Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Aug 6)

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!
Tales of a Ninth Grade Spartan, by Various
What do high school freshmen think about love and life and learning? What do their imaginations come up with when they spin stories in their daydreams? You'll find out in this collection of stories, poems and essays written by ninth graders.

Surprisingly insightful, sometimes touching, and always entertaining, you'll find everything from a poem about a childhood toy to a sci-fi novelette with a killer ending....
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Children's Ebook: Farty Princess (A Funny Fart Book For Kids), by A.P. Gai
Farty princess is a story about a beautiful princess who can't control her public farts.

Beautiful Princess Priscilla should maintain her royal grace. Yet she can’t control her rebellious butt and occasionally puts on airs—her famous public farts. Everyone has been an eye-witness, or should it be nose-witness? Due to her tendency of pooting, sweet princess must go on an exciting adventure to seek a cure. She finds friendship in a troubled time. Most of all, she learns that true love is not about beauty, but accepting each other’s imperfect nature.


Once upon a time,

there was a princess named Priscilla.

The king and queen loved her...
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Fairylicious (Fairylicious Book 1), by Tiffany Nicole Smith
Bex Carter meant well. She always means well. Somehow she keeps getting her best friends into trouble. Bex wants to find a way to make it up to them. When she wishes for fairies on her twelfth birthday, Bex has no idea what she's in for. The good news: Her wish is granted. The bad news: These are not your ordinary fairies. These fairies have major issues and every wish they grant for Bex and her friends ends up being a disaster. Aside from that, life is no picnic for Bex. Ms. Warbler and Aunt Jeanie (also known as Aunt Meanie) seem to hate her. Her father is in prison for embezzlement and her mother has taken off without a trace. Also, Aunt Jeanie is forcing Bex to become friends with Ava G., the meanest girl in school. Bex is the biggest k...
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Yucatan Dead (#6) (Kate Jones Thriller Series), by D.V. Berkom
She was a dangerous man's lover…now she's his dangerous enemy.

YUCATAN DEAD...

For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover—the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel—was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she'd made it through the worst.

Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate's kidnapped and imprisoned by her deadly enemy, his intention to force her to pay back the money she stole before he kills her.

Fate intervenes and she finds herself working against the cartels deep in the Yucatan with a group of off-the-grid commandos. From peaceful northern Arizona to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Kate J...
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Paper Phoenix: A Mystery of San Francisco in the '70s (A Classic Cozy--with Romance!), by Michaela Thompson
"Wickedly delicious... What makes (Thompson's) book so particularly wonderful is the way it accomplishes the detective novel's covert mission of urban analysis and social criticism." -San Francisco Examiner

"(Thompson) knows how to create that sense of place which is so important to any novel, but particularly to crime fiction; her characters are believable men and women in a real world..." -P.D. James

First comes divorce, then comes murder…

…or at least sweet thoughts of murder. Maggie Longstreet has plenty of them after slimy, ambitious Richard trades her in for a more recent model. She’s so depressed she can barely get out of bed when Larry Hawkins, a seemingly not-at-all...
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Samson's Deal ( #1, The Jake Samson PI Series) (The Jake Samson Series), by Shelley Singer
Samson's Deal is the FIRST novel in the Jake Samson mystery series by award-winning author Shelley Singer.

"...one of the nicer guys in the private eye business, who operates in a relaxed, casual style without need for macho posturing." -Washington Post

“Great bar scenes, a wonderfully wry narrative, and the obvious nonsexual affection between Jake and Rosie will have readers clamoring for more.” -Library Journal

"Singer has a good ear for dialogue among the witless…It's fun to watch [Jake and Rosie] the two old friends work together, and the bad guys eventually get their satisfying comeuppance, after an interesting plot twist that keeps things hopping till the ve...
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Antediluvian, by R. M. Huffman
More than a thousand years have passed since the fall of man and the exile from Eden. The earth has been cursed, humans scrape meager livings from the soil, and legendary beasts roam the wilderness. The Grigori, angels charged with watching over mankind, have abandoned their appointed angelic stations to take human wives. Their offspring are the Nephilim, giant warriors with birthrights both in heaven and on earth.

When a leviathan attacks his lands, Noah, a hardworking farmer, must find a way to defeat it. He enlists Nephilim aid to protect his family from the monstrous foe. Bonds between the humans and the giants are forged in the heat of battle; however, harmony won by a hard-fought victory is short-lived. The Grigori have sei...
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Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom (The Future Next Door), by Brian Olsen
Alan Lennox has been assigned yet another soul-crushing temp job, keeping him from his first loves – drinking, playing video games, and looking for a boyfriend. But Alan’s new job proves to be anything but boring when his co-workers start turning up dead. The mysterious megacorporation Amalgamated Synergy has taken a deadly interest in Alan and his three roommates, and the hapless quartet are woefully unequipped to deal with the psychotic secretaries, murderous middle managers, and villainous vice-presidents hunting them down.

Their investigation leads them deep into Amalgamated Synergy’s headquarters, but can Alan and his friends stay alive long enough to discover who – or what – waits for them on the top floor?
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Rain Shadow (Dutch Country Brides), by Cheryl St.John
Nominated by Romance Writers of America for the coveted RITA award!

