Jane Lane and Charles II

Jane Lane and Charles II

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another great review for "The King's Mistress"!

Here's a quote from the lovely review in the Lancashire Evening Post:

"The King’s Mistress is that spellbinding combination of history, adventure, suspense and a fast-beating pulse of pure eroticism. Jane – pragmatic, patient, constant and brave – proves to be the perfect foil for Charles, one of England’s most fascinating and libidinous kings. Their story is a real romantic treat."
And here's the link to the complete review:
http://www.lep.co.uk/lifestyle/reviews/books/book-review-the-king-s-mistress-by-gillian-bagwell-1-4892389

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Girl Who Saved the English Monarchy

Thanks to Hoydens and Firebrands for hosting me today - here's the story of Jane Lane and her perilous odyssey with Charles II!

http://hoydensandfirebrands.blogspot.com/2012/09/jane-lane-girl-who-saved-english.html

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thanks to Helen Hollick for hosting me today!

I am the guest today on the blog of historical fiction author Helen Hollick, who is featuring a different author of historical fiction each day as we move closer to the Historical Novel Society conference in London at the end of this month. Hope you enjoy the 9 guests I'd most like to share a dinner table with, and more!

http://helen-myguests.blogspot.com/2012/09/hns-guest-gillian-bagwell.html?spref=tw

Sunday, August 26, 2012

So You Want to Write an Amazon Review

Below is the link to an article on Amazon reviews that I think anyone should read before they post a review. There's a lot of useful information here, but a couple of the more salient points:

"Amazon reviews, which were only mildly significant three years ago, now have a make-or-break impact on an author's sales... Rating has a direct influence on the success of a book... and the future failure or sucess of authors...

The weight of a negative rating might do more damage than intended, so better think twice before giving a low rating. In case of doubt, silence is best...

Three stars and less are read by Amazon algorithms as 'not recommended' and will hurt the author. If you liked the book but had reservations on some points, better give it a 4 stars review and then explain in your review what the weak sides of the book were....

A bad review is forever. This is not the place to vent anger mindlessly."

http://www.epublishabook.com/2012/07/20/amazon-book-reviews-10-cardinal-rules-of-using-reviewing-power/#ixzz24efZqU7K

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Giveaway of "The KIng's Mistress!"

Hi, all,

The lovely Jo Barton of the blog Jaffa Reads Too is hosting me today for an interview, and thanks to Avon, she had a copy of The King's Mistress to give away to a U.K. reader.

You can read my interview and enter to win here:
http://jaffareadstoo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/author-interview-and-uk-giveaway.html

She also wrote a lovely five-star review of the book which will be on her blog this week and is already on Goodreads and Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0070R7OFK/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Guest post on History in an Hour

Here's my guest post on History in an Hour, about The Royal Miracle, as Charles II's escape after the Battle of Worcester came to be called.  Only five days until The King's Mistress is published in the U.K., telling this thrilling real-life romantic adventure!

http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/07/14/charles-ii-royal-miracle/

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jane is here!

I'm so excited--just received two copies of The King's Mistress, the U.K. edition of The September Queen! Love the gorgeous cover! Jane hits the bookshelves on July 19.