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The Gremlin is dead!

In a my previous post I said there was a Gremlin in the works effecting downloads of The Shepherd’s Lodge eBooks and that Amazon were trying to rectify the problem. Well, it’s taken two weeks for them to ~ hopefully ~ complete the entire task and put things back to normal.

I can only apologise to anyone who had a problem with any of the books and reiterate what I said originally, which was to thank you for supporting ELEPAP a worthy children’s charity.

Houston, we have a problem!

Yesterday I was contacted by one of my readers pointing out an issue with a download of the first book in The Shepherd’s Lodge trilogy, where the text was sideways down the page. It seems we have a Gremlin in the mix affecting all three titles.

Everything was correct originally, and, to date, I am unaware of any previous problems. However, I contacted Amazon, who in this instance were excellent, and within six hours I had a response informing me part of the issue had been resolved and the technical team were attempting to correct the rest.

For those of my readers who have downloaded all three books in The Shepherd’s Lodge, if any of you have experienced similar problems with the layout, then I can only pass on my apology. Why it suddenly went wrong, I’ve no idea, but if that is the case, I can only thank you for supporting ELEPAP. And for anyone wishing to do the same, perhaps it would be prudent to wait a day or so. Please don’t let this prevent you from helping a worthy cause.

Missing your holiday?

If like me you’re missing your holiday abroad this year, then maybe you can pretend. At chez Kitson, the suitcases would have been dusted, the clothing would have been at the stage of ‘wear that if you dare!’ as piles of ‘reserved for holiday’ attire begin to appear, and lists — lists everywhere! Now I appreciate that not everyone works like this, but that is how it works here. Well normally it would. However, there are no lists or suitcases, just normal daily routine. The only major change is that instead of us visiting the store, the supermarket now comes to us.

So, if you want to pretend you’re on holiday, can I suggest you read The Shepherd’s Lodge, a trilogy in my Greek Island Romances written as William Gordon. Three females, three generations, all connected to the family’s Mitato, the shepherds lodge, in the hills. With every download or paperback purchase, you will be aiding the Greek children’s charity ELEPAP, as every penny in royalties goes directly to them — forever.

Mike Nash #10

For those of you who have contacted me to ask when the next DI Mike Nash book would be available … well here it is!

Running Scared, re-released with the original title by Joffe Books. Now on Amazon for 99p to download, with the paperback following soon.

Thank you all for your support, and I hope it’s been worth the wait. Enjoy!

A Summer Read?

It might have to be a stay-cation this year, but you may still need a book to read.

Fancy some foreign romance?

My Greek Island Romances written by my alter-ego, William Gordon, include four books in support of ELEPAP, the children’s charity I support in Chania Crete. The latest is a trilogy, The Shepherd’s Lodge, set in the mountains, telling the story of three generations of the same family.

All royalties from these books, either Download or Paperback are paid directly to the charity and will continue to do so for many years after I am gone.

Book 3 for ELEPAP

The final book, The Shepherd’s Lodge, 3rd Generation: Lemonia, written by my alter-ego William Gordon as part of my Greek Island Romances, is now available on Amazon as a download for £1.99, or in paperback for £5.99.

All royalties from this trilogy are paid directly to ELEPAP, the wonderful charity in Chania, Crete,  helping disabled children through to adulthood, that I support. This will continue in perpetuity.

If you want to know more about ELEPAP, look at the website and see the marvellous work they do. Alternatively, read my blog  If you don’t read romance books, or you just buy and not even read the book, that’s fine by me –  but just remember that by purely downloading a copy you’re helping these very brave children.

No longer a ‘Picture of Innocence’

I am delighted to say that today there is another DI Mike Nash re-issue. Now we have Hide & Seek from Joffe Books previously released as Picture of Innocence. Available for now at only 99p, with the paperback to follow soon.

Another Nash Coming Soon

Here’s the new cover for the next DI Mike Nash re-issue soon to be released by Joffe Books . Hide & Seek was previously published as Picture of Innocence.

For my patient readers waiting anxiously for a brand new title, there are only two more on my backlist to be released before my new, previously unpublished, work will be available.

And I for one am just as excited as you are!

And another one bites the dust!

If you’re running out of thrillers to read, then Joffe Books are trying their best to keep you occupied. Book eight in the DI Mike Nash series. Dead and Gone has just been re-released, this time with a great new cover but without a change in the title.

Available in the Kindle store at 99p, the paperback will follow soon and there are still more to come.




ELEPAP needs our help

In previous posts I have mentioned the Greek children’s charity ELEPAP which I support. To do this, my alter ego William Gordon writes some of my Greek Island Romances on their behalf and all the royalties go directly to them, not to me. The first, The Fountain of Daphne, was released in February 2017, and last month part one of a trilogy set in a Shepherd’s Mitato, high in the hills was published. The second part The Shepherd’s Lodge, 2nd Generation: Chloe is due out soon.

Normally ELEPAP would hold events to raise much needed funds and there are many sponsors, but in the current climate they need our help. £1.99 for an eBook gives £1.13, or in euros, €2.99 yields €1.70, not a lot to pay — and who knows a little light reading might pass some time for you. In fact, you don’t have to read it! Just download it and help a worthwhile charity. To be even more charitable, you could buy the paperback for £5.99!!

If you do, then I thank you, not for myself but on behalf of those very special children with their happy smiling faces.