After a few setbacks due to recent back surgery and the resulting handicap, I am so excited to announce that I just approved the final copy of my second novel, A Debt to the Devil! It should be available on Amazon next week at the latest!!! An official release will come shortly.
Liz Andrews Ericson is an intelligent, hard-working entrepreneur with a big heart and trusting nature, especially when it comes to her husband, Matthew Ericson. After struggling with childhood obesity and finally losing fifty pounds in her senior year of high school, Liz falls deeply in love with Matthew, a handsome and charismatic Texan. By the third year of marriage, Liz hears whispers and suggestions of her husband’s infidelities but is unable to see through his expert manipulation—until the day she’s presented with undeniable proof. A Debt to the Devil is a romantic thriller with multiple twists and turns
So, here I am writing Twice Loved, the sequel to Once Broken - laughing and crying at the same time. I had to remind myself that my cast is not real... Physically I know that's true. Emotionally it's hard to believe.
Just want to share the excitement! This week Once Broken received a professional review from IndieReader. In exchange for payment, I was guaranteed an honest review, not necessarily a good review. But Once Broken received 5 Stars! As if that wasn’t enough it’s an “IR TOP BOOK PICK”!
IndieReader Review also says “Key to Hamblin’s writing style is the engaging dialogue between her well-defined cast.”
I paid IndieReader for a professional review of Once Broken. The payment guarantees an honest review, not necessarily a good review. I am ecstatic to report, Once Broken got 5 stars! BUT… the best part is the IR Verdict: “With a slight flavor to Nicholas Sparks’ moving romance stories, ONCE BROKEN is an unforgettable read with wide audience appeal.” NICHOLAS SPARKS COMPARISON! Holy crap! <3 (cover is wrong though, trying to fix that) http://indiereader.com/2016/07/tale-love-hate-power-forgiveness-broken/
During the 5 day Once Broken giveaway, an astonishing total of 8,821 books were downloaded! I was hoping for 500! Not sure what to expect now – hopefully lots of Amazon reviews, new email addresses for the DM Hamblin email list and maybe even sales? We’ll see! After the giveaway Once Broken ratings sank back down. But whatever, it’s all new to me! This journey is definitely a marathon and definitely not a sprint!
Happy Fourth!! I finished the manuscript for my first novel, Once Broken on July 4th, 1995. Today, twenty-one years later, I just finished the manuscript of my second novel, A Debt to the Devil… Interesting, I think. Something to ponder this afternoon, while floating in the pool – Along with my Amazon stats at the moment, #3 Kindle e-book contemporary fiction/romance, and #7 Kindle e-book Women’s Fiction! It’s an amazing day. Anyone’s who read and loved Once Broken, please post a review on Amazon. Your effort makes a powerful difference!
Download your Kindle version of Once Broken for free today through July 4th – just in time to kick back with a good summer read!
Here’s a recent review that I hope will inspire you to download your copy over the weekend.
“If you graduated high school in the 70s, this will be a nostalgic page turner. For everyone else, the issues are timeless and will resonate and pull you in. The well developed characters will feel familiar and as they make life choices. You will be cheering, screaming, smiling, snarling on the sideline. Fabulous debut novel.”
So excited! Once Broken just reached 30 reviews on Amazon with 5 stars – in just 5 weeks! When it was first listed it ranked 179,833. Now 5 weeks later, it ranks 10,807 in Women’s Fiction! Thanks so much to everyone who submitted a review – you made all the difference!! And, those of you who haven’t yet posted one, I’d be forever grateful if you did. If you haven’t read it and want to order it, that’s works too. 🙂