<![CDATA[ - Katya blog]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:35:16 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[More Reviews!]]>Sun, 15 Nov 2015 06:35:39 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/more-reviewsWe have made the Midwest Book Review!
Here is their review:

Small Press Bookwatch: November 2015

Synopsis: When an ordinary husband and wife visit a rural medieval German tower while on vacation, they become separated and then her body is later found inside that ancient building. Unraveling the mysterious circumstances of the woman's death take require a complex and romantic exploration that encompasses a journey covering some thirty years and two continents. What really happened in the tower? Ultimately the reader must decide.   Critique:

The collaborative work of the husband and wife team of Jon Martell and Jamie McCormick, "Katya" is a riveting novel of romance and mystery. Exceptionally entertaining and an fully absorbing read from beginning to end, "Katya" is very highly recommended as an enduringly popular addition to community library collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that "Katya" is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99).

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<![CDATA[October 27th, 2015]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 02:32:25 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/october-27th-2015Christina studies in Heidelberg.  She submitted this review.

I just finished Katya and it is great!!! It is fascinating and suspenseful. I started reading it yesterday evening when I was already a bit tired and it kept me up! One key point of the book is the meticulous accuracy of all the mentioned details, such as the history of the RAF, the Amish, the history of Heidelberg and of course the details about the German police work. I think that is something readers value a lot! I did it - and now I actually learned something about the history of my Handschuhsheim neighborhood. Haha. 
The story itself is intriguing and just wonderful. I think that you were able to give all the characters in the book their individual personality - I believe this makes your book differed from many books out there.
It is a great book!!!
<![CDATA[Treacherous steps]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 02:46:29 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/treacherous-stepsPicture
This is how steps wear down over a thousand years of footsteps.

These steps are outside the tower but the ones inside are no better and it is pitch black in there. 

Easy to fall down if you don't pay attention.

<![CDATA[katya is live]]>Wed, 21 Oct 2015 04:11:22 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/katya-is-liveWe strive for excellence
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<![CDATA[BOOK SIGNING TOMORROW!]]>Sat, 17 Oct 2015 06:06:40 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/book-signing-tomorrowWe are so excited.
Book signing is tomorrow at Basically Books.
It all starts at 2PM

We hope to see you there!
<![CDATA[October 06th, 2015]]>Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:00:34 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/october-06th-2015San Francisco Book Review

On vacation in Germany, a middle-aged husband and wife hike to a
medieval tower. Knowing the tower makes the husband uncomfortable,
the wife sends him down the trail and enters the tower alone, waving
to him from an upstairs wooden landing. Later, the husband returns,
but cannot find his wife. Entering the dark tower, he becomes ill, blacks
out, and awakens outside. Still unclear what has happened to his wife,
the man returns to his hotel, cleans up a few details without speaking
to the authorities, and begins his return trip home to the States as if
nothing has happened. Some time later, the woman’s body is discovered
in the tower without identification, and a local, small-town detective’s
caseload becomes a good deal more complex.
Did the husband kill his wife? Was she killed by an old boyfriend? Did
she commit suicide, or did she simply have the bad luck of falling?
Clearly, Katya is a labor of love for husband-and-wife writing team
Jon Martell and Jamie McCormick, and the result is a pleasure for those
who love a good mystery. The strength of this novel, which spans two
continents and several decades, is the depth of thought given to each
main character’s possible, but no way predictable, back story and the
care taken in revealing those stories in the plot. Intrigued from the first
few pages, the reader feels the delicious compulsion to keep reading to
finally discover how all of these lives interweave to create this unique
novel. In the end, the authors tantalize the reader further. Rather than
providing clear answers, they leave the reader puzzling. A tribute to
their skill, this lack of complete clarity proves a completely refreshing
and satisfying result. Katya was four years in the making, and those
were four years well spent.

<![CDATA[New Pictures]]>Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:49:29 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/new-picturesPicture
A new section:   Crete

We have added some pictures.

<![CDATA[October 01st, 2015]]>Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:57:53 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/october-01st-2015Here's an Idea:

You know all those people on your Christmas list that you feel obligated to give gifts but don't really know them well enough to pick something custom for them?  We all have some of those.
This year buy them all first edition copies of Katya.  You can get it at a discount direct from CreateSpace if you use the promotion code.  Problem solved and at a discount.  You can then relax and enjoy the holidays knowing that everything is under control.
People who receive the book as a gift from you will either thank you profusely or never speak to you again.  And that could be a good thing.

follow the link to get to the promotion code: Click here
<![CDATA[September 30th, 2015]]>Thu, 01 Oct 2015 01:53:51 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/september-30th-2015Free!
Well, sort of.

If you have Amazon prime the e-book is available for order free to eligible members.

Kindleunlimited members can read for free as well

Follow this link to pre-order:  Order Katya
<![CDATA[September 29th, 2015]]>Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:58:34 GMThttp://katya.news/katya-blog/september-29th-2015Picture
Need I say more?

A Book Signing and, yes, we the authors will be there.

Please come by and join us.  There is no obligation to buy.  Just come celebrate with us.