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FREE Campsite Tales

Tales from Corny Cove

Apologies, but I’ve been a bit slack… because yesterday I put a post up on my main Pyjama Writer blog then immediately shot out the door to enjoy a day of sunshine riding my bike, only realising this morning that I hadn’t shared my news on this blog.  (Some people are just plain selfish, aren’t they?)

Basically, I wanted to share a special treat where my loyal subscribers (err… that’s you, in case you were wondering!) can pick up a bunch of stories for free in the ‘new improved’ Tales from Corny Cove series.

WHY IS THIS RELEVANT to you on the Campervan Capers blog?  Because the stories are set on a campsite – but more on that in a moment…

Originally intended to be published as 5 separate novelettes, I instead released Tales from Corny Cove in 2014 as a single novel-length book.  Well, I’ve recently put the stories through the mangle…  They’ve been reworked and have shiny new covers, and I’m now re-releasing them as a series of 5 separate novelettes as well as a box set.

ARE YOU LIVING YOUR DREAM?

Well, Henry and Margaret Mooney are!  They’re the two main characters in the Tales from Corny Cove series.  And when Henry was facing redundancy, they decided to sell everything and travel in their campervan to the south of England in hot pursuit of their dream.

Eventually, they ended up running a campsite on the picturesque coast of Cornwall only to discover that there were a few nightmares along the way.

DARE I SAY MORE…?

Suffice to say, if you like easy, light-hearted reads with a feel-good ending, why not pick up the five novelettes in the Tales from Corny Cove series and join Henry and Margaret as they get to grips with a host of bothersome campers as well as the obnoxious red-bearded farmer next door?

Yesterday, the Tales from Corny Cove box set of tales was free on Amazon, so apologies that you’ve missed that.  But all is not lost!  Because the good news is that each of the FIVE novelette tales will be free on each of the FIVE days of this week – in turn from Monday to Friday (ie starting today, 16th May!).  Just click a link below to pick up each title on the relevant day

Individual tales

Monday 16th May – TALE #1 – BEASTLY ENCOUNTERS

Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores
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Tuesday 17th May – TALE #2 – FLY IN THE OINTMENT
Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores
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Wednesday 18th May – TALE #3 – CORNISH HOSPITALITY
Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores
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Thursday 19th May – TALE #4 – NO BED OF ROSES

Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores
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Friday 20th May – TALE #5 – HARVEST THE SUN

Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores

Meditating frog

O-oh!  I’ve been meditating in a cave all week and missed all this!

Well, the good news is, with all that meditation, you probably won’t be quite as stressed out about missing out on the above as you might normally be.  But if your brain is ready for some new input after all that retreat time, know that the box set is at a low introductory discount price which I’ll be holding for a limited period after this launch…

All you need to do is hit the link below for the Tales from Corny Cove box set to reach your country’s Amazon store:

Tales from Corny Cove box set

TALES FROM CORNY COVE
Box Set – Tales #1-5

Amazon US

Amazon UK
All Other Amazon stores

NOTE!  The box set includes some bonus ‘behind the scenes’ insights into the tales which you won’t find in the individual novelettes!

Reading a book


One of my goals over the coming months is to continue to put out more fiction as well as build a readership of folk who enjoy my work.

One of the ways to do that is to encourage readers like yourself to spread the word.  So if you have a moment, please share this blog to pass on the news.  Or perhaps post a link on your favourite social media network.

Well, here’s hoping you enjoy your visit to Corny Cove where Henry and Margaret are waiting for you in the ‘new improved’ Tales from Corny Cove series!
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Happy reading!
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Alannah Foley

aka the ‘Pyjama Writer’

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FREE Books for Summer!

Campervan Books by Alannah FoleyFANCY a FREE Campervan Book?

 If you haven’t got round to reading the Campervan Capers book yet,
now’s your chance!

All my ebooks, including Campervan Capers
will be FREE till the end of July on Smashwords.
And you don’t even need an eReader to read them!
All details on the Foley’s Forum blog.

By the way…
DID YOU KNOW…?
The Campervan Capers book is now available in print.
Check out the Foley’s Forum website for more info.

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WELSH LEEK Grows Beyond 200 Barrier

Reblogged from the Foley’s Forum website…

Back in February, my free travel ebook, Campervan Capers 2broke the 200 downloads barrier.  And recently, so did The Welsh Leek Conspiracy, which I published about a year ago.

The Welsh Leek story is a light-hearted travel tale adapted from the Campervan Capers book and is another free-to-read download.

