Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Book Discovery day! (Tuesday July 16)

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!
Planetary Assault (Star Force Series), by B. V. LarsonSometimes defending those you love means risking everything and attempting the most dangerous task in the universe—making a planetary assault against a heavily entrenched enemy. It's grim and always ugly. But as long as men refuse to bow their heads to conquerors, they will take the fight to the enemy or die trying.

Three masters of military science fiction have come together to tell harrowing tales of high-tech mayhem. In BV Larson's "An Army of One" the Macros of the Star Force series invade from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision. David VanDyke's "First Conquest" tells of a bitter battle as EarthFleet smashes into an alien star system in a desperate first strike to save humanity. Vaughn Heppner's ...
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The Shells Of Chanticleer, by Maura PatrickWelcome to Chanticleer, a beautiful land where everything is always, absolutely perfect. Enjoy the fairy-tale landscape, the festivals and forests, the bountiful buffets, a sparkling room of your own.

In Chanticleer there is nothing to be afraid of, as eliminating your every fear is what you are there for. Don’t try to escape the situations tailor-made to scare you; it’s all for your own good. But a word of warning: In Chanticleer it’s best to learn your lessons quickly and get out as those who can’t, or won’t, are subject to an unusual punishment.

Sixteen year-old Macy Winters can’t shake the feeling that there is something not quite right about the place, but no one will tell her what it is. Macy, howev...
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Arriving (Suite Dubai), by Callista FoxAn epic love story...

When 23 year-old Rachel Lewis travels to Dubai for her first job at a luxury hotel, she believes the aloof Prince Khalid, the hotel's owner, is the last guy she'd ever love. He's rude and arrogant and and there are rumors about him...that his fiancée's death was no accident. Yet she finds herself drawn to him, intrigued by him, and sometimes he gives her that slow, irresistible smile.

"Arriving" is episode one.

Excerpt:

A knock at the door interrupted them. It was the bellhop with her suitcase. Sayeed handed him some money and he set the suitcase on the stand. “Please,” he said to her, clasping his hands together, “Tonight at six, you will meet Prince Khalid Al Zari i...
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Don't Rescue Me, God's Molding Me (Snow Series: Meet Savannah PART 2), by Marita KinneySavannah is a sophisticated single mother who has had her share of growing pains. From rags to riches, back to rags, Savannah is determined to change her circumstance through her faith and perseverance. As she struggles to keep her head above water, her new vindictive neighbors, try her patience and her faith. She desperately desires for God to rescue her from her new life of struggle....
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Hell's Gate, by Michael ParkerHELL’S GATE is a historical action adventure set in British East Africa in 1898. It is inspired by the true events in the British Protectorate when the British government constructed a railway line from Mombassa on the east coast of Africa to the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda. At the same time the German government was building a line from Zanzibar to Lake Victoria. History records that the ‘race’ was conceded to the British by the governor of the German Protectorate. Into these facts, Michel Parker has woven a tale of intrigue, violence and conspiracy against a backdrop of the splendour of the Rift Valley and the volcanic landscape that threatens the very existence of the railway line itself. But it isn’t just the forces of nat...
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The Crimson Key (The Visitor's Series), by Christy SloatThe truth can be deadly.

Brylee Branson’s best friend and boyfriend have fallen victim to a horrible curse that haunts her home. With the witches who cast it dead, she has no choice but to rely on the ghosts inside the Brown house to help her find a cure. But time is not on her side, because Lynley's illness is spreading rapidly.

Confused and scared, seventeen-year-old Brylee must confront a new ghost in the house she has never spoken to before. This spirit is not a Brown relative and makes no promises to help them … unless she can reunite her with a loved one.

The fate of those she loves now rests on her. Can Brylee put the pieces of this puzzle together in time to save them' Or will the Brown house cl...
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A Game of Tables (Beyond the Regional Wall in a Game of Thrones Series), by Belinda Vasquez GarciaA GAME OF TABLES, Beyond the Regional Wall in a Game of Thrones, is the hilarious, inspired-by-a-true story, tall-tale of award-winning author, Belinda Vasquez Garcia, trying to get just a wee corner of the "local author table", after discovering that George R. R. Martin, also, lives in New Mexico and is considered a "local author".

