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Love Found on Lindisfarne Giveaway

Love_Found_on_Lindisfarne_400x600The ever-obliging Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is offering a giveaway of a copy of Love Found on Lindisfarne to one lucky commenter on the giveaway post. Open-mouthed smile

If the title sounds familiar, that’s because this story is also available in the Summer Lovin’ anthology, under the subtly different title of Lost and Found on Lindisfarne. (Why is it that a title that seems right for an anthology often doesn’t quite seem to work for a standalone? *ponders, and resolves to take more care in selecting ALL titles*)

Love Found on Lindisfarne is  due to make its solo debut from JMS Books on 7th June 2015, and here’s the blurb:

When single father Chris meets a Viking re-enactor on Lindisfarne, he thinks it’s the perfect recipe for a holiday fling—and nothing more. Ian, or Ulf, as he’s known when in character as a Viking berserker, is a dreadlocked nomad who never stays in one place for long.

Chris had a relationship with a free spirit like Ian before, and it didn’t end well for him or for his bright but troubled daughter Kelis. He’s determined not to risk the stability of her home environment for Ian, no matter how well she gets on with him—and no matter how much Chris is drawn to the man.

But Chris hasn’t reckoned with the Viking way of taking all you’re willing to give—and coming back for more.

For a chance to win, just leave a comment on Stumbling Over Chaos. Good luck! Open-mouthed smile

Ducklings, class of 2015

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This year’s crop of eleven fluffy ducklings, which Mama Duck unwisely decided to take out for a stroll without checking whether the cat was in the garden first…


Fortunately I spotted them in time and carnage was averted!


Last seen waddling fluffily in the direction of the river. Open-mouthed smile

Early 5* review for Played!

Played!72webChuffed as a chuffed thing to read this review of Played!, my second Shamwell Tale, which is due out on 30th June:

JL Merrow did it again. She gave me another favorite book which is going to join the beautiful Muscling Through. The amazing Tristan will stay in my heart as Al did...There was no dead moment, every sentence was full of humor, I laughed so much at Tristan. Played! was an absolute winner - 5 stars, Stella, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

 

All the world’s a stage...but real-life lessons are hidden in the heart

Though Tristan must join his family’s New York firm at summer’s end—no more farting around on stage, as his father so bluntly puts it—he can’t resist when Shamwell’s local amateur dramatics society begs him to take a role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The bonus: giving private acting lessons to a local handyman who’s been curiously resistant to Tristan’s advances. Not only is Con delicious, there’s fifty pounds riding on Tristan getting him in his bed.

A late-diagnosed dyslexic, Con’s never dared to act, convinced he’d never be able to learn his lines. But with Tristan’s help, he takes the chance. Trouble is, the last time Con fell for a guy, he ended up getting his heart broken. And with Tristan due to leave the country soon, Con is determined not to start anything that’s bound to finish badly.

Just as Tristan thinks he’s finally won Con’s heart—and given his own in return—disaster strikes. And the curtain may have fallen forever on their chance for happiness.

Warning: contains a surfeit of Bottoms and asses, together with enough mangled quotations to have the Bard of Avon gyrating in his grave.

JMS Books on sale at ARe–14th May only!



TODAY ONLY - May 14th.

The entire JMS Books catalog is 25% off!

 


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*Sale runs 12:01 AM US Central May 14th - 11:59 PM US Central May 14th.


 

NEW RELEASES

Click here to view the entire catalog on sale.


And here’s a few other suggestions…. Winking smile

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Jack in the Green is out today

Jack_in_the_Green_400x600My May Day themed historical short story with paranormal overtones  Jack in the Green, is out today in its 2nd edition. Open-mouthed smile 

It’ll be available exclusively from JMS Books (and at a 20% discount) for one week, then at all major e-tailers on May 10th.

 

Jack in the Green

Stranded in a remote country village in 1920s England by his car breaking down, shy young Arthur finds himself drawn to the rough mechanic who comes to his aid, Bob Goodman. Forced to stay until the May Day holiday is over, Arthur makes the best of it, enjoying the village procession and fete.

But the villagers seem to know more about him than they should, and there’s a second, darker, May celebration that starts when the sun’s gone down. In the drunken revelry that follows, Arthur is whisked off in a wild dance by Goodman, who plays the part of Jack in the Green, the spirit of the greenwood.

Dancing turns to loving, but is everything what it seems? And is one night all Arthur can have?

 

Note: this short story (approx. 7,500 words) was previously published as The Green Man but has been out of print for some time (because I’m bad at getting around to things). It’s been fully revised and re-edited (and has an eerie new cover!) but is substantially the same story as that previously available.

On the Thriller Roundtable again

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This time, we’re talking about gender – and specifically, writing a character of a different gender to oneself. Why not pop on over to the Thriller Roundtable and follow the debate? Open-mouthed smile


And despite the very binary image, I also talk about writing a genderqueer character, Lex, who will appear in my 3rd Shamwell Tale.

Chance to win Jack in the Green

Jack_in_the_Green_400x600My May Day themed short story with paranormal overtones set in the 1920s *pause for breath* Jack in the Green, is due out in its 2nd edition from JMS Books on 3rd May 2015, and the lovely Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is offering a chance to win a copy. Just leave a comment on the giveaway post to be in with a chance!  Good luck! Open-mouthed smile

 

Jack in the Green

Stranded in a remote country village in 1920s England by his car breaking down, shy young Arthur finds himself drawn to the rough mechanic who comes to his aid, Bob Goodman. Forced to stay until the May Day holiday is over, Arthur makes the best of it, enjoying the village procession and fete.

But the villagers seem to know more about him than they should, and there’s a second, darker, May celebration that starts when the sun’s gone down. In the drunken revelry that follows, Arthur is whisked off in a wild dance by Goodman, who plays the part of Jack in the Green, the spirit of the greenwood.

Dancing turns to loving, but is everything what it seems? And is one night all Arthur can have?

 

Note: this short story (approx. 7,500 words) was previously published as The Green Man but has been out of print for some time. It’s been fully revised and re-edited (and has an eerie new cover!) but is substantially the same story as that previously available.

I’m over at The Big Thrill today

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The Big Thrill is the magazine of International Thriller Writers, and on the thriller roundtable today we’re talking about plotting v pantsing, or in other words, to outline or not to outline, that is the question?


Why not pop on over to join in the debate with me and a baker’s dozen of other thriller writers and ITW members ?


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Autism Awareness Blog Prize

Autism Awareness GraphicCaught72smThe random number generator has spoken, and the winner of a free e-copy of my first Shamwell Tales novel, Caught!,is:

Angela!

Angela, you should have received my email about your prize – if not, drop me another comment!

Thanks to everyone who commented and participated in the blog hop to raise awareness of some very important issues. Open-mouthed smile

ARe blast April 15th



Visit All Romance Ebooks APRIL 15 for 25% off these two anthologies featuring stories by me, Clare London, Josephine Myles, Lou Harper and Chrissy Munder! Open-mouthed smile


  And while you’re there, check out the hashtag AReBlast to find all the other publishers participating in the blast—you’ll find standalone stories by Clare London and many, many others.


Happy saving! Open-mouthed smile