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The Summer Visitors

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien

'One of the smartest writers of popular fiction around.' Irish Independent Summer has arrived in Ballyanna, and so too has a mysterious visitor ...American documentary maker Daniel O'Connell is renting the beautiful Cable Lodge for the summer. He's hoping that three months researching an old cable station in a remote village on the south-west coast of Ireland will help him and his traumatised son finally move on from the accident that killed his wife.Meanwhile local hotel owner's daughter Annie Sullivan has communication problems of her own to deal with. Home on sabbatical from her life in London, she's keeping a secret from her dysfunctional family and trying to save them and the hotel from their latest drama.As summer draws to a close in Ballyanna, both Dan and Annie are forced to confront the pasts they've been escaping. But will they be able to grasp the future that lies ahead?The Summer Visitors is a heart-warming story about love, second chances and moving on.

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No Reservations

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien

'You'll devour this in one sitting' Cathy KellyDOMINIC'S IS THE HOTTEST RESTAURANT IN TOWNAnd handsome owner Dom Coleman-Cappabianca quickly discovers that things are even steamier out of the kitchen ... For starters, beautiful Carla Berlusconi the Italian-American waitress is causing a stir and Dom's ice-blonde girlfriend Tanya wants her off her patch. While one of Dom's best customers, doctor PJ O'Sullivan still grives for his wife, sure that he will never find love again. But then he meets Charlotte Keating, the perfect wife, the perfect mother and now the perfectly behaved divorcee ... As the restaurant chases its first Michelin star, Dom is about to learn that when love is the dish of the day, it's a recipe for trouble.

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None of My Affair

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien
Hachette Books Ireland

Without Him

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien

One moment, Shelley has everything - three beautiful children, an adoring property magnate husband, and the life of her dreams. Then Charlie's business empire crashes and he vanishes. While their privileged beautiful daughters Olivia and Emma have to come to terms with being broke, eleven-year-old Mac refuses to talk about what happened. When Charlie's estranged mother, Vera opens her doors to the broken family, secrets emerge that reveal there was more to Charlie than meets the eye. But Charlie's shell shocked family aren't the only ones asking questions . . . The darkly enigmatic Russian billionaire Lukaz Mihailov arrives in Dublin with some unfinished business. What better way to track down Charlie than befriend his pretty and very vulnerable, abandoned wife Shelley . . . Is blood is always thicker than water? Maybe Charlie's family are simply better off without him ....

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy is one of Ireland's best-loved singer-songwriters. THE ARRIVAL OF FERGAL FLYNN is his first foray into fiction, with a semi-autoobiographical story set in his hometown of Belfast. Brian now lives in Killaloe, Co Tipperary.

Ciara Geraghty

Ciara Geraghty is the author of six novels: This is Now, Now That I've Found You, Saving Grace, Becoming Scarlett, Finding Mr Flood and Lifesaving for Beginners. She lives in Dublin with her husband, three children and dog.You can find out more at www.ciarageraghty.com, visit her Facebook page at /CiaraGeraghtyBooks, or follow her on Twitter @ciarageraghty.

Clodagh Murphy

Clodagh Murphy was born in Dublin in 1961. She moved to London in the 1980s and lived there for several years. She currently lives in Dublin with her beloved laptop. She is an aunt to five nephews and one niece.

Fiona O'Brien

Fiona O'Brien left an award winning career in advertising to write her first novel in 2002. She went on to publish bestselling novels including None of My Affair, No Reservations, Without Him and The Love Book. She lives in Sandymount, Dublin. You can find Fiona on Facebook.

Karen Gillece

Karen Gillece was born in Dublin in 1974. She studied Law at University College Dublin and worked for several years in the telecommunications industry before turning to writing full-time. She was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Writing Award in 2001 and her short stories have been widely published in literary journals and magazines. Her first novel Seven Nights in Zaragoza was published to widespread acclaim as was her second offering Longshore Drift. My Glass Heart is Karen's third novel.

Maria Duffy

When Maria Duffy left her career in the bank to become a stay-at-home mum, she never dreamed that writing, something she's always loved, would become her job one day. She lives in Dublin with her husband Paddy and their four children.Her bestselling novels include Any Dream Will Do, One Wish and A Love Like This.

Martina Reilly

Martina Reilly, formerly known as the author Tina Reilly, lives in County Kildare with her husband and two children. Catch up with Martina on her website www.tinareilly.info, on Facebook or on Twitter @MartinaReilly

Muriel Bolger

Muriel Bolger is a well-known Irish journalist and award-winning travel writer. In addition to her works of fiction she has also written four books on her native city, including Dublin - City of Literature (O'Brien Press), which won the Travel Extra Travel Guide Book of the Year 2012.

Neil Jordan

Born in 1950 in Sligo, Ireland, Neil Jordan's early career began as a writer. He won The Guardian Fiction Prize for his book of short stories Night in Tunisia (1976). Since then he has gone on to publish four novels, The Past (1979), The Dream of a Beast (1983), Sunrise With Sea Monster (1994), and Shade (2004). In 1982 Neil Jordan wrote and directed his first feature film, Angel, and went on to becoming an internationally renowned filmmaker. Films include The Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire, Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy and, currently in post-production, Breakfast on Pluto. Neil Jordan lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Patricia O'reilly

Patricia O'Reilly is a writer and researcher and has written extensively for Irish newspapers and magazines. She is a regular contributor to radio - documentaries, plays, Sunday Miscellany, Quiet Quarter - as well as a lecturer/trainer in various aspects of writing.

