Interview on Self-Publishers’ Showcase

Here is the interview I did for publication on Self-Publishers’ Showcase, a great site for indie authors.

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Review of ‘The Colour of Murder’ by Toni Mount

The Colour of Murder (Sebastian Foxley Medieval Mystery #5)The Colour of Murder by Toni Mount

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toni Mount never disappoints. I love her style of writing and her characterisation. To say nothing of the plots, which are ingenious and exciting.
Her characters are so engaging, especially Sebastian Foxley and the descriptions of life in mediaeval London really bring it to life so that you feel you are really there. This one birngs in a reall historical mystery – that of the death of George, Duke of Clarence, Richard III’s brother. And as a Ricardian, Richard is portrayed in a positive light which is always great.
I can’t praise these books highly enough and my only complaint is that I read them so quickly (I can’t put them down) that I always seem to be waiting for the next one!

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FREE book! Valentine’s Day Promotion

The second book of the ‘Richard Liveth Yet’ trilogy (‘A Foreign Country’) will be on offer free on Kindle for two days (14th and 15th February)! So if you took advantage of the free offer of ‘Richard Liveth Yet’, now is the time to get the sequel! And if you missed the previous offer, ‘Richard Liveth Yet’ is also available free during the same time period!

Don’t say I am not generous 🙂 And, in return, please leave an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Thank you!

Thanks! And now a small favour… :)

Thank you to all those of you who downloaded Richard Liveth Yet for the free promotion. So many did that it went to number one on Amazon for free books in its category!

 

Screenshot of Richard Liveth Yet as No. 1 free book in Alternative history category

I hope you enjoy reading it, but whether or not you do, please consider giving a review on Amazon  – I need only three more to reach fifty, when Amazon will promote it more. And I welcome any comments or questions on here too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Review – Kingmaker: Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come (Kingmaker, #4)Kingdom Come by Toby Clements

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toby Clements is a brilliant writer. He writes in the present tense which is hard to do, but extremely effective as it makes the action scenes (of which there are many) so immediate and vivid. This is the concluding part of the story of two ordinary people during the Wars of the Roses, which makes a change from historical novels about the major characters such as the kings and queens and other nobles. It really brings to life the hardships that ordinary people suffered because of the conflicts regarding who should be on the throne. It is realistic and believable – most ordinary people probably just wanted to be left in peace to live their lives. The storyline is excellent as well, intriguing and with a satisfying conclusion. There is mystery, romance, happiness, tragedy, all of life in the story of Katherine and Thomas and they are characters whom we care about from the start.

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Stephen King, eat your heart out!

Great news! Our book, The Box Under the Bed, is ranking higher than Stephen King on Amazon!! Wow!

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If you haven’t had a look at it here is the link – twenty authors, twenty styles, something for everyone (and I’m in it too!) 😉 – oh and if you read it, PLEASE post a short review!

Thank you x

Grab Your Free Copy Now!

‘The Box Under the Bed’ – the anthology of scary stories by 20 authors (including me!) is being offered for FREE on Kindle so go and grab a copy NOW!

It’s only going to be free for today (11th October) so don’t delay! He who hesitates is lost!

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Here is the link – just click here for Amazon UK and here for Amazon US! Enjoy!

(And please give us a review when you have read it – they are so important for us as self-published authors – thanks!!)

Free Kindle Offer!

Dickon’s Diaries is available FREE until Thursday 20th July, so don’t hesitate and get along to this page and download it to your Kindle now!! And please don’t forget to give us a review when you have read it!

Cover of 'Dickon's Diaries'

Another Great Amazon Review for ‘Dickon’s Diaries’!

Cover of 'Dickon's Diaries'

When Susan Lamb and I wrote Dickon’s Diaries, we weren’t sure how it would be received. It is purposely written in mock mediaeval speech which we knew some might find difficult and we wondered whether everyone would ‘get’ our sense of humour. Well, so far we have had one 1-star review (which mentions the mediaeval speech) and twelve 5-star ones!

Here is the latest one:

 512px-5_stars.svgKeeps you Laughing!

By RhiannonsWheel on 22 Mar. 2017
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
“Such a funny book. No one usually writes humour and Richard III…and in cod-Middle English, no less. Frances Lovell’s exploits in particular crack me up. Different and amusing.”

 

You can download ‘Dickon’s Diaries’ for Kindle or buy a print version here.

Reviews for Dickon’s Diaries

Cover of 'Dickon's Diaries'

Susan Lamb and I are very proud of the great reviews we have had so far for our ‘baby’, ‘Dickon’s Diaries’. Here are the ones on the UK Amazon site:

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Certes a moste amusinglye quilled diarye whyche gaveth muche laughter to alle Forsure Kynge Richard would have approveth and smileth! More Prithee!

Pic of five starsWould recommend especially if you want something a bit different from …

Tongue in cheek book about King Richard and his everyday diary. Would recommend especially if you want something a bit different from all the other serious history books about the King.

Pic of five starsToo funny to miss out on

This is the kind of book I wouldn’t “normally” have picked out, but I was encouraged by a friend to read it. So I did and I am really delighted I did as it made me chuckle and laugh out loud from time to time. It is rather entertaining and witty – especially with the medieval writing format. But don’t let that “scare” you off. This is a “diary” with lots of amusing stories and indeed it is a cleverly written, humorous book. Highly recommended.

Pic of five starsBanish Winter’s Discontent with this original and very funny fantasy

If you are a Ricardian (i.e. someone who believes King Richard III was a good man and not a murdering monster) and are in need of some R&R, you must get hold of this book. It is a light-hearted and extremely funny fantasy window on a ‘Carry-on’ type world in which mediaeval characters, real and imaginary, mix with people from the present day in a glorious time warp full of hilarious anachronisms like Thou Tube and Ye Bay (you can buy the ‘My Little Destrier’ collection on Ye Bay).
The authors have created this up-beat version of Richard, as they believe he ‘must have had some fun and laughter in his life, as well as all the duty, care and tragedy’. Delightful illustrations interspersed within the text enhance the book.
Suspend disbelief and visit Muddleham Castle, home to King Richard, his wyf Anne, the Quene and their small son, Edward. Spend Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with King Richard III (aka Dickon) and his family, friends and loyal subjects, especially his ‘Dames’ – 21st century women who are his loyal subjects and are more than a little in love with him. Read his Agony Uncle Column ‘Dear Dickon’ and the words of wisdom with which he counsels the men and women who come to him with their problems.
Diary entries include an account of Edward’s homework: an account of ‘Our lyff at Muddleham’ – which is written in all innocence but gives his tutor a rather different impression from that which was intended. To liven up the bleak dark winter, Richard’s friend Francis Lord Lovell suggests they hold a dis-co-tecke within the grounds of Muddleham Castle, which is enjoyed by all, with dancing to the music of ‘Mad Donna’ and ‘Sir Shakying Stephens’. There are many more adventures and amusing occurrences throughout the year.
And if you enjoy this book, you can read more in like vein on the Page entitled ‘Dickon for his Dames’ on Ye Book of Mannie Faces.      Debby Wakeham

Pic of five starsDickons diaries

The book is brilliant, a light hearted and very funny look at one of our most enigmatic English monarchs, king Richard 111. It’s is cleverly written using olde English, and there is a laugh on every page. Can’t wait for the next one.

 Pic of five starsLove it!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, it verily cheered me up – I’ve spent most of Xmas in bed with a nasty flu virus. And there’s even a bit part in it for my late grandfather, Harry Cox! Hope there will be a vol. 2 & don’t let our liege lord eat ALL the Jaffa Cakes, I love one too

You can purchase a copy or download a Kindle version here!