Friday, March 11, 2016

Catching UP!

Books that Went to Press, or back 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.

Galleys that went out or are still out this week 
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?

CEMETERY WALK: A Hannah Griswold Mystery, Vol. 3, by Robert Kanehl
   Walking in a cemetery can be peaceful and reflective, as long as you don’t hear voices. Hannah Griswold, however, does hear voices. Why are they calling to her? Why can’t she have a normal teenage life? 

DECRYPTING THE CACHE, by Jennifer Kirsch
   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.

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.
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

Work Began or Continued on the Following
MAGGIE ELIZABETH HARRINGTON: I Live in two Worlds Series, Vol. 1, by D. J. Swykert
   Maggie Elizabeth Harrington is the story of a young woman in the 1890s, whose world is a remote northern Michigan mining town, where she tries to save a pack of young wolves from a bounty hunter. A terse historical love story of a young woman’s struggle with environmental and moral issues concerning the slaughter of wolves, and the church’s condemnation of her love for a young man, are as real in today’s global world as they were for young Maggie more than a century ago. 
Cover subject to change...
A SCATTERED BRAIN by Kristen Anderson Wynant
 Trying to find your place in high school can be a challenging time in a young girl’s life, even more if you have a brain disorder. Being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Chloe deals with the difficulties of trying to fit in with the right friends. Wanting to please them she gets into some situations leading to many disappointments. Chloe doesn’t see the destructive path she has made for herself or care about the consequences. With the end of the school year coming to a close can Chloe change things in time to graduate high school with her classmates or has she destroyed any chance of getting her diploma on time?
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!

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Good News!
     Heard from Elizabeth Eagan-Cox's, Kitties Lucy and Darby  this week. Well Lucy, Darby is still learning to type, but he does all the photo stuff. Anyway they caught me up on the news that their Author-Mistress used Geocaching to promote all five of her Shannon Delaney Series, novels. DonChaKnow I think that might be a pretty good promo idea for any of us. Here is Lucy's note:

Dear Jack,

You may remember me? I'm Lucy, the computer savvy feline of author Elizabeth Eagan-Cox...

A few years ago, my mistress got the witty idea to make customized Geocache Travel Bugs.... not real bugs, mind you. "Travel Bug" is a Geocache term for key chains that have a trackable GPS system attached. Anyway... Elizabeth made one for each [of her five] Shannon Delaney novels.

Here is a photo of the tag she put on with the tracker, and the following was written on the back:
   A Ghost From The Shadows is book 2 in the Shannon Delaney paranormal mystery novels by Elizabeth Eagan-Cox. Lead character is a young woman named Shannon Delaney. Each novel is a cozy paranormal mystery, (no horror). Shannon is based in San Diego where she is a business writer and often travels on assignments. She has the intuitive talent to 'speak to the past' and is often assisted by her personal spirit guide, Eric Blackthorne, a ghost, who was a Victorian-era master magician. The novels are centered around mysteries that Shannon is drawn into while on assignment. This series of Travel Bugs has the mission of helping Shannon re-visit locations that played a role in the novels. For A Ghost From The Shadows the goal is to visit: Scotland, USA: Chicago, New Orleans, Galveston and in California, San Diego, Avalon and Long Beach.
   Geocachers who have read the Shannon Delaney novels are invited to contact the author Elizabeth Eagan-Cox to suggest additional locations (from each novel) to list as a TB goal: Info is on each TB.

Lucy continues: At first it was pretty darn discouraging... because the travel bugs were being picked up at various geocache locations, all over the USA... but geocaching scoundrels kept them! 

Yep, the Shannon Delaney travel bugs were all hijacked.... all except for one: A Ghost From The Shadows [Vol. 2] has met with great success. Hoo-Ray! 

"Shadows" as we refer to its title, has traveled throughout the USA and is now in Canada! The glob-trotting geocacher who has "Shadows" left Elizabeth the photo I have attached. D.

Travel shot sent to Eliaabeth by Canadian Geocacher.
I wonder if any of the other titles reached a travel goal, before they got hikacked?  Thanks so much for the news, Lucy and Darby.  
As for here at home, Maybe you saw that Arline shared Shelley's FB message about missing Dave on his birthday. I guess they both cried all day... I miss him, too. He gave the Best ear-rubs and belly scratches. Sid gives us treats, of course, but I'm not sure he likes us as much as Dave did...
Sid got Roger's power cord fixed, so now he can play the electric guitar again. Boy, is he happy!  I LOVE it when he plays that electric. It can't get too loud for me. I can sing just as loud as he can play any day. Arline just takes her hearing-aids out until we finish...
Please let me know how everyone is doing... so I'll have some news for 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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