What a cold month! I have spent a lot of my time promoting Song for a Butterfly, and would like to thank those lovely readers who have put reviews on Amazon for me. In these days of networking, word of mouth and reviews play such a vital part. Anyway, at least we can all hope that Spring is round the corner.
Remember that I told you about my new novel, Dangerous Decisions? My lovely new publishers, Choc Lit have designed the most beautiful cover which is displayed on Amazon’s website, and although the release date isn’t until 7 December, advance orders are already being taken. Any comments or questions about the book - which is very different from my previous ones - are welcome. I always love to hear from readers.
With Christmas approaching, despite the flurry of activity the season brings, my mind is already turning to 2013.
I already know that it heralds the release of the paperback edition of Song for a Butterfly, which gives me great pleasure as many readers still prefer a printed version rather than an e-book. And of course the Large Print edition will be available in the public libraries.
I promised you more news and it is brilliant. Dangerous Decisions, my new novel, is to be published by Choc Lit, who have recently won the Publisher of the Year Award. This is my first book not related to the Potteries, and is set in the Edwardian era mainly in London. The Bookseller described it as a tale of 'dark obsession', and so it is - and also deeply romantic.
Publication of the paperback is planned for 7 December, 2013 with the digital edition (ebook) being released one month earlier.
Song for a Butterfly will be on free promotion on Wednesday, 14 November and Thursday 15 November. To download the link is http://tinyurl.com/cxrj5js
More good news coming soon . . .
The Large Print edition of Song for a Butterfly has a new cover – and I think it’s lovely, I hope you do too. Amazon are already taking advance orders, and it may soon be available for loan from your local library. Again, publication date – 1 November.
Meanwhile, there is a hope on the horizon for a paperback edition – many of you have emailed asking me about this, and I’ll let you have more definite news on this next month . .
So many readers have asked when there will be a print book available for SONG FOR A BUTTERFLY, and at last the Magna Large Print Edition is almost here.
The actual publication date is 1 November - ISBN 978 07505 36424, but it should be possible to make an advance reservation at your local library. Or if you prefer, to pre-order a copy from either a bookshop or online.
Meanwhile SONG FOR A BUTTERFLY continues to receive excellent reviews on Amazon, and I do want to thank readers who support me in this way, I appreciate it so much.
The good news is that - and many of you, my lovely readers, have emailed asking me if there is any possiblity of this - that several of my titles that have been out of print, have now been re-issued as paperbacks.
The titles are -
Ring of Clay
A Girl of her Time
Friends and Families
Ribbon of Moonlight
Amazon will be offering a FREE download of Song for a Butterfly, on Thursday, 14 June and Friday, 15 June. Please tell your friends who may also like a free read.
Sorry if you missed the above, but it may help to know that on Amazon the book is now on promotion at £2.47. Just click on http://tinyurl.com/cxrj5js
THE GUEST ROOM
I was delighted to be invited by the well-known author and presenter, Jane Wenham-Jones to be one of the guests on her website and you may like to click on the link below.
It's a great site anyway, but if you want to find me, then just click on
The Guest Room.
NEWS FOR LIBRARY USERS
Being a long-standing supporter of public libraries, I was delighted to discover that many are now offering their members the facility to download ebooks on free loan.
My own 'Song for a Butterfly', set in the Potteries in 1950, has now been placed on the National Library Database and should be available on request from participating libraries.
An update to this is that Song for a Butterfly, due to being enrolled in Amazon KDP which involves exclusivity, has temporarily been removed from the library database. But it's worth asking at your local library, as they may already have it in stock. I'll let you all know if this situation changes.
ROMANTIC NOVELISTS' ASSOCIATION BLOG
I am a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and was recently invited to be a guest on their Blogspot. So if you have a spare moment you might like to read my short interview there. And for those of my readers who have often wondered about Staffordshire oatcakes which are mentioned in all of my books - did you guess that I love them? There is also a recipe there.
You will need to go to the side of the page and click on February and then scroll down to find my interview. There is also lots of interesting news about other romantic novelists and their books.