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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2012, 06:22:03 PM »
Oh, I read Castigo Cay as well and enjoyed it.  While I enjoyed the story, it was similar enough to the "Enemies" that my brain tried to connect the plots in some way.

Anyhow, sorry for hijacking the thread, but that's going to happen when we're force to wait several weeks for book 3  :knitting:

Just so we swerve back on topic, I think that both the Lisa character and the auditor's assistant (Jeanette?  can't remember the name) are both believable female characters.  Sometimes it's difficult for male fiction authors to do credible female characters; they come out as harpies, sluts, or furniture.  Not so here; both G and Bracken write women well, I think.

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2012, 09:38:18 AM »
Just so we swerve back on topic, I think that both the Lisa character and the auditor's assistant (Jeanette?  can't remember the name) are both believable female characters.  Sometimes it's difficult for male fiction authors to do credible female characters; they come out as harpies, sluts, or furniture.  Not so here; both G and Bracken write women well, I think.

The fact that the female characters elicited an emotional reaction from me is evidence of that.
Deep down I was frustrated with Lisa's normalcy bias because I know that's real to a degree.  If it was implausible I wouldn't have cared as much.

Also, if this was made into a movie, Jeanie should be played by some smoking hot actress.   (Thanks for tolerating my occasional shenanigans on these threads).  ;D

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2012, 11:42:33 PM »

Also, if this was made into a movie, Jeanie should be played by some smoking hot actress.   


She's hot in real life.

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2012, 12:01:27 PM »
She's hot in real life.

Either I'm psychic, or you're a decent writer to have made that impression. 

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2012, 12:39:29 PM »
She's hot in real life.

Yeah, like Smurf, I got that impression, too. 

Great writing, G.

Speaking of female characters, I also found Lisa's mom and Mrs. Ngyuen very believable.  Heck, I KNOW ladies like Mrs. Ngyuen.

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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2012, 06:36:47 PM »
Either I'm psychic, or you're a decent writer to have made that impression.

Why do you think the manipulative aspiring despot kept her around?!?  (In the story, G, not aware of the person IRL).

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2012, 06:59:25 PM »
I loved the first 2 books, but I had at least 3 times where it was so (badly) edited, that it popped me out of the book, and back into life. In the second book, one characters is seen a "cute" by one of the women. It is written almost the same way in the very next paragraph.  I stopped reading, and started to try to figure out if Grant was trying to emphasise how cute he was, or if the duplicates were a mistake in editing.

But, good job on the first 2 anyway, and look forward to the rest coming out. I like the fact that I know where some of the research came from(I can remember the thread).

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2012, 09:46:20 PM »

I loved the first 2 books, but I had at least 3 times where it was so (badly) edited, that it popped me out of the book, and back into life. In the second book, one characters is seen a "cute" by one of the women. It is written almost the same way in the very next paragraph.  I stopped reading, and started to try to figure out if Grant was trying to emphasise how cute he was, or if the duplicates were a mistake in editing.

But, good job on the first 2 anyway, and look forward to the rest coming out. I like the fact that I know where some of the research came from(I can remember the thread).

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Yep, PokeShell, some typos in Book Two were a problem, but the publisher fixed them.  Consider the copy you have as a "collector's edition" 'cause there aren't too many of them out there.

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2012, 11:13:32 PM »
I hate this thread solely because I saw the title and raced to amazon to order it.....

Then I find out its not out....   


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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2012, 10:58:59 PM »
...Speaking of female characters, I also found Lisa's mom and Mrs. Ngyuen very believable.  Heck, I KNOW ladies like Mrs. Ngyuen.
I really like Mrs. Ngyuen. I hope she makes it through.
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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2012, 12:23:18 AM »
Heavy g,

Do we have a title for book 3 yet?  I'd expect since we're merely weeks away you could divulge that much.

I'll update the thread topic if you decide to share.  :)

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2012, 06:55:31 AM »
Any chance of early release for dedicated readers and fans like TSP audience....? 

Hint Hint..... ;D
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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2012, 10:07:43 PM »

Heavy g,

Do we have a title for book 3 yet?  I'd expect since we're merely weeks away you could divulge that much.

