Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
- today and for the following four days. Deal ends around 9am on February 2nd for UK readers, up to twelve hours earlier in some time zones, so check first - although it's also a Kindle Unlimited ebook, so if you're a member you get to read free all year round.
As you can tell from glancing at the titles above, I'm unconstrained by genre. A Ripple in Time was my first title published as an indie author, and is probably best described as a - wait for it - paranormal time travel adventure romance. If that isn't a genre, it should be!
If you've stopped by for an update on The Bridle Path sequel, or the latest Detective Inspector Crombie mystery, it's all good. Both are well underway; romance is blossoming down in Cornwall and pieces in a new Crombie mystery are falling into place and probably one reason why this post rambles a little - I can't wait to get back to them. Other reasons may or may not include the fact that the sun is shining, the kayak's already loaded in the van, and I've left Tinker in charge of the picnic hamper.
Adieu for now - adventurous readers who'd like more specific details on dates can subscribe to the newsletter - look to your right. Those who fancy a little ocean going adventure of their own, and haven't already read A Ripple in Time, scroll down for a link to take you direct to Amazon and your free ebook. Happy reading!
A Ripple in Time: Synopsis & link to your free ebook.
Celtic Cousin Wren makes a psychic connection with a girl emigrating to America in 1912. Through his eyes, she is able to foresee the fate of the ship taking her across the Atlantic.
Consequently, RMS Titanic steams safely into New York Harbour: an anomaly which creates devastation for future generations.
Twenty-first century Britain still has an Empire, and World War One continues to ravage Europe.
Wren must somehow turn back time, and repair history; even if it means sacrificing everything he loves.
“A Ripple in Time” is a time travel romantic adventure. Protagonist Wren Prenderson was nominated for “Best Hero” in the E-Festival of Words 2013 Awards Hall, and voted by readers into joint second place.
GET IT FOR FREE here: A Ripple in Time
From tomorrow, Sunday 17th January from around 9am London time until around Tuesday 19th January around 9am; this double murder mystery will be free to download from Amazon.
You can download your copy for free, just click here: EVERYBODY LIES
Synopsis: Three days before Christmas, hedonist MP Henry Drayton-Maye invites a handsome stranger home for dinner. However, his new acquaintance is an escaped convict with devious intentions. Alerted by an anonymous phone call, the police discover Henry shackled to his bed. The possessions reported stolen are soon recovered, and although the convict has fled the country, apart from Henry’s reputation, there appears to be no harm done.
Months later, the convict's ex-partner in crime, Rex Raven, is found dead inside his locked study. The verdict is suicide. But then Rex's teenage daughter disappears, along with a mysterious Scandinavian youth.
To find the missing teenagers, Detective Inspector Crombie must first untangle a web of intrigue woven around family secrets and is furious to discover that even his superiors have deceived him.
But as the big fellow already knows, everybody lies.
Detective Crombie first made an appearance in "A Raucous Time", and took centre stage in "An Explosive Time", along with an African elephant and a rather doleful alligator. If you fancy a fast moving action packed London crime caper, try a sample, or download for just 99p, or FREE for Kindle Unlimited.
You can download a sample for free, just click here: AN EXPLOSIVE TIME
Synopsis: Dealing with stolen circus elephants, pit fighting alligators, and man eating pigs are a walk in the park for Detective Crombie.
However, it's when the Celtic Cousins get involved that the explosions really start.
When a circus elephant goes missing on Detective Inspector Crombie's watch, he immediately thinks of Wren and Rhyllann, who have to his mind made a career out of being the collective bane of his existence. And his instincts are correct: the Celtic Cousins HAVE been up to something--but when Crombie finds out what it is and why, he runs into resistance not only from his immediate superiors, but also from the corridors of power in Whitehall itself.
Will Crombie take the easy way out, or will he "leave the reservation" in an effort to do the right thing? The answer may surprise you...
The Griffin Cryer is also free to download, until around 9am tomorrow morning, London time.
It's an easy mistake to make - instead of whistling and calling for her dog, fifteen year old Frankie accidentally summons a griffin and his rider from an alternate universe. The Rider is tall, blond and extremely rude. On the other hand, Balkind is the sweetest, most lovable griffin Frankie's ever met, and she's determined to help them find a way back to their own world.
In doing so, she becomes aware that her newly discovered talent could be used to transform her own family's tragic circumstances: Following a freak accident, Frankie's brother has been comatose for over two years, hovering between life and death. With the mysterious Rider's help, Frankie summons the courage to venture from her self imposed emotional prison and attempts to bring her brother home.
Dealing with parallel universes, disgruntled warriors, and hungry griffins is the easier part of Frankie's life. At school, Frankie learns friends can become enemies, teachers aren't always right, and the boy of your dreams can be all too human. Told in approximately 53,000 words, suitable for young adults, and all those who've ever dreamed of riding a griffin.
As an indie author, the buck stops here, and I take full responsibility. An earlier version of "The Bridle Path" was uploaded to Amazon in error. As a result, some readers who downloaded this little romance to their kindle will notice the editor's mark-ups. As other indie authors and publishers are aware, there is a last stop check point to preview the ebook before giving final authorisation, but because this was the penultimate version with only minor changes to the book's body, this was overlooked. Right now, I'm working with Amazon to fix this. Fingers crossed and a fair wind behind us, a final version without the editor's marks and comments should be available to download within the next hour or so (presently 21.50 here in London), and I do hope this oversight won't impact too strongly on readers' enjoyment of The Bridle Path.
I always feel a story isn't complete until it's read; without readers a story doesn't really exist. As a norm, I take exceptional care to ensure that nothing comes between a reader's imagination and the story; I can only apologise profusely in the hope you'll accept my apology and please be assured that the final version of The Bridle Path will be available to download very soon.
Working title: Love Lost; Love Won, this return to Cornwall and the Bridle Path nears the finishing strait. To reserve your free copy, just click here: FREE BOOK and those helpful monkeys at MailChimp will store your email address. Of if you prefer, email me direct: Julia . Indie . Author @ Gmail . com (join the spaces.)
Use this universal link to download this sweet little romance to your kindle: The Bridle Path
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This short sweet fairy tale romance for us grown-ups is set in Cornwall, and will be free to download from Amazon from tomorrow, until Sunday.
Synopsis: Matilda relocates to Cornwall with her orphaned nephew, Sebby. It's an ideal environment to help both come to terms with recent tragedy. But when Sebby makes friends with Winnie, the only child of a neighbouring farmer, Matilda is alarmed. Winnie is willful, wild and sure to lead Sebby astray. And as for the farmer father, well - Greg has already crossed swords with Matilda over the bridle path that connects their properties.
Relationships will be broken, old friends lost, new friends made and new relationships will blossom along the bridle path - will it lead to the bridal path for Matilda?
The clue is in the first paragraph - c'mon - what do most thirty something single women wish for most?
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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