Free on Amazon ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois Or The Light of Other Days’

From Friday 24 May until Monday 27 May I'm doing a giveaway of my Gothic ebook and here's the link:Amazon.co.ukAmazon.comI hope that link treats me more kindly than links generally do...I'm also - whew - finished the first draft of 'Aleks Sager's Daemon' and hope to have it out this summer whether we have a … Continue reading Free on Amazon ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois Or The Light of Other Days’

Some Thoughts on the Terror…

Here's some jolly pictures pertaining to the execution of aristocrats during the French revolution. That is a of the guillotine used circa 1793, I shouldn't imagine the original was painted red, though I haven't been able to find out... I'm just breaking off here to make a few comments about the historical background to this … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Terror…

Sophie longs for adventure, wriggling her toes by the fire and reading ‘Clarissa’…

Title Content How that wind does howl round the eaves! Sophie wriggles her toes some more, putting aside 'Clarissa' to stare into the flames as they curl and dance. It being a Sunday, she should be reading her Bible. Instead, she is illicitly reading a novel and thinking of desires highly inappropriate to a Sabbeth … Continue reading Sophie longs for adventure, wriggling her toes by the fire and reading ‘Clarissa’…

A tagging game involving my book, that’s a great idea…

Tagging game! Ooh, fun… Sorry about the delay, I got this tag from Rebecca Lochlann writer of that riveting series ‘Child of the Erinyes’ ten days ago, and am only just replying now.  https://rebeccalochlann.wordpress.com/author/rebeccalochlann/ So, the details about my book. Q. What is the working title of your book? A. That Scoundrel Émile Dubois (and … Continue reading A tagging game involving my book, that’s a great idea…

Lord Ynyr is in most ways Kenrick’s opposite; good looking, charming, good natured, kind to his tenants…

Lord Ynyr is in many ways Kenrick’s opposite. He is handsome, his good looks  striking. They so impress Sophie that she is puzzled as to why she isn’t more thrilled by him. He’s humane, particularly by the standards of the time, when many landowners refused to see the suffering of their poorer tenants and the … Continue reading Lord Ynyr is in most ways Kenrick’s opposite; good looking, charming, good natured, kind to his tenants…

Southern Georges Revels in Excess ..

Meanwhile, Georges, Emile's companion in roguishness and one time servant, is disporting himself - as usual in his time off from his warlord existence - in female company when he hears the news about Monsieur Gilles' romantic misadventures from one of his lieutenants. He's eating onion soup, and a very voluptuous woman with Titian colouring … Continue reading Southern Georges Revels in Excess ..