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Gilli Allan

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I write award winning contemporary romantic fiction with an edge. I refuse to prettify or romanticise the tricky business of relationships and love. My philosophy is that life is not a fairy tale. It can be confusing and difficult. Sex is not always awesome; it can be awkward and embarrassing, and it has consequences. You don't always fall for Mr Right, even if he falls for you. And realising you're in love is not always good news. It can make the future look daunting.
All three of my recent books, published by Accent Press - TORN, LIFE CLASS and FLY OR FALL - have received Chill with a Book AWARDS.
I went to art school and originally worked as an illustrator in advertising. I began writing when my son was small and was published immediatel
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But it just has! 

I am extremely surprised to report that my book TORN, has won a 'Chill with a Book award'. In itself, this is brilliant news. But what makes it astounding is that LIFE CLASS won the self same award a couple of weeks ago.
I am so grateful to the indefatigable Pauline Barclay, who designed the 'Chill with a Book' website, and who has developed this award.

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Average rating: 3.64 · 137 ratings · 49 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Torn

3.44 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Life Class

4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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FLY or FALL

4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Desires and Dreams

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Just Before Dawn

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