In A Mediaeval Mood

I’ve become a big fan of ambience – I mean the videos you find on YouTube and the tracks on Spotify designed to create a mood or a time and a place. Often, these are pure ‘white noise’ – everything from pounding rain to the sound of a washing machine churning, which many people find aid them in drifting off to sleep. But an increasing number of very talented people are creating – or recreating – soundtracks with any number of voices, sounds, or pieces of music woven together to whisk you off to somewhere less mundane than the room where you’re working or studying. Some of them are even based on books, for fans of the Harry Potter series or Tolkien’s epic fantasy doorstops. But you don’t have to look too hard to find one that could be the perfect accompaniment to the romance books in your TBR pile.

For instance, on a channel called Ambience of Yesteryear, I found this little beauty. To me, it really enhances the scene in my mediaeval romance, One Knight in Muiden, where the story’s heroine, Lady Swaneke, begins to grow increasingly attracted to the brooding and mysterious knight, Sir Alwin, as the characters eat together in the great hall of Muiden Castle. Take a listen and see what you think – and if you know of any other great ambient sounds I should be checking out why don’t you leave me a comment.

And if you haven’t yet read One Knight In Muiden, now’s a great time to pick up a copy, as all the Tirgearr books that aren’t perma-priced at 99p/99c are currently on sale for half price in the Smashwords summer sale.

You can find more details about both One Knight in Muiden and my City Nights book, One Night in Brussels, on my Tirgearr publishing page, and if you click on the graphic below you’ll be taken to the Smashwords site for One Knight in Muiden. Don’t forget to use the code SSW50 at checkout, and happy reading, whatever you choose as the background noise to accompany it!

Summer Sale Ahoy!

Yes, the weather is stupidly sticky, Wimbledon is about to start, and England are doing well at the Women’s World Cup. As only two of those are good things, let’s round it up to three by announcing that it’s time for the Tirgearr Publishing Summer Sale!

For the month of July, any book retailing at $1.99 or above will be available at Smashwords for 50% off, in all formats including epub, mobi and PDF. What more incentive do you need to check out their fabulous selection of titles, including the City Knights hot historical romances and City Nights contemporary romances. And don’t forget that many of the earlier City Nights books, my own One Night in Brussels among them, are permanently priced at 99c, which is a bargain in anyone’s books.

Remember – this sale only applies to titles bought via Smashwords. Just use the code SSW50 when you checkout. To start shopping, simply click on the image below and you’ll be taken straight to the Tirgearr portal on Smashwords, where the browsing can commence. Happy reading!

 

Tirgearr Smashwords Summer Sale

Is it really July already? Seems like only five minutes ago I was watching Rotherham play Northampton in sub-zero temperatures, and now it’s the height of summer. And that means the annual Tirgearr Summer Sale at Smashwords.

From now until the end of the month, all Tirgearr titles are half-price at Smashwords, including the whole City Nights series. That means you can get my steamy romantic suspense novella, One Night In Brussels, for £1.50. This lovely graphic below will tell you more:

You can also visit the One Night In Brussels page at Smashwords by following this link. Or click here to see the whole City Nights range.

And keep watching this space for news of a hot new twist on the City Nights series and a story I had a whole lot of fun writing…