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Tainted Love
Published by Bluemoose 2016

taintedlove‘Secrets and stones have settled in Hawden where everything stays as it is; the past is hidden, or rewritten. Lauren lives with her dad and Mr Lion after her mother left her when she was three months old. Her boyfriend Peter is struggling with his identity. When Meg and her son Richard arrive, both dangerously attractive, and Ali too, angry and on the run from drug dealers, old stories resurface, creating new tensions. After seventeen years Lauren’s mother comes back into her life and nothing is quite what it seems any more, but love, however tainted, can sometimes heal.’

TAINTED LOVE is a modern gothic tale of how old stories can unravel people’s lives.

Read the Prologue to Tainted Love

You can buy Tainted Love direct from the publisher, Bluemoose Books or from The Book Case in Hebden Bridge or Amazon.

Mr Lion is a Northern Soul DJ. This playlist includes the songs which inspired the stories which make up Tainted Love.

Mr Lion’s Playlist (click on the title to play)

    1. Shy Guy – The Uptights
    2. The Who Who Song – Jackie Wilson
    3. Sally Go Round the Roses – Jaynetts
    4. You’ve got Your Mind on Other Things – Beverly Ann
    5. You Want to Change Me – Bobby Hebb
    6. Foolish Me – Jo Ann Garrett
    7. He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
    8. Stranger in My Arms – Lynn Randall
    9. You’ve Been Gone Too Long – Ann Sexton
    10. Don’t You Leave Me Baby – Ray Gant
    11. Hit and Run – Rose Batiste
    12. Lonely Boy – Brenda Holloway
    13. Don’t Be Sore At Me – The Parliaments
    14. Sweet Talkin’ Guy – The Chiffons
    15. Oh No Not My Baby – Maxine Brown
    16. I Want To Give You Tomorrow – Benny Troy
    17. Temptation is Calling My Name – Lee David
    18. I’ll Keep Holding On – The Marvelettes
    19. Don’t Pity Me – Sue Lynn
    20. Mr Soul Satisfaction – Timmy Willis
    21. There’s a Ghost In My House – R.Dean Taylor
    22. I Can’t Help Myself – The Gems
    23. I Go To Pieces – Gerri Granger
    24. My Girl – The Temptations
    25. There’s a Pain In My Heart – The Poppies
    26. I’m Gonna Run Away From You – Tami Lynn
    27. He Was Really Saying Something – The Velvelettes
    28. This Time I’m Loving You – Venicia Wilson
    29. Nowhere To Run – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
    30. You Keep Me Hanging On – The Supremes
    31. Turning My Heart Beat Up – The M.P.V.S
    32. Eternally – The Charmaines
    33. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
    34. Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
    35. Do I Love You (Indeed I do) – Frank Wilson
    36. Tightrope – Inez and Charlie Foxx
    37. Will you Still Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
    38. Tainted Love – Gloria Jones