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Ebooks on Que 23 May 2020

Over the last week I bought these eBooks:

Altered Helix by Stephanie Hansen.  I met the author once at a writer’s conference in Aurora, Nebraska.  She was on a panel with other agents.  I felt sorry that she didn’t get to talk as much as she did.  The other agents and publishers, all male, dominated that panel.  She sounded brilliant when she did talk on the panel.  The novella, I believe is a paranormal thriller that takes place in a haunted house.  I read a few pages and am enjoying it so far.

Endless Ideas by Neeve Silver and Sean M. Platt.  Which is just like the title, how to come up with ideas.  And is kind of like if a book were a cheerleader giving a pep talk.  I can generate ideas, but this book dispels the doubts I may have.  I’m hoping that somewhere in the book there is a brainstorming exercise.

Keeper: Coup de Grace by Cort Fernald.  The final book in my friend’s trilogy.  He finished the manuscript before he died and worried that it might be a little short.  I reassured him that shorter works are more than okay.  But then I do prefer novellas to novels any day.  I have half a manuscript that he printed out and exchanged with me.  I gave him what I was working on he gave me what he was working on.  I will be interested to see the polished copy versus rough draft.

I have also the first Act of Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir.  It’s a free preview of the book to come on 4 August 2020.  Originally slated for 25 June 2020, but due to COVID, the book was pushed out.  I read the prologue and absolutely loved it.  I don’t know if I will read further as this might be the year I break tradition and read a full sized novel instead of a novella for my birthday book.  The book I had picked out for my birthday book is now pushed out to 1 September 2020.

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