BREE MCCREADY AND THE HALF HEART LOCKET

"It starts when a clue inscribed on a Half-Heart Locket leads Bree and her best friends Sandy and Honey to an ancient, magical book. With it they can freeze time, fly and shrink to the size of ants.

But they soon discover the book has a long history of destruction and death. And it's being sought by the monstrous Thalofedril, who will stop at nothing to get it. Using its incredible powers, he could turn the world into a wasteland.

Bree, Sandy and Honey go on the run-hurtling off city rooftops, down neck-breaking ravines, and through night-black underground tunnels-to keep the book out of his lethal hands. Little do they know that the greatest danger of all lies ahead, in the heart of his deadly lair...

Can Bree find the courage to face this terrifying evil, and to confront the secrets of her tragic past?"

Punchy and exciting, this is a thrilling page-turner from a dazzling new talent.



BREE MCCREADY AND THE FLAME OF IRENUS

"Eight months after her death-defying escape from Castle Zarcalat, Bree McCready thinks she’s seen the last of the half-heart locket and the dangerous magical book that goes with it... until Honey’s kid sister Mimi disappears.

Suddenly, the locket and the book plunge Bree, Sandy and Honey into a world divided by the mysterious Flame of Irenus. Burning in a secret part of the castle, some think the Flame is the source of peace and light. Others say it brings bloodshed and must be extinguished.

Faced with a bone-crunching race against time to rescue Mimi and find the hidden chamber, Bree must rely on her friends more than ever. But a new boy at school has caught her eye and brought unexpected jealousy... She saved the world once before. Saving her friendships might not be as easy"

The explosive sequel to Bree McCready and the Half-Heart Locket is packed with action, secrets and heartbreak.


BREE MCCREADY AND THE REALM OF THE LOST

"Who would have guessed it? A shy swat, a psycho rebel and a lanky nerd try to save the world...for a third time!

Strange things start to happen at the Halloween funfair, and fourteen year old Bree McCready immediately suspects they have something to do with the half-heart locket.

Sensing trouble, Bree, and her friends Sandy and Honey, seek out the magical book, despite knowing it will take them on yet another terrifying adventure. They embark on an epic journey, which takes them to the Realm of the Lost - a place where normal rules do not apply.

Armed only with The Book and a map, the trio negotiate unknown territory, discovering strange creatures, deadly traps and new friends...only to end up in the darkest place imaginable.

Friendships and loyalties are tested to the extreme as Bree, Sandy and Honey try to fulfil their promise to keep The Book safe from the clutches of evil. Will they finally be able to put their demons to rest?

The third book in the Bree McCready series is another action-packed page-turner, full of surprises, and the darkest of revelations.

"A terrific story that had me hooked from beginning to end. I loved it!" D.A Nelson, author of the award-winning DarkIsle

"Bree McCready and the Half Heart Locket was a superb fantasy adventure but I think Flame of Irenus may be even better" Our Book Reviews Online

"..a good balance of adventure, puzzles, friendship and humour. The action simply doesn't stop so it's very hard to put the book down at the end of a chapter" The Bookbag

"Good friends, actions and thrills, oh my! Bree had all of it" The Book Owl

"5 stars! A marvelous read. Snappier and more action packed than Harry Potter" Our Book Reviews Online

"This tale will have children eagerly flipping the pages to see what comes next and how the story ends" The Supermom

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

 

I have decided I'd like to branch out and add to my skills as an author/presenter! I am now available for baking/storytelling/arts and craft workshops in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. I am prepared to travel a bit further and this would be reflected in the price.

The idea is to combine my skills as a writer, Mum and Early Years Educator to bring classroom themes to life through the medium of baking, rhymes, songs and arts and craft activities. By blending my passion for storytelling, literature, education and food I believe I can bring a unique and dynamic spin to classroom learning. 

For more details please follow the link at the bottom of the picture. Thanks!

Love and sticky fingers,
Hazel X

CLICK HERE AND YOU'LL BE RE-DIRECTED TO MY 'WORDS WITH HAZEL' BLOG - THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Birthday Girl


"Bree traced the lines of his face with her finger and turned the photograph over to read the faded blue ink on the back -

7th July

Dearest Agora,

Having a wonderful time on holiday, but miss you terribly. I'll be back next Thursday.
All my love,
Richard xx

The first thing that struck Bree was the date. July the seventh was her birthday, although this letter would have been written long before she was born."

Excerpt from chapter 7 of Bree McCready and the Half Heart Locket by Hazel Allan


Happy Birthday, Bree X

Thursday, 20 September 2012


"Bree McCready and the Realm of the Lost", the third book in the Bree series is coming your way on October 31st 2012. Yippee!

Another wonderful cover by Lawrence Mann, I'm sure you'll agree.



Who would have guessed it? A shy swat, a psycho rebel and a lanky nerd try to save the world…for a third time!
Strange things start to happen at the Halloween funfair, and fourteen-year-old Bree McCready immediately suspects they have something to do with the half-heart locket.
Sensing trouble, Bree, and her friends, Sandy and Honey, seek out the magical book, despite knowing it will take them on yet another terrifying adventure. They embark on an epic journey, which takes them to The Realm of the Lost  – a place where normal rules do not apply.
Armed only with The Book and a map, the trio negotiates unknown territory, discovering strange creatures, deadly traps and new friends…only to end up in the darkest place imaginable.
Friendships and loyalties are tested to the extreme as Bree, Sandy and Honey try to fulfill their promise to keep The Book safe from the clutches of evil. Will they finally be able to put their demons to rest?
The third book in the Bree McCready series is another action-packed page-turner, full of surprises, and the darkest revelations.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Castle Zarcalat


"A violent crack of lightning lit the sky and they caught sight of a dark, soaring structure up ahead. In the brief flash Bree saw that it was a castle on a jagged rock surrounded by a dense forest. It rose up like a twisted deadly weed connecting heaven and earth. The rain blurred its ghostly outline but she saw its towers and turrets silhouetted a shade darker than even the night sky, casting a terrible and imposing shadow"

Taken from Chapter 11 of Bree McCready and the Half Heart Locket (2009)

Picture by Junior, July 2011 - aged 7 and a half (can you see the wee ghosts popping out of the windows?)

Thursday, 7 July 2011


The 7th of July is Bree McCready's birthday!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Website


My new website is up and running!

Check it out!

~H~

Friday, 4 March 2011


The lovely Graham Watson from Strident Publishing interviewed me about my latest novel, Bree McCready and the Flame of Irenus.

Thanks Graham, it was great fun!

~H~