Happy Wednesday, fellow reading addicts!
My trip to London is almost over! The last day of the conference is today. Tomorrow I head back to the states and I can already tell you – I already know I want to come back. There is so much I want to see and do and I could only do a little bit of what I wanted due to an injury I’m still recovering from. But I did get to see Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Theater and that made me extremely happy. I have always been a fan of Shakespeare.
Of course, I get back to a three-day weekend, which really means I’ll be catching up on everything I didn’t get done while on this trip – including sleep.
This week, I have a non-reading-related question for you: what are some of your 4th of July traditions, if you celebrate it?
Enjoy and happy reading!
This Week’s Special Deals
All three best-selling Beaufont Short Stories in one exciting collection.
The Mysterious Plato
Who would suspect that one of the most powerful entities in the world is a black and white cat?
Few know that most historical events in the last several centuries were orchestrated by this innocuous feline. Plato isn’t an ordinary cat. He’s a magical lynx with extraordinary powers.
When a series of dangerous activities break out in a small city in Mexico, is it by design that the magical creature is present? Is Plato really coordinating everything?
Plato isn’t the only one staying in this Mexican city or at the boutique hotel. Other magical creatures are working to stop the bad guys.
That’s what Beaufonts and their sidekicks do.
Can Plato, a dragon, and a talking squirrel save this coastal city?
The Fantastic Lunis
Dragons were created to bring justice to the world—but some do way more than that.
When Lunis, the wise-cracking, bad joke-telling dragon, is summoned to Mexico, he doesn’t hesitate to answer the call.
It just so happens that he’s been lured there under false pretenses.
Tricked into signing onto a mission, Lunis still steps up to do what he does best—bring balance to the world.
When several villains threaten the safety of those Lunis promised to protect, he flies into action to save the innocent.
The only complication is he’s sans a rider and will need an extra hand to save the day.
Or a paw…
Can Lunis and his friends rescue this coastal city in Mexico and its people before it’s too late?
The Phenomenal Faraday
A mystery like no other can only be solved by one.
A talking squirrel.
When a scientific mystery comes into question, there’s no one better for the case than Faraday—the squirrel who knows the complexities hidden from most.
But Faraday must do more than solve equations and chemistry experiments.
He has to make friends—both new and old.
This squirrel will have to work with others to save a small coastal city from a torrential storm before it’s too late.
The question at this stage isn’t even how.
It’s about who else lurks in the shadows…
And do the three familiars have what it takes to bring down the biggest villain of them all?
Plato knows what to do. Lunis is prepared to do it. Faraday has a contingency plan. But is it all enough?
The riveting tale of one woman’s journey and her rise to power, Anna Hastings gives readers an inside glimpse into the workings of journalism in Washington.
Drury takes his own experience in the field to reflect on the state of journalism in the 1970s. In contrast to his other series’, notably Advise and Consent, he humanizes the very field he often calls into question. Anna Hastings is a magnificent novel of Washington journalism, shown through the eyes of vivid, fascinating, and humanly likable characters.
From Allen Drury, the master of spellbinding political fiction, author of Advise and Consent.
“Anna Hastings is both a fresh face and a fresh start in Drury fiction”—John Barkham, The Victoria Advocate 1977
My parents blamed a snake for all of their problems.
Until I killed my brother.
Then, they blamed me, too.
I never expected that when I admitted patients who wielded the aspect of Aida-Wedo and Damballa that so many snakes would follow.
I’m beginning to wonder if my parents were right. Is there more to these creatures than meets the eye?
I’m getting stronger. Abel is, too. We’re gaining new abilities.
Why don’t the snakes have this effect on anyone else?
They say that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
I never thought I’d have to face my parents’ same temptation.
And the rest of the world may have to pay the price. Again.
Aliens exist, the government knows, and Dan McCarthy just found the proof.
When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies — a top-level alien cover-up — he leaks the files without a second thought.
The incredible truth revealed by Dan’s leak immediately captures the public’s imagination, but Dan’s relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.
For his whole life, Dan McCarthy has searched for a reason to believe. Now that he finally has one, he might soon wish he didn’t…
A TALE OF A FIERCE OBSESSION—IMMORTALITY.
