Mysterious Galaxy invites you to join us as we host a special event for the local authors of our San Diego and Southern California community. Mysterious Galaxy San Diego will celebrate local authors with a "meet and greet" mixer. As a local independent bookstore, it is a priority to support our local authors and writing community. The meet and greet will be an informal opportunity for you to meet authors in our community, as well as enjoy a fun afternoon featuring snacks and beverages of all varieties. Please join us to celebrate our local literary talent.
Michael Punaro hallucinated on and off for several hours in a hospital bed following a gallbladder operation.
After several days of this, paranoia set in and he was convinced the hospital would harm him.
It’s a scary part of Punaro’s life that eventually became the first
38 pages of his recently released debut short novel “Delirium
Intersect.” From page 38 on, the book shifts gears into a fictional,
cat-and-mouse crime novel, exploring what would happen if Punaro’s
real-life hallucinations were reality. Punaro wants the book to
entertain, but above all else, he hopes to alert more people to the
phenomenon of hospital delirium.
“Hardly any people know about this, unless they’ve experienced it,”
Punaro said. “And even when they have, they don’t know what they
experienced and they’re embarrassed to talk about it.
“People don’t want to talk about hallucinations; others will think they’re weird or crazy,” Punaro added.
By writing about his own experience, Punaro hopes to deflate any hang-ups or reluctance to address hospital delirium.
-- The Coast News
Vampires aren’t real, and if they were, they sure as hell wouldn’t live in San Diego…Right?
Winter Ashton is content to let her life slip past in a veil of
coffee vapors and cigarette smoke, as she tries to pick up the pieces
after a nasty break-up left her with a broken spirit and a shattered
sense of self worth. But when she answers a desperate call from her long
lost friend Jenna, Winter is forced into the unlikely role of
Faced with the task of sheltering two vampires, Winter enlists the help
of her metal-head landlord, and the quiet Goth girl next door, both of
whom harbor dark secrets of their own. As Winter’s caught between her
fierce loyalty for her friend and the reality of the danger that this
new world has brought, she must also contend with the power hungry
vampire who wants nothing more than to reclaim Jenna’s strange savior
In a twisted story of love, treachery, midnight lattes, and the
undead, Winter will have to find the strength to stand beside the ones
she loves before they are lost forever.
Young Jim Morgan loves everything about his life: ignoring his old
tutor’s lessons, flaunting his new clothes, terrorizing his servants,
and perfecting the fine art of snobbery. But the night his father
returns from a mysterious sea voyage with the secret to a vast pirate
treasure, Jim's world is thrown upside down.
Now Jim must escape the clutches of his father’s wicked enemies,
decipher the magic of a gypsy witch, hide from a shadowy pirate and his
talking raven, and outwit the King of Thieves and his army of
If he is to survive, Jim must learn to trust new allies and discover the
power and magic of true friendship. And through it all he may, just
possibly, uncover a hero hidden within him, and live an adventure beyond
his wildest dreams…
Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves is a meeting of old-fashioned
swashbuckling adventures like Treasure Island and modern actioners such
as Percy Jackson. While there is enough heart, humor, and magic to
attract readers of all groups and ages, Jim Morgan especially reaches
out to middle-grade boys looking for a hero to whom they can relate and
enough danger and excitement to keep them on the edge of their seats.
Join Dave again as he returns to Tak-Makla and makes a discovery that
will change the course of mankind forever. Walking through the corridors
of The Hive with its ten billion spider-like agents, the last thing he
expected to find is a beautiful young woman. What she tells him will
contradict everything he knew about human life and evolution, upend the
balance of power in two galaxies, and ultimately lead to an unimaginable
journey beyond the Milky Way. The Hive is a story of redemption. No
matter which planet we come from, we all bear the scars of our brutal
and tyrannical pasts. Our darker side can reappear anytime people become
complacent or apathetic. The advances of science and technology only
improve our ability to control and manipulate our brothers. Can any of
us ever break free of the past and be truly noble and just?
During her abduction and assault, Audrey
begins to hear a voice. She hopes she’s not going crazy, because after
what she’s experienced, that’s the most logical explanation. However, as
she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be
telepathically trying to help her.
Unfortunately, rescue isn’t all she needs. In order to leave behind
the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate’s house in San Diego,
and assumes a new identity. It works—until the eighteen-year-old twin
boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls
she’s worked so hard to build.
Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin
avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn’t know if normalcy will ever
find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger
resurfaces, it’s the same voice that she turns to—a voice that is not
only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.
Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.
NO ONE REMEMBERS…
One October morning in 1932, Vicente Sorolla entered the white house on the hill and was never seen again.
Now, Detective Dori Orihuela helplessly witnesses his brutal murder in her nightmares.
Settling into a 120 year-old Edwardian mansion, Dori restores her dream
home while recovering from a bullet wound and waiting to go back on
But then one afternoon, Vicente materializes out of Dori's butler's
pantry and asks her to find a woman named Anna. Dori wonders if she's
not only about to lose her badge, but also her sanity.
