Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Discovery Day! (Friday June 24)

It's Book Discovery Day! Twice a week we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Browse through the books below and start your own discovery!

Book Discovery - newly-published and overlooked books!
Fallen Sun: The Great War, by Harule Stokes
Jocelyn Martinez was not a warrior, she was a teacher. But, when her country began losing the war with its southern neighbor, Keynosa, she answered the call to arms. She agreed to be transformed into a living war machine. She agreed to become a Finger of God.

Three years later, nearly half of her country, the Northern Alliance, lies in utter ruins. Yet, over countless battles, she and her brothers- and sisters-in-arms have turned the tide. Now poised to finally defeat Keynosa's powerful Guardsmen army, they are confronted with a threat that may cost them the war. The process that transformed them into the world's most powerful weapons, is also driving them insane.

Despite 42 years of life, losing both parents, and ...
                     
Items May Have Shifted: How to Travel With Your Baby or Toddler, by NJS Kaye
Do you know why babies really cry on planes? Or what sends the most traveling tots to the hospital? Believe it or not, infants used to be stowed in the overhead compartment on airplanes. There is a better way, and it involves duct tape.

It is easy to travel with babies, toddlers, even twins, without losing your mind or your moxie! Combining tested guerrilla tactics with scholarly research, Items May Have Shifted: How to Travel With Your Baby or Toddler offers guidance on everything from altitude sickness to zoological hazards for the under 5 set.

This book will help you:
• Develop goodwill on an airplane with a crying baby
• Master the B STUPID packing list
• Get a picky toddler to eat myst...
                     
The Lover's Eye (A Time Travel Series Book 2), by Barbara Best
A heated clash between modern-day thinking and 19th century ideals emerges, as fiercely independent and impetuous Jane Peterson and her deep-seated love Bryce McKenzie from 2013 must each struggle to exist in 1863 wartime America. Follow Jane as she learns to let go of everything she thought she knew about herself and gains the courage to make tough choices that will alter history, including her own, forever. Encounter the cruel truths Bryce must face about Jane's disappearance and ominous plot that involves him in an unbelievable event. Discover the dark and compelling secrets behind supernatural forces that will sweep you back, once again, to the vibrant people of the past and bloody backdrop of the great American Civil War.

T...
                     
Whisper Independence, by T.J. Patterson
Adora is a young woman reveling in a fierce independence, only to find herself a prime candidate for human-looking aliens whose government has plans for her and those like her. Genetically transformed Humiens who deceptively call themselves Guardians want to use people like Adora as test subjects to create their own brand of citizens. Adora's only protection must come from Zane, a similar being whose unnatural magnetism she can't deny. But the Guardians have some problems of their own. As young Humiens join the ranks, the Guardians' methods and successes are questioned and a newbie struggles to conform and truly become one of them. Time is running out, and Zane must reveal his own identity and convince Adora to put herself under his protect...
                     
Spring in Skiathos: The Perfect Summer Read (Escape to the Islands Book 1), by Holly Greene
A gorgeously escapist summer read set in idyllic Skiathos, and the first in a series of evocative Greek Island holiday novels from the bestselling author of the ESCAPE TO ITALY series. Grab a cocktail, sit back, relax and Escape to the Islands...

Life is sweet for Joanna Nelson until the day she gets a call from a lawyer in Greece that knocks her for six.

Her father, whom Joanna has never met, has died. Her mum was always reticent to discuss her brief holiday romance many years before on a tiny Greek Island called Skiathos, and all her life Joanna’s tried to fill in the blanks.
Her dad ran a small hotel on the island, and according to the lawyer, has left the property to her.

Her boy...
                     
The Lost Chronicles of Ara: The Mirkwood Codex, by Stephen Hillard
"The Lost Chronicles of Ara: The Mirkwood Codex"

In "Creation" and "Perdition", Volumes One and Two of "The Chronicles of Ara", we learned of a series of "lost" documents that allegedly map the escape of both man and god from imminent catastrophe. When the first of these documents is discovered in London, entitled "The Mirkwood Codex", the secrets contained therein expose far more than expected.

Centuries ago, a telling section of "Beowulf" was composed in a strange, almost Elvish language and discreetly hidden. In 1939, decades prior to author J.R.R. Tolkien authenticating the document in "Creation”, the Nazis infiltrated Bletchley, believing the sought-after book of legend to be present within the walls of it...
                     
Vengeance Rising The Eurasia Incident (Petrel Series Book 1), by William G Hoffman
The day finally came when I exited hyperspace. “This is Lieutenant John Wolfe piloting the LRT-14 Petrel,” I said after opening a channel to transmit the message to two heavily armored destroyers racing to my position.

"This was supposed to be an easy trip. All I had to do was pick up scientists from a research planet designated as U-581. The enemy had other plans."

Follow the adventures of John Wolfe as his easy trip changes into something else. Planetary invasions, saving an enemy that you hate, and finding the love of your life might just be the relaxation that he needs after his last mission....
                     
Dandelion Girl: A YA Mystery (Part One of Three), by M.B. Borchardt
Eighteen-year-old Celia Lindberg moves from Seattle to the Swedish town of Bj√∂rkby where her father was born. Eager to get to know her Swedish family and immerse herself in the language and culture, Celia makes friends and starts school. But she soon discovers that her father's hometown is full of dark secrets and that her life in Sweden and uncovering her family’s past comes with a deadly price.

Dandelion Girl Part 1: Published June 6
Dandelion Girl Part 2: Expected September 1
Dandelion Girl Part 3: Expected December 1...