Thursday, 24 December 2015

Spotlight and Giveaway #FranceBt #BlogTour

Many thanks to Emma @wordsandpace for hosting a fabulous virtual tour to celebrate the launch of Blood Rose Angel #14thcentury #historical #romance @TriskeleBooks.

Spotlight feature and last chance to enter giveaway here.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Day 3 #FranceBT #BlogTour

Enter #giveaway: to win Blood Rose Angel #medieval #bubonicplague novel @TriskeleBooks #atimeandaplace.

Many thanks to Veronica @libriamorimiei 
for hosting today's Blog Tour post.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Day 2 #‎BlogTour‬ of Blood Rose Angel:

Enter ‪#‎giveaway‬ to win ‪#BlackDeath‬ ‪#‎novel.

Many thanks to book reviewer and blogger, Magdalena for hosting today's post at It's a Mad Mad World.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Virtual Blog Tour for Blood Rose Angel

This week, France Book Tours is hosting Blood Rose Angel on a virtual blog tour.

Visit the blog for daily postings of reviews and giveaways.

Day 1 (14th Dec, 2015) : Interview and Giveaway on I'd Rather Be Reading

Friday, 11 December 2015

The lovely @MsBessieBell reads an extract from #TriskeleBooks #atimeandaplace Blood Rose Angel

Many thanks to the talented Jessica Bell for doing such a great job of reading an extract of Blood Rose Angel at our recent Triskele Books launch party in London. Listen here.

And here, talking to Triskele colleague, Catriona Troth about The Bone Angel series.

For more photos and information about the event, click here.

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Celebrating #14thcentury #BlackDeath in #Lyon

Candles on my windowsill

Every year the city of Lyon celebrates la Fête des Lumières - an international light festival to celebrate the end of the black plague in this region of France.

But given the recent tragic events in Paris, the Mayor of Lyon, Gérard Collomb announced that the 2015 Fête des Lumières would be postponed till December, 2016.

Candles in front of the Hôtel de Ville

 However, this high-profile international light show was, last night, transformed into a vigil for the victims of the terrible Paris attacks. The people of Lyon lit up the city by placing candles on their windowsills, which was the tradition many years ago when I first moved to France, before the Light Festival grew into a huge international event.

Downtown Lyon

Only one work of art, by Daniel Knipper, was installed on the banks of the Saône River, to pay tribute to the victims, with a scrolling list of their names: Lyon’s Homage to Paris attack victims.

For more information on Lyon's annual light festival click here.

Given that my third book in The Bone Angel trilogy, Blood Rose Angel, deals with Black Death, I became particularly interested in the bubonic plague in the Lyonnais region. 

Read my guest posts about the plague and how its disappearance is celebrated on the blog: Writing the Renaissance and in the FREE magazine: The GoodLife France.

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Back Porch Writer Live Radio Show

 First time on live radio and not even too nerve-wracking!!

Many thanks to Kori Miller for interviewing me on The Back Porch Writer, radio show for writers, about writers.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Triskele's Big Day

 It was after midnight last night when I finally straggled home with a sore throat and a heavy head, but it was worth it!

 Happy to report that our annual Triskele Books launch event in London at The English Restaurant was a blast.

Many thanks to our 50 guests who came along to help us celebrate the release of this year's 4 novels:
False Lights by Gillian Hamer, Human Rites by JJ Marsh, The Better of Two Men by JD Smith, Blood Rose Angel by lil ole me.

And not forgetting the post launch treat: A Bailey's Hot Chocolate!