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  1. Just for Fun -- share the first twenty books which pop into your head...

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    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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  2. FREE today and tomorrow -- The Cat That Saved Christmas -- Meeow!

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    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

     

  3. On a Sun Lounger with Jack Reacher... And FREE books...

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    At the moment, one of my books is part of a fab promotion -- The Write Stuff: Female Authors - All Genres. It's a fun and eclectic selection of thirty-five free ebooks and sample reads.  

    As a reader, I’m not loyal to genres, I like to flit between the shelves, butterfly fashion. Although I prefer all my books to have at least a light sprinkle of humour.  As a writer, I don’t (can’t) decide on a category until I upload the latest book then it’s a last-minute decision after much head scratching.  I don’t really ‘get’ genres to be honest as I find it hard to pigeonhole things.   However, whatever your reading joy -- thriller, romance, mystery, magic, fantasy or a heady mixture of all of them -- separately or flung together in one fun read, don’t miss out -- the promotion ends on June 16th.

    I find eBooks such a boon and a joy. I’ll never forget the weight of my past holiday suitcases... more books than clothes. 

    Tomorrow I plan to read my selection on the beach with a cold Pimms.  Reality check -- I’m in Scotland, and the forecast is cloudy, wet and chilly -- make that a sofa (or hot bath) clutching a hot cup of tea, with a side order of chocolate. 

     Mind you, it was sunny the other day, and I treated myself to a glass of iced tea and an hour in the garden with Jack Reacher on a sun lounger. ‘Must have been a big strong sun lounger,’ my brother quipped. 

    Where do you prefer to read? Let me know in the comments. 

    The Write Stuff is offering the first of my Izzie Firecracker series, The Last of the Family Diamonds -- which introduces the adventures of a zany London self-help guru and her clients. 

    Have a super, relaxing, and booky weekend. I’ll be back soon with another freebie, promotion, or news of my latest book, which I’m about half-way through.  Again, I’m not sure of its exact genre, but it is full of magic, fun, romance, and mystery.  

    I look forward to chatting with you soon.
    Stay happy,
    Jan xx