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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: I got an e-mail from Mary Stanton today
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 6:30 PM ET
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I just had to send a note to her site when I finished Angel's Advocate today. 

On her site she had information on the latest Hemlock Falls, Dr McKenzie, a s well as a new series due out in the fall and the possible title of the next Beufort & Company book.  It was Winged Justice but she just e-mailed me and said she's turned in the book and the title may be Avenging Angels instead.

Neat to get a personal e-mail from an author.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 6:39 PM ET
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That's pretty cool!  I've corresponded a bit with both C.J. Box and Craig Johnson.  It is fun to get a personal e-mail from an author.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 8:03 PM ET
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Karen Olson (The Missing Ink) replied to my blog review about her book today :) I love technology!

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 9:06 AM ET
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Isn't it great? I sometimes get e-mails from authors in response to my reviews also, and sometimes have corresponded fairly regularly with some of them.

Interestingly, I have the first 'Angels' book, Defending Angels on the way to me right now. It looks interesting. We shall see!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 3:13 PM ET
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I wrote an email to James Rollins telling him how much my best friend and I enjoyed his books and he wrote back.  He even asked me to send him our favorite book (one each) and he signed them for us.  I thought that was so very nice because he didn't have to offer.  Plus he writes great thrillers.

Velma

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 10:04 AM ET
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I emailed an author once.  She spelled her first name the way that I do and I was so stinking excited to think that I'd finally found someone with the same name as me (no, my name isn't pronounced Melanie).  She answered right away, but didn't say her name the way I do.  I was oddly disappointed....lol

 

 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:33 PM ET
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Cheryl I'm not sure you'll like Defending Angels.  I liked it enough to want to read the second book.  I shared Defending Angels with my mom who didn't like it..  She read it and finished it.  When I asked her if she liked it she said it was alright.

I admit I think I lked Angel's Advocate a bit more but you need to read the first to understand the second.

 

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 9:03 AM ET
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Thanks, Geri. All I can do is give it a try, right? Sometimes I'm surprised at what I like and don't...things I "should" like I want to throw across the room, and things I picked up on a whim not really expecting much I devour!Which is why I have a sort of "I'll try anything once" theory about reading. :)

And I always read series books in order--even though a lot of series books stand on their own, I think one of the characteristics of a good series is character development as time goes by, so reading (for example) the 7th one before the 2nd one makes no sense to me. LOL

Cheryl