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!

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.


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!!


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A Quick Catch-up (Twist & Tween)

I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. Christmas is such a lovely time of the year, yet it can be quite lonely for some people. I hope none of you had to spend Christmas alone.

Phil and I went out for lunch on Christmas Day with some friends and I have to say it was really very nice. We all enjoyed it immensely. After that we came home home and relaxed in front of the TV. Years ago, we used to throw parties, but now we tend to sit it out.

Now, we must all look towards the New Year and all it has to offer. Will you be celebrating the new year? Will you be out somewhere with friends or will you stay at home and raise a glass - or two?

Murder On Tyneside

Before I sign off, I would like to remind you that the ebook version of Murder on Tyneside will be released on 30th December. Pre-order available

However, I see that the Paperback version is now on sale on Amazon.

I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Keep safe and have a wonderful time.


Chink! Chink!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Happy Christmas - UPDATE!


It is almost Christmas. I have posted all my cards and wrapped all my presents. Therefore I am all ready for the big day!

I can't believe it! But it's true; this year I am all organised. Until. of course, I find I have missed someone out. It always seems to happen to me. Just when I think nothing can possibly go wrong - something goes wrong!  Nevertheless, my fingers are crossed that everything will go according to plan and run smoothly.

Not that we are doing anything special. Our Christmas's are usually very quiet these days. Not like in the past when we had friends around to visit or went to parties etc. This year, we are going out for Christmas lunch with friends and then will probably come home and watch something Christmassy on television. No doubt there will be a few glasses of good cheer to help get into the Christmas spirit.) 🍷🍷🍷🍷

So what are you all up to this year? Are you all ready for the big day? Are you going out or spending Christmas at home?  I would love to hear how you are all spending your Christmas.

Only Twelve Days

If anyone is looking for an ideal Christmas read, I would like to mention that Only Twelve Days, will be only 99c/99p to download from 24th -30th December.

This delightful story tells how Sally and Bill meet quite by chance and fall in love. But will the path to happiness be straight and narrow?

And if that isn't your taste, then you might be interested in my latest novel Murder on Tyneside  due to be released on 30th December. However, it is available for pre-order now.  Some time has passed since my last novel was published, mainly due to domestic issues, so you can imagine how excited I am at the prospect of the impending release of this murder mystery. I have added the Blurb below.
Murder on Tyneside

Recently widowed Agnes Lockwood is spending a few days on Tyneside in Northeast England, keen on catching up with her past. But after only a few days at the hotel, an expensive item of jewelry is stolen.

After more jewelry goes missing, Chief Inspector Alan Johnson is assigned to the case. During the investigation, Alan recognizes Agnes as a friend from schooldays and they rekindle their friendship – with Agnes bombarding him with questions about the case.

After having dinner together one evening, they find a body lying on the roadside. Fearing for her safety, Alan warns Agnes to stay away from the case: theft is one thing, but murder is something else.

But being an inquisitive woman, Agnes can’t resist getting involved... too involved.  

So why not follow the link and order a copy now! Please pass on the information to your friends who enjoy reading.

QUICK UPDATE. I have created a new page on Facebook for Murder on Tyneside. If you are on fb soon, why not stop by and give it a like xx

I think that is all for the moment. Except to wish you all a very Happy Christmas. I do hope you all have a wonderful time, but never forget what Christmas is all about,

Chink! Chink!

Friday, 9 December 2016

New Release

Murder on Tyneside, my latest novel, is to be released on 30th December. The ebook will appear first shortly followed by the paperback.

It is already showing on Amazon, as it can be pre-ordered.

If anyone would like to take a look simply follow the link attached to one of the Amazon addresses below.

Amazon UK    or   Amazon US

You might even be tempted to pre-order a copy.

As you can imagine, I am quite excited about this new novel. Especially as it is based in my home town.

Now I must get back to wrapping the Christmas presents. I thought I was so good as I had made a start early. But I am afraid everything has gone by the wayside recently

Will get back to you shortly

Have a great day


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

It's beginning to look like Christmas!

I have started to write my Christmas cards. Usually a very lengthy process, as we have lived in several places over the course of our lives, which means we have lots of friends dotted in and around London. Though I must admit we haven't seen some of them for about thirty years now, but it is nice to catch up at Christmas time.

Anyway, today I had to go to the post office, so I thought I would buy a few postage stamps. I bought 50 and could hardly believe it when the lady said it was almost £28. Perhaps I should stick to sending e cards. But then, I thought it through and remembered how nice it is to receive Christmas cards through the door every day during the month of December, so maybe I will stick with it and simply start buying fewer stamps at a time. Still actually spending the same, but less noticeable - if you see what I mean

My book is still with the publisher. He sent me a couple of photo suggestions for the cover a couple of days ago, however I didn't think either were appropriate. So now I am waiting hear from again. Once the cover is sorted, I can start to organize some promotional stuff.

I am sitting here typing this in the midst of goodies all waiting to wrapped up for Christmas. We will be meeting up with my sister and her husband shortly, as well as our niece and her family, when we will all exchange presents. Even though we don't live all that far away, we don't see them very often, so it is good to get together just before Christmas.

In case you haven't noticed, I now have a button on the page where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I don't send out messages very often. It's usually to let people know when my books are on special offer. 😃

I have also added a link straight to Amazon for those who were planning to go there next!  It's quite big - you can't miss it! 😃

I think that is all for the moment.

Take care all and have a great day wherever you are!


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Exciting Times!

The Exciting news today is that I have sent off my latest novel to my publisher and at this very moment a proofreader is going through it.

I say exciting news, because it is really a very exciting time for me. It seems to have taken me ages to actually write this book.  At one time I didn't think I would ever get to the end of it - but here I am waiting to hear more news from my publisher.

The novel is called Murder on Tyneside and is set on the quayside of Newcastle on Tyne,and Gateshead, (I was born in Gateshead). Therefore if there are any Geordies reading this, I do hope you will order a copy when the book is released.

Now I need to concentrate on writing the perfect blurb for the novel; something that will whet the appetite of all readers out there.

Meanwhile, here in Kelso, we are still enjoying some sunny weather, though I have to say it is very cold. However, it could be worse, it could be snowing. I have heard that because of the lovely autumn, we could be in for a hard winter. I hope not!

How many of you are preparing for Christmas? My sister starts her Christmas list around Easter!

I am not like that I am usually running around at the last minute. However, this year I do seem to have got my act together and have bought a few Christmas presents. Now I will have to try to remember where I have put them...

In a few minutes the Sainsburys' man will be calling with my shopping. It is so handy having the groceries delivered into my kitchen. Though I should add the place is in chaos after he has gone. Putting them all away seems to take forever.

Well I think that is all for the moment,
Have a great day wherever you are


Chink! Chink!