Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Chapters from Latest Novel up for perusal!

Well, I've done it: I've set up a profile blog and posted 2 chapters from my lastest novel. 

It's a historical as you can see from the image.

To read chaps go here:  

The overall story is one of unrequited love, scandalous seduction, tragic deaths and much heart-searching for both hero and heroine. Although Civil War wrenches them apart, it brings them together again yet the hero all the while unaware of the heroine's presence, but truth will always be outed and love that never died can win true heart again with patience and affection.  


Kittie Howard said...

Francine, thank you for stopping by (I'm following you now). I read what you've written and like what I've read. I really like English historical novels so you pulled me right in. Great characters (like that the heroine is 15, so typical for that era)...looking forward to reading more!!

Michelle Gregory said...

i had a moment to read just the first section and already i'm intrigued.

as for how indie has been for me...i've never done anything but indie, so i have nothing to compare it to, but based on what i'm hearing lately, and knowing myself, this is the best route for me. it's a lot of work because you either have to pay for someone to do the things your pub. house would do, or you do them yourself, or find very generous friends in the writing and art world to help do covers and editing and proofing and formatting, etc. but as far as the marketing aspect, new authors have to market their own work anyway, so that's no different. the only drawback is that while the pub. house might provide copies of your novel for book signings, giveaways, etc., the indie author has to pay for those herself and absorb the cost if they don't sell. hope that helps.

Francine said...


Thanks for dropping by, and for kind comment.

Michelle G: thanks for the info because I'm also thinking of doing a blogpost re Indie authors = promotional author gig in the New Year listing Indie Authors within our present network!


Joanna St. James said...

Hey Francine so from the comment you left on my blog i thought i should let you know that choc lit publishing - an indie pub in Surrey is still open for historicals, I bet they would love you and they have great distribution too.

L'Aussie said...

Hey Francine, you're a star! At the mo I'm in a big hurry, well, I'm usually in a big hurry, but I've followed your second blog. I mainly dropped by to tell you you have an award to pick up from my blog. Put it on both of yours if you like!

Talli Roland said...

Headed over to take a look!

SongoftheSea said...


Popped in here to let you know I've left a comment in reference to sample historical chapters.


erica and christy said...

Wonderful set up for your novel! I'll check it out! Also, still planning to do the blogfest, just haven't signed up officially yet until I have an idea and something started. Thanks for your reply to our how to comment on comments post today! christy

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Joanne, Denise, Tally, Suzy and E&C,

Thanks for dropping by. Much appreciated!


Kristina Fugate said...

I would LOVE to read more. You do a really wonderful job capturing the tone and voice and you paint a very vivid picture. :)

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Kristina,

Thanks for the compliment!