I am working on a glitch with Amazon that seems to have delayed the $0.99 sale on “Death on a Thin Horse” Kindle version that was supposed to start today. I have notified Amazon and hope to have the sale started either later tonight (Dec 9) or tomorrow morning at the latest.
As a consolation for readers who were inconvenienced by the sale not starting on time this morning, I am putting my newest thriller, Dead Evil (Kindle version), on sale for 3 days (unadvertised) starting tomorrow (Dec 9) and lasting through Thursday. I am not able to control the exact time the sale starts, so I recommend checking Amazon later tonight and tomorrow morning.
Here is the link for Dead Evil: http://amzn.to/17NkgF3
Here is the link for Death on a Thin Horse: http://amzn.to/15OGDt2
Want a great deal on a Kindle ebook to add to your Christmas ebook reader? Death on a Thin Horse will be on sale for $0.99 starting December 9 and ending December 14. This is the lowest price of the year and for the foreseeable future.
The Amazon ranking of Death on a Thin Horse is 4.8 with 8 reviews. GoodReads 4.6 rating with 5 reviews.
Here are snippets of some of the reviews:
“Death on a Thin Horse. I wondered where the title came from. Then it was revealed in such a clever way. This book was hard for me to put down, once I started reading. I was impressed with the author’s creative view of how our future could be, along with the history woven in.”
“This is an ingenious novel with plot twists that make it a page-turner. The story takes place about 30 years in the future, and includes a biogeneticist who develops gene therapy which rewrites DNA to cure disease, an evil US Senator and Presidential candidate, vicious politics in the genetics lab, and links back to a mystical engraving by Albrecht Durer. It is all woven together into a really good narrative.”
17 Nov 2013
Author: CH | Filed under: About Candice Hughes, Thoughts and Musings
Went to Costco and the mall today and both were fully decked out for Christmas. On the Internet, deal for “Black Friday” have been blasting from every page in huge letters. Thanksgiving is completely skipped over in massive rush to pound consumers into submission so they open up their wallets.
Many people no longer are even able to participate in the holiday since they have to work through prime holiday meal time when they should be relaxing with extended families.
Personally, I think we should rebel. Stop allowing corporations to eliminate holidays that don’t serve their purpose of getting people to spend their hard-earned money. By lining up on Thanksgiving evening or day to buy bargains, we are supporting this excessive push of Christmas as a massive buying orgy.
This Thanksgiving, as I have for many years, I will be meditating on all the people who have influenced my life both living and those passed on. This week I lost my aunt just a few days before the anniversary of my mother’s passing away. By thinking about and being with our family and friends, we can live a richer and fuller life that is less focused on how to get the latest toy that will be broken in a matter of days. I am not going to allow businesses needs to earn money to squeeze out my time for giving thanks and remembering. So call me Scrooge, but I won’t be standing in any Black Friday lines.
The GoodReads contest was a lot of fun! A total of 1,343 people entered the GoodReads giveaway for my thriller, Dead Evil. Congratulations to the six winners: Rae, Natalie, Bonnie, Bianca, Janice and Monet! Each have a paperback copy of Dead Evil on it’s way to their mailbox. Great fun for the spooky Halloween season.
I finally bought my pumpkins and hung up our talking skeleton to prepare for our trick-or-treaters. I’m looking forward to another episode of Sleepy Hollow. Even more fun when I can visit the actual town. Maybe we can break away from raking leaves long enough for a short trip.I’ll leave everyone with a photo of a beautiful tree to celebrate fall in New England.
Only 4 days left to enter my GoodReads contest to win a free copy of my latest thriller “Dead Evil”. With witches, demons, and ghosts spiced with family intrigue and romance make this fast-paced thriller a fantastic Halloween read.
Reader Diane G writes: “This is a heart-pounding, can’t-stop-reading-it book. History, science, and the paranormal are seamlessly interwoven with great character development into a story that draws in the reader and builds in suspense to a satisfying ending. Candice Hughes is a writer to watch.
