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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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ouch! At least I'll have an audience who won't think my fainter a wimp. (I keep thinking of those falling goats in TN but figure I can't use them in England in 1870 ) So my healer will have to "magically" deduce her problems with energy flow, I guess. But all this info on here is really stirring the juices.
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That is a totally cool idea, Kat, thank you! I use "energy" because of these beliefs but in the historicals, it's a little difficult. I don't know how much of Chinese beliefs would have reached rural Yorkshire in the 1870s. But for my contemps...now I'm itching to start another!
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It really really helps that readers trust my judgment. I do my best to keep things that way. And in the process, just learned that catatonic was not a word until the early 20th century. Who knew? Sounds perfectly old to me!
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I have repeated that line a lot lately.
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!!!!! Three days to figure it out? Owwwwww... I think Quantum's energy flow (above) will be a lot simpler. I do hope this is something controllable.
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Oh, I'm glad they figured it out and you're okay! As I said, fainting has lots of causes. I didn't know UTI was one of them though.
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thank you! "Energy" explains a lot in these books. I like that!
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Your readers haven't read enough history! I don't know how you would have fed them that information in that storyline. I guess you'd have to do an author's note.
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And you've hit directly on the original premise of these books--except it's impossible for my characters to have our level of knowledge. They spend way too much time saying "what if..." as it is. Right now I'm trying to figure out a good explanation of one person being able to "enhance" the abilities of another!
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I’m working on the last book of my School of Magic series, currently under the working title of Captivating the Countess, and it's basically an aristocratic house party in a house as large as Chatsworth. Continue reading
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Were here to make certain no one ever runs out of reading material. G
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Glad you found some winners during your slump. Sometimes there are months like this...
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all good series must end sometime... it's hard on an author too, but sometimes, we have this whole mess of plots boiling on the backburner that really need attention!
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thank you for the suggestions! off to check them out...
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The wenches end up adding stacks to our TBR every month when we do this!
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There are so very many books to choose from, we have to set parameters--until a book comes along that changes our minds. Thank you for the kind words on my historicals. I hope I balanced the history and characterization enough in my magic books that the "unusual" traits will seem perfectly natural! And yeah... Culloden, sigh. Understood.
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Thank you, Binnie! I hadn't realized you didn't know Lorraine! You're in for some happy reading.And the King books are fascinating but very detailed, so it takes a while to work through them. And yeah, so very little time...
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A most excellent description of Miss Buncle! It was lovely to just sink into another time and place.
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A fascinating collection! I haven't had time to read through the entire Miss Fisher series! I'd better get busy. Your ear worms are bright creatures.
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thank you, even though I couldn't send you audio! I love Moyes. I haven't seen this one and it sounds unlikely, but she's so good, I'll try anyway.
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I hope you're posting all these on Goodreads too! I don't get over there often but I know authors love it when you do.
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I adore Ashley, and the plumbers book sounds really entertaining. Definitely a new concept anyway!
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I need to buy more to add to my ever increasing TBR pile!
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We have some great reviews this month. And just to keep the bookstores (or libraries) busy, we welcome all reader recommendations in the comments. Continue reading
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As you well know, I adore everything about your books and anyone who skips that first scene in Tallie is all about in their heads. Terminology doesn't count as much as the talent of the writer. Call that Prologue the first chapter, put dates on it and the second chapter, and there ya go, all fixed. But put in a first chapter that sucketh, and readers will skip it.
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