‘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.

‘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?

 

‘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.

Easter Update – two free books

Elizabeth Clansham book coverAs we approach Easter here in the UK, the weather is decidedly unseasonal.  The prevailing snow and sub-zero temperatures mean it’s the perfect time to take advantage of a final opportunity to acquire ‘Elizabeth Clansham,’ my novella set in the snowy Scottish Highlands, before it ceases to be free on Smashwords after Easter.  As the anti-hero, Andrew, is given to saying (though, of course, he doesn’t actually adhere to his adage), ‘It’s the things you don’t do in life that you regret,’ so get hold of the book for free while you still can!

Also free on Smashwords at present is my World War II novelette, ‘TheHangar Dance.’

If you read and enjoy either book, I’d be appreciative of ratings, recommendations and reviews anywhere and everywhere.

Happy Easter!

Christmas 2012-13 Update

Danburgh cover 2bI have various things to report happening over the festive season.  Firstly, I’m running two promotions:

World War II romantic novelette, ‘The Hangar Dance’ will be free on Amazon from 26th – 27th December.

Elizabeth Clansham, my contemporary novella set in the Scottish Highlands, is now free to download from Smashwords.  If you’re looking for a Christmas read, it’s the perfect book as much of the action is set over the holiday period and it’s a compact enough read to complete over the holidays!

I hope you enjoy reading the books if you download them and, as always, will be very appreciative of positive ratings, recommendations and reviews anywhere and everywhere!

Also, over Christmas, I will be publishing Danburgh Castle, Medieval novelette, on Smashwords – see the new wintry cover above!  This has received mixed reviews so far (much more favourable from UK readers than US, in general, interestingly enough) but I think if you like your heroes tall, dark and commanding and your romances short, dark and gothic in tone, it may be a story for you!  Excitingly, Danburgh Castle has recently had its first downloads on Amazon Japan, which I’m really thrilled about!

Lastly, I’ve also been really pleased to discover in recent times that ‘Brizecombe Hall’ continues to attract attention from fans of the Bronte sisters.  It’s currently being read by Swedish-UK blogger, Traxy, as part of her marathon campaign to read all things Jane Eyre-related.  It’s also featured on an Italian Jane Eyre fan-site.

Well, with those global snippets of info., I shall wrap up.  I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and happy reading over the holidays.