Introducing Sensual Liaisons: The Sword and the Rose Collection

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Cover Art by Dusktildawn Designs and Luminosity Publishing

Original Artwork is the Copyright of Dawné Dominique

I’m pleased to introduce Sensual Liaisons: The Sword and the Rose Collection which is to be a paperback consisting of books 2, 3, and 4 of The Sword and the Rose Series.

So that these three great e-books can be available in print, Luminosity Publishing has incorporated them into a paperback.

The book is due for release on 15th April 2017 and can be purchased through the usual distributor channels such as Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Luminosity Publishing’s own website.

Although there had been plans for three more books in the series it was decided that it was time to end the Spanish 17th century saga after book 4.

 

I will now concentrate on my “Romance in War” series comprising of different stories set during World War II.

Book 1 – Letter from a Stranger is set in London during the Blitz was published by Luminosity Publishing in June 2015 and is available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble.

Book 2 – Dragoon Serenade is set in the south of France during the three weeks leading up to the Allied invasion of Operation Dragoon on 15th August 1944. Although this book is completed it is currently awaiting publication.

Book 3 – Balor’s Landing is set on the tiny island of Toraigh [Tory] off the Irish coast of county Donegal starting in September 1944. This book is my current work in progress, with four more books planned after this one.

In addition I am considering starting other adventures with new characters set during the 18th century but at this stage I won’t give anything away as to where and when those characters will emerge.

Regards

Louise

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Lady of Seville – Three Year Worldwide Publishing Contract Signed

What a great way to start 2017…

I have today signed a three-year worldwide publishing contract with Luminosity Publishing for Book 4 in the Sword and the Rose Series – Lady of Seville.

The projected release date is set for March 2017.

The book will be released in a paperback version the following month in conjunction with books 2 and 3 of the series.

I had planned at least three more books in this series over the next two years, but I have since decided to defer these for some time in the future.

Although I will miss the characters I have grown to love, I feel the time has come to leave them alone for a while and move on to another time and location in history.

Meanwhile though I am ecstatic that Luminosity Publishing has confidence in me and my writings, and I look forward to our continuing association.

Finally, I would like to thank Dawné Dominique at Dusktildawn Designs for creating yet another masterpiece for me. The cover for “Lady of Seville” is gorgeous and describes the storyline beautifully.

Kindest Regards

Louise

What will 2017 bring?

As the year-end fast approaches I’m in a bit of a dilemma on what I should be writing in 2017.

Certainly I will continue with my “Romance in War” series even though at this stage I haven’t got a publisher on board to take them on – Book 2 – Dragoon Serenade anxiously awaits to be released to romance readers.

I am currently writing Book 3 – Balor’s Landing which is set on the small island of Toraigh, Ireland in September 1944 and have plans for at least four more books afterwards.

“The Sword and the Rose” Series is another matter. Although Book 4 – Lady of Seville nears completion, and I had envisaged a further 3 books, feedback I have recently received seems to suggest that I should be thinking of writing something else completely different.

It will be hard to let go of the characters I have grown to love, especially Elena de Cellorigo-Borja, my heroine in two of the four books, but even so perhaps a change would be good for my readers as well as for me. Who knows maybe I shall return to complete those three other stories at a later date.

What to write instead is a question I will have to ponder over. It has been suggested that I might consider historical romances with a Scottish flavor – apparently books of this nature are best-sellers regardless if they are sweet or erotic romances, so is it something to consider? I shrug – your guess is as good as mine – sigh!

I have been toying with the idea of either returning to the early to mid-19th century Australia to pick up where I left off with my first novel Beneath Southern Stars or doing something completely different and dabble in fantasy?

For now I suppose I will just enjoy the Christmas holidays with my family and see the New Year in before I put on my thinking cap to overcome this difficult situation I’m finding myself in.

In the meantime I will take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Best Wishes

Louise

 

Passionate Harvest is released today

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I am happy to announce that Book 3 in “The Sword and the Rose” Series has been released today by Luminosity Publishing LLP.

The story continues… when I was writing book 2 I began to feel guilty at how Magdalena Lorca was being taken advantage of and mistreated by her employer.  Señorita Elena de Borja-Cellorigo from Seville, as we learn, is a very willful young woman who always has to have her way. I was determined therefore that Magdalena should have her own story and so “Passionate Harvest” was created for her.

You will also catch glimpses of Magdalena in book 4 – this is my current work in progress – where things get better for her, and I am also planning another story for Magdalena and her lover Joquim in book 6 that is scheduled for the end of 2017.

Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this latest adventure located at the Villa Sant’ Angelo in Cullera, eastern Spain.

The book is available on Amazon, All Romance E-Books, and on Luminosity’s site. You will find links to these on the “Passionate Harvest” Page.

Kindest Regards

Louise

Embrace Amidst Orange Blossoms – Released

Embrace Amidst Orange Blossoms – was released today 19th October 2016 by Luminosity Publishing as an e-book.

The good news is, that even before this happened the book managed to score the #1 Best Seller and Highest Historical Romance Rating at the ARe Book Distributor website:

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https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-embraceamidstorangeblossoms-2153229-162.html

Needlesstosay I am over the moon.

