A Haunting London Romance – Free – Sky Garden

Jenny Schwartz, kindle unlimited, romantic suspense, sky garden, haunting London romance,My haunting London romance, Sky Garden, is free September 6-8. It has a slower pace than my paranormal romance novels, so it’s a book you need to be in the mood for.

On the rooftops of London, you can be anyone.

A year ago, Lanie Briers escaped a serial killer. She grew up in a theatre family and her act was mediumship, but not anymore. Life, now, is a hidden retreat above a quirky Edwardian museum, where she waits and watches.

Nick Tawes is an unexpected intrusion. He’s a landscape architect filming a television series on roof gardens, and he intends to build one in Lanie’s aerial territory. He has his own demons, old aristocratic family troubles, that lure Lanie out of her refuge and into living again.

But as summer progresses and the sky garden grows, Lanie’s enemy is closing in—because some secrets must go to the grave.

Sky Garden is free to celebrate its lovely new cover – and because I like giving away books.

Current Projects

Alchemy Shift is well in hand for its October 27 release. It will be real wrench to leave this book. I want to move in and live with its heroine’s family. The Cosmatos Clan of Astoria, Queens, are awesome!

A woman, her sword, and the were-bear who’ll steal her heart.

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Future Projects

2017 is the year I go Old School – that’s the series’ name. Old School introduces a world of secrets, sorcery and seduction. Stay tuned to hear more about the first book in the series: Phoenix Blood, a paranormal romance thriller.

How do you make your porridge?

Perhaps it’s because I’m writing about a were-bear in Alchemy Shift (you know, Goldilocks and all that), but I’m thinking about porridge. How do you make yours? I’m old-fashioned. I put rolled oats and cold water in a saucepan for a few minutes and let them soak. Then it’s a pinch of salt and stir, stir, stir over a moderate heat; adding milk till I get the consistency I like. Maple syrup is yum to serve it with. Otherwise a dash of vanilla essence while it’s cooking and sugar on the top makes it delicious, too.

Now, the big question? Do you add fruit to your porridge? The idea is ugh to me, but if you do, what fruit do you add?

Confession: I tend to eat my porridge for lunch. At breakfast I’m too lazy to make oats. Toast! The only way to start the day.

Best London Mystery

tiger in the smoke, allingham, Jenny Schwartz, thriller London,I know that claiming a book as the best London mystery ever is a big call, but Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham is a classic. Set just after World War II it takes place in the infamous smogs of London that the Clean Air Act eliminated (mostly). It’s a thriller with more about characters than gruesomeness and when I first read it years and years ago, it transported me to London in its grimy, emerging-from-war hopefulness. A wonderful book with one of the most compelling characters I’ve ever read. Charlie Luke isn’t the hero of the book, but he’s vital, vibrant and all the things I aim my own characters to be. With Margery Allingham as my gold standard, I aim high!

Strong Women Winners

For those of you who entered the Strong Women Giveaway, it closed August 31. Kate and Angel each won the two grand prizes of $1,000. Congratulations!

An Instafreebie Thrill!

Instafreebie is making my steampunk adventure, Clockwork Gold, a feature book tomorrow. I’m so thrilled. If you haven’t grabbed your copy, it’s free right now.

Winter’s Over

I caught up with my critique partner at our favourite beach cafe yesterday. The weather was brilliant. The sun was warm, the wind fresh (a polite way to describe blustery) and it blew away my hayfever. It’s wonderful to chat and laugh with someone who gets our weirdest thoughts, isn’t it? The photos below are the Indian Ocean rolling in.

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11 Replies to “A Haunting London Romance – Free – Sky Garden”

  1. Sky Garden was a beautiful story, Jenny. I hope others feel encouraged to try it.

    Oh dear – dare I admit that when I have porridge, it’s the instant microwave kind? Otherwise oats are for baking. I do add vanilla essence but I pass on the fruit. On Sundays I make scones and I have them for breakfast with homemade jam, but toast is pretty good too. 🙂

    My other half was saying how windy it was yesterday, but how wonderful to be sitting at a beach side cafe admiring that view. Not too much longer until I can see it for myself. 🙂

    1. Woohoo! We’ll be able to catch up at the beach 🙂 although your other half is right, we are very windy here (that sounds wrong, but you know what I mean!)

      Scones – yum!!! Now, that’s civilised.

    1. You definitely need to be my CP! Sometimes *whispers* we mostly don’t talk about writing 🙂 And the beach is gorgeous, obviously.

      I hear you on the preference for bread. Me, too! but I’m trying to educate my body: oats are good for you, body!

  2. Me too. I was trying to comment last night and mistakenly hit send. I was trying to comment but jumped the gun. First, great cover for SKY GARDEN, a book I very much enjoyed. Good luck with the new series and the October release of ALCHEMY SHIFT. I need to familiarize myself with the Cosmatos family. I love when a book allows you to fall in live with the characters, so much so that you imagine yourself amongst them. It must be difficult, as a writer, to say goodbye to characters that you truly love. I’ve often wondered if authors have a kind of love affair with their protagonists, creations, and settings. Obviously, are a book series just wouldn’t be a thing.

    Porridge. Yum! Like you, I absolutely do not like fruit mixed in. I’m a plain ole fashioned oats girl. Milk, butter, sugar on top, an occasional drizzle of honey. What’s breakfast????? Unless it’s coffee (and lots of it!), I seldom eat in the mornings. Unless I’m at Mom n Dad’s and there’s bacon fried up & a fresh cut up pineapple. I’m just not a morning person and the idea of waking up to cook gives me fever. Blah. I like to read in the mornings with my first two cups of Community coffee & cooking, even toast, would cut in to my valuable reading time. Now, if my five year old grandson is here I do cook AND he loves his porridge with MiMi’s (that’s me!) special cinnamon toast. My husband, Mark, eats porridge as a late night snack. He says it helps him sleep. But, again-each of us prefer our fruit on the side of the bowl.

    Thanks for the free e-copy of CLOCKWORK GOLD. Although I read it a couple of years ago, actually think it was the 1st Jenny Schwartz book I’d read, I had to get it bcuz I love that cover!!

    Beaches of Australia = BUCKET LIST!!!????

    1. Mary, your mornings sound perfect! I LOVE cinnamon toast, but again, that’s more a lunchtime thing with me 🙂 But no morning can start without coffee!

      Falling in love with characters is definitely a thing. I think I have a crush on the hero of “Phoenix Blood” which I’m plotting out now. He’s just so … heroic! and he doesn’t think so – I like a wounded warrior hero.

      Okay, I should go write!

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