We can’t believe it’s already 18 months since Ocelot Press went live. Over the next few weeks we’ll be celebrating with a series of blog posts and character interviews and there’ll be a chance to buy some of our e-books for discounted prices. So definitely watch this space.
For starters, this coming week, each of us will take over the Ocelot blog for a day to bring you information on the background, setting and salient facts of one of our books. You’ll get an insider’s view of the story behind the book – and each of them makes fascinating reading.
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.
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!
An exciting couple of months are in store for Ocelot Press authors Vanessa Couchman, Cathie Dunn and Nancy Jardine. They’re taking part in a blog hop organised by the Historical Writers’ Forum on Facebook.
The theme is “Interview my Character”, so the authors are letting their characters loose on other authors’ blogs! Be prepared to read about some fascinating characters from a range of eras from Roman Britain up to the 20th century. Fans of historical fiction will also discover new authors and brilliant reads.
Saturday 29th June: Vanessa Couchman’s budding opera singer Marie-Thérèse from her recently-published novel, Overture, will be interviewed on Stephanie Churchill’s blog.
Saturday 6th July: Nicky Moxey interviews Nancy Jardine’s Roman General, Gnaeus Iulius Agricola, from Agricola’s Bane, the fourth in her exciting Celtic Fervour series.
Wednesday 10th July: Sarah Dahl interviews Geoffrey de Mortagne, a man torn between an oath and his duty, from Cathie Dunn’s, Dark Deceit, published by Crooked Cat Books.
You can follow the blog hop on its dedicated Facebook page. And we’ll post links to our Ocelot characters’ interviews on the blog here as and when they are published.
So you can find out more about some of our characters, and what they really think of their authors!
Dunn take you back to the dark days of the Scottish Wars of Independence in
her new novel, A Highland Captive – a historical adventure romance set
in the west of Scotland, and the second tale in Cathie’s Highland Chronicles
series of standalone novels.