NEW RELEASE – Dialogues on the Beach by John C. McLucas

Cover for DIALOGUES ON THE BEACH, a novel by John C. McLucas. A painting by artist Minas Konsolas on the cover: an empty boardwalk bench overlooks an empty Rehoboth beach.

John C. McLucas‘ debut novel, Dialogues on the Beach, is here!

This beautiful paperback, bound in the art of Minás Konsolas, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Itasca Books, as well as the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, Maryland!

Dialogues on the Beach follows Jim, who was…is? in love with his best friend, Tony, but Tony married Rachel, and she is…always was? a fantastic human being and a caring, supportive friend. Still, it’s unfathomable for Jim to think about loving anyone else the way he loved…loves? Tony, and next to impossible for him to consider loving himself.

Until 1993, when Jim joins Tony and Rachel on Rehoboth Beach. Metaphorical lines in the physical sand separate the gay and straight communities, but when Jim meets Joe, that line is erased and redrawn as a labyrinth. Misunderstandings and new perspectives arise at each turn, but one thing remains certain: Jim isn’t the same person he was when he first met Tony. And maybe that’s OK.


Dr. John C. McLucas has taught Italian and Latin at Towson U. since 1984. He has taught Italian language and repertory to voice students at Peabody Conservatory; he is a classically trained singer himself. Dr. McLucas has published numerous scholarly articles and translations as well as poetry and short fiction.


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COMING SOON – Dialogues on the Beach by John C. McLucas


BrickHouse Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of Dialogues on the Beach, a novel by John C. McLucas!

Jim was…is? in love with his best friend, Tony, but Tony married Rachel, and she is…always was? a fantastic human being and a caring, supportive friend. Still, it’s unfathomable for Jim to think about loving anyone else the way he loved…loves? Tony, and next to impossible for him to consider loving himself.

Until 1993, when Jim joins Tony and Rachel on Rehoboth Beach. Metaphorical lines in the physical sand separate the gay and straight communities, but when Jim meets Joe, that line is erased and redrawn as a labyrinth. Misunderstandings and new perspectives arise at each turn, but one thing remains certain: Jim isn’t the same person he was when he first met Tony. And maybe that’s OK.


Dialogues on the Beach will be released September 10, 2017, and is available for pre-order here:


Dr. John C. McLucas has taught Italian and Latin at Towson U. since 1984. He has taught Italian language and repertory to voice students at Peabody Conservatory; he is a classically trained singer himself. Dr. McLucas has published numerous scholarly articles and translations as well as poetry and short fiction. Dialogues on the Beach is his first novel.

About the Cover:

A welcoming boardwalk bench and the gently rolling waves of Rehoboth Beach, painted by artist Minás Konsolas, invite us to settle in and join McLucas’ characters as they ruminate and reminisce about the nature of relationships and each other. Learn more about the artist at minaskonsolas.com.

NEW RELEASE – Daingerfield Island by John Adam Wasowicz

Today’s the big day! The exciting mystery thriller novel, Daingerfield Island, is here!

You can snag a paperback of Daingerfield Island today, whether you’re joining author John Adam Wasowicz for a drink at New Columbia Distillers, picking up a signed copy at Politics and Prose in DC, or shopping online through the BHB catalogue!

Daingerfield Island follows Elmo Katz, a defense attorney from Alexandria.  Katz is no stranger to the bureaucracy and twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, but his world is upended when he finds himself entangled in the roots of a complex terrorist plot. Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows. Katz must weave his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skulduggery to save what’s left of the truth—and himself.

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Daingerfield Island – Release Party with Author John Adam Wasowicz

BrickHouse Books is happy to announce the upcoming release of Daingerfield Island, an exciting mystery thriller from author John Adam Wasowicz!

Daingerfield Island introduces us to Elmo Katz, a defense attorney from Alexandria.  Katz is no stranger to the bureaucracy and twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, but his world is upended when he finds himself entangled in the roots of a complex terrorist plot.  Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows.  Katz must weave his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skulduggery to save what’s left of the truth—and himself.

Daingerfield Island puts the ‘I’ in danger: intelligent, imaginative, intriguing. The book is a timely metaphor about the power of alternative facts in a post-truth world.

—Michael Neff, author of All The Dark We Will Not See

You can celebrate the release on July 14th at the New Columbia Distillery in DC, home of Green Hat Gin!

Friday, July 14th, 6-8pm
New Columbia Distillers
1832 Fenwick St. NE
Washington DC 20002
202-733-1710

Book vending by East City Bookshop.

$1 of every book purchase goes to the DC Central Kitchen.

You can also pre-order your copy through Amazon.

NEW RELEASE – Adrian Koesters’ Three Days with the Long Moon

We are happy to announce the release of Three Days with the Long Moon, an incredible collection of poetry from BrickHouse Books author, Adrian Koesters!

Koesters released her debut collection of poetry, Many Parishes, with BHB in 2013.  The work’s haunting narratives and incisive interrogation of the spiritual and tangible worlds received high praise from Koesters’ contemporaries in the poetry world.  Similarly, Three Days with the Long Moon delivers powerful and elegant words that will leave you in deep reflection.

Three Days with the Long Moon is available in paperback from these retailers: