Paperback Jewels on Etsy!

I’ve opened a little shop on Etsy called Paperback Jewels. It’s handcrafted, ribbon bookmarks that are all fantasy-based! They make a great gift for yourself, or someone you know who loves to read. I will be adding more each week, and also take custom orders. Check it out, and put your orders in for Christmas! Below is just one example of the bookmarks I can craft for you.

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The Pursuit

After a month of trying to recover from having our baby, and then a round of bronchitis and an upper respiratory infection….I am back to work finishing up the final touches on The Pursuit. It feels good to be back in the swing of things. I know it’s long overdue and I apologize to those of you out there who are anxiously awaiting the 3rd book. I thought I could have it done by the time I delivered but apparently pregnancy had different ideas!

Happy New Year!

Killian&Viv2I can’t believe it is the end of 2013 already! This year has flown by. It’s been a very amazing year for me, both personally and professionally. We’re expecting our first baby in Feb of 2014, and I published two books that were very successful this year, with the third on the way!

I cannot thank everyone enough who has supported me, and purchased my books. Without you I never would have seen one of my dreams come true. Being able to write and see my visions come to life, and receive positive feedback is surreal and amazing. I never imagined that my series would take off as much as it has, and I am so thankful for all the kind words and support!

I especially want to thank my mom and dad, and my amazing husband for all their help, encouragement, and support this past year. I am so blessed to have one amazing family!

2014 will be a busy year for me, and I don’t know what to expect…but I will keep writing as time allows. I plan to write at least 1 stand-alone spin off book from The Skyy Huntington Series, as well as finish off another novel that is totally unrelated to the series. With a baby on the way, I don’t know if they’ll both get finished in 2014 but I will sure try!

Also, I didn’t reach my goal of getting The Pursuit out in time for December…it is just about done though. We have been so busy and have had a lot of company and other things going on that I just have not had the time to devote to the book. But don’t worry, it’ll be out soon!

I hope that everyone else had a great year…and I hope that 2014 will bring joy and happiness to your lives. Happy New Year from The Hudspeth’s 🙂

What we take for granted

I just had my first “real” surgery of my life last week. By real I mean the kind where they put you to sleep and all that. Before this the only other surgery-ish type thing I had done was my wisdom teeth being removed last year. And I will tell you, it’s all really put things into perspective. I had an infection in my jaw bone last year, and had 2 root canals done in 1 month. I couldn’t eat or talk for days on end, and the pain in my jaw/face was insane. Now, with this surgery I had last week, my entire stomach and abdomen is bruised and swollen and I have incisions that hurt like hell, so I can’t sleep any other way but on my back and can’t bend over or hardly move at all. And, we all don’t realize how lucky we are until you get a taste of something like this. Because someone out there always has it worse than you, no matter what your situation is. And I am SO thankful for my family and friends, and thankful to have my health and mobility.

 

I’ve felt like a zombie for the last four days. My husband had to fly to Seattle for a business trip and is gone until Thursday and it sucks not having him around, but my mom is here helping me recover until he gets back. I had planned to get the rest of book 2 finished up while I was recovering but all I have wanted to do was sleep, so I have gotten nothing done. Today is the first day I have felt like doing anything at all, so I hope to get at least 1 chapter written out. I plan to have 3 more chapters, so I should be able to get it all done and into editing soon to meet my goal of releasing it this month.

 

If you haven’t read book 1 in The Skyy Huntington Series, The Lie you should pick it up. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BODVDP8?tag=hollhuds-20&creative=384345&linkCode=kin and don’t forget, if you read a book and you like it be sure to leave a good review! I”ll be updating my website with new information regarding book 2 The Countess this coming weekend, so keep an eye out.

As always, thank you for your interest in my series, I hope that you’ve enjoyed The Lie if you’ve read it.

 

 

So blah this weekend – And I hate paperbacks

While I did manage to get about 3 chapters on book 2 done over the weekend, I feel so blah. Didn’t do anything at all but sit on my computer writing, or vegging out. I found a new game for my phone called Majesty: Fantasy Kingdoms that sucked all my time away today…it’s super fun and addicting. I also looked around for some photos to use for the cover of book 2, and was pleased with some of the ones I found. My cover artist should be able to work her magic as usual with whichever one I pick.

While I still am waiting on the joints to finish putting my raised garden bed together (Home Depot had to ship them grrr) my seedlings I planted indoors are doing amazing! And I will be picking my first strawberry of the season tomorrow, have one tiny berry that’s red and ready to go.

On another note – it’s come to my attention lately that I really am not wanting to read physical books anymore. I always try to buy the hard cover or paperback version of a book if it’s an author I really like, because I like to support them, and so I can add it to my collection of their books on my shelf. I really thought I’d hate the Kindle when I got the first one back in 2010. But I found that I fell in love with digital readers, and own 3 Kindles now. The last few books I bought in physical form just agitated me, they are awkward and uncomfortable to hold after you’re used to your e-reader. I bought the latest book one of my favorite authors put out the other day (which I am ashamed to say I fell way behind on her series until recently) and I am regretting buying it in paperback and struggling to finish reading it because of that! I hate to say it, but I think it’ll be the last physical book I buy 🙁

Anyway, back to doing nothing for the rest of the evening. Waiting on my phone to charge back up so I can play more Majesty, and watch Shameless. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as well!

Holly

Whirlwind weekend!

My back is thoroughly sore from digging around in my backyard yesterday planting raspberry and blackberry bushes and trying to set up my raised garden bed. The kit shipped with plastic parts: the joints and stakes for the wood were all plastic and 5 of them were busted on arrival! So frustrating….so now I have to hope the local Home Depot has something I can use as a replacement to get the stupid thing put together.

This weekend was also my first free weekend promotion for my new book The Lie. I am blown away by the response I got! I ended up with 910 downloads, and made it to #16 in the top 100 best sellers in the free paranormal genre on Amazon. I’ve already got positive feedback and reviews on the book as well, which makes me happy beyond words. It’s more than I ever imagined would happen, especially this soon after publishing. A HUGE thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who downloaded my book this weekend, I hope that you enjoy it.

Please be sure to join me on Twitter for updates on book two in the series, The Countess. I am hoping to have it out some time next month! https://twitter.com/SkyyHuntington

I’m attaching a screenshot of my ranking on Amazon, because quite frankly I can’t even believe it! This was one of the most exciting weekends I have had in a long time.

Again: THANK YOU to everyone who downloaded my book this weekend!

Holly

 

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Thanks Dad

My sweet Dad surprised me yesterday by snapping up the very first paperback copy of my book as soon as it went live. I was baffled at who bought a paperback version of my book, since I hadn’t told anyone it was live yet except my Mom and Dad, and she didn’t even know he did it. I was impressed how fast the book was shipped out to him, he ordered it on Sunday and it was printed and delivered by Wed.

It was surreal to hold the book in my hands. Of course, I bought a copy of it for my own Kindle but it’s not the same thing. My Dad put a very sweet note inside for me, and I will cherish this copy of my book forever, since it’s my first published novel.

I know I have said it a lot, but again, I wouldn’t have had the courage to go through with this if it weren’t for my family. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart Dad, your kind words and encouragement mean more to me than you know.

Also, as a side note The Lie will be free on the Amazon Kindle store this weekend starting Saturday, so be sure to pick up a copy and spread the word!

Holly

I’m live (again)

Well Goodreads finally converted my account from a user to an author. Took them long enough! I also finished my Amazon Author profile and they have finally linked my paperback and Kindle versions on the same page. It’s really exciting to see it all coming together. And even more exciting to see the book making sales! Slowly but surely I’m making progress. Now to get back to work on book 2 in the series.

You can check out my profiles:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6975128.Holly_Hudspeth

http://amazon.com/author/hollyhudspeth

And also the website is a little more polished now:

http://www.hollyhudspeth.com

And again, a HUGE thanks to my family and friends, especially my darling husband who has worked hard putting my website together. All the support is what keeps me moving forward 🙂

 

Sincerely,

Holly

The Lie Ebook

I’m live

Well Goodreads finally converted my account from a user to an author. Took them long enough! I also finished my Amazon Author profile and they have finally linked my paperback and Kindle versions on the same page. It’s really exciting to see it all coming together. And even more exciting to see the book making sales! Slowly but surely I’m making progress. Now to get back to work on book 2 in the series.

You can check out my profiles:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6975128.Holly_Hudspeth

http://amazon.com/author/hollyhudspeth

And also the website is a little more polished now:

http://www.hollyhudspeth.com

And again, a HUGE thanks to my family and friends, especially my darling husband who has worked hard putting my website together. All the support is what keeps me moving forward 🙂

 

Sincerely,

Holly

The Lie Ebook