Friday, 24 August 2012


I’m not quite ready yet with the big blog revamp but I do have a tartan-tastic new cover for my disgruntled celebrity chef novel ‘Reaching for the Stars’. Check it out!
FREE to download on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th & Bank Holiday Monday!

To celebrate the new look cover and also the August Bank Holiday you can download Reaching for the Stars to your Kindle or Kindle App on your PC, Mac, iPad etc for FREE from Amazon on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Bank Holiday Monday 27th August. Click the link and please feel free to spread the news far and wide!
This is what some reviewers have said about Reaching for the Stars:
“I love the way that Janice writes. You are whisked away to a part of Scotland and get so involved with the story that you feel that you are playing a star role in the book.” Kim The Bookworm
“A wonderful plot and some extremely engaging characters all bundled together in a steamy Scottish kitchen!”  Lou Graham - Book Blogger
“Even though I knew this was a complete work of fiction, I found it fun to imagine one of the top celebrity chefs losing their marbles and giving it all up. What an amazing story that would be to follow in the tabloids.” Lindsay Gentles - Turning the Pages Book Blog
“Horton's writing actually transports the reader straight to the scene - I felt like I actually knew some of the characters.” Sarah Taylor - Today I’m Reading Book Blog.
“Well done Janice Horton you have got the 5 star from me...” Rea Book Reviews

Also: 'Reaching for the Stars' was voted The Most Popular Book of the Month for January 2012 with Readers - on Jera's Jamboree Book Blog!

Get your Kindle copy FREE this weekend!
My other news is that The 'Gilly & Kim Let Loose' show is back on BBC Radio Cumbria on Bank Holiday Monday (Aug 27) from 12-2pm. This time it's all about romance and will feature the interview I recorded with Gilly at the Romantic Novelist's Conference last month. Gilly and Kim have been described as the French & Saunders of Radio Cumbria!  So if you get a chance - do listen in on Monday - but if you do miss it you can always 'Listen Again' for up to seven days from the web! BBC Radio Cumbria is on 95.6FM 96.1FM and 104.1FM.
Kim & Gilly - the French & Saunders of BBC Radio Cumbria!
That’s it for this week – have a great Bank Holiday everyone.


Jean Bull said...

Good Luck with Reach for the Stars this weekend. I love the cover and I shall certainly download it. Thanks! PS I'm sure the book is excellent too!

Janice said...

Thank you Jean - I'm thrilled you will download 'Reaching for the Stars' and I hope you enjoy both it and your bank holiday weekend!

Janice xx

Ink in the Book said...

Hi Janice! Thanks for offering your book on the kindle and even more for free. Wow! I'll post a review the minute I finish reading! Have a great fantastical weekend:)

Melanie said...

Love your new tartan-tastic cover! Hope the disgruntled Finn is a little less so now with this new look.

Read the book and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to see the new look blog.

Janice said...

Oh fantastic - thank you Ink. I hope you enjoy reading the escapades of the gorgeous Chef McDuff and I'd be very appreciative indeed of a review when you are done!

Janice xx

Janice said...

Hi Melanie - thanks for your kind words about the cover. I (and Chef McDuff) decided it needed tartan-ing up a bit!

I'm looking forward to seeing the new look blog too - maybe for next week?

Janice xx

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

I can't wait. I only hope I remember to go get the book. It sounds engaging. Good luck with it.

Linn B Halton and Lucy Coleman said...

Tartan-tastic it is! I loved this story and I love the new look - can't wait to see the updated website ...Lx

Nicky Wells said...

You know how much I loved Reaching For The Stars--and what a gorgeous new look! Off to spread the word now, good luck with the promo!xx

Janice said...

Hi Elizabeth and thanks for stopping by - I hope you remember to get your copy of Reaching for the Stars too! Have a lovely bank holiday. xx

Hi there Linn! Thanks for your lovely comment. I can't wait to update this site too - it will be such fun! Bagpipes & Bullshot is currently getting all tartanised too - and I can't wait to see what it looks like.

Nicky, thank you! I really appreciate your lovely and enthusiastic support.

Janice xx

Diane Fordham said...

Looks and sounds great Janice. Congratulations and thank you x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Great cover, Janice - and I've mentioned your free offer on my blog!

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with your radio interview!! Yay!! Take care

Talli Roland said...

Love the new cover, Janice! Hope the promo went well. :)

Denise Covey said...

Hello there. This looks so exciting. Tartan-Tastic. What an inspired name.