Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Discovery! (Tuesday Sep 16)

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!
Cadets: 2 The Ship of the Gods, by Edward Miller
Six months have passed since United Earth Defense Fleet (UEDF) cadets Ryan Thompson, Amanda Williamson, and their senior class saved earth from destruction at the hands of the Altarrans. It seems like yesterday that they learned startling truths about the strange invaders from Altarra, and undertook the adventure of a lifetime.

As the cadets now prepare for graduation, Amanda is haunted by vivid nightmares of another alien race, this one much more deadly, and with a mission to annihilate all life within our galaxy. Worse, she’s having mysterious blackouts and apparent visits from an ancient entity, who warns that the Karang are coming.

With the help of their former enemies, the Altarrans, Ryan, Amanda and the en...
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Ionasae Rendezvous, by A. Peter Perdian
Ionasae Rendezvous is a science fiction novel set in the distant future, an action-packed adventure dealing with the convoluted links between three different species vying for dominance--houppris, humans and tsarsaes.

With the collapse of the Treolae Confederation, tsarsaes, a semi-quadruped species, retreated back into the core area of their territory, a region of the galaxy known as the Treolae Sector. The evacuated peripheral areas were then occupied by houppris and humans, two biped species that hated one another. Under the houppris, the Mandex Union came into existence, whereas humans founded the Bormac Republic.

The centuries old truce between houppris and humans has finally come to an end, ruptured as the t...
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Boneland, by Jeffrey Thomas
In 1893, the Guests attempt their first contact with the human race. Families go mad. Parents commit suicide. A president is assassinated.

By 1918, in the bleak boneland of the 20th Century, human assassins commit atrocities and global wars are waged to sate the appetites of the Guests. John Board is a crime scene photographer, whose nightmarish images of human destruction are used as titillating entertainment. Board's future is tied in with these unseen, unfathomable forces -- and so is his past. America is drowning in a sea of blood as flashbulbs click and movie cameras roll. The Guests are here to stay.

BONELAND is a tale of a not-so-alternate history...a story of horror, science fiction, and the surreal by Je...
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Bloodlines: The Complete Serial Thriller, by Bradley Convissar
For the first time, all 5 episodes of Bloodlines: A Serial Thriller (Abomination, Brutalization, Corruption, Damnation and Extinction) are contained in a single, exciting volume.

Jamie Whitman has it all. A beautiful girlfriend he hopes to marry one day. A mother and stepfather he loves. Great friends. And a bright future as a dentist. He's built himself a new life and left the horror of his past behind.

His abusive father is gone. The crimes of his youth have long been forgotten. And he's learned to control the rage and anger that simmers under the surface, the same violent madness he inherited from his father that turned his father into a monster all those years ago.

Life couldn't be better.
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Now Boarding..., by Charles Vella
Geoffrey's was so excited about finding a job that didn't require making change that he didn't ask questions. 'Questions?' his inner voice asked. 'Take the job. Forget the questions.' So Geoffrey did, take the job that is, and wound up learning a lot more than how a milkshake machine worked and a lot more than he bargained for. The only question was just how bad a stroke of luck meeting Miles would end up being.

Join Geoffrey in his epic quest to deal with Miles, his landlady Mrs. Lin, and the police as his inner voice provides a steady stream of background commentary and critique on everything from his choice of career to his love life. Who knows. Maybe he'll listen to you.
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Dead Sexy, by Aleah Barley
Mortuary attendant Gemma Sinclair hunts zombies for a living. It's messy work, but it pays the bills... right up until she stun guns the wrong dead man in the ass.

Now to keep her family business going, Gemma's forced into a partnership with federal agent D.S. Thomas Conroy. Zombies are disappearing all over town, and he needs Gemma's help to figure out why.

With a villain on her trail and a gang of zombies ready to attack, Gemma's just glad her backup is dead sexy......
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The Underside (The Underside Trilogy Book 1), by Madelyn Eld
Power. Inhuman strength. Eternal life. Being turned into an immortal predator might sound appealing, but not to Rosalyn. Not when it means living as the most reviled member of the fairy realm.

Transformed into a monster by her troll of an ex, Rosalyn is cursed with a monster’s hideous form, stench, and predatory instincts. She is plunged into the dark underbelly of the fairy world that overlaps her quiet college town as she searches for a way to break her curse, and reclaim her humanity.

The Underside is a contemporary fantasy novel about a woman dragged into a world she doesn’t understand, where everyone she meets fears her, hates her, or wants to use her. She has to navigate this strange new world, t...
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What the Hand: A Novel About the End of the World and Beyond, by Todd Stockwell
George Somerset is the unhappiest man in paradise. The horrors of the Tribulation are over. Finally reunited with his raptured daughter, he has been handed the keys to the magnificent splendor of God’s kingdom. Yet, George prefers to sulk, denying his own salvation and rehashing his past failings until he pushes himself, literally, into the depths of hell.
This is the story of George’s past and present, of his sins and quest for redemption—a journey of self discovery through God’s creation, from the mind of a troubled soul searching for answers: Why am I here? Where did I come from? How old is the universe? How was it created? Who or what are the Illuminati? What about demons, ghosts, and aliens? What is the nature of God? ...
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