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Ken
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Post by Ken » Tue May 4th, 2010, 9:04 am

Whahay! Mrs Ken is finally home! Now where did I put that honey?? :o

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The Road to Rome

Post by parthianbow » Wed May 19th, 2010, 2:54 pm

I just received my first copy of The Road to Rome in the post. The cover, IMHO, looks outstanding, and will therefore hopefully be a real crowd (customer) puller!
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Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Anna Elliott
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Post by Anna Elliott » Wed May 19th, 2010, 3:37 pm

That truly is an outstanding cover, Ben! Very eye catching and evocative. I'm sure it will draw loads of people in.

Author of the Twilight of Avalon trilogy
new book: Dark Moon of Avalon, coming Sept 14 from Simon &Schuster (Touchstone)



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Post by LoveHistory » Thu May 20th, 2010, 12:27 am

That does look amazing! Should catch a lot of eyes...especially surrounded by headless women.

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri May 28th, 2010, 2:18 am

Had some very exciting ideas today for my line of bad romance novels.

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Post by parthianbow » Mon June 7th, 2010, 11:06 am

Good for you, Love History! Bodice rippers?

Best thing today for me: I emailed the completed Soldier of Carthage to my editor. Now the wait, the wait until she gets back to me. :eek:
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Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

http://www.benkane.net
Twitter: @benkaneauthor

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon June 7th, 2010, 7:42 pm

Whether or not bodices will be ripped has yet to be decided but I intend to use my absolute worst writing for these. There will be bad puns in abundance. Stilted dialogue. Missing plot points. Characters whose accents change. *sigh* This will be so much fun!

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed June 9th, 2010, 6:05 pm

Phone call out of the blue from the school district. They want to try to put our son (the one we pulled out) at the school we were asking them to place him in this fall. I guess that visit to the Superintendent was a good idea.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed June 9th, 2010, 6:46 pm

Good news, LH!

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Post by Michy » Sun June 13th, 2010, 12:36 am

Today is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (as opposed to the day she was actually born). In case you're wondering what that's all about?? I've inserted a link to an NPR interview with Richard Quest, a blustering and quite hilarious Englishman who explains the origin and current practice of this ridiculous tradition. (those were his words, not mine!)

If you want a laugh, or just a chuckle, give it a listen:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127799054

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