The Elves in the Backyard and Pluto’s Christmas Poem
It's the planet, not the Disney character in this week's installment of Book Plug Friday.
August 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm
Strangely this has absolutely nothing to do with Mickey’s dog, which of course was our first thought when reading about the ice of Pluto! Instead it’s the other Pluto, the one recently demoted from planet status. (One grieves — grieves — for the league of nine planets that can never be!) However, Sabrina Chase’s book is pretty exciting, with an alien artifact buried deep in Pluto’s ice and a computer geek taken for a ride into space. Can she ever get back? Scent of Metal promises to be an exciting read.
Meanwhile, in Ellie Ferguson’s Hunter’s Duty, Maggie Thrasher is tracking down a dangerous murderer, slightly hampered by the fact that she turns into a jungle cat, and also that she’s falling in love with a local policeman. And in Peter Grant’s Ride the Rising Tide, Steve Maxwell, trapped in the Dragon Tong’s search for a lost legend, finds a way out by enlisting in the Lancastrian Commonwealth Fleet.
And in Rebecca Lickiss’s Eccentric Circles, Piper has just discovered that her newly purchased home comes with elves in the backyard. Fortunately she knows how to use an egg beater for defense.
And in Alma Boykin’s Cat Among Dragons, Commander Rada Lord Ni Drako’s is backed up by a planet full of warriors and locked and loaded for any trouble the Traders can devise, and then some.
Don’t be. Kick back with Elisabeth Wolfe’s Maj. Clint Donovan, formerly of the Union’s First Texas Cavalry, is asked to help military intelligence stop a plot to assassinate Governor-elect E. J. Davis or go back to the old west with Kai Starr and an unlikely band of brothers attempting to cross the Colorado River.
Or get in an (early) festive mood with Demetrious’ Christmas poems.
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Explorers discover an alien artifact buried deep in the ice of Pluto, and computer geek Lea wants to figure out what it does. She should have wondered who put it there, and why. When it wakes up and continues its journey, how will she ever get back to Earth?
Her enemies taught her all too well. Now armed, dangerous, and backed up by a planet full of warriors, Commander Rada Lord Ni Drako’s locked and loaded for any trouble the Traders can devise, and then some.
Maj. Clint Donovan, formerly of the Union’s First Texas Cavalry, is asked to help military intelligence stop a plot to assassinate Governor-elect E. J. Davis—and then learns that the same conspirators murdered his family during the war. Can a blind engineer find the solution in a failed experiment before disaster strikes the Donovans again?
A Christmas poem. “Father, tell me honest and true. Is there really a Santa, or is it you?” This child’s question is answered in entertaining verse, explaining how Santa Claus came to be, and how the Spirit of Christmas lives in us all.
Written in verse and introducing his bible philosophy “Naturanity”, wherein a man should be envied when he dies, the Gospel of Demetrius answers these questions: where God came from, where the Universe came from, where You came from, where your Brain came from, where your Soul came from, and why Atheists are definitely wrong. With a full description of Life after Death.
When she inherited a surburban house, the last thing Piper expected was to meet an elf in the backyard. Much less could she guess that her adventures were just beginning.
Maggie Thrasher is looking for a man, not to love but to kill. Duty to her pride and loyalty to her family demands it. Joshua Volk has betrayed pride, pack and clan. All he cares about is destroying the old ways and killing anyone, normal or shape-changer, who gets in his way.
Jim Kincade is dedicated to two things: upholding the law and protecting the pride from discovery.
When Jim is called to the scene of a possible murder, the last thing he expects is to discover the alleged killer is a tracker from another pride. Now he’s faced with a woman who is most definitely more than she appears. Complicating matters even more, there’s something about her that calls to him and his leopard is determined to claim her for his own.
Trapped in the Dragon Tong’s search for a lost legend, Steve Maxwell finds a way out by enlisting in the Lancastrian Commonwealth Fleet.
If he survives long enough to earn a commission, he’ll be able to hunt down the pirates who killed his mentor. To get there, he’ll have to slog through rain-swollen swamps, dodge incoming fire on a ‘peacekeeping’ mission, and face down a gang of angry smugglers. Even far away from enemies, a mistake can turn a spaceship into a deathtrap.
It’ll take resourcefulness and courage to succeed… but Steve hasn’t come this far in order to fail.
An unlikely band of brothers… A ruthless gambler, a reckless young outlaw and a tough Buffalo soldier find themselves accidental partners in crime. But things really heat up when the outlaw’s carelessness puts the law hard on their tail. They set out to flee New Mexico Territory and cross the border into Colorado…or die trying.