Friday, September 5, 2014

Catching UP!

Books that went to press, or back to press this week:
by Joan L. Cannon

This is a story about what home can mean to those fortunate enough to have spent their early lives in a place with a family history. It opens when the three Adams children face the fateful summer when Maiden Run seems besieged. The echoes of that summer sound in each of their lives thereafter. The theme of what is so often lost to "progress" runs through the story the way Maiden Run flows through the farm. Finally, the Adams children must deal each in his or her own way with how to continue without that place, and we are reminded of how deep some roots grow.
Nudist Series, Vol. 3

Byron and Kay McAllister

Age and marriage haven’t impaired the brains of Carola Szegy and Ned Nackero, crime solvers of Runaway Nudist and Undercover Nudist. In this adventure, in the middle of a mountain pass snowstorm, they encounter a fellow nudist being stalked by a crooked lawman and his corrupt boss; they lock horns with a well-meaning but sick-minded anti-government “militia”; and, of course, while the cold and snow settle in, they also determine who killed whom, and how, and why.

CANDLE SONG, by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
    In this collection you get the essence of the poet’s inner soul, the fine artistry of her spirituality, the
memorable imagery she displays, the depth of her imagination, her pastiches of life and people who
inhabit them. Her words are like a breath of the golden dawn; their gentle taste and wisdom fall lightly on the tongue.

It's Hell With the Wrong Shoes!
DEMONCHASER III,  Demonchaser Series, vol. 3, by David Berardelli.
    Sexy, sassy and dead, Tiffany LeBouf, aided by her friend Chip, the trickster, continue their wild adventures in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they’ve gone to help their friend Ashley escape the powerful super demon Braithwaite, who wants revenge for what the three of them did to his Central
Florida land deal. Along the way they meet handsome Jimmy Russo, a popular local magician, who immediately captures Tiffany’s heart. Although Jimmy is equally smitten, he seems to have demons of his own that could easily destroy their future relationship.

Gallies that went out, are still out, or went out again, this week:

REWIND FORWARD: Kathy Sear and Greg Hawkins Series, Vol. 4, by Michael E. Field. 

   Paul Buckler had everything he could want from life: a beautiful wife, wonderful children, and a great home. But all that came crashing down when false allegations were levied against him and he found out that you are really guilty until proven innocent

 TINY TIMELESS TALES: The Writer's Bloc Anthology III
    A Collection of tales by members of the Bloc that includes short stories, poetry, pages from a nonfiction childrens book, and articles about a number of subjects, one including recipes for cooking bugs.
THE NEW NORMAL, by A.G. Case, Ph.D. and P.A. Papeneau, Ph.D.
   A Novel of Alternate Reality that explores what might have happened if the 9-11 attacks had been fully successful. A thoroughly frightening tale.
    ANNALS OF A DANGEROUS HANDYMAN portrays the tale of Henri Chabron, Canadian, American, commercial mercenary for hire, in the business of personal salvage. The fast-moving story story tells how a child, becoming a man in a world of lies, deceit and betrayal, is still able to preserve his soul.   Son of a woman driven to the brink of madness, by a family who disowned her, he fights to contend with poverty, ignorance and hard labor, showing that bitter wit and courage may be just the right tools to shield one from disaster.

DEMONCHASER II: One Foot in Hell, but with the Right Shoes, by David Berardelli
   After successfully sending Gutrillus Canus back to Hell, Tiffany LeBouf and her sidekick Chip, the
mischievous inferior demon, are sent to Central Florida on a brand-new assignment—to find a delinquent inferior brought up by Braithwaite, the new super demon who has come up from Hell to replace Balberith. Along the way they meet Ashley, a young girl innocently caught up in one of Braithwaite’s evil schemes. Just as they befriend and try to help Ashley, the three of them are caught up in a web of corruption involving rich oil sheiks and a sinister scheme to sell off Central Florida land and turn it into a terrorist training center. Will Tiffany and Chip be able to sour Braithwaite’s land deal? Or will they be sent back to Hell and forced to remain there forever?
  THE KIDNAPPING OF SEN. ANDY THOMPSON: Adventuires on Capital Hill Series, by Celine Rose Mariotti.
    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 at the truth.  President Robinson suffers a heart attack and Vice-President Barry Newman takes over temporarily.  This book is a real page turner!   
DOING DEAD MAN'S TIME, by Matthew L. Schoonover.  
   From the author who brought you the supernatural thrillers of The Arbiter series and the impossible mysteries of The Tornado Man series comes a new tale of supernatural suspense. Phil Talbot is in the here-after, awaiting judgment. He is given the opportunity to come back to the mortal plane and fix the one mistake that changed his supernatural fate. But there are conditions...

Work began or Continued on the following books:

THE VANISHING BREED: The Volunteer Series, Vol. 2, by Tom Ward.
    Heroic firefighter Robert J. Doyle is back, still struggling with his inner demons, the result of an incident in wartorn 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 innocent lives.

MINISTER'S SHOES, VOL. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.

BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendal 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

Jack's News!

  by your bookstore cat,  gossip columnist, and feline friend.
Heard from Celine Rose Mariotti, who has a new review for her YA title I HAVE A FRIEND ON JUPITER. Here are some quotes from the review:
    "Two friends (Carlos and Indiana) wrote e-mails to their Jupiternarian pen pals and eagerly wait for a reply. Did Carlos and Indiana really receive a message from outer space? If your curiosity has been sparked, then you should read I Have a Friend on Jupiter to find the answer.
     "The writing style in I Have a Friend on Jupiter is straightforward... There are detailed facts about Jupiter, space exploration, and how scientists explore space. The book not only uses this information to teach children, but also encourages them to enhance their writing skills and stretch their imaginations." -- 
Congrats, Celine, on the great review. Bask a little! 

In addition to working on the gallies for their new anthology, TINY TIMELESS TALES, THIS SATURDAY, members of The Writers Bloc are planning to attend the Tomato Festival in Vienna, Maryland. Look for them along the Riverfront.

This coming September 26 and 27, 2014, Kathryn J. Bain be co-chairing ACRA’s Conference on the Beach, Hampton Inn, St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Check ourt details at: to see why it’s the "best little conference in Florida.”

If you are going to have a book signing somewhere, 
make a personal appearance, or are 
planning a launch party where you live, 
please let us KNOW. Just put 
 NEWS FOR JACK, in the subject line, 
and we will be sure your news 
 is included here in the blog and posted on Facebook!

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