Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Book Discovery! (Tuesday July 5)

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!
Trading Salvos: A Kate Adams Novel (Kate Adams Series Book 1), by Holly Bell
Finance professor Kate Adams is reeling. After her husband’s unexplained death, she runs away to the remote Alaskan wilderness to catch her breath, get back on her feet, and complete her research sabbatical in peace.


But even at the ends of the earth, Kate can’t shake one nagging question: What was her husband working on before he died?


As Kate continues her research into unusual financial phenomena across the globe, a picture slowly starts to emerge, and suddenly, her husband’s death doesn’t look so accidental.


Together, Kate and Brad, a former flame and CIA officer, dig deeper into the mystery, and a global-scale financial conspiracy comes into focus.


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Tales of Allazar: Black, Gold & Sage (Tales of Allazar Season 1), by Chrishaun Keller-Hanna
Allazar - a beautiful and dangerous world filled with magiera (partial magic that gives life and sentience to all flora and fauna), human, humaniforms, and monsters great and small.

Tales of Allazar: Black, Gold, and Sage, is the story of the assassins with a changed hearts, fighting for what matters most.

Black - the Black Forest, a forbidding land where every plant and animal can kill - the place that stands between a cruel life and freedom.

Gold - the House of Praina, the former home of the Josi, Fenta, and Monty Toren - full magic humans raised to be assassins, a fate no child should face.

Sage - Sage Allecoure, the Toren's only hope to navigate through the dangers of the Forest and...
                     
A Glimmer of Destiny: Book 1 of the Glimmer Steel Saga, by Spencer Pierson
A Glimmer of Destiny

How can one moment in a young man’s life become the turning point between doom and deliverance for an entire world?


Aiden Finn is an orphan, comfortable in his quiet life working at the School of Breen when everything is turned upside down by a casual bet between two young nobles. One that cause him to use the forbidden Glimmer Stones which create constructs of physical light, and by law only nobles are allowed to touch.


Threatened with death by duchy law and evil forces intent on capturing him and his dark secret, Aiden is forced to learn how to control this emerging power to save all that he holds dear. However, will that which saves him also be ...
                     
Angel's Kiss (Angel Series Book 1), by Melanie Tomlin
With a mob contract on her head, Helena has kept a low profile, trying to survive by living off the streets. Numb with cold and near starvation, she awaits death in an abandoned house, and gets more than she bargained for, in the form of a vampire.

When an angel — Danizriel — arrives on the scene, he is puzzled to find Helena still alive and the vampire dead. Intrigued, he shelters her and together they discover that she has become something neither of them expected.

Their growing attraction is soon threatened when news of Helena's unnatural abilities quickly spreads. She becomes the target of a deadly hunt by vampires and Danizriel is placed in an impossible situation when he is told he must kill her.
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Tranquil Fury: The Anti-Matter Chronicles (The Matter Chronicles Book 1), by P.G. Thomas
(Re-edited in 2016) For your reading enjoyment, all three books of the Anti-Matter Chronicles were released at the same time.

Four high school students shook their heads in disbelief; Lauren and Logan, fraternal twins, Eric the football captain, and John the intellectual prodigy, as they looked up to the three suns blazing high in the sky, and wondered, what had happened. As they scanned the horizons they could see nothing but deserted grasslands, and had no idea of where they were, but they were not on Earth. They remembered seeing the mountains from their bus windows, and the accident, as they now stared at that evidence in the field of tall grass. And lying unconscious, Zack and Ryan. What started off as a normal school day,...
                     
Gray Panthers Captain Short Blade, by David Guenther
In December 2128, the war with the Libra Alliance ended when the Dixie fleet diverted an asteroid into the Libra home world, killing nearly all life there. The collapse of the Libra Alliance created a major power vacuum. Old enemies that had been kept in check by the Alliance soon were once again at war with each other. Navy ships without homes became pirates. The restored League of Planets, now with a strong fleet and army, prepared to incorporate planets that had been part of the Libra Alliance into the league, by force if necessary. The Dixians, sick of war, were content to pick up life where it left off when the war began, though some members of the government desired more. The Gray Panthers of Earth began to mothball their fleet, safe ...
                     
THE WOLF'S SUN: Intrigue in 17th Century Brittany and Paris, by Karen Charbonneau
In this sweeping historical novel of 17th century France, the wrath and power of Louis XIV are felt all the way to Keltic Brittany near the Bay of the Dead.

The girl Anna is born into the peasant culture, a mixture of ancient pagan beliefs mixed with Catholicism. Taught the use of herbs by the women of her family, she also has the gift of healing – a power also attributed to French and English kings who were said to heal scrofula with their touch. This ability will cause one man, a physician, to attempt to use her for his own glorification, and another, a Jesuit, to seek her out to send her to a fiery death.

She is caught up in the Breton peasant rebellion of 1675 when, after years of hunger and fail...
                     
The Silver and Gold Deception: A Romantic Comedy, by Brenda G. Bradley
Dee thinks her life is finally perfect; she’s found her “Mr. Right” and she has a great job. Things are going great until four masked men rob the store where she works—then things start to go horribly wrong. Bad luck seems to follow her everywhere, and when she finds a corpse in her bed, she knows she needs help. Agent Derek Branch sees the evidence pointing to the sexy Dee Carter, but his heart doesn’t want to believe this woman capable of murder. When evil targets Dee, will Derek’s duty to the FBI keep him from following his heart? Or will Dee go down for the crimes?
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