Phil: The nervous wait is over, first reviews are in for Kate vs the Navy:
Winnits – Much like the first book in this series – Kate vs the Dirt-boffins – it’s not my typical reading genre. Having read the first book already and enjoyed it very much I was already familiar with the key characters, and it was good to check in with them and see how their stories had developed in the time that elapsed between the two stories.
Plenty of twists, turns and intrigue both in the main story arc but also in the intra-character relationships as they form or shift – much like before another outlandish chase scene, and the ‘punch line’ of the story was kept well under wraps until the conclusion. Recommended as a good entertaining piece of light reading. *****
Someone just identified as Amazon Customer – Really enjoyed the first book and was disappointed when it ended so was really chuffed to see Kate back in print.
Another great story with plot twists and excitement. And I won’t spoil the ending but needless to say it was worth the wait.
A nice easy read, and now need another one!
Can highly recommend it.*****
Yay! People like it! (also, Phew!)
Buy Kate vs the Navy on Kindle – 99p
Buy Kate vs the Navy in paperback – £5.99
The wait is over. Fire up your e-reader and settle down with your favourite mug full of tea and some biscuits. Then head over to Amazon where you can purchase our second novel, Kate vs the Navy for a bargain price of 99p.
Plenty of high jinks on the high seas and one of the team becomes an unlikely hero. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be desperate to know what happens next…
(Don’t worry paper book fans, we haven’t forgotten you. The print version is coming very soon)
Design by Zoe Collis
Phil: As I watched the final episode of Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling, I wondered about the sales of the book it’s based on.
Obviously, JK Rowling (writing as Robery Galbraith) isn’t worried about the royalties, but I’d certainly be interested to see how the sales fare. Surely, most of the joy of any whodunnit is trying to work out who the criminal is, and once you’ve seen it on telly then the secret is blown. OK, you might still enjoy the read but part of your brain is always going to be shouting, “The butler did it!” as the characters bumble arnound trying to solve the crime.
Or does knowledge of the outcome allow you to get on and enjoy the story?
(Note to broadcasters – This isn’t an issue for Kate vs the Dirtboffins, there’s loads more to the book than the whosdoingit aspect, which is why any adaption will be so succesful the other channels will just switch off to save electricity. Please start the bidding war for rights now.)
Phil: A few days, the postman delivered an exciting parcel to chez Parker. Inside was a rather excellent book ordered two days before.
The same day, my mother was dispatched to Waterstones to pick up a copy ordered a couple of weeks earlier.
“Why are you buying copies of your own book?” I hear you cry. “Is this an attempt to force it into the best seller charts?”
Not a bit of it. That would be cheating, underhand and also far too expensive.
No, all I wanted to do was make sure that the process of ordering physical copies actually worked. That and try to push the book into Amazon’s “People who bought this, also bought this…” section.
Anyway – buying from Amazon or Waterstones works. So what’s stopping you?
P.S. Signed copies also available. E-mail me.