LiveJournal's been a good friend of mine for some time, but I'm so hopeless at promo, I've let it flag a bit. I'm hoping that a new platform and a new layout will help me hustle my wares more effectively, so I'm heading on over to Wordpress. You can find my inaugural entry here.
I love my LJ friends and I'm not closing this blog off. I'll be sure to continue to post links to my new blog here as the posts appear.
Best, and hope to see you over at Wordpress!
(Rodney Batterman, you were my fourth correct entry, but you won in one of the other author's lists too - congrats! :)
Congrats to the four of you! Please email me at email@example.com and tell me which book from my backlist you would like, and in which format. I have mobi, epub and pdf. You can check out the goodies on offer here:-
Again, a big thank you to everyone for playing along and making our launch day so much fun.
Having fun, everybody? Yes? Well, we'll soon put a stop to all that. LOL! Not really. My fellow Comfort & Joy anthologists hope you're having a wonderful time. Here's the next round for you...
Match the correct Author to the following lines. NOTE: We are getting increasingly tricksy. These lines are NOT from the anthology Christmas stories. So here you are simply matching style (or your knowledge of our backlists) to the quote. We’re not so cruel as to make you name the work itself.
The first four people to come up with the correct match win their choice of ebook from any one of our backlists BARRING the new stories in this anthology. ;-)
1 – “Him, the Guardians. It makes no difference,” X snapped. “What does it matter who uses you up? Do you think it feels better to get destroyed by a good guy than a bad guy?”
2 – “He told me to keep my castrated Christian carcass out of his sight until I’d learned what a real man was.”
3 - Leaves stirred, whispering, though there was no breeze. The arbor seemed uncannily alive. Pale petals drifted down like snow, and wings beat the air as birds swooped from one bower to the next. At the base of the trees, frogs’ voices croaked in cheerful disharmony, the changing timbres like the huffing and puffing of different-sized bellows.
4 - Those were five words I wouldn’t string together in this lifetime: Sorry I had your dad.
Your possible choices are:
Answer in the comment section below.
You can only win once, but you can enter all four rounds. The next and final round is over at Joanna Chambers. I believe she’s in her wee tartan hoose right the noo baking up shortbread for us. Click the link to continue the game! :)
http://bit.ly/WolfHallAmUK - Amazon UK
http://bit.ly/WolfHallAmUS - Amazon US
Thank you for your patience, and I hope you enjoy!
All Romance eBooks
Having said that, at the risk of undermining my own sales, I'd say that if you bought the original Loose Id version, you probably don't need to reinvest in the new edition. The book was what it was, and as I went through it, like any author looking at her work from a few years ago, I saw a whole load of stuff I could have changed. But because it's already been published and I have new projects on hand, I settled for reclaiming a few UK spellings, fixing some commas and correcting Michael and Anzhel's Russian with the help of a very kind and linguistically talented friend. Otherwise it's the same book, although I personally think that Lou Harper's gorgeous cover art might be worth the price of readmission. :-D
Anyway, watch this space for those buy links!
Love, H xxx
Regular visitors to my social-media foxholes may remember that, around about September of last year, I went completely mad and hand-wrote an entire novel. Well, a novella, but let’s not split hairs or fingerbones. :-D That novella was the very first book in my Tyack & Frayne series, Once Upon A Haunted Moor.
I’m now about to auction that handwritten manuscript on eBay. This is not something I’ve ever done before. Generally, if I have something good to give away, I’d way rather make a lottery prize of it so that everyone has an equal chance of winning. But, just for once, I have an ulterior motive.
I think most of you know how wonderfully inspiring Cornwall has been to me as an author. I’ve set five novels here, and I’d like to give something back. I think the best way of doing that is to try to acknowledge and help the fantastic work done by CASPN, the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network.
Not only has CASPN introduced me to some astounding places, many of which became locations for my Tyack & Frayne series, the group also welcomed me and Mrs H at a time when we were feeling quite dislocated and uncertain down here. I’ll always be grateful, and I’d like to donate any funds I can raise through the sale of the Haunted Moor manuscript to them.
CASPN is a charitable partnership. It receives very little regular funding and even this little has been cut back lately. It’s entirely reliant on volunteers to protect the many, many magical places of Penwith – the circles, standing stones, barrows and enclosures. Here’s a link to their website if you’d like more details of the incredible work they do.
Some of my Facebook friends may have seen the recent awful news of damage done to Boscawen-Un stone circle. Nobody knows for sure who’s caused it – possibly ill-informed folks at a Solstice ritual, possibly treasure-hunters with metal detectors. It’s not possible to monitor all the sites all the time and really the only way to get the message across that these sites are fragile, precious and part of an irreplaceable heritage for all of us is EDUCATION. Leaflets, school visits, signage at the sites themselves to say that unauthorised digging is illegal... Many other ways, and I’m certain the CASPN leaders can and will come up with answers, but it all costs money, and I’d like to give ’em some. :-D
As I said, this is a first for me, and an experiment. I’d like to think that the Haunted Moor manuscript is a bit of a collector’s item, but I’m also aware that this whole endeavour might fall spectacularly on its arse and I’ll be donating the manuscript in due course as landfill to help prop up a drooping monolith. (I will be putting a reserve on the item because I’d like to retain the landfill option.) LOL! We’ll see.
Anyway, what you will get is my original notebook, as seen in the photographs, with my first print-out of the cover art, and the entire original handwritten story just as it happened, complete with margin notes, revisions, and occasional wild flurries of arrows and bubbles as I attempted to cut and paste without the aid of a computer. You’ll be able to see what made the final cut and what didn’t. You’ll even find out the original name of Dark Village! The only missing portions are eleven pages where I’d made personal notes on the back. I’ve scanned and printed out these pages and inserted them where they belong (as nearly as possible – the page numbering got a bit wild as I carted the notebook around the wilds of Scotland on holiday, sitting on various windswept rocks). I’ve also redacted just a few scribbles here and there where I’ve written down phone numbers, etc, because I was also using the notebook as a daily memo pad! I’m also including plot notes so you can get an idea of the story’s evolution “on the hoof”.
I think this really is a pretty cool piece of memorabilia and, if you’ve enjoyed my work, I hope you might consider placing a bid. I’m using eBay in the hope of making the auction available to as many of you as possible, and I welcome bids from abroad and will ship worldwide at my own expense. I’ll also add a dedicatory note.
So, here we go! Here is the link to the listing on eBay. Any problems seeing it, please let me know.