Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Discovery Day! (Friday Mar 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!
Artificial Absolutes, by Mary FanJane Colt is just another recent college grad working as an Interstellar Confederation office drone—until the day she witnesses her best friend, Adam, kidnapped by a mysterious criminal. An extensive cover-up thwarts her efforts to report the crime, shaking her trust in the authorities. Only her older brother, Devin, believes her account.

Devin hopes to leave behind his violent past and find peace in a marriage to the woman he loves. That hope shatters when he discovers a shocking s...
Euthanasia, by Mack MullunceyShe lies on the cold, metal table--clad in a loose, white paper dress--waiting, waiting, waiting, as her lover claims his next victim.

When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must...
Visits, by John PhelpsTony Lansing has just killed a young woman.

He’d never killed anyone before even though he’d met plenty of people who deserved it. He just never had the nerve. For sixty years, it had always been easier to turn the other cheek; to turn tail and run.

But not anymore.

Now he knows he can stand up for himself. He doesn't need to take everything that life dishes out.

He can push back.

He can get even.

And … getting even f...
The Last Day on Earth, by R.M. Allinson"A pre-post-apocalyptic joy ride thriller philosophy jam"

Sometimes Lucy Black wished the governments had never admitted the asteroid was coming, and that everything they'd used to attempt to steer it off course had failed. Hadn't admitted it would be catastrophic, and that it wasn't just going to burn up in the atmosphere. Hadn't confirmed it was bigger than the one that had wiped out the dinosaurs and that they were probably all going to die.

That was two months ag...
Life Shift, by Michelle SleeWhat do you do when a parallel universe calls?

Christine thought she was happy. She had wonderful friends and family, and was married to a loving husband. What was there not to be happy about? Of course life wasn't perfect. But what life is? Certainly there were things missing from her life and decisions that she regretted. But that's true of everyone, she told herself. So yes Christine thought she was happy. And maybe she was.

But one evening everything changes for Christ...
A Gathering of Shades, by David Stahler Jr.Between the worlds of life and death...

Sixteen-year-old Aidan's grandmother has a secret recipe. She feeds ghost. Her nightly ritual keeps the local lost souls lingering, caught between life and death. When Aidan stumbles upon this knowledge in the wake of his own father's death, the revelation shakes him to the core. Grief-stricken, he is dangerously drawn into the strange and wondrous world of the dead—and away from the living people who love him.

Set in the Northeast ...
Bloodfire (Blood Destiny 1), by Helen HarperMackenzie Smith has always known that she was different. Growing up as the only human in a pack of rural shapeshifters will do that to you, but then couple it with some mean fighting skills and a fiery temper and you end up with a woman that few will dare to cross. However, when the only father figure in her life is brutally murdered, and the dangerous Brethren with their predatory Lord Alpha come to investigate, Mack has to not only ensure the physical safety of her adopted family by hiding h...
Tears of the Goddess (The Goddess Series #1 of 2 (Romance Short Story)), by R.M. PrioleauCelestra, Goddess of Beauty, aspires to leave her home of Siyr, the god-realm, to travel the cosmos and create a new world of her own. But her dreams cannot be fulfilled unless she is one of the seven chosen to undergo a trial put forth by the Genesis Spirit—a trial in which she alone must nourish a Genesis Seed with tears from her heart.

Tydus, God of Chaos, is renowned and adored by many in Siyr, but his heart has always yearned for only one—Celestra. Unlike most Siyran goddesse...
Enflamed (The Pyromancer Trilogy), by R.M. PrioleauKaijin Sora is a young man with a troubled past. A few months after disaster befalls his home, Kaijin sets out on a journey to learn about himself and his purpose.

As Kaijin is guided closer to his destiny, he discovers new secrets and makes some unlikely friends, while unaware that he already had the most powerful ally in his possession.

When trouble finds his friends and allies, Kaijin's fiery passion ignites within him. But even the brightest flame cannot illuminate the ...
Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill), by S. P. CervantesTwin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence.
Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother’s kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives....
Mythical, The Series (Omnibus #1), by C.E. Martin(A collection of the first three books in the Mythical series that pits supersoldiers against the supernatural.)

They have been living among us for millenia, hiding in the shadows. Some believe in them, some do not, but when the mythical become a threat, the U.S. military sends in their own supersoldiers to defend against the supernatural.

After millenia trapped in separate tombs, two shapeshifting giants are set free in the modern world. Able to take the form, the memories...
Callis Rose, by Mark TufoCallis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands, it’s really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person, both happen to reside at the...
The Music Mage (The Ravanmark Saga), by Sandra MillerArt is power,
Music is magic,
And no one is what they seem.


When powerful and charismatic painter Lord Malrec brings newly-unemployed music teacher Alannys Gale to Ravanmark, it seems to be the answer to her prayers. She's had all she can stand of the power plays and politics at the middle school where she used to work.

But Lord Malrec has plans for her...plans that may not be as noble as they appear. The more she sees of Ravanmark, ...
(Her Secret) Pirate (Crossfire), by Gennita LowSHORT SEAL Adventure (Short story from anthology. NOT A FULL NOVEL. Part of Crossfire SEAL series)

Rebecca Powers, aid to her ambassador father, was on board a food aid ship to promote the new international treaty when pirates struck. Under attack, she and her father are separated, hiding from the pirates.

"Zone" Zodenko's navy SEAL team is tasked to board the ship, take out the pirates, and get to the ambassador and his daughter before they are taken hostage. Zone had prev...
A Fit for the Kings, by P. A. MilkoMary Poppins does not live here. The only magic is in the markers. It is though, a nanny's story; one not for the faint of heart.

A keen, detailed glimpse into the world of the Modern Day Nanny. [Circa 2012]

"Comes at you in fast succession from five distinct voices."

Relatable & poignant from all sides. Whose will you be on? You'll be surprised!

P.A. Milko's debut novel A Fit for the Kings is a realis...

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