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Cover Reveal ‘The Winter Spirits’

Book Reveal
TITLE: The Winter Spirits (The Foxfires Trilogy, book one)
AUTHOR: E. C. Hibbs
GENRE: YA fantasy
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If you sing to the Spirits, be prepared for their answer…
The Long Dark has come and the Northlands will not see daylight for two months. Silence falls with the snow, and the Spirits roam the three Worlds. It is a time of beauty, magic and danger.
When the Spirit of the Northern Lights steals his best friend’s soul, apprentice mage Tuomas is determined to find help. However, his own fledgling power gets the better of him, and he accidentally rips the Spirit out of the sky, trapping her in human form. Alongside his feared icy companion and the mysterious wandering mage Lilja, Tuomas begins a quest across frozen tundra and into ethereal Spirit realms.
But a terrible shadow lingers just out of sight, its gaze fixed on him. And behind her composed facade, the Spirit holds secrets of her own…

The Winter Spirits Book Cover

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Pre-order your copy before midnight CST on 30th Jan and get your choice of a FREE e-book copy of any of E. C. Hibbs’s novels! And you’ll also be entered into the prize draw to win some swag on release day!
To enter, simply email a screenshot of your pre-order receipt to

Release Party

Join the release party Friday 31st January 2020, where there will be more opportunities to win some cool stuff (Click the party logo below for more details)
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BOW STREET SOCIETY CHRISTMAS BONANZA

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Christmas Giveaway from Bow Street Society

To celebrate the release of The Case of The Russian Rose & Other Stories (Bow Street Society Casebook Volume 3) award-winning crime fiction author, T.G. Campbell, is giving lovers of Victorian mysteries everywhere the chance to win an exclusive Bow Street Society Bonanza. ONE lucky winner will receive ALL of the following: 

  • 1 x paperback copy of The Case of The Curious Client (Bow Street Society Mystery 1) (signed by T.G. Campbell)
  • 1 x paperback copy of The Case of The Lonesome Lushington (Bow Street Society Mystery 2) (signed by T.G. Campbell)
  • 1 x paperback copy of The Case of The Spectral Shot (Bow Street Society Mystery 3) (signed by T.G. Campbell)
  • 1 x paperback copy of The Case of The Toxic Tonic (Bow Street Society Mystery 4) (signed by T.G. Campbell)
  • 1 x paperback copy of The Case of The Shrinking Shopkeeper & Other Stories (Bow Street Society Casebook Volume 1) (signed by T.G. Campbell)
  • 1 x paperback copy of The Case of The Peculiar Portrait & Other Stories (Bow Street Society Casebook Volume 2) (signed by T.G. Campbell)
  • 1 x paperback copy of The Case of The Russian Rose & Other Stories (Bow Street Society Casebook Volume 3) (signed by T.G. Campbell)
  • A certificate of authenticity
  • 1 x postcard of Daniel Toal as Mr Oswald Baldwin of the Gaslight Gazette from The Case of The Curious Client book trailer (signed by Mr. Toal)
  • 1 x postcard of Sabrina Poole as Miss Rebecca Trent, clerk of the Bow Street Society from The Case of The Curious Client book trailer (signed by Miss Poole)
  • 1 x official Bow Street Society pen
  • 1 x EXCLUSIVE Bow Street Society porcelain latte mug.

How to Enter the Giveaway

Those wishing to enter to win this incredible prize must subscribe to the official Bow Street Society newsletter, the Gaslight Gazette, between 0100 (GMT) on Tuesday 10th December 2019) and 2300 (GMT) on Friday 10th January 2020.

Existing subscribers to the newsletter will be automatically entered into the draw unless they choose to ‘Opt-Out’ by following the instructions given in the Gaslight Gazette edition dedicated to the giveaway.

The names of all entrants will be placed into a draw* on Saturday 11th January 2020. T.G. Campbell will then pick a winner at random and notify them of the result via email. Once the winner has given their written acceptance of the prize, T.G. Campbell will announce the winner’s name ONLY in the Gaslight Gazette, on the official Bow Street Society website, and on her social media platforms. T.G. Campbell will also contact the winner for their preferred postal address. This will be used to send the prize to the winner free of charge ONLY. Once the prize has been mailed all record of the winner’s postal address will be destroyed.

*T.G. Campbell’s close friends and family are automatically disqualified from the draw.

