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Steel Blues is out!

And it happened again! I have two books out on the same day! Last summer The Furies and Lost Things went live on the same day, and now The Inheritors and Steel Blues are doing the same thing!

Amazon US has the paperback and hardcover editions of Steel Blues ready and in stock! WOW! The ebook is still being finalized, but should follow soon.

Steel Blues is out! Seriously, I am so happy with this book and I think you will love it!

Here is Steel Blues direct from the publisher, complete with international shipping!

The hardcover is on Amazon here and the paperback here!

I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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jo_graham
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
Hummm.

They're showing that the Book Depository UK has it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1937530302/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Does that help?
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jo_graham
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
http://store.crossroadpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_352&products_id=625&zenid=2r20fsq3it119fhb3u5agudk25

Here it is direct from the publisher. If you select the international shipping options it's probably the best rate you'll get unless you can get it somewhere that it won't be international shipping!
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geonncannon
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Oh yay!!

I thought I had a little more time to review it for Geek Speak... ;D Depending on how fast I read, I may be able to squish a review in before the deadline this month. I still have 1 and 3/4 books to read, so it's going to be a tight week. ~g~

Such a great book! I'm so honored I got to read it a little early, and I still want to buy a copy just to have it on my shelf. That says more than any review, I think. ;D
jo_graham
Feb. 14th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
It's early! :)

I'm really proud that you enjoyed it. I think it's my best work, and I am really pleased with the entire New Orleans section, which is mostly mine. And the entire streetcar and cemetery section is mine.

And oh what a gorgeous cover!
geonncannon
Feb. 14th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
I think of this book and Lost Things as parts of a whole, and they're bar-none my favorite of what I've read. Not putting down anything else of yours! It's just that all the things you learned while writing the previous epics has been put to amazing use. :D

And yes! The cover is amazing! Must have on my shelf... and not just because it has my name on it (what an honor, BTW! I'm not worthy!)
jo_graham
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oh! That is so nice! I really love this series. And yes, with you on it! :)
kickstand75
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
well, how awesome is that for you?! It's probably too soon to say I loved it, huh?

I want to purchase the hardcover simply for the gorgeous cover. It needs a spot on my actual bookshelf rather than my virtual bookshelf!

Congrats!
jo_graham
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
It really is awesome! And I'm so glad you love Steel Blues. You can say so! You can review it on Amazon anytime you want! :)

The hardcover is so beautiful. This cover just came out amazing.
the_prawn
Feb. 15th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Do you know how long it will be before it's available in ebook format?
jo_graham
Feb. 15th, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
It should be soon. My understanding is that the deal is being finalized with Amazon for the Kindle edition, and as soon as it is, it will be out in ebook!
selki
Feb. 16th, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
Was going to ask, when will it hit Barnes and Noble? but caved to my impatience and ordered the gorgeous-looking hardback.

Did you know the night I finished Lost Things, I got up from the couch, drank some water ... and turned back to page 1 and started it again?

Also, my book club read *Black Ships* and talked about it on Sunday. We had a great time discussing your book, and one of them has ordered Hands of Isis, and another of them ordered Lost Things.
jo_graham
Feb. 16th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
The hardback really is gorgeous! I hope you enjoy it!

Wow -- that's a wonderful story about reading Lost Things. I'm so glad it hit you that way.

I'm very curious what your book club said about Black Ships. I've never heard what an actual book club discussed, though we did the book club questions for the trade paperback. What did people say and think?
selki
Mar. 21st, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
Everyone liked it, some fervently.
* Several folks wanted to know more about the minor characters' stories (not as a complaint about the book itself, just that they wanted more!)
* One member and I talked about our indirect understanding of Masonic training directed at discipline, memory, brain chem? and whether classical priestess/magic training might have had similar effects.
* Arrogance of the Egyptians against all non-Egyptians came up, but I restrained myself to merely hinting that they look up *Hands of Isis* and Romans' attitudes.
* Some talk about Gull and taking religious vocation seriously (rare in books). Comparison of Gull and her vocation and also having love in her life to the multiple-relationships (triangles and not exactly triangles).
* Fair bit of talk about what the underground scenes/visions meant when Aeneas was becoming king.
* Love of some scenes from the book (Gull seeing the ships coming; Gull yelling Stop!, when the to-be-Romans came marching out of their new home fort)
* Difficulty in pronouncing Egyptian queen's name :-)
jo_graham
Mar. 22nd, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
That is so cool! Thank you for telling me. I've always wondered if actual book clubs were doing these books and what they said. I never get to hear those discussions!

It is really unusual to take religious vocation seriously in books. I have had a bunch of people say that. Usually it's portrayed as "oh look at the quaint little things those primitive people thought!" or as villainy.

It's complicated, Gull and the triangles and not quite triangles. I think the thing that's important is that they all try to deal fairly with each other, and that bears fruit. They are all happier for it, as Gull is when she doesn't react with jealousy when she sees Xandros talking to Ashterah. Yes, she's hurt, but she doesn't act on her jealousy. (And she doesn't have a culture or friends that encourages her to.)
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