Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Discovery! (Tuesday Jul 22)

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!
THE FIRST MADONNA (NICOLINA FABIANI SERIES Book 2), by YVONNE CROWE
Who is The First Madonna and what is the mystery surrounding her?

To unlock this secret, Nicolina Fabiani, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, teams up with David Baron a Professor of Ancient Languages, whom she suspects is more than he appears to be on the surface; to search in Ancient Temple sites throughout the Middle East for the answer.

What is the Knights of Malta’s connection to the Templar Knights?

And why do they covet The First Madonna and her secret?

As Nicolina and David stay one step ahead of her old nemesis, the Knights of Malta, they uncover a revelation about the origins of mankind and the power that men are willing to kill for.

This eagerly awaite...
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SEDUCTIVE MINES (Dr. Philadelphia Hafeldt Book 2), by M.L. Rigdon
Another Philadelphia Hafeldt Adventure

Phil has a problem. Or two. Now that she has her dream guy, Rod, aka R.W.Chaucer, one of the rich and famous, he can’t shake his previous girlfriends and gets himself kidnapped. Then her BFF, Maddie, falls face-first for Rod’s bodyguard and she disappears. On top of that, an industrialist, out to get Rod’s mother, decides he wants the treasure Phil hopes to find when she goes searching for ancient Inca gold mines, because the industrialist knows that what Phil’s really hunting isn’t gold. What’s a girl to do but save the day—and unearth an artifact meant to save the world that’s been hidden for thousands of years.

Just another day in the life of a kick-butt lib...
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The Road To Yesterday, by Randy Mixter
Sometimes you can go home again. Dave Burke cannot forget his past.

Nor can he forgive himself for the tragedy that cost him everything he ever loved, a tragedy he may have prevented.

Now, two years later, strange things are happening, things that suggest there may be hope for him after all.

The power of love. Is it strong enough to conquer time itself?...
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Whispers of Dawn, by Darrin Perez
Dawn Erilahn is a simple village bard, until a threat to her father's life reveals what he's hidden from her: He is the keeper of an ancient book of power, and a ruthless force has discovered its whereabouts. Instructed to protect the book at all costs, Dawn flees with it into the wide world, seeking aid to stop whoever is after its secrets. Rumors speak of an evil long thought vanquished, returned to subjugate all of Celestanth once again. This time, only one frightened bard stands in its way....
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Amar Akbar Anthony -the LOL version: A short comedy film script, by Sohail Akhtar Aadil
Welcome to the world of drama and storytelling a fine little comedy script by Sohail Akhtar Aadil. A spoof of the vibrance and kitsch and colour of the 1970s Bollywood action movies.

With a cast of characters who are so many that the mind boggles at the magnitude.

And a story line and sub-plot so convoluted that you laugh at your own ability to laugh at this script. In it,three brothers fight in surmountable odds to meet with each other having been separated from each other whilst they were children.

Added to the confusion is that one is a student, one is a criminal and one is a police officer. Now you have a hotch potch of the classics that came out in that era. This script shows the effort of a student writer on time ...
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Bound In Blue: Book One Of The Sword Of Elements, by Heather Hamilton-Senter
Gods walk among us—all you have to do is See.

High school senior Rhiannon Lynne couldn’t get noticed even if she walked stark naked into the cafeteria and started playing the banjo. While tap dancing. As if that weren’t strange enough, Rhi has synesthesia—she feels in color. It takes being almost drowned by a Celtic river goddess for her to discover she’s been bound by a spell that has hidden her from the world and her own mysterious heritage.

As Rhi starts to see that her colors belong to magic, she finds herself at the center of a conflict between gods, humans, and the lost world of Avalon. She’ll need to figure things out fast if she wants to be a player in the coming conflict and not a pawn. Each s...
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By Water and Blood, by Melanie Rose
Five years ago, Sophie Durrant surprised herself and her friends by dropping out of college and taking a job as a bartender on a tiny island at the end of the world, knowing only that for once in her life she felt that she was home.

Now, a cryptic note in her dead mother's handwriting leads Sophie to delve into the mystery of her past, a mystery which points to the old legend of the Selkies: the seals who could set aside their skins and walk on land as men and women.

Her heritage calls to her, by water and blood.

...but there are other secrets, darker than any legend, and their keepers are not forgiving....
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I Am Woman: The Dani Affair (The Dani Chronicles Book 1), by Tom Peashey
In some place of the world an eye for an eye is still the law


There are places in the Middle East where men who are intent on running the world use the same Sharia Law that has been in effect since biblical times.

Bloody and vicious punishments that were common place in medieval times are still valid choices as effective tools for maintaining order. Cruel and unusual punishments are the norm: A woman can be buried neck deep and stoned to death for infidelity, a thief can have his hand removed by axe, or a rapist might be beheaded. This is the wor...
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