Category Archives: Books

Community Groups Bring Authors to Hampton in April

Tickets available at the store, or by calling 641-456-3339 with your credit card. When one hears about an “author tour” to promote a new book, it is usually limited to cities on the East and West Coasts. Occasionally an author might come to Chicago, but that is as close to Franklin County as they areContinue Reading

The Castle Behind Thorns – Pre-order now

The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell 5/27/14 Katherine Tegen Books   Sand wakes up in a castle behind an impenetrable thorny hedge. He doesn’t know how he got there. His last memory was stopping at a shrine and asking its patron saint to deliver him from his father’s demand that he attend university. AllContinue Reading

Thorn Jack

Thorn Jack: A Night and Nothing Novel by Katherine Harbour June 2014 – Pre Order Now! Harper Voyager, Hard Cover, $25.99   It seems that the publisher of every new fantasy writer wants to draw a comparison between the newcomer and Neil Gaiman. I understand this. Neil’s fans are exceptionally loyal, and would outbid eachContinue Reading

Read this Book: Qualify to Win a Real Treasure Hunt

Read book 1 of a new series by best-selling author Tony Abbott (The Secrets of Droon, etc). Decide which character is your favorite. Enter to win a trip for two to New York City, where you will join Tony on a real-life relic hunt in the Museum of Natural History. Contest ends at 4:59:59 EasternContinue Reading

The Edge of Normal

The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton $25.99, 9781250031044 After four years of captivity and sexual abuse, Reeve LeClaire was rescued and has spent the last six years of her life recovering with the help of noted psychiatrist Dr. Ezra Lerner. Now Tilly Cavanaugh has been rescued from a similar situation, and the district attorney has hiredContinue Reading


Alex by Pierre Lemaitre Aimed at fans of Stieg Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, Alex will introduce readers to France’s Pierre Lemaitre, and his protagonist, Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Alex is grabbed on her walk home, beaten, and shoved into a van. Between beatings she asks her captor why, and he tells her thatContinue Reading