Sunday, 25 January 2015

Special Offer + UPDATE!

A quick update to let you know that my latest interview can be found on Cold Coffee Cafe take a look when you have a moment.

For the next 7 days you will be able to download The Trojan Project for only 99c/99p from Amazon.

The Trojan Project
As you can imagine this is very exciting for me, as it means people are given the opportunity to read this spine-chilling novel for one third of the normal price. As an author, I want as many people as possible to read my books. I suppose in a way, by reading my books, people are actually getting into my head, so to speak. They are being given the chance to find out what makes me tick.

Some friends have told me that they were amazed after they had read The Trojan Project. Saying they never would have thought that me, the person they thought they knew, could think up such a plot as portrayed in The Trojan Project.  It just goes to show, it's always the quiet ones...  :-) 

Having said that, my following novel, Divorcees.Biz, was completely different. It is a novel of fun and romance. Which means I completely changed my way of thinking when I wrote that one.  

But back to The Trojan Project. I do hope you will take the chance and download a copy at this low price while you can. If you enjoy it, then, please, tell the world - if you don't, then best just tell me - quietly!

Thanks everyone

Have a great day!


Friday, 16 January 2015

So, How is it for you?

Have you been hit by strong winds, rain or snow?

Here in the Scottish Borders, we have been very lucky. Though we have had the gales and the rain, we haven't had snow or power failures - not where I live, anyway. That is something to be thankful for. There was a time, a few years ago, when the first blast of wind brought down the powerlines and we were without power for days before it was restored. It was only when our MSP intervened that something was done about it.

I haven't wanted to say anything about the Scottish referendum vote. For me it is over and done with. Personally, I would have accepted whatever the decision.  But I am so fed up with reading about all the moans and groans because the Yes campaign lost, I felt I had to say something.

It was a fair vote. Everyone in Scotland was given the opportunity to go to the polling station and vote whichever way they wanted. As it turned out the No vote won by 10% Why can't the losers at the very least accept that and get on with their lives rather than try to overturn the result?  We are supposed to live in a democracy.

Okay, that is all I am going to say about that. This is meant to be a fun blog. I try to keep politics out of it and talk about the lighter side of life - Like for instance a friend of mine called yesterday and we enjoyed a bottle of champagne. Did I hear someone ask what we were celebrating?  Err - nothing. No we weren't celebrating anything at all.  We don't need to be celebrating something to enjoy a glass or two of champagne. Not at all. If we had to wait for something to celebrate before getting together for a drink, then we would both be teetotal by now.

My friend and I are still waiting to go to Newcastle again. It has been some while since we were there. But as the bus we use has to go over Carter Bar, we don't want to be stuck up there in snow! However, rest assured once we feel it is safe, we will be back on course again.

That's all for the moment

Cheers all!!

Visit my website when you have a moment.  Eileen Thornton

Friday, 9 January 2015

January 2015!

So here we are, January 2015! Can you believe it?

Where did 2014 go? Actually come to think of it, where did the last 14 years go?

It only seems like yesterday that when we entered the year 2000, we were told that planes might fall from the sky, because computers wouldn't be able to cope with the change from 1999 to 2000. All manner of things were predicted, yet none have come to pass.

And now here we are in the year 2015. Dare we even contemplate what is in store for us? Though there are a few who would like to know, perhaps it's best we don't. Perhaps we all mull along as we usually do and cope with things as they turn up.

Personally that is how I prefer to look on life. I would rather not know what is going to happen to me tomorrow, next week or even next month. I am happy in my ignorance. That way I get up each morning and look at the little sign I have hanging on my kitchen wall and say "Yes!"  The sign reads "Today is Going to be the Best Day Ever." Then whatever happens during the day, I cope with it.

Okay, I know this is getting too depressing, so I will move on. My publisher is sorting out a new cover for my anthology - Twelve of The Best. The short stories are all uplifting and were previously published in women's magazines here in the UK There is nothing sinister about any of them. Just simple stories where right overcomes wrong.

The anthology will most likely have a new title, too, as the publisher is adding more of my short stories. Can't call it Twelve of the Best if there are more than twelve stories can they? Anyway, I will let you know more about it when it is up and running. But in the meantime if you want to take a look at the current ebook follow the link. Twelve of the Best

Meanwhile I would be really chuffed if you would head over to my website. I have added a counter to let me know how many people are stopping by to take a look. So what I need now are a few folks to log on and send the counter rolling.  Actually you might even like to have a look around the site while you are there. Follow the link - Eileen Thornton

I think that is it for today,

Have a good day wherever you are!


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year! - Update!

Well here it is! We have reached the last day of 2014 and are looking forward to the New Year and wondering what it will bring.

Have you made any New Year resolutions? I have only made one - I am going on a diet! Yes I expect a few more of you have made the same resolution and probably a few more. But the problem is, will we all keep them?

I certainly hope to lose some weight and, the idea is, because I have only made one resolution I am going to stick with it! I will let you know how I get on during the next couple of months.

