Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Discovery! (Friday Jan 23)

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!
The Bear Goddess: Book 1: The Arcadia Series, by Kelley Heckart
Romance, fantasy and magic in Bronze Age Arcadia (Greece)

Forbidden love… Broken vows… Betrayal…

Callisto, the daughter of the great Arcadian King Lycaon and the nymph Maia, has studied all her life to attain the high position of Bear Goddess among the nymphs of Artemis, taking a sacred vow of purity. But when she meets a mysterious man, her life changes forever.

Kasin is a prince among the fierce centaurs and one of few who can take human shape. A follower of Zeus, he is mystified to save a nymph’s life and even worse, to fall in love with an enemy of the centaurs. He is torn between his duty to his people and his love for Callisto.

When the nymphs capture Kasin for their next sac...
Cold Sheets. Hot Flashes., by Dawn Kraditor Waters
Online dating? At 61 years old? Everyone told Kendall she should try it, so she gave in. What she learned about the dating scene was enlightening, hilarious and depressing, but what she uncovered about her family, friends and herself along the way, was far more illuminating. Set in Virginia Beach in the early 2000's, this story is very loosely based on the author's mother. Think 100 Years of Solitude meets Sleepless in Seattle meets Bridget Jones's Diary minus 100 Years of Solitude....
Fictional Worlds I: The Symbolic Journey & The Genre System (Storytelling on Screen Book 1), by L.A. Alexander
“Create Your Own World!” is a motto of visionary artists. We all enjoy escaping into, and journeying within, fictional realms. Some aspire to create their own unique artistic worlds. Fictional Worlds I is VOLUME ONE of the four-ebook set. (Visit author’s amazon page or storytellingonscreen.com for details on VOLUMES II-IV. Note that the print edition has all four parts under one cover).

Intended for all readers who love literature and film, and especially for writers, filmmakers, and videogame designers, this ebook set points at new ways of navigating, exploring, and creating entrancing fictional universes. This set aspires to make its readers more confident fictional world travelers and compelling storyteller...
White Seed (Seed World Book 1), by Kenneth Marshall
The White Seed Brings Life to Worlds
Three thousand years ago, the seeds arrived from Earth on hundreds of worlds. The developed ones formed the Network, connected only by radio and laser. Since the time of the seeds, nothing but information has traveled between the stars. Now a starship, The Child of Ambition, is changing that. Her first mission: to explore the dark worlds, the ones that failed.

Kali Hakoian, pilot-astronaut and war hero, thought landing on the super-Earth of Keto would be routine. The emptiest seed world—its global ocean matted with algae and crawling with hurricanes—hides the oldest human ruins. Her crew of scientists: a dreamer, a believer, and a retired assassin. Their hypothesis—self...
Coyote: The Clockwork Dragonfly, by Chantal Noordeloos
A mysterious circus comes to town, dazzling the crowd with astonishing feats of magic and mechanics.However, when Coyote, Caesar and their new companion take a closer look, they find things are not as innocent as the posters suggest. A dark secret hides behind the brightly colored tents, one that may force good friends to grow apart.

Caesar stands at a crossroad, where he has to make a difficult choice, and, for the first time, Coyote finds herself wondering who her allies really are, as she takes on the most dangerous foes she has ever faced.
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MIRACLES - TWO BOOK SERIES: MIRACLES - Expect Something Wild! - MIRACLES - The Holy Spirit's Fire, by Connie Bryson
Book One: Believe Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.

You've heard about the miracles that Jesus performed two thousand years ago during His earthly ministry. But did you know that miracles of biblical proportions still happen in the here and now? Never in her wildest dreams had Connie Bryson envisioned that God would use her in a supernatural way. She's not perfect. She's just a normal person who believes in the God of the Bible. And she's been graced to see many of His extraordinary signs and wonders first hand. Imagine being used by God to heal the sick, multiply food, and even to raise the dead -- the way Jesus said those who fol...
The Mark, by A. A. Peterson
He’s a cold-blooded killer, whose methods rarely justify his menace, however, his storied past has a curious way of catching up with him. When a disillusioned soldier leaves his military career to become a gun for hire, he resolves to once and for all sever his interests from outdated notions like patriotism and duty. His latest task is to finally eliminate a crime boss’s longtime rival. However, before he finishes the job, he finds out more than he had bargained as unknown forces conspiring against him. And, he commits career suicide by leaving a witness behind, and breathing. Can he find out just who has him in the crosshairs before he himself becomes a mission accomplished?

As he uncovers a seamy world of human experimen...
Children's Book: The Adventures of Brooklet and the Magical Monkey Pants: Book One, by BK Wallace
Brooklet doesn’t want to go to bed she just wants to wear her monkey pants! Lu Lu,her brown-eyed dog, watches as she ignores Mother’s instructions. When suddenly she is whisked into the night by a confused jay bird, starting a great adventure filled with spectacular forest creatures, enchanting music, and the royal monkey family who believes she has finally returned to them. All the while her monkey pants seem to be transforming her into a real monkey! Scared and missing her family, all she wants to do is get back home! Adventures of Brooklet and the Magical Monkey Pants is a fun and unique fantasy about a defiant little girl and her discovery of the power her new mysterious magical monkey...

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