September302014

New Release Day

For those of you who have been anxiously waiting, this week you can purchase:

  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up by Theresa Caputo: For fans of TLC’s Long Island Medium and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, New York Times bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares the insights and lessons she’s learned through her exceptional gift of communicating with the dead. In her first book, There’s More to Life Than This, Theresa shared how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit. Now, in You Can’t Make This Stuff Up,Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she’s received from Spirit and client readings. Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa’s witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and to better understand the spiritual world. With lessons revolving around themes such as choice, faith, fear, gratitude, healing, surrender, relationships, compassion, and living each day to the fullest, the book also includes information from Theresa about spiritual concepts like Angels, Heaven, signs, miracles, intuition, dreams, and God. These compelling and healing messages will guide readers toward happier lives by focusing on what really matters to their souls. Theresa Caputo will be in store to sign both her titles on October 19th, 1 - 3 pm. Per her publisher, she will be unable to personalize books, pose for photographs, give a talk, or do readings. In order to have your book signed, it must be purchased from Katy Budget Books.
  • Party Games by RL Stine: R.L. Stine’s hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back with the first new book in almost 2 decades. With more than 80 million copies sold around the world, Fear Street is one of the bestselling young adult series of all time. Now, with Party Games, R.L. Stine revives this phenomenon for a new generation of teen readers, and the announcement of new Fear Street books caused a flurry of excitement both in the press and on social media, where fans rejoiced that the series was coming back. Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear’s birthday party at his family’s estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party—the game of murder. As the guests start dying one by one, Rachel realizes to her horror that she and the other teenagers are trapped on the tiny island with someone who may want to kill them all. How to escape this deadly game? Rachel doesn’t know whom she can trust. She should have realized that nothing is as it seems… on Fear Island. R.L. Stine makes his triumphant return to Shadyside, a town of nightmares, shadows, and genuine terror, and to the bestselling series that began his career writing horror for the juvenile market, in the new Fear Street book Party Games.
  • Rise of the King by RA Salvatore: In the second book of the Companions Codex, the latest series in R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, the orcs of Many Arrows decide to take advantage of the chaos wrought by the Sundering to reignite a blood feud first brought to life in the phenomenal best seller The Thousand Orcs.
  • Lost Key by Catherine Coulter: The newest entry in the sizzling international thriller series featuring Nicholas Drummond, from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn’t know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce’s cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce’s adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim’s cryptic final words—“The key is in the lock.” But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen. 
  • The Groom Says Yes by Cathy Maxwell: He had a noose around his neck and a price on his head … Sabrina Davidson, dutiful daughter, avowed spinster, thought she’d secured a place for herself in Aberfeldy society— until her hard-earned acceptance of her fate is challenged by the arrival of Cormac Enright, earl of Ballin, trained physician, soldier of fortune, and convicted felon. A prim and proper miss was the last thing he needed … Mac is determined to clear his name, but first he has to find the man whose testimony sentenced him to a hangman’s noose. Of course, Robert Davidson is missing and protecting Mac is Davidson’s daughter, the most entrancing, frustrating, beguiling, stubborn woman Mac has ever met. And it doesn’t help that he has already tasted her kisses. Or that he has found in her a passion for life and adventure to rival his own. Mac has turned Sabrina’s world inside out—but what will happen when he leaves? Or will the Groom Say Yes?
September272014
Fantasy author @whitmcc: in store now!

Fantasy author @whitmcc: in store now!

September252014
Not only does she write great books, but #JBCheaney sends out homemade cards. We sort of feel like slackers, now.

Not only does she write great books, but #JBCheaney sends out homemade cards. We sort of feel like slackers, now.

September232014

New Release Day

Some of the titles available to you this week are:

  • Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly: General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident—and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton’s tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.
  • A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett: A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series — but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboardbrings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett’s non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf’s love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself — man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orangutans and Dignity in Dying.
  • Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs: The evidence is irrefutable: In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has created a detective fiction heroine who’s brilliant to the bone. “Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden,” says The New York Times Book Review. In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered. Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.
  • The Contract by Derek Jeter: As a young boy, Derek Jeter dreams of being the shortstop for the New York Yankees. He even imagines himself in the World Series. So when Derek is chosen for the Little League Tigers, he hopes to play shortstop. But on the day of the assignments, Derek Starts at second base. Still, he tries his best while he wishes and dreams of that shortstop spot. And to help him stay focused on school, his parents make him a contract: keep up the grades or no baseball. Derek makes sure he always plays his best game—on and off the baseball field! Derek Jeter has played Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees for twenty seasons and is a five-time World Series Champion. He is a true legend in professional sports and a role model for young people both on the field and through his Turn 2 Foundation. Inspired by Derek Jeter’s childhood, The Contract is the first book in Derek Jeter’s middle grade baseball series, an important part of the Jeter Publishing program, which will encompass adult nonfiction titles, children’s picture books, middle grade fiction, Ready-to-Read children’s books, and children’s nonfiction.
September202014
Local author Whit McClendon has written an amazing fantasy. It has just the right proportions of world-building, character, and action. I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait for the next book.
-Anna
Whit McClendon will be in store on Saturday, September 27, 1 - 2 pm, to sign this title.

Local author Whit McClendon has written an amazing fantasy. It has just the right proportions of world-building, character, and action. I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait for the next book.

-Anna

Whit McClendon will be in store on Saturday, September 27, 1 - 2 pm, to sign this title.

September192014
@jeaniene_frost was a total trooper for the handprint!

@jeaniene_frost was a total trooper for the handprint!

7PM
Readers with specially made @jeaniene_frost shirts!

Readers with specially made @jeaniene_frost shirts!

6PM
Signing time with @jeaniene_frost!

Signing time with @jeaniene_frost!

5PM
#JeanieneFrost is here, and she’s kind of a rule breaker.

#JeanieneFrost is here, and she’s kind of a rule breaker.

2PM
  Sandra Bretting has written an engaging and suspenseful medical mystery. Rhetta works at a hospital in southern California. Her ex, a policeman, has been admitted to the ICU after a routine test goes wrong. As his condition gets inexplicably worse, Rhetta discovers there are lots of people with good reason to want him out of the way.
  I am obviously not a medical professional, so I’m not sure how accurate the details are in this book, but I like that they’re included. It adds an extra sense of urgency for me. I also really enjoyed learning the backstory of Rhetta and her ex as it went along. I’m always a sucker for romantic storylines, even if I know they’re doomed. If you enjoy medical thrillers, this book is for you.
-Anna
Sandra Bretting will be in store to sign this title on Saturday, September 20, 3 - 5 pm!

  Sandra Bretting has written an engaging and suspenseful medical mystery. Rhetta works at a hospital in southern California. Her ex, a policeman, has been admitted to the ICU after a routine test goes wrong. As his condition gets inexplicably worse, Rhetta discovers there are lots of people with good reason to want him out of the way.

  I am obviously not a medical professional, so I’m not sure how accurate the details are in this book, but I like that they’re included. It adds an extra sense of urgency for me. I also really enjoyed learning the backstory of Rhetta and her ex as it went along. I’m always a sucker for romantic storylines, even if I know they’re doomed. If you enjoy medical thrillers, this book is for you.

-Anna

Sandra Bretting will be in store to sign this title on Saturday, September 20, 3 - 5 pm!

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