Alex Beecroft

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Spaceships and galaxy spanning empires, conversations with angels, viking villages, haunted mansions and forbidden love in the Age of Sail... I love a good strong plot in an exotic setting, with characters you can admire, and a happy ending.

If you make a venn diagram of genres, including historical, fantasy, gay romance and mystery, I occupy the space in the middle where they overlap.

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BTW, if you're thinking my reviews on here are a bit mean, most of the books I really enjoy will get a 4 star. I am saving 5 stars for books I find genuinely life changing. 4 is still "this was really really good, you should read it." 5 is "OMG, my mind is blown and my life will never be the same again."

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Murder of a Working Ghost is currently at #27 in all the Kindle store, at #1 in “Traditional Detectives,” and #2 in “Cozy mysteries.”


If only that was in the paid lists, but alas, I put it on free for a week to try to boost its visibility. In that, it absolutely seems to have worked!


It was downloaded by 4,250 people yesterday. I really hope at least some of them leave me reviews

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Description: Are the sins of the fathers really visited upon the sons? And is there no way of breaking that cycle? Is evil doomed always to repeat itself, ruining everything good through its tainted seed? These are not the questions young Oswy is asking himself when he is sold to the witch-Lord Sulien FitzGuimar. He's too busy wondering 'why me?!' They are, however, the questions which plague Sulien himself. Locked in a struggle for freedom, sanity, the very survival of his soul, Sulien must daily battle not only angels and demons, but the core of evil in his own heart. When the King's sorcerer stages a coup, dragging ancient magic, the elves, and the royal court into his Empire-building plans, the woman he has set his sights on as a bride - timid, aspiring nun, Adela - sets out to find someone to oppose him. It's just unfortunate that the only candidates are cowardly Oswy, Adela herself and Sulien - who, deep in his heart, just wants to surrender and join him. When the hope of redemption is balanced against the lure of revenge, which will prove stronger, flawed good or perfect evil?
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Alex Sophia wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Alex. Now I can come and make complimentary comments each time I read yet another one of your wonderful Age of Sail stories.

Sophia"


*g* I'm thoroughly behind this plan :) Thank you for asking me!


Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Alex. Now I can come and make complimentary comments each time I read yet another one of your wonderful Age of Sail stories.

Sophia


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Alex Mary J. wrote: "Hi, Alex,

Great to be connected here with you, too. It's been awhile! I see you've been a very busy author. :-) I'm trying to be. Thanks for finding me here."


Thanks, Mary! I sadly end up just doing nothing everywhere. But at least I'm writing, which is the main thing.


message 2: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Alex,

Great to be connected here with you, too. It's been awhile! I see you've been a very busy author. :-) I'm trying to be. Thanks for finding me here.


message 1: by Alex

Alex I seem to be everywhere! I think it's time I rationalized and cut some stuff out. But I'll keep this one because this is where all the cool people are ;)


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