Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday May 24)

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!
The June Bridesmaid (Twelve Months of Romance - June), by Margaret LakeThe June Bridesmaid (sequel to March Madness)

Betty has never cared about her appearance. Why should she bother when men were always throwing themselves at her anyway' But not Brian O’Malley. He has eyes only for Betty’s friend, Angie, or so he would lead her to believe. Just when she decides to change her look, goaded into it by Brian’s insulting comments, he flies off to Ireland for an indefinite stay.

Betty’s plans for seduction (or revenge) have to be put on hold until Brian returns for his best friend’s wedding. But when Brian finally shows up at the rehearsal, Betty finds her own game turned against her by the handsome, brooding Irishman....
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Valle of the Lawless, by Lee MartinMatt Landry is fed up with politics and his life in Washington as a delegate. So he returns to Wyoming Territory to marry his fianc√© Adrian Driscoll, an elegant young woman he met during a brief courtship in Cheyenne. With Adrian as his bride, he intends to start his own spread, and have the family he’s always wanted.

But Matt has no idea that Adrian’s father King Driscoll, is a corrupt rancher, who has control of the entire cattle market in northern Wyoming; that Adrian’s brother Kirby is a twisted sadist who loves to inflict pain; and that King will stop at nothing, even murder, to stay in power.

When Matt steps in to help a young widow, whose husband is murdered on King Driscoll’s orders, his life takes a...
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Serving Time (Servants of Time), by Nadine DuccaLife and death have been industrialized. The Forge, the birthplace of every soul, is a rumbling factory owned by the goddess Time, managed by Lucifer, and powered by the labor of demons and imps. In this dystopian world, a renegade interplanetary pilot running from his past doesn't stand a chance.

Handling Neptunian meth and dodging security cannons are all in a day’s work for Tristan Cross—not that he's one to complain. Working for the smuggling company StarCorp is an improvement over what he used to do for a living.

However, when StarCorp gives Tristan a one-way ticket into the brainwashed—and disturbingly suicidal—Loyal League, he decides to run from the company and start a new life in the only safe haven he...
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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 time, but now it seems the Nazis are hunting him....
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Ghosts of the Black Rose (Land of Enchantment Trilogy Series BOOK 2), by Belinda Vasquez Garcia
The Witch Narratives Reincarnation (Land of Enchantment Trilogy

BOOK 1 is 2013 BEST FANTASY INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS finalist (winner tba 5/30 in NYC). The book was, also, 2012 Best Fantasy New Mexico Arizona BOOK AWARDS finalist!

The story continues in Ghosts of the Black Rose (Land of Enchantment Trilogy BOOK 2, a novel glowing with rich Southwestern Mythology and witchcraft, and the locations of historic Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Strange things ...
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The Witch Hunter, by Annette GisbyWith the death of her father and brothers, Lady Katherine has no protection and is suffering unwelcome attentions from Sir Robert, a neighbour knight who has always cast an envious eye over her father's lands. Now with her relatives out of the way, Sir Robert tries to woo the reluctant Katherine.

After many rejections of his advances, Sir Robert incarcerates Lady Katherine in his dungeons, accusing her of witchcraft and sorcery. Despite the privations of the dungeon, Katherine will not give in and still refuses to marry him, no matter the cost.

One day Sir Robert announces that he has sent for the notorious witch hunter, Lord William Alden and she will suffer the trial by ordeal. Katherine has little to do but wait fo...
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Soul Mates, by Jeanne DonnellyShe was dying. Her life draining away on a hot city sidewalk and she gave it up willingly. Life had been hard and she was ready. With a jolt and a prayer she awakens in Heaven.

Through her flows all the joy and wonder of existence and she comes face to face with God. Overwhelmed, she begs to reincarnate to share this wonderful message of God’s unconditional love with those on earth. Will God give her this chance?

One thing before she goes, “Please,” she begs. “I want to be blond and petite and find my soul mate in this new life.”

Poof! She wakes up on earth as one of the smallest dogs on the planet!

Does God have a sense of humor or what?.
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The Sleeping Dragons of Texas or The Teardrop of Death, by Taylor MichaelsSome called it the biggest and best kept mystery in Houston, maybe all of Texas. People died, people killed others, but who was responsible? Chief Engineer Fritz is smart, tough and hard nosed. A self-proclaimed murder investigator and a professional dragon slayer.

As long as the dragons stayed where they belonged, they slept and everyone lived in paradise. When the dragons got out, it was hell on Earth, or in that unlucky plant where they escaped. Dragon tongues of fire burning anyone or anything in their way.

