Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Today is launch day for the paperback edition of "The Griffin Cryer" and to celebrate, the ebook version can be downloaded for free! There are also free to enter contests to win a signed copy over at Monica La Porta's site, Brook Cottage Books, and Dody's Treasured Encounters.
I'm tremendously proud of this little adventure, although I can't claim too much credit. I've been aided and abetted by Dody, Dan and my own two young adults all of whom volunteered to beta read, while Stephen Spencer ran a critical eye over drafts, and Jenny Worstall provided invaluable advice on the musical scenes. For the first time ever, the story seemed to write itself, with unexpected themes on bullying, freedom and self belief emerging. After recruiting Charlie and Jenny to proof read, I crossed my fingers and uploaded "The Griffin Cryer" to Amazon's virtual shelves.
I always peer sideways at reviews, a little anxious of what readers might have to say – however, since its release, "The Griffin Cryer" has gained forty reviews in America (ave. 4.7 stars), sixteen five star reviews in the UK, and one solid five star review in Germany. It's hard for any writer to be objective about their own work, so confirmation that "The Griffin Cryer" did deliver an entertaining worthwhile read was more than welcome. I've been overwhelmed by some of the comments left by readers. From short sweet reviews, to longer more in depth critiques, "The Griffin Cryer" seems to be connecting on more levels than expected. As I mentioned before, this story wrote itself, and fellow indie authors generously shared their expertise with critique, beta reading and proofreading. I've also had some marvellous support from so many fellow book addicts, both here in the UK and in the States, and lately Europe and India. I hoping to reach the top twenty in genre in the free download charts – be ace if we made it happen in four continents.
"The Griffin Cryer" is suitable for young and old adults, and recommended reading for all those who've ever dreamed of flying on the back of a griffin. You can download a copy for free from Amazon onto any smart phone or ereader, or of course, the good old fashioned kindle! If you have a moment or two to spare, I'd be grateful if you could like, share or tweet this post and help spread the word about this promotion.
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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