Friday, June 14, 2013

Book Discovery day! (Friday Jun 14)

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!
Blind Dating: A Light-Hearted Romantic Comedy, by Kerry TaylorWhen mid-forties, divorced, single-mother-of-three, Kimberly, realizes her own mother has more of a life than she does, she decides to do something about it. Encouraged by success stories from people at work, she joins a dating chat room, ICQ, which starts to rock her world.
All of a sudden she’s a swinging single, online, with extreme dates, a little dirty talk, and a sense of her new, sexy self— until that fateful moment when her long-time chat-room buddy, LonelySingle, wants to meet.
"Are you trying to find a man on Facelook'" her Mom questions, after years of being told it is Facebook!
What if he doesn’t like her?
What if she doesn’t like him?
These are the thoughts, inside her head.
What happens n...
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Bodies Under 95 (Calvin Hobbs), by Sean Van DammeThe Stranger has given him a reprieve and allowed Calvin Hobbs, Private Investigator, to return to Richmond. He attempts to pick up his life and find a case that will add some meaning to it once again. Before long he is neck deep in trouble.

Calvin’s friend Dr. Edward Koch is heading an archeological dig under a college parking lot believed to be an old slave burial ground. Instead of finding slaves though, Edward digs up the body of a recently buried man. Faced with losing his dig and doing the right thing, or just finding out who the young man is on the sly, Edward calls the only person he can think of to help him, his old friend Calvin Hobbs.

Hobbs reluctantly takes the case that will lead him through some of th...
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As Told To, by Charles BrownsonParis 1952. In a sidewalk cafe a flamboyant woman with red hair and a tattoo, wearing a black leather jacket, pulls a revolver and shoots a waiter dead. Is it possible she's not guilty?
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Fugue in C Minor, by Vince DickinsonSongwriter Max Edgars is married to alluring record exec Elleny Edgars, drives a Jaguar and lives in luxury. But he can’t remember any of it. Elleny says he just hit his head. But a strange thin man claims a witch abducted him. Then an old man says he must have run away from his past life. Max wonders why he can’t write new songs. Why won’t Elleny answer his questions? And why is the thin man so familiar? Max takes a detour after a gig in KC, and heads to Iowa to unlock the mystery of his past....
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Evie's Knight (#1 The Knight Series), by Kimberly KreyRomance that's clean without losing the steam.
When Evie falls in love with Calvin Knight, their young, virtuous romance conjures a truly wicked spell.
Evie always thought her eighteenth year would be magical, but so far it's not what she hoped for. Her best friend has gone wild, her love life is void, and she misses her mom more than ever. But life for Evie is about to change. Calvin Knight, the object of her fascination, is about to fall madly in love with her. Just one problem: Their love conjures a murderous woman from beyond the grave who wants Evie dead. The same demon who has haunted the Knight men for over four generations. Soon Calvin is forced to make a choice: Set Evie free and hope to evade the wrath of The Raven- hai...
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Jayne Doe, a story written by a girlJayne is my sister.
Johnny is her boyfriend.
A week ago he murdered me.
Today he put Jayne in the hospital.
Tomorrow he's going to die.
I'll make sure of that....
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Shakespeare v Lovecraft: A Horror Comedy Mash-Up featuring Shakespeare's Characters and Lovecraft's Creatures, by H.P. Lovecraft“We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”

William Shakespeare

“In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

Howard Phillips Lovecraft.


In the same putrid vein as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shakespeare v. Lovecraft slithers hideously onto the literary mash-up scene, whispering of cosmic horrors and eldritch tales whilst espousing sweet soliloquys and profoundly contemplating mankind’s place in the universe.

Prospero, driven dangerously insane by prolonged exposure to the dread Necronomicon, makes a terrible pact with the titanic alien beast known only as Cthulhu. Now only his enchantress daughter Miranda and...
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Killer Abs: A Body (Pump) Horror Comedy, by D R O'BrienTwenty-something accountant Matt Warner enrols at an exclusive weight loss resort with his career on the line should he fail to shed the pounds from his paunchy frame.

Before long the accountant realises that his girth is the least of his problems as there is something deeply wrong with the Phoenix Resort where it’s no gain and all pain.

It’s a serving of full fat fear for the guests who must fight for their lives to survive the week.

Matt Warner is going to lose weight, or die trying.

Killer Abs is an 11,403 word short body (pump) horror comedy, with content for mature audiences.

