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  • Ben Staad
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    Congrats. I thought about that one but trying to limit purchases.

    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Just received my LE copy of Kristopher Triana's & Mona Kabbani's "The Dark Embrace". The production turned out great. Look forward to reading it soon!
     

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  • sholloman81
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    Just received my LE copy of Kristopher Triana's & Mona Kabbani's "The Dark Embrace". The production turned out great. Look forward to reading it soon!

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I am not purchasing the book but decided to see if I had a Media Mail option. I placed the exact book you did in my cart and had Media Mail option for $7.87. I would recommend clearing your cache or trying a different browser.
    Thank you Martin! Weird. 

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post

    OK thank you! I wondered if I missed an update or notice. I refreshed the page a few times to make sure it wasn't a hang-up on my end. Really it was an impulse buy and I found the omission more curious than anything.
    I am not purchasing the book but decided to see if I had a Media Mail option. I placed the exact book you did in my cart and had Media Mail option for $7.87. I would recommend clearing your cache or trying a different browser.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I just tried a few books individually (Shocklines, Voracious, and a Kristin Dearborn) and they all offered media mail for around $7-8. I'm not sure what the issue is, but I'd reach out to CD to see what they can do to fix it for you.
    OK thank you! I wondered if I missed an update or notice. I refreshed the page a few times to make sure it wasn't a hang-up on my end. Really it was an impulse buy and I found the omission more curious than anything. 

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Has anyone bought from CD recently? I was thinking about emptying the last bit in my account to buy Voracious by Wrath James White and when I got to shipping Media Mail was not an option. Only FedEx or UPS for almost more than the book costs. It's a paperback so I'm not overly concerned. I didn't care for the envelope that carried my Bruises on a Butterfly to me, but I wasn't going to lose sleep over it either. I just don't think it's worth spending $15 to ship a $19 book . . .
    I just tried a few books individually (Shocklines, Voracious, and a Kristin Dearborn) and they all offered media mail for around $7-8. I'm not sure what the issue is, but I'd reach out to CD to see what they can do to fix it for you.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Has anyone bought from CD recently? I was thinking about emptying the last bit in my account to buy Voracious by Wrath James White and when I got to shipping Media Mail was not an option. Only FedEx or UPS for almost more than the book costs. It's a paperback so I'm not overly concerned. I didn't care for the envelope that carried my Bruises on a Butterfly to me, but I wasn't going to lose sleep over it either. I just don't think it's worth spending $15 to ship a $19 book . . . 

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Chuggers View Post
    Just saw Joe Lansdale has a Lovecraftian anthology dropping in October,  In The Mad Mountains. Extremely excited to see what he does with some of these ideas
    I'm a huge Lansdale fan but will probably pass on this since the majority of these stories are reprints and I already have them in his other collections. It is fun to have them gathered all in one place.

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  • Chuggers
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    Originally posted by Chuggers View Post
    Just saw Joe Lansdale has a Lovecraftian anthology dropping in October,  In The Mad Mountains. Extremely excited to see what he does with some of these ideas
    https://tachyonpublications.com/prod...h-p-lovecraft/

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  • Chuggers
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    Just saw Joe Lansdale has a Lovecraftian anthology dropping in October,  In The Mad Mountains. Extremely excited to see what he does with some of these ideas

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    That's good to know. Maybe I'll track down the second book and give it a shot. I love McCammon's other work, so I feel like I'm somewhat missing out. I would also like to give Speaks another go, just because I don't think I gave it a fair shake the first time, but we'll see.
    Definitely give SPEAKS another day in court, but if it still isn't your cup of tea, you can stop and jump right into THE QUEEN OF BEDLAM and see if that's a better fit.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post


    I gave my mom the first few books in the series, and she couldn't get past SPEAKS...She was expecting Horror, not historical fiction.

    That said, the first book is kind of an outlier, as far as content and storytelling. I loved SPEAKS, but the remainder of the series is very different, and each book is better than the last. Kind of a detective/mystery/thriller/suspense series with definite horrific undertones. I'll be really sad when the series ends. You could probably even skip SPEAKS, as it really has no bearing on the rest of the series.
    That's good to know. Maybe I'll track down the second book and give it a shot. I love McCammon's other work, so I feel like I'm somewhat missing out. I would also like to give Speaks another go, just because I don't think I gave it a fair shake the first time, but we'll see.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I guess I should give the series another shot, then, huh? I read Speaks the NIghtbird years ago and it was...fine. I think since I picked it up from the horror section at Borders (remember those?) and that it would be more in that genre rather than historical adventure fiction. I kept waiting for the horror to kick in, which never really happens, so I left rather disappointed. Maybe with a recalibration as to what the series actually is, I might enjoy it more.

    I gave my mom the first few books in the series, and she couldn't get past SPEAKS...She was expecting Horror, not historical fiction.

    That said, the first book is kind of an outlier, as far as content and storytelling. I loved SPEAKS, but the remainder of the series is very different, and each book is better than the last. Kind of a detective/mystery/thriller/suspense series with definite horrific undertones. I'll be really sad when the series ends. You could probably even skip SPEAKS, as it really has no bearing on the rest of the series.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Just saw in Hunter's email that Robert McCammon has finished the last book in his Matthew Corbett series, Leviathan. I'm so excited for this and can't wait until Lividian announces the book!
    I guess I should give the series another shot, then, huh? I read Speaks the NIghtbird years ago and it was...fine. I think since I picked it up from the horror section at Borders (remember those?) and that it would be more in that genre rather than historical adventure fiction. I kept waiting for the horror to kick in, which never really happens, so I left rather disappointed. Maybe with a recalibration as to what the series actually is, I might enjoy it more.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Just saw in Hunter's email that Robert McCammon has finished the last book in his Matthew Corbett series, Leviathan. I'm so excited for this and can't wait until Lividian announces the book!
    Ugh.

    Excited to read the finale, sad that it IS the finale. An amazing, amazing series.

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