Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Scottish Prisoner, Y'all!!!!

OH.  EM.  JEEPERS!!!

Thanks to Diane K for alerting me to the fact that this juicy piece of deliciousness is now showing up on Amazon.  November 29th, y'all.  Pure, unadulterated JAMES ALEXANDER MALCOLM MACKENZIE FRASER!!


37 comments:

Karen Henry said...

LOL! I had no idea you didn't know about that, or I would have said something long before now.

You need to check out my blog on a more frequent basis, I think. :-) I've had a SCOTTISH PRISONER FAQ, countdown, etc., on my site for a few weeks already.

Note the page count on the Amazon listing. I don't know if that's accurate or not, but if it is, that means SCOTTISH PRISONER will be about the same length as BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE. :-)

Karen

Donna M. said...

B&N has the pre-order up for the hardcover and e-book as well. I saw it a couple of weeks ago.

Right now HC is 17.02
Nook Book is 12.99

The description has it at 544 pages.

Anonymous said...

You guys are getting me all excited *jumps up and down* the question I have is am I able to read this book individually without reading the other Lord John books or must I? Cause I read one "Lord John and the Hellfire Club" I believe and it seems like everything has it's own storyline yet things are loosely tied together.

Karen Henry said...

Mariam - yes, Diana says you can read this book without having read the other LJ books. It's told half from Jamie's point of view, half from Lord John's, so there will be a lot in it to appeal to readers who haven't read the LJ books. Looking forward to it very much!

Karen

Amy said...

Oh, very exciting! I wonder if the audio book will come out at the same time as the hardcover...

Karen Henry said...

Amy - according to the Recorded Books web site, the answer to that is YES. No word yet on audible.com, but it may be a little too early for them.

Karen

Marci said...

So excited for this book!!

Jane Jefferies said...

Carol (and all),
Yes, I canna wait!! But we neeeeeed to fill our time in some way until DG's books are released.......like how 'bout an "Into the Wilderness" Purgatory blog?????? I just started this book yesterday. It is bloody fantastic. Right from the first page. I looooooooove it!!

Come on, Carol!! I have the DT's.

Marci said...

Jennifer, I couldn't agree more!! I just finished reading all 6 of the Wilderness books and I'm dying to talk to someone about them. A Wilderness Purgatory would be awesome!

Jane Jefferies said...

Marci,
OMWord!!! I read DG's blurb about the first book and HAD to buy it on Kindle immediately! ($4.49!!!!)
"My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read. Into the Wilderness is one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place. I can think of no better adventure than to explore the wilderness in the complany of such engaging and independent lovers as Elizabeth and her Nathaniel." -Diana Gabaldon

Can you stand that? "My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read." Oh. My. Word. It sucked me instantly. Looooving it!!

Are these books enormous too? On Amazon it says over 900pages. That's one of the problems with ereaders...........not having a clue exactly how BIG a book you are reading!

Nikki R. said...

Hey Carol,

Question: Did you preorder this one? If so, I have a little something in the works for you. (evil grin)

Purgatory Carol said...

Nikki, I am peeing in my pantalones at your question right now.

Yesterday when I was on the Amazon page, I thought "Should I pre-order?" and then I thought "HAHAHAHAHA NO WAY" and had nightmares of stick figures drinking Pinot Grigio in lawn chairs by the mailbox. ;)

Sooo...I have not pre-ordered...but I had kindof made up my mind that it wouldn't hurt as this is a Kindle edition...and doesn't have to be delivered.

What should I do?! :)

Purgatory Carol said...

Y'all, I emailed and asked Shannon about Into the Wilderness and am still waiting for a reply. She read most if not all of them. I've never heard anyone say it's bloody fantastic! That's quite a glowing review!!!

Nikki R. said...

Don't be scared. It's all good. I have to get the okay from Diana first and I'm waiting to hear back from her on it. :-)

Jane Jefferies said...

Carol,
Shura-loving Shannon? She rocks. We wouldn't steer ya wrong. And there are 5 more in the series???? Uh, I'm soooooooooo glad!!

Cari said...

I'm going to start Into the Wilderness tonight - I canna ignore the raves any longer! I know that Hildy is reading the 6th book now, and she is the one who finally convinced me to pick them up.

C'mon, ITW blog.....

Jane Jefferies said...

Cari,
yay!!!! I'm 23% of the way in, and I NEED to discuss.............REALLY...NEED......to TALK. REALLY hooked. Like wake up @ 5am to find out what happens next hooked. Not doing laundry hooked. Don't wanna cook super hooked. (get the idea?)

I can understand why Hildy is reading the series. I see Bronze Horseman-ish/Outlander-ish issues.

Anonymous said...

Yes girls I read the entire series and did love it all the way to the end. I agree with Diana in that you tend to live the book rather than read it.

Ps. This Shura loving Shannon had a Hot thing for Nathaniel too!

Enjoy and can't wait to read everyone's thoughts....

Shannon

Jane Jefferies said...

Dear Shura-loving Shannon, (or do you prefer to go by Hot-4 Nat? ha)

So glad to hear that you loved the WHOLE series. What a relief!

