Catherine Ryan Hyde Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than 25 published and forthcoming books, including the bestselling When I found You, Pay It Forward, Don't Let Me Go, and Take Me With You.

           

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THE WAKE UP is here (and what's next)!

Catherine Ryan Hyde

I might  be preaching to the choir here, and it might have been perfectly obvious through my giveaway posts, etc. But in case anybody missed the news, today is THE WAKE UP's book birthday!

It is on sale today in every format you've come to expect: Kindle ebook, paperback, MP3 audio, and Audible download.

As always, I love to hear from readers and will look forward to hearing what you think.

And I've just updated my news page with a sneak peek at what's next--my May 2018 release, HEAVEN ADJACENT.

Happy reading!

December is for deal alerts!

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I always try to let my readers know when they can pick up one of the books at a discount price. But this month is going to be unlike anything I've ever reported on before.

Here goes, and we'll see if I forget anything.

I have nine--count 'em, nine--ebooks included in the "Literature & Fiction Kindle book deals in the US marketplace." They are: Say Goodbye for Now, Ask Him Why, The Language of Hoofbeats, Take Me with You, When I Found You, Leaving Blythe River, Walk Me Home, Worthy, and Allie and Bea. Whew! Most of these titles are priced at 99 cents for the month of December. A couple are $1.99.

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And if you're looking for print books, either for yourself or as gifts, those same nine books will be on sale in physical format as part of the "December Popular Fiction Deal in the US marketplace." They will be priced at either $6.49 or $6.99 (depending on which titles you choose).

And the deals are not only for my US readers! In Australia, I have four ebooks that will be part of the "December 40 for $2 in the AU marketplace."  They are: Ask Him Why, Worthy, Leaving Blythe River, and The Language of Hoofbeats.

In the UK the same four ebooks, Ask Him Why, Worthy, Leaving Blythe River, and The Language of Hoofbeats, will be included in the "December 60 for £1 in the UK marketplace." 

And every single one of these deals lasts until the 31st of December!

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I hope you'll forgive me for not linking each one of these titles individually. That would have been a very big job! I trust you know how to find them on Amazon. You can search for them directly, or find them by following the links to the deal pages. 

Happy reading, happy gift-giving! 

Happy holidays!

Large Print Giveaway of ALLIE AND BEA

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So, as you know, when my publisher sends me presents in the mail, I announce giveaways. The alternative would be to put these books away in the garage. I have lots of books in my garage (seriously--you have no idea) and I honestly believe that's not where books belong. They should be in the hands of readers. 

And, hey... that's you!

I just received these lovely large print hardcovers of ALLIE AND BEA the day before Thanksgiving. I'm putting three up for grabs right now.

Okay, I say this every time: ***PLEASE READ BELOW!*** About 10% of people don't, and I can't enter them. You want to win free books, right? Right! I thought so!

Leave a comment below to be entered. Please DO leave your email address in the comment form (even though it will say it's optional). I promise I won't use it for any other purpose but to notify you if you win. Please DON'T leave your email address in the body of your comment unless you want everybody to see it. (It will seem there is no place for your name and email. But when you hit "Post Comment," you'll see those fields come up.)

 And if you're reading this on Goodreads, please click through and leave your comment on my original blog. Otherwise I worry I'll forget you when the time comes to draw names.

I'll leave this open for about ten days and then draw three winners at random. Good luck!

 

Paperbacks are here!

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Look what just arrived on Friday. The UPS guy brought me finished paperbacks of THE WAKE UP.

And you know me, right? When the publisher sends me author copies, I start giving them away.

So let's do it. Another giveaway.

***Please read what's below. It takes seconds.***

Leave a comment below to be entered. Please DO leave your email address in the comment form (even though it will say it's optional). I promise I won't use it for any other purpose but to notify you if you win. Please DON'T leave your email address in the body of your comment unless you want everybody to see it. (It will seem there is no place for your name and email. But when you hit "Post Comment," you'll see those fields come up.)

 And if you're reading this on Goodreads, please click through and leave your comment on my original blog. Otherwise I worry I'll forget you when the time comes to draw names.

