Friday, June 10, 2016

Catching UP!

Books Went to Press this week
The Geocaching Mystery Series, Vol. 1. by Jennifer Kirsch
   Thirteen-year-old Erin jumps at any chance to go geocaching — using GPS technology to locate hidden caches. But family outings seem as likely as finding a cache in an active volcano after Erin’s unemployed dad relocates to another state. When her parents then stop talking to each other and they lose their house, Erin feels about as secure as a fault line during an earthquake.

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CRASH LANDINGS, Red Knight Chronicles, Vol 4. by Ray C. Morand
   Captain Isobel of the Scaled Fist and a former Judicator for the Kingdom of Niadhardal was not actually sure who she was anymore. Why did her own people attack her? Is she a traitor involved with the Black Guard’s plot to destroy those she vowed to protect? Is Sir Victor alive and plotting the overthrow of the Kingdom of Niadhardal? And what of Gunther, does he plan revenge for her betrayal? 
LOST MEMORIES, Red Knight Chronicles, Vol. 3. by Ray C. Morand.

   The Red Knight Chronicles roll on in volume 3, as Captain Isobel and the Scaled Fist join forces with the Nexus to combat enemies of Niadhardal and the Elven Queen. But combining the two groups proves harder than anyone expected.
Galleys that went out, or went out again, this week
SECOND GROWTH, by Joan L. Cannon

   Second Growth is about overcoming the past, about learning howto accept as well as how to offer help. A brilliant physician must find a way to heal himself — in spite of himself.
   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?
HAIL MARY by C.M. Albrecht.
    When retired cop Harry "Bulldog" Drummond dies, his free-spirited widow Mary, suddenly freed from the Bulldog's strait-laced ideas, recruits a couple of gals from her colorful past and the girls go on a tear. Meaning they create mayhem wherever they show up, much to the consternation of Mary's son, Creighton. Poor Cray just lost his job, he has a wife, two kids, two mortgages, a lazy dog and an old Chevy he was planning to replace with a new Jaguar. But the big raise he expected has vanished and so has his mother…along with his aging Chevy. To make matters worse, she doesn't even have a driver's license! 

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? 

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A HEART DIVIDED: I Live in Two Worlds Series, Vol. 2, by DJ Swykert
    Maggie is torn between her powerful love for Tommie Stetter, and her deep and affectionate love for the abiding Jeremy Paull. Maggie is faced with a difficult decision, and against her own ideals, the teachings of the church and community, makes an unusual choice.

WANTED: ROYAL PRINCESS SHOCK AND AWE, Royal Hearts of Mondoverde Series, Vol. 4., by Anna Dynowski
   Prince Maximillian, the playboy prince, is having way too much fun with the ladies, young and old and everything in between, to keep his name clean. Incorrigible, he’s been synonymous with scandalous headlines since he turned sixteen. While his laughing eyes, smooth talk, and charming manner make him the darling of Mondoverde, or at least, with the female population, the Graziano royal family despairs of him ever settling down. But can he find a woman who will rein in his wild streak and fix his princely image?
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WENDELL & TYLER:END OF THE ROAD, Open Road Series, Vol. 3, by James R. Kincaid
   The Journey Continues: This all originated with my mom, who had this idea that I should launch a voyage of discovery (my cool way of putting it) and spend the entire summer exploring the world outside me and the world within (whatever that means) by driving a luxury camper from Los Angeles to my Uncle Marshall’s in Atlanta. I am supposed to “court the unpredictable,” she says, “travel into the uncharted, the mysterious, even the frightening.”
CREST OF LIGHT: A Collection of Poetry by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
   This new collection is the very best of Bobbi Sinha-Morey. It delves deep into the stuff of life as she explores what goes in the lives of others as well as herself, expanding her waters. She writes a bit about birds again, dives into the beauty of life, often touching upon deep inner joy and pleasant idyllic scenes of how she sees the world through her eyes. This time, through her own experiences and research, she writes about Utah where she and her husband pent a total of three weeks. From all her rock hounding and sight-seeing she digs up the beauty of Utah, and the ways of the Native Indians who once lived there. At times she does nature poetry in her delicate hand, and she'll still do her haunting poetry, and diving deep down to what she fears the most.

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MINISTER'S CORPORATE ESCAPADES:The Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2, by Celine Rose Mariotti.
   Rev. Castle is back, with another mysterious adventure.

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NIBBLES by Elanvita Mufti
   A story of high school students facing a complicated future in Djakarta, Indonesia.

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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

Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat, 
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Everyone,

   Heard from Terry L. White this week and she id almost finished another book in her poetry series. Also Barbara Garro called with an idea for a new project, but it's still Hush-hush.

So I don't have any Real News, but it has been pretty exciting around here this week. My baby sister, Spunky, has been hunting in the kitchen. She believed that some mice may have scooted through the open door while Roger was bringing in groceries. Now such creatures are beneath MY notice, but she got quite excited (sucking up and showing off-for the Humans again!).

Then on Laundry Day, Roger discovered two mice had fallen into the tub of the washing machine and then couldn't climb up the slippery, vertical walls (stupid creatures!). Spunky wrapped herself around his ankles and begged until she made even more of a fool of herself than usual.

Roger, who was still in his jammies, dropped the laundry in the floor and got heavy a tall glass vase. A moment later, he had scooped the creatures into it and set it on the dining room table, while he went to get dressed for the day. Humans are so impractical, always changing their outer garments! I only have one coat and I wear it always. You can bet I wouldn't trust it to any washing machine, either...

Where was I...? Oh, the mice in the glass vase on the table. Well you can bet that Spunky wanted to get the pretty badly, First she crouched down and watched them as they scrambled around and tried, and failed, to climb out. Then she tried to stand  up and look into the top of the vase, but she wasn't tall enough. THEN she tried to knock the vase over, but it was a heavy one, and only wobbled around on it's bottom. The mice cowered, and that caught her eye.  Roger yelled at her to get down, while he was tying his shoes. And she did, standing on her hind legs on the floor, so she could still see them.

I continued my breakfast, unperturbed, while Roger collected the vase, took the mice outside to the back yard, and let them loose. Spunky watched from the back porch and screamed at him the whole time, while I washed my face and whiskers.

Spunky gave him her maddest look when he came back in and stalked off switching her tail in anger. Arline told him it was time for breakfast. I looked at the sunshine lighting up my favorite porch armchair and decided it was naptime.

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