Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Sep 17)

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!
In the Shape of a Man, by Paul Clayton
Rosemary’s Baby meets Revolutionary Road…

On the border between the necropolis of Colma, home to over two million dead souls and 1,794 somewhat live ones -- and the gritty industrial working-class town of South City --

At 1015 Crestview, little seven-year-old Reynaldo cowers under the escalating abuse hurled by an adoptive mother who now sees him as a burden.

Allen, a workaholic Silicon Valley techie, seeks relief from domestic conflict by slipping away to sample the sweet brews at McCoy’s, a mysterious pub and Hell’s Angels hangout.

Up the street, young adults Rad and Tawny drift between the worlds of skateboarding and community activism, free love and commitment. Sampling Buddhism...
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The Unraveling of Avery Snow (The Past Lives Series), by Christy Sloat
As Avery Snow settles into her life and relationships with those around her, she fights to forget her past lives. All of which she spent with Landon, who still has no recollection of who she really is. It seems better that way. Even though she still feels a draw to his soul, she chooses to ignore it.

For now everything is fine. Her boyfriend, Dallas, has opened a new restaurant. Her friends, Ianni and Kerri, are settling into their lives as well. But when news of a new Dark Guide is revealed, Avery is forced to start thinking about the life she truly leads. One that is very abnormal. One she is desperate to forget. This Dark Guide is determined to make Avery pay for the death of someone she held dear.

Now Avery’s lif...
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CEO Groupie (Bizz Jockey Carl Pappas Thrillers), by M.H. Vesseur
Meet the world’s #1 “bizz jockey”: Carl Pappas. He hosts the radio show “The Boardroom” and is both loved and feared by the global business community. He has a sharp eye for business news and the big mouth of a talk radio host. One night three live guests join him on his show: two CEOs and a woman who calls herself: "the CEO Groupie".
When the mysterious woman reveals the existence of a secret call girl organization for CEOs and subsequently disappears a couple of days later, the bizz jockey engages on a search. What happened to the CEO Groupie and what are the other two guests up to?...
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The King and The Kid, by Konnrad
Champions come in all shapes and sizes...sometimes even with six fingers.

Debut author, Konnrad
, thrills readers with his first volume in an action & adventure series.

When fourteen-year old Vince sets his sights on saving a kidnapped girl, he's stunned to find out who's behind the heinous crime - the very man he must partner with to save all he holds dear. Even with help from his best friend, a Goth girl that has a huge crush on him, and a little black dog, will it be enough to stave off villainous scientist, Bile Overbeater, and his deadly biological weapon?

The King and The Kid is an exciting tale of...
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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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Hunting the Hero (The Wild Randalls, Book 4), by Heather Boyd
She can lose her birthright, but not her heart!

Meredith Clark wants no part of her long-ago identity as Rosemary Randall. She's created a more exciting life as the courtesan, Calista, and her newest lover is both intriguing and rugged enough to capture her fancy. But the widowed Earl of Grayling craves more than this woman's dazzling intelligence and fiery passion. He wants her as his mistress, and if she won't agree to that, he'll settle for taking her home as his daughters' governess.

Determined never to be tied down to one person or place, Meredith prepares to run again. Yet something deep inside her yearns to stay -- until she discovers Constantine’s real identity. Now she's faced with the hardest choice of her ...
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The Cloudstone Key (The Rithhek Cage Trilogy: Book 1), by Darren T. Patrick
In the remote mining village of Aystin, Karsen Morgate secretly longs to explore the world outside the town walls; but instead dutifully spends his nights protecting the precious Cloudstone tiles--mined by his father, and engraved with mystical symbols and lore by the reclusive Adept Noxyn. When his half-brother, Petr, commits a gruesome crime, Karsen is forced to flee his home, carrying with him a tile depicting a unique artifact--the Ennae--entrusted to his care by the Adept himself. Alone, ailing, and on the run, Karsen must find help, find his way, and decipher the true meaning of the Ennae. For he soon realizes that he is being pursued by the dark brotherhood of the Shroud, and that he has somehow become an unwilling pawn in an ancient...
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Shoot to Kill, by Van Holt
On Sale for a limited time! Regularly $6.99.

