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PREVIEW & FREE eBOOK… Tales from Corny Cove

Tales from Corny Cove - due for release 6 July 2014I recently blogged a brief message about my forthcoming book, which I thought would be of interest to those of you into campervanning, beautiful landscapes, holidays, or who just love Cornwall.  So in this blog, I thought I’d tell you a bit more…

The novel-length book is called Tales from Corny Cove (Life in a Cornish Paradise…  What could Possibly go Wrong?) and it’s set on a fairly remote cliff-top campsite in Cornwall, England, overlooking the golden sands of Corny Cove beach.

The main characters, Henry & Margaret, move down south to ‘live the dream’, only to discover that this involves dealing with a few nightmares, too.

Set during the course of a typical British holiday season, the interwoven tales are full of twists, turns, and tickles, with the bespectacled Henry having a hard time from the likes of ‘Rusty’ Gates, the obnoxious red-bearded farmer next door, and campers like the brutish Mr Botherham and unruly Mrs Gladstone.

As you can imagine, with delightful picturesque landscape on the one hand, and a host of bothersome characters on the other, life at Corny Cove can be both a blessing and a curse.

Beastly Encounters - Free eBook - Tale #1 from Tales from Corny CovePREVIEW & FREE eBOOK available NOW!
I’ve recently been posting up-to-the-minute news about the book on my Foley’s Forum blog.  In a nutshell, I’ve been posting Sneak Peeks, you can preview the first 20% of Tales from Corny Cove on Smashwords prior to its release on 6th July (2014!), and you can also get the first tale, Beastly Encounters, as a free ebook.  So why not download it now?

Remember!  You DON’T need an eReader to read any of my books.  Printable & screen-readable versions are available, as well as formats for your favourite eReader (including Kindle, iPhone & iPad!).

Everyone loves to hear about free stuff, so why not share the above links with people you know?  On each Smashwords book page, you can also click a button to LIKE it on Facebook, Tweet it, or pass on the good news via other social media networks.

I hope you’ll celebrate the launch of the ebook version on Smashwords on Sunday 6th July.  It will then be distributed to the likes of major outlets such as Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.  Shortly thereafter, I’m looking to publish in digital on Amazon and in print with CreateSpace.  You can subscribe to the Foley’s Forum blog to ensure you don’t miss out on any news & offers.

CAMPER LOVE by Jamie Tinney - click to preview it on AmazonDID YOU MISS…?
Camper Love is the latest release from Summersdale Publishing – a photo-book which I’ve been invited to review.  So if you’re into VW campers, check out my last blog which gives you the low-down on the book, as well as a few luscious Dub pix.

I know the weather is fickle here in England, but I hope those of you who live here have been getting out and enjoying the recent sunshine – be it in a camper, or just sitting out in the garden and mopping up the rays!

HAPPY SUN-WORSHIPPING!  (While it lasts!)

Alannah Foley



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Sneak Peek at the New Book

If you’re into campervanning,
or love Cornwall,
you might just be interested in
my forthcoming book
set on a Cornish campsite:

“Tales with twists, turns & tickles…”

Click for a sneak peek at the first tale
on the Foley’s Forum blog…

And remember to
pass on the good news!

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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).

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)?


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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!

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Edible Trailer…?

Ever seen a trailer that looks good enough to eat?

Click on the link to visit the WEIRD RVs website and check out this weird & wonderful sight!

Set in a garden as it is, I reckon the trailer looks like it could be a contender for the Chelsea Flower Show – the Urban Garden category, perhaps?


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Humorous Travel Quotes from Around the Globe

Passing on a few interesting thoughts about travel from the Equatours blog…

Equatours Travel News

After our list of Top 10 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes received such a positive response, I thought it time to dig through the archives and dust off some of our favourite travel quotes written by those with a fun sense of humour and a positive outlook on life, to share with our fellow travel fans across the globe!

Something to bring a smile to your face this Saturday afternoon (or morning if you are across the pond!), we hope you enjoy them just as much as we do, and would love to hear if you have made up any of your own!

“If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel” – Will Kommen.

“In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language” – Mark Twain

“Travel broadens the mind – but…

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Feeding Leeks to the Wolves

CAMPERVAN CAPERS fans will be wondering by now…  Didn’t you promise us a travel book come spring?

Have no fear!  The Campervan Capers book, which is is a light-hearted yet practical travel tale about our first year exploring the world of campervanning, and is still on track for publication…

The manuscript is now at the stage where it needs a few finishing touches before it’s formatted, so my best estimate is that it will be released around the end of April.

I can only guess that some of you have been waiting on tenterhooks for the launch of book, right?  So, to ‘keep the wolves from the door’, I’ve published a short light-hearted tale called The Welsh Leek Conspiracy.  This is an extract adapted from the book and is downloadable for free in a variety of formats – for eReaders or home printing.

To get your free download, just click on the link and log onto Smashwords.  In the meantime, look out for more news on the Campervan Capers book later in April…

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Blurbs for The Welsh Leek Conspiracy and the Campervan Capers book:

A Short Travel Tale ‘eBook’

Wouldn’t you think you’d be able to find at least one leek in Wales?
After all, it is their national emblem!…



A Couple’s First Year
Exploring the World of Campervanning

 What do you do when you’ve got itchy feet but don’t want to uproot your life?
Buy a campervan!
At least, that’s what this couple did.

After a rather nomadic life, the author settles down with her partner inCornwall,England.  But, after a number of years, those itchy, old feet want to get on the move again.

On a restless whim, the couple decide to buy a campervan.   It turns out to be a great compromise.  Now they can up-sticks whenever they want without having to completely uproot their lives.

Campervan Capers follows the capering couple through their first year of owning a camper, and blends travel tale with humour whilst also addressing some of the more practical aspects.

(Travels are withinBritain& include:Wales, Derbyshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon,Cornwall& more.)

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