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  1. 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

  2. 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

     

     

  3. Greetings from a chilly Scotland.

     

    I hope you’re well and happy despite the ongoing situation. By now, I’d have gone crazy without reading and writing. To be honest, I was crazy before, but I’ll grasp any excuse.

    Another thing that’s kept me sane(ish) is meditation. I won’t bang on about it here, but Izzie Firecracker’s Meditation Method is FREE on many online bookseller sites. So, if you fancy a short, sweet and easy method to ease stress, grab it here. It’s a quick read, quick to learn, and easy to do.

    Izzie Firecracker is a wacky therapist, and her crazy escapades comprise The Izzie Firecracker series. The four books are about women under the thumb of manipulative men. Eventually, they regain their mojo and move on, but with hilarious obstacles on the way to success and happiness.

    The first book is mainly set in London, the second in Las Vegas, and books three and four on a Scottish island. 

    A sample of the first Izzie Firecracker book is in a group promo this month. If you fancy a new series, you can dip your toe in for free. To choose your fave, click here or the image below.

     

    Last but not least, I have fantastic offers for you within the Feisty Females of Yesteryear series. The two Edwardian novelettes are free until 28th February. The Victorian coming-of-age rom-com novella is on a countdown deal to just 99p (or your country’s equivalent). For some reason, known only to Amazon, I can only run countdown deals in the USA and UK. But if you live elsewhere, the two freebies should still be available. 

    The links are below -- the first two are free until Sunday 28th February, and third, on the list, Lady Adelia's Secret is 99p on Amazon UK and 99 cents on Amazon.com (until this Saturday)

    The Emancipation of Emily 

    The Lost Duchess

    Lady Adelia's Secret

    They are obviously set way in the past, but human nature doesn’t change. Again, these books are about women regaining their power or finding it for the first time. 

    Looks like I have a theme going. Who knew? 

    Until next time.

    Happy life and happy reading.

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