From Apocalypse to crisis to saints and to ambush

This is a little out of the ordinary, I know, but what are your thoughts on the Book of Revelation?I'll get to my motivation for the question shortly--and the next paragraph in our collaborative story is at the end of the newsletter, after the links...

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Dec 02, 2023
Most bestest most villainest of villains

Who's your favorite villain in fiction?I think I've narrowed my favorites to Richard III from Shakespeare's play of the same name, and Milady de Winter from Dumas' Three Musketeers.Oh, timeout from the villain subject to let you know I've finished wr...

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Nov 15, 2023
Spectacular Villains

 Before I get to the discussion of great villains, let me shout out that I've completed Book 6 in the Tomahawks and Dragon Fire Series. By "completed" I mean that I finished the first draft--it only took me six months longer than it should...

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Nov 13, 2023
Anat Eliraz

Interview with Anat ElirazAuthor of Jewels of Smoky QuartzPlease tell me a little about your current work in progress.I actually have two WIPs right now.One is the sequel of my published book and continues the adventures of the characters. The story...

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Nov 06, 2023
PinUp Noir 2

  It's here! PinUp Noir 2 is an anthology of noir tales in a variety of fabulous settings featuring a hot--and possibly toxic--blonde.  My story is "Monica on My Mind," which is set in and takes place right after the events of my novel Smok...

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Nov 03, 2023
Pinup Noir 2 is here with Monica on My Mind

I warned you that I would send you this -- here it is:Click here to check it out on Amazon.As you might've guessed, I'm included in the "And More..." I'm shocked, shocked I say, to discover that they don't think my name alone is a big draw for reader...

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Nov 03, 2023
A dame who won't tell you more - corrected link

Resent with the corrected link to Smoking Hot Mysteries below.I'll get to the title and theme of this newsletter and the reason for the picture above in a bit. First this:Last week someone referred to me as a "word jockey." An image immediately appea...

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Nov 02, 2023
A dame who won't tell you more

I'll get to the title and theme of this newsletter and the reason for the picture above in a bit. First this:Last week someone referred to me as a "word jockey." An image immediately appeared in my mind of a helmeted, silk-clad rider with feet in the...

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Nov 01, 2023
American Iliad

  Fun Fact:Amherst took Louisbourg as the first prong of the British assault. The second prong of Pitt's vision for the conquest of Canada was led by Major General James Abercromby. At 52 years of age with many years of military experience, Abercromb...

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Oct 30, 2023
Glitches and Dragons

 The picture is of the new terrain/beasts Les Freres Corses have established as the next level of their game. Perhaps some additional information is in order. The pale blue strip with the black things in it is a river full of black leeches. It's in t...

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Oct 23, 2023
Taking Louisbourg with the wave of a hat

  Fun Fact: 1757 had not been a good year for British arms in North America. William Pitt, convinced that Canada could be taken, devised a three-pronged assault for implementing his strategy of attacking Canada from all sides.  First he would take an...

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Oct 16, 2023
Party Time at Fort William Henry

 Fun Fact:With things going poorly for the British, Newcastle resigned his position at the head of the government. When William Pitt took over, he declared that North America should be defended by land and sea as a critical component of the British E...

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Oct 09, 2023
Belart Wright

 Interview with Belart WrightAuthor ofThe Hell's Glitch Series<!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US <!...

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Oct 02, 2023
Another Head Rolls

 Fun Fact:Braddock had gone down beneath French and Indian fire. Admiral Byng had fallen before a British firing squad. When the French attacked Fort Ontario, another head would roll. The Marquis de Montcalm--whose name would later be linked forever...

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Sep 25, 2023
Shooting Admirals

 Fun Fact:General Braddock had the good sense to join the 500 corpses he left in the wilderness, so no action could be taken against him. Vice Admiral John Byng wasn't so fortunate.The French looked in the Mediterranean for a soft target and found Mi...

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Sep 18, 2023