Unfortunately, in our area, there was a horrible wildfire that ravaged a large portion of Superior and Louisville Colorado on December 30th. The fire quickly engulfed over 6000 acres in a highly populated region, forcing people to evacuate in a matter of minutes as the flames spread at a terrifying pace. Over 1000 homes were destroyed and another 180 were damaged. Devastating to many families in our area. We happen to live just outside the burn area and didn’t have to evacuate, though we were packed to leave quickly since it was nearby. For those affected we feel for you, since we went through a house fire many years ago, losing many of our possessions, needing to live elsewhere for several months. Our family donated to help with the relief efforts and I hope if you’re able, you can do the same. You can do this via this link for Boulder County Wildfire relief or you can donate time and materials via this link. If there are any of my readers out there affected by this terrible, heartbreaking event, reach out to me if you need assistance and I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.
On a happier note, I finished up the holiday season with 7 straight events, selling the most paperback books of any of my previous holiday seasons. From January through December, this was my best year selling books, which put a happy smile on my face. I talked with lots of people and got many more signups to the newsletter. All in all, a wonderful 2021, which I know wasn’t the best for many people with COVID still raging around the world and many other tragedies. But I have hope 2022 will be a better year.
In all the events my biggest sellers were The Divine Devils, The Front Range Butcher, and Tracking Shadow. And I had several people buy the entire Jarvis Mann series and many others buying both books currently available in The Divine Devils series. Many times, people bought books as holiday gifts to give to a loved one. If you were one of those buyers of any of those books, I’d love to hear from you on how the books were received as a gift.
At my last three events I gave away three more $10 Amazon Gift Cards. The winners were Lisa, Ariana and Ashley. Each were contacted and got to spend the money on something fun. Congratulations to all the gift card winners at the 7 events.
With the release of Fallen Star, more reviews are coming in, the feedback being outstanding. Here is a couple more:
Another great read from author R. Weir. Some interesting characters and plenty of action.
Can’t wait for the next in the series, especially following the teaser – Ken
Here is why I suggest you read this book:
- Intense suspense
- Extortion and corruption
- Plenty of Drama
- Great characters that are realistic – some likable and some despicable
- Great world building
- A raw, gritty, dirty, angsty story – Shelly
If you’ve enjoyed the Divine Devils series, don’t forget about my Jarvis Mann PI series, of which there are eight books in all, each available in two eBook boxed sets of four each, or you can purchase the eBook separately or on Paperback. All of them available on Amazon.
This month there are three Prolific Works eBook giveaways to check. The first is Resolve with 29 free eBooks to check out via this link, the giveaway running until January 9th.
Next is The Snowman – Mystery & Crime Giveaway with 19 free eBooks, the giveaway running until Jaunuary 12th. You can find all the books via this link.
And finally Mysteries Your Mother Never Told… with 55 eBooks you can find via this link.
I’ll end this month with a reminder to share this newsletter with anyone who loves to read. Those that sign-up receive a free eBook copy of Tracking A Shadow. If you signed up and didn’t get the free eBook, send me an email and I’ll work out sending you the file. I have some ideas on possible future exclusive giveaways I may do for those who are signed up for the newsletter. T-shirts, signed paperbacks and eBooks are what I’m thinking. But if there is anything else you’d like to win let me know.
To you and yours, I wish you all the best for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Peace and love to you all!