Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Jan 28)

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 Existential Microbe, by Wade Hobbs
Laugh with the Existential Microbe. Read about microbial life BEYOND EARTH! Part humor, part fact, The Existential Microbe will entertain until humans confirm microbes in Jupiter's moon Europa....
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Prelude and Fugue, by Laura Haley-McNeil
The Prelude-Olivia St. Claire wanted to be good at something. What better way than to start studying piano again? And what better teacher than former concert pianist Liam Wallace? She found him attractive, beyond attractive, but her heart was safe. He was married and he showed no interest in her. If he wouldn’t love her, she would make sure he loved the way she played.

The Fugue-But her heart couldn’t be controlled. She now had the opportunity to perform with him. And that’s when everything fell apart. When she heard the music, she couldn’t control what she might say or do. She wanted to be good at something. And when that happened, she lost more than her heart. She lost a chance to capture something that meant more to ...
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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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Strings, by Allison M. Dickson
Allison M. Dickson presents a chilling tale of entrapment and greed. Do you have freedom? Do you have control? After four years of turning tricks in a mob-run New York brothel to pay off a debt, Nina is ready to go back to a quiet life in Iowa. Just one more client and the whole nightmare will be behind her, but this last trick turns into a battle for her soul. Meanwhile, the brothel's sadistic Madam has been hiding away money in order to move up in her family's organization, and she only wants the half million dollars the reclusive millionaire pays for the girls. But her driver Ramón has other ideas, making off with the money left behind when Nina's last trick goes unexpectedly awry. The theft comes at a great cost to the Madam, setting o...
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Chocolate Couture, by Zelda Benjamin
Hearts melt and emotions sizzle when the Queen of Cakes meets the King of Burgers and Fries.
Lily Peradou’s life is as sweet as a piece of her best chocolate cake. Her pastries sell off the shelf and her shop is a success. When her chocolate cherry cordial cakes are accused of having undue influence in the decision making of the late dress designer, Sally James, Lily’s plans to expand into the vacant shop next door start to crumble.
Her chocolate pot bubbles over when she meets the mouth-watering Noah Adler, the owner of the new restaurant on the other side of the empty dress shop between them. He’s smart and deliciously sexy in his cowboy boots and chef jacket. He’s also full of secrets about his past and evasive about...
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The Cat's Guide to Human Behavior, by Xina Marie Uhl
At last, the mysteries of humans' strange habits and bizarre desires are revealed in this clever, timely guide for the modern cat. Discover answers to timeless feline questions such as: Why does my human refuse to groom herself with her tongue? For decades felines have been meowing for such a guidebook - don't deny them any longer!...
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Dark Fate: The Gathering (Volume One) (The Dark Fate Chronicles), by Matt Howerter
Volume one of the Dark Fate Chronicles.

An arranged marriage.
A lost heir to the dwarven throne.
An ancient undead seeks to manipulate four unlikely heroes.

Princess Sloane is to become a queen. Her marriage will unite the last two human kingdoms of Orundal. As it is not a marriage of choice but of necessity, she struggles with the responsibility laid before her, not knowing that the sacrifice she makes for her homeland will be but the first that she must endure.

Her twin sister, Princess Sacha, has been called from her studies at the Monastery to support Sloane in her time of need. Sacha has begun to learn the ways of the arcane and deals with her own troubles concerning the loss of a fam...
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Permanent Shadows (The Punishment Sequence), by C.E. Wilson
When a friend from Teague’s old life comes to visit, it sets in motion a sequence of events that will rock the Pixi world and force Cailin to question everything she thought she knew.

She knows that her father has been keeping secrets, but it’s only now that she begins to realize just how little she knows. Now she is trying to figure out what Owen’s relationship is with her father and if Owen and Teague are really what she thought they were. Learning the truth comes at a price, and Cailin is left wondering who she can trust.


Permanent Shadows is the second book in the YA Paranormal Romance series, The Punishment Sequence.


Praise for book one of The Punishment Sequence, Oath of Ser...
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