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  1.  It's Friday. Hurrah!

    Good news. I have a freebie and an introductory-price new release for you.

    Until Tuesday (March 10, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT) Over the Sea to Die is free on Amazon. It’s the third novel in the fun, zany Izzie Firecracker series and is mainly set on the fictional Isle of Scree.  I spent ten years on Scotland’s Isle of Skye so much was inspired by real events, albeit tongue-in-cheek and satirical...

    Beautiful Coco, who oft wails on a cold and windswept beach, Bible in hand, is based on a woman who moved to Skye expecting paradise. However, it was too remote for her city soul, and she had a nervous breakdown. All ended well. Does it end well in the book? Please read it for free and see!

    Skye is rarely ‘remote’ these days, and if you’re planning a visit, go out of season lest you wish to be stuck behind a long line of camper vans.  May and June are usually the best and sunniest weather of the year. I often wore t-shirts and cardigans in May, raincoats and sweaters in August! 

    What else?  Oh, yes, my latest release is Awful Wedded Husbands, a  romcom with hints of mystery and magic -- set in the 1970s -- my teenage years.  I look back fondly to when I ate masses but was as skinny as a string bean. If only. 

    The intro price for Awful Wedded Husbands is just 99p. 

     NB. The first half of Awful Wedded Husbands was initially published as Nice Girls Don’t Sleep Naked.  

     

    Keep happy.

    Janet xx

  2. I am still in post-Christmas procrastination mode. So, instead of organising an Amazon or Facebook ad (groan) I wrote down, without stopping to think, twenty books I've loved.

    And here they are. Drumroll...

    The Thorn Birds

    Rachel's Holiday

    The Boys from Brazil

    Perfume

    The Big Picture

    Tell no One

    Rosie Meadows Regrets

    Hotel du Lac

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

    Tell No One

    Mrs Pettigrew Lives for a Day

    I Capture the Castle

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    The Rich are Different

    Polyanna

    Heidi

    Ballet Shoes

    Jennings Goes to School

    Anne of Green Gables 

    PS. I reread the children's books as an adult.  

    What books instantly pop into your head? Please reply in the comments.

    Right, now to make (another) mug of tea and do something worthy...

    Like watch Ugly Betty. 

    Bye for now,

    Jan xx

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  3. Hello! 

    I hope you are well, happy and not too frazzled in this crazy month.

    Today I have a FREE eBook for you, The Cat That Saved Christmas. It's a short and sweet festive tale, part rom-com (about escaping from the wrong man) and part Christmas miracle...

    Here’s the blurb…

    In London, just before Christmas, Clara is smug about her perfect life and relationship.

    But the illusion melts faster than a snowman in the rain. Devastated, Clara flees to the Isle of Skye to lick her wounds.

    There, far from festive cheer, she experiences festive drear.

    As she falls deeper into the doldrums of despair, can a furry friend help? Because she has given up men. And not just for Christmas. 

    Where does the cat come into it?

    Wait and see, I don’t want to spoil the tale (tail).

    You can read it via your Kindle Unlimited membership OR it’s FREE on Amazon today and tomorrow (18th & 19th) Pacific Standard Time. Get it here. 

    Talking about Kindle Unlimited, I just enrolled most of my books and joined a fab Christmas promotion called Under The Mistletoe: A Bundle of Holiday Shenanigans.  It’s a fun selection of holiday-themed books and I’ve already downloaded a few onto my trusty Kindle. Can’t wait. 

    It’s such a  wonderful selection, and you can check it out here. The Christmas novella I penned last year, The Christmas Castle Ghost is in the happy bundle. 

    I won’t take up more of your time; I’m sure you have a zillion things to do…

    But snatch some time to yourself, check out the books, choose your faves and enjoy over a festive hot chocolate. Perhaps with swirly cream on top. 

    I'll be back in touch soon, maybe with another fun and festive offer!

    * NB. The free eBook (The Cat That Saved Christmas)  is a limited-time offer for 18th and 19th December 2019 PST.

    Best wishes and loads of happy vibes,

    Janet xx