Friday, May 2, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Friday May 2)

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!
Forged in Death: Volume 1 (The Death Wizard Chronicles), by Jim Melvin
Enter the realm . . .

Book One, The Death Wizard Chronicles.

Only a Death-Knower can die. And live again.

Only a Death-Knower can return from death. And remember.

Only a Death-Knower can tell the world what he's seen. Not all care to listen.

For a thousand years, none have rivaled the power of Torg, the Death-Knower wizard, as he ruled his people and kept peace on Triken.

Now a new threat has suddenly arisen. The evil sorcerer Invictus is greater even than Torg, and his greed and ambition threaten to engulf the land in eternal darkness. When Invictus imprisons Torg in a horrifying pit bored into the solid rock of a frozen mountain, the fate of Triken hangs in the bala...
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Glimmer, by Nicola McDonagh
By the author of Echoes from the Lost Ones - a new riveting collection of tales.Purchase your copy of this weird and wonderful anthology - including the Award Winning story, 'Glimmer'.

If you enjoy reading high quality fiction, then these seven tales of mysterious liaisons, supernatural intrigue, deathly hauntings and disturbing fixations will enthrall and unnerve you.

Discover hidden secrets, forbidden urges, necromancy and a rebellious housewife between the pages of this fascinating book.

'He wriggled and pushed the bedclothes down. It was the first time I had seen him in the flesh. His skin was white, and smooth as the skin on warm milk. Never knew a man could feel so soft. More used to rough hands...
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Song and Signal, by M. E. Patterson
Seventeen year-old genius Zakari Sharp has never stood on the surface of a planet, never seen a sun-streaked sky. He lives on a corporate-owned mining facility at the edge of the solar system, with a mute alien for a guardian and brainwashed, muscle-bound ex-convicts for company. The day his father vanished was so long ago that Zak thought he would never hear from him again.

Zak was wrong.

Now, chased off-station by a cabal of mythical assassins, Zak and his best friend Liz embark on a harrowing journey across the galaxy, to find his father's hiding place and learn the universe-shaking discovery that hides with him. But their enemies will stop at nothing to steal the secret themselves.

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The Dark That Follows, by John McGuire
A disgraced former cop who possesses the ability to see the future...
A college student whose life has become entangled in black magic...
A girlfriend who is no longer sure who to trust...
And a vision of the future, which shows only the darkness of the void...

With a touch, Jason Mills' mind is flooded with images of what may come. Am I going to fall in love... am I going to be rich... am I going to get that promotion...

Until the reading that shows him absolute nothingness.

Drawn into a web of secret societies, Black Masses, and beings of immense power, Jason races to determine the truth behind his visions in order to save the future from being wiped out completely....
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Operation: Masquerade: (Sci-fi Adventure Novel), by Nigel G. Mitchell
To fight the alien menace, he must become one of them...

When Jason Locke retired from the super-secret agency known as GAIA, he thought he could settle down and live a normal life. Then his old boss convinces him to return for one last mission that could end the war between the Terran League and the alien Chitt'k. But the mission involves trying to pass himself off as a Chitt'k and live among them to steal their most guarded possession: a living computer. Even as Locke risks it all to carry out his most dangerous mission yet, he's unaware that a conspiracy is working against him. OPERATION: MASQUERADE is a fast-paced action adventure that will carry you from the slums of a future Earth to a battle among the stars. Download you...
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One in the Chamber: Steel Revolver: Case 1, by Allyson A. Shepherd
When shots are fired, bodies turn cold. Detective Andrea Mainiero knows this all too well when a squad of home invaders raid her house after a night of lovemaking. Her boyfriend is gunned down and her old friend, Lacy Barret, goes missing.

Andrea and her smooth talking partner, Bret Gamble, must shuffle through the clues of a series of crimes to discover Lacy's kidnapper. Time is running short and the evidence is thin when a mysterious and frantic call to Andrea leads her in a direction that she never expected to go.
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Frozen Stiff: A Zombie Novella, by John Grover
The end is here. The dead walk and the living are on the brink of extinction. Brad and Travis, part of a military search and rescue operation, race against time to evacuate survivors from Seattle, Washington. When the emergency shelter becomes overrun they are re-routed to a secret base, a code Majestic base, in the Canadian Arctic to await rendezvous. Between the isolation, rising tensions, and horrible secrets locked away in the frozen waste, they'll face a horror colder than the snowy landscape.

Cover art by Jonathan Banchick
40,000 words
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Dead Leprechauns & Devil Cats: Strange Tales of the White Street Society, by Grady Hendrix
A science-studded Steampunk smackdown full of decapitated heads that sing, Tong wars, bacon sex, German holiday demons, and the Potato Homunculus! Back by popular demand, the White Street Society are a band of 19th Century gentleman adventurers who investigate the supernatural, often with violence, sometimes with science.

Animals and pregnant women who can read are advised to KEEP AWAY as this collection of cases contains shocking details that are sure to tighten the corsets and spin the mustaches of all gentle readers. "The Hairy Ghost!" "The Corpse Army of Khartoum!" "The Yellow Peril!" and "The Christmas Spirits!" will introduce you to the supernatural wonders that these bold men of the 19th century were com...
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