Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
An Explosive Time featuring Crombie, the fat, unfit, over forty detective received a fantastic uptake in free downloads, now comes the acid test - will Crombie continue to gain new audiences now that there's a price tag attached? I'm quietly confident in the old boy's ability to entertain.
The good news is that completely unexpectedly An Explosive Time falls into a brand new Genre: Prick Lit - and I never even knew such a genre existed until recently. The bad news is that Amazon have come over all Sunday School and refuses to allow the tag Prick Lit.
Prick Lit defined: We've had Lad Lit, apparently the male version of Chick Lit, with characters exploring emotions and values as they struggle towards spiritual growth and finding their role in life. Prick Lit is purely about the action, usually delivered in non-stop format with an undertone of blokey humour.
An Explosive Time is a little - for want of a better word - farcical, and represents a complete change of pace from its two predecessors. Hopefully the blokey humour peeps through, and there is a scattering of strong language. I've observed that even gentlemen will sometimes curse if there are no ladies present. And returning home from holiday to find an Alligator in your bathtub is enough to make a saint swear.
In order to keep the action coming thick and fast, it was necessary to ditch most of the emotional baggage, though there is a romantic ending - just!
At only 40,000 words this offering is the shortest in the series Celtic Cousins' Adventures, but packs a lot in. I had so much fun writing this story, (erm, maybe I shouldn't admit to that) I really hope you'll take a peek at the sample either on this website or on the Amazon page, and see what you think. Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com
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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