I’m delighted that Francine Howarth, historical romance author and book blogger, has reviewed ‘Art & Grace.’ Many thanks to Francine for her very thorough and thoughtful comments. Here’s a link to the post on her review site:
Many thanks to Siobhan for her very considered review of ‘Art & Grace’:
I am so delighted with Bookangel’s very thorough review of ‘Miss Millie’s Groom,’ my romance set during the First World War. Here’s an excerpt:
‘I’m glad to say this is one of the few [books] where the lead character does grow and learn throughout the story. The characters come across well and are consistent in what they are doing with all their flaws intact. This makes for a more interesting read as, to begin with, Millicent’s youth and inexperience are obvious, while those around her act in a more realistic manner. The setting around the war provides a solid backdrop to the events and helps to provide an interesting set of circumstances and situations to be overcome.
As a romance, it ticks all the right boxes, and it’s a pleasure to see it come with a well-written story behind it. Readers looking for a HEA will certainly enjoy it,’ (4-star review, Bookangel.co.uk).
And here’s the full review:
Many thanks to Bookangel for their continued support to indie authors in the UK!
My World War One romance, ‘Miss Millie’s Groom,’ is newly-published on Smashwords and is currently free from the site and from its retailers:
I am delighted that the book recently received its first rating on Barnes & Noble and it’s 5 stars! Here’s an extract from the review of the book that appeared on the Romantic Historical Reviews website in November 2016:
“Millicent is vivacious, endearing and determined. I truly enjoyed her character a great deal from the first page to the last. She reminded me of Sybil from Downton Abbey; in fact, this novel has other overtones from that drama.”
I’m delighted that Book Angel recently reviewed my WWII romance, ‘The Hangar Dance,’ and published the review in a newspaper circulated in Croydon. Many thanks to them for their commitment to promoting indie authors.
Many thanks to The Ardent Reader for her review of ‘High Sea’:
As Romance Or Not Romance approaches its third birthday, I have decided to celebrate with a free promotion of my short Victorian romance, ‘High Sea.’ This will be the last one on Kindle Select so, Kindle users, grab it while you can! The book will be free from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th November.
The impending anniversary has given me cause to reflect that the blog is now morphing somewhat from its original purpose as a platform to publicise my books, into a bit more of a writing / self-publishing blog. Having now had some experience of the trials and tribulations of self-publishing, it seems natural to use RONR to summarise useful information I’ve found and, to some extent, to seek to inform other indie writers who are starting out or looking for guidance / inspiration.
To that end, I’ve improved my lists of links to other sites. There is a category for Book Blogs and Other Sites, which contains links to the blogs of reviewers who’ve helped me along the way and to various sites that I have found useful, in terms of providing writing opportunities and guidance or services to authors.
I’ve also created a list of links to sites providing free listings for authors. These are sites that may also provide paid promotional services but do have an element of free listings that I have found to be effective. Some are sites where your book needs to be free to be included. They all have their own submission criteria, so please study these carefully before submitting. Many are forums that also provide scope for indie authors to promote their work. Please bear in mind that forums have etiquette that you must observe – only posting promos in the designated threads, for instance.
I will keep these link lists updated and hope that writers find them useful for promotional purposes and that readers find them a rich source of free and bargain books!