Previous praise for the Author’s work:

“I think that you will enjoy the way Mr. O...
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The Many Lives of Avery Snow (Past Lives Series), by Christy SloatAvery Snow led a boring, no thrills life. After her father left the family when she was young, Avery’s mother died when she was only twelve, leaving her all alone except for her Aunt Paulina. Now, at twenty-six, Avery is very used to being lonely.
She enjoys her job at Sunrise Estates, it’s the one place where she doesn’t feel left out. Her boss, Kerri, is her best friend and Lucy O’Shea, a resident at the home, is a good friend to her as well. The night Lucy dies in Avery’s arms she delivers a haunting message to Avery. She tells her that there is a man looking for her from a past life. And he will stop at nothing to have her.

Now Avery is unable sleep for more than a few hours, her dreams are keeping her awake. S...
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The Irish Flapper, by Catherine StackThe Irish Flapper, is a novel set in Manhattan during the exciting Roaring Twenties about a young Irish woman’s journey to America to fulfill her contrasting dreams of wealth and artistic expression. Once in America she awakens to the stark difference between her dreams and the disillusioning reality of an immigrant’s life. It is her new friends, flamboyant cousin and her new found love that make life in the big city an unforgettable adventure.

In America she encounters her wildly flamboyant cousin Isabelle who just happens to be the “IT” actress of the moment and the girlfriend of a notorious dangerous gangster. Isabelle introduces her to the enticing, glamorous but ultimately empty and deceptive world of fame and fortu...
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A Suite Life (Suite Love Series, Book Two), by Sue GibsonFrustrated landscape painter Delaney Forbes finally quits her day job and is free to escape her stifling home town of Buttermilk Falls, Ontario. Nothing can stand in the way of her dream of a year spent painting in Paris -- nothing except an inopportune fire that temporarily compromises her finances, followed by a lucrative short-term job offer from handsome hotelier and absolutely confirmed bachelor Trey Sullivan. While living in adjacent penthouse suites, Delaney dreams of painting in Paris and Trey determines to avoid the career-killing ties of love and marriage, goals immediately jeopardized by their mutual attraction. But their agreement to a no-strings romance soon falters as the pair begins to realize the depth of their feelings for ...
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The Zapp Imbroglio (Zack & Milton), by Jos Van BrusselZack Zapp and Milton Burdass-Nuttall, two unemployed young poops, are tricked into signing up as priests by a fast-talking church recruiter, who forgot to mention priests don't date. Enjoying a night out on the town, they are secretly filmed kissing the same lemon-haired girl, the footage posted on her website. When Zack next falls in love with a British spy and Milton with a CIA operative, the two reluctant clerics set out on a mission to destroy the incriminating footage before they are revealed not only as men of the cloth but also libertines of the worst kind. Before long they are up to their clerical collars burgling bishops, blackmailing cardinals and even taking a crack at the papal safe....
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March of the Cogsmen (Galvanic Century), by Michael CoorlimGalvanic Century is set in an alternate steampunk world where the reign of Queen Victoria has extended well into the early 20th century. As the world edges inexorably towards a World War that few can even begin to anticipate, brave men and women must contend with airship pirates, clockwork assassins, galvanic monsters, and anarchist madmen.

It's been a rough year for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske -- airship battles above London, doomed expeditions in the jungles of Mexico, and even a kidnapping in Istanbul -- and now her bridegroom Alton Bartleby has shown up drunk to their wedding. Yes, it's a marriage of convenience and not one of love, and everyone knows it, but when an old foe decides to strike, things go from bad to worse.
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Identity Theft (Hunter Gamble), by John AbramowitzA man walks into the Texas Capitol. Shots ring out. A young aide lies dead. The killer's excuse? He was under a spell.

Sounds like a job for Hunter Gamble, right?

Wrong. After his disastrous "victory" in the trial of Samuel Pollard, Hunter has turned his back on defending oppressed vampires, mages, and zombies. Having accepted a position at his father's giant litigation firm, he's trying the glamorous cases, working in a corner office, and making a six-figure salary--and hating every minute of it.

As Hunter plots his exit strategy, he finds himself inexorably drawn to the case of the Capitol shooter, who is an old friend from law school. As he works to clear his friend, Hunter discovers that there is much mo...
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Right and Left Grand: A Darla King Novel, by Rosalee RichlandRight and Left Grand is a cozy mystery set in the context of squaredancing. Darla, the sleuth and heroine in this novel, never dreamed that her midlife career change to square dance caller would place her in a position to assist law enforcement officials in solving crimes. But when an unconscious stranger turns up on the ranch of one of her dance club members, her specialized knowledge may hold the key to the identity of his assailants. Darla, along with her close friends from the Clearton Squares, ends up in the thick of things -- and in danger....
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