Pat’s Pantry is FREE on Amazon today and tomorrow (26/27 Jan)

The title says it all, really. My short read Pat’s Pantry is available for FREE on Amazon for two days.

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What’s it about? Well, since you ask… here’s the blurb:

Can you ever forgive your first love?

Jack left Sue when she was eighteen and no one else has even come close to taking his place in her heart. Twenty five years later, Sue is too busy running the local bakery and fighting off competition from the new bistro in the village to have time for romance.

After more than two decades away, Jack is finally returning to the village he grew up in. Seeing Sue rekindles all the feelings he thought were long buried. But will Sue forgive him for leaving… especially when she finds out that his daughter runs the enemy bistro?

Pat’s Pantry is the first story in a series of contemporary romantic comedies set in the rural Yorkshire village of Trewton Royd. If you like small town romances, character driven plots and sparkling dialogue, you’ll love this series.

 

In case I haven’t persuaded you to part with… um… zero pounds, here’s what some of the reviews say:

“It took my mind away from the million and one hassles of everyday life and carried me off to a lovely village”

” it’s hard to believe that so much can be said in just a few pages”

“It made me hanker for a cinnamon bun.”

So, get your copy today. myBook.to/PatsPantry

 

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Pat’s Pantry – short novella set in Yorkshire

A little over a year ago, I wrote a long-ish short story for a competition. I didn’t win, but I ended up with a rather nice story that was too long to send out to magazines and too short to send to my publisher. At around the same time, I’d started wondering if I could try this self publishing lark. I’ve always wanted to be a traditionally published author, but… well, increasingly, you’ve got to do a lot of the book promotion yourself. It used to just be stuff like chatting to book bloggers (I like doing that) and messing about on Twitter and Facebook (I quite like that too). But now, Facebook and Twitter algorithms have changed and I end up talking to only a tiny number of people – which is fine most of the time, but if I want to try promoting anything… the message doesn’t go very far. Which means that promotion now requires paying for adverts. Chatting to my online friends, thankfully, still remains free.

All this is a long-winded way of saying that I’ve self published Pat’s Pantry so that I can try new things. If I pay for an ad and sell a few books, then I’ll at least get part of my money back. Besides, it’s cool to be a hybrid author nowadays, apparently.

What was my point? Oh yes. I eventually self published the short novella as Pat’s Pantry. It’s FREE this weekend. Please do download it, if you’re passing through Amazon. It’s a very gentle story about Sue, who gets a second chance at romance when she’d pretty much given up hope. The story is set in a tiny village in West Yorkshire. It’s only about 25 pages long, so you should be able to read it in under an hour!

 

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So yes, Pat’s Pantry. Totally free until Sunday. If you do read it and like it (or even if you don’t), please leave a review. Amazon uses the number of reviews as part of its algorithm. If a book has more than 50 reviews, apparently some Good Thing happens. I’m not sure what that is – I’m hoping showers of sparkles or cakes delivered by drone… but it’s more likely to be Amazon ranking the book a bit higher.

I know some of you read review copies and have left lovely reviews already. Thank you, thank you, thank  you! Incidentally, I love the village in this story so much, that I’m planning on writing more novellas featuring other characters from there. [If you want to be in with the cool kids and get review copies and things, sign up for my newsletter].

Have a great weekend. Hope you get all your Christmas shopping done.