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by cw gortner
Sat May 5th, 2012, 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? May 2012
Replies: 116
Views: 9183

[quote=""Village""]Robyn Young's "Crusade", having finished Brethren a few weeks back. Unlike CW Gortner I am not really enjoying it. It's not a bad book but there is so much padding and waffle. My main bugbear though is the fact that the characters speak and act like 21st century people dressed in ...
by cw gortner
Thu May 3rd, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? May 2012
Replies: 116
Views: 9183

Way too many Borgia books. In between, Requiem by Robyn Young. I read the first one, Brethren, a few years ago and never got around to the last two, which I own. A recent trip had me throw Crusade into my suitcase (it was long paperback, which qualified as airplane read :) I ended up really enjoying...
by cw gortner
Tue April 3rd, 2012, 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)
Replies: 334
Views: 25451

Oh, "The Girl from Storyville" brings back memories. My parents forbade me from reading it and hid it away in the house (my father loved Frank Yerby) but I eventually found it. It was my first introduction to graphic sex in a novel. It's quite the lusty tale, as I recall. :p
by cw gortner
Tue April 3rd, 2012, 3:02 am
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: Books about nuns
Replies: 26
Views: 9820

[quote=""Divia""]Every since I tried to read Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant I have been wondering if there were more books about nuns out there. I find it fascinating. If anyone could list a few that would be great. BTW I gave up on Hearts because it was soooooo slowww.[/quote] Divia, you have to re-...
by cw gortner
Tue April 3rd, 2012, 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition
Replies: 391
Views: 28841

Also, I wanted to let everyone know that Random House US has released a special e-book bundle of my novels "The Last Queen" and "The Confessions of Catherine de Medici". This e-edition includes an excerpt of my upcoming novel, "The Queen's Vow."
by cw gortner
Tue April 3rd, 2012, 2:56 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon
Replies: 32
Views: 5365

I'm taking this with me on my next vacation; I figure rather than lugging 4 books, this time one will do me just fine! Plus, the rave reviews have me very intrigued. Years ago, I loved an author named David Ball who published books in this vein of historical adventure: "Empires of Sand" and "Ironfir...
by cw gortner
Tue April 3rd, 2012, 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition
Replies: 391
Views: 28841

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Boo, for the delay! It seems dates change all the time - I have a hard time keeping up with them sometimes...[/quote] We're also in title change throes, as we've discovered that a big-name author has a modern-day thriller coming out with the title "The Tudor Deception." I was pr...
by cw gortner
Sun March 4th, 2012, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition
Replies: 391
Views: 28841

[quote=""Tanzanite""]The Tudor Deception by Christopher Gortner. UK release November 8, 2012.[/quote] I checked in with my UK publisher on this, as I had no idea it had been scheduled. I just turned in the revised ms. to St Martin's Press here in the US, so it looks as though Tudor Deception will mo...
by cw gortner
Fri February 24th, 2012, 9:52 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2012
Topic: C.W. Gortner's Reading Log
Replies: 0
Views: 569

C.W. Gortner's Reading Log

1) The Map of Time - Felix Parma (finished it)
2) Iago - David Snodin
3) The Rebel Wife - Taylor M. Polites
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by cw gortner
Thu January 5th, 2012, 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition
Replies: 391
Views: 28841

Welcome back! You are lethal for my To-Buy list, which just increased by 4 books :)

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