I’m happy to report that, following a lengthy spell during which I was distracted from writing for various reasons, ‘The Knight’s Falconess’ is newly-published on Amazon Kindle and is available for review from NetGalley during November.
Here’s the blurb:
The South-West of England in the late Fourteenth Century. Zelda, daughter of a falconer in the service of Sir Hugh, suspects that the lord of the manor is attracted to her. At home, she is being pressed to accept the attentions of Matthew, an apprentice mason.
When Zelda’s ill-judged scheme to seduce Hugh goes disastrously wrong, she fears herself out of favour. But the incident leaves Hugh with the burgeoning sense that he has an alternative to his loveless engagement to the refined Lady Rosalind. He pursues his falconer’s daughter, not foreseeing the consequences of his actions.
Their dalliance becomes complicated by Zelda’s realisation that she is expecting Hugh’s child. The involvement of Hugh’s son Arthur and his companion, the young nobleman, Guy, only serves to muddle matters further. Zelda’s ambition to become a falconess is eclipsed by her desire to be a mother to Hugh’s child. But the impetuous Rosalind has other ideas. Can Zelda escape the fate that the noblewoman plans for her? Will she ever truly possess her Knight?
When so many people are confined to their homes at the moment, Smashwords is running an ‘Authors Give Back’ promotion, in which ebooks are discounted or free. My sweet historical romance, set in World War One, is included in the promotion. ‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ will be free until April 20th.
It’s a book that doesn’t have many reviews to date so, if you read and enjoy the story, I would really appreciate reviews, recommendations and ratings on Smashwords and elsewhere. Here’s the book’s Goodreads’ page:
For anybody self-isolating at the moment and looking for free ebooks to read, I have five short stories available for free on Smashwords and from their retailers (incl. B&N, Apple, Kobo). They are ‘The Ramblers,’ ‘Opening Night,’ ‘The Family Tree,’ ‘All the Trimmings’ and ‘The Office Party.’ (The last two are seasonal stories.)
If you read and enjoy the stories, I’d really appreciate ratings and brief reviews.
All my short historical romance anthologies are enrolled in the promotion.
As World Book Day approaches, I’m delighted to have my collections of short historical romances enrolled in Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week. During the course of the week, you can buy ‘Three Romances’ and ‘Three Medieval Romances’ for just 99c and get all seven of my historical shorts for just $1.49 in ‘Collected Romances’. From my profile page, click on the relevant book; the discount codes will show up on the book pages once the promo begins:
I was delighted to receive a review of ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady,’ my short contemporary romance, from Maria KU Reads’ blog. I had actually forgotten that Maria had the book so it was a lovely post-Valentine surprise this morning! via ARC Review: The Laird's Right Hand Lady