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The Spanish Connection #17 Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery

JUST PUBLISHED! No 17 RAFFERTY AND LLEWELLYN SERIES

The_Spanish_Connection,_BK_17_1600x2400_(Ebook)A nine-months pregnant wife, a murder victim found down a trench in an archaeological dig, minus his fingers, and very limited time, meant that Rafferty wasn’t a happy bunny. Superintendent Bradley, media darling and determined to stay that way, only added to Rafferty’s stress.

They discovered that their murder victim was small-time crook and drug dealer, Joey Briggs. He had vanished from Spain, where he worked for Charlie Carver, a Mr Big of Spain’s Costa del Crime. But Rafferty’s visit to Spain was cut short when to Abra went into labour. And despite his promises that he’d be there at his child’s birth, wouldn’t you know the French air traffic controllers had staged their usual summer strike.

Superintendent Bradley demanded he get Charlie Carver who’d be a big feather in his cap from the brass. But Rafferty was convinced Carver wasn’t the murderer this time, whatever else he might be guilty of. Becoming a daddy was a big thing for him, in more ways than one. Because it led him to the true murderer, with a motive as old as time.

AVAILABLE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED

http://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Connection-Rafferty-Llewellyn-British-ebook/dp/B01AYNXTEQ/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1453540464&sr=1-7&keywords=geraldine+evans

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spanish-Connection-Rafferty-Llewellyn-British-ebook/dp/B01AYNXTEQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1453541069&sr=1-1&keywords=geraldine+evans

http://www.amazon.com.au/Spanish-Connection-Rafferty-Llewellyn-British-ebook/dp/B01AYNXTEQ/ref=sr_1_28?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1453541205&sr=1-28&keywords=geraldine+evans

http://www.amazon.ca/Spanish-Connection-Rafferty-Llewellyn-British-ebook/dp/B01AYNXTEQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1453541237&sr=8-2&keywords=geraldine+evans

 

 

Four Books at 99p – Practically Free!

The first four novels in my Rafferty & Llewellyn mystery series are, for a limited time only, going for the special price of 99p! Crazy, I know. So grab them now, before I come to my senses.

A Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER . . .

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99c / 99p RAFFERTY & LLEWELLYN BOXED SET Books 5 – 8

As promised, my Rafferty Boxed Set is reduced from 6 December 2015 to 99c / 99p for a short time only.

 

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As an extra girft my latest single Rafferty novel, ASKING FOR IT, is also reduced to 99c / 99p.

 

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/RAFFERTY-LLEWELLYN-BOXED-SET-BOOKS-ebook/dp/B0186AAGL8/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449340629&sr=1-9&keywords=geraldine+evans

http://www.amazon.co.uk/RAFFERTY-LLEWELLYN-BOXED-SET-BOOKS-ebook/dp/B0186AAGL8/ref=sr_1_19?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449340739&sr=1-19&keywords=geraldine+evans

http://www.amazon.com/Asking-Rafferty-Llewellyn-Geraldine-Evans-ebook/dp/B0178GCPVU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449340629&sr=1-1&keywords=geraldine+evans

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asking-Rafferty-Llewellyn-Geraldine-Evans-ebook/dp/B0178GCPVU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449340932&sr=1-1&keywords=geraldine+evans

Happy Christmas!

New Custom Cover for Dead Before Morning. What do you think?

Just received the final version of the custom cover from the very talented Nicole of www.covershotcreations.com for this book, the 1st in my 15-book Rafferty & Llewellyn British Detective Series.

I love it! Nicole sent me three different designs to choose from, with different colours and fonts. It was a difficult decision to make a choice as I liked all of them. But I liked the simplicity of this one.

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I decided to swap some of Rafferty’s breakfast egg for the tie pin as, although, with his garish ties, he thinks he’s the bee’s knees of style, in reality he’s a bit of a slob, with down-at-heel and usually unpolished shoes, so the breakfast egg adorning his tie was only too likely. Of course, because I hadn’t thought much about covers when I originally wrote this book, it means I have to go back in the book and insert the egg splodge, but it’s a small enough alteration to have it in keeping with my new cover.

Nicole was a delight to work with and I’m more than happy to highly recommend her services.

What do you thinek of it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the previous (actually still current until I alter the text) cover.

 

 

FREE ON ALL RETAILERS!

AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/Before-Morning-Rafferty-Llewellyn-mystery-ebook/dp/B004EYUHN8/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

AMAZON UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Before-Morning-Rafferty-Llewellyn-mystery-ebook/dp/B004EYUHN8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1424431820&sr=1-1&keywords=geraldine+evans

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dead-before-morning

B & N NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-before-morning-geraldine-evans/1102622960?ean=9781498917292

APPLE: http://www.ibookstore.com/products.php?i=B004EYUHN8

Win a Kindle Fire!

Someone’s got to win!

So if you want to be in with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire or a $100 cash during February, you’ll find the link below.

You can also buy some awesome books at bargain prices (including Death Line, #3 in my Rafferty & Llewellyn British Detective series), though there’s no obligation to buy any book during the promotion.

My book has also been reduced in price at other Amazon stores (UK, Europe, etc) and at Kobo (though I don’t know if the same applies to the other books. You can choose to simply enter the kindle giveaway and then, if you decide to buy a book, just go to your own country’s site to purchase.).

You can enter this Rafflecopter Giveaway here: http://www.freekindlegiveaway.com/current-giveaways/

And here’s the Rafflecopter code:

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BEWARE! Penguin House/Author Solutions Now Targeting Spain, India and Africa

A firm for authors to avoid at all costs. As exposed once again for their shoddy practises, by author David Gaughran.

Now that authors in the US and UK have got wise to their appalling and ridiculously expensive ‘publishing packages’, that do nothing for authors but cost them a fortune, they’re now targeting authors in Spain, India and Africa. Please share this. And if you know a newbie author, make sure they see this. They’ll thank you for it.

For some reason, I am unable to reblog from David Gaughran’s site, but here’s the link so you can read about this bunch of scam artists for yourselves.

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/author-solutions-steps-up-global-expansion-penguin-random-house-integration/

What do you think of the new website?

It’s not quite finished yet, but it’s getting there. I’m using the services of Fausga (www.fausga.com) as my designer, though I suggested the spilt mug of tea and the wording on the mug. It seemed appropriate as my DI Joe Rafferty is always swilling the stuff.

I love the sliding elements at top and bottom. In theory, I’m supposed to be able to update them any time I want myself. Hmm. We’ll see how that goes! I did take a look at the area where I make the changes so that I could put up All the Lonely People, my latest digital release, but I backed away sharpish! I think I’ll need to edge very slowly into that, maybe with a bit of hand-holding from my designer. Terrified, if I make a hash of it, that I’ll muck up the whole shebang.

This is now officially a self-hosted website, via Hostgator. If I’ve understood things correctly (big if), I should be able to do a lot more with this site than I could when it was hosted as a freebie by WordPress. But don’t expect miracles overnight. It really will be a case of making haste slowly.

PUBLISHED AT LAST! All the Lonely People, Rafferty & LLewellyn #12

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Finally got over the last hurdles with this book and published it to Amazon last night. So pleased. And so relieved! I swear that malevolent fate that follows my poor DI Joe Rafferty around has transferred its attentions to me. 🙂

But it’s done now, in spite of the lost disc, in spite of the endless copy- typing to update the digital edition, in spite of my hatred of copy-typing and the unwelcome attentions from the fates, I finished sorting everything out. And it feels wonderful!

I’ll get busy today and upload it to the other retailers, too.

Heres the blurb and the links:

All the Lonely People

#12 of 15 in the Rafferty & Llewellyn British Detective Series 

A Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER…

For readers who like cozy mysteries, humorous mysteries and police procedurals. 

When Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty visits his local pub for a quick drink, he’s looking to forget his troubles, not add to them. His ex-fiancée Abra is still refusing to talk to him, and he’s fast losing hope of a reconciliation. But Rafferty is not destined to enjoy his drink in peace. Because a man is found dead – stabbed in the pub’s car park – and a preoccupied Rafferty is to lead the investigation.

What at first appears to be an open and shut case quickly becomes a lot more complex. The witnesses all plead alcohol-induced amnesia, and Rafferty’s habitually cautious sidekick, Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn, isn’t helping either—casting doubt on all of Rafferty’s conclusions.

And as Rafferty wrestles with the case, he also has to wrestle with Abra’s determination to avoid their problems. Soon, he is in despair on both counts…

The twelfth book in the quirky, not quite so Traditional British mystery series. 

