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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 18-24,2018

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.   Short Term Freebies and Discounts:   Rubies of the Viper (new edition) by Martha Marks AD 53 — Strong-willed, impetuous, and naive, Theodosia Varro inherits the family estate after her brother is murdered on the streets of Rome. With no preparation, she goes from poverty and isolation to great wealth and a prestigious position in society. Only by identifying her...

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A Few Words about Language and Time by Anna Castle

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Historical Tidbits | 7 comments

Every few months, a newcomer posts a query to the Historical Novel Society’s Facebook page asking about language and historical fiction. Typically, the poster wants to know how “historically accurate” each writer tries to be. Being a linguist, I find these discussions impossible to comprehend. Learning a past version of your native language would be like learning a foreign language you could never hear. You might master the grammatical rules — fairly easily, if your variety comes along after, say, mid-seventeenth century — but the best you can hope for is an...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 11-18, 2018

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.   Short Term Freebies and Discounts:   Gods and Monsters by V. R. Christensen As a widower, Nathanial Durham has the monumental responsibility of finding suitable husbands for his two daughters. Flirtatious and changeable Bethany might have nearly anyone, but she seems determined to toss her suitors away almost the moment they arrive. Laynie, on the other hand, far...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 4-10, 2018

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.   Short Term Freebies and Discounts: Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota Torn between her father’s Catholicism and her mother’s Pagan beliefs, Eva finally chooses Paganism. She accepts the name of Arethusa but learns too late that her life will mir­ror the Greek nymph’s tragic fate. When they sail to the Azores Islands, her mother tells her that the ful­fill­ment of her...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: December 28, 2017 to January 3, 2018

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.   Short Term Freebies and Discounts:   The Jossing Affair by J. L Oakley British-trained Norwegian intelligence agent, Tore Haugland, is a jøssing—a patriot—sent to a fishing village on Norway’s west coast to set up a line to receive weapons and agents from England via the “Shetland Bus.” Posing as a deaf fisherman, his mission is complicated when he falls in love...

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