Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hello Again!!

It seems to have been a while since my last post. I recall saying that I wouldn't leave it so long, but you know the old saying - The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...

Anyway, here I am now with a few things to pass on to you all.

The first chapters of some of my novels are still up for grabs as I announced the last time I posted. But if you missed the post here are the links again. The first chapters are FREE!

Divorcees.Biz       Only Twelve Days        Murder on Tyneside

You might also be interested to know that Divorcees.Biz is now available in Italian and Only Twelve Days has been translated into Italian and Portuguese.

Murder on Tyneside
You might recall that Murder on Tyneside is my latest novel and tells of a lady, Agnes Lockwood, who involves herself in a police investigation, whether the police want her help or not. It's a light-hearted cosy murder mystery; a little escapism for those who want to switch of from normal police procedure novels. After all, it is fiction.  😉

Easter is almost upon us. I can't believe how this year is flying by. Perhaps it's an age thing, but when I was young, I don't remember the seasons passing by so quickly. The days seemed longer, the sun shone brighter and longer and it hardly ever rained.  Yes, I guess it must be an age thing. Either that or technology is making it seem that way.

After all TV programmes weren't shown all day and all night. There weren't any gadgets such a play-station etc. We all had to make our own enjoyment, such as playing cowboy and indian games in the garden. Oh, heck, I'm showing my age now, aren't I?  Best move on!

I did an interview recently with Fiona Mcvie - If you are interested in reading it follow the link to Fiona's website: Authorsinterviews  Fiona asked me quite a number of questions and I answered them all. There is also an option to leave a message, so if you want to ask me anything then please do so.

I am still working on another book with Agnes Lockwood back on Tyneside. But like I said to someone recently, don't wait up as I tend to take quite a while.

Well I think that is all for the moment, so I will love you and leave you. However, I will try to get back to you soon.

Have a great time wherever you are


Chink! Chink!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

More Freebies!

Hi again, and I am bearing more gifts.

The Trojan Project
My publisher has been at it again. This time he has organised that my novel The Trojan Project will be free to download. However, this offer will only last a few days.

For those that don't know, The Trojan Project is a spine-chilling action thriller set in the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland UK. Therefore, if you are a fan of all action thrillers, then you must head over to amazon right now before the offer ends. Simply click on the title or you can take the long route and click on Amazon's logo on the column  on the left of the page.

Only Twelve Days

But that is not all. It seems Creativia publishing is on a roll at the moment, as they are also giving away the first chapter of another two of my books.
This time it is the turn of Only Twelve Days and my latest novel, Murder on Tyneside.

Only Twelve days is a charming romance set in the 1970's It tells the story of how two shy lonely people meet quite by chance and fall in love. But will the path to happiness be straight and narrow?

Murder on Tyneside

Murder on Tyneside is a cozy murder mystery set on the Quayside of Newcastle on Tyne.

Agnes Lockwood is visiting her hometown to catch up with her past. However after only a few days, there are thefts at the hotel where she is staying and then a body found on the quayside.
Agnes decides to help the police with their inquireies - whether they want her help or not!.

Last bit of news of the day is that I have been interviewed by Fiona Mcvie. Please follow the link and take a look and if you enjoyed it, then leave a comment.
Just follow the link:

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but we are having the most glorious weekend.
It is so warm and sunny outside, I decided to sit out for a while earlier on. But it became too hot. Can you believe it - too hot in March. But I am not really complaining, I will be outside again later.

Have a great day wherever you are and if the sun is shining, enjoy it while you can.


Chink! Chink!

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.


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!


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.


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

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, 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.

Chink! Chink!