Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Feb 11)

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!
Forgotten (In The Shadows: Book One), by Catherine Gardiner
Sycamore Heights, where everyone keeps a deadly secret.

On the surface Katrina Harvey is like any other 17-year-old about to start their senior year but not everything is quite as it seems. After being violently attacked she loses her memory and now has no idea who is friend, foe, or - most importantly - that she happens to be a 235-year-old vampire.

Now Katrina is being stalked by someone, or something, who doesn't want her to remember her past and will do anything to keep it that way.

Sixteen-year-old Suzanne Harvey was left distraught when her older sister, Katrina, disappeared two centuries ago. Suzanne was turned into a w...
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Checking Inn, by Emily Harper
Kate Foster runs the Summerside Inn (and her life) by well-organized checklists.

Make sure the caterers don’t serve devil’s food cake to the Christian Women’s Alliance– check.

Tell my mother that having a séance to get rid of any unwanted spirits in the kitchen during dinnertime is not okay- check.

Send a friendly reminder to all staff that the pens are colour coded for everyone’s enjoyment, and therefore it is not a good idea to put them all in one jar in order to “spice things up” as was anonymously suggested– check.

But, when an acclaimed hotel critic dies at the Inn, just before she’s about to publish a scathing review that would ruin the business, Kate’s life and ...
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A French Liaison, by Les Bock
Averil Parnell is an investment banker in the American Midwest with an obsession: he wishes to acquire a financially troubled French bank, Finance Suez, which was once the largest and most powerful financial institution in the world.
Jacques Montand was once an executive with Finance Suez. He was fired as the whistle-blower who brought to the attention of the authorities the bank’s illegalities. Recruited by Averil to lead the buyout effort for the French bank, Jacques anticipates that he will return to Paris in triumph as the new president of a reconstituted Finance Suez.
But powerful men in the French government do not want Jacques to celebrate anytime soon. They intend that Finance Suez remain in French owners...
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The Griffin's Boy (The Griffin Riders' Chronicles), by Julia Hughes
In a world where only those of noble birth are invited to join the elite Griffin Riders, orphan Neb is destined for a life of drudgery. His path changes when he steals the disobedient young griffin Balkind in an attempt to prove that you don't need noble blood to become a hero. Join "The Griffin's Boy" on the adventure of a lifetime as he encounters girls for the very first time, learns the meaning of friendship and battles evil forces for his very soul....
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The Pale Hand of God (The Paruus Histories Book 1), by S. M. White
"All Ages have a living darkness. In some, it is long buried. In others, it lives and thrives. And then there is the darkness no one sees, the patient darkness that reveals itself only when all light fails."

In an Age of fallen heroes, stolen princesses, and a city prison, the world balances upon the blades of haunted men.

Behind the walls of the clergy-controlled prison city of Iban Su, Lainn Sevai endures. But after losing his father and brother, Lainn finds the determination to seek freedom, following in the footsteps of the man whose iron tutelage molded him into one of the fiercest warriors Iban Su has ever known. In the process he discovers his father's terrible secret, and uncovers the thousand year mystery as ...
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The Crowd (The Crowd Files), by KT Vapor
A rookie agent's renegade decision could cost her a career at the FBI. Or her life.

THE ROOKIE

25-year old rookie FBI agent Jane Shepherd never thought she'd find herself in this position. Over a month after graduating from Quantico, Jane was parked behind a desk, assisting in a cut-and-dry white collar case. The young agent was anxious for some action. Little did Agent Shepherd know, she was about to get more than she bargained for.

THE KILLER

Four bodies. 24 hours. A frightening and fearless serial killer stalked the small town of Salem, New Hampshire. The overwhelmed police force called for assistance from the FBI. "The case is not under our jurisdiction, so just go up to Salem and he...
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A French Darcy, by Kay Dixon
Fired from her high-flying corporate job, marketing guru Rebecca Ford arrives in rural France for a period of rest and recuperation. Despite being prompted by her best friend, attracting a 'French Darcy' is a long way from her thoughts.Before her feet touch the ground, she finds herself drawn to two men--the Vicomte de Bornay, a member of the French nobility who appeals to her desire for respect and status; and Marc Lambert, a good-looking street trader who both irritates and intrigues her in equal measure. The Vicomte makes his play and flatters her by asking for her professional help. The street trader ignores her ... at least for a while. But then s...
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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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