As with all of my ebooks, you don’t even need an eReader to read them, so if you like a good travel tale, why not click on the link above to find out more.  There’s even a short trailer for each of the above-mentioned works.

In case you missed the blog a few days ago, I’ve just announced the publication of Campervan Capers as a print book.  So if you like The Welsh Leek Conspiracy, why not check it out via the link above?

As always – enjoy!

For information on Alannah’s other works, plus free-to-read samples,
visit her website at:
www.foleysforum.co.uk

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READ an eBook WEEK 2 !

Fancy getting a copy of Campervan Capers
FOR FREE ?

Then click to check out the latest on
The Foley’s Forum Blog

Available in formats for
eReaders, computer screen reading or
to print at home.

OFFER ENDS THIS WEEKEND !

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CAMPERVAN CAPERS FREEBIES Break the 200 Barrier

Click to download for FREE on the Smashwords websiteIn the not-too-distant future, you can look forward to seeing the Campervan Capers book available for sale not only as an ebook but also as a paperback.

In the meantime, I’m pleased to share with you that The Welsh Leek Conspiracy (a light-hearted travel tale adapted from the book) and Campervan Capers 2 (a sequel adapted from the 2011 Campervan Capers blog entries) have recently broken the ‘200 downloads’ barrier.

Both short ebooks can be downloaded for free by clicking the above links and logging onto the Smashwords website.  They’re available in formats suitable for just about everyone – whether you have an eReader, want to read from your computer screen or print off a PDF at home.  So if you haven’t gotten round to reading them yet, why not check them out?

While you’re on the Smashwords website, you can sample 20% of the original Campervan Capers book for free and watch trailers for each ebook mentioned here (scroll to the bottom of each ebook page on Smashwords).

MORE NEWS…?
I’m currently listening out for any news from Smashwords as to whether they’ll be taking part in this year’s Read an eBook Week promotion.  They’ve been supporting it for the past few years now and they give their published authors (like myself) the opportunity to offer their work free or at discounted rates.  As the promotion runs every March, I’ll let you know as soon as I hear any news.  And if you want to ensure you don’t miss out on offers such as these, why not consider subscribing to the blog (in its right-hand panel)?

 

For information on Alannah’s other writing & photography
visit her website at:
www.foleysforum.co.uk

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Campervan Capers Book – Summer Sale Ending !

Smashwords’ Summer Sale
finishes at the end of July!

So if you still haven’t checked out Campervan Capers
– or any of Alannah’s other books –
now’s your chance
to get them at a DISCOUNT or for FREE!

Sample 20-30% of all books
for FREE.

Click to visit the Foley’s Forum blog for more info.

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CAMPERVAN CAPERS 2 – Launch Celebration!

AFTER the recent launch of Campervan Capers, I’m happy to be able to announce the release of a free sequel, CAMPERVAN CAPERS 2.

As many of you will know by now, the book is an adaptation of the Campervan Capers blog entries from 2011, which I wanted to publish for free in a handy eBook format.

Now, I know the word ‘eBook’ will send shivers down the spine of a few folk who still haven’t got an eReader (ironically, you can count me in!), so it might come as a surprise to know that my publisher, Smashwords, offers all my work in formats not only for eReaders – like the Kindle & iPad – but also in formats for home printing – eg PDF – and reading on your computer screen.

Why release the Campervan Capers blog entries in book format? you may be wondering.  Well, although the blog is free to read for anyone with a computer or other internet-enabled device, publishing as an eBook will open our travel stories up to a-whole-nother audience.  In fact, since the publication date, only a few days ago, I’m amazed to see that the new book has already been downloaded 32 times!

For those who are new to this blog, it’s worth mentioning here that there’s also an original Campervan Capers book and, as with the blog/sequel, the stories follow me & my partner, Steve, as we embark on various mini adventures in our campervan.  My aim is to write in a style which is both light-hearted and practical, so as to entertain as well as pass on tips we’ve picked up along the way.

Now, I hope you’ll all forgive me for publishing Campervan Capers 2 slightly later than anticipated – my excuse being that I’ve been putting together more photos of our travels on Flickr and short videos for the Campervan Capers books on my new YouTube channel.

WHAT TO DO NEXT?

Well, why not visit my Smashwords Author page direct, where all my published works are listed.  Some, like Campervan Capers 2 and The Welsh Leek Conspiracy (adapted from the original Campervan Capers book), are free.  And you can sample 20-30% of the rest for free, too.

