Sunday, 26 February 2017

Divorcees.Biz First Chapter FREE!

You will be wondering what is going on!  It is seldom I post twice within a few days.


However, my publisher tells me that the first chapter on my novel Divorcees.Biz can be downloaded Free. Therefore I simply had to pass on the news to you.

Divorcees.Biz

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, follow the link to where, I understand you will be given a choice as to how you want to receive the chapter. I am not fully up on these things, but I think it means you decide whether you want PDF, Mobi or PUB.

Anyway, why not take a look for yourselves, I am sure you will figure it out.







Murder on Tyneside

Meanwhile, Murder on Tyneside is still doing very well in the Amazon
rankings and it is all down to you lovely readers. So a big thank you to
you all. I do hope you enjoyed the story of Agnes Lockwood and her passion
to help the police with an investigation - whether they wanted her help or not.

If you did enjoy the read, a nice review would be really appreciated and please spread the word,

However, if you didn't, please just tell me quietly in a comment on my blog.
I am getting a little too old and worn to be knocked over - I might break something and not get up again 😀



I think that is all for the moment,

I hope you are all having a great day wherever you are,

Happy Reading!

Cheers!

Chink! Chink!


Friday, 24 February 2017

A New Badge!


What are your thoughts on my new badge?
Murder on Tyneside

Obviously, it won't appear on the cover of copies downloaded from Amazon.. However it is mine to use for promotions etc.

It was awarded to me by Readers' Favorite after they had read and reviewed my novel. And, no, before anyone asks, I did not pay for the review. There wasn't even a guarantee that anyone would read it. It is left to their reviewers to browse through the books and decide for themselves which book they would lead to read.

I think that makes it a little more special, don't you?

Anyway, the reviewer enjoyed reading Murder on Tyneside and gave it 5 stars and because of that I was given a badge.




We were very lucky here in our part of the Scottish Borders as we missed the snow on Thursday. Though I understand it was pretty bad in some areas Instead we had heavy rain and gusty winds. However, thankfully, everything was intact when we got up this morning.

I think it is going to be quiet weekend for us. Maybe I will take the opportunity and get on on with my latest novel. It is going to be another story about Agnes Lockwood and what she gets up to next.

Anyway, I think that is all for the moment,

Have a great weekend.

Cheers!

Chink! Chink!



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Murder on Tyneside

I will start this morning by saying a 'Big Thank You' to all who have downloaded a copy of my novel, Murder on Tyneside. I really do hope you all enjoy reading about Agnes Lockwood, who decides to take a rip down memory lane and starts helping the police with their inquiries - whether they want her help or not!
Murder on Tyneside

It is doing so well here in the UK. Therefore I simply wanted to mention it before it starts tailing off, which it will do. Things don't last forever. Well, wonderful things don't! Not in my experience, anyway!

I have started a sequel, but not sure where it is going at the moment. But then I never know where my stories are heading. I tend to make them up as I go along. Not always the best idea, but it works for me.


I have added a few more pictures of the Quayside where the novel is set. They were taken by me on my phone the last time I was down there, so they aren't perfect, but at least I am not breaching any copyright acts/laws, whatever it is they are called.


Sorry if they are a bit haphazard, but when I try to move them around they refuse.  Bit like Agnes, really, so I won't argue.

Cheers all And have a good day!!


Chink! Chink!



Tyne Bridge



Me Outside a lovely cafe on the quayside





The Sage

Newcastle Quayside




Saturday, 4 February 2017

Another Freebie! UPDATE!

Freebies UPDATE!

The free offer on Murder on Tyneside has now closed.  However you can download the ebook for Only £1:99p - simply follow the link.

I am just stopping by to announce that another Freebie is now available on Amazon from 4th-8th Feb.




This time it is my latest novel - Murder on Tyneside a cozy murder mystery sent on the quayside at Newcastle upon Tyne.

The novel, which is doing well, has received several 5 star reviews since it was released at New Year.
Those of you who do decide to head over to Amazon to download a copy, I really do hope you enjoy reading the novel it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Being set in my hometown, it brought back so many happy childhood memories.




Meanwhile - Still two days left on this offer.

But that is not all. I understand from my publisher that A Surprise for Christine, a collection of short stories is also going to be free to download from 6th-10th Feb. 

Now I expect that will have left you all thinking about which book you want - or, if you really can't decide, then you could just download them both.




Well I think that is all for the moment, but I do think it is enough to be going on with for the time being.

Happy downloading

Cheers
Me on the quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne!
Chink! Chink!

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Stopping by!

I just thought I had better stop by and let you all know that I am still around. You must have thought that I had gone very quiet over the last week or so. But quite honestly, I haven't any news to pass on to you.

On Tuesday I went to the dentist and had two fillings, but at the end of the day, who wants to hear about that? I hate going to the dentist. Even though the guy is a very nice man and is always cheerful it is somewhere I would rather not be.

Sad, when you really think about it. Like I said, my dentist is a really nice man, yet many of the people who make an appointment to see him, would rather be somewhere else. How many people would even think of taking on a job, where their clients/patients would rather stay well away from them. Putting it like that, it makes me feel I should stop by now and again just to say hello.

