Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Mar 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!
By Air By Sea, by LH Mcelroy
Children's illustrated book about friendships, adventure, perseverance and the importance of caring for each other and the environment....
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The Doppelganger's Dance (An Ezra Melamed Mystery), by Libi Astaire
Jane Austen meets Sherlock Holmes when a crime wave sweeps through Regency London's Jewish community and the adventures of wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Ezra Melamed are recorded for posterity by Miss Rebecca Lyon, a young lady not quite at the marriageable age.

In this fourth volume of the series, David Salomon, a young violinist and composer, has left New York to find fame and fortune in Regency London. But disaster strikes not long after he arrives. Someone is stealing and publishing his compositions before he can perform them and soon he is the laughingstock of the beau monde that he had hoped to conquer. With few friends and even fewer resources, he turns to Ezra Melamed for help with finding the thief.

But...
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Heart of a Knight (A Medieval Romance Novella), by Dana D'Angelo

Widow Karina enjoys some success as a candle merchant, but it isn't easy, especially when the guild master harasses her. Her fortune turns when an attractive stranger arrives at her door, seeking work. He offers a needed protection and she hires him. But there's one problem -- this remarkable stranger threatens to rip apart the steel cage that surrounds her heart, causing her to yearn for the impossible.

Note: This medieval romance novella is approximately 36,000 words or about 100 print pages. Although the story has sexual elements, it does not contain explicit love scenes....
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The Twelfth of Never, by Brenda Ortega
Presley may be smart, but she buckles under pressure -- or more specifically, she alphabetizes. In stressful moments her mind grabs words and compulsively sorts the letters, like a frightened guard dog chasing its tail. So it's no surprise when signs from the universe constantly warn her: stay out of the spotlight.

That's hard to do when her Elvis-loving mom, the school secretary, plays embarrassing snippets of The King's hits on the PA every day. It's even harder when the school's biggest goofball nominates Presley for president and her campaign speech turns disastrous. Her greatest refuge from the drama is her adorable nephew. But Luke's mom -- Presley's teenage sister -- has a secret that threatens to tear ...
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Grizwall: Grizwall's out,and he is telling his side of the story., by Randy Dingwall
Grizwall is a collection of short interconnected stories, that share the adventures of a dog who experienced many things in his amazing life. From bears and porcupines to helicopters, planes, and torrential rains. These are a few of his adventures I have tried to share in an entertaining way, the stories are true, except....Grizwall didn't really talk.

The wilds of beautiful British Columbia the setting, we follow Grizwall from Vancouver Island to the far North, on one adventure after another. So sit back ,enjoy the ride Grizwall always did. With commentary from Grizwall himself, the stories are meant to entertain and amuse. Take care, enjoy.
For ages 8 to 108...
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Hand of Miriam (A Bayla and the Golem Novel), by Eva Gordon
On an archaeological expedition, Bayla Gideon, is widowed by a supernatural force and branded with the Hand of Miriam or Knowing Eye. Threatened by evil, she awakens the golem; a mythical man of clay, who protected the Jewish community over three centuries ago.
The golem, Gesher, is surprised. Freedom -- by a beautiful, enchanting woman. His desire is to return to the celestial spheres and regain his status as an avenging angel. Yet, Bayla challenges his mind, body and soul. Would he risk his return to the heavens for her?
Besides, dealing with the otherkind, mad inventors and an unrelenting matchmaking aunt, Bayla is equally determined to resist her steamy attraction to the striking fallen angel.
Thrust into a malevolen...
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The White Rabbit Mysteries, by Melissa Davies
"Passed down like songs of old
Like treasure maps and tales of gold,
From child to child, from me to yew
'Til worthy heart, both brave and true
Finds the answer, takes the key
And from then on, forever free"

Lara Liddell is unwell, struggling for money, and terrified about her father's health as he lies in hospital following an accident. While clearing out some old boxes in her home, she doesn't expect to stumble across a yellowing scroll of parchment depicting a mysterious rhyme and what looks like a treasure map. It leads her to a spot under Boltons Bench in Lyndhurst where she finds a rusty old key that has been buried for hundreds of years.

She thinks no more of it until one day, she be...
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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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