Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning is an excellent paranormal romance novel that is sure to leave you wanting more.  MacKayla, or Mac, thought everything in life was perfect, until she had to identify the brutally murdered body of her sister.  Grief stricken and frustrated with the Irish detectives, Mac finds herself leaving the states and flying to Ireland to help track down her sister’s murderer.  Mac soon realizes that she led an incredibly sheltered life back home in the south, and things are not always as the appear.  It doesn’t take long for her to pair up with an unusual ally who starts to teach her about the world of faeries and how to use her special gifts to track down a missing book.

Moning creates a fun new paranormal world while adding in a bit of Irish folklore.  Filled with the darker side of the Irish fae and interesting characters, readers are sure to get caught up in this addictive series.

November Book Discussions

Here are our November book discussions, please note that a few of the groups have switched days and times.

Wednesday November 2nd, 7 PM (Non-fiction)-The Wave:  In Pursuit of the Rouges, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey

Wednesday November 9th, 7 PM (Romance)- Naked in Death by J. D. Robb

Saturday November 19th, 1 PM (Fiction)-  Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Wednesday November 23rd, 7 PM (4th Wednesday Mystery Group)- The Suspect L. R. Wright

If you would like a complete listing of book discussion reads for the rest of the year, go mostlybooksaz.com and look under Store Events.

Halloween Party and Local Author Open House

Join us on the Fifth Saturday for a Local Author Open House.

On October 29th we will be having a Halloween Party and Local Author Open House.  If you are a local author attending, be sure to dress as a character from your book, or if this doesn’t apply come as your favorite literary character or author.  If you are a customer coming for fun, be sure to dress as your favorite literary character or author for a chance to win a prize.

Authors will be here from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.  A few authors who will be signing are:  Joe Sweeney, Robert Hunton, Jacqueline Soule, and Lorna Kraemer.

At 3:30 PM we will be having a spooky reading session in the back room.  Come read your favorite scary poem or a short passage from a book to set the spooky mood for Halloween.

Be sure to be here at 4:30 PM for your chance to win a prize for best costume.

Come have a book signed or just stop by to help support local events.

Trivia Question

Here is your end of the week trivia question:

Name to work and author from the passage below:

“Deucalion seldom slept, but when he did, he dreamed.  Every dream was a nightmare.  None frightened him.  He was the spawn of nightmares, after all; and he had been toughed by a life of terror.”

Leave your answer as a comment and check back on Sunday to see if you were correct.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein’s novel The Art of Racing in the Rain is such a wonderful read.  An emotional tale told from the perspective of man’s bestfriend; Enzo has learned much from watching TV with his human companion, specifically race car races, and now he is ready to share his wisdom with others.  He begins his tale from the end of his life and works backwards to the beginning, talking to us about love, loyalty, and the strange habits of humans.  Enzo tells his listeners that dogs come back to earth as humans since they are man’s closest companion, and he knows this is what is in store for him after death.  Stein does such a great job of having his readers crying and then laughing as they get to know Enzo and his life.  This is the perfect read for animal-lovers and anyone looking for a warm, uplifting story.

October Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle/end of October:

1  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2  Unbroken:  A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Larua Hillenbrand

3  Damned by Chuck Palkhniuk

4  Snuff:  A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett

5  The Son of Neptune: The Heros of Olympus#2 by Rick Riordan

6  The Help by Kathryn Stockett

7  A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

8  The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

9  Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

10  Toys by James Patterson & Neil McMahon

Stop in the store to pick-up your copy today, or order online at mostlybooksaz.com.

Trivia Answer

Answer:  London and Paris.  This is a great book that explores the turmoil of the French Revolution, and is another must read classic.  Dickens was one of the most famous writers of his time.  It was estimate that one out of every ten persons in Victoria England were a Dickens readers.

Stop in the store or order from mostlybooksaz.com to get your copy today.

The Son of Neptune: Book Two of the Heroes of Olympus

The exciting second book of the Lost Heroes series, The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, is finally out and is fabulous.  Percy is back, but not quite as the Percy we all know and love since he  now has amnesia and has no idea about his past.  Percy wanders into a Roman camp unsure of who he is and where he should go.  He joins up with the fifth legion, otherwise known as the misfit group, and soon uses his natural hero essence to change things around for his new friends.  Percy’s memories slowly return as he joins a quest with new heroes Frank Zhang and Hazel Levesque.  Which is good, since new threats are starting to surface.  Gaia has started her plan to take back earth and get rid of the humans, so the more heroes the better.

Riordan does such a great job of keeping you enthralled in his books.  It seems the books just keep getting better with new characters  arriving and the plot thickening. This is sure to please his fans and have us all anxious for book three.