New Books of 2017 (Part 3)
Check out these new books that have been released as of Jan. 2017.
Click on the book covers to find them on Amazon.
Sci-Fi & Time Travel:
Traveller - Inceptio by Rob Shackleford
If you were sent 1000 years into the past, would you survive?
Traveller - Inceptio describes how the Transporter is accidentally invented and becomes public knowledge when it sends a subject 1000 years into the past.
A Special Forces team of Travellers is then selected and trained with the intent to send them to Saxon England to explore what could be a very dangerous period of history.
From the beaches of Australia to the forests of Saxon England, Traveller - Inceptio reveals how Travellers discover they need a lot more than technology to survive the trials of early Eleventh Century life.
White Collar Crime:
Although he was a suburban husband and father, living a far different life than the “Wolf of Wall Street,” Michael Kimelman had a good run as the cofounder of a hedge fund. He had left a cushy yet suffocating job at a law firm to try his hand at the high-risk life of a proprietary trader — and he did pretty well for himself. But it all came crashing down in the wee hours of November 5, 2009, when the Feds came to his door—almost taking the door off its hinges. While his wife and children were sequestered to a bedroom, Kimelman was marched off in embarrassment in view of his neighbors and TV crews who had been alerted in advance. He was arrested as part of a huge insider trading case, and while he was offered a “sweetheart” no-jail probation plea, he refused, maintaining his innocence.
The lion’s share of Confessions of a Wall Street Insider was written while Kimelman was an inmate at Lewisburg Penitentiary. In nearly two years behind bars, he reflected on his experiences before incarceration—rubbing elbows and throwing back far too many cocktails with financial titