Win a signed copy of A Christmas Tail

Just over two years ago, my first paperback, A Christmas Tail, was published.  The time seems to have flown by so quickly, and yet, at the same time, I can’t believe how much has happened since then.

My third paperback, The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse, was published this year, my two-part Christmas story, The Canal Boat Café Christmas is out now (part one anyway, part two is coming in three weeks) and my fourth full length series, The Lovebirds, is currently with my editor. Hopefully I’ll be able to share more news about that soon!

IMG_0356But A Christmas Tail, first published as four ebooks called The Primrose Terrace series, holds a special place in my heart, because it was my first published novel.  I still love Cat and her determination to get her new dog-walking business off the ground, her flatmates Polly and Joe, mysterious Mark who moves in down the road, and her neighbour Elsie – not to mention all the dogs!

To celebrate the anniversary, and because Christmas is quickly approaching ( I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet, eek!) I’m giving away a signed copy of A Christmas Tail, over on my Facebook page.

If you haven’t read it, here’s the blurb:

Walkies in a Winter Wonderland…

Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realizes that bringing an adorable puppy into work is a bad idea when it gets her the sack. Deciding it’s the perfect opportunity to launch her dog-walking business, Cat enlists the help of flatmates Polly and Joe. After all Primrose Terrace, the street where they live, is full of home-alone hounds.

Getting to know the owners and their precious pooches isn’t all plain sailing, but soon Cat is making friends, particularly with sexy Mark and his Collie, Chips. With her talent for misadventure, Cat’s new life starts to show some cracks, and when one of the street’s loveable schnauzers gets ill, it looks like this Christmas could be turning into a dog’s dinner. But Cat has never given up on anything in her life – and this is one Christmas that’s definitely worth saving…

To enter the giveaway, go to my Facebook page, here.

Good luck, and Happy (nearly) Christmas!

Cressy xx

 

 

Port Out – the first part of The Canal Boat Café Christmas – is out now!

Port Out - out now

It’s Christmas! OK, it’s only November, but that means Christmas books.  I love the books that come out at this time of year that combine the cosy, festive sparkles of Christmas and the warmth and deliciousness of a good romance.  It’s the perfect recipe for happiness in book form, and this year, I wanted to get in on the action.   I loved writing A Christmas Tail, putting in all the Christmas details and making the romance extra special, and I was itching to write another festive love story.

Summer and Mason, from The Canal Boat Café, are still two of my favourite characters – not to mention those beautiful narrowboats – and I really wanted to find out what happened next in their story, so I wrote it!  Now it’s a two-part Christmas special called The Canal Boat Café Christmas, and part 1, Port Out, is out now!  Here’s the blurb . . .

Summer is so in love with her boyfriend Mason and dreams of taking the next step with him, but is Mason ready too? When her friend Claire offers Summer a chance to come to London with her canal boat, Summer thinks this will give them a chance to find out, and they embark on a magical journey on the canal all the way to the scenic beauty of Little Venice. But will it be plain sailing all the way?

And you only have to wait until December 1st for part 2, Starboard Home. Here’s a sneak peek:

Summer and Mason find themselves unexpectedly spending the entire Christmas holiday in Little Venice when the canal freezes over. But their idyllic winter excursion is thrown into turmoil when an unexpected visitor appears on the scene. Are Summer and Mason facing the Big Freeze in more ways than one? Or will this be one Winter Warmer that they’ll never forget?

I hope you enjoy reading these, and they make you feel as Christmassy as I did when I was writing them.  And if you do have time to leave a quick review on Amazon, that would be amazing.  Thank you!

Happy reading!

Cressy xx

Cover reveal – The Canal Boat Café Christmas

This November I will be publishing a two part ebook novella called The Canal Boat Café Christmas. It’s a follow up to The Canal Boat Café, and follows summer and Mason as they go on a festive trip to London. Here are the gorgeous covers, and below is the blurb for each of the parts. What do you think?

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Part 1 – Port Out

Summer is so in love with her boyfriend Mason and dreams of taking the next step with him, but is Mason ready too? When her friend Claire offers Summer a chance to come to London with her canal boat, Summer thinks this will give them a chance to find out, and they embark on a magical journey on the canal all the way to the scenic beauty of Little Venice. But will it be plain sailing all the way?

Part 2 – Starboard Home

Summer and Mason find themselves unexpectedly spending the entire Christmas holiday in Little Venice when the canal freezes over. But their idyllic winter excursion is thrown into turmoil when an unexpected visitor appears on the scene. Are Summer and Mason facing the Big Freeze in more ways than one? Or will this be one Winter Warmer that they’ll never forget?

The Canal Boat Café full novel is 99p

My second novel, The Canal Boat Café, has been chosen as part of Kindle’s summer sale, and is currently the less-than-a-coffee price of 99p!

