Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday, August 16)

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!
Tidal Patterns (Golden Shores Book 1), by Rachelle Paige
Elizabeth Shaw is the preeminent, and only, wedding planner at the historic beach resort on an island off the Georgia coast. She's sure she'll land the newly created role overseeing all major events. Then she’ll get a raise and won't be forced to leave.

Mark Edwards doesn't need any more stress. He's ready to slow down and enjoy the tiny seaside town he calls home. His boss pushes him to apply for the new management position and he agrees. After a decade in catering, he's sure he can do the events job without any trouble.

Neither counted on the other getting in the way.
...
                     
Queen of a Kind, by Sheila Michelle
13-year-old wealthy heiress Grace Garrett has everything most girls would want. A loving family, a wardrobe to die for, and a house that looks more like a hotel than a home - and she doesn't take any of it for granted. But there is one thing Grace doesn't have that she wants - she wants to be Beaumont High School's 20th Queen.

Beaumont High School in Paradise, Nevada is not your typical, wealthy high school. Having been around for 100 years, it has traditions that no other school has, and the one tradition that stands out among them all is one that they've had for the past 75 years, and that's their prestigious Beaumont High School Queen. A Beaumont Queen is nothing like a one-night-reign Homecoming or Prom Queen, a Beaumont Qu...
                     
A Curse upon the Saints (Dogma, Souls, and Chains Book 1), by J. Rutger Madison
A Tale of Slavery, Survival, and Holy War
For eight years the two major religions of Seluku's Expanse fought a brutal holy war. With one on the cusp of victory, a race of goat-like slavers attacked in hopes of conquering a divided human race. The two warring faiths were forced to unite to confront a common enemy. Now a war-weary soldier, his idealistic sister, and a devoted father must put their religious differences aside to prevent the enslavement of humanity.
A Curse Upon the Saints is an epic flintlock fantasy novel that features religious conflict, demons, magic, and a battle for freedom over slavery. If you like captivating worlds, religious undertones, and the smell of black powder then you'll love J. Rutger...
                     
Miss Seeton, By Appointment (A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 6), by Hampton Charles
Who should be hobnobbing with the great and the good at a Buckingham Palace garden party but little Miss Emily Seeton, retired teacher and artistic sleuth. It seems there may be a traitor amongst HM’s faithful retainers.

But while Miss Seeton is viewing shrunken heads and other royal treasures with Sir Wormelow Tump, a plan is being hatched by a titled crook to steal valuables of a different kind – a fabulous set of Lalique jewelry. So the battling brolly must make the most of her royal appointment and literally ‘use her head’ to save the day.

Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umb...
                     
Shattered Sun (The Sentinel Trilogy Book 3), by Michael Wallace
A desperate alliance of human and Hroom factions gather to defeat Apex, a brutal alien menace who has vowed to exterminate all civilized races from the sector.

The final book of the Sentinel Trilogy....
                     
The Earl's Wallflower Bride (Marriage by Arrangement Book 3), by Ruth Ann Nordin
Helena, Melissa, and Chloe are arranging marriages, but not all will go smoothly on the way to a happily ever after…

Warren Beaufort, the Earl of Steinbeck, prides himself on having the best of the best. From his furnishings in his townhouse to his clothes, he chooses everything with the intention of impressing others. And more than that, he has amassed a fortune that is the envy of many in London. One thing he lacks, however, is an heir. In order to get the heir, he’ll need a wife.

Lady Iris, the Duke of Hartwell’s daughter, has money, but she lacks both grace and looks. One thing she does have, however, is the good sense to know a gentleman like Warren is all wrong for her, which is why she’s horrified to l...
                     
A Brief History of Vice: How Bad Behavior Built Civilization, by Robert Evans
"Mixing science, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a vivid picture of how bad habits built the world we know and love."
—David Wong, author of John Dies at the End

History has never been more fun—or more intoxicating.

Guns, germs, and steel might have transformed us from hunter-gatherers into modern man, but booze, sex, trash talk, and tripping built our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged research and lively insight to uncover the many and magnificent ways vice has influenced history, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored a major victory for women’s rights to the beer that helped create—and destroy—South ...
                     
Please Enjoy Your Happiness: A Memoir, by Paul Brinkley-Rogers
“The most romantic memoir you’re likely to read in a lifetime.” —Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Here’s to Us

An evocative memoir. A beautiful journey to half a century and half a world away. An ageless love story.

Pulitzer Prize–winning war correspondent Paul Brinkley‑Rogers has lived an adventurous life all over the world. But there is one story he cannot forget: that of his haunting love affair with a mysterious older Japanese woman in 1959. Paul was a sailor aboard the USS ShangriLa that long‑ago summer when he met Kaji Yukiko in the seaport of Yokosuka. A fierce intellectual, Yukiko shared her astonishing knowledge of literature, f...
                     

No comments:

Post a Comment