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Topic: Very Weird- Same Release Date, Both Urban Fantasy, Both new authors named K

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Subject: Very Weird- Same Release Date, Both Urban Fantasy, Both new authors named K
Date Posted: 12/3/2009 9:03 PM ET
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Ok, two books- Three Days until Dead by Kelly Meding and The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay, both are Urban Fantasy, both deal with a female heroine that dies (at the beginning of the story), and is brought back from death. Both are cops/enforcers against the "paranormal" and both have undiscovered strengths. Also, both authors have the same first name (Kelly) and the release date for their books, yup you guessed it, the same day! I read both books, one book during one day and the other book during the next day. Both books were excellent, two of the best books I've read all year. Coincidence? I think not.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 12:46 PM ET
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It's funny that you made this a topic, because whilst researching different authors and books I might want to read on Amazon, I was shocked by the number of books that had a release date on my birthday, different years too, not just all in the same year.  A ton of books have been or will be released on July 28th.  Weird.

Subject: Well I figured out they are actually different people
Date Posted: 12/4/2009 7:35 PM ET
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When they found out how similar their stories were and all the coincidences between them, they ended up teaming up and promoting their books together. I actually wrote Kelly Meding to tell her how much I enjoyed her book (it was the first time I ever even thought about writing an author) and she wrote me back within hours. It was a very nice email. It wasn't just those generic response emails where you know it is someon else writing for them. I was surprised. Both authors are going to do big things and I look forward to all the followup books.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 8:07 PM ET
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cool.  i checked out Three Days to Dead last week, and then bought it.  and since you mentioned it, i checked out The Better Part of Darkness today, and it just went on the WL overflow list.  looks good!