Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Discovery! (Friday Oct 31)

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!
Ready To Burn (Due South Book 3), by Tracey Alvarez
Love small-town romance with an unforgettable cast of characters?The Due South series will transport you to an unspoilt, wild island off the coast of New Zealand.

Meet Shaye and Del...Take one sassy Harland girl…

Shaye Harland, sous chef de-awesome, desperately wants the role of Due South’s head chef. Though a little out of her depth, she can totally cope with the extra demands if she can resist her future brother-in-law when he muscles in on her kitchen. The Hollywood wannabe is nothing but a troublesome distraction and he fries her sex-ometer to a crisp. But as far as romance? Forget it. Love, when she finds Mr. Perfect, will be as sweet as her to-die-for cookies.

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On The Way Home: One Last Rock Opera For The Baby Boomers, by John E. Gabor
If you commit murder in a dream, are you a murderer? If you no longer know if you are awake or if you are asleep and dreaming, then how can you be sure it was only a dream? How do you find your way back to a normal life?...
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The Witch and the Bottle of Djinn (The Seaforth Chronicles Book 4), by B.J. Smash
Izadora never fails to keep Ivy busy. The life of an apprentice to a powerful witch is never easy.

Every seven years, the entrance to the disappearing town of Helsberg appears in Merribay. The old and mysterious town is filled with enigmas, and Ivy must enter this strange town and race for a certain bottle: a Bottle of Djinn.

She must reach the bottle before Izadora’s sworn enemy, Ish McTish, gets his hands on it. An old leprechaun with a vendetta, his only purpose in life is to take revenge on Izadora for something that happened long ago.

To prevent Ish from wreaking havoc on Izadora, Ivy must race against many others who also search for the bottle. Ivy’s only hope – be swifter, cleverer, and stronger than the res...
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The Maze: a novel, by Edward Trimnell
THREE ORDINARY PEOPLE STEP INTO THE WORLD OF THE MAZE, WHERE DEATH WAITS BEHIND EVERY DOORWAY…

Amanda Kearns is a hard-driving executive with a broken heart. Her male subordinates think she is a “machine”; they have no idea of the real, hidden Amanda.

Hugh Jackson is a software salesman with a defective heart—a condition that will kill him in a matter of months or years.

Evan Daley is a young college graduate adrift in a career for which he is ill-suited; he struggles with the scars of a barren, loveless childhood.

Amanda, Hugh, and Evan were expecting another routine day on the job at the Lakeview Towers office complex just outside Columbus, Ohio. But this massive structure hid...
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Project Seven Alpha: American Airlines in Burma 1942, by Leland Shanle
WINNER OF (Gold Award) HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD for 2012; by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). P7A IS THE FIRST IN A TRILOGY SET IN WWII: "In late 1941, President Roosevelt agonized over the rapid advances of the Japanese forces in Asia, they seemed unstoppable. He foresaw their intentions of taking India and linking up with the two other Axis Powers, Germany and Italy, in an attempt to conquer the Eastern Hemisphere. US naval forces had been severely surprised and diminished in Pearl Harbor and the army was outnumbered and ill-prepared to take on the invading hoards. One of his few options was to form a defensive line on the eastern side of the Patkai and Himalayan Ranges, there he could look for support from th...
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Scarlet and the Keepers of Light (The Scarlet Hopewell Series Book 1), by Brandon Charles West
Scarlet Hopewell keeps dreaming about a magical world, a world where winged creatures sculpt with light, where dogs talk, and where Scarlet is the guest of honor at a wonderful party in a castle under the roots of a mighty oak tree. One day her father brings home an abandoned puppy who captures Scarlet’s heart. Dakota is fun and loving and smart. Actually, he’s really smart—too smart. And a lot too big. News shows start to take an interest.

As the beginning of the school year approaches, strange and ominous storms have everyone on edge, and Scarlet’s dreams are getting darker and more vivid. Her magical dream world has another side, a darker side with no interest in joyous parties. When the front door is blown off...
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The Journey and Other Short Stories, by EJ Jackson
Short stories with a science-fiction twist.

Eva and Tom emerge from a train wreck to discover a deserted and partially destroyed London. What has happened to Tom's family?

Gideon wakes to find himself lying in a ditch on a lonely country road. Is that his real name, and why can't he remember his life from before?

Journalist Marc Harrison bends the rules to get a place on the first manned mission to Mars - and lives to regret it....
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Risk Everything, by Evie Platt
Drugs have plunged Amber Vaylun into hell, and now she may be coming face-to-face with the devil. Her father has been murdered, and whoever killed him is hunting her.

Former cop Barrett Lamb thought he could drown the memories of lost loved ones and find relief at the bottom of a bottle, but all he found was despair. Now he works in the shadows as a hitman, and his newest client is Amber Vaylun. She might have Death at her heels, but she also has lips that can breathe life back into him... if he has the guts to kiss them.

Barrett and Amber soon discover the mystery surrounding her father's death is much bigger than them. Hell, it's bigger than an entire city. To keep themselves alive and their growing passion ablaze ...
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