Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
I tend to live in the moment, and at my age, that's a good thing. However, I've always looked forwards to February and the end of winter. This year though, January fired one last bombardment. It was a doozy: one of the sons underwent much needed but very painful shoulder surgery, and is still unable to move his arm. Fortunately, the swim pool where he teaches organised extra help, and with a little shuffling, he was able to continue coaching 'his' children's lessons. However, the responsibility of getting him to work - and home again fell to me. Which was fine, until the Passat decided it too had a wounded shoulder (loud knocking coming from the front right wheel arch) and has been side-lined for an operation.
So, unusually, I'm allowed to drive the son's little convertible - it's rear wheel drive and petrol and after the comfort of the Passat, like sitting in a food blender. Just to add to the discomfort and fear factor, the roads around our village have flooded. But life's life, and you sink or swim, and thankfully, family and friends are around to keep you afloat.
That's why I'm particularly grateful, even more so than usual, to all the wonderful book bloggers who've agreed to host the upcoming promotion of "The Griffin's Boy", I haven't yet personally thanked all those who have generously picked up a media kit and signed up to the planned book blast over at Sign up Genius. This isn't lip service, I plan to have a role call later next week, and I'm certainly visiting each and every one of your sites to say thank you for your support. And of course, the book related site Words Unlimited is standing by to help in any of your own promotions.
A thrilling success!
While we're on the subject of friends, Sean Campbell, who often drops by Words Unlimited with invaluable marketing advice, has made "Dead on Demand," the London based thriller he co-wrote with his brother Dan, perma free. In my opinion, "Dead on Demand" was one of the most original and intelligent thrillers to hit the virtual bookshelves, and easily on par with other best selling authors' traditionally published books. I enjoyed Dan and Sean's follow up, Cleaver Square (still available at a bargain early bird price (99 cents), even more.
Both Sean and Dan are great fun, and always ready to help out other indie authors, especially with marketing advice. Visit their website 90daysnovel.com and you'll see why the brothers are so well respected in the indie community.
"Dead on Demand" is now in the top ten free charts in the UK and USA, and "Cleaver Square" has started on the foothills of the paid for charts. I hope it achieves the same success, well deserved by two talented authors.
DEAD ON DEMAND: Free best selling thriller from the following:
Amazon USA / UK / India / Canada/ Australia /
Cleaver Square: the follow up: A standalone novel featuring Detective David Morton from the best selling "Dead on Demand" is available at a special early bird price of only 99 cents, or 99p from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
The bleakest winter on record and a gruesome discovery bring DCI David Morton to the Hackney Marshes in search of a clue, any clue, as to the identity of a dead child found near the Old River Lea.
Meanwhile, closer to home, Morton's long suffering wife Sarah comes to the conclusion that her man has been doing more than work during his late nights at the office. As he closes in on the mystery of the boy's identity his life begins to crumble and a terrible wrong is done to someone he loves.
With all of London watching, Morton's impeccable ethics will be tested to their limit as he is forced to choose between doing what is right and what is legal.
Cleaver Square is a stand-alone Police Procedural featuring DCI David Morton.
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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