Friday, September 6, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Sep 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!
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 LOW GARBAGE Approach To Reaching a Healthy Weight, by Jordan Reddenport
Do you want to look better, have more energy, and be more likely to enjoy good health? Would you like to reach a healthy weight without the misery of dieting? Now, The LOW GARBAGE Approach to Reaching a Healthy Weight serves up a practical, low-hassle approach for men and women that you can easily integrate into your current lifestyle. It’s ideal for those who want to reach a healthy weight but have no interest in diets or who are already fed up with the hassles and hunger pangs of dieting.
You won’t find recipes in this book. Instead, you will find something much more valuable – the key ingredients to reaching a healthy weight. Upbeat and easy-to-read, this slim guide shows you how to lose weight while enjoying food ...
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Elements of Rebellion, by Coral Moore
After spending most of her life an unwilling captive in a brothel, Sindari is sold to Lord Devin, a man with a reputation for unspeakable cruelty. In the arms of this man who must pretend he cares nothing for her, Sindari finds compassion, making the journey through her barren homeland all the more perilous. Along the way she discovers she can channel elemental forces that compliment Devin’s ability to manipulate fire.

Harnessing this power, she battles the Dominion, an unrelenting foe that has broken the spirit of the Eldari people through twenty years of savagery. Trapped by the brutal empire that has enslaved millions, Sindari and Devin fight against hopeless odds.

Warnings: Graphic Violence, Disturbing Themes and...
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The Pitcher, by William Hazelgrove
What A Mother Won't Do For Her Son....
The Pitcher, is a classic story of baseball, the price of dreams, and the lessons of life. A mythic baseball story about a broken down World Series Pitcher is mourning over the death of his wife and an underprivileged Mexican-American boy who lives across the street and wants to learn to pitch. This is a mainstream contemporary novel about dreams lost and found. In the great tradition of books like, The Natural. This is a novel with the mythic themes, readability, and appeal to be a mainstream bestseller....
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Tarot Spreads for Love, Career and More: Get Your Questions Answered, by Ian Eshey
"Conversational, friendly, and fun, makes this book accessible to all levels of readers."

Despite what you may have heard about tarot reading, you don't have to be psychic to do one. There are a few simple things you need to know to start doing readings for yourself and your friends in no time.

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This book includes spreads that answer a variety of useful questions:
- Simple spreads for beginners, including the one- and two- card spreads.
- Popular spreads like Horseshoe and Celtic cross.
- More specific spreads like "Does he love me?" and "How to get my ex back".

Spreads are easy to accomplish and include helpful pictures to give people more of...
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Summer's Passing, by Randy Mixter
Strange things are happening in Port Grace, Florida.

Doug Monroe and Rebecca Carlyle are young and in love. He met her when he saved her life, but now he may need to save her again.
Someone, or something, wants her and there is no place to hide, and no safe haven from the memories of her troubled past.
Before the summer ends, the past and present will meet. Will Doug be able to save the woman he loves one last time? Or will an evil from long ago take her from him forever?...
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As You Wake (In Your Dreams), by Amy Martin
Book 2 of the In Your Dreams series.

Zara "Zip" McKee and Kieran Lanier thought they had put the threats from Kieran's past behind them in the first installment of the In Your Dreams series. But when danger comes for them once again, Zip, Kieran, and their families find themselves on separate summer road trips that none of them had anticipated. When all paths converge in North Carolina, the two families are forced to deal with each other and the secrets they've kept out of love and fear.

But Kieran is keeping the biggest secret of all from everyone but Zip. He hasn’t had a dream—about the future, about anything—for months. And while Zip and Kieran are grappling with what the new twist in Kieran’s sleeping disorder migh...
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Exactly Where They'd Fall, by Laura Rae Amos
Jodie and Amelia were almost sisters once, before college degrees, careers, and grown-up love entered their lives. Before Jodie's brother broke up with Amelia.

After so many disappointments, Amelia is finally happy. Or something like it. She's given her love and trust to her best friend, Drew, who is sweet, sensitive, loyal, and everything she's always wanted. She's calculated the perfect path to inner peace and healing by surrounding herself with people who would never break her heart.

Jodie hates that all her friends are pairing up to begin their futures. She hates dating, hates romance in general. She hates that she can't forget one night, a year ago, which Drew doesn't seem to remember the same way. Ever...
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A Girl and Her Monster (Rune Breaker 1), by Landon Porter
There is a legend in the world that tells of a weapon sought after by only the most wicked of souls. Passed down through the years since before the coming of the gods, it grants its master the power to conquer and rule. The Rune Breaker.

