Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week Sale

Smashwords has a sale running through March 9th and my anthologies of short historical romances are included in it.  ‘Collected Romances,’ an anthology of all my short romances, is only $1.50 (half the normal price) and ‘Three Medieval Romances’ and ‘Three Romances’ (collections of three sensual and three sweet romances, respectively) are both 99c (half the normal price):

Collected Romances on Smashwords

Three Medieval Romances on Smashwords

Three Romances on Smashwords

For a free taster of my short historical romances, ‘Brizecombe Hall,’ a story set in Victorian England, is currently free from Smashwords and its retailers:

Brizecombe Hall on Smashwords

 

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Advice for Writers

I haven’t blogged about the craft or business of writing for some time.  Here’s a link to UK Literary Agent, Curtis Brown’s blog, which has regular posts with advice for authors on many aspects of writing and getting published:

Agent Curtis Brown’s blog

‘Brizecombe Hall’ – Short Victorian Romance Free on Kindle

‘Brizecombe Hall’ – Short Victorian Romance currently free

Since Valentine’s Day, ‘Brizecombe Hall,’ my short Governess romance, set in early Victorian England, has been free on Kindle in the UK and I’m delighted to report that it’s currently topping the charts for free women’s historical fiction and Victorian romance:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brizecombe-Hall-Catherine-Chapman-ebook/dp/B008GSXHFS/

The story is also currently available free from Smashwords and their retailers:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/75187

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brizecombe-hall-catherine-chapman/1104561332

If you read and enjoy ‘Brizecombe Hall,’ I’d appreciate reviews, ratings and recommendations on Amazon and elsewhere.

Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week Promo

All of my books that are normally priced over 99c are reduced at Smashwords in their Read an Ebook Week Promotion.  Click on the book link on my Profile Page to see the coupon code for the reduction:

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CatherineChapman

 

My Review of ‘Sal’ by Mick Kitson

Since it’s World Book Day, I thought it would be good for the soul to write a review of a book I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed.  Sal, by Mick Kitson, is newly-published on Amazon.

It’s difficult to broach the main theme of this book without giving too much away. Suffice to say that Sal commits the most serious of crimes and yet has the reader’s full sympathy. The book explores the extents to which Sal goes in the name of sisterly love but the most poignant aspect of the narrative is her endless support of her errant mother. A strong tension is created in that Sal’s stark recounting of events leaves the reader feeling far less sympathetic towards Maw.

I loved this book. It wasn’t for the fine detailing of Sal and Peppa’s time in the wilderness but for the compelling nature of the underlying story that Sal is telling throughout. The classic adventure stories that are referenced in the book are, superficially, the model for what this story itself is, but, at a deeper level, Sal leaves us questioning the society in which we live today.

‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ – on Nook, Apple, Kobo & Smashwords

‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ – now in wide distribution

Well, I had a target of Burns’ Night to publish my Scottish Highland contemporary romance wide of Amazon – and I nearly met it!  ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ is now available on Nook, Apple, Kobo and Smashwords and its retailers:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lairds-right-hand-lady-catherine-e-chapman/1126976024?ean=2940158986710

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-lairds-right-hand-lady/id1341055760

http://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-laird-s-right-hand-lady

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/783794

So, if you’re looking for a snowy romantic read to escape into, why not retreat, with Jess & Cameron, to the Highlands?

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ – Great War Romance, only 99c in 2018

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ 2018 promotion

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, ‘Miss Millie’s Groom‘ will be 99c from Amazon, Smashwords and their retailers throughout 2018:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/710062

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/miss-millies-groom-catherine-e-chapman/1125994767

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/miss-millies-groom/id1216270283

http://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/miss-millie-s-groom