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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Book Cover Reveal for my upcoming novel!
« Last post by lyndabelle on June 15, 2019, 11:11:16 AM »
Congratulations! Really goes along with the rest of the series.
One Last Battle was just released.

Already #1 in 3 short categories.  :banana: :dance: :banana:
Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by elleoco on June 14, 2019, 05:41:35 AM »
Getting and rereading some of the early Dick Francis mysteries at bargain prices set me off on a horse mystery streak. So after that I reread Kit Ehrman's Steve Cline mysteries, which I liked more than I remembered. Wish there were more of those.

After that I tried some of John McEvoy's mysteries--okay, but they didn't hook me enough to go through them all, and then a couple of Toni Leland's--same.

So, off horse mysteries and rereading again (I'm one of those "voracious" readers), went through Paul Doiron's Mike Bowditch mysteries. If you like outdoorsy mysteries like Nevada Barr and C. J. Box, you'd probably like these. Can't be squeamish about "nature red of tooth and claw."

Done with rereading for a while, so as a complete change I tried Lisa Boero's first Lady Althea mystery, which I think was recommended in KB's Book Corner. KU. It's a historical mystery set in Regency times or maybe just before. There's a second one of these available. I think they'd suit fans of Georgette Heyer better than me. Well written but kind of slow and stately like that time actually was. Harris's Sebastian St. Cyr series is more my kind of thing.

Needless to say, being a voracious reader is difficult when you're also picky.
Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by dgcasey on June 14, 2019, 02:49:45 AM »
I'm reading the final chapter in the saga of Dan McCarthy and Emma Ford.
Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by LilyBLily on June 13, 2019, 12:04:27 AM »
I have been on a Mary Lancaster Regency romance kick. First I read her Unmarriagables series and then her Imperial Season series taking place in Vienna--very strong Georgette Heyer feel from those, by turns romantic, suspenseful, and hilarious. Vienna Waltz is the first. I haven't read this many books this fast in years. None of her characters come across as cookie cutter. Even her villains, though often smooth society types, are different from each other. Now I'm starting her longest series, the Blackhaven Brides. Lots of fun ahead, I hope.

What gives me pause, though, is how little money she's getting out of my reading her books. I read them all in Kindle Unlimited, and since they are short, she might get a dollar for each book. Then I bought the first three--for the princely total of $6.97. That's a tragically small amount of money for so much reading enjoyment.

Which I suppose is why I'm mentioning her here, so word of mouth can possibly sell more of her delightful books.
Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on June 12, 2019, 11:11:35 PM »
Rereading the Rabbi Small mysteries by Harry Kemmelman. I had read the first seven (named for the days of the week) when they first came out but didn't know there were more until recently. I'm on Thursday now.

The Rabbi is quiet, serious, studious and solves murders through Talmudic logic. He does tend to expound on Judaism a lot, being a rabbi, but I always enjoy learning.
Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by RobertLCollins on June 12, 2019, 10:35:09 PM »
Yesterday I finished Embers of War by Gareth Powell. Good science fiction novel about atonement. Had a few interesting characters, including a sentient starship.
Decision in Paris is free again on Amazon June 11-12

A guided trip to Paris with friends was supposed to be relaxing for long-term couple Quinn and Connor. Her upcoming job relocation though forces the two to face a difficult decision about their future as a couple.
There was a Sting song in 1985 I have always loved called "Russians". Because russians love their children the same than anyone else, then and now. But in the grandstanding of the politicians a lot of that got lost. There are no winners in war.
I think the overwhelming majority of people love their children, but then you get the fanatics, who love their cause above all else. They keep mucking it up for the rest of us.  My latest book is set in WW2 and I learned so much from my research, including that everyone was desperate to avoid another world war.  It seemed like that was the reasoning behind concessions made to Hitler prior to the invasion of Poland.  I know that is a vague, broad proclamation, so I apologize for that, but it is hard to sum it all up in a couple of sentences.

If anything was learned from WW2 (and I hope we learned a lot) one thing is that no concessions will ever be enough for a fanatic, whether they have children or not.  I think the overwhelming majority of people want to just live in peace with their families.  I know I do. 
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