‘The Fight for Dolores’ – August Free Book Promotion

I am really pleased that ‘The Fight for Dolores,’ my short contemporary romance set in rural Ireland, has had its first review on Amazon.com:

Looking for something quick to pass a bit of time?  This could be it.  A sweet, cute, short story,” (4 stars).

‘The Fight for Dolores’ and the longer contemporary romance, ‘The Laird’s Right-Hand Lady’, will both be free on Kindle 24th thru 28th August, and both are available on Kindle Unlimited.

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Bookangel’s Review of ‘Miss Millie’s Groom’

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:

http://bookangel.co.uk/review/miss-millies-groom/

Many thanks to Bookangel for their continued support to indie authors in the UK!

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ – First World War Romance

'Miss Millie's Groom' book cover

‘Miss Millie’s Groom’ book cover

I’m delighted to announce that ‘Miss Millie’s Groom,’ a sweet romance set in England during the First World War, is newly-published on Amazon and currently available through Kindle Unlimited:

Miss Millie’s Groom on Amazon.com

Here’s the blurb:

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.

‘Collected Romances’ on Kindle Countdown this weekend

'Three Medieval Romances' - New Book Cover

‘Three Medieval Romances’ – New Book Cover

‘Three Medieval Romances’ recently had a face-lift, and I’m thrilled with this new cover, which suits the book perfectly.  If you’re an Amazon customer, you can acquire the stories included in ‘Three Medieval Romances’ in an even better value deal this weekend by buying my ‘Collected Romances’ whilst it’s featured on Kindle Countdown.

‘Collected Romances,’ my anthology of seven short historical romances, will be priced at only 99c (99p in UK) from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October – that’s seven stories for the normal price of one!

http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Romances-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00N16DKRK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collected-Romances-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B00N16DKRK

If you read and enjoy the collection, I would really appreciate reviews, recommendations and ratings on Amazon and elsewhere.

Also on Amazon, ‘Elizabeth Clansham’ is now free to download on both the .com and UK sites:

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Clansham-ebook/dp/B005LFNWDG

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elizabeth-Clansham-Catherine-E-Chapman-ebook/dp/B005LFNWDG

‘Brizecombe Hall’ Gets A Make-Over…

New Book Cover for 'Brizecombe Hall,' short historical romance

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’ – Free on Smashwords

'Elizabeth Clansham' - an off-beat romance set in the Scottish Highlands

‘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:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/68015

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elizabeth-clansham-catherine-chapman/1104561524

http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/elizabeth-clansham-by-catherine-e-chapman/2940011376702

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elizabeth-clansham/id453328809

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/elizabeth-clansham/id453328809

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.

‘The Beacon Singer’ – Free on Smashwords

The Beacon Singer book coverMy novel, The Beacon Singer, is currently free from Smashwords & its retailers.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/111240

Here’s the blurb:

Jane Lake, disillusioned with her career as a jazz singer and frustrated in love, returns home from London to a small town in the English Lake District.  Reacquainting herself with her circle of women-friends: Ruth, Sarah and Margaret, it becomes apparent that their lives of rural isolation are not as tranquil as they first appear: Sarah’s long-term partner, Philip, is in amorous pursuit of Margaret’s adolescent daughter, Stella.

Jane intends her stay in the family home to be short.  Her rehabilitation, however, becomes protracted and she discovers that those about her -including her mother- are embroiled in the small town’s romantic bohemian scene.  Her sense of dejection intensifying as she realises that most of the men she’s interested in prefer her younger brother, David, Jane increasingly relies upon the bottle in order to maintain a rational view of things.

Long-standing friendships cannot be maintained without rivalry and resentment playing their part.  As the plot thickens involving the various key-players in Jane’s life, she herself teeters between personal jeopardy and a burgeoning self-knowledge that might just permit the prospect of love…

Described by some readers as a quirky romance, The Beacon Singer is also something of a mini-saga.  If you read and enjoy it, I would appreciate all reviews, recommendations and ratings.