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K is for … Katherines are the best!

A friend recommended I try Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Mysteries for my “K” book. And now I’m going to recommend you try them, too, because they are excellent. YA, crime and history all rolled into one.

Kitty made for an excellent protagonist, resourceful, smart and loyal. There were lots of twists and I kept swinging one way and another about who had “dunnit”. I got it wrong – but I usually do!

Click for the preview.

And because I’d bought the two-book boxset (simple economics, that: each book was £1.49 versus two for .98) I moved straight on to Kitty Peck and The Child of Ill-Fortune. That required more suspension of disbelief since I didn’t find Kitty convincing as the heir to a criminal empire to begin with, but – oh my – that ending!

I know I’m biased because I’m a Katy, but this Katherine is definitely a cut above the rest!

I’ve got another name for my “L” book – check back next week to see how I get on with a YA addition to the Pride & Prejudice universe, Lydia: The Wild Child of Pride & Prejudice.

Got (half) a minute?

I’m not going to write about my free reading challenge today because I’m too excited about the launch of Discord next week.

Most of my head-space has been taken up with marketing stuff: graphics and promotions and adverts and blog posts.

The part I’ve truly enjoyed is creating a video trailer for Discord. I found the music first, then the script came to me one sleepless night. I found suitable images (thank you unsplash.com) and then software from Movavi let me put it together. I’m not in the least technical, so I’m really pleased that I got it to work with no screaming and shouting or hair-tearing-out!

Here is the final result, I hope you enjoy it:

Oh, and if you like it enough to want more, Discord can be found on Amazon. It’s available for pre-order now (at a special, pre-launch price of 99p/c), and will be delivered to your Kindle on December 8th (this coming Thursday).