Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Discovery! (Friday Apr 3)

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!
Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series Book 1), by Chariss K. Walker
Alec Winters quietly moves through the streets of New Orleans, the Crescent City, looking for predators—those who destroy and prey on innocence. Trained in close-hand combat, he uses these skills when necessary to kill the offenders. Sometimes, his military training isn't needed at all. Sometimes, the only thing it takes to end the lives of wicked, evil men is one look at him.

After two suspicious murders in only a short time, the main problem Alec faces in his quest of redemption is a nosy reporter. Vivien Simon came to the metropolitan area to do a series on the effects of Hurricane Katrina—with crime rates on the rise, her interests are drawn to the seedier aspects of the city. She’s hoping to get the story that will make her...
Dragon Choir: An Epic Fantasy Series of High Adventure, by Benjamin Descovich
Prepare yourself for a fantasy romp of epic proportions.
When the days stretch and the land bakes, dragons will again scour the sky.
 
A city of bones and a city of gold plot against each other while the rebellion gathers strength. A young man is caught in a tempest of intrigue that will forge a new era of freedom, or forever scar the land. He must discover the secret of the Dragon Choir to save his father and end the stranglehold of an unforgiven nation.

Fast paced action sautéed in a deliciously immersive narrative style.
 
Intelligent storytelling will teleport you into a rich and expansive world of magic where two powerful cultures collide in a deadly danc...
Call of Kythshire (The Half-Realm Saga Book 1), by
The existence of the fairies of Kythshire is a secret kept for over a century...

Azaeli has trained from a young age in order to follow in her parents' footsteps and become a Knight of His Majesty's Elite. When she finally becomes a Squire, her name is mysteriously left off of the list for the King's Quest. Her parents set off without her, but the simple quest goes awry leaving tragedy in its wake. With the help of her lifelong friend, Rian, a Mage apprentice, Azaeli must unravel a sinister plot that threatens both the existence of Kythshire and the peace that her people have celebrated for generations.

Call of Kythshire includes over a dozen beautifully rendered illustrations in this author-illustrator's debut n...
Everywhere It's You, by C.B. Salem
Chicago 2048.

In a city where you can never trust anything to be as it appears, legal investigator Kristina Andersen finds the truth. So when she has a sexy encounter with enigmatic billionaire Landon Tatum while working undercover at a birthday party hosted in a seedy strip club, her first instinct is to dig deeper.

The next morning he's missing, and the firm tells her she needs to either find him in the next forty-eight hours or lose her job. But as she begins her investigation, she quickly realizes that whoever is after Tatum has a surprise for her too: she's been drugged so that every man she sees looks like the man she's searching for.

The man who sets her heart racing, even after years of...
REALM'S END (BOOK OF FEY 1), by Jules Hancock
What would you do if you found out your step-mother was a shape shifter, a witch, and a goddess of the Corvine (Crow) people? Gwenth hated her step-mother long before she finds out Meredith is really a shape-shifting crow.

Come time traveling with the young Scots-woman. Gwenth will take you with her from the Scottish Highlands during the witch burning years across time, to a world where trees still walk and talk. A place where stones can hear a lie before it’s told, in a land where the tribe of Fey keep the time lines of the Universe straight ----at least they did before the red-haired girl arrived.

Now, time is unraveling and the world of Fey is dying. Gwenth meets the young Fey Lillith, imprisoned within the Great Rowan tre...
HOSTILE WITNESS (Thriller/legal thriller): A Josie Bates Thriller (The Witness Series Book 1), by Rebecca Forster
When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.

"This story was inspired by a case my husband hand...
You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One), by Jeff Goins
Becoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are a writer; you just need to write.

In You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional writer. He gives you practical steps to improve your writing, get published in magazines, and build a platform that puts you in charge.

This book is about what it takes to be a writer in the 21st Century. You will learn the importance of passion and discipline and how to show up every day to do the work.

Here's what else you will learn:

- How to transition from wanting to be a writer to actually being one
- What “good” writing is (and isn’t)
- How to sto...
Critical Dawn (The Critical Series Book 1), by Wearmouth and Barnes
The sequel, Critical Path, is on special offer from March 31st to April 3rd!

Some mysteries should stay buried.
A centuries old plan unfolds.

Archaeologists Pippa Quinn and Charlie Jackson find advanced technology in undisturbed 16th Century graves. A portent, the discovery precedes thousands of giant sinkholes opening up across the globe as extreme weather threatens the population. Charlie suspects the two are related.

Pippa, Charlie, and the rest of humanity will have to fight for survival, sacrificing the life they’ve known to protect Earth from an ancient and previously dormant enemy. Even that might not be enough as this new enemy exacts a plan that will change the co...

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