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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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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 6-12, 2017

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: July 6-12, 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:   Mercenary by David Gaughran Lee Christmas gets drunk and falls asleep at the throttle of his locomotive, plowing straight into an oncoming train. Blacklisted from the railroad and his marriage in tatters, he flees New Orleans on a steamer bound for the tropics. In Honduras, he...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 29 to July 5, 2017

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 29 to July 5, 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 Meets His Match by Anna Castle Professor James Moriarty has but one desire left in his shattered life: to prevent the man who ruined him from harming anyone else. Then he meets amber-eyed Angelina Gould and his world turns upside down. At an exhibition of new...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 22-28, 2017

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 22-28, 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:   Viking: A Man Called Mountain by Katie Aiken Ritter 980 A.D. The massive black man called Tor – Gaelic for ‘mountain’ – has traveled Viking trading routes north along Saxon lands to remote Iceland. Fiercely determined to protect the two children who...

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Dramatic Viking Adventure in Uncharted Waters by Katie Aiken Ritter

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Featured Book | Comments Off on Dramatic Viking Adventure in Uncharted Waters by Katie Aiken Ritter

“One waits a full year for those who do not return from the sea. Then, the rituals are held, and the funeral ale drunk, and the inheritance, if any, divided, and debts are forgiven. But because of the outlaw sentence, the ones at home would have waited for three years, with a last hopeful burst at the end that a sail would suddenly appear in the harbor, the ship home and the men free. Three years. One unnoticed day after that, they would start letting go of the tattered rags of hope. Some whose life had been made hard by a man’s offenses...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 15-21, 2017

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 15-21, 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:   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...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: JUNE 8-14, 2017

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: JUNE 8-14, 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 Black Orchestra Boxed Set: Books 1-3 by JJ Toner Three WW2 spy thrillers. THE BLACK ORCHESTRA follows the progress of Kurt Müller from naïve dutiful Abwehr signalman to committed opponent of the Nazis. Disgusted by the casual brutality of the SS, he is faced by a...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 1-7, 2017

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 1-7, 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:   Liberty Boy by David Gaughran Dublin has been on a knife-edge since the failed rebellion in July, and Jimmy O’Flaherty suspects a newcomer to The Liberties–Kitty Doyle–is mixed up in it. She accuses him of spying for the English, and he thinks she’s a reckless troublemaker. All...

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The Anarchy by Sarah Woodbury

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Featured Book, Historical Tidbits, Medieval Great Britain | Comments Off on The Anarchy by Sarah Woodbury

Stephen de Blois came to London, and the people received him and hallowed him to king on midwinter day. But in this king’s time was all dissension, and evil, and rapine; for against him rose soon the rich men who were traitors. Then was England very much divided. Some held with the king and some with the empress; for when the king was in prison, the earls and the rich men supposed that he would never more come out, and they settled with the empress, and when the king was out, he heard of this, and took his force, and beset her in the tower....

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