Last week I listed a group of three books right before the weekend.
This week I have a list of four books for your weekend reading.
Pouring the Cup
August 22nd - 28th, 2014
As a child, Axandra runs away from her home and her parents to avoid a destiny she has no wish to inherit, ruling as the matriarch of an entire world.
Despite her desire to remain concealed and unknown, she is also cursed with another family legacy, hosting a powerful entity known only as the Goddess. Upon her mother's death, the entity seeks out its new host, and Axandra finds herself forced to reclaim her title and resume an all but forgotten life.
This work combines science fiction and romance into a thought-provoking narrative with heart-felt affection. You'll fall in love with these characters.
The Melting Dead
August 23rd - 29th
These aren't your daddy's zombies. Everything they grab hold of burns. Everyone they touch dies. Everything they kill comes back from the dead.
They are The Melting Dead, the new horror novel from the dark mind of Doug Lamoreux wherein Angela Roskowic, a Chicago theatrical director and fanatical horror movie fan, and Professor Paul Rigas, a vacationing geologist, along with a crazy group of innocent and not so innocent characters are trapped on a secluded Mississippi River island, infested with blood-thirsty incendiary monsters, humans transformed by cosmic radiation, in this B-movie between book covers. A roller-coaster ride; a tale of terror to burst your heart with fear and make your sides ache with laughter.
And, as a BONUS for horror fans and those who celebrate Halloween 24/7/365, woven throughout the prose are references to over 600 horror, science fiction and fantasy films. Relish the novel, fight the fear and find them all - if you dare.
August 24th - 30th, 2014
Iris is an Egyptology grad student who is torn between two men, while trying to figure out a mystery surrounding ancient artifacts that have been haunting her dreams.
Iris Maddox's life revolves around securing her career. Smart, beautiful, and funny, people like her, but she keeps everyone at an arm's length. Everything changes when an ancient ring triggers a vision that sends her life into a tailspin. Is it the symptom of a breakdown, or something more?
Confused and lonely, she takes comfort in her colleague, Rob Marshall. Then, while visiting her brother Jason in New York, she catches the eye of his friend and benefactor, John Hale, and he's not subtle with his interest.
Only Twelve Days
August 25th - 31st, 2014
This heart-warming story is set in a time when computers and mobile phones were still in their infancy...
It is almost Christmas – one of the most wonderful times of the year. Nearly everyone is eagerly looking forward to spending the festive season with their loved ones. Children see it as a magical time. A time when wishes come true and longed-for gifts miraculously appear under the Christmas tree.
But what about those who are facing Christmas alone? When Christmas means nothing more to them than working from home, rather than the office or the college?
Bill and Sally are two such people. Both are shy and rather lonely; both left behind when the rest of the country was caught up in the changes of the swinging sixties. Will they avoid the holiday season as they usually do, and spend it alone? Or this year, just for a change, will Christmas catch up with them?