Eagle-eyed readers might also have spotted on Amazon a couple of new titles, The Canal Boat Café Christmas parts 1 & 2.  It’s a follow up to The Canal Boat Café, and returns to Willowbeck to see Summer and Mason embarking on a new adventure, which is not without its hitches!

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I’m looking forward to letting you know more details, and revealing the covers, very soon.  In the meantime, why not snap up the original story and give your Kindle a summer treat.

 

The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse is published today

It’s finally here!  My third novel, The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse, is published today in full ebook and also super-stroky paperback.

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Here’s a bit more about it.

Robin Brennan has come home to Campion Bay. Now her parents have retired, she’s set to become the new landlady of The Campion Bay Guesthouse.

Bookings have been as thin as the hand towels, and it doesn’t take long for Robin to realise that the place needs a serious makeover. Perhaps throwing herself into the task will help to heal her sadness at the tragic end to her dreams in London.

As she gives the guesthouse a new lease of life, Robin encounters old friends and new, including old flame Tim, who’d clearly like to reboot their romance. But what about Will, the new arrival at No. 4, who’s rocked up with the cutest dog ever?

Caught up in a flurry of full-English breakfasts and cream teas, Robin’s never sure what, or who, the next check-in will bring…

If you pick up a copy, I love to see photos of you reading it, or the paperback sitting snugly on a bookshelf somewhere.  You can get in touch with me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or the contact form on this website.  And if you can take five minutes out to write a review and pop it on Amazon or Goodreads, I’d be very grateful – they really make a difference.

Happy reading!

Love,

Cressy x

The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse – full novel cover reveal

I’m thrilled to share the cover for the complete novel of The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse.  This is the cover for the full Kindle edition and also the paperback, both of which are out on the 29th of June. It’s a combination of all the best bits of the series covers, and I’m over the moon (!) with it. What do you think?

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The fourth and final part of The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse, Wish You Were Here, came out yesterday, and if you’ve read it then I’d love to know what you think. You can leave a review on Amazon, or get in touch with me via the contact page on here, or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

If, however, you’re waiting for the complete novel to come out, either as an eBook or a paperback, then I hope you like the jacket it comes in! I’m pretty chuffed with it, I have to say.

Cressy xx

Do Not Disturb is published today

Today is the release day for part 3 of my current series, The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse.  It’s called Do Not Disturb, and it’s the penultimate part of Robin’s story. Here’s the blurb:

image003Robin is devastated that a rift has come between her and her neighbour Will. To add to her anxiety, the other residents of Campion Bay are relying on Robin to halt a property developer’s assault on the Bay’s unique charm.  But Robin needs Will’s help to stop them − perhaps it’s time to reveal why she really came home to Campion Bay.

In between finding the perfect English breakfast tea for her guests and checking her reviews on Tripadvisor, Robin decides that only the personal touch can bring Will around.

Could Lorna, the quiet and enigmatic new guest offer a solution, or will Tim, her single-minded ex, make sure that it’s he − and not Will − who gets the five-star treatment…

If you want to start at the beginning, parts 1 and 2 are Open for Business and Fully Booked. It’s not that long until the final part, Wish you were here, is published, and that will be followed by a paperback and ebook containing all four instalments.

Check back next week when I’ll be doing a cover reveal for the paperback of The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse – it’s a proper stunner!

I’d love to know what you think of Do Not Disturb, or if you want to get in touch for any other reason then you can visit the contact page.

Happy reading!

Cress x

Fully Booked is published today

The second part of my new series, The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse, is published today.  It’s called Fully Booked, and it’s the next part of Robin’s story.  Here’s a little taster:

image002Robin’s reinvention of her parent’s guesthouse is a hit. Bookings are up and the carefully themed rooms are hugely popular with the guests. Life in Campion Bay is turning out to be much more eventful than she ever imagined – it’s far from the sleepy seaside town that Robin remembers.

She’s secretly thrilled to have a charismatic new guest in the shape of Will, the attractive man from next door. He’s inherited the house from his aunt, but it’s in a ramshackle state and now he’s staying at the guesthouse while he decides what to do next.

Meanwhile, Tim, Robin’s sexy ex-boyfriend, has designs of his own on Will’s house and Robin soon finds herself with divided loyalties. Life is tricky enough having to juggle the needs of her eccentric guests − can Robin make things right with Will before he checks out for good?

What do you think?  It makes most sense if you’ve read the first part, Open for Business, but it can be read as a standalone too.

If you do read it, then I’d love to know what you think!

Publication day never gets any less special, even though I’m very lucky to get five of them for each book – for the four parts, and then the full novel.  Today, I’m travelling up to Sheffield with my husband, and we’ll go out for dinner somewhere nice.  It’s beautifully sunny here too, which is always so welcome in February. Maybe spring is finally on its way!

You can buy Fully booked from any ebook retailer, but here are the links for Amazon, iBooks, WHSmiths and Kobo.