Friday, November 21, 2014

No Books went to press, or back to press this week:

Galleys that went out, are STILL out, or went out again, this week:
Anne McPhail, retired pediatrician, shattered by her experience in Bermuda, rents a tiny house in Setenil, Spain, hoping to reconcile what she learned about herself and Thomas after the gunfire in that dark room on the island. But she sees a child on the terrace of the local cafe who doesn’t seem to belong to her minders and then Ari, the Mossad agent who saved Anne’s life, seeks her out with a plan to rescue the child.

ROYAL PRINCESS: WIFE AND MOTHER, Royal Hearts of Mondoverde Series, Vol. 1 by Anna Dynowski  
    Prince Stefano, Crown Prince of Mondoverde, never shirks the responsibilities attached to his privileged position. Born to reign and trained from birth, he accepts his life is not his own and does not complain about his duties to the House of Graziani, at least, not publically. But now he must wed and produce the next heir to the throne. Can he find a woman who is willing to take him on, embrace the public life of a royal princess, and produce the required heir?  

 REFINER'S FIRE, Sisters in Freedom Series, Vol. 2, by Ann Nolder Heinz
   A life in ruins—and a journey of deliverance...Lizzie Hamilton’s life as a pampered belle in the antebellum South is over.  Alone and destitute due to the disintegration of her family’s fortunes, she makes the mistake of trusting a handsome but unprincipled professional gamble whose silver-tongued promises lead only to disgrace and virtual servitude.
    The story of Medic 1260 continues in the second book of the "Volunteer" series.

   Peripheral Vision suggests to a reader hints of deeper issues than those that comprise the stories themselves. Loss is a recurring theme, but often is approached with sidelong glances rather than only with head-on views.
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 two conditions: he isn’’t to know what that mistake is, and he is not allowed to come back as himself. To add to this, the ‘‘other side’’ gets a hand in helping to decide his fate.
   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.
THE BOY WHO COULD UNDERSTAND ANIMALS: Ancient Magic Series, Vol. 2 by Evelyn Frederick Moll
   It was a normal, hot summer day for Josh about the upcoming school year. Then thoughts of his
Gramps’s Ancient Magic book pop into his head.

THE KIDNAPPING OF SENATOR ANDY THOMPSON: Adventures on Capitol Hill Series, Vol. 1, by Celine Rose Mariotti.
    Senators Andy Thompson and Hunt Wagner lead the way in a spirited debate on a new health care bill and whether or not to stop President Robinson and Secretary Von Schumann from sending troops to Botswana.
Work began or Continued on the following books:   
     Life's all about choices. Every time we turn around we have to make a choice. It's always choices. And most of the time we make bad ones. At least I do. I don't know why, but someway, somehow, I always make the wrong choice. It isn't because I don't know any better or lack sound advice. Time after time people--people who know--point out the error of my thinking and still by God, knowing that, and taking everything into account and admitting they're undoubtedly right, I still have to go and do it anyway.
THE MURDER OF SEC. JUDD KANE: 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!
Earthquake in Messina Italy, in the early 20th Century
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 all our lives.
    There were happy times and there were sad times. It was a time of struggle, of prosperity, of joblessness, of wondering where the next paycheck would come from.  Times when a “breadwinner” didn’t have the money to buy a quart of milk, put bread on the table, or a dime to ride the trolley to work. Even a time when the poor didn’t know they were poor. But always, a family that stood together no matter what problems they were facing.  

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.
I'm sure something is going on with SOME of you, but I haven't heard much this week. Please remember to e-mail us with "News for Jack" on the subject line and I will tell the whole world right here.
Roger has been practicing the guitar this week, and singing Christmas music. Hey, I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but whenever the Spirit moves you, it's time to play! He has a special song he sings, just for me. "How Much is that Mousie in the window?" Sometimes, I even sing along. Just can't help myself.
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 ME 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!
Your friend, JACK

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