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The House of Secrets … is still The House of Secrets … but with a new cover and sub heading ..

The House of Secrets Julia's Story by J Mary Masters
The House of Secrets
Julia’s Story
by J Mary Masters

I’ve been working on this for a few days now – and I decided finally not to change the title of my first novel – just define it.

It is now THE HOUSE OF SECRETS – Julia’s Story – with a much brighter cover. (I must have looked at hundreds of stock photos to find this image, but I think it works.)

I was really excited by a 4 star review posted on Amazon.com – you can see it here in this link – and yes, the cover is being updated on Amazon and Kindle very soon.

I still haven’t had any big offers from regular publishers – there’s no doubt I’ll blog about it if I do – but I’m not letting their lack of response deter me. Just trying to find enough time in the day to do everything (including my day job that pays the bills) as well as recover from a bout of the ‘flu.

Sleepless night, light bulb moment, changing my first book’s title ……

OK, so I said I was getting the cover of my first novel The House of Secrets re-designed .

And then I started thinking about the limitations of the title – it isn’t a horror book or a spine tingler – and I came to the decision that the title wasn’t right.

I’m not going to reveal yet what the new title is, in case I change my mind again. (I can just see all those men nodding knowingly.)

So I spent most of yesterday evening trawling stock image sites for a suitable image – and I think I’ve found something suitable.

Downtown Abbey couldn’t even drag me away from my search! So watch this space!

The House of Secrets: Belleville Family saga Book 1: Over 350 Kindle downloads ….

Well, I had over 350 Kindle downloads of my book during my FREE period.

I don’t know whether that’s good (good numbers) or bad (because I don’t get any $$$). Still, I want people to read my book. In fact you can see it all for free at this link – but I think it needs patience to read it in this version.

Now, the other big news is that …. no, I haven’t been offered a big contract …… I decided to re-design the cover. I wasn’t happy with it because my book is a family saga/romance and the cover looked a little spooky, so my graphic designer is working on it.

A new cover should appear in a day or so. It is going to be very very different. …….

But if you can’t wait for the new look –  the content will be the same. You can buy it from Amazon.com – link here

I’m still working away at my day job ….. where I am a publisher (but in the magazine world).