Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Aug 2)

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!
Fighting the impossible, by Selina Bodur
"Fighting the impossible" - a heart wrenching romance novella of 10 000 words.

Tara Whyley is young, beautiful and successful, and you would say that she has everything, everything but a heart. It’s broken. The sadness blankets her soul and the fire in her eyes is long gone. She is desperate to find her path back to life, but the only way to do it, is to get lost in the memory of Him - Peter McClain.

How long can she go on before her heart breaks?

For the past three years she is going back to the one place she found happiness. Letting the reminiscence of her one true love in her soul, she is finally free, free to forget the horrors and savor the greatest moments of her relationship.

This is ...
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A Study in Sin (Remy Moreau Series #1), by August Wainwright
A Study in Sin, Book 1 in the Remy Moreau Mystery/Thriller Series
A modern update of a classic Sherlock Holmes story

A wildly intriguing, intimately suspenseful story about the human capacity for good and evil - and what pushes us to inevitably, and often tragically, turn to our darker emotions for comfort.

Jacob Watts broke his neck in Afghanistan. Now he's in D.C. with no job, a therapist, an uncontrollable tick in his arm, and PTSD. And he can't pay his rent.

His new, and monetarily necessary roommate, Remy Moreau, isn't helping either. Cold and detached, she might be a savant - but she's also socially inept, has absolutely no bo...
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Murder on Haint Branch, by Eva McCall
Murder on Haint Branch is an 80,000 word mystery novel set in Western North Carolina. Infidelity, moonshining, a crooked lawman, and a self-serving preacher are the building blocks for the novel. From the moment the sheriff tells Eula Sanders that her son, Charlie, has been shot, until the last few pages where we find out why Charlie died, the reader is given a glimpse into the way life really was for the Appalachian People in the early forties....
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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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The Ameriad: The Untold Founding of America By the Survivors of Troy, by Duane Gundrum
The Greeks has their Iliad and Odyssey, the Romans had their Aeneid, and the British had their Britannia and those continuously changing King Arthur stories, starring wannabe Shakespearean actors slumming it until something better came along. But America got nothing. Until now. Finally, an epic has emerged, from the lost annals of time (whatever that means...just go with sounds scholarly), that tells the true story of America's foundation.

The Ameriad tells the story of the Trojan warrior Amereaus, who has been chosen by the gods to found a new land somewhere across the Great Sea (capitalized because it's that great a sea). Running away from his domineering wife Democrita, Amereaus travails the many forgotten lands of yes...
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Keeper of Reign (Reign Fantasy), by Emma Right
Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it?
For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema.
Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt ...
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The Mindbender--A Suspense Novel, by Tim Kizer
After an unknown entity gives a Navy SEAL mind control powers, the government scrambles to figure out if he's a threat to national security. 

Suspense thriller, 107,000 words, about 430 pages. DRM free.

FBI Agent Peter Anderson arrives at a secret military installation to help break Max Pollack, a Navy SEAL believed to have mind control powers. He soon realizes that the new assignment promises to be his most challenging ever.
Peter is shocked when Pollack's wife is murdered to punish her husband for refusing to cooperate with the Department of Defense. His objections are ignored by the base commander, Colonel Steven Walsh, who has been granted unlimited authorit...
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Blessed Fate (Blessed Tragedy), by HB Heinzer
Colton Bradford never believed in love at first sight. And then, Rain Maxwell walked through his buddy's front door. He knew there was something special underneath the shy, guarded exterior and was determined to find out what it was.

The problem? Rain had devised her own set of life rules and “Never get involved with a band mate” was right near the top of that list. She allowed Colton into her heart as one of her closest friends, but pushed him away at the mention of anything more.

