Ron Shillingford

Biography

The only subject I was any good at during my childhood was English, so becoming a world renowned novelist was the supreme fantasy along with achieving the typical sporty ones concerning World Cup football matches and world title boxing fights.
I've always had a profound love of the written word, whether creating, reading or analyzing. It's lead to an exciting career in journalism and three well received published books have come along the way: No Glove No Love (boxing novel), The Elite Forces Handbook of Unarmed Combat (martial arts) and From Prison to the Premiership (ghostwritten autobiography).
The next phase is writing ebooks which I am grateful to Smashwords for providing the opportunity to do.Judging by the intinial reaction to my work, I may have finally found my niche!
For feedback, please contact me on: shillbox@hotmail.com or on facebook: Ronnie Shillingford

Books

Beauty and the Brat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Beauty pageants for children are not noted for good taste and exemplary behaviour. Just ask Tony, who endures constant abuse as step-father of little Modesty, the most obnoxious child on the circuit. But with a mother like Rebecca, Modesty thinks she has the perfect role model and is destined for stardom.
Hungry for Romance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Joanna overcame her weighty problems in Hungry for Revenge and wants some romance now that she finally feels attractive. In Hungry for Romance her options are not great, not helped by ‘best friend’ Katie’s clumsy behaviour. Joanna is an eternal optimist but her trusting nature is once again taken advantage of.
Broke After Christmas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Natalie’s love of designer labels is out of control as credit card bills reach alarming levels. Compulsive shopping is threatening her marriage to the too-patient Leo, as well as her sanity. A surprise offer could possibly change things for the better but Natalie is faced with a dilemma of a different kind.
Dance of Deceit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Maureen thought she had a perfect marriage to Jeff. That’s until he started secretly meeting a mysterious blonde every Wednesday night. With their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary party approaching, Maureen’s excitement has been tempered by her husband’s deceit. She is not sure what to do. It all unfolds in quite an unexpected fashion.
Boss From Hell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Daphne is the award-winning, celebrated PR guru who has turned her one-woman business into a multi-million international success. Only problem is that when it comes to employees’ rights, she can only be described as the Boss From Hell.
Please Give Me A Baby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Karen has just turned forty and is worried that being a mother may have passed her by after another failed relationship with a roving lover. No wonder ending her life looks like a suitable option. At least she has two sisters for emotional support. But they too have their fertility issues.
Ring of Terror
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Bernadette lives alone with her little boy, Theo, enjoying her post-divorce life in her cozy cottage. But a telephone stalker brings terror into their lives.
Gambling Into Oblivion
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Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Harriet’s perfect suburban lifestyle is boosted by Vince’s gambling success. But when there is a dip in their fortunes it is touch and go whether the marriage can survive.
Mum, Please Give Me A Break
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Pauline is quite unashamedly a pushy mum who wants the best for her daughter Hanna, an aspiring supermodel. But the lengths Pauline is prepared to go to!
Drunk, But Don't Take Advantage
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Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.00 from 1 review)
Annette and Viviene’s excessive partying leaves them open to men with dubious intentions. Fear of date-rape is not something they consider but have to address in their own way.
Fat Chance I'll Starve To Death
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Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(2.00 from 1 review)
Anorexic Jo goes on a trip intended to save her life from years of starvation. Ironic then that her sister doubles her weight dramatically and has to pay for the consequences in an unexpected way.
Life Is A Lottery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Mrs. Tompkins is a cantankerous lady who many believe is a witch with an eerie secret in her house. But financially she has a canny knack of spotting wrong doing at Kesworth Financial, creating some surprises along the way.
Nailed Down By The Truth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Patricia and Tilly have something in common, other than having perfectly manicured nails. They lead parallel lives oblivious to the other’s circumstances until it all unfolds in one sensational afternoon.
Herbs Can Kill
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Amanda has to deal with two traumatic life-changing incidents at once; redundancy and a daughter drawn into drug addiction. A hostile co-worker makes things even more difficult but there is no turning back for Amanda.
Jazzed Up On Safari
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Julie and Olive are heading for life-long spinsterhood until a holiday trip to Uganda opens up some exciting possibilities. Their dull and mundane life will never be the same again after two weeks in Kampala.
Laugh Or You'll Die
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Tanya is an aspiring stand-up comedian but her day job is nothing to laugh at, having to deal with an unwanted sexual predator who seems unsackable. Tanya’s predicament looks hopeless as she tries to have the last laugh.
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
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Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.00 from 4 reviews)
Dennis is a wealthy accountant dating two women but onlye one his mother approves of. The other is his true love and respectable in every way except that she is from a totally different culture. Dennis makes his choice and has to live with several dilemmas as a result.
Facebook's Lost Love
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Melanie has the perfect millionaire’s life in Miami luxury. Her husband seems the ideal spouse. But his character flaws and Melanie rekindling a friendship with a former boyfriend leads to dramatic consequences.
Hungry For Revenge
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Price: Free! Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Loveless Joanna returns to the school reunion, still overweight. Katie, her chief tormentor at school, mocks her at the reunion. This triggers Joanna to try to find romance and lose weight, with mixed and totally unexpected results.

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