Friday, May 15, 2015

Catching UP!

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

   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 about his title or position and who will appreciate the man underneath?

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

WANTED: ROYAL PRINCESS OF CONVENIENCE, Royal Hearts of Mondoverde Series, Vol 2, by Anna Dynowski.
   Prince Cristiano, the “spare” prince, does not carry the firstborn’s pressure of the HSH title and legacy that goes with it, but he still works diligently in the Cabinet of the Prince as the Minister of Finance, Tourism and Sports while maintaining a tireless schedule of royal social appearances. Tall, dark, handsome, and a prince, he’s considered by the female population of Mondoverde to be quite the catch. But can he find a woman who doesn’t care about his title or position and who will appreciate the man underneath?

BOOTS and the BRANCH BOYS  by Marjorie K. Doughty  
   The Branch Boys served in WW II, then returned to maryland to renew their friendship with Boots, a young woman who finds them changed irretrievable.  The man she loved is no longer the same and she marries someone else but finds his lifestyle much different than she expected and less joyful than she had hoped.
Work began or Continued on the following books:
STATION 1260--1270, SQUAD 1260, 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.
WHITE TAIL: A Collection of Poetry by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
    New age poetry at it's best.
IRIS DESTINY, Iris Series, vol. 1, by Daniel Carr
   Colin Craft is an average kid in the ninth grade. With his normal life, he has a somewhat normal love; a hidden love. Jessica Waters...
   Perfect was the only way to describe her. Colin is her math tutor, and that one hour each day of his life is the best. However one day, his one hour gets better when he is dared to kiss her. At the touch of their lips, something happens. Looking into her eyes, Colin realizes a unique design... His design!

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!
Members of The Writers Bloc report that they have no entries for their new anthology, to be titled Eastern Shore Noir, yet, but they are indeed welcome. Send them to Tom Taylor:  I think you have to be a dues-paying member, but anyone is welcome to join...

Rumor has it that Terry L. White, author of the Chesapeake Series, may be starting a radio station on line...will let you know when I find out more. 

The memorial service was last Saturday and from what I heard it went very well. There were flowers, but not too many, per Dave's request for donations instead to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Rd, Cambridge MD 21613. The church gave a nice luncheon afterward and there wasn't an empty seat anywhere. From what Roger said, Dave sure had a lot of Friends and Michelle gave a great eulogy.

Please be sure to send me news for my column, folks. If you are making a personal  appearance, attending a fair, or book signing, or giving a speech somewhere, I do want to know about it. Truly, it would cheer me up.

Things have been pretty dreary around here. All they do is cry or work. I have given them lots of extra attention and opportunities, but mostly they ignore that. My sister, Spunky, learned to turn on the "touch the shade" lamp all by herself. It's her newest trick and she only saw Arline do it once! But they hardly pay her any attention. They just sigh, get up, and go turn it off again. What fun is that?

I did get to meet Shelley's brother and his wife, while they were here. And her Mom is staying for awhile, so that's good.

Excellent people, those Canadians! Lots of pets, belly rubs, and ear scratches. Shelley is still pretty out of it, though. When I finally got her attention, she did give me treats, and when I asked for more, she didn't even remember, she just gave them to me again. No extra pets. No, "You're fat enough now, Jack!"

Okay, so I made out like a bandit. But it sure would be nice to see a smile around here. We all know where Dave is and that we'll see him again...

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