Friday, July 25, 2014

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Jul 25)

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!
Leah (Zodiac Rising - Leo), by Margaret Lake
Leah Leonidas loves public relations. She eats, breathes, lives image with a capital I and she’s just gotten the assignment of her life. Cleaning up the image of the Pirate King, ruthless billionaire, Quinten Kingsley Maximilian Marshall III.

Max has never met anyone like Leah. From their very first meeting, Leah has him off balance and running for cover. But he’s very much afraid that he can run fast enough or far enough to get Leah out of his heart.
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No Stranger to Death (Westerlea Mysteries Book 1), by Janet O'Kane
A Scottish village. A burning corpse. Some very dark secrets.

Recently-widowed GP Zoe Moreland moves to the Scottish Borders for a fresh start among strangers unaware of her tragic past. However, her hopes of a quiet life are dashed when she finds the grisly remains of a body in the village’s Guy Fawkes bonfire and gets caught up in the resulting murder investigation.

Then someone else dies unexpectedly and Zoe herself narrowly escapes death. Determined not to become the killer’s next victim, she digs beneath the tranquil surface of the close knit community to find out who is committing these horrible acts. And discovers that some secrets can be deadly.

A Kindle Scottish Crime Fiction Top 20 hit i...
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Christian Parables 2: Tales of the Lawyer's Lullaby, a Maze in Grace, and More, by Jwyan C. Johnson
Leave your yellow highlighter for the better bible memory method of Christian Parables: quick and easy new mystery-laced stories where "Once Upon a Time" meets "In the Beginning." It's animated understanding in a less traditional, more fun biblical adventure for the "tablet of your heart (II Corinthians 3:3)."

Find out how faith is like ice-cream right now!
Journey inside A Maze in Grace (the Parable).
Walk with faith in the Parable of the Blindfold
Awaken anyone with The Lawyer's Lullaby
And plenty more for your "Thirsty Cup" Each new parable includes Family Skit options, Discussion Questions, and Instant Replays of scriptures within its Story Index.

Just like the fir...
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Dark Legion (Blood of Blood - Book 1), by Paul Kleynhans
Once a Prince, now a slave. Once a torturer, now a liberator. But still his transformation is nowhere near complete...

Saul Baz Sharmoun has been holding onto something lost to many of his fellow slaves: hope and a desire for justice. A fire was set ablaze within him, growing brighter with each of the twelve years since the Emperor slaughtered his family, and he knows the time to escape his shackles - and to free his people - is now. With his hunger for retribution fueling him, Saul begins an epic journey, searching for his brother and looking to rebuild a world that would allow the crown in his family's name to rise from the ashes.

But the road to justice is never a straight one. Saul and the uncertain allies...
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Absolution, by D. R. Preston
There's a lot of things Alex Swift used to be. He was a journalist, a husband, and a son. Six months ago, one day took all three.

When Alex returns to the hunt, a tip-off leads him to a marijuana grow house; further investigation discovers it is connected to a vast, country-wide drug operation that runs deep into local politics. Motivated by the opportunity of re-establishing himself in the industry and providing for his daughter, Poppy, Alex goes undercover for the scoop.

But the truth is not always seen.

During the investigation, his personal and professional lives intertwine: his father’s last great story, his ex-wife’s plans to move abroad with Poppy, the neighbour with a penchant for baking...
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Remains (Remains Trilogy Book 1), by Belle Antoinette
“What kind of monster are you?”

Most believe supernatural beings to only exist in fairy tales. For Victoria Wesley, a hotheaded teenage witch with a chip on her shoulder, the supernatural world is all too real. Four years ago her parents were slaughtered for inexplicable reasons.

As the sole survivor of her family Victoria sets out to bring their killers to justice. In her determination to find out who was responsible she meets a group of young witches and a mysterious vampire named Adrien who make her question everything she thought she knew. The world of the supernatural is far more complicated and dangerous than she ever realized.

When alternative motives are revealed knowing who to trust prov...
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Diablo Nights (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 3), by Carmen Amato
The deadly combination of a religious relic and a cruise ship murder victim propel Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first female police detective, into a maze of cartel smuggling and revenge killings in DIABLO NIGHTS, the third novel in the explosive new international mystery series.

Ora Ciega, a rare heroin strain from Colombia, is found on the cruise ship body, promising more drug war violence for Acapulco's already bloody streets. At the same time, the relic points toward a gruesome kidnapping case.
Nothing is clear as Emilia and her partner, senior detective Franco Silvio, find more victims: Yolanda Lata, the mother of a girl for whom Emilia has been searching; as well as a dead Customs official who had valu...
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The Contestant (Crime thriller), by C.J. Lea
Raymond is a serial killer, brilliant and resourceful. Once a respected behavioral analyst and profiler, a hit-and-run accident five years ago left him confined to a wheelchair, and now he's reduced to scratching out a living with online contests using fake or stolen identities. Blinded to how petty his life has become, his predatory instinct is spent pursuing prizes and selling them online.

A $10 million treasure hunt could be his salvation—the perfect opportunity to change his life, to recoup a standard of living he once enjoyed, and to regain the respect he once garnered in his past profession.

But the moment he registers for the contest, the first email arrives. Someone out there knows him, knows his past, kn...
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