Friday, March 27, 2015

Catching UP!



Books that went to press, or back to press, this week:

THE MURDER OF SEC. JUDD CANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2.     by Celine Rose Mariotti
       Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have U.S. Senators who really did their job, got along well, and stood up for what was right? This is not your typical book about politics.  It’s the perfect U.S. Senate!  Throughout the book, there is an ongoing health care debate.  Senators Andy Thompson and Hunt Wagner lead the way with a resolution to try to stop President Robinson and Secretary von Schumann from sending troops to Botswana.  But a real adventure begins when Senator Thompson is kidnapped and Brian Travors, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State is suspected of being involved.  Senators Hunt Wagner and Darius Clemens head a committee hearing to get to the truth.  President Robinson suffers a heart attack and Vice-President Barry Newman takes over temporarily.  This book is a real page turner!  Read it and you’ll have hope for tomorrow!


STORYBOOK II by Elena Dorothy Bowman
   Within the pages of this book are stories that my mother once told me; of certain incidences that she remembered. But mostly it is compiled of the memories that were a part of our lives. Doors were never locked friends and neighbors were welcomed anytime they happened to pass by. And it was an era where whenever someone visited at dinner time, an extra plate was always set out for the visitor to join in the family meal.
 
 
Galleys that went out, are still out, or went out Again, this week:

LOST SPIRIT: A Hannah Griswold Mystery, Vol. 2. by Robert Kanehl
   In her second adventure, Hannah Griswold begins to experience ghostly visitations once more. The ones she had back in 8th Grade had nearly destroyed her. Now it’s happening again. 
   Worse, Nathan, her best friend’s boy friend, who had once teased Hannah unmercifully, is also experiencing the ghostly presence. Can Hannah solve the mystery of a missing Civil War Soldier who stands accused of desertion? 
   If she doesn’t, will her best friend ever forgive her for seeming to share more than a casual friendship with the her steady, Nathan? 
 
THEN CAME HEAVEN, by Gilda Arruda
   Then Came Heaven is a source of inspiration and guidance; it serves as a loving example of what it means to live no matter where the truth may lead you or how difficult it may be. It is also a lesson on the patience of change. Each page is the embodiment of hope, trust, knowledge, and self-acceptance
to develop a sense of worth within ourselves. 
 
 



LAINEE DELANEY: BATHING BEAUTIES: Lainey Delaney Series, Vol.2, by Frances Langley
   Lainee Delaney is back, off for the summer and lying about the pool, just taking it easy, then, as you might expect, if you read Langley's  first book...A Mystery Happens!!!
 


STATION 1260 -- 1270 SQUAD 1260, Volunteer Series, Vol. 3 by Tom Ward
   Volunteer firefighting paramedic Robert J. Doyle and his crew are back again. He is still struggling with his inner demons, the result of an incident in war-torn Lebanon, when he ordered the destruction of a complete village. As he walked through the carnage, Doyle vowed one day to pay for the loss of so many innocent lives.



Work Began or Continued on the following Books 
 
THE LITTLE MORNINGS, by C.M. Albrecht
   How many people does it take to write a best seller? How many of them will live to brag about it? In this dark novel of intrigue and deception the line between good guys and bad guys is blurred.
   Very blurred. 

 

 
 


THE BOY WHO COULD STOP TIME: The Ancient Magic Book Series, Vol. 1, by Evelyn Frederick Moll.

   After strange feelings surround Josh Sparkins when he hears an old time adage, he figures out he has the ability to stop time. This exciting ability offers Josh opportunities for adventure, fun, and even revenge. However, when he realizes he ages at an accelerated pace when he stops time, he fears he is heading for his final days.

 BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category!

REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis.
   Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.


TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis

CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis

REVEREND CASTLE'S CRISIS, Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.

 
 



Jack's News!
  by your bookstore cat, 
and gossip columnist!
 
I have to say that this cat feels neglected. Please, please, please, send me some news for my column.
 
Oh! Oh! OH!!
I almost forgot!
 
    Author Andy Nunez will deliver a  lecture at the CBEC (Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center) March 28 ($5 a head, subject: Pirates), contact the CBEC in Grasonville for details. The event and it's time is not listed on their web site, but Google tells me the Center is located at:
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD 21638
PH 410-827-6694

ATTN: Joey Carr.  PLEASE send us your cover. You are doing a fine job promoting your book, but we have no book at all for either of US to sell, because it has been edited six weeks ago and cannot be completed  until we get a cover! If your artist can't be moved, I'd be happy to help Arline design one...How about one with a nice blue cat? Or even a calico one like my sister?
And Here at Home
Our Dave is not improving as quickly as we had hoped, and he sounded really down about it on the phone, today. (Yes, I do KNOW what he says, because Arline is so deaf the only way she can hear him at all is to put him on Speaker.) I sure understand why he's impatient, but this is going to take time. He had an awful lot of work done.... 
 
