Julian Stockwin – News May 2014

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~ 30 May 2014 ~

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COLLECTORS SETS
As usual there will be a Kydd Collectors Set offered this year.

The 2014 Collectors Set will comprise a signed numbered and embossed UK First Edition of PASHA, along with a signed cover postcard. This is strictly limited to 500 Sets. Don’t delay if you wish to reserve a Set, they’re going fast!

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We are accepting pre-payment now.
<http://julianstockwin.com/shop/>

Here’s a brief description of PASHA: –

An Admiralty summons to England cuts short Thomas Kydd’s service in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. While the crew of L’Aurore can look forward to liberty and prize money, a shadow hangs over their captain: the impending court martial of his one-time commander, Commodore Popham, who led a doomed attack on South America. Following Nelson’s death two years earlier, England is in desperate need of heroes and Kydd’s Caribbean exploits are the talk of London. Feted by the king and a grateful country, Kydd is soon on detachment in a new and dangerous sphere of interest: the Dardanelles, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea and providing a route to India. The French have long coveted this route, knowing that it could be the key to toppling the British Empire in India. When they successfully whip up such strong anti-English sentiment that the British ambassador to Constantinople has to flee to L’Aurore, a deadly stand-off ensues. Meanwhile Kydd’s closest friend, Nicholas Renzi, has assumed a new role that he can never make public. Sent under alias on a mission to Constantinople, Renzi must engineer a coup that will turn the tables on the French. But when he’s taken prisoner, only Kydd’s superb seamanship and sheer bravado can save the day.

CONTESTS
Two great contests to enter –

1. A Proof Copy of the next book!
For a chance to win a proof copy of PASHA, name the eighth title in the Kydd series. Emails to <admin@julianstockwin.com> Please include your full postal address. Deadline: end June. We have six to give away!

2. A big box of paperbacks!
You could win all 13 paperback Kydd titles published to date! Summer reading sorted…
Just click on the GIVEAWAY button to enter <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kydd/132559273470962>
One winner will be drawn at random on July 15. (Entries restricted to addressees within continental USA.)

LISTEN TO THE STOCKWINS
Kathy and I were recently interviewed for US radio.
<https://audioboo.fm/julianstockwin>

EBOOK BUNDLES
My UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton has brought out ebook bundles of the first twelve titles; there are four bundles, each with three titles.
<http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the%20kydd%20collection%20stockwin>

AUDIOBOOK UPDATE
I’m delighted that the hugely talented Christian Rodska is the ‘reader’ of CARIBBEE. The audiobook of CARIBBEE will be available soon as well as all the backlist titles.

FOLLOW FUTURE NEWS…
This is the last of my email roundups. You can follow all the latest updates on new books, events, special offers on signed First Editions etc. via my blog BigJules. It’s easy to sign up via my website. You can also keep up through my pages on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Best wishes and Fair Winds!
Julian Stockwin

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