I'll update the thread topic if you decide to share.  :)


I'm checking with the publisher on whether I can disclose the title early.  Probably not, but I'll see.

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2012, 10:09:22 PM »

Any chance of early release for dedicated readers and fans like TSP audience....? 

Hint Hint..... ;D


I wish.  There's so much logistics to publishing a book. 

If you entered in your email address on the home page of www.299Days.com, you should get the first notification of when Book Three and Book Four are up on Amazon.

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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2012, 11:06:38 AM »
Is that the real book three or you just messin with us....

So do we have a countdown clock until we can get it yet?
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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2012, 11:57:39 AM »
Mods, can we get the thread title changed to 299 Days: BOOK 3: The Community - book discussion etc?

SO MUCH looking forward to this book.  I am going to try to read slower this time and savor, instead of experiencing a 2-month hunger strike for the next book!

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Re: 299 Days: [Title TBD] (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2012, 02:39:48 PM »
Are the books all similar in length to 1-2?
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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2012, 09:48:43 PM »




Not sure how smurf hunter got the cover for Book Three, but I can verify that this is the correct cover.  This is not a spoof.

"The Community" is about the people at Pierce Point forming up a community. 

Book Four is called...  Guess you'll have to wait on that one.

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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #49 on: October 31, 2012, 09:57:27 AM »
Not sure how smurf hunter got the cover for Book Three, but I can verify that this is the correct cover.  This is not a spoof.

"The Community" is about the people at Pierce Point forming up a community. 

Book Four is called...  Guess you'll have to wait on that one.

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« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2012, 05:34:54 PM »
I hate this thread solely because I saw the title and raced to amazon to order it.....

Then I find out its not out....   

Ditto ~~  or rather...  "Roger that"  :-)

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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2012, 10:20:43 AM »
I'm planning on rereading books 1 and 2 this week in hopes that 3 and 4 will be out before Thanksgiving.
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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2012, 04:35:34 PM »
Not sure whether I got an advanced copy or not... but I'm having a hard time believing that nobody has commented on Book 3 yet. I tried to hold back after downloading it last night, but I'll probably finish it on the train home this evening.

HeavyG, I have one request.... I MUST have a map of the Pierce Point area. Something to help me put this geography together in my head, put relative distances between areas of the community, and just wrap my head around how this went from a handful of houses to 200+ houses.

Still the same minor editing issues, but I'm really loving the story so far. A lot of anticipation about something horrible happening at some point, but happy to see that all characters are happy and healthy to this point.  ;D
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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2012, 05:47:02 PM »
OK what up with Amazon?  It claims it was published on the 10th.  Another entry on Amazon claims the 11th.  I looked for it earlier today and didnt see anything at all when most books have a pre-release entry.
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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2012, 05:52:29 PM »
Book downloaded on kindle: Check
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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2012, 06:06:31 PM »
Book 3 & 4 now available!!!!!!!
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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2012, 09:57:15 PM »

OK what up with Amazon?  It claims it was published on the 10th.  Another entry on Amazon claims the 11th.  I looked for it earlier today and didnt see anything at all when most books have a pre-release entry.


The publisher uploads the books (hard copy and Kindle) and they get into the Amazon system at different times. 

The publisher is out of town until Nov. 15 so we're waiting to do the launch until he gets back.  But was very persistent that we needed to get Book Three and Book Four up onto Amazon ASAP, so he did.


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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2012, 09:58:00 PM »
Please, please, please do an Amazon review on Book Three.  They are enormously helpful.

You might be interested in the ten-book prepper novel series called 299 Days.  I, like, wrote it and stuff.  Prepper Press is publishing it.  Seriously.  Check out www.299Days.com.

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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #58 on: November 14, 2012, 07:32:54 AM »
Dang, I signed up for the email list so I could get notification from the publisher when books 3 and 4 came out and have heard nothing from them.  >:( I spent last night re-re-reading book 2 when I could have been reading book 3!
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Re: 299 Days: The Community (Book Three) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2012, 04:30:03 PM »
WOOHOO!  BOOKS 3 & 4 ON THE KINDLE!

Thanks Heavy G!