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Any good fiction stories with characters 40 plus??

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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012, 15:10:00 GMT
I Readalot says:
Whether people agree with the MOA forum or not that is the only place where writers are now allowed to promote their own books. It was set up because all the threads were being taken over by self-promotion. The 'Important Announcement from Amazon' which appears at the top of the list of discussions explains this and adds that self-promo's anywhere else will be removed. If readers are interested enough they will browse through the MOA, and maybe chat with authors whose books they have enjoyed. If you glance through various threads in the fiction forum, for example, you will see that many posts have been deleted by Amazon, 9 times out of 10 this well be a self-promo.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012, 15:33:46 GMT
Tinca says:
Thanks - I am looking at it as I write this. I can see that some authors use it as a means of communication rather than promotion. I'll give it a try.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012, 15:45:53 GMT
I Readalot says:
June - It is sometimes okay to mention your book if it fits, but it is better to join in with the discussions in a general way, recommend a book you have read, comment on the recommendations of others, it is definitely not a good idea to appear just to self-promote. Also even if your book fits there are less scrupulous spammers around, many don't read the OP, for example asking for romantic fiction, they see a promo and decide it is fine to promote their sci-fi novel, someone else adds a YA and before you know it there is a page of them. There always have been sensible SP authors who only promoted in a suitable place but unfortunately there seemed to be far more idiots who bombarded every thread available with their offering, they are the people who gave SP a bad name and forced the MOA into existence

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012, 16:31:57 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012, 14:38:22 GMT
David Loan says:
Hi Kit. My book I'll Be Watching You deals with the developing lives of women over a 25-year period. See also my post titled: Internet: good or bad?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012, 15:22:27 GMT
Rachel Blade says:
Hi, did you find what you were looking for? I have posted a similar note in response to a question re Erotic literature but as your post is specific, I thought it worth responding directly to your post.

I have recently published an e-book on Kindle titled Forty Years to Rome. The novel does include explicit sexual content and hopefully it is entertaining but if this genre is not of interest to you then best to steer clear.

The product description states: Erotic Novel: Forty Years to Rome is the story of a woman (40 years old) reflecting on her life choices and her sexual experiences while embarking on a summer touring holiday with her family to Rome. The story starts with the heroine becoming frustrated with her employer and the level of her bonus she receives for completing a very profitable property deal. To clear her head and de-stress she sets off on holiday in a motor-home.

I assure you that there are no vicars, crime solving or strange jam making elements to the novel but the heroine could be described as middle class.

I have attached a product link however if you wish to download for free then wait for 24th, 25th & 31st Dec and also 1st January. Alternatively, you can borrow it for free on Kindle at any time.

It is my first novel and I hope you enjoy it.

Best wishes,

Rachel Blade

Forty Years to Rome

Posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:29:07 GMT
I Readalot says:
And it continues! (sighs and shakes head).

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012, 16:34:58 GMT
L Skinner says:
Have you tried Anne Tyler?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012, 19:11:33 GMT
Rachel Blade says:
Apologies, new to all this. I read the first few posts plus the guidelines but not the Amazon Announcement. The first post did encourage posts from authors hence my post. Happy reading.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012, 01:36:19 GMT
One I loved was by an author Che Dee "Love on the run" Great read
Love on the Run

Posted on 16 Dec 2012, 11:14:51 GMT
Janie says:
I read this a while back The Fall of the Misanthrope: I Bitch, therefore I am and even though the main characters are young (to me) the secondary characters, which feature very heavily are in their 60s. They are very funny and show the youngsters a thing or two!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012, 11:30:00 GMT
The Kay Scarpetta books. In the first book she is 40 and as they continue she grows to be elderly. They're really good. I reccomend them!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012, 17:14:09 GMT
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L. G. Webber says:
Anne Tyler..Yes have read most of her books love her..check out joan barefoot ..gaining ground ..similar vein

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012, 17:19:29 GMT
L. G. Webber says:
same here...Glass

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012, 18:02:25 GMT
L. G. Webber says:
Just ordered thankyou

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012, 19:43:18 GMT
Tedward says:
you might like "to paint a white horse" by Lindsey j carden, most of my characters are over 40

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012, 22:48:46 GMT
The Last Season,The Story of a Marriage, is a novel about an attractive woman of 49 who has been married for 27 years. She's restless and wants to have a new career. When she gets a job with a real estate developer, her husband is suspicious about the high salary she's offered. When he asks her boss what his intentions are, the fellow replies, "I intend to marry your wife." Her boss values her creativity and her instincts; her husband values her cooking!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012, 23:59:51 GMT
Dear kit, I know it's naughty (for several reasons) still I'll suggest a new kindle fiction under the key word 'memoirs' m m

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012, 13:05:51 GMT
avrog says:
I've just read The Book Soul by Rachel Mann. As a middle-aged woman myself I feel your pain. It seems we get relegated to very stereotypical roles once past a certain age. In The Book Soul, however, the main character is 40+ but also a real heroine; no hot flushes, middle classes or jam mentioned. There's also a fair bit of gentle humour running through the story as we look at life through Elsie's eyes in all its ridiculousness. Hope this helps.
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