Friday, September 20, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Sep 20th)

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!
Snow Settling on a Covered Bridge, by Anne-Marie Neil
A young woman moves to New England during the golden days of early fall, and finds herself swept into a strange adventure with a touch of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow....
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The Wild Roses, by Robert J. Elisberg
THE WILD ROSES is the sweeping tale of three women who find themselves caught up in a swashbuckling adventure of high action, comedy and romance to save the king and country. Within months of each other, King Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the powerful Queen Mother Marie de Medici all died, leaving France of 1648 in the hands of a Child King. The result is a power vacuum, from which aristocrats hope to plunge the nation into civil war, which could determine the balance of power in Europe forever.

A plot by the leader of the aristocrats has been set in motion, kidnapping the young king, to force the royal family to abdicate. Near-helpless, the Queen Regent and her Chief Minister Cardinal Jules Mazarin try to stave off ...
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The Long Trail, by Van Holt
Special prerelease pricing! Regularly $7.99.

THE LONG TRAIL

The long trail means death in the Old West. But it’s a long and dangerous trail that Ben Russell must follow in his search for the men who murdered his father. Then it’s that other long trail for the killers when they go down before his blazing gun—the long trail to hell.
Van Holt’s hellbound gunslingers always send the bad guys where they belong. It just isn’t safe for them anywhere in the Old West anymore.
Of course, the gunsters and punksters of our own time will feel a lot safer when the government disarms their victims and those who might be able to protect them if they weren’t afraid they would get in more trouble th...
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An Option On Death (Emerson Ward Series), by Michael W. Sherer
Emerson Ward is in love. The kind of old-fashioned love that makes him want to carve “EW Loves JP” on a tree. He’s known Jessica Pearson for a long time. They almost made it work once, but she wasn’t ready. Now she’s back, ready for love, for Emerson. But just as suddenly she’s gone again, accidentally killed by a stray bullet that comes bursting through Emerson’s living room window. Or is it murder?

The only way Emerson can get on with his life is to find out who killed Jessica, and why. He does have clue: When Jessica reappeared on his doorstep, one of her suitcases contained a quarter of a million dollars—in cash—and a pile of confirmation statements revealing a tangled web of stock transactions.

H...
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Awaiting Her Confinement, by Laura Jane Leigh
Warning: this book contains adult scenes and is intended for adults only.

MONTREAL, 1894. Rachel Mathison is a beautiful young woman who lives with her elderly father in a mansion on the slopes of Mount Royal. One day, she meets a handsome young Englishman, Andrew Cameron. He is a widower with a small son. His wife is believed to have died in childbirth or, as the Victorians would say, while ‘being confined.’
Mr Cameron is charming and Rachel soon falls in love. Despite warnings from her friends, she marries him and they set off for their honeymoon in England. At first, Rachel is gloriously happy, exploring London with her new husband. Things begin to go wrong, however, as soon as Andrew’s sister arrives with his son....
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The Olympus Device: Book One, by Joe Nobody
He only wanted to build a plaything - a small, simple device born of innate curiosity and a fascination of things mechanical. Scavenging parts and repurposing components, a country gunsmith assembles what is supposed to be a conversation piece - a trinket to show his friends... a toy really... a small rail gun.

The invention is so much more. After nearly destroying his West Texas shop, Dusty realizes he has stumbled upon science that could alter the future of mankind. The size and shape of a common rifle, his device is capable of producing unimaginable power. The simple, gentleman rancher is faced with a dilemma of the ages - the survival of the human race. The resulting technology can produce limitless, clean energy, or if...
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Flight of the Kikayon: A Sci-fi Novelette, by Ryan Kirk
Clones, motherhood, and a luxury spaceliner. What could possibly go wrong?

With five million credits in her pocket and a nanny-clone to take her place, Lydia thought walking away from her marriage would be easier than sipping cocktails at a society party. But Lydia's plans didn't include an illegal sport-fishing expedition on an interdicted waterworld, and her husband has a scheme of his own.

FLIGHT OF THE KIKAYON is classic sci-fi with a side order of adventure.

Length: 8,100 words, a novelette
Genre: science fiction, space opera, action & adventure
Market: written for adults but YA-friendly (no sex, mild profanity)...
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Destiny's Kiss (Destiny Walker), by Misti Wolanski
Is saving a friend worth starting a war?

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Destiny Walker is an exceptional student despite her youth, sullenness, and the werewolf baby she left on a stranger's doorstep. Across the Atlantic, Kismet Baros was a rare type of Magik who was under the protection of the vampire court. Only Destiny and the judge who emancipated her know why Kismet no longer exists.

When powerful Magiks from Kismet's past show up, Destiny must decide what she is—person or property—and if she’s willing to sacrifice the few friends she has.

If she isn’t, she'll be the gunpowder that sparks World War III.

