Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Oct 27)

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!
Be Your Own Guru: Find the Light Hidden Inside by Following These 5 Steps, by Daniel Wallen
Hurry. Rush. Go-go-go. That's the motto of the 21st century. Most people are so busy worrying about work and money that they forget to take care of themselves.

Busyness is a terrible burden. It's no wonder everybody's so stressed out. This is bad news for your body and bank account. Research says 75% of trips to the doctor and hospital are caused by stress. Ouch.

Breathe. Slow down. Put yourself first. Self-care isn't selfish. It's an investment in your health and longevity. If you prioritize your needs, you'll have more energy to care for the people you love. Win/win.

"Be Your Own Guru" will show you how to start a yoga and meditation practice this week. These mindfulness techniques are scientificall...
                     
The Story of Teddy and Eddie: A Novel, by James Halat
“How does a 12 year old obtain a pint of whiskey?
He makes friends with the junior high school alcoholic.”

Nino is an atypical child growing up in a conventional New Jersey suburb in the 1960s. By the age of 12 he carries a bottle of whisky in his backpack and spends his days studying boys from a distance. His only rule: Look but don’t touch. Then, in a way peculiar to being adolescent, he falls into a routine of mild detachment that never quite feels right; it often feels good, but it never feels right.

Now, at age 20, and long settled in his ways, Nino is approached in the university library by a winsome looker named Aki. He suddenly finds himself looking for a place that isn’t on any map, and w...
                     
The Devil's Lament, by Kenneth W. Harmon
It is 1932. The world has turned to dust. Lucifer stills walks among us, testing the faithful at every turn. Then he discovers the reincarnation of Eve in a Dust Bowl revival tent … and their ancient passion threatens the world again. When Lucifer and Eve were together in Eden, their relationship changed the fate of humanity. What will happen if God brings them together again?
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The Circles of Life: My Ukrainian Family's Odyssey of Secrets, Love and Survival from Pre-War Odessa to the Promised Land and America, by Anna Aizic
Anna Aizic’s memoir in letters manages to transcend numerous potential hazards of the form to engage and enlighten her readers. While she initially put this collection together in order to pay homage to her loved ones and preserve for her children the history of their fascinating family, I believe she has also managed to produce an important historical document. The personal accounts she includes of life during and after World War II in the stunning port city of Odessa, Ukraine, echo with her remarkable extended family’s indefatigable hope and humor and, as Anna would say, love of Life. Yet they are mixed with the tragic realities of existence in a Communist system that had no tolerance for Jews who wished to escape its rule. Anna Aizic...
                     
The Boy Who Fell from the Sky (The House Next Door Book 1), by Jule Owen
The Boy Who Fell from the Sky is the first of a mind-twisting new YA dystopian series
Top 15 in Wattpad Science Fiction Hotlist
The world is falling apart in 2055. Another flood has devastated London and it’s the eve of the First Space War. With the city locked down, sixteen-year-old Mathew Erlang is confined to his house with only his cat, his robot and his holographic dragons for company.
Desperate for a distraction from the chaos around him, Mathew becomes fascinated by his peculiar and reclusive neighbour, August Lestrange. Mathew begins to investigate Mr. Lestrange, turning to the virtual world of the Nexus and Blackweb for answers. But as he digs deeper, Mathew realises that Mr. L...
                     
The Mermaid's Apprentice (Mermaid Adventures Book 2), by C. L. Savage
Melanie is a newly minted mermaid on her way to visit her Uncle Arlo, hoping to help him with his marine biology research and earn her tail. Along with Melanie on the trip is her dad and her friend Ri’Anne, who Melanie hopes will follow her in her footsteps to become a mermaid like her.

To teach another to be a mermaid takes magic and lots of water! Melanie’s plan is first to learn what it takes to be a mermaid, so she can teach Ri’Anne, all while doing research dives for her uncle. However, Ri’Anne is a fairy at heart, and while she wants to please Melanie, trouble can result when fairy meets water.

Will Ri’Anne choose to be a mermaid and fulfill her lifelong dream, or follow her heart and become a fairy...
                     
Shrouded In Thought (Gilded Age Mysteries Book 2), by N. S. Wikarski
Nominated for a Reader's Choice Award as Best Historical Mystery
Nominated for a Lovey Award as Best Traditional Amateur Sleuth


"An engrossingly detailed read that brings the time period vividly to life in a way few authors are able to do and at the same time provides an excellent mystery tale that leaves the reader thinking long after the book is finished." -- Epinions

GILDED AGE MYSTERY SERIES
Chicago in the 1890's is the fastest growing metropolis in America. It rivals New York as the City Of The Century and the epitome of the Gilded Age. This melting pot of thieves and corrupt politicians, robber barons and immigrants, is rife with scandal and social injustice. Eccen...
                     
Monsoon Morning (Montana Marrenger Book 2), by M.W. Griffith
Monsoon Morning
Not even time can erase the darkest secrets…
In 1997, Selena Marrenger’s sister disappeared. It was her job to watch little Tabitha, to keep her safe. All that remains are questions, and guilt for leaving her sister alone. She was too young to unravel the mystery back then. Too young to find closure.

Fourteen years later, another girl has vanished, and one is dead. When Special Agent Selena Marrenger is assigned to the case, she discovers the two were best friends. Inseparable. As close as sisters.

This time, Selena won’t leave until the missing girl is found. Only then can she find peace. Only then can she hope for redemption.

No ...
                     

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