Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Discovery day! (Friday Feb 1)

It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday 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!
The Catalyst (Targon Tales), by Chris ReherLieutenant Nova Whiteside, on an apparently routine assignment aboard an interstellar transport, finds herself the target of an assassination attempt. Her escape leaves her with no option but to rely on Seth, a former lover, for help.

Unfortunately, she realizes that they are now on opposite sides of an escalating war between the Commonwealth Union of Planets and an increasingly dangerous rebel organization.

In trying to find who is threatening her life, they discover a pl...
Hamaika, by George BergerTim is a softhearted dealer at a science-fiction convention who just wants to make it through the rest of the day without any unnecessary drama or excitement. Trying to avoid a stalker-ish lunatic that wants to buy a magic ring from him, he stumbles across a woman with a hole in her head who is, to his considerable surprise, not quite as dead as he expected.

He impulsively offers his assistance, and thus begins an afternoon he'll never be able to forget. Going shopping with her isn't...
Dog Aliens 1: Raffle's Name, by Cherise KelleyHi! I'm Clem, the dog on the book cover. I know. It's confusing. The name my humans gave me is Raffle. If you read my story, then you'll find out why they named me that, and how much trouble I got in before they did.

They are my humans. I am their dog, and I love them. Only, I'm not really a dog. All dogs are really aliens from other planets.

You call aliens from my planet "big dogs." We call ourselves Kaxians. The little dogs call themselves Niques, but who cares abo...
Kate Gets Bridal Half Season (Episodes 1 - 4), by Ann Marie FoxKate Harrington is the 34 year old owner of Kate Gets Bridal, an upscale wedding planning company in Middleton, NY.

In this first episode of Kate Gets Bridal, Kate starts working closely with Jacob, the best man at her client's wedding. After a disastrous start to the Jack and Jill party, Jacob manages to save the party and score a date with Kate. Kate is looking forward to their first date and the wedding, but despite her status as a first class wedding planner, things don't always ...
Paradise (Girl Friday), by Rachel BlakeParadise is book #1 of Rachel Blake's 'Girl Friday' Series. It is a 50,000 word contemporary romance.
*Warning: contains sexual content*

A deceitful trick by a coworker slash lover leaves Jayden Clark looking for a new job and vowing to never again engage in a relationship with a workmate. Of course her promise never mentioned a boss.
When Jayden accepts the position of girl Friday for Regent Realty, she knows she is overqualified, but a month in Tahiti, and Nick ...
Cerulean (One Thousand Blues), by Anna KyssOne hundred years ago, people were forced to retreat to the seas...Chey's ocean home seems lovely on the outside, with its rainbow-hued reefs and soul-tingling Whale-song, but the beauty hides secrets and despair.

One thousand blues can be too many...
Some people cannot live amid them all.

After losing her parents and best friend, Chey would do anything to fight off the apathy that threatens her: swim in a brood of jellies, break her sector's rules, and ev...
Dreams Don't Wait, by EC SheedyDREAMS DON'T WAIT
...will he?

Evan North finally catches a break, free rent on a small cabin in exchange for being a part-time nanny. She can't believe her luck. Not only will she have a comfortable home for her and her son, Cal, she'll have the chance to save the necessary money for his school fund, and put herself to within a heartbeat of realizing her own long-held dreams.

Dreams put on hold while she raised her son.

Dreams she wears like armor agai...
The Girl and The Guitar, by R.A. Hobbs(Novelette - 12,900 words)

Helena becomes afraid of her dad’s guitar case when she discovers that a dark magic protects the guitar within. Too afraid to tell her parents of a magic she knows they would never believe in, Helena keeps it a secret. But like all secrets, they are eventually revealed, and now Helena’s parents must decide whether their daughter is delusional or the magic is real, while somehow not letting that question tear their family apart....
Contamination Prequel (Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Series), by T.W. Piperbrook
St. Matthews, Arizona

The infection starts with Frank, one of the locals at the town bar. In just a few hours, it has consumed the entire town.

Dan Lowery, one of only four police officers in St. Matthews, soon realizes he is no match for the impending destruction. Violence and bloodshed litter the streets, and the infected roam freely. No one is safe here--not even his family.

Somewhere, someone knows what is happening, and about the horrors to come.....
Learning to Fly, by Rachel Elizabeth ColeThis collection combines five of Rachel Elizabeth Cole's touching short stories. In "Fallen Leaves," a woman must come to terms with the bad blood between her dead husband's grandmother and herself. In "Listen to the Rain," a young couple going through a rough patch struggles to find happiness. In "Caring For Lily," a young mother wrestles with her decision to return to work. In "For Good or For Bad," a disatisfied wife must decide if she'll risk everything for her ex-boyfriend. In "Is This Seat...
Spell of Blindness, by Lori Tiron-PanditAna Dor envisions a love of mystical dimensions that will save her, solve all mysteries of life, and bring her closer to God and happiness. This love carries in her mind all the weight of a true faith, and Ana is determined to believe it into existence.

In time, however, she finds that she has been blinded by this same faith that once had opened her eyes. Unable to find in real life the man from her visions, after many failed relationships, Ana is starting to see that somewhere along...
Elyon's Cipher, by Charmain Z. BrackettA group of armed soldiers isn't the welcoming committee, teen-agers Stephen and Lucy expect to find when they arrive in this sleepy little town. A virus has caused the town to be under quarantine. Stephen knows this is no ordinary illness; it's the nefarious work of his enemy from another realm. But why here' Stephen must rely on Elyon's Cipher to unlock the clues and stop his enemy before it's too late....
Standing Guard, by VH FollandFlying home from their display seems a perfect time for Jim to train his wife on radio procedures. An SOS on a non-aviation channel was the last thing he expected to hear. The laws of sea and air are clear: the person who receives a distress call is bound to assist.

Even if they are in a very old aircraft, over a very large ocean, looking for a very small boat.

Standing Guard is a short story, set the season after Fire Season....
Adderwald (The Anagenesis Series), by Marita FowlerHunters defend it.
Politicians abuse it.
Zombies attack it.
The Adderwald....
Dead Dreams (A Dakota Mystery), by M.K. CokerDreams can inspire, crush—and even kill.

For Sheriff Karen Mehaffey, going for the stars—the sheriff’s stars—wasn’t turning out to be a dream come true. Flood waters are rising along with the thermometer, and the last thing she needs is a homicide. Detective Marek Okerlund, on the other hand, welcomes any distraction from the anniversary of his wife’s death and from his mother-in-law’s unannounced visit.

When Karen calls back her old classmate Adam Van Eck t...
Iguana Diplomacy, by Harrison BoothIguana Diplomacy; a tale of monsters, solicitors and petrol.

Port Dragnet’s days are numbered. Thanks to an industrial accident and persistent attacks from the local basilisk population the whole town will soon be nothing but rubble.

Hours before the destruction, the last band of refugees set out down a desolate mountain highway to reach the nearest city; but it turns out things far worse are lying in wait for them. Far worse than toxic smog or lizards able to turn thei...

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, Harvey! Can't wait for my day.:)
    ~Cate

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