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Sugar Baby By Mark Lindsay Is Released This Month By Publisher Manhandle Press Limited, And Distributed By Gardners Books.

Hove, West Sussex, UK, 1st November 2013, Manhandle Press Ltd has released a contemporary novel in the genre of classics such as: Coming Up For Air, Burmese Days, Lolita and Saint Jack. Manhandle Press commented: “In the current climate of women writing dirty books that try to emulate 50 Shades of Grey, Mark has braved a new direction in this literary romance aimed at the male reader.”

Littlehampton, (England) author, Mark Lindsay, has set his book in 1990s Philippines, when smoking was still allowed on aeroplanes and the Spice Girls were first enjoying their success with Wannabe. Newly divorced, Peter James meets Mariana Palaganas who has failed to win a TV talent competition for a record deal and now sings for tourists in a bar on a tropical beach.

Told mostly through the eyes of Peter this adventure-romance takes you on a journey, of self-discovery, through a tsunami and shanty towns, from Manila to Boracay.

Readers are given plenty of space to make up their own minds about what Peter gets up to. However, an encounter with Buddhism by fellow traveller and freelance journalist, Michael, (after the end of Peter’s tale), gives a friendly nudge.

“Mark Lindsay has travelled widely in Asia and his understanding and love for the culture of these, to me, alien countries, comes through in his writing. An absorbing and thought-provoking novel”— Roberta Grieve, historical romance author of books: Full Circle, Abigail’s Secret, No Sin to Love, On Wings of Song, Threads of Silk and Love or Duty, published by Robert Hale,

Sugar Baby’s British English version is available from several ebook stores, including Amazon, and Sony’s Reader Store.

A paperback is coming, December 2014, through standard channels.

About the Author

Mark Lindsay was bought up in Kent, England, the eighth son of a Scottish protestant preacher. He studied Psychology at University College, Oxford, under world famous academics such as Richard Dawkins, and founded the Oxford University Psychology Society. After getting an MBA he worked for 15 years in Fortune 500 companies, mostly selling capital equipment to foreign Governments. He was acclaimed for opening up Eastern European markets to British manufacturers and was appointed Board Member to a components manufacturer in Aylesbury, Bucks. Disenchanted with senior management culture, Mark left the country in 1998. After a period helping a Prince in Saudi Arabia he project managed the building of mobile networks in Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. These postings rekindled Mark’s love affair with Asia, somewhere he had first visited in his student days. Leaving corporate life Mark travelled widely while based in Phuket, Thailand. He worked as a freelance feature writer with over 120 articles and short stories published.

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