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Length: 91 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 234 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GQFDSI4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,057,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Terry lives in the north of England with her husband, and has published nine books on Amazon. Readers say she has created her own genre, which lies somewhere in the area of contemporary drama and romantic suspense, with the occasional bit of rock fiction thrown in.

A light, summer novella, 'Round and Round' is her latest release; 'Kings and Queens' is her latest of seven full length novels, and is a modern day re-telling of the story of Henry VIII and his six wives. A sequel is in progress.

When she is not writing, she practices housework avoidance, advanced Twittering, and worship at the altars of Jack Bauer, Tyrion Lannister, Deacon Claybourne and the macho blond one in 'Vikings'.

Terry has a blog on which she writes about anything she feels like, and also writes for the UK Arts Directory on a weekly basis about self-publishing. Both blogs are widely read.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darcia Helle VINE VOICE on November 26, 2013
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You know that saying, "I wish I could be a fly on the wall", which people say when they want to know how others behave in certain circumstances? In this collection of stories, Terry Tyler allows us to be that fly on the wall. These stories prove things are not always as they first appear. When we look a little closer at people and their lives, we're often surprised by what we see.

Tyler's talent for creating believable and likable characters has quickly made her one of my favorite authors.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey West on November 19, 2013
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Feelgood easy reads that leave you smiling

In my opinion Terry Tyler is the queen of the feelgood easy read, where realistic characters walk, talk, and step right off the page into your head. She’s got a truly unique way of pulling you effortlessly into her stories, so that the characters feel like friends, and that is a pretty special gift to have. In these 9 stories you feel as if you make a few mates, get some surprises, and garner a little more insight into the lives of all kinds of essentially ordinary people, who have some fairly extraordinary secrets.
A married woman is tempted to infidelity, slimming leads to a surprise, there’s the ramifications of jealousy, disappointment in love, the list goes on. And not all of it is female based: there’s the gritty machinations in a sleazy snooker bar, plus a story all about an actor and an architect and a fairly sinister raven ( I loved the raven). I enjoyed one story in particular, when I’m sure I was supposed to disapprove of a slovenly feckless character, but found her quite endearing. You may not agree. You may not agree with lots of my ideas about all the different characters in these stories, but I promise you they’re all interesting people, many are likeable, and each story has a neat clever idea that leaves you with a little voice that says ‘I never expected that!’
That’s the whole point. You never do know quite what to expect with Ms Tyler’s inspirational stories, and that’s what makes them fun, and fresh. Whether you read these tales to while away a solitary work break or enjoy them on a ride into work on the bus, you’ll put away your kindle with a smile on your face. And not many writers can claim to do that.
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Some authors have that gift. When you read their work and sense the pages drawing to an end, you want to read slower. Put it off. Make it last longer.

Terry Tyler has it. In her short story collection, Nine Lives, she creates real characters and authentic situations that engage you and leave you wanting more.

Some authors have that gift. When you read their work and sense the pages drawing to an end, you want to read slower. Put it off. Make it last longer.

Terry Tyler has it. In her short story collection, Nine Lives, she creates real characters and authentic situations that engage you and leave you wanting more.

I haven't willingly read a short story collection since high school. I'm glad I gave it a go with this one. Short stories are a challenge for a writer because you have such a compressed timeline to connect with the reader through characters that deserve their consideration. You have to fill in the backstory in some way and draw the reader into the current conflict. You have to make them care.

Terry does it in nine scenarios that pluck at many of the reader's emotions.

This is a quick read and a wonderful introduction to her other works. She's writes in a contemporary style, never with pretense but always with heart.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bodicia on November 18, 2013
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I admit to being a bit of a fan of this author's writing and I was pleased these were up to her usual standard of entertainment.

My favourites are:

'Angel', a tale of lust, jealousy and adultery...always a good combination.

'Mama Kin' is a funny story with a fabulous twist. I could see the horror on Emma's face as the tale unfolded, her mind hardly able to comprehend the implications of what she was hearing.

'Shut Up and Dance' is the girl power one for me; the controlled woman breaking out, flicking her hair, saying 'enough!' and doing it anyway.

'Kiss Your Past Goodbye' is a great bit of 'karma comes back and bites you', a tale with a very satisfying ending.

These nine stories are a great introduction to Terry's writing.
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NINE LIVES is an enjoyable short story collection delving into the lives of various characters who could indeed be described as having nine lives in terms of their resilience.

I liked all the stories, and the subtle comic elements of these gave a depth to the events depicted. The more serious stories, though, were also interesting, and the showcasing of the characters' psychological elements were very compelling.

I also liked the fact that each story had a sting in its tail, but this was not the raison d'etre for these, rather, reflecting a cogent culmination of events. Some of the stories would well do with expansion, as there was the impression that the respective themes could be explored in a longer format. Well done.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories. A quick, entertaining read. These days with less reading time, I love reading more short stories. I was already a fan of Terry Tyler's novels, and happy to see that she also writes shorts. I love her writing style, and these tales have some clever twists. The characters are all true-to-life and realistic. At the end of the book there is an excerpt from her novel 'What it Takes' and now I'm desperate to find time to read that one too! I'd recommend this collection to anyone who likes to get lost in a good story.
Including tales on topics such as adultery, love, lust, jealousy, karma, relationships, morals, and revenge, this is a collection that will keep you hooked until the end.
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