Its my BLOGIVERSARY and Giveaway to celebrate


Yes, I wrote my first blog post one year ago today – April Fools day, 2013. What an auspicious day to begin my blogging career πŸ˜‰

I really had no idea how it was going to pan out, if I’d like it and continue, or give up quickly.

As it turns out, I love blogging. Not a huge surprise, given that I love writing in general, but all the stuff that goes with it – sourcing photos, understanding widgets, SEO etc. etc. was pretty daunting. I can’t say I’m that great with any of it yet, but I’m learning, and in this first year I have:

Made 160 posts and 11 pages

Had 6,702 views

My best day so far had 100 views

Have had 323 comments

And gained 140 followers – thanks people!

This year has also seen me publish 2 novels, and to celebrate, I’m throwing a GIVEAWAY for those who haven’t yet dipped a toe in the water and triedΒ either of my books (you can find out about them on the dedicated pages of this blog.

So thanks again for visiting folks, and what are you waiting for?

Β a Rafflecopter giveaway

Gift copies will be available in mobi (for kindle), epub and PDF format, so you can choose whichever suits your reader, and if you don’t yet own an ereader, in case you didn’t know, you can always get a FREE APP from Amazon, to read kindle books on your computer, tablet or smartphone, so there are no excuses!

If you need an app, just go to Amazon and if the advert is not on the first page, click on Shop by Department and then under Kindle, click on Free Kindle Reading Apps and download the appropriate app.

Enjoy πŸ˜€


  1. Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations! πŸ™‚
    I am looking forward to be reading more from you!


    1. In answer to your difficult question which of your novels I’d rather get: The Prince’s Man is really intriguing. Desprite Measures additionally spreads its magic and tries to put me under its spell. Awesome.


      1. Thanks Karen, though I notice you carefully avoided actually making a decision… πŸ˜‰


      2. Deborah, I apologise for not making my decision totally clear! My choice is *drum rolls* Desprite Measures. πŸ™‚


  2. The Prince’s Man looks like my kind of read. Mind you so does Desprite Measures. However, the first one looks full of swashbuckling, intrigue and twists down to all the political spying.


    1. Oh it certainly is, Catherine – let’s hope you are one of the winners πŸ™‚


  3. How cool are YOU! I LOVED Desprite Measures and voted for it in one of the contests I filled out – encouraged others to vote for you since you are sooooooo good!


    1. Aw, thanks Leiah! Your enthusiasm is a great encouragement πŸ˜€


  4. Happy Blogiversary!
    Love the idea and the giveaway! Both books sound so interesting and are on my TBR pile…but for me it’s “The Prince’s Man”…fantasy, spy master, assassin – it’s like hearing my lottery numbers coming up! πŸ™‚


    1. Know what you mean Natalie – for me too.


  5. Congratulations. πŸ™‚

    I would like “The Prince’s Man. It seems like an interesting plot and it has good reviews.


    1. Here’s hoping you win – thanks for entering.


  6. Looks great but I can’t get to Amazon as I live in Malaysia.


    1. I will be emailing the winners’ prizes directly, so you can still have a go πŸ˜€


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