‘High Sea’ – Short Victorian Romance

'High Sea' -Victorian Romance- book cover

‘High Sea’ -Victorian Romance- book cover

My latest novelette in the genre of historical romance is ‘High Sea,’ a story set in the Victorian era.  Here’s the blurb:

 Samantha, a seamstress, stows away on a ship bound for Australia, disguised as a boy. Discovered by the ship’s doctor, John Seacombe, she becomes his assistant. However, she rapidly finds that her growing feelings for Doctor John mean that her disguise is a hindrance, rather than a help. And when the feisty Estelle McEwan enters the scene, things become even more complicated for Sam.

As an introductory promotion, the book will be free on Amazon Kindle from 16th – 20th August:



I hope readers enjoy it.  Although the Victorian era is familiar territory for me, this books differs from most of my writing in that it’s written from the point of view of a first person narrator.  (I actually have in mind the narrative style of earlier, 18th century novels.)  So, in this respect, it’s a departure.  I’ve written short stories in the first person but tend to go for third person narrators for anything longer, but I really enjoyed writing in the voice of Sam / Samantha!

If you read ‘High Sea’ and like it, I would appreciate reviews and ratings on Amazon and elsewhere.

‘The Office Party’ – free Christmas story

'The Office Party' book coverPublished well in time for Christmas(!) is my latest short story, ‘The Office Party.’  It’s available to download free from Smashwords and their retailers.  Here’s the blurb:

In the run up to their Christmas works’ party, Maria’s colleague, Clair, has her eye on the new guy, Alex. But it’s Maria herself who finds she’s the object of unexpected attention. A short story for Christmas.




As ever, I hope readers enjoy it and would appreciate reviews, recommendations and ratings.

‘Rhiannon’ free on Smashwords

Rhiannon cover

‘Rhiannon’ – free Medieval romance

My Medieval romance, ‘Rhiannon,’ is currently free to download from Smashwords and its retailers:


Here’s the blurb:

Rhiannon, a Welsh farmer’s daughter, is smuggled into a walled English garrison town. Harboured by a merchant and his son, her happiness is shattered when her presence in their home is discovered. Taken to the castle, Rhiannon’s fate lies in the hands of Lord Edward. Will he believe Rhiannon’s claim that all she wants is to be a lady?

It’s a short Medieval romance that’s adult in tone.  If you read and enjoy the story, reviews, recommendations and ratings would be appreciated.

The Family Tree – free short story on Smashwords

‘The Family Tree’ – book cover

I have a new short story free to download from Smashwords & its retailers.  It’s called, ‘The Family Tree':


When Jack finds a wooden box in his grandma’s attic, a family secret is unearthed and his grandma faces a dilemma: should she keep it in the family or keep it to herself?

I hope readers enjoy it and, as ever, would appreciate feedback and ratings.

‘Brizecombe Hall’ – Free on Smashwords

Bronte 1To celebrate the forthcoming 198th birthday of Charlotte Bronte, my novelette, ‘Brizecombe Hall,’ is currently free from Smashwords & its retailers:





It’s also currently topping the rankings on Amazon in the ‘Short Romance Reads’ and ‘Victorian Historical Romance’ categories:


As ever, I’m delighted when readers rate, review and recommend the book.  Many thanks to all who have provided invaluable feedback on my writing.  If you read ‘Brizecombe Hall’ during this free promo, I hope you enjoy it.

‘Braggot Park’ – Free on Smashwords

Braggot Park,’ a romantic novelette set in Elizabethan England, described in a recent review as being, ‘very well-written and fast-paced,’ is currently free to download from Smashwords & their retailers:






‘Clifton’ – Free Novella on Smashwords

Clifton cover SWMy novella, ‘Clifton,’ is currently free from Smashwords & their retailers:





Part- romance, dark comedy and tragedy, it’s another of my works of contemporary fiction that leaves me pondering whether it’s properly categorised as romance or not…