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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Swan for the Money
Donna Andrews
A Meg Langlow Mystery

Minotaur Books
July 21
320 pages


This series has been a riot and I look forward to each one although I do purchase them in paperback. The latest I read was The Penguin Who Knew Too Much so I've got some catching up to do!

amazon.com's product description:

The brilliantly funny and talented Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed mystery series readers have come to love.


Meg Langslow’s eccentric parents have a new hobby: growing roses and entering them in highly competitive shows. Dad’s gardening skill and Mother’s gift for selecting and arranging the blossoms should make them an unbeatable team---and Meg is relieved they’ve taken up such a safe, gentle hobby. She even volunteers to help when the Caerphilly Garden Club sponsors its first annual rose show. But after a few hours of dealing with her parents’ competitors, Meg is worried. Rose growers are so eccentric that they make Meg’s family seem almost normal, and so competitive that they will do nearly anything to take home the show’s grand prize---making them prime suspects when Meg discovers that someone is attempting to kill the wealthy woman on whose estate the competition is being held. Of course, the intended victim had other enemies---her treatment of her farm animals had aroused the interest of several animal welfare activists, including Meg’s zoologist grandfather. Meg tries to leave the detecting to the local police and focus on protecting her parents’ chances to win the coveted Black Swan trophy, but she soon finds herself compelled to solve the crime before any more rose growers die.


It’s Swan for the Money, two for the show, three to get ready... now go, Meg, go!





and one more, mainly for my husband but I do want to read it. Some day I'm going to start at the beginning and read them all again!

The Winds of Dune
by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Tor Books
August 4
448 pages
hardcover

amazon.com's product description:
With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder. Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah.

Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan imprisoned. Paul’s former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides. Herbert and Anderson’s newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well the growing battle between Jessica, and her daughter, Alia.

Amazon.com's Sales Rank on June 24: #8416 in books
#1 in books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Authors, A-Z > (H) > Herbert, Brian
#22 in books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera

Space Opera????



and just enough information to drive you mad.....

Catalyst
A Tale of the Barque Cats
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Fiction - Science Fiction | Hardcover, 240 pages | January 2010 | $26.00 | 978-0-345-51376-2 (0-345-51376-2)

As of June 22, this is ALL the information I was able to find on this book. I'm crossing my fingers that these are the same cats from her Talent series.

3 comments:

Sandra said...

I hadn't heard of the bird-themed mysteries until now. I hope you enjoy it.

Shellie said...

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I have an Award for you. Its the Kreativ Blogger Award!
Come by and pick it up. :)
I hope you had a blast at the wedding.
Shellie
http://layersofthought.blogspot.com/2009/07/three-awards-for-me-and-now-finally-my.html

Erotic Horizon said...

The Winds Of Dune- sounds so good..

I may have to look into that one, Tor does really fantastic books..

Thanks for the info..

E.H>

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