Friday, July 26, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday July 26)

It's Book Discovery Day! Twice a week 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!
Dog Days of August (Twelve Months of Romance - August), by Margaret Lake
All Jan wants to do is get her mother a puppy to help her get over her grief at the loss of her husband, Jan’s father. But when she gets to the shelter to pick up the girl puppy she had her heart set on, Kevin, a freak with a Mohawk and earring, is getting ready to walk away with her dog.

Jan is still fuming when she gets to work the next morning, and it doesn’t help that she’s expected to train a new employee; the very same freak who stole her dog....
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Maggie on the Bounty (Maggie MacKay - Magical Tracker), by Kate Danley
New business partners, Maggie and Killian, are looking forward to their newest job: finding out why all the ghosts are disappearing from the Empress Adelaide, a turn of the century cruise ship which shuttled Hollywood's finest across the Atlantic Ocean during the golden age of movies.

But Maggie and Killian find themselves trapped in the past, caught in a time rift with only a ghost of a chance of escaping. This ain't no pleasure cruise.

WARNING: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.
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Vintage Blood and the Sacred Scepters, by A B Wallace
Brit Chambers, a gutsy Werecreature Consultant, has taken on the job of discovering the means by which to destroy the Sacred Scepters before a werecreature assassin finds them and uses them to rid the world of magic. But she has another problem to rid herself of as well--she has become Lord Daison's personal blood bank thanks to her best friend, a weretiger.

"Vintage Blood and the Sacred Scepters, the first book in the Werecreature Series by A.B. Wallace, is not a book that fits into any one genre, into any particular niche. It's horror, science fiction and fantasy all rolled into one, with a hint of P.I./crime thrown in for good measure. In a world in which magic, shapeshifters, witches, vampires and enchanting fauna all ...
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A Selfish Moment, by Tanya Miranda
Jubilee Ray wakes up Saturday morning in a strange bed with a handsome guy asleep at her side and no memory of how she got there. Everett Salerno wakes up ecstatic about the incredible night he spent with Jubilee. She can't wait to get out of his apartment and he can't wait to start their romance. Jubilee is a blackout drunk. Everett is drunk with love.

Their one-night-stand ends almost as quickly as it began, however fate has other plans in mind. In the next three days filled with impossible coincidences, humiliating moments, and mouthwatering recollections, Everett can't find the right moment to express his intentions and Jubilee can't let go of her past long enough to really give Everett a chance....
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Swarmers (The Cloudland Series), by R.V. Doon
It Happened in Sixty-One Minutes.
Few Understood The Warning.
Their World Ends.
Another Begins.

A lethal virus with no known cure is awakened in a secret lab and goes airborne. When an unusual seismic event eclipses the first incident, people claim an evolutionary jump caused the twin disasters. Others call it Judgment Day. Both calamities lead to a haunting day of fear and carnage. Their world is forever altered, and the stunned survivors must keep fighting for their very existence. Night—everyone fears the looming darkness and the terror of being stalked.

After the catastrophe, unlikely ...
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Hardcore, by Larry A. Winters
A shocking page-turner that explores the dark side of the multibillion-dollar porn industry.

Ashley Hale was a rising star in the adult entertainment world before she abruptly moved to the other side of the country, leaving behind money, fame, and excitement for a nine-to-five bank job and a sensible apartment. But there was one tie to the industry she could not sever. Her sister, Tara, was also a porn star. Two years later, when Tara supposedly commits suicide, Ashley must return to the San Fernando Valley and the life she thought she’d left behind. Now she’s not sure who she can trust—especially the handsome new video editor who seems intent on helping her. But she won’t leave Los Angeles until she’s proven Tara...
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How To Start a Career in Game Design (Lazy Designer Game Design), by Brent Knowles
Practical advice on starting a career in the video game industry and improving your design skills. This is your opportunity to learn from the lead designer of such commercial and critically successful video games as Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins. Discover how the author started his career, the pitfalls he encountered and how he overcame them. Written by an industry veteran with over ten years experience working for a major games studio.
The Lazy Designer is geared primarily towards those looking to start a career in the games industry. It discusses how to obtain a design position, such as a writer, level designer, or game system designer. Though written specifically for the game designer most of the advice will be of inter...
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Concessions, by Bo Bigelow
Iris Dandridge, a lifelong resident of Hansa, Pennsylvania, is a chef, a restaurateur, a widow, and a loser. Ever since she was cheated years ago out of her share of Hansa's finest restaurant, by a volatile chef named Frieda, Iris has driven her own restaurant to the brink of bankruptcy. Now it's summer 2009, and the unthinkable has happened: her only employee, a smart-aleck college kid named Jay, just quit and went to work for the one person Iris can't stand—Frieda. As summer begins, Iris closes her restaurant and takes one last shot at her culinary career—she opens a food cart in downtown Hansa and decides to compete against Frieda for the Golden Plate, the town's annual vote for best chef, although Frieda's won for the past nine yea...
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Corridors, by Michael Galloway
An inventor must use his wits and a box of electronic dragonflies to defeat a rival bent on revenge. To cheat death, a scientist uploads his mind online. Will his ideas endure or will they take everybody with him? A convict is sentenced to work at an intergalactic Bible factory, but will his attitude send him back home?

