Build-up to Princelings of the North launch starts today

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The Princelings of the North (POTN) launch is just over ten weeks away, and the build-up starts now!

spiral of Princelings book coversWe have a series of promotions running on BookGoodies in the Bargain Books Under $3 area.  That means that all the Princelings books, including the box set, will be priced at $2.99 or less at some time during the run up to book 8’s launch, still scheduled for January 30th.

I’m also running Goodreads and Amazon advertising campaigns, although those don’t really ramp up till after the holiday period.

At present you can pre-order the Princelings of the North on iTunes, Kobo and B&N for Nook.  You will shortly be able to do so on Amazon.  You can get all the other books on all those retailers plus Smashwords, save for the Box set, which is at present not on Amazon, although I’m working on that.

Don’t forget that I’m running a fundraiser for the Ulva Buyout, so if you buy any Princelings book, I’d be grateful if you’d pop over to my fundraising page at JustGiving, and at least read about what the islanders are trying to achieve.  Thanks.  If you decide to donate, I’ll send you a link to a free new ebook novella starring Dylan & Dougall (the princelings of the north) called Dylan and the Lights of Ulva.

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POTN Launch plans include a JustGiving appeal

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The Princelings of the North is on schedule for its launch on 30th January 2018.

You probably know that Dylan and Dougall’s Princelings home is on the Isle of Mull.  I spent many happy holidays there. My drawings of D&D’s castle use pictures of the cliffs and rock formations of the area.  A few miles further south there’s an island, Ulva, accessible by ferry, where I went for walks each year.  I even did some bird surveys – on one special day I saw a peregrine, a buzzard, a golden eagle and a hen harrier in quick succession!

Castle HaunnBut the tiny Ulva community is in trouble.  The island is for sale, and rather than have some rich absentee landlord take control, they have worked with the North West Mull Community Woodland Company to get permission to put in a community buyout for the island.  Now they have until May 2018 to raise the cash.

This is where you come in.  I’m writing a new short story featuring Dylan and Dougall, and everybody who donates on my JustGiving page can claim a free copy, downloadable from Smashwords. It’s called Dylan and the Lights of Ulva.

To learn more about the appeal click the picture to go to my JustGiving page, which is also linked to the charity’s JustGiving page which expands on their objectives and targets.

ulva buyout - raise money to buy this island for the islanders


The new story is now ready.  If you donate on my page, your money will go direct to the Ulva buyout fund (not via me). In return you’ll receive a message with the code to claim your free ebook Dylan and the Lights of Ulva.

I’m also considering bundling this new story with the previous two D&D stories. Dylan’s Yuletide Journey is already available on Smashwords, as well as in the BookElves Anthology Volume 1, while Dougall’s Reindeer Adventure is only available in the BookElves Anthology Volume 2.  I think it would be nice to have the three of them together in one ebook.  Maybe there will be more, who knows?





Woot! Princelings of the North is back from my editor


The Princelings of the North, book 8 in the series, is back from my editor.  I am extremely grateful to Dawn Cavalieri for all her hard work.

Now I must get it revised and check I’ve covered all the points she’s raised.

Then make a marketing plan…

So much to do, so little time to do it 🙂


Dylan and Dougall are princelings at Castle Haunn, a remote place to the far northwest of an island off the coast of Scotland. So when they discover a prince locked in a tower, their thoughts turn to rescue and returning him to his rightful place in the Realms. But nothing is ever that easy, and what starts as a simple mission turns into a nightmare that rocks the foundations of the Realms.

The Princelings of the North is available for pre-order at iTunes, B&N and Kobo.  Watch this space for details of other editions.

Book sales at Smashwords through July

SW SW sale

free books at smashwordsAll through July, they have a sale at Smashwords. Some of the Princelings ebooks are on free sale, others at half price. So if you want to catch up on the Princelings series, now is a good time to buy. Click the titles to go direct to that page.  The code is up at the ‘Buy’ button.  Scroll down the Smashwords page to see ‘other books by this author’.

Free Books

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Half-price Books

Check out the Princelings of the North!

princelings-north-kindleBook 8 is already listed on Smashwords, and on pre-order at B&N, iTunes and Kobo.  It is currently listed for publication for 30th January 2018, although our editor has only just started on it.

Click here to go to the Smashwords listing.