We’re incredibly proud of our fellow author Cathie Dunn, whose historical romance A Highland Captive is on a roll right now!
Not only has this great adventure set in late 13th-century Scotland been awarded a Chill With a Book Readers’ Award, but it has also been longlisted for a prestigious Chanticleer Book Award. We’re keeping fingers crossed for the next round.
The CHATELAINE Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Romantic Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The Chatelaine Book Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer International Book Awards ( The #CIBAs).
Here’s what Chill With a Book had to say:
Thoroughly enjoyable book; I liked everything about it. I felt this book was very well balanced, has an engaging & interesting storyline; good, strong characters; true to the period without overdoing the barbarity.
A Highland Captive is available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.
And Cathie’s latest novel, to be published on 28th November, is now on pre-order on Amazon Kindle: a dual timeline story set in the Languedoc area of Southwest France in the present day and the 8th century. Buy now and pay nothing until publication.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Beltane Choice by Nancy Jardine. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resourcesfor my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
AD 71 Northern Roman Britain
Lorcan of the Brigantes knows that unity of the northern tribes is essential when the Ancient Roman legions advance northwards to Brigantia. Yet, everything comes at a price. Using his captive, Nara, as a political bargain with the Selgovae comes with impossible stipulations. Battle at Whorl – Iron Age tribes against the Romans – is inevitable.
The Beltane Choice, Book 1 of Nancy Jardine’s Celtic Fervour Saga series is off on tour with Rachel’s Random Resources Blog Tours!
Rachel organises such wonderful opportunities for authors to have their novels featured at many different book bloggers and thus, hopefully, those blog posts are read by lots of that blogger’s followers who will be new readers of the series.
Here at Ocelot Press we hope you’ve had a great summer. We’re excited to announce two new historical romance titles to be published under the Ocelot Press imprint this autumn: Jennifer C. Wilson’s The Raided Heart and Cathie Dunn’s Love Lost in Time. A distinguished pair of titles to add to our growing stable of historical fiction, both stories taking place in atmospheric settings. Read more about them below. And you can pre-order them both now!
I’m really excited to share with you the cover of The Raided Heart – and I would love to know what you think! I’ve already shared the opening paragraph with you, and so now, here’s the blurb:
Meg Mathers, the headstrong youngest sibling of a reiving family on the English-Scottish border, is determined to remain at her childhood home, caring for the land and village she’s grown up with. When an accident brings her a broken ankle and six weeks in the resentful company of ambitious and angry young reiver Will, attraction starts to build. Both begin to realise they might have met their match, and the love of their lives, but 15th century border living is not that simple, as Meg soon finds herself betrothed to the weakling son of a tyrannical neighbour, Alexander Gray. When tragedy strikes, can Meg and Will find their way back…
General Gnaeus Iulius Agricola had a thankless task trying to subdue the rebellious Caledonians and gain support from his indifferent Roman emperor. He tells us all about it today in the latest Historical Writers’ Forum “Interview my Character” blog hop.
Agricola is one of the main characters in Ocelot author Nancy Jardine’s Agricola’s Bane, the fourth in her exciting Celtic Fervour series.
And there’s a giveaway to go with the interview. Nancy is offering one ebook copy to a lucky winner. So go and have a look at this fascinating interview and leave a comment and you might be that winner!
Other Ocelot Press characters taking part
Marie-Thérèse Vernhes, the main character in Vanessa Couchman’s Overture, has already been interviewed in this blog hop series. You can read that interview here.
And coming up on Wednesday 17 July is the interview of Cathie Dunn’s character from Dark Deceit, Geoffrey de Mortagne. He’s a a man torn between an oath and his duty. Watch this space for the link to the interview.
Ocelot author Vanessa Couchman’s latest historical novel, Overture, is going on a blog tour this week. Book bloggers provide a great service to both authors and readers and we are happy to support them at Ocelot Press.
My latest historical novel, Overture, set in Belle Epoque France, heads off on a seven-day blog tour today. I’m very grateful to these 21 fantastic book bloggers for featuring the book on their blogs and also to Rachel Gilbey of Rachel’s Random Resources for organising it all so efficiently. Some of the bloggers will also be featuring a review of Overture. Their support for authors is invaluable and helps readers to find new books.
I’ll tweet every day about the tour with a link to the participating blogs and also post on my Facebook page. I’m sure the bloggers will be delighted if you go to have a look at their blogs. They feature and review many books, so you might well find exciting new reads.
Also, I have allowed out of my sight my main character from Overture, Marie-Thérèse, so that she can take part…