It gives me great pleasure to announce that my debut novel – The Garden on Sunset – is now available for sale.
Anyone who has been following this blog will know how long it’s taken me to get to this point. (If you’re new to this blog, let me give you the Reader’s Digest version: 5 years of researching, plotting, drafting, editing, and publishing.) I can now honestly say that it’s been very much worth the effort to go from this:
Here is a short blurb about the book:
HOLLYWOOD…as seen through the eyes of its most infamous garden.
When Marcus Adler’s father runs him out of Pennsylvania, he can think of only one place to go: 8152 Sunset Boulevard, the home of luminous silent screen star Alla Nazimova, who visited him on his sickbed when he was a child. But when Marcus gets to Hollywood, Madame Nazimova’s home has been converted to a hotel. Marcus checks into The Garden of Allah and starts his new life. He soon finds friends in Kathryn Massey, who ran away from her overbearing stage mother to become a journalist, and Gwendolyn Brick, a hopeful actress from the Other Hollywood—Hollywood, Florida—who wants to try her luck in Glitter City. The three naïve hopefuls band together to tread water against a tidal wave of threadbare casting couches, nervous bootleggers, human billboards, round-the-world zeppelins, sinking gambling boats, waiters in blackface, William Randolph Hearst, the Long Beach earthquake, starlets, harlots, Harlows and Garbos. But how will they get their feet inside Hollywood’s golden door?
THE GARDEN ON SUNSET is the first in a series of novels following Marcus, Kathryn and Gwendolyn as they leap and lurch, win and lose their way through Hollywood’s golden years. If you love Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books, you’ll want to get lost in The Garden of Allah.
The book is available in all formats – both ebook and paperback:
- Amazon Kindle* ebook – http://amzn.to/s0Rkc1
- Paperback – http://amzn.to/xImA1O
- Barnes and Noble Nook ebook – http://bit.ly/xphEYx
- Apple iBook – Go to iTunes and search under “Martin Turnbull”
- Amazon UK Kindle ebook – http://amzn.to/sq0X0l
* You don’t have to have an actual Kindle to read a Kindle format book. You can read Kindle ebooks on virtually anything with a screen. To download the appropriate app, go here: http://amzn.to/x9Kon1
You can also purchase the book directly from me. Free autograph and inscription included! CONTACT ME about details.
And if you do buy a copy, could I ask you to write an online review? Apparently the more reviews a book gets, the higher its profile and placement in search engine listings, and in “Customers also bought this book” scrolls. It all helps, and I’d be very grateful.
My book was also recently highlighted on Jaye Manus’ blog “Must Love Fiction”
And if you’re on Facebook, you can “like” me at The ‘Garden of Allah’ novels, by Martin Turnbull where I post old photos of Los Angeles, the Garden of Allah hotel and its infamously famous residents, including the Garden of Allah’s first resident, Alla Nazimova.