Friday, October 24, 2014

Book Discovery! (Friday Oct 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!
Schuyler (Zodiac Rising - Scorpio), by Margaret Lake
Dr. Schuyler Scorponi, surgeon, researcher, recluse. Schuyler has never had much to do with people in general and men in particular. All she has is her work and she’s convinced herself that’s all she needs in her life. But she’s about to meet a different kind of man. One who finds a way to break down her walls bit-by-bit.

It’s the excellence of her work that brings Schuyler to the attention of Dr. Cameron Jones, new chief of surgery at Midlands General. By the time he finishes offering Schuyler a job as his assistant, her cold responses have him regretting his offer. But then he mentions the new lab and Schuyler comes alive, showing Cam a side of her he finds all too attractive.
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A Christmas Castle, by Thomas J. Prestopnik
In 1966, eight-year-old Jack Mason glanced up at a shooting star while building a snow castle in his backyard on Christmas night. Now in 2048 at age ninety, he finally learns what resulted from such a trivial occurrence.

Gloria Grant, a new resident at the Harbor View Retirement Home, tells Jack that she would never have been born if he hadn't seen that shooting star eighty-two years ago. But Jack is skeptical since he has known Gloria for only three months.

So begins A Christmas Castle, a heartwarming tale of two ordinary people caught up in a conversation about distant memories and forgotten dreams. And while most individuals' lives won't reach meteoric heights, the day-to-day building of a life and a family...
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Leonie and the Golden Butterfly, by Caroline Berteaux
Leonie and the Golden Butterfly is a short novel that tells the story of Leonie, a girl who meets a little golden butterfly that guides her for seven days, providing her with a unique and enriching experience.

Through this story, inspired by leaders such as Francis Bacon and Walt Disney, readers will discover several keys to leadership, including optimism and preparation....
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The Reluctant Warrior (Warriors Series Book 2), by Ty Patterson
There are two ways to uncover a mole. One, investigate. Two, pray that the mole makes a mistake.

There’s a third way. Broker’s way.

Maverick intelligence analyst Broker and his black-ops team are recovering from the events of The Warrior, when the FBI comes seeking their help. The FBI has a mole buried deep in its organization, leaking sensitive information on its cases in New York, and all efforts to flush the mole out have failed. The FBI is counting on Broker’s unorthodox methods to restore its integrity.

What Broker hasn't counted on is coming up against an enemy with such incredible power and vast resources that no place in the city is safe from its reach...
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The Yugoslavian: In Search of Mara Jovanović (The Yugoslavian Series Book 1), by The Black Rose
“One man and one woman together in a war out of control...”

The Siege of Sarajevo provides the backdrop for a gripping tale of adventure and intrigue bringing Ivan—a man with a deadly secret, and Tess—a mysterious philanthropist, with a secret of her own, together from opposite sides of the world.

With the common goal of searching for the same missing war orphan, together they head into this deadly conflict to find her. Through lies and deceptions, and surrounded by threats and hostilities, the truth is revealed and Ivan is torn between what he must do to protect himself and what he must do to protect Tess in The Yugoslavian, In Search of Mara Jovanovic by The Black Rose.
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A Scout's Guide to Zombie Survival: Everything You Need to Know to Identify Zombies and Survive (The Monsters and Zombies Almanac Book 3), by Sandie Lee Muncaster
A Scout's Guide to Zombie Survival is a delightfully scary guide to recognizing and dealing with common zombies. It is designed for kids aged 5 to 12 and is filled with cool zombies and some practical scouts‘ advice on how to deal with these fictitious monsters.

The bright-colored illustrated zombies are scary enough to be entertaining, but not so much as to keep your child awake at night. The descriptions are humorous while showcasing each zombie‘s quirks.

A Scout's Guide to Zombie Survival would be the perfect addition to your child's library and a wonderful way to have some ‘scary’ fun. Grab your copy today and see the delight and enthusiasm it will bring to even the most...
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Identity Crisis, by VLZ
Darlene was the wild child, Doreen the responsible one. After losing their adoptive parents in a tragic car accident, the twins began counseling. When their doctor is found murdered, their lives begin spinning out of control. One sister is accused of the crime; the other is hearing voices in her head. The only witness to the crime could not have mistaken those green eyes belonging to the murderer. Could they?

Doreen’s recurring nightmare is always the same, until it isn’t anymore. With this as her only guide, she must live out the haunting nightmare to find out the truth. Fearing that she may not know her own sister, or perhaps not even herself, she must face the unknown. With overwhelming questions of innocence and guilt...
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A Call to Arms: Book One of the Chronicles of Arden, by Shiriluna Nott
War is brewing on the eastern border of Arden. The shaky truce between Arden and the neighboring realm of Shiraz has all but dissolved, and both sides are building their forces for battle. But in the quiet farming community of Willowdale, the rumors of war are the least of young Gibben Nemesio’s concerns. With both parents dead and two younger brothers to care for, Gib doesn't have time to focus on anything besides keeping food on the table. Everything changes the day he receives a conscription notice and must report to Arden’s capital.

In Silver City, Gib is forced to leave his life as a farmer behind when he enters the legendary Academy of Arden as a sentinel trainee. If called to war, he will have no choice but to go...
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