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Andy Goldman
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The Fifth House is here

My new book, The Fifth House, is out today!

Following closely on the events of The Only City Left, Allin Arcady searches for his lost love. Tyena Branch struggles to scavenge enough food to keep her mother and herself alive. And in the cat city of Pudlington, the uneasy truce between humans and felines is already faltering.

Into this turmoil enters the true power behind Doyle Arcady’s reign... The Fifth House.

DRM-Free everywhere. Free Kindle version with purchase of the softcover. No werebeasts were harmed in the making of this book.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-House-Only-City-Left-ebook/dp/B00VNBZQUE/ Softcover: http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-House-Only-City-Left/dp/1511568291/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Andy_Goldman_The_Fifth_House?id=L2d3CAAAQBAJ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/537533 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-fifth-house/id989048359?l=en&mt=11

Need to catch up? Find the links to Book 1, The Only City Left, at http://atgoldman.com/?page_id=2557

Early Reviews for The Fifth House:

1) Mack Moyer: http://www.mackmoyer.com/?p=118

“It seems like every novel taking place after the fall of human civilization spends chapter upon chapter telling us how things like zombies and laser swords came about. Goldman does none of that. His world is full of talking cats, ghosts, monsters and tiny coils that can turn you into a werebear (or perhaps a squid). It’s just awesome for the sake of being awesome.”

2) Ryan Toxopeus: http://ryantoxorants.blogspot.ca/2015/04/review-fifth-house-by-andy-goldman.html

“The way themes re-emerged from the first book to be bigger and badder than before was excellent. The voices of the two main characters were distinct. I found myself liking Allin's humour more than Tyena's straight shooting attitude, but both were well written.”

3) Galit Balli: http://thereadingbud.com/2015/05/05/book-review-the-fifth-house-arc/

“I had high expectations from this book as I just finished reading the first only a few weeks ago and I am so happy it didn’t fall and this book was such a wonderful read. It was fast paced with lots of action scenes and twists and turns that can make you scream at the book.”
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Feeling a bit better today from the cold (although now Danielle is getting it, ugh.) Also I am on day 4 of no coffee and my headache wasn’t that bad. So that’s good.

I also started volunteering to feed feral cats once a week (twice this week to cover for someone). There is a group that feeds and cares for feral cats throughout the county. They provide the food, they just need people to go where the cats are. Anyway, included is a picture of one of the cats (black and white in the middle of the pic.) This is as close as she’ll let me get. A couple of the other ones were okay with me petting them
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We went to South Lake Tahoe for a few days, which was nice. Unfortunately I could tell I was getting a cold right before we left. I had a sore throat, cough, etc. the whole time and really bad sinus pain that kept me awake most of Saturday night. (On the plus side, I had lots of time to read while everyone else was asleep.)

We didn’t have any plans other than doing relaxing stuff, so we were still able to take the kids mini-golfing and to the arcade, and down to the lake. Danielle took them to a crafts store for some painting while I stayed in bed one morning. We got some board gaming in, but not nearly as much as I thought we would (played one game out of the six I brought.) We introduced the girls to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a classic that was fun to watch with them because so much of the 80s culture is completely foreign to them. We were going to rent a bike-carriage thing and bike along the lake, but there was no point at which I was up for that.

Anyway, I’m glad to be home again for the soft tissues and the much-missed felines.
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Local For Sale #1

When I am well and truly braindead at some point in the day, I find myself browsing for local sale items on Facebook, Nextdoor, Craigslist, etc. Like a box of demented chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

What's the story here? Is this baby armless? Are his hands bound behind his back? Why would I want to plant something in this armless child in the first place? And who would pay $15 for the honor? So many questions.

What's some weird stuff for sale in your area?
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MFW my eight-year-old talks about schadenfreude after learning it from the Amazing World of Gumball.
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A day of ups and downs.
Rough morning with the kids. I don't go into their details, for their digital privacy. But it was a stressful getting ready for school morning.
After that I went to the cafe for some iced tea and writing, but I wasn't much in the mood for anything and went home.
Edited my proof for a while.
Headed to therapy. Always good to talk things out.
Home again for lunch and some more editing.
Set alarm for a 25 minute nap.
Might have hit snooze. Alarm went off several times and my nap-addled brain was like, "What the hell is going on?" Realized that today is the kids' early day at school. Good thing we only live a few blocks away, since I left when they were already out and still basically got there in time. (It wouldn't have been the end of the world. They just would have waited in the office. But I felt out of it for forgetting.)
It's a cool, breezy day today. We will go bike or scooter around for a while now.

Picture is our front patio, where I was editing in an attempt to not fall asleep. But the wind through the trees was so relaxing... :)
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Today's writing is getting done at the dealership while my car gets serviced. The proof of The Roundabout is in the mail. I have a story to edit and then some free writing on various projects in the brainstorming stage. Feels good.
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Book cover, my old friend.
I had to remember how to make you again.

*Design not necessarily final.
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Typical nap at my house.
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Today was bleh. Dark cloud in my brain kind of day. I didn’t have the motivation to get up and do the things that would probably have gotten me moving on from the cloud, so I basically did nothing. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow, and these kinds of days are much less common now.
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