Monthly Archives: December 2013

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BOOK BARGAINS!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY READERS!

As a Seasonal Gift, I’m lowering the price of most of my books to 77p / 99c!

From Christmas Day to New Year’s Day.

One-time, Limited Offer.

GRAB THEM NOW! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Hope you all have a wonderful, festive time.

Very best wishes.2004-01-01 00.00.45

AMAZON UK:http://amzn.to/15LoZHh
AMAZON US:http://amzn.to/X3xClj

WRITE A STORY FOR THE BBC!

Here’s an opportunity I spotted on a blog I regularly read. With thanks to Chris at thestoryreadingape.com blog:

http://bridgetwhelan.com/2013/12/17/write-a-short-story-for-radio/

Rules, requirements and timelines will be found via the link. Why not give it a go?

REVIEW OF SUBTRACTION BY ANDREW PETERS

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An Engaging Chandleresque Romp Through Sleazy Street.

Our hero, Professor Mark Paris, is a man who had been pretty aimless since the death of his wife. He likes fine food, fine wine, gambling large sums, and to have the desirable Margot on his arm. A wealthy man, he can afford to live at his ease. And, for the most part, he does.

But, although something of an idle man-about-town, when prodded, the Prof can be stirred out of his lethargy sufficiently to take on the role of part-time private investigator (unlicensed) when the fates or fancy moves him. He is surprisingly successful as a PI and has gained something of a reputation as a man with a good brain who is able to fight for justice when the police seem happy to let things lie.

So, when a sometime acquaintance found a dead prostitute in his bed, his protestations of innocence in the hooker’s murder drew a reluctant Prof into action to check out the sleazy side of the street on his friend’s behalf.

But his dilettante efforts proved insufficient to prevent the next death, that of his friend.

Since his friend no longer required his services, the Prof next took on the case of the madam of a high-class brothel. The madam told the Prof that she feared for her business as first one, then another of her part-time ‘ladies of the night’ had been persuaded into premature retirement after being badly beaten. She asked the Prof to find out who was behind these vicious attacks.

Soon, the Prof was engaged in a high-end game of intrigue where nothing was quite what it seemed. But the threats to both the Prof and his girlfriend, the delectable Margot, were real enough. Not a man to crumple under physical danger, the Prof ignored the threats and continued his investigation. Yet, even though he sought help and information from a mostly useless network of acquaintances who supposedly had their ears to the ground, he was no nearer to finding out who was responsible for beatings that had now escalated into further murders.

The attacks on the hookers continued. The bodies were starting to pile up in a most inconvenient manner for the Prof, especially as he hadn’t troubled to tell the police what was happening.

Then he got lucky; the murderer proved all too human and made a small, but fateful miscalculation. The ever-astute Prof was quick to pounce on this first indicator of guilt.

And in a confrontation with the murderer, he put his life on the line with the nonchalance of a man who felt he had little to bind him to the human existence.

In the Prof, the author has created an engaging, all too believable, character who is more than capable of supporting a series.

I thoroughly enjoyed Subtraction and look forward to more of the same. Five stars.

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FEKPRVS

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FEKPRVS

NO 1 UK CATEGORY BESTSELLER – MY HISTORICAL NOVEL, RELUCTANT QUEEN

My historical novel, RELUCTANT QUEEN, has hit the UK’s No 1 Best Seller list in CATEGORY FICTION > RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL > HISTORICAL

RELUCTANT QUEEN HISTORICAL EBOOK COVER

 Product details

     Format: Kindle Edition

    File Size: 620 KB

    Print Length: 314 pages

    Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

    Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

    Language: English

    ASIN: B0054SDUPA

    Text-to-Speech: Enabled

    X-Ray:

    Not Enabled

    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

    Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

        #1 in Books > Fiction > Religious & Inspirational > Historical

        #3 in Books > History > Britain & Ireland > British Heads of State > Henry VII

        #7 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Spiritual Literature & Fiction

 

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/B0054SDUPA

US: http://www.amazon.com/B0054SDUPA

 

All about the indie life v traditional publishing: See my article on the storyreadingapesblog

I wrote an article about my experiences both before and after I took up the indie author lifestyle for thestoryreadingapesblog. I enjoyed writing it and I’ve had some lovely, appreciative comments for my honesty (Rafferty’s family wouldn’t be impressed!). If you’re contemplating the indie life yourself, you could do worse than take a look. Here’s the link:

http://wp.me/p3mGq7-1QU

 

MY HISTORICAL, RELUCTANT QUEEN, TO FEATURE ON THE FUSSY LIBRARIAN SITE!

My historical novel, Reluctant Queen, about Henry VIII’s little sister, Mary Rose, is being featured on Tuesday 3 December 2013 at The Fussy Librarian, a new website that offers personalized ebook recommendations.

The Fussy Librarian

You choose from 40 genres and indicate preferences about content (ie, with regards to profanity/sex/violence). If you prefer not to receive notifications about certain kinds of books, you can block them, and then the computers work their magic. I think it’s a great idea!. I’ve signed up to receive their book notifications.

WhyRELUCTANT QUEEN HISTORICAL EBOOK COVER not check it out? Here’s the link: www.TheFussyLibrarian.com

And here are the links to amazon, etc for the actual book:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reluctant-Queen-defiant-little-sister-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1385922751&sr=1-2&keywords=geraldine+evans

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Reluctant-Queen-defiant-little-sister-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_18?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1385915555&sr=1-18&keywords=geraldine+evans

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Reluctant-Queen-defiant-little-sister-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1385923889&sr=1-5&keywords=geraldine+evans

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Reluctant-Queen-defiant-little-sister-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_11?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1385923972&sr=1-11&keywords=geraldine+evans

Amazon FR: http://www.amazon.fr/Reluctant-Queen-defiant-little-sister-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1385924122&sr=1-8&keywords=geraldine+evans

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/Reluctant-Queen-defiant-little-sister-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_11?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1385924244&sr=1-11&keywords=geraldine+evans

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/67280

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/reluctant-queen