Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Feb 24)

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!
Death is Long Overdue (Phee Jefferson Book 1), by Amy Lilly
When your time's up in Miller's Cove, there's no chance to renew...
Antique-loving librarian Ophelia "Phee" Jefferson is perfectly content managing the small library in Miller's Cove. It's a peaceful village where her greatest annoyances are unreturned library books and the fact that handsome deputy sheriff Clint Mason doesn't seem to notice her. When Phee discovers Huey Long's naked, dead body, her humdrum life is rewritten. As bodies start stacking up, they all seem to have one thing in common - Phee. Will Phee's transition from mild-mannered librarian to amateur detective help book the murderer? Or has Phee's time come due?...
Amish Romance: Let Go and Let God, by Sandra Becker
Ruth’s father Samuel is worried about his fifteen year old daughter on the eve of rumspringa.

Samuel’s biggest fear is to see Ruth marrying an Englischer. Ruth goes off to meet her aunt and everything seems to go well.

But only for a while.

When Samuel comes to know that Ruth is attracted to an Englischer, his worst fears come true.

How will Samuel respond to Ruth’s infatuation?

Will Ruth see the light and choose her family over a stranger? Or will she be swept away by the Englischer’s charms?

Let Go and Let God is a sweet clean Amish Romance that weaves together family values, personal choices and above all, God's own designs for our lives....
The Bicycle Waltz: A Novel of Round Dance and Romance, by Paul R Zimmer
"When did ballroom dancing get this easy?"

Haunted by a traumatic incident in his past, Alan Christiansen desperately wants to learn how to dance. After several failed attempts, he stumbles onto Choreographed Ballroom Dance (Round Dance), and begins to make progress. His instructors, Ray and Shelly Tenrio, are famous in the Round Dance world, popular choreographers and featured teachers on the festival circuit. Once married, they are now divorced, but Ray seeks a reconciliation. Shelly's world is turned upside down when one of her nephews is diagnosed with a rare case of thyroid cancer. As his parents fly around the country searching for answers, it falls to Shelly to care for his twin brother. Uncomfo...
Pest Control, by Sofia Diana Gabel
Joseph Vogorev hates spiders and loves money. As the president and CEO of chemical giant Pest No More, he develops a neurotoxin pesticide specially formulated to target only arachnid species. When outspoken environmentalist Gale Pacalis realizes the potential for planet-wide devastation, he wants more than anything to bring Vogorev down. With a host of quirky friends, he collects data to prove Arach-No-More’s lethality. Teenaged Amelia joins his group because she’s personally invested; her pink kneed tarantula, Pinky, died. It’s a race to save the world, but as Gale and his friends go head-to-head with Vogorev, the many obstacles they face makes it seem impossible to win. Mainly because Vogorev has unlimited money and a limited consci...
First Born, by Richard La Plante
From his first breath, people know that John Reed is special. Gifted with an uncanny awareness and ability to communicate, he also possess the power to heal. Before long, a local priest heralds the infant as a new messiah, inadvertently drawing the attention of Neo Tech, part of a clandestine organization whose dark web extends from major multinational corporations to the vaults of the Vatican.
Neo Tech believes that John Reed is neither holy, nor even human, but the first alien-human hybrid. They employ the beautiful Casey Lee Armstrong, an elite "remote viewer", to make psychic contact with the baby. What Casey discovers changes her world forever--and makes her a threat to Neo Tech.

With the baby missing and her life in danger...
On The Run, by J. M. Parker
Out on yet another drunken night, Bannon, an idealistic but self-destructive dive guide, gets caught in a drunken barroom brawl. An unexpected accident the next day leaves a diver he’s responsible for stranded in the ocean. With the booze still on his breath, and terrified of the consequences, Bannon goes on the run.
Desperate for a way out of Thailand he strikes up with the Frenchman, a charismatic but ruthless drug smuggler offering Bannon a chance at freedom in return for one ‘small’ favor. As the two men travel toward the Golden Triangle, Bannon crosses paths with Alina, a beautiful traveler searching for a rare and powerful hallucinogenic. As Bannon begins to fall for Alina, and the Frenchman’s sinister designs continue t...
Mission Lisbon: The V-1 Double Cross, by Toby Oliver
At the height of the War in 1943 British Intelligence receives a microfilm containing vital information about Hitler’s so called vengeance weapons, the deadly V-I and V-2 rocket programme. A brilliant young French scientist, Jean Giscard, is horrified at the destructive nature of the weapons he has been forced to help develop. Thousands of lives are at risk, the weapons could quite literally affect the final outcome of the War against Nazi Germany. After successfully making contact with British Intelligence he is spirited out of northern Germany to neutral Portugal.

On discovering Reichsfuhrer Himmler has ordered Colonel Otto Stackler, a member of the deadly SS Einsatzgruppen to assassinate Giscard it becomes a race against time to...
Prisoner Prodigal Pawn, by Robert Sparkman
The Mozingo brothers, Elton and Charles, and their
convicted-felon father BP, are the eponymous prisoner, prodigal son, and pawn caught up in an elaborate embezzlement scheme that its perpetrators would kill to keep hidden. The story is an insider's tale, set in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico and revolves around a law firm, an Indian casino, tribal politics.

Elton Mozingo has learned that the law firm he works for is
responsible for his father being unjustly incarcerated. For the past twelve years, he has struggled with the stigma of having a father in prison, and the weight of his guilt for never visiting him. Elton sets out on a trail to fight for his father's freedom, and to free h...

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