Friday, February 7, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Feb 7)

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!
Good Eats: The Deluxe Edition, by Elle Chambers
Good Eats: The Deluxe Edition is a 34,000 word novella that tells the story of the Crawford family in 1960s Louisiana.

The Haitian-Creole people, their religion, Vodoun, and the rumors of hoodoo rituals have brought esteemed cultural anthropologist Michael Crawford, his nine-year-old daughter Libby, and his Haitian-Creole nanny, Virgine Santiago, to the area. Michael's a skeptic of the Vodoun faith and hoodoo in general—until the day his daughter is discovered lifeless at the bottom of a creek. Devastated and unable to let go, Michael makes a deal with the local bokor (sorcerer)—bring his daughter back and the bokor's debts will be paid for life. Two days later, Libby returns. The question is: as what?

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Echoes in the Silence (The Siren Saga), by Julie Johnstone
The action of urban fantasy and the heat of paranormal romance combine in Echoes in the Silence. You won’t want to miss this new spin on the legend of the Sirens—and the doomed, protective race of Cordisi Hunters who must kill them in order to live or face death in order to love.
--Susannah Sandlin, author of the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal romance series

"A dark and suspenseful journey into the lives of creatures we've always believed to be myths, Julie Johnstone's Echoes in the Silence will have you on the edge of your seat, rooting for these deadly star-crossed lovers."
-Jerrica Knight-Cantania

The saying Love Kills could be the epitaph on Alyse Estes’ tombstone if only she could die...
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Cop Killer (A District One Thriller), by Ryne Douglas Pearson
From the bestselling author of All For One, Top Ten, and Simple Simon...

"I learned long ago what a partner is. He's the guy behind you with a gun."

Detectives Jack James and Danny Owen are on the trail of a killer. But not just any murderer. A cold and calculating executioner accomplishing what police and the courts could not: bring vengeance upon those who beat the system and escaped punishment for heinous crimes. Crimes that seem echoed in the retribution the avenging angel is meting out in some real world expression of 'an eye for an eye'...
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The Girl from the Rune Yard, by Eric Guindon
The Time Before is long gone, but the magic of that age remains... in the Rune Yard!From the author of the best-selling fantasy series: A Wizard's Life - Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master.
The Rune Yard looms large in young Kyria's life. This junkyard, filled with the remnants of the magic of the Time Before, has a deep influence on her. But when bandits come to the Yard, she is set on a path that begins with discovering the mysteries of the Rune Yard, but ends with her seeking justice for the wrongs done to her family.

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Vision of Shadows, by Vincent Morrone
After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn’s life is thrown into chaos and she’s forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it — and she has no idea which possibility scares her more.

And that’s not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they’re up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy....
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Neuri Shape-Shifter (Stone Quest), by Leigh Podgorski
The third book of the Stone Quest Series finds Luke and Beth's marriage reeling as daughter Bridget Grace struggles for autonomy, her psychic abilities, as she approaches menses, soaring.

Adding to the tumult is the case of three missing girls vanished from the Lower East Side of Manhattan where Luke lived as the disciple of the black magician Armand Jacobi. Luke's  investigation takes him to the raging Vampire Club scene where ominous signs point irrefutably to Jacobi's involvement.

Then, BG vanishes, leaving behind only a cryptic note.

Luke's world is further shattered by the sudden appearance of a beautiful older woman-- Dan...
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Rain is a Song without Lyrics, by Ángel Gil Cheza
DEBUT NOVEL BEST-SELLER IN AMAZON SPAIN 2013


Rain is a Song without Lyrics is a story that could have happened; the descriptions of physical anthropology and archaeology and the real accounts of Ireland’s entangled history and the Viking world connect this fiction with real events, the traces of which are found by the author beneath the Irish rain.

The story is born in the mud of cold Ireland in 2003, where the author worked in an archaeological excavation. After a thousand years of burial, he opened up the ground with his hands and what he found moved him so immensely that he began to feel connected to those mysterious skeletal remains that ...
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A Rough Deliverance: Collected Poems 1983-2013, by Nancy Bevilaqua

How the night parades. How wretched all the milky stars a million years erupting, the dry cicadas,silent, sliding among leaves, this glass I said I wouldn't have. Here's to a rough deliverance, the fire in the chest. 

*****The poems in A Rough Deliverance address love, suicide, music, AIDS, the life of Jesus, substance use, and more.

Reviewers call the book "artistic, moving, and heartfelt" and "a solid and moving collection."...
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