I'll leave this open for about a week before choosing three winners at random. Good luck!

An audiobook giveaway!

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For those of you who are new subscribers, here's where we have fun.

The UPS guy just brought me a small carton of these. This is the MP3 audiobook of THE WAKE UP, my December 5th release. It can't be bought in stores--yet. I don't even have finished paperbacks. The audiobook beat them to my door.

Those of you who know me know what comes next. I'm giving three away.

***PLEASE READ WHAT IS WRITTEN BELOW***

(Please, please, please? I'm trying to give you stuff. Help me help you. Thanks!)

Leave a comment below to be entered. Please DO leave your email address in the comment form (even though it will say it's optional). I promise I won't use it for any other purpose but to notify you if you win. Please DON'T leave your email address in the body of your comment unless you want everybody to see it. (It will seem there is no place for your name and email. But when you hit "Post Comment," you'll see those fields come up.)

 And if you're reading this on Goodreads, please click through and leave your comment on my original blog. Otherwise I worry I'll forget you when the time comes to draw names.

 I'll leave this open for about a week. Good luck!

For my German readers...

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I'm not sure how many of my US readers know this, but my books are enjoying a great deal of popularity in Germany. Which means I owe a real debt of gratitude to my German readers, as well as readers around the world who are reading the German language translations of these titles.

And now I have a way to show that gratitude!

Two of my titles have recently been released as German language audiobooks. They are "Wohin wir gehören" (Where we Belong) and "Was wir suchen" (What We're Searching For, English title Leaving Blythe River).

Amazon Crossing was kind enough to send me eight free download codes for each title. That's 16 free audiobooks!

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Here's where I give them away.

If you read in German, or know someone who does, leave a comment below to let me know you're interested. When you hit "post" a field should come up for your email. Please enter your email so I can contact you with a free code if you win one. I promise I won't use your address for any other purpose.

If fewer than 16 people leave comments, you'll each get a free audiobook. If this giveaway is more popular, I'll choose 16 winners at random.

Viel Glück!

New book plates!

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It occurs to me, as I receive my new and updated book plates, that many of my newer readers and subscribers might not know I even offer them.

Spoiler alert: I do!

All you have to do is CLICK ON THIS LINK and follow directions. Basically you just send me a SASE and I send you bookplates. Hand-signed. Personalized if you like. And they cost you nothing but the two stamps. 

You stick one in your book... voila! Signed copy.

I've offered these for a couple of years, but while reordering, I had them updated. The one with the book spines now has all the books, right through THE WAKE UP in December. The one with the two photos was updated from me in the Grand Canyon in '06 to me in my first horse show this past July. And look who got added to the footprint one.

I'll expect a few SASEs in the post office box soon.

Thanks for being my readers! 

UK, German, and Australian readers: September is your month!

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I know it must be frustrating to my readers outside the US. I post these price promotions on the books, but not for your marketplace. I've been saying for months that my publisher is spreading out to more territories with these deals. September is a great example of what I mean.

In the UK my newest novel, ALLIE AND BEA, and my second-newest, SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, will be included in the "September 60 for £1," starting 9/1 and running through 9/30. As the title of the promotion suggests, the ebooks will be 1GBP each all month. 

For those of you in Australia, ALLIE AND BEA will be part of the "September 20 for $2" in the AU marketplace, starting 9/1 and running through 9/30. The ebook will be only 2AUD for the month.

And last but not least, my German novel HEIMWEH (translation of WALK ME HOME) will be a "Top-Rated Deal" in the DE marketplace, starting 9/6 and running through 9/19. The Kindle ebook will be offered at 2.99EUR during that promotion period. 

Whew!

Happy reading!

Big Labor Day Giveaway

Catherine Ryan Hyde

A big handful of authors and I got together to offer a book giveaway that starts August 28th and goes until midnight EDT Tuesday, September 5th. Heather Burch will announce the winner on the 6th. You'll win multiple books by different authors if you win, so it should be a great chance to check out some new reading.

My novel ALLIE AND BEA is one of the books that's up for grabs.

Along with these nine signed books, the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. You know, for... more books!

Here's the link to enter.

