Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Nov 10)

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!
Meritorium (Meritropolis Book 2), by Joel Ohman
Under the System everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die.

Charley has escaped from Meritropolis...

but in his quest to take down the System that has taken his brother from him, he must go through Meritorium, a city where gladiatorial games of life or death combat are waged between High Scores and Low Scores, man and beast.

Charley and Sandy must face man-eating plants, religious zealots, slave traders, and the ever present mutant animal combinations that roam a dystopian Coliseum presided over by Emperor Titus, the one man standing between Charley and the answers he seeks. Man is not an animal, but if they are to make it through...
                     
Tempt Fortune, by Hebby Roman
Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Angelina Herrera flees from Cuba to Key West to start a new life and build her own business. But when her past catches up with her, she realizes the only way she can avoid the arranged marriage is to marry another … in name only.

Drawn to the fiercely independent beauty Angelina, Cuban revolutionary, Alejandro Estava marries her. Though outwardly he agrees to the platonic relationship because of his secret past, he cannot deny his powerful desire to possess her completely.

But tempestuous forces more powerful than the hurricane descending on their island home unleashes their mutual passion while threatening their yearning for a lifelong bond.
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Death Goes to the County Fair (An Ogallala Mystery), by Annette Drake
Joni Harte knew her first job out of college would be tough, but she didn’t expect it to be murder.
With the ink mostly dry on her journalism degree, Joni accepts the position of news reporter and photographer for The Ogallala Gazette. She’s tasked with chronicling all of the goings-on of the quirky characters who inhabit this small Missouri town.
While investigating the identity of the first murder victim, Joni makes an enemy of the local sheriff. Worse, she catches the attention of a violent stalker who promises to cure Joni of her curiosity.
As the Ogallala County Fair comes to an end, Joni must uncover the truth before she comes to hers....
                     
Realmwalker, by Jonathan Franks
Every baby's first laugh brings a fairy into the world. The fairy and human are forever connected. The life of one is attached to the life of the other. The death of one brings about the death of the other. But there is an ancient legend that says that if a human or a fairy dies by the hand of his counterpart, he'll live forever. An evil fairy has a human with a terminal illness, and to save his own life he must see whether the legend is true. It falls to a farmer and a Realmwalker to stop him from destroy the fairy worlds in order to find his human. This is not a fairy tale; not a story for children. This is a fairy adventure for adults....
                     
The Advocates: Balance of Life (Advocate Warrior Book 1), by P. Joseph Cherubino
Life on earth is not what it seems. Humanity is far from alone in the universe.

An ancient race of female warriors fights to protect and preserve all life in the galaxy. They are unknown to most alien species. They call themselves Advocate Warriors.

Advocates are taught from birth that they must give their own lives for the sake of others. They wage war against another ancient alien species that can only destroy. Without them, humanity would not exist.

Captain Nina Gaav is the finest among the Advocate Warrior race. She knows only purpose and harsh duty until tragic events change everything. The alien enemy reveals its true nature. Nina watches as thousands of her sisters are slaughtered while Advoca...
                     
Roping the Cowboy, by Bree Roberts
Tess Douglas, foodie columnist for the Manhattan Daily News, has the perfect life — perfect manicure, perfect apartment, perfect Prada pumps — and a driving desire to become the next editor. When the travel columnist suffers an onset of appendicitis, Tess is roped in to cover his duties while maintaining her own column, including his pending trip to the Lonesome Trails Ranch in New Mexico. There's just one problem: Tess is afraid of everything — snakes, horses, steers, dirt. And she's downright terrified of (gulp!) country music.

Colt Carson is about as opposite from Tess as a man can be. As owner and operator of Lonesome Trails Ranch, he gets down and dirty when he has to and expects everyone else to do the same. He has ...
                     
Weeping Willow His Dandelion Queen, by Kim Snyder
"You're only as sick as your secrets," Helen reminded her. Well, in that case, she was sick indeed. Childhood years had taught her to guard her obsessions and wandering thoughts. Most of her world was a secret. ADHD... letters attached to her at an early age, caused misguided loved ones to train her to harness the thoughts that set her mind traveling...

"Tell no one," Gramma warned, "they will all think you have gone mad."

Her health and her marriage headed to ruin, she continued in silence. "They won't believe me anyway," she sighed.

Masquerading as a mystery romance drama, this novel invites you to find yourself in the character(s). Love, laugh, cry with them, and leave hope-filled with the power o...
                     
Sweet Perdition (Four Horsemen MC Book 1), by Cynthia Rayne
All that pale skin and candy apple red hair made Ryker want to take a bite out of her and see if she tasted as sweet as she looked...
Librarian Elizabeth Williams is drinking her cares away at Perdition, a notorious biker bar in her hometown. She meets Ryker, a member of the Four Horsemen MC, and they start a fun, sexual fling. Ryker finds himself falling for Elizabeth, but an outlaw has no business with a "good girl". Hell, he's not even sure he'd be worthy of one. He's mostly been "wham, bam, get the hell out" with the wild women who hang around his club.Meanwhile, Elizabeth is being stalked by her ex and Carl's behavior is becoming more and more erratic. If Ryker can keep her safe, they might have a shot at something lasting.
                     

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