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Debbie Wiley | Out of This World Destinations for Spring Break
Author Spotlight / April 14, 2022

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I love almost every aspect of it, but I particularly love planning out the itinerary so that I can make the most of my time and see all sorts of new sights and places. Traveling in person has resumed for many folks, but most of my travel right now is through books. Rather than a typical travel schedule, I thought it would be fun to plan an out of this world spring break adventure to explore some of the various paranormal and fantasy worlds authors have created for us. So, without further ado, let’s get started! Day 1 We start off with a trip to the planet Harmony, courtesy of author Jayne Castle.  Illusion Town is our first stop on the planet and is described by the author as a weirder version of Las Vegas. The Harmony world features all sorts of fun things, from ghosts and paranormal energy to the Midnight Carnival, Dead City, and Ghost City. GUILD BOSS is the latest offering from Jayne Castle but honestly readers new to the series will want to devour all of her books as they are just that good! One of my…

Fresh Pick | MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris
Fresh Pick / May 6, 2014

Fresh Pick for Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 is MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris Harris is back with an all new story Midnight Texas Ace | May 2014 On Sale: May 6, 2014 320 pages | ISBN: 0425263150 | EAN: 9780425263150 Kindle: B00FKEYHM8 Hardcover / e-Book Add to Wish List Fantasy Urban, Paranormal Buy A Copy Kindle Powell’s Books Indiebound Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris FIRST IN A NEW TRILOGY From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale—populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it… Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal….

Fresh Pick | CRIMES BY MOONLIGHT by Charlaine Harris
Fresh Pick / July 3, 2010

April 2010 On Sale: April 6, 2010 368 pages ISBN: 0425235637 EAN: 9780425235638 Hardcover $24.95 Add to Wish List Mystery Anthology Buy at Paranormal Mystery Week ends with a Bang! Crimes By Moonlight by Charlaine Harris The #1 “New York Times”-bestselling author Harris edits and contributes an all-new story–set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe–to this anthology from the Mystery Writers of America. An all-new mystery anthology edited and featuring a new story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime. #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris edits and contributes an all-new story-set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe-to this anthology from the Mystery Writers of America. Other authors include: Steve Brewer Dana Cameron Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane Barbara D’Amato Brendan DuBois Terrie Farley Moran Jack Fredrickson Parnell Hall Carolyn Hart S. W. Hubbard Toni L. P. Kelner Lou Kemp William Kent Kreuger Harley Jane Kozak Margaret Mahon Martin Meyers Jeffrey Somers Elaine Viets Mike Wiecek Twenty deliciously spooky stories from the country’s best mystery writers Previous Picks

Sara Reyes | Getting Ready for Summer Reads …

This is the start of summer in the US, the sorta official beginning — Memorial Day Weekend. Most of the schools are out and if they aren’t then everyone attending has a serious case of “short-timers syndrome.” People are planning their summer vacations, what can we afford, whose schedule loses in the equation, you know, all the things families and friends do to plan out some “FUN.” My family has evolved into doing long weekends for our summer vacations. We’ve replaced school restrictions with job responsibilities and our pets. It was bad enough when you didn’t get any credit for missed days, but why oh why do all businesses with IT require the IT people to do installs and upgrade over holidays? Doesn’t seem fair, does it? But supposedly less people will be online and using the system so perfect time to upgrade operating systems, new development, etc. I know it will be a time when we just hope the hamburgers don’t burn while the guys are on endless conference calls! Then the dogs. Ah, my new babies. Last time we all went away at the same time and had to use a kennel or doggie boarding establishment, one dog…

Fresh Pick | POPPY DONE TO DEATH by Charlaine Harris
Fresh Pick / September 30, 2009

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, #8 July 2009 On Sale: July 7, 2009 Featuring: Aurora Teagarden 288 pages ISBN: 042522807XEAN: 9780425228074Mass Market Paperback (reprint)$7.99 Mystery Amateur Sleuth Buy at Poppy Done To Death by Charlaine Harris A “DELIGHTFUL” (LIBRARY JOURNAL) Aurora Teagarden mystery From the New York Times bestselling author of Last Scene Alive and the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Not just any woman in Lawrenceton, Georgia, gets to be a member of the Uppity Women Book Club. But Roe’s stepsister-in-law Poppy has climbed her way up the waiting list of the group—only to die on the day she’s supposed to be inducted. Sordid stories of infidelity in Poppy’s marriage lead to a rash of suspects, and Roe begins to question her own heart. But her passion for the truth will drive her on—into the path of the cold-blooded killer. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.