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    I hope your September is going well. Mine is, but I can’t believe how the year is speeding along. 

    Yesterday I went to Glasgow to buy an outfit for a wedding later this month but tried to avert my eyes from Christmas cards, etc.  My mind is still in summer mode, but the calendar says Autumn looms. 

    Did I find an outfit? Yes! A 1960s style above-the-knee black and white dress, a black hat,  black suede boots, and a white handbag. Very Mary Quant. The dress is rather tight, so I must curb my chocolate and scone obsession for a while. Sob. But I will eat plenty of cake at the wedding reception to make up for the deprivations. 

    I have news of a new release and a freebie for you...

    The new release is The Emancipation of Emily:

     A  standalone read, it’s the second in my Edwardian Dramedy series. It’s a romantic comedy with elements of mystery. At the moment it’s only 99p or your country’s equivalent. Or read it via Kindle Unlimited.

    Here’s the blurb…

    Emily is bored, bored, bored with her middle-class marriage. She wants to smash down the walls of convention, or at least break a window.

    Her husband doesn't understand. After all, she has her exciting At Homes to preside over. Who wouldn’t enjoy deadly dull gossip over the cucumber sandwiches?

    When Emily gets two exciting and tempting offers in one day, she doesn't know which to choose:

    Both could lead to freedom.

    Both have elements of danger.

    What is a respectable married woman to do?

    If the above whets your appetite for a fun foray to yesteryear, the first in the series, The Lost Duchess, a mystery/rom-com, is free on Amazon all day tomorrow — Sunday 15th September, Pacific time.  

    Thanks for reading and have a fabulous weekend,

    Bye for now,

    Janet xx

    PS. For now, all my books are available via Kindle Unlimited. Apart from Izzie Firecracker’s Meditation Method, which is free.

  2. Bless me, lovely subscriber, for I have sinned. It’s been six weeks since my last newsletter. At least I didn’t tell a huge porky-pie when I said wouldn’t inundate your inbox too often.  Don’t you hate being bombarded with too much mail?  I’ve just shown my hubby how to delete masses of emails in one go, and he’s in the living room drinking tea and deleting messages going back to 2006.

    Where has this year gone? Mid-August already!

    I’ve been busy writing two more books which I’ve just released…

    The first is The Lie, the Witch and the Wardrobe (I know, can’t resist the silly titles). It’s the second in the Witches of London series. Here's a wee blurb...

    Newbie witch Angela is flying high. Her London business, Angela's Lashes, is going well, and she's soon to marry her beloved Bertie. But the Enchanted Oval Council throws a nasty spanner in the works. They order her to seduce Epoch Thrasher, a power-crazy politician and head of the Brexodus party. Mission — to divert his attention and stop him from becoming Prime Minister.

    Can Angela save the world? And, more importantly, her relationship?

    I can’t take all the credit for this story as I had some help…

    from a wood pigeon who turned out to be an editing genius. Here is a photo of Percy, the pigeon. For a while, he had a sore wing and liked to sit at my feet in the garden while I pecked at my laptop…

    as he pecked at nuts and seeds. 

    He’s better now but still pays an occasional flying visit. 

    The second offering is a short (6000 word) short story, The Lost Duchess, set in Edwardian London…

    The Duke of Dalby is frantic. The duchess's carriage has returned without her. But the footman and coachman swear she was in it when they left Madame Fifi of Mayfair in the brougham.

    Where can she be? What can have happened?

    When an unpleasant letter arrives, the duke is in a race against time to save his beloved. 

    A tongue-in-cheek Edwardian mystery

    And last but not least, Scarlett King and the Guru (Reluctant Time-Traveller Book 1) will be FREE on Amazon on Monday, August 19th, 2019, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm (PDT). Put a note in your diary!

    Oh, and as you may have noticed, all of my books are now enrolled with Kindle Unlimited (apart from Izzie Firecracker's Meditation Method, which is free.  I love Kindle Unlimited as a reader, so it seems silly not to add my books to the library. 

    That’s it until next time. I don’t want to take up any more of your valuable weekend. 

    Have fun and see you soon!

    Janet xx

  3. Hello, Lovely Blog Reader,

    Just a note to tell you about one summer bargain and one freebie...

    If you were like me as a kid, you loved Summer Specials -- those fun extra-thick editions of our favourite comics. My favourites were Bunty and Beano. Perfect for taking on holiday. Usually along with a Chalet School book or two. I probably gave my age away there! 

    When I got a little older, and books took up more room than clothes in my suitcase, I was glad when e-readers were introduced. Not that I’ve been on holiday for ages. Sob. But when I do go my favourite thing is reading while languishing on a sun lounger...

    I live in Scotland, and the sun is sporadic. We had two full days of it last week, but it’s now back to being as temperamental as a stroppy teenager. So, however busy I am, I usually have my Kindle at the ready to dash into the garden - although it has often clouded over by the time I get there -- especially if I go via the kitchen for a cup of tea.

    Anyway, I have a ‘Summer Special’ for you. If you enjoyed The Last of the Family Diamonds (Izzie Firecracker Book 1), you’d probably love the crazy follow-up -- set in sunny Las Vegas: Movies Mothers and Murder (Izzie Firecracker 2). It's just 99p (or equivalent) for July and maybe a few days into August…

    Here’s the quick blurb...

    When an investment fails, Izzie Firecracker has days to vacate her luxury London home and office. When things can’t get worse, they do. Izzie’s Mum dies, leaving mountains of clutter, emotional and actual. At Izzie’s lowest ebb a beddable businessman, Bobby, summons her to Vegas to run a self-help seminar in his decadent new hotel...

    Soon, Izzie and Bobby are at the mercy of a mad Mommy’s-boy mobster who’s out for blood -- and therapy. Can Izzie and Bobby outwit the crazy gangster and escape with their lives, never mind their budding relationship?

    It's a tongue-in-cheek suspenseful, romantic romp with touches of dark humour...

    Here’s the link 

    Pull up a sun lounger and enjoy!

    And if you prefer just to close your eyes and relax in the sun, Izzie Firecracker's Meditation Method is currently FREE on most bookseller sites.


    PS. As I was writing this, Gnasher, of Beano fame, stole my sun lounger and my copy of Movies, Mother and Murder. And I daren't ask for them back -- check out those teeth...