Champagne Hurricane

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When designer, Tee Jackson, is asked to help a rock band produce an album cover, little does she know that within the month, her life will never be the same again. Getting caught in a love triangle with Max Manley, lead vocalist/guitarist, and his on/off narcotics loving girlfriend, Anna-Lee, she experiences love and hate on a level she's never known before. When the lights go down, does love rule More
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About T.A. Sturgeon

Writing History of T.A.Sturgeon

1970’s
I find myself reciting poetry at middle school in Christmas Assemblies. Pam Ayres a particular favourite (and remembered to this day).

1980’s
I start writing poetry in Secondary School, after finding a poem in a Sunday Supplement. An emotionally charged home life gives me reason to lose myself when my mother is being all weird and shouty. Poetry takes me away from this. I find it comes easily and is prolific. I write various lyrics and silly ditties for birthdays and weddings.

2003-2004
I start my first novel, ‘Champagne Hurricane’, a rock and roll love story, whilst I’m having an emotional breakdown. The first of a chain of life changing events starts with my father dying and the first husband leaving me, all within 18 months of each other. I’m awarded ‘Runner-up’ in a ‘Writer’s Forum’ magazine competition. I start Aylesbury Art College, as was, and use my poems as part of my finals. It earns me a ‘Distinction’. I find I have enough material to write my first and second book of ‘Pocket Poetry’, ‘Walking My Path’ and ‘Jupiter Child’.

2004-2009
The next 3 books of poetry are written, ‘Two 2 One’, ‘Finding My Roots’, and ‘Moving On’. I then relocate to Somerset. The novel is put on the back burner due to a demanding second husband, which ends very badly for me.

2010
I relocate back to Bucks, finding myself with little to show for my time away. I return to my writing and the first novel, ‘Champagne Hurricane’, is finished before the New Year.

2011
A massive near fatal heart attack in the March leaves me on the verge of another emotional breakdown. I start to write my second novel, ‘Dare To Live’, and take a very level headed look at my life. Suddenly, everything has changed again. Housebound pushes me back into writing once more and 2 more volumes of poetry are poured out before the end of the year, ‘Life at the end of the Tunnel’ and ‘Alternative Lyrics’. A new novel is started, ‘Hold My Soul’, and runs parallel with the second, six others are also dabbled with, but soon fall by the way.

2012
I finish ‘Dare To Live’ and two more for the poetry collection are completed, ‘The Last Crusader’ and ‘Last One Standing’. A tenth is then completed, ‘Letting Love Rule’. ‘Hold My Soul’, still in its infancy, is set aside as the rhythm of the ode becomes my favourite once again.

2013
With the New Year comes more poetry. ‘Winners and Losers’ is the eleventh book, followed by ‘Thrice Shy’, the twelfth, and’ Lucky For Some’, the thirteenth. Later that year ‘Champagne Hurricane’ is ePublished to Smashwords.com and is welcomed with open arms by the readers, gaining 10, 5 star reviews, and being downloaded at an amazing rate. I place it online, free of charge, thinking no one would want to read it, but how wrong I was. It goes global in a matter of weeks with several other ePublishers picking it up, Barnes and Noble and W.H.Smiths being two of them. I also ePublish ‘Dare To Live’ and three volumes of poetry, ‘Walking My Path’, ‘Jupiter Child’ and ‘Winners or Losers’, all to have surprising results throughout the year.
There is also a fourteenth book of poetry written but is partly lost due to my hard drive burning out, some is salvaged but this remains nameless and unpublished to this day.

2014
‘Champagne Hurricane’ continues to gather followers as the poetry collection grows. I spend time in Canada and write the fifteenth book, ‘Landscaped’, which is then made ready and ePublished in March. The sixteenth is started and is to be finished, as yet…

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Review by: Jackie Lamb on Feb. 01, 2014 :
I found this book difficult to read, the writing style rambling and confused, meandering along a rather improbable romance. I only finished it because many of the reviews said it was hard to get into...I agree the ending is good. It's a great pity the whole thing is not half the length and the ending would have much more impact.
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Review by: mayna saunders on Nov. 15, 2013 :
Wow. This book was so good. It is easily the best book I've read on here. I look forward to reading more of your work. Thanks for sharing.
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Review by: hrhsophia on Oct. 15, 2013 :
Man this was an emotional roller coaster. A very intense and well written story.
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Review by: Cindy Loves on July 01, 2013 :
I just had to share my feelings. This book was amazing! Great story, great romance, Realism. It could easily have been me as either protagonists.
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Review by: Nia McArthur on June 27, 2013 :
One of the Better books here.
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Review by: sfergie on June 24, 2013 :
I love Love Love this story. I cried, I laughed. AWSOME!
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Review by: Lizelda de Wet on June 03, 2013 :
Excellent read, cried my eyes out.
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Review by: Ryanin Orrs on Oct. 29, 2012 :
this was an amazing read, I have never cried so much over a book. Absolutly loved it!
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Review by: cathy perkins on Oct. 17, 2012 :
hi there!
LOVED this book!! Haven't read a book in years that's made me cry so much.The story is excellent and there were some parts I really related to (loss of baby/loss of husband/emotional battles).I will probably read this over and over again in part to keep my love alive whilst in sorrow.
Couldn't put it down---it was just so REAL.
cathy perkins
If it was possible it would have at least 10 stars!!!!!!
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Review by: Nic Likoudis on Sep. 28, 2012 :
LOVED IT! What an emotional roller coaster. I normally will not read a book that makes me begin to cry. This, I couldn't stop reading! I tried to put it down because I was reading while waiting for my son to finish his guitar lesson, when I was suddenly thrown into a world wind of turmoil & heartache. I wanted to put the book aside until I could find a moment of time to cry in private with the characters but, I just couldn't. I had to keep going... Wow
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Review by: Johnna F on Sep. 14, 2012 :
Wow! This book was fantastic! I could not stop until the end, and what an end it was! I would recommend this book to all of my friends...loved, loved, loved it!
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Review by: danielle michalik on Sep. 10, 2012 :
loved this book!! Laughed, cringed, cried, couldn't put it dawn....
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