It takes two days to stop the plant and the hurricane hits tomorrow. Millions of dollars are made every day the plant runs and many more millions are lost if it's stopped. Your job is at stake if you shutdown, ...
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How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories, by Cherise KelleyAccording to the US Census Bureau's 2012 report on America's Families and Living Arrangements, less than half of marriage-aged Americans are married: 49.3%. The percentage goes up once we turn 35, but so does the rate of birth defects.

Boyfriends make excuses like "Marriage is just a piece of paper," and "Living together is just as good as being married." Many women who value the commitment of marriage and/or the stability it affords for raising children have a hard time getting him to marry us in this environment. This book is written for the woman in this predicament. Her boyfriend has proposed not marriage, but living together.

You don't have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get that r...
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The Children and The Blood, by Megan Joel PetersonA forgotten life.

A secret war.

Eight years ago, an exploding gas main killed Ashley's family and left her with a childhood she can't remember. Eight years later, the forgotten past is behind her and life on her isolated farm is all she knows.

Until that past comes looking for her.

Until men with superhuman powers hunt her down in the night, determined to take everything she loves away from her again....
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Season of Bliss, by Craig AllenA Red Adept Select story.

When Jester came to Sasha’s world, their lives changed forever.

Jester belongs to one of the many colonies of humanity that spread across the galaxy eons ago. His people merely wish to reach out to Sasha’s people in friendship as fellow descendants of humanity.

But Jester has arrived on Sasha’s world on the eve of the Bliss, a madness that is both overwhelming and necessary for the survival of her people. The changes she experiences, changes they experience every two years, draw her to Jester in ways that both excite and terrify her. For Jester is ignorant of not only the Bliss, but also to the meaning of the one word that binds Sasha's people together, a word they always thou...
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The Legionnaire: Origins, by SJ Parkinson(Book One of the The Legionnaire Series)

At a remote French Foreign Legion fort in the middle of the Algerian desert, Sergent √Čtienne Martin drinks himself numb every night. A paratrooper, talented soldier, and respected Non-Commissioned Officer, the alcohol is his way of escaping the oppressive atmosphere of the camp. Under the iron hand of Colonel Rochon, no breach of the rules is tolerated and fear rules the base.

Anger, frustration, and desperation are the norm as Martin endures the last three years of his contract. Morale plummets, and desertions are frequent. Life inside the fort walls becomes an endless grind.

Martin discovers millions of Euros have been taken from the fort accounts for personal gain...
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Into the Fire (The Mieshka Files, Book One), by K. Gorman"I've got magic?"
"I'm afraid so."


Secure under its Mage-powered shield, Lyarne ignores the war that has taken the rest of the country.

Inside its borders, refugees are first pitied, then assimilated.

Mieshka knows this well. Coping with the loss of her mother and the grief of her father, she keeps her head down at school and maintains a neutral stance with her new Lyarnese friend.

Things change when she meets the Fire Mage. There's a lot more to this city—and herself—than she could imagine.

And Lyarne's shield is not as impenetrable as the city would believe…

Approximately 56000 words.

ALERT: There is some swearing and fighting inside. M...
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Rebel Elements (Seals of the Duelists), by Jasmine GiacomoBayan's struggles to hide his emerging elemental magic from his family fail spectacularly in front of a visiting imperial eunuch named Philo, and he realizes that there is a worse fate than becoming a mountain-dwelling Skycaller: the empire will claim him as a Duelist.

Before Philo can deliver Bayan to the Duelist Academy for training, bandits ambush their retinue and leave behind a mysterious trinket. While Philo tracks down its true importance through ancient archives and noble manors, Bayan struggles to fit in at the Academy, where his anger at his situation gets him into as much trouble as his outlander appearance. Worse, his rage poisons his magic, making him a threat to...
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Frantic (new adult romance) (Never Leave Me, #1), by Eileen Cruz ColemanFrantic is episode one of the Never Leave Me Series. It is fast paced at approximately 9,000 words. Twenty-three-year-old Jadie has a secret. She hadn't seen her father since she was sixteen years old. One morning on her way to her new job, she stops to offer a homeless person a bottle of water. The man is her father. Unable to accept this reality, Jadie runs from him and desperately attempts to lead a normal life. But, then she meets Reece, an aspiring writer who is determined to win Jadie's heart. Jadie wants nothing more but to surrender her heart to him, but her broken past, and her secret keeps her from doing so....
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1 comment:

  1. I have read K. Gorman's "Into the Fire"! Fun read! I love the fantasy world that is set-up and you will get more curious as you turn each page. I cannot wait for the next installment of this series! I am watching this author!