Friday, July 1, 2016

Catching UP!

NO Books Went to Press this week:

Galleys that went out, or went  out again, this week:
   My mom, 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.
   So far, the most uncharted, mysterious, and frightening has been my traveling companion, Tyler, (a black girl) who is beautiful, smart, and (I sometimes think) homicidal.

Work began or Continued on the Following:
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!

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

A HEART DIVIDED, I Live in Two Worlds Series, Vol. 2. by D J 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.

NOODLES by Elanvita Mufti
   A story of high school students facing a complicated future.

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?

GAIA'S DREAM, A Collection of Poetry by Terry L. White
   Poetry that embraces the heart and the soul.  

LOVE BITES: A poetry Collection by Barbara Garro
  A Collection of poetry about all aspects of Love.

SECOND GROWTH, by Joan L. Cannon
   Second Growth is about overcoming the past, about learning how to accept as well as how to offer help. A brilliant physician must find a way to heal himself — in spite of himself.
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THE LIMITEDS, A Geocaching Mystery, Vol. 2. by Jennifer Kirsch
   Fourteen-year-old, Luke, dreams of spending July at Camp Unlimited, where campers explore cave networks, set off fireworks in pyrotech workshops, and sleep in tree house hammocks. But to get into the camp, Luke needs to demonstrate excellence in a sport, the arts, or school. More likely, he’ll end up at SURF, his town’s rec camp, where athlete’s foot, mildew, and warts plague the gym, bedbugs and lice infest the couches, and clumps of hair make frequent appearances in the burgers. When weird blobs start popping up on Luke’s computer, he’s too busy trying to complete his Unlimited application to notice. But when the blobs start looking like a secret, uncharted geocache, he and his friend Gabe follow their trail, only to find themselves battling superbug viruses and navigating labyrinths while on a quest to save lives.
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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,
   First let me say how proud I am to be an American Tom Cat. We are fortunate to live in a country that guarantees we have the right to pursue happiness (Treats!) and to live and work in the land of freedom. Thanks again, to all who serve our country in the Armed Forces and blessings on you All, Enjoy the Holiday Weekend.

   Had a note from author Celine Mariotti this week:
    Some good news to report.  Several weeks ago we had gone to see Kinky Boots at the Schubert Theater in New Haven, CT.  While we were at the show, the lady sitting on the other side of me got talking with me.  At the end of the show I gave her my order form for Minister’s Shoes.   A couple of days later, she sent the check and I mailed her the book.  She wrote me today and told me she read the book twice!!!!  She loved it.  She loved the Lord being with people on Earth and helping Rev. Castle solve the mystery.  She also loved Sada Sampson giving the Reverend a pair of shoes.  She said for me to let her know when Minister’s Corporate Escapades comes out as she will buy it.  I sold a book and I made a friend!!!!

I happen to know that is very close to next on Arline's List (It comes right after Payroll!) Uh, Oh! Payroll! She'll be doing data entry and trying to type numbers always drives her crazy. Reckon me and the baby sister will be hiding behind the couch again.

Along with the ms. for her new Poetry book, LOVE BITES, Barbara Garro sent along the following information about cats for me:
1. Every year, nearly 4,000,000 cats are eaten in Asia.
2. On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
3. Unlike dogs, cats do not have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe this is due to a mutation in a key taste receptor.
4.When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level. Dogs and humans bob their heads up and down.
5. The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.”
6. A group of cats is called a “clowder.” Curious! A Clowder of cats?
7. Female cats tend to be right-pawed, while male cats are more often left-pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right-handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.
8. A cat cannot climb head first down a tree because its claws are curved the wrong way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
9. A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than itis to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
10. Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
And speaking of making sounds, Roger is getting out the Guitar again, so I can go help him SING! This IS going to be a Fun Fourth!
Don't forget to let me know what's going on with all of you.
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 "News for Jack" 
in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

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