Monday, 18 January 2016
I am delighted to announce an Exclusive MuseItUp & Amazon e-book deal for my Regency Mystery Romance False Pretences.
#False Pretences is available for £0.99 - $1.41 until the 30th January.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Plot, Well Researched, Enjoyable Novel,
J. Pittam “Maythorn” (Hertfordshire, England.)
This review is from: False Pretences (Kindle Edition)
I very much enjoyed this novel by Rosemary Morris. It is set in 1815, but is not what I'd call a typical 'Regency Romance'. There certainly is a romance involved, eventually, but there's an elegant, well-told mystery story before we get there. The plot is intricate and the research superb. I very much enjoyed following Annabelle's search for identity, which involves bitter discoveries about her father and half-brother’s political intrigues, covers her own fears and worries for her sister and servants (she's a compassionate lass, is Annabelle, and inclined to pick up waifs and strays) and finally the moment when she succumbs to a delicious hero.
All in all I hope Rosemary Morris has some more books under her sleeve.
This book is suitable for those who like their history accurate, their heroine to be a real person, the hero likewise (but gorgeous). There is no explicit sex in this novel. As a kindle read it's also suitable for those with a visual disability.
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Whether you are writing non fiction or fiction, at the beginning it is necessary to engage a reader in the story by establishing who it is about as soon as possible.
In Tangled Love, set in Hertfordshire, in 1693, the unpopular King James, brother of Charles IInd has fled England and his daughter Mary and her husband William now sit on the throne. In the prologue, nine year-old Richelda’s father explains his dilemma.
“With a sigh, Father lifted her onto his knee. ‘Richelda, I must follow His Majesty for I swore an oath of allegiance to him. Tell me, child, while King James lives how can I, with honour, swear allegiance to his disloyal daughter and her husband?’
Unable to think of a reply, she lowered her head breathing in his spicy perfume.
Father held her closer. ‘Your mother pleads with me to declare myself for William and Mary. She begs me not to return to France, but I am obliged to serve King James. Do you understand?’
Romantic Historical Novelist
Friday, 1 January 2016
Thursday, 24 December 2015
For those of you who celebrate Christmas.
I hope all of you will have a Merry Christmas, and I wish you all the best for a happy, healthy, wealthy New Year in which your writing goes from strength to strength.
For those of you who don't celebrate Christmas.
I hope you will have time to relax and wish you all the best for 2016.
Saturday, 19 December 2015
I've been neglecting social media. This year I didn't have a new novel published and decided I write too slowly. I need to be more productive without sacrificing quality so I decided to write Tuesday's Child without research, revision or edits. I wanted to finish the first draft by the end of November or December 10th at the latest. I have almost met my target. I wrote 70,000 words and then realised I should revise Tuesday's Child to make sure that I tied up all the loose ends. I have revised and edited 100 pages of the second draft and am making notes on the contents of each chapter. Next, I shall write the final 5,000 words or more. It's a new way of writing for me but, hopefully, I will be ready to submit the novel to MuseItUpPublishing by the end of March, if not before. Phew!
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
On the 12 days of Christmas my true love gave to me ebooks with food and wine.
For only one day (December 2nd) my novels are on special offer at $0.99 from:-
False Pretences Annabelle runs away from school into the arms of a charismatic gentleman…but can she trust him to help her to find out who her parents are?
Sunday’s Child Despite loss and past love, self-sacrifice, brutality and honour, will it be possible for Tarrant and Georgianne to find happiness?
Tangled Love Tangled Love set in England in 1706 during Queen Anne Stuart’s reign, a story of two great estates, duty, betrayal and passionate love.
Far Beyond Rubies When Gervaise sees Juliana for the first time, he recognises her, but not from this lifetime…
The Captain and The Countess. His heart captured by the Countess only Captain Howard sees pain behind her fashionable façade and is determined to help her.
To read extracts, view the book covers and the book trailers please visit:
fter my last novel, Monday's Child, which will be published in Spring, 2016, took me fourteen months to write I decided I need to write faster. I set myself the task of finishing a 75, word novel in 75 days or less, and to enter a young adult fiction competition as well as a short story competition. I've entered the competitions but fallen short of my target to finish Tuesday's Child yesterday. However, the good news is that I've written 65,000 words without stopping to edit, revise and check my research.
In order to reach my goals I stopped posting on social media. I've missed chatting, reading posts and posting messages but it's been worthwhile.
I know that many authors write a couple of thousand words or more a day but I don't have time to, so I'm pleased with my achievements.
Saturday, 24 October 2015
On my way to the London Chapter of The Romantic Novelist's Association's meeting I couldn't resist popping into The Body Shop. Seduced by various products I'm now way over-budget for the week, but it's worthwhile.