Princelings of the East Books 4-6: Box set 2 out Wednesday

Princelings box set 2 draft

The second ebook Box Set: Princelings of the East Books 4-6, is out on Wednesday 20th February.

Princelings box set 2 draft

A time tunnel from the future, a castle with paranormal powers, an assignment in foreign parts. Three separate adventures take us further into the world of Princelings Fred and George. We meet Lord Mariusz finding both opportunity and trouble when he steps back in time; Humphrey, the refugee from the Lost City, seeking somewhere he can call home, and Victor, the ambitious young barkeeper, setting out on his business career, with two, or is it three, assignments to unravel industrial espionage.

The Traveler in Black and White: this prequel to the series enables Lord Mariusz to set the record straight in his own laid-back style. Was he really a profiteering, hard-hearted, opportunistic charlatan? Or just a charming victim of circumstance. He’s certainly charming.

The Talent Seekers provide Humphrey with the opportunity to use his unnatural powers of hearing and memory. He emerges from the obscurity of gangs of refugees and outcasts, victimised by the evil Lord Colman, to become the hero of the hour. But surely, isn’t friendship what it’s all about?

Bravo Victor takes us further away from the Realms than we’ve ever been, showing that inventions and shady deals know no boundaries. Why has Princeling George not returned from the flying festival, and who is trying to smuggle a banned drink into the Realms? Sundance is tasked to find out, but it’s Victor’s expertise that he needs to solve his problems.

These three books in the series take us from the discovery of the time tunnel through to the complications of travellers crossing their time lines, all the while making progress towards an end product to deliver the promise the Princelings made in the very first book.

The ebook box set is available for Kindle at Smashwords only; also at iTunes for iPad, B&N for Nook, and Kobobooks for Kobo, and various other online retailers. Price is $8.99, which saves nearly $3 on the price of the three ebooks separately.

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Vote for the Traveler on Author Shout

It’s easy and it’s free – you can vote for The Traveler in Black and White all week on Cover Wars.  All you do is go to the website and vote for Lord Mariusz (or is it Hugo) as he tells how it all began, from his perspective, in a noir tale of adventure and double-dealing!

Vote every day – till early morning on Sunday 21st February (unless you’re in California or other Pacific location)!

Goodreads #Giveaway for January – The Traveler in Black and White

We resume our Goodreads giveaways of the paperback which we brought out last July.  We’ve reached book 4, the one where Hugo (Lord Mariusz) refused to go away, so I had to write a story for him, how he found the time tunnel in the first place.  And then he insisted on telling it himself.

I treasure Carrie Slager’s review of this book – so I put my favourite excerpt from it in the blurb for the giveaway.

I’m not sure whether Goodreads is on East Coast or West Coast time, but it opens around now and closes at midnight on 31st January (00:00 on 1st Feb).


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Traveler in Black and White by Jemima Pett

The Traveler in Black and White

by Jemima Pett

Giveaway ends February 01, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Progress on the new editions

It seems like I’ve been working on new paperback editions of the Princelings books for ages, but I put them aside for a while to work on other projects.  In January I asked Dani, my illustrator, to have another look at the covers for the first and fourth books.

POTE_NewDraft03We’ve pretty much got the idea right for Princelings of the East, I think; now to get the colour scheme right.  This is the greyscale draft.  We are going for a similar colour scheme overall, but Dani’s given me six backgrounds for the castle, which I’ve only managed to narrow down to three so far – a dark blue (very moody), sky blue (striking) and cream much like the current cover.  It’s the lightning that makes the difference – I’m trying to indicate an electrostatic discharge that the tunnel draws from the Princelings world to create the energy drain.

TravellerRoughdraft01For Traveler in Black and White, I’ve decided try a cover without a guinea pig on the front.  It really hurts to lose Mariusz in his Bogart fedora, but the mixed feedback over whether to abandon the explicit guinea pig characters and just leave them as they are tends to suggest a more neutral cover.  We’re working on a noir approach to the more gothic castle that he comes across in his travels.

These are works in progress, so any suggestions are welcome, as always.

The new editions will come out in paperback from Blurb, once I’ve finished my other hardback project with the company.  The aim is to make them available in physical bookshops and non-Amazon online stores.  I’ll also be doing some minor editing on them, bearing in mind my younger reader Becca’s comment “I like the long words, just not in such long sentences.”  As I’ve found with my flash fiction: I can always tighten the prose!