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 gets more than she’d bargained for. Their encounter sparks a series of events that brings Millie’s burgeoning womanhood to fruition.
If you read and enjoy ‘Miss Millie’s Groom,’ reviews, recommendations and ratings would, as ever, be greatly appreciated.
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’ – 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:
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.
Published 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.