Friday, September 11, 2015

Catching UP!

Only one book went  back to press this week.
BOOTS AND THE BRANCH BOYS, by Marjorie K. Doughty.
   Why is marriage so much less satisfying than Boots had expected? From the Greek Isles, where she has a dangerous fall, to Ethiopia, Kenya, and the Seychelles, Boots feels less and less at ease with her life choice. Who is the strange young mime who keeps turning up? Is he a danger to Boots? To her husband? To her life?

Galleys that went out, are still out, or went back out this week:

PAYBACK: Kathy Sear and Greg Hawkins Series, Vol. 5, by  Michael Field
   During a routine prisoner transfer a dramatic prison escape by four hardened criminals shocks the law enforcement community. A review of their extensive criminal histories reveals they all have one thing in common – Pineview Detectives Greg Hawkins and Kathy Sear are responsible for them being incarcerated.
   The detectives suddenly find themselves in a unique situation as the hunters become the hunted. They are forced to match wits with not only the escaped prisoners but also those that assisted and carried out the prison break.

THE MURDER OF SECRETARY Judd KANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2, by Christine Rose, Mariotti
   Second in the popular political thriller series.

Work began or continued on the following:

The Kid Who Wasn't There, by C. M. Albrecht
Jonas gets in pretty deep with a powerful talk show hostess, a mobster and art dealers and a very big Navajo, not to mention a lot of women who try to make him forget he's a happily married man with two children at home, and his troubles extend to home too. Life can be tough!

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! 

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

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, 
and gossip columnist!
We had an e-mail notice about a contest this week and I'll pass it along here, just in case anyone is interested.  Most of these kind of awards are scams -- high entry fees and if anyone wins the cat never heara about it -- but Arline says she's heard the name Eric Hoffer before -- thinks he wrote THE TRUE BELIEVER, a book she liked back in the day -- so here's the PR! 


New or old, we want to read your book. … Each year, independent publishers release extraordinary books to little or no recognition. The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in publishing. A SINGLE REGISTRATION gives you SIX WAYS TO WIN by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. There is a category for every book. (See submission guidelines below or check our listing in Writer’s Market or visit E-books also accepted. * $2,000 GRAND PRIZE * Low Entrance Fee of $55 * Many Categories * * E-BOOK categories for fiction and nonfiction * * New CHAPBOOK category at a reduced rate: $40 * AWARDS/BENEFITS: * $2,000 GRAND PRIZE (the Eric Hoffer Award for Books) * Winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking books * Winner of the da Vinci Eye for best covers * Winner of the First Horizon Award for debut authors * Winner and First Runner-Up awarded for every category * Honorable Mentions for every category * Individual Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic Presses, as well as Self-Published Books * Coverage in The US Review of Books ( and on * Gold Seal Certificates * Worldwide Exposure CATEGORIES: Art, Poetry, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Young Adult, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction. In this tough economic time, your book is always a great value, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award is the most economical way to achieve publicity and recognition. Read previous contest coverage in the US Review of Books ( and view past winners and press releases at . Internet payment for entrance fee accepted. (visit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (entry deadline January 21st, 2016): AWARDS ARE OPEN to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the LEGACY FICTION or LEGACY NONFICTION category.) AWARDS/PRIZES: One grand prize will be awarded for the entire contest. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Books must be registered by CATEGORY and then are automatically considered for Individual Press Awards, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer Grand Prize. FOR EACH ENTRY, submit the book, entry form, and $55 fee (check, money order, or Internet payment receipt) to Hopewell Publications, LLC, PO Box 11, Titusville, NJ 08560. Be certain to specify award category and press type. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. In May, all entrants will be notified of winners. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21, 2016.  
     JUDGES may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. Note: Contest closed to the staff of Hopewell Publications and previous WNBA winning entries. At the low entrance fee, it is not feasible to provide judge’s critiques for each entry. 

Anne McPhail 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 from kidnappers. Should she trust him? 

Once Again, you might want to follow the link below to see author Virginia Winters's interview on Kat Caffee.

Members of The Writers Bloc will be at  Sharptown Heritage day September 19. Come by and say, "Hello!" to them there."

As for me... I've spent most of the week trying to wake Arline up. I Head-Butted her Right on the Nose at treat time this morning, but all she did was pull the blanket over her head! At least Roger didn't pull any of that, "Ladies First," stuff this morning.

He gave me the treats first, so I guess I can sing along if he plays music for me today.

Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to! 

Just send a message with 

 "News for Jack" 

in the subject line, and

I'll make sure it shows up right here. 


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