Last month, author Nancy Holzner faced something I can't even envision - the loss of her husband. Today, the fifth book in her Deadtown series releases and because she's still in a state of shock and grief, she can't possibly get all 'WOOHOO' and "Hurray" for her book birthday. Today, she wrote a lovely post about her husband, the people who helped him through his illness, and the people who helped her through this process of getting a book published while your husband is gravely ill.
Since she can't focus on the book birthday today, though, I think I'll do a little of it for her here.
First, I don't know Nancy. I just love her books. I mean, we're FB friends and junk, but that means next to zilch - especially at a time like this. I just know how I'd feel if anything ever happened to my Hubs. I sure as hell wouldn't give a damn if a book was releasing.
Anyway, Hellhound (Deadtown #5) hit the shelves today. If you haven't read the other books in the series, do a solid and pick them up if you have the fundage. You won't regret it - they really are awesome.
Here's the shamelessly borrowed Amazon blurbage for Hellhound:
They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman
and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders—but Victory
Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human….
Boston’s zombies have suddenly become inexplicably violent—horror
movie-style—resulting in a catastrophic all-out battle against humans.
More troubling to Vicky is that she’s had dreams and visions of herself
fighting alongside the demons. At least, she hopes they’re just
visions—otherwise, that puts her on the front lines of the wrong side of
Vicky’s not surprised to discover that Pryce, her
demi-demon cousin and loathed adversary, is behind the outbreak of the
zombie plague, having formed an unholy pact with the Old Ones. Now, as
the violence escalates and alliances shift, Vicky knows she’s the only
one who can stop the plague. Unless the pack of hellhounds on her trail
finds her first.
Vicky is totally kick ass. This series rocks hard. And Nancy is a hell of a nice person who writes awesome stories and just happens to be feeling a whole lot of pain at a time when she otherwise would be reveling in booklove.
None of us can help Nancy with her loss, but we can help make her day a little brighter by adding to her sales figures (or passing along word of her release day so she doesn't have to feel like her marketing got abandoned while she dealt with her grief) I squeezed $6 out of my budget just now for a Kindle copy. How about you?
(Nancy Holzner has no idea I did this. Like I said, I don't know her at all. Which means, of course, that she didn't authorize any of what I said here. She may, in fact, stop by and kick my ass for doing this, but I felt like I kinda had to because I know how I'd feel if our lives were switched somehow. And just the thought of losing my Hubs wrecks me.)
How sad. My heart strings have been tugged. I said a quick prayer for her and than bought the first book in the series because it's new to me and I wanted to start with the first one.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy it, Karyn. And thanks for giving her books a try.Delete
That is heartbreaking. It's great that your helping promo for her. I will buy the first book too.ReplyDelete
I don't know how great it is, Casey, but I had to do something - and this is about the only thing I can do. Well, that and review her book after I finish it. Thanks for giving her series a try.Delete
Ordered the first one from the library, since she's new to me. If I like it, will definitely fill in the back list and the new one as fundage allows!ReplyDelete
And yeah, I can't imagine dealing with finalizing a book and going through a release when something so devastating is happening. :( My heart goes out to her.
That's really all I can ask, Silver. I hope you enjoy the first book and that it encourages you to buy the rest when the fundage becomes available.Delete
My thoughts and prayers for Nancy. And thanks, B.E. for bringing her name to my attention. My budget is bust, but I see her first book (a mystery - love mysteries) is at our library. I've just placed a hold and am looking forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Janet. I totally hear the busted budget thing. I'm glad you library has a copy of one of her books and I hope you like it. If you can't purchase, giving a review that might encourage others to buy is always helpful. =o)Delete
What a wonderful tribute to Nancy and her writing. I'm saddened about her husband. Mine has been ill for quite some time and I'm not writing from his hospital room, staying the night with him as he's had a bad day. So I certainly will check out her books and say a prayer for her. Blessings to you for sharing her story.ReplyDelete