Weekly Books Round-up (11 Oct)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

1440404593 Shattered Reality
Author: Kimberly Cheryl

Description- This is my story, a mother's story, about the abuse of my daughter and my struggles to over come. I thought I could trust my family members. I thought I knew and could trust the legal system. I was wrong. As a parent, I couldn't find help for ME...what to expect on this journey with my daughter and her recovery. I didn't know how much pain I would suffer as well. This is my story and my struggle toward recovery. Some how, some way, I hope it gives you hope for your journey as well.

042522354X Bond of Darkness: A Novel of Texas Vampires
Author: Diane Whiteside

Description- For 150 years, Ethan Templeton has happily followed Don Rafael Perez, vampire patron of Texas. But now Ethan has fallen in love with Stephanie Darling—known as Steve—a Texas Ranger and mere mortal. Unfortunately, a future with Steve is impossible. Because if Ethan turns her into a vampire, the price is execution by Don Rafael—the only one allowed to create vampires in Texas.

But working together to stop a serial killer makes Ethan reconsider the price of forever, especially with Steve’s life suddenly in danger. He can’t help but think it’s worth the gamble—especially if it means he’ll save the life of the woman he loves. But will Steve agree—or will she refuse her one chance at eternal life, lust, and love?

Bond of Fire (volume 2 of the Texas Vampires Trilogy) was to be reissued in Berkley Mass Market in October 2008.  Instead, it will come out in December 2008.

0060548924 A Lion Among Men
Author: Gregory Maguire

Description- While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr—the Cowardly Lion—arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City's approaching armies. Can those tarnished by infamy escape their sobriquets to claim their own histories, to live honorably within their own skins before they're skinned alive?

The Union Trilogy
Author: Raymond Benson

Description- This October 2008, in the year of James Bond creator Ian Fleming's 100th birthday, Raymond Benson, the third author commissioned to pen the Bond novels between 1996 and 2002, will see the publication of an anthology of three of his out-of-print James Bond tales under the collective title, The Union Trilogy (Pegasus Books, ISBN 978-1-60598-007-2).

Following hot on the heels of Devil May Care, the latest official best-selling 007 novel written by Sebastian Faulks, and anticipating the November release of the 22nd James Bond motion picture, Quantum of Solace, the omnibus will be launched at the U.S. opening of the "Bond Bound" art exhibit of 007 book jacket covers at Bonhams Gallery in New York on October 18.

0979277205 Cooperative Village
Author: Frances Madeson

Description- Having flamed out in her job in the executive offices of Nurses in Neighborhoods NY (NINNY), the fictional Frances is keeping a low and lonely profile while considering how best to rise from her metaphorical ashes. Her hiatus abruptly ends, however, when she discovers Lana Plotsky, her elderly neighbor and fellow Cooperator, dead on the laundry room floor. As Frances can t just leave Mrs. Plotsky there, she improvises a solution, which in short (and outrageous) order subjects her to the purview of the USA Patriot Act!

Is her next stop Guantanamo Bay? Will she have to ship out before, or after, the shiva for Mrs. Plotsky? This delightfully over-the-top tale of life, love, and liberty in lower Manhattan spoofs an equal-opportunity cast of unforgettable characters who somehow miraculously manage to make their way, and mostly get along together, in the 21st-century American urban village they proudly call home: Cooperative Village.

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