Who would have thought it? As of November 2019, I have sold 50,000 novels since the release of my first book in November 2011. In truth, I rarely looked at the sales figures, because I feared I would be disappointed by the results, and just focused on that juicy royalty payment each month. But I braved the information yesterday, and discovered a total sales figure of 50,792, so I am giving away an unlimited number of free Kindle downloads over the holiday season. Many people complain they don’t have a Kindle, but you are not well-versed in ebooks, don’t worry, you don’t need a Kindle, just the free Kindle app on any device. Click download, and your book of choice is yours! Those eagle-eyed readers will be able to get all 12 books if that is your choice, or any that take your fancy.
THE WAIT IS OVER!
Here it is, the sale so many people have messaged me about for the last few weeks. Starting at midnight December 25 PST (21:00 NZ / 08:00 UK), FRAILTY OF HUMAN AFFAIRS, book one of the Thomas Cromwell Queenmaker series, is free for five days, finishing 23:59 December 29 PST (20:59 NZ / 07:59 UK on 30.12). This is the first book in my Tudor series, covering from the King’s Great Matter in 1529, the banishment of Queen Katherine, the downfall of Wolsey, the rise of the Boleyns and Thomas Cranmer, right through until the birth of Princess Elizabeth in 1533. All from the perspectives of Thomas Cromwell, and his Italian secretary ‘the Waif’ Master Nicóla Fresocbaldi.
From midnight December 26 PST (21:00 NZ – 08:00 UK), book two, SHAKING THE THRONE, will be free for five days until 23:59 December 30 PST (20:59 NZ – 07:59 UK on 31.12) taking you through from the beginning of Anne Boleyn’s reign, the killings of More and Fisher, the demise of Anne and her framed conspirators, the sad death of Henry Fitzroy, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and the rise of Jane Seymour and the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536. See it all through Cromwell and Frescobaldi’s eyes.
From December 27, in its first ever free book promo, I have unlimited Kindle copies to give away of NO ARMOUR AGAINST FATE, the third in the Cromwell series, from midnight December 27 PST (21:00 NZ – 08:00 UK) until 23:59 December 31 (20:59 NZ – 07:59 UK 01.01.20!) covering from the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1537, the birth of Prince Edward and death of Queen Jane, the search of a new bride, the destruction of the monasteries, the Exeter Conspiracy, the truth about the marriage of Henry and Anna of Cleves, Cromwell and Frescobaldi’s traitorous downfall, and finally Cromwell’s brutal execution in 1540, all in its full messy truth.
Five years, three books, about one million hours of research and squinting at 500-year-old documents that sometimes made little sense in the small hours, here it is, the entire Cromwell series available for free as we race towards the new decade. (Spoiler, my next book is Jane Cromwell and Nicoletta Frescobaldi and their lives with Princess Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey, so you won’t be without these characters for long!) Just click on the book covers for the link.
December 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25
Today is the five-day sale on my book Intense Professional Marquesa. This was a labour of love for me, set in Valencia in the 1880s as the Ripalda Palace was built under María Josefa Paulín y de la Peña, Countess of Ripalda, and the architect she had an “intense professional relationship” with, Joaquín María Arnau Miramón. It is a tale (with fictional characters in place of the real people, of course), telling the story of two people transforming Valencia from inside the walls of the Dos Aguas Palace in Valencia. A lot of research went into this book to recreate 1880s Valencia, and I hope you enjoy it. It has history, art, architecture, royalty, love and murder, all in one. Click here to read more, or click the book below to download. Several other books are still free on Amazon today, so check through the listings to see what is currently free.
December 20 – 21- 22 – 23- 24
Today is a BIG sale, on my monster book, the Secrets of Spain trilogy, with all all three books in the series combined into one giant download. Inside is books one, Blood in the Valencian Soil, book two Vengeance in the Valencian Water, and books three, Death in the Valencian Dust. All three books following the families of Luna Montgomery and Cayetano Beltran through the pain of living under war and Franco in 20th century Spain. See below for links and info for the individual books, and how much longer they are free individually, or click here for a quick synopsis. Click on the book below to download this huge saga package, all for free until Christmas!
