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The Dog Days of Summer

August 2, 2018

According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary (yes, I still have one of those!), dog days means, “a sultry part of the summer supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun, now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11.”

Wikipedia is a bit more verbose, saying, “The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.”

Sounds like a good time to curl up at the beach, or perhaps by the pool, with  a good book, eh?

(You had to know where I was going with this!)

No, sadly the new Carina Quintana Murder Mystery is not yet available; it’s still in the works, I’m afraid, although it should be out there sometime after Labor Day, when curling up in front of a fireplace, at least up north, might be more realistic.

On the other hand, this would be a great time for those of you who haven’t read the latest one–Havana Homicide–to let your fingers walk over to Amazon.com and pick it up in either paperback of e-book form. Once you’re hooked, the prior seven Carina novels are still available as e-books. (From Amazon or the Apply iBooks store.)

And lest you start to think this is all about me, allow me to remind you that Laura’s amazing first book, the saga/love story The Six Wives of Jenny the 8th is also available from Amazon as a paperback or e-book. Remember, though, that she writes under her maiden name, Laura Garcia.

Whatever you choose, happy reading! And stay cool!

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