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Now is your chance to help decide which two titles will be picked as The Gilded Pen Book Club's reads for July and win a copy of either DUCHESS BY NIGHT by Eloisa James or AFTER THE KISS by Suzanne Enoch!
Just check out the post on our club page to enter!
Dear TG: I feel like swinging on a vine into your living room. Instead, I'll do with this. I am a writer. That's my pretension at least. My debut novel HUNTING THE KING just came out in April. I'm 320 pages into the next one. If you're on lunch break, I'd like to introduce you to Molly O'Dwyer. She's the main character. You might be interested in meeting Molly O’Dwyer. She’s the main character of my new novel, HUNTING THE KING. Molly was just five years old when she witnessed her mother die in a fire. She never knew her father. After her mother’s death, she was raised on the campus of a Jesuit college. Now an archaeologist, Molly is recruited to participate on a dig in war torn Iraq. As a scientist, she is compelled to discover whatever or whoever is buried under the sands of ancient Babylon. As a loyal observant Catholic, she is scared that what she find will have devastating consequences to her faith. There is an awesome book trailer on YouTube well worth viewing if you have the time. Please let me know what you think. Your expertise is clear from your profile. Thanks
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Answer to your second question - yes the books are fabulous! I think my favorite was Moon Filly - which is, of course, one of the harder titles to find in hardcoever. I only have a soft cover version. Interesting how in the earlier books, the horses talk but in Moon Filly and later books, they don't. Thowra is such a great hero figure. Many people in the US don't know the Silver Brumby series but I think us Canadians are exposed to more Australian Lit as children. Did you read Hill's End?
Haha - funny profile - are you serious! I get my Silver Brumby books from various sources - Mostly E-Bay - but I am very picky - I want first printing first editions as much as possible. I have a few but several paperbacks too - some titles are hard to get - I also use Alibris and a few other on-line rare book sellers. Everyone I have delt with has been great and honest - I have some great copies. The best find was The Colt from Taparoo. The books come almost exclusively shipped from Australian sellers - one or two from Britain but for some reason, the British books turn out to be way more expensive - shipping is crazy from there. I havn't collected the newest books in the series. Have you read Ajax Golden Dog of the Australian Bush - another great Aussie animal story.