***NOTE: LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW DOES NOT ENTER YOU*** as it would with my own blog giveaways. Because this is not solely mine.

Good luck!

What a month for deal alerts!

Catherine Ryan Hyde

For my US readers, August is an incredible month to pick up one of my newer ebooks, if there are any you haven't read.

There's a promotion called "Up to 80% off Kindle books in the US marketplace," and in August it features... wait for it... EIGHT of my newest books for only $1.99 each.

The books on sale for $1.99 this month are: ALLIE AND BEA, ASK HIM WHY, TAKE ME WITH YOU, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, WHEN I FOUND YOU, WORTHY, WALK ME HOME, and LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER.

All the way through the 31st!

If you've read them all, please share this post with any reader friends who like a good deal. (Translation: All reader friends--do you know anyone who likes books but dislikes great prices on books? Didn't think so!)

Happy reading!

ARC giveaway! My favorite kind!

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Here's where it really gets good, in my opinion. If you subscribe to this blog, hopefully this is the kind of thing that makes you glad you did.

Yesterday I came home from a day trip to find a small box of ARCs on my doorstep. This is The Wake Up. This is a book you can't buy until December 5th. So can you guess what comes next? Correct! I host a giveaway.

I'm putting three of these up for grabs. As always, I ask you to read the paragraphs below about entering. As always, some of you will not, and I won't be able to enter you because I have no way to contact you if you win. So let's just say if you want a shot at one of these, please read what's below:

Leave a comment below to be entered. Please DO leave your email address in the comment form (even though it will say it's optional). I promise I won't use it for any other purpose but to notify you if you win. Please DON'T leave your email address in the body of your comment unless you want everybody to see it. (It will seem there is no place for your name and email. But when you hit "Post Comment," you'll see those fields come up.)

 And if you're reading this on Goodreads, please click through and leave your comment on my original blog. Otherwise I worry I'll forget you when the time comes to draw names.

I'll choose three winners at random next weekend (August 5th or 6th). Good luck! 

Deal Alert: SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW

Catherine Ryan Hyde

July starts a month-long promotion for my fairly recent release SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW. It came out last December, just before the newest, ALLIE AND BEA.

Starting today it's being offered in Kindle at the promotional price of only $1.99. It's part of Amazon's Kindle Exclusive Popular Fiction Book Deal in the US marketplace, starting today and running through 7/31.

If you haven't read this one, here's your chance to pick it up for a song. If you have, know that an author (me, for example) will love you forever if you share a book deal with your reader friends.

Happy reading (while saving)!

Cover reveal, anyone?

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Most of you probably know I'm currently releasing two books a year with Lake Union (Amazon Publishing). I've always written this fast, and let me tell you, it's great to have a publisher who can and will keep up with me.

I think it's nice for readers, too. You finish ALLIE AND BEA. You look to see what's next. You have less than half a year to wait. 

I have here the final cover for THE WAKE UP, due to be released on December 5th, 2017. It's already available for preorder HERE. And the time will go faster than you think.

I like this new cover, and I look forward to hearing what you think.

If you're feeling impatient, click on over to the "My Books" page. I'm betting it will turn out there are a few you overlooked. Don't be afraid to try the Young Adult titles. Adults like them more than teens do--that's why I don't write Young Adult anymore.

Happy waiting. And reading.

 

Seen the ALLIE AND BEA book trailer yet?

Catherine Ryan Hyde

I've shared this on social media, so if you follow me there you might have seen it already. But now that I have the video and can embed it, I want to share it with the readers who subscribe to this blog. After all, I promised to keep you up to date on all the news!

Here goes:

Any German readers within the sound of my voice?

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***PLEASE READ THE UPDATE AT THE END OF THIS POST BEFORE COMMENTING***

I'm not sure how many of you know this, but my books have been well received in the German marketplace, with eight translated titles so far and several more in the works. My newest German release is "Wohin der Wind uns führt" or "Where the Wind Takes Us," which is a translation of my 2008 novel "Chasing Windmills."

My Amazon Crossing publisher was nice enough, just this morning, to give me free download codes for eight digital audiobooks of "Wohin der Wind uns führt" that I can give out in any way I see fit.

