Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Aug 13)

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!
Love or Money: A Romantic Comedy, by Kerry Taylor
Heather and Kelly are two single best friends who live and do everything together. When someone points out that the only other women who have a similar lifestyle are either lesbians or sisters, they decide it is time to move on and get married. How will they choose? Vowing to find their husbands together as well, they embark on a journey, equal parts hunt and madcap dating adventure, to find their dream husbands. With opposite tastes and ideas, will they be able to find husbands together? Searching for a man with money or searching for a man to love—who will find their husband first? And more importantly, is there a happy ending?...
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Aundes Aura (The Válkia Chronicles), by Ryan Sullivan
Saera is afflicted. Seven years ago, while venturing into a cave behind a waterfall with her brother Eoin, she unwittingly absorbed the Aura of Aundes, the Goddess of Light, who cultivates war by making men blind to one another.

Their father, the village blacksmith, languishes in the dungeons for refusing to fight in the Duthonian army, so the siblings must fend for themselves, begging for coin by day and stealing into houses for food by night. Meanwhile, the power-hungry Church Regency prepares an army for an all-out attack on neighbouring kingdom, Meira.

When the Aura reveals itself within Saera, the Regency pursues her relentlessly. She and Eoin take flight and with the help of Faine, a mysterious traveller they hap...
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Fires of Destiny, by Linda Barlow
Loves endures, even in the face of danger and death. Special: Usually $4.99, but only 99 cents for a short time.
As a child, Alexandra Douglas adored her older, wilder friend Roger Trevor, a troubled lad who turned his back on his family. Ten years as a sellsword and pirate have transformed Roger into a darkly handsome but enigmatic stranger. His sudden return to his father's castle causes a passionate uproar in the bookish and otherwise sensible Alix.
Dangerous to know...
Surprised by his unlikely desire for his childhood friend, Roger is determined to encase his heart in ice. Haunted by his past and trapped in a lethal web of intrigue, he fears entangling Alix in a plot that could doom them both ...
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The Red Quest: Travels through 22 former Soviet Republics, by Jason Smart

The Red Quest is the true story of one man's insane mission to visit every country of the former Soviet Union.

Along the way, the author samples fermented mare's milk in Kazakhstan, gets chased by hounds in Kiev, is detained by the police in Kyrgyzstan, travels through a snow blizzard between Armenia and Georgia, and gets mugged by a pensioner in Tajikistan. Oh, and he also takes a side trip to a genuine breakaway state where he is almost beaten up in a border hut. All in the name of The Red Quest! He must try to keep the mission a secret from his wife though, otherwise she may derail his plans.

Constantly berated by his friend for wanting to go to 'Turnipland', the Red Quest is a journey sp...
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Night of the Fae (Ana Martin series (Vol 1)), by Lyneal Jenkins
“I love you,” he murmured as the wisps of light returned to his body.

What he didn’t say was that his love came with a heavy price and life was never going to be the same again.

Twenty six year old Ana Martin has a past she is trying to forget. When she meets Gabriel, she believes that she can finally leave her troubles behind her. But Gabriel has a secret…

He may look human and be born of this world, but he is from an ancient race of empathic beings known as the Siis, a race that evolved millennia ago to a state of consciousness yet still take solid form to hide among us.

When the homeless start dying at an abandoned Tannery, the police chalk it up to suicides. Ana knows different. The...
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The Chameleon Society, by William Sharp
Thirty people, the crew of an interstellar science research vessel, have become unwilling time travelers.They are marooned on Earth in the year 1962. One is dead, and the once united crew is now dangerously fractured.They have lived a spartan existence, cloaked in secrecy since their arrival sixteen years earlier, trying desperately to avoid changing the timeline--hoping to preserve their slim chance of rescue, and return to their world, their time.

The agreed consequence of violating their plan is simple and severe--death.

Captain Peter Heller has for the first time enforced this awful penalty. But his actions aren't supported by everyone. Some oppose him--violently. Time is up. Revenge will be had. Can they hold on l...
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Dance With The Enemy, by Linda Boulanger
The time has come for Elenya to meet the man she’s belonged to since she was three, the man whose blood flows through her veins. In the midst of the maidens, the King’s warriors are released; each forced to find the woman chosen for him through her scent, resulting in a half-mad frenzy that heightens already aroused animalistic needs. Elenya is terrified, especially when she realizes what the warrior searching for her does not – that she’s been marked with the blood of her family’s enemy.

As the leader of the King’s elite forces makes his way toward her, she ignores the pull of the marking and darts out into the night … into his territory. She has to get to the Masters so they can right this wrong. A mistake must ha...
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In Your Dreams, by Amy Martin
Sixteen-year-old Zara "Zip" McKee lives for three things: basketball, books, and bailing out of tiny Titusville, Illinois, where the junior high and high school are in the same building and everyone's known everyone else since birth. But when Kieran Lanier moves to town and passes out on her desk on his first day at school, Zip's life gets complicated in a way she never dreamed.

