Welcome to the new, slimmed-down website.

I thought it pointless to place here all the stuff you can see on the Big Closet Top Shelf, Sapphire's Place, the Author's Haunt and all the rest.

This is where you can come to buy my work in one place, as all my books listed here have a direct link to the book stores.

So, whether you are after eBooks for Kindle, or paperbacks, you will find them all here.

Okay, you say, what about all the works in progress?

Well, I am now working really hard to complete them all, and some have gone through quite a major overhaul and edit, so making the versions that were here, out of date and less than perfect.

I have added new pages: KINDLE


                                          CURRENT Works in Progress.

The main point of this new version of my site is that it will be easier to maintain. One complain was that my old site was not kept up to date, for which I apologise. This one will not need quite so much maintenance.... I hope!

PLEASE NOTE... I have formed a Yahoo Group entitled:  tanya_allan_readers  for all those who wish to be kept up to date with developments.  I welcome anyone who wants to join.

Tanya Allan

Oct 2012


Published: September 18th 2013.

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A Girl can but Dream


A Girl can but Dream


A Girl can but Dream

Change is an inexorable factor in everyone’s life, of which no one is exempt. For some people, change is a hideous reality that is suffered and sometimes denied. More than often, change is perceived as negative, brought about by bad decisions, illness or even bereavement. For others, change means freedom to be the person they always knew they should have been.  To shake off the past may be cathartic, but is usually very difficult to do. People are often their own worst enemies, by hanging onto stuff that they should happily discard.

Two people, separated by thousands of miles and two different cultures, find themselves drawn towards each other. Neither has any knowledge of the other, for if they had, they might never feel as they do.

One is suffering from the cruel pain of separation, as his wife died of cancer almost a year previously. John Collingwood is a veteran police officer of more than thirty years. He is the Chief of Police of a sleepy Arizona township, but finds solace to his grief in the bottom of a bottle and by focussing on his work, to the detriment of his health and his grown-up daughters.  His brother persuades him to take an overdue vacation, joining him in a trip to England in search of the history of their family.

While in leafy Dorset, he meets a woman who is different to all those women that his well-meaning sister keeps pushing his way in the hope of getting him to rejoin the human race.

Articulate, intelligent, independent, attractive and only a couple of years his junior, John feels more than a small attraction for Deborah Cartwright. He discovers that cancer also has claimed her spouse relatively recently, so they have that in common. She also has grown-up children; two boys and a daughter. That daughter has recently delivered Dee’s first grandchild, a fact John finds hard to believe, as she looks too youthful. Finally in the company of someone who not only understands his grief, but also can facilitate the release of months of pent-up emotion, John falls in love with the compassionate Dee.

Desperate for that love, Dee is torn between at last finding the man of her dreams and telling that man the hard truth of her past.

For Dee was not born a woman. Dee’s spouse had been called Delia, and as David, Dee had transitioned after Delia’s death, having carried the burden of knowing that he should have been born female all his life.

Should she tell John?

Could she afford not to?

If she does, what will he do?


I now have Sixteen paperbacks available here: Paperback links

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I fully intend to have more soon............ watch this space.




 ......................BOOKS 1 and 2 in the Knox Journals Trilogy............

A Chance would be a Fine Thing and A Wedding and Two Wars ,available on www.feedaread.com
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                ISBN: 9781782992615
                Total Pages: 427
                Published: 25 March 2013

   LINK -  A Wedding and Two Wars  

               ISBN: 9781782993803
               Total Pages: 215
               Published: 30 April 2013

eBook published through Amazon for Kindle. 



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Book cover blurb below........

The DEA has a problem.  Luis Mendoza, a notorious Colombian drug runner, uses a small island in the middle of nowhere as a staging post in his supply route bringing cocaine out of South America and into the United States.

The island is impenetrable, several experienced agents have already died trying. The case officer is facing defeat, unless......

With state-of the art defences and a small army on the island, paid informers within many law enforcement agencies and police departments, and an exceptionally sharp lawyer, there does not appear to be a chink in Luis' armour.

Except perhaps one.

Luis has a girlfriend, a German girl called Nadia. She is allowed to leave the island whenever she wants to, often taking the plane to Florida to visit friends. Strangely, she holds a legal Guatemalan passport, as no passport was ever issued to her by the German authorities.

However, Nadia likes the fast life, and one day it catches up with her. She dies at the wheel of a sports car in Florida, and guess what?

Nadia isn't a girl at all.

Meet Michelle, a girl with a special quality. Apart from being a professional stage performer, she is also illegally in the USA. the authorities recognise her for what she is and offer her a proposition that she can't refuse.

The question is, will the cost be too great for her?

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