Hildy said...

I prefer to be called Hot-4-Nat!!! Pick me!!! LOL.

I LOVE these books. I have about 50 pages left in the whole series and I'm feeling almost sick that it's just about over. I've enjoyed the books so much. The only somewhat slow part happened for me in book 5 but otherwise I've enjoyed them all. I'd love to chat about them. You can send me a message if you like. Cari knows that I've been dying for someone to talk to about them. I've been harassing her for weeks and now you've finally convinced her to read them. Hmmm... :)

Cari, I'm thinking of picking up Book 1 again to read with you. I'd love to go back to the beginning to where it all started!!!

Jane Jefferies said...

Dear Hold-out Hildy,

I canna believe you kept this series from me!! *sniff, sniff* After all we shared with TBH.........lol!!

I would love to message you. I have many questions (and a sudden fondness for waterfalls), but I have no idea how to send you a message. Sorry, I'm slow.

OR, perhaps SOMEONE will start a BLOG about this series. Hmmmmmm?

ps.
I feel SICK just hearing you say that you only have 50 pages left!! Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggg. The pain!

Purgatory Carol said...

You lassies are wearing me down!! I am THIS CLOSE to reading Into the Wilderness! I am currently reading The Help - but as soon as I'm finished...yeah...it's looking pretty close. And if it's as good as y'all are saying, there will definitely be a blog in my future. ;)

Hildy said...

Jennifer J!!! I didn't know! I swear!! I was just quietly reading these books, having little freak-outs cause I couldn't share my thoughts with anyone. I've been seriously pestering Cari about starting them. The thing is, I didn't have high expectations for them. I didn't know much about them so they took me by surprise. That's a good feeling. I loved the journey.

I just finished the book and have lots to say but I can't say anything cause I don't want to spoil the journey.
I'm sad it's over. :(

Hildy said...

Jennifer J, I'm trying to figure out the messaging. Anybody? I clicked on some photos along the right and it said "Send message" underneath. I think that's what you do. I couldn't figure out how to send one to you.
Are you on Goodreads?

Jane Jefferies said...

Hildy,
Ok, you are forgiven!! You may now consider yourself "Hot-4 Nat"!!

I just read for 15 minutes with my hand over my mouth! My heart is just racing..............holy cow!

Carol,
I read The Help. It's a nice read. I just felt like I wanted "more" description. I didn't feel truly involved in the story. I think it's an incredible story.....but I'm betting the movie is going to be even better. Has anybody seen it?

You _could_ always just stick a bookmark in The Help.........and return to it later. It'll wait.

Jane Jefferies said...

Hildy,
yes, of COURSE I'm on Goodreads!

Hildy said...
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Jane Jefferies said...

K,
I changed my profile account here. Click on my name.

Hildy said...

I sent you an email.

Cari said...

I'm on page 84, but I swear I've been HOOKED by about page 2. Seriously.

Hildy, I was planning on starting the book that night because of YOU (biggest book pest EVER! lol), and it was just a coincidence that I saw all of these posts on here that same day. So YOU get the credit for having worn me down. (Have I mentioned that I'm so glad that you did???)

Cari said...

Jennifer J., I'm off to find you on GR... :-)

Jane Jefferies said...

Cari,
I KNOW!! This book is 12-step good!!

Hildy said...

Cari, thank you for giving me credit for annoying you so much that you finally are reading the book. I'm also glad you're loving it. I swear, I'm stalking you and Jennifer J. right now. I'm just so excited for your updates.

Carol, intrigued much??

Purgatory Carol said...

Holy cow. Now I'm getting excited to read this book. Here's my problem: I need HELP getting through THE HELP. Seriously. It's just so hard to read. I get so upset. It's good - but the subject matter bums me out and then I make excuses to do other things instead of read.

Advice?

Hildy said...

I'm not sure that I have advice. The Help was a good book, but it upset me too. I remember putting it down a lot. I liked it, I just didn't love it.

Jane Jefferies said...

Hey guys,
It took me FA-Ever to read The Help!!! Seriously. Like 3 or 4 weeks! I've been reading Into the Wilderness for 4 days? and I'm 85%ish of the way through!!

Honestly, Carol, just put it down. It'll keep. You can get back to it as soon as you are finished Into the Wilderness Purgatory! Really. Hildy is prob. going to report me as a stalker I'm emailing her so much!! It is soooooooooooo good!! I tried to buy it for you today and gift it on Kindle, but I'm too stupid to know how to do it!! (I'm in Canada, don't know if that's the problem? Na, I'm just dumb.)

Read the first chapter. If you can put it down, I'll..........well, I don't know what I'll do.......I can't think. I must go read.

Purgatory Carol said...

God I never expected all this ITW goodness! I am about 25% through The Help but it's getting better - so I'm more likely to read it. Then I swear - I will read ITW and hopefully blog.

And JJ - girllll you are adorable - but don't you be buyin' me any kindle books now, ya hear? (That's my "Help" speak). I promise I'll read it. :) Let's see if we can get Tracey on board, too.