Letitia Coyne


Australian mother, gardener, wood worker, animal lover. Published by 1889 Labs.

Smashwords Interview

After all my work - I am not in any way gifted at web design - hours and days and weeks of making and tweaking my lovely online bookshop, I have discovered that international postage is so exorbitant I don't feel able to charge readers what it costs to ship books. As expected, the first orders in were for box-sets. The books are priced at $AUS20.00 each, $80 for the Roman set. To send 4 books to Scotland - another $60. To send the set to Czech Republic - another $80. To Pakistan - $50. To the US and Canada - $55. One book to anywhere in the world costs between $15 and $30. Horrific.

Then there are the global restrictions. A number of countries hold printed material at customs. If they deem books unsuitable or a corrupting influence, they can be destroyed by customs or returned at the sender's expense. Import tariffs also apply in some countries. Then there is Australia Post's list of countries deemed to have a postal service too unreliable/not recommended to post to.

I give up. My lovely bookshop is only of use to readers in Australia and New Zealand.

The good news - which I think is bad news because it was something I wanted to avoid - is that Amazon and the long list of distributors associated with it now carry all titles worldwide. You can now buy one or all of the books from a local bookseller. I hope the postage will be cheaper for you. It is not possible to buy signed copies of any of the titles through Amazon as they buy direct from the publisher. I would recommend checking just how much Amazon etc will charge you in post. It is possible that their rates are almost as bad and you might want that messy autograph enough to make it worth your while to deal with me direct. At least you now have the option.

So, in the end, if you have been waiting for a print copy, off you shoot to your local online bookseller and read and scratch and sniff. If you really really want a signed copy or copies, your only option is to contact me at letitia.coyne@gmail.com or Facebook. I can order in copies and sign them for you. They are even available in hardback, but I will need to price special orders and postage and quote you for payment through PayPal BEFORE I order them in. I'm so sorry.

But. The books do look lovely and I hope those of you who splash the cash enjoy them.

TOUCHSTONE still carried by Amazon is out of print. The new edition will be available soon. I'll let you know when.

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Price: Free! Words: 106,120. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Petra, 120AD Bought from the arena as a young man, Sethos, the adopted son of a wealthy Roman merchant, is stained by the stigma of his past. Jaida and her sisters were raised in luxurious slavery, destined to be the virgin oracles of Isis at provincial temples throughout the Roman Empire. He has money, strength and cunning. She has no more than her faith.
Caledonia: Book Three
Series: Roman, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 90,470. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Caledonia, AD83 Antony is a spy, a Natione -- native Britons conscripted to the Roman auxiliary army. When she meets him, Eirbrin believes she has found a mystic, a man of power who can help her to overcome the demons of past guilt and shame. Everything about him should warn Brin of his deception, while he is trapped between an irresistible love and an immovable duty.
Hispania: Book Two
Series: Roman, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 96,490. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hispania AD81 Marella is the daughter of a noble Celtiberian family. Falsely accused by a vile and corrupt Druidic high priest, she is set to be executed. Marcus is a Roman deserter from Britannia who has made his home in Hispania. Finding no purpose in the life he leads, bored and frustrated, he relishes the chance to face the challenges that come with saving the life of this young noblewoman.
Britannia: Book One
Series: Roman, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 99,760. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
AD78 Maia is lonely -- raised in Roman luxury in an isolated villa on the Seine. Lucius is exhausted – the commander of an auxiliary cavalry unit of the Twentieth Legion in Britannia. They both need an escape. They meet when Maia seizes her chance, joining an exclusive group of prostitutes traveling to Britannia. Everything she knows about the world will change - if she can survive the journey.
Price: Free! Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by 1889 Labs. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When war is all you’ve ever known, the promise of peace is more terrifying than any battle. For Freya, there is no life worth remembering before the army, and none worth imagining after. As a young man, Dragan was blooded on the rush of adrenaline and sated by the euphoria of victory. Together they survived the war. But can they survive peace when it means different things to each of them?

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arabian desert    britain    celts    druids    fantasy    goddess    historical    history    idealism    introspection    isis    jordan    medieval    petra    roman empire    romance    romance historical romance    scotland    sex    spain    swords    temple    tragedy    war    warrior