Kieran has narcolepsy, and although he sometimes struggles to stay awake, he has no trouble capturing Zip's heart and trusting her with his most guarded secret--he sees bits and pieces of the future in his dreams. ?

But just when Zip thinks that maybe she can handle having a boyfriend who sees things before they happen, her budding rela...
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A Ghost To Watch Over Me, by Geoffrey Sleight
A chilling, paranormal encounter one night leads Gary Belmont to discover a shocking secret that could endanger the lives of thousands. The discovery links to serious corruption in the country’s intelligence service with connections to a member of government.

The trail is ignited by the secret past of Gary’s late grandmother, who seems to have a strong influence on the perils he encounters, even from beyond the grave. As the drama unfolds, Gary and those close to him, face the prospect of sudden and violent death in a tense battle against evil at the highest level....
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Ebooks: How To Market And Sell Them, by Darin Jewell
Most of the tips and process in this guide are used on a daily basis by successful authors and publishers. Because of the internet, we are in a position to reach and touch millions of readers across the globe and if you can grasp the basics and use them regularly then you will sell your books. Marketing is a relentless but essential part of publishing. To be successful, you need to set aside time every working day to update your profile, assess reviews, social network and monitor sales and promotions. This book explains in detail how to do so....
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Blind Dating: A Light-Hearted Romantic Comedy, by Kerry Taylor
Kimberly, a divorced mother-of-three in her mid forties, realizes her own mother has more of a life than she does. Encouraged by success stories from people at work, she joins a dating chat room and gets a lot more than she ever bargained for. All of a sudden she’s a swinging single, online and in the real world, with extreme dates, a little dirty talk, and a sense of her new, sexy self.

A light-hearted, romantic comedy about a single mom finding true love, which was right before her eyes....
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Don't Look Back, by MJ Fredrick
A 2012 Epic Award Finalist

"The chemistry and sexual tension between Liv and Dell is sizzling. The action scenes of the book had me sitting on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t put it down. I was able to get through this novel in one day, it was that good." --Tyhada Reads

"If you are the kind of fan who can’t get enough of seat of your pants excitement, who loves terror filled moments followed by harrowing rescues and, in the mist of it all, a love affair that beckons to the romantic in us, all then go no farther. In “Don’t Look Back”, you'll find a novel to fill all those needs." --Long and Short Reviews

"In my opinion, the fact that M.J. Fredrick portrays the story in gritty and realistic terms...
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Harvest End, by Max Dane
Four hundred years have passed since Earth first colonized other star systems. Spreading out into the Milky Way, humanity has found new worlds to embrace in a galaxy-spanning governorship called the League of Worlds. Peace, lasting for nearly a century, is broken only by pirates and the voices of a distant separatist movement. It is a time when the extended family of man prospers.

Traveling the trade routes across the League of Worlds, a merchant vessel arrives at Madras, a world far out on the fringe of colonized space. Apprehension begins to build when the once-busy colony refuses to respond to the usual hails. Bringing their ship planet-side, they are shocked to find the colony reduced to sand and its twenty thousand inhab...
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Weapon of Blood (Weapon of Flesh Trilogy), by Chris A. Jackson
The sequel to the award-winning Weapon of Flesh, Weapon of Blood continues the story of Lad, a man crafted of magic and flesh to be the most lethal assassin the world has ever known.

A weapon becomes a person.

The Grandfather is dead, and Lad is free to live his life as he chooses…as long as he chooses the Assassins Guild, of course.

Lad’s job is to protect Master Hunter Mya, a difficult proposition with a guild war brewing and death waiting around every corner. Envious rivals plot to eliminate Mya, even as the Assassins Guild Grandmaster seeks to promote her.

Lad’s solace is his loving family. But the blessings of love and friendship vie with the despair of fear and doubt. And so much gain...
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Riding for Revenge, by Van Holt
Prelease pricing for a limited time! Regularly $7.99.

Another wandering tale of revenge in the Old West begins with the brutal murder of Frank and Pearl Ryden and the wounding of their only son on the lonely Kansas prairie. They had come west after the Civil War looking for peace and safety and a distant farm a mysterious stranger had sold them a deed to.
Another mysterious stranger—or was it the same one?—saved young Jim Ryden’s life and taught him how to shoot as well as helped him track the killers all over the West—when he wasn’t too busy making war on a renegade band of Indians who had killed his younger brother.

More Old West gunfighting novels by Van Holt...
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Lost in the Wallpaper: Secrets of Days Gone By, by Heather Fahy Serrano
"Ann Hanson is filled with trepidation as she gets ready for another week at her in-laws home. The annual summer sojourn has never been fun for her, but this year, with her own life secretly beginning to unravel, she is dreading it even more. Little does she know that the seven days she hates most each year will turn into a week she does not want to end. She will find friendship, the special feelings of desire she thought were long gone and newfound hope for the future.

Sometimes you have to go back in the past in order to begin again..."...
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