Please Note: Mysterious Galaxy will be closed from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM so our elves can engage in party preparation.
Mysterious Galaxy is pleased to offer visions of sugarplums and stocking stuffers at our Eat! Read! Party! Holiday Event on Saturday, December 11, starting at 6:00 PM. We will have ten (and maybe more!!) authors whose works solve a variety of genre (and gift giving opportunity) needs, and some light holiday refreshments. We will also conclude our “Read! Celebrate! Give!” program for Monarch School with a grand drawing (with lots of winners) and lots of surprises.
Also join us when local Representatives (representatives get the publishers’ books to booksellers, so we can share them with you!) Wade Lucas (Random House) and Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins) present some of the hottest books of Fall 2010 and Winter 2011, and a line-up of Gift Book Ideas! At 7:30 PM, Wade and Gabe will not only be sharing their passion for some recent and forthcoming titles, but also sharing a selection of gift book suggestions for your employees, clients and friends.
For a complete view of our holiday festivities, click the pdf link at the bottom of this page.
Scott Browne, who entertained readers with his zom/rom/com novel, Breathers, was Fated to be at the Holiday Party. Or maybe Destiny steered his path. Fated chronicles the adventures of Fabio, who in his role as Fate, has an adversarial relationship with Death and Destiny, is in a forbidden relationship with a mortal, and may be disrupting the entire cosmos. Scott interviews Fate, Destiny, and a couple of Deadly Sins on his website. Scott also wrote the introduction to The Undead that Saved Christmas.
If Walls Could Talk, they would probably tell us that Juliet Blackwell and Hailey Lind are the same person! When Julie / Juliet / Hailey is not writing her Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series, or her Art Lovers Mystery series (or her Witchcraft Mystery series), she runs her own mural/faux finish design studio, specializing in the aesthetic renovation of historic homes. All these passions come together in her work.
In If Walls Could Talk, historic home renovator Mel Turner meets up with the ghost of a colleague who recently met his demise via power tools; the clue to his murder may be literally contained within the mansion she is restoring’s walls.
It’s more aliens, more intrigue, and more mayhem when Katherine “Kitty” Katt, Alien Super-Being Exterminator, introduced in this spring’s Touched by an Alien, returns. Anti-alien conspiracies, threats from outer space, and a couple of killer alligators are all in a day’s work, but internal alien conspiracies bring a new meaning to the terms chaos and confusion for the Alpha Centauri liaison as she engages in an Alien Tango. Arizona author Gini Koch offers something for the science fiction fan and the conspiracy theorist on your holiday list.
It’s 1978 in “America’s Finest City”--San Diego, California--and one rookie cop is learning the hardest lessons the streets have to teach. Luke Jones--a recently graduated, Shakespeare quoting literature major--is about to discover that dealing with crooks is the easiest part of his new job. For here, in a world populated by people ruled by their obsessions, Luke’s strong will and quick tongue alienate many of his senior officers and he must fight to be accepted. Although eventually labeled a hero, his success comes at great cost. THE STICKING PLACE is the first in the Luke Jones series, which follows one cop’s career from rookie to retirement.