Hooray! It comes out November 2nd!

I met a new twitter friend, and I cheered when I read that she’d found a home for her book. A mystery. You know how I love those. And then it felt like I waited FOREVER before the book was going to come out. When she asked if I’d read it and give it a blurb if I liked it, I jumped at the chance. And yes, I liked it. A lot. So I invited her to my blog to share her wonderful news. Please welcome Jennifer Bee and help her spread the word about her first published book!, Congrats, Jennifer!

Hi. I’m Jennifer Bee and I couldn’t be more excited to be a guest here on Judi Lynn’s blog since I’m a longtime fan of all of Judi’s books.  

When I signed my first publishing contract, Judi graciously agreed to read an advanced copy of my debut novel, The Killing Carol, and after doing so, invited me to share my debut with all of you. It’s an honor to be welcomed.

My favorite books have always been mysteries, figuring out whodunit, the clues, the suspense, the unexpected twists & turns. Somewhere along the way an idea for a mystery novel hit me. “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, the reason your husband had to die.” That was it. That was the idea. And that is how my debut novel The Killing Carol begins.

The Killing Carol is the story of widow, Anna Greenan, who finds the cryptic lyric shoved against her front door:

Each day of Christmas brings Anna a new stanza with a new clue. Will this mysterious Christmas carol lead Anna to uncover her husband’s murderer or will the killer find Anna first?

The Killing Carol is the first novel in a series being published by Level Best Books. I’m so excited to be able to share this journey with all of you. Excited and nervous. No one tells you when you sell your first series just how nerve-wracking becoming a professional writer can be. Think back to when you were young and your teacher asked you to read something you wrote in front of the class. No matter how great you thought that piece was, you still probably got butterflies in your stomach and heat rising to your cheeks. Now, imagine having your story go out to the whole world, not just your sixth period English class. To say that I have butterflies in my stomach is an understatement—more like pterodactyls. But when writers like Judi tell you they really liked your book, that makes it all worthwhile.

If you’re interested in reading The Killing Carol, it is available in e-book and print on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are sold.

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Carol-Anna-Greenan-Mystery-ebook/dp/B09H3Q2YCR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jennifer+bee+the+killing+carol&qid=1635532275&sr=8-1

Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-killing-carol-jennifer-bee/1140401176;jsessionid=3B9889F7143EC0707467C9A417BD246C.prodny_store01-atgap15?ean=9781685120405

Feel free to follow me and keep in touch on social media. Facebook – @authorjenniferbee, Instagram – @authorjenniferbee, Twitter – @authorjenniferb.

You can use the hashtag #JudiLynnFan so I know you have great taste. J 

Thank you for having me and wish me luck. Pterodactyls are not easy to live with.

The Killing Carol – A mystery/thriller with a satisfying romance and lots of twists and turns. The tension never lags. The song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ becomes filled with menace as Anna receives one note a day with a twisted message.” — Judi Lynn, USA Today bestselling author of The Body in the Attic.

30 thoughts on “Hooray! It comes out November 2nd!

    1. Judi is the best. I have felt so blessed she came into my life. The love and support she has given is overwhelming. I will confess I do have to keep my inner, “OH MY GOODNESS – it is THE JUDI LYNN” in check. Being a huge fan and then becoming a friend is surreal.

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    2. It was an amazing review. I couldn’t be more excited or humbled. I am so grateful for Judi’s support. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. It is appreciated. Take care.

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    1. Harmony – thank you so much. I love my cover. My publisher gave me three to choose from. One was nicer than the next. I am not artistic so I truly admire anyone who is. Thank you so much for the well wishes. I am so grateful for the support.

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    1. Staci,

      Thank you for the congrats and the support. I really appreciate it.

      I’m looking forward to reading your new release. Congrats!

      I have to say it’s a relief to know that I’m not the only writer who suffers from pre-release jitters.

      Have a great day.

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    2. Staci – Thank you so much for the encouragement and congrats on your latest. I have to pick up a copy. From Judi comments, it sounds fabulous.

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      1. You absolutely aren’t the only one who feels butterflies on release day. (I think I might suffer from hornets, instead!) I would love to tell you it gets better. I think it’s more accurate to say you get used to it.

        Thank you for the kind words about my release. I appreciate the support. 🙂

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  1. I remember how nervous I was when my first book was published. I still get nervous when a new one comes out. I started your novella last night and got halfway through it. Piper’s fun! Can’t wait till she realizes Jack’s a keeper:)

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    1. I still get nervous, too, but I try to look at the positives. 🙂

      Thanks for the kind shout-out for my new release. Piper is a bit dense. I’d like to think I’d have seen Jack and Tommy for who they were right away, but I know I can be blind, too. Maybe the girl needs glasses. (Or a swift kick in the… head. 😉 ) 💕

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      1. I truly thought I was the only one, but every writer I spoke to has gone through pre-release jitters. I had no idea. Thanks for the support, Staci. Much appreciated.

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