Top 5 Tips for Getting Your Book Reviewed…

Catherine E. Chapman:

Ingrid Hall’s tips for authors on going about approaching reviewers:

Originally posted on Author Ingrid Hall:

Freedom full cover


It is a while since I have done a post on this blog that:

* 1. Is not a book review.

* 2. Is not a blatant promotional post for Freedom

Forgive me if I am a little rusty, and it is kind of linked, but here goes!

I am in the curious position at the moment of being a book reviewer that also desperately needs her own latest release reviewed and I have started the process that I am normally at the end of! While there are gazillions of sites offering reviews, the first port of call for any author looking for reviews, should be The Indie View.  This site contains the most comprehensive list of reviewers that I have ever come across – and is by far the most widely respected.

Forgive me if I switch hats a couple of times during this post! As a…

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Elizabeth Clansham

Catherine E. Chapman:

An extract from ‘Elizabeth Clansham,’ posted on LE Fitzpatrick’s Limelight Literature blog:

Originally posted on Limelight Literature:

Here’s an exclusive from Contemporary Woman’s novel Elizabeth Clansham by Catherine E Chapman and this book is free for the next few weeks so don’t forget if you like it download it now!

Browsing pulses in the tinned-foods aisle, thinking that a chilli would be a good pick-me-up for him and a peace offering to Dorothy, Angus became aware of a small, fair-haired girl watching him intently.

She stood at the end of his trolley, her head barely visible above it, but the bright red coat she wore barring him from going any further without acknowledging her. ‘Hullo,’ she said. ‘My name’s Lauren. What’s yours?’

‘Angus,’ he replied. ‘Did your mammy never tell you, you shouldn’t speak to strangers.’

‘You’re not strange,’ she said.

Angus laughed.

‘You’re quite hairy.’

He laughed again. ‘Where’s your mammy, then?’

‘Frozen foods,’ said Lauren.

‘Shouldn’t you go and find her?’ Angus suggested.

‘She’ll find…

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Review of Elizabeth Clansham by Catherine E. Chapman

Catherine E. Chapman:

Really thrilled with YA author, Joanne Armstrong’s review of ‘Elizabeth Clansham,’ featured on author, Ingrid Hall’s blog:

Originally posted on Author Ingrid Hall:

Elizabeth Clansham


A mesmerising read, skilfully and humorously woven together.

Catherine E Chapman is a writer of women’s fiction and romance. Her longer works have been described as quirky romances and accessible character fiction, her writing style said to be filmic. She also writes shorter fiction in the genre of historical romance.

Her books are available from Smashwords, their retailers and Amazon.

For those interested in a taste of Chapman’s contemporary writing, the short stories, ‘The Ramblers,’ ‘Opening Night,’ ‘The Family Tree,’ ‘The Office Party’ and ‘All the Trimmings’, are available to download free from Smashwords.

‘Elizabeth Clansham’ is a contemporary romance, set in the Highlands of Scotland.

 Elizabeth Clansham arrives in a small Scottish village to teach literature. Well, in fact what she really is doing is running away from dealing with the loss of her father and the realisation that she has no meaningful “others” in…

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Luna Ballantyne’s ‘Freedom – Sensual Liaison Series Book 1′

Luna Ballantyne's book, release date 18th October 2014

Luna Ballantyne’s book, release date 18th October 2014

Advance notice of Luna Ballantyne’s book, ‘Freedom,’ which will be released on 18th October.  For readers of erotica, who enjoy time travel themes, this sounds like a great read.  Here’s a review:

“Time travel, what can I say. I love it in all its forms. I do, however, have to say that I had never read one quite like this. Luna not only understands female sexuality, but has managed to get into the brains and loins of the male psyche as well, in a totally believable and realistic manner.

‘Freedom’ is not only a wonderful time travel story set in Newcastle, England, today and 1636, but has witches and erotica. Sex is integral to the story as The Highwayman is cursed with being a gigolo, a role that isn’t always a curse to him, as when he meets Zara, who is celebrating her divorce with the hopes of a wild, steamy freedom night.

The story left me satisfied, yet wanting more. I want to know what fate awaits Max and wished to learn more about his cursor, Elizabetha. I needed more of her and hope that when, “Compromised – The Sensual Liaisons Series Book 2,” comes out in 2015, I get it.”

To find out more, head over to


‘Collected Romances’ on Kindle Countdown this weekend

'Three Medieval Romances' - New Book Cover

‘Three Medieval Romances’ – New Book Cover

‘Three Medieval Romances’ recently had a face-lift, and I’m thrilled with this new cover, which suits the book perfectly.  If you’re an Amazon customer, you can acquire the stories included in ‘Three Medieval Romances’ in an even better value deal this weekend by buying my ‘Collected Romances’ whilst it’s featured on Kindle Countdown.

‘Collected Romances,’ my anthology of seven short historical romances, will be priced at only 99c (99p in UK) from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October – that’s seven stories for the normal price of one!

If you read and enjoy the collection, I would really appreciate reviews, recommendations and ratings on Amazon and elsewhere.

Also on Amazon, ‘Elizabeth Clansham’ is now free to download on both the .com and UK sites: