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An Interview with Margaret Kaine and Review of A Life of Secrets

Margaret has long been a supporter of New Romantics Press and we are happy to reblog this interview on our blog.

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Thank you so much for joining me here at Bookish Jottings, Margaret. It’s lovely to have you here. Could you please start by introducing yourself and by telling us something about the books you write?

Hello, Julie. Thank you for inviting me.

I am married with two grown up children and two wonderful grandchildren. And having three years ago, moved from Leicester down to Eastbourne on the south coast, I am loving the sound of seagulls and living near the sea.

My debut novel, Ring of Clay won the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writer’s Award in 2002 and the Society of Authors’ Sagittarius Prize in 2003. Since then I have written six more novels set in the Potteries and published by Hodder & Stoughton. I then felt challenged to write on a more cosmopolitan landscape and wrote an Edwardian romantic suspense, ‘Dangerous Decisions’, published by Choc Lit. I am now…

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Lizzie’s BEST EVER Summer Promo

News & Reviews

Always a pleasure to read Jan Brigden’s monthly blog posts. They’re warm-hearted and sincere, just like her two wonderful novels.

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With July jogging swiftly towards August ~ AUGUST ~ can’t quite believe I’m saying that, I wanted to check in and say Hi.

With restrictions easing since my last news update, it’s been wonderful to properly see Mum and Dad who’d been shielding and also the rest of my lovely family and friends in various homes, gardens and local parks. Can’t believe how much our great-nephews and niece have grown during this time, especially youngest Stanley who was only a month old when Lockdown started.

Henry, Thea & Stanley ~ always a joy to see their little faces ❤

Mr B is now back doing the day job but I’m glad to say Project Briggy is taking great shape. As well as Little & Large (sheds) as I’ve called them (everything has a name at Brigden Towers) he’s built some new decking on the sunnier side of the garden, with…

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14 Extra-Special Books Celebrating 6 Years of Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT: Part 1

Many thanks to Rosie Amber’s team for choosing one of NRP’s author to be featured in this line up. I loved Summer at the Seahorse Hotel and look searching out some of the other novels mentioned.

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RBRT Gold:

My Review Team’s Favourite Books

#RBRT Review Team

How time flies – Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team has now been up and running for six years!  During that time we have done our best to spread the word about novels, novellas, short stories and non-fiction from self-published authors and independent publishers – to showcase talent found outside the mainstream publishing world.

Each month we are inundated with review requests from authors and publishers alike.  Every book that I accept is passed on to my team of twenty readers, which is made up of book bloggers, writers, editors, creative writing tutors and people who just love reading.  Most gain just one or two reviews, but once in a while a gem comes along that piques the interest of several team members, and receives highly favourable reviews across the board.

Welcome to Part One of #RBRT Gold: seven extra-special books that were…

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Inspirational Finds aka Searching for Mermaids by Adrienne Vaughan

#ThrowbackThursday ~ An Englishwoman’s Guide to The Cowboy #HistoricalFiction #Romance @june_kearns

Great to be reminded what a fabulous debut novel this was. Looking forward to June’s third one which she is working hard on ATM. With a bit of luck, Adrienne and I will have new ones out this summer, too.

ThrowbackThursday this week features a book I enjoyed very much. It was published in 2012.

My Thoughts

It’s the latter half of the nineteenth century and Annie Haddon is travelling across America in a stagecoach, corseted, with layers of petticoats and to make matters worse, wearing hat and gloves. The heat is stifling, not to mention the company. Her Aunt Bea and cousin Charlotte included. Annie didn’t even know why they were making a side trip to Texas when they were bound for New York. Not that Annie was in any hurry to reach New York, as the man her aunt intended to marry her off to awaited them. At twenty-seven Annie was considered almost beyond hope in the marriage stakes. A woman of her age who reads and holds her own opinions and especially one who is a cripple, had to take what she could get, according to her…

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#GuestPost IF I EVER DOUBT YOU by JAN BRIGDEN #PublicationDay @ChocLituk @JanBrigden

Books and Me!

Happy Tuesday to you all! And Happy Publication Day to Jan Brigden for the release of IF I EVER DOUBT YOU!! Hopefully you’ll all be downloading this later to enjoy!

Jan has been kind enough to write a guest post for me to share with you all today to give you a bit more of an insight into the book and the characters within the story!! Over to you Jan….

Challenging the celebrity footballer stereotype: If I Ever Doubt You by Jan Brigden

My main characters Rebecca and Alex first encountered one another in my debut As Weekends Go. Family-oriented small-town woman meets big league professional footballer. We saw the huge impact on their lives during and after that eventful summer weekend.

If I Ever Doubt You continues their story, charting each cheer, dip, drama and dilemma their relationship throws up: how Rebecca adapts to and copes with the reality…

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Marching on …

My 2020 guide for becoming a (successful) indie author –

Happy New Year to all our followers and fellow authors. Time for a retrospective as I hunker down to finish number six and get it out there before the summer’s over. I hope you enjoy reading my take on how self-publishing has worked for me.

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I’m often asked about my route to publication. I thought I’d update some of that information and share with you as I head into 2020 and finish my 6th novels. I hope you find the blog post helpful and informative.

My latest novel – Take Me, I’m Yours

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India Buchanan plans to set up an English-Style bed and breakfast establishment in her great-aunt’s home, MacFarlane’s Landing, Wisconsin. But she’s reckoned without opposition from Logan MacFarlane whose family once owned her aunt’s house and now want it back.MacFarlane is in no mood to be denied. His grandfather’s living on borrowed time and Logan has vowed to ensure the old man sees out his days in their former home. India’s great-aunt has other ideas and has threatened to burn the house to the ground before a MacFarlane sets foot in it.There’s a story here. One the family elders aren’t prepared to share…

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Welcome to the last chance saloon

ICYMI my novels are available to download for 99p/ $1.25 until December 25th. After that, they revert to £1.99/ $2.20 – Free to read on #KU. Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrates the feast.

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Howdy pardners – a heads up –

Just to let you know, in case you missed it, that my novels are available to download for 99p/ $1.25 until December 27th. After that, they revert to £1.99/ $2.20 – less than a cappuccino in your favourite cafe or bar. And – the really good news – if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber you can download them and read for FREE. (well, the cost of your subscription). So of you’ve overdosed on Christmas novels try something different. Or download at this price and read later . . . the choice is yours.

So, what are my novels about? Well, you won’t find any murders in them, although in Boot Camp Bride you will find a fake engagement, a boot camp for brides on the Norfolk marshes where some very dodgy stuff is going down. Interested? Readers have said they love Boot Camp…

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