Thursday, March 27, 2008

Earth Hour with Bookshelf Cat...

Bookshelf Cat Glows in the DarkAt 8 pm on March 29th, 2008, lights and non-essential appliances will be turned off all around the world for one hour, demonstrating how simple actions can make a real difference when everyone participates. Even one light makes a statement and you can make a difference! At Eclectics, we'll be telling ghost stories by the light of Bookshelf Cat's glow-in-the-dark eyes. How 'bout you?

Visit and on Saturday night, flick off!

Earth Hour

Bookshelf Cat will be sharing Earth Hour stories aboard the this weekend.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Drake's Back! Read Episode 5 for free...

Drake: Tales of a Lusty Pirate - Free Online Serial Part Five of the online serial by Erin McCarthy and Kathy Love is online now at web site.
Drake: Tales of a Lusty Pirate is free to download, so go ahead...get Impaled! (Mature content. If you're under 18, get Demonized, instead!)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Bunny? What bunny?

I don't see a bunny.

Do you see a bunny?

Happy Easter and joyful springtime greetings from Eclectics and the Bookshelf Bunny Cat (who absolutely did not authorize this photo).

Hop on over to the for more spring frolicking.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Number 1 on the New York Times list!

The Perfect Wife by Victoria Alexander
Congratulations to Eclectics author Victoria Alexander, whose novel is currently the #1 mass market paperback on the New York Times Bestseller list! The book is #4 on Publishers Weekly bestseller list and #65 on the USA Today list.

When the Earl of Wyldewood meets Sabrina Winfield, he thinks he's found the ideal match. Graceful and genteel, the elegant blonde will look simply exquisite displayed on his arm. And a lady like Sabrina will undoubtedly occupy her time with proper matters, leaving him free to pursue his own pleasures . . .

But beneath Sabrina's delicate beauty lies the most infuriatingly stubborn, wildly adventurous woman the earl has ever met. She's nothing like the perfect wife he had imagined. And before long, all he can think of is quieting her biting wit (with his kisses), putting an end to her outlandish schemes (with his own carefully planned seduction), and doing everything in his power to become the perfect husband.

Visit for a preview.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New from Dusty Rhodes: Shawgo

Shawgo by Dusty Rhodes
In the early 1870’s, the young state of Texas was struggling to survive. Its vast, undeveloped land of over 260 thousand square miles became a haven for the lawless. Murderers, rustlers and renegade bands of hostile Indians and Comanchero roamed the vast wastelands of west Texas with only a narrow river separating them from the sanctuary of Mexico. One group of dedicated lawmen stood between this element and the law-abiding citizenry—the Texas Rangers. This is the story of one of those men. Shawgo—Texas Ranger.

Visit for an excerpt and ordering information. Shawgo is available now!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wearin' the green...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Bookshelf O'Cat wishes you a happy (early) St. Patrick's Day!

Look for other happy cats aboard the .

Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Today: The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte by Laura Joh Rowland

The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte by Laura Joh Rowland, by (author of the Sano Ichiro mystery series) is an epic, world-at-stake thriller starring the legendary 19th century author and her equally famous family. It’s a tour of Victorian England from gutter to palace, featuring a hero who combines Mr. Rochester with Agent 007 and a villain whose devious schemes threaten the very fabric of the British Empire. Charlotte Brontë is plunged headlong into the sort of thrilling adventures and passionate romance she never actually experienced, but secretly craved.

Visit to meet the characters and read an excerpt, or !

Monday, March 10, 2008

Author appearances this week...Laura Joh Rowland and Barbara Colley

Wednesday, March 12, at 7 PM:
Join author for a discussion of her latest Charlotte LaRue Mystery, , book seven in the 'Squeaky Clean' series, at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana. For information, visit .

Friday, March 14, at 6 PM:
Novelist (author of the Sano Ichiro mystery series) signs her new book, , an epic, world-at-stake thriller starring the legendary 19th century author and her equally famous family, at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit for details.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Once upon a time...

Time for my bedtime story?
Bookshelf Cat enjoys a bedtime story.

Look for more drowsy cats at the .

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Appearances this Week: Barbara Colley & Erin McCarthy

Thursday March 6 -
Join Barbara for a book talk and signing this Thursday evening at the Lincoln Parish Library, 910 N. Trenton, Ruston, Louisiana

Friday March 7 -
Barbara will be reading and signing her latest, , this Friday afternoon beginning at 4:00 p.m. If you're in Monroe, Louisiana, come out and see her at Windows: A Bookshop, 609 Park Avenue. For more info, phone 318-361-9004.

Saturday March 8th - /
Erin is the guest speaker at this month's meeting of the Florida Romance Writers in Ft. Lauderdale. This is a ticketed event and reservations are required. Visit for details.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

New from Lisa Manuel: Fortune's Kiss

Fortune's Kiss by Lisa ManualMoira Hughes’s stepfather has died, and although the bulk of the family holdings must pass to a relative, a codicil to his will secures her and her mother’s future – or so she believes. When their London solicitor denies all knowledge of this codicil, practical, country bred Moira must put aside both pride and propriety, travel to London and press her rights. Once there she resolves to confront her stepfather’s heir, the dashing black sheep of the family whom she believes has unlawfully withheld her rightful share of the family fortune.

Graham Foster, treasure hunter and Egyptian antiquities expert, must leave his adventurous life to return to England and claim the barony left him by a distant cousin. Upon his arrival he discovers his estranged and spoiled family making free with his inherited home and fortune, while a dazzling, dark-haired step-cousin several times removed adamantly accuses him of foul play. There are times he feels his only true friend is his pet African Sun Spider...

Coming to a wary truce and teetering on a middle ground of irresistible if imprudent desire, Graham and Moira team up to hunt for her lost treasure. A trail of fraud, deceit and murder leads them through the streets of London and into each other’s arms, and to the most unlikely of conclusions.

Visit to read an excerpt of - available today!