I have wanted to do this for a long time–and turns out it takes a long time to do, even one chapter! Nevertheless, here is a video with me reading
I have wanted to do this for a long time–and turns out it takes a long time to do, even one chapter! Nevertheless, here is a video with me reading Chapter 1 of Hot Enough to Kill. There’s a short opening video and then just me having fun! Enjoy!
Also, October 24-26 are free days for HOT on Kindle, so please share with friends!
Just a quick note to wish everyone a fun and relaxing Labor Day Weekend. I hope you all get some time off to do what brings you joy!
If you have friends you’d like to introduce to Jolene and Lucille–and really, who wouldn’t want to meet them? Oh, okay, maybe a lot of people since bad things seem to happen whenever they’re around. But then that’s the fun of fiction. It’s real funny when it’s happening to someone else!
So, here are the FREE DAYS for Hot Enough to Kill, the 1st Jolene Jackson Mystery.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Here’s the direct link to amazon so you’ll have it for quick downloads.
Please share this with your friends!
Have a great weekend!
Read the books in order:
I know, I know! I’m behind! So, to maybe make up for it just a little, I’ve posted more of the beginning of Killer Moves. It isn’t yet set in stone, but you can follow along with the sneak peeks if you want. Just be sure you’ve read the other books first because there are spoilers in this section–big ones!
Thank you to everyone who entered! This was such fun and I am really excited about working each of your names into the book. As it turns out, it is going to be really easy in some ways because serendipitously there are some “real” connections that are just amazing! I’ll share more about that later and post a few sneak peeks here when each person is written in.
So, here are the final winners! I wound up drawing four because I didn’t think I was going to hear back from a couple of people. It all worked out!
- Paula Ruth Hall
- Tina Hull
- Mark Patterson
- Dr. Deb Luchsinger
Hall and Hull–what are the odds? And a Paula too! I have some really cool ideas how to work in Mark Patterson and Dr. Deb Luchsinger as sort of their “real” selves because they just “fit” the story. Who would have guessed!
This is going to be so much fun–and hopefully funny!
Thank you again to everyone who entered! I really appreciate you!
Would you like your name to be a character in the 4th Jolene Jackson Mystery, Killer Moves? Well, the last drawing will be August 1, so be sure you have signed up. The winners so far are: Stan Sewell and Paula Hall.
Paula’s in for sure, but I haven’t heard back from Stan yet. That means there could be two chances to win, so hop over to the website and enter your name and email address in the form on the right. http://paulaboyd.com.
By the way, I’ve had a lot of people ask about an audio book–specifically me reading the stories. Apparently, there’s something about the way I say things that somehow resembles Jolene and/or makes it funnier. I totally don’t get it, because I am NOTHING like her at all. Nevertheless, I’m putting together an audio clip of a sample chapter of Hot Enough to Kill and will post it on the site soon. Listen at your own risk!
Share this with friends! Who knows who’ll wind up as “characters”!
PS: A couple of people have told me they’ve had a glitch with the sign-up form, but my tests work okay, so not sure what’s going on. Still, they are on the list, so we are good to go!
The winner of the July 15 drawing is PAULA HALL! Congratulations!!!!
The last drawing will be August 1, so there’s still a chance you could be in the book!
Also, Hot Enough to Kill will be FREE tomorrow and Friday (July 18-19) on Kindle, so let your friends know they can download it for free!
More updates soon!
Well, not so fast… You have read the other three books, right? Here’s the catch–no guarantees on who, what or how–yeah, it might not be pretty…. It will, however, be fun!
So, here’s what you do:
Simply sign up for updates in the form on in the website sidebar and and you’re automatically entered! THREE winners will be selected at random with a little drawing software program I have and will be notified by email. Once you’ve officially agreed to be a part of this adventure, I’ll make the announcement here.
Drawings will be held June 30, July 15 and August 1.
Come on, it will be fun! And you’ll be a true “character” forever!
Enter your name and email address in the sign-up form on the right side of the website and you’re in!
PS: If you haven’t read the books, click on the links and read a sample chapter so you know what you’re getting into!
Here’s the link to Hot Enough to Kill on Kindle.
Sign up! You could wind up joining Jolene for a chicken basket at the Dairy Queen!
The series, in order:
1. Hot Enough to Kill is on sale for $0.99 (Reg. $2.99)–In November, HETK was the #1 downloaded book in the entire Kindle free store with over 40,000 downloads. Check it out!