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A fast-paced dark urban fantasy novel, wherein a girl must figure out i...
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DoggyPedia: All You Need To Know About Dogs, by Amy Morford
Discover a Dog Trainer’s Secrets to Raising a Great Dog

Amy Morford’s A to Z Guide to Dog Training

Amy Morford understands dogs in the same way that Bill Gates understands computers. She’s trained them for more than twenty years and can help you train yours. Morford understands that training an owner is as important as training the dog because good dog parents raise good dogs that listen, obey and live well-adjusted happy and healthy lives. Bad dogs go to heaven too, but good dogs have an especially good time living well-mannered lives here on earth!

DoggyPedia: All You Need To Know About Dogs. Dog Training For Both Trainers and Owners is an A to Z comprehensive guide covering al...
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The Romany Princess, by Margaret Brazear
When Stella McKenzie is summoned to meet her Great Aunt Bess, her grandmother's sister, on the occasion of that lady's one hundredth birthday, she keeps the appointment with a great deal of trepidation. All her life she has been told about this mysterious lady, to whom her grandmother has not spoken since the first world war. She has been told that she is mean and spiteful, that she wrecked the engagement of her sister to the man she loved out of spite and jealousy. Stella could hardly have guessed the secrets the old lady was about to reveal, secrets she had kept for seventy five years, secrets she does not intend should die with her.

During one long and unforgettable day, Stella learns the real history of the family, not the...
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The Mamluks (The Mamluks Saga: Episode 1), by Edward Lake
Something terrible is happening in Los Angeles.

Dazed by a blinding light from outside, and numbed by the wreckage of their apartment, Andrew and Emily stagger into a shocking new reality: Earth is being invaded by a powerful alien race called, The Mamluks.

Separated by the malicious invaders, Andrew and Emily must fight to survive, and fight for the values that make life worth living....
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Legend Trippers, by Michael Cahill
Legend Tripping: to seek out and investigate sites of heightened paranormal phenomena.

Fifteen-year-old Zachary Larkin wants to find a monster. His plan? A new school club. Its mission: discover living, breathing proof of the paranormal. Its members: Zachary’s three best friends, his young next-door-neighbor, and a teacher who doesn’t know Sasquatch from Saskatchewan.

Their first case brings them to a small town plagued with sightings of unexplained beasts. Murderous Mercreatures? Check. Bloodthirsty birdmen? Naturally. Organ-harvesting Chupacabras and a fire-spewing dragon? Oh yeah.

When the horde launches an all-out assault, the Legend Trippers must make a do-or-die choice: fight back or let the entir...
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Destiny, by Jennifer Gibson
Jessie is determined not to let her hearing loss hold her back. She aims her sights even higher as she ventures in a new direction. With a Black Belt on the horizon, and so close to achieving it, she is unaware of the danger closing in on her.

Until one day, everything suddenly changes and she finds herself standing on the precipice of life. Will she be strong enough to hold on or will she succumb to the darkness that surrounds her?...
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BILLABONG GHOST (Dreaming Billabong), by Ryn Shell
INTRODUCTORY NOVELLA and sample chapters to the first books in the Dreaming Billabong series. Stories of crime, mystery, betrayal; resilience, love and Australia by Ryn Shell.

‘Payback never ends,’ Charlotte said. But is she real, or the imagined friend of a lonely and neglected child, Harry? Could she possibly be the legendary ghost from a past massacre at Dreaming Billabong?

This is the rural noir beginning of the stand alone series of Dreaming Billabong novels, seamlessly weaves historical facts with fiction, to provide a fascinating and sometimes disturbing window into Australia’s past.
For readers who love the style of writing in Stephen King’s “Apt Pupil.”

In the Dreaming Billabong ...
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Let's Conquer Paris (Lunch Break Funnies, Humor Books Series), by Oleg Medvedkov
"...and then Switzerland disappeared in a cloud of pink haze."

Imagine a history book written by the crew of Monty Python and narrated by Jim Carrey. Take the funniest stories from it and what you get is "Let's Conquer Paris," a humor book that affirms:

Those who say life is stranger than fiction, don't read a lot of fiction.

Welcome to history according to Oleg Medvedkov. Compared by critics to Twain, Wodehouse, and Vonnegut, Medvedkov is a fast-rising name in the humor and comedy genre. His new book, "Let's Conquer Paris," adds a much-needed dose of hilarity to popular myths, legends, and historical events. Did you know that:

Stories of Minotau...
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KILLING EDGE: An Action-Thriller, by Zak Voss
Alert! If you're a fan of lean, mean action-thrillers—you've got to read KILLING EDGE!
KILLING EDGE: Disgraced U.S. Marine Jon Havok is given a second chance to serve his country—as an agent of the Special Intervention Unit, a secret government law-enforcement organization. Driven by a seething hatred of injustice, and schooled in the black art of assassination, Havok is a lethal weapon in the never-ending war against super-criminals who threaten not only America—but the entire world.
KILLING EDGE: The Russian Mob—Russkaya Mafiya—has infiltrated Chicago, launching a massive crime wave—specifically, a repulsive sex-slave operation that's des...
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