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Old 5 February 2014, 15:07
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New Txchris novel, "Line in the Valley

Late last month I released my second novel, Line in the Valley, from Tactical16 Publishing. It's about a Texas National Guard unit fighting back against an incursion on the Texas border. It is a sequel to my first novel Proof of Our Resolve.

If you like realistic military fiction, you'll probably enjoy this book. There are no ridiculous superheroes, and the good guys aren't boy scouts.

Amazon link to Line in the Valley

If you read it, please feel free to leave a brutally honest review on Amazon and/or here. Thank you,

Chris
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Old 5 February 2014, 16:22
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I will snatch it up as soon as I am done reading the book I am now. Sounds interesting!
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Old 5 February 2014, 18:55
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Great book keep them coming.
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Old 5 February 2014, 22:56
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Amazing that just a few years ago you enrolled in that writing class.
Congrats!
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Old 5 February 2014, 23:05
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Amazing that just a few years ago you enrolled in that writing class.
Congrats!
Writing class? I don't remember taking a writing class.

Are you trying to give people the false impression that I have some idea what I'm doing?

Thank you sir, and thanks to Mr. Smith and GPC as well.

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Ballet class? Thought it was writing.
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Old 6 February 2014, 00:57
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G'luck with it. Hope it's gonna be on the supermarket checkout soon
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Old 6 February 2014, 06:32
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Flying OCONUS Sunday, just bought them both. Thanks
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Old 6 February 2014, 11:25
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Question. Would like to order and read, but being that this is a sequel, is it beneficial or necessary to read your first novel first? Or can I just jump right into reading "Line in the Valley" and understand. Thanks.
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Old 6 February 2014, 14:41
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Question. Would like to order and read, but being that this is a sequel, is it beneficial or necessary to read your first novel first? Or can I just jump right into reading "Line in the Valley" and understand. Thanks.
I would recommend reading both.
It would give you more background on the Protagonist and his relationship with his Platoon leader.

Both are really great stories.
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Old 6 February 2014, 17:07
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Question. Would like to order and read, but being that this is a sequel, is it beneficial or necessary to read your first novel first? Or can I just jump right into reading "Line in the Valley" and understand. Thanks.
It would help a little to read Proof first, but they're standalone stories. I wrote them specifically so the reader wouldn't have to go in order.

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Old 6 February 2014, 19:36
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It would help a little to read Proof first, but they're standalone stories. I wrote them specifically so the reader wouldn't have to go in order.

Chris
Thanks. Got them both ordered on Amazon. Look forward to reading them. Better be good, or I want a refund.
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Old 6 February 2014, 19:10
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You know, you keep telling us you're a regular joe. But you're stacking up an impressive list of accomplishments!

I do understand your point, however. You ran with a guard unit, and writing about that may not be the sexiest tack today, so you're making certain the reader knows what to expect. That's exactly what to do in an abstract.

As for myself, I can't wait to read this. I can't handle reading spec ops stuff. I rarely read anything but a very channelized history list, but I'm eager to get into this. Congratulations.
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Old 6 February 2014, 19:35
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You know, you keep telling us you're a regular joe. But you're stacking up an impressive list of accomplishments!

I do understand your point, however. You ran with a guard unit, and writing about that may not be the sexiest tack today, so you're making certain the reader knows what to expect. That's exactly what to do in an abstract.

As for myself, I can't wait to read this. I can't handle reading spec ops stuff. I rarely read anything but a very channelized history list, but I'm eager to get into this. Congratulations.
It does get old when every action novel you read, the main characters is either a former SEAL or SF, or centers around Spec Ops.

The National Guard 11B/13B guys we had working with us in Iraq were top notch and I think their stories in some ways would seem more plausible. Just average Joes, doing extraordinary things and taking risks left and right. To me that is better reading.

Will order both books and read them.
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That Texas T Patch is pretty cool.my dad was a T patcher
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Old 6 February 2014, 22:29
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Thanks guys. If anyone reads them and thinks they suck, I promise a full refund...eventually.

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Added Proof to my cart. Is Line in the Valley going to paper as well?
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Old 6 February 2014, 23:58
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Added Proof to my cart. Is Line in the Valley going to paper as well?
It will, but probably not for at least 6 months. Thanks and I hope you enjoy them.

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Old 7 February 2014, 00:30
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Just downloaded for the Nook. I really enjoyed the first one.
I've got a ton of homework reading to do, though, so not sure when I'll get to it.
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Old 7 February 2014, 11:01
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Outstanding, thanks Baildog. Looking forward to your feedback.

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