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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 9/20/20

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Update on the Schatzi:  Still a crazy little cat.  It’s hard to believe the first pictures of this poor sickly little critter is really the same cat as the one that is running roughshod over my house.  I mean, seriously?  Why does every thing that I set down HAVE to be knocked off on the floor?  How come does all my food require an attempt at taste testing?  And snuggles?  Oh, hell, no.  Ain’t got time for that!!  Needless to say, I enjoy him immensely.

 

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

Do you remember the Virgin River stories?  No? Well, let me remind you…

I read the whole series except for the last one, because…you know…you read the last one and then it’s truly over.  Yes, yes, I know.  That’s a neurotic way of looking at it, but that’s how my ‘hamster on a wheel, circus in my head’ works.  Anyway, Robin Carr, author of the Virgin River series is releasing another addition to the Virgin River series.  I love long lasting series because they feel like family.  Everyone cares, which in this day in age is hard to come by.  This new book will be released next month and I was hoping to re-read all the prior books, but that might be an aspiration that meets with the hard truth of reality.  Meaning, it isn’t gonna happen – at least not by next month.  Anyway, here’s the new release scheduled for drop on October 13, 2020.

Title:  Return to Virgin River
Author: Robin Carr
Series:  Virgin River #19
Release date:  October 13, 2020
Description: Kaylee Sloan’s home in Southern California is full of wonderful memories of the woman who raised her. But the memories are prolonging her grief over her mother’s recent death. A successful author, Kaylee hoped she could pour herself into her work. Instead she has terrible writer’s block and a looming deadline.

Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. She knows the isolation will help her writing, and as she drives north through the mountains and the majestic redwoods, she immediately feels inspired. Until she arrives at a building that has just gone up in flames. Devastated, she heads to Jack’s Bar to plan her next steps. The local watering hole is the heart of the town, and once she crosses the threshold, she’s surprised to be embraced by people who are more than willing to help a friend–or a stranger–in need.

Kaylee’s world is expanding in ways she never dreamed possible. And when she rescues a kitten followed by a dog with a litter of puppies, she finds her heart opening up to the animals who need her. And then there’s the dog trainer who knows exactly how to help her. As the holidays approach, Kaylee’s dread turns to wonder. Because there’s no better place to spend Christmas than Virgin River.

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 9/13/20

 

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  • These aren’t new releases – but I found them in an actual, real life, brick and mortar book store.  They both intrigued me, so I bought them.  Real life books.  With paper pages.  Amazing.

Title: Horrorstör
Author: Grady Hendrix and Michael Rogalski, illustrator
Release date: September 23, 2014
Description: Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör is designed to retain its luster and natural appearance for a lifetime of use. Pleasingly proportioned with generous French flaps and a softcover binding, Horrorstör delivers the psychological terror you need in the elegant package you deserve.

 

Title:  One Day: An Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America
Author:  Gene Weingarten
Release date:  October 22, 2019
Description: On New Year’s Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day–chosen completely at random–turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing.

That Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s turned out to be filled with comedy, tragedy, implausible irony, cosmic comeuppances, kindness, cruelty, heroism, cowardice, genius, idiocy, prejudice, selflessness, coincidence, and startling moments of human connection, along with evocative foreshadowing of momentous events yet to come. Lives were lost. Lives were saved. Lives were altered in overwhelming ways. Many of these events never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people. They were utterly compelling.

One Day asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as “ordinary” when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily, daunting challenge of being human.

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 9/6/2020

 

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  • This is an old release, but the series caught my eye.  Added plus is that it’s still an ongoing series with the author just releasing book #10, The Kidnapper’s Accomplice.

TitleThe Watchmaker’s Daughter
AuthorC. J. Archer
SeriesGlass and Steele #1
Release date: June 28, 2016
DescriptionIndia Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who’ll accept her – an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he’s ill.

Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won’t tell India why any old one won’t do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London’s best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she’s certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she’ll find herself unemployed and homeless again – and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.

With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER’S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.

  • I just bought from this author books 1-3 on Audible.  I listened to the sample and the narrator sounds pretty good.  The description of book #1 sounds excellent.  This, also, is a long standing series as book #13, Southern Blood, was released August 6, 2020 and the audiobooks are on Audible.com.