I started reading the book, enjoying the Plymouth, MA setting and the Mayflower descendants. I had no idea where the story would take me–I had picked up the book because I enjoyed the author’s previous book, Death on a Thin Horse. Before I realized it, I was reading Dead Evil way past bedtime, unwilling to set the book down. I especially like the strong women characters and the way the paranormal is introduced and plays out.”
Here’s the contest link:
13 Oct 2013
Author: CH | Filed under: Candice's Thriller, Dead Evil, Writer's Life
To get into the Halloween spirit, I made a trip to the New York Botanical Garden yesterday. I loved the giant stick men with pumpkin heads. (see photo below) The chrysanthemum display (kiku) is also spectacular. Highly recommend a visit if you can go.
I also thought it would be fun to make a list of some of my favorite spooky books (in no particular order):
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett (fun with witches)
John Dies at the End by David Wong
Of course, I also feel rather affectionate about my own Halloween thriller- Dead Evil.
Pumpkin Man in top hat at NY Botanical Gardens
- Newest thriller by Candice M. Hughes
Hope you enjoy the photo of the pumpkin man!
Ever wondered how writers created geek characters or wanted to write your own book about tech or medical geeks but felt intimidated by the culture and characters? Today I’m guest teaching at award-winning writer’s educational website, Romance University. Ask your questions today!
27 Sep 2013
Author: CH | Filed under: Thoughts and Musings, Writer's Life
This bit of news attracted me both because it involved literary star Jane Austin but also sparkly bling. It seems Jane’s lovely turquoise ring had been up for auction. After being purchased by singer Kelly Clarkson, England decided it couldn’t let this treasure go. Totally understandable. Now if only I can make it over there for a look-see…
Some people shy away from tough subjects, afraid that reading or hearing about them might somehow change them in a negative way. For example, some may believe if a teen reads a book about a character using drugs, that teen will be more likely to use drugs even if the book doesn’t glorify drug use and shows the ugly side. Because people have wide views in what they believe can be instructional or beneficially thought-provoking, there have been banned books. At the same time, people have continued to discuss whether such books should be publically banned (authority figures making the choice) or whether or not people should be trusted to make their own individual choices about what to read.
I found this article on CNN thought-provoking. I was especially touched by the story of an author who wrote a book about teen suicide who received a message from a teen saying that reading his book had stopped her from committing suicide. This author has received the ultimate compliment, knowing he went out a limb with a tough topic and was able to deeply touch someone, giving her the insight she needed at the right time.
Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/1flCYxz
22 Sep 2013
Author: CH | Filed under: Candice's Book, Candice's Thriller, Dead Evil
Authors are asked many questions. I’ve been posting answers to a number of these on my Facebook page including a fun video that answers the age old question “What do authors do every day?”
I’ve also had some specific questions that relate to my new release, Dead Evil. I am reposting them here for all my readers who aren’t on Facebook.
I often get questions about my books. I figure if one person has a question, other people probably have the same question so why leave everyone wondering?
Question 1: Are you really sure Dead Evil is not based on true events?
Answer: All that I can offer my readers is what is in the book and book trailer video. I have also posted a few pieces of historical background information on my blog such …as the fact that John Howland was a Mayflower passenger and is an ancestor of powerful figures included Nixon, Churchill, Bush and more. I think of Dead Evil as my Hamlet- a New England Hamlet that is deep, dark, and layered, just like the real Hamlet. This gives it passion- yet ultimately, it must be named fiction as there is no Hope Howland.
Question 2: Why haven’t you written a book with angels?
Answer: Love this question! LOL- I have! The hero in Dead Evil is Gabe Bennett. His full name is Gabriel. Read the book and you will be in for a beautiful surprise. Just one of the many deep layers in Dead Evil. I hope all my readers enjoy delving into these delicious layers.
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