Only YOU can make your dreams come true!



I’m celebrating the paperback launch of
A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love ~
with a competition!
This heart-warming read is about
never giving up on your dreams…

Any story that reflects real relationships is going to be full of life’s complications. After all, we each experience that every single day of our lives! But the moral of this story is based upon a true fact, that only YOU can make your dreams come true.

If you let ‘life happen’, rather than acknowledging when you are unhappy and doing something about it, then nothing changes.

In this story Katie feels responsible for so many people around her – Steve, her partner, and the people she employs in her bakery.

Steve believes he has Katie’s best interests at heart and wants to help her make her business a big success.

And then there is Adam. Adam has an elderly grandmother who dotes upon him and his daughter, but her health is failing. As a customer who pops into Katie’s bakery only a couple of times a year, they are little more than strangers and yet there is a sense of connection between them.

Over the course of  two Christmases and three birthdays their lives unfold and fate takes them on a journey of rediscovery.


A love story is seldom just that, as lives are intertwined and there will be heartache, loss and new beginnings.


This feelgood story is a reminder of what is important in life.

I have a very special bundle of three signed paperbacks for one lucky winner! The copy of A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love will be endorsed as a one-off ‘launch day’ prize making it unique!


The competition is open internationally and closes on Friday 21 Oct 2016 at midnight GMT; anyone can enter.
The winner (selected at random by a third party) will be announced on Facebook on my
author page on Saturday 22 Oct 2016.

*** THE WINNER IS: Adele @Kraftireader***

thank you to everyone who entered!

How to enter (as many times as you like) 

  1. Tweet: #ALittleSugarALotofLove by @LinnBHalton paperback release competition. Heart-warming romance!

2. Go to my author page and share the pinned post linking to this launch post.

3. Post a review and Tweet a link to it including #ALittleSugarALotofLove @LinnBHalton


Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again soon!


Click here to read Chapter 1.

Available in eformat and paperback, online and in bookshops






Summer news, celebrations and books, books, books …

Celebrating the summer holidays with my …

Mr Sunshine‘hot off the press’ news 1-2-3! 

I might need to lie down on a sun lounger with an ice cold cocktail in my hand while I can, because it’s going to be one awesome autumn. And that means a summer of work, work, work … but it’s ALL fun!


14 October 2016A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love‘ is being released in paperback format by Choc Lit UK!

It’s available for pre-order NOW:


Life is often complicated and there’s a sort-of comfort in having a stranger with whom you can chat, but who isn’t a part of your daily life.

Sometimes a turning point centres around one single moment in time;

sometimes it takes two Christmases and three birthdays


And feeling very proud to see it featured in The Bookseller’s NEW TITLES: FICTION list for October

The Bookseller

A3ND the news gets even better …

with a working title of ‘Strangely Connected‘, I’ve just signed a contract for my next novel with Choc Lit UK and it’s currently going through edits ready for an autumn launch!


Kristi Danielson is a highly successful Life Coach whose Grab LIfe and Run With It TV series is in its fourth season in the UK. Her celebrated Twelve Steps to Finding YOU book is a runaway success and she’s at the peak of her career. But to whom does the celebrated life coach turn when it seems her life is falling apart around her? Well, to a tarot card reader, of course!

It’s not something Kristi ever considered until the idea was ‘put into her head’. Does the voice she hears signal the start of a quarter-life crisis, or is this simply burnout? Or maybe there’s another explanation …

Cast for Strangely Connected

I can promise competitions to celebrate the launch of both the paperback and the new novel, so keep an eye out for those!

And in the pipeline …

a heart-warming, full-length Christmas story,

and a bijou cottage where the sea breeze blows away the cobwebs
and allows Lisa to open up her heart …

Thanks for dropping by to share my news ~

it’s ALWAYS about the romance!


Another Book Baby – A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love

Friday 15 January, 2016 sees the launch of my newest book baby, and though I might be just a tad biased, I think she’s looking rather gorgeous!

There’s a Facebook party with four competitions launching at 9am, noon, 3pm and 7pm on the day, but entries won’t close until midnight (GMT) on the 16 January 2016.

Haven’t had an invite?

Well, click and join in the fun! because there are some rather lovely prizes to be won:


ChocLit-logo-WebI’m so proud to see one of my novels sporting the Choc Lit logo and the story that was initially released as Sweet Occasions, has now grown! After being shortlisted in the Festival of Romance awards in 2014, and with an additional 11,000 words, the story goes on beyond the original ending.

A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love: With cupcakes, coffee & karma is all about change. About what it feels like when the dream begins to fall apart. A feel-good romance with heart.

Life isn’t all love and cupcakes …
Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better.
The reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, is there for her, she can’t help but feel that the situation is driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to lose her relationship and her dream job?
Then, one winter’s day, a man walks into her shop – and, in the space of that moment, the course of Katie’s life is changed.
But nobody finds happiness in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it takes two Christmases, three birthdays and a whole lot of cake to get there

Meet Katie, the owner of Sweet Occasions bakery. Her partner Steve is a business adviser and then there’s Adam … a guy whose life is in a mess as he struggles to be the perfect single dad. Each has a dream, but what if the dream has to change? How easy is it to cope and adapt when there’s always a reason to act with your head and not your heart?

Open for business med

What do the reviewers say?

Shona, Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom ~
“Halton has once again given us a book so beautifully written, where emotion is woven between the words in this book, that on more than one occasion I was brought to tears.”

Rachel Gilbey ~ ~
“A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love was a fabulous way to spend a winters’ evening, and I found myself hooked on what was happening between the pages.”

Grass Monster,  Goodreads ~
“Its very rare a book captivates me from the beginning, and this did just that … it’s one of those that will stay with you for a long time to come.”

Stacey Kym, Goodreads ~
“The ending in ‘A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love’ was really a very wonderful one. It TOTALLY suited the novel and was the best happily-ever-after!” 

Read Chapter 1 and find out for yourself!

Happy 2016, everyone and thank you for your support!