Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday, August 23)

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!
Just Pardon My French (Hetta Coffey Series, Book 8), by Jinx Schwartz
Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she’s not afraid to use it!
She’s living aboard her forty-five foot boat in Mexico’s spectacular Sea of Cortez, taking work where she can get it and, characteristically, she isn’t all that concerned about any pesky legalities involved.
Docked at a pricey marina in La Paz, her cruising kitty is taking a hit, so when she’s offered a dream job, she jumps on it. All she has to do is act as a courier, babysitting equipment and sensitive documentation for her former employer to their new offices in France.
Not only does she get to revisit a country she once lived in and loved, she’ll meet with her significant other, Jenks Jenkins, in Paris. Oh là là! An easy jo...
                     
Pumpkintown Perils: A Cozy Mystery Collection (Wild Wild Witch Mystery Bundle Book 1), by Aubrey Law
Murder, Mystery, Magic, Myth. Welcome to Pumpkintown.
Wanda practices witchcraft and owns a magic supply shop in the enchanted forest called Jagged Wood. She drinks, dances, and has a weakness for attractive men. She's also a promising part-time private investigator. Wanda's pet, Jinxy, refuses to eat cat food and demands that she be served fresh fish daily. Fortunately for Jinxy, Wanda loves her cat more than she does most people.

Sam is crazy about Wanda but as an overweight leprechaun he's challenged with being short, fat, and ugly. The two of them shared a kiss one night while Wanda was drunk but she wants to forget it ever happened. Regardless, Wanda will always be the woman of Sam's dreams and together they...
                     
New Frontiers (Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 1), by Joshua Dalzelle
The Black Fleet story continues...

The Phage War had been a devastating conflict for the Terran Confederacy. Even with the destruction of their terrifying, implacable foe, humanity is still reeling. Political alliances are crumbling and their mighty fleet is in tatters. There is nothing to celebrate, even after such a complete victory.

They soon learn that there are other stellar neighbors ... and they've been watching the conflict with great interest. One species comes with an offer of friendship and alliance, but humanity is weary and distrustful, their only interactions with aliens having resulted in the near-eradication of their kind.

Before the ashes of war have been fully swept away Capt...
                     
GOLD FEVER: Fifty-Third in a Series of Jess Williams Westerns (A Jess Williams Western Book 53), by Robert J. Thomas
Cripple Creek had a gold rush two years ago and the town was flush with people and money. Now, the town has become dilapidated and only a handful of miners pan for gold in the creek that is drying up from a long drought.

Jess arrives in Cripple Creek, where he meets a woman by the name of Lucille Deveroux. He stays in town and while there, the miners begin finding gold again as the creek rises to previous levels caused by two separate and strange events.

The gold rush is on again and it brings new miners and new wealth to Cripple Creek, but it also brings drifters, outlaws and thieves. The town has no law and Jess seems to be putting out fires left and right. Miners are being robbed, killed and some even suspicious...
                     
Dawn of Wolves (The Kingdom of Mercia), by Jayne Castel
2016 Kindle Scout Selection.
BRITAIN, 657 AD


Snow is falling in the Kingdom of Kent when Ermenilda and Wulfhere meet for the first time. She is a Kentish princess, determined to take the veil. He is an exiled prince of Mercia, ruled by ambition.
To win Ermenilda, Wulfhere promises her father he will take back the Mercian throne. He will also renounce his pagan ways and convert to Christianity. When the king agrees, Ermenilda is devastated.
Trapped in a marriage she does not want, Ermenilda struggles between her unexpected passion for her husband and hatred for his harsh, warmongering ways. Wulfhere, initially secure in the...
                     
Beneath a Holo-Sky (Poison World Book 1), by Lyn Forester
On a poisonous planet where humans live side-by-side with an alien race known as the halion, one investigator just wants to live a peaceful life.

Reagen Thorpe enjoys her solo life as an Investigators, Inc. employee, with the freedom to choose her cases and how she wants to run them. But when a dangerous drug known as Ash floods the city levels, Black Corporation calls on her to clean up the mess. With the mob as her sponsor in Roen, she has no way to refuse.

Now, saddled with an unwanted partner, she risks her life to hunt down the drug smugglers before more bodies pile up....
                     
The Reluctant Heiress, by Annabel Laine
Secrets only get darker with time…

The Earl of Moriston is an aristocrat, diplomat and occasional detective.

When his lordship first meets the ravishing Caroline Malcolm, he is taken aback by her reaction to him.

She turns as white as the ribbons that trim her elegant muslin gown, and looks as if she is about to faint from shock.

Unable to ignore a promising mystery, and by no means impervious to Miss Malcolm’s charms, he soon finds himself embroiled in events that prove to be much more stirring than he bargained for.

Aided, and sometimes impeded, by a vivid array of characters — including his caustic sister and exuberant younger brother — the earl perseveres ...
                     
To the Sky Kingdom, by Tang Qi
When the immortal Bai Qian finally meets her intended husband, the heir to the Sky Throne, she considers herself in luck—until an old enemy returns to threaten everything she holds dear…
When a mortal woman enters the immortal world to be with her true love, she sparks a jealousy that ends in tragedy…
And when a war god depletes his spiritual energy, his devoted student sustains his body with her own heart’s blood until the god’s scattered soul reassembles…
Spanning a thousand years of tangled lives, To the Sky Kingdom is a story of epic battles, passion, evil, and magic. In its journey across worlds and time, it delves into the powerful forces that drive mortals and gods alike toward revenge, loyalty...