Now Available in Paperback Too!

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.

Cover of 'Grant Me the Carving of My Name'

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.

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Interview on Self-Publishers’ Showcase

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’s Playlist (15) – Photograph by Ed Sheeran

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…

Photo of Ed Sheeran

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

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!

 

 

 

 

 

No ! image credit: By Oldbeeg (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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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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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I’m a NaNo Winner!

Winner's Virtual badge - NaNoWriMo 2017

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!

Stephen King, eat your heart out!

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

pic of ranking on Amazon

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

Rose’s Playlist (14) – Magic by Pilot

I haven’t posted any song titles for ages, so I thought I would do so today. The next one is number 14, Magic by Pilot (a 70s pop hit) which I thought was appropriate because in this scene Rose is trying to formulate a Wiccan spell which will bring Richard back to her again.

Click here to watch the video – brings back memories!

Picture of magic flame

 

 

 

Image credit:By Blue Stahli Luân (Magic flame) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons