The family Album is the 7th Rags to Riches story featuring Rags the Uncovered Policeman.
The story starts where the Caribbean Blues finished, featuring almost all of the cast of the series to date as Rags and Bea find themselves embroiled in a plan to reconcile Bea’s Mum, Sylvia, with her brother Dave.
Dave of course is better known as Canadian rock star, Lucifer (Luke) Lightning.
Will it be a happy reunion or will fur fly?
Whichever, Rags, the Uncovered Policeman will be there with his camera to record it all for the Family Album.
Amazon USA https://www.amazon.com/Uncovered-Policeman-Family-Album-Riches-ebook/dp/B071XMQRDC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498463603&sr=8-1&keywords=Uncovered+Policeman
Hot onto the presses the latest instalment in my Rags to Riches series the Uncovered Policeman: Caribbean Blues!
“Hot on the presses”? You mean “off the presses”!
No I mean “on” … publication is February 14th so it is not off yet! But you can pre order now!
Here are the fist few page to whet your appetite!!
Caribbean Blues, Chapter 1
The knock on the door was a surprise. Visitors turning up unannounced were a rarity at L’Abeille Nue. Most of the local people knew to call in advance. Fewer people called after dark, in early November.
After a quick exchange of glances and gestures, Rags was nominated to answer the door. He pulled on a dressing gown as he closed the door on the lounge where Bea and the children were watching TV in front of the log fire.
He unlatched the door and froze. He did a double take. If Bea was in front of the TV in the lounge, who was here looking back at him, illuminated by porch lights and the light streaming through the doorway?
The person standing in front of him would certainly pass the mother of his children. In fact, the young lady was a dead ringer for the Bea he had first met nearly ten years earlier.
“Hi, Mr. Adiscombe?” The voice was not Bea’s. She had a strange version of an American accent. “I am Elodie, I suppose I am to be your niece, no, your cousin.” The grammar was if anything French. In the light of the doorway, Rags thought he could see her brown eyes dancing at his confusion.
Yes, Rags was confused. For a start, it had been years since anybody, apart from the bank manager, had called him Mr. Adiscombe. He had been Seaman Adiscombe in the navy. PC Adiscombe in the police force. Addy to his mates in both. His mother had just switched from calling him Sabbath to calling him by the name Bea had given him years ago. She had decided to name him, indirectly, after the rabbit in ‘Rag, Tag and Cotton Tail’. The rabbit in the BBC Children’s programme was Cotton Tail, and, at the time, so was Rags.
“If you are my cousin, best you come in and meet your other cousin, or may be your sister.” Now Elodie looked surprised. “Wait until you meet her!” Rags responded to her confusion. “Shall I take your coat? Your backpack? Anything else?”
Rags lead Elodie across the hallway, opened the door to the lounge. Bea looked up “Who was at the door?”
Rags ushered Elodie into the room, “Our cousin, Elodie”
The two women looked at each other. Elodie suddenly understood why Rags had accepted her claim to be family so easily. The naked woman looking up at her from the floor looked like her reflection. Bea saw herself, a dozen years younger, standing next to the man she loved. There was a pause.
“I’ve never met my Uncle Dave, is he well?”
“Dad is good. He told me a lot about my European family. He said he hoped I would have a chance to meet with some of you. Then hephoned last week and told me where to come to find you. He wants to speak to you both urgently.”
After careful proofing, reading revising and generally being looked at … The Uncovered Policeman Goodbye Blues is now for sale! In two format,s as a Kindle e-book and as a real paperback book (remember real books?).
Both are available on Amazon now!
As the fourth Rags to Riches series book featuring Rags and his life partner Bea begins we find:
PC Adiscombe is off work with a bad back (again).
His girlfriend, newly qualified solicitor Bea Johnston, is about to start a new job in France.
PC Adiscombe hopes that at least he will be able to spend a few weeks in France with her.
Then things go right, very right.
Old friends rally around and assist in many different ways. Family offers help and they are on the way …
On the way where? Why? Will they be successful?
What is the future for PC Adiscombe’s alter ego Rags the naturist?
What is the difference between the naturist Bea and the Naked Bee?
And there is more, much more!
Read it for yourself and you will find out what happens next in the lives of Rags and Bea. You will enjoy all the usual fun, romance and laughter in the sunshine as Bea and Rags new adventure starts from a low point in their time together. Will the sun shine on their new venture as they move forward to a new future naked together …
This is the longest of the Rags to Riches series books published to date, nearly twice the length of the original The Uncovered Policeman book. More to read for the same money!
After you have read the story please write a review of the book on Amazon so others know what they are getting into!
I have set up a new outlet for the Rags to Riches series books
Why a New Outlet?
I gather that there is a number of people who are more than a little angry with Amazon about their employment policies and there attitude to paying tax.
I understand both concerns. So, if you are boycotting Amazon you’ll need an alternative place to shop.
You can down load most of the stories from the Rags to Riches series in non Kindle formats via this site .
I am trying e-Bay as a new outlet for the Uncovered Policeman paperback.
The first book The Uncovered Policeman, is listed under books for a limited time as an experiment. So, now for you delight and enjoyment the few copies of the paperback edition of the Uncovered Policeman I have are available on e-Bay.
The Uncovered Policeman – Rags to Riches Book 1 is now a real book!
At last I have reached the point where The Uncovered Policeman is now ‘clean’ enough to be committed to paper for ever. If you read the previous posting about proof reading you will now know where I was coming from.
Creating The Real Book from an e-book
Well once this is ink on paper there was no way to change any of the spelling, punctuation or add missing words. Fortunately Mrs Bun has managed to make the time to do the proofing and find about 200 changes that needed to be made.
Then the text had to copied into the template for the size of the book (5 x 8 inches). The auto set up tool tells you it is an ‘unexpected size’ for the proposed publication size 5 x 8 inches. I tried other sizes that didn’t help, but in the end it was accepted.
Then there was the cover … it had to have the print on the spine with a margin for the fold. Which meant that the whole thing depended on the number of pages bound in the book plus the two margins. Sounds simple enough but there were fewer pages than the estimated number, so the cover, which was a .pdf file, had to be changed.
I could have gone for a generic cover or paid “from £300” for a professional design, or is that from 200 copies?
The joys of self publishing for small volume sales .
In the future other books in the Rags to Riches series:
Undercover Policeman: Abroad
Uncovered Policeman; In and Out of the Blues
Uncovered Policeman: Goodbye Blues (due out in October)
will be coming out as paper backs provided there is some interest in this one!
Currently the Uncovered Policeman is only on ‘createspace,’ and on Amazon.
The Amazon link http://amzn.to/2bRlOIb
Or if you are in North America you can use the createspace link https://www.createspace.com/6550919
Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy your holidays, read something new while you lie (naked?) on the beach or around the pool.
Try one of the books from the Naturist Fiction list … ideally one of mine.
At the moment there is little time for writing or reading here at L’Olivette. I am very busy looking after our guests and making sure that they have a super holiday.
The Uncovered Policeman is in the process of being re-proofed for a rather special development … More to come on that soon!
Meanwhile writing continues, albeit slowly, on the final part of the Uncovered Policeman’s tale, provisionally titled “Goodbye Blues”. No need to panic though,there is good chance that there maybe some other stories featuring other members of the extended Rags to Riches family.
Several other tales are in the process of being developed and some non fiction awaits too.
The Uncovered Policeman: In and Out of the Blues (Rags to Riches Book3) is out on 7th June 2016.
The third standalone story in the series that make up Rags the uncovered policeman’s journey to Riches.
Follow him and his Solicitor girlfriend’s adventures as the join his mothers honeymoon in a French naturist resort.
Walk with him as he cleans up a naturist beach.
Find out why his brother is called Thor .
Then there is the wine and the photography.
Go to Amazon and place your order for The Uncovered Policeman: In and Out of the Blues
I really hope you enjoy this one!
Please remember to write a review, even if it is only to say “I loved it” or “It was OK” or if you really must “I didn’t enjoy it” … just don’t use the third option send me an email instead and tell me what was wrong!
I hope you feel like giving the Uncovered Policeman: In and Out of the Blues a full 5 star rating!!
This story is about the life and loves Captain Paul Johnston. Paul is the elder brother of Bea, the woman in the life of the Uncovered Policeman. while he has not appeared in the series to date, although he has been mentioned, so this is the first time we meet him.
Paul has been sent on detachment to the Falkland Islands as part of the British Forces defending the Islands. He has just received three letters from three different women. This afternoon he has the free time to read them too.
“Captain Johnston, Paul Johnston, sat in the chair in his small room in the Officers Mess at RAF Mount Pleasant, the base for the RAF and British Army in the Falkland Islands. He had just received 3 letters, so he had collected a mug of coffee from the dining room and planned to read them all during the afternoon. Later that night he would be taking over as Duty Officer so until then he had a little quiet time to himself.
Interesting all three letters from women, if only two of them weren’t from his mother and his sister. The other one was from one of his former platoon commanders. He would save that one for last.”
I got to like Paul during this story. I am sure he will be back in Rags to Riches 4, not that I have started that book yet!