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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ebooks and pretty ladies

Do pretty ladies sell books? I'll soon be finding out if these two can sell mine, because I'm about to have two of the novels from my backlist - A Green Bay Tree and The Ash Grove - published as ebooks by Belgrave House, an American publisher of ebooks which published the ebook version of my paranormal romance Elegy for a Queen.

I was asked a few days ago which of my novels is my favourite. It's a bit like being asked which of my children is my favourite, and really it's impossible to answer a question like that. But I must admit I have a very soft spot for Elegy for a Queen, with whose heroine I identified completely, and even though she's not particularly like me. It's strange, isn't it, how we novelists manage lead such complicated double, treble, or even quadruple lives.

When I was writing a novel called The Morning Promise, which was revised for paperback publication and retitled The Silver Locket, I identified completely with my brave soldier hero, even though I'm a great coward myself. I don't think I'm ever going to stop living parallel lives, but fortunately this is a kind of lunacy which doesn't usually get people put away for the term of their actual lives!


  1. Congratulations on the epublication of these books. I'm sure many of your readers will have been waiting for them to be available in this form - and here's hoping the pretty ladies will being you lots of extra sales.

  2. Thank you, Suzanne! There are still plenty of Pan Macmillan paperbacks at a penny each on Amazon Marketplace, but I'm hoping to get some esales, too!

  3. They both have lovely wistful expressions, don't they? Will keep an eye out for them when I'm next feeding my Kindle. And here's hoping they bring you lots of new readers!

  4. Thank you, Kath! I feed my Kindle all the time, but it's still ravenous...