Thursday, July 11, 2013

Book Discovery! (Thursday July 11)

It's Book Discovery Day, where 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!
Trouble in Paradise, by Deborah BrownA Brand-New Madison Westin Novel, with More Craziness in Tarpon Cove...

Remember Madison? What she had to go through... inheriting her aunt's cottages was peanuts compared to what awaits her in TROUBLE IN PARADISE, the latest addition to the Paradise Series.

What is big news in small town Tarpon Cove? An accidental drowning or maybe even a ruthless murder? When a dead fisherman rolls up on the shore of Tarpon Cove, Madison cannot resist but to jump into her new role as Private Investigator, with only one goal in mind: to solve this intriguing mystery of the dead guy. But things do not go as Madison wants as she discovers that people in small towns are usually tight lipped, and that i...
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Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien (Kevin's Books), by Martin TillerGrey Beard the pirate, arguing classmates, science work, and a Three-Headed Alien that is intent on blowing up the world, all make Kevin's week. Oh yeah, then there are the illegal fireworks. Is Kevin going to make it through?

Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien continues the story of Kevin, from Kevin and the Seven Lions, and introduces Jared, Sam, TJ and Sarah. Follow Kevin as his classmates discover that he writes down his daydreams and decides that Kevin needs to share his work, despite Kevin's determination to keep his work quiet.

"The book is also sharply written. Sentences are tight and neither overly simple nor overly complex. I'm no expert but vocabulary seems age appropriate. The tone of the writing is consis...
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ThAUTOmaturgy: Familiar Magic (The Land of Enchantment), by Kathlena L. ContrerasSomething is devouring wizards. And Amethyst Rey has just discovered she’s next on the menu.

Amethyst is being stalked. Odd gifts appear on her doorstep. A black Mustang lurks in front of her house. But when the car—minus a driver—snatches her off her Albuquerque street, Amethyst learns the unnerving truth: she's acquired a familiar spirit. And she's a wizard.

But wizards have been disappearing for centuries, hunted by a predator that sucks them dry of power and leaves behind tormented shadows. Magic, untapped and neglected, grows critically unstable. In navigating the hidden world of wizards, Amethyst must learn who can be trusted and who can’t before the predator catches up to her—if the magic doesn't exp...
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The Book of Phinn (The Immortal Blog), by Frank Anjakos
On Sale Now! Normally $7.99

From the Immortal Blog

Hey, Phinn here.
I'm an Angel. A 16 year old immortal. You don't know me. You've never seen me. Unless you're a dead teenager and you've been good and live in Southern California (narrows it down, huh?). If that's the case, we've probably met. See, I take the souls of good kids to Heaven, but I'm not allowed to interact with the living...which makes high school, being on the soccer team and writing for the school newspaper a little difficult. As an angel, I play by the rules.
My "arch-frenemy" Iszn, the demon who takes the bad kids to Hell, breaks all the ru...
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Computations of Flesh and Starlight: The Prodigal Brother Saga pt. 1 (Sympathy-B 1.1), by M.R. AdamsA new generation of teen superheroes is born under scheming minds entangled in a war of science. When all is said and done...who lives, who dies? Will our heroes save or destroy the world they were created to protect?

Foreign cybernetic operatives kidnap a symp, a youth of extraordinary power. This one incident creates a domino effect leading to the first mission of Hyperion Enterprise's teen superhero team. Led by Derek Peters, the team faces their first foe and finds a mysterious stranger much like themselves lurking in the darkness. They must apply all they have been taught to fight for another's life...and ultimately their own. Can they overcome their fears and stop a deadly new enemy? How wil...
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Moonlit Nights, by Jacob ParrShort description:
A crime spree of horrendous proportions is just beginning in the Washington Metropolitan Area as bodies begin to turn up horribly mutilated and torn to pieces. Aidan Preston, a Homicide Detective for the Montgomery County Police Department, delves into the case, finding himself immersed in a dark and dangerous world, the likes of which he has never seen. What secrets do these moonlit nights hold?

Extended Description:
A mysterious discovery unearthed in Oregon…

Lisa Davies, a wildlife biologist for the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute, located in Front Royal, Virginia, and resident wolf expert at the National Zoo, receives an e-mail from a man who claims to have discove...
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Pilgrimage, by Steven OrlowskiAre Aliens visiting Earth; abducting, experimenting on and crossbreeding with humans?

Is there a God; the creator of the universe and everything and everyone in it - including the Aliens?

Please join Dr. Jonathan Shipmate and his daughter and fellow physicist Dr. Julia Shipmate in the American Southwest as they attempt to debunk an Alien abduction for their TV show "True Believer", a program dedicated to disproving all things paranormal.

While there they will encounter a priest, a former internet millionaire turned trailer park junkie, a pair of young archaeologists and three ne'er-do-well locals.

Drawn together by unknown forces these nine humans come face-to-face with the truth and bear witnes...
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Faerietale, by Stephanie RabigIt was supposed to be yet another hike along a nature trail.

