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Lindsay Buroker

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I'm a professional blogger by day and an indie fantasy author by night. Evenings belong to the dogs, tennis, and books.

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This weekend, I’m working on the eighth and final Fallen Empire novel while my editor finishes up on Book 7 in the series. We’re shooting for a mid-October release for 7 (Perilous Hunt), which is pretty darned soon!

For the fantasy fans out there, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to get the third Chains of Honor book out before Christmas, as I’d hoped, but I am writing a novella set in my Drago...

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“Trust me, I never underestimate my charm or any of my other magnificent attributes. They work great on women. Alas, men tend to see me as an unwelcome rival. You, he might listen to. You're good at talking people into things."

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message 13: by Monica

Monica you single handedly made my Saturday, forged in blood bought, here sipping my green tea and thoroughly enjoying it..

message 12: by Lindsay

Lindsay Andy wrote: "Thank you for friendship Lindsay,
very nice to meet you here on Goodreads :)"

Nice to meet you, Andy!

message 11: by Lindsay

Lindsay Paul wrote: "Meow?"


message 10: by Andy

Andy Thank you for friendship Lindsay,
very nice to meet you here on Goodreads :)

message 9: by Paul

Paul Coleman Meow?

Laura the Highland Hussy Lindsay wrote: "Laura the Highland Hussy wrote: "Hi Lindsay! woohoo! you found me :)"

I recognized the shirtless man with the sword... :P"

yeah, he's kinda memorable ;)

Lindsay Laura the Highland Hussy wrote: "Hi Lindsay! woohoo! you found me :)"

I recognized the shirtless man with the sword... :P

Laura the Highland Hussy Hi Lindsay! woohoo! you found me :)

Lindsay Awww, thank you, Jessieee! (That's a lot of e's, by the way--not the traditional spelling. ;)

Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews) love your books & blog. I have reading material forever :D

Lindsay Thanks for the note, John!

I read the first...eight or nine Black Company books years ago and noticed Cook had a couple more out since then, so I'm going to grab them when I get a chance. ;) I especially liked the first three with Croaker's dry humor.

message 2: by John

John Carroll I noticed you have the Black Company Chronicles on your to read list. They are really, really good. It's one of the few darker novels that I really like and I think Glen Cook got lost a little bit in the middle, but I highly recommend it.

Darcia Helle Thanks for the add, Lindsay! :)

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