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Justin Cronin Visits

Author Justin Cronin Visits VJ Books!

Mitchell and John had the opportunity to visit with Justin Cronin as he signed books for us. He is a professor of English at Rice University in Houston, and is somewhat breathless about the rave over his new book, The Passage. He has a 13 year daughter, and seemed to enjoyed talking with Mitchell.

Mitchell with Cronin

Mitchell with Cronin

Clive Cussler Releases Signed Editions of The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy

Bestselling Author Clive Cussler Releases Signed and Limited Editions of his Latest Children’s Novel-The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy

Adventures of Hotsy TotsyThe Adventures of Hotsy Totsy, Clive Cussler’s rollicking sequel to The Adventures of Vin Fiz (2006), has just been released.  Signed editions and exclusive signed limited editions of The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy are available at VJ Books (

In The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy (May 2010: Penguin), Casey and Lacey Nicefolk are two regular, all-American brother-and-sister twins who have a secret.  In their barn there is a mysterious widget that can turn any small object into a life-size replica.

Since their parents are out-of-town, the twins decide to have some fun and create a real working powerboat using a model boat and their newly found gizmo.  Casey and Lacey take their new powerboat and enter a race up the Sacramento River.  But during the race, they find that their powerboat is no ordinary boat and that the race is no ordinary race.  This is a romping adventure where being the first to cross the finish line is not the only prize.

Clive Cussler is the bestselling author of the Dirk Pitt series, the Oregon Files series, and the Numa Files series–all nautical mystery/thriller novels.  Some of the novels in the Dirk Pitt adventures include… (more…)

Now In Stock

Now in Stock!

VJ Books has received: The Return by Ben Bova, Meg: Hell’s Aquarium by Steve Alten, The Magic Thief Book 2: Lost by Sarah Prineas

The Return
Signed First Edition

Return Ben Bova

Hell’s Aquarium
Signed First Edition

MEG Hells Aquarium by Steve Alten

Signed First Edition

Magic Thief Book Two: Lost

Maximum Ride 5: MAX by James Patterson

Summary for Maximum Ride 5: MAX by James Patterson

James Patterson Maximum Ride 5The latest installment in James Patterson’s series (Maximum Ride 5) for our younger audiences is now available to order.  Check it out!

Comfortable in their new safe house, Max and the rest of the Flock finally begin to feel optimistic about their newly-gained freedom. Then the Machine Geeks appear–part machine, part human, totally destructive. They are in the service of an ominous Mr. Chu, who has his eyes on the Flock and their unique abilities. And if he can’t have them, he’ll make sure nobody else can either!

Patterson is the author of novels–from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005)–that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award.