Dori and Vicente's unlikely friendship takes us back to the waning days
of Prohibition in San Diego and the Westside barrio of National City,
California. Mary Castillo's latest novel, featuring the wild Orihuela
family that first delighted readers in Names I Call My Sister, weaves
romance, history and mystery into a humorous, touching and unforgettable
WHISPER of CROWS, by
author/filmmaker Jameson Hesse, is a dark romantic psychological
thriller about a teenage boy, (Kanaan James) obsessed with his childhood
friend (Abigail Caulfield). After a horrible car accident leaves
Abigail stricken with amnesia, Kanaan convinces her that they are soul
mates running from the law. In the midst of their passionate love
affair, while hiding in an old abandoned church in the woods, Kanaan is
forced to test the boundaries of his own humanity. Only in the end to be
confronted by a truth telling twist that will leave you unhinged.
About the Author
Jameson Hesse grew up in a small town near Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
He studied acting and photography in New York and then moved to
Florida to focus his career on music. During a three-year retreat in
the deep woods of northern Ontario, he published stories in Explosion
Magazine. He has now settled in Los Angeles, where he raises his sons
as a single parent and continues his writing of fiction, non-fiction,
children’s books and screenplays.
What would it mean to the leaders
of industry if mankind were suddenly presented with nature’s gift of a
sustainable green energy source?
It’s a time when culture is dependent on technology, resources are
scarce and all the world’s products are provided by a single
corporation. It is next week.
Industrial magnate GENE SOSKYH has stolen an invention that generates
quantum energy, a natural, green energy source. Instead of allowing
humanity to enjoy the benefits of this discovery, he is using it to
build a monstrous weapon. Unbeknownst to 28 year-old investigative
reporter, ISABELLE DE FLEUR, her journalistic work threatens to unveil
To stop Isabelle, Gene sends his most lethal apprentice: Special
Forces Commander TASHA METHUSA, the renegade heir to an east African
dictatorial power. With the unlimited resources of Gene’s company at
their disposal, Tasha and her troops employ an armada of vehicles and
technology to safeguard Gene’s plan of world domination.
Tasha’s cunning and tenacity force Isabelle to leave Los Angeles on a
global quest for the truth. She travels with her Buddhist mentor, FUJI
SATORI, and begins to view the world with different eyes.
Isabelle sees what’s hidden in plain sight. She constructs her
understanding of Gene’s technology through references to natural
occurrences of quantum energy in folklore and art of ancient and modern
civilizations. Their quest leads everyone to the jungle of Madagascar,
where Gene is preparing the launch of his photon missile as a final step
to enslave humanity.
With These Eyes bears at its core the principle that each individual
carries within themselves unlimited potential. In an epic journey across
the globe the two women experience, each in their own way, a world that
had previously been hidden from them right before their very eyes. This
suspenseful and wittingly entertaining novel leaves the reader with
Buddhist wisdom and the understanding that energy is everywhere.
A Book for World Peace
For every book purchased, One Dollar goes to support the Soka Gakkai
International. It is the SGI's mission to proliferate world peace
through culture and education. SGI-USA works actively towards total
global nuclear disarmament.
The Earth is split into three kingdoms:
One that resides in the sky, one that lies beneath the waves, and one
that remains on the surface. Life on the surface is less than
spectacular; in fact, it's quite the opposite. For fifteen year-old Sam
Cutter, that's enough reason to risk everything and head for the Sky
Nation. Sam has determined that nothing will stop him. The severe
punishment for being caught leaving the surface has deterred all
attempts at escape. If Sam can successfully flee the surface, he'll be
the first to make it in ten years.
Heading into the unknown with little more than a bag filled with a
few possessions slung on his back and pure determination, Sam turns and
waves goodbye to his mom before sneaking onto a cargo ship bound for the
Sam's goal of getting to the Sky Nation won't be easy. His journey
takes him on an adventure filled with unexpected turns as Sam is
abruptly thrown into the middle of a war, forced to choose a side, and
stay alive. Sam learns to trust his instincts, adapt to new situations,
and that he may be more important in this struggle than he could have
About the Author
James is a seventeen-year-old high school student in San Diego, CA.
He currently lives with his amazing mother, father, and little brother
David, who is one of his harshest critics. James chose to write instead
of paying attention in class, and is happy with his choice. James needs
to find a moment of sleep, but refuses to in order to continue being
Morgan Pendragon just wants a
normal life. But on her last year at a Swiss boarding school, one of her
classmates is found mysteriously dead. Before she knows it, Morgan's
called home to Wisconsin, for the first time in her life.
There, not only does she have to deal with her crazy-weird family,
but she's forced to attend a strange school set in a magical world under
Lake Winnebago. To make matters worse, she must train with the others
to become Knights of the Round Table and fight in a secret,
millennia-old war against the Fey--fallen angels with unimaginable
powers who'd do anything to destroy humans. And if that wasn't enough,
she must do the impossible: learn to make friends.
As the world is falling apart, Morgan must adapt to her new reality before she either goes nuts... or finds herself dead.
In California’s Anza Borrego
Desert, a body is found in the Canyon Sin Nombre. The vicitim is
identified as the artist Ramon Matus, whose death has far-reaching
consequences for his parents, his brother Raoul , his girlfriend Lizzie,
the Vega Stern family, the Southern California art community, and the
inhabitants of the small town of Borrego Springs. A letter in the pocket
of the dead man leads to Jerome Schlesinger, a self-help guru, who
conducts a Winter Solstice retreat in the luxurious desert resort Casa
del Zorro. Can the key to solve the mystery be found in Ramon Matus’
complex and powerful art or in the U.S.- Mexico border conflict caused
by human and drug traffickers ?