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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: September 14-20, 2017

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: September 14-20, 2017

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: Serpent’s Egg by JJ Toner Max and Anna are in love and want to get married. But this is Germany, 1938. Their union is against Nazi laws, as Anna is part-Jewish. A Gestapo officer agrees to authorize the marriage, but only if Max infiltrates and betrays a Marxist resistance cell,...

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Daily Living in the Middle Ages by Sarah Woodbury

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Featured Book, Historical Tidbits, Medieval Great Britain | 1 comment

One of my readers asked me the other day about what daily life was like. My books are about the few days of adventure in between daily living—which is of course the point. When a character is time traveling back and forth to a medieval world, the bits in between, where life happens, are far less exciting. The tapestry is The Triumph of Death, or The 3 Fates, a Flemish tapestry (probably Brussels, ca. 1510-1520), located now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Depicted are the three fates: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, who spin, draw...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: August 31-September 6, 2017

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: August 31-September 6, 2017

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: Moriarty Takes His Medicine (A Professor and Mrs. Moriarty Series Book 2) by Anna Castle Professor & Mrs. Moriarty tackle a case too ticklish for Sherlock Holmes to handle on his own… James and Angelina Moriarty are settling into their new marriage and their fashionable new...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: August 24-30, 2017

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: August 24-30, 2017

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 Wedding Shroud (A Tale of Ancient Rome Book 1) by Elisabeth Storrs “All the drama and sensuality expected of a historical romance, plus a sensitivity to the realities of life in a very different time and world.” —Ursula Le Guin In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: August 3-9,2017

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: August 3-9,2017

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 Wedding Shroud (A Tale of Ancient Rome Book 1) by Elisabeth Storrs “All the drama and sensuality expected of a historical romance, plus a sensitivity to the realities of life in a very different time and world.” —Ursula Le Guin In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young...

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Fact Vs. Fiction: Getting It Right (Even When You’re Making It Up) by CiJi Ware

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Featured Book, Historical Research, Historical Tidbits | 6 comments

For twenty years before I started writing novels, I was a radio and television broadcaster in Los Angeles, having worked for all three national networks and the local PBS station during that “other” career. I find, eleven novels and two nonfiction books later, that the skillset I acquired in that former chapter of my life has stood me in remarkably good stead, whether I write contemporary or historical fiction. Regardless of the genre, nothing annoys readers more than to see a misstatement or outright mistake in a book dealing with a subject...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 27- August 2, 2017

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 27- August 2, 2017

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:   Serpent’s Egg by JJ Toner Max and Anna are in love and want to get married. But this is Germany, 1938. Their union is against Nazi laws, as Anna is part-Jewish. A Gestapo officer agrees to authorize the marriage, but only if Max infiltrates and betrays a Marxist resistance...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 20-26, 2017

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 20-26, 2017

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:   A Storm Hits Valparaiso by David Gaughran Catalina Flores de la Peña’s tongue got her in more trouble than any other part of her body, even though there were far more likely candidates. But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town, she finds herself embroiled with a...

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Getting the Past Right Is Tough—Even If I Lived Through It by Peg Herring

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in 20th Century US, Featured Book, Historical Research | 6 comments

I enjoy writing what I call “vintage” mysteries, books set in a time that’s historical but recent enough that some of us were there. My newest mystery, Her Ex-GI P.I., takes place in the late 1960s. It’s actually a re-release of a book accepted by a publisher early on in my career and made available only as an e-book. I learned a lot in those first years, and two things about the book stuck out. First, the cover, in black with slinky females prominent (which was the publisher’s doing), put readers off. Second, the title, Go Home and Die,...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 13-19, 2017

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 13-19, 2017

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:   Timber Rose by J. L. Oakley 907. Women climbing mountains in skirts. Loggers fighting for the eight hour day. The forests and mountains of the North Cascades are alive with  progress, but not everyone is on board. Caroline Symington comes from a prominent family in Portland,...

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