Friday, December 27, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Dec 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!
The Shucking Truth: Those Extra Pounds are NOT Your Fault!, by Rachel Shuck
Look and Feel Good Naked!

An Entertaining and Easy to Understand Book

If you just can't seem to lose those last few pounds or are ready to be at a healthy weight permanently, this book was written just for you. Learn how to finally lose those dang stubborn pounds, and better yet, learn how surprisingly it's not YOU, it's THEM! Quickly find out how the food industry keeps you fat and eating. Everyone knows by now that fast food and junk food make you fat. But did you know that most of what you think is healthy is actually making you pack on the pounds' This isn’t the same spiel about how fast food makes you fat, this book shows all the ways they sabotage our so-called “healthy” foods. This easy read will shock you and...
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Accidents & Incidents, by Riley Graham
Sometimes finding love means taking the scenic route …

Living with her faultfinding mother has taught Leslie not to ask for much. Just watch your step, stay on the sidelines, and take what you can get. But she wants a mom who thanks her for cleaning the kitchen instead of yelling at her for missing a spot, and a boyfriend who does more than score her a seat at the popular table—someone who actually notices her sitting there.

So when Cain, the school heartbreaker, turns his Carolina blue eyes her way, Leslie can’t help but be tempted, even if he’s her boyfriend’s best friend. Things get even more complicated when Leslie strikes up unlikely friendships with Meredith, Cain’s girlfriend, and Dennis, a boy a...
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Department 51 (Project Solstice), by V.G. Harrison
Ava Frost has spent the past three months mourning the death of her brother, Ian, but now she’s facing criminal charges from Department 51 – charges that could put her in federal prison for the rest of her life unless she accepts their "work-release" deal.

She can hardly stand working for the organization she blames for the death of her brother, yet while on the Department 51 base, she makes a chilling discovery… a sentient, complex computer program called Ian 2 has been imprinted with her brother's anagrams. More shocking, the computer is linked to her brain, sharing the same organic metal as her cybernetic implant.

Department 51 wants her to disable Ian 2, but when an alien craft threatens the Earth, Ava d...
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The Cut-Out, by Jon King
REVIEWS: “Breathtaking, compelling, intensely personal throughout – and terrifyingly true – The Cut-Out is probably the most important spy novel I’ve ever read.” Richard Collins, Onside Review.

“This really is a remarkable story, brilliantly told. For the first time I can now understand exactly how and why Princess Diana could have been murdered.” G.E. Harrison, Amazon UK Reviewer.

“All the thrills and spills of an above-average spy thriller and much much more! I really couldn’t put it down.” Writer Kerrie, Amazon US Verified Reviewer.

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Move Off The Grid, by K.K. Yadhunath
This thought-provoking book is about the use of solar energy at our home. It is about a solution to the country’s most urgent problem—power shortage. The book details basic principles, usage, and current development and growth of solar energy in India and around the world, with add-on chapters about other renewables, climate change, energy efficiency, green buildings, electrical vehicles, etc. We are proud to present this first-of-its-kind book to be published in India. Even though a few publications in the subject are available today, most are pure technical for a niche segment. This book is now unique in India with its broad range of interesting subjects of mass appeal related to deployment of solar energy, its importance in our daily...
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The Alliday Poem Book of Silly Celebrations, by S.M. Westerlie
The Alliday Poem Book of Silly Celebrations features themes from the amusingly mundane to the severely bizarre. Flip to any date, and in addition to the varied and clever poetry, you might find fun facts, though-provoking quotes, or captivating bios on major historical figures born that day. Readers will become more familiar with heroes from Feng-Shan Ho to Florence Nightingale. Teens, tweens, daydreamers, lovers of learning, and the young-at-heart will appreciate this book. Among the poetic forms included are rondeau, terza rima, limerick, tetractys, cinquain, pantoum, enclosed rhyme, haiku, double dactyl, and epigram. Alliday is a useful tool for learning about the intricacies of poetry, but more than that, it’s flat-out fun! Every day ...
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No Place Like Home: Book 2 The St. John Sibling Series (Book 2: The St. John Sibling Series), by Barbara Raffin
When life handed Dixie Rae Carrington lemons, she made lemonade. Widowed in her mid-twenties, her husband's life insurance depleted by a custody battle with her father-in-law over her son, and the mortgage on her dream restaurant more than she can handle, she starts over with a defunct farm alongside a rural Wisconsin highway. She turns the first floor of her grandmother's farmhouse into a restaurant, the upstairs spare room into a rental, and the empty barnyard into a haven for cast-off animals.
When life handed Sam Ryan lemons, he ran. But, after running away from his problems and obligations all his adult life, Sam's uncle offers him a means back into the good graces of his family. Unfortunately, what the family patriarch wa...
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Beyond - Volume 1 (YA Paranormal Romance), by S.P. van der Lee
Hauntingly beautiful - Beyond is the heart-racing debut by S.P. van der Lee!

Death is only the first step...

Sixteen-year-old Raven desperately wants to fit in, but after using a Ouija Board, her already overwhelming hallucinations take a turn for the worse. A ghostly figure named Sam begins to haunt Raven and seems eager to kill her.
She's saved by a reclusive biker named Damian who goes to the same school and appears to have an interest in her. Raven can't help but feel drawn to him. Determined to uncover Damian's connection to the ghost, Raven sets out to discover his secr...
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