Friday, February 15, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Feb 15)

It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday 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!
Strange Worlds, by Paul ClaytonIn the future, the love of a young man’s life is dying. He would do almost anything to keep her alive…except that! In Dog Man, it turns out that Oscar the tomcat was just misunderstood — with deadly consequences… A love sick young man attempts to tap the power of an ancient religion to secure the affections of a girl on their class trip to Christland… The dead come briefly back to life every year when the astral dimensions align in Day, or Two, of The Dead. A cynical young ‘player’...
Blood, Smoke and Ashes, by Bradley ConvissarIn the Fall of 1955, the state of Nevada used the electric chair to execute a prisoner for the first time.

It was also the last time.

Molly Blackburn, nicknamed Jane the Ripper by the Las Vegas press after killing eleven men while posing as a prostitute, was strapped to the chair without incident. The switch was flipped.

Everything after that went horribly wrong.

Since that day, a copycat Jane the Ripper has appeared almost every decade in a differen...
Stealer of Horses (High Country #3), by Loretta JacksonThe famous Carlo painting Stealer of Horses sells for cash in a small Wyoming town and gallery owner Sheldon Spence gives the $200,000 to his wife, who walks over to the bank to make the deposit…and never returns.
A witness claims to have seen a frightened-looking Susan Spence in a battered old Chevy, speeding out of town. And each succeeding clue reveals a different angle on her disappearance. Sheriff Jeff McQuede begins to wonder if this is more than a simple case of kidna...
Black Forest (Arthur Murray Thrillers), by David ThayerIn post war Europe Arthur Murray hunted Nazis. In post war America Arthur is home from the war, working as an insurance investigator in Manhattan. It’s the era of the space program and rockets that will one day carry us to the moon. The scientists working on the Redstone project include Germans who worked on the V2 program at places like Peenemunde; one of them is targeted for abduction by the Israelis and Arthur finds himself caught between opposing forces. For him it’s a journey back in t...
Katya And Cyrus Time Pilgrims, by Dennis HigginsWhen the Callahans found Katya they soon discovered that she was the most powerful Time Pilgrim they’d ever employed at their time research facility, National. However, they soon discover she’s plagued with a condition known as temporal amnesia. She can’t remember what year she’s from and is trying to locate her roots. Because of Katya’s time displacement, she’s not matured physically beyond the age of twenty, although she’s much older. She becomes a sponge in every time period she...
Starbleached, by Chelsea GaitherAdrienne had one job when she came to Holton Station: Develop a drug that will take humans off the Overseer menu. After working triage in Earth’s biggest space-port, this marathon of long nights, hot coffee (and even hotter research assistants) is a breeze…until she’s stranded on a hostile planet with an Overseer renegade. Now she has a one hell of a choice: destroy her research, or die as a monster’s midnight snack. Well, she’ll be defiant to the last; all else fails, at least she’l...
Resumes that Win..They have Very Powerful Opening Lines - How to Use Personal Branding to Ace Job Hunting, Job Search, Interviews & Career Change. (Six Second Personal Branding), by Nara Kaveripatnam Reading “Resumes that Win. They have Very Powerful Opening Lines” and doing its simple exercise will turbocharge your career.

This book simply shows you how to write a Resume opening statement using a powerful positioning technique that will help you ace your job hunting & interview. There is no jazz, no fluff – This 6,000-word book is about writing an “Effective” opening line in your Resume. It deals with personal branding. The Positioning techniques I discuss here...
A Simple Nuts and Bolts Guide to Yogic Meditation and Relaxation, by Arwen JayneA short and simple do-it-yourself straightforward experiential guide to yogic meditation and relaxation for straightforward people. It's for those who want to practise meditation for its benefits without having to join a religion or attending expensive retreats and without having to learn a heap of Sanskrit words or obscure terms. Terms that are given are fully explained and are provided for those wishing to research topics further....
The Prisoner and the Sun (The Complete Trilogy), by Brad Magnarella
"Who hasn't wanted to peek behind the curtain to find the truth' This story invokes that sense better than any I've read in ages." - H. Widner

"Beautifully written, thoughtfully constructed, with an endearing central character... A must-read for any Tolkien or Terry Brooks fan!" - E. Gyll

"4.5 of 5 stars... one of the best books I've read this year." - T. Fonseca, author of The Time Cavern

An epic fantasy and...
CHAUSIKU (THE GATHERING STORM), by Pamela E. CashChassie Moreau woke up the morning of her 16th birthday believing that she would celebrate the day with her best friend John as a normal teenager but she was dead wrong. Instead, Chassie found out that she and John were far from being normal and that she was now in extreme danger.

Chassie’s real name was Chausiku Aminia Sakombi Moreau and she was a descendent of the Sakombi clan of the Azande tribe in Africa, one of the six secret clans in the world with supernatural abilities. ...
Darke: The Devil, The Magician and The Fool, by Julie MorriganWorld-renowned illusionist Thaddeus Darke is up against the clock: he has just three months to deliver a soul to settle the debt he owes Old Harry … the Devil himself. Not just any soul, either: it has to be the soul of someone who owes him a debt from the past. And if Thaddeus fails to deliver, the soul of his eight-year-old niece will be taken instead.

When Joe Fox’s life is turned upside-down, forcing him to return to the UK, he’s keen to catch up with his old school friend T...
How Ninja Brush Their Teeth, by R.A. Hobbs(Novelette) What does a ninja do when he loses his job as an esteemed operative in a secretive ninja clan and finds himself faced with the dreadful monotony of a nine-to-five job'

He picks fights with bikers, tries to stay one step ahead of a beautiful but relentless enemy, and adopts a stray cat....
Murderous Relations, by Anna Drake
Life turns difficult when Jessica Chase struggles over
Christmas break to recover from a lost love and the murder of her beloved aunt.
The detectives investigating her aunt's death think Jessica could have been the
killer. Her aunt's best friend believes she and Jessica can solve the
crime.



But Jessica's efforts to track a killer also bring her face to
face with her faith -- or lack of it -- in love and men and family
relationships. ...
The Fourth Crusade, by Mark ButlerThe year is 1202 and the Catholic Church rules the hearts and minds of all Europeans. The leader of the Church, Pope Innocent III, issues a summons to every able bodied man and boy: Take up arms and reclaim Jerusalem from the Muslims. The un-civilized world has been called to wage holy war.
In the streets of Barcelona, Spain, Rayjo de Merafiza is celebrated as a hero of the Third Crusade. His name is known throughout the land. But the peaceful life has never been Rayjo's purpose, and...
Someone Like You (Blue Club Books), by Robin HartSomeone Like You - 50,800 words

Nicole never thought she'd be paying for dates, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Her heart needs a break and she figures Club Blue is the answer, with its sexy men that can't break her heart because she's paying them. Seems perfect, until one of the escorts is oddly familiar...

Sean isn't ready to give up on Nicole. He's loved her for more than a decade, and he's tired of being the long distance best friend on the sidelines...

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