Friday, April 17, 2015

Book Discovery! (Friday Apr 17)

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!
Bad Nurse, by Noreen Mayer
Sandra works in a remote retirement home in Rathmore, called Windy Lodge. Her new next-door neighbours are the Boyles. Gavin Boyle, a big fellow with a shaved head and a scowling face, complains to her about playing music too loud. Gavin's wife, Lola is a nurse and she starts working with Sandra. Lola is also rather unpleasant.

Someone poisons Sandra's cat. She knows Lola and her husband did it.

Lola does some dodgy things at work - she is caught giving out extra sedatives to patients.

Gavin's mother, Vera is aged 90 and diabetic. She is a patient at Windy Lodge and she hates Lola. Then Vera dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Sandra knows that Lola killed her.
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50 Every Day Ways To Cheer You Up, by C.J. Maritz
Prepare yourself and get ready to be cheered up!! Whether you’re young or old, serious or funny, sometimes all you need is to see your life from a different and fun perspective.

Enjoy the new ways to cheer yourself up, and make your heart smile :D....
The Chimera Strain (Project StrikeForce Book 2), by Kevin Lee Swaim
John Frist was a soldier, a hero, and the victim of an IED attack in Iraq before his discharge. He returned home and committed a terrible act of domestic terrorism. Transformed by the StrikeForce technology, he saved New York City from a dirty bomb and nearly died in the process. For him, the ensuing two years has been a bone-wearying series of battles to protect the United States.

Eric Wise has risen from Director of Project StrikeForce to Assistant Director of the Office of Threat Management. Tasked with preventing the end of the world, he protects John while directing the OTM against a vast sea of threats.

The Office of Threat Management still watches over the world and the StrikeForce technology gives John an a...
The Black Dragon: A Claire-Agon Dragon Book, by Salvador Mercer
A thousand years ago, on the world of Claire-Agon, a war raged between men and dragons.

When an expedition of elite warriors goes missing in the fetid Kero Swamp, Olivia Moross, Priestess of Astor and daughter of the regional prefect, is caught in the conflict between her divine holy order, the sinister Kesh wizards, and the nobles of the ruling class of Ulatha.

Seeking the fate of the lost expedition, and struggling to learn what might exist in the desolate Kero Swamp, Olivia finds herself battling human, beastly and supernatural forces. With the help of her father's nobles, and an unexpected Ranger of the Arnen, she must not only save her town, but also remain true to her beliefs in the pursuit of the truth.
The Cain Conspiracy (The Cain Series Book 1), by Mike Ryan
Shot in the head and recovering from brain surgery, Delta Force soldier Thomas Nelson wakes up in a military hospital unable to remember who he is. Faced with going through recovery alone, with no family that he's aware of, he is recruited by a top secret government agency. Project Specter is tasked with eliminating targets they deem to be a threat to the United States. Their goal is to turn Nelson into a super assassin named Matthew Cain.

Cain's first mission is supposed to be a piece of cake. Just take out an escaped fugitive in Honduras who's on the run for the rape and murder of a little girl in New York. There's only one problem...somebody beat him to it. Everything is not what it seems as Cain gets mixed up with an intern...
Mottak state of mind, by Nathan Haddish Mogos
Much has been said and written about immigration politics in Western Europe, but in his debut novel Mottak state of mind, Nathan Haddish Mogos represents the voice that has not been heard, until now. Written from the unique perspective of an Eritrean refugee, this is the first novel from inside a Norwegian refugee institution, where people from different countries, religions and cultures all wait for the same thing: permission to stay and start a new life.

The novel depicts the dark and difficult thoughts and emotional struggles of refugees coming to one of the wealthiest countries in the World, often erupting in powerful and violent confrontations, when hope turns to restless frustration and sense of uselessness.
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On The Edge of Time, by Russ Scalzo
On the Edge of Time involves the human heart’s earnest search for heaven in the midst of Hell come to Earth.

It is two weeks after millions of people have mysteriously disappeared from the face of the earth, and, like millions of others, Jerry Westfield, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is upset and perplexed at that loss, particularly since it took his best friends, Jeremy and Kathy Palmer. His personal concerns must be set aside, however, when the international situation frantically signals the immanent destruction of the state of Israel. It is there that Jerry is sent to cover the story of his journalistic career and is reunited with Jacob Klausman, a ‘retired’ member of the ‘Mossad,’ Israel’s secret servic...
The Virus, by Janelle Diller
A smallpox epidemic begins in a whisper with a single death, and then the name of the victim surfaces: Abdulaziz al-Sherhi. In a nation rich in imagination, this name requires none at all. In the weeks that follow, the epidemic fears crescendo into a national roar. People panic about dying from this horrific terrorist incited disease and clamor for a vaccination. The federal government lurches along, hurriedly creating more vaccines to meet the demand.

Maggie Rider, a weary road warrior for a high tech company, submits to the shot only to realize this is no ordinary immunization. Her husband, Eddy, posts his suspicions about this deeply sinister government requirement to his web site.

Now he’s a target...

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