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04 April 2017 @ 09:24 am
 
Open Road E-Book Sale!
Open Road, the e-publisher which handles both my digital backlist and that of George Alec Effinger, is having a sale in April.
On April 6, The Silent Tower will be available for $1.99 in the US.
George’s short novel Death in Florence will be downpriced to $2.99 on April 20.
The same day, April 20, the Sun Wolf and Starhawk series (Ladies of Mandrigyn, Witches of Wenshar, Dark Hand of Magic) will all be $2.99 across the US.
The series will go on sale for the equivalent of $2.99 in Australia, Canada, the UK and India on April 26.
Dragonsbane will be $1.99 on April 29.
They tell me that all these one-day sales will be featured in various e-pub newsletters (BookBub, Early Bird Books, etc), but keep an eye out at Open Road.
 
 
 
Vivian Sadow on April 12th, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
pale guardian
I have loved the James Asher novels from the first. And Don Simon is my favorite vampire. That having been said, I just finished Pale Guardian, and I have to say that Lydia is beginning to get on my last nerve. Don Simon has never let her down. Yet as she continually turns to him in a time of need, she just as predictably pushes him away after he has served his purpose and berates herself for caring for (and thoroughly taking advantage of) a monster. Accept reality, girl. You and your husband are FRIENDS with this monster and, furthermore, have come to rely on him. Oh, angst. Oh, sanctimony. And, yes, Lydia, there is a kind of romantic triangle here that you loathe to admit to-- but the least you could do for your poor vampiric swain is to let him know you appreciate his friendship even if you cannot condone his eating habits. Life is full of contradictions--this is one of them. Why not just give Simon a lady who accepts him as he is without all that, "Oh, I care for you--help me, Oh, you're a monster--get away from me" stuff getting in the way?

Okay, I vented. I do love these books, and Don Simon most of all!

Will there be more Asher novels? The end of this one, even with the War continuing and a vaguely enigmatic finish, had a slightly final curtain call feel to it.

I hope this year is a good one for you.

Vivian Sadow
vinotchka@gmail.com