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Posted on 13 May 2012 23:59:37 BDT
Sands says:
More that other people haven't said
The Night Watch series - Sergei Lukyanenko (different)
The Farseer trilogy - Robin Hobb
Magic Bites series - Ilona Andrews
the Galactic Millieu series starting with Intervention - Julian May (excellent sci fi)
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

Posted on 14 May 2012 14:06:34 BDT
I would definitely recommend the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 16:56:21 BDT
Try Bitter is the Salt. It's the first of six books. What's good about the series is the diversity between the stories. They are all very different.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 18:32:29 BDT
Donna129 says:
Micheal grant - gone series - there are currently 5 books written and another on the way. It's great series not so much magic but definately supernatural powers. Look it up on line I'm sure will enjoy this series.
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Posted on 21 May 2012 16:28:21 BDT
Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series - totally worth the read, and re-read. His Shadowmarch series not quite so amazing, but give it a go.
Katherine Kerr's Deverry books and also the novel Snare.
CJ Cherryh's Chronicles of Morgaine
Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders series
Roger Taylor's Chronicles of Hawklan

All of the above are regular re-reads from my bookshelf, hence the recommendations

Posted on 21 May 2012 19:48:44 BDT
If you haven't tried Mark Lawrence's prince of Thorns yet, that might be worth a look. The sequel, King of Thorns, is just coming out.

In passing, I've just finished the Liveship Traders trilogy, and was disappointed.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 21:49:03 BDT
Jim Webster says:
I was a bit disappointed with the Liveship Traders as well
But I suspect that others would not be

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 21:57:02 BDT
I agree, Jim, although I was more than "a bit" disappointed. I found the first book in that series incredibly boring, and I gave up on it after about 200 pages - something I rarely do. I haven't been back. But I *loved* the Farseer books, and I even quite enjoyed the Soldier Son books, which others have pointed to as among her lesser works ...

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 22:17:13 BDT
Jim Webster says:
I read them all but finished from a sense of duty and because a friend had lent them to me and raved about them.
I was left with a nagging feeling that I was obviously missing something because I couldn't rave as enthusiastically back

Posted on 21 May 2012 22:40:00 BDT
Personally I reckon her editor should have attacked it with a Stanley knife, and hacked about 1/3 off and burnt it. That would have made two decent books then.

Posted on 22 May 2012 00:36:36 BDT
Miss J. Eyre says:
I'll keep the unhacked version thanks :) liveship traders is one of my favourites series, but I guess I can see that some would find it a bit slow - I love Hobb's characterization (the Pirate Captain Kennit is really well done) and I've always found plenty of tension in the interaction of her characters, which has kept the pages turning quickly for me, even though the plot/story has moved along pretty slowly.

Posted on 22 May 2012 00:36:44 BDT
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Posted on 22 May 2012 16:09:56 BDT
I can suggest a new urban fantasy series you might like. The Redcliffe Novels are set in Cornwall, England, and follow the adventures of bookshop owner Jessica Stone as she discovers her heritage as a witch and just how dangerous it is to fall in love with a vampire and his identical twin werewolf brother. Love Hurts is the first in the series, and the sequel Love Kills will be released in June 2012. This is where the magic heats up so to speak, and the third book in the series is estimated for released early 2013. Check it out! Thanks.

Love Hurts (The Redcliffe Pack)

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 09:46:41 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 10:46:23 BDT
Hi Francene. Self-promotion is not permitted in this forum. Please delete this one - you can promote to your heart's content over in the MOA forum.

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 17:11:26 BDT
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Reads well Francene, from what I've read of it. I like the style. Feel free to promote with us, we support new writing talent. We have 14 000 twitter followers! Get in touch.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 17:58:07 BDT
Anita says:
FYI: Jericho Jones is the same Peter James under new disguise

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 18:25:15 BDT
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Posted on 9 Jun 2012 18:27:31 BDT
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Posted on 9 Jun 2012 18:38:18 BDT
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Jim Webster says:
I must admit I have my doubts about the value of Twitter, but am uniquely placed to run a trial :-)
A while back I searched for my book on twitter because I couldn't remember whether someone had tweeted about it, and discovered that on the 29th April several people/organisations, who do nothing but tweet books and other stuff (one who puts her interests as "modelling, love photography, love swimming") had all tweeted it
There was her and thirty something others like her, all with over 50,000 tweets to their name and five or six thousand followers.
Anyway, it certainly did generate a few sales on Amazon.com but I've not got the figures back yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 18:42:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jun 2012 18:43:23 BDT
Feel free to participate Jim. I don't like twitter much, but it does generate quite a bit of traffic to us when required. Can we only link to things on Amazon on here? Or can we link to the outside? If you don't mind answering that is! We've got 14 000 to tweet to.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 18:54:39 BDT
Jim Webster says:
The 'people' who tweeted my book all linked to Amazon.com, probably because they were on the Amazon.com affiliate programme.

As far as I can work out the 'insert a product link' only works for .co.uk stuff on this site (because it is part of .co.uk) while if you go onto a .com forum, they'll only link to .com products.
I can post links to other sites obviously, for example a blog or a book,
http://www.pelgranepress.com/?p=8013
but they just stay as you see.
With twitter the electronics seem to shrink the address (perhaps a bit like Tiny does?) so you don't waste too many characters

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 19:00:53 BDT
Well Jim. It's up to you if you wish to post this, but it could be beneficial. http://thelandofgrimney.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=928&p=20659#p20659 Thanks if you do. As a writer yourself you know how hard it is to generate interest. As an act of good faith we will tweet your link if you wish.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 19:07:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jun 2012 19:09:10 BDT
Jim Webster says:
Someone once asked me who I wrote for. My reply was 'anyone who pays hard currency, but I'm willing to look at barter deals with those who don't'.
Obviously on this forum I cannot actually tell you the name of the book. But it can be found were someone to look at my profile page.
It would be an interesting trial, as I would assume that your followers are somewhat more interested in books that the approximately 150,000 that it was tweeted out to previously (that figure isn't included to make anyone look small, given the nature of the persons doing the tweeting to those 150,000, 'fantasy' could well mean something different to what I write :-)
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