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Reading With the Author - the 2011 Schedule
« on: July 22, 2011, 07:04:34 PM »
After a long hiatus, we are restarting the Reading with the Author series.  Six of our Kindleboards authors have agreed to be part of the reboot and take us through a range of different genres through the end of 2011.  Were very happy to announce schedule for 2011:

Starting Period   AuthorTitleGenre
Early AugustLibby Fischer Hellmann   Set the Night on Fire   Historical Thriller
Mid AugustKathy BellInfinion SeriesScience Fiction
Regression
Evolussion
Revolussion
SeptemberMonique MartinOut of Timeparanormal Romance
OctoberDaniel ArensonBlood of Requiem Fantasy
NovemberRJ KellerWaiting For Springcontemporary fiction
DecemberDavid DalglishA Land of AshApocalyptic fiction



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Re: Reading With the Author -Set the Night on Fire
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 07:18:56 PM »
Starting at the beginning of August, Libby Fischer Hellmann will be kicking off the reboot by reading her book, Set the Night on Fire, with us.  This is an historical political thriller set against the counterculture in 1960's Chicago and it looks like a fun read.  I'm looking forward to this.

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Decades-old student protests come back to haunt young people who shared an apartment in Chicago in the late 1960s. Dar Gantner has just been released from prison after 40 years for participating in the 1970 bombing of a Chicago department store in which three people diedamong them his lover, Alix Kerr, daughter of the store owner. Now it seems his four remaining former housemates are in peril. When two of them, including Casey Hilliard, die in staged accidents within weeks, Dar suspects Ted Markham, who took part in the bombing but wasnt charged and is now a U.S. senator running for the presidency. When atttempts are made on the life of Caseys daughter and remaining heir, Lila, Dar has a compelling reason to protect her. Long-held secrets are revealed, as characters scramble for their lives. But what seems all too obvious to readers about the source of danger doesnt occur to the characters until the eleventh hour.



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Reading With the Author - the Infinion Series
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 07:34:09 PM »
Starting in mid-August, Kathy Bell will be reading her entire Infinion Series with us.  This will include the two published novels, Regression and Evolussion, as well as the ARC for the final novel in the series, Revolussion which is not scheduled for publication until November 11, 2011.  This is a Science Fiction trilogy involving near future technology, time travel and lots of child prodigies ...

From Amazon on Regression
Adya Jordan, a forty-year-old mother of six, injured in a terrible car accident, awakens to find herself in her fourteen-year-old body once again. Consumed with grief over being separated from her family, she tries to live like a normal teenager. That's when she begins to notice that things are slightly different than they were the first time around; all minor things that when put together add up to major differences. Adya is offered an opportunity to join the ranks of the most powerful people in the world, an opportunity of a lifetime, making her the envy of most. She seizes it without hesitation, as anyone else would. However soon, she discovers that something will go terribly wrong in the future. With time running out on the human race, it's up to her to make the most powerful people in the world see the truth and change course before its too late. Kathy Bell has done a fair share of research for this book and it shows. As science comes to life inside the dialogue and plot in her novel, it became easy to suspend disbelief in the possibility of humans traveling Interdimensionally. All told, Regression was an enjoyable read with fully developed characters and enough plot twists to keep me turning the pages long after dark-thirty in the morning. --Amazon.com Review



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Re: Reading With the Author - Out of Time
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 07:49:34 PM »
In September, Monique Martin will be reading Out of Time with us, which is currently Free on amazon and is a a paranormal Romance. (so stock up now, but no peaking)  This looks like it has a lot to play with - vampires, time travel, love - as well as a soon to be released sequel.

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"...one of the most unique, emotional, engrossing stories I've had the privilege to read..." --Emily of Blog with Bite

"A stunning achievement of narrative, storytelling, character, and chemistry.... Monique Martin has a master's touch with an adventure yarn... a great read that will sweep away men and women alike." --Steve Windwalker of Kindle Nation Daily

"'Out of Time' is a delightful, sexy romp back in time to the 1920s...This book won't you let put it down... carve out enough time to read it through to its exciting conclusion." --Debra L. Martin of Two Ends of the Pen



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Re: Reading With the Author - the 2011 Schedule
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 04:19:04 AM »
In October, Daniel Arenson will be reading Blood of Requiem with us,  This is book 1 in his series, The Song of Dragons.  I haven't read this one yet but I've read some of this other stuff and I quite like what comes out of his brain ...


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Long ago stood the kingdom of Requiem, a land of men who could grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Requiem ruled the sky.

But Dies Irae, a tyrant leading an army of griffins, hunted Requiem's people, burned their forests, and shattered their temples. Requiem fell. This ancient land now lies in ruin, its halls crumbled, its cries silenced, its skeletons littering the burned earth.

In the wilderness, a scattering of survivors lives in hiding. The griffins still hunt them, and every day promises death. Will Requiem's last children perish in exile... or once more become dragons and fly to war?
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Re: Reading With the Author - the 2011 Schedule
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 04:51:21 AM »
With November comes RJ Keller's Waiting For Spring.  This is a contemporary fiction novel kinda outside my normal zone, but I'm intrigued by it ....


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The pain in Tess Dyers heart stems from a lifetime of rejection: by her distant mother, by a string of one-night stands, and by her husband, Jason. He promised to love her forever, yet here she is, divorced and shunned in her own town. She tries everything to dull the pain: sex, work, and endlessly cleaning the house. Finally, in a fit of despair, she abandons the small town of Brookfield, Maine, for an even smaller town, determined to start over with a clean slate. But she cant run from the demons in her head, and she soon falls back on her old habits, this time with the help of her sexy new neighbor Brian. Though she tells herself he is just a warm body to dull the pain, his kindness has a soothing effect on her bruised heart. But the fear of losing his love is always there, and before long, Tesss past threatens to destroy her fragile new happiness. Ultimately, she must make a choice: continue drifting through life, or confront the cruel realities of her past and start living. A dramatic departure from contemporary chick-lit, Waiting for Spring is a moving novel about a real woman struggling to find her place in the world.
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Re: Reading With the Author - the 2011 Schedule
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 05:00:55 AM »
In December will be David Dalglish and his short story anthology, A Land of Ash.  This is contains contributions from several different authors and makes for a interesting set of individual stories as well as a great overall story arc

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The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. Were 40,000 years overdue.

A LAND OF ASH

Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Atlantic Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet.

Amid this total devastation are stories of families, friends, sons and fathers and wives: the survivors. Within are eleven stories focusing on the human element of such a catastrophe, from an elderly couple gathering to await their death to a father sealing his shelter in hopes of keeping the air breathable for his daughter. Contributing to this collection include many popular and up-and-coming independent authors, including David McAfee, Daniel Arenson, and more.