Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday, November 22)

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!
Crow Bones: Oddly oblique stories of magical realism, dark humour, horror and suspense, by Nicola McDonagh
Revenge, desire, elusive muses, cannibalism, alien infanticide and a very angry goat. .

Inspired by artists such as Chagall, Munch, and Banksy, these curious, darkly humorous and sometimes surreal stories explore human nature in all its disparate colours. From finding love against the odds on Blackpool Beach to surviving grief and loss on a dying planet, each tale takes you to another time and place where reality is blurred and dreams mingle with the paint from a spray can.


Be drawn into the surreal world of the famous artist Earnest Thirk and his talking jacket as he struggles to recapture his lost inspiration and hold onto an old love.


Shiver with dread at...
                     
Black Mountain Magic: Kentucky Haints #1, by Megan Morgan
Witches and Lycans and hillbillies, oh my!

Lorena Mills is a witch, but she’s not very good with potions and incantations. Working for a government agency that puts down dangerous uprisings of supernatural creatures, she does much more paperwork than spell casting. When her less-than-magical job lands her in the small Appalachian town of Blue Ditch, Kentucky, in the shadow of Black Mountain, her life starts to get a whole lot wilder.

In the forests surrounding the town, Wolvites—twisted, bestial creatures who hunt and kill humans—are posing a threat. When handsome, charming, and altogether reckless local Deacon Kelley insists on taking matters into his own hands, Lorena has more than monsters to worry abou...
                     
Of Smokeless Fire, by A. A Jafri
After eleven failed pregnancies when Farhat Haq finally gave birth to a healthy son, Mansoor, she also gave birth to a tenacious rumor that her newborn was a djinn—fiery creatures made by Allah from smokeless fire. Her servant, Kaneez, had for long held a suspicion that Farhat’s inability to give birth had only one explanation: a djinn in her womb had devoured all her eleven still-born children but had now come out in the guise of a child to torment everyone. To make matters worse, the day of Mansoor's birth was also the day when the first Prime Minister of Pakistan was assassinated.
The novel follows Pakistan’s history where modernity clashes with political Islam. It also follows Mansoor’s family where beliefs are rear-ended b...
                     
Evolution Z: Stage One (An apocalypse zombie survival thriller Book 1), by David Bourne
Evolution Z – Stage One! A Zombie Novel in the Vein of “The Walking Dead”


After a dramatic plane crash in the wilds of Maine, the survivors of Augusta Airline Flight 303 believe the worst is behind them. Captain Raymond Thompson organizes the group and attempts to get help, but soon it becomes clear that our familiar world has ceased to exist. Everything seems to fall apart, and no one knows the source of the catastrophe. However, the survivors soon learn a basic truth: If you make even one mistake, you pay with your life and become one of “them”...

An absolute must for all fans of “The Walking Dead”!


This exciting zombie apocalypse thriller is a perfect fit for all...
                     
Miss Seeton Plants Suspicion (A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 15), by Hamilton Crane
Every year when the harvest moon shines, families of noisy Cockney hop-pickers descend on the bountiful countryside near the village of Plummergen, home to Miss Emily Seeton, artist and Scotland Yard aide extraordinaire.

But the holiday jollity brings no cheer for local police Superintendent Brinton, who is all too aware it’s a whole year since the gruesome “Blonde in the Bag” murder, and they are still no nearer a solution.

Will MissEss be asked to set aside her newfound hobby of gardening and lend a hand? And where in her strange sketches of the Last Night of the Proms are the clues that might identify a brutal killer?

Serene amidst every kind of skulduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps...
                     
The Refuge: An Inspirational Novel of Scotland, by Regan Walker
“Master storytelling transports you to medieval Scotland!” – Paula Quinn, New York Times Bestselling Author

For anyone whose faith has ever faltered…

Scotland 1072

The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to seek refuge in Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword.

The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who have come to serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given ...
                     
Rex Electi, by W.P. Kimball
Caius Serica, a pilot in the Roman military in the year 1999, is whisked away from his camp in the middle of the night under mysterious circumstances. He soon learns that every aspect of his life so far, including the staged deaths of his parents, has been arranged by the Senate Tribunal in an attempt to mold him into the perfect leader. Now there are only thirty candidates, including Caius, left competing to be the Emperor's heir. Success in a series of Trials will reunite him with his family and make him the most powerful man in the world, but failure will lead to a life of isolation and imprisonment hidden in the eaves of the palace. As Caius enters the trials, it becomes apparent that the tests themselves are not the problem: it is the ...
                     
Evelyn, After: A Novel, by Victoria Helen Stone
Evelyn Tester is sleepwalking through her suburban life—until a late-night phone call startles her awake. Her husband, a prestigious psychiatrist, has been in an accident. And he isn’t alone.
Suddenly Evelyn’s world isn’t as tidy as she thought. And in the midst of it all is Juliette, not only her husband’s secret lover but also his patient. If news of the affair were to get out, it would ruin more than just Evelyn’s marriage. Although it’s a bitter pill for Evelyn to swallow, protecting her family means staying silent—even if, as she begins to discover, the night of the accident has consequences far more dangerous than the unmasking of an affair.
But the more Evelyn learns about Juliette’s picture-perfect l...
                     

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