Friday, September 27, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Sep 27)

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!
Raven's Witch (Twelve Months of Romance - October), by Margaret Lake
Raven's Witch - a novella

Rowena comes from a long line of witches reaching back some two hundred years. So, she wants to know, why is it that her lotions separate, her potions harden and she can’t even cast a simple little love spell? Enter Allan, a raven that Rowena is sure is destined to be her familiar. But when the raven turns into an all too human man, Rowena knows she has failed once again.

Man or familiar, Allan soon realizes it is up to him to rescue Rowena from the two hundred year old legend that keeps her spellbound....
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The Spinster and The Earl (Book 1 Gentlemen of Honor), by Beverly Adam
She was known as The Spinster of Brightwood Manor, and that suited Lady Beatrice O’Brien just fine.

She was happy being a spinster; happy running her father’s estates while amassing a fortune of her own; happy tending to the needs of her community; and most of all, she was happy not having a man around to tell her what to do.

But when Beatrice accidentally shoots her new neighbor, the Earl of Drennan, her life turns upside-down. Suddenly, this very arrogant gentleman, who also happens to be charming and attractive, makes himself at home at Brightwood Manor, and proceeds to court her!

Beatrice knows one thing for certain. Marriage will complicate her life. But falling in love? That’s an entirely differe...
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Hunted and the Damned, by R. J. Dillon
A British spy’s disappearance in Berlin at the height of the Cold War has never been fully explained. When a retired British Secret Intelligence Service officer is brutally murdered in Berlin, the two events are dismissed as unconnected, simply a coincidence.

Following the dead officer’s trail from London to Berlin, Nick Torr – the SIS Director of Covert Operations – uncovers an obsessive quest for a missing convoy of Nazi gold seeped in myth and legend. In the shadowland of a city still divided by memories of the Wall, he discovers that the gold is only one piece in a complex puzzle of treachery, deceit and betrayal. In Berlin, he uncovers a number of traitors linking past and present together, secrets that Soviet Milit...
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Simma (Water Worlds), by H. S. St. Ours
Simma was sure she'd never see Sami again. Sef or Glyn, either. She'd left Sami standing in the middle of the street in First Right nearly a year ago, and the boys had vanished without a trace long before that, or were chased from the tunnel by the Judge.

Living under the water in tunnel Tee Two, with her mom and her mom’s boyfriend, Namid, frightened Simma no end. Any moment, she felt, the walls would split and the whole of the mile-wide river would rush in and drown her. Namid said she'd outgrow it but she was nearly sixteen and this feeling of dread only deepened in her.

Then Sami came, as if in a dream, and told her to run!

Through a catastrophe brought ...
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Allegra's Dream (Avador Book 4, a Books We Love Fantasy Romance), by Shirley Martin
Used as a pawn for much of her life, Allegra vows that someday she will determine her own fate. But when Rowan Leinster becomes her guardian, she fears she has gone from bad to worse.

Soon, danger threatens her. For her safety, Rowan takes her to a far-distant land, a world beyond time and space. There, Allegra and Rowan discover their growing love for each other, yet they realize they can't stay in this paradise. With the help of a friendly dragon, they return to their own world with its turmoil and strife.

When a handsome king seeks Allegra's hand in marriage, she must choose between the needs of her country and the desires of her heart.

Shirley Martin Avador Series
Published by Books We Love
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The Ardis Cole Series: Murder and the Monalet Ruby (Book 4), by Vickie Britton
When Ardis Cole goes to South Dakota to handle a bequest of pioneer and Sioux artifacts left to the University of Chicago by the wealthy private collector, Anthony LaMoine, she finds unexpected trouble—a stolen ruby, a present-day murder, and a skeleton in the cellar! As a teenager after a battle with his father, Anthony’s adopted son had run away from home. Find the son, the housekeeper tells her, and you’ll find the thief. But is the son really the guilty party? And is the mysterious writer-historian, Seldon Drake, the man he claims to be—or is he an imposter?...
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CRYO: Rise of the Immortals (A Science Fiction Adventure), by Geoffrey Wakeling
John Carlody always thought he was destined for greatness but an atomic bomb, out of control censorship and the death of his wife have put pay to his ambitions. When he wins one of the world's most elusive tickets - a place on the CRYO program - his wildest dreams begin to unfurl as if the past was always leading towards this moment. However, lusting for the future and saying goodbye are two different things entirely.

As John prepares for a new time and world, he begins to realise that there's something far more to CRYO than their glitzy public exterior. And now he's caught in their tangled web, he may just find that the world he's running from becomes the only place he ...
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Sometimes We Ran: A Story from the Zombie Apocalypse, by Stephen Drivick
Our hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, and even a nice car. As he approached middle age, all the comforts of a fantastic life were within reach.

Then the zombies came, destroyed the world, and it all disappeared in a flash.

Now he walks in a shattered world filled with hungry undead, dead towns, and desperate survivors. He is low on supplies, running out of time, and with slim hope of long-term survival.

His long walk to escape the dead is slowly becoming a death march.

Then one day, he meets another survivor. A young, starving former college co-ed walking the other way.

This is their story....
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