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SALE!

If you've come over here via my Stargate books and have been wondering about my other books, Black Ships and Hand of Isis are on sale in ebook for $2.99!

Which should you try?

If you liked Osprey's tale and the Wraith, try Black Ships.

If you liked the political wrangling and the epic plot, try Hand of Isis.

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the_stowaway
Jul. 22nd, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Or, you could buy both, like my sister is doing even as we speak. *g*
jo_graham
Jul. 22nd, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oh wonderful! Thank you!
wabbitseason
Jul. 22nd, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
As I'm nearly done with Lost Things (and will probably inhale the second book right after), I say a solid woo-hoo!
jo_graham
Jul. 22nd, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oh awesome! I'm wondering what you think of Lost Things, since I think you came here from Stargate? Or am I wrong about that? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
wabbitseason
Jul. 23rd, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
I think I came by way of a friend's rec on your Numinous World books actually -- I am an Atlantis fan, but that wasn't the main draw. I've loved Lost Things so far. The world reminds me a little of Katherine Kurtz's Adept/Lammas Night series with the occult mixing with the real world history/archaeology, all things I love. I still haven't decided which of the team is my favorite.
jo_graham
Jul. 23rd, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC)
Oh cool! (I thought I'd seen you around in SGA fandom.)

I'm so glad you like Lost Things. I love The Adept series, and it's certainly a formative influence. There was one point, reading I think Templar Treasure, where I said, "Now Adam! This is real easy if you're a nobleman/medical doctor/distinguished patron of the opera/madly connected occultist! But seriously. Charter a helicopter? What if you were a guardian of the world who had to take the bus?" That concept stuck in my head for many years.

(I actually wrote a loving parody many years ago, The Inept, about the adventures of a hunting lodge of grad students. "Dude, I'd love to chase the bad guys to the coast, but my car overheats if I go more than forty miles. Call Sally and see if she can give us a ride.")

The Aedeficatorii aren't that inept, but they do have a lot more limitations than Adam's hunting lodge. They're a lot more down to earth. They're real people with real lives.

I also love Lammas Night! As the series goes on, we'll see the Blitz from the point of view of our guys, who don't know Gray but probably have some friends in common!
wabbitseason
Jul. 24th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
I appreciated them having to stop and take stock of things as they went on their travels -- felt very real -- and I could see how having Henry in the group full time could be a bit of a crutch -- "oh, they need to be here, Henry'll take care of it." Poor poor Henry. Between him and Jerry, I just wanted to pat them on the heads and say "There, there, it'll be okay."
jo_graham
Jul. 24th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, having Henry in their Lodge would be too much. It would make things too easy for them. This is more saving the world on a budget.

Henry really had a tough time in Lost Things. Fortunately in Steel Blues he's not put through the wringer quite so much! In Steel Blues it's Mitch who gets whumped. I think Steel Blues is actually better than Lost Things.

Dear Jerry. Right now we're working on the fourth book, Wind Raker, when Jerry finally gets a relationship. Only of course things don't run smoothly!
wabbitseason
Jul. 24th, 2013 11:54 am (UTC)
It's funny. Of the bunch, Mitch is the cipher for me and I don't know why. Maybe because I don't see as clearly what he contributes to the lodge. Looking forward to reading Steel Blues!
jo_graham
Jul. 24th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)
Mitch's stuff didn't get much development in Lost Things. There was a longer section that established his backstory more, but it wasn't relevant to the plot of Lost Things, so we took it out. Steel Blues is much more Mitch's book. I see that he's kind of a cipher in the first book.
azarias
Jul. 22nd, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Are the Nook Books on B&N the same edition?
jo_graham
Jul. 22nd, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Yes! It's the same edition and the same sale.
Kimberly Burlison
Jul. 26th, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation
I've been wondering what book of yours to try outside of the Legacy books, and you settled it. I am fascinated by Wraith and downloaded Black Ships. I am definitely enjoying it! It's entrancing and I'm sad that its midnight because I have to stop reading as I have a long day tomorrow.

Edited at 2013-07-26 05:06 am (UTC)
jo_graham
Jul. 26th, 2013 11:39 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the recommendation
Oh! I'm delighted you're enjoying Black Ships! Thank you for trying it. I hope you love it all the way through.
Kimberly Burlison
Jul. 29th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the recommendation
I'm finished, and it is over way too soon. I found myself trying to stretch it out and read little bits because it was going by so quickly. That's a rarity for me and beyond cant put it down for me.

Do you have any other recommendations for me? I am not a fan of politics as manifest by the IOA but don't mind when manifested like the wraith and Aeneas and his bunch.
jo_graham
Jul. 30th, 2013 12:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the recommendation
I'm really really pleased you liked it! Thank you! Black Ships remains one of my favorites.

Hummm. You might try Lost Things and Steel Blues. It's a more modern setting, but it's the same kind of team adventure, a small, tight family of choice that both Stargate and Black Ships has. And I expect you'd like Lewis a lot!
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