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Gentleman Wolf release day giveaway!

Oh my word, Gentleman Wolf is going to be out imminently! On Monday 26th August! To celebrate, a little giveaway: leave a comment to win a copy of the book plus a $20 giftcard (if you’ve already preordered or had an ARC, you can select another title from my backlist). Competition open till 09:00 UCT 27th August 2019.

Note: this is a separate competition from the newsletter contest.

Buy links:    Amazon.com     Amazon.co.uk     All other stores

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/32cX47V

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2MBQYtO

Apple: https://apple.co/2ZqdAU8

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Hrs8sn

Add it on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2zmBrFO

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Free story!

A couple of years ago, I published a short vampire story called Lamb to the Slaughter in an anthology called Children of the Night published by Less Than Three Press. Sadly, LT3 has now closed its doors.

I’ve made the story available on Bookcave for free for newsletter subscribers, so head over there (link here) if you fancy picking up a copy.

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Gentleman Wolf available for preorder

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The blurb:

An elegant werewolf in Edinburgh…

1788. When Lindsay Somerville, the most elegant werewolf in Paris, learns that the man who held him in abject captivity for decades is on his way to France, intent on recapturing him, he knows he must leave the Continent for his own safety. Lindsay cannot take the risk of being recaptured—he may have been free for a century but he can still feel the ghost of his old chains under his fine clothes. 

… on a mission…

While he’s in Edinburgh, Lindsay has been tasked with acquiring the “Naismith Papers”, the writings of a long-dead witchfinder. It should be a straightforward mission—all Lindsay has to do is charm an elderly book collector, Hector Cruikshank. But Cruikshank may not be all he seems, and there are others who want the papers. 

… meets his match

As if that were not enough, while tracking down the Naismith Papers, Lindsay meets stubborn architect Drew Nicol. Although the attraction between them is intense, Nicol seems frustratingly determined to resist Lindsay’s advances. Somehow though, Lindsay can’t seem to accept Nicol’s rejection. Is he just moonstruck, or is Nicol bonded to him in ways he doesn’t yet understand?  

Note: this is the first book of a duology – the story continues and will complete in the second book, Master Wolf.

The links:

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
All other stores

 

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Gentleman Wolf – cover reveal

And here it is! Illustrated by the amazing Felix d’Eon (and out on 26th August 2019).

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I love this very much!

Felix’s work is amazing. You can check out more here (warning: NSFW images).

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Cover reveal coming soon…

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July 13, 2019 · 6:05 pm

Coming up on 26th August

My next book, Gentleman Wolf

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An elegant werewolf in Edinburgh…

1788. When Lindsay Somerville, the most elegant werewolf in Paris, learns that the man who held him in abject captivity for decades is on his way to France, intent on recapturing him, he knows he must leave the Continent for his own safety. Lindsay cannot take the risk of being recaptured—he may have been free for a century but he can still feel the ghost of his old chains under his fine clothes.

… on a mission…

While he’s in Edinburgh, Lindsay has been tasked with acquiring the “Naismith Papers”, the writings of a long-dead witchfinder. It should be a straightforward mission—all Lindsay has to do is charm an elderly book collector, Hector Cruikshank. But Cruikshank may not be all he seems, and there are others who want the papers. 

… meets his match

As if that were not enough, while tracking down the Naismith Papers, Lindsay meets stubborn architect Drew Nicol. Although the attraction between them is intense, Nicol seems frustratingly determined to resist Lindsay’s advances. Somehow though, Lindsay can’t seem to accept Nicol’s rejection. Is he just moonstruck, or is Nicol bonded to him in ways he doesn’t yet understand?

Note: this is the first book of a duology – the story continues and will complete in the second book, Master Wolf.

 

Photo: Eric Kilby from Somerville, MA, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D

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Cheap and cheerful childhood toys

I’m participating in the lovely RJ Scott’s annual autism blog hop again and this year the theme is childhood toys, so I’m talking about my childhood obsession with picture scraps…

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Before I get on to this first and all-absorbing obsession of mine, a word or two about the hop. Firstly, you can check out RJ’s chosen charity, Lindengate here – it’s a mental health charity that works with autistic children like RJ’s son: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/lindengate

More than half of children with autism have one or more chronic sleep problems.

A bunch of authors are posting throughout the blog hop and hosting giveaways to raise awareness. My giveaway prize is any of my backlist books to a commenter on the post. Edited to add: the winner is Alicia Fourie ❤ 

And so to scraps.

Does this inadequately-bewinged cherub look familiar to any of you?

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The cherub was extremely familiar to me because when I was around 6-9 years old (it’s difficult to be exact but we’re looking at around 19809ish)  I was an obsessive collector of scraps and this particular picture was ubiquitous!

Scraps were literally no more than pictures that you bought and collected. I stored mine between the pages of books. They were sold at my local newsagent in A4 size sheets, with the individual pictures held together with little tabs.

You can see the tabs holding the pictures together in the image below. I remember buying this very set and I ABSOLUTELY loved them. I would stare at them for ages. I remember thinking of this group as almost achingly tasteful, which, looking at them now is rather sweetly funny.

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Scraps were currency. We swapped them (and some of the ones that were circulating amongst my friends were years old, passed on from older sisters and cousins). The seasonal angel scraps above – and the pink, blue and lavender angel heads at the start of this post – were very much at the premium end of what was available. The inadequately-bewinged cherub was rather less popular and scraps like the ones below (hands, flowers) were frankly despised.

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And then there were the strange religious ones. I definitely had some of these ones…

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I wonder what happened to my scraps? Presumably a day came when I tossed them out, or maybe I gave them to another wee girl. I can’t remember. But I still remember those angel faces, and the odd 1940s aesthetic that permeated all the pictures, even though I was buying them in the 1980s

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Current work in progress in three pictures

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Which giant dork is giving away books AND a personal giftbag today?

Edited 20 November to add: the winners are – 1st prize: Roz;  2nd prize: Dawnsister

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Ermagerd I think I have finally lost it… I intended to write last night but after a tough RL work week topped off with Brexit shenanigans, all I was fit for was making this dorky nonsense:

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And yes, it’s true what the heroes of my new book, Mr. Winterbourne’s Christmas say! In celebration of its release tomorrow (*squee*), I AM giving away prizes! Comment for a chance to win:

1st prize: a copy of Mr. Winterbourne’s Christmas AND a personal giftbag containing your choice of signed hard copy book* (open to all, wherever you may be in the world)

2nd prize: a copy of Mr. Winterbourne’s Christmas

  • choices: Provoked, Beguiled, Enlightened, Unnatural (old edition), Enemies Like You, The Dream Alchemist (old edition), Unforgivable (old edition)

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Mr. Winterbourne’s Christmas – preorder links now live

You can now preorder my new Christmas story 🙂

Amazon.com    Amazon.co.uk     All other stores

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