Think of this mini-book as nonfiction on Speed, mixed with a Peyote cookie, and swallowed with a Molotov cocktail.

The House of the Undying Monthly Review said about Belinda Vasquez Garcia:

"Belinda's imagination will get her a passport to hell one day."--John Steinbeck

"Reading Belinda's books is better than Marilyn."--JFK

"I sho...
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Autism and Autonomy at Home: Toilet Training, by Nathalie HamidiA parental guide to teaching autonomy at home and creating good routines for your child with autism.

Potty training an autistic child can be a real trial for parents and caregivers. Though it sometimes may seem an impossible task, it can be achieved with the right tips and set of mind.

Written by a French autism mom, where autism is unknown or mixed up with psychosis or schizophrenia, and people with autism end up in psychiatric hospitals, this book has given hope and results to desperate parents of autistic children or teenagers that had never been potty trained....
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Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill), by S. P. CervantesTwin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence.
Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother’s kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives....
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Glow, by August CastleIn this enchanting tale, Luke, a lonely misfit in a suburban town, is entranced by his grandfather’s story about the Queen of the Fireflies, a beautiful creature who is half firefly, half fairy nymph. She lives in The Space Between Night and Day, a hidden world located on the other side of an invisible Tear in Time.

His grandfather tells the young boy that when the Queen of the Fireflies lights up the world, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. Her glow changes you forever.

Few, however, have ever seen Firefly Nymph. The Guardian, a monstrous giant, has kept her tethered to him for more than 100 years. Luke vows to free the Queen of the Fireflies and see her glow. But, to do this, he must find his way through an...
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Spoiled, by Poppy MalvernAffairs are nothing new under the sun.

But what if one of the adulterous pair has their own agenda' What if one of them has a score to settle and revenge on their mind'

Kate is settled in a happy marriage... but misses the juiciness of the early days when the mere brush of her husband's lips could make her shiver.

Maybe it's this that makes her an easy target for her husband's younger colleague, Dan, whose cold-hearted plan is to seduce into giving up everything she holds dear.

The deliciousness and excitement of the affair is rapidly undermined by lies, deviousness and devastation, for both of them.

It's a dangerous game that has consequences no one could have predicted.

Yo...
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Nazi Secrets, by Frank LostNazi secrets are weird enough. It is therefore unnecessary to add wishful fantasies to the genuine historical facts in the field of Nazi occultism, especially when it comes to their expeditions, and their “scientific” researches.

The true amateur of sensational and strange stories can still be fully satisfied with Himmler's Witch Project, or the Hollow Earth Theory.

In many aspects, the Nazi era was like a breach in space and time. What happened during these almost 12 years of dictatorship, at the heart of Europe, in one of the most civilized and industrially advanced country, does not match the moral, philosophical and religious values that existed everywhere else at the same time in the world. There is therefore ...
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Violet Shadows, by Melanie Rose"Melanie Rose delivers, once again...and writes prose as if playing classical music." --Katherine Owen, Author of Seeing Julia, Not To Us, and When I See You

She entered Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1943, seeking only a worthy death in the service of a noble cause. She did not expect that her quest for death would, in the end, teach her how to live.
Violet Shadows was chosen as the 2013 winner of the Novella category for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
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Sometimes We Ran, by Stephen DrivickOur hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, and even a nice car. As he approached middle age, all the comforts of a fantastic life were within reach.

Then the zombies came, destroyed the world, and it all disappeared in a flash.

Now he walks in a shattered world filled with hungry undead, dead towns, and desperate survivors. He is low on supplies, running out of time, and with slim hope of long-term survival.

His long walk to escape the dead is slowly becoming a death march.

Then one day, he meets another survivor. A young, starving former college co-ed walking the other way.

This is their story....
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including HELL'S GATE. The reviews are excellent: worth reading.

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