Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Sep 10)

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!
Charona the Dragon, by A.R. Miller
When a cranky dragon burns up her party decorations, Princess Sarah is angry. But when that dragon flies off with Prince Alex, her best friend, Sarah is a Princess on a mission. Will she be able to find the dragon and rescue Prince Alex before he becomes a charbroiled dragon snack?...
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Nexus (Sontem Trilogy 1), by Nicolas Wilson
As national governments cede society to international and soon-to-be intergalactic corporations, Sontem launches the Nexus and the Argus, two intergenerational starships sent as emissaries to the cosmos, but whose sole mission is to secure mining rights for the parent company. The ships are armed with the best of mankind's minds and technology, and a sense of manifest destiny.

Captain Anderson Grant of the Nexus, the second starship in Sontem's budding armada, prepares to boldly fight and screw where no man has before. But Anderson and his crew struggle to maintain their humanity in the face of deception, exploitation, (sexually) aggressive aliens, and a system that ultimately respects its crew more for their genetic capacity tha...
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Stone and Silt, by Harvey Chute
A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....
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Throwing Clay Shadows (historical fiction), by Thea Atkinson
Throwing Clays Shadows is a 2012 B.R.A.G. MedallionTM Honoree

Because you like your historical novels just a bit dark.

It's 1807 on the Scottish Isle of Eigg. Four-year old Maggie believes she has killed her mother by saying bad things and now she won't say a word. She's worried if she says anything else, she'll kill her da too.

The trouble is, the consumption that really took her ma, has marked Maggie too. It forces Da to marry Janet so Maggie can have a woman to look after her.

It gets harder for her to stay silent, though, because Janet tries to get Maggie to talk. She's not sure she can hold out when this new ma reveals ...
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The Workplace ZOMBIE SURVIVAL Guide, by A.W. Smith
Limited time pre-release pricing! Regularly $7.99.

When zombies attack, will you be at home or at work? Mostly likely, 56% of the time in fact, you'll be at work.

You will need this indispensable office guide to prepare you, your office and your coworkers for survival.

One of the best researched and easy to follow Zombie Survival guides out there AND this one has a twist: This guide will teach you how to survive using only items found in your office environment.

This essential guide is crammed with insightful instructions, little known facts, battle tactics and how-tos for battling the coming Zombie infestation while you're...
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In the Time of Kings, by N. Gemini Sasson
What if you could remember another life? What if you could re-live it and find love again?

Professor Ross Sinclair has everything he could ever want. Reunited with childhood sweetheart Claire Forbes, Ross can finally begin to heal the pain of his childhood and live in the present. A honeymoon in Scotland is the perfect beginning.

But when tragedy threatens Claire's life, Ross's dreams come to a crashing halt. He must now face the possibility of a future without her. Then, in one unfortunate moment, he's hurled back to another time and confronted with even bigger problems.

Suddenly, it isn't 2013 anymore. It's 1333. The English have laid siege to Berwick, Ross has a wife he barely knows, more enemies ...
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RED MOUNTAIN (Detective DiPino Thriller 2), by David Thayer
Red Mountain
The identity of every undercover cop in New York City is in the hands of a murderer.
After the chief of NYPD's Intelligence Division is murdered veteran detective Mickey Reidel is assigned to investigate. Walt Bergman's body has been found in a house no one knew he owned. During a harrowing night Mickey races to avert a catastrophe. His bosses believe it was a terrorist act but Mickey suspects Walt's wife, Michelle, a woman with whom he shares a dark secret.

RED MOUNTAIN is the second book to feature Armand DiPino and Mickey Reidel but the book is a standalone thriller and can be read as such....
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Whatta Weird World 1: A Ducky Cure for the Hiccups, by Max Candee
Come Visit Amanda Grace's Adventure Castle

Includes a FREE, professionally crafted audio book. Look for the link inside!

During the day, Amanda Grace has a bedroom like any other little girl, with a bed and a desk and a shelf where she keeps her favorite books. But during the night, when everyone's asleep, her room transforms into a dream Adventure Castle with butterfly pictures on its pink walls... and lots of exciting goings-on all around.

The Castle stands in a park, and through that park run magic adventure r...
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The Bounty Hunters, by Van Holt
Special pre-release pricing! Limited time only!

His name was Dan Britton, but he used other names--Ben Travis and Rex Farley among them--because both lawmen and outlaws hunted him for the bounty Sam Grayson had put on his head to get even with Britton for killing his brother. Grayson was himself an outlaw and the leader of other outlaws who had joined the hunt for Britton. All of them had prices on their heads. Britton finally decided to collect some bounties himself.

