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  1. 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

  2. The Reluctant Time Traveller

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    I hope you are well and happy and enjoying some sunshine. After a dreich wet and windy winter here in Scotland, the sun condescended to pay us a brief but welcome visit a few days ago. It was even warm enough to eat an ice cream cones outdoors without freezing to death. I had three (not at the same time). The welcome visitor has now packed its bags and left. Please, come back soon.

    Just a quick blog update. The second book featuring Scarlett King (Reluctant Time Traveller series) is now available...

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    In book one Scarlett travels to a glitzy party in 1976 in a bid to rescue a famous Indian guru, replaced with an imposter. Oh, and maybe because she's in lust with her travel partner.

    In book two  we meet Fleur, a sweet teenage lovelorn ghost trapped in a condemned, once decadent, ballroom since 1946. Can Scarlett help? If so it means zooming back to 1946 England and 1951Hollywood. Oh, no, not another scary quest for our reluctant time traveller, Scarlett.
    As an introduction to the series, book 1 is, for now, just 99p or equivalent. 

    Bye for now,

    Jan xx


  3. FREE ebook - Kick Anxiety

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    Just a quicky to say my  Kick Anxiety book is free on Amazon today and tomorrow until the stroke of midnight PST. 
    I used to be a right worrywart, and this book contains my favourite and most effective anxiety-kicking, live-in-the-moment tips, gleaned from over thirty years of research, therapy, and experience. All delivered in a cheerful and chatty style. I hope!
    I’m a Professional Stress Consultant, trained by the British School of Yoga, and long-term meditator. I  learned Transcendental Meditation in the 1990s but now practice and teach Miracle Meditation, based on a Vedic technique dating back to ancient times, and the method is in this book. 
    Toodle pip for now,
    Wishing you joy and fun,
    Jan xx