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HOME TO FOUR GREAT NOVELS

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BUT FIRST,

Where have you been lately? You may be sorry you asked. There was Cubaimgres in April.
img20160528_14251251Barely home, then it was off to Texas to the Writers Retreat Workshop in San Antonio. [Click here for that story]

IMG_0919 Then to Vegas for my in-laws’ 50th wedding anniversary.

Finally able to light and set and blog a bit. Scroll straight on down for the 411 on those 4 great historical novels.

 

 

OUR PREVIOUS CARLRBRUSH.COM FEATURED BLOG:

The funeral director/novelist A.B. Funkhauser and I collaborated on a project about writing historical fiction called WRITING HISTORY. Here’s the link to my commentary  and another to her website where it’s posted. It’s both rich in content and handsome in design. I’ve reviewed both her books Scooter Nation and Heuer Lost and Found on previous blogs, so check them out by clicking on the images in the commentary blog. As for our words of wisdom re historical fiction, GO HERE NOW!

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OUR PREVIOUS CARLRBRUSH.COM FEATURED BLOG:

STRAIGHT FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND, COMES THE AWAKENING OF JAMES ISLAND [Click on the title to buy] BY ALEX PILALIS. Alex has a career in the gaming industry, and his experience shows in the way his characters maneuver their way around their perilous universe.

OUR PREVIOUS CARLRBRUSH.COM FEATURED BLOG:

STRAIGHT FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND, COMES THE AWAKENING OF JAMES ISLAND [Click on the title to buy] BY ALEX PILALIS. Alex has a career in the gaming industry, and his experience shows in the way his characters maneuver their way around their perilous universe.

Click on the cover image for my review, and join Alex’s protagonist on his trail of thrills and mysteries.

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ALEX PILALIS

 

 NOW BACK TO MY OWN STUFF.

MY LATEST:

BONITA–

The third volume of the Vendetta Trilogy opens with 12-year-old BONITA in  pre-gold rush San Francisco. Follow our heroine through peril and romance as she navigates the Mexican-American War, the gold rush, California Statehood, and transforms herself into a prominent entrepreneur.

“A compelling story of self-discovery and courage”–Author Silvia Villalobos

CLICK ON LEFT IMAGE TO SEE A TRAILER, CLICK ON RIGHT IMAGE TO BUY

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AND THERE’S MORE:

ROMANCE AMID THE CANNONS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION. EMILY WEST, THE ORIGINAL YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, AND SAM HOUSTON FALL IN LOVE AND ESTABLISH A NEW NATION. JUST CLICK ON THE LEFT IMAGE FOR A TRAILER, CLICK ON THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE ADVENTURE ALL YOURS.

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AND STILL AVAILABLE:

The Second Vendetta Remake copyThe Maxwell Vendetta copy

THE MAXWELL VENDETTA

AND

THE SECOND VENDETTA

 

EXPERIENCE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY. SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THESE HISTORICAL THRILLERS COMPRISE TWO VOLUMES OF A CALIFORNIA FRONTIER TRILOGY. BONITA BEING THE THIRD.

WITH THE E-BOOK AT JUST $2.99, AND  THE PAPERBACK AT $14.99 THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN LITERARY HISTORY. JUST CLICK ON A COVER IMAGE TO BUY IMMEDIATELY.

NOW LET’S MOVE ON TO PAST AND CURRENT BLOGS:

 

A TEXAS ADVENTURE @ WRW AND BEYOND - Even though I spent some time in San Antonio and Dallas working with my late co-author, Bob Stewart on The Yellow Rose, I still anticipated a hint of the exotic when I committed myself to a week in the Lone Star State.  I didn’t go straight to the writers retreat in San Antonio, but landed first in Houston where … Continue reading A TEXAS ADVENTURE @ WRW AND BEYOND
imgres CUBA TRIP #7 - HERE ARE NOTES FROM FRIENDS WHO WENT ON TO CUBA BEFORE WE DID BUT ALSO WITH THE ROAD SCHOLAR COMPANY. I’VE INTERSPERSED SOME OF MY OWN OBSERVATIONS HERE AND THERE.   My intention was to write at the end of each day to journal our activities, but by the end of these jam-packed days I … Continue reading CUBA TRIP #7
history banner PRESENT IS PROLOGUE -   [Credit to A.B. Funkhauser for the above banner. First appearing on her own website along with her companion piece to this one.] Sounds funny, I guess, to say I write historical novels partly in order to create a window into the present, and that reading fiction set in the past will do the same for you. I … Continue reading PRESENT IS PROLOGUE
Yellow Rose YELLOW ROSE FIVE-STAR - Samantha Alban posted this review on Amazon today. Just a stupendous moment. The Yellow Rose: A Novel of the Texas Revolution is a wonderfully crafted piece of historical fiction. Typically, I do not read a tremendous amount of historical fiction unless there is an element of romance, and The Yellow Rose provided just enough to … Continue reading YELLOW ROSE FIVE-STAR
imgres CUBA #6 -   Today it was “adios, Havana. See you again at the airport in a couple of days. Multiple stops while making for our hotel at Varadero Beach. Johandra kept feeding us info as we cruised along. She pointed out various bays and Marinas, explaining that Cubans who wanted to sail or putt-putt around couldn’t really … Continue reading CUBA #6
imgres CUBA #5 -     Started the day at a farmer’s market. Not usually my favoritething, but this was pretty interesting. Tour guide Marissa gave us some Cuban Pesos (not our usual tourist Cuban Pesos) to spend because this market is for the natives. Lots of Tarot (they make Tarot chips as well as plantain chips. All good) … Continue reading CUBA #5
imgres CUBA #4 - Off to the hinterlands today. Vinales, or vineyards.  Bought some cow-bone earrings along the way. Vinales was a name born in hope and ending in disappointment for those Europeans who thought they’d establish a wine industry. But wait, someone said, how about tobacco? And thus was born probably the most famous of all Cuban industries … Continue reading CUBA #4
imgres CUBA #3 - Previous participants in this occasional travelogue know that I usually include pictures along with the text. In this case? Not possible due to dodgy internet connections. So all I have to offer are words and this image of the Cuban flag. Enjoy anyhow. Don’t know if I’ll be able to send more than this and … Continue reading CUBA #3
imgres CUBA #2 - Previous participants in this occasional travelogue know that I usually include pictures along with the text. In this case? Not possible due to dodgy internet connections. So all I have to offer are words and this image of the Cuban flag. Enjoy anyhow. Don’t know if I’ll be able to send more than this and … Continue reading CUBA #2
imgres CUBA TOUR #1 -   Previous participants in this occasional travelogue know that I usually include pictures along with the text. In this case? Not possible due to dodgy internet connections. So all I have to offer are words and this image of the Cuban flag. Enjoy anyhow. Don’t know if I’ll be able to send more than this … Continue reading CUBA TOUR #1