After decades of dormancy, it just found a new master in Taylin, an escaped slave, who stumbled upon its resting place and found it bound to her will. But as it happens, the Rune Breaker is really a person: the shapeshifting master and dark mage, Ru Brakar, who has been cursed to serve whoever finds him since prehistory.

Taylin refuses to keep a slave, but an accidental order to Ru lands them both flung far into the future, where they must rely on one another and their new allies to br...
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Shifting Reality - A novel in the ISF-Allion universe, by Patty Jansen
A few years ago, a military doctor walking the corridors of New Jakarta Station saved Melati's life. She signed up for the International Space Force to pay back her moral debt to him. But her family thinks she has betrayed her people. It was ISF who forcefully removed their grandmothers and grandfathers from the crowded slums of Jakarta to work in interstellar space stations.

It is Melati's job to teach six-year old construct soldiers, artificial humans grown in labs and activated with programmed minds. Her latest cohort has one student who claims that he is not a little boy, but a mindbase traveller whose swap partner took off with his body. It soon becomes clear that a lot of people are scouring the station for this fugitive, a...
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Pet Chatter, by Jeanne Miller
Finding that the Pet Chatter chapters were the most popular in my first book, The Pet Psychic Diaries, I decided to amp up the fun.

Pet Chatter is a novella length book filled with direct quotes from the pets I've spoken with over the past few years.

Read what they say about ageing and the other side.
What they think of other animals...including humans.
Receive insights from rescued and shelter pets.
Laugh at Critter Comedy and Lost in Translation, as we watch them try to navigate a very human world.
You will also get the inside scoop on behavior issues, and much more.

Enjoy!...
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Starship Episode 1: Ad Astra, by Kevin O. McLaughlin
“Ad Astra” launches STARSHIP, fresh episodic fiction from award-winning author Kevin O. McLaughlin. The first season of five episodes, released weekly, will carry the reader through a single novel-length adventure from Earth to the stars, and from broken spirits to humanity's unlikely heroes.

If life knocked you down, would you risk everything you had left to reach for the stars?...
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Prison of Power, by Chris Northern
All the powers of the world are seeking for an heir to the Crimson Throne, an heir to inherit all the powers of the long dead High King. Many have been found; none have lived. The Yhar'sharem seek a restoration; the Unbound Enchanters control kingdoms surrounding the capitol city, where lies the Crimson Throne, and kill any of the royal blood that fall into their hands.

When the High King was slain his bloodline numbered in the hundreds. Ninety years later, there remains only one. One last chance for a restoration, a restoration that many fear and few desire. Unknown to himself, the last heir is caught in a Prison of Power that he quite simply cannot escape.

225,000 Words; Approx 640 Pages...
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How (Not) to Kiss a Ghost (Cindy Eller #4), by Elizabeth A Reeves
Cindy's life is just starting to quiet down. She has her Timothy back and her bakeries are doing well. Life couldn't be better until strange things start to happen.

Timothy's mother, who has been dead for sixteen years, comes to visit and Cindy's sisters are disappearing. As Cindy and Timothy start to investigate, they discover her sisters' lifeless bodies. Is it the kiss of death?

Cindy must find the demon behind these kidnappings before she loses her whole family....
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The Outback, by David Clarkson
'Wolf Creek' meets 'The Beach' in this gripping tale of a backpacking adventure gone horribly wrong.

When Matt joins the outback harvest trail he is filled with apprehension. Is it really worth doing three months of back breaking labour in exchange for another year added to his visa? His new friends certainly think so and it is not long before they convince him of the same.

Of course, none of them are counting on their new boss. Rhett is cold, callous and delights in watching others suffer. Convinced that the old man is hiding a criminal past, the backpackers begin to do a little digging. Nothing however, can prepare them for what they find.

As the past starts repeating itself, Matt comes to realise that unless he can d...
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Summer's Desire, by Kathleen Ball
Summer Fitzgerald is a person of interest in the robbery and murder of her former boss.
Cowboy Holden O'Leary moves his brothers to a Montana ranch for a fresh start.

Will scandals and old secrets keep Holden and Summer from trusting each other or will Summer finally get her desire?...
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