The Travel Auction [NOOK Book]

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Wanted! Travel companion for all expenses paid trip to South America…

Jonathan Cork has left his job, rented out his flat and has two tickets for the trip of a lifetime travelling around South America. But with just days to go, he’s dumped by his girlfriend, Kate Thornly. Even worse, a life-threatening allergy means he can’t travel alone.

Unable to change the name on the spare ticket and fast running out of time, Jonathan resorts to desperate ...

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The Travel Auction

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Overview

Wanted! Travel companion for all expenses paid trip to South America…

Jonathan Cork has left his job, rented out his flat and has two tickets for the trip of a lifetime travelling around South America. But with just days to go, he’s dumped by his girlfriend, Kate Thornly. Even worse, a life-threatening allergy means he can’t travel alone.

Unable to change the name on the spare ticket and fast running out of time, Jonathan resorts to desperate measures. He advertises on eBay for a travel companion with the same name as his ex-girlfriend. The problem is, it’s a complete lottery who he’ll end up with.
Kate Thornly (the second) is aware of the unusual eBay auction, but she can’t be persuaded to bid. Enter Maria, her best friend, who secretly applies on her behalf. With her nursing credentials and erotic photo, Kate seems like the perfect travel companion. But there’s just one small detail Maria’s conveniently left off Kate’s bid…

Told from both Jonathan and Kate’s perspectives, The Travel Auction is a funny, page-turning, roller-coaster ride around South America.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044788381
  • Publisher: Mark Green
  • Publication date: 8/13/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 663,956
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author

Hi there. Thanks for your interest in me and my first eBook: The Travel Auction. It’s both exciting and nerve-wracking to think that strangers will be reading my work and forming opinions about it’s worth. Although it’s a work of fiction, the book’s journey through Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil is the same trip I made with my girlfriend Nicky (who is now my wife) in the autumn of 2007.I’ve always wanted to write, but I struggled academically in my early years. I left school at sixteen to train as an apprentice electrician and with some hard work I ended up with my own project management business. But by the age of thirty-two I became disillusioned with the soulless nature of the construction industry, so I took some time out to pursue my passion for creativity. I enrolled on a Master of Arts degree in screenwriting at Bournemouth University and since graduating I’ve tailored pretty much everything in my life around making time to write.The idea for The Travel Auction came to me late in the summer of 2006. I’d paid for two airline tickets to visit a friend in Qatar, but found myself minus a girlfriend to accompany me. I tried to change the name on the spare ticket, but it was too near the departure date and the travel company wouldn’t offer a refund. It struck me that I might have an interesting premise for a book or film script.When I’m not writing or working at several quirky jobs to pay the bills, I like to relax by competing in the high adrenalin sport of Australian surf boat racing.Thanks for looking me up, I hope you enjoy reading my book. Please consider writing a review – good, bad or indifferent, it’s always useful to know what readers think. If you’d like to get in touch please email me at: md_green@btinternet.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Loved it!

    You know you've found a wonderful book and a gifted writer when you feel like you are making the journey with the characters. Take the time to savour the descriptions and allow the mental visualizations. I found myself cheering for Jonny and KT2 and missing them when I finished the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    great adventure

    Really ejoyed this light hearted adventure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Great

    This book was one of the best i have read in a long time. It holds your interest throughout and makes you feel like you are actually there. It has lots of comedy. Highley recomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Great!

    I rarely, rarely rate any book 5 stars, but this author did an amazing job. I felt as tho I was right there on this adventure, enjoying and experiencing every moment. And humor.....even now, all I have to do is think about their leaving some of their belongings behind, and I start laughing all over again. I am looking forward to reading more by this author. Keep up the great work!!!

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  • Posted August 28, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This was sent to me in the mail as our Goodreads group "Boo

    This was sent to me in the mail as our Goodreads group "Books, Wine and Girl Talk" first traveling book. I hope we have more traveling books. It's exciting to get a book in the mail. :)

    Mark wrote a wonderful story that is very eye opening. He kept me reading wanting to know what was going to happen next. I've never thought about a blind persons perspective before because I don't know anyone who is blind. Also, I think Mark did a great job of writing from a girls perspective. I look foward to reading more books written by Mark. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    awesome

    What a great story enjoyed very much

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Lovely!

    What a funny, sad and interestin read! The author's words were inspiring to the human spirit as well as to would be adventurers. Great story with the characters to match.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Wow

    Such excellent writing & developing of characters. The beginning moves slow, didn't think I'd life the book, but then it just takes takes off. Was so good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Great novel

    I loved the characters and their growth through the story. I wss really pulling for them at the end. At first, I thought the book would be too long, at the end, I was disappointed it was over. I recommend this book & look forward to reading more by this author.

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