Free Ebook – One Day Only!

Great news! Richard Liveth Yet – A Historical Novel Set in the Present Day will be available to download to Kindle FREE on 10th January.  If you haven’t read it yet, please do download it and please, please, please give it a review on Amazon. And let me know what you think about it in the comments here – I would love to hear your thoughts, good or bad.

So click here on January 10th and enjoy!

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Rose’s Playlist (5) – Blank Space by Taylor Swift

Rose visits the Major Oak every year to try to meet Richard and each time the ‘meetings’ are unsatisfactory and fleeting. She  cannot see him but ‘hears’ his thoughts in her head and he can ‘hear’ hers. She gives away that she still loves him and explains he has left a ‘blank space’ in her heart…

Blank Space by Taylor Swift is the ideal song for this scene.

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Download the book for Kindle here: Richard Liveth Yet (Book II): A Foreign Country

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Introducing…Rose!

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Earlier on, I did some blog posts about the characters of my books. Some were based on real people (such as Dalia, the glamorous Pilates teacher – she really is!). However, although I posted one about Rose, my heroine, there was no photo because I had a specific image of her in my mind and I couldn’t find a suitable picture of her – well, now I have! I found a photo of a model, available use on license, which is just how I imagine her to look, even down to the green eyes.Rose is natural looking, has a nice smile and curly blonde hair. She has green eyes and can be emotional. She is clumsy, honest, impulsive and affectionate. And she loves food!

I debated whether to post this as I know many readers want to visualise their own version of the hero/heroine, but I can’t resist. So here she is: my vision of Rose, the heroine of the Richard Liveth Yet novels. Please let me know what you think of her!

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Parts I and II are available on Amazon and the final part (III) will be released very soon! Watch this space!

 

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Rose’s Playlist (4) -How Do I Live? by LeeAnn Rimes

Rose decides she must get on with her life without Richard and fills it with activities. She will still try to contact him once a year, but she won’t let herself pine for him. I chose ‘How Do I Live?’ by LeeAnn Rimes as being a suitable track for this scene title.

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Rose’s Playlist (3) – Eternal Flame by The Bangles

Rose still pines for Richard, who is her ‘Eternal Flame’ but she sees a real example when she visits Bosworth Battlefield site, where Richard has emulated the customs he saw on his visit to the future by having an eternal flame burning for the ‘unknown soldier’. It was a great reason to use one of my favourite songs, Eternal Flame by the Bangles, as a scene title.

Click on the link to see the video of the song.

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The books are available on Kindle, Amazon and Blurb

 

 

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New Kindle Countdown Offer!

In remembrance of Richard III’s death at the Battle of Bosworth on August 22nd 1485, the last English king to die in battle, both my books about him are available until then for only 99p/99c each!

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For the first book, Richard Liveth Yet, click here for UK Kindle and here for US Kindle versions.

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For the second book, Richard Liveth Yet (Book II): A Foreign Country, click here for UK Kindle and here for US Kindle versions.

And if you enjoy them, please don’t forget to leave a review!

Rose’s Playlist (2) – It Will Not Be Forgotten by The Pierces

Rose preserves Richard’s memory by making photobooks of his visit and researching his achievements. But, although Richard is always on Rose’s mind,everyone else who met him has forgotten about it! For this reason, I chose ‘It Will Not Be Forgotten’ by The Pierces as the name for this scene.

 

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Download  ‘Richard Liveth Yet (Book II): A Foreign Country’ for Kindle for only £2.10

 

 

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Rose’s Playlist (1) – Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

Having gone through every scene from ‘Richard Liveth Yet‘, presented as titles from Richard’s playlist, I can now begin exploring Rose’s Playlist – the songs on Rose’s iPod and which form the titles for each scene in ‘Richard Liveth Yet (Book II): A Foreign Country‘. The first scene, in which Rose is attempting to meet Richard III, who had been her guest for a year and with whom she is in love, at the Major Oak, where she first met him. I chose the song ‘Right Here Waiting‘ by Richard Marx – I love his voice and the song is one of my favourites. Click the song title to see the video.

 

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Richard’s Playlist (76) – Halo by Beyoncé

Rose finally plucks up enough courage to check the internet to see whether Richard survived Bosworth…I won’t give away what she discovers, but see for yourself by downloading the book, ‘Richard Liveth Yet‘ here.  The song I chose for this scene is ‘Halo‘ by Beyoncé

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Richard’s Playlist (75) – Past the Point of Rescue by Hal Ketchum

It is the Battle of Bosworth and Richard has done all he can to try to change the outcome, but he finds his efforts thwarted. Then he sees Henry Tudor separated from the bulk of his army and decides to risk it all on one final throw of the die…

What happens next? Download the e-book ‘Richard Liveth Yet’ for Kindle here:Click!

My choice of scene title is Hal Ketchum’s song, ‘Past the Point of Rescue’. Click link for video.

James Doyle's Battle of Bosworth picture.

 

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