Alternatively, you can go to my Foley’s Forum website, where there’s information on all my books as well as a whole load of other free-to-view stuff such as short stories, articles, poetry & photography.


SUMMER SALE!

Did you read the recent blog about the Smashwords Summer Sale?  If not, just click the link to find out how to get discounts on all my books for the entire month of July!


COMING UP (SOON?)…

Steve’s still doing a fair bit of cycle training at this time of year, but I haven’t given up hope of pinning him down at some point to write something for the next Steve’s Cycle Shorts.  Once I do that, you can rest assured you’ll be reading about our latest trip up north in ‘Old Bessie’ (as Steve calls our campervan)…

In the meantime, if you missed the last Tour of Flanders blog, along with a ‘words & pictures’ video treat, then why not click the link to check it out?

As ever, I remind readers that, if you’d like to be kept informed of the latest news & offers, why not subscribe to the blog to automatically receive an email whenever new posts appear – thus saving you the hassle of checking for updates?

Hope you enjoy reading!

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Campervan Capers Book – Summer Discount !

If you haven’t got round to sampling or purchasing
the Campervan Capers book,
now’s your chance!

For the entire month of July,
all of Alannah’s books will be discounted!

Click to visit the Foley’s Forum blog for more info.

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YouTube Capers

Now that the Campervan Capers book (and its ‘side-kick’ travel tale, The Welsh Leek Conspiracy) are published & online for sale with Smashwords, it’s time to move ahead and get the work publicised…

Having never put together a video, I thought that publicity route would be far too great a task for me…  But then inspiration hit one day, and I decided to see if I could come up with a basic video that would still look professional enough for the job.

To my surprise, within a short space of time, I somehow managed to put together some of our travel photos, learn the fundamentals of Window Movie Maker, rustle up a backing track and work out how to get a decent enough recording to accompany the video.  (I might be a one-fingered wonder when it comes to the keyboards, but being four-chord wonders never put Status Quo off!)

I’m now pleased to let you know that you can check out the spoils of my labours (of love) on my new YouTube channel, Foley’s Forum Videos.  So far, there’s a ‘promo’ video for the Campervan Capers book as well as The Welsh Leek Conspiracy.  Click on the links to view.

Publicising your work is amazingly time-consuming.  In fact, it’s a wonder I get to write anything at all at the moment!  Even so, putting together a few videos has kept my creative juices flowing, and it’s nice to do something a bit different after working on my books for the past several months.

In any case, if you feel inspired to help me spread the word about my work, the videos let you share them with friends & family as well as ‘like’ them.  I appreciate all the support, positive comments & blog ‘likes’ I’ve had over past months and hope you continue to gain some enjoyment from what I have to share.

COMING SOON…

Now that the videos are online, I’ll be working on Campervan Capers 2, which my regular readers will be aware is a free handy downloadable sequel to the original book, based on the 2011 entries from the Campervan Capers blog.

And, of course, you can look forward to a few more entries on the blog…  Some of you will be wondering where on Earth the next instalment of Steve’s Cycle Shorts is…  You know, the one about the Tour of Flanders…?  Well, it’s still on its way, and all I can do is apologise…  At this time of year, Steve’s constantly busy with training, races and more training, so is a hard one to pin down to get anything written.  Such is the life of a Cycling Widow!

Happy YouTubing!

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WELSH LEEK Grows Beyond 100 Barrier

Reblogged from Alannah’s Foley’s Forum blog

Already over the past few weeks, I’ve been able to announce that two my other works – the free ‘Ralph Ingleton’ short story and satirical Cycling Widows book – have had ‘record downloads’.

So this week, I’m pleased to share with you that The Welsh Leek Conspiracy, a light-hearted travel tale which I published back in early March, has just broken its own ‘100 downloads’ barrier.

The story (a true one!) is free to read and has been adapted from Campervan Capers, a book about my first year exploring the world of campervanning with my partner, Steve.

I plan to keep The Welsh Leek Conspiracy available as a free download, so if you want to read it, just click on the link.  If you enjoy reading it, why not submit a quick review, tell your friends, or check out Campervan Capers? – You can currently sample 20% of the book for free.

Both The Welsh Leek Conspiracy and Campervan Capers can be downloaded in a variety of formats – for eReaders, reading on your computer screen or printing at home.

I sincerely hope you enjoy them!

For information on Alannah’s other works, plus free-to-read samples,
visit her website at:
www.foleysforum.co.uk

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