Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday May 31)

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!
Kingdom of Nothing, by Casey HollingsheadWhen the Inquisition takes his daughter hostage, a retired bounty hunter returns for one final job: to kill the world's last female orc.

The only problem' His best friend is an eight-foot tall, warrior greenskin.

"Kingdom of Nothing" is a dark fantasy thriller about the lives we lead -- and the lives we leave....
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Connections (Jack Contino Crime Stories), by Steven P. MariniSome people seek out connections. Jack Contino does it for a living. A cop knows how to link people and events. Maria Falcone connects people and places: the city of Boston, a rural New Hampshire college town, a Boston hit man, a college professor . . .

Jack Contino is a veteran cop with the Metropolitan District Commission Police Department. He often works with the FBI; a gangland massacre puts him in pursuit of a killer, but the trail takes an unexpected turn.

Maria connects by leading a double life: college coed during the week; high priced call girl on weekends. A professor loves her. A mobster uses her. Her future depends on one of them.

Ben Secani learned to kill for his country in Vietnam and finds op...
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Chrysalis: The Awakening (A Vampire and Werewolf Romance), by K Grace"The Journey of a thousand miles begins with one Step." Lao Tzu


On her way to a world of possibilities, and a chance to leave her past behind, Kat's life is torn apart by tragedy and loss, hastening the development of new and astonishing abilities.


Powerful enemies have been waiting for such a one. Savior to some and the downfall of others, Kat falls into a world of suspicion and subterfuge as she starts college at Colorado State.


Naïve about who she is, what she can do, and the power she has, Kat falls for Gavin, the dark, mysterious son of the McIntyre clan. The clan is her protector, her savior and quite possibly her enemy.


As her abiliti...
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ALOT TO SAY, SUMTHIN TO TALK ABOUT, by MSCHELLThis book is written to inspire, uplift, or just give you something to think about. A bad day—we’ve all had one; loss of a loved one—memories last forever. A frienemy indeed is not the friend you need. Real talk about everyday life and trying to maintain. So sit back, relax, and enjoy one unique read....
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Destiny, by Duane GundrumFor centuries, the Eden System has existed peacefully alongside the war-mongering Empire of Earth because the Empire was too far away from Eden to make a difference. After an Empire spy steals Eden's lightspeed technology, the Empire launches an invasion against Eden's weak fleet, decimating all of their forces except for the resilient Thurston Seven, captained by Rem Nilan. Facing imminent defeat, the Eden Council entrusts a grave mission to Laura Bontein from the Zeus Colonies, a system destroyed by the Empire years before. Her mission is a simple task: Go to Earth and kill the emperor. Pretty simple.

Laura has abilities and technology of which neither Eden nor the Empire is familiar. None of this does her any good once she dis...
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Cure (Panacea), by Brian KittrellTop 10 in Hot New Releases for High Tech Science Fiction
on Amazon, March, 2013

Product description for Cure, 30,000 words (approx.) novella:

The combined effort of medical advancement reaches for a single endpoint: Panacea, a cure for all diseases and the last medication you will ever need. But when that day comes, to what lengths will men go to possess its secrets?

Cure is a near-future science fiction novella which explores the coming innovations in nanomedicine and nanotechnology and the fragile nature of our own existence....
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The Union, by Gina RobinsonLove is a dangerous deception
Gem, Idaho. 1892

HE KNEW THE DANGERS OF GOING UNDERCOVER

After killing Irish union thug McCullough in self-defense and assuming his identity, private detective John Dietz is worried that his cover is blown. Sent to the Silver Valley to infiltrate the miner’s union and uncover their plans to blow up an important mine, he’s ready for anything. Except falling in love with the beautiful fiancée of the man he killed.

BUT FALLING IN LOVE WAS NEVER PART OF THE PLAN

Keely Byrne fell in love with her fiancé through the mail. Now seeing him in person, he’s even more attractive and sexy than she imagined. But as Keely gets to know him, and falls more deeply in love...
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The Escort, by Gina RobinsonTrue love runs deep.

ON THE WAY TO MEET HER HUSBAND
Young, beautiful Italian mail-order bride Angelina D’Alessandro is married by proxy to an older man she’s never met—her only chance to escape the poverty of Italy for the hope of a new life in America. But to join him in the wilderness of Idaho in 1899 she’s not allowed to travel alone. Now she’s torn between duty and desire as she fights her growing attraction to her handsome and enigmatic escort.

SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER ESCORT
Mine owner and explosives expert Tonio Domani prefers to travel alone. In his line of work he can’t afford distractions. Against his better judgment he’s coerced into playing chaperone to a beautiful and tempting brid...
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The Benefits of Line Dancing, by Edward ShullJim Morgan is living the life he always wanted. He's a promising young entertainment lawyer, on the verge of representing the Hollywood elite, and engaged to Emily, a beautiful, smart lawyer at his firm. He's so happy, he almost doesn't think about Amanda, the girl who ripped his heart out 8 years ago.

But one phone call changes all that, taking Jim from the glitz of Los Angeles to the small town of Ashford, Alabama, to save Amanda from going to prison. Jim knows he'll need help, so he's bringing the best criminal defense lawyer he knows: Emily, his fiancee.

Jim and Amanda's last chapter has yet to be written. And with Emily in the mix, how can this possibly end well?...
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The Inn of Fallen Leaves, by Mitch DaviesIn the turmoil of Japan, before the banishment of the samurai class, a disillusioned samurai, Itashima Chobei, is confronted by Akiyama, a samurai on a mysterious errand for his powerful leader. Their conflicted worlds lead to a battle of wits, ego and pursuit. In the middle is a beautiful woman, Miyo, attached to one, coveted by the other.

Cho, after having been forced by his clan to perform atrocities, works as a yojimbo and handyman for a second-tier inn along the Nakasendo Highway. Akiyama is a samurai from Mito province who is loyal to his clan. When Akiyama's Daimyo Lord is forced to stay at the inn, improvements must be made, and the Mito samurai demands that the inn make those changes according to the Mito Leader's requi...
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The Freedom Diet - The Simple 6 Step System for Fast, Easy and Permanent Weight Loss, by John A. Tighe

The Freedom Diet


The Simple 6 Step System for Fast, Easy and Permanent Weight Loss


Why is it that so many diets don’t work'

Or that they work short term, but that the weight ends up coming back as soon as the diet stops'

Surely weight loss doesn’t have to be so difficult' Surely there must be some way to end the cycle of struggling to lose a few pounds only to gain them back over the next few weeks'

The good news is that losing weight really doesn’t have to be that hard. But it has to be done the right way. In other words, successful weight loss has to be based on the way our bodies actually work and not on the latest diet fad or gimmick. And, of co...
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Shadows of Tockland, by Jeffrey Aaron MillerIn this post-apocalyptic adventure, David Morr runs away from an unhappy home to join a small traveling circus. Here he meets a quirky assortment of characters--the beautiful and mischievous Annabelle, the clever and manipulative Telly, the brutish Karl, the brooding and troubled Gooty, and the enigmatic and possibly psychotic Cakey. Each one of them will test and challenge David, as he struggles to come out of his shell and embrace his new life on the stage.

But the world is full of sickness, and life on the road is fraught with peril. A plague sweeps across the land, turning ordinary people into mindless monsters, transforming friendly audiences into rampaging hordes. Soon, the performers find themselves fighting for their live...
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A Lick of Immortality (Left Hand Adventures), by Arwen JayneSally suddenly finds herself with an urge to prowl the night and jump onto roofs but she doesn't know why. Her boyfriend looks like he's smitten but has to go away for several weeks. Only a couple of the town's immortals seem to know why and they're not telling. Amongst all the goings on an immortal trapped in stone in a crystal lined cave in the Himalayas seems to be part of the puzzle but he needs to be freed by love. The Shang, a mysterious race of sentient beings that came to the earth long ago watch over him but they are having their own problems with the enemy....
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The Ghost of Sherwood, by Wilson HarpKing Richard is dead.

With King John on the throne, the Sheriff of Nottingham knows he will soon be replaced by one of the new king's favorite men. The only way he can survive the constant vagaries of political whim is to become wealthy in his own right. And the easiest way to do this is to see the king's taxes fall into his own pocket. When the thefts are reported, he will simply claim that a band of bandits has taken up residence in Sherwood Forest and has stolen the money. A good idea and it works. That is until King John decides the sheriff needs some help in hunting down the bandits.

Sir Guy is dispatched to Nottingham with a unit of French soldiers under his command. A ruthless man, Sir Guy will not stop until t...
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The Three Fifths Fugitive, by Nathan WilliamsLukas Dvorak—pacifist, scientist, and circus acrobat— is living his ideal life working as a research analyst for his employer Brooklyn Capital Management, an obscure Wall Street firm located away from the Wall Street establishment in Brooklyn, New York. On an ordinary weekday, this life is inexplicably turned upside down when he is abducted and accused of stealing $15 million from his employer. Faced with a new reality, Dvorak must rely on his own wits and resourcefulness developed from his past experiences as a refugee from war-torn Grozny, Chechnya and as a young American immigrant.

Dvorak is pitted against enemies seen and unseen as he races to track down the identity of his abductors before his past catches up wi...
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