Posted by: Alastair Rosie | July 3, 2014

Angel of Mercy is Available Now

Angel of Mercy Cover image

Angel of Mercy Cover image.

Well the big day has finally arrived. Angel of Mercy, the first book in my Chronicles of the Grey Raven series is finally available for purchase on Smashwords and Amazon. The book can also be found on Kobo, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Scribd as well. At $0.99 or £0.74 for UK residents it’s a bargain!
The book has taken a good ten months to write two drafts. Along the way there have been many discussions with my beta reader and number one cheerleader, Aileen Chapman who acted as my sounding board whenever I strayed into swampy ground. On more than one occasion she’s pulled me up and asked why am I taking it in that direction? Sometimes she backed down and other times she stood her ground and forced me to re-evaluate.
Angel of Mercy started out as Catriona’s Story, which was shortened to Cat’s Story. It was a short story that came to me after a day spent digging with the local archaeological group on the Castle Craig in Stirling. The hill is best known for the Wallace Monument that was built in the 1860s to commemorate Wallace’s victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. He watched the English troops crossing the river from the top of the hill and from that vantage point I found myself going back in time with a character I’d created recently, Catriona. I imagined she had been there, not at the battle but in the aftermath she was rescued by my vampires.
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