Sunday, 6 March 2016

Once again, Smashwords' annual read-a-thon promotion, Read an e-Book week, is upon us. Running from Sunday 6 March through to the 12th inclusive, you have one week to bag as many bargain books as you can cram into your reader. Discounts are available, from 25% to 75%, some books are absolutely free, so what are you waiting for? 

All Blue Quill Books are enrolled in the scheme, so either click this link to go straight to the Smashwords profile, or here to visit the Blue Quill Books website first. Either way is fine. All you have to do when you have selected your book is enter RAE50 at the checkout and you get a lovely 50% discount. Go to this link, which is Wild Wolf Publishing's Smashwords profile, look for Lucy Pepperdine's books, and get a massive 100% discount. That's it. They are FREE for the whole week with coupon code RW100 at the checkout. All formats are available to download.

We do hope you will download a book or two of ours, we live to write, and if you would consider giving a little feedback afterwards, that would be amazing.

Happy reading!

Jill and Lucy xx

Click here to go directly to Blue Quill's website.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Why no heroes?

Why No Heroes?

I don't normally use my blog space to vent, but today I am particularly vexed.

I received an email via the Blue Quill website asking, nay demanding, I explain myself. Or more to the point, explain why none of the men portrayed in my stories are 'heroes' in the conventional sense. Where is Peter Perfect rescuing Penelope Pitstop from Dick Dastardly, or a muscle bound caped Superman sweeping in to snatch Lois Lane from certain death? Curious readers want to know.

I'll tell you why, and the reason is simple - I don't want to, and as I am the one wielding the pen (or tapping the keys if you want to be pedantic) that is my privilege as the writer.

What I write, and what you get, are ordinary people doing the best they can in extraordinary circumstances. Sometimes they succeed, oftentimes they fail, just like in real life. They face hardships, grief, loss, pain, unspeakable horrors (Offshore). They laugh and they cry - yes, even the men. They have highs and they have unimaginable lows (Three Way Street), they skirt on the edge of reason, have breakdowns, have suicidal thoughts (In The Garden of Stones). They drink alcohol, sometimes to excess (Saving Nathaniel), take drugs and, heaven forfend, some of them smoke cigarettes.They dig deep to find strengths they didn't know they had and go to whatever lengths are necessary to protect what is theirs (Keeping Christopher). What they are, to put not too fine a point on it, are your every day run of the mill, man in the street human beings, each with their own strengths and frailties, just like you and I, and I will not apologise for it or change my method of story telling to accommodate preconceived ideas of what a hero or heroine should be. If superheroes with capes and muscles and magic hammers are what you want, you're reading the wrong books. They belong in comics or movie franchises. Want the strong silent brooding macho? Try Mills and Boon. They do not and will not ever belong in anything I write because the real heroes are right here in the real world, all around us and, given the right set of circumstances, inside us. If that's not the answer you're looking for, then I'm sorry, but it's the only one I have.

Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Into the Wild Wolf's fold

Great changes have been afoot in this 'umble scribbler's little corner of the writerly world over the last week or so, one which for a while I thought would herald disaster but in actual fact has turned out to be wonderful. 

Without further ado, it is with great delight, not to mention great pride, that I make the following announcement. I am now officially a Wolfite, having been taken into the warm and welcoming fold of Wild Wolf Publishing.

Consequently Offshore and In The Garden of Stones can be found at Smashwords, and at the Amazon Kindlestore local to you (linkies below). 

I very much hope you will consider reading and, if you like it, leaving a review. 

Jill (Lucy) x


In The Garden of Stones


In The Garden of Stones

Proceeds from sales go to support the following charities:

Offshore - The Piper Alpha Memorial Fund (PoundforPiper)
In The Garden of Stones - Combat Stress
(Military mental health charity)


Paranormal romance ANIMA MEA

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Offshore goes audio...but don't listen in the dark.

Now available from Audible!

Through the good offices of Thorstruck Press, and the amazing narration of Gregory Peyton, OFFSHORE goes audio.

Available now from Audible, this tense gritty horror will have you looking to the shadows. Five star reviews call it " of the pants stuff!" and warn you " ready to be chilled!"

Find it here 


Friday, 15 August 2014

New release from Thorstruck Press - IN THE GARDEN OF STONES

I am so pleased to announce the publication of the paranormal romance, In The Garden of Stones, through the good offices of THORSTRUCK PRESS.

One reviewer called it "Emotive...compelling...unputdownable" another "Powerful...moving...brilliant" Both have given it the full five stars.

In The Garden of Stones is available for you now from Amazon Kindlestores by following this link

For those of you who enjoy the feel of a genuine paperback in your hand, one is coming very soon. More details as and when they are available.

I really hope you enjoy reading In The Garden of Stones half as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Best wishes
Lucy x