Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Jan 27)

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!
Waiting Game (The Chronicles of Covent Book 1), by J. L. Ficks
Tale One of the Shade Chronicles...

Doljinaar. Kingdom of might and stone. One name is whispered upon the lips of every man, woman or child old enough to know fear. An assassin lives among them. A foreigner born of a far off dark land and yet lies as close as their shadows. An assassin that goes by the name of Shade…

It has been many long years since Shade left the black forests of his people, the Dark Elves, where he was trained among the ranks of the Unseen. He has grown rich and powerful in the world of men, feeding off mankind’s compulsion for spilling its own blood. His name has become like a cold wind slipping in through the night, but even he tires of his own legend and yearns for a challenge… ...
The Freezer (Genesis Endeavor Book 1), by David Kersten
1966 was a bad year for retired Army officer Jack Taggart. Still reeling from the loss of his wife and daughter, a visit to his doctor reveals the worst possible news: cancer. Going in for his first surgery, he is uncertain if he can, or even should, face the challenges ahead. When he wakes up to find over three hundred years have passed, an entirely new set of challenges lay before him. Discovering where he is, how he got here, and why he is here is just the beginning of a life he thought was all but over. Now he has to fight for the very survival of the human species, a fight that will be centered around “The Freezer.”...
Smile Now, Cry Later (Chuck Restic Mystery Book 1), by Paul MacDonald
The first book in a NEW detective series that just might make you quit your day job.

Chuck Restic hates his job. A 20-year career working in the risk-averse world of Human Resources for a large corporation has left him comfortably numb... and incredibly bored.

So when a co-worker goes missing without a trace, Chuck ventures out of the confines of his Los Angeles skyscraper into the great city down below. His search for the missing man leads him from the shady underworld of Armenian mobsters to the billion-dollar land developments that serve as the lifeblood of the city. Murder lurks at every turn.

Chuck's HR background proves more valuable as a moonlighting private detective than it does in the office....
Press On Regardless, by Brent Baxter
It is May 1940. Most of the Royal Air Force squadrons deployed to France wait impatiently for the impending German invasion.

Part of a top secret experimental unit, Flight Lieutenant Roger Attwater flies mission after mission in a modified Spitfire, deep into enemy territory.

If he is successful, he can change the course of the coming battle, and maybe save his oldest friend in the process. But the RAF are about to face their greatest ever challenge, and the Germans are not Attwater’s only enemy.

Based on real events, Press On Regardless is an action-packed story of the RAF in France during World War II.
Romancing the Brush: An Austin, Texas Art Mystery (The Michelle Hodge Series Book 2), by Roslyn Woods
Thirty-year-old Shell Hodge seems to have it all: a great life with Dean, the man of her dreams, and an art career that is taking off. But when one of the partners in her gallery, Garrett Hall, is murdered, Shell’s life seems to go into a tailspin. She is thrown into a fearful state as memories of her parents’ deaths surface, and she finds herself worrying about her relationship with Dean while she puzzles over Garrett’s murder. To make matters worse, Shell’s ex-boyfriend intrudes into a family visit at just the wrong moment, causing a rift between herself and Dean just when she needs him most. She is on her own again, and a killer is on the loose. Will she and Dean work out their troubles before something worse happens, or will it ...
Hidden among Yourselves (Spell Weaver Book 3), by Bill Hiatt
Taliesin Weaver faces more challenging mysteries than he has ever dealt with before.Unfortunately, solving them means the difference between life and death—and not just for Tal.
He must find out why the spirit of murder is stalking the people of Santa Brigida. He must find out why a war god wants him dead. To keep a powerful enemy from going free, he must find and retrieve an ancient artifact from a realm he did not believe existed, a realm which he cannot enter, and which none of the inhabitants can leave. Along the way he must also try to figure out if one of his friends is really Alexander the Great reincarnated, how someone could be spontaneously resurrected, and whether a madman is really as mad as h...
Energize Your Retirement:: Stories of Passionate Pursuits, by Christine Sparacino
Wondering what to do with all that free time? Add this book to your retirement bucket list and find out! Energize Your Retirement: Stories of Passionate Pursuits presents retirees (ages 59 through 84) across the United States who found their passion in fun, meaningful, and stimulating activities. Enjoy entertaining personal stories, fascinating facts, and multiple resources to help you begin your new chapter in life.

Meet Harriet, the mushroom hunter from Oregon; Kevin, the woodturner from Massachusetts; Voni and her husband, Paul who leave their home in Texas and ride their motorcycles for four months of the year. Learn from Bill, the magician; Nancy, the target shoot...
A Groovy Kind of Love (The Bibliophiles Book 3), by Karen Wojcik Berner
Uptight British lit lover meets a free spirit at a book club and his world is turned upside down!

After placating to his father’s demands that he play Little League baseball and major in computer programming in college rather than his beloved English literature, Thaddeus assumed that several years into his career, he would finally get some peace and quiet.
Then he met Spring Pearson, the younger, free-spirited daughter of Hippie parents, at a book club meeting. Instantly smitten, Thaddeus finally worked up the courage to ask Spring out. But will an old college pinkie-swear promise Spring made fifteen years ago get in the way of this bibliophilic romance?

”A Groovy Kind of Love” is the third and final installment...

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