Stephen Taylor

Biography

Stephen Taylor was once a happy and reasonably well-adjusted person; that was until an urge to write invaded his psyche, this need to be a writer, to tell tales. He spent his days as a Tax Inspector (Now come on out from behind the sofa - they're a fine bunch of lads and lasses at the Tax office), and shuffling his daughter to and from school. But then these thoughts began to coalesce.

A Georgian trilogy was conceived. Three stories, set in London; a decadent time, a decadent place.

The first Novel – NO QUARTER ASKED NO QUARTER GIVEN was Born (later short listed for the BritWriters Award).
The second novel, A CANOPY OF STARS - A Georgian courtroom drama,
The third novel,RIPPLES AND SHADOWS - An historians discovery of two remarkable lives - people from the opposite ends of Georgian society.

And see also a Children’s Novel, THE KING OF BLOGNOGPOTIN.

Latest novel, set in Thatcherite Britain, ONCE UPON A THATCHER TIME- A financial thriller, high finance, love and adventure

Born in Yorkshire, brought up in Manchester; he now works in Nottingham and lives in the Vale of Belvoir, a widower with a daughter just finished at University.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
More than twenty years ago now. I started writing in my lunchtime at work. I targeted 600 words a week, that's about a page and a half, not very much is it, but it's 6000 words in 10 weeks and 30000 words in a year.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's my first romance novel. I believe that I am now writing at a good professional level ( I constant try to improve my writing) and I suppose I would describe myself foremost as a historical novelist. But my partner challenged me to write in this different genre. It was good fun.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Stephen Taylor online


Books

In The Morning When I leave
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
love took heather moore unexpectedly; invading potent. but with it came guilt, betrayal. this man belonged to another, her inseparable childhood friend. the invader was a potent erotic love, but how could she be so treacherous. faced with this conflict she had only one way out; to runaway and deny that love. and so it began; she became the girl that ran away-but that love would not let her go..
Once Upon A Thatcher Time
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,570. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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A thriller, high finance, intrigue, love & redemption. 1970 a fisherman is murdered, a petty squabble between drug runners. 22 yrs later Nick inherits shares, the company founded by his uncle, the dead fisherman, & his murderous partner. But in the Thatcher years the company has become a multi-million pound trading group, the murderer now in government. Bit by bit Nick uncovers the murky past.
Ripples and Shadows
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Series: Georgian Lives, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,860. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
History is James Postlethwaite’s passion. When he hears of old documents found in a country house he is keen to study them; a view into the lives of the Georgian privileged; but he is unprepared for what he finds. They are no ordinary journals; they tell of 2 extraordinary lives that begin to mirror his own; his detachment is compromised. And finally, a secret told for the first time in 200 years.
No Quarter Asked No Quarter Given
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Series: Georgian Lives, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 183,320. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Regency
A Georgian romp of a story:characters that are not all they seem, of rousing achievements; a story of an unlikely friendship destroyed by disloyalty,and betrayal. The year 1785.On a London street there is a chance encounter between two young men:John Campbell-John and Samuel Medina. One is a rogue and an impostor and the other a man of honour, a boxer who wants to stand up and fight the world.
A Canopy of Stars
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Series: Georgian Lives, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,550. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A Georgian courtroom drama, an unlikely romance; 2 lives changed forever. The year 1823, the Old Bailey a young man is on trial for his life. His crime? The theft of half a sheep's carcass. He is educated but a Jewish immigrant,speaks little English, just another piece of London's low life to be dispatched to the hangman.In the gallery Julia sees his plight; can she save him?

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