Kenny's Pick of the Week

April 25, 2018

Seven Seconds
Lisa Compton

Paperback
$16.00
It’s terrifying. Olivia Osborne is a forensic psychologist and
former FBI agent who is blessed (or cursed, depending on who you ask) with unique gifts. Olivia is able to sense what others cannot--the
spiritual presence of those who have "crossed over," as well as the
living who are influenced, or in some cases possessed, by evil. The
passing of her beloved Gran was the catalyst Olivia needed to leave the FBI behind and return to her native San Antonio, Texas. But a familiar evil has followed on her heels. When a series of brutal murders rock her city, Olivia is pulled into the investigation despite her plans to leave that part of her life behind. What if she isn't supposed to run?
What if she was always supposed to stand and fight? Seven Seconds is the first book in this exciting new paranormal crime procedural.

Lisa's Pick of the Week

April 25, 2018


Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett



Can be ordered at Dead Tree Books

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .


A Novel Bookstore

January 9, 2016

"We have no time to waste on insignificant books, hollow books, books that are here to please.
 
"We have no time for those sloppy, hurried books of the 'Go on, I need it for July, and in September we'll give you a proper launch and sell one hundred thousand copies, it's in the bag' variety.
 
"We want books that are written for those of us who doubt everything.  Who cry over the least little thing, who are startled by the slightest noise.
 
"We want books that cost their authors a great deal, books where you can feel the years of work, the backache, the writer's block, the author's panic at the thought that he might be lost:  his discouragement, his courage, his anguish, his stubbornness, the risk of failure that he has taken.
 
"We want splendid books, books that immerse us in the spendor of reality and keep us there; books that prove to us that love is at work in the world next to evil, right up against it, at times indistinctly, and that it always will be, just the way that suffering will always ravage hearts.  We want good novels.
 
"We want books that leave nothing out:  neither human tragedy nor everyday wonders, books that bring fresh air to our lungs.
 
"And even if there is only one such book per decade, even if there is only on Vies minuscules every ten years, that would be enough.  We want nothing else."
 
Laurence Cosse', A Novel Bookstore.  New York, 2010