Double #1 Best Seller for Emma Calin’s Romance Novel & Companion Cookbook

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Shannon's Law & Cop's Kitchen

Four weeks after the launch of Emma Calin’s steamy action-romance SHANNON’S LAW and its companion cookbook COP’S KITCHEN, we are pleased to announce that both books hit #1 slots in their best-seller categories on Amazon and reached the top 10 in several others.

SHANNON’S LAW still sits at #1 in Kindle book category British>Humor & Satire and reached #7 in Women’s Fiction>Mystery,Thriller & suspense>Crime and #9 in Literature & Fiction> Erotica>Humorous.  At the same time, the cookbook reached #1 in Food & Drink>Regional & International>UK & Ireland.

With more than 50 reviews worldwide and an average of 4.5 stars Emma is delighted that readers are enjoying the mystery, loving the romance and entering into the social comedy implicit in Emma’s work. She says this is why she writes.

Reviewers say:

“Move over Mr Grey there’s a new Earl in town”

“It’s unusual to find a steamy story that also has good plot and characterization, normally you have to sacrifice one to get the other – the fact that Shannon’s Law had both was one of the key selling points for me. The plot was fascinating and developed well, without being predicable or obvious. The author even managed to throw in a few plot twists that I wasn’t expecting.”

“This is a funny book; the heroine cop is mouthy and hilarious and someone quite new in police-lit.”

“The police side of the story is wonderful, as good as any crime writing that I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing.  If you are like me just skip about 60 pages of steamy sex scenes and the book is a hit. If you like steamy sex scenes then guess what, you are going to love the book also.”

“This book truly had a little of everything. There were steamy sex scenes (not too bawdy), action & some hilarity, murder, soaked cats & a horse trampling the vegetable garden.”

“There’s a ton of action, a good dose of humor and more importantly, a fun, twisting plot that will hold your interest.”

 

Emma Calin releases a steamy action romance with a companion cookbook. Read the romance, feel the passion – TASTE the love!

Today’s the day – the worldwide release of Emma Calin’s steamy action-romance novel SHANNON’S LAW.

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Emma’s ‘Passion Patrol’ books are stand-alone stories that feature hot cops, hot crimes and hot romance. SHANNON’S LAW introduces another sassy female cop, Shannon Aguerri, who catches crooks, delivers justice and always gets her man.

In celebration of the launch, Emma is offering SHANNON’S LAW at just $1.50/£0.99 for all digital versions, until the 10th March. There are special offers in place for the paperback version too – it’s at a rock-bottom introductory price of $10.99/£5.99/€6.99 until the 10th March.

You can win free copies of the paperback and digital versions, as well as other cool book-related ‘swag’ in Emma’s launch day giveaway on Rafflecopter which includes a FREE GIFT for every entrant (see below.)

What the early reviewers of Shannon’s Law say…

5 Stars – Jenny Marston, Essex, UK.
“Move over Mr Grey – there’s a new Earl in town! Shannon’s Law is dramatic, mesmerizing and incredibly sexy. The ultimate fairy-tale.”
5 Stars – Anneli Purchase, Canada.
“Shannon’s Law will draw you in from page one and hold you fast, immersed in the love and suspense until the end.”
5 Stars – Petra Rovere, Slovenia.
“A fast-paced and intense story where two different social worlds collide in a vortex full of love, hatred, intrigues and passion. Emma Calin has done it again. A book hard to put down before its end.”

BUY LINKS TO SHANNON’s LAW…

Amazon Worldwide     http://www.bookshow.me/shannons

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shannons-law-emma-calin/1118020965?ean=2940045552899

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/shannons-law/id793730238?mt=11

Smashwords
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395170

SHANNON’S LAW Blurb…

Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals. As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. She meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington and there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix however, is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl’s bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her. All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.

Find out more and watch the book promo video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdxg6zeJlDw

The Shannon’s Law Landing Page:

http://emmacalin.wix.com/shannons-law#!project/cngp

Revealing all on Pinterest…

Emma has been posting snippets from the story, photos of places and people that inspired the venues and characters on Pinterest during her pre-launch book tour…

http://www.pinterest.com/emmacalin/shannons-law-launch-reveal-on-pinterest/

There is also news about the book on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ShannonsLaw
(‘Likes’ are always appreciated…..)

