Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Discovery! (Tuesday June 16)

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 Stone of the Tenth Realm (The Realms Trilogy Book 1), by Eva Gordon
Sophie Katz, a Jewish chemistry student, harrowingly escapes a Nazi concentration camp. By way of Prague and with the help of a golem and a magic stone, she is transported into the Tenth Realm, a magical dimension that parallels the world she left behind.

Logan MacLeod, a Scottish warrior, hunted for a crime he did not mean to commit, flees to the Bestiary, a forest so dangerous no man dares enter. Drawn by the haunting sound of his bagpipes, Sophie and Logan meet.

Even as love ensues, the dark evil of the Third Reich threatens the Tenth Realm, led by Gustaf Hissler, Adolph Hitler’s doppelganger.

Together they must join the forces against Hissler in the Tenth Realm and help stop Hitler from world do...
The Lady Killer, by Denis Leeman
Motives for murder are many and varied, apart from open warfare and accidental this is usually for personal gain in some way. It could be money, prestige, love hate or the need to satisfy some brutal perversion, but in the end one dies and one gains. However within this group of dealers in death the one that stands out most is the hired assassin, the hit man --- or woman.

The latter are the rarer but also the more deadly, especially if she’s beautiful and of high intelligence. Such women have been known to kill their quarry by stealthier means than a brutal assassination, and still remain within the law of the land. But then, if this is accomplished who can brand them as killers?...
The Phoenix Prince (Royal Blood Book 1), by Kristen Gupton
Ascending to the throne after his father’s death should have been easy for the young vampire Keiran Sipesh.
It wasn’t.
Being a vampire was supposed to make him powerful.
It didn't.


There are those who would do anything to prevent a vampire from coming to power. One such man is Grand Councilor Peirte Methaius. This demon summoner seeks to seize the crown for his own. He cannot fathom a vampire gaining control of the country, especially one that has taken an interest in a woman of peasant birth.

In their world, a vampire has never been a hero. Can Keiran survive and manage to become one, or will his death only be the beginning of Peirte's madness?

...
MINI MYSTERIES. THE DREAM SEQUENCE AND OTHER SHORT STORIES.: ., by JO HANNON
Do you believe in cosmic fate? Do you believe in the paranormal? Do you believe it possible that we could be living a parallel life in another dimension. Luke Griffin didn't, well not at first anyway.

Then the dreams started. Luke found himself not just living in a dream, but living in a nightmare and it seemed it was all heading for a terrifying conclusion.

Also includes a murder mystery and a ghost story. definitely something for everyone....
We were Three: a story of friendship, love & death, by Himanshu Arora
"We were Three" begins with the college life of three students Vikram, Ajay and Sameer.

They were happy in their college life, booze, romance etc.

Then something happenes…

One of them gets murdered in mysterious circumstances…

They try to find the answer and tie the loose ends. But it changes the game of life for the remaining two.

Sometimes friendship is very costly… but it teaches the meaning and values of relationships, love, life and death.

And that is why; whatever it takes…after all…We were Three...
The Turkish Connection: A Birth of an Assassin Novel, by Rik Stone
Mehmet battles for daily survival in the murky Istanbul of 1951 while being forced to learn the craft of theft and violence alongside the other street children. Come evening he curls up under a stinking jetty in a waterway off the Bosporus Strait. Desperation fills him as he yearns to break free from the life inflicted on him by his drunken, womanizing father, little knowing that his rotting body lies at the bottom of those same waters.

Adulthood comes before Mehmet finds out that it wasn't fate that had taken control when he was a boy, but a very real nemesis. But is it too late? Can he yet turn things around and get his life back?...
Downstream, by Charles Winstanley
‘In the next 48 hours there will be dozens of deaths in one of the UK’s northern cities. This is intended to demonstrate our capabilities. There will be future demands. Reply to avoid_armageddon@yahoo.com to acknowledge receipt.’
So reads the first in a series of chilling emails to the British government from an unknown group. They use a lethal agent to poison the water in major UK cities as their ultimate demands emerge.

As the UK civilian death toll mounts and the country’s social fabric disintegrates, it becomes clear that political relations across Europe and Russia are at stake. At first the government rashly tries to cover up the nature of the threat and incompetent minister Charles Potter claims that militant Gre...
A Student's Dream (Twisted Cogs Book 1), by Malcolm Hemmings
It is the turn of the 16th Century, and the world has entered a golden age of art, invention, and architecture. This renaissance of literature and learning in Europa is suddenly thrown into overdrive when a chosen few “Stormtouched” begin displaying supernatural abilities. Torn between the age’s burgeoning love of science and the dark promises of magic, Europa has become a powder-keg of clockwork and sorcery.

Elena Lucciano doesn't care about increasing mankind’s knowledge or exploring the mysterious workings of magic. Even though she herself is Stormtouched, Elena doesn't have high ambitions. All she wants is for her mother to be proud of her, for her teacher to accept her, and to become one of the best artists in all ...

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