Wednesday, April 20, 2011

And this is why Grace got a cat...



I've mentioned this before, but I never planned to have a cat. And to be honest, this one is only on extended loan until our middle daughter is out of school. Yes I can hear you all now... "sure, sure."

This is Kitka. She's the main reason why Grace finds a kitten (Bootsie) on her driveway in my next novel, Grace Interrupted.

So in this cozy mystery, instead of simply solving a murder, running all of Marshfield Manor, and dealing with cranky Frances, Grace has to find out who the real kitten's owners are.

To find out if she's successful in any of the above, please tune in June 7th when Grace Interrupted debuts!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My first *Free* title on Smashwords!


Free stories!
Help yourself!
This is free to download from Smashwords. Here's the link.
And let me know what you think.

The collection (2 stories) includes "Evenings for Vylette" and "What's Real."

These are neither mysteries, nor sci-fi. These are just stories and characters who spoke to me. Hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'll trade you... An ARC for a review?


Woo-hoo! I have a couple of ARCs** here for GRACE INTERRUPTED, the new Manor House Mystery that comes out June 7th.
My publisher has sent out copies to all the major publications and I'm hoping for reviews (fingers crossed they like it!), but people these days rely heavily on Amazon and BN online reviews to make their reading decisions. I can't tell you how much a good review on those sites helps. But they do.

In any case, if you're willing to consider writing a review and posting it on Amazon and/or BN, I would love to send you an ARC of the new book. No strings attached, of course, but it would mean a lot to me.

And although I really, really hope you like the new book and your review is positive, that's not a condition either.

After posting this, I have no idea if I'll get two requests or a thousand, so I'll make up a deadline - April 15th (easy enough to remember). If I get more requests than I have ARCs, I'll draw names.

Again, if you're willing to consider writing a review and posting it on or around June 7th, the day the book debuts, email me at JulieHyzy (at) gmail (dot) com and put GRACE INTERRUPTED ARC (or somesuch) in the subject line.

It's so scary when a book is about to come out. I always, always worry.

Thanks for your help! Happy reading!

Julie

** These are the uncorrected proofs. I found a number of typos and I made changes but all those corrections took place after these were produced.

Featured on DCR

Two of my titles are featured on Daily Cheap Reads. Sounds cut-rate, doesn't it? But this is a wonderful spot for Kindle owners to see what's available. and everything is $5 or less. Pretty excited to see both Alex St. James novels up there.


Do you have a Kindle, a Nook, another eReader, or do you prefer to stick with books?

Wednesday, April 06, 2011