Wednesday, 28 May 2014

from Stanley and Katrina: We interrupt your blog hopping for this important announcement

Woo-hooo!!!  We've found space on out friend's publisher's blog and they said we could interrupt you too!

Come and see our vitally important video about our next project and how you can help.

Stanley and Katrina: We interrupt your blog hopping for this important ...: To view the full video in all of its glory, click here . Where the project stands now:  As always, thank you for reading.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lost City entered for Reader's Favorite awards

The Princelings and the Lost City has been entered in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2014, in the categories Book: Children's SciFi/Fantasy and Illustration: Fiction.

Lost City, the conclusion of the Trilogy, was awarded 5 Stars by the Readers' Favorite reviewer last autumn.  She said:
The Lost City, Book Three of The Princelings trilogy is a great read for those who love fantasy with young male protagonists. The plot is new, interesting, and will engage your mind in the story. A great work was created by the author with this trilogy. I enjoyed the well-developed characters and their many adventures. [...]

In all, this is a very nice piece of writing. The trilogy has been completed without leaving any loose ends. I would have to say that this has been an overall enchanting trip into a fantasy realm. It is suitable for readers from pre-teens to adults alike. It is a clean and wholesome series and readers will be happy owning these books. Happy readings.
The contest deadline is June1st (late entry).  Finalists will be announced on July 1st and winners on September 1st.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Princelings of the East (Book 1) is now FREE

We set the price for the ebook of The Princelings of the East, the start of the whole series, to FREE on Smashwords at the beginning of May.  The idea is to promote the whole series by enabling new discoverers to try a new author - and then not be able to stop at one book!

Smashwords 'sales' came in steadily, and went up once the book's details had been updated at places like B&N, iBooks and so on.

Then noticed, and 'sales' hit the roof!   As is usual in these matters, they have also dropped to a steady number, but we also had a sale in the Australian store last week, our first.  Amazon have not discounted the ebook anywhere other than the .com store, so if you're in Europe or anywhere else, try using the Smashwords store.

So we are proposing to leave the book out FREE for the time being.

You can find the links to the Princelings of the East at your favourite store here.

If you check the Princelings website, you'll find some special offers on other books that were listed during Children's Book Week - these will expire at the end of May.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Our special Children's Book Week 2014 Promotion

As well as featuring on the Princelings website,  our great offers for CBW are announced here on Mother Daughter Book Reviews.

Children's Book Week 2014 Sponsors ~ Includes Great Deals on Books!

Jemima has a monthly guest post on the #AtoZChallenge blog

In her first post on the A to Z Challenge blog, Jemima asks what else readers did in April, discusses chapter illustrations for her books and the problems of writng and promoting a series.

What else did you do in April?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

There's a party going on...

There's a party on Jemima's blog and the Princelings website today, to celebrate the launch of Bravo Victor.

Anyone who leaves a blog comment on either or both posts will be entered for a draw, to take place on Thursday evening (UK time) for a number of signed goodies like chapter illustrations and book cover photos.

On 6th May, Bravo Victor is FREE on Amazon worldwide:
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and also in Spain, Italy, Mexico and Brazil.

Bravo Victor is the sixth in The Princelings of the East series, and stars Victor, keeper of the Inn of the Seventh Happiness, a much-loved character in four of the previous books.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Bravo Victor on Amazon

Jemima Pett's new book Bravo Victor, is now being published on Amazon. It should appear on all Amazon sites within 48 hours.

In the sixth book of the series, Victor Barton, of the Inn of the Seventh Happiness and would-be business guru, uncovers what appears to be a plot to bring Wozna cola back into the Realms.  At the same time George disappears while on a visit to a flying festival in the Rhinelands.  Secret agent Sundance is already on the trail of some Wozna smugglers, so King Fred sends Victor off with Sundance to see if he can solve the problem and find George at the same time.

Victor finds himself mired in a tangled web of lies, deceit and treachery, compounded by the appearance of a shady character from his past - or is it his future?

Bravo Victor is suitable for teens and adults, and contains a handy chronology of key events in the series to assist new readers in settling into the timeline.

Genre: adult science fiction or juvenile mystery, it's a mashup of feudal systems with advanced technology, invention, flying, business speak, time travel and the endearing characters we've come to love over the previous books.

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and also in Spain, Italy, Mexico and Brazil.