When tragedy strikes Rain's personal life, Colton is determined to be there for her in whatever way she'll allow. Will she finally open up to him and consider taking things to the next level? Will Colton's ways of trying to bury his fe...
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Lycan Fallout: Rise Of The Werewolf, by Mark Tufo
The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man has clawed and climbed his way from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, to create communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung. One man finds himself once again thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win. Follow along as Michael Talbot attempts to thwart the rise of the werewolf....
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Artifice: Episode One, by K. P. Alexander
Waking up on his couch after a rough night, John had never really expected to find a dragon staring at him when he opened his coat closet. He then finds himself transported to an exotic new world, complete with its own cast of eccentric characters, including an enigmatic green-skinned woman and a wizard with a penchant for bathrobes. However, as John attempts to understand this bizarre land, his unusual vacation is cut short when an unexpected enemy makes an appearance.
Wielding weapons never before seen in that world, the surrounding region is quickly thrown into turmoil. Though still unsure over why exactly he was brought there, John finds that he may hold a key in helping to understand their adversary....
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Chocolate Secrets, by Zelda Benjamin
When the Martinelli family chocolate shop display goes up in flames at a Brooklyn street fair, fate throws Alex Martinelli and Mike Simone together. Alex, an ER nurse with a passion for reading her daily horoscope, has several valid reasons not to get involved with Mike, an NYC firefighter. An alliance between a true water sign and a man whose element is ruled by fire makes them an unlikely couple. Even worse is his connection to the man who stole her grandfather's secret chocolate recipe. But the sexy hero always seems to show up when she needs him most. In return for his heroism, Mike only wants two things from Alex: a chance to prove he is her soulmate and her grandfather's secret chocolate recipe. In his quest to get the recipe and win ...
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Super Ninja Alien Robot Monsters, by Jeff Bilman
Ninja fighting, half-robot, half-monster aliens from Alpha Centauri have come to destroy the Earth. Are two bickering brothers the world's only hope?

Ten-year-old Matt Belmont has an amazing secret: he belongs to EDAM - Earth Defense Against Martians. Its mission: protect Earth from the evil clutches of the SUPER NINJA ALIEN ROBOT MONSTERS.

To combat these big, dopey aliens, Matt and his troublesome little brother, Jamie, operate gigantic Robots of their own.

When the super ninja alien robot monsters attack, Matt and Jamie are called to action. With his parents captured and ...
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When Girlfriends Chase Dreams, by Savannah Page
A novel about chasing dreams, for better or worse, and living your love story.

Claire Linley is finally a bride! After nearly ten years with her college freshman sweetheart, Claire is going to become Mrs. Conner Whitley. She's got her bridal magazines, is the biggest Martha Stewart fan, and subscribes to all the major wedding blogs. She's been dreaming of this moment for years! How could planning her dream wedding be anything but perfect?

The easy-going and bubbly type, Claire will obviously have a blast planning, and with her fantastic group of girlfriends-made-bridesmaids she just can't go wrong. Whether it's wedding gown shopping, makeup trials, or cake-tasting, Claire's friends are there in...
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The Widow's Warning, by Jamie Tinker
A young woman on the run for murder finally reaches the only asylum that might save her from the Interrogator, just to refuse its protection. Faced with magic she never believed existed, she must find the truth while her lifelong friend searches for answers and a way to save himself– from her....
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The Big Empty, by Ritch Gaiti
One man held the fate of a nation and didn't know it. A socially significant mystery/thriller.  

"... masterfully conceived ...dramatically atmospheric... Highly recommended." - Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer 

Every instinct I had told me to get out but I couldn't, not now. This simple case would trigger repercussions that would unnerve the city, maybe the country. I was about to open doors that had been nailed shut for a lifetime -and the only path to the truth was through a labyrinth of deceit. I trusted no one, not even mys...
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Cake, A Fairy Tale, by Dina Keratsis
She has nothing left to lose...

When Breena stumbles into the enchanted borderland of Cake, she is given the choice to return to her world or face the unknown. Unable to bear returning to her empty life, she embraces the challenge, much to the annoyance of the handsome, brooding Rune.

He wants redemption...

Long ago, Rune failed in his duty to guard the Queen Likely and vowed never again to let desire rule him. Then he meets Breena, the last Likely, and least likely, to succeed. Sworn to protect her from the killer who seeks to destroy Cake, Rune is forced to face his awakening desire for the one woman he can never have.

Together, they embark on a magical journey...
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