Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yes - there is a sequel...

This post is for those wonderful people out there who read and enjoyed Maddie's story in Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne, who keep writing to me asking what is happening with the next book. Yes. There is a 'book two'. It isn't out yet - but it will be. Soon. (Yes, that does mean I'm still writing it).
The sequel's title is Johnny and the Vampires of Versailles and it is set (partly) at the time of the French Revolution. Like the first book - the story is a wild time-travel adventure that romps through a particularly bloody episode in the history of France. Like the medieval period that Maddie visited in book one, it's a time when innocent people died during ugly political struggles. Perfect territory for a romantic, headstrong girl like Maddie, and a great place for Johnny to demonstrate what it really means to be a hero. I have a very talented young designer working on the cover, even as we speak. Her name is Eden Antonia and she is brilliant. Here is a draft version of the cover for the new book - note that it is NOT FINISHED - we haven't even decided on the tagline, as you will see. But I absolutely love the concept and wanted to show you and get some opinions on it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

American Smile goes FREE for two days

The free promotion for my YA time travel book - Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne - was a great success. I've attracted thousands of new readers - so I'm keen to do another two-day promo with one of my other books. American Smile is a world war two romance woven together with a story set in the present day. It's not a time travel - but the story jumps from the past to the present. You have to read it to see what I mean, but I can tell you that the hero is very, very romantic - if a little, um, inexperienced. A word of warning for my YA readers - this book does contain a sex scene.

So, from midnight tonight (pacific time) or 8pm local time, this e-book is completely FREE for Kindle on amazon.com for the next two days.