Thank you to old and new readers and blog friends wo supported yesterday’s promotion of my spooky, little story.
And thank you to the bloggers who have taken the time to review it. I don’t always see your reviews, but I have so many loyal readers, and I am grateful for each and every one of you!
Here are two reviews I did see :)
“I really liked this short story, with its chilling atmosphere and shocking twist at the end. In just a few pages Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen has written such a compelling and entertaining tale.”
The full review is here.
Kelly’s Thoughts and Ramblings
“This is a fun, quick-to-read short story with just enough twists to keep you guessing. I bought it when she first released it, but am glad I saved it to read as part of my “Halloween experience” this month.”
You can see the full review (one of three for Halloween) here.
My little girl has also received some fine reviews here.
To celebrate Halloween, I have made my latest ghost story, She Never Came Home, free today and tomorrow.
Grab it while you can, and feel free to share the news with your friends or blog readers – and remember to keep the lights on!
… and you have a cover screaming Scandinavian crime fiction.
Sorry, friends, that I post so infrequently. I really love my new writing life, and sales have been good, both in Denmark and on Amazon these first months – but writing, editing and all the bureaucratic paraphernalia swallow so much time. I’m truly happy to see that many of my blog friends remember me, and my latest books have received plenty of glowing reviews already!
North Sea Cottage
Well, not so much party as a quick push of a button, but SHE NEVER CAME HOME is definitely out there (where else would she be, poor girl?) A short story of c 9,000 words or c 30 book pages.
A warm and heartfelt thank you to blog friends Margot and Amanda who helped me getting this one in proper shape. My British editor assures me the story was ‘highly polished’ before he set eyes on it.
I think this short story has quite a lot in common with my very first short story, Heather Farm. Young couple move to the countryside and find something in their new home which they hadn’t exactly bargained for. But my daughter assures me that this one is far from cosy. Apart from Alice and Peter, you are going to meet Foxy, their sweet little dog, and some rather uncanny dolls.
When Alice loses her job and her home, she is forced to move into an old farmhouse with her husband and her dog. She is determined to make the most of the situation – until she starts to hear the voice of a young girl, and the sound of her singing in the middle of the night. Should Alice follow her instinct and leave the farmhouse, or should she stay and find out what happened when the little girl disappeared without a trace forty years ago?
I began reading this novel before our holiday in Norway and went back to it afterwards. So with my short memory span, it is difficult to come up with a good review.
(Excellent excuse, wasn’t it?)
So here is the first part of the blurb:
Sometimes the path to the truth is paved with broken glass.
Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval (and possibly mythical) Allerheiligen stained glass is believed by some to be lost, by others to have been destroyed, and by virtually all to be haunted. A mysterious letter persuades Dr. Oliver Fox that he can be the one to find it—but someone else is determined to ensure that the glass stays hidden forever.
I enjoyed the book very much. Great characters, especially the main character, teenager Lin Fox. Do I like Lin? I am not so sure. Sometimes you feel like slapping her, on the next page you want to hug her. Definitely a very real teenage girl.
The German setting is great. Without a doubt the writer knows her environment, and she has added a layer of sinister darkness I do not really recognize from holidays in that part of the world, but it certainly suits the story.
A well-written and intriguing mystery. Strongly recommended.
I bought the book myself, and the writer is a Facebook acquaintance.
Last summer my husband and I established the small family publishing company Candied Crime. Mainly to publish my books, but we are in touch with a couple of other writers from Denmark so perhaps we will also publish others in the future.
This month we can celebrate our first anniversary (a bit belatedly, but July is inconvenient because everybody is away on summer holidays – and you won’t tell ,will you?)
There will be more news and offers later, but already now we have two great offers:
Ding Dong Bell, The Kitten in the Well is currently free via Barnes & Noble and iTunes.
Anna Märklin’s Family Chronicles is reduced to $ 0.99 or £ 0.77 – this week only.
Last week we treated ourselves to a lovely holiday in beautiful Norway.
A few heights and sights. If you can’t get enough, you can see more on my facebook page.