Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Discovery! (Tuesday May 6)

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!
The Polaris Uprising, by Jennifer Ibarra
No citizen shall be left behind.

Life in Neress is simple. For nearly four decades, people have known exactly what's expected of them. Obey the rules, follow the path that's been laid out, and everything will be provided for: food, shelter, education, safety. No need goes unmet.

But the cost is steep: you lose all rights to make your own choices in life.

In seven years, eighteen-year-old Ryla Jensen will come of age and take over for her father as president of this idyllic nation. Groomed since childhood to take on a role she's not even sure she wants, Ryla's only escape from the pressures of duty is her sister, Alanna. But when her eyes are finally opened to the oppressive regime her father bu...
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Per-Bast: A Tale of Cats in Ancient Egypt, by Lara-Dawn Stiegler
As a plague spreads over Egypt, Neferure's feline kind are the first to endure the fatal consequences. Ramses III, Egypt's last great pharaoh, has saved the empire from countless incursions, but after many wars the kingdom is on the brink of bankruptcy. Labour strife, shifting allegiances, and now this deadly plague threaten to bring a close to Egypt's Golden Age.

When the High Priest of Karnak Temple is found dead in a fire, Neferure is convinced that the death is not natural. Her love, Sahu, who would never leave her, is gone in that very blaze. With none acknowledging the deaths as mysterious, Neferure alone will hunt to uncover answers. What she will find is that a promise can defy death, and that a sinister pl...
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POD (The Pattern Universe), by Tobias Roote
POD, is Book 2 in the Pattern Universe series.As the power struggle between Fortress and Space Island continues on Earth POD decides to await the outcome; concentrating instead on preparations to take on the real enemy, the Nubl.

"A very good read and highly recommended series" 
"a cut above in the story telling department" 
"Excellent second book to the series, a great story line and plot" 
"I couldn't put this book down" 
"Imaginative with clever concepts. A developing and enthusiastic author" 
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Coronado's Treasure, by Randy Mixter
It began as a treasure hunt and ended in a fight for their lives.


In the cove of an isolated island, an armada gathers. Hundreds of pirates, once enemies, have made a truce and joined as one for a common goal: to crush the powerful army of a king, to topple his kingdom, and to confiscate all the treasure within its walls. Rachel Cain and her husband Morgan thought they were sailing for buried treasure. Instead, they found themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deceit, and danger. A war is brewing on the Great Eastern Sea, threatening all in its path, and in order to stop it, they may need to seek the help of a woman from Morgan's past; the infamous pirate captain, Calypso Cruz. Together, Rach...
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Corrupt Skies: Episode I, by Alex Rodgers
An air marshal on a bank robbery case?

As a series of armed bank robberies spring up in every corner of the nation, burnt-out Air Marshal Harris Fox finds himself thrust in the middle of this high-profile case. The danger unfolds and conspiracy unravels. With lives at stake, and his family in the balance, can Fox solve the mystery before it's too late?

A humor-filled, action-packed thriller with a cast of characters not easy to forget, this is the series for fans of television shows and movies like Rescue Me, Psych, Red, and 2Guns....
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Raining Men and Corpses: A Humorous Murder Mystery (A Raina Sun Amateur Sleuth Mystery), by Anne R. Tan
Raining Men and Corpses
Book 1 of the Raina Sun Mystery series.

A humorous mystery set in the fictitious small town of Gold Springs, California. Raina Sun is a typical graduate student trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in from a lawsuit disputing an inheritance from her dysfunctional family. Then her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent.

Her quest to get her money back sets into motion a streak of bad luck. First, she finds the dead body of an ex-lover and becomes the prime suspect to his murder. The only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he's sending out smoke signals).

H...
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Outmaneuvered, by J. L. Hammer
A missing influential CEO... a handsome, ambitious FBI agent... and a smart-mouthed blonde bombshell... in the end, who will be outmaneuvered?

To FBI Special Agent Cruz Romero the assignment seems cut and dry: shadow Amanda Price, the estranged daughter of a missing high-powered CEO, and find evidence linking her to his disappearance. The last thing Romero expects while on surveillance is for her to strut right up to him, insisting they've met before. Once he gets a good look at this familiar sassy blonde, he knows he's in trouble. He must throw her off track before the entire investigation is jeopardized. As the evidence stacks against Amanda, Romero brings her in for a round of heated questioning and his suspicion of her guilt d...
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The Timedoor (The Endora Trilogy), by Thomas J. Prestopnik
The Endora Trilogy is a fantasy-adventure series for pre-teen and early teen readers, though many adults have enjoyed it, too.

The Timedoor - Book I in the Endora Trilogy

Combine one magic timedoor, an evil sorcerer and a kidnapped princess-and that's a recipe for adventure. Add some goblins and trolls, two daring rescues, and a magician and his King-and you've cooked up an adventure of a lifetime!

Eleven-year-old Christopher Jordan and his eight year old sister Molly get to live this adventure after they discover King Rupert of Endora and his magician Artemas hiding out in an old barn near their house. They are temporarily trapped in this world and must return home so the King can rescue his d...
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