Thursday, 14 February 2019

When I rule the world ...

Imagine for one moment you were creating a brand new society from scratch, in a post-apocalyptic/dystopian sort of a way.
Or closer to my reality, in a brand-new-squeaky-clean-world/utopian kinda thing.

That's my challenge for the fourth Nature's Tribe book 13 Esbats of the Moon (available to pre-order for 99c/99p, released May 11th).

I'm after some help. I have the basic structure and the characters (all 13 of them) have chipped in with their concerns and what's important to them, but I'd love to see how that maps out with you guys.
So for the next few weeks, I'll be focussing on different areas of world-building, and I'd love to hear your views about priorities.

Here's a few aspects of life my guys will be concentrating on getting in place - the premise is a brand new world, like Earth in the middle ages before we trashed it with deforestation, over-mining, over-population, all those things killing the planet. How would you prioritise? What fundamentals would you consider equally important? Post your answers below.

Immediate Concerns
1. Sources of clean, fresh water and food
2. Shelter: temporary, communal
3. Fire for warmth/cooking
Near future
4. Planting crops
5. Basic tools (hunting/building)
6. Clothing
Long term
7. Clearing land for buildings
8. Infrastructure: Sanitation/drainage
9. Building materials (sustainable)
10. Safety/protection (weapons?)

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Last Chance - never to be repeated offer!

You know - the entire purpose of a headline is to grab attention. And that's actually the truth. Never again will you be able to get these 3 Nature's Tribe books for under $3/£3.
I even made some cute ads to celebrate the fact!

Senna feels like nothing but an inconvenience at her own wedding.
Instead of the small, serene event Senna and Lyran conceived, his father seems determined to take over every aspect, from what she should wear to what and when their guests should eat.
Not much of a choice. But Senna's year of mourning is about to end.
Domenyk needs a woman of substance to accompany him on his ascent to leader of the council.
Jarl spends more time away from the village as an acclaimed military commander - and spy! 
Why does everyone keep Cal and Lyrelie apart? Even themselves.
Cal knows eavesdroppers never hear anything to their advantage. He didn’t need to hear Lyrelie’s offhand dismissal to know he is unworthy. But more than one person in the village has reasons for sabotaging their union.
Gotta go - beta comments to read, edits to make. See you soon!

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year

Here's the final tranch of deals - happy reading.


Most of these books are free to read on Kindle Unlimited all the way to January 6th.

P.S. BR is Bryant Rockwell (YA Contemporary Romance) NT is Nature's Tribe (Medieval Romance)

Jan 6: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
          FREE - Stand By Me (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
          FREE - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
         99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray

Jan 5: FREE - More Jeopardy (Jeopardy #2) - Ro Green
          FREE - Stand By Me (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
          FREE -  Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
        99c/99p - 8 Sabbats of the Sun (NT #3) - Jacky Gray    *Pre-order - released 12th Feb*
      $4.99/£3.63 - Reagan (Hengist #3) - Jacky Gray

Jan 4: FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
          FREE - Edge of the Blade (BR #4) - Jacky Gray
        99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray 

Jan 3: FREE - Geraint (Hengist #5) - Jacky Gray
          FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray
        99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray

Jan 2: FREE - Geraint (Hengist #5) - Jacky Gray
          FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green

Jan 1: FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
          FREE - Slater (Hengist #4) - Jacky Gray

Dec 31: FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray 

Dec 30: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
             FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green

Dec 29: FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
             FREE - Stand By Me (BR #6) - Jacky Gray
           99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray

Dec 28: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
             FREE -  Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray

Dec 27: FREE - More Jeopardy (Jeopardy #2) - Ro Green
             FREE - Edge of the Blade (BR #4) - Jacky Gray
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green

Dec 26: FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Geraint (Hengist #5) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Show Must Go On (BR #2) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray

Dec 25: FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*                                 FREE - Geraint (Hengist #5) - Jacky Gray
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 24: FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
              FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
              FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 23: FREE - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
             FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 22: FREE - Stand By Me (BR #6) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
          $4.99/£3.63 - Reagan (Hengist #3) - Jacky Gray 

Dec 21: FREE - Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
            FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray 
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 20: FREE - Edge of the Blade (BR #4) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Slater (Hengist #4) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till Jan*         

Dec 19: FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Death Wishes - Ro Green

Dec 18: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
             FREE - Show Must Go On (BR #2) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green

Dec 17: FREE - More Jeopardy (Jeopardy #2) - Ro Green
             FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 16: FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
              FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
              FREE - Stand By Me (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 15: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
             FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 14: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
            99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till Jan*
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*


Tuesday, 25 December 2018

12 Days of Deals

Super-silly giveaway. Most of these books are free to read on Kindle Unlimited all the way to January 6th. 

And here's the big picture:
Make a note of the free dates for the books you are interested in, and log in next week to discover the latest links for your FREE, Free on Kindle Unlimited or 99c/99p books.

Merry Christmas everyone.

