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!
Falsely Accused, by Margaret Tanner
On board the convict ship taking them to the penal colony of Australia, Maryanne Watson and Jake Smith meet and fall in love, but Jake hides a terrible secret that will take him to the gallows if it ever comes out.

On arrival in Sydney the lovers are separated. Maryanne is sent to work for the lecherous Captain Fitzhugh. After he attacks her she flees into the wilderness and eventually meets up with Jake who has escaped from a chain gang. They set up home in a hidden valley and Maryanne falls pregnant. Will Jake come out of hiding to protect his fledgling family? And how can love triumph over such crushing odds?

(Previously published as Savage Utopia)...
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Forgotten (In The Shadows: Book One), by Catherine Gardiner
New version as of September 2013!

Sycamore Heights, where everyone keeps a deadly secret.

On the surface Katrina Harvey is like any other 17-year-old about to start their senior year but not everything is quite as it seems. After being violently attacked she loses her memory and now has no idea who is friend, foe, or - most importantly - that she happens to be a 235-year-old vampire.

Now Katrina is being stalked by someone, or something, who doesn't want her to remember her past and will do anything to keep it that way.

Sixteen-year-old Suzanne Harvey was left distraught when her older sister, Katrina, disappeared two centuries ago. Suzanne was turned into a werewolf soon afterwards and e...
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AlterWorld (Play to Live: Book #1), by D. Rus
A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! And still they're the lucky ones compared to those burning alive eternally within the scorched hulls of tank simulators.

But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and...
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The Guardian of Threshold - Somethings are Best Left Untouched - Book One (Threshold Series 1), by A.A. Volts
Love survives everything… even death. Unfortunately, so does hate.

When Mark wants to see his dead mother again… he gets his chance. But, like everything else in life… it comes at a hefty price.

While normal sixteen-year-old boys are out chasing girls, Mark is floating outside his own body being chased by a nefarious demon.
Death itself can't keep him from trying to see his dead mother again, but when he disturbs Phasma-the Guardian of Threshold, he may have gone too far.

Forced into Threshold-the mystical world of the dead-to rescue his clumsy best friend; Mark will not only have to defeat Phasma and his army of Night Dwellers, but his own demons if he's going to save his friend, find his m...
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Wind in the Hands, by Rami Yudovin
Rami Yudovin, Israeli author of scientific and theological works on bible researches and ancient history, represents the novel parable about the good and evil, about a duty and a freedom of choice.

Despite the visible storyline is quite simple, the novel is exciting fiction. In the book there are no names of places and heroes. They all have symbolic character. The Stranger, having come across the ancient prophetic text about upcoming arrival of the Enemy, experiences the feeling similar to the wind. He tries to understand the meaning of it. He hears a voice ordering him to follow into the City. Stranger realizes that should execute special mission ...
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Power, Control, Conformance, by A.J. Aaron
Psychopath + Empath = World Domination?

When Roland Vandergrift, a psychopath with a PhD in Neuro-physiology and Psychiatry wants something, he always gets it. Or does he. Will Sedric Jace, a high degree empath with a PhD in Physics, become like his psychopathic boss and mentor, Roland Vandergrift? Will Sedric be lured into the world of power, control, and conformance and help Roland achieve world domination?

Enter a world of big business where Lean Transformations have enabled massive reductions in work forces and closing of manufacturing plants. A world where the women are turned into stepford wives through the use of pharmaceuticals that affect their DNA to keep them subservient and devoted to men. A...
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Tequila Sunrise (Cocktail Cruises Book 1), by Allie Boniface
Book 1 of the Cocktail Cruise Series!

3 stories...1 ship...lose yourself on the waves...

Recently dumped by her long-time boyfriend because she wasn't thin enough, Louise Jamison wants to let loose and find love (or at least great sex) on board a romantic singles' cruise. When she meets the man of her dreams at a speed dating event, Lou believes she's struck gold.

Toby DeMarco is too busy building his new construction business to get involved in a serious relationship. He only goes on the four-day cruise because his best friend's family owns the line and his sister works on it, so he got a great deal. He plans to relax, rejuvenate and maybe find a woman to pass the time with. Bu...
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Boxing Wendy, by Carol Walsh Greer
Stuart Richmond is so friendly, it's scary.

He certainly likes Wendy Jackson - likes her so much, in fact, that he'll sit at the counter for hours, nursing a cup of coffee, just to watch her wait tables. It's of no consequence that Wendy is rude and dismissive; Stuart forgives all, and it's only a matter of time and tenacity before he burrows his way into her life.

Others perceive Stuart as nothing more than an over-eager suitor, but Wendy's gut tells her they're gravely mistaken. Where friends and family see interest and devotion, Wendy recognizes obsession and fixation. She knows Stuart's hiding something: some evil deed, some dark secret.

Maybe even a secret as terrible as her own.

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