"This intricately woven plot keeps readers turning pages with a smile."
- Heartland Critiques

Raised by the Lakota Sioux and having traveled with the Wild West Show for many years, Rain Shadow is unprepared for a forced stay at the home of Anton Neubauer while her son recuperates. He is a rock, a man who has lived on and farmed the same several hundred acres since he was young.

Anton needs a mother for his son, but he needs someone domestic and ladylike, not the Smith & Wesson toting female who sets up her teepee in his front yard and whose target practice wakes him at the crack of dawn. But fate, two...
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Wanted (Flick Carter), by Tim Arnot
23rd Century Britain. No oil. No electricity. It's been 150 years since The Collapse, and the Information Age has long gone. The clouds of data that once drove humanity are little more than ash, the knowledge once held in their servers lost in the mists of time. The few remaining people get by as best they can, improvising and living off the land, or scavenging through long-derelict cities for scraps and trinkets. This is the world of the Kingsmen, elite law enforcers with the power of life and death. Sixteen year old Flick Carter has saved the life of an injured Scav. But it's not just the Kingsmen who want to get their hands on the boy and his secrets; there are forces f...
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Dead Man's Trail, by Van Holt
Special prerelease pricing! Regularly $7.99.

DEAD MAN'S TRAIL
Four hired gunmen killed Tom Bannon's brother and disappeared without a trace, leaving no trail that he could follow. So he decided to follow the back trail of his dead brother, hoping it would lead him to the killers and the man who had hired them. The trail led him all over the Southwest and up into Wyoming, to places where his dead brother had a lot of enemies and a friend he never should have trusted. None of them would feel safe until Tom Bannon was as dead as his brother.

More Old West gunfighting novels by Van Holt:

  • Blood in the Hills
  • Curly Bill and Ringo
  • Dead Man's Trail
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INCEPTIO (Roma Nova), by Alison Morton
Hunted by a killer, New Yorker Karen Brown is rescued by arrogant special forces officer Conrad Tellus and flees with him to her mother's mysterious homeland in Europe, centuries old Roma Nova.

But the killer reaches into her new home. Pushed back on her own resources, she undergoes intensive training, develops fighting skills and becomes an undercover cop. Crazy with bitterness at his past failures, the killer sets a trap, knowing Karen has no choice but to spring it...


More...
The first in a series of exciting "what if" alternative history thrillers set in mysterious Roma Nova.

New York, present day. Karen Brown, angry and frightened after surviving a kidnap attempt, has ...
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Dead Man's Trail, by Van Holt
Special prerelease pricing! Regularly $7.99.

DEAD MAN'S TRAIL
Four hired gunmen killed Tom Bannon's brother and disappeared without a trace, leaving no trail that he could follow. So he decided to follow the back trail of his dead brother, hoping it would lead him to the killers and the man who had hired them. The trail led him all over the Southwest and up into Wyoming, to places where his dead brother had a lot of enemies and a friend he never should have trusted. None of them would feel safe until Tom Bannon was as dead as his brother.

More Old West gunfighting novels by Van Holt:

  • Blood in the Hills
  • Curly Bill and Ringo
  • Dead Man's Trail
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The Lonely Man: The Witch's Price, by S.M. White
A man responsible for the downfall of a nation. The nation responsible for the downfall of a man.

He stole a god’s treasure to buy her back, only to find the decade spent acquiring the ransom had been too long. She died at the hands of a cruel king, and the Lonely Man takes no price for the grave.

Now, sought by the gods for his black past, Mhets Sorrowbringer refuses to give up his tainted life, spiting them with every breath. In order to thwart their efforts, and to stymie the pursuit of Death, Mhets accepts the help of a witch, help that comes at a terrible price.

Mhets must undertake a murderous quest to pay for the witch’s aid, a quest that pits him against men, sorcerers, and his own broken past. J...
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Sudden Death Overtime, by Steve Vernon
Meet Sprague Deacon - one of the toughest old-time hockey players who ever skated upon a rink of hand-poured ice. Sprague was born and raised and he expects to die here on the Northern Labrador coast. What he did not expect was a tour bus full of vampires - none of whom glitter in the least bit - to pull into his town and begin lowering the population level - one corpse at a time. Sprague and his three best friends - an over-the-hill never-say quit bush league hockey team from Northern Labrador go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires in an immortal-stakes showdown of street hockey? For the answer - throw Paul Newman's Slapshot into a blender with Steven Niles 30 Days of Night and hit frappe!


Steve Vernon is the aut...
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Smoke, Wings and Stone, by Marijon Braden
Carrie and Sara Fleming are as different as two sisters can be. Both in high school, Carrie is an outgoing soccer jock, trying to navigate the minefield of Varsity sports –and dating. Sara is a talented musician, who wants to spend her senior year focusing on graduating and getting into a great music school. Both of their lives change forever when Sara inadvertently finds herself engaged to marry Lucien Gargouille, prince of an ancient race of gargoyles.

Sara has no interest in marrying anyone, but a vow spoken in the moonlight has bound her to Luc – forever. To make matters worse, there is a war brewing. For centuries, the gargoyles have protected mankind from all the dark forces in the world. But someone is making tro...
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