Hopefully this is a turning point of better things to come :o)

“Passionate Harvest” comes out next month on the 21st, and Book 4 is beginning to take shape.

The Highest Rating certainly is a shot in the arm and a great inspiration to my writing career.

Best Wishes… and Happy Reading!!

Louise

The Sword and the Rose is now available in Paperback

I received notice from Luminosity Publishing that the paperback version of The Sword and the Rose is now available on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Rose-1-Louise-Roberts/dp/1537767615/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474470605&sr=8-1&keywords=the+sword+and+the+rose+by+louise+roberts

It will also be available at other book distributors.

I’m so pleased it is all coming together. The publisher has also confirmed the release dates for Books 2 and 3:

Embrace Amidst Orange Blossoms is due for release on 19th October 2016, and

Passionate Harvest is due for release on 21st November 2016.

Regards

Louise

 

Two More Contracts…

With The Sword and the Rose Book 1 released eight days ago as an e-book, Luminosity Publishing provided me with two new three-year worldwide publishing contracts for books 2 and 3 of The Sword and the Rose series.

Embrace Amidst Orange Blossoms is scheduled for release as an e-book in October 2016, and in November this year Passionate Harvest is to be also released as an e-book.

As books have to be greater than 35,000 words to appear in paperback, and books 2 and 3 are under this threshold, Luminosity Publishing has agreed to combine both books under one cover to enable the stories to be available in print.

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(All cover art copyright © 2016 by Dusktildawn Designs) –

(Cover designs by Dawné Dominique)

Meanwhile I have begun writing book 4 – Lady of Seville, and today I drafted out the plan for book 5. Although I have thought of a title for the latter I’m not going to announce it just yet as this might change.

There will be at least two more books after these in the series, but whether I’ll stop and move on to something else will depend on how popular The Sword and the Rose series becomes.

I will let you know as soon as I am given the dates of the print versions for books 1 to 3.

Regards

Louise

 

Showcasing “NO GREATER LOVE” by Justin Sheedy

No Greater Love by Justin Sheedy

To abandoned child, Colin Stone, World War Two grants an escape from the mean streets of St. Kilda. A natural warrior, his talents qualify him to join an elite group of young men. The shining ones. Who fly Spitfires against Nazi tyranny. Rising with them, from the top Colin Stone looks down on a world that has doomed his first true friends.

Bringing to vivid life true Australian war history and events, No Greater Love is a saga in the classic mold, featuring the drama, beauty, heroism and horror of one young man’s war journey through stunning Malta, Egypt and North Africa, Sicily, England and Europe. It is a portrait of the once-in-a-lifetime characters the war places on his path, of the tragic, wholesale waste of war, on occasion even the profound humanity of his enemy, and of his evolving perception of his world for what it is.

Though standing on its own as a ripping and also highly emotional read, No Greater Love is the third and final chapter of Justin Sheedy’s now widely and warmly cherished World War Two novel trilogy begun with Nor the Years Condemn and Ghosts of the Empire. Continuing and now concluding their portrait of shining young men destined never to grow old, No Greater Love is the full and rich story of Part 1’s reader-favourite character, Aussie rough diamond Colin Stone (‘Stoney’). It is the story of his war, of his loyalty and devotion to his friends, of his enduring love for the mother who abandoned him, and his dreams of being held by her once again.

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About the Author:

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Justin Sheedy was born in 1968 and grew up in North Epping in Sydney’s north-west suburbs. He was educated by the Little Sisters of No Mercy, then by the Jesuits, and obtained a degree in fine arts, qualifying him to drive a cab.

He has worked in radio, for a while as a go-go dancer as well as for the Australian Public Service though has since made a full recovery. If you have ever worked in the public service, you will understand. If you still do work in the public service, Justin remembers you, so you better have been nice to him as he’s writing books now.

His efforts have seen him invited to the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2010 and to the Gloucester Writers’ Festival 2012.

His books “Goodbye Crackernight” and “Nor the Years Condemn”, “Ghosts of the Empire” plus now his latest book “Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer” are available at AMAZON in paperback and Kindle formats, in Australia at Dymocks Books nation-wide. Also at GLEEBOOKS, ABBEY’S BOOKSHOP, BERKELOUW BOOKS & THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, in the UK via WATERSTONES, WH SMITH and orderable at YOUR local bookstore.

On a personal note, I have read all of Justin’s books and have enjoyed each one thoroughly. As recommendations go I have no difficulty in promoting Justin Sheedy’s books.

I wish him every success with his latest offering “No Greater Love”.

Best Wishes

Louise

 

The Sword and the Rose – Now on Pre Order

Hooray!! Finally after almost twelve months since Secret Cravings Publishing returned my publishing rights to me following the closure of their company, “The Sword and the Rose” is soon to be re-released by Luminosity Publishing.

The novel is currently available on pre-order prior to its release as an e-book on Saturday 20th August 2016.

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It should be available in paperback next month.

Regards

Louise