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A Highland Captive, now on pre-order!

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It's finally time for some fantastic news:

I'm so thrilled to share that A Highland Captive is now online, on pre-order at Amazon, for only 99p / 99c. So head over there now and reserve your copy: http://mybook.to/HighlandCaptive

It will be released into the wild on 3rd March 2019!




Blurb:

1298
Scotland

Cailean MacDubhgaill, a knight from a small western island fighting for the Scottish cause, joins the battle at Falkirk but is wounded when he takes a blow to the thigh by an axe. Sir Eoín de Moray, uncle to his late friend, the former guardian, Andrew, helps him escape the carnage and takes him into a nearby forest, but is killed whilst fighting off pursuers.

Once Cailean has recovered from his injuries with the help of the healer Eithne, he rushes to de Moray’s manor on the northern shores of Loch Ness to convey the news to de Moray’s daughter, Isobel, but he is too late. He finds the manor burnt down, its people displaced, and Isobel abducted. Determined to honour the knight who h…

My Place: Discover Ludlow with Derek Birks

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Today, I'm delighted to extend a warm welcome to historical fiction author Derek Birks, whose novels are set during the Wars of the Roses, when the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for the English throne. A fascinating era!
With that historical background in mind, Derek introduces us to the market town of Ludlow, a strategic place during those uncertain days.

Over to Derek...

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Where my stories come to life: Ludlow
I discovered Ludlow during a major flood in July 2007 - the year Tewkesbury was virtually cut off by flood water and many other areas were also severely affected. One of the main roads into Ludlow was closed because the bridge had been washed away! It was not a very auspicious start to my association with the town.
Under normal circumstances, Ludlow isn’t exactly a town that makes the headlines, so why did I go there at all?
Well, I was researching my first historical novel, Feud, set in 1459 during the Wars of the Roses. Although the book starts and ends in Yorkshire, Lu…

Cover reveal: A Highland Captive

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I'm thrilled to share the new cover for my upcoming novel, A Highland Captive. Set in the west of Scotland in 1298, it tells the tale of Isobel de Moray, abducted to be married off due to the importance of her family, only to find herself abducted a second time, and taken to the remote isle of Eorsa in the Inner Hebrides...

And here it is:


Blurb:

1298
Scotland

Cailean MacDubhgaill is only interested in fighting for the Scottish cause. He joins the battle at Falkirk, but is wounded when he takes a blow to the thigh by an axe. Sir Eoín de Moray, uncle to the late guardian, Andrew, helps him and takes him into a nearby forest, but is killed whilst fighting off pursuers.

When Cailean recovers from his injuries with the help of the healer Eithne, he rushes to de Moray’s manor on the shores of Loch Ness to convey the news to de Moray’s daughter, Isobel, but he finds the manor burnt down and Isobel abducted.

Finding herself taken away from her home against her will, to be married off to a…

Win free best-selling romance novels!

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Time for a treat!

Highland Arms is part of a brilliant selection in the Rogues of Winter giveaway by BookSweeps. Yes, readers have a chance to win some fabulous reads by bestselling romance authors, amongst us Glynnis Campbell, Michelle Styles and Samantha Holt, and a few other ’tasty’ treats to boot!

So, hurry over to sign up to some brilliant author newsletters and get yourself into the draw for the big prizes! Just follow the link here:

https://booksweeps.com/book-giveaway/medieval-scottish-old-world-romance-november-2018/  


Spotlight: The Corsican Widow by Vanessa Couchman

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My good author friend and fellow Ocelot Press writer, Vanessa Couchman, has an offer for readers who love historical fiction set in beautiful places. Her novel, The Corsican Widow, is set on the island of Corsica. I thought it might be a treat for followers of My Place...

Well worth a read!

The Corsican Widow reduced to 99p on Amazon Kindle for a short time only
Ocelot Press author Vanessa Couchman’s historical novel The Corsican Widowis taking part in an Amazon Countdown deal, starting on Friday 16thNovember. Normally priced at £2.99/$3.99, the book will be reduced to 99p/99¢ on Friday and Saturday, rising by increments to the full price on Monday 19thNovember.
The novel is the latest in the Tales of Corsica series, stories inspired by and set in the same house on the enchanting island of Corsica.
The Corsican Widow is a sweeping tale of love, injustice and vengeance, set in the 18th century. Valeria Peretti must marry a much older man whom she doesn’t know and is later sentenced for a cr…