Author of Best-selling Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense novels. TM ® & © 2016-2017 Tanya R. Taylor. All Rights Reserved.

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Where the idea for ‘Cornelius’ came from.

My brother and I used to go “exploring” a lot as kids on a property much like the CorneliusCORNELIUAPRIL2016 cover - JPEG plantation mentioned in my book, Cornelius. That’s where I got the idea for the book from and waited many years before getting around to writing it. The  property was large and overgrown with trees and tall bushes, and somewhere in the middle sat this large, two-storey house that had long been abandoned. There were broken windows, missing doors, chipped paint, and the place held an air to it that made me wonder who used to live there  and why it had been abandoned. I never found out the real story about that house, but a fictional one soon took form inside my mind.

I’m very happy that I wrote Cornelius  when I did (although decades after first getting the idea) as the story seemed to touch that special spot in people’s hearts even though it’s a spooky, paranormal tale. Many have gone on to read the sequel, Revenge of Cornelius, which was released in December 2015.

As I know people are wondering, I am now ready to reveal that there will certainly be more upcoming books added to the Cornelius saga (each one a stand-alone). Initially, they will be focused on little six-year-old Rosie and her mother, Mira — the surviving members of the Cullen family with that very “special gift”. If you’d like to be notified of new releases, you can sign up on the new releases page indicated at the top of this screen.

Revenge of Cornelius is currently on a countdown deal at Amazon, so if you haven’t read it as yet, you’d might as well grab it now. Hope you enjoy.

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10 Minutes Before Sleeping

’10 Minutes Before Sleeping’ is a powerful story of a young woman left on the doorstep of a neighbor as a child by her very own mother. She is abused, neglected, rejected and without a legal footing in the only place she knows as home. She struggles to obtain an education at the resistance of a woman who was left with the responsibility to raise her, but years later finally finds what she believes is true love. This event, ironically, progresses to a further downward spiral that costs this young woman her three most precious gifts in the world, thus evoking a snap decision that occurs ten minutes before sleeping. WATCH OUT FOR THIS POIGNANT, FULL-LENGTH NOVEL.

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“A must read… I lived the characters and the storyline made you believe in true love!!!!” – Amazon customer

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cornelius-Spine-tingling-Paranormal-Tanya-Taylor-ebook/dp/B00QXJU21O/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Just Nine Days Away!

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Excerpt:

“Okay, I hope you’re happy now,” Deed said to the ghost that stood next to him. “I told him the whole deal; now do you mind just going away for a while and giving me some extra room to breathe?”

They were both standing in the doorway watching as Trent reversed out of the yard.

“He won’t listen,” Peter said solemnly.

“Well, that’s just too bad. Ain’t it?” Deed gave him an irritated look. “Not my problem, buddy. Remember… I’m just the messenger.”

He turned around only to find Peter directly in front of him. “He loves her too much,” Peter said, his eyes so dull and lifeless—the looks of which made Deed want to take a drink.

“So what does that have to do with me?” Deed probed. “What’re you saying anyway? He loves her too much. What? What?”

Peter’s gaze was piercing. “You must warn him,” he said before vanishing into thin air.

Deed shook his head. “That guy’s determined to be a needle in my butt. The more you do for these blasted ghosts the more they want from you! Hell with it!” He slammed the front door.

* * *

This just can’t be happening, Trent thought. That Deed Grumbley guy must be out of his mind! Yet, deep inside Trent knew better—the guy had spoken with such veracity that only a fool would choose to ignore what had stared him right in the face. As he pulled into the parking lot of the hospital, the fact that Deed basically confirmed everything Tina had been telling him all the while weighed heavily on Trent. She was in a place he knew she didn’t belong and he had put her through so much emotional pain that he was certain she would never forgive him.

He picked up the single rose he had purchased at a stop light on his way there and walked into the building toward Palenski’s office.

“Come right in!” Palenski was standing at his desk. “When my secretary said you were here, I knew I couldn’t have you waiting as you’re a very busy man, Mister Matheson.”

Trent took a seat. He hadn’t recalled seeing Palenski that upbeat before and wondered if his partial consumption of the cup of coffee on his desk was responsible.

“Is that for me?” Palenski asked, eyeing the rose.

“I think not,” Trent replied, obviously in no mood for meaningless chatter and definitely not for jokes.

Palenski sat down. “Can I offer you some coffee or tea?”

“No thanks, Doc. I’m just here to see Tina and to find out how she’s progressing.”

“Well, the good news is that we might have pin-pointed the appropriate medication for her. She’s responding very well to it and after a little more observation, I would be able to revert to you. If she continues to do well, she will be back home with you and your baby in short order. However, the key is to ensure that she takes her medication precisely as prescribed because we don’t want any distressing episodes to arise as before. You know what I mean.”

“I do,” Trent affirmed.

“Well, I don’t want to keep you any longer than necessary, so I’ll walk with you to her room. We can chat on the way.”

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Illusions-III-BONE-MY-ebook/dp/B00ZLTSMJ6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT BARNES & NOBLE, APPLE, KOBO & OTHER ONLINE RETAILERS. SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE: AUG. 30, 2015.

Book Review by Amazon TOP 500 REVIEWER Pennie Mae Cartawick. Author of the Sherlock Holmes book series

Book Review by Amazon TOP 500 REVIEWER Pennie Mae Cartawick. Author of the Sherlock Holmes book series

May 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars ‘CORNELIUS‘. “A great read of paranormal suspense.”

Format: Kindle Edition
“This is the first time reading one of Tanya R. Taylor’s books and I have to admit, I wasn’t disappointed. She is not new to the publishing world as she takes it by storm with fiction and non fiction genres. Amongst them, she writes mysteries, paranormal romance, religious thrillers, and science fiction just to name a few.

“‘Cornelius’ is a gritty ‘edge of your seat’ tale of paranormal forces, so if chilling, suspenseful, and down right nail biting pleasure is your thing, (with a splash of romance) then this novel is the one for you.

“It has a little bit of every flavor thrown our way with a non-stop reading experience of unimaginable consequence to suit all ages. The author ‘Tanya’ certainly has a vivid imagination using splendid scenery to really take us into the depth of her mind as the danger of darkness seeps through the cracks from another world.
Extremely strong characterization that captures the essence of discovering ‘Cornelius’ and I highly recommend it. ‘

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“At one point I was like ok the sad part is over then BAM here comes the tears again…”

Latest ‘CORNELIUS’ Review

May 12, 2015

5.0 out of 5 stars

“Ok so I just finished this book and it had me in tears at the end. At one point I was like ok the sad part is over then BAM here comes the tears again. Every person in the world hope to have (a) fraction of the love that Andy and Karlen have for each other. Not even death can end there love for each other and that’s where the Cullen family comes into play. Really this story is amazing and anyone would love it, so click away and get it.”

Review on Amazon by: Gabby

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‘CORNELIUS’ MADE TOP 100 PAID – April 2015

This is just one of the categories — made it in 2 more. See www.tanyartaylor.com

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