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  1. I hope life is treating you well, and the sun is shining. 

    Today I have freebies, an offer, and a new release for you...

    Most of my books have magical or supernatural elements. So I decided to go all out (or all in!) and write a lighthearted paranormal cosy mystery with a sweet splash of romance...

    Drumroll...

    Baking and Entering, numero uno in my new Milly’s Magical Midlife series, is set in 1980s London, and here’s the blurb…

    A  sassy-mouthed cat. A vengeful ghost. Can a recent divorcee solve a magical mystery before she joins the deceased?

    Forty-year-old Milly's life is dull. Her marriage is passion-free, and her shoeshop job is 'sole' destroying. When she and her husband separate, Milly longs for excitement and glamour. But on her paltry wages, her life is more orthopaedic sandals than designer heels...

    But on divorce day, she inherits a fortune and a posh London pad. Thrilled, she hotfoots it to the capital.

    Milly couldn't be happier in her new home with its zany young neighbours. Until she discovers a resident ghost, who claims someone murdered her. Suspected weapon? Baked goods laced with magical vanilla essence.

     The ghost asks Milly to investigate with the help of a 200-year-old Siamese cat with a sassy tongue.

    A prime suspect is the ghost's hunky son, who Milly falls for.  And in a twist of fate, if the son is innocent, Milly must return her fortune. And if he's guilty, she'll lose out on love. 

    If you enjoy paranormal comedies with plenty of magical mystery and a dash of romance, you'll love Baking and Entering.

    Click here to buy Baking and Entering or read for Free via Kindle Unlimited.


    Continuing the magical theme, I also have a freebie and a bargain for you this month. They are both in my Touch of Magic series of standalone romantic comedies...

    The freebie is Walkies, Darling!

    And Awful Wedded Husbands is reduced to 99 cents and 99p in USA and UK respectively. For some reason, Amazon doesn't do countdown deals outside these locations. Although the Walkies, Darling! freebie should be on all Amazon sites!

    The Touch of Magic offers are only available for a few days.


    And also don’t miss this Summer of Love freebie bonanza. Click here or the below image for oodles of free reads.

    Wishing you happy days, and I'll blog again soon soon.

    Janet xx

  2. Hello, again. I hope all is well with you.

    It was my birthday last week, and I received some lovely presents, including novels, but the best gift was the one I gave myself -- four lovely days off to do whatever I wanted. Hurrah!  As it was sunny (miraculous), I spent lots of time reading in the garden. And overeating chocolate and cake. Bliss. 

    What did I read? I hear you ask. Let’s see. I began with This Perfect Day by Ira Levin, who first spooked me in the late 1980s and succeeded in doing the same in 2021. Thanks, Ira.  After that, in need of fun and frothiness, I devoured Sophie Kinsella’s I Owe You One. 

    Now I’ve nearly finished The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan -- most intriguing. 

    So that was one dystopian science fiction, one romantic comedy/chick-lit, and one historical women's fiction. My reading taste has always been all over the place, or eclectic if you prefer the posher word. It maybe explains why my books are tricky to categorise -- especially for me! 

    However, they mainly involve women who find their true selves and escape the chains of manipulative people -- sometimes with a touch of magic -- always with lots of humour and sass. 

    And they nearly all have a ghost. That said, I realised good genres for me to write in are Paranormal Cosy Mystery and/or Paranormal Women's Fiction -- both with a dash of romance.

    That's a long way of saying my work in progress is about a newly divorced fortyish woman from Liverpool who inherits a posh London pad...

    With a resident ghost, zany occupants, and a murder to solve. And it's set in the 1980s when shoulder pads ruled the world. I'll let you know when it goes live. 

    Now for this month's offers, promotions and freebies...

    The first in my Witches of London trilogy, Angela’s Lashes, is free for a few days.

    And if you are in UK or USA, the follow-ups are 99p or 99 cents. 

    Click for your discounted The Lie, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Click for your discounted Broomstruck.


    And, last but not least, here are this month's group promotions and offers. Click the pics to enjoy a good browse.

     

    But whatever you choose, enjoy and add cake.

    That's it from me for now.  Happy reading, and I'll blog again soon.

    Janet

  3. Greetings from sunny Scotland!

    After weeks of life under an upside-down pan, the sun has got its hat on. Here’s a photo I snapped on yesterday’s walk...

    I will ramble on a bit; then it’s on to this month’s offers -- all freebies -- yay!

    The only downside of a sunny day is I never want to do a scrap of work and prefer to languish in the garden with a good book (or three) and copious amounts of tea. I guess if it were sunny most days, the novelty might wear off (Nah!), but here on the west coast of Scotland, it’s manna from heaven. 

    On my walk, everyone, including the dogs, smiled at me. And they usually glare. Only pulling your leg, but the smiles were way wider and in no way forced. Truthfully, I often have to force a smile as I battle my way through horizontal rain. 

    Oh, dear. I’m obviously British as I’m talking about the weather -- again. But funnily enough, I don’t mention it much in my books -- as far as I can recall! We Brits are obsessed with the weather, particularly my husband, who gives many weather bulletins throughout the day - whether I want them or not. See what I did there? 

    What goodies have I got for you this month? Let’s see…

    Oh, yes. Firstly, The Last of the Family Diamonds (first in the Izzie Firecracker series) is FREE until 11.59 pm (PDT) today, Saturday 20th March. It’s mainly set in London, and if you enjoy it, you’ll love the second in the series, Movies, Mothers and Murder, all about Izzie’s zany adventures in Las Vegas.

    Click here or the image below to claim your copy of The Last of the Family Diamonds.

    Also, how about escaping on a virtual spring break -- for free and with no bags to pack?  All the books in the promo are free -- it's a great way to find new writers...

    Click this link or the image below to start on your fun journey.

    Soon, let’s hope, we’ll all be free to actually travel, or stay at home, whatever we wish.  

    Sending you happy vibes -- always.

    Until next time...

    Janet xx