Ruthless, unscrupulous, devastatingly handsome, and insatiable Judd Crane, the richest man in the world, has everything a man could want in life: an endless supply of money, women, power and sex. But despite his vast riches, he realizes that he cannot escape death.
Determined to cheat death, Judd embarks on a dangerous path from Yugoslavia to China, from the sheltered paradise of his lush private island to a secret atomic city in the jungles of Brazil. Along the way, Judd will stop at nothing to find what he’s looking for—including chancing death, endangering his fortune, outmaneuvering foreign agents, and, ultimately, risking both his business empire and the woman he loves—until the very last second, when he discovers the most vital secret of all.
“Robbins brought four-letter words and kinky sex out of the dirty bookstore and onto the bedside table of mainstream America.” —USA Today
A SPRAWLING WESTERN COLLECTION OF INDIAN PRIDE, OUTLAW RAGE, AND FRONTIER JUSTICE.
From the Mississippi to the Rockies; the vast landscape is painted in the Old West by the struggles against man and nature. Ballas’ Heroes are entwined in these complex struggles with Indians, Comancheros, Gun-fighters, desperadoes, Bandits, and Cattle rustlers.
Life is hard, and these heroes are hard in the Old West; as the balance of life and death is an everyday fight.
The Jack Ballas Classic Western Collection, Volume 1 includes: Tomahawk Canyon, Durango Gunfight, Maverick Guns, Montana Breed, Apache Blanco and Gun Boss.
“Invasion!” That’s what retired Marine Lieutenant General Colby Edison calls it when his farm is overrun by a horde of alien plants, leafy gremlin-like creatures that begin systematically destroying first his crops and then his home. And not just his farm, but all the surrounding farms as well. The relentless plants have apparently killed his neighbors, and clearly he and his dog Duke are next. But as a retired Marine, Colby has resources and skills not shared by other farmers on the newly terraformed agricultural world of Vasquez and soon he is bringing the fight to the invaders.
Except. . . who is really invading whom? High in orbit above Vasquez, a sentient vegetable studies the planet it had seeded and sculpted centuries before, laying it out as a world-sized garden. Now, returning to inspect the progress of its work, it finds its art has been tainted by the intrusion of crop grids, farm buildings, and people, all of which must be purged if the garden is to endure.
When two species clash, only one will survive.
Former psychology professor Lawrence M. Schoen and retired Marine Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee join forces in this first volume of the SEEDS OF WAR trilogy, pitting Marine against Gardener, with the fate of all of humanity hanging in the balance.
When the alien Gardener invaded the agricultural world of Vasquez, only that planet was in immediate danger. Now humanity must be warned of possible attack and retired Marine Lieutenant General Colby Edson is the only man for the job. With his dog Duke, he jury rigs an alien ship and traverses the wormhole to New Mars, only to become trapped while more of the Gardener’s soldiers invade and attempt to strip away all trace of humanity from the planet.
But are the invaders intent on destruction and conquest, or are humans simply weeds in their garden? In a battle of wills and strength, who will irradicate whom?
Former psychology professor Lawrence M. Schoen and retired Marine Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee join forces in this second volume of the SEEDS OF WAR trilogy, pitting Marine against Gardener, with the fate of all of humanity hanging in the balance.
After defeating the Gardener’s forces on New Mars, newly recalled Marine Lieutenant General Colby Merritt Edson returns to the agricultural world of Vasquez, rescue any survivors, and ensure that the alien menace won’t come back through the wormhole. It should be easy, but . . .
Defeated but far from dead, the alien Gardener must warn its people of the threat of this new kind of Meat that has dared to interfere with the planet it had seeded. Smuggling itself back to Valdez aboard a human ship, it prepares for a final assault against the Marines and farmers there, the first step in a war to eradicate humans from the galaxy.
Former psychology professor Lawrence M. Schoen and retired Marine Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee join forces in this third novella of the SEEDS OF WAR trilogy, pitting Marine against Gardener, with the fate of all of humanity hanging in the balance.
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