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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 1/29-2/4/2015

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 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.  FREEBIES Short Term: Libi Astaire, General Well’ngone in Love (An Ezra Melamed Short Story) Free on Kindle Long Term: Libbie Hawker, The Sekhmet Bed (The She-King Book 1) Free in all ebookstores M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all ebookstores N. Gemini Sasson, The...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 1/22-28/2015

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 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.  FREEBIES Short Term: Libi Astaire, General Well’ngone in Love (An Ezra Melamed Short Story) Free on Kindle Long Term: Libbie Hawker, The Sekhmet Bed (The She-King Book 1) Free in all ebookstores M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all ebookstores N. Gemini Sasson, The...

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Giving Briseis her Voice by Judith Starkston

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Ancient Greece, Featured Book, Historical Research | 2 comments

The Trojan War threatens Troy’s allies and the Greek supply raids spread. A young healing priestess, designated as future queen, must defend her city against both divine anger and invading Greeks. She finds strength in visions of a handsome warrior god. Will that be enough when the half-immortal Achilles attacks? Hand of Fire, a tale of resilience and hope, blends history and legend in the untold story of Achilles’s famous captive, Briseis. That’s a quick introduction to my novel, Hand of Fire. But how did I ever think of writing about this...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 1/15-21/2015

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 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.  FREEBIES Long Term: Libbie Hawker, The Sekhmet Bed (The She-King Book 1) Free in all ebookstores M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all ebookstores N. Gemini Sasson, The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy, Book 1), Free in all ebookstores David...

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Food’s On: The Mess Hall & the CCC’s by J. L. Oakley

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in 20th Century US, Historical Tidbits | 2 comments

What’s in Mrs. Hale’s Receipt for the Millions 1857? To smoke Hams and Fish on a small scale. — Drive the ends out of an old hogshead or  barrel; place this over a heap of sawdust of green hard wood, in which a bar of r ed -hot iron is buried; or take corn-cobs, which make the best smoke; place them in a clean iron kettle, the bottom of which is covered with burning coals; hang the hams, tongues, fish, &c, that the cobs or sawdust may smoulder slowly, but no burn . While researching U. S. Civilian Conservation Corps for my Depression era...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 1/8-14/2015

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 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.  FREEBIES Short Term: David Gaughran, Mercenary, Free in all ebookstores Long Term: M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all ebookstores N. Gemini Sasson, The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy, Book 1), Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of...

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Poets and spies: intelligence work in the sixteenth century by Anna Castle

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in 16th Century England, Featured Book, Historical Tidbits | 1 comment

The Elizabethans loved news — the stranger, the better. London presses cranked out pamphlets carried by chapmen to every village, to be read out loud beside the hearth in the local public house. Everyone loved reports of marvelous fish washed up in Cornwall or the bizarre tribes encountered in the New World. The latest depredations of the Spanish Inquisition were guaranteed to gather a crowd. But those whose interests, whether commercial or political, extended beyond the village green needed real news, solid information on which to base...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 1/1-7/2015

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 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.  FREEBIES Short Term: V. R. Christensen, Sixteen Seasons-a collection of short, sometimes strange, stories, Free on Kindle 1/5-6 David Gaughran, Mercenary, Free in all ebookstores Long Term: M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all ebookstores N. Gemini Sasson, The Crown in the...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 12/25-31/2014

Posted by on Dec 24, 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.  FREEBIES Short Term: David Gaughran, Mercenary, Free in all ebookstores Long Term: M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all ebookstores N. Gemini Sasson, The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy, Book 1), Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of...

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Freedom of Speech by Annmarie Banks

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Featured Book | Comments Off

 “Freedom of speech” is an idea that is frequently bantered about in the media, especially when one group or another feels it is being censored, or merely criticized by another. Of course, throughout history, every person has been “free” to express himself or herself, but the powers that be were also “free” to punish them for it. What is more precisely meant by “free speech” is “protected speech.” Our own protected speech in the United States is a relatively new idea popping up around 1776. Before then, deviation from the accepted rigid line...

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