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Cover Confusion

Looking back on 2018 – well, it’s been a crazy year. Despite The Big Move, I managed to publish three books, two that were already mostly written, Starting Over (Fortune Bay) and Temple of the Jaguar (Rocky and Bernadette Mystery #1), and the last Fortune Bay book (I think) Starlight and Tinsel, that I did write this year. In the confusion of packing, selling a business and moving our workshops, I’m amazed I got them out!

My scattered state of mind is evidenced by how I mixed up my two free books here on the page! Sorry if it had new readers scratching their heads.

Summer of Fortune – the first full length Fortune Bay e-book – is free at all online retailers.

(Please let me know if Amazon changes it back to 99cents, as they do randomly. I think just to show they can!).

And Lake of Dreams, the prequel novella is now my gift to new members of my readers group. If you are a member and for some reason have never received it, let me know. If you’d like to join, Click Here.

You can email me anytime about anything at Judy@JudithHudsonAuthor.com  I love hearing from readers.

I also changed some covers, but just to confuse people even more, I’m changing the cover of Summer of Fortune – the free book – back to my original cover.

I was starting a rebranding but realized I loved most of my original covers, ones that resonated with me from the start since I designed them myself with my graphic-designer daughter Rosey. So I’m changing Summer of Fortune back.

Summer of Fortune is free at all online retailers.

 

I do plan to change the covers of Home for Christmas – again. The original only said “Christmas” to someone from the pacific Northwest -lol. And the new one is too visually confusing to see the title and my name.

I’m also going to change the cover of The Good Neighbor, which I think is too static and does not reflect Frankie’s character. So watch for all that in the new year!

I’m talking about these covers on Jo-Ann Carson’s podcast, Blood Sweat and Words, that aired Christmas Day 2018. It was fun. Have a listen.

So I hope 2019 is a quiet year around here.

Now – on to the next book!

Cremona

I’m on a virtual journey with Rocky and Bernadette, my mystery protagonists, to Cremona, a city in northwestern Italy that I love. My husband is in the violin business so it’s no coincidence we’ve been to The home of Stradivarius numerous times and there are still over 100 violin makers in the ancient city.

I thought I’d show you a few of the photographs I took there that I have set up as a slide show on my two monitors to inspire me with glimpses into this intriguing world as I write.

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To see the website for Rocky ad Bernadette’s first story, Temple of the Jaguar, set in the Yucatan, go to www.JMHudsonmystery.com.

More on the Rocky and Bernadette mysteries soon.

New covers!

It’s been a few years so I’m changing a few of the original Fortune Bay covers to bring the series more in line with other small town romance series. I want readers to know what they’re getting and yes, pic out my books to try!

So ta-da! The new beta covers for Summer of Fortune and Home for Christmas.

They will probably change a bit more, but not much, and I’ll be rolling out the new cover for The Good Neighbor soon. Watch for them on all your regular online retailers!

A new Fortune Bay Christmas Novella!

Get this 100+ page Christmas novella on Amazon.  (Only 99 ¢)

I’m excited to get this book out in time for Christmas! <G>

I know, that should be a given, this being a Christmas story and all, but this has been a difficult year in a lot of ways. First we had the big move and downsizing for my husband and myself, some health issues and, just when I thought we were sliding into the new normal, a death in the family in September.

But as always, the writing was a balm, and as well, real life provided lots of inspiration.

You might remember Star, independent and plucky, arriving in Fortune Bay in Home for Christmas, and saving Marshall from the paparazzi in Starting Over.

But in the end, she still hadn’t found her own happily-ever-after. (I know a lot of you readers were rooting for her. ) As usual, though, the HEA is not exactly what she’d thought it would be – although it might be exactly what she wanted.

And when she moves into the Murphy’s cabin, of course Augusta can’t help but interfere  lend a hand!

You can read the back blurb HERE.

Get this 100+ page Christmas novella on Amazon. Only 99 ¢

And of course it will also be available in paperback form.

Don’t have a kindle? Don’t let that stop you.

It’s easy – and free! – to get a kindle app on your phone &/or tablet. (I read on my phone all the time.) You can find the easy instructions HERE.

Now it’s time for me to take a deep breath and do some reading myself. Any suggestions?

(Don’t forget to get Starlight and Tinsel today!)

Until next time,

 

One giveaway after another

This summer has been one giveaway after another for me.

This time I’m participating in a giant Bookfunnel Giveaway with 60 books to choose from.

 

Contemporary and historical, small town to billionaire romance, with 60 clean romances to choose from, there’s bound to be something for you.

I like these Bookfunnel Giveaways because they are arranged by the authors involved, and you can read the story descriptions (book blurbs) for any books that look like they might work for you, then only pick the ones you want. Yes, you are signing up for those authors newsletter, but you can unsubscribe any time.

Check out some new authors. Give it a try. Just click here.