Yule – time for Peace, Love and Freebies!

Here’s one more reason for the world not to end on 21 December: you’d miss my present!

On Monday, 24 December I’ll post a freebie here for you to download and enjoy. It’s the kind of story which is a traditional part of every Christmas in my home, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

So please come back next Monday – I’ll be here!


New Freebie: In Honour of Admiral Collingwood’s Birthday: Download “Last Service”!

While this freebie would be just as suited for Trafalgar Day, I decided to upload “Last Service” now – it’s Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood’s 264th birthday, and this is a tale I’ve written in his honour, after all!

Collingwood, Nelson and the Victory in one story – I hope this will be a worthy treat for my fellow Age of Sail aficionados out there. Enjoy!

LAST SERVICE (*.pdf download)

by Emma Collingwood
Illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve

“Last Service” is an excerpt from the book

Four Ghost Stories from the Age of Sail

At the annual meeting of the “Young Bucks Club”, four officers serving in the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail share ghostly naval tales:

“The Radiant Boy”
“Crawford’s Casket”
“The Last Journey of HMS Dover
“Last Service”

The second book in Emma Collingwood’s and Amandine de Villeneuve’s “Penny, Dreadful and Tarbottom”-series, “The Radiant Boy” is an eerie and touching tribute to the classic English ghost story and the Royal Navy.

Text: Emma Collingwood
Ten colour illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve
Editor: Timothy T. Tarbottom

Buy it on Amazon UK or order directly from the author.

New Freebie: Download “Lieutenant Samuel Blackwood (deceased)” for free!

2012 marks the 5th anniversary of my first book’s publication. While I continue to work on my third novel with glacial speed, here’s a very special freebie as a small “thank you” for your patience and support: you can now download “Lieutenant Samuel Blackwood (deceased)” for free, legal and as often as you want.

Download! Read! Share! Spread it all over the internet! As long as you’re not trying to sell it, we’re fine. Not that I’d protest if you should decide to buy the print version, of course.


A Georgian Royal Navy Ghost Story
(contains male/male romance)

HMS Privet has the reputation of being a cursed ship: every first lieutenant serving aboard her dies gruesomely. Lieutenant Daniel Leigh is determined to solve the mystery and volunteers for the place himself, putting his life in desperate danger. Little does he suspect that he will fall in love with the captain, John Meadows, and end up fighting not only for his own life but for the soul of his lover too.

A Georgian ghost story featuring a cursed ship, a vengeful ghost, a haunted captain and a very daring lieutenant.

Text: Emma Collingwood
Illustrations: Amandine de Villeneuve
Editors: Timothy T. Tarbottom, Alex Beecroft