If you’d like to have the chance to win this amazing prize please subscribe to the Gaslight Gazette here: https://www.bowstreetsociety.com/news.html

Thank you for visiting

Good Luck

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#CelebrateReading with Roses & Dreams 2019 #AdventCalendar

Hello December

Hello December

Wow how time flies, it is that time of year again for opening doors on your advent calendars and we have decided to do one again featuring the thing we love the most ‘BOOKS’.

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This calendar is aimed at older readers and you may find some of the books are for 18+ readers. (We like to include a wide range of genre however we try to ensure that are no covers are used that could offend) Where the author has informed us we will highlight that the book is 18+ Click the image below to visit the calendar each day, check out a different book throughout December and the link on the page will also allow you to join in the fun and games on Facebook.

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Miss Ruby Heart’s Children’s Books Advent Calendar

We also adore Children’s Books so our little friend Miss Ruby Heart also has an Advent Calendar on which she shares Children’s Books. So many stocking fillers to choose from. Click the image to visit the calendar (no trying to peek because the calendar knows) and see a different Children’s Book throughout December. The link with the picture behind the door will take you to Ruby’s Facebook Party Page for that day. Lots of fun and games and perhaps a giveaway or two.

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More books to be added daily so don’t forget to drop. Thank you for visiting and Happy Reading one and all.

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Halloween Teaser (Currently on Kindle Countdown)

‘Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully’ by Rose English

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So quite recently some of my lovely Indie Author friends and I went to Silsden in Yorkshire to a Children’s Halloween Spooktacular hosted by Many Hands and David Driver from Drystone Radio. There were writers workshops, crafts to create Hallowen spooky paintings, creatures and stories. Several of the stories were shared on the local radio and a fun day was had by all.

#RubyTubeDay Halloween Spooktacular video on YouTube

Here is my interview sharing a teaser from Young Ebenezer Book 2.

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Halloween treat much better than sweets!

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Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully by Rose English

Happy Halloween to you all. As a special celebration Book 2 in the Young Ebenezer series is currently on a special Halloween Promo starting at just 99p or 99c for our dotcom friends. A children’s book, a story in verse.

‘A Halloween treat, much better than sweets.’

A time for candy and costumes,
pumpkins and ‘Trick or Treat’.
But beware of the bully
lurking just down the street.

Ebenezer is really excited! It’s his first Halloween to go out ‘Trick or Treating’. Jacob Marley is excited too, but this school bully plans to steal all the kids’ sweets. Can Eb and his friends, along with the magical clock Grandfather Time teach Jacob the error of his ways? Or is the boy doomed to a life of crime, just like his wicked father?

The story of ‘Ebenezer and the Bully’ is a magical rhyming tale of behaviour matters, and the importance of being kind. It’s a treat for families to share or for reading alone, aimed at children aged 8-12 years old. With characters loosely based around the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’, you’ll meet the Ghost of Christmas Past – a golden red puppy named Miss Ruby Heart – along with the Grim Reaper who will surprise Jacob by revealing his future self.

#RubyTubeDay YouTube teaser from Miss Ruby Heart

Happy Halloween

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New Release Promo ‘Young Ebenezer 2’

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New Release ‘Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully’

We are so excited, and we hope you will be too when you hear our news? ‘Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully’ by Rose English is to be released on Tuesday 1st October 2019. This is plenty of time for a #Halloween treat much better than sweets! Plus in plenty of time for #NationalPoetryDay on Thursday 3rd October 2019.

To celebrate Rose is doing a special promotion of Book 1 in the series ‘Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol’ think modern children’s classic reminiscent of Charles Dickens and T’was the Night Before Christmas.

For the days leading up to the release Book 1 will be on an amazon Kindle Countdown and the book will be reduced from £2.99 to just 99p or 99c for our dot com friends. The book is also available as an audio book narrated in the style of a Charles Dickens classic by Bill Schafer check it out on YouTube.


Young Ebenezer Teaser from YouTube


Grandfather Time,
chimes out loud and clear,
he’s telling us all,
Christmas soon will be here.
The fire is burning;
the room’s all aglow,
outside the snow’s falling,
so gentle and slow.

Many young boys and girls
are on their Playstations,
X-boxes, Nintendos,
throughout all the nation.
Yet one little fellow
is still not content,
to get even more presents,
is his main intent.

Now young Ebenezer,
is a naughty young lad,
not sharing with others,
he really is bad.
So Grandfather Time has
been watching him grow,
with a feeling of sadness
that is making him low.

