Friday, August 14, 2015

Book Discovery! (Friday Aug 14)

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!
DERRICKS, DIAMONDS AND DREAMS: Life and Sports in the Tulsa Oil Patch, by Elven Lindblad
Discover the people, places, teams and events that make Tulsa, Oklahoma one of America's most unique cities by reading the first comprehensive eBook about the city's heritage in athletics and the American way of life.

From baseball to Broadway, rock and roll royalty to reality, motor sports to museums, football to festivals, the performing arts, the printed page, politics to pop culture, it's all waiting for you in Derricks, Diamonds and Dreams: Life and Sports in the Tulsa Oil Patch.

                     
Hard Times (A Sam Harlan Novel Book 2), by Kevin Lee Swaim
"It’s amazing how life goes back to normal, how the world keeps spinning, even after you do something so terrible that it can never be forgiven. You get up in the morning. You eat. You shower. Shave. Use the toilet. And the dream. Always the same dream. There is no escaping it. In my dream, I plunge the knife into a little girl’s chest.”-Sam Harlan

Six weeks since discovering the truth behind his family legacy, Sam Harlan has worked with Sister Callie Calahane to learn how to kill vampires, desperate to make them pay.

The woman’s voice on the answering machine was intriguing. “Jack, it’s Mary Kate. I’ve got your newest order and … I need to talk.” Jack Harlan, the legendary vampire killer, was Sam...
                     
Risk The Wings Of Sisterhood, by J. Evangelisti
A very heart-warming, humorous and delightful coming of age story and a coming of age of women in sports.
Teens and adults will love this 'comedic journey' of two girls who stand on opposite sides of the personality spectrum...yet found a way to become true friends.

Imagine never taking risks…

Julie Pastel never dates and views the romantic world through books and movies. She never takes risks. That changes when she arrives at college. Enter her roommate outspoken, outgoing, and outrageous, Burkie Vivid, who knows how to meet boys. Burkie has a plan to introduce Julie to the world of dating. The reluctant Julie agrees. The dating plan is short lived when they become pawns in a power struggle to remove the Col...
                     
A Curse upon the Saints, by J. Rutger Madison
A fantasy novel of muskets, magic, treachery, politics and holy war
For eight years war raged between the armies of King Traden of Garmundland, convert to the Church of the Holy Family, and those united with the Holy Church of Nasir, the one true god. Victory was in the Nasirians' grasp as they lay siege to the pagan city of Silverwic. The cannon were in place to begin the final assault. That’s when the Sarbarah, a race of slavers, entered the war. The "goat-men," who once enslaved the human race for thousands of years, threatened to reconquer the lands they had lost.

Now, a cynical soldier, his idealistic sister, and a devoted father must join forces to stop an alliance between an ambitious cardinal and the treacherous...
                     
Gods of Blood and Bone (Seeds of Chaos Book 1), by Azalea Ellis
My name is Eve Redding. I am the new god.


I never wanted to become a Player in the Game, never intended for any of this to happen. I was content with my ordinary, invisible existence among the millions of civilians crowding my city. But the monstrous creators of the Game forced me to Play, and I'm the type to cling to life by the tips of my bloody fingernails.

At first, I was enamored by the ability to augment everything about myself−to become smarter, stronger, prettier...better. But after my teleportation to that first Trial−a death tournament held on a beautiful, vicious alien world−I would have done anything to escape the Game.

I needed power to protect myself and those I cared about fro...
                     
Ascendancy Rise of the Fallen (Ascendancy Origins Book 1), by Bradford Bates
John Blackthorn is one of the Gifted, and a member of the Ascendancy. Partnered with a werewolf, John prowls the streets of 1920's San Francisco protecting the city from the supernatural. Using the gift of magic, they will face off against a growing threat, the Fallen. Leadership amongst the city's vampires is changing. The Ascendancy must find out what the new regime is planning, and stop it. Together, John and Sarah will find a way to save the city, that they love.

This is the first tale in the Ascendancy Origins Series....
                     
The Red Skies Incident: Book One of The Red Skies Incident, by R. E. Barnes
Chet Ryder just wants to go sailing with his dog. Instead, he is caught up in a catastrophe when electromagnetic storms wreak havoc in the atmosphere. Ryder and his friends take on the patriarch of the planet's most powerful family.

And that is only the beginning.

Ryder has spent his life scrabbling at the edges of an increasingly repressive society. Now, in the aftermath of disaster, he finds himself at the center of a fight for survival, freedom and individuality. Along the way, he rediscovers love and learns that boredom isn't the worst condition he will experience.

How will anyone survive the cascading alterations to the world they knew? The Red Skies Incident (Book One) follows ordinary people and...
                     
The Book of Life, by Elizabeth Beckett
The Book of Life is a book for enthusiasts of ancient Egyptian mysticism. Readers are taken on a journey through the archaic halls of the Mystery Schools that existed during the golden age of Egypt, more than three thousand years ago. The Book of Life is an objective and graphical account of the main teachings from the schools. The hieroglyphic high-alphabet of spiritual concepts taught in the Mysteries is explored in detail, and it is explained how this was different from the everyday literary alphabet. The Book of Life uncovers the real purpose of the sarcophagi and hidden valleys of tombs, and traces the Egyptian practices back to their ancestors from Atlantis as well as to times of extraterrestrial assistance.

Extraordinar...
                     

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