Julia Hughes


Author of the Celtic Cousin Adventures and The Griffin Cryer. Represented by Talon Publishing. Currently "A Raucous Time" is available free on this site, together with the other two Celtic Cousins' Adventures: "A Ripple in Time" and "An Explosive Time".
for more information on previous and forthcoming publications, please visit JuliaHughes.co.uk

A note from Julia: I love to read anything that catches my interest – my books reflect this eclectic taste: Paranormal time travel romance, London criminals and fat old detectives, I even created an alternate universe where mythical beasts exist. Some are free, because I like free, and I like having readers around. However, I've a couple of small and not so small mouths to feed, so some stories have a small admission fee … but only after you've read a sample and decided you want to come along for the adventure.

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Where to find Julia Hughes online


Samara's Salvation
By Julia Hughes
Series: Griffin Riders, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
My childhood ended that morning, with my betrothal to a man twenty years my senior. Before the sun rose again, I would be a widow in all but name, and accused of my husband-to-be's murder. Small wonder I remember too well the day The Griffin's Boy fell from the skies…told from the pov of the enigma that is Samara, a complementary short story to "The Griffin's Boy".
An Explosive Time
By Julia Hughes
Series: The Celtic Cousins' Adventures, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,320. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction
Detective Inspector Crombie of the London Met deals with alligators, elephants, and a cosy little arrangement between the underworld and Whitehall that threatens to send his world supernova. It really doesn’t surprise him to discover the Celtic Cousins, the collective bane of his life, are the catalysts of this explosive time.
A Ripple in Time
By Julia Hughes
Series: The Celtic Cousins' Adventures, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,150. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 10, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction
Wren makes a psychic connection with a girl emigrating to America in 1912. Through his eyes, she is able to foresee the fate of the ship taking her across the Atlantic. Consequently, RMS Titanic steams safely into New York Harbour: an anomaly which creates devastation for future generations. Wren must somehow turn back time and repair history; even if it means sacrificing everything he holds dear.
A Raucous Time
By Julia Hughes
Series: The Celtic Cousins' Adventures, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,400. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Indiana Jones meets the Da Vinci Code" – as one reviewer has commented! Wren's discovered an ancient diary; he's convinced that it's the key to a legendary treasure trove. All he has to do is persuade cousin Rhyllann that this isn't a geeky flight of fantasy, escape the protection of DI Crombie of the Metropolitan Police and outwit a sinister cult known as "The Brotherhood". What can go wrong? …
The Perfect Job
By Julia Hughes
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction
"The Perfect Job". On paper, he's the perfect candidate for the job, but who will guard the guards? Approx 1,100 words. Followed by "Left Luggage", a tale of husbands, lovers and mistresses told in 140 words.
Through the Wrong Door
By Julia Hughes
Series: The Celtic Cousins' Adventures. Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Thanks to a young girl's premonition, the Titanic avoids her fate, and steams safely into New York Harbour. In this alternative version of the 21st century, World War 1 continues to rage. Captain Rhyllann Jones has been found guilty of cowardice, and waits to be escorted to the gallows. A short episode from the Celtic Cousins' Adventures; stories to enjoy time after time after time.
Crombie's Christmas
By Julia Hughes
Series: The Celtic Cousins' Adventures. Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Detective Inspector Crombie finds himself spending Christmas in the Italian equivalent of the House of Usher. After picking a fight with the wrong cat, Crombie finds a poetic justice in having the very last word. Detective Crombie features in "A Raucous Time" has an honourable mention in "A Ripple in Time" and takes centre stage in "An Explosive Time", in The Celtic Cousins' Adventures.

Julia Hughes’s tag cloud

action    adult humour    adventure    alternative history    celtic cousins    christmas    con artist    crime    crombie    deception    detective    dragon    fantasy    free    griffin    humour    justice    magic    mystery    myth    romance    short story    time travel    titanic