However, Crombie and the Alligator is another story entirely – but only now can the full shocking truth be revealed (names have been changed to protect the innocent). An Explosive Time is third in the Celtic Cousins Adventures – consequently it's the last to come out of Amazon's select programme.* So diaries out – after a wet washout July, we're all looking forward to an amazing August, get ready for An Explosive Time and start your summer with a bang!
This story is shorter than its predecessors, A Raucous Time and A Ripple in Time, as action comes thick and fast. There's also less paranormal activity, but a word to the wise: Once again, Wren isn't being entirely honest in telling his cousin Rhyllann that the preternatural sword sometimes known as "Excalibur" has been destroyed.
Instead, the Celtic Cousins are left to rely on the Met Police in the burly shape of Detective Inspector Crombie. One or two readers have commented on Crombie's personality, asking if he's based on me. All I have to say is don't be so cheeky. The only thing I have in common with the grumpy fat man is a green Passat, (also a salvage scheme survivor). I have sons, not daughters and I'm a lot prettier. So there!
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*On a more serious note, I'm a fan of Amazon's select programme, and the river god's gift of free promotional days – a great way for readers to discover new writers and stories. However, enrolling in select means committing exclusive rights, and demand from non-Kindle owners to read the Celtic Cousins Adventures has grown. I'll always be very grateful to Amazon for allowing me a wonderful opportunity to make first contact with first readers. Making the connection is everything, until the story is read, the circle isn't complete.
And no offence to the great man, but look behind you, Crombie might just knock you off that top spot yet!
An Explosive Time starts with an explosion and ends with an even bigger bang. August starts with a bank holiday - and An Explosive Time will be free to download the first August weekend (5th - 7th). A Ripple in Time's last promotional giveaway surpassed all expections, with almost 17,000 downloads. Can Crombie beat this record? Will he ever knock the occupant of 221b Baker Street from the top spot? .... Watch this space!