It’s here! Doorways to the Past is published today

We’re thrilled at Ocelot Press that publication day for Doorways to the Past has arrived. It’s come upon us incredibly quickly. It seems like only yesterday that we were discussing and planning our collection of short stories, character interviews and diary entries featuring characters from our novels.

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Doorways to the Past: Step into History with Ocelot Press

We’re absolutely thrilled here at Ocelot Press to announce our first collaborative venture – a collection of historical short stories and character interviews by five Ocelot Press authors!

Doorways to the Past takes you on a journey through time, starting in Roman Britain, and hopping between Britain, Corsica, France and Italy up to the present day. You’ll meet a range of characters from servants to monarchs and read about their hopes, fears, joys and setbacks in often perilous or strange situations.

All of these characters appear in, or are mentioned in, our novels, but they have been so vociferous behind the scenes that we had to let them have their own stories and interviews!

Participating authors are:

Sue Barnard

Vanessa Couchman

Cathie Dunn

Nancy Jardine

Jennifer C. Wilson

And our newest Ocelot, Yvonne Marjot, whose Walking on Wild Air was published in June under the Ocelot Press imprint, has written the foreword.

Doorways to the Past is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle for publication on 30th July at 99p/99c. If you pre-order now, there is nothing to pay until the book pops onto your Kindle or e-reader on publication day.  

So you can have a taste of the past without having to move from your own favourite reading spot.

We hope you’ll enjoy Doorways to the Past. We certainly had fun putting it together and getting to know our characters.

Watch this space for more news about our planned Facebook launch party.

Augustine is Released Today

We’re excited to announce that Vanessa Couchman’s novella, Augustine, is released today on Amazon Kindle under the Ocelot Press imprint.

Augustine is a prequel to her Alouette trilogy, and it’s set against the rolling hills and perched villages of Southwest France in the late 19th-century. Vanessa lives in southern France, not far from where the action takes place, and there’s plenty of period detail woven into the story, drawn from her researches and knowledge of the area. The backdrop is a way of life that lasted for centuries but has now disappeared forever.

In the book, you’ll meet Augustine Bousquet and Joseph Vernhes, who appear again in Overture, Book 1 of the Alouette trilogy. Augustine can be read as a standalone or before Overture.

Jennifer C. Wilson’s ‘The Raided Heart’ launches today!

Today is an exciting day for us here at Ocelot Press, since we’re adding another wonderful title to our stable of historical fiction reads. The Raided Heart, Jennifer C. Wilson’s 15th-century historical romance, set in the Scottish Borders, is published today. It’s available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.

Read on to get a glimpse of the story:

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New Titles from Ocelot Press this Autumn

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!

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