bit nerve-wracking–until Katherine Dale starts sending complaints to his inbox.
When sparks fly, Katherine suddenly realizes she’s found a friend in James. That she might actually like him? What surprises will the stars hold?
For those of you who read my blog and my work, I’m big on characters. If they don’t speak to me, don’t grow and change, I’m not interested. Linn B. Halton has a gift for creating interesting and complex characters and dropping them in situations that we can absolutely relate to. When you mix in the attention to detail, the cluster of elements that make up Katherine’s unique world, you can’t help but feel like you’re sitting beside her.
Under the Stars has it all. Everything from laugh-out-loud humor to tear-jerking moments. It’s a page-turner that will have you reaching for the book well after your bedtime.
Bottom-line: You can’t go wrong with a Linn B. Halton book. Under the Stars sparkles!
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About the Author
Bristol-born Linn B Halton lives in the small village of Lydbrook, which nestles on the edge of the Forest of Dean, in the UK. She resides there with her husband and feline with ‘catitude’- Mr Tiggs.
Linn began writing in March 2009 and her debut novel was published in February 2011. In a recent interview Linn was asked about genres:
“From a very young age I knew romantic fiction was always going to be my genre. I am, and will always be, madly in love with love! Whether that’s love of life, a partner, or the things I’m passionate about.
My stories are about love, life and real relationships – but romance is always the one thing that holds each story together. Often there’s a light, psychic touch and I never dreamed I would write drawing upon my personal psychic experiences. But as my interest and understanding in the subject has grown, it is now such a part of my life that it finds its way into my fictional tales. However, what is heartening is that most of my experiences have been uplifting and it’s wonderful to know loved ones are around me always. I hope it will make readers stop and wonder ‘What if?’
The result is that I get a lot of mail from readers who have had similar experiences and some are sharing theirs for the first time with me. I always feel that’s something rather special and for which I’m very grateful.”
Love, life and beyond… but it’s ALWAYS about the romance! Linn is published by HarperImpulse, Endeavour Press and Sapphire Star Publishing.
Linn is also the managing editor of Loveahappyending Lifestyle emagazine.
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