Saint Emilion Wine Mystery – FREE today on Amazon

December 11, 2012

My 5* vineyard mystery “Broke the Grape’s Joy” is FREE today (December 11th) on Amazon Kindle (usual price £1.99).

Happy reading!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Broke-the-Grapes-Joy-ebook/dp/B006ANQWVC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325570489&sr=8-1

 

 


Free Bordeaux Wine Novel on Kindle

October 2, 2012

The Bordeaux wine novel “Broke the Grape’s Jo”y will be available to download for FREE from Amazon from Monday 1st October. I’m delighted that so many Goodreads readers have added it to their ‘to-read’ list – now’s your chance to read it for free! The freebie Kindle version contains the first chapter of the sequel “Devil in Every Grape”, to be published in 2013. Happy reading!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Broke-the-Grapes-Joy-ebook/dp/B006ANQWVC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325570489&sr=8-1


FREE Kindle Wine Novel…

June 1, 2012

This summer’s must-read Wine novel “Broke the Grape’s Joy” is FREE!

Pomerol and poetry, Saint-Emilion and sinister goings-on, Bordeaux and bad, bad men…

FREE on kindle from the 3rd to the 8th of July.

PLUS this edition includes the first chapter of the sequel “A Devil in Every Grape”.

“What a delightful, heartwarming novel it is. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” Peter May, Wines Editor, Bella Online

“…full-bodied, spicy with fascinating and fruity overtones.” John Walker, Author of “The Jagermeister’s Apprentice”

This Kindle version contains an extract from the sequel “A Devil in Every Grape” to be published in 2013.


Broke the Grape’s Joy in Paperback from Amazon…

May 29, 2012

Available from Amazon price £7.99 inc. postage.


Broke the Grape’s Joy in print

April 14, 2012

The print version of my latest book Broke the Grape’s Joy will be launched on Amazon on the 1st of June.

The paperback is available NOW from the publishers, Feed A Read, at the special discount price of £6.99 + p+p here.

“This is a book I wanted to finish and yet was enjoying the journey so much that I forced myself to ration the chapters to make it last longer. I just hope this is the first of many such books from this very talented writer with a mastery of bitter-sweet tales.”

- Peter F May, Wine Editor, Bella Online


COMPETITION! Win a Saint Emilion Grand Cru . . .

March 23, 2012

. . . PLUS a basket of French gastronomic goodies courtesy of the Restaurant du Délice in Normandy AND a signed copy of Broke the Grape’s Joy . . .

Love French cuisine? Grand Cru Bordeaux wine? Think you could do a short voice-over? Then read on. . .

Broke the Grape’s Joy by Patrick Hilyer, published by FeedARead Publishing, is out in paperback on the 1st of June. The talented young French filmmaker, Jacques-Henri Heim, is producing a short promotional video for the book which will be screened on Amazon and YouTube. We would like YOU to read and record a few lines to use as a voice-over in the video. The voice of the book’s female central character is British English, but everyone is welcome to take part.

All you need to do is:

  1. Download the FREE preview (to your web browser or eBook device) of the Broke the Grape’s Joy from Amazon here.
  2. Read aloud from “I wondered, as I often did . . .” to “. . . like the chimes of the angelus that rang clearly over the empty valley to announce midday”, recording your voice using a PC, Mac or other digital recording device.
  3. When you’re happy with your recording, email the audio file to p.hilyer@mediamanche.com, along with the answer to this question: Where did the title Broke the Grape’s Joy come from?

The selected winner – whose voice will be used on the video – will be announced on the 1st of June and will receive their tasty prize by post along with a signed copy of the book!

If you have any questions or comments please post them here on the blog.

Good luck, find your voice, don’t be microphone shy and enjoy!

Patrick.


‘Sailing’ over the Cote Chalonnaise

March 7, 2012

A balloon flight over the vineyards of the Cote Chalonnaise with Guy Cinquin (Domaine de l’Europe, Mercurey). Click on the picture…


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.