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Monday Giveaway: Thieftaker by D. B. Jackson

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Busy, busy, busy today. Just finished up the draft of my last chapter in  A Boy Named Rabbit, and ready to start the editing process, plus work on Hunter. Got company coming in a few days, and still nursing an injured back. Lots to do, and short on time. But isn’t that always the way?

Nevertheless, a blog must go on! And Monday is Giveaway Day. I’m just finishing up the third book in D. B. Jackson’s Thieftaker Chronicles, and I have enjoyed it so much, I thought I’d giveaway a download of the first book, Thieftaker. This is a story of magic, both the good kind, and the dark kind, set in Boston during early, pre-Revolutionary War times. I love the mix of Colonial Urban Fantasy and real figures from history, slowly turning against the rule of the Crown.

If you think you’d be interested in this one, be the first to email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com and ask for it. That’s it. No tricks, no gimmicks. Just ask…but be fast! I’m not even going to set a time limit today. Do it now, if you want to win. 🙂

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What Are You Reading?

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A day late, and a dollar short, as they say, but you’ll have to excuse me. A bad back has kept me away from my computer more than I like, so I’m running behind on everything. But another thing they say is, “better late than never,” right? So here’s Friday’s What Are You Reading post. For better or worse. And that’s entirely enough old sayings for one morning. 🙂

I’m well into D. B. Jackson’s 3rd book of the Thieftaker Chronicles, A Plunder of Souls, and enjoying it nearly as much as the first two. I won’t say it is the best urban fantasy ever, but I will say that Jackson’s mixing of real historical characters from the pre-Revolutionary days of early America, is deft, and a great deal of fun. (Not to be confused with “daft,” which is more what I am on any given day.) I really enjoy our conjurer, Ethan Kaille, as he tries to solve yet another magical assault on the city of Boston, while mixing it up a bit with the likes of Samuel Adams and other names from history. I’ll be reviewing this one in detail later, for sure.

Now it’s your turn, as always. What are you reading this week? Also as always, inquiring minds wanna know.

 

Thieves’ Quarry by D. B. Jackson

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Plus Bonus Points for Gorgeous Cover

Thieves’ Quarry is the second book in the Thieftaker Chronicles, and it is even better than the first one, Thieftaker, was. D. B. Jackson has done a first-rate job of writing historical fiction with an Urban Fantasy slant, and it makes for a lot of fun reading.

The hero of the book, Ethan Kaille, is a thieftaker by trade (a sort of Early American bounty hunter), and a Read more…

Thieftaker by D. B. Jackson

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

I have admired this book for some months, loving the beautiful cover art by my favorite, Chris McGrath, but I kept thinking I probably wouldn’t enjoy the story. Maybe too many things converging in one book: magic, history of the American colonies, thieves and murderers. Hmmm. For some reason, Read more…

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