‘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!

http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Romances-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00N16DKRK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collected-Romances-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00N16DKRK

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:

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Clansham-ebook/dp/B005LFNWDG

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elizabeth-Clansham-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B005LFNWDG

‘Rhiannon’ Revamped!

The new cover design for 'Rhiannon,' short Medieval romance

The new cover design for ‘Rhiannon,’ short Medieval romance

I’m delighted with my new cover for Medieval romance, ‘Rhiannon.’

This was designed by Melissa Alvarez.

It’s not long now until my Kindle Countdown Deal Promo for Collected Romances, my historical romance anthology which includes ‘Rhiannon,’ along with my six other published short romances.

At the start of this deal (3rd October) you’ll be able to buy seven stories for the price of one!

‘Brizecombe Hall’ Gets A Make-Over…

New Book Cover for 'Brizecombe Hall,' short historical romance

New Book Cover for ‘Brizecombe Hall,’ short historical romance

… because apparently books really are judged by their covers!

I have been digesting the advice of Mark Coker (Smashwords Founder and Self-Publishing Guru) and, as a result, have decided to embark on a process of revamping my bookcovers.  Having now become a lot clearer about defining my short historical stories as ‘Romance,’ I figure that, accordingly, their covers should be romantic!

First to get the treatment is ‘Brizecombe Hall,’ my Regency / Victorian romance.  I acquired this cover from Self Pub Book Covers.com and I’m really thrilled with it.  Their site is a great concept, I think, connecting authors and artists and enabling authors to browse loads of designers’ images and customise them.

In other news, I’m delighted that the current promo of ‘Elizabeth Clansham‘ has now filtered through to Amazon.com, where readers have started to download the book for free.

‘Elizabeth Clansham’ – Free on Smashwords

'Elizabeth Clansham' - an off-beat romance set in the Scottish Highlands

‘Elizabeth Clansham’ – an off-beat romance set in the Scottish Highlands

To herald the referendum on Scottish independence, celebrate the long-awaited return of Kate Bush to the stage and mark the drawing in of the nights here in the UK, Elizabeth Clansham is currently free to download from Smashwords & its retailers:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/68015

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elizabeth-clansham-catherine-chapman/1104561524

http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/elizabeth-clansham-by-catherine-e-chapman/2940011376702

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elizabeth-clansham/id453328809

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/elizabeth-clansham/id453328809

It’s a novel in two parts and has been described as a quirky romance.  I categorise it as women’s fiction too.  There are a number of good reviews on Goodreads and elsewhere and I would love to have more so if you do read the book and enjoy it, please post a review.

‘Collected Romances’ – on Amazon Kindle

'Collected Romances' book cover

‘Collected Romances’ book cover

I have published a collection of my seven short historical romances on Amazon Kindle, to give readers a book that is of overall novel-length:

http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Romances-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00N16DKRK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collected-Romances-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00N16DKRK

‘Collected Romances’ contains the short stories: Brizecombe Hall, Kitty, The Hangar Dance, Danburgh Castle, Braggot Park, Rhiannon and High Sea.  At $2.99 it’s great value compared to buying the stories individually.

I do appreciate that some readers are either looking for only clean romances or are after something more sensual, and this collection contains both, so all stories may not be to everbody’s liking!

To clarify the rating of the stories, Brizecombe Hall, Kitty and The Hangar Dance are all sweet romances.  They are also available in the collection, ‘Three Romances,’ from both Amazon and Smashwords.

High Sea, only available individually at Amazon at present, is also a sweet romance.

Danburgh Castle, Braggot Park and Rhiannon are more sensual romances and are available as a collection of ‘Three Medieval Romances‘ from both Amazon and Smashwords.

I’m really pleased to be having lots of downloads of both Collected Romances and High Sea through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited programme.  It seems this is a great way for authors to connect with new readers.

I’m running a promo of Collected Romances on Amazon Kindle from Friday 3rd October.  It’s a Kindle Countdown Deal, which means that on Amazon UK, the book will cost 99p, rather than £1.99, from 3rd – 10th October, and that on Amazon.com it will cost $0.99 from 3-5 October and then $1.99 from 6-10 October, so if you’d like to buy the book but want to hold out for a bargain price, grab it on 3rd October!

‘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:

http://www.amazon.com/High-Sea-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00MJC8QFS

http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Sea-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00MJC8QFS

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.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/463518

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-office-party-catherine-e-chapman/1120065934

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-office-party/id906383812

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