Friday, 27 December 2013

Lord Denver's Choice

£0.77 – until January 1st. 
Lord Denver's Choice, I'm delighted to say, is now available on & Amazon. UK. This is the third in my loosely linked series of Lords & Ladies.
'Lord Denver's Choice' was previously published as 'Mistaken Identity' in 2008. 
This is a sweet,traditional Regency romance of 30,000 words. 
"When Emma Meadows met two unknown gentlemen and plum orchard she guessed one of them was Lord Denver. She disliked his companion on sight. However, Lord Denver improved on acquaintance and Emma believed that he returned her affections – until he treated her cruelly. She left her father's vicarage brokenhearted. Would Richard find a way to change her mind?"
I am working on another new "Duke" book and this will be published at the end of January. The working title is, "The Duke's Marriage", but this might well change. I have already written the first chapter and am thoroughly enjoying the story so far. Having, "Death Comes to Pemberly" to watch whilst I'm writing it is an added bonus. I've also just bought two books by Emily Eden, called , "The Semi-atached Couple, and , "The Semi-Detached House." She was writing twenty years later than Jane Austen but her books have a similar flavour.
My shorter Regencies are being sold at a greatly reduced price, 77 p or $.99, but this is only until January 1 when they will revert to their previous price of £.99 and $1.50. My full-length Regencies will remain at the price of £1.99 or $2.99 as I think they should be more expensive then my novellas. Pricing my books realistically  is tricky – I don't wish to put off new readers but on the other hand I don't want to give the impression that my books can't be worth buying because they are so cheap.
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that 2014 brings you all you wish for.

Thank you for following me and I hope you will continue to do so.

Fenella J Miller.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Christmas Thoughts!

I included a picture of my reindeer as I bought it in honour of the arrival of my new grandson – I don't suppose Charlie will really appreciate it this year, but my next door neighbour's little boys certainly do.
My Christmas tree is up (I'm not sure about the red flowery Christmas lights, but too late to do anything about it this year.) The decorations are done, much to the disgust of my husband who is a "bah humbug" sort of chap.
Until a few years ago Advent, for me, was a time of preparation and contemplation for the birth of Christ. Then inexplicably I lost my faith and although I've tried attending different churches, have been unable to restore my belief in God. I suppose I am an agnostic now, but I do miss the spiritual side of Christmas. I love giving presents – in fact would much rather do this then receive them. I watch all the Christmas films and love the OT T decorations on other people's houses – especially in America.
I am desperately trying to fit in all the Christmas related activities with my hectic writing schedule. I now have many readers anxiously awaiting publication of the second part of Barbara's War – I only have three more chapters to write and I'm determined to get this finished before Christmas. Then the book will be given a quick edit and sent out to my four beta readers – when it comes back I will do any necessary changes and then send it to my proofreader. If everything goes according to plan it will be published in February.
I am also in the process of editing my next Regency, "Lord Denver's Choice", and this goes to my proofreader on Friday, but I have yet to ask Jane to do the cover. This will go up at the end of December.
When I've finished Barbara's War I'm going to write a new Regency and my head is already buzzing with the story.
Last year I was incarcerated with a broken foot and ankle so this year I've accepted every invitation to lunch and to party that came my way and now find I have seven events to go to, as well as three family events. I've hidden the scales in the laundry basket and won't step on them again until January!

I've got too much going on at the moment but it's all good. Whether Christmas has a religious meaning, or is just a time for loving and giving and seeing family, it's a magical time of year.
I'm not sure if I will have time to post again so I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. I would also like to thank all of you who took the time to write a review, or contact me, to tell me how much they loved my books. This is why I write – the royalties are great, but knowing readers are enjoying my books is far more important.
Fenella J Miller