Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Holly Jacobs’ Summer Newsletter(I’ve been having issues with pictures coming through for some of you, so if they don’t show up in your newsletter, you can see the newsletter online.)
Hi, everyone!  Hope you’re enjoying warmer weather!  For a long time, I wasn’t sure if winter would ever give way to spring here in Erie, and now it’s almost summer!
There’s a lot going on here.  We’re working in the garden.  This year’s experiment?  PawPaw Trees and asparagus from seeds rather than roots!
I’m so excited that my first Women’s Fiction is out!  Don’t worry, there’s romance in it, but as I wrote it, I thought of it as more the heroine’s journey.  I wrote an article for Romance Writers’ Report in April called Sunday Books.  It talked about writing books of the heart.  Just One Thing was definitely that.  I didn’t write it with a publisher in mind.  I wrote it strictly for me—for the sheer joy of telling the story that had been begging me to be told.  I hope that joy shows in the story.  And since I try to keep you all informed…this one’s not a comedy.  It’s probably the most emotional story I’ve ever told.

Just One Thing
Montlake Books, 6/14
“Sometimes, you find yourself inadvertently in the dark. But I’d discovered that if you stopped fighting against it and just stood still, sometimes something marvelous comes along.”
Artist Lexie McCain spends her days literally weaving the story of her life into a gorgeous tapestry. But on Monday nights, she walks to the Corner Bar, drinks a Killian’s, and answers the same question every week from Sam the bartender: “One thing?” She starts with her name, then her cottage, slowly moving on to the devastating tragedies that tore her life apart.
Sam Corner’s smile doesn’t seem to hide any pain. One night, Lexie turns the tables on him, asking Sam, “One thing?” To her surprise, Sam reveals his own tragic history. Together, Lexie and Sam learn that, with good beer and a trusted friend, sharing just “one thing” might lead to the one thing they both thought was lost forever: love.
From award-winning author Holly Jacobs comes the story of heartache, hope, and the power of sharing just one thing.

"Just One Thing is an emotionally compelling page-turner.  I could not put it down." ~JoAnn Ross, NY Times Bestselling Author

"This is Holly's breakout piece, a masterful tale as deftly woven as the tapestry that forms a central part of the story. Perfect book for a bookckub book." ~Susan Gable, Award Winning Author

"JUST ONE THING is a different kind of book from award-winning author Holly Jacobs. This book is a little more cathartic than her usual feel good writing and touches your very soul in a deep heart-wrenching way. Characters Lexie and Sam are hurting and struggling to endure their pain. With each other’s help, they may determine that just one thing is the answer. Be prepared to read JUST ONE THING in one sitting and keep the tissues handy because you will be smiling through your tears. Kudos, Holly Jacobs, for this wonderful novel and for always keeping your readers entertained and wanting more." Donna Zapf, Single Title Romance Reviews—5 Stars
“This poignant story about new discoveries, hope, and love is truly unforgettable. Readers will find themselves connecting with the characters’ feelings right away. This novel is a perfect fit to share with a book club since it’s guaranteed to stir emotions.” —RT Book Reviews
It’s also available as an audio book at Audible.com or as a MP3 DVD at Amazon
You can listen to an excerpt at Amazon’s Blog!  


My other exciting news for June is Steamed: A Maid in LA Mystery #1 is part of a new box set, Love is a Mystery.  Even if you’ve already bought Steamed (and if you did, thank you!) you can enjoy the other five books in the set.  Yes, that’s six books in one box set…for only 99¢.
Also, available for the first time as eBooks are some of my oldest published books.  I’m labeling them Holly Jacobs Classic Romances so they’re easy to spot.  These were originally published by Kensington Precious Gems.  I’ve gone back to my working titles for the eBook editions, but in case you’re checking your shelves, they were originally, Side By Side and Baby, It’s You.  (This Old Heart is keeping it’s title and will be going up soon!)
Finally, in case you missed it, my Maid in LA Mystery series is complete…well, complete for now.  I gave the series an ending, but I left it open for future books, which is good since I’ve already had readers asking for more!  I can’t tell you how much that means to a writer.  I loved working with Quincy and her gang.  It’s gratifying to know, you all enjoyed them as well!
1. Steamed Amazon B&N 
2. Dusted 

I hope you have a fantastic summer! I’ll be back in the fall with my next new book—the first book in a new series—Christmas in Cupid Falls!  Yes, another Christmas book!  With a name like Holly, how could I not love writing holiday books??!!


Just One Thing
Love is a Mystery Boxed Set

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