Friday, March 21, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Mar 21)

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!
Ariel (Zodiac Rising #1), by Margaret Lake
Ariel Ramson has everything it takes to compete in the world of NASCAR. Courage, ambition, an adventurous spirit, although there are many who would say she takes too many chances. But never has she taken a chance with her heart, until Kent Landon comes along. Unable to resist a challenge, Ariel finds herself in a competition with Kent that she is just as determined to win as he is.

Kent has been following Ariel through the Internet, watching videos of her races and interviews, searching out images, and, to his disgust, acting like a teenager with a crush. Now that she's racing at his track, he's sure he'll be able to get the tempting little gypsy out of his system. A red-hot weekend with Ariel to scratch that itch, and he...
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iSEAL (Book #1 in the iSEAL Thriller Series), by Jude Hardin
Jason Bourne meets RoboCop in this high octane new adult thrill ride that readers are calling engaging and addictive...

A civilian contractor for the Department of Defense has created an implantable brain-computer interface that will make the fiercest warriors on the planet exponentially smarter, faster, and deadlier.

Codename: iSEAL

After years of painstaking research, the device is finally ready for human trials.

Desperate to be reinstated as a Special Forces candidate, twenty-four-year-old Nathan Brennan reluctantly volunteers for the study. Four weeks as a lab rat and his military career will be back on course.

Unfortunately, by the end of day one, he ...
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Fair Trade, by Philip Hemplow
Lionel Schultz is just an ordinary guy, living the quiet life in Pittsburgh. He has two children, an ex-wife, a regular seat at his favourite bar... all he needs, in fact, to keep him happy. Fang Jie is a migrant worker in a Chinese factory, making plug-in chargers for the latest generation of augmented-reality eyewear. His life is an unbroken routine of fourteen hour shifts and disappointment. In the ordinary course of things, each should be oblivious to the other's existence - but one day their dreams collide.

The factory becomes Lionel's recurring nightmare; his world becomes Fang Jie's American dream. Seven thousand miles apart, and aware of each other's every movement, the two men are drawn into one another's wor...
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Girls Gone Great, by Carolyn Berg
Girls Gone Great is a collection of magical tales written for girls ages two to ten. These fable-like stories were inspired by real girls, girls taking a magical journey of self-discovery where doing the right thing turns into something great. When you believe in yourself and have confidence to face obstacles, then any girl has the ability to "go great" and surprise herself just like the heroines in these tales....
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PURE VISION: The Magdalene Revelation, by Perri Birney
An ancient artifact is stolen . . . A long-lost document is found . . . A mysterious and dangerous journey unfolds . . .

New York Times reporter Maggie Seline writes an explosive book that offers a controversial solution to the Middle East crisis. When she uncovers a radical energy scheme that threatens the oil industry, Maggie suddenly vanishes. Her disappearance ignites a worldwide women's march toward Jerusalem that rattles the status quo and parallels a frantic race to possess ancient talismans.

An upcoming peace conference hides the true motivation of Giovanni Mabus, outgoing pr...
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Transgressions (Engelian Adventures: Transformations), by Phillip Berrie
An elderly male wizard, whose body has been destroyed by powerful unknown attackers, possesses the soul-less body of a young female half-elf. A new lease on life perhaps. However, first he must not only protect his home and a new forbidden love from an invisible malevolent spirit, but also solve the mystery of who wanted him dead in the first place.

Welcome to Magudonya, a magical world with connections to our own where the path of history has been changed through the presence of magick and gods. The kingdom of Engle is a far flung part of the wide-reaching Sorendenese empire. It is a country where elves are real and lions mythological creatures. A place where a numerically smaller invading force rules over an indigenous popula...
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The Zoastra Affair, by Victoria Pinder
A hundred years from now, Earth has trading partners with alien beings, mostly humanoid. However, going into space has brought forth an unknown enemy who attacks Earth at will.

The Zoastra are part of the Earthseekers, an organization originally designed to go into space. Its new mission is to find Earth's enemies.

Ariel, stuck on a Victorian planet, steals Grace's body in order to get off the planet. Now Grace must get her body back before Ariel bonds with Grace's husband, Peter. Then there is Cross, the man on a mission to find those who killed his family. Ariel is attracted to Cross, but she's stolen someone's life. What can she do?...
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The Shell of a Person, by Lance Pototschnik
"Never have disgusting, miserable living conditions been so funny. When someone finally finds a way to send back a report from hell, I hope it will be Lance Pototschnik. Except this guy is going to heaven, for the way he writes." --The Kindle Book Review

"Welcome to beautiful Costa Rica! Come and experience our diverse wildlife. Exhume nests of dead baby turtles and stay up all night while mosquitoes elicit blood from your very soul! Indulge in the local cuisine. Eat rice and beans until the malnutrition engenders hallucinations! Travel west to Guanacaste, to the peninsula that pokes into the Pacific like a fang. Lose yourself on the remote, cocoa-dust beaches, where rare sea turtles drag themselves from the seethin...
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