Friday, February 19, 2016

Catching UP!

Books that Went to Press this Week
THE SINS OF THE FATHERS, by A.A. MANN.  A Dora the D.R.E. Mystery, Vol. 1, by A.A. Mann
    As a Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in the border town of San Pequeno, Texas,  Dora meets many interesting and unusual people.  This time 
she meets Death.

WANTED: ROYAL PRINCESS MIRACLE BRIDE, Royal Hearts  of Mondoverde Series, Vol. 3 by Anna Dynowski

    Prince Lorenzo, the reluctant prince, has no interest in his title or inclination to carry out his duties. Not likely to ever rule Mondoverde, he has no desire to play at royalty, dodging the royal commitments with remarkable success. He’d much rather play with his prized horses. A champion thoroughbred racer with multiple trophies, he’s surrounded by fans, mostly female. But can he find a woman who will compel him to dismount and take up his royal duties, including marriage?

Galleys that went out this week:

WENDELL & TYLER: ON THE ROAD! Open Road Series, Vol. 2, by James R. Kincaid.
    Two fairly naive new adults, Wendell & Tyler, continue their cross-country journey  in the  luxury Motor Home they plan to deliver in Carolina -- if they can get it there.  This time they visit Rosswell, take a side-trip to Mexico, where they meet  a young lady occupied in an old profession, and then off for a side-trip into  the Mountains of Colorado... Come on, join them, it'll be fun!

Work began or continued on the following
   Treading through a shadowy woods didn’t rank high on my fun list. Yet I found myself surrounded by tangled tree limbs and hairy vines one Sunday evening. My new friend Dev crept along with me as we navigated angry roots, sprawling branches, and knotty trunks that resembled our knobby-nosed history teacher.
   We hoped to find a geocache. “You know,” I’d explained to Dev, “a hidden container you find using a navigation app.” But he’d wanted to see it for himself.

 GUIDING SPIRIT: A Ghostly Love Story, by Robert Kanehl  
   Love does not end with death or at the gravesite. It lingers in this world, as powerful after death as before. Ashley Dunlap and David Paine discover this first hand, as a benevolent spirit guides their lives toward its desires. Will the two follow this spirit’s pathway or rebel against its power to follow their own free will?

THE MURDER OF SECRETARY JUDD CANE: Adventures on Capitol Hill Series, Vol. 2 
by Celine Rose Mariotti.
     If you liked The Kidnapping of Senator Andy Thompsonyou’ll be excited to read The Murder of Secretary Judd Cane. This time Murder stalks the House of Representatives as Congressman Michael Rhodes is accused of
murdering Secretary Cane.
Cover subject to change
CEMETERY WALK: A Hannah Griswold Mystery, Vol. 3, by Robert Kanehl
   Hannah Griswold is back, with another ghostly companion...

IRIS Fate: Iris Series, Vol.2, by Daniel Carr
   Colin Craft, “The Newspaper Myth,” spends his days in hiding. After Aaron Brink reveals his identity to the public, Colin is sent on the run and orphaned. Keeping the Myth in hiding was his life-long friend, Justin Mears, continuing to run Genetic Alliance missions. It barely felt like two years had passed since Allen and Anderson.
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! 

MINISTER'S ESCAPADES, 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 Official Bookstore Cat, 
and gossip columnist!

JOAN L. CANNON, author of  the novel Maiden Run,  wrote that she is  giving a reading on Sunday, February 20, at the D. M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, CT,she'll be joining a group of other poets and one of her sons (who is a musician) will play at the reading. Joan will read a couple of new poems, and a couple from her book My Mind Is Made of Crumbs.

Joan also has a new novel that we'll be working on soon, Title suggestions so far are Handicaps and Second Growth, but she is still looking for ideas. So if anyone has thoughts for a title or cover for the story about a woman's personal growth, please let us know.  You can e-mail Joan at or arline at

Personally, I like Handicaps, because of the word's original meaning. It's an old horse racing term and means that the strongest horses carry the heaviest weights in a race.

The Writer's Bloc meets Saturday (tomorrow) in Room 3, Wicomico County Library, in Salisbury MD, from 1 - 3. They hope to see you there.

Author Andy Nunez sends word he'll be making a personal appearance at the NATIONAL OUTDOOR SHOW at Golden Hill in South Dorchester County at the end of this month. Also, Andy confided he  is planning to write three more books:GHOSTS III, TREASURES II, and WARRIORS OF THE EASTERN SHORE. We can't wait.

As for us, here at home, we are all doing fine. As the official Bokstore Cat, I'm working hard as I can to help Arline Catch up with all the work, but she keeps shoving me off the chair arm, THEN she complains that she's behind...isn't that just like a human?

Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to, so I'll have  
Gossip for my column next week!
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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