Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday July 23)

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!
Gray Skies, by Brian Spangler
A New Science Fiction Series - Dystopian Adventure
Gray Skies is a 38k word short novel, and is Book 1 of the Gray Skies series.

Centuries ago something catastrophic happened. Historians claim it was an accident that spilled the clouds out of the sky, leaving humanity under a relentless veil of gray.

For young Declan and Sammi, all they've ever known is a world of gray skies and dense fog. Now, at odds about the past and uncertain of their future, they're of age, and it's time to build their lives together.
Yet the coming of the End of Gray Skies has been declared. For a world shrouded in the mysterious fog, the promise to fix a centuries-old accident brings new hope that they might one day see a...
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Blinded By Sight (Gray Skies), by Brian Spangler
A New Science Fiction Series - Dystopian Adventure
Blinded By Sight is a 50k word short novel, and is Book 2 of the Gray Sky series.

There is more to blindness than just the absence of sight.

For Declan, that truth began as a painful journey to uncover the mysteries of the VAC machines and why they failed to bring color back to their dreary gray world.

For Sammi, the VAC machine has become her salvation, challenging the same truths Declan seeks, trying to reveal what is and is not real.

For Isla, her journey began more than a hundred years ago, eclipsing her own death, awakening deep inside the VAC Machine. She uncovers clues mysteriously placed in the pa...
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Hunt the Killers Down, by Van Holt
On Sale Now! Limited time only! Regular price: $7.99.

The War Between the States had just ended. But the war between Jeff Braden and the killers who had murdered his folks was just beginning. What he didn’t know was that the worst killer of them all was a likable young man that no one suspected.

More Old West gunfighting westerns by Van Holt
  • Blood in the Hills

  • Curly Bill and Ringo

  • Dead Man’s Trail

  • Death in Black Holsters

  • Dynamite Riders

  • Hellbound Express

  • Hunt the Killers Down

  • Riding for Revenge

  • Rubeck’s Raiders

  • Shiloh Stark
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Sorcerer, by Randy Mixter
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Keira Merlin's father is in trouble. He told her that in a dream. He has an artifact that others want; evil people, who will stop at nothing to own it. Keira knows where her father hides, deep in a mountain's forest, but she needs help to reach him. She needs Jake Stanton.

FBI agent Jake Stanton is a wanted man. He is wanted by the same individuals who search for Keira's father, Silvanus Merlin, his partner in a previous case, and the man who once saved his life.

Together, Stanton and Keira will journey to a place dark and dangerous, a place where an amazing discovery awaits and a secret that may change the world as we know it....
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Concealed Power ((The Healers of Meligna, Book #1)), by K. J. Colt
**This is a professionally edited book that is recommended for those aged 16+ **

"There was an illness much worse than anything I had ever seen, and that was the sickness of my country."

Fourteen-year-old Adenine is blind and isolated in her small attic bedroom. The last carrier of the Death Plague that wiped out thousands of her country's people twenty-five years ago, she must avoid contact with the outside world.

When her mother fails to bring her food one day, Adenine begins to starve. Driven by hunger, Adenine ventures into the house and discovers her mother bedridden and sick. Despite her terror of infecting others, Adenine fumbles her way out into the streets of Borrelia in search of ...
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Stealer of Horses (High Country #3), by Loretta Jackson
The famous Carlo painting Stealer of Horses sells for cash in a small Wyoming town and gallery owner Sheldon Spence gives the $200,000 to his wife, who walks over to the bank to make the deposit…and never returns.

A witness claims to have seen a frightened-looking Susan Spence in a battered old Chevy, speeding out of town. And each succeeding clue reveals a different angle on her disappearance.

Sheriff Jeff McQuede begins to wonder if this is more than a simple case of kidnapping and robbery. Was Sheldon involved in Susan’s disappearance? Or did Susan and a lover fake the scheme, planning to run off with the money they stole from Sheldon? The identity of a victim found shot behind the wheel of the Chevy holds the key ...
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Dragons and Dreams: Bedtime Stories, by Becca Price
“I am three thousand, four hundred and ten years old,” The Dragon told the man. “And for every single night of every single year of those three thousand four hundred and ten years, I've slept on my treasure. It’s how dragons sleep. It’s how dragons have always slept.” And he closed his eyes with a snap.

Then he opened one eye cautiously.

“What’s a bed?”

Brave princesses, grumpy dragons, princes competing for a kingdom, and children seeking answers to age-old questions. These six modern fairy tales include stories for pleasant dreams, and stories for stirring thought. They are just the right length for bedtime reading. Each is a gem that will delight the entire family. Suitable for age 3 and...
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The Lightcap, by Dan Marshall
Adaptech made its fortune with the Mind Drive, a product enabling control of electronic devices through thought. Most Metra Corp citizens adopted Mind Drive technology quickly, welcoming it as a more efficient way to interact with everything from computers to coffee machines. Now Adaptech wants to use its own employees to test a new product, an extension of Mind Drive tech known as the Lightcap.

