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Reckless Beginnings
by Tina Hogan Grant


GENRE: Women’s Fiction  (based on true events)



Tammy Mellows, a fourteen-year-old native of England, was shocked when her father and troubled 
older sister, Donna, moved to the States.

With her family now separated by divorce and divided by an ocean, 
Tammy felt helpless when she learned Donna had run away and couldn’t be found.

Thanks to her father insisting she stay behind in England to finish school, 
Tammy could do nothing for the next three years but pray that Donna would be found safe.

When Tammy’s lifelong dream of moving to the States was finally fulfilled, 
she had high hopes of looking for Donna. But with no leads and faced with turmoil in her own life, 
there wasn’t much Tammy could do.

After a forbidden secret love affair and a catastrophic dispute with her father,
Tammy eventually meets Steven, settles down and has his child, only to discover he is a heroin addict. 
Thrown into a life of drugs and violence. 
Shadowed by his addiction, she becomes the silent and forgotten one. 
Living in fear of what Steven might be capable of and struggling alone to provide for her young son.

What consequences might she face if she leaves Steven? Is she ever going to find her sister alive? 
Will she have enough courage to conquer the impossible challenges of her twisted world and still 
come out on top?


When she opened the door, she froze. Time stood still. Subconsciously, her jaw dropped. 
Before her stood an extremely handsome man holding a bottle of red wine. This was Raymond? 
Dad’s friend? Was her first thought. He was tall with short brown hair, a broad, dark moustache, 
and high cheekbones that looked chiseled into his somewhat chubby cheeks, 
which had a slight distinction of redness to them—in an attractive way. 
Tammy wasn’t sure if he was cold or just blushing, but as she stood in the doorway staring at him, 
Tom Selleck came to mind.She lost herself in his deep blue eyes, framed by long, thick black 
eyelashes. When he flashed a heart-warming smile, she found herself being drawn in even more. 
He wore blue jeans, blue loafers, and a blue and white checked shirt with the top buttons undone, 
revealing a few dark chest hairs.

Joanne had told her that he was just a few years younger than her father, but he seemed a lot younger. 
She could feel her heart rate increasing and soon realized she’d been staring at him in silence with her
mouth drooped open like a puppy dog. She’d been staring at him in silence with her mouth drooped 
open like a puppy dog.

He spoke softly, albeit with a hint of nervousness, in a manly, alluring voice. “Er, hi. Is John home? 
You must be his daughter. Tammy, right?”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tina Hogan Grant was born in England and grew up in a small town on the Yorkshire Moors. 
She is the youngest daughter of science fiction author, James P. Hogan. After moving to California, 
she became a commercial lobster fisherwoman, fishing off the coast of Southern California for ten 
years with her husband Gordon.

For fourteen years, she’d had a notion of writing her debut novel “Reckless Beginnings”. 
But it wasn’t until the sudden death of her father in 2010 and a battle with breast cancer a year later 
that she made the decision to get it done. Seven years later, she finally completed it. 
She is now working on a sequel titled,  “Better Endings.”

She currently resides with her husband in the small mountain community of Frazier Park in Southern 
California. Together they enjoy anything that involves the outdoors, fishing, hiking, kayaking and 
riding quads.

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  1. Happy Friday, thanks for sharing the great post!

  2. I very much appreciate getting to find out about another book to read that my family can enjoy. Thanks so much for the info and the giveaway as well.

  3. Do you have any ideas for a sequel? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com


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