Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday, August 22)

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!

 

A Split in Time, by Vin Carver
His parents chose to put his brother in the urn.

Fifteen-year-old Warren Renner fantasizes about living alone in the forest on the edge of small-town Tamarack—no gym class, no yelling, and no death threats. His suicidal best friend, Tanner, fantasizes about getting high for the first time, and insists Warren come with him.

But when a lightning strike breaks up their party, a murderous old man tries to keep Warren from discovering a parallel time line where his parents don’t yell at each other, no one at school is trying to kill him, and his brother is still alive.

Now, Warren must choose between the depression and loss he has always known, and a world where nothing ever goes wrong. Which would you choose…

All Hallows Angel, by Chelle Renee
Jack and his little girl, Emily, have been through a lot together.

When Emily’s mother left town the day Jack was going to propose, he didn’t think he would make it through.

After seeing her daddy in pain, Emily starts praying for an angel who will never leave them. Jack doesn’t want to discourage Emily, but he knows he can never love anyone as much as he loved Emily’s mother, despite all the pain she caused them.

Angela is a woman from the big city who carries big secrets. At least, that’s what the locals of Jack’s small Louisiana town are saying. When Angela and Jack meet at a karaoke bar one night, they realize that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to a…

Compassionate Touch: Giving Massage for Optimal Health, Thriving Relationships & Spiritual Awakening, by Shai Plonski
How To Give A Massage That Feels At Least As Good For You As It Does For Your Partner

Massaging the way of compassionate touch is preventative medicine that helps you to let go of stress and tension, replacing it with vitality.

It helps you to feel younger while you help those you care about.

It helps you to deepen your relationships from a place of non-judgement, simply touching with an attitude of I’m here and I want to lend a caring hand.

By treating your partner as your primary teacher, you will learn to communicate better and this can have a dramatic impact on your relationships. This method teaches you to let go of baggage and patterns and instead see your partner as the wonderful perso…

Death in Copper Town: A small town police procedural set in the American Southwest (The Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series Book 1), by Lakota Grace
Pegasus Quincy, a rookie deputy on temporary assignment in a sleepy mountain town, expects a quiet summer citing jaywalkers and writing traffic tickets. Fate intervenes when a dead body turns up in an old copper mining pit.

The man is a three-time loser disowned by even his own mother. Peg’s sheriff boss declares the death an accident and tells her to “move on.” She wants to agree, but then her office is ransacked and her assistant kidnapped.

When Peg herself is assaulted, she convinces her safe-cracking grandfather to break the law one last time to help her. Will they find the killer before he strikes again?

Set against the Southwest backdrop of summer monsoons in the high desert plateau of Arizona…

All These Worlds (Bobiverse Book 3), by Dennis E. Taylor
Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can’t stay out of trouble.

They’ve created enough colonies so humanity shouldn’t go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others, the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies. But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats, and some of…

Resurgence (Fortress Security Book 6), by Rebecca Deel
Fortress operative Adam Walker knows hardship and pain, specializes in navigating behind enemy lines, and never leaves a man behind. When the Special Forces Marine is asked to rescue a woman who helped save him, he doesn’t hesitate to lay his life on the line to return the favor. Although Adam believed his past was buried, he learns the enemy has risen from the ashes. Danger stalks not only Adam, but the people who mean everything to him, including the woman he loves. To destroy his nemesis for good, the Marine must take Veronica into the enemy’s lair.

DEA Agent Veronica Miles is used to working alone in enemy territory for weeks at a time. But on this mission, something goes horribly wrong, and she’s taken captive. Held prisoner…

A Beautiful Poison, by Lydia Kang
Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help. The investigation brings her closer to Jasper, an apprentice medical examiner at Bellevue Hospital who still holds her heart, and offers the delicate Birdie a last-ditch chance to find a safe haven before her fragile hea…

Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1), by Amy A. Bartol
Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

Televised since her early childhood, Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.

But Roselle…

 

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