Robert Fannin

Robert Fannin was born in Dublin in 1954. He has written several plays for BBC Radio 4 and is currently studying Drama and English in Universtity of West England. He is married to Denise with two children and is living in Bristol.

Ruth Gilligan

Born and raised in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Having spent almost twelve years in the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School, Ruthhas acted in various plays, short films and adverts, but her biggest role to date was as 'Laura' in Ireland's national soap opera Fair City.Along with acting, Ruth's passions include music and of course writing. After graduating with First Class Honours from Cambridge University, Ruth is currently studying in Yale University.

Sarah O'brien

Sarah O'Brien has a dual personality - she is both Helena Close and Patricia Rainsford, two best friends since childhood. Keen writers, they have collaborated on everything from teenage romance to weddings, babies and career paths. It was only a matter of time before they began writing together.Helena has worked in public relations and journalism and Patricia teaches part-tine. Both live in Limerick, Ireland, with an assortment of children, husbands, cats and dogs.Helena Close and Patricia Rainsford hail from Limerick City and have been best friends since age 14. Having collaborated on everything from teenage romance to weddings, babies and career paths, it was only a matter of time before they collaborated on a book: bringing to life the wonderful new heroine Ellen Grace, a Bridget Jones with Irish attitude.Respectively a journalist and a teacher by profession, both women live in Limerick with an assortment of children, husbands, cats and dogs.

Sheila O'Flanagan

Sheila O'Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels including If You Were Me, Someone Specialand Bad Behaviour. She worked in finance for several years, but always dreamed of writing fiction, and she is now a full-time writer, with over twenty bestselling novels published. She lives in Dublin with her husband. www.sheilaoflanagan.comTwitter @sheilaoflanagan Facebook.com/sheilabooks

Suzanne Power

Suzanne was born in 1968, into a family of postmen. A voice from the adult word said that writers did not earn a living, but journalists did. So Suzanne set her cap at that profession. She entered it at the age of 16, writing letters to newspapers. Some were published. She went to college and went on to have a career as a print and television journalist, presenter and producer in Britain, Northern and Southern Ireland. She has worked for Fleet Street, BBC, London Weekend Television, women's magazines, Ulster Television, RTE, the Irish national broadcasting station. She has been a Features Editor, a primetime presenter, a producer. In 1994 she phoned in sick one day and wrote 5,000 words on an ex prisoner and an ex nun called Broken Teapots. It was one of the winners of the prestigious Fish Short Story Competition which attracts entries from all over the world. Roddy Doyle was the judge that year. The following year she was short-listed in the same competition, judged by Germaine Greer. Then she got rejected a few times. Then she got distracted by journalism. She wrote a book on women's well being which was very well received. Being You allowed her to interview women from all walks of life about the natural conditions of their existence and the strength and hurt and inspiration they drew from it.Her first novel, The Lost Souls's Reunion was well reviewed and published in a number of different countries. Factual work has always allowed her to explore people - young and old. She has heard all their voices. Now they carry characters that belong to stories she is putting down.She got sick and had to resign from mainstream journalism. It took two years of stillness for her to work this out, but she has done so. She is back to active life, but has not announced her arrival since two boys arrived at the same time in 2001 and she is kept busy looking after them.She is consumed with interest for people and the world. This has led to some extraordinary situations, like the head of immigration in Northern Pakistan sending musicians to serenade her at dawn, taking her to no rules polo games, bending over backwards to get her into China across the Khunjerab Pass. Taking a mouth rather than mind-altering substance in a Borneo longhouse with a group of cackling women who insisted on stripping her naked and dressing her in full ceremonial gear. Her tongue was not working, so she could not object. Her then father-in-law fielded written proposals of marriage from an ardent tribesman who eventually grew threatening. She was shot at in the Australian outback, having been mistaken for a rabbit. She saw ghosts at the top of Asia's highest mountain and a man died of stab wounds in front of her in Cambodia. She lived in the back of a car for three months and has spent a night alone in the wilderness banishing ghosts. She writes a column for the Evening Herald on Friday's and for a decade she was the profiles writer and literary editor of IT Magazine and reviews. She's also been a columnist for Ireland on Sunday, Woman's Way and U magazines over the past decade. She makes regular appearances on radio and television to talk about oddities. They pay her for this and she still cannot figure out why. She is a profile writer, this has given her the opportunity to meet everyone from FW de Klerk to Isabel Allende. Her short stories and travel writing have been published in a number of different anthologies. She lives with her partner, a special needs education expert and lecturer in early childhood education and care. They have twin boys

Twenty Major

Twenty Major was born some years ago in Dublin, Ireland. He lives on, or around, the South Circular Road with a dog called Bastardface and a cat called Throatripper. He spent his formative years on the streets of Dublin playing football, kick the can and robbing blind people with collection tins. After many years of training he became the youngest fully qualified shepherd in Ireland and by the time he was thirty he was a Shepherd Master. His best friend is called Jimmy the Bollix and they drink, on a daily basis, in Ron's bar. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 but was beaten to the gong by Bishop Desmond Tutu who ran a vigorous dirty tricks campaign against him. He has never forgiven Tutu and will one day have his revenge. His other mortal enemies include Daryl Hall, LL Cool J (who stole his rap) and any kind of clown. Twenty Major wrote a daily blog at www.twentymajor.net which was amongst the most widely read and popular in Ireland.