Friday, April 25, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Apr 25)

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!
Tori (Zodiac Rising Series - Taurus), by Margaret Lake
Tori Bullen loves her job as a financial adviser and she's really very good at it. The only fly in her personal ointment is her extreme clumsiness. Tori is a bull in a china shop and she is terrified when her mother asks her to buy a crystal vase.

Carter Hendricks loves the delicate crystal and fine art glass that he sells and doesn't understand why Tori wants to buy a vase but refuses to come into the store. When Tori nearly knocks down several of his treasured pieces, he begins to understands that reluctance.

But when Carter finds himself attracted to Tori, he decides that when his uncoordinated lady stumbles and falls, he'll be there to catch her in his arms.
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The Yugoslavian: In Search of Mara Jovanovic, by The Black Rose
The Siege of Sarajevo provides the backdrop for a gripping tale of adventure and intrigue that brings two people from different worlds together for a common goal - that of a missing war orphan.

Ivan, an independent freedom fighter known as the Black Rebel, continues his humanitarian aid regardless that he is a hunted man. While across the Atlantic, the missing orphan's manuscript is mysteriously delivered to Tess, the founder of a writing competition for children.

So affected by the details of the missing orphan's heart-wrenching story, Tess sets out for the war zone determined to find her. But as she prepares for her journey, she is unaware that she will become not only a pursuer, but the pursued.

Aft...
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Cold Blooded Vixen: Part One, by Deja Monet
Raquel had it all. Not only was she incredibly beautiful and financially secure, but at the young age of twenty-one she was living her childhood dream. Growing up in Baltimore, Raquel never thought she would get the opportunity to work as a well-known and highly paid model. But no sooner than she starts to experience the fame and enjoy the finest weed money could buy, her personal life slowly began to crumble.

Not only does Raquel enter a forbidden love affair with her friend Sean, but she also finds herself entangled with another man, further complicating the mix. After experiencing betrayal from an unexpected source, Raquel turns to her best friend Keisha for comfort only to learn of her secret disloyalty.

Fuel...
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The Gray Man: A Novella, by L. N. Nino
A fable about lost identity, the American Dream... and death. The desperate narrative written by a man locked inside the labyrinth of his own mind... A fast-paced descent of the slippery slopes of morality into the inescapable Abyss... A satire about immigration and trying to stay true to your dreams in a globalized world.
"The Gray Man" (13,000 words, 50 pages) is all the above and much more. You'll have to read it if you want to understand and enjoy its many possible readings....
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Espresso For Your Goals: A Concentrated Energy Boost for High Achievers Who Know the Secret to the Law Of Attraction, by Les Goodrich
If you have read books about how to set goals, and are ready to learn how to accomplish goals, then this is the goal setting book for you. Espresso For Your Goals is concentrated, powerful, and effective, just like the espresso it's named for.

- achieve the next level results that you know you are capable of.

- combine Law of Attraction perspectives with logical, consistent actions that supercharge your results.

- Re-energize your goals with a powerful success blueprint that you create for yourself.

Espresso For Your Goals turns ideas into results by fueling your goal setting process with the momentum of undisputed accompli...
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Collard County: A Collection of Short Stories, by Tamara J. Madison
Collard County is a collection of 5 short stories by Tamara J. Madison. With bold characters set in rich southern tradition and lushly poetic description, each of the tales carries its own unique twist, flirting with the paranormal and metaphysical.

Subject matter includes a woman who discovers that she is literally falling apart and losing parts of herself, a mysteriously diseased, impoverished community on the wrong side of the railroad tracks, and the bewitching consequences of an unfaithful spouse. All of the stories revolve around the universal theme of resilience amidst the worst of adversity.

Titles include: Barren, Burnt Bottom, Hush, Cycles, and Misplaced....
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Loser's Flight, by Chris Northern
Cowboys in Space! In the far future Automatics run everything - at least, everything that works at all.

Susa is a young girl whose view of the world is conditioned by a society where all physical needs are met by Automatics that operate beyond human control, giving the gift of civilization... but only for a lucky few. Exiled in the company of a boy who seems just as innocent, Susa finds herself pursued, and soon discovers that the world outside is the least of her troubles. Less
Susa is an innocent girl whose view of the world is conditioned by a society where all physical needs are met by Automatics that operate beyond human control, giving the gift of civilization... but only for a lucky few.

The ord...
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Portal Through the Pond (The Empty World Series), by David K. Anderson
When 13-year-old Christy's grandmother dies, she leaves Christy a mysterious packet of information revealing an amazing secret: the pond in her yard is in fact a portal to another world. And what's more, her grandfather had disappeared in that world nine years earlier.

Christy is determined to honor her grandmother's wish to keep the secret, even if it means alienating her best friend Trevor. However, things spiral out of her control when nosy classmate Rob accidentally crosses into other world, the grown-ups think he has drowned, she's forced to tell Trevor, and Danny--the nine-year-old deaf boy next door--follows her through the portal to rescue Rob.

Will Trevor be able to convince the grown-ups to trust...
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