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The Lure of The Lighthouses by Loretta Proctor

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Historical Research, Historical Tidbits | 2 comments

Is it the raging seas or the skies or the wind or the drama of it all? I have no real answer to the reason why so many of us love lighthouses. Perhaps it’s the idea of that beacon of light and human kindness piercing the storm and helping to guide the mariners to a safe shore rather than let them perish on the rocks. That’s a strong, almost religious reason, I suspect, because it is also a symbol of our passage through life, isn’t it? Those moments of drama and stormy emotions, moments of pain and sorrow; sometimes feeling lost and bewildered...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 10/16-22/2014

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! FREEBIES Long Term: Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight, Free in all ebookstores DISCOUNTED Short Term: M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, 99 cents 10/16-22 on US Kindle and UK Kindle M. Ruth...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, AND NEW PUBLICATIONS: 10/9-15/2014

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! FREEBIES Long Term: Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight, Free in all ebookstores DISCOUNTED Short Term: M. Ruth Myers, The Whiskey Tide, 99 cents 10/15-19; $1.99 10/20-21 on US Kindle and UK Kindle Cheri Lasota, Artemis Rising, 99...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, AND NEW PUBLICATIONS: 10/2-8/2014

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! FREEBIES Short Term: Libi Astaire, General Welln’gone in Love: A Short Mystery Story, Free on Kindle 10/4-8 Long Term: Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight, Free in all ebookstores DISCOUNTED Short Term: Cheri Lasota, Artemis...

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The Banana Wars by David Gaughran

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Featured Book, Historical Research, South America | 3 comments

Events in Latin America have always hit the headlines in the US but its history isn’t particularly well known. Even when a figure grips the national consciousness for an extended period, they are subsequently forgotten. Lee Christmas was a star of the Sunday supplements from the start of the 20th century until the outbreak of World War I, but few recall him today. And he was the most memorable out of all the hired guns toppling Central American governments. I knew straight away that I wanted to write a novel about this extraordinary man and...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, AND NEW PUBLICATIONS: 9/25-10/1/2014

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! FREEBIES Short Term: V. R. Christensen, Sixteen Seasons-a collection of short, sometimes strange stories Free on Kindle  9/26-28 Long Term: Cheri Lasota, Artemis Rising, Free on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo, Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, AND NEW PUBLICATIONS: 9/18-24/2014

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! FREEBIES Long Term: Cheri Lasota, Artemis Rising, Free on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo, Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight, Free in all ebookstores DISCOUNTED Short Term: Loretta Proctor, Dying Phoenix, 99 cents as a Kindle...

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The Series Protagonist by I. J. Parker

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Featured Book, Japan | Comments Off

I began the Akitada series in the mid-eighties. Progress was extremely slow. I was still teaching full-time and would be for another fifteen years. Besides, I had never written fiction before, let alone a mystery, let alone one set in eleventh-century Japan. But Robert Van Gulik had done the same thing for China and, thus inspired, I persisted. As I worked on my protagonist over the years, several interesting things happened. First off, I realized that I did not want a Sherlock Holmes type, a remote character with a super-human intelligence,...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, AND NEW PUBLICATIONS: 9/11-17/2014

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! FREEBIES Short Term: Rebecca Lochlann, The Year-god’s Daughter: A Saga of Ancient Greece, Free on Kindle 9/15 Long Term: Cheri Lasota, Artemis Rising, Free on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo, Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Good...

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Do we really miss the old Victorian days? by Loretta Proctor

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in 19th England, Historical Research, Historical Tidbits | Comments Off

It’s so easy to get from one place to another in this century, isn’t it? We have the motor car to take us almost anywhere by road, we can use trains (if they run on time) to take us to cities not only here in Britain, but over most developed countries. No need to think about anything other than catching the train, heaving luggage on the rack then settling back in comfort with our iPads, looking dreamily out of windows at the passing scenery. Most amazing of all, we have aeroplanes to transport us right up into the sky over miles and miles of...

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