But in the world of scribble-scribble-scribble (well, tap-tap-tap) there are certain occasions of huge excitement. One of those is when you finally get to release the cover of your latest novel to the world. I'm so thrilled with what my wonderful publishers, Thomas & Mercer, have produced.
So here it is, The Lord of Ireland, Book #3 in the Fifth Knight series!
You'll have to wait until April 05 2016 to read it, but you can pre-order it, which would of course make me:England, 1185. John is a prince without prospect of a crown. As the youngest son of Henry II, he has long borne the hated nickname ‘Lackland’. When warring tribes and an ambitious Anglo-Norman lord threaten Henry’s reign in Ireland, John believes his time has finally come. Henry is dispatching him there with a mighty force to impose order.Yet it is a thwarted young man who arrives on the troubled isle. John has not been granted its kingship—he is merely the Lord of Ireland, destined never to escape his father’s shadow. Unknown to John, Henry has also sent his right-hand man, Sir Benedict Palmer, to root out the traitors he fears are working to steal the land from him.But Palmer is horrified when John disregards Henry’s orders and embarks on a campaign of bloodshed that could destroy the kingdom. Now Palmer has to battle the increasingly powerful Lord of Ireland. Power, in John’s hands, is a murderous force—and he is only just beginning to wield it.
It's available through all these links:
Barnes & Noble
But to start the celebrations early, I'm offering a signed paperback to one lucky commenter on this post. Entries remain open until midnight BST on March 31st 2016. All you have to do is leave one comment, along with your e-mail. To stop horrible spambots, it's best to put it in the format of dancing monk [at] dancingmonk [dot] com. The winner will be chosen at random. Oh, and the monk stops dancing at any abusive/automated/spam entries and just deletes those.
Thank you- and good luck!
Update April 2 2016: this giveaway has now ended and the winner has been notified. Many thanks to all for entering!
My wonderful book cover image is copyright of Thomas & Mercer. The other images are in the Public Domain and are part of the British Library's Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.