Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Discovery! (Friday May 23)

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!
Gina and Gemma (Zodiac Rising Series - Gemini), by Margaret Lake
Gina and Gemma Twining, twins that couldn’t be more dissimilar, or maybe they’re just two sides of the same coin. Gina is the writer, determined to write gritty novels, revealing the seamy underside of mankind. Gemma is an artist, determined to paint the world in soft pastels seen through rose-colored glasses.

The sisters are vacationing in London when Gemma meets the man of her dreams. Suspicious by nature and wanting to protect her naïve sister, Gina pulls the old twin switch. But pretending to be Gemma and checking out the love of her sister’s life proves to be dangerous for Gina’s heart as well. Which twin will win this perfect Brit?

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A Dark Knight for the King (The Crystal Sword Trilogy), by Mark Reeder
Dark forces threaten Wales, and only Prince Lleu, heir to the throne, recognizes their destructive power. But the mad Regent, Lord Glyndwr, bars Lleu’s efforts to save his kingdom. Forced to flee Wales, Lleu reluctantly joins with the mysterious beggar-thief, Selwyn Wyles, as they set out on a perilous journey to find the Crystal Warrior, Mael Duin, who holds the key which will enable Lleu to save his ravaged country. From the glittering Castle of Light to the frozen wastes of the Eryrian Ice Sea, Lleu and Wyles battle demonic forces and world-shattering storms. Befriended by Arto Gawr, last of the legendary Frost Giants, they reach Duin’s sanctuary. But deep in the Valley of the Skull, Duin challenges them with a staggering reality bey...
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The Mercy Contracts, by Paul Wornham
Mercy can be murder.

Euthanasia has been banned worldwide, sick and dying people no longer have a choice but to wait until nature claims them. Or do they?

A shadowy organization known only as the Omega Group promises an end to life, on demand. The sick, the old and the tired can choose their own way out with a Mercy Contract, a murder for hire scheme where the victim is also the client.

Caleb Pike, a scruffy, determined insurance investigator, follows a lead that takes him across the country and teams him with Jenny Miller, a stunning academic. Together they work to unravel the secrets of the Mercy Contracts, a quest that pitches them against a deadly enterprise that specializes in murder for profit...
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A Tale by the Telling, by Saxby Barnabas
To: You Know Who You Are

Re: Your Presence is Requested

I know you’re out there. When I was a kid, I used to climb onto the roof of our house, lay out on my sleeping bag, and amidst the chirping crickets and the gently wiling summer night, I would stare at the stars.

And wonder about your home.

Perhaps it was this belief in your existence — not doubt, but belief — which led me to discover the Sunderkind method. Do you know of it? No? Then I will tell you. I’ve coded this message into what I call the Morphian frequency. It is the frequency at which certain atomic bonds resonate. When I send this coded frequency toward a small star, do you know what the star will do? ...
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A Modern Life: sweet and salty short stories, by Jane Turley
A Modern Life is a collection of thirteen contemporary short stories for the time-pressed reader. A reflection on the challenges of living in the twenty-first century, A Modern Life covers a multitude of topics including marriage, murder, child abduction, climate change, homosexuality and war as well as featuring Jane Turley's distinctive slapstick-comedy tales. A versatile and original voice, this is Jane’s first collection of stories and a precursor to her début comedy novel, The Changing Room.

“I would not change a single word” - Hilary Johnson Authors' Advisory Service on the short story A Modern Life.

“‘No Returns’ reads more like a prose poem, full of exquisite turns of phrase.This is a despera...
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Becoming Sane, by Bria Marche
When right and wrong are no longer clear, life-changing decisions must still be made…

The year is 1985. Living in a Mexican desert hacienda south of Nogales, fifteen year old Sane is trapped in a life she didn’t choose for herself, frightened and frustrated by it all. Her father is Tony Masone, an American running one of the most lucrative cocaine trades south of the border. Her mother Liz, is twice as dangerous and as conniving as they come. As the money pours in, greed begins to rear its ugly head. Listening from within the compound walls, Sane overhears a plot to murder her father and overtake his drug empire.

This dangerous twist of fate places Sane directly in the middle of a daring...
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Collateral Damage - Red Flag: Battle for Taiwan (Collateral Damage Book 1), by Gerald Greene
Techno Thriller Action Romance as Young Lovers Trapped in War ZoneWar Action Balanced With Love Story as Battle for Taiwan Begins

After two tours in Afghanistan and unable to find a civilian job bad boy Alex enters UCLA. He meets Gloria at a rock concert. Gloria likes bad boys. A contemporary romance follows.

Romance deepens and becomes love as Gloria and Alex visit Taiwan to attend her sister's wedding. War breaks out. They form a loving relationship as they work together to survive under war conditions.

You Will Enjoy This Book If...
You want entertainment with a different twist to love story war story
You like exciting techno thriller action
You like action adventure roma...
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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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