Christina Hollis author, fiction, historical novels, Lady Rascal

*STOP PRESS* My New Release Is Almost Here!

So new, it’s still got its watermark!

I had so many comments and emails after my recent blogs on the epublishing explosion, I decided to explore the subject in more depth. As a result I’m putting one of my historical novels, Lady Rascal, out as an ebook. It will be released within the next few days in both Mobi and ePub forms, so whatever device you have, there’ll be a version ready for you.

This release is by way of testing the water – if the response to Lady Rascal as an ebook is good, I’ll bring out a paperback version and my other historical novels will be issued in both ‘real’ and virtual formats.

I’ll post more details on here soon but to be sure of hearing the latest, you can sign up for my newsletter at http://www.christinahollis.com. To celebrate the release of Lady Rascal, I’m giving away new edition bookmarks and pens to the first ten new subscribers to my newsletter!

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New Books Online Soon!

A few weeks ago, I posted a couple of blogs here about ebooks and epublishing. At the time I wasn’t sure I liked the way technology was galloping ahead, leaving book-lovers like me worried that the feel, smell and experience of “real” books would soon be lost forever. The debate has had such a lot of interest, both here and through my mailbox at christinahollis@hotmail.co.uk that I felt I had to do a bit more research. There are so many writers hovering on the brink of self-publishing that I thought I’d take the plunge, on the basis that “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”.  The catalyst for this was getting back all the rights to some historical novels I wrote for Harlequin Mills and Boon’s Masquerade line a while ago. I’ve chosen one of these to test the epublishing waters, so I can report back to you all on how the system works, and how easy it is to launch a book into the flotilla of writing already available on the net. 
I chose Lady Rascal for my foray into epublishing. It’s a lighthearted romp set at a deadly serious time – the summer of 1789. France is in turmoil, and an English aristocrat puts his life on the line for a beautiful woman. Philip Adamson thinks he’s saving Madeleine from the mob, but she is hiding a guilty secret. Beneath her borrowed clothes, Madeleine isn’t a lady, she’s laundry maid! She was finding herself some nice new clothes in the looted streets when Philip swept her away to safety. Quick-thinking Madeleine sees his innocent mistake as her chance to get the job of her dreams. As a lady’s companion, she looks forward to doing nothing all day – but  soon finds herself joining forces with Philip to fight for his family’s home and fortune.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be tracing Lady Rascal’s route from “real” paperback to brand new ebook let loose on the international stage. I think Madeleine will approve, and I look forward to hearing what you think!