Shoot to Kill description
Mark Reston had never set out to be a killer. But there were those who just wouldn’t have it any other way. And now there were five more men that he had to kill.
They should have left him alone or made sure he was dead the first time. He was tired of being used for a target.
He hadn’t decided what to do about the beautiful young woman who had been given a very difficult choice by the outlaws. If she didn’t kill Reston, the man who had saved her life, they would kill her.

More action-packed gunfighting westerns by Van Holt:

Blood in the Hills

Curly Bill and Ringo

De...
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Jewel (A Rory Mack Steele Novel), by Eugene Lloyd MacRae
Alton Fitzhum is a brilliant computer scientist who creates a revolutionary computer program to protect cyberspace. His only problem? His pet program goes rogue and it begins to act independently, searching for Netcrimes, the criminal exploitation of the Internet. Suddenly, people from ordinary high school hackers to government spies are accused of being cyber criminals and begin to die horrible deaths. Drawn in to help the innocent person framed for the deaths, Rory Mack Steele finds himself pitted against a formidable foe that can be everywhere, see everything and can even reach beyond cyberspace itself to kill....
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I, Target (Part 1), by Bruce Rousseau
My name is Marko Santana and I have been killed many times.

You see, each time I am killed, my mind jumps into the killer’s body and I take over. It’s weird but simple: if someone kills me, I get their body.

So does that make me the ultimate crime-fighter? Maybe a cool body-snatcher kind of guy? Or nothing but a freakin’ brain parasite? Personally, I prefer to think of myself as the ultimate survivor—with a serious personality disorder.

I am not your father’s punch and run superhero. I am a problem in motion—and for better or worse, I am on the road to being seriously mental.

Join me on my quest for purpose and sanity as I journey through life in other people’s bodies. For these are ...
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The Keys to a Long Distance Relationship: A Couple's Guide, by Chris Stinchfield
? ?The book for couples seeking to enhance their long distance relationship (to include additional relationship building resources via email).

Surviving a relationship is not easy and surviving a romance over long distance takes work, hard work. Attempt it blind without a plan and you may be looking at rough times or, worse, a break up. Don't give up on and loose something you know is there. You know it's there and maybe it's meant to be, that's why you're in the relationship and that's why we wrote this book.

Build Trust
Become More Patient
Increase Your Friendship
Communicate BetterJoin us as we discuss the key...
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Captive Hearts, by Evelyn Grant
12 year old Carrie Ashton is headed for California with her parents. Leaving Independence, Missouri in early April, 1855 they are on an ill fated wagon train. After a brutal massacre the only survivors are Carrie and Whip Harding, a handsome scout for the wagon train.
Whip is left for dead by the Comanche and Carrie is taken captive by a Comanche who wants her for his wife....
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The Rebel Within (Rebels), by Lance Erlick
First book in Rebel series.


After the Second American Civil War, the Federal Union pursues a utopian world without men by rounding up the remaining males, and enforcing harmony. Central to their plan is EggFusion Fertilization and Female Mechanized Warriors based near Knoxville.


Sixteen-year-old Annabelle is a tomboy who lost her parents at age three. Despite her rebellious acts against a conformist society, the state pushes her to become a cop intern to catch escaped boys. Then she's forced to choose between joining the elite military unit that took her parents or being torn from...
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The Minder's Bond (Farthane Stories), by Kary English
Her father sent her. An assassin stalks her. One man guards her.

Raimurri didn't want to go to Djefre to study the healer's art. She didn't want to spend weeks traveling by caravan. And she certainly didn't want a young knight with shocking red hair looking after her as though she were a child.

The journey holds far more dangers than Raimurri could have imagined, and the flame-haired knight may be her only chance for survival. Before the journey's end, she'll have to save his life in order to save her own.

Length: 7,200 words, a short story
Genre: fantasy, action & adventure, plus a hint of sweet fantasy romance
Market: written for adults but YA-friendly (no sex, mild fa...
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The Adventure of Anna the Great, by Camille LaGuire
In tiny Lifbau, in 1863, a girl of noble birth is simply not allowed to have adventures.

At 14, Anna realizes she can't pass for a boy much longer. This may be her last chance to find the adventure she craves. Disguised as Albert, she fights bullies and intervenes in kidnappings, and best of all, she can work as a stable boy!

But can she live up to her hero's expectations while living a lie? Especially when the villain's approval is much more fun to get?

The Adventure of Anna the Great is a 68,000 word novel of adventure, horses and intrigue....
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