Weekend Theme: Secret Watcher

Something from our Lucy… posted on my other blog, because it fitted the challenge

More than a Cat

From the Diary of Lucy Pevensea Von Schmidt – Time Traveller –

November the 8th 1949

I’m dressed up to the nines in a white evening dress I can’t begin to describe – except to say Greta Garbo would look better in it than I do. It’s backless and strapless and held up with will power. We’re at the party,  in an ante-room waiting to be met by the guest of honour. I’m by far the youngest here. But I’m not the most nervous.

Everyone I look at is nervous. Soldiers of various rank and stature; eye each other up. Women with far more poise than I will ever have twist their fans and stare around them, at the array of famous faces. Infamous faces, to my mind, ruthless murderers and their ladies dressed in their finery  – taking full advantage of this disruption to the timelines. I’m not nervous…

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End of the Pier – Thoughts after Day 1 of the Kindle Promo

It’s been a  busy weekend… scrub that: it is a busy weekend.

I’ve put the first book up free on a promo weekend, to boost the books profile and it’s working.  I was sceptical but I thought: “hell what have I got to lose?” Nothing.

So far, it’s going well.   People are giving the tale ago. They are are coming back positively. Telling me what I know ( that it needs a bit of a polished edit). Heck there’s only so far a girl can go on her own; telling me they’re enjoying it none the less.

Time of course will tell, but the promos doing what I want. It’s getting the book out there. It’s drumming up enough interest to get an offer of help with the editing, from someone whose writing I’ve admired for a long time. People are also starting to ask if there’s a 2nd one.

I may not be JK Rowling. I may not even be Sarah E Smith yet. But I’m now able to say : I’m an author (I think! 😉 )

Want a copy? Then click the link below.

The Secret of Aldwych Strand – End of the Pier Affair

The End of the Pier Affair

If you go down to the pier today, you’d better not go alone.
It’s lovely down on the pier today but safer to stay at home

Lucy knew that; that’s why she took Mark with her.  But they were only going to take a few photos of the out of bounds section; it wasn’t like they were going to do anything dangerous…

But the moment you do one stupid thing, there’s no escape.

Whisked from the relative safety of Southend Pier, Lucy and Mark find themselves in a top secret underground facility. Not that they know that at the time – they think they’re just in the tunnels of the doomed Aldwych/Strand Station.

When they find they’re actually in 1909 – not 2013; they decide to explore.

Arriving in the East End of London, they they do their second stupid thing, as they stop a horse and carriage from crashing.

After that things get weird.

Someone is trying to kill both the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Home Secretary and will stop at nothing to achieve this end – even if it means destroying the whole of Time to do it!

From East End of  London to 11 Downing Street; From the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic to Dover Castle – you need to join the friends as they try to keep history as we know it – not as others would prefer it to be…

The Secret of Aldwych Strand: The End of the Pier Affair is now on Kindle.