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by cw gortner
Tue January 3rd, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What were your favorite reads of 2011?
Replies: 29
Views: 2650

I had a good year of reading, even if my time was constrained by writing and research. It goes without saying that I truly loved some of the books written by members of our forum, including in no particular order: The Second Duchess - Elizabeth Loupas Madame Tussaud - Michelle Moran Lady of the Engl...
by cw gortner
Wed December 7th, 2011, 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8599

[quote=""annis""]I've got this one on my "interest list" - I know Ben Kane was very taken with it. It's good to find novels with a different setting. I recently enjoyed Colin Falconer's 13th century epic Silk Road , which takes the main characters on a gruelling journey from the Holy Land over the P...
by cw gortner
Sun December 4th, 2011, 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8599

[quote=""annis""]Just finished James Wilde's Hereward , another in the recent slew of novels set around the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Many of these historical adventures have a common tendency to degenerate into blood-fests rather than focusing on character development, and this is no exce...
by cw gortner
Sun December 4th, 2011, 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition
Replies: 391
Views: 28853

[quote=""Amanda""]Good to see you back Andromeda!!! :) [/quote] Hi Andromeda, no previews yet but amazon and others should have a search inside function up at some point. The book is still in layout stages. Hope you enjoy it, Berengaria! Thank you for the pre-order. Pre-orders are becoming more impo...
by cw gortner
Fri December 2nd, 2011, 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8599

Reading an ARC of The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen - and four research books on the Borgias!
by cw gortner
Fri December 2nd, 2011, 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition
Replies: 391
Views: 28853

Here's information regarding my novel about Isabella of Castile (this blurb text is not final): The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner. US release: June 12, 2012. UK release: TBA An evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens — the warrior who united a frac...
by cw gortner
Mon November 7th, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Birthday Thread
Topic: Happy Birthday Boswellbaxter!
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Happy Birthday!!
by cw gortner
Mon November 7th, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Blood Countess
Replies: 4
Views: 735

I just saw a movie about her called "The Countess" with Julie Delphy (she also wrote and directed it.) It was unsettling.
by cw gortner
Sun November 6th, 2011, 8:22 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2011
Replies: 130
Views: 22334

[quote=""emr""]Hm I have Entre costuras (The Time In Between) languishing in my tbr... Lately I've read the new Alatriste adventure, El puente de los asesinos , as good as usual, nobody can write 17th centuty style like Reverte and I love those we-are-too-macho-to-go-around-hugging-each-other-so-don...
by cw gortner
Sun November 6th, 2011, 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition
Replies: 391
Views: 28853

[quote=""EC2""]Some readers are not going to be happy at the change of title. Now markets are global it gets terribly confusing and readers feel really cheated when they have the double disappointment of losing money by paying for something they've read before. I speak whereof I know, having had a t...

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