After Adam Redmon is promoted to lead the group of programmers tasked with testing this new device, his strange dreams begin to blur into reality. When a member of his team abruptly disappears, Adam uncovers evidence showing his employers didn’t fully disclose the Lightcap’s functions and side effects. What he learns puts him directly...
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Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys (Boulton Quest Series), by ND Richman
Honourable Mention, 2013 Hollywood Book Festival Awards.

Their parents kidnapped in a brutal home invasion, Christopher and Michael must unite or die in their quest to find them. Adventure turns to mystery when the brothers follow a hunch leading them over the Pacific Coast Mountains, across the ocean, and to a fortified island where they fight for their lives with tragic results....
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The Orc of Many Questions (The Book of Many Orcs), by Shane Michael Murray
Orcs don’t like questions. Everybody with a brain knows that. Orc tribes save their strength for fighting, not thinking. They survive by raiding the lands of weaker races, repeating it year after year to offer tribute to the masters of their mountain home.

Life on Firebrand Peak is short and nasty. Death comes quickly and the fallen are soon forgotten. Generations pass, yet the tribe remains brutally the same.

Until one little orc starts asking too many questions....
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Gods of Chenoweth, by Chris Reher
"A great combination of Sci-fi and Fantasy" by the author of the Targon Tales series.

It's been a millennium since the migration from Earth. A powerful, puzzling substance found on a distant planet and its moons has given rise to a new breed of Human.

Raised on one of the moons and hunted as a renegade and heretic by a more primitive society, Aletha is rescued by two Homeworld agents, brothers Galen and Chor. But their simple assignment turns into a battle for survival when events force them to oppose the will of their own ruthless leader. And soon not only the mysterious exiles living on the other moon but also Aletha's own people have taken up the chase.

Aletha is the key when the brothers must choose...
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Jackfish Reborn, by Rejean Giguere
In 1885 Chinese laborers were brought to North America to build the railroads. The triads came with them. Caught up in the clashes, Tiger Chang manages to send a letter home about an incredible discovery.

128 years later…

Phil Hardy just wants everyone to leave him alone. That way no one gets hurt. Running from his past, he thinks he has found the peace he’s seeking on the cliffs looking out over the shores of Lake Superior.

Dragon Chang is following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, in search of his discovery. The young triad leader will use all his available resources, including the killing skills he learned on the opium smuggling routes in China, to locate and secure his future.

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Wren's Nest (Ordinary Days in Myrtle Hill (The Phoenix Connection)), by Deanne Durrett
Awakened by frantic pounding, Joe Chandler opens his door to a blast of wind and rain, and two strangers on his front porch.

Earlier in Phoenix: Sherman Taylor overhears his uncle's conversation about a surrogate mother deal gone bad and a plan to steal a relative's baby. A short time later, Sherman pulls his sister from her apartment and shoves her into his car. Loren thinks it's her brother's ploy to get her to a surprise baby shower, but he's taking her away from their uncle and her midwife, as fast and far as he can. By the time they reach Joe's place in Myrtle Hill, Oklahoma, Loren is ready to deliver.

Sherman leaves Loren and her baby in Joe's care and heads back to Phoenix. He must return before anyone links him...
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The Rose of Provins, by Ben Kreiselman
Emma’s peaceful life was shattered by a fateful trip to the flea market. She met a man who made her skin crawl and, for reasons she couldn’t understand, gave her an old diary. Within the diary, her dreams and nightmares were recorded as if by magic. The memory of the dark man from the flea market troubled her. Why did he give her the diary? Why did he choose her to terrorize? Her only hope to unravel the mystery of the diary and her horrifying dreams lies in the hands of a handsome stranger named Jack, and forces beyond her comprehension....
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Curly Bill and Ringo, by Van Holt
On Sale! Regularly $7.99.

CURLY BILL AND RINGO

Why did the legendary gunfighter, Ringo, come to Boot Hill? Rumors and innuendo ignite the small frontier town.

Did the wealthy rancher, Willy Gibson, hire him to combat the cattle rustlers? Was he here to even up some old grudges? Or to hunt down the men who tried to kill him?

Miss Sarah, the most beautiful woman in town, seemed in a much different mood after he checked in at the hotel where she worked.

Curly Bill knew who he was, or thought he should, since they rode together for a time. Curly also remembered that around Ringo, you always watched for signs of trouble, if you were smart.

"Would you mind telling me why you're in Boot Hill, when y...
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