Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Mar 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!
"At that time, he had no heart. No heart of his own. Because he had given it to Linda, three years earlier. Or maybe she had taken it. Or rather, they had exchanged their hearts. No, they had knitted their hearts to each other. Yes, every fiber of Linda ‘s soul was tied to each fiber of Jean’s to make only one, since she had thrown herself at him, wanting to get into the train at a crowded subway, at seven p.m. Luckily, he had only just caught her in his arms to prevent her from being ejected by the pressure of the crowd of travelers... And luck again had seen that his arms were exactly made for her, for her to take refuge in, for that fraction of a second, and curl up in them for life. They had found each other. They’d had that chanc...
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Her Favorite Honeymoon (Windy City Romance), by Barbara Lohr
Hard to keep your head on straight in Italy. Even harder to keep your heart. The wedding might be off, but the honeymoon' No way will Amy miss one week in Tuscany. Travel Chums pairs her up with Mallory. But Amy expects a woman, and the man from Savannah doesn’t expect her surprise.

The mismatched pair strikes a pact for a platonic tour, from Rapallo to Venice, but both find reasons to break the rules. Lots of surprises along the way as Amy and Mallory savor fresh pesto in La Cinque Terra and a tango on the Piazza San Marco. Peach bellinis, art museums, a gondola ride on the Grand Canal—hard to put all this behind them. Should they even try? Outrageous fun and tempting decisions for the Windy City girl.
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Desprite Measures (The Caledonian Sprite Series), by Deborah Jay

On the surface she's a cute and feisty blonde, a slender pocket rocket fitness coach. But Cassiopeia Lake has a secret; she's really a force of nature - an elemental.

Water sprite, Cassie, has lived undisturbed in her native Scottish loch for eons. Now, one encounter too many with modern plumbing has driven her to live in human guise along with her selkie boyfriend, Euan. It's all going fine - until a nerdy magician captures Cassie to be an unwilling component in his crazy dangerous experiment.

Escape is only Cassie's first challenge.

She's smitten by her fellow prisoner, the scorching hot fire elemental, Gloria. But how do you love someone you can never touch?

And what do you do...
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Sonny Preyer - A Fairy Tale of a Different Kind Vol. 1, by Bridgette Hayden
Sonny Preyer doesn't want to remember who he is, or the promise he made before his birth. He will die before he admits to being the source that ended all wars, all starvation, and all strife. In the guise of a troubled teenage boy, convincing to himself and the world around him, he has run from this truth for eighteen years. But his body is a constant reminder, his aversion to intimacy a persistent defense, and everyone in his life a conspirator to the lie that keeps him safe. But all of that fails when he is found by the only two forces that can make him keep his promise. One human, the other not. Both will fight to possess what he is. One will win.

Sonny is an Illumenae; a person whose DNA is encoded with the ability to renew a...
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The Amish Spaceman, by Stephen Colegrove
The classic tale of boy meets girl, although in this case the boy is Dean Cook, an unsuccessful motivational speaker desperately trying to cross the USA in three days for his speech at the National Motivational Speaker's Conference, and the girl is a Kamchatkan runaway bride named after a clock radio. This unlikely pair of lovebirds are pursued by the girl's murderous, sock-crazed Russian fiance and Dean's cross-dressing parents, who see this as the last chance to throw their son a party that doesn't end in complete catastrophe. Because, after all, it's Dean's birthday....
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Corporate Ties (a Silken Ties novel), by E.L. Loraine
Corporate Ties the latest title by Best Selling Author E. L. Loraine Olivia Grayson, smart, beautiful and rising star in the corporate world of Dolby, Inc.
Olivia is determined to be successful. She’s smart, beautiful and driven. While working her way up the corporate ranks in her first job out of Grad School at Dolby Incorporated, Olivia finally has a chance to prove just how talented she is. The client she’s been given is Matasuki International, but when she starts reading through the files on the company she finds something disturbing. There are convenient deaths associated with their acquisitions division. The man behind this company is Isamu Matasuki, a powerful and ruthless chairman. Yet there seems to b...
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Wolves' Pawn, by P.J. MacLayne
The promise of safety and friendship lures a lone wolf-shifter into a pack. What she finds puts her heart and her very life at risk when she becomes a pawn in a pack leader’s deadly game.

Dot McKenzie is a lone wolf-shifter on the run, using everything available to her to stay one step ahead of her pursuers. When she is offered a chance for friendship and safety with the Fairwood pack, she accepts.

Gavin Fairwood, reluctant heir for Fairwood pack leadership, is content to let life happen while he waits. Old longings surface when he appoints himself as Dot’s protector and becomes more than a friend.

Dot goes into hiding again when her presence puts the pack and her new friends at risk. When...
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Naughty Nineties Volume 1: Steele Hill stories, by Bernie Dowling
Steele Hill proves a boy from Oz can survive the 1990s. Maybe.
Rock music tragic Hill pushes through humor, mystery, suspense, lust and urban rhythms in a decade autopsied by Quentin Tarantino and the comedy of Eric Bana.
Murder, crime, laughs and survival engulf a clutch of colourful characters in seven stories of a little man in a Big City.
“Readers will appreciate the author's ability to render colorful characters and understated witty prose.”
PW review of Iraqi Icicle.
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