Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Book Discovery! (Tuesday May 20)

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!
Dream Doctor (Dream Series), by J.J. DiBenedetto
“I didn’t expect to be woken up by someone I don’t know dreaming about killing somebody. I thought I was done with that once and for all…”

But Sara’s not done with it. As if adjusting to life as a newlywed and starting medical school weren’t difficult enough, she’s started seeing the dreams of everyone around her, again. Before everything is said and done, those dreams might destroy Sara’s hopes of becoming a doctor, wreck her marriage and even end her life…

“Dream Doctor” is the thrilling second novel in the Dreams series....
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The Chef at the Water's Edge: A Hannah Starvling Twilight Cozy Murder Mystery Novel (Book One of the Series), by Kee Patterbee
Hannah Starvling is a former FBI agent turned Chef Culinary Consultant along with her friends Buster and Cate Jordon attend a cooking festival honoring the town’s famous Chef, Julia Karas, who died a year prior in a terrible accident.

Hannah has always been curious by nature and cannot resist any opportunities to solve mysteries when presented to her.

So when the Jordon’s long time friend, Louie invites Hannah to join the festival and stay at his house to investigate the death of Mrs. Karas, she couldn’t turn it down. It did not take long for Hannah to realize that something was not right.

Working her way through the twists and turns of a public life gone tragically wrong her investigation her...
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The Gaming Dream, by Francesco Fraulo
This new edition has been edited and expanded for 2014.

Ever wondered what working with video games is like?

How does a game get made?
What can go wrong?
What does a producer actually do?

Part memoir, part guide, the Gaming Dream is an eye opening, true account of what it was like to work in the UK gaming industry back when the PS2 was king.
Francesco Fraulo loves playing games and really wants to get a job making them. He gets his chance when a bit of luck helps him get employed at a large gaming company. Things do not go to plan however and he learns that the gaming industry isn't the land of honey he thought it would be and he begins to wonder if it was all worth it...
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Taking The Reins (The Rosewoods), by Katrina Abbott
Brooklyn Prescott (if that’s even her real name) is the new girl at The Rosewood Academy for Academic Excellence, now that she’s moved back to the States after two years living in London. Rosewood, a boarding school for children of the rich and famous and known for its celebutantes, is missing just one element important to any junior’s education: boys. But luckily for Brooklyn, and the rest of the Rosewood girls, there’s a boys’ boarding school, The Westwood Academy, just a few miles away.

On her very first day, Brooklyn meets Will, a gorgeous and flirty boy on campus to help with move in. But is he who she thinks he is? And what about Brady, the cute stable boy? Or Jared, the former child actor with his grown-up go...
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Beyond the Clearing, by Robin Mahle
From Author Robin Mahle comes a thrilling new tale of the choices we make in our lives, the consequences of our actions and if our fate could ultimately be changed by altering a single decision.


In memory of a dear friend who had been taken too soon, they decide to honor a wish that was left unfulfilled. The Serenity resort, carved into the stunning red rock mountains would be the place to celebrate the life of their beloved Diane. And to allow reflection on their own lives, Maggie, Rachel and Susan thought this would be the perfect getaway.

But the resort holds an ancient and deadly secret, one that employee, Tony DeLuca, tries hard to ignore. It is only when Susan comes to him after a frightening and unex...
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The Moonglow Cafe: A Paige MacKenzie Mystery, by Deborah Garner
New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception.

Each of the town's residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age café to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling...
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The King's Ward, by Chris Northern
“Why? Why didn't you see me?”

Calista's anguished cry rings through the seventeen years of her life. Her question embodies a dream. A hope. A fervent prayer.

Someone please notice me, see me, know me.

Strangers walk into her in the street. Ignore her when she speaks. No one sees her unless she demands their attention. After just a moment's stillness and she is forgotten.

Calista walks like a ghost through her own life. No one sees her.

No one ever has, and she believes no one ever will.

Calista searches for an answer to the one burning question of her life.

Why? Why does no one see me? Instead she finds Byron, a boy her own age. And suddenly everything changes...
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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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