Friday, May 1, 2015

Book Discovery! (Friday May 1)

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!
I Am Celtic, by Elizabeth Beckett
I Am Celtic is a story set in about 10,000 BCE and takes the reader from the destruction of Atlantis, to Egypt, across Northern Africa and the Mediterranean, and finally to the British Isles, specifically England. The story spans the lifetime of the beautiful but sensitive Solveigh, and follows her challenging journey of love, loss, adventure, and awakening.

I Am Celtic is both a narrative and an inspirational guide that takes the reader deep into the truth of that time in Earth’s history as well as exploring universal mystical and spiritual concepts about life. The story sets out to transform widely-held, but limiting, opinions of recorded history and aims to provide answers to certain unsolved human myths such as the global...
Vortex Travelers: Sovereigns and Unwed Sailors, by J. L. Holtz
Vortex Travelers, Sovereigns and Unwed Sailors

I knew that I knew and when your whole life becomes an amnesic mystery and only one being in the universe knows who and what you are, and that being just may be an alien, or God… Do you actually have to believe him?

The true nature of humanity shouldn’t be hiding in the past, present, or on another planet, and Lulu Wu, a college student, finds herself drafted onto a warship underway, in the Phantom Fleet of the United States Navy. And there are no mistakes about it, they are at war. Plunged through a vortex chamber straight into an interplanetary odyssey, she must complete her assigned mission and engage in a perilous clash in an epic, ancient, cosmic war between god...
Henry Gallant and the Warrior (The Henry Gallant Saga Book 3), by H. Peter Alesso
In the 22th Century, the people of the Solar System have banded together against an alien invasion. Unfortunately, they’re losing—badly.

As the only Natural remaining in the genetically engineered officer corps of the United Planet’s fleet, Henry Gallant has unique mental abilities that have proven essential to the defense against the Titan invaders. Nevertheless his fellow officers lack faith in him, and worse, he has angered prominent men by speaking truth to power.

Despite this, Admiral Collingsworth has given him command of the Warrior, the most advanced stealth warship in the UP arsenal and ordered him to the alien’s main base to spy, intrigue, and disrupt their war capacity.

Gallant’s ...
Banshee, by Terry Maggert
Cities Fall. Dragons Rise. War Begins.

The war for earth began in Hell. First came the earthquakes. Then came the floods. Finally, from the darkened mines, caves and pits, the creatures of our nightmares boiled forth to sweep across the planet in a wave of death.

On the run and unprepared, mankind is not alone. We have dragons.

Emerging from their slumber, giant dragons select riders to go to war. Their forces strike back at the legions of demons that attack on the night of every new moon. The Killing Moon, as it becomes known, is the proving ground for warriors of skill and heart. Among the riders is Saavin, a brave young woman from the shattered remains of Texas. Her dragon, Banshee, is swift and fearless, but they will ...
Contact Us: A Jake Corby Sci-Fi Thriller, by Al Macy
On May 22, 2018, every person on Earth sneezes. Simultaneously.
Hours later, an alien spacecraft appears over New York City and broadcasts a dire message of impending doom. The future of the human race will depend on the whims of a solitary extraterrestrial who appears in the form of Walter Cronkite. Yes, that's right, Walter Cronkite, the deceased news anchor.

The alien has some nasty surprises for the residents of Earth, and the race is on to figure out his true motives and the meaning of the sneeze event--before it's too late.

I truly enjoyed the story from every perspective. As the challenges mount and the danger increases, the characters react in different and believable ways....
Nobody's Baby, by Elizabeth Smith
About to be named country music entertainer of the year, Joe Devlin doesn't know that Stevie Parker is a reporter for a major Denver newspaper. And Stevie, who has a real dislike of country music, has no idea who Joe is. When they meet at the Denver airport during a blizzard, the sizzle between them is enough to de-ice the runway. But that's just the beginning. When Joe is able to arrange for transportation to his hotel in downtown Denver and he invites Stevie to join him, the challenge in his eyes is unmistakable. And Stevie, who is not immune to his charm and rugged good-looks,accepts--a decision she will soon come to regret.

Following a romantic interlude, each of them discovers they've been deceived by the other. Wh...
Hunt for Valamon, by DK Mok
When Crown Prince Valamon is impossibly taken from the heart of Algaris Castle, the only clue as to motive or culprit is the use of unknown sorcery.

Reclusive cleric Seris is happily tending to his book-infested temple until he finds himself drafted--for political reasons--to the rescue mission. His sole companion on the journey is Elhan, a cheerfully disturbed vagrant girl with terrifying combat skills and her own enigmatic reasons for seeking the prince.

Venturing into the wild, unconquered lands, Seris has no fighting prowess, no survival skills, and no charisma, as Elhan keeps pointing out. Armed only with a stubborn streak and creative diplomacy, he must find a way to survive outlaw towns and incendiary masquerades, al...
Hellbound, by Chester Campbell
When a busload of seniors from a suburban Nashville church head down the Natchez Trace on a carefree journey to The Big Easy, they are unaware that a Mafia hit squad is playing a deadly game of tag with them.

All except one passenger.

The man they know as Bryce Reynolds is really Pat Pagano, a successful Las Vegas stockbroker who was lured into handling investments for a New York crime family. After his two grown sons are killed in an attack by a rival gang and his wife succumbs to cancer, Pagano decimates the mob with his testimony in federal court. He disappears, then resurfaces in Nashville as Reynolds, a retired businessman from Oklahoma. But after years of searching, an old Mafia capo tracks Pagano to the church bus enroute to New Orle...

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