Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Australian Book Addict video review!

I was thrilled and honoured the other day to discover that my first full-length Regency, The Uncatchable Miss Faversham, has been discussed on film by two Regency-loving sisters, Tara and Priya.

Tara and Priya also review two Regency titles by accomplished Regency writer Candice Hern in the same short film: A Proper Companion, and A Change of Heart.

I hope you get a chance to go and check out their review blog, Book Addict.

The post in question is called Candice Hern and Elizabeth Moss - head to head. I rather fear veteran writer Candice Hern came out the winner between us. But it's such a pleasure to know people out there have read and engaged with my writing that I didn't mind so much.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Smashwords gets Tigered at last!

I'm absolutely thrilled to say that I've finally cracked the nut of Smashwords' formatting and now have a brand new edition of my best selling Regency romance 'The Earl and His Tiger' available on a wide variety of formats at Smashwords, currently priced $2.99.

So those of you who were asking about PDFs, EPUB, RTF and other formats should now be able to download the book. Hurrah!

It's a revised edition on Smashwords too, where I've addressed some of the concerns discussed by reviewers on Amazon - for instance, that the hero behaved too "coldly" at the crisis of the novel - and generally made it a smoother read. Never let it be said I don't listen to feedback. Indeed, I'm very grateful to those who took the time to review the first edition in such detail on Amazon. Although I didn't follow all the suggestions put forward for changes, I have tried to improve the novel where a substantial number of reviewers agreed on the same issue.

I have also reloaded the Kindle edition to reflect these revisions. If you bought the first or second edition and would like to update it to the current version, I believe it's possible to email Amazon support, quoting the product and/or purchase number, and get this new edition uploaded for free to your device. Alternatively, you could splash out and buy it in a different format from Smashwords.

Anyway, if you haven't read 'The Earl and His Tiger' because you didn't have a Kindle or prefer not to shop for books on Amazon, now's your chance to read it.

The sample at Smashwords is a full 20% of the book, which is about 6 chapters, so you're welcome to try before you buy!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Special new cover design by The Cover Factory!

The Earl & His Tiger

Many thanks to the very talented Chris Hamilton-Emery of The Cover Factory, who designed this special cover as a gift to me. It's for my bestselling Regency romance on Kindle, The Earl & His Tiger. I thought I'd change the cover designs as we head into the Christmas rush, see whether it has any effect on sales to freshen the look of the book. 

I hope you all love it, and are enjoying your Christmas shopping!