‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ – Free on Kindle

heather‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady,’ my contemporary romance, set in the Scottish Highlands, is free on Kindle over the Easter break: 13 – 17 April.

The book has five-star ratings on both Amazon and Goodreads. If you read it, I do hope you enjoy it and would be appreciative of reviews.

Laird’s Right-Hand Lady on Amazon.com

 

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ – Free Valentine’s Promo on Kindle

'Miss Millie's Groom' - Valentine's Free Promo

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ – Valentine’s Free Promo

My sweet, First World War romance, ‘Miss Millie’s Groom,’ will be free on Amazon from 9th to 13th February:

It is the summer of 1914 and Britain teeters on the brink of war. Society girl, Millicent Awbridge, is oblivious to the impending conflict and preoccupied with the recent shooting of her horse. When she confronts the culprit, Ryan O’Flynn, a groom in her father’s service, Millie finds romance rather than hostility. The encounter sparks a series of events that brings Millie’s burgeoning womanhood to fruition.
     Millie and Ryan’s affair is conducted in secret but Millie’s aunt has her suspicions and is determined to bring an end to it. Inevitably, the war also impacts on the young people’s lives and others are implicated in the muddle. Will Millie and Ryan ever be truly united?

‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ – New Year Promo

'The Laird's Right-Hand Lady' New Year Promotion

‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ – New Year Promotion

To mark Hogmanay, ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady,’ my new romance set in the Scottish Highlands, will be free on Amazon from 29th December through 2nd January 2017:

http://www.amazon.com/Lairds-Right-Hand-Lady-Catherine-Chapman-ebook/dp/B01M6AXZ5O

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lairds-Right-Hand-Lady-Catherine-Chapman-ebook/dp/B01M6AXZ5O

A story with a seasonal feel, it’s the perfect holiday read.

Free Festive Reads

Free Festive Reads 2016

Free Festive Reads 2016

In the run up to Christmas, ‘High Sea’, my short Victorian romance, is free from Smashwords and its retailers:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/517058

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/high-sea-catherine-e-chapman/1121176105

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-sea/id965045299

http://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/high-sea-1

Additionally, perma-free reads available from Smashwords with a festive flavour are my short stories, ‘The Office Party’ and ‘All the Trimmings’:

‘The Office Party’ on Smashwords

‘All the Trimmings’ on Smashwords

Also, if you have Kindle Unlimited, ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’ (which has a seasonal feel, being set during winter in the Scottish Highlands) and ‘Miss Millie’s Groom,’ are both free to download through that scheme:

The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady on Amazon

Miss Millie’s Groom on Amazon

Season’s Greetings!

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ – on Kindle Countdown

'Miss Millie's Groom' November Promotion

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ November Promotion

From 10th to 16th November, ‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ is only 99c / 99p on Kindle Countdown. Also, it’s still free on Kindle Unlimited.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYRTZ8P

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Miss-Millies-Groom-Catherine-Chapman-ebook/dp/B01LYRTZ8P

A romance set in England during the First World War.

‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’

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Book Cover – ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’

‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady,’ a contemporary romance, set in the Scottish Highlands, is newly-published on Amazon and currently available on Kindle Unlimited:

http://www.amazon.com/Lairds-Right-Hand-Lady-Catherine-Chapman-ebook/dp/B01M6AXZ5O/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lairds-Right-Hand-Lady-Catherine-Chapman-ebook/dp/B01M6AXZ5O/

Here’s the blurb:

Jess Fielding is Cameron McCallum’s newly-appointed personal assistant. He is due to take over from his father as Laird on their Scottish Highland estate. Used to the corporate world, Jess finds that, whilst the professional demands of her new role are straightforward, the domestic and family dynamics in Cameron’s stately home leave her feeling daunted.

Instantly attracted to Cameron, Jess begins to suspect that her feelings are reciprocated. But the appearance of Alexandra, an old university friend of Cameron’s, upsets their blossoming romance.

Cameron’s father is determined that his son should make a match fit for a Laird. Will Cameron live up to his father’s expectations or follow his heart?

 

Promoting Free Smashwords Books

I recently re-blogged a post of Grace Risata’s about her experiences of using Kindle Countdown Promotions. As Grace’s blog suggests, if you are promoting a book on Amazon the challenge is to decide how to do it from the many possible sites available. My experience of promoting books that are free on Smashwords suggests that the reverse is true: there are very few sites interested in listing a Smashwords book that is free, if it isn’t also free on Amazon.

In the past, I have primarily been looking for free means of promoting free books and I have found that almost all sites dedicated to ebook promotion require the free deal to be on Kindle as well as other retailers. It’s often the case that if a book is free on Smashwords, it will go free on Amazon too but, in my experience, it can revert to paid on Kindle even if it’s still free on Smashwords, so you need to be aware of this if you’re scheduling a post for the future.

Good ways of promoting free Smashwords books are: to use Goodreads, most of whose Groups have dedicated discussion threads where author promotion is permitted, and to use other book forum sites (Library Thing, Mobile Read and Book Barista are all included in my links). Free Online Novels.com will list your book if it is permanently free.

In part, I am writing this post in the hope that someone will tell me there are ways of promoting free Smashwords books that I’m unaware of. Personally, I’ve never come across dedicated sites to promote books on iTunes (to whom Smashwords ship) and I’ve found that many book pages on Facebook and Twitter are very much Amazon-oriented.