“The Garden on Sunset” by Martin Turnbull – now available

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:

My original note when I came across the Garden of Allah hotel

The original note I scrawled to myself when I came across the Garden of Allah hotel as a potential story idea.

to this:

"The Garden on Sunset" by Martin Turnbull

"The Garden on Sunset" - book one, the Garden of Allah series, by Martin Turnbull - OUT NOW!

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:

* 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.


About Martin Turnbull

The Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels blog is by Martin Turnbull, a Los Angeles based historical fiction author of a series of novels set at the Garden of Allah Hotel, which stood on Sunset Blvd from 1927 to 1959. Check him out at www.martinturnbull.com and Facebook: "gardenofallahnovels"
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8 Responses to “The Garden on Sunset” by Martin Turnbull – now available

  1. Jaye says:

    Congratulations again, Martin. I’ll give you a week to play “author” and then start cracking the whip so I can find out what happens next!

  2. FlickChick says:

    Congrats! It will soon be appearing on my Kindle!

  3. Julie McRae says:

    Your famous.. I am so proud of you.. A lot of hard work has paid off.. Congradulations.. Xx

  4. Julian says:

    Very proud that all your hard work paid off. All that rabbiting on about your book 10 years ago has now seen the light of day. Beautiful artwork. I am about 3/4 way through it having cast aside
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Really enjoying it. Do they REALLY hunt owls out east? Sounds very Pythonial. All the very best

    • Hey Julian – You cast aside “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” for my book??? I’m impressed, and flattered. Thank god, after all this time, you like it! Thanks for letting me know.

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