P.S. BR is Bryant Rockwell (YA Contemporary Romance) NT is Nature's Tribe (Medieval Romance)

Dec 31: FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 30: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
             FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green

Dec 29: FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
             FREE - Stand By Me (BR #6) - Jacky Gray
           99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray

Dec 28: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
             FREE -  Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray

Dec 27: FREE - More Jeopardy (Jeopardy #2) - Ro Green
             FREE - Edge of the Blade (BR #4) - Jacky Gray
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green

Dec 26: FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Geraint (Hengist #5) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Show Must Go On (BR #2) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray

Dec 25: FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*                                 FREE - Geraint (Hengist #5) - Jacky Gray
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 24: FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
              FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
              FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 23: FREE - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
             FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 22: FREE - Stand By Me (BR #6) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
          $4.99/£3.63 - Reagan (Hengist #3) - Jacky Gray 

Dec 21: FREE - Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
            FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray 
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 20: FREE - Edge of the Blade (BR #4) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Slater (Hengist #4) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till Jan*         

Dec 19: FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Death Wishes - Ro Green

Dec 18: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
             FREE - Show Must Go On (BR #2) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green

Dec 17: FREE - More Jeopardy (Jeopardy #2) - Ro Green
             FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 16: FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
              FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
              FREE - Stand By Me (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 15: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
             FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*

Dec 14: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
            99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till Jan*
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*


Wednesday, 19 December 2018

To Christmas and beyond ...

Here's the next bunch of cool bargains. Most of these books are free to read on Kindle Unlimited all the way to January 6th. Featured books for a great Christmas read (all FREE on KU)


And here's the big picture:
Make a note of the free dates for the books you are interested in, and log in every week to discover the latest links for your FREE, Free on Kindle Unlimited or 99c/99p books.

Merry Christmas everyone.

P.S. BR is Bryant Rockwell (YA Contemporary Romance) NT is Nature's Tribe (Medieval Romance)

Dec 25: FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till Jan*                                 FREE - Geraint (Hengist #5) - Jacky Gray
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*

Dec 24: FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
              FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
              FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till 26th*

Dec 23: FREE - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
             FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till 26th*

Dec 22: FREE - Stand By Me (BR #6) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
          $4.99/£3.63 - Reagan (Hengist #3) - Jacky Gray 

Dec 21: FREE - Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
            FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray 
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*

Dec 20: FREE - Edge of the Blade (BR #4) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Slater (Hengist #4) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till 26th*         
Dec 19: FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Death Wishes - Ro Green

Dec 18: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
             FREE - Show Must Go On (BR #2) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green

Dec 17: FREE - More Jeopardy (Jeopardy #2) - Ro Green
             FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*

Dec 16: FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
              FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
              FREE - Stand By Me (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*

Dec 15: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
             FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till 26th*

Dec 14: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
            99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till 26th*
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Only a few more days left*


Friday, 14 December 2018

The next few deals

Checkout these cool stories. Most of these books are free to read on Kindle Unlimited all the way to January 6th. Featured books for a great Christmas read (all FREE on KU)

And here's the big picture:
Make a note of the free dates for the books you are interested in, and log in every week to discover the latest links for your FREE, Free on Kindle Unlimited or 99c/99p books.

Merry Christmas everyone.

P.S. BR is Bryant Rockwell (YA Contemporary Romance) NT is Nature's Tribe (Medieval Romance)

Dec 14: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
            99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray   *Deal continues till 26th*
             FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Only a few more days left*

Dec 15: FREE - Young Men Gone West - Ro Green
             FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
           99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till 26th*

Dec 16: FREE - Triple Jeopardy (Jeopardy #1) - Ro Green
              FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
              FREE - Stand By Me (BR #5) - Jacky Gray
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*

Dec 17: FREE - More Jeopardy (Jeopardy #2) - Ro Green
             FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray
            99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*

Dec 18: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
             FREE - Show Must Go On (BR #2) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green

Dec 19: FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray
             FREE on KU - Death Wishes - Ro Green

And finally, a plug for the prequel series to Hengist: People of the Horse. Check it out here.
I cannot tell you how much fun I'm having with Senna, my sassy medieval midwife and her love triangle with two cousins, Lyran and Jarl that has world-changing ramifications.
Or how tricky it is to find convincing 14th Century equivalents for all the modern idioms I habitually use. Anyone here speak medieval?

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Two Deals a Day???

Am I going Crazy? Well, yes, actually. For the rest of this month, there will be at least two books free every day. Check out how it looks in the calendar:



Make a note, and log in every week to discover the latest links for your FREE, Free on Kindle Unlimited or 99c/99p books.

Merry Christmas everyone.

P.S. BR is Bryant Rockwell (YA Contemporary Romance) NT is Nature's Tribe (Medieval Romance)

Dec 8: FREE - Final Jeopardy (Jeopardy #3) - Ro Green
            FREE - Fox Among Wolves (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till mid-Dec*
          FREE on KU - Young Men Gone West (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
          99c/99p - Archer (Hengist #1) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*

Dec 9: FREE - Death Wishes (Gentle Angel Story) - Ro Green
            FREE - Don't Stop Believing (Juke Box Musical) - Ro Green
          99c/99p - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Hostage #1) - Ro Green    *Deal continues till 26th*

Dec 10: FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Show Must Go On (BR #2) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray

Dec 11: ***Brand New Release today***
          99c/99p - 3 Handfastings and a Burial (NT #1) - Jacky Gray
          ***Prequel to 12 Days of Yule: A Magical, Medieval Romance***  
          99c/99p - Rory (Hengist #2) - Jacky Gray    *Deal continues till 26th December*
             FREE - New Kid in Town (BR #1) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray

Dec 12: FREE on KU - 12 Days of Yule (NT #2) - Jacky Gray
              FREE - Leader of the Pack (BR #3) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Music was my First Love (BR #5) - Jacky Gray   
             FREE - Slater (Hengist #4) - Jacky Gray

Dec 13: FREE - Edge of the Blade (BR #4) - Jacky Gray
             FREE - Slater (Hengist #4) - Jacky Gray