Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Cover art: Monica La Porta & Alessandro Fiorini
"A Ripple in Time" has recently been re-edited, and in order to take full advantage of the free sample Amazon provides, has a new opening chapter. You can read it here. If you'd like to receive a free copy of "A Ripple in Time" in exchange for a fair and honest review, please email Mervyn@talonpublishing.com .
"Through the Wrong Door" an episode from "A Ripple in Time" and previously unpublished is also available to read for free on this site here, or as a free download from Smashwords.
And it's not too late to enter our "Favourite Detective" contest! For your chance to win a free paperback copy of "An Explosive Time", scroll down and enter the name of your favourite fictional detective.
More free stuff - including paperback copies of "A Ripple in Time" and "The Griffin Cryer" is up for grabs here.
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Those hardworking ladies and gents over at eReader News Today featured "An Explosive Time" as their "Book of the Day", thank you guys! We hit the top 20 in British Detectives on the US site, and the top 100 Action & Adventure Amazon eBooks.
Along with the other Time after Time after Time titles, "An Explosive Time" is only 99 cents all this month. Download from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk - Or scroll down and vote for your favourite detective of all time, and you could win a free copy!
I'm looking forward to reading "The Cuckoo's Calling", but I'm willing to bet money that J K's private investigator Cormoran Strike never has to hunt down elephants, or comes face to face with an alligator in a London bathtub.
For Detective Inspector Derek "Tigger" Crombie, it's all in a day's work. Crombie's nothing like my own favourite detective Morse, as instead of a Jaguar car, he drives a worn out VW Passat. He's also a family man – the father of four daughters, and as Wren – one half of the bane of Crombie's life – once observed, the poor guy's probably hen-pecked at home. Which might explain why Crombie secretly enjoys the company of the Celtic cousins, even if it does mean ending up in "An Explosive Time".
All three time after time after time adventures are available at the special summer good read price of only 99 cents, or 77p. But you can win a free copy of "An Explosive Time" by voting for your favourite detective. It seems we never tire of watching others solve riddles and unravel mysteries. I have a pet theory, and I'd like your help to explore further. Do readers reveal something of their own character by confessing their admiration of the cool intellect of Sherlock Holmes? Or maybe they secretly long to be bossed about by rich fat men, and so can't get enough of Stephen Spencer's Paul Mallory Adventures? So go on, indulge me, I promise to protect my sources, and reveal only the results of this survey at the end of this month.
An Explosive Time
When a circus elephant goes missing on Detective Inspector Crombie's watch, he immediately thinks of Celtic Cousins 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 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. Described by one reviewer as a "Masterful British Thriller" this is the third and shortest of the Celtic Cousins Adventures, and contains adult humour and some strong language. Especially when an unsuspecting Rhyllann discovers what's lurking in his bathroom!
An Explosive Time starts with a fatal explosion; the action comes thick and fast, and Crombie will need all his wits about him to prevent his world - and London town - going supernova.
SUMMER SPECIAL PRICE - only 77p/99 cents from Amazon.com or Amazon.co..uk
"Crombie's Christmas" a short story is available to download free from Smashwords.
The finalists in the eFestival of words have been chosen, now the floor is open for readers to vote for their favourites.
How to vote:
First register at the eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair.
Then go to the awards hall, where you'll find titles in all genres, and also some specialist categories. Is your favourite there?
Two of mine are: "The Devil You Say" by Stephen Spencer, and "The Prince's Day out" by the lovely Monica La Porta have made it to the finals! I'm thrilled and delighted for my two friends. Stephen's thrillers are among the finest, if I had to pick a favourite, it would be "The Devil You Say". Click here to vote for "The Devil You Say".
Monica's writing talent is only excelled by her artistic skills, every time I read "The Prince's Day Out" my spirits are lifted by the mouth watering full colour illustrations. Click here to vote for "The Prince's Day Out".
I'm very excited for both Monica and Stephen, and wouldn't be human if I wasn't equally excited to have two of my titles reach the finals. The mischievous but lovable geek Wren Prenderson, one half of the Celtic Cousins is a finalist in "Best Hero". If you think he deserves to win, click here & vote for "Wren, from A Ripple in Time".
And really good news for all griffin lovers! "The Griffin Cryer" is a finalist in "Best Fantasy/Urban Fantasy". If you'd like to help Balkind and his friends win, your vote would be much appreciated. Click here to vote for "The Griffin Cryer".
It's apparent that organiser Julie Dawson and her team have worked tirelessly to select the finalists, which cannot have been an easy task, given the high standard and diversity of nominated books. I sincerely hope you'll take a few minutes to cast your vote, and demonstrate your support.
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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