Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Mar 22)

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!
Pas De Death (The Dani Spevak Mystery Series), by Amanda BriceBook 3 of the Dani Spevak Mystery Series!

pas de deux: (NOUN: pl. pas de deux)
1. A dance for two, especially a dance in ballet consisting of an entrée and adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
2. A close relationship between two people or things, as during an activity.

pas de death (NOUN: yeah ... totally made up)
1. A dance of death.
2. When Dani Spevak stumbles over a dead body and gets into another crazy situation.

Aspiring bal...
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Social Media Scams: Protect Yourself on Facebook, Twitter, eBay & More (Volume 2), by Kathleen McMahonOnline fraud and social media scams are on the rise - arm yourself with knowledge *before* you become the next scam victim.

Volume 1 covers the Top 10 Email Scams (978-1938831003), this book - Volume 2, takes understanding scams to the next frontier beyond email: social media.

SOCIAL MEDIA SCAMS, Volume 2 in the Internet Scams Revealed series, is a practical easily understood guide for how to recognize and avoid the most popular scam on social media sites like Facebook, Twi...
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Heir Untamed (Royals Book 1), by Danielle BourdonDesperate for work to avoid eviction from her Seattle apartment, photographer Chey Sinclair accepts a rare opportunity to travel abroad and photograph Latvala Royalty. Encountering the Royals for the first time, Chey experiences an instant attraction to Mattias, second in line to the throne. He's charming, confident—and taken.

During a horseback ride to clear her head, Chey finds herself in a scuffle with Sander Fisk, head of security. Rugged, determined and sharp tongued, Sander is...
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Interred (Chronicles of the Interred, Book One), by Marilyn AlmodovarTime has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.

To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become...
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Shadow on the Rose, by Laura Jane LeighMarion is thrilled when she and her husband, James, buy a lovely, old mansion with a rose garden. After they move in, however, she falls ill and must stay at home to rest. Alone and depressed, she begins to have strange dreams which seem to take her back into the past. Although James is skeptical, Marion believes that when she sleeps, she is leading the life of a young Victorian woman, Mariana.
Mariana used to visit the house as a guest of her friend Rosamund, whose mother is thought to ha...
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Not for Glory, a Historical Novel of Scotland (The Black Douglas Trilogy), by J. R. Tomlin
(THE BLACK DOUGLAS TRILOGY: Book III)


James, Lord of Douglas, known to his foes as the Black Douglas, leads a flank of the Scottish army in crushing a vast invading English force at the waters of the Bannockburn. Fresh from battle, James revels in honors heaped on him by the Scots and in the hatred of the enemy. When King Robert the Bruce orders him to push their advantage and force the English to the peace table, they both know the only way James can do so is b...
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Everybody thinks this is nowhere, by Jeff ShephardJeff is a man with problems. He's a doctor who's addicted to pain killers ( that's a problem), and because of gambling debts (another problem), he's decided the best place for him might be somewhere far far away, preferably on another continent. And because of this he finds himself in a country at war with itself, ruled by militias, and with plenty of problems of its own. Where even one bad decision can get you killed. Welcome to Nowhere....
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Agents of Reason, by John IssittJeremiah was a London radical. He and his associates gave themselves to the cause - a cause that was always dangerous and compromised. This is his story. Whilst his efforts received no dividend in his lifetime today we are in his debt -we enjoy the freedoms for which he risked his life.



When the Bastille fell in 1789 English radicals like Jeremiah saw the promise of freedom but by early 1793 the French Revolution had turned into madness as Robespierre and the guillotine p...
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Dogs and Love - Stories of Fidelity, by Ferris RobinsonThese sixteen true stories about dogs will delight dog people, and may even please those rare humans who don't own pets. Each short story is about a dog, love and the special bond that can form between dogs and people. Love stories for all ages, almost any of these short stories could be a bedtime story for children, although they run the emotional gamut from absurdity to poignancy. The language is clean, and although the loss of a pet is always sad, the idea of dressing a chihuahua in a red cor...
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Dying For You (#6 in Rafferty & Llewellyn Procedurals), by Geraldine EvansDYING FOR YOU #6 of 15-strong procedural series

Fancy some light relief after yet another serial killer book about blood, guts and the unspeakable doings of the latest sadist? Then DYING FOR YOU, Geraldine Evans' 6th novel in her Rafferty & Llewellyn Procedural series, should do it.

'Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.'
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Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty manages to become chief s...
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A Knight's Guide To Spiritual Warfare, by L. M. RothSpiritual warfare is on the increase in Christian circles. Unfortunately, there have been casualties due to ignorance in how to wage war successfully. Let's take a fun and informative look back at a time when striving for excellence in character was the norm, and all was done for the glory of God. As we examine the Age of Chivalry, the game of chess, and historical battles that changed nations, we will learn that strongholds will crumble and a field of victory is assured when all of the players ...
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Quest For the Kingdom Part I The Legend of the Great Pearl, by L. M. Roth"All may seek, and all may buy, the Great Pearl of price so rare, But it will cost all you possess, So let the buyer beware."

Thus begins the riddle that leads young Marcus Maximus on the quest of a lifetime. In a single day his world was destroyed when he was seized and sold into slavery, his father's estate confiscated by the government, and his parents thrown into prison. Now a ruthless Empress demands that Marcus find and bring to her a legendary and costly Pearl as the price for...
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The Heist, by Shaun JeffreyAfter a vicious robbery at a theme park, callous gang leader, Greg Armstrong blows up a rollercoaster to aid their escape, resulting in eighty-seven deaths. Months later, Kurt Vaughn and his family are enjoying a day out geocaching, but Kurt is about to discover that there’s more to the treasure hunt than he realises as the caches supposedly lead to the stolen money, and the crooks are on the trail. Now Kurt and his family find themselves pawns in a far more deadly game.

Novella ap...
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Heaven Can Wait (Dutch Country Brides), by Cheryl St.JohnRaised within the confines of a strict religious community, Lydia Beker longs for a simple touch, dreams of seeing more of the world. When handsome farmer, Jakob Neubauer and his family visit the bakery where she works, she is fascinated, but Outsiders are forbidden to her. Jakob is attracted to Lydia, as well, and she makes the difficult decision to leave everything she knows behind to marry him. He offers love and passion, but will she ever fit into his world?...
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24 Seconds, by gretchen netterfieldHow would you be different if your most traumatic memory was erased?

Detective Jasmine West is determined to find justice for two dead women. Putting her career on the line to prove her hunch she is thrown into a world where people ease their pain by manipulating memory. With a lifetime of bad memories, mistakes and regrets, Jasmine struggles with the claim that a doctor can use neurosurgery to cut the strings of fate and rewire someone’s history. As Jasmine interviews patients at The Mov...
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