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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: February 4-10, 2016

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 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.  SHORT TERM: Freebies Anna Castle, The Widows Guild: A Francis Bacon Mystery (Book 2), Free on Kindle 2/05-08 Cheri Lasota, Echoes in the Glass, is Free on Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, and  Nook. Discounted: M. Louisa Locke, Dienstmädchen im Unglück (German edition of Maids of Misfortune) is 1.99 Euro Kaufen...

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What do a Victorian Lady and a 1940s Gal Gumshoe have in Common?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in 19th Century U.S., 20th Century US | 0 comments

When M. Ruth Myers and I discovered we were both promoting books in our respective historical mystery series at the same time, we thought how much fun it would be to compare the responses our female sleuths from different historical periods would make to the same questions. (This is reposted from a two part series on M. Louisa Locke’s and M. Ruth Myers’ blogs.) On the surface, Mrs. Annie Fuller, the protagonist in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, is a rather typical 19th century widowed woman who supports herself by...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 28-February 3, 2016

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 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.  SHORT TERM: Freebies Anna Castle, Death by Disputation: A Francis Bacon Mystery (Book 2), Free on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks Cheri Lasota, Echoes in the Glass, is Free on Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, and  Nook. Suzanne Adair, Deadly Occupation is Free on Netgalley. Discounted: Sarah Woodbury, Of Men and Dragons (Lion of Wales...

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The Green Corn Rebellion by Donis Casey

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Featured Book, Historical Tidbits, World War One | 0 comments

What would you think if suddenly people you’ve known for years begin to look at you with suspicion, for no other reason than the fact that your brother is a liberal leftist, or you have a foreign-sounding name, or you said something critical about the government? You have to be careful, because a government propaganda poster says it all:   I am Public Opinion All Men Fear Me   When the first Alafair Tucker mystery, The Old Buzzard Had It Coming, took place in 1912, the events of the wider world had little to do with Alafair Tucker and...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 21-27, 2016

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 21-27, 2016

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.  SHORT TERM: Freebies Anna Castle, Murder by Misrule: A Francis Bacon Mystery (Book 1), Free on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks 1/21-25 M. Louisa Locke, Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Book 2), Free on Kindle 1/21-22 Cheri Lasota, Echoes in the Glass, is Free on Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, and  Nook. Suzanne...

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What’s the what with Francis Bacon? by Anna Castle

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in 16th Century England, Historical Research, Historical Tidbits | 1 comment

Francis Bacon is remembered as the Father of Science, but he didn’t invent anything, like Galileo Galilei’s thermometer, or discover anything, like Johannes Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. He didn’t do much in the way of experiments, spending the majority of his career in law and politics. He was an advocate of science, rather than a practitioner, but his advocacy was pivotal. His 455th birthday is coming up (January 22); a nice time to remember his contributions to the modern world. The Father of Science Administration One of Bacon’s...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 14-20, 2016

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 14-20, 2016

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.  SHORT TERM: Freebies M. Louisa Locke, Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Book 2), Free on Kindle 1/20-22 Cheri Lasota, Echoes in the Glass, is Free on Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, and  Nook. Suzanne Adair, Deadly Occupation is Free on Netgalley. Discounted: G. S. Johnston, The Cast of a Hand, is 99 cents on...

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The unluckiest of heroes by Lisa Yarde

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Featured Book, Historical Research, Historical Tidbits, Muslim Societies | 2 comments

How my hero ruined his family and the dynasty, and lost his kingdom in Muslim Spain January 2, 1492, marked the official surrender of Muslim Spain’s last bastion, the city of Granada in southern Andalusia. Those who are familiar with the history of those turbulent final years or the readers of Sultana, my medieval series set within the period, know the decline began much earlier. The final dynastic period of the Moors devolved through infighting between two men related by blood, a nephew, and his uncle. The younger Muhammad, whom contemporary...

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The New Year in Elizabethan Times by Peg Herring

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in 16th Century England, Historical Tidbits | 1 comment

At the court of Elizabeth I, gifts were given at the New Year, not Christmas. The legal year began in March, but most people still celebrated the old midwinter holiday when days began getting longer as the start of a new year. It was part of the Twelve Days of Christmas festivities. Feasting was prevalent, with all classes of society setting out the best they could manage for family and friends. Elizabeth loved gifts, and her courtiers vied to give her something impressive, such as gold coins sewn into decorative bags; sophisticated garments...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 7-13, 2016

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 7-13, 2016

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.  SHORT TERM: Freebies Cheri Lasota, Echoes in the Glass, is Free on Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, and  Nook. Suzanne Adair, Deadly Occupation is Free on Netgalley. Discounted: N. Gemini Sasson, Uneasy Lies the Crown is 99 cents in a Kindle Countdown 1/4-10 Elisabeth Storrs, The Wedding Shroud, is 1.99 on Kindle until 12/31...

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