It should have been their trip of a lifetime. But with just days to go, Jonathan Cork finds himself 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. 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 the perfect travel companion. But there’s just one small detail Maria’s conveniently left off Kate’s bid…
What follows is a funny, page-turning, roller-coaster ride around South America.
Mark Green was born in Middlesex, West London on 28th June 1971. He left school at sixteen to pursue a career in the electrical contracting industry, initially as an apprentice electrician. In his early twenties he put his career on hold and worked part time for eighteen months to pursue his dream of being a professional athlete. At the peak of his fitness he was ranked 25th in Britain over 400mtr hurdles. Unfortunately a recurring injury and not being good enough brought a premature end to his athletic career.After some years working as a self employed electrical engineer, Mark became disillusioned with the building industry and decided to pursue his other great passion; writing. In his early thirties Mark took some time out and enrolled at Bournemouth University’s Master of Arts degree in Screenwriting. Mark graduated in 2005 and since then he’s made some pretty dramatic changes to his lifestyle to achieve his dream of creative success. In 2010 he and his extremely supportive wife, Nicky, moved out of their three bedroom house onto their small sailing boat to reduce their overheads to enable Mark more time to write.
The Travel Auction is Mark’s first published eBook and was inspired by his travels with Nicky around South America. While Mark’s website is under construction he can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org