So excited to find my first review of the new novel, Distant Echoes, on Amazon. And it is five stars!!!
Here it is:
13 January 2019
I ordered the Kindel version and read it in one day. This is unusual for me as I am not an avid reader. I enjoyed this story immensely great balance between listening to the events in Richard’s life and the lives of those listening to the events via The Fly. As a member of King Richard III’s Loyal Supporters, I wish this technology actually existed. It would be wonderful to be able to go to certain events in Richard’s life listen to the conversations and learn what really happened. We could get answers to questions like what did William Lord Hastings do to cause Richard to have him executed, we might even learn what happened to the Princes. I especially enjoyed the end where Eve got special orders to publish what she had learned.
While I tend not to read much Ricardian fiction, I really enjoyed this book and can highly recommend it.
I feel so proud! 🙂
Finally my new novel, Distant Echoes, is available on Kindle for only £2.50 ($2.99 on Amazon.com). The paperback too! (£12.00).
Here is the synopsis:
A new, innovative invention. The DNA of a mediaeval king. Put them together and the past comes to life!
Eve works for a software solutions company and they have a new technology that can track a subject’s DNA through time, tracing their voice vibrations. Criminals can incriminate themselves with their own words. Lost children can be found safely. And a five-hundred-year-old mystery can be solved straight from the horse’s mouth! Eve’s company tracks the notorious and controversial king, Richard III, through his life, eavesdropping on his conversations. Will they succeed in solving the enduring mystery of the Princes in the Tower?….
I hope you enjoy it and that, whether you do or not, you will give it a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Thank you for your support. Here is the link to its Amazon UK page: Click here
The new Ricardian Anthology ‘Grant Me the Carving of My Name’ is now available on Kindle and Paperback. It is being sold in aid of the Scoliosis Association (UK), which I am sure would be a charity close to Richard III’s heart, were he alive today, as he suffered from this condition also.
As you can see, the title comes from the poem by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy (with permission), which was read at Richard’s re-interment, and the Foreword is by Philippa Gregory.
My story, ‘Abduction’, is included and a new ‘Dickon’s Diaries’ story, ‘Dame Joanne’s Talke Thinge’, is also part of the collection. Neither of these has ever been published elsewhere, so please buy the book, help a worthy cause and enjoy a variety of Ricardian delights!
Click on the picture or here for the paperback version and here for the Kindle version.
Here is the interview I did for publication on Self-Publishers’ Showcase, a great site for indie authors.
You can find it here:Click
Rose has prepared a spell to try to bring Richard back and uses a photograph of him to focus her thoughts. Combining Wicca and her own interpretation, she uses rosewater, holy water, roses, a crystal, a pink candle, earth from Richard’s castle at Middleham and a lock of his hair…
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photograph’ is most suitable as the title for this episode. To watch the official video, click here.
To read more about the adventures of Rose and find out whether her spell succeeded, click here.
Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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!
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!
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!
No ! image credit: By Oldbeeg (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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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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!
I have validated my word count for this year’s National Novel Writing Month – just over 52,000 words! This is just the start, however. Since I never write in the right order, I now have to sort out the scenes and start the editing. That is the most tedious part, so there is still a long way to go. Then I have to get a proof-reader and beta readers, etc, etc.
Still, every journey begins with one step and this is a pretty large one!
The new novel is called Distant Echoes. Watch this space for a preview of the cover!