Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Book Discovery! (Tuesday Oct 14)

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!
Lando Cruz and the Coup Conspiracy, by George Donnelly
The United States is in slow-motion economic collapse. The Three Strikes Act funnels the unemployed masses into a national network of work camps for the most trivial of infractions.

Lando Cruz is a scrappy rebel who risks his final strike on the streets of Philadelphia by trading illegal currencies under cover of a burrito stand. He spends his days bribing dirty cops, fending off undercover federal agents and shepherding his little sister through adolescence.

Lando is getting by until beat cops seize his savings and kidnap his sister for ransom. He has thirty days to raise the hard cash he needs to free her before she is sold into sex slavery. His only chance is a lucrative job offer from the black market rebellion...
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3000 texts, by E.C. Manley
3000 text messages back and forth from a redneck to a city girl 1100 miles away. See their entire relationship unfold before your eyes in a no holds barred account of all the thoughts this woman had. She let's you in her mind as she gets to know this man, and he shows her a new world. His life outlook is new and restores her hope and lust for life! Texting is unpolished and the story is a cringe free, clean read.

I heard them talking about me, "She published all of the texts he sent her."
"Get out, no she didn't!"
"Of course I did", I interrupted.
They shut right up.
I wanted to know who "she" was, and to figure out who I am now.
"She", was a woman in crises. She was a middle class, out of work...
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Comes a Chopper, by Bryan Cassiday
"Comes a Chopper" is a collection of Bryan Cassiday's new spine-tingling tales from the dark side. A gambler who can't sleep finds he has bloodcurdling supernatural powers... A woman is kidnaped. As if that's not enough, now the kidnapers want her sister... A mortician can't forget the horrifying mistake he once made... An actor who fears a homicidal maniac is stalking him finds a terrifying impostor instead... A cell phone doesn't take calls. It gives orders to kill... A salesman is hypnotized before he turns into a zombie--with mortifying results... A hit man seeks a way out of his profession only to descend into a satanic nightmare..

These are but a few of the heart-stopping stories in "Comes a Chop...
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Picaro: Psychopaths, Warlords, and a Rogue Journalist on the Dark Side of History, by Jeff B. Harmon
PĂ­caro is a rogue and troublemaker who wanders the globe in search of adventure – barely escaping punishment or death. This describes Jeff B. Harmon, a war correspondent and filmmaker who covered twenty years of violent, clandestine history. Harmon also lived a dangerous double life - a gay man who infiltrated homophobic extremists in a right-wing Salvadoran death squad, Nazis in South America, and Afghanistan’s jihadists. Behind the scenes of his journalism career, he had secret dealings with the Mafia and CIA. Son of Larry Harmon, TV producer of Bozo the Clown, Jeff left his lunatic Hollywood upbringing to risk his neck covering the fall of Uganda’s homicidal dictator Idi Amin and the Soviet-Afghan war from both the mujahideen and ...
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The Pet Detective, by Noreen Mayer
In this mini-novel, Linda is a young college student who loves dogs. This summer she meets an interesting man Patrick, a pet detective who helps find her missing dog, Bosco. When Granny Nessa dissapears, Patrick is there to assist Linda in her time of need. Linda is worried that her Uncle Bob who is desperate for money and wants his mother in a nursing home, has harmed her granny.

All revenues from the story go to Dog's Trust Ireland....
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Breaking Ground (The Darkeningstone Book 1), by Mikey Campling
Three stories, separated by over 5,000 years. One thing binds them: The Darkeningstone.

Breaking Ground is a fast-paced adventure set across four points in time and crammed with suspense.

In the modern day, Jake hopes to find buried treasure. But what will he unearth?

During WW II, four men take off in a single-engined plane. One of them has a deadly secret.

In the Neolithic period, men struggle for life and fear the power of the shades.

Get the sequel free
If you leave a review of Breaking Ground on Amazon, and you'd like to receive a review copy of the full-length sequel (Trespass), simply send a link to your review to mikeycampling@gmail.com and I'll ...
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Ghost Camera, by Darcy Coates
A small number of cameras have the ability to capture ghosts on film. This gift comes at a steep price; the ghosts are resentful and hungry, and the cameras offer them a rare chance to reach their favourite prey… humans.

Jenine doesn’t know any of this when she finds an abandoned Polaroid camera in a lighthouse. At first she assumes the ghostly shapes in the photos are a glitch or a prank – but then the spirits begin to hunt her down, and she’s forced into a deadly race to free herself from the camera’s curse....
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Topanga Sunrise, by Trixy Kahn
"Topanga Sunrise" is a story based upon true events about a young man’s wayward journey into life. After stumbling across photographs of a beautiful woman his father hid away in the family garage, he develops a deep and long-lasting infatuation with her timeless beauty. From that moment onward, he becomes determined to uncover the true identity of the woman who captivated his adolescent imagination....
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