LINKS:

AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Lonely-People-Detective-Llewellyn-ebook/dp/B00P5EPSXK/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415022404&sr=1-2&keywords=geraldine+evans

AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/All-Lonely-People-Detective-Llewellyn-ebook/dp/B00P5EPSXK/ref=sr_1_20?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415023098&sr=1-20&keywords=geraldine+evans

AMAZON CA: http://www.amazon.ca/All-Lonely-People-Detective-Llewellyn-ebook/dp/B00P5EPSXK/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415023311&sr=1-3&keywords=geraldine+evans

AMAZON AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/All-Lonely-People-Detective-Llewellyn-ebook/dp/B00P5EPSXK/ref=sr_1_22?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415023486&sr=1-22&keywords=geraldine+evans

 

 

 

 

 

Tremendous Growth in the Sale of Self-pub eBooks in the UK

Did all you indies out there see this? And if you have a phobia about the number thirteen, you might be interested to note that this Guardian article appeared on Friday the 13th!

According to the latest information from Neilsen Book, sales of self-published titles in the UK increased by a massive 79% in 2013, with an estimated value of about £59 million over 18 million units sold. In spite of the book market as a whole reducing by 4% last year, the growth of the ebook market in the UK rose by 20%, around an estimated £50 million, of which around £26 million were self-pub books; Just over fifty per cent. How impressive is that?

The article also comments on which type of ebook sells best and to which age range: if your books appeal to women, either buying for themselves or for their children, you’re on to a winner!

Here’s the link if you want to read the rest:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/13/self-publishing-boom-lifts-sales-18m-titles-300m?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=a9e699575b-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-a9e699575b-304500337

Okay, those figures might still be only a small percentage of the overall market, but it surely shows the way things are going.  I, for one, take enormous encouragement from this data and have no desire to scurry back to traditional publishing any time soon.

How about you?

And for those of you concerned that library loans of your books won’t translate into sales, here’s another article that should help to lessen that anxiety:

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/04/13/uk-library-ebook-pilot-shows-library-loans-drive-sales/#.U51o2ihZhng

 

And, if you’re eligible for Public Lending Right income, it’s looking hopeful that legislation will shortly be enacted to make PLR payable on library loans of ebooks, as the UK Government intends to seek Parliament’s approval to allow rights holders to register their works from the 1st July 2014 to allow for payment in February 2016.

Here’s the link (click on ‘Government Response’): https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-extension-of-the-public-lending-right-to-rights-of-holders-of-books-in-non-print-formats

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RELUCTANT QUEEN: Price reduction plus new cover for the amazon ebook

I’ve today reduced the price of my biographical historical, Reluctant Queen, by $1 / 77p (though, as usual, amazon has altered the price upwards! Why do they do that?!). It’s meant to be $4.99, down from $5.99, but on the book page it’s showing as priced at $5.14 / £3.09. wish I knew how to persuade them to leave my prices alone (unless they decide to lower them and bear the price hit themselves!).

Any opinions on the two covers?

Previous Cover

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Latest Cover

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I was interested in trying out the green and white Tudor colours on the cover. I’m pretty pleased with the effect.

 

 

 

Reluctant Queen is currently on Amazon UK’s Biographical Historical Novels Best Seller list at #29.

The pb (due out 1 May 2014) is a Goodreads Giveaway that ends on 30 April 2014 with ten copies up for grabs! Here’s the Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/83791-reluctant-queen-the-story-of-henry-viii-s-defiant-little-sister

Amazon ebook links:

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reluctant-Queen-Historical-Defiant-Little-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396820201&sr=1-6&keywords=geraldine+evans

US: http://www.amazon.com/Reluctant-Queen-Historical-Defiant-Little-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_18?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396820140&sr=1-18&keywords=geraldine+evans

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Geraldine Evans is a British writer of police procedurals that contain a lot of humour and family drama Her15-strong Rafferty & Llewellyn series features DI Joe Rafferty, a London-Irish, working-class, lapsed Catholic, who comes from a family who think - if he must be a policeman - he might at least have the decency to be a bent one. Her 2-strong Casey & Catt series features DCI 'Will' Casey, a serious-minded, responsible policeman, whose 'the Sixties never died', irresponsible, drug-taking, hippie parents, pose particular problems of the embarrassing kind.

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