Corridors is a collection of tales set in a world of dreams and danger. It is a world inhabited by those who seek to push the limits of the mind. It is a world where technology comes to life or takes on a life of its own....
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Zinfandelity (Wine Country Vixens), by Tracey Sorel
The summertime in Northern California is known for its hot dry weather, Beth Chadwick should know since she’s been going through a bit of a dry spell herself. Her marriage is falling apart. She knows exactly how many pairs of black socks her husband owns, and how much starch he likes in his shirts, so when she matches the lipstick stain on his collar to the shade on his secretary’s lips she knows he’s a cheating bastard.
She has her friends to keep her together. But they come with their own set of problems. Her best friend Madge, is hoping to close the circle on her open marriage, Joyce, the devout Catholic, thinks her daughter might be practicing witchcraft, the widow Samantha is caught in the middle of a real triple-decker of ...
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One More Night, by Blanche Marriott
A legendary crystal entangles two reluctant lovers with the help of an eccentric aunt and a mystical Indian.

Celeste Jordan knows nothing about gems so she questions why she sees a mark on hers that no one else can see. Rock Foster, a mineralogist, “rockhound”, is skeptical. As a scientist he doesn’t believe in legends, but he’d heard of crystals that hold knowledge for a privileged few. Reluctantly, he agrees to take Celeste to the desert dig site where he found the gem. Little did the loner know his life would be turned upside down and that love would knock down his door.

As an image consultant, Celeste always looks her best. Dirt, sweat, and outdoor showers have never been a part of her life. But she’s det...
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Irked by Kirk: Nutty Prank Letters From Japan, by Owen Wade
Kirk Dunkirk is the master of insane correspondence. He gets answers to the questions you didn’t even know needed asking!

Can my dog get a sex change? Will Prince Charles spank Japanese university girls for charity?

“Irked by Kirk” is a true collection of zany and sophisticated prank letters between Kirk and bigwig CEOs, hypnotists, and politicians.

Ted L. Nancy's "Letters from a Nut" fans will enjoy this hilarious addition to the genre. 300+ full-color pages, with haiku, diagrams and puzzles.

Find out if:

• Fascists get discounts at Nissan

• Japanese honey gives people hives

• Sword-wielding Ninja bodyguards are allowed at professi...
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How to write a book in 90 days.(Extended)(A tried and tested system by a prolific author) (Soft Target Series), by Conrad Jones
The extended version HOW TO WRITE A FULL LENGTH NOVEL IN 90 DAYS......over 100 pages of a tried and tested system used by a successful thriller writer with 12 novels and a series of book marketing guides published since 2008!


This concise guide tells you how to write a novel by using a systematic approach to writing.

This guide is written by an author not a 'guru'.

A simple step by step breakdown of how to plan each day.

No fillers and no theory, just the hard facts in a concise guide.

There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are written by prolific published authors? The ans...
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ULTIMATE Work from Home JOBS: A step-by-step guide to finding legitimate work at home jobs with well-known companies, by KT Bell
Do you sit at work and dream about how wonderful it would be if you could work from the comfort of your own home, avoid hassling with traffic, and stop wasting your precious time commuting? I did too! And now with Ultimate Work from Home Jobs, I lead you through the EXACT steps you need to find a work from home position with a top company.

This book is NOT just a list of companies. Each and every company was thoroughly researched and all the details of how to find their hidden work from home jobs is in here!

Picture yourself – working from your favorite spot in your house, getting paid the same wage as others that have to drive to the office, and enjoying full benefits from a company that empowers and takes prid...
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Photographic: A Novel, by K.D. Lovgren
Sex Scandal. Paparazzi. Betrayal. Being married to a movie star is no fairy tale.

When Jane married Ian Reilly, he wasn’t famous, just a method actor with a dream. In the seven years since their marriage, he's catapulted to the A-list, they have a daughter and a secluded home in the Midwest, and Jane and Ian are living separate lives.

While Ian films a blockbuster version of The Odyssey on the island of Crete, Jane keeps the home fires burning. Life on the farm is peaceful but isolated. On a brisk April morning, as Jane walks back up the long drive from seeing their daughter off to school, she’s about to discover peace can be broken and isolation has a price.

Disguised in camo, celebrity photographer Ma...
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