The Courtship of Julian St. Albans

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The Courtship of Julian St. Albans by Amy Crook

The Courtship of Julian St. Albans by Amy Crook

I wrote a book! Okay, this is actually the fourth novel I’ve written, but it’s the first one that’s polished to my satisfaction. I self-published it using Amazon CreateSpace, so it’s only available on Amazon. Traditional publishing is undergoing a huge change right now and I’m really too busy being an artist to also put a lot of effort into being an author. But, I love writing, and I wrote a book, so look! I made this!

Alexander Benedict is a misanthropic thirtysomething magical consultant, working with the Agency’s top homicide detective, and perfectly content with his life, thank you very much.

Julian St. Albans is the youthful heir to his family’s fortune and affiancéd to his beloved Cecil Mandeville, a family friend as well as Julian’s lover.

When Mandeville is murdered using magical means, Alex is brought in on the case. It’s the worst day of Julian’s life, but until they meet, it’s just another case for Alex. Neither of them have any idea how their lives are about to change.

Alex has to disentangle the magical threads until he can catch the murderer, and to do that he has to put himself right in the thick of things. His long-denied family connections get him invited to participate in Julian’s Courtship as a Suitor, where he can observe the suspects firsthand. He just has to stay alive long enough to figure out which of the competition thinks Julian is a prize worth killing for.

Want to win a signed copy?

I’m giving away a signed copy to one lucky winner who comments here on this post! The one in the photos is my proof, but I have a few real copies on the way and you’ll get one of those.

I’ll close the contest in a week, and announce the winner on Wednesday.

You can also get the ebook free!

If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can borrow it for free anytime. But, just through the end of today you can also get the Kindle version free, period.

Horace & The Courtship of Julian St. Albans, both by Amy Crook

Horace & The Courtship of Julian St. Albans,
both by Amy Crook

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14 Responses to “The Courtship of Julian St. Albans”

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  1. ahs says:

    Wow, what an accomplishment! Congratulations!!! I love the cover, and the description sounds terrific. *applauds*

  2. Matt says:

    Sounds like an interesting book! I’m reading the Dresden Files series right now so it’s right up my alley. I’ll definitely pick up the Kindle version!

  3. Andria says:

    Yay for self-publishing!
    It sounds very interesting, I can’t wait to read it. 😀
    Lovely art, as always!

  4. MJ says:

    So proud of all your hard work! Such a big fan.

    PS… finally got my Amy wall up. You should stop by and see it sometime.

  5. M. A. Moore says:

    WOW! Absolutely LOVE the cover and sounds like a neat book – love mysteries! Thanks for this opportunity! Fingers and tentacles crossed : )

  6. wyomingnot says:

    The book became free at just past 3:30 that day. 😉

    I need to see if there’s a kindle app for my ipod and if I can read it that way on the plane home.

    Congratulations! Terrifically awesome.

  7. Ann says:

    Very cool! Congratulations. I will have to get a copy to add to my books by IMSA alumni. 🙂 I have one from Erika Tracy that I am trying to get time to read.

  8. Amy says:

    Yay, thank you! I had fun drawing Horace for the cover, and I have him up in a frame now gracing my bedroom shelves.

  9. Amy says:

    Thanks! I hope you enjoy it, I love the Dresden Files though this isn’t quite that. More food and clothes, less explosions.

  10. Amy says:

    The dice have chosen! Well, die. Anyway. You’re it! I’ll email you, and we’ll arrange it.

    I’m glad you like Horace, since you get to live with him now! 😀

  11. Amy says:

    Thank you! And oooh, Amy wall! I do totally have to make it by to see sometime, perhaps when you’re even home this time.

  12. Amy says:

    Thank you! I really enjoyed drawing Horace, and I hope you read and enjoy the book at some point. 😉

  13. Amy says:

    Good to know! And of course now it’s un-free again, heh.

    Thank you! 😀

  14. Amy says:

    Thank you! I didn’t know there were more IMSA alum authors, but then, I am not very involved with all that, as you know. 😉