Book Discovery Day! (Friday May 12)

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!

 

Happily Ever After (Havenport Romance), by Ruth A. Casie
From a fall from literary stardom to becoming the heroine in her own romance story, Beth Holmes has turned around her career and her love life. She owes it all to one very special person.

Jarred Watson has loved Beth since he read her first novel and suspected the heroine was the embodiment of the author. But the road to romance was fraught with pitfalls. He almost lost everything because of a conniving agent and a little white lie that got out of hand. At the eleventh hour, with honesty and hard work, their book sales are off the charts and a movie deal is in negotiations.

Interfering families, changed plans and missed deadlines take their toll. Will they go their separate ways or will Holmes and Watson continue their…

            
Human: Arca Book 2, by Karen Diem
Death? Acceptable risk. Taxes? No problem. Ancient magical cutlery of mass destruction? Bad, very bad.
Following a brief foray into the world of superpowered vigilantism, extreme sports enthusiast and halfhearted tax preparer, Zita Garcia, wants her old life, her shiny new abilities, and none of the consequences. She’s even willing to hide her powers since the alternative means endangering her family and living life as a literal lab rat.
Unfortunately, supervillains are searching for the pieces of a decrepit magic dagger, hurting innocents and fueling nasty anti-super protests. Her close friends, who helped before, are barely speaking to her, and one of them stands in the path of the violent hunt for the knife.
Zita bette…
           
Idiot’s Tale: It’s always darkest just before the end, by Anthony Land
Your name is John Rainwater. You’re an aging and penniless private investigator. You may have killed someone. You and your client are up to your necks in something terrifying. The female spy who is supposed to be keeping you alive may be insane. And tomorrow things could get really bad.

It began when the rich and beautiful Morgana Trehane burst into your low-rent office near the New Orleans docks, claiming that she has just escaped from kidnappers who grilled her about something called White Stone, which may be the realization of the ancient dream of turning base metal into gold.

Within 24 hours you and your client are in Miami, with ex-Mossad agent Roni Miller – the most violent woman you ever met – guiding you…

            
Lunora and the Monster King, by H.S. Crow
The Monster King’s searching for a human, and word on the wind is Mother Leaf knows where it is!

Wake to a New Horizon.

The vast world of Caligo dwells beyond the gaze of humans. Inhabiting extraordinary fiends and deadly creatures, its black sun and moonless nights are hidden for one lone purpose-to keep us out.

Fourteen-year-old Lunora wakes up scared and alone in this dark world, but she’s not alone’and she’s not welcome. Her treacherous journey to find her father will take her body and soul to the depths of despair as she must turn enemies into allies to survive. A Hyperion monster boy, Iko, must decide if he can trust a human over the will of his tribe and the rule of the ruthless Monster King.
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IF YOU’RE COMFORTABLE YOU’RE NOT GROWING: FINDING YOUR “TREMENDOUS”, by DAN CHARLES POPE
Don’t live your life on pause! Instead, as Dan Charles Pope writes in his motivational guide, If You’re Comfortable, You’re Not Growing, “Live your life as if the world would pause when you are gone.”

During his long tenure as an elementary-school principal, Pope would begin a year by selecting a theme. This theme would inspire his staff to tackle a new facet of educational and professional development. Pope is now sharing these words of wisdom with you. Each lesson comes with a personal story that shows you the practical application of his advice.

Pope is an expert at recognizing people’s full potential and helping them reach it. With this guide, he’s giving you everything you need to learn and grow. St…

            
Eat Fat, Get Fit: How to Create YOUR Perfect Diet to Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Have More Energy, by Kusha Karvandi
How to Create Your Ideal Body Once and For All
When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s reasonable to want to lose body fat in specific areas. You want flat abs, a tighter tummy, leaner legs, or less flabby arms. But often you’re told it just isn’t possible. Nonsense!

I have seen my clients get the results they want faster than ever with a customized approach—helping them become their own diet detective to find which foods work best for their body. And now I want to share what I’ve discovered with you so you can have the body and confidence you desire.

Avoid the Diet Myths and Short-Term Gains That Do More Harm Than Good
The problem with the health and fitness industry is that…

             
The Darkest Autumn (Ambria I), by Daniel Roy Greenfeld
The adventure begins in Book One of this coming-of-age series.

With sword and fire, the Dark Lord and his legions have carved a swath of pain and death across the world. His goal is the mountain nation of Ambria, a land ruled by benevolent wizards.

Three teenage boys training to be knights join the defense of the land. Vetch, a warrior with a too-gentle heart who grieves over those he must slay to survive. His cousin, Gilder, strong and knowledgeable in ancient mysteries. And finally his friend, Dunn, whose instincts for battle steer him toward a hero’s doomed fate.

With no idea of the extent of the Dark Lord’s power, Vetch and his friends struggle to stay alive. Time is running out though, and the D…

            
Dark Places, by Krista Cairn
What if a detective could see impossible clues? As a phase-shifter, things are always complicated, but what if that was only the start of her trouble?

Dylan sees what she calls Traces, another person’s visual memory of their death, but she can only do it when she’s on the threshold between real and unreal. She hasn’t been normal since the summer of her 14th birthday, but the Traces are only the start.

Her gift, when she’s brave enough to call it that, is that she is only as solid as the light around her, and she doesn’t know how she does it. Whether by instinct or desire, she seeks out the shadows and other dark places that let her disappear. It helped in her job as a Night Courier, delivering high-value black-m…

           

 

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