Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Interim - In the Top Ten!

"Interim," the second book of the Josiah Stubb trilogy, has been enjoying some success lately in the UK, for three consecutive days placing in the top 100 in all its categories as well as in the top 10 in Native American Literature.



Click here to purchase your own copy of "Josiah Stubb: Interim."



Monday, 24 April 2017

"Josiah Stubb: Interim" Enjoying a Good Day in the UK

It's been a good morning in the UK for my latest release, "Josiah Stubb: Interim," the sequel to "The Siege of Louisbourg," coming in the top 100 in all three of its categories - Just ahead of Mark Twain in one, and just behind Bernard Cornwell in another, and squeaking under the line in the 'United States' category, which is worth a bit of a giggle, as I keep trying to tell Amazon that Josiah Stubb has very little to do with the US. Not that I'm complaining, but really, it's like arguing with a wall.

#5 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Native American 
#45 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > French  
#97 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States




  • Saturday, 15 April 2017

    "Josiah Stubb: Interim" - A Review by...'The Review'!

    Continuing with a week of promotion for "Josiah Stubb: Interim," click here to read The Review's Rob Bayliss' thoughts on the book.

    Click here to purchase "Josiah Stubb: Interim."


    Interviewed by the Charming Diana Milne

    In keeping with a week of promotion for my latest release, "Josiah Stubb: Interim," comes what I consider a special feather in my cap - being interviewed on Diana Talks with the always charming Diana Milne of The Review.

    Click here to read the interview in its entirety. 

     




    Friday, 14 April 2017

    "Josiah Stubb: Interim" - Now Released!

    "Interim," the second book of the Josiah Stubb trilogy, is now released. Not only that, it has its first review! Thanks very much, Monique.


    5.0 out of 5 stars I Found Josiah Stubb Very Endearing April 14 2017
    By Monique Lomino - Published on Amazon.com
    Josiah Stubb is a character that I found very endearing. He's far from perfect,as a matter of fact,most would not have succeeded in bettering themselves after having lived through his horrendous upbringing. This story picks up where "The Siege of Louisbourg" left off.
    Reading this book,I felt as if I was living the story along with the characters. On many occasions I found myself holding my breath while my heart beat erratically. You are transported to 1758 Canada,where the English are at war with the French,the English trying to take over Canada . Not only was reading this book exciting,it gives you a history lesson,one that I was fascinated to learn. The first book in the series is a spectacular read,so it is of no surprise that this carries on the tradition. C W Lovatt puts enough information about the first book into this one ,to allow you to understand the backstory if you choose to read it out of sequence.This tale is so very fascinating,with colorful characters,witty dialogue and the very best historical storyline I've read in ages.
    This is an outstanding book and I highly recommend it,and for those of you who haven't read the first book,I beseech you to read Josiah's first book " The Siege of Louisbourg".

    Click here to purchase "Josiah Stubb: Interim."



    Thursday, 13 April 2017

    "Josiah Stubb: Interim" - Released Tomorrow

    The sequel, "Josiah Stubb: Interim," will be released tomorrow, April 14. "The siege of Louisbourg is over, but the war has just begun..."

    Click here to purchase or pre-order "Josiah Stubb: Interim."



    Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    "Josiah Stubb: Interim" - A Week At 'The Review'


    With the release date for "Interim" drawing nearer (April 14), Diana Milne is seriously spoiling me over at The Review, with a week's worth of posts, starting with the re-posting of Rob Bayliss's excellent review of the first book of the trilogy, "The Siege of Louisbourg." Heartfelt thanks go out to Diana and the wonderful people at The Review for their help in getting the word out.

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    Celebrating the release of the second book in C W Lovatt's outstanding Josiah Stubb trilogy on 14th April!
    Congratulation Mr Lovatt!!
    So that the readers can get the feel for the series and the characters, here is Rob Bayliss's excellent review of the first book.

    To read Rob's review of "Josiah Stubb: The Siege of Louisbourg," click here! 



     To pre-order "Josiah Stubb: Interim," click here.


     

     


    Saturday, 8 April 2017

    "Josiah Stubb: Interim" Coming Soon!!

    Only six more sleeps to release date (squeeee!)

    Now available for pre-order. Release date April 14.

    Book 2 in the Josiah Stubb series.

    September, 1758: the fortress of Louisbourg lies beaten into the mud on the Cape Breton shore. To consolidate their victory, the British are mopping up pockets of resistance along The Gulf of Saint Lawrence. However, although gravely wounded, New France still has teeth, personified by a ruthless officer who will stop at nothing to prevent the hated anglais from advancing another step.

    To oppose him is the young, but untried, lieutenant, Josiah Stubb, born in the gutter and raised into the hostile environs of the officers’ mess by none other than General Wolfe himself. Deep in the forests of the Gaspé Peninsula, pitted against a fierce enemy who asks for, and gives no, quarter, Josiah is riven with doubts about his own abilities as an officer, with the lives of himself, and the men he commands, hanging in the balance.

    Click here to pre-order your own copy of "Josiah Stubb: Interim."



    Sunday, 2 April 2017

    "Charlie Smithers: Adventures in India" - A Review - "A Great Followup..."

    With another book coming out in a few short weeks, my focus always tends to be on that one, like a child that has grown until it's ready to go out and take its place in the world. So yes, I do tend to fuss over those ones quite a bit more than the others. In that light, it's always a delight when one of my more established books is discovered by a new reader, and they are kind enough to write a review.

