Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Book Discovery Day (Tuesday Dec 1)

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!
Twin Reflections (The Maze of Mirrors Book 1), by Elizabeth Joseph
"A wonderfully entertaining read from beginning to end, "Twin Reflections" by Elizabeth R. Joseph is particularly impressive when considering that it is debut effort of a fourteen year old writer" - Midwest Book Review

The maze of mirrors has been accumulating energy for ages. When Vera and Mark unwittingly find themselves trapped in the maze, its passages prove to be the least of their problems. Its magic can be a great tool or weapon, as Queen Missena is learning, and they are at its mercy. As they travel through, the illusions created by the maze takes them to places unexpected and dangers unforeseen.

But Vera has magic of her own. Will her magic help her and Mark escape the maze?  Or will  they be trapped ...
The Thirteenth Hour, by Joshua Blum
“The ancient clock in the Land of Dreams struck thirteen, and the dreams, now free, soared back to Earth under first vesper’s light …"

And so begins “The Thirteenth Hour,” a tale about dreams and wishes, wild hearts and childhood promises, and the quest to find the unsung hero that lies in all of us.

When a young boy falls asleep during school one day, he is transported into a fantasy world of wizards, dragons, quests, and the tale of Logan, who has come of age and must leave his sleepy village to be a soldier in King Darian IV's Imperial Army. Although he finds himself immediately at odds with military life, Logan’s tour is surprisingly extended when he is picked by the King’s wizards to be s...
My Crazy Heart: Memories, Goddesses and Surviving the Abyss, by Conrad Reeder

"A life on display—laid bare and examined." NEWDAY

After losing her husband, Roger Nichols, to cancer, singer/songwriter Conrad Reeder (John Denver, Roger Nichols, Paul Rothchild, Steely Dan) had a vision dream about sitting on a ledge contemplating a jump into the abyss. The dream triggered memories, good and bad, and reignited a passionate desire to make sense out of injustice, both personal and cultural.
"I try (and sometimes fail) to think of this awful feeling of grief as good because it means I've been blessed by an experience of love...and this time a Goddess helped me face the abyss, the Goddess in all her forms: Pele, Brigid, Persephone, Hestia, Kali, Xihe, Gaia..."- Conrad R...
The Meldling: First Novel of the Daemonva (The Daemonva Trilogy Book 1), by Claire Ryan
THE MELDLING is a tale of epic fantasy, set in a world where humans have been driven underground by a war not of their making, and one woman must find the truth of her existence within her own heart.

She was rescued from a darkened dungeon; brought out into the light with no memory of her past. Her only certainty was her name: Suzanna.

Her flesh marks her as a daemon, one of a race of deadly warriors locked in a war with their mortal enemies, the daevas, that has scoured the surface of the world. Humans are irrelevant to them both. But it was Lukas, a human knight, who carried her from the dungeon, nursed her back to health, and protected her from harm. Her body may be daemonic, but her soul is not, and there is a...
Miscalculation: A Tale of Area 1851, by Ian Stone
Amos O’Neal and his family joined the wagon train with dreams of a new life in Oregon. But those plans changed when the Krukians' flying saucer descended from the sky. The aliens offered to trade incredible machines for the settlers’ mundane possessions, and although Amos didn’t trust the Krukians, the other members of the wagon train voted to stay.

An Indian tribe camped nearby and the alien gadget maker Wizguzit quickly charmed settler and Indian alike with his enthusiastic smile and amazing machines.

However, a year later the town has a mysterious lack of visitors, Wizguzit’s machines have begun malfunctioning with disastrous results, and outlaws enter town, intent on using Krukian technology to achieve ...
Wrapped With A Bow: Nine Holiday Short Stories as Unique as Snowflakes, by Aubree Lane
The Crazy Lady Authors Present A Blizzard of Books — Nine Holiday Short Stories as Unique as Snowflakes.

Come warm your toes by our fire, relax, and indulge yourself with this box set of amazing tales. In the spirit of the season, the Crazy Ladies present this gift of heartfelt stories that will make you laugh, cry, and give thanks for the many blessings in your life. From our heart to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

WRAPPED WITH A BOW contains the following stories:

SUGAR & SPICE — RE Hargrave
FROZEN HEART — Ella Medler
CHRISTMAS CANDY — Samantha Jacobey
All The Lonely Spirits: Journal 1 of The Sun and Moon Archives, by Jane J. Henri
Medium Abby Nelson joins a small team of Marines to investigate paranormal problems at top secret locations around the country.

On their first mission together, Brigadier General Matthew Jackson and his team of three Marines are only there to supervise and keep Abby on track while she attempts to reclaim an abandoned but essential Army building from an overwhelming number of boisterous spirits who've taken control of it.

It sounded easy enough in the beginning, but they soon find that the job is far more dangerous and shocking than anyone ever dreamed. The fact that every day brings more discoveries about a defunct hellhole of an orphanage, old murders and new spies soon puts the team and their top-secret project ...