Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Discovery! (Tuesday Sep 30)

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!
Patchwork People (Patchwork People series Book 2), by D.B. Martin
Lawrence Juste is the perfect QC - with the not so perfect past. But with his meddling wife about to be laid to rest and his long term enemy silenced by the threat of exposure as her killer, the judge's mantle is almost round his shoulders. What could possibly go wrong for the brightest star of the courts?

Plenty.

A series of blackmail notes implicating him in murder – together with the ever-present threat of joining the murder victim if he doesn't pacify his blackmailer – keep Juste in suspense to the brink of desperation. No-one is what they appear to be, especially not him. And no sooner does he patch one hole in his fraying life than another appears. It seems it can only end one way; disaster – unless h...
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The Sunken (Engine Ward Book 1), by S C Green
In the heart of London lies the Engine Ward, a district forged in coal and steam, where the great Engineering Sects vie for ultimate control of the country. For many, the Ward is a forbidding, desolate place, but for Nicholas Thorne, the Ward is a refuge. He has returned to London under a cloud of shadow to work for his childhood friend, the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Deep in the Ward's bowels, Nicholas can finally escape his strange affliction – the thoughts of animals that crowd his head. But seeing Brunel interact with his mechanical creations, Nicholas is increasingly concerned that his friend may be succumbing to the allure of his growing power. That power isn't easily cast aside, and the people of London need Br...
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Hales Fire (Hale Reynolds Book 1), by Carl Harwood
At the age of fourteen, the local sheriff delivered Hale Reynolds to a hospital for the mentally insane. He might not be crazy, but after the state run orphanage burnt to the ground there was no other option. Safe within the routine and structure Hale found happiness. Today everything changed.

With his eighteenth birthday approaching the doctors want to release him. He can barely remember life beyond the white washed walls. What he does remember scares him. Reeling from the news he breaks the number one rule and catches the attention of a crazy. You never make eye contact with a crazy.

A new arrival, he calls himself Valder Ordhugg. Hale tries to escape but the crazed old man attacks. Rescued by the guards he watches as they d...
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Between the Sheets (Cocktail Cruises Book 3), by Allie Boniface
Book 3 of the Cocktail Cruise series!

An affair with an exotic cruise line dance instructor might be just the escape this single mother needs…

Andrea DeMarco is determined to merge a cruise ship career and single motherhood. But that leaves zero time for sex or love, so when she has a chance for a fling with a sexy cruise ship dancer, she goes for it.

Sebastian Vasquez enjoys a low-key life as the ship’s dance instructor, a welcome change from his previous life in Argentina as the star of a hugely popular dance show. But when Andrea sweeps into his life, everything changes.

Will new love help him come to terms with his past, and convince her to find room in her life fo...
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Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies, by Marilyn Peake
SUMMARY:

Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She takes a job in an Ebola treatment camp inside Liberia, West Africa. The camp is state-of-the-art. It's run by the CDC and the World Health Organization, and protected by the U.S. military. Emma uncovers a secret about this facility: medical experimentation is being conducted along with treatment. Whether or not Emma can ever escape the camp, she's determined to get the st...
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Queens of the Ancient World, by Ingrid de Haas
Everyone has heard of Cleopatra and Boudicca.

But what about the other women who fought their way to power in the ancient world?

The struggle for women to gain recognition within society was an issue no less important in the ancient world than the modern one.

Not only was it incredibly difficult for them to earn the respect and power which their male counterparts were used to, but even those that were not taken as seriously as they should have been by the historians of the time.

For these reasons it has been notoriously difficult for us to know much about these powerful women.

Until now, that is.

In 'Queens of the Ancient World' Ingrid de Haas explores the ...
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The Tin Man, by Nina Mason
The last thing Alex Buchanan, the editor-in-chief of a formidable news site, expects as he looks around the newsroom at the bodies of his editors, is that he’ll soon be teaming up with The Ball Buster to solve the crime and stay alive. Well, maybe not the last thing. The last thing he expects is to fall for her or any other woman. Because he’s The Tin Man–a suit of armor without a heart.

Or so he believes…

The Ball Buster is his private nickname for Thea Hamilton, a smart, gutsy, and insecure investigative reporter for The New York News, America’s newspaper of record. They went out once years ago–an unmitigated disaster during which she jumped all over his case about smoking.

When events fo...
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The Suicide Flowers, by Pete Conrad
You see them every day, the suicide flowers. They bloom from the cracks and crevices of concrete sidewalks.
From between asphalt creases and gaps. Yet these flowers blossom and prosper until the careless foot
tramples. Others wither and fade, having survived, despite their strained and dubious foundations.

Raeburn Messiah, the Messiah of Metal, sings for a living. Currently, he's on the downward spiral that unfaithful fame loves so dearly. He feels that he's got it bad, his life is over. That is, until he meets one of his most adoring fans, Gabriel, who has but months to live due to the complications of leukemia.

They are men, both dying slow, painful deaths. But each carries a secret that could save ...
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