QUARTER-FINALIST in the 2013 AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD (young adult category)
FINALIST in the KINDLE BOOK REVIEW BEST INDIE BOOKS 2012 (young adult category)
Purple is a fantasy novel set in modern day London. Originally intended as young adult fiction it's now receiving reviews from readers of all ages. With a cast of quirky characters and plenty of sharp dialogue this paranormal mystery beautifully combines the supernatural with a touch of humour to create an inspirational adventure with a spiritual message.
"Sharpe's debut novel applies a fresh fantasy premise to a classic coming-of-age tale. This book's great strength is its keen insight into the nature of human fear, hope and love. Clever and affecting in a vividly imagined world." Kirkus Reviews
"The Perfect Tale!!!! I laughed, cried, gasped, and found myself holding my breath at times. You will not be disappointed." Jennifer Goehl at Can't Put It Down Book Review Blog
"A rare discovery - a book for all ages. It's not often that a story resonates and captivates in such a satisfying manner." Stef Mcdaid - editor in chief @WriteIntoPrint
After a purple storm sweeps around Planet Earth, stealing millions of
people, four teenagers struggle to make it alone in London. Drawn
together by a series of bizarre coincidences, Ellie, Midge, Scott and
Marty soon find themselves entangled with a bunch of interfering
pensioners. Among the cast of players are flamboyant hairdresser Mr
Rupert, Pearl the loud-mouthed tea lady and June, a psychic, who travels
the world on her motorbike. As the tranquillizing effects of the Purple
diminish, greed and the lust for power take hold. Penny Treasure,
leader of the Decision Makers Council, dreams up an idea that could
destroy the world forever.