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The Book Bazaar / Looking for a Fourth of July Read?
« on: June 30, 2011, 12:29:46 PM »
Looking for a politically-themed novel to go along with your Fourth of July weekend relaxing? STEPHANIE, Days of Turmoil and Victory, book 3 in my Daughters of Courage trilogy, might just be the mustard in your potato salad. (Actually, I use vinegar, but you get the image.)
For starters, how about spending your Fourth of July in northern Idaho at the 1971 rock festival sponsored by the Universal Life Church? Billed as a "church picnic" it was sure to be a bigger and better Woodstock: better bands, better weather, better drugs. Stephanie is all set to enjoy the warmth, the freedom, the creativity. And her childhood sweetheart Jimmy, now a reporter for United Press International, is all for mixing business with pleasure. The only disturbing note is Carlton Sperlin, newly returned Vietnam War hero and candidate for Idaho Attorney General who confronts Stephanie with cases of drug overdosing and rumors of bags of money disappearing out the back gate.

http://ning.it/lekQW4.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Author Blogs: List Yours Here
« on: June 30, 2011, 12:19:08 PM »
Looking for a politically-themed novel to go along with your Fourth of July weekend relaxing? STEPHANIE, Days of Turmoil and Victory, book 3 in my Daughters of Courage trilogy, might just be the mustard in your potato salad. (Actually, I use vinegar, but you get the image.)
For starters, how about spending your Fourth of July in northern Idaho at the 1971 rock festival sponsored by the Universal Life Church? Billed as a "church picnic" it was sure to be a bigger and better Woodstock: better bands, better weather, better drugs. Stephanie is all set to enjoy the warmth, the freedom, the creativity. And her childhood sweetheart Jimmy, now a reporter for United Press International, is all for mixing business with pleasure. The only disturbing note is Carlton Sperlin, newly returned Vietnam War hero and candidate for Idaho Attorney General who confronts Stephanie with cases of drug overdosing and rumors of bags of money disappearing out the back gate
http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/articles.php?id=78

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Author Blogs: List Yours Here
« on: June 09, 2011, 05:38:39 AM »
Today I'm a guest on the delightful Jenny Milchman's blog "Suspense Your Disbelief" telling the resurrection story of my romantic suspense series The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries.
http://www.jennymilchman.com/blog/?p=1590

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Author Blogs: List Yours Here
« on: June 03, 2011, 03:58:58 PM »
My blog Deeds of Darkness; Deeds of Light looks at the mystery/suspense genre from every angle and from both sides of the Atlantic with posts from writers, editors, readers and librarians.

I've begun a new blog series on how I arrived at the titles of my books. Today, I start with KATHRYN, Days of Struggle and Triumph, book 1 in my Daughters of Courage family saga series, explaining why KATHRYN isn't ESTHER, MEREDITH, or BRIDGET in "A Rose by Any Other Name." I chose to start with KATHRYN because my publisher has just lowered the price to .99http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/articles.php?id=75


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At my request, my indie publisher has lowered the price on KATHRYN, book 1 in my Daughters of Courage family saga, to .99.

Kathryn had never been short on courage.  But she had never before faced a test like this: a wilderness so hot and dry that the only growing thing is endless miles of rattlesnake-infested sagebrush with the nearest fresh water 15 miles away. Yet Kathryn Jayne is determined not merely to survive.  She will thrive.

Even when those nearest to her die.  Even when murder strikes their tiny community.  Even when a dashing, irreverent Scotsman struggling to outdistance a troubled past brings turmoil to Kathryn's heart.

From untamed Idaho, to Edwardian London, to enchanting Scotland, Kathryn records her experiences in the journals that become an inspiration for her family and the basis for this gripping saga.   

http://ning.it/kWoy20

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The Book Bazaar / NEW: Pioneer Family Saga
« on: May 13, 2011, 05:17:04 PM »
THE DAUGHTERS OF COURAGE a pioneer family saga just went live on Kindle.
Kathryn:  Days of Struggle & Triumph
Elizabeth:  Days of Loss & Hope
Stephanie:  Days of Turmoil & Victory
http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/articles.php?id=72

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The Book Bazaar / Win free copy of new Romantic Suspense
« on: April 26, 2011, 10:12:35 AM »
I'm offering my latest romantic suspense A MIDSUMMER EVE'S NIGHTMARE in a giveaway on a guest blog all this week:  http://ning.it/g6u29B



--- edit... new post merged with original thread. please remember, only one thread per book. please read our Forum Decorum thread.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Support Thread
« on: March 29, 2011, 07:24:37 PM »
I'm rather new here on the Kindle Boards, so I hope this is an appropriate threat to post a review.  My brand new romantic suspense A MIDSUMMER EVE'S NIGHTMARE just got it's first review and I'm thrilled to share:

A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare by Donna Fletcher Crow has all the elements of a throat-gripping, sleep-robbing thriller, while still wooing the reader with the tenderness of sweet romance. Set in the idyllic Southern Oregon town of Ashland, where bard-lovers abound, this is a charming page-turner that will keep readers on edge to the very end.

Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com) Author of more than 30 books, including the international thriller People of the Book


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Writers' Cafe / STellar Review
« on: March 29, 2011, 03:58:06 PM »
I'm so excited, my new romantic suspense just received it's first review:

A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare by Donna Fletcher Crow has all the elements of a throat-gripping, sleep-robbing thriller, while still wooing the reader with the tenderness of sweet romance. Set in the idyllic Southern Oregon town of Ashland, where bard-lovers abound, this is a charming page-turner that will keep readers on edge to the very end.

 

Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com)

Author of more than 30 books, including the international thriller People of the Book

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The Book Bazaar / Win free copy of new Romantic Suspense
« on: March 29, 2011, 03:52:49 PM »
I'm so thrilled--just receivbed my first review!

A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare by Donna Fletcher Crow has all the elements of a throat-gripping, sleep-robbing thriller, while still wooing the reader with the tenderness of sweet romance. Set in the idyllic Southern Oregon town of Ashland, where bard-lovers abound, this is a charming page-turner that will keep readers on edge to the very end.

 

Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com)

Author of more than 30 books, including the international thriller People of the Book

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Tag Exchange (Readers Welcome!)
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:05:03 AM »
Great covers, Donna (I'm Donna, too).  I tagged your books.  I'll work on others who post here, too.

Would Greatly appreciate tags from you all.  Here are my links:
A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE http://ning.it/frl4r4
THE SHADOW OF REALITY http://ning.it/fymwXk
A MIDSUMMER EVE'S NIGHTMARE  http://ning.it/fpfo0D

Donna
www.DonnaFletcherCrow.com

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The Book Bazaar / Romantic Mystery on Spring Sale
« on: March 24, 2011, 10:56:14 AM »

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Bargain Price for romantic Mystery--STOP PRESS
« on: March 23, 2011, 07:12:40 PM »
Wait a minute!  I looked again.  Now it's $2.14.  What a deal!

Donna
Shadow of Reality (Book One in the Elizabeth and Richard Mystery Series)

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The Book Bazaar / Bargain Price for romantic Mystery
« on: March 23, 2011, 07:04:52 PM »
Google Alerts just notified me that A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE is now available at the bargain price of 2.99.  I don't know how or why that happened, but I'm delighted to be able to offer a bargain on book 1 in the Elizabeth & Richard romantic intrigues.

Donna www.DonnaFletcherCrow.com
Shadow of Reality (Book One in the Elizabeth and Richard Mystery Series)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Tag Exchange (Readers Welcome!)
« on: March 18, 2011, 05:32:09 PM »
Oh, this is fun!  Grace Elliott and Marian Allen I just tagged you.  I'll keep working away at this and do more.  I would be absolutely thrilled to have anyone tag my romantic intrigue THE SHADOW OF REALITY, the Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries.  Favorite tags are:  romance, mystery, Dorothy L. Sayers, 30's historical, English literature, but anything that appeals to you will be great.  http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Elizabeth-Richard-Mystery-ebook/dp/B003OYIGFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300494651&sr=1-1

Thank you in advance.

Donna
www.DonnaFletcher Crow.com

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« on: March 18, 2011, 05:15:42 PM »
Because I write Clerical Mysteries I was more thrilled than I can tell you to interview Kate Charles, the Queen of Clerical Mysteries for my blog "Deeds of Darkness; Deeds of Light."  http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/articles.php?id=63

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Introductions & Welcomes / Re: New Author and New to Kindle Boards
« on: March 12, 2011, 05:34:53 PM »
Hi, looks like we joined the Kindle Board family on the same day.  Looks like your book is doing really well.  Fun to see you here!

Donna

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Introductions & Welcomes / New and feeling overwhelmed
« on: March 12, 2011, 05:32:35 PM »
Hello All,  As an author with 2 books out in Kindle and several more coming soon, I'm determined to get acquainted with the Kindle Board world.  but, oh, my, there's SO MUCH here.  And I can't make the upload photo bit work.  But, still, I'm delighted to be here and look forward to chatting with lots of you.

I write mysteries.  A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE, The Monastery Murders, is a clerical mystery.  If you like Julia Spencer-Fleming you'll like it.  (I hope.)  THE SHADOW OF REALITY, Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries, is a retro romantic intrigue.

I'll see you in the chat room,
Donna Fletcher Crow
www.DonnaFletcherCrow.com

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The KBoards Photo Gallery / The Author as Researcher
« on: March 12, 2011, 05:25:55 PM »
Research is one of my favorite parts of the writing process.  My English son-in-law snapped this picture of me at work in an atmospheric graveyard in Norfolk.

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This highly diverse collection of  occult tales runs the gamut of urban fantasy:  ghosts, vampires, werewolves, demons and assorted monsters.  All well-written to hold the reader's interest and then plunge them into the next spellbinding adventure.

I enjoyed each tale for a different reason:  Carrie Vaughan's "Defining Shadows" was one of my favorite because of its realism; T. A. Pratt's "Little Better than a Beast" for its compassion even to a horrible monster; Caitlin Kittredge's "Under the Hill and Far Away" for its Neil Gaiman style; and Lilith Saintcrow's "Holding the Line" for its accurate theology.

Every reader will have different favorites for different reasons, but I had two: C. J. Henderson's "Impossible Love" because it dealt with demon possession, a not entirely fictional possibility; and the gold star to— Justin Gustainis "Deal Breaker" a classic Faustus story with a twist and, again good theology.  Believe me, you wouldn't want to be fighting demons with bad theology— they can do that for themselves.

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The Book Bazaar / Meeting Your Favorite Character
« on: March 12, 2011, 04:53:22 PM »
Have you ever wished you could meet your favorite character in the flesh?  in THE SHADOW OF REALITY That's what happens to Dr. Elizabeth Spencer at a Mystery Week high in the Rocky Mountains.  Roleplaying a romantic week in the 30's with Lord Peter Wimsey seems like a great idea until the situation becomes life-threatening.

If you could meet your favorite character (without the life-threatening bit) who would it be?

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This is FABULOUS!  but I have a problem, a serious  one.  when I follow your instructions to create the url for my book:  http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=BOO30YIGFU
it doesn't load?

Please, help me, I want to play!

Donna

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