Friday, 9 September 2011

The Highwayman's Mistress - Live on Kindle!

Today The Highwayman's Mistress went live as Kindle e-book at Amazon: see left sidebar for link.

Be warned it has three explicit sex scenes.

The first chapter is available to read: see left sidebar, or read sample Kindle version at Amazon.

This is the cover, and below the blurb!



The novella is set in 1792 - 1793 respectively: the era of the French Revolution.

Richard Courtenay Viscount Somerton, gallant as heroes come, has agreed to see Miss Diamonta Whitaker, safely delivered to the Palace of Versailles. Half French by birth and daughter of a French countess, Diamonta has more than one reason for accepting a gracious invite to stay at the Royal Court at Versailles. Her heart lies at court, with Francois de Boviere, Count of Saint Mont Marche.


Unfortunately, tide of revolution has swept from Paris to Versailles and heads of French aristocrats are seriously under threat of Madame Guillotine. With Diamonta's coche still en route to Versailles, strange as it seems a highwayman delivers a message by way of robbery to save her life. Can she, upon return to England, ever recover from her mother's wrath once her relationship with a highwayman is discovered, and can he survive a duel to the death?

See book trailer here





30 comments:

SongoftheSea said...

I was sold on the book blurb. Then, when I watched the book trailer. WOW. The highwayman is hot - drool drool. I'm off to buy the novella. I know it's going to be a great read.

BTW, I so loved the ending of Her Favoured Captain. It was a perfect end to a love-torn story.

Suzy

SongoftheSea said...

I forgot to say I am thinking of changing my blog from author blog to book review blog.

Nas Dean said...

The blurb sounds so interesting and intriguing!

All the best!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Suzy,

Thanks ever so for your support, and so glad you liked Her Favoured Captain.

Book review sites seem quite popular at the moment. So if you feel like a change, why not?!

Hi Nas,

Thanks for stopping by. Well, I live in hope the blurb and book trailer are good selling points! ;)

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Ju Dimello said...

Congrats on getting the book out to the world, Francine! It really sounds interesting :)

Just one "marketing" sort of doubt though.. when we say the trailer as a selling point for the book.. how does it really help to sell? ie, where will people check it? Where will you be actually putting the trailer? I know it sounds like a dumbo question, but well..this is one point that I never understood :) So any clarification, appreciated !

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Ju,

There's a huge following on Youtube for book trailers.

Plus, they can be posted to author's page at Amazon! Yep, author's can have a profile page at Amazon linked below book.

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Lady Gwen said...

Congrats on the Kindle release Francine. I love your trailer. The hunk on the horse can definitely save the day!

L'Aussie said...

Hi Francine. After your email I popped over. I read chapter one and it is seriously good. I can see why it's making good sales. You can send me a pdf for read/review on Amazon. D

Rachel said...

Oh wow, fab cover and blurb, Francine. Best of luck with it!

Creepy Query Girl said...

huh- sounds like a great read! I'm living just outside Paris so I'd love to read the setting descriptions! Nice to 'meet' you! new follower here:)

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Lady Gwen,

Ooh so intuitive of you, but he has to go some to get his way! ;)

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Francine Howarth said...

Hi Rachel & CQG,

Thanks both for stopping by to comment. Much appreciated. ;)

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Francine Howarth said...

Hi Rachel & CQG,

Thanks both for stopping by to comment. Much appreciated. ;)

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Francine Howarth said...

Hi D,

RC on it's way! Cheers.

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Jarmara Falconer said...

Hi I love your slideshow. Good luck with your novella

M Pax said...

Congrats, Francine! Sounds like a great story and I enjoyed the video. Great images and music.

Will help you get the word out soon on my blog. :) If you ever want to come do a guest post, give me a holler.

M Pax said...

Will be giving you a Shoutout on my blog next Wednesday :)

If you ever want to do a guest post, you're welcome to.

Francine Howarth said...

Thanks M, so sweet of you.

There's a new enterprise blog for Indie authors, too. Worth passing along for all Indie authors. http://journalindiebooks.blogspot.com/

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N. R. Williams said...

Cool trailer Francine. Your are so productive that I am jealous. Thanks for the Runner Up award at Romantic Friday Writers. I don't envy you and Denise trying to choose that every week.
Cheers
Nancy
N. R. Williams, Fantasy Author

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for the comment: cool!

Re RFW, I actually dread time of selecting a Featured Writer. But it's the romance angle, every time, that cuts the mustard! ;)

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Talei said...

Oh, I feel I may need to grab a copy of this wonderful romance. Fab pics on your trailer too! Congrats on your publishing contract and your novella!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Talei,

Thanks ever so for dropping by. I hate the saying things come to those who wait in patient silence. I could be dead before my 2012 book hits the books stands, so I thought why not give Kindle a bite of the historical action. The novellas seems to be selling in a steady as she goes fashion, which is better than hitting the top for a day and then bottomed to obscurity. ;)

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tfwalsh said...

Just watched the trailer - really liked it... going to read your excerpt... huge congrats on publishing your book on Kindle:)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi T.F,

Thanks for stopping by to comment. I hope you like the excerpt as much as the trailer. ;)

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Ann Best said...

Hi, Francine. I just read your email about the blog problems with FRW, and now I'm here! I love historical fiction, and just bought this one. If I don't want to read the sex scenes in a book I skim over them, so that isn't a problem. I look forward to reading it--along with about a dozen other books I've just bought. Be patient.
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Ann,

Thank you for stopping by to comment. I hope you enjoy THM as much as I loved writing it.

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Elle Strauss said...

Congratulations on your release--I hope it's going well!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Elle,

Thank you so much for stopping by. Well enough and that's half the battle! ;)

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Lola X said...

Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

Lola x
http://lola-x.blogspot.com

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Lola,

Thanks for the compliment.
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