Saturday 30 July 2016

Discounted Ebooks & Freebies: Final Weekend

It's the final discount & freebie weekend for ebooks at Smashwords. Get 'em while you can! Prices reset automatically at midnight PST.

Linda Acaster and Stuart Aken lead members in offering various titles at discounts ranging from 50% off to Free. There's no better time to dip into new genres. You may find yourself hooked.

Link to Stuart Aken's offered titles HERE

Link to Linda Acaster's offered titles HERE

Don't forget to use the Discount Code on the purchase page.

Saturday 16 July 2016

The all new Dearly Ransomed Soul

When I was in my writing "salad days", I discovered an Arts Council scheme for new writers. My first Georgia Pattison Mystery was then about half done, so I quickly finished it and sent it to YouWriteOn and the book was duly published by Legend Press in 2008.

But coming back to it a few years later, I found so much wrong with the book that I felt compelled, not to just give it a severe edit, but also to provide a new killer for those who had bought the paper version. It is now also set in the cathedral city of Worcester, England.

That proved to be more difficult than actually writing a new book from scratch, especially as, in the intervening years, I had learned so much about my craft. However, eventually, I sorted it all out and I can now reveal the all new Dearly Ransomed Soul is now live on Amazon and Smashwords.

For readers who are new to Georgia, I can also recommend Whistles After Dark, an introductory novella - 23,000 words and £0.99/$1.42.

If you like music with your crime, you will love Dearly Ransomed Soul. You can find out more about the book itself on my blog

 Dearly Ransomed Soul, the first in the Georgia Pattison mystery series.

April Taylor writes historical and contemporary crime fiction. You can find her via the links below.

Sunday 10 July 2016

July Bargains on Smashwords for eBooks

Smashwords, for those who don’t know, is a publishing platform for the many formats of eBooks. We have several books with them; one as a group and many under our individual names. The great news is that July is their promotional month, when those who wish to participate offer discounts on their books. This gives readers the opportunity to buy books at reduced prices for this period. So, if you’ve been wondering whether to sample the work of an author, now is a good time for those who use eReaders of any type.
Enjoy the read!

To get to all the books on offer, simply click on this link.

And, if you’re specifically interested in trying the books of individual authors on Smashwords, below are the links for each of them. I've included a link to Fantastic Books Publishing, as several of us have books with this great publisher. Not all are taking part in the promotion, but you might feel their books are worth the small full price anyway!

Saturday 2 July 2016

Interesting research into how a writer's brain works.

I read recently that it is almost impossible to write effectively and edit at the same time. I know people who do write and edit concurrently and wanted to know if this was, in fact, true.

When I decided to rewrite Dearly Ransomed Soul, I wanted to make it fresh again, so changed, among other things, the setting and the murderer. This was very very hard, much harder than writing a book from scratch. Was it difficult because I was trying to create an almost new book while editing the old version of it?

The results of my research are interesting. You can find them on my blog at:

The newly revised, Dearly Ransomed Soul will be available from the middle of July.

If you would like to read the introductory novella to the Georgia Pattison Mysteries, Whistles After Dark, you can find it on Amazon, see the links below.

If you want to know more about April Taylor follow the links below: