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PostSubject: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:36 pm

Here we can discuss all our favorite new authors writing that are just getting their careers started. This genre is so popular now happy dance that the list could grow quite large in time. So to make things easier we have this one thread to chat about their books and to make recommendations to fellow PURLS. thinking

As always we'll consider adding a new thread for an author if we start to see a higher demand.


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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:51 am

Deborah Harkness Shadow of the night is out now. I had been on ITunes and noticed the first book for Audio was like $5.00 Which is a dang good deal for the size of that book. I decided not to buy the new book but put myself on the list from the library. I think I am just going to wait it out. $15.00 is a bit pricey for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:02 pm

I think I'll splurge and buy Shadow of Night. I'm DYING to know if they finally do the deed! I'm so weak.

Another book I recently splurged on: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson.
Faith Hunter has been gushing on FB about this book for months, so when it finally released I couldn't resist. (Very weak!) Faith doesn't make book recommendations often, and the last time I followed one of her recommends I was glad I did. She was right about Thieftaker too!

Ethan Kaille is a thieftaker in 1760's Boston, making his living as a colonial type of Private Investigator recovering stolen items and solving crimes. It's also a poorly kept secret that he's a conjurer (witch), and he's constantly dodging the threat of being publicly exposed and hung. I liked is that his spells are limited, so instead of using spellcasting as a Deux Ex Machina it is more like a cleverly used tool. Jackson has a degree in history, and uses the civil unrest over the stamp tax as the backdrop with a meticulous detail that reminded me of Diana Gabaldon.

I felt like Diana Gabaldon and Jim Butcher had gotten together and had a book baby.

Anyway, it was released in Hardcover so it's pricier than I would normally buy or recommend. But Jackson does have a free prequel short story here:
A Spell of Vengeance

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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:07 pm

OH wow I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jim Butcher and really Love Diana Gabaldon so their book baby has got to be my new splurge!!!! Thanks Dopple!!! pimp
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:13 pm

Please read the freebie short first! I LOVED this book, but I am a little nervous recommending it because of the price.

I should probably mention - no romance in this one. Believe it or not, I didn't miss it.

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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:15 pm

ABsolutely WILL DO!! Butcher has little to no romance and he's one of my faves I'm okay as long as there is 1 0f 3 either comedy, action or romance......
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:03 pm

Just saw that Deborah Harkness - Shadow of the night is in transit to me from my library. I should have it in a few days!!
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:18 am

I may cave on Shadow of Night as well. I'm reading the sample right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:32 pm

I just picked it up from the library. There is a huge list of waiting people so I wont get as long as you usually would for a regular check out so I am going to have to get started on SON really soon. Did you end up caving?
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:25 pm

I caved!!! It's my next read...probably start it in a day or two.

I *have* to know if they boink! roflmao

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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:38 pm

Doppleganger wrote:
I caved!!! It's my next read...probably start it in a day or two.

I *have* to know if they boink! roflmao


roflmao your not the only one. To be honest I had a damn hard time reading the first one but dammit there are things left unfinished that I NEED to know.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:55 pm

Exactly! Not nearly enough was wrapped up. I'm dying to know....stuff. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:40 am

I didn't cave yet. You guys have to let me know if I should. I finished the sample on my kindle, but it didn't leave me dying to get my hands on it. bounce Should I cave? Do they? In the sample they actually slept, SLEPT, in the same bed together. Hmph.

Now, I'm actually trying to get into the first Games of Thrones book because I picked it up for free at some point and I have never read it.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:35 am

I have started SON and I am just 95 pages in and really I am enjoying it a lot more than I did the first book. I had a hard time with the first one, maybe it was all the time spent in the library reading and the world building but I had a hard time gtting into it. I am not having that trouble in the second book so far but then again I am only 95 pages in. It's a little wierd for me to read about Kit Marlowe in this book and also read about him in Karen Chances series. I can't remember much about him in KC books but in this book I really don't like him as of right now. He makes me a bit angry.

I don't know if you should cave yet. They have only slept in bed together and I don't think they have even mildly kissed so far. Not very romancey but he did really lay down the law to his buddies when they were talking crap about her. If you want to wait a bit more I am sure between me and Dopple we can let you know if it's worth getting or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:01 pm

I've only read the 1st chapter of SON. You're right, Starbrites, it does jump right into the middle of things. No fucking around this time! (In more ways than one. Heh.)

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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:56 am

Never finished DOW waiting for the verdict on this one before I give it another try. DOW bored me to tears. I did preserve till about halfway.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:11 am

Stopped at page 163 today of SON and we meet someone that in the future is dead and we find out MORE about Matthew and why he is the way he is about certain things.

GC I know all about having a hard time with the first book but really this book just gets going right from the beginning.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:53 pm

Dopple, How afar have you gotten in SON? I just hit part III and I have to say I am really liking this book. I have even teared up a few times due to things that were going on. This book is just a lot different than the last one.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:20 pm

I caved! happy dance

I just started part II last night. So far, it is moving a lot faster than the first book. I forgot a lot from the first book, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:51 pm

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With all the trouble I had reading the first book I was afraid to even read this one but it's dang good so far. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:55 pm

star Shadow of Night star

I'm only 15% into Shadow of Night and I'm so confused! I don't know who these historically significant English people are, and I don't understand the political stuff that is being introduced.
I'm trying to go with the flow on the politics and such, and focus more on Diana and Matthew's relationship but Matthew is being a prick. I question the size of his manhood. Until he proves otherwise, the man is compensating!

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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:27 pm

roflmao and I snorted a bunch of times too. I am just waiting till you get to the part where they have to go see Philippe. That's going to get you out of the lodge and all that junk for awhile. I absolutely heart Matthew's Father!!
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:04 pm

Last night I was flying threw the pages of SON and today I am determined to finish this book. I still get snagged up on some of the alchemy/political stuff but everything else is really holding my attention. I can't wait for a few of you to get further ahead so we can talk about some of the things that are going on.

How far are you Calimama? Dopple?
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:57 pm

Finished SON!! I have to say it turned out to be a really good book. I really liked it! So many things to discuss.
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PostSubject: Re: Who do you like that is up & coming ???   Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:18 pm

I'm about 1/4 into it and loving it. They are currently at Sept-Tours.
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