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Posted on 19 Apr 2012 10:23:04 BDT
Jake C1415 says:
[[ASIN:B0 07MM8C54 Stormbringer (Apocalypse Then)]] I'll weigh in if I may. WW2 anyone? Try Stormbringer, it's free today!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2012 10:59:10 BDT
Just wondering but how do you make stuff free? When I try the publishing dashboard always tells me the price can't be lower that 99 cents.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2012 11:37:29 BDT
Ratan Kaul says:
Hi Mr. T. Hodkinson, you've to enroll in Amazon KDP for three months and you can list your book as free for a period of five days. Details are available on Amazon site.

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 22:43:13 BDT
Or if your book is listed as free on other sites, eventually they will price match and make it free.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012 15:14:00 BDT
marguerite says:
Hi Helen,
My novel,'Storks in a Blue Sky' is very historically detailed, so you might be interested to review it. It has won the 2009 Davis St John Thomas Fiction Award and is in both book and e-book format. Yours, Carol Anne Dobson.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012 15:36:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2012 15:37:06 BDT
Hello Marguerite - the HNS welcomes all indie / self published books for review, but we insist on good quality in writing / presentation / formatting etc. Our aim is to prove that Indie Historical Fiction can be every but as good as that published by mainstream.

If you are UK you can submit your book direct to me (e-mail me on authorAThelenhollickDOTnet for an address)
if you are US see http://historicalnovelsociety.org/our-reviews/submission-guidelines-e-published-subsidy-published-and-self-published/ for details

I look forward to hearing from you

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 19:18:00 BDT
Ice Queen says:
Hi everyone.

Just like to mention my two books. Bleed Through is a story about reincarnation and romance, of a couple's love enduring centuries and moving through the massacre of Glencoe to eighteenth century Venice then World War One Flanders. My other novel, Lady Maskery, is set in the Georgian era and is about a woman with the power to see and communicate with spirits who gets entangled with demonic entitities, a dubious gentleman's club and a group of highwaymen, one of which is the love of her life. Thanks very much. Heather Atkinson.

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 16:07:38 BDT
Someone borrowed my gothic novel But a Walking Shadow from the library and raved about it. They wanted a sequel and thought I had really captured the Victorian period.

Posted on 18 May 2012 18:46:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2012 20:04:23 BDT
THE CRYING OF THE CHILDREN is set in industrial Britain in the 1800's. The novel touches on the poverty of the time, the evils of the baby farmers, the trials of those who found themselves in the workhouse, the cruelty of the factory owner who thought he owned his workforce and the steps he took when someone, even his wife, went against his wishes. The characters include the good, the well meaning, the bad and the downright evil. There is the idiot son of the baby farmer whose mind is full of half-remembered memories of his mother's hammer, the brother and sister left at the workhouse because no-one cares enough, the young man whose anger causes near tragedy for his family, the solicitor who gives him a fresh start and the woman who will never smile again until she discovers the whereabouts of her lost granddaughter. Add the beginnings of a romance, the hidden heart of a rogue and the total devotion of a life-long servant and companion who will do anything - literally anything - to protect her mistress, and you have a real page turner.

Published 11th May 2012.
The Crying of The Children

Posted on 18 May 2012 19:57:20 BDT
Sounds good, Peggi. I wish you well with it.

Mine is set among the Native Americans of 1830 in what would become Wyoming/Montana. "Beneath The Shining Mountains" follows Moon Hawk's plan to catch the eye of up-and-coming Winter Man, but why would he want a wife when he has so many lovers? When she issues a challenge to his virility she catches his attention, but the game she's playing is dangerous, and as they tease and spar it threatens to lead not only her, but her entire family to ridicule and shame.

If you are interested in the lifestyle of the nomadic plains peoples of America, this could be for you. It's gathered seven 5* reviews in the USA.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 20:14:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2012 20:22:58 BDT
Hello Linda, Good luck with yours too. It's harder to promote your own work than to write it, I find. I love writing. I hate shouting about it.

Glad you replied. It made me look at my post. Should have read 'set in industrial Britain in the 1800's'.

Will take a look at your book. I find the philosophy of the Native North Americans very relevant to the way I would love the world to be. I recently did a memorial book for an aunt and found many quotes and verses (from the wiser elders) that were appropriate and comforting for the family. And I have a friend who would find it very interesting. I look forward to reading it and will pass the details on.

blog: peggilennard.wordpress.com

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 20:31:34 BDT
Thanks, Peggi. Most appreciated.

Yours sounds very much in the vein of a friend's - Val Wood. She's not an indie, tho, has a publisher.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 20:42:19 BDT
A publisher would be good. So would a lottery win and I don't hold out much hope for that either!

Posted on 19 May 2012 10:01:37 BDT
D. Berkeley says:
Sacramentum (Decline And Fall)
This is an extremely odd thread! Anyway, if its going to be this way, for the next two days my roman alternative history epic, 'sacramentum', is completely free. Have a look at my author page to see more, its quite violent and dark.
D J G Berkeley

Posted on 19 May 2012 13:06:04 BDT
Ice Queen says:
Hi, think i'll take a look. I have an interest in Roman history and anything that is dark. My novel The A-List: Shadow Lives is on free promotion all this weekend too and is the first part of a quadrilogy. Yes it's about vampires and I know there are tons of books on the subject but this does have a different twist. It's set in Hollywood and the vampires are famous A-List actors and actresses, drawn to the fame and adoration. The ones hunting them are descendants of the Ancient Spartans, who use their ancestors formidable fighting techniques. Thanks. Heather Atkinson.

Posted on 19 May 2012 19:43:50 BDT
Well, I just read the opening to Sacramentum (Decline And Fall) and got hooked. It's on my very long list of TBR.

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In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 00:53:56 BDT
D. Berkeley says:
Hi Heather, will definetly have a look at The A-List:Shadow Lives, sounds interesting. Thanks for letting me know about your promotion
Dan

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 00:56:37 BDT
D. Berkeley says:
Hi Linda, glad to hear you think Sacramentum might be for you. Let me know what you think, its always good to get advice and feedback and see what could be done better. If you really do enjoy it, it is part 1 of a yet unfinished trilogy, add me on twitter @sirdanthethird and I can keep you updated.
Thanks again
Dan

Posted on 20 May 2012 08:31:30 BDT
Ice Queen says:
Thanks D Berkeley, much appreciated. Forgot to mention the first three books are on Amazon but still working on the fourth. Heather.

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 07:40:34 BDT
Lola says:
Please take a look ant my Historical Fiction book, based on my family story: "Daughters of Iraq"

Here is the link to my website: www.revital-sh.com

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 11:03:17 BDT
this sounds interesting. I'm going to have a look for it. My own book, follow the dove, is not so far in the past, the 1900, but, I too, meant it as a woman's book, and, I too, have had some brilliant reviews from men.
And I must add, although I am a woman, I often read, and enjoy, books aimed at men - so now a days we ARE equal in everything!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 11:07:23 BDT
I made the mistake of downloading a very popular book - I won't say which, simply because of the massive popularity and of it being high in the best seller list. I won't do that again without downloading a sample. I found it badly written rubbish. Just goes to show - one man's meat etc. etc.

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 14:12:24 BDT
Dmiers says:
Great place this! I have a new novel out set in Byzantium around the battle of Manzikert for anyone who is into this era. It ties in with the Crusades, Arabs, Turks etc. It's called East & West: Catharsis. There's a simple web site too, which has plenty of space for links if anyone has any suggestions: http://eastandwestcatharsis.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/bananas.html
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