I did meet up with a friend one afternoon and we had a really good natter while trying to put the world to right. Of course a couple of G&Ts helped. Therefore you can imagine that by the end of the afternoon the world was a better place - or at least it would be if we were running it!

There is so much talk about the new President of the United States at the moment. It is amazing the number of people who are contacting me to sign petitions about this, that and the other, all relating to President Trump. But at the end of the day, what can I do about it? I am British, I live in Scotland, I couldn't vote one way or the other. Therefore, it really has nothing to do with me. Even if it did, I doubt anyone would listen.


Now to something much lighter than dentists and American politics.
Murder on Tyneside



Murder on Tyneside is still selling well - at least I think it is. The Amazon ratings are still quite good and at the moment.  There are also some 5 Star reviews, which is always a huge relief to any author.

If you haven't seen it yet, why not head over to Amazon now and take a look. It is cozy murder mystery about a woman who takes a trip down memory lane and get involved in a police investigation.  I like to think there is a little of something for everyone in the story.



Well, I think that is all for the moment. If I come up with something else then I will add it later.

Meanwhile, I do hope you all have a great day!

Cheers!! (Check out the label on the bottle)

Chink! Chink!




Friday, 13 January 2017

Freebie Today!

Exciting News Today!

Divorcees.Biz




Divorcees.biz, a novel of fun and romance, is free to download this weekend. 

Therefore, if you haven't already read about the four divorced ladies who suddenly decide to set up their own dating agency, then now is the time to download a copy. What could be better than to put your feet up over the weekend with this fun read.  Especially if it is going to be cold, snowy or anything thing else the weather will be throwing at us over the next few days.


Murder on Tyneside, my latest novel seems to be selling well at the moment. It has 3 reviews on Amazon USA already - all 5 stars. So you can image how excited I am about that.

We were thinking about going out for coffee this morning, but the snow put us off. It isn't deep snow or anything like it. But what with it being Friday 13th, I thought it best not to take the chance. I am not superstitious about everything. If I had to go to work, I would probably have gone off this morning without a second thought. But when there is no need to rush out, why do it? The coffee shop will be there tomorrow, the date will have changed and the snow might have gone! That's my logic in life these days.

I wonder what some deep thinking philosopher would make of it? On second thoughts, perhaps it's best not to go down that road. Why stir up trouble when there is none?

I do hope you all have a lovely weekend. But do take care when you are out and about.

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!




Saturday, 7 January 2017

The Start of a Whole New Year

It's hard to believe that we are already one week into the new year. Have you made any New Year resolutions? More to the point, do you think you are going to be able to keep them?

The only one I made was that I am going to try to lose weight. (A resolution i tend to make every year) But only after all the goodies were eaten... and drunk!  So with a but of luck, I will start the diet on Monday. (Says me sitting here at the keyboard with a large glass of red wine)

There was no point in me making any further resolutions as I probably wouldn't be able to keep them! There was a time when I took these sort of things more seriously, but I think that time is well past its sell-by date. 😏

So what have you all been up to since 2017 took over? Are you back at work yet after the Christmas and New Year Holidays? When I was working, we only ever had the two days off at Christmas and one at New Year, but I guess there are now firms that close down for the whole two weeks.

We haven't done anything much at all over the last week. I think we are becoming a real stay-at-home pair. But it has been too cold to venture out, especially if you don't have to. Which is fine, but it means I don't have anything to tell you. Which makes me wonder why I write a blog in the first place.

Of course my having nothing wonderful going on in my life might make some of you realise what busy lives you all lead in comparison. If that is the case, then my job has been done well.

I think I should close now while I am ahead.

Murder on Tyneside


But I can't go without telling you that my novel, Murder on Tyneside has been selling quite well and has received its very first review - and it is a 5 star review. How exciting is that!!

I would like to thank everyone who has downloaded a copy and I do hope you enjoy the read.

I would also like to thank Lorna Read, who edited the manuscript. Not an easy task, especially the way I write!



Just had another thought. A friend of mine has started a new group on Facebook - Harry, Sasha & Sheba's house of hope and canine healthcare.   If you are animal lovers and think you would like to be part of this group, then follow the link and head over there to take a look.

Best wishes to you all, and if you have a moment to spare, please add a reply.


Cheers!!

Chink! Chink!


Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all

I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the New Year. No doubt many will be having a long lie in this morning.

We didn't go out anywhere. There were things we could have done/ places we could have gone to, but neither of us really felt like going out. The weather didn't help either. It was wet and windy here in the Scottish Borders. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the comfort of our own home and thought back to all the wonderful parties we used to throw in the old days. It really was fun and we enjoyed it immensely.

I would like to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017. Take care of yourselves and the people you love.


It wouldn't be me if I didn't add the latest news regarding my books. I am absolutely delighted to tell you that Murder on Tyneside is doing well on Amazon.  A big thank you to all who have downloaded a copy. I really do hope you enjoy it.







Also The Trojan Project is on Special Offer from today until Sat 7th Jan. Only 99c/99p  to download.


              





Have a great day!!

Cheers!!

Chink! Chink!