Friday, October 3, 2014

Book Discovery! (Friday Oct 3)

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!
A Pretty Little Plot (Mary MacDougall Mysteries Book 1), by Richard Audry
A historical mystery novella...

For 18-year-old Mary MacDougall, the highlight of her 1901 summer vacation in Minneapolis is the painting class taught by the darkly handsome Edmond Roy. But when Mr. Roy is accused of kidnapping two of his own pupils, it falls to Mary to dig up the truth.

Is Mr. Roy merely an innocent painter of landscapes and still lifes? Or a devilishly clever criminal? Should Mary defend him? Or fear him?

As she feels her way through her very first investigation, Mary not only learns the hidden facts of the case. She discovers the real secrets are those that she finds deep in her own heart. The spirited young heiress is not as immune to feelings of attraction as she thought. Mr. Roy...
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The Write Therapy: How Keeping a Journal Can Make You Happier, Healthier and More Productive, by Lyn Alderson
Did you know writing a journal can make you healthier? Not just healthier, but happier and more productive too!

If you have a chronic health condition or suffer from stress or depression, consider this amazing free therapy!

Many people have found they visit the doctor less- thanks to the power of expressive writing. Writing a journal can change your life in many different ways- and it’s a brilliant tool for unlocking creativity.

Scientists have validated the effects of therapeutic journaling in research studies over a 20 year period. Keeping a journal can help you achieve better grades and boost your working memory for complex tasks.

In The Write Therapy: How Keeping a Journal Can Make You Happier, Healthier...
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Publish Your Book without Losing Your Shirt, by Chris Allen
Writers Agree: This Book is Essential

You've written a great book.

Do you know how to get readers to buy it?

Chris Allen uses years of book retail experience to give down-to-earth advice on choosing the best publisher, producing a book that bookstores will accept, and successfully selling your book to the public. Filled with step-by-step advice and real-life examples, this practical book will give you the guidance you need to make your self-publishing career a success, whether this is your first, second, or tenth book.

You can sell more books.
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BRISTLES: a dystopian reimagining of the Cinderella tale, by Donna Callea
Humiliating haircuts and a life of oppression have been Bryssa's fate ever since her father died when she was nine. Dubbed Bristles by her stepmother, she's determined to escape from the city-state of Erba, where a wealthy few subjugate the vast, impoverished working class. Now sixteen, Bryssa's goal is to reach the forbidden Far-Land Forest-- her late mother's ancestral home. It's a place dominated by gigantic trees that somehow bestow unexplainable powers on some of those who dwell there. But fleeing Erba means leaving behind the boy who loves her, bristles and all. And returning means putting everything she's gained at risk.

Inspired by elements of the Cinderella tale, Bristles is a young adult novel with dystopian and stea...
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Never Fall For A Warlock (Beware of Warlocks Book 2), by Marilyn Vix
Never Fall For A Warlock (Beware of Warlocks #2)

Catherine has taken a chance on love. Another warlock has turned up in her life. Can she handle her new Aussie warlock, Jeff? Or is there something better around the corner?

Confused between her husband cheating and a new flavor of warlock, Catherine runs out to find other options in the town famous for luck, Las Vegas. She runs straight into an exotic dancer named Liam. Irish, gorgeous, and James Bond flavored, he might be the answer to her no warlock plan. But Liam might be the forbidden fruit that could lead Catherine down a dangerous path.

Will she run back to Jeff before it’s too late? Or will she lose something more than just her heart?
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DARK DESIRES PART # 1, by Lisa C.CLARK
Damien is sexy, exciting, and more handsome than he has the right to be. Much to her amazement, he asks Lana out. But Lana, who has very little experience and is coming off of a bad breakup, is afraid this man will hurt her. Yet she is compelled to go out with Damien. There’s just something about this man.

Things start heating up with Lana and Damien, and she throws caution to the wind, her body needing his touch. She also finds herself falling for Damien. So, despite her misgivings, she continues seeing Damien, but her life is turned upside down in one night.

Damien runs out on her after a hurried sexual encounter, and it’s as if he’s disappeared off the face of the earth. He doesn’t answer calls or texts, and when she...
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Mindguard, by Andrei Cherascu
Called out of semi-retirement, the telepath and Mindguard Sheldon Ayers is tasked with protecting an information package located inside the mind of a young woman who claims the knowledge she holds is vital to the future of mankind. Sheldon and his team must help her cross the most dangerous territory in the man-inhabited universe - the Djago Desert.

Hunted by the Enforcement Unit - the all-powerful Military arm of the Interstellar Federation of Common Origin - Sheldon’s team must fight to keep the carrier alive and guard the integrity of her mind. But nobody suspects that Sheldon also has a dark secret, and it could end up changing the fate of the mission.
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Flower's Fang, by Madison Keller
A brand new highly Original Epic Fantasy for Adults and Young Adults alike!

In the Kin-Jegera Empire the strength of your magic or your claws determines your destiny - too bad our heroes are short on both!

Prince Se’ls, one of the magical flower Kin and only child of Queen Se’uan, has a terrible secret – he has no magic. Forced by his mother, the Queen, to tour the empire to search for his magical companion, Se’ls is terrified of returning home empty handed.

Arara, long-furred runt and joke of her pack, is dreading the upcoming hunt, where the young Jegera show off their strength by taking down one of the fearsome armored hukra by claw alone. Arara is terrified that her s...
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