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NEW RELEASE TODAY!! The House on Widows Hill by Simon R. Green

One Book Two has some news on a fantastic new release!! You gotta take a minute and check this out!

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TitleThe House on Widow’s Hill
AuthorSimon R. Green
SeriesIshmael Jones #9
Release date: July 2, 2020
DescriptionIshmael Jones investigates a haunted house . . . but is haunted by his own past in the latest of this quirky paranormal mystery series. “That house is a bad place. Bad things happen there . . .” Set high on top of Widows Hill, Harrow House has remained empty for years. Now, on behalf of an anonymous prospective buyer, Ishmael and Penny are spending a night there in order to investigate the rumours of strange lights, mysterious voices, unexplained disappearances, and establish whether the house is really haunted. What really happened at Harrow House all those years ago? Joined by a celebrity psychic, a professional ghost-hunter, a local historian and a newspaper reporter, it becomes clear that each member of ‘Team Ghost’ has their own pet theory as to the cause of the alleged haunting. But when one of the group suddenly drops dead with no obvious cause, Ishmael realizes that if he can find out how and why the victim died, he will have the key to solving the mystery. 

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NEW RELEASE TODAY!! Born Magic: The Diary of Scarlett Bernard

One Book Two has some news on a fantastic new release!! You gotta take a minute and check this out!

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TitleBorn Magic: The Diary of Scarlett Bernard
AuthorMelissa F. Olson
Series:  In conjunction with Scarlett Bernard series
Release date:  June 2, 2020
DescriptionAfter the events of SHADOW HUNT (and the short story “Nativity,” found in COMPANION PIECES), Los Angeles null Scarlett Bernard finds herself more out of her depth than ever before. What happens when the world’s most powerful null goes on parental leave?

And what will the Old World have waiting for her when she comes back?

This all-new novel is structured as diary entries, recorded by Scarlett as she faces her most terrifying trial yet: parenthood.

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NEW RELEASE TODAY!! The Entity Game by Lisa Shearin

One Book Two has some news on a fantastic new release!! You gotta take a minute and check this out!

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TitleThe Entity Game
AuthorLisa Shearin
SeriesAurora Donati #1
Release date:  TODAY! May 12, 2020
DescriptionA powerful United States senator and his aide die in their office of cardiac arrests. The next day, a second senator dies of an aneurysm. Officials declare their deaths natural causes, but the FBI fears there is something sinister happening on Capitol Hill and looks to psychometric detective Aurora Donati to investigate. Rory’s ability to get information from people or objects with a single touch uniquely qualifies her to explain the inexplicable. Only this time, she begins to wonder if she is up against forces that no one has ever encountered before.
 
The next attack strikes close to home and turns Rory’s world upside down. She finds herself entangled in a deadly mix of terrorists, corrupt politicians, and secretive intelligence agencies in a web of deception and conspiracy dating back to experiments performed in a Cold War-era Soviet laboratory and perfected by modern science.
 
Someone else is pursuing the truth: Gabriel Marshall, CIA operative, who has an agenda and abilities of his own. They find themselves locked in a deadly game, stalked by a seemingly supernatural assassin who puts Rory and Gabriel’s abilities to the ultimate test in a deadly duel. Time is running out and Rory must counter each move and play the game to its heart-stopping end in the halls of the US Capitol itself.  

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Book News and Author Announcements

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Hope you all are staying healthy out there in this weird world we’ve got going on right now.  I wish I could say that it’s only a story in a book or movie, but unfortunately, it’s not.

I’d thought I’d pass along this resource to you in case it’s of some interest.  I know there have been some authors out there that are giving away some of their work just to keep us folks busy while this ‘stay in home’ rule is in place.  I’ll get some of those offers out to you ASAP, you know, in case your TBR pile is a little slim.  Ha!  Take care and stay healthy.