Tired of the confines of her apartment after a long day at work, Alice heads out for a walk. But instead of the usual birds and squirrels, this time she comes across Wendy Darling, a traveler from another world. And when she returns home, Alice asks to be taken along.

She finds herself in a realm where Beauty has been cursed with ugliness for her vanity; where the "charming" Prince keeps a harem; where Little Red Riding Hood is a heartless assassin; where the mermaids will flirt and sing beautiful songs and then drag you to the bottom of Captain Hook's lagoon and hold you there.

Welcome to Faerietale....
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Rohvim #1: Metal and Flesh, by Endi WebbAeden Rossam: 17, son of a nobleman, expert swordsman, spoiled, let's face it: he's a punk.

Betha Solvinstra: 18, common shopkeeper's daughter, rising star in the Society of Healers. Oh, and she hates the nobility.

After the sword tournament in the city of Elbeth, the master healer--leader of the secretive Society of Healers--invites Aeden to join him, and shares the Society's great secret: that all mankind are Rohvim--beings of metal, flesh, and fantastic powers that the uninitiated see as magic. After Aeden sees his beloved city overrun by a mysterious northern warlord's army, he and Betha are chosen to find and stop the warlord before the entire kingdom falls to ruin. To succeed, Aeden must master his Rohva nature,...
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Panthers in the Playground, by D.F. KriegerZoologist Dr. Zeara Faxfire and her side-kick cat, Magic, are called in to help when a panther is discovered during a police investigation. What is a girl to think, though, when the parents of a missing child keep calling her and the panther in question is writing words? Detective Jake Markovich, who is assigned to the case as well and happens to believe in the paranormal is a whole different distraction that turns Zeara's world upside down. Can she lose her grasp on the safety of logic long enough to reach out to those asking for her help?

The only thing Zeara knows for sure is that time is running out, and she must compromise a job she adores to save the panther in her care....
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Hidden Secrets (The Secrets Saga), by Angee TaylorRose has been struggling for years to find out about the mysterious illness that’s killing her. She’s decided to end her life after one last trip to the French Quarter…Her plans go awry when the sexy Caleb Glasson, who carries a dark secret, saunters into her life. She discovers that she’s not what she appears to be, to rest of the world. The only man that can unlock that secret is dead at Caleb’s hand. The most startling epiphany is that she has latent powers that will emerge in a haunting thrilling story that will answer all of her questions....
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Happily Ever After, by Christina ColeWhen Anne Hopkins accepts a position as a caretaker for troubled nine-year-old Rowena Mather, her own childhood experiences help her make a strong, emotional connection with the little girl. But she's wary of Rowena's father. Men can't be trusted, she's learned. Memories of her father's violent nature -- and Rowena's whispered secrets -- arouse suspicions. She will do whatever she must to protect the little girl.

Like his daughter, George Mather is struggling with grief and loneliness. He swore to his dying wife that he'd never marry again. Now as Anne comes into his life and helps his family, he's drawn to her -- and caught in a trap of his own making.

Together, Anne and George must find a way to break free from the p...
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The Other Woman, by Darlene P. WinstonKrys Harriston has what every girl wants—a good job, a handsome hardworking husband, two beautiful kids and a loving home…everything that makes her happy. But there’s another woman out for revenge trying to break up her marriage, and this is one woman Krys may not be able to compete with. Her husband, Cameron, never imagined that the one person who loves him unconditionally is the very one causing his world to come crashing down around him. Does he have enough strength to fight the evil forces and save his marriage or will he allow it all to slip away?
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The Leaving: A Novel, by Gabriella WestAt 15, Cathy Quinn is a depressed teen living in 1980s Ireland. As the book opens she discovers to her shock that her charming older brother Stevie, who's gay, is falling in love with the one boy in school that she likes. This will mean a weakening of the close friendship that she and her brother have, which she feels is the only thing keeping her going.

But this is just the start of more serious challenges ahead for Cathy. Over her last two years of school, this tough but emotionally sensitive character will struggle with her dysfunctional family, come to terms with an overpowering attraction to her best friend, Jeanette, and face the momentous decision to leave Ireland for an uncertain future.
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Finding Love Under a Rock (The Critter Getter Series), by Allee MaeKalista Bristow and Leandra Lehigh moved to Oklahoma not just to attend nursing school, but, to find some adventure. When Leandra reads about the sport of “noodling”, she is literally “hooked’, and reserves top-notch guides, Caleb Chandler and Owen Guthrie, to give them a true southern experience.

Wading through the murky river, Kalista finds herself drawn to the handsome Caleb and his red-dirt good looks. He manages a few shy glances in her direction, intrigued by her tenacity. Could this cute city girl bring him out of his awkward insecurity when it comes to dating? However, thoughts of blossoming love move to the wayside as the girls find more than they bargained for under the surface of that shadowy river. They must r...
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