In this unbearable heat, being outside isn’t ideal. We suggest you stay in conditioning, pour a glass of lemonade and rest reading a book to get the most out of your day.
What kind of book is better, you ask? Look no further than this list to find out.
A number of Lexington authors have recent or upcoming editions, and it’s worth taking a look at this author’s guide to the city and their most recent work.
Horror, fantasy and superhero fantasy take on new life in these graphic novels and parody books for adults.
You are sure to find everything you need to update your book reading bucket list.
History from Hell, Gwenda Bond
Gwenda Bond is no stranger to the fantasy world. her latest novels, “History from HellIt first appeared on April 5th.
The book is part of her fantasy romantic comedy series that he started with “You’re not your normal hot guy.”
The series revolves around the protagonist Callie, who, along with his best friend, summons a handsome, leather-jacketed demon named Luke. Kale and Luke continue their journey to stop a Satanic cult from destroying the world… and may fall in love along the way.
An unexpected turn of events? Luke happens to be the son of Satan and the prince of Hell.
In The Date From Hell, readers revisit the world of Callie and Luke as Bond, the New York Times bestselling author, concludes their journey.
From the book’s description: “After saving the world and stopping the apocalypse, Callie and Luke look forward to a quiet, romantic weekend together. When you’re human and dating the Prince of Hell, it’s hard to have quiet moments. But Hell’s Romantic Weekend takes a turn when Lucifer costs Callie.” Luke is hunting down a stray soul around the world. If they can prove that a soul can be recovered, Lucifer will allow both of them to make some changes in Hell.”
Readers can purchase the book in paperback, e-book, and audio format on Bond’s website.
Bond lives in a 100-year-old home in Lexington. include written by Suspicious Minds, the first official novel, Stranger Things. which tells the story of Eleven’s mother, and the Lois Lane series, among other titles.
Wake up the bones Elizabeth Kilcoyne
Next on the list is “Wake the Bones” by Elizabeth Kilquin.
Arriving on bookshelves on July 12, Wake the Bones follows protagonist Laurel Early as she navigates her life in her sleepy town after leaving college in this dark novel.
from the book Description on Macmillan Publishers: “The sleepy little farm where Laurel Early grew up He woke up. The forest moved, the soil died under her hands, her pile of bones stood up and turned away. After dropping out of college, all she wanted was to resume her life as a tobacco kid and a taxidermy and try not to think of the boy she couldn’t help but love. Instead, a demon from her past returns to prosecute her, as her late mother did years before. Now, Laurel must unravel her mother’s terrifying legacy and tap into her innate magic before her fate and that of everyone she loves is over.”
Kilquin is an author, playwright and poet Born and raised in Kentucky. She lives in Lexington and enjoys gardening, works on the organizational team for a local community vegetable market and learns to write at the Carnegie Literacy and Learning Center, according to her website.
Feel Bern: A Bernie Sanders Mystery, Andrew Shaffer
Bern by Andrew Shaffer might be the most unusual title you’ll find on this list.
A mixture of mystery, action, and humor, readers can lose themselves in this adventurous story that re-imagines the life of American politician Bernie Sanders as an amateur detective starting November 22.
The body of a local farmer is washed on the beach at the summer jazz festival, As per the book description. When the sheriff announces that the death was an accident, Bernie is not surprised because corruption is ubiquitous, even in rural Vermont. He’s not about to let it slide.
More book description: “Bernie has been fighting for justice for more than half a century. However, there is a lot one can do by legislating. It’s time to get the gloves off…not just because it’s summer, but because it’s time for evil doers to feel They are Berne.”
Shaffer, born in Iowa, is a New York Times bestselling author, and he teaches and mentors writers in person and online at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington and in Louisville for the Literary Arts, according to his website.
Shaffer’s other books includeHope You Never Die: The Obama Biden Mystery“Parody”Fifty Suns for Earl Gray” And the “How to survive Sharknado and other unnatural disasters. “
Feel the Bern: A Bernie Sanders Mystery is available for pre-order on the Shaffer website.
I loved you in another life, David Arnold
Next on the list is “I Loved You In Another Life” by Lexington-based author David Arnold.
From an alternative viewpoint, the adult acne story is scheduled for release in the fall of 2023.
according to Arnold posted a description on his Instagram: “The story follows Shosh and Evan, the only two people to hear the voice of a mysterious singer, whose words bring their souls together over and over again, through the ages.”
Arnold lives here in the city with his wife and son. for each his Random penguin house Resume, his previous jobs include freelance musician and producer, stay-at-home father and preschool teacher.
Quick break, Sean Pryor
Although he has a day job, Sean Pryor comic book A novelist and photographer at night. His next book, Fast Break, will hit a bookstore near you in the fall of 2023.
according to Description of the book on Twitter: “7th grade basketball prodigy Michaela Thomas is denied a spot on her new school team and ends up joining the co-ed Firebirds—not exactly the team she was looking for, but maybe exactly where she belongs.”
Pryor’s latest project, “The Gamer: Bandit Battle,” will hit shelves in late July.
according to Description of the book on Goodreads: “Criminal mastermind Cynthia Cyber recruits a video game supervillain named Pandora Bandit to fight The Gamer. When she tracks down The Gamer’s thief, she transports him to her video game world in order to confront the Wild West! Will he defeat the evil player with superhuman strength and find his way home?” “
Pryor enjoys reading, cooking, listening to streaming music playlists, and talking about why Zack from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is the greatest black superhero of all time, according to his website.
You can find more of his books and contents on the site.
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