Raindrops On Jasmine, And Novels On Desktops

After some 60-odd days we finally had a bit of rain the other day. I was so excited I rushed out and just stood in it and wallowed. Those of you who’ve been here for a while know how much I am not a fan of rain. I can remember not long ago really, enduring 60-odd days of rain and overcast skies, and expressing my displeasure in no uncertain terms.

This year, (and perhaps for all the years to come) the arrival of the rain that finally broke the drought’s back will be a most welcome sight indeed.

Every plant in the garden absorbs every drop it can

Every plant in the garden absorbs every drop it can


In other news to cheer me up, this arrived in the mail …

In my hands

In my hands

For all that I love the absolute brilliance of ebooks, this is what finally makes it real.

I am very happy to announce that The Last Dragon In London is now available IN PRINT!

All the info can be found on its very own page.


And in reference to the title of this post, I’m not going to link the Julie Andrews version of one of my favourite show-tunes, but a spectacular version by Betty Carter.

Take it away, Betty …


28 comments on “Raindrops On Jasmine, And Novels On Desktops

  1. Happy rain day and I love the cover. Thereโ€™s nothing like stroking the silken pages of oneโ€™s new paperbacks!

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  2. Excellent book news

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  3. cagedunn says:

    Isn’t it funny how books are like a new lover (or a lover in a role-playing game!). Or is that just me?

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  4. M.E. Garber says:

    Oooo lovely cover. Congrats on it, and the rain!

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  5. I get sick of the rain and by March can’t wait for it to stop, but you’re right. Right now, it’s a blessing and I’ve nothing but thankfulness. Soak it up! And congrats on the paperback! That makes for a cheery day, any day.

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  6. The teaser on my phone made the title, โ€œThe Last Drag in Londonโ€, which I thought was an interesting idea for a book.

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  7. quiall says:

    I know it has taken me far longer than I expected but it has been a rough few weeks. Here is what I left on Amazon:

    How much do you think you know about dragons? May I respectfully suggest that you are wrong. Have you ever wondered if itโ€™s possible, even remotely possible, that dragons still exist? Intriguing thought donโ€™t you think? Mildred Norman is on a โ€˜Grand Tourโ€™ and she runs into some amazingly quirky characters. In the process, she learns more than she thought she should know about dragons. This is a book that left me questioning reality and excited to do it. I was transported to a world of possibility, a world of whimsy and a world of intrigue. Do we really know what goes on in teeny, tiny villages off the beaten path? โ€˜What ifโ€™ becomes a legitimate question. I just wonderโ€ฆ

    I loved this tale! From my first introduction to Mildy, as Mildred is known, I joined a wonderful adventure. I could feel the concern, the fear and the exhilaration as events unfolded. I didnโ€™t want to put the book down. And indeed, I did not. If you want to escape to another world, just pick up The Last Dragon in London and learn their truth . . .

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    • Widdershins says:

      Oh my!… that is spectacularly wonderful! Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€
      I hope the rough weeks are behind you? … sending you hugs if they’re not… and have some more hugs if they are anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. acflory says:

    Ah, it looks lovely, Widds. Congratulations. There is just something about a real, physical, paper and cardboard /book/ that’s…special. ๐Ÿ™‚ -hugs-

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  9. Gorgeous new book. Congrats!! I’ll click on through to check it out and see if I give in to add it to my teetering TBR pile. ๐Ÿ™‚ Rain was never more welcome here as well, and it felt like the whole visible world around me joined in a collective sigh of contentment being coated in droplets. Glad you enjoyed such relief as well! Best wishes for success with your new print-baby.

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  10. I used to despise the rain–it always meant more work for me to keep the animals and vegetables happy. But these days when it gets going, I wallow just the same as you–mouth wide open under it all. Hoping California gets a good rain in soon

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  11. katey26 says:

    So exciting to receive the hard copy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I mostly dislike the rain, but sometimes I love it – when I’m warm and toasty inside and have nothing in particular I need or want to do โ˜บ

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