Cop's Kitchen Kindle front view

You’ve read the story and felt the passion – now taste the love…
There’s a companion cookbook that Emma is also launching today - COP’S KITCHEN. This includes recipes for all the meals from the Shannon’s Law. The good news is that all entries to the Rafflecopter draw below get a free copy of this illustrated e-book.

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Kindle: http://www.bookshow.me/copskitchen
Other e-readers and PDF: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/407437

Shannon’s Law Launch Day Rafflecopter Draw…
Prizes include $30/£20/€25 Amazon gift card, paperback and digital copies of Shannon’s Law, various afternoon-tea related swag items AND…. a FREE COPY of Emma’s digital cookery book Cop’s Kitchen for EVERY entrant!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Special offer on the first ‘Passion Patrol’ book KNOCKOUT!

Watch out as well for a special discount on Emma’s first ‘Passion Patrol’ book Knockout! It’s on an Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal for 5 days at 99c/76p from 3rd-7th March. http://www.bookshow.me/Knockout

Passion Patrol Books 2014

Teaser Video Trailer for Emma Calin’s steamy romance adventure – SHANNON’S LAW

Emma Calin’s new steamy hot romance adventure SHANNON’S LAW starts it’s pre-launch build up today with the release of a teaser-trailer on YouTube.

A worldwide virtual book tour begins on 31st January. Each stop will post interesting background information about the book, venues, characters, extracts etc.  All posts will be pinned to Emma’s SHANNON’S LAW PINTEREST BOARD as they are revealed – forming a scrapbook of snippets for future readers to browse.

The print and digital versions of the book come out on the 28th February on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords.

You can Pre-order here, deliveries and downloads will be on the launch date.

Revealing artwork by Emma Calin – a cover for a new novel SHANNON’s LAW

COVER REVEAL

SHANNON’S LAW by Emma Calin

Shannon's Law

The cover for Emma Calin’s forthcoming romance/adventure novel

Emma Calin’s latest steamy romance novel is due for release on the 28th February 2014 – but she is kicking off 2014 with the cover reveal to whet your appetite.

Shannon’s Law will be available in paperback and digital formats – you can even pre-order copies at fantastic discounts from Amazon between now and the launch (29% off USA and 12% off UK):

Shannon’s Law USA           Shannon’s Law UK

Find out more about the launch, the book and the author and some rather unusual pre-launch sponsorship deals (you can sponsor the book’s dedication page – all editions will carry you personal message of devotion –  as a unique St Valentine’s gift for your lover!)  http://emmacalin.wix.com/shannons-law

To celebrate the cover reveal event, there is a draw (see below) where you can win Amazon vouchers, copies of the book, and also  VIP tickets to the UK launch party on Sunday 2nd March at Avington Park in Hampshire: the inspiration for the home of the love interest in the book, Spencer, 11th Earl of Bloxington (and featured on the cover!).

Get additional entries by ‘liking’ Shannon’s Law on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/ShannonsLaw

…or by leaving a comment below by telling us your favourite venue for afternoon tea?

Enter Emma’s Free Cover Reveal Celebration Draw:

N.B. EVERY entrant will receive a FREE gift of an audiobook of Emma’s short story Escape to Love.

Just click here: a Rafflecopter giveaway to register to win – either ‘like’ the Facebook page or comment on this post to qualify for an extra 2 chances.

Evacuated at the age of ten as part of British Government Operation Pied Piper, Ted tells his WW2 story: Blown Away – Seeds on the Winds of War.

After a lifetime of living with the dramas that unfolded in his young life, Ted Baverstock has published his memoir, complete with charming photos from the time, putting images to the names and places in the book. Now we can all share his recollections of life in a simple, bygone age.

