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Samantha Tonge

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Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 Forgive Me Not, heralded a new direction into darker women's fiction with publisher Canelo and in 2020 her
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Samantha Tonge Hi Mina - thanks for asking. Not at the moment but who knows in the future... Gemma is one of my favourite characters. And Blade :) Samantha
Samantha Tonge Hi Nancy, fine thanks, hope you are too :) Sorry to say I couldn't commit to reviewing, as I am bogged down with work due to taking a month off (a rar…moreHi Nancy, fine thanks, hope you are too :) Sorry to say I couldn't commit to reviewing, as I am bogged down with work due to taking a month off (a rare thing). I have one book to rewrite, another to promote and another to start - and that's without looking at my current tbr list! You know what it's like.
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A Beta Help

It’s been a while since I last blogged and one reason is that I’ve been busy brainstorming and writing Book 16. It’s a little different from my previous stories and because of that I decided to use a beta reader.

For those of you not part of the publishing world, a beta reader looks at the manuscript before it is published/ your agent or editor takes a look. Mine is quite hands on, critiquing as I

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“What a precious gift I'd been given, to no longer have that constant internal narrative wondering if I fitted in - a narrative that I'd done my very best to hide, all these years. It made me feel somehow taller. Stronger. Proud of myself. More honest. I mean, what a waste of a life to spend it lying to everyone - and worst of all, to yourself.”
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Christine Hatfield Ok that's fine


Samantha Tonge Sorry, Christine, it is e-book only at the moment, ie digital version. Thanks for the interest though :)


Christine Hatfield Samantha I was wondering if you can send me your autographed book called mistletoe mansion in the mail for me please


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