So now the question: Are you one of my German readers? Do you know someone who reads in German? I sure would like to find good homes for all of these.

Let me know in the comments below if you are interested, either for yourself or someone you know. I'll give these away on a first-come basis until they are gone.

Happy reading!

***UPDATE*** So these have gone a whole lot faster than I imagined they would! I've already given away six of the eight codes on a first-come basis. I don't wan't them all to be gone when my subscriber's get their email of this post. So I am going to go on collecting names for a couple of days and then I will draw for the last two. Sound fair? 

Allie and Bea is here!

Catherine Ryan Hyde

I'm happy to say we are celebrating a book birthday today. Allie and Bea has come into the world and is available for purchase!

If you preordered the ebook, look on your Kindle (or Kindle software). It's probably there. If you ordered a paperback you should receive it just about any minute now.

If you haven't preordered and want to give this one a try, it's available right now in Kindle, Paperback, Audio CD or Audio MP3, or as an Audible.com download.

For those who haven't discovered this already, my real, direct email address is on the "Contact Me" page, and I'll look forward to hearing what you think! 

More deal alerts for Australia and the UK

Catherine Ryan Hyde

For years my UK and Australian readers would read my posts about deal alerts, then leave sad comments that said something along the lines of, "Sigh. Not here." It was not something I controlled, and I felt awful. I could only hope that these readers knew I didn't love them any less.

Times are changing, and the deals are hitting more marketplaces. (I have frequent deals in Germany, too, but I'm assuming my German readers are not reading my English blog. If I'm wrong, email me. I'll tell you what's on sale.)

This month, May, and all this month, the following deals apply:

In the UK: Ask Him Why, Worthy, and Say Goodbye for Now are £1 all month.

In the AU marketplace, Ask Him Why and Say Goodbye for Now are $2AUD all month.

The title links will take you straight to the books' Kindle pages.

Happy reading!

 

ALLIE AND BEA paperback giveaway

Catherine Ryan Hyde

If you've just subscribed to my blog, yes, this is an unusual number of posts in a short time. I usually only do two or three a month, if that. But it's an exciting time, bearing down on a new release next month, ALLIE AND BEA. And I'm mostly posting in an effort to give you free stuff. So at very least I hope I'll be forgiven, and at best I hope I've made you glad you subscribed.

Up for grabs are three paperback copies of ALLIE AND BEA, hot off the presses this week. It can't be purchased until late May, so this is an early chance to grab one.

As always I will ask you to read the text below, and many of you won't. All I can say is that you need this info to be sure you're entered. You can lead a horse to water, as they say.

Leave a comment below to be entered. Please DO leave your email address in the comment form (even though it will say it's optional). I promise I won't use it for any other purpose but to notify you if you win. Please DON'T leave your email address in the body of your comment unless you want everybody to see it. (It will seem there is no place for your name and email. But when you hit "Post Comment," you'll see those fields come up.)

 And if you're reading this on Goodreads, please click through and leave your comment on my original blog. Otherwise I worry I'll forget you when the time comes to draw names.

 I'll leave this open for a week. Good luck!

Different kind of giveaway

Catherine Ryan Hyde

This is a little more personal and less strictly book-related.

Hard to believe it was a year ago today that I got my first look at Mt Everest. I woke up in Namche Bazaar, and before breakfast my guide walked me up the hill to the Tenzing Norgay monument. He knew the clouds could close in later in the day, and that my view of the world's highest peak was not guaranteed. After breakfast we hiked up to the Hotel Everest View, where I spent the next two nights.

On the way down through Namche I bought two packs of prayer flags, large and small, as gifts for the people back home. But a year has gone by and I still have three large and three small strings of them, still carefully rolled and never used or given out.

I'm wondering if any of my readers would be interested in genuine Nepali prayer flags, lovingly carried down the mountain from Namche Bazaar to Lukla ("the world's most dangerous airport") by an author whose work they enjoy.

If that's you, let me know in the comments. Because these should be out in the world, unfurled. And if you missed all of this last year, the photos are HERE.

Thanks for being my reader!