Below you will find a link to the National Emergency Library.  On this website they have over 24 million books that people can check out online for 14 days for free.  There is also video clips, movies, documentaries, and news articles that people can read all for free.  You do have to create an account but that is free also.

https://archive.org/details/texts

It’s Time To Start The Dresden Files Reread!

Hello, Book Lovers!

As you have hopefully heard, the long-awaited next book in the Dresden Files series, Peace Talks, is scheduled to publish on July 14. That’s fourteen weeks away. But since there are sixteen novels in the series, that means I’m slightly late in starting my reread of the series so I remember what the heck is happening in the Dresdenverse when the new book comes out.

UPDATE: Head on over to the EW website for an exclusive excerpt from the book!

The Jim Butcher website is hosting a read-along of all the novels starting this week, so if you feel so inclined, join the Goodreads group and have some great book discussions with other fans. The Goodreads group is only focusing on the main novels, though. If you are a completist like me, you may want to read all the novels, short stories, novellas, and graphic novels. So I’ve put together a schedule for those as well. It follows the Goodreads schedule, but includes more than just the one novel a week in some cases. I’ll post the schedule below.

Also, it’s the Year of Dresden at the Jim Butcher website. Every Tuesday they’ll be dropping microfiction, new announcements, and more. So if you’re a fan, head on over, sign up for the newsletter, and let the year of goodness begin!

Dresden Reread Completist Schedule

Dates Titles
Jan 13 – 26 “A Fistful of Warlocks” – short story in Brief Cases
“Restoration of Faith” – short story in Side Jobs
 Welcome to the Jungle – graphic novel
 Storm Front
Jan 27 – Feb 9  Fool Moon
 Ghoul, Goblin – graphic novel
 “B is for Bigfoot” – short story in Brief Cases
Feb 10 – 23  Grave Peril
Feb 24 – Mar 8  Summer Knight
Mar 9 – 22  Death Masks
Mar 23 – Apr 5  “A Vignette” – short story in Side Jobs
 Blood Rites
Apr 6 – 19  Dead Beat
Apr 20 – May 3  “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot” – short story in Brief Cases
 War Cry – graphic novel
 “Something Borrowed” – short story in Side Jobs
 Proven Guilty
May 4 – 17  White Night
May 18 – 31  Down Town – graphic novel
 “It’s My Birthday Too” – short story in any Side Jobs
Wild Card – graphic novel
“Mike” – short story at https://www.jim-butcher.com/posts/2020/the-year-of-dresden-begins
*Dog Men – graphic novel. I’m unclear exactly where this story falls in the timeline, but it’s somewhere close to here.
 “Heorot” – short story in Side Jobs
 Small Favor
June 1 – 14  “Backup” – novella in Side Jobs
 “Day Off” – short story in Side Jobs
 “The Warrior” – short story in Side Jobs
 “Curses” – short story in Brief Cases
 “AAAA Wizardry” – short story in Brief Cases
 “Last Call” – short story in Side Jobs
 Turn Coat
June 15 – 28  “Bigfoot on Campus” – short story in Brief Cases
 “Even Hand” – short story in Brief Cases
 “Love Hurts” – short story in Side Jobs
 Changes
June 29 – Jul 12  “Aftermath” – short story in Side Jobs
 Ghost Story
Jul 17 – 26  “Bombshells” – short story in Brief Cases
 Cold Days
Jul 27 – Aug 9  “Cold Case” – short story in Brief Cases
 Skin Game
Aug 10 – 31  “Jury Duty” – short story in Brief Cases
 “Day One” – short story in Brief Cases
 “Zoo Day” – short story in Brief Cases
Peace Talks
“Christmas Eve” – short story at https://docs.google.com/document/d/12hNgNIqJM5jqHqC-J-jfLA0WNDG2zEW8TrK_uPzpUJg/edit (print only) or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pxLeRAWNPc86lY-h6cO75YbpkE8ShjHZ/view (illustrated edition)
“Monsters” – short story in Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within. I’m unsure where this story falls in the timeline.
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