More old West gunfighting novels by Van Holt:
The Last of the Fighting Farrells
Curly Bill and Ringo
The Bushwhackers
Hellbound Express
Wild Desert Rose
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Casey's Slip, by Richard L. Wren
(26 Amazon reviews average 4.5 stars)
A rookie sailor and a grizzled “Hell’s Angel” type are thrown together by a dirty cop who’s accused them of murder. They have to overcome their dislike and suspicion of each other to work together and prove their innocence. Motorcycle gangs, kidnappings, murder and arson make it difficult. Unexpected twists and turns galore.
“Sailing, motorcycle gangs, kidnappings, blackmail, arson. What more could you want for pleasurable reading?” OAKLAND MAGAZINE, OAKLAND, CA.
“Twists and turns as they unravel the mystery make it a worthwhile read.” PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW....
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Losing Cassie (Destiny's Desire), by Kathy Ivan
Welcome to Destiny's Desire Lodge, where The Fates can manipulate the threads of life at their whim and the Fate-Keeper battles to unite the predestined souls of true love.

Firefighter Jake Stone lost the love of his life when his high school sweetheart disappeared. The arrival of a mysterious letter promising answers draws Jake to Destiny's Desire.

Cassie Daniels has been running for seven long years. At Destiny's Desire she might finally have a chance for a happy future, if she can face the evil from her past.

When Fate and Destiny collide . . . can Love survive?...
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Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel, by Frances M Thompson
"This collection of stories is like a blanket woven from 100% wanderlust under which you can hide as Frances M. Thompson tucks you in with her words and keeps you warm with her descriptions of characters you'll love and places you can tell she knows by heart." Gesa Neitzel, www.bedouinwriter.com

Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel is a collection of twelve quirky, charismatic and touching tales of travel.

The inquisitive Ruth tells the story of The Lost Children of Gatwick Airport and in Max's Holiday we learn what a seven-year-old boy considers a "proper holiday" to be. In The Flowers Sleep Tonight, we meet Thomas and Carly, two solo travellers whose paths keep crossing... because that's exactly what Thomas wan...
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The Thackery Journal, by John Holt
On the night of April 14th 1865 President Abraham Lincoln attended a performance at The Ford Theatre, in Washington. A single shot fired by John Wilkes Booth hit the President in the back of the head. He slumped to the floor, and died a few hours later without recovering consciousness. Was Booth a lone assassin? Or was he part of a wider conspiracy? What if Booth had merely been a willing party to a plot to replace Lincoln with General Ulysees S. Grant.
Let us suppose that Booth had been set up by a group of men, a group of Lincoln’s own Army Generals; Generals who wanted Ulysees S. Grant for their President, and not Lincoln. And let us also suppose that the funding for the assassination came from gold stolen by the Confederate Army....
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Realize, Ignite.....Explode!, by Arun Obulisamy
Realize, Ignite…..Explode! - infuses practical advice on personal development with a spiritual bent and uses enthusiastic tone that can help inspire readers to become their very best selves. The book explains the nuances of life; Life is not complicated by itself, just that we have made our lives complicated due to the false beliefs within us and around us. It details about the practical and ‘easy to apply’ ways to efficiently handle one’s life without feeling the stress and thereby achieve Success in all endeavors.

Arun Obulisamy offers these practical advice and techniques, in a engaging & conversational style,to;

- Change the way you look at Life and Deal with Life more Efficiently and Effortlessly.
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Please Don't Let Me Die, by Patrick McCarthy
Patrick McCarthy led a simple, unassuming life. He and his family were thrust into a world where very few have traveled. After a night spent with friends, his sixteen year old daughter was found dead in the morning. What happened? Who is responsible? Patrick seeks answers and justice for those responsible. Follow the pursuit of justice from a grief stricken father, written as events were unfolding. Current books only deal with grief. This book includes a father’s grief, the legal system with its complications and a lengthy trial with an unexpected outcome....
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And Then the Magic Began, by Tracy Johnson
Foodie writer Suzanne follows the Inca Trail into the Argentine Andes searching for unusual recipes. In a tiny adobe pueblo, she meets a younger man and finds herself desperately attracted.
When she receives a threatening anonymous note she wonders whether Diego is somehow involved and when further strange and frightening events occur, she visits a Shaman for answers. Drawn into a fascination for ancient magic herbal arts, they travel north into Brazil and live a dream on the beach. But Suzanne, still fearful of old losses is again pulled into magic and attends a mystical Candomblé ceremony that unleashes a series of mishaps and a tragic outcome.

"And Then the Magic Began" is a Love Story Travelogue for modern independent ...
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