I am almost ashamed to have mentioned my own operation, which was only ONE day in the hospital. Dave was operated on, on Monday and this is Friday already, and I KNOW he is getting homesick. Especially since Shelley is here at home, because  she had to go back to work. Healing takes time... so I'm keeping up my cat prayers.  After all, every little bit helps.

The whole Chase family is grateful for all your prayers, thoughts and good wishes, too. It means a lot!

Our Sid is home, feeling a little better every day. I sure will be glad to see him when he is able to visit again.  :D (He and his lady, Kathy, have a very free hand with the cat treats whenever they come!)


Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to! 
Just send me an e-mail with 
 "News for Jack" 
in the subject line, and 
I'll make sure it shows up right here. 
Thanks!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Good Read and a Recipe


by Carolyn LeComte

Sara Chandler has come to the big island of Hawaii to escape her troubled past and find peace in this place all the guidebooks call "Paradise." Lucas Henshaw is the first obstacle in her path to happiness. But he's not the last…

 

Chicken Salad Hawaiian

Ingredients

1/2cup  (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
1/2cup  plain low-fat yogurt
2cups  chopped cooked chicken
1cup  seedless grapes, halved
1stalk   celery, sliced
1/2cup  BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, toasted
1/4cup  chopped PLANTERS Macadamias

Make It


MIX cream cheese spread and yogurt until blended.
COMBINE remaining ingredients in medium bowl.
ADD cream cheese mixture; mix lightly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Maryland Day!

A  Collection of Maryland Stories
By Judith Reveal, vol. 1 of 4.
Just as recently divorced Lindsey Gale begins to bring balance into her personal life, she discovers that her new role as publisher of the Greensboro Press is anything but stable. Lindsey is asked to investigate the death of a friend who had been staying at The Writers’’ Bloc, a writers’’ retreat located on Maryland’’s rustic Eastern Shore. 

by Terry L. White, Vol 1 of 7
Chesapeake Harvest visits Maryland’s Eastern Shore with the earliest colonists where they battle harsh weather, fever and swarms of mosquitoes to forge a new land. Voyage across the sea with Mary Charles and share her life on a frontier farm as an indentured servant. Learn the ways of country life with a woman who holds love as an ideal to guide her life. Come to Chesapeake country!
 
And Free This MONTH!
By Arline Chase
Set in the 1890s, KILLRAVEN is the story of Hope Voeschell, a young woman brought up to believe in non-violence, and DeCoursey Rogers a man who has known violence first hand, and what happens when an isolated peaceful community is confronted with a murderer. Killraven is a fictional Chesapeake Bay island, an isolated place rich in the traditions of its independent people. The novel is based in part on characters that originally appeared in the award winning short story collection, THE DROWNED LAND.

A Word from Arline

 


  

If I look happy, it's because I am.  Sid's surgery yesterday went "fairly well" and he was discharged last night and is recovering at home, sans gallstones.

Dave is still recovering from his surgery on Monday, the 23rd. He was out of bed yesterday, took a walk and had a nice sit up.  Still in a lot of pain, though, and not feeling as well this morning. He has Shelley with him for comfort.

We are all giving prayers of thanks for them both, though Sid says, "Forget me, I'm okay. It's Dave I'm worried about." We know Dave still has a long way to go, but at least there is a chance in the treatment program he has chosen.

I am giving the update this morning as Jack is singing hymns of praise with Roger. I add my voice and give thanks to all of you who have sent prayers out way.




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Freebies

Entailed-Hat-e FREE 
Killraven-e FREE
Tarzan e FREE
How to Promote, Market, and Advertise Your Published Book FREE
Just go to our website: http:www//writewordsinc.com and order as usual.
YOU WILL Not be Charged
Little Women -e FREE

Love And Friendship FREE
Canterville Ghost e FREE                      

  

Monday, March 23, 2015

What's UP!

Shhhh! Arline's Asleep in her chair.

Roger's playing the guitar so I am watching him closely. I'm convinced that if I could ever get my thumbs to work right I could play it, too. Anyway, whenever he sings, I sing along. But I did sneak away this morning to let you all know what's up.

Dave went into surgery at  UMCC (University of Maryland Cancer Center) at 5:15 this morning and got into the recovery room about 10 a.m. 

Sid will go in for surgery at Dorchester General in Cambridge, Tomorrow at 8 a.m. to have his gall-bladder removed. They are saying outpatient. Well, that's what they said...

Anyway, thank you all for your prayers. We lit every candle in the house and prayed here until we got word from Shelley.

Thanks to everyone for their prayers...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Catching UP!






Books that went to press, or back to press, this week:
STORYBOOK II by Elena Dorothy Bowman

   Within the pages of this book are stories that my mother once told me; of certain incidences that she remembered. But mostly it is compiled of the memories that were a part of our lives. Doors were never locked friends and neighbors were welcomed anytime they happened to pass by. And it was an era where whenever someone visited at dinner time, an extra plate was always set out for the visitor to join in the family meal.




 
 
Galleys that went out, are still out, or went out Again, this week:
 
Station 1260 -- 1270 Squad 1260, Volunteer Series, Vol. 3by Tom Ward
 
Volunteer firefighting paramedic Robert J. Doyle and his crew are back again. He is still struggling with his inner demons, the result of an incident in war-torn Lebanon, when he ordered the destruction of a complete village. As he walked through the carnage, Doyle vowed one day to pay for the loss of so many innocent lives. Doyle, still believes that with each life he helps save; he makes a payment on his debt to God and mankind
 
 

LOST SPIRIT: A Hannah Griswold Mystery, Vol. 2. by Robert Kanehl

   In her second adventure, Hannah Griswold begins to experience ghostly visitations once more. The ones she had back in 8th Grade had nearly destroyed her. Now it’s happening again. 

   Worse, Nathan, her best friend’s boy friend, who had once teased Hannah unmercifully, is also experiencing the ghostly presence. Can Hannah solve the mystery of a missing Civil War Soldier who stands accused of desertion? 

   If she doesn’t, will her best friend ever forgive her for seeming to share more than a casual friendship with the her steady, Nathan? 
 



LAINEE DELANEY: BATHING BEAUTIES: Lainey Delaney Series, Vol.2, by Frances Langley


   Lainee Delaney is back, off for the summer and lying about the pool, just taking it easy, then, as you might expect, if you read Langley's  first book...A Mystery Happens!!!
 
THE BOY WHO COULD STOP TIME: The Ancient Magic Book Series, Vol. 1, by Evelyn Frederick Moll.

   After strange feelings surround Josh Sparkins when he hears an old time adage, he figures out he has the ability to stop time. This exciting ability offers Josh opportunities for adventure, fun, and even revenge. However, when he realizes he ages at an accelerated pace when he stops time, he fears he is heading for his final days. 




Work Began or Continued on the following Books 
THE MURDER OF SEC. JUDD CANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2.     by Celine Rose Mariotti
       Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have U.S. Senators who really did their job, got along well, and stood up for what was right? This is not your typical book about politics.  It’s the perfect U.S. Senate!  Throughout the book, there is an ongoing health care debate.  Senators Andy Thompson and Hunt Wagner lead the way with a resolution to try to stop President Robinson and Secretary von Schumann from sending troops to Botswana.  But a real adventure begins when Senator Thompson is kidnapped and Brian Travors, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State is suspected of being involved.  Senators Hunt Wagner and Darius Clemens head a committee hearing to get to the truth.  President Robinson suffers a heart attack and Vice-President Barry Newman takes over temporarily.  This book is a real page turner!  Read it and you’ll have hope for tomorrow!

 

 


IRIS DESTINY, by Joseph Daniel Carr.

   We are promised a new cover and new edition on this on, but haven't seen the artwork yet.

 


 BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category!

REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis.
   Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.


TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis

CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis

 


REVEREND CASTLE'S CRISIS, Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.

 
 



Jack's News!
  by your bookstore cat, 
and gossip columnist!

Author Andy Nunez will deliver a  lecture at the CBEC (Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center) March 28 ($5 a head, subject: Pirates), contact the CBEC in Grasonville for details. The event and it's time is not listed on their web site, but Google tells me the Center is located at:
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD 21638
PH 410-827-6694
Looks like the whole chase family is falling apart. Except for us cats.  (Yes, I KNOW! Arline would be yelling, "It's WE cats!") if she wasn't all worried up.  We've been playing all week, trying to cheer folks up, but so far it's not working...

Not only is her oldest son, Shelley's husband, Dave, facing cancer surgery on Monday the 23rd, but now her youngest son, Sid,  has developed medical problems as well and he will  have surgery on Wednesday the 25th. Here's hoping they will both be okay. 

Y'all remember that old Chinese curse, "May you live in Interesting Times!"  Looks like we sure found some.

We will keep everyone posted.  Meanwhile Arline is sitting at the computer and trying to work, but just between us, mostly all she does is stare into space.


Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to! 
Just send me an e-mail with 
 "News for Jack" 
in the subject line, and 
I'll make sure it shows up right here. 
Thanks!