TitleSouthern Bound
AuthorStuart Jaffe
SeriesMax Porter #1
Release date:  June 11, 2012
Description It was supposed to be a new beginning – good job, good pay, and a lovely home in North Carolina.

But when Max Porter discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, he is thrust neck-deep into a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies.

One in which ghosts, witches, curses, and spells exist. One in which a simple research job can turn deadly.

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 8/30/20

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Kitten news first:  She’s doing really well.  Her fur is so soft and she is a terror of every kitty toy available.

 

She likes my husband, because she takes her naps on him.  She has learned she can jump now, except she’s not very graceful with her takeoffs and landings.  She can clear a surface like nobody’s business.

She plays constantly.  Doesn’t matter what – a wrapper she dug out of the garbage, a pencil that fell on the floor. The fringes of a rug are a good toy too.

That concludes the update for this week.

 

 

 

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

 

TitleCrown of Darkness
Author: Bec McMaster
Series: Dark Court Rising #2
Release date:  September 15, 2020
DescriptionThiago and Iskvien survived a dangerous curse, but will they survive the coming war?

True love will face the ultimate challenge when a dark goddess rises, secrets threaten to tear them apart, and a queen will stop at nothing to gain revenge

 

 

 

 

TitleFrozen Rage
AuthorSteve McHugh
SeriesHellequin Chronicles #6.5
Release date:  September 15, 2020
DescriptionRealm of Dreich is a getaway for the rich and powerful, a medieval-inspired town in the middle of a vast frozen wilderness. Now it’s the site of a wedding, intended to join two feuding families who have spent centuries in an uneasy truce with each other.

When Tommy Carpenter asks his best friend, Nate Garrett, to help him with the security of the wedding, Nate reluctantly agrees, knowing that it will be a long weekend of work and, in all probability, treachery.

It is only a matter of time before members of each family are found murdered and it is up to Nate and Tommy to find the killer before more bodies fall, potentially reigniting a war.

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 8/23/20

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

Not much going on in my book world this week.  There are a couple of new releases set for Tuesday.  One I covered last week and this one from Faith Hunter.

Title:  Junkyard Cats
Author: Faith Hunter
Release date: audio released January 2020, kindle released August 25, 2020
Description: From the author of the best-selling Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series comes a tough new heroine who is far more than she seems. Junkyard Cats is the first in a new novella series.

After the Final War, after the appearance of the Bug aliens and their enforced peace, Shining Smith is still alive, still doing business from the old scrapyard bequeathed to her by her father. But Shining is now something more than human. And the scrapyard is no longer just a scrapyard, but a place full of secrets that she has guarded for years.

This life she has built, while empty, is predictable and safe. Until the only friend left from her previous life shows up, dead, in the back of a scrapped Tesla warplane. Clutched in her cold fingers is a note to Shining—warning her of a coming attack.

With dread, Shining realizes: Someone knows who she is. Someone knows what she is guarding. Will she be able to protect the scrapyard? Will she even survive? Or will Shining have to destroy everything she loves to keep her secrets out of the wrong hands? 

  • I’m so excited for this new book.  The new Eve and Roarke book is delving into more of Roarke’s past and this time the TEAM is invited.  This is going to be good!!  We might even get to visit the aunt and cousins!!  Woot!

Title:  Shadows In Death
Author:  J.D. Robb
Series:  In Death #51
Release date:  September 8, 2020
Description: Lt. Eve Dallas is about to walk into the shadows of her husband’s dangerous past.

As it often did since he’d married a cop, murder interrupted more pleasant activities. Then again, Roarke supposed, the woman lying in a pool of her own blood a few steps inside the arch in Washington Square Park had a heftier complaint.

When a night out at the theatre is interrupted by the murder of a young woman in Washington Square Park, it seems like an ordinary case for Detective Eve Dallas and her team. But when Roarke spots a shadow from his past in the crowd, Eve realises that this case is far from business as usual.

Eve has two complex cases on her hands – the shocking murder of this wealthy young mother and tracking down the shadow before he can strike again, this time much closer to home. Eve is well used to being the hunter, but how will she cope when the tables are turned? As Eve and the team follow leads to Roarke’s hometown in Ireland, the race is on to stop the shadow making his next move . . .

 

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