Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday Dec 8)

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!
Knight of Rapture: a Druid Knight Story, by Ruth A. Casie
He crossed the centuries to find her…
For months Lord Arik has been trying to find the right combination of runes to create the precise spell to rescue his wife, Rebeka, but the druid knight will soon discover that reaching her four hundred years in the future is only the beginning of his quest. He arrives in the 21st century to find her memory of him erased, his legacy on the brink of destruction, and traces of dark magick at every turn.

A threat has followed…
Bran, the dark druid, is more determined than ever to get his revenge. His evil has spread across the centuries. Arik will lose all. Time is his weapon, and he’s made sure his plan leaves no one dear to Arik, in past or present, safe from the destructi...
                     
Dreams of a Day Sleeper, by Lucey Phillips
Ashley's life is traumatic, even outside the hospital…

Ashley Winters is a recent college graduate, a genuinely nice person, and a brand-new ER nurse on the night shift. When she got her first real job, she thought it would be the start of an exciting and freeing transition to independent adulthood. She never expected a bully nurse would be out to get her and that another colleague would rope her into a drug-stealing scheme!

Life outside of work isn't much better. A combination of unlucky choices and bad judgment puts her into more than a few uncomfortable situations with men. After a series of rough days and rougher nights, Ashley realizes that trauma patients aren't her only challenge. She'll need to find the ...
                     
Inglenook Reads: Short stories and poetry, by Georgina Green
A rainbow of tales and characters are put together in this collection of quick reads by new indie author Georgina Green. There are eight very different short stories of humour and tears, fate love and life.
Smile at the confusion of the florist in "A Rose for the Butcher"; Re-live the story of childhood in the second world war with Mary in "Now It is Nearly Time For Tea"; cheer on the the middle aged Mrs. Thompkinson in "The Phone Call" and wonder at how life can change in one evening for the gentleman who faces life without his mother in "Mother's Day". Sympathise or criticise Andrew as he remembers the parcel that changed his life in Judgement Day" and follow Stella who finds more than just a handle for a spade in Rainbow After the ...
                     
Changeling Fog: A Dystopian novelette from the Song of Forgetfulness Sci-fi Adventure Series, by Nicola McDonagh
The Carnieval horror show hits town.

Cannibal renegades – Carnies - have entered the quiet confines of Cityplace. With them comes a clinging fog that turns the gentle occupants into savage beasts. Only one girl with a unique power can save them from a terrifying fate.
In the future the world is ravaged by famine and disease, almost all animal life is extinct, people are starving and living in fear of the cruel Agros that rule NotSoGreatBritAlbion. Yet there is a haven amongst the desperate, scattered population – Cityplace - a closed community of peaceful folk, living a germ-free, worry-free existence.

Within this sanitised metropolis, lives a seventeen-year-old girl who is different - a girl wit...
                     
Message Bearer (The Auran Chronicles Book 1), by M. S. Dobing
‘You were drawn. I can see it. You are Latent.’

For reasons unknown, Seb is constantly drawn to random places without meaning, following an instinct he doesn't understand.

One night that instinct lands him in trouble when he encounters Sarah, a young woman hunted by a fiend born of nightmares. Against his better judgement Seb attempts to intervene, only to nearly get himself killed in the process. Before she passes, Sarah transfers something to him, an arcane knowledge that gets buried deep into his subconscious.

Rescued by the Brotherhood warrior Cade, Seb's life takes on an unexpected turn when he is told he is a Latent, able to manipulate the very energies of reality to his own devices....
                     
Miss Landon and Aubranael (Tales of Aylfenhame Book 1), by Charlotte E. English
A historical Regency romance blended with fantasy and fairytale.

Tilby, Lincolnshire, 1811. Miss Sophia Landon is the daughter of an impoverished clergyman. Her father’s health is failing fast, but who wants to marry a woman without birth, beauty or wealth? Her prospects are limited indeed - until her friendship with the town’s fae denizens earns her passage to the otherworldly realm of Aylfenhame. Could her fate truly lie beyond the shores of England?

There she meets Aubranael, a young man with a warm heart and a ruined face. In Sophy he sees the answer to his loneliness, but how can a disfigured Ayliri hope to win her heart? When a mysterious witch offers him the temporary gift of beauty, he eagerly ...
                     
Immortal (Genesis Endeavor Book 2), by David Kersten
There’s a thief in New Hope. A head is missing, but not just any head, this one could lead to an even greater discovery than the Freezer. But before Jack Taggart can solve the mystery, another dastardly plot unfolds, throwing his community into chaos.

With the very fate of humankind on the line, why would anyone want to prevent Jack and the other Reborn from being a part of the solution? The answer may lie with the other community leaders - men who have lived several lifetimes in effort to keep the spark of humanity alive despite their sterility. Have so many years of experience given them the perspective required to save humankind or has it entrenched them in a path destined for destruction?

While Jack searches ...
                     
For Two Cents, I'll Go With You, by Marcia Maxwell
In the spring of 1917, Walter “Pat” Lusk is lonely and bored. Sitting at his desk shuffling papers, he dreams of glory as World War I rages across Europe. Frustrated, he thinks the closest he’ll ever get to the war is rereading newspaper reports of heroic soldiers in desperate combat until one day his friend Aubrey arrives, gleefully announcing that the United States has declared war on Germany! That very day Pat abandons his job and enlists in the Army, desperate for a real adventure. Assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 4 as a surgeon’s assistant, will Pat finally attain the glory he seeks treating desperately wounded soldiers through the war’s darkest days? Will the Armistice bring peace to the boys of Evac 4, or does a tim...
                     

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