Bookish Bonus Material

You know that feeling when you’ve finished reading a book that you loved? I mean, really really loved? That feeling of deep sadness and loss, that kind of hung-over feeling of bewilderment. What are you meant to do with your life now? What’s happened to Jill/Bob/character-name-of-your-choice? It’s a kind of blown-away, ‘I can’t believe I found this magnificent thing only to have it end so soon’ feeling. It’s the holy grail of reading, that feeling. It’s the elusive thing that we’re all searching for and only come across once in a blue moon. It’s something all bookworms crave and fear at the same time. It’s bloomin’ awesome.

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Have a Laugh (at my expense!)

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Got the Monday blues?

Have a laugh at my expense! John Sharpe: No. 1,348 is free on Kindle until Wednesday.

Get your giggles in now!*

*If you enjoy the book, please consider leaving a short review on Amazon – it really helps!



When the not-so-intrepid Mr Sharpe finds a stranger unfurling in his kitchen, little did he realise that he was going to be dragged through an eye-rolling, jaw-flapping, thigh-slapping world of magic and mayhem.

It’s all caused, of course, by Queen Queenie and her lover who have lost their son. That’s right, they’ve mislaid him. They can’t remember where they’ve put him and now they want him back. All they know is two things: that they placed him in another world for safe-keeping and that his name is John Sharpe. So they start sorting through the lot…

In an exciting adventure through a new world, 1,348 John Sharpes desperately attempt to get back to their own lives, whilst Queenie attempts to find the son she banished so long ago. Will the Sharpes ever get back to their old beds and TV dinners? Will Queenie find her son? And will the son even be willing to return?

John Sharpe, No. 1,348 is a novella of whimsical proportions. A mischievous and quick read, John Sharpe is bound to lift you from your blues and have you giggling all the to..er…where-ever you’re going! It is a stand-alone novella that will, in time, form part of a much larger Underworld adventure.


“Alice in Wonderland meets Oliver Twist collides with The Hobbit.” – Maria Gibbs, Author

“If you like Fantasy with a little ‘crazy’ thrown in, then you’ll enjoy this book.” – Maureen Turner, Author

“Every once in a while you get to read something special and this is what John Sharpe: No. 1,348 by Riley J Froud is – something very special.” – Grant Leishman, Author

“Banish all seriousness, engage in a series of giggles, and join in the Queen’s quest to find her true son. If you enjoy intelligent, well-rounded humour with some delightful, bumbling personalities, then you will appreciate this book.” – Jo Roderick, Author/Author Services