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New Moon Blues (The Books of Gem: 4)

New Moon Blues (The Books of Gem: 4) [Kindle Edition]

Linda G. Shelnutt

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Product Description

Who says it's gotta be hard to be good? The other worldly story line here is far-fetched fantasy-entertainment, the reality of which exists only within these novels. The other worldly sentiment is too good to be true. Some of us need good stories to get through the nights.

NEW MOON BLUES Can be read first and alone or as a Sequel to FULL MOON RISING. As with MORNING COMES and FULL MOON RISING, any letters mailed by the fictional character Jennifer are similar versions (or replicas) of those sent by the reality author, Linda Shelnutt. The same is true of the series book titles.

Chapter 1: Cracking The Egg.
"NEW MOON BLUES..." Jennifer O'Reilley said the title aloud to John O'Reilley at three o'clock in the dark of early morning. Snuggled under a fluffy green and pink flowered comforter, hugging between matching, soft, warm sheets, John and Jennifer had awakened...

This 2014 edition is upgraded with photos and internal navigation hyperlinks on each chapter heading within the story, to click back to the table of contents; and the table of contents chapters go to the body of the text. Also included in this edition is an a current list of Linda Shelnutt's full length books, Short Gems [which include her most recent offerings], and Visceral Histories, with categories separated for ease of identifying collections for reading together or in sequence. Also new with this edition, book covers are shown of the photojournalism walkabout series.

Short Gems [Enhanced, polished excerpts from NEW MOON BLUES]:
Dragonfly Angles Born in Pouring Down Rain
Grandma's Heaven Soup
Also look for Short Gems with extras for the other Books of Gem.

If you enjoy the Books of Gem, you might also like the Myrtle Drinkwater Astrological Investigator cozy mysteries. The pilot, MYRTLE'S ULTIMATE MYSTERY is available on Kindle. The sequel, MYRTLE'S PENULTIMATE WALKABOUT, is in progress and being offered in individual chapter installments with chapters 1 - 13 now available. Each chapter includes an Endnote of backstage scenes of writing process and other memoir tidbits related to creative shenanigans. Chapter 12 is a highly unusual presentation with 90 photos providing paranormal settings for the characters to toy with. MPW is estimated to be 30 chapters in length, similar to MUM.

Customer reviews are welcome on each of these chapter installments. It is particularly helpful for KINDLE GLOW BOOKS to know which segments of these individual chapters and Endnotes are enjoyed most or especially appreciated by readers.

We happily share Blessings with true readers who seek edification and spirit renewal blended in healthy ways with satisfying entertainment.

Thank you for your patronage,

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6945 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Publisher: KINDLE GLOW BOOKS; 6th Kindle edition (21 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0011TMBF6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,428,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've been a United Airlines flight attendant, high school English teacher, crime prevention officer, entrepreneur, parapsychologist, free lance writer, and a novelist. I may be a has been on all that now... except that I still spend all the spare time I can gather writing like a maniac, with several novels and nonfiction works in progress... new ones in mind.

On my current very satisfying home front, I hold a great respect in my heart for my husband's dedication to his work. He's a coal mine mechanic, high voltage electrician, and has helped me survive while I continue my career as a novelist (with a two-decades delayed paycheck).

I also cook and clean house (sort of). After I've been click-clacking on my laptop from 5 am - 10 am [I've discontinued this shift; decades collected are wearing], I fry a few eggs for Tom's breakfast when he arrives home from his night-shift at the mine. Sometimes I resume the clicking in the afternoon, after midday household chores, prior to cooking supper. Sometimes I resume the keyboard capers in the evening when Tom's napping prior to leaving for work at 9 pm. I wash supper dishes at 9:15 each evening, prior to retiring to read a while before the zzzzzzz's overwhelm the day.

AAAhhhh Chhhoooooooo!!

Unfortunately, that's the usual result of my house cleaning.

Given the gift of a wash machine, I do well with Tom's daily-wash diggers, which are his work clothes packed with mud, oil, and coal dust, which I bang against an old tree trunk prior to hefting them into the house and arranging them into the washer. If the debris around that tree trunk had a "For Sale" sign on it, it could bring in more $$$ than my career as a novelist. I'm so obsessed with writing I can't stop long enough to put up the sign. If I added a lemonade stand next to the mound of coal dust, I may have to ask permission from Trump to use the essence of his name.

When the wash machine goes on the blink, I blink off from a broken gyroscope. My reboot switch is activated only by a thumbs up proclamation of the appliance repair man.

I have dyslexia and received my only D grade in reading, among the hoards of A's, a few B's, and one C in my school attendance records through college, with a Master's equivalent from graduate level courses in English, Philosophy, and Psychology. In spite of the difficulties Dyslexia offers within the world of words and syntax, I love reading and writing uplifting, escape fiction. Strangely, my typo skills have steadily decreased as I progressed from a manual typewriter to electric, then to an electronic keyboard. With each surge of electronic ease, my Dyslexia seems to dissipate.

I've recently been unable to keep up my previous regimine of writing customer reviews. In previous posts, I have reviewed only books which I'm able to give 5 Star Raves. I'm actually thankful that life has worn me down to the point that I avoid spitting comments of the slashing kind. Maybe it's more truthful to say I'm soul smashed by criticism so try to avoid dishing it out. The fact is... sometimes my opinions are wrong! Sometimes I happen to notice I'm chewing on my toes, at which time, if possible I focus on getting my foot out of my mouth. As I get older (will be 62 Oct 2009) and creakier (not crankier; don't have the steam) I seem to become more adept instead of less at raising my foot to eye level.

I have 300+ reviews posted on the Amazon USA site and have also posted some of those on the Canada and UK sites.

On the Amazon USA pages for my novel and first Amazon Short (COAL & COCA-COLA), I've posted a few Customer Forums; one gives tidbits on the evolution of the original Sloppy Joe recipes. C&CC and 3 more of my Amazon Shorts have been upgraded into KINDLE editions with photo essays.

The original 1987 edition of THE ROSE AND THE PYRAMID is out of print (available periodically at collectors prices for used copies), but, as of January 2009 that novel (and 14 other books) is now available on KINDLE! Celebrate!!!!!!!!! See my Amazon USA profile page Listmania of my Kindle books.

As I live & breathe, I write and write...

Linda G. Shelnutt

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5.0 out of 5 stars CONFUSION IN THE COMOS 12 May 2008
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This whole story is bomb! there is no other word to describe it. It shows you, nearly day by day the HORIZONTAL PLANE of human existence. It resoles into Jennifer and John...ther love and marriage [which I found very helpful in thinking of marriage]. you know...this would make a bomb video gamebut those motel rooms really made me feel for Jennifer in her quest to save humankind by getting her books published.

but get also shows the VERTICAL PLANE of ALL existence. while Jennifer is plugging away, there are heavenly spirits plotting to intervene and help her!!!

you get involved in their existence too as they struggle with physical and moral realities.

I LOVE Linda Shelnutt's books!! they are a guide to living and laughing away your sorrows.

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