    Thank  you Sandra, you've quite made my day.

    on April 1, 2017
    Once again, C W Lovatt does not dissapoint with this second installement of the Charlie Smithers series. It is as much an action-adventure book as it is a recount of historical events that happened and were recorded in history. I always had a hard time to put one of C W Lovatt's books down and this one was no exception. As much as the subject matter of this book was complex, as much it was written in a way that I was able to understand it all and have a jolly old time while reading it. I also had a fond affection for some of the characters of the book and I do wish them well as they parted towards the end of the story. Still, remembering the feelings the first book of the series left a lasting imprint in me that will never go away, I felt that this book was an excellent followup to the first one. The powerful message and emotions from book one are well felt in book two and I do hope that they are and will continue to be throughout the whole series. A great work by C W Lovatt indeed.
     

     

     

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    "JOSIAH STUBB: INTERIM" - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!

    The second book in the Josiah Stubb trilogy is now available for pre-order. Release date for the ebook is April 14th, paperback a month or two later.

    Click here to pre-order!!

     

    September, 1758: the fortress of Louisbourg lies beaten into the mud on the Cape Breton shore. To consolidate their victory, the British are mopping up pockets of resistance along The Gulf of Saint Lawrence. However, although gravely wounded, New France still has teeth, personified by a ruthless officer who will stop at nothing to prevent the hated anglais from advancing another step.
    To oppose him is the young, but untried, lieutenant, Josiah Stubb, born in the gutter and raised into the hostile environs of the officers’ mess by none other than General Wolfe himself. Deep in the forests of the Gaspé Peninsula, pitted against a fierce enemy who asks for, and gives no, quarter, Josiah is riven with doubts about his own abilities as an officer, with the lives of himself, and the men he commands, hanging in the balance.


    Saturday, 25 March 2017

    "Josiah Stubb" - A Review - "This Book Will Stick With Me Forever!!!"

    Thanks Monique!

    on 8 March 2017
    Josiah,Stubb,Josiah Stubb,Josiah Stubb,over and over,that name echoed in my head ever since I opened a book with the title "JOSIAH STUBB
    THE SIEGE OF LOUISBOURG". I didn't read this book ,I absorbed every single page into my soul. There are books that stick with you throughout your life and this is such a book. This book has been on my tbr (to be read) list for ages,so when I finally had the opportunity to delve into it,I was blown away.The story of Josiah Stubb is a complicated,but compelling one,born in the gutter but also born with a need to better himself,no matter the cost. His ability to move forward despite all obstacles is commendable. Most would go through life bitter and vengeful because of the trials he had to endure ,but not dear Josiah,he trudged on,hoping that maybe one day his luck would turn. I came away wishing for happiness to finally find him and hold him in it's embrace forevermore.Rich with historical facts,it gives you insight into what life was like in those days,it also gives you a front row seat to view,up close and personal,what war was really like,no romance here folks,war is hell and it is evident in this tale.
    At this point,I must warn readers. Beware,this book is highly addictive. An absolutely splendid read ,put forth by the exceptional author C W Lovatt. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!

    Saturday, 11 March 2017

    "The Adventures of Charlie Smithers - A Review - Edgar Rice Burroughs and Me

    I've been compared to a great many authors over the years - CS Forester, Bernard Cornwell, George MacDonald Fraser and even Kurt Vonnegut, just to name a few - but this one's a first.
    Thank you Sandra:

    on March 10, 2017
    If you love anything in the likes of Edgar Rice Burroughs, you will love this book. The action was non stop, the characters were unbelievable. I could not put this book down at all and I even cried a great deal towards the end. I will not give any spoilers, but wow, this book will leave you breathless and marked for life. Never will I forget the content of this book as I know I will forever be changed by it. Great job by C W in writing this masterpiece.

    Sunday, 5 March 2017

    "Josiah Stubb: Interim" - Cover Reveal and Blurb

    Work has been proceeding steadily for the release of the next book in the Josiah Stubb Trilogy, expected to be out in a few more weeks. I can now proudly reveal the cover and offer the very talented Poppet my heartfelt thanks for its design and creation. Thanks also go out to Wild Wolf Publishing for agreeing to take this project on in the first place.

    I also thought that, while I'm at it, I might just as well include what's been hammered out for a blurb, so far. This part isn't written in stone, but it should give you a good idea what the book is about.

     
    September, 1758, the French fortress of Louisbourg lies beaten into the mud on the Cape Breton shore. To consolidate their victory, the British are left with what appears to be the easy task of clearing the enemy’s settlements from The Gulf of Saint Lawrence. However, although she may be gravely wounded, New France still has teeth, personified by a ruthless officer who will stop at nothing to prevent the hated anglais from advancing another step.
    To oppose him is the young, but untried, lieutenant, Josiah Stubb, born in the gutter and raised into the hostile environs of the officers’ mess by none other than General Wolfe himself. Deep in the Gaspé Peninsula, pitted against an enemy who is expert at fighting in its dense forests, Josiah is riven with doubts about his own abilities, with the lives of himself, and the men he commands, hanging in the balance.


    Saturday, 11 February 2017

    Charlie Smithers: Adventures Downunder - "Great Story" - A Review

    Thank you Jerry!

    on February 7, 2017
    The continuing adventures of Charlie Smothers is very enjoyable and is well-written. It gives the reader some insight to the aboriginal people of Australia and their concepts of their world.
     
     
     

    Thursday, 12 January 2017

    Josiah Stubb

    "It is a remarkably brave and confident author who can tackle the subjects in this book, subjects that should never be taboo but sadly often are..." ~ d.arcadian

    Click here to purchase your own copy of "Josiah Stubb: The Siege of Louisbourg"