Friday, August 4, 2017

Catching UP!

Books that went to press, or back to press this week.

EASTERN SHORE NOIR: a Noir Collection from the Writer's Bloc

   These stories are told in many styles. Some writers have been drawn back to memories from long forgotten times; the life they once lived, or observations of families and friends.
   Explore the emotional connections, at the very core, with keen insights that are not all black and white.Understand, that the writers are the rays of light, passing through the darkness, resonating long after the final page is turned. --- M. Rita Tiso.

Galleys that Went Out, or Went Out Again this Week:

ARMY OF THE DEAD, Red Knight Chronicles, Vol. 1, by Ray Morand

If you liked Lord of the Rings, you will love the Red Knight Chronicles. In book one, Judicator Gwendolyn, "the celibate," is kidnapped to join an Army of the Dead, led by a former knight, Sir Victor. She embraces the future and her new identity as Captain Isobel of the "Scaled Fist." Isobel revels in her acceptance by the other warriors and tries not to be too disturbed by some shady areas in Gwendolyns past. She is impressed by the Army's domestication and the sophisticated magical powers possessed by some of them. Though to her family and wll who knew her as "Gwendolyn" she is dead -- Captain Isobel is alive and well, though it soon becomes clear that someone is trying to kill her, or  Sir Victor, or both.

DARK ELF: Red Knight Chronicles, Vol.2, by Ray Morand

    The Red Knight Chronicles continue with the tale of Akulina, a dark-elf former princess, who was cursed and cast out by her people for dabbling in black magic. Now, she fights for honor in the troubled kingdoms. Will she adapt when she is assigned to take orders from a new group in the king’s service? 

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IS JESUS SERIOUS? Garro's Guides for Christians

    If, like me, you struggle with some of the behaviors Jesus asks of His followers and with St. Paul's telling us we are called to be saints, I write this 4th Volume in The Jesus Series, "Is Jesus Serious?" to speak to Christians' personal struggles to meet Jesus's and Paul's expectations.

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DELICATE DAMES, by Barbara Grengs, author of the popular teen Toby Martin series.
In her first mystery for adults, Delicate Dames, Barbara Grengs proves to be a dab hand at plotting while retaining her laurels in "Creative Characters," "Smooth Satire," and "Witty Writing."

Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Everyone,
    Jack here, your favorite bookstore cat with all the news and gossip.

    We Heard from Tom Taylor, chairman of the Book Committee and they have approved the final corrections and are please to learn the "real" paper copier will be rolling off the press any time now. Meanwhile for folks who like electronic readers, copies are available for download at and for almost all e-book readers at

   Everything here at home is better this week Arline's hair is growing back in and she actually got up and fed me twice this week. If she sleeps in too long, I can always get Roger to wake up. :D
    Meanwhile, if any of you -- my favorite authors, are going to festivals, or holding book signings, or have heard any good gossip, please let me know so I can pass the news along right here. Just drop an e-mail to:  


"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
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