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Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Which one would you suggest should be read first and why?

Please give us amazon links to it, as well. You know we're all too lazy to search for ourselves.


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Shaun (shaunjeffrey) | 2467 comments Ohhhh, time to do more dump n run.

The Kult

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kult-Prosper-...

Start with this one because it's my favourite. It's also the first book of a series. It's also been filmed and is awaiting release and when it is, you can say you've read the book and then when it becomes a massive hit you can be all blasé and say, 'Been there, done that.'


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Yep, that's a good'un Shaun.

Second one is great too.


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Lorraine Versini (lorraineversini) | 8999 comments I second that !

And I think we should be the ones running from Shaun.. He's playing Far Cry...


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Katie Stewart (katiewstewart) | 853 comments I'd like people to read Treespeaker -

1.because it's my favourite
2.because it's 'deeper' than the others I've written.
3.because the sequel is due out in the not-too-distant-future.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004XDBOJG

Treespeaker by Katie W. Stewart


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D.D. Chant (DDChant) | 7680 comments It has to be Broken City because:

1. I'm 25.000 words into book 2 now and I'm getting really excited!

2. I think (Hope!) that it appeals to a wider range of people than The Promise.

3. You get to know (the MC) Deeta really well, seeing the world in which she lives through her eyes and with her naivety, preconceived ideas and misconceptions. This means you can't rely on what you're 'seeing' because it's how Deeta understands the situation, not nessasserily how things really are.

Broken City (Book #1) by D.D. Chant


message 7: by Stuart (last edited Dec 28, 2012 09:26AM) (new)

Stuart Ayris (stuayris) | 2666 comments I guess it has to be Tollesbury Time Forever as it is:

1. The first book in the FRUGALITY Trilogy

2. The third book in the FRUGALITY Trilogy is due out in Spring 2013 so it gives you time to read both Tollesbury Time Forever and the second book - The Bird That Nobody Sees

3. People seem to like it

4. It's only 99p at the moment!

Cheers!


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Darren Humphries (darrenhf) | 6980 comments I suppose I would have to say The Man From U.N.D.E.A.D. - The Curious Case Of The Kidnapped Chemist since it leads to the rest of the series.


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Jim | 21872 comments Well, I'd suggest Swords for a Dead Lady is best read first, followed by Dead man riding East

You can read them separately but I think it works better in order.

However the third book 'Flames of the City' is back from the editor, so I've got a fair bit of work to do. This one just has the same background, and some people who appear in it appear in other books, but it is a totally separate book and could be read first or last (or even in the middle)


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Robert Franks | 150 comments I'd suggest Song of the Shaman

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Song-Shaman-G...

because although it's the third in the Glass Apple series, and the least read, it seems to be the one enjoyed the most by those who've read it!


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Alexes | 6 comments Katie wrote: "I'd like people to read Treespeaker -

1.because it's my favourite
2.because it's 'deeper' than the others I've written.
3.because the sequel is due out in the not-too-distant-future.

https://www...."

Katie, I've just marked it as Want to Read. (As soon as I catch up on everything already waiting in my Kindle.) It looks good, and keeps showing up as 1 or 2 on my alsoboughts. :>) Good luck on the sequel.


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Katie Stewart (katiewstewart) | 853 comments Thanks, Alexes! :-)


message 13: by Jonathan (last edited Dec 29, 2012 01:56AM) (new)

Jonathan Hill | 1603 comments Well, I've written 3 books so far. My recommended reading order would be as follows:

1)Maureen goes to Venice as this was the first lengthy piece I wrote (still novella, though) and it is the first 'Maureen' book. It is also a current Goodreads recommended read, so there's still time to read it and join in the discussion!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maureen-goes-...

2) A Letter for Maureen delves a bit deeper into Maureen's character but is still full of laughs.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Letter-for-...

3)ECLECTIC: Ten Very Different Tales This can be read at any point. Why not dip in and out? The book also introduces Maureen in a comic short at an art gallery.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ECLECTIC-Very...


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Will Macmillan Jones (willmacmillanjones) | 11721 comments All of mine are absolutley stand alone, and can be read in any order.

My personal fave however is:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mystic-Accoun...


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Kath | 1965 comments Darren wrote: "I suppose I would have to say The Man From U.N.D.E.A.D. - The Curious Case Of The Kidnapped Chemist since it leads to the rest of the series."

instruction followed :)


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Darren Humphries (darrenhf) | 6980 comments Kath wrote: "Darren wrote: "I suppose I would have to say The Man From U.N.D.E.A.D. - The Curious Case Of The Kidnapped Chemist since it leads to the rest of the series."

instruction followed :)"


Ah, if only I could get my kids to follow my instructions.


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Kath Middleton | 25061 comments You're not paying them enough! ;)


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Jay-me (Janet)  | 4325 comments Shaun wrote: "Ohhhh, time to do more dump n run.

The Kult

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kult-Prosper-...

Start with this one because it's my favourite. It's also the first book of a series..."



OH :) another one to add to my "reading serieses challenge" Already read The Kult by Shaun Jeffrey so Killers by Shaun Jeffrey is my next read.


Is there a book 3?


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Michael Cargill Cargill (michaelcargill) | 2998 comments How did you know I'd written more than one book?

Anyway, I'd recommend starting with Shelter from Thunder.

Shelter from Thunder by Michael Cargill

It's very short, and the main character is a likeable young boy taking shelter during a WWII air raid.

It's also free on both Amazon sites! Yes!

Amazon for Brits
Amazon for Yanks


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Will Macmillan Jones (willmacmillanjones) | 11721 comments Ignite wrote: "You're not paying them enough! ;)"

My teenager complains that it's the other way round.


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Geoffrey Wakeling | 111 comments I'd have to say it would be my new release, CRYO: Rise of the Immortals


CRYO Rise of the Immortals by Geoffrey Wakeling
It's definitely my favourite book so far, probably because the main character and I share several traits. I also think that because it's my newest novel, it's probably better writing and more engaging than previous works. Plus, even I got excited when writing it as I wanted to know what was going to happen! :)

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk


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Richard Kinsella (richardkinsellabtinternetcom) | 1 comments Patti (A Fine Pear) wrote: "Which one would you suggest should be read first and why?

Please give us amazon links to it, as well. You know we're all too lazy to search for ourselves."


'Quartermaster' @ Amazon Kindle prequel to 'Sombre Waters'


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Philip Whiteland | 3130 comments Well, it has to be Steady Past Your Granny's by Philip Whiteland because that gives the background to the 'nostalgedy' concept. Then Crutches For Ducks by Philip Whiteland . The third book in the series is pencilled in for the Spring.


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Roger Cave | 129 comments I suppose I could suggest you start at the beginning with The Barcza Gambit.

However, my favourite, in terms of writing, is the second book in the series, Sicilian Defence. I love Italy and Sicily, so I'm a little bias.

Then again, people who have read the books say book five, Octopus Knight is the best.


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Jason Purdy | 14 comments I'd say start with Cigarette, for me: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

Because it's my first, haha. Out in a few days. It's the first part of a trilogy with the other two finished, so that's an obvious reason for starting on it. I think the second book is better, and the third is better still.

I published it over my other book, which is a long, dark/funny horror sort of thing, because I didn't want people to think horror was all I did. The next one I'm working on is a comedy drama sort of thing, I didn't want to publish it first because it's more of an experiment in writing for different genres.


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