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3d .png Body coverWith Thanksgiving just passed, please forgive me for indulging in a bit of giving thanks for these five-star reviews of my latest release, A Body in the Belfry:

5starsThis book captured me from the first page. If you love a good mystery with interesting characters and a beautiful setting, you will love this book. Can’t wait to read more in this series!

Let me tell you about a really good book — A Body in the Belfry by J.B. Hawker. A Body in the Belfry is the second book in The First Ladies Club Mystery series, following book one, The First Ladies Club, also really good.

From the first chapter I was thrilled with this book! This is the first book I have read by this author, and I look forward to reading more.

Awesome book ! Loved the story line, this book will keep you reading till the very end. So many Wonderful characters…

 I thoroughly enjoyed this suspenseful novel.

Absolutely fascinating characters, I enjoyed meeting every one of them. This story took me for a ride from the very beginning and that feeling was there until the end. I recommend this book to anyone with a sense of adventure and daring. Can’t wait for the next book!

 This book had a lot of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat, I couldn’t put it down, and I highly recommend it. All the characters are multi-dimensional and I had to keep reading the book through until the end. J5stars.B. Hawker is a wonderful author and you will not be disappointed.

I love this second book in the First Ladies’ Club series. J.B. Hawker is a very good Christian author and has, once again, provided a great read!

I realize these are only the first eight reviews and, eventually I will disappoint someone, but for this launch week I’m riding high.

You can read the complete reviews for these snippets by clicking the book link above.

If you want to check out the book to see if you agree with these generous readers, A Body in the Belfry is on sale at only 99 cents during this launch promo, before returning to its regular price of $4.99. (Featured as a New Release today 12/5/15, on Free Kindle Books & Tips)

The first book in the First Ladies Club series, The First Ladies Club, is also being temporarily discounted to celebrate this new release.

Once again, THANK YOU, wonderful readers!

Be sure to check in next Saturday, December 12,  when I interview author, Cindy Davis.



The Big Day, Dec. 1

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On December 1, 2015, A Body in the Belfry will be available in all formats.  I’m discounting the digital version (Kindle, ePub) to only 99 cents for a limited time during the launch. After that, it will return to the regular price of $4.99.  Those who have pre-ordered will get the $.99 price.

I’m excited to have this book “out there” because I think it shows how I’ve grown as an author.

Please share the promotional discount with your friends who read cozy mysteries and Christian fiction, so they can take advantage of the low price.

If you read and enjoy this, or any of my books, please consider posting a review. Reviews really do make a world of difference to authors.

Controversy: Good or bad?

HOLLOWMy first book, Hollow, is featured in the Halloween reads on the indieBRAG website this week.  I was thrilled a few years ago when my first foray into indie publishing was awarded this prestigious award.

Since then, I wrote three more books in this series featuring former pastor’s wife, Bunny Elder, and have begun a new series, as well.

When I first published Hollow, I didn’t list it as Christian Fiction because I considered it to be more a book about a woman who happened to be a Christian than inspirational reading.  Some readers complained about the Scripture verses and overt religious content, even going so far as to accuse me of trying slip one over on them by not labeling the book Christian. So, I added the Christian label.  You guessed it; this brought complaints and bad reviews from readers expecting a very different kind of novel.

While most reviewers seemed to get it, a few did not. However, the ratings remained in the 4.5 star range.

Once the series was complete, I set this book as perma-free. That’s when the attacks began in earnest. Even though I tweaked the description to alert readers to the nature of the book, the ratings have fallen to 3.7 stars, as of this morning, although the others in the series remain above 4 stars.

My question for you is, “Can the controversy surrounding this first book be turned into some sort of advantage, or should it be ignored?”

October means Halloween. Halloween means “Hollow” promotions

Hollow is free in digital format all month long in October. I have scheduled promotions on a variety of ebook sites/newsletters being sent to readers during the month.
J.B. Hawker on StoryFindsIs featuring Hollow from October 2 – 8, and you may see it featured on other sites throughout the month.

If you have read and enjoyed Hollow, but haven’t had time to post a review (Amazon, Goodreads, Kobo, or B&N), I would love it, if you would post one today.

Many of the promotion sites require a certain number of reviews or a certain star ranking to include a book, so every single good review helps.

Thank you, again, for all your support and encouragement.

Mystery Writers Revealed Facebook Event

11923623_10205638401851930_4965161041181905675_nThis coming Saturday, September 12 is the Big Event on Facebook, Mystery Writers Revealed. On that day only, many of your favorite cozy mystery, romantic mystery and mystery/thriller writers will be logged in to answer your questions. All the books featured will be 99 cents, as well. What a super opportunity!

My time slot is noon to one o’clock Pacific Time, when I will be discounting “The First Ladies Club” and responding to your comments and questions.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL…all this week there will be special FREE giveaways, just for stopping by.

This is a super opportunity to fill your Kindle or other e-reader for the long, cold winter ahead. Share the word with all your reading friends and DON’T MISS IT!

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