Books That Went to Press this week.
WENDELL & TYER: END OF THE ROAD, Open Road Series, Vol. 3
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.
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, and the teachings of the church and community, she makes an unusual choice.
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!
Galleys that went out, or went out again, this week:
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?
Work began or continued on the following books this week:
An Indonesian army general's son, who recently graduated high school, continues his education at a college in San Francisco. The 19-year-old was a boy headed for trouble. His father hoped that the responsibility and overseas life experience would change his son's attitude. In fact the culture shock does make him change, but not in the way his father hoped for...
SECOND GROWTH, by Joan L. Cannon
Serge Dziminowicz is hampered by his past in a dysfunctional family. Having trained himself in self-sufficiency, he fends off approaches from women, shuns occasions for disappointment or betrayal. A college classmate is his only friend. He cannot trust others, or himself.
With success come real surprises. Through his professional ability, he meets not only a wife, but a new luxury, a startling attachment with horses, a budding appreciation for the natural world, and a child he adores.
When his career and his marriage both are destroyed by his feckless father, his reputation and his livelihood in shambles, he is forced to leave behind everything that has become meaningful to him.
In rural Vermont, he stumbles on a way of life that nourishes a second growth. A near tragedy is the catalyst that enables him to dare to trust. He ultimately learns he must lower his own barriers.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
Killian Kendall is used to being overlooked, even in his own family. That's about to change. With the arrival of a new kid at school, Killian's whole world is about to be turned upside down. The new guy is openly gay and, for reasons he can't really understand, Killian finds himself drawn to him. When the boy is killed in a brutal attack, and Killian is injured in the process, Killian begins to questions everything around him.
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 AterovisALL LOST THINGS, by Josh AterovisCHANGE OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis
by your Official Bookstore Cat,and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Everyone, ;D
I had a nice note from author D. J. Swykert this week. He said:
I'm going to do a book signing for Maggie Harrington in the Porcupine Mountains in
September. I also have a promotion running on August 9th with The Fussy Librarian
for Maggie Elizabeth Harrington.
Our house is overrun with toy mousies, that they have given us to play with. If she wanted to kill something, why not one of those? I often attack them and spread their stuffing around the floor. But SHE has to go after a Real Mouse -- then one taste of blood and she wants to taste MINE.
Well, I AM her brother, and I ALWAYS try to be a gentleman to my fellow creatures, but I told Roger, and Arline, too, that if Spunky spills one more drop of MY blood -- I will teach her a lesson she won't soon forget.
But don't you guys worry. I'll still be able and ready to guard your bookstore.
Don't forget to let me know what's going on with all of you.
Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
"News for Jack"
in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!