It is time for the boy,
a lesson to learn,
that he has to be good,
for the presents to earn.
He must learn to share,
with the girls and the boys
and learn how to give
and not take others’ toys.


Introducing Rose English

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Living on ‘England’s Green & Pleasant Land’, among the gentle rolling hills of the Herefordshire Countryside, Rose’s house is wall to wall books. She even has a ‘Leaning Tower of Paperbacks‘.

Rose is a dreamer, preferring a simple & quiet life. Often spending time alone, although never lonely, being ever surrounded by great characters when lost in a good book. She loves theatre and the arts, adoring live performances on stage. Rose has very eclectic tastes.

Working as a school librarian, and sharing her love of books with children, was the best job she ever had. However, life moves on and another chapter was only a page turn away.

Now working in an entirely different library, in Hereford’s Wye Valley NHS Trust Hospital, Rose spends her day issuing ‘Medical Equipment’.

Rose also has a little friend called Miss Ruby Heart a ruby King Charles Spaniel who reviews Children’s Books.

Rose English & Miss Ruby Heart on Social Media

Website               https://roseenglishukauthor.wordpress.com/

Miss Ruby Heart               https://missrubyheart.com/

Amazon UK        https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rose-English/e/B00SP9WVNC

Amazon.com    https://www.amazon.com/Rose-English/e/B00SP9WVNC


Thank you for visiting

Happy Reading

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Morley Indie Book Fair 2019

Rose English UK Author & Maria Gibbs Author next FREE Book Event is

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Morley Indie Book Fair

There is just under one month to go to our next FREE Book Event and we are returning to Morely near Leeds (UK). This year funds are being raised for SWAN ~ Syndrome without a name.

This event is family friendly with writers from across many different genres, and the day will include workshops and reading by some of the attending Indie Authors.


Venue

Church of Nazarene Morley

📖 📚 🌹Saturday 5th October 2019 🌹 📚 📖

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Morley LS27 9BX

10:00 ~ 16:00 hrs


Attending Writers

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Author Interview featuring T.G. Campbell by Fiona Mcvie

Congratulations to Bow Street Society and T.G. Campbell on the #NewRelease of Book 4 of the wonderful Victorian Murder Mystery Books

As a special celebration Book 3 is currently FREE to download

‘The Case of the Spectral Shot’

Click to read the full interview below

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My full name is Tahnee Anne Georgina Campbell but I write under the pen amne of T.G. Campbell. Most people have difficulty pronouncing/spelling my first name. I therefore thought it would make my readers’ lives easier if I wrote under my initials. I’m thirty-four years old.

Fiona: Where are you from?

Milton Keynes, a large town located a half hour’s train ride from London. Aside from the three years I was at university in Winchester I’ve lived in Milton Keynes all my life. I was also born in Milton Keynes Hospital during its first year after opening.

 Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I write a series of crime fiction books set in Victorian…

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VICTORIAN MURDER AND MASSAGE

Case of the Toxic Tonic

The Case of The Toxic Tonic (Bow Street Society Mystery, #4)

Early November, 1896. When the Bow Street Society is called upon to assist the Women’s International Maybrick Association, it’s assumed the commission will be a short-lived one. Yet, a visit to the Walmsley Hotel in London’s prestigious west end only serves to deepen the Society’s involvement. In an establishment that offers exquisite surroundings, comfortable suites, and death, the Bow Street Society must work alongside Scotland Yard to expose a cold-blooded murderer. Meanwhile, two inspectors secretly work to solve the mystery of not only Miss Rebecca Trent’s past but the creation of the Society itself…

The Bow Street Society is a fictional group of amateur detectives created by award winning crime fiction author, T.G. Campbell. Each of its civilian members has been enlisted for their unique skill or exceptional knowledge in a particular field derived from their usual occupation. Members are assigned to cases by the Society’s clerk, Miss Trent, based upon these skills and fields of knowledge. This ensures the Society may work on the behalf of clients regardless of their social class or wealth; cases that the police either can’t or won’t investigate. From an artist to a doctor, from a solicitor to a journalist, the Bow Street Society’s aim is to provide justice by all and for all.

