Patrick Shanahan

Author

 

I started to write seriously (well, if you can call the humour genre serious!) a few years ago. It is my view that there are already plenty of heavy, intense books out there to challenge the intellect and perhaps, just occasionally, the reader might like something fun and light hearted. My aim then, is simply to entertain the reader. My style is light and easy on the consciousness...I hope...but it doesn't mean the story can't have some complexities. Humour gives you licence to go where you choose. I quite like that freedom.

 

Cupid's Pursuit is that sort of book....light and fun. However, beneath the comic adventures of the central character, Matthew Malarkey, lies a social comment on the internet dating phenomenon that will appeal to both male and female readers.

 

The sequel to Cupid's Pursuit, takes Matthew on a trip to Las Vegas, to celebrate a big birthday, where once more fate conspires to make life anything but straightforward!

 

Most of the situations that appear in this series of books are based on real life and experiences. Yes, even the most outlandish ones but with the added flavour of poetic licence. My characters are a mix of the most extreme sides of a number of people I have encountered in everyday life with a healthy shovelful of imagination. I hope you enjoy them all.

Patrick Shanahan

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If you would like to know more about my books or wish to discuss anything related to the stories, please contact me on: author@pursuitseries.com .

You can also find me on Facebook and follow my BLOG at www.cupidspursuit.blogspot.com

For an outline of my principle characters in the Pursuit Series of books see below......

CECIL DELANEY

 

Party loving cockney Cecil, is a street smart, no nonsense 'geezer' who tells it the way it is. He likes a good time and usually knows where to find it. A loyal friend, Cecil will not let his mates down. But behind the bullish bravado lies a more sensitive side that is only ever seen by those closest to him.


 

MATTHEW MALARKEY

 

Matthew is the central character in the series. A well meaning, normal guy, Matthew is seeking nothing more than harmony in his life. However, fate often conspires with Matthew's penchant for making wrong decisions, to ensure that life is sometimes far from harmonious.


 

CARLOS MACFADDEN


Carlos is the proprietor of MacFadden's Bar. Half Scottish, half Peruvian, Carlos is the older voice of reason. He is often the calming influence when things go awry. But with a personality that flits between his Scottish and South American roots, he is anything but predictable.  Check out MacFadden's Bar here www.macfaddens.uk