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December 10, 2013 / Leslie

Book Spotlights for the Holidays


From now through Christmas JKS Communications is hosting a Holiday Hop of blogs featuring giveaways and book spotlights to help you with your holiday gift selections – or maybe find something for yourself. Check out the tour stops or follow along on twitter at #JKSHolidays.

And – beginning December 21st I will be hosting a giveaway for a copy of Nu Logic, a scifi thriller by Bill Gourgey, plus a copy of the first book in the series, Glide.

Below are a few of the featured titles that caught my eye.

8-Bit Christmas by Kevin Jakubowski

8-BitChristmas by Kevin JakubowskiGenre: Fiction
Publisher: DB Press
Publish Date: November 1, 2013
Format: Paperback | 288 pages

About the Book

It’s 1980-something and all nine-year-old Jake Doyle wants for Christmas is a Nintendo Entertainment System. No Jose Conseco rookie card, no GI Joe hovercraft, no Teddy friggin’ Ruxpin–just Nintendo. But when a hyperactive Shih Tzu is accidentally crushed to death by a forty-two-inch television set and every parent in town blames Nintendo, it’s up to Jake to take matters into his own hands. The result is a Christmas quest of Super Mario Bros. proportions, filled with flaming wreaths, speeding minivans, lost retainers, fake Santas, hot teachers, snotty sisters, “Super Bowl Shuffles” and one very naked Cabbage Patch Kid. Told from a nostalgic adult perspective, 8-Bit Christmas is a hilarious and heartfelt look back at the kid pop culture of the 1980s.

For more information visit:

Goodreads | Amazon | Kevin’s Website


A Measure of Blood by Kathleen George

Measure of Blood by Kathleen GeorgeGenre: Fiction
Publisher: Mysterious Press / Open Road
Publish Date: January 14, 2014
Format: Paperback | 400 pages

About the Book

Meet Richard Christie: Pittsburgh’s finest detective

Christie is the man you call when there’s trouble in the Steel City. But when a crazed man savagely destroys a family in an instant, it will take everything Christie has to hunt down the killer, and protect a now motherless child.

For more information visit:

Goodreads | Amazon | Kathy’s Website


Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs

Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Tilia Klebenov JacobsGenre: Thriller
Publisher: Linden Tree Press
Publish Date: June 1, 2013
Format: Paperback | 397 pages

About the Book

When Tsara Adelman leaves her husband and two young children for a weekend to visit her estranged uncle, she little dreams he is holding several local children captive on his lavish estate. Mike Westbrook, father of one of the boys, kidnaps her to trade her life for the children’s. Soon Tsara and Mike are fleeing through New Hampshire’s mountain wilderness pursued by two rogue cops with murder on their minds.

For more information visit:

Goodreads | Amazon | Tilia’s Website


Nu Logic by Bill Gourgey

Nu Logic by Bill Gourgey Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Jacked Arts
Publish Date: April 26, 2013
Format: Paperback | 530 pages

About the Book

Accomplished virologist, Dr. Janot (whose specialty is crossover pathogens), threatens the promising Glide era with his wildly popular augmented reality gaming world—Neology. Only the genius inventor, Captain Magigate, can stop him, but Magigate is lost in the past with his erstwhile lover and foe, the Prophet. Teenage artist Maddy’s cryptic paintings hold the key to reaching the Captain, but will she discover their secret in time to stop Dr. Janot, whose Connected Reality vision threatens to transform the human experience forever?

Nu Logic is the sequel to Glide and is Book 2 in the Glide Trilogy.

For more information visit:

Goodreads | Amazon | Bill’s Website

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  1. Sheila (Book Journey) / Dec 10 2013 8:28 am

    8 bit Christmas sounds good… all 80’s interests me. 🙂


  2. BermudaOnion / Dec 10 2013 10:27 am

    Those are all new to me. I bet my son would love 8 Bit Christmas.


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