Saturday, August 27, 2011

Updates: Next book, Print, Sony, etc.

First, I want to again thank the readers of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This month I hit a milestone: The Lacey novels have now sold more e-copies than the entire series ever did in print.

I am hard at work on A Death in Norfolk, very much enjoying the research on Norfolk and Lacey's past. I'm slightly behind on writing the book (this is not unusual for me), because I have two Jennifer Ashley books kicking me at the same time (timing at publisher; it is the way of publishing).

However, the book won't be delayed *that* much--I'm thinking a few weeks at most. I want to have it out as soon as it can be finished, edited, and proofed.

At the same time, the books are being prepped for print re-release, hopefully all six, plus Necklace Affair, very quickly one after the other, so that Death in Norfolk can be released simultaneously in e- and print. I do not want to leave out readers in any format.

The Lacey series has now started to appear on Sony and Kobo. For some strange reason, they both have Covent Garden Mystery and one or two of the others, with no seeming regard to series order. I have no idea why; both vendors were shipped all the books. Wait and watch is all we can do. I'm happy at least that some of the books are at those vendors.

Again, the entire series can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. I have links to all at

I will update as the pub date for Death in Norfolk nears and arrives.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Nook Version of Covent Garden Mystery is Here!

Ah, problem solved (apparently). The Nook version of A Covent Garden Mystery (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 6) is now available HERE

As reminder, the Kindle version is already up

As is the Smashwords version (multi-formats and available worldwide)

I included a sneak peek of A Death in Norfolk at the end of Covent Garden. I am hard at work on Death in Norfolk, and I will update on its progress as I go. Expect publication in September (as usual, I'm a little behind, so I'm shooting for September 15 or so). I will keep you posted.

As always, check my website for new information  or follow me on Twitter:  for instant updates.

My thanks, once more, to fans of Captain Lacey who continue to support the series!

Ashley Gardner

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


At last! The Kindle version of Covent Garden Mystery is now up at Amazon (as well as Smashwords).

NOOK IS STILL PROCESSING over at B&N (I will update when the Nook version is "live").

Also please note that the Kindle versions on Amazon.UK and Amazon.DE take another day or so to process through after the U.S. version is live. So, please don't be alarmed if the button says "not available in this region." The fact that a page is there at all means that it's coming! (No idea why they put that message there; it's quite confusing.)

I will update when the NOOK version is here!

Monday, August 01, 2011

A Covent Garden Mystery--Unexplained Delay

The most difficult task as a writer is having to apologize to readers when things go wrong, especially for those events out of my control. I gave B&N and Amazon the files for A Covent Garden Mystery last Thursday, thinking they'd both have it live for sale by June 30. (The process, in theory, takes 24-48 hours).

Well, here it is Monday morning, 8/1, and no book. I can only say I have no idea why--I've received no communication explaining the delay; my account in both places simply says the book is "processing." I can only think that they're backlogged and will put it live sooner or later.

Please continue to check B&N or Amazon (as you prefer) this week. Believe me, I check it every hour! (My husband is a very patient man.)

I will post here, on my website, FB, twitter (@GardnerAuthor), and send out my newsletter as soon as the book is up. You can join my yahoo newsletter at ( ) or send me an email to join my email list (gardnermysteries @ [no spaces])

Meanwhile the book is available on Smashwords:  in multiple formats if you don't wish to wait.

This is the first title in this series that has had such a problem, so I'm not sure what's going on.

Again, my apologies.

Ashley Gardner