It’s hard to imagine how we would cope today with the uprooting of city children from their families and transplantation to totally alien rural communities.   One can appreciate the threat posed by the blitz and mothers desperation to save their children from death and destruction. Frequently taking on an evacuee was seen as a way to boost the family budget as much as a duty for the war effort by the hosts in these far-off villages. It is in this atmosphere that Ted was shipped with his whole class, from Dagenham in Essex to Shapwick in Somerset. Neither they, nor their parents knew where they were being sent, who they would be billeted with or when, or if, they would see their mothers, fathers and siblings again should London fall to the Nazis.  There were no means of communication other than by letters in the post.

Blown Away Paperback

Ted’s account is detailed and factual. His new life is a revelation and in spite of missing his family and the city he knew, he revels in the exciting new discoveries he makes.  No aspect of his adoptive rural community is omitted – from the wild to the agricultural animals he encountered, the characters he met and the adventures he had.

In a world where children were expected to be resilient and active – helping hands on the farm, in the fields and in the household, Ted tells us of the experiences that shaped and formed him. Certainly his return to the city when the war ended, left him wishing for the clean clear air and open spaces of the Somerset countryside he had grown to love. No doubt his future was directed by these early experiences and his choice to work in horticulture stems directly from these early influences.

A poignant and charming testimony to the strength and spirit of human beings living in the adversity of war.  Available on  Kindle and  in paperback from Amazon worldwide.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TedsMemoir?ref=profile

Amazon Page UK

Amazon Page USA

Amazon Page Canada

Giving away some Love in a Hopeless Place

Emma Calin has announced the launch of the paperback edition of The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection.  To celebrate, there is a giveaway of 3 print copies on Goodreads – this will be drawn on the 18th December, so copies should be posted out before Christmas.

Love in a Hopeless Place Collection

The book contains a five separate titles – three short stories and two novelettes, in a bargain bumper edition: Sub-Prime, Angela, Escape to Love, The Chosen and Love in a Hopeless place.  These stories are not classic romances as such but are about human need – our quest to love and be loved, for respect and acceptance.  They are gritty and explicit tales that deal with modern issues in post-recession societies. Described by Emma as Social Realism for the 21st century.

The Kindle version of the book has been well received, here are some reviews:

The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection of 5  novelettes and short stories in one edition

The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection of 5 novelettes and short stories in one edition

Five star reviews:

“Everybody needs love, everybody wants to be loved, Emma Calin explores love for the ordinary person. She cleverly weaves a tale of people in situations that seem hopeless, and with keen insight showed the true face of helplessness and hopelessness turning into despair.” August 2013,  im1rarebird on Amazon

“I loved the way she managed to make a taxi ride so totally unlike anything you might imagine and the way subjects like disability and payday loans, both very topical and current subjects, were brought into the writing. And love in the most unexpected places as well, and it just goes to show that things like this could happen to any of us. Give it a go – buy this and enjoy!” Bookworm, August 2013

 “Emma Calin writes with perfection and is a master of the short story. You will want to keep this collection in your bookshelf forever.” Adina Luca, October 2013

Ted Baverstock Joins The Gallo-Romano Media Hall of Fame

Today I’m delighted to introduce the latest writer to work with us….

Mr Ted Baverstock

Ted Baverstock

Ted has written a memoir of his days as a young lad during WW2 in Great Britain. His book will be coming out shortly in paperback and e-book formats.

Ted was born in the East End of London. At the tender age of 10 he was sent, along with the rest of his school class  to the ‘safety’ of the countryside, away from the Blitz that was to follow.

As part of the British Government’s ‘Operation Pied Piper’ millions of children were taken from their families and relocated to rural villages and towns with complete strangers. It is hard to imagine how a logistical feat could be organised even today with our computers and communications networks – yet somehow this massive task was achieved in the space of just three days.

However, in spite of the wrench from the world he knew, out of this trauma came a life-long relationship between Ted and his host family that endured across the years. Experiences from these times undoubtedly influenced this young lad and opened his world to the potential of a life outside the city.

We are delighted to be able to help Ted publish his book and share the details of his time spent as an evacuee in Shapwick in Somerset, England.

Watch this space for the ‘cover reveal’ which will be coming shortly…