New Titles from Ocelot Press this Autumn – and More to Come

We’re delighted to announce the publication of three new titles this autumn, with more to come later on.

Sue Barnard’s Nice Girls Don’t and Finding Nina were launched last week. These two stories about family secrets are linked but can be read as standalones. They are available in Kindle and paperback editions from Amazon.

Find out more about these titles by clicking the buttons.

Jennifer C. Wilson’s A New Page is a collection of historical short stories and poems featuring characters from kings to witches. A New Page will be released on 5th November 2022. You can pre-order the Kindle edition, and it will be downloaded automatically to your e-reader on the launch date.

We are also looking forward to releasing the first of Miriam Drori’s series of murder mysteries, Style and the Solitary, this autumn. Stay tuned for more news about that.

What’s it all about, Asaf?

Miriam Drori, Author

In another month or so, my murdery mystery, Style and the Solitary, will be republished under the Ocelot Press banner.

I thought this would be a good time to tell you what the novel is about, tweaking a post I first wrote for friend and author, Jo Fenton.

Belief in Another Person

The story of Beauty and the Beast was first written in 1740 by a woman called Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. It wasn’t intended as a children’s fairy tale, but rather as a tale with a moral. It is Beauty’s belief and love for the Beast that turns him back into a prince. Similarly, Nathalie’s belief in Asaf will help him in his attempt to become the person he was meant to be.

The similarity of my novel to Beauty and the Beast is, of course, the reason for its similar title.

Loners

People who…

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Ocelot Authors Nancy Jardine and Cathie Dunn Take Gold and Bronze in Prestigious Awards

There’s a lot going on at Ocelot Press right now. We’re thrilled to announce that two Ocelot Press authors, Nancy Jardine and Cathie Dunn, have done extremely well in the Coffee Pot Book Club Book of the Year Awards 2022. Congratulations to both!

Nancy’s Before Beltane, a prequel to her atmospheric Celtic Fervour series, took the gold medal in the Ancient World Historical Fiction category.

Cathie Dunn’s The Shadows of Versailles, set amidst the intrigue of Louis XIV’s glittering court, took the bronze medal in two categories: European Historical Fiction and Early Modern Historical Fiction.

Both books are cracking reads. You can read more about them and buy copies on the links below:

We’re incredibly proud of Nancy and Cathie.

Look out for more news about two new titles coming soon.

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Welcome to New Ocelot Miriam Drori!

We’re excited to announce that author and editor Miriam Drori has joined Ocelot Press.

Miriam’s novels and short stories cover several genres, including crime, romance and uplit. She has also published a non-fiction book about social anxiety.

Starting this autumn, Ocelot Press will publish her series of cosy crime mysteries set in Jerusalem, where Miriam lives.

You can find out more about Miriam on her author page, which gives all of her social media links.

Welcome to Ocelot Press, Miriam!

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Never on Saturday Now in a French Edition

Sue Barnard’s Never on Saturday is now available in a French edition, entitled Jamais le Samedi. She tells us how this came about.

A few years ago, a friend in Paris suggested that my books ought to be available in French. It has taken a while, but it’s finally happening: my paranormal romance novella Never on Saturday is now available in a French version. 

Never on Saturday was first published in 2017, and a slightly revised version was issued in 2020. Jamais le Samedi tells the same story, but brings it a little closer to home. 

The story is set partly in medieval France and partly in present-day North Wales, and is based on an old French legend.  Unfortunately I can’t reveal here what the legend is, as that would give away too much about the plot – but rest assured that all will become clear by the end of the book. 

I’m hoping, in the fullness of time, to release French editions of some more of my titles.  I’ve recently made a start on The Ghostly Father (in French: Le Père Spiritueux), but that is a rather longer book and could take quite some time. But for now, please enjoy Jamais le Samedi. It has been a fun project!

Book Description in English

Two stories, two heartbreaks: one past, one present…

Leaving her native France and arriving in North Wales as a postgraduate student of History and Folklore, Mel is cautiously optimistic that she can escape from her troubled past and begin a new and happier life. 

She settles into her student accommodation and begins work on her thesis, concentrating particularly on one fascinating manuscript: a compelling and tragic tale of a cursed medieval princess. 

Then she meets Ray – charming, down-to-earth and devastatingly handsome. Within days, Mel’s entire world has transformed from lonely and frustrated to loving and fulfilled. Despite her failure with previous relationships, she allows herself to hope that this time, at last, she can make it work.

But Mel’s dreams of happiness are under constant threat. She is hiding a dark and terrible secret, which Ray – or indeed anybody else – must never ever discover… 

Description du livre en français

Deux histoires, deux crève-cœurs : un passé, un présent…

Quittant sa France natale et arrivant dans le nord du Pays de Galles comme étudiante de troisième cycle en histoire et folklore, Mel espère pouvoir s’échapper à son passé troublé et de commencer une vie nouvelle et plus heureuse.

Elle s’installe dans son logement d’étudiant et commence à travailler sur sa thèse, faisant attention spéciale à l’histoire fascinante et tragique d’une princesse médiévale maudite.

Puis elle rencontre Ray – charmant, intelligent, et d’une beauté dévastatrice. En quelques jours, le monde entier de Mel est transformé de solitaire et frustré à aimant et comblé. Malgré avoir échoué dans les relations précédentes, elle se permet d’espérer que cette fois, enfin, elle pourra faire réussir cette relation amoureuse.

Mais ses rêves de bonheur sont perpétuellement menacés. Elle cache un secret sombre et terrible, que Ray – ou même n’importe qui d’autre – ne doit jamais découvrir…

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