Tuesday, 7 January 2014

British Library Sounds

I've updated this blog a little in the hope it may continue as a resource for history posts and information. There are a lot of links at the side which may prove useful to some. I've also updated the blog pages with details of my three historical novels and all my book trailers.

British Library Sounds is an absolutely fascinating and enjoyable website containing dialects, conversations and sounds from different periods of history and areas of the world. Listen to a sample if you're looking for that authentic voice!


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Holiday Themed Sale

My Irish publisher, Tirgearr Publishing, is offering their holiday titles at a huge discount from today (Saturday) through Monday - it includes my full length Scottish Regency novel, Midwinter Masquerade!

They are all available on Amazon and through the publisher - check out the relevant titles at Tirgearr.

If you fancy being transported back to a Victorian Twelfth Night in 1859, novella Mischief at Mulberry Manor is available from Amazon.


Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy Hogmanay and New Year

Today is the traditional Scottish Hogmanay and the world famous Fireworks to 'bring in the bells' at Edinburgh. Many of us now remain in our own homes with family or friends but some still do the 'first-footing' of old.

I wrote a post about Hogmanay Traditions last year and you can find it here.

Happy New Year when it arrives!


Friday, 27 December 2013

Giveaway of Midwinter Masquerade

My post on the winter solstice and holly and ivy is featured on Long and Short Reviews later today (27th) and I'm giving away a free e-copy of Midwinter Masquerade to one random commenter.

A fellow author kindly made a video trailer featuring several authors' book covers, including mine - you might find some enticing new books to read.

Enjoy what's left of 2013,

Monday, 23 December 2013

Season's Greetings

Wishing everyone a very happy and peaceful festive season.
Long and Short Reviews are having a Winter Blogfest, with giveaways every day - my post is up on December 27th.


Friday, 20 December 2013

Winter Solstice and Giveaway!

I'm talking about the Winter Solstice and Christmas over on Penny Ehrenkranz's blog today where I'm giving away one download of Midwinter Masquerade to a winning commenter.

My novel is set in the Scottish countryside around the Winter Solstice of 1816, and it's a significant time of choices for my heroine, Lenora.


Monday, 16 December 2013

British War History

If anyone is looking for information about British history during the First and Second World Wars, Britain at War Magazine might be a good place to start. Contains plenty of pictures and articles.