2. Dead Man Falls–$2.99 (Reg. $3.99)
3. Turkey Ranch Road Rage–$2.99 (Reg. $3.99)
4. Killer Moves–in progress!
Dead Man Falls and Turkey Ranch Road Rage will soon be available on Barnes & Noble, Apple and other ebook sites. Will post on update with links as soon as they are available.
These are fast fun reads that are perfect for a few laughs on a rainy day, at the beach and anywhere else. And, after reading about what Jolene has to put up with, you’ll feel really good about your own life!
PS: My self-help book, Living the Life You Love by Paula Renaye, just won the Independent Publishers Book Awards GOLD IPPY! Details will be posted soon on my other blog, ToughLoveTalk.com.
This week, March 13-15, 2013, Turkey Ranch Road Rage will be FREE on Kindle!
This is the first time ever that TR3 has been offered free–and may never be again. So, if you want to read it, here’s your chance to do it for FREE.
TR3 is the 3rd in the Jolene Jackson Mystery Series. The books do build on each other, so reading them in order is best, which is why I was reluctant to offer this one for free. But…well…why not!
Besides, you really do need to read this one before the next, Killer Moves, which is in progress and will be out before long. Jumping back and forth across the fiction/nonfiction fence has made progress on slower than I’d planned. It hasn’t, however, taken the edge off Lucille, nor has Jolene benefited much from my self-help side. Although, I will tell you that Jolene has a chance encounter at a bookstore that strongly suggests she do so… Could be good for a chuckle–and a few inside jokes if you’ve read Living the Life You Love by Paula Renaye. Yes, it gets crazy at times!
Hop on over to amazon.com and snag a copy for you Kindle! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday–THREE FULL DAYS FREE!
Think it would be fun to see your name in a book? Be part of the story? Well, think about it! Details to enter your name to be a character in Killer Moves will be posted soon!
Want numbers? 27,500 downloads! I am thrilled beyond words! Don’t know how it happened, but thank you to everyone who downloaded it and who have written to say they loved it–and laughed a lot!
As promised in my last post, I am at the beach! I admit I’ve taken the last two days to do pretty much NOTHING and it has been great! Oh, yes, Jolene and Lucille are busy behind the scenes telling me what to do even when I’m at the beach. And yesterday, I couldn’t help but think about Jolene and her hair curling and frizzing in the humidity, because, well, yes, mine was!
I’ll keep you posted on Killer Moves progress!
The title of this post isn’t just referring to the book, however. Things are really moving in my life too on just about every level and it is a crazy-busy and fabulously fun time!
As you may know I also write self-help books, and my new Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation is really taking off! I’m on tour now, but there is a beach condo with my name on it where I can finish the next Jolene book. Jolene and Lucille are really clambering to get out and tell me what’s been going on while I’ve been busy elsewhere, so I am going to have to let them speak. And, I miss them!
I’ll post an update here with my progress and maybe even share another sneak peak at a new chapter, so check back. In the meantime, check out this amazing STARRED review and Critics’ Pick from industry giant Kirkus Reviews on LLYL.
Here’s a photo from the Book Launch Party hosted by the wonderful therapists at Counseling Connections in Hot Springs, Arkansas–a fabulous event! It has been an incredible year!
Thank you for hanging in there with me! Jolene will be back soon!
This Goodreads Giveaway is actually for ALL THREE of the Jolene Jackson Mysteries. The winner will received signed copies of:
Hot Enough to Kill
Dead Man Falls
Turkey Ranch Road Rage
It’s open to everyone in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Enter now!
Load your Kindle up with all three Jolene Jackson Mysteries and have some laughs with Jolene, Lucille, Leroy, Bony Butt and the rest of the characters in Kickapoo, Texas. Sure, things might go bad for Jolene–they always do when she gets dragged back to her old hometown–but you’ll enjoy the ride.
Speaking of which, you might want to drink and eat cautiously while reading, however. I’ve had a few complaints about trying to swallow and running up on an unexpected funny–specifically, some incidents involving liquid and noses and food spewing across viewing screens. So, you’ve been warned!
Wishing you many laughs!
Read them in order!
Click on Cover to Order!
Congratulations to Goodreads winners Mike G, New York; Kathleen H, Arkansas; and Sandy H, Georgia! Your signed copies of Hot Enough to Kill are on the way to you!
Thanks to all 500 who entered!
Wishing you all many laughs!
Here’s the Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/853053.Paula_Boyd