Of course I could state that I am going to keep my office tidy next year. It does tend to get very untidy. I have never been a tidy person, but somehow my office seems to get more messed up that anywhere else in the house. I could also say that I am going to knuckle down and get another novel finished in 2015. I seem to have been dragging my heels over that this year. But if I add too many resolutions I simply won't be able to keep them all, so that's why I am sticking with the one. Writing the novel, and tidying the office will just have to come naturally - of their own accord, so to speak.

I also hope to see a little more of our lovely nephew this year. He is growing so fast and it is more noticeable to us as we don't manage to get down to see him very often. But apart from that, and good health for all my family, I don't think I want too much more out of 2015

So what have you all got planned for the New Year? I would love to hear from you if you have a moment to spare.

In the meantime I think that's all for from me for this year except to say Stop by my website sometime -

I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015  


PS - UPDATE!  Please check out my latest interview with Owen Quinn of Time Warriors

Monday, 22 December 2014

Happy Christmas

I can't believe that Christmas is almost upon us once again. How the years are starting to fly by. On the other hand, perhaps they have been doing that for a long time and I have only just started to notice. That's what they say, isn't it? The older you get, the quicker the years seem to pass. I didn't used to believe that, but I do now.

I guess you are all ready for Christmas now. Presents bought and wrapped, Christmas lunch organised, in fact I expect you are sitting back waiting impatiently for it all to happen. I suppose I am, really. I have just wrapped the last present. Though truthfully we don't have many people to buy for, not having had any family. So, in one way, Christmas is usually very quiet for us now. However there was a time when we held lots parties, inviting all our friends and had the most wonderful time.

I think they have finally finished digging up the pavements in Kelso. I hope so. It has gone on long enough. The Christmas tree is standing in its usual place in the Town Centre and there are lights strung along the buildings. But I have to say, the lights this year are not a patch on other years. There used to be strung across the road at intervals, making the town look really festive. Perhaps the council have run out of money this year.

I think that is all moment. If something wonderful should happen, rest assured I will be back to tell you all about it.

Meanwhile, I do hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2015

Cheers everyone!!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

I Haven't Deserted You!

No, I haven't deserted you all. It's just that I haven't had anything to tell you. But on the other hand, when do I ever? I usually muddle along, talking about everything and nothing all at the same time. You must be in a daze when you move on from my blog.

My life lately has been in the slow lane.... the very slow lane. Nothing has happened, nothing worth blogging about, anyway. Even the upheaval in the town seems to have come to an end. Though you wouldn't know it. The car parking situation is as bad if not worse than ever. I avoid the town centre as much as possible, which is a shame as there are lots of quaint shops to be found.

My husband and I are going to see our lovely niece and her husband soon, as well as their gorgeous son, Christopher. We don't see them very often, so I suppose Christopher will have forgotten who we are. But he is such a friendly little man, I'm sure he will soon remember.

You might recall me telling you about my new website. I would be grateful if you would all pop over there now and again. 
Eileen Thornton

Well I think that is all for the moment.
Just in case I don't get back to you, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2015


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Divorcees.Biz - Special offer - UPDATE



It seems that my publisher,Creativia, has added Divorcees.Biz to the special offer list this week. ONLY 99c/99p

Therefore, you haven't read this crazy novel of fun and Romance, then now is a good time to get in the pink and download a copy.

Quotes on Amazon tell of it being "A Delightful Helping of Fun and Froth", "Hugely Enjoyable", and "Love in London. a Great Light-heated Read" to name a few.

So what are you waiting for?

Actually the paperback version would make a perfect Christmas gift :-)

Yesterday I was supposed to be going to Newcastle to do some Christmas Shopping. Unfortunately I was feeling so unwell I was unable to go. I'm still not sure what it was, but it seems to have cleared up this morning. However, this morning is too late!! Isn't it just like the thing?

Nevertheless, my time at home wasn't entirely wasted as I was able to sit and figure out Google+. Well sort of. At least I was able to Plus and Share a few folks and lo and behold, I see some have reciprocated.  Which I understand is a good thing. I am told that Google+ is the way to go, so if any of you want to plus/share this blog I would be delighted. This is the link which will take you to my page/post hopefully......  well, with a bit of luck it will.

I think that's all folks, but I'll be back soon

Have a great day wherever you are.


Saturday, 15 November 2014

It's Me Again! Added a postscript WOW!

Yes, you read that right - it is me again!

I am bit like a bus this week - you wait for ages to hear from me, then suddenly two posts come along at once.

But I just wanted you to know that my publisher, Creativia, has reduced the price of  Only Twelve Days to 99c/99p for one week - starting today.

This gives you the opportunity to read this charming love story for less than a dollar/GBP

Also, just for a bit of fun, would you let me know who you would cast as Bill if this novel were to be made into a movie. While I was writing the story, I had someone in mind and I am rather curious to know whether any of you would come up with the same person.

I'm afraid I don't have any further news for you, except to say that I am off to a friend's house this afternoon for a natter and I don't mind admitting there will be a bottle opened when I get there.

Take care all, and have a great day,


Adding a postscript here Monday 17th Nov.  My publisher has just told me that my novel Only Twelve Days has really taken off. It seems there is still room in this crazy world for an enchanting love story. WOW! Way to go!!