Friday, March 29, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Mar 29)

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!
When Least Expected (The Women of Lakeshore Drive), by Sheryl FawcettThree women lose husbands they love: one to death, one to a trophy wife, and one to prison as mastermind of a Ponzi scheme. Chance places them a few doors apart in the middle of Iowa. A developing friendship binds them together, as each is learning to live alone after decades of marriage. Loss and betrayal have many faces, and other troubled lives intertwine in a tangled web of human frailty and recovery. A younger woman builds a wall of separation from a husband who ...
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April Showers (Twelve Months of Romance - April), by Margaret LakeApril Showers - a novella

April Winters may be older but she’s tired of coming in second to her beautiful young sister. When she decides to chop off her hair in protest, she gets more than she bargained for. Not one, not two, but three men pursuing her. For once, she wishes they’d seen her sister first so she wouldn’t have to choose.

Print Length: 113 pages...
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JJ Bennett: Junior Spy in The Rise of the K-CIA, by Alba Arango"My name is Jeremiah Ethan Bennett, Jr., also known as JJ. I’m twelve years old and a spy for the CIA, only they don’t exactly know it."

JJ Bennett has never been shot at by Russian spies, broken into a thousand-year-old crypt, or dangled by a single piece of rope two hundred feet in the air. But all that is about to change.

Jeremiah Junior, aka JJ, was an ordinary boy who grew up believing his father was a boring computer tech for the US Government. After the death of ...
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Songs Unsung (Becoming Quinn Coffield), by Jem MarieHow do you choose between the comfort and stability of family life and the huge, terrifying leap toward your wildest dreams?

Quinn Coffield is on the brink of realizing her childhood dream: a life playing music with her brother Jason and best friend Adrian Thomason, the boy she loved who may have become the man that loves her. But Quinn has already built another life, and is building a dream home, with fiancé Sam Veldman.

With less than a week before the gig that could lau...
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Oracle of Philadelphia (Earthbound Angels), by Elizabeth CorriganCarrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice can’t solve.

Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sister’s life, but his heart remains pure.

Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she ca...
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The Burning Candle: A Medieval Novel, by Lisa J. YardeLove is for women who have choices. She has none.

In eleventh-century France on the eve of the First Crusade, Isabel de Vermandois becomes the wife of a man old enough to be her father. He is Robert de Beaumont, Comte de Meulan. A hero of the Norman victory at Hastings and loyal counselor to successive English kings, Robert is not all Isabel had expected. Cruel and kind by contrast, he draws her into the decadent court of King Henry I. As Robert's secrets are unraveled, Isabel finds ...
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Foxworth Academy, by Chris BlewittEntering high school at Foxworth Academy - a school for the ultra smart, athletic, and wealthy - Brett Logan is your typical shy freshman. But that is about to change. For years rumors have circled about what goes on in Mr. Martin's ultra secretive history class, and past students have all kept quiet, leaving Brett to wonder what really goes on.

Until now.

When class begins, Brett is joined by Ally, who is prettier than his envious girlfriend, in a race against time. ...
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The Great Empty, by Anita MelilloWhen a rebellious youth named Donovan leaves his home in Europe for a family trip to Australia, he quickly determines another course when he decides to seek out some adventure of his own. While slipping away from the care of his guardian and sister at the airport in Darwin, he decides to take a tour bus to a Crocodile Farm, which inadvertently continues to take him hundreds of miles deeper in the outback and into Kakadu National park. His curiosity continues to get the best of him, when he set...
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The Twelfth Imam: Rise of the Antichrist, by James W. Parker“Ladies and gentlemen of the world, I am here today to announce to you that as my final act as the President of Iran I have just ordered the launching of our nuclear missiles against the Nation of Israel.”

When the president of Iran announced to the world his country had just launched three nuclear missiles at Israel, little did he realize his grand plan would set in motion a series of events that fulfilled prophecies in both Islamic and Christian holy writings by heralding the re...
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Teton Sunrise (Teton Romance Trilogy), by Peggy L HendersonTeton Romance Trilogy Book 1

Evelyn Lewis' secret dream of marrying her brother’s best friend is shattered when he leaves their home town to seek his fortune elsewhere. For six long years, she’s waited and wondered if he would return. After the shocking murder of her parents, her brother is the only family she has left. Refusing to accept a betrothal to a man she doesn’t love, she decides to take control of her destiny and confront her parents’ killer.

Growing up,...
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Gathering the Wind: What the Bible Says About God, the Weather, and Climate Change, by Michael GallowayWe've all read the headlines. Epic weather disasters of "Biblical proportions" involving floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards seem to be occurring at a record pace. To some, it may seem as if the climate of the planet is going out of control.

Yet what does the Bible say about the weather? Does it say anything about climate change or global warming? Or has God simply left us to our own devices?

The Bible contains hundreds of verses that refer to the weather and who i...
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Alex's SURPRISE, by R E HillIt was just another boring day.
I don't think it was a holiday.
I know it wasn't my birthday.
So what was today'

What starts off in the book as a boring day for Alex changes when a box arrives with a surprise inside.

Alex is given the responsibility to come up with a name for his new best friend. It is a task that was harder than Alex thought it would be.

But in the end, after some twists and turns, Alex comes up with the perfect name for his new...
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Mimsy (A Handy Mann Novel), by Steve GeorgeThe Anderson house was transformed from a prison to a women’s shelter, but trouble still finds its doorstep.

A woman on the run from a manipulative husband.

A financial plan more dangerous than any Ponzi scheme.

And Handy Mann believing he’s the right tool for the job of saving a beautiful woman:

Mimsy....
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Zen and Sex (A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Novel), by Dermot Davis
Not only is Frances fourteen years Martin's senior, but she's all about putting Zen into relationship, which involves every guy's worst nightmare: talking about your feelings, being conscious of your thoughts and above all, unabashed, honest communication at all times. Martin has no idea what he is getting himself into and the sharp learning curve that's required of him especially when he's in the mood for sex and she wants Zen.

How to tell if this book is r...
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