A Highland Captive is *free*

Delighted to share that my award-winning historical Scottish romance, A Highland Captive, is *FREE* on Amazon today – and it’s busy climbing the Amazon charts. 

On Amazon US, it’s currently in the overall #top90 and #1 in three different historical categories:

A Highland Captive is part of my Highland Chronicles series of novels set in historical Scotland during various times. Highland Arms was the first, and is available at 99p / 99c. The novels are all standalone.
Readers are saying:
"Really enjoyed this escape into a long gone time. Cathie Dunn takes you to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland on a hunt for a runaway lady who has a knack for getting herself and others in trouble." ~ Amazon reader review, Germany
"It’s a pacy story, mixing romance with politics, which is difficult to put down." ~ Amazon reader review
"Great story. Filled with likeable characters and plenty of action." ~ Amazon reader review


Cailean MacDubhgaill, a knig…

Review: A Shape on the Air by Julia Ibbotson

Today, I’m taking you to the realm of the paranormal: to a sweet time-slip romance that takes you to Britain in the Dark Ages in Julia Ibbotson’s new novel, A Shape on the Air

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me take part in this blog tour.

Dr Viv DuLac finds herself dumped without warning by her boyfriend, Pete. Reeling from the shock, she connects with a woman from the Dark Ages, Lady Vivianne. Is she dreaming? Are they visions? Or is she really slipping into the body of the Dark Age lady whose parents died in a fire when she was young, and who is soon due to marry Sir Pelleas, a brute who has taken over as chief of her settlement. 

Through Lady Vivianne, Viv receives an ancient key, which unlocks a secret from her late parents’ past that she’d never been aware of. 

As their lives intertwine, can Viv free Lady Vivianne from her fate? And what about her own life? A race against time begins...

A Shape on the Air is a sweet time-slip romance with dark undertones that tak…

Review: Lilian and the Irresistible Duke by Virginia Heath

I'm delighted to share my review of this enchanting story: Lilian and the Irresistible Duke by Virginia Heath, out today. 

A big Thank You goes to Rachel’s Random Resources!

Oh, bella Roma!

Finally, a heroine and hero of a certain age. No, they’re not about to pop their clogs – on the contrary. Their passion is sizzling. Mamma mia!

After all her offspring are happily married, Lilian – the head of a charity in London – follows an invitation to stay at a villa in Rome. When she meets the enigmatic Pietro, the brother of her hostess and a duke, no less – she realises that they had shared a passionate kiss before, in a carriage in London!

She soon discovers that they have something else in common – a love of Renaissance art. Unable to resist his dark charm as he shows her Rome’s most beautiful sites, Lilian is swept away into an affair, something she’d never have contemplated before. But when her heart gets involved, can she stop him from breaking it?

This is a delightful romance, with a st…

New Release: The Heretic Wind by Judith Arnopp

I’m delighted to share news of a fabulous new release: The Heretic Wind by historical fiction author, Judith Arnopp, a tale about Mary Tudor. I’ve always been fascinated by the Tudors, even taking a module at Exeter Uni many years ago. It taught me much about propaganda

I know I'll be getting my copy soon of Judith’s exciting new novel! Have you ordered yours?

Judith Arnopp’s twelfth Historical Fiction novel, The Heretic Wind: the life of Mary Tudor, Queen of England is due for release on 27th January 2019.
Judith’s novels concentrate on strong female characters from English history. Her trilogy of Margaret Beaufort, The Beaufort Chronicle, provided Margaret with a credible voice. She does much the same in this novel of Mary Tudor, Queen of England. Mary, due to the violent punishment she inflicted on heretics has come to be viewed as little short of a monster. In this novel, Mary isn’t white-washed; she is simply allowed to tell her own story. Judith says:
‘I always think it would be…

Review: 133 Hours by Zach Abrams

I'm delighted to share my review of 133 Hours, a fast-paced, gripping thriller by Zach Abrams. A big thank you goes to Rachel's Random Resources for the opportunity to join this publication day push tour.

Wow, what a rollercoaster! What can I say?

First of all, I must admit that I read 133 Hours in two sittings – meaning two very late nights spent reading! I rarely get to do this, and I enjoyed every minute of it. 

Secondly, I don’t normally enjoy novels written in first person, nor do I like present tense in fiction. This novel has both, and yet I was hooked from the first page. The pace of the plot, the main character’s deeply-portrayed emotions, and the many twists and turns make this an unforgettable read.

I do love fast-paced thrillers, but this beats many I’ve read over the years. The pace is relentless, and at the end of each chapter (meaning: hour), you just want to read on. 

We first encounter Briony at Glasgow Central Station, and immediately we sense that she’s in troubl…