Set a month after the events of The Case of The Spectral Shot, The Case of The Toxic Tonic is the fourth instalment in the Bow Street Society Mystery series of novels. Yet, whilst The Case of The Spectral Shot focused on spiritualism, this new addition to the Bow Street Society canon looks at the luxuries enjoyed by upper-class hotel guests—specifically massages. In The Case of The Toxic Tonic, though, this service is provided with the utmost secrecy, discretion, and respectability at the Walmsley Hotel. Despite its plot being fictional, T.G. Campbell’s latest whodunnit is based on historical research.

An article was published in the British Medical Journal in November, 1894, entitled ‘THE SCANDALS OF MASSAGE.’ It had followed a similar article published in the same journal in the summer of 1894, entitled ‘Immoral “massage” establishments’. Both articles insinuated the act of massage was merely a euphemism for prostitution. The latter also depicted “massage shops” as thinly disguised brothels.

These articles, and others in the popular press which followed a similar vein, led to the formation of a council of trained masseuses that consisted of nine nurses and midwives. From October, 1894, a ‘Massage notes’ supplement was published monthly in Nursing Notes. Then, in February 1895, Rosalind Paget and Lucy Robinson formed The Society of Trained Masseuses. Known in modern times as The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, “The Society set examinations and education standards, inspected training schools, and quickly embraced wider methods of treatment, including medical gymnastics, hydrotherapy and electro-therapy.”

The act of massage had been given some credibility thanks to efforts of the Society of Trained Masseuses. Nonetheless, its scandalous reputation would’ve remained within the consciousness of polite society in 1896. Thus, despite making efforts to make its massage parlour respectable­—female masseuses treating female guests, male masseuses treating male guests, and masseuses’ bodies and hands kept covered at all times—the Walmsley Hotel must keep its existence a closely guarded secret. Only guests in need of massage for medicinal purposes are offered an appointment. The last thing Mr Marinus Walmsley wants is for his hotel to be likened to a brothel, after all.

Yet, it’s his determination to maintain the parlour as an exclusive luxury for the sickly rich that makes it the perfect setting for discreet—and cold-blooded—murder….


The Case of The Toxic Tonic is released on 31st August 2019:

Buy via Amazon.co.uk: https://tinyurl.com/y53k575o

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Join the official launch party on Facebook between 7pm-9pm BST: www.facebook.com/events/501290623775202/   

 Discover more at: www.bowstreetsociety.com

Sources of reference

*Please note that you may need to be a member to click the links and check out the source material.

The Scandals of Massage article in the British Medical Journal (Published 24 November 1894) Br Med J 1894;2:1199

https://www.bmj.com/content/2/1769/1199

 Sex and the Society article by Lisa Wilde in Frontline: The Physiotherapy Magazine for CSP Members (Published 22 May 2006 in issue 10)

https://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/sex-and-society (You may need to sign up to access this article)

 “Historical Background” sub-section of the Wellcome Library website’s entry for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy collection (reference: SA/CSP)

http://archives.wellcomelibrary.org/

Witch-Hunter 5th Anniversary Sale

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5th Anniversary for The Witch-Hunter Trilogy 

It has been five years since the Witch-Hunter Trilogy was published in full, as The Shadow Falls brought this exciting adventure to an end.

This Urban/Low Fantasy is for fans of Buffy and Supernatural.

To celebrate this milestone, the whole trilogy will be on sale until the end of the month August 2019.

The Shadow Rises ~ FREE
The Shadow Reigns ~ $0.99 (normal price £3.99)
The Shadow Falls ~ $0.99 (normal price £3.99)


The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1)

When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them… 

In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic.

Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos.

As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can.

Part one of the Witch-Hunter trilogy is Free to download from most ebook retailers.

This is a terrific series check out the prequels too about two very strong characters from the series ‘James’ & ‘Sophie’ I have the full collection in print and they are books I read over and over again.  I simply love them.

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About the author

My name is Kelly Sarah Marsden.

In the last ten years I have lived all over the UK; in London; Wales; Ireland.  But now I’m settled in my hometown of Doncaster, Yorkshire.

My first book: The Shadow Rises was published in January 2013.

The complete Witch-Hunter series is now available in ebook and paperback from Amazon and other online stores.

I currently work at a horse feed company; and train horses and riders in my spare time.

I’ve had a very interesting, changeable career to date.  I have been a horse-riding instructor; a cocktail waitress; and a professional stallion handler; amongst other things!

In my spare time, I enjoy horse riding, reading and writing… oh wait, that’s work again.

You can find Kelly at: