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Re: Elves just want to have fun!
« Reply #175 on: March 27, 2010, 08:52:49 am »
Thanks for welcoming me to your fun little group!  You will be happy to know that the serial killers were finally apprehended so I am ready to put that behind me now and submerse myself into the world of Alterra!

My Boston's name is Bandit, he is a momma's boy that's for sure, in fact he is snuggled up against me snorning right now, lol!  (I also have a black cat named Smokey and he does chase Bandit  :D it is so cute!)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #176 on: March 27, 2010, 03:15:05 pm »
    Serial killers?  In Alterra?  Who ever heard of such a thing...

    umm ... Chapter 1 - Gorgon - I think that qualifies as a serial killer  ;D  I just finished the first 11 chapters, this is a hard book to put down!

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    « Reply #177 on: March 27, 2010, 03:35:58 pm »
    But he's only ONE serial killer, I think we only denied the existence of serial killers.  And you didn't really want us to spoil the plot, right?

    Welcome to the world of Alterra, there is no escaping now. 

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #178 on: March 27, 2010, 04:31:02 pm »
    Hi all, I've been a little out-of-pocket today - getting a much needed haircut among other things.  Like Gaelen, I like to keep mine pretty short!

    "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end" - Ursula K. Le Guin

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #179 on: March 27, 2010, 04:59:04 pm »
    Hi, everyone. :)

    Since this is the Elfhunter social thread, I thought I'd add to the atmosphere with a bit of free reading: Last Laughter, a wryly comic cautionary tale about a wicked court jester and his comeuppance. It was first published in Silver Blade Fantasy Quarterly, and the editors have kindly given me permission to reproduce the story on my website. Last Laughter can be found at http://home.comcast.net/~kephart/; just click on the jester. :)

    I hope everyone's having a lovely, restful spring Saturday!



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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #180 on: March 27, 2010, 06:06:39 pm »
    Hi, Carolyn...I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed my 30-45 minutes at your website!  I loved both Last Laugh and The Kind Gods...I even spent a fair amount of time wandering through your blog section.  :D  Thanx very much for sharing both stories!  You are a great addition to our little (growing) group here... glad you're here.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #181 on: March 28, 2010, 05:47:24 am »
    Thank you for the fun read, Carolyn.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #182 on: March 28, 2010, 10:31:59 am »
    Carolyn: What fun!!  :D
    Thanks so much for sharing and hangin' out with us. Are you actually going to do the
    'klub', too? That would be amazing.

    Hey, guys--I just have to share. I just completed an illustration for a short story that will appear in an anthology later on...it's so cool I can't stand it. We 'artistes' get really jazzed when we conceive a project and it actually turns out to be as anticipated.
    Love it, love it, LOVE it!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #183 on: March 28, 2010, 10:51:40 am »
    Hi, Carolyn...I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed my 30-45 minutes at your website!  I loved both Last Laugh and The Kind Gods...I even spent a fair amount of time wandering through your blog section.  :D  Thanx very much for sharing both stories!  You are a great addition to our little (growing) group here... glad you're here.

    I'd very much hoped you'd like the stories, and I'm thrilled you did! And I'm delighted you checked out the other features of my site. I plan to add more photography eventually, and maybe tweak the bio a bit. Your mention of my blog makes me realize it's been a while since I last posted...I'll do something about that very soon.

    Thank you for making my day with such kind words of encouragement and welcome. :)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #184 on: March 28, 2010, 10:54:08 am »
    Thank you for the fun read, Carolyn.


    Thank YOU for reading the story, Geoff. :) I'm delighted you enjoyed it!

    I like Cyril Dacier the Thaumaturge so much that I'm thinking of doing another story for him and the Countess.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #185 on: March 28, 2010, 10:57:57 am »
    Carolyn: What fun!!  :D
    Thanks so much for sharing and hangin' out with us. Are you actually going to do the
    'klub', too? That would be amazing.

    Hey, guys--I just have to share. I just completed an illustration for a short story that will appear in an anthology later on...it's so cool I can't stand it. We 'artistes' get really jazzed when we conceive a project and it actually turns out to be as anticipated.
    Love it, love it, LOVE it!

    I was hoping you'd like my little yarn, Archer. Thank you for reading it! :)

    Are we going to get a look at your illustration? Please say yes!

    And absolutely, I'd love to join in on the book klub discussions.


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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #186 on: March 28, 2010, 11:07:09 am »
    Sure! I'll try to photograph it today, along with another one for the same collection.
    Archer art is like potato chips--once a story has one, everybody in the anthology wants one! ;)
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #187 on: March 28, 2010, 01:19:28 pm »
    Hey! Home again, just stepping by to say goodnight!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #188 on: March 28, 2010, 01:34:43 pm »
    I like Cyril Dacier the Thaumaturge so much that I'm thinking of doing another story for him and the Countess.

    I hope so!  Quite enjoyed the story, thank you for posting the link!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #189 on: March 28, 2010, 04:38:15 pm »
    I hope so!  Quite enjoyed the story, thank you for posting the link!

    Nothing inspires a writer more than knowing there'll be an audience for the next effort. I've already started roughing in the second adventure for Cyril and the Countess...many thanks.  :)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #190 on: March 30, 2010, 03:53:12 am »
    Hey archer, is that you on the banner of the Author Solutions web page? Sure looks like a copy of Fireheart peeking out there! Spotted you from a reference to the site on A Kindle World Blog this morning...

    http://www.authorsolutions.com/

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #191 on: March 30, 2010, 04:49:05 am »
    Not only that, but she's in the video you can see by clicking on "We Published Indie, Let Us Tell You Why."

    Woohoo, Archer!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #192 on: March 30, 2010, 06:54:09 am »
    Yay, our books came today Archer!! :D In time for book club :D
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #193 on: March 30, 2010, 07:19:53 am »
    Yes, it is indeed the Archer holding Ravenshade.  :D

    AND the BOOKS got to NORWAY in time for Klub! Yay!! (And there was much rejoicing. We had alerady eaten Robin's minstrel).

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #194 on: March 30, 2010, 10:24:34 am »
    Yep, sure is Ravenshade...  that's what I get for posting early in the morning when I'm not quite awake!  Got to look closer next time.

    Hurray Winter9 that your books arrived and your sister will be able to read along with us!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #195 on: March 30, 2010, 11:54:59 am »
    I just finished Fire-heart...what a ride!  I found the other teary
    spot and stared with incredulity at the ending.  I'm VERY glad to have
    Ravenshade at the ready, if only for the first chapter or so...:-)

    Hopefully this post makes it; sent from my Kindle.  <edit> it did not...

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #196 on: April 03, 2010, 04:31:47 am »
    Hey, guys! I'm going to the Butler field house this afternoon to watch the game on the big screen with many thousands of fans.
    I'm a Butler alumna, I was raised on the Butler campus (my dad was a professor there). GO DAWGS!
    (The way this team plays reminds me of why I USED to love basketball!)

    I'm excited!

    I'm also VERY excited about the first chapters of book five! AND I'm excited about our book klub. (Sorry...just wanted to share.)

    Anybody else excited about anything??
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #197 on: April 03, 2010, 04:41:52 am »
    I'm excited my iPad is "supposed" to be delivered today, but they have some weird agreement with UPS to hide the status until today (Launch day) so I'm not sure if it's out for delivery or not.  I'm excited until I find out I have to wait until Monday!  :D

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #198 on: April 03, 2010, 04:57:18 am »
    Ooh! You'll have to give us a full report.
    I have a 'droid phone and a netbook and a Kindle. I can't imagine I would care for the backlit screen on an ipad for reading books, but the other apps look cool...
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #199 on: April 03, 2010, 05:04:30 am »
    My Kindle is still my preferred reading device, but this will fit nicely into keeping me organized at work, taking notes at meetings, having important presentations/spreadsheets/docs with me during the day and maybe even some fun stuff.  ;)  I've tried to read on my iTouch and for short times it's ok, but I read for hours once while stuck in an airport and had blurry eyes for about 5 minutes after I stopped.  Kindle still rules.

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