The Secrets of Spain trilogy is on sale for five days only, from Friday 20 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Wednesday 24 December 23:59 PST (Thursday 25/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)
DECEMBER 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22
Today’s new book in the pop-sale is book three in the Secrets of Spain series, Death in the Valencian Dust, dealing with the death of Franco in 1975, versus civil war bodies in the present day. Judging by the amount of downloads on the other books on the series, plenty of people are waiting of this five-day sale. Click here to read more about he book, or click on the book below to download the book. Also check below of all the books currently on sale.
Death in the Valencian Dust is on sale for five days only, from Wednesday 18 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Sunday 22 December 23:59 PST (Monday 23/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)
DECEMBER 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21
The pop-up sale continues! With so many sales going on, there is plenty to choose from! If you are collecting the Canna Medici series, today the Canna prequel, Cries of Midnight, is on sale for 72 hours. Click here to read more about this short Canna book, or click on the book below. Other books in the series are on sale, but the sale on book two is fast running out, so click soon!
Cries of Midnight is on sale for three days only, from Tuesday 17 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Thursday 19 December 23:59 PST (Friday 18/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)
The Secrets of Spain sale also continues, with book two, Vengeance in the Valencian Water. This book is based on the 1957 flood of the city, and the actions of the Franco-loving family in the series, alongside the continuation of their Franco-hating grandchildren. Click here to read more, or click on the book below to download. This book will be on sale for five days starting now, with Blood in the Valencian Soil still having four days left on sale.
Vengeance in the Valencian Water is on sale for three days only, from Tuesday 17 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Saturday 21 December 23:59 PST (Sunday 22/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)
DECEMBER 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20
It’s a double sale day! Starting today, Luminous Colours of Dusk, the third book in the Canna Medici series will be on sale for 72 hours. As time is running out on the other books in the series, now is a time to grab the whole bundle. Click here to read about the book, or click on the book below to download.
Luminous Colours of Dusk is on sale for three days only, from Monday 17 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Wednesday 18 December 23:59 PST (Thursday 19/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)
As an extra bonus, my first book in the Secret of Spain series, Blood in the Valencian Soil, will be available for a full five days. This book is a baby of mine, based on years of research, family tree study and interviews with relatives of those involved. Click here to read more, or click on the book below to go to the Amazon US page to download for free. All Amazon sites worldwide have the deal available.
Blood in the Valencian Soil is on sale for three days only, from Monday 16 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Friday 20 December 23:59 PST (Saturday 21/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)
DECEMBER 15 – 16 – 17
Day two of the pop-up sale has Violent Daylight on sale. Since the first book of the Canna Medici series was/is on sale, now book two in the series is also, but only for three days. It is not too late to get book one, Night Wants to Forget, free as well, but that deal is running out. Violent Daylight is only the third book I ever wrote, so again, please be gentle. While I had better editors for this book than the first one, I still feel nervous when people read it. Click here to read more about Violent Daylight, or click on the book below to download your copy from Amazon US/International. You can also go to the Amazon country of your choice, as the sale is on all sites.
Violent Daylight is on sale for three days only, from Sunday 15 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Tuesday 17 December 23:59 PST (Wednesday 18/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)
DECEMBER 14 – 15 – 16
So, to begin this pop-up sale, the first book up for grabs is my original, taking two years to finish and publish (my editor was awful). Night Wants to Forget is the first book about Canna Medici, set in present day (yes, I once wrote books set in the present, weird, and when I used to write sex scenes, ugh). The book does have a few trigger warnings, but I did tone things down for comfort levels (including mine). This book is the first in a series about Canna Medici, and if you check back in, you will find the other books in the series in the sale. Click here to read more about the book, otherwise, click on the book below to be taken to Amazon US/International to purchase. Otherwise, you may go to your Amazon country of your choice, as the sale is available everywhere.
Night Wants to Forget is on sale for three days only, from Saturday 14 December 00:01 PST (21:01 NZT / 08:01 UK) until Monday 16 December 23:59 PST (Tuesday 17/12 20:59 NZT / 07:59 UK)