Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday, Nov 17)

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!
Death by Disputation (A Francis Bacon Mystery Book 2), by Anna Castle
Thomas Clarady is recruited to spy on a group of radical Puritans at Cambridge University. Francis Bacon is his spymaster; his tutor in both tradecraft and religious politics. Their commission gets off to a deadly start when Tom finds his chief informant hanging from the roof beams. Now he must catch a murderer as well as a seditioner. His first suspect is volatile poet Christopher Marlowe, who keeps turning up in the wrong places.

Dogged by unreliable assistants, chased by three lusty women, and harangued daily by the exacting Bacon, Tom risks his very soul to catch the villains and win his reward....
                     
Bumblestook: Book 1, The Accidental Wizard, by Sheri McClure-Pitler
Using their inborn magic and ability to move between dimensions, The People ( comprised of three races; Wizards, Heroes and shape-shifting Amorphae) have hidden in plain sight among ordinary Humans for eons. But, when two Heroes seek to use an innocent Humanchild to circumvent their own daughter's fate, a magical backlash occurs and the boy accidentally becomes a Wizard.

Born with the unique ability (once attributed to ancient shamans) to commune with the Spirits of Earth itself, Farley Bumblestook is the not-so-ordinary, Human, boy-next-door. Through no fault of his own, his life becomes entangled in the power struggles between factions of The People and he is drawn into a Quest filled with danger and discovery.

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Unnatural Instincts, by Dre Sanders
Juno Kravitz believes life is rational and logical, and it’s going exactly according to plan—her recent engagement to Evan Phillips, her fast-track career. So how does she explain the sudden appearance of her mom’s ghost after she’s been gone for ten years?

Unless Juno’s crazy—a possibility she rejects—all she needs to do to get her normal life back, which is unraveling thanks to Mom’s interference, is get rid of Mom. Whatever it takes. Even if it means enlisting the help of her sexy British neighbor, Ryder Jamieson, who Juno’s best friend suspects is a male escort. Ryder seems intent on improving transatlantic relations all on his own, with the female half of the U.S. population, at least.

A hil...
                     
Serving America's Rich: How Estate Managers Get Hired, by Anda Blandu
You stopped looking people in the eye. You lower your voice and take a step back as soon as they bring up their jobs. You lost yourself when you lost your job. Racing through life, to-do lists, anxieties you can’t shake off, doing as you’re told and following the patterns you are given, you don't recognize yourself anymore. You want to get back to the confident, free of money worries, happily employed person you were once…before you lost your job. You want to prove yourself, your family and friends that you still got it together, that you can handle it, and that you have this whole job search under control. Show the onlookers that you are bringing in more money each year and with each new job.
If you’re looking for a job, this...
                     
In The Morning When I Rise: Loss to Anointing, by Rosewitha Shelton
In the Morning, When I Rise is about the journey of a woman through the loss of her daughter, her faith and desire to live. On this journey she enters a place of self-discovery of herself, her purpose and her power to create and command the life she desires. Looking back over her life, she realizes she was already predestined to win. The lessons and healings in the book go beyond the author's story. The message reaches anyone who reads it. It meets you right where you are and carries you with confidence and a map to where you desire to be. The honesty, vulnerability and truth is what sets every reader free....
                     
Duchess of War, by Delena Silverfox
It's a match made in Hell.

Reformist supporter Anyalise of Allimore is now Lady Anya, Duchess of Eodel and the wife of the staunchest, most extreme traditionalist and leader of the Loyalist Party. Life in the eye of the Loyalist storm isolates her from everything she has ever loved, with only her maids Margaud and Amie for solace.

When personal tragedy strikes, she is all that stands between the Duke and total financial and political power over the entire kingdom. With the help of Reformist rebels, Anya escapes across Eodel to sow dissension and chaos in a kingdom ripe for civil war.

But in her quest to topple her husband's iron grip, she uncovers secrets of his past and comes face to face with the dem...
                     
The Road To Grandeur (Jayded Book 1), by Brandt Trebor
Jayde is a 14 year old thief trying to scrape by without the city of Haynis crushing her dreams. She would love to learn more about the world of magic, but Haynis is a city filled with miscreants, cut-purses, and thugs, not Talented individuals. That is, until late one night three men start chasing her with crossbows, and Jayde learns sometimes a little knowledge can be deadly....
                     
Eating Bull, by Carrie Rubin
A fight against the food industry turns deadly.

Jeremy, a lonely and obese teenager, shoots into the limelight when a headstrong public health nurse persuades him to sue the food industry. Tossed into a storm of media buzz and bullying, the teen draws the attention of a serial killer who’s targeting the obese. Soon the boy, the nurse, and their loved ones take center stage in a delusional man’s drama.

Through fiction, Eating Bull explores the real-life issues of bullying, fat-shaming, food addiction, and the food industry’s role in obesity.

“A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy’s coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder.”—Kirkus Reviews...
                     

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