Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday April 18)

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!

 

Bear at Sea (A Bear Jacobs Mystery Book 3), by Linda B. Myers
CRUISES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MORE FUN THAN THIS
Eunice Taylor wins the Arctic Angel Award for her effort to save the dwindling short-tailed albatross population. The wealthy octogenarian invites the Latin’s Ranch gang on an Alaskan cruise to pick up her prize. Bear Jacobs, with bad memories of a sea voyage on a troop carrier bound for Vietnam, refuses to go. Then a murder at a nearby senior center puts the retired PI on the alert. Is Eunice in grave danger? His fear for her life – along with the prodding from his eWatson Lily – changes his mind about the cruise. He joins the other Latin’s Ranch residents, along with two aides, as they sail away from Seattle. But high life on shipboard is soon dashed by low life murderers and thieves. Goo…
            
THE HOOD GAME: Rise of the Greenwood King, by J.P. Reedman
“The arrow swift to wound is already drawn from the quiver ; soon will the blow be struck …”

Robin of Locksley joins the annual village games, signifying the ancient battle between the ‘Lord of the Hood,’ and The Dark.

A night of good cheer turns to terror as soldiers arrive to arrest Robin’s foster father, accused of poaching and witchcraft.

During a struggle between Robin and a Norman master, the lord is killed and Robin made “wolfshead” – a term for a hunted man with a price on his head. Joining with his cousin Scarlet, John Little and Much the Miller’s Son, they must flee across the bleak moors of Derbyshire where Robin encounters St.Anne of the Well, who reveals the real meaning of the…

           
Puppy Love: Life Lessons In Disobedience (Housewife Behaving Badly: A Humourous Twist on Domestic Bliss Book 1), by Amber Meyer
Sometimes a life filled with love needs a little bit of itching powder…

Amber thought that marrying her childhood sweetheart would transform her life into a dream. It didn’t take long to learn that navigating the trials and tribulations of marriage would take a wickedly dry sense of humor and more than a little optimism. Life has blessed Amber with a treasure trove of stories to tell… some painful, others sidesplittingly hilarious.

Whether it be the death of her father-in-law followed close at hand by the arrival of an incorrigible yellow lab, or a dose of marital communication with a few pinches of strategically-placed itching powder, Amber has learned to stay true to herself. Even when she has to pull her three kid…

            
The Metaverse: Virtual Life-Real Death, by William Kurth
An FBI Agent more comfortable hunting criminals the old fashioned way. A brilliant scientist who kills using Virtual Reality. And an Artificial Intelligence with an agenda of its own.

The Metaverse, more than the “internet of things,” is a place where humankind has devised a way to comfortably and seamlessly merge the biologic and the digital to the point that neither is readily distinguishable from the other. As people in ever greater numbers choose to live, work and play “In World,” so too do those who prey on their fellow man.

The Metaverse is a fast-paced Crime Thriller that takes place in the not too distant future with technology that even now is a part of our world.

            
Idiot’s Tale: It’s always darkest just before the end, by Anthony Land
You’re a middle-aged former college professor turned penniless private investigator. Things start looking up when a beautiful and rich young woman bursts into your low-rent New Orleans office, announcing that she has just escaped from kidnappers.

Within 24 hours you and your client are in Miami, with an ex-Mossad agent – the most violent woman you’ve ever met – guiding you through a tangle of lies, greed and murderous peril surrounding something diabolical called White Stone.

You know you’re out of your depth and you’re starting to suspect that your guide is out of her mind.

Idiot’s Tale is unlike any thriller you’ve read, careening between mordant humor and nihilistic darkness, on its way …

            
Love at First Bark (Free Short Story): A Novella for Dog Lovers (Love Unleashed), by Dana Mentink
There’s Just Something About Jackson

When Marcy Deveraux’s romance series catapults to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, no one is more surprised than Marcy herself. After all, she barely passed high school, flunked the driving test four times, and fell into a pool at her sister’s wedding.

Marcy is keen to continue her literary success, but she cannot think of a single idea for her next book. Hounded by her agent, family, and friends, she decides to sequester herself in a rustic cabin in the mountains. There, she finds herself face-to-snout with a surprise visitor—a rascally black dog who must have escaped from his owner at a nearby campground.

Enter hunky cowboy Jackson Parker, w…

            
Spooky Followers, by S. Y. Robins
Mystery

Lorna Grindstaff lived an ordinary life in an ordinary village in Derbyshire. Running from the city to her refuge in the country after a bad breakup Lorna expected to live out her days in an ordinary fashion as an ordinary woman. Lorna craved ordinary but fate had different plans for the young woman.

Shortly after the beginning of October Lorna meets a young couple on her nightly walk home from work. First the young man, and then the young woman. An odd pair they’re well-mannered if dressed oddly, and obviously in love. But are they what they seem or is there more to their story than even Lorna can imagine? Soon Lorna is tangled in a web that she can’t get out of and must find the answers that will…

            
An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train): An Orphan Train Novella, by Jody Hedlund
Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at making a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them.

Guy Bedell has been serving at the chapel and pouring his heart out for the people he’s grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods and offers a new vision for reaching out to the community, can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him–plans that may include this feisty socialite?…

            

 

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