Jan's Blog

 RSS Feed

  1. Hello and a happy Tuesday

    Just a quicky to say Scarlett King and the Guru, first in my Reluctant Time Traveller series, is FREE on Amazon from today until this coming Thursday at 11.59 pm (Pacific Daylight Time). 

    It’s a mystical romantic adventure with a foray to a star-studded party in 1976. Mission? To rescue an endangered and renowned guru from an evil imposter.

    It's a somewhat tongue-in-cheek romp to the past. 

    So, don your flared trousers, dig out the love beads, burn some incense and enjoy. And be careful dancing on those platform soles. 

    Here in Scotland, the clocks went back on Sunday morning, so the sun (what’s that?) now sets at about 4.50 pm. Perfect for trick or treat!  

    However, today is lovely, and I spent a happy hour in the garden, albeit wrapped in about twelve layers, reading my Kindle. A cheeky wee robin visited, mainly interested in my scone, and flew away somewhat fatter than when he touched down. 

    Hmm. What else? Oh, yes. Most of my books are in the Kindle Unlimited programme, but will gradually come out between now and the end of November to be published wide (including Amazon). So, if you want to read any of them with your membership, now is the time.

    Have a happy week and a spooky Halloween

    Best wishes,

    Janet xx

  2. insta2209

    Second Chances and Zany Romances is reduced from £4.99 to 99p from now until Saturday. It's the complete Izzie Firecracker four-book series in one bumper volume: The wacky adventures of a zany London-based self-help guru and her clients...

    Available on Amazon UK and USA at this fab price

    Here's the blurb of the four books in order...

    The Last of the Family Diamonds. Within twenty-four hours, three desperate women turn to Izzie for help...

    The first, between fantasies of a sexy cowboy, wants to murder her husband... Before he steals the last of her confidence and fortune. The second wants her lentil-obsessed, manipulative boyfriend out of her life. He’s stuck to the sofa, and allergic to work. The third, still depressed after the death of her true love, finds her husband in bed... with the chauffeur.

    Izzie wants to help the new friends, but she unearths some nasty skeletons. It’s time to call Barry Brillo, a scruffy but shrewd private detective... 

    Can Izzie and Barry outwit a series of cads and bullies before someone loses their mind, money… or life?

    Movies, Mother and Murder.  Izzie is stony broke due to a failed investment. She has to vacate her luxury home and office. Pronto. To add insult to injury, her mum goes and dies.

    Izzie is at her lowest ever ebb when a drop-dead-handsome man, Bobby, telephones. He wants her in Las Vegas to run a self-help seminar in his decadent new hotel. Yes!

    Soon, Izzie and Bobby are at the mercy of Fingers Angelini… a mad mobster, out for blood… and therapy.

    Can Izzie and Bobby outwit the crazy gangster and escape with their lives, never mind their budding relationship?  

    Over the Sea to Die. Izzie meets a hot Highlander with a problem. A close family friend used to a fun-loving party girl but now spends her days on a windswept rocky shore, Bible in hand.  Eager to assist her newfound hunk in a kilt while exploring their budding romance, Izzie agrees to visit his family's Scottish castle. 

    At first, Izzie thinks the client is just  lonely and depressed. But she soon encounters darker influences, including a crazy ghost and a murderous husband. Then she and her client receive death threats written in real blood.

    What began as a romantic getaway with a slice of professional help becomes a toe-curling (not in a good way) investigation to find out what's happening. Before someone winds up feeding the fishies. 

    The Christmas Castle Ghost. Izzie is dreaming of a hot, sexy  holiday in Bora Bora when her new husband summons her to the Scottish Highlands...

    The family business, a castle hotel on the Isle of Scree, is short and funds. It can't refuse a wealthy American family who wants the 'Full Scottish Castle Experience' – complete with a festive ghost.

    But there is no ghost. Or is there? And none of the guests is intent on murder or embezzlement? Or are they?

    What Izzie presumed would be a quiet Christmas is anything but. She finds herself in a race against time to save the hotel – and a guest's life. 

    Available on Amazon UK and USA at this fab price

    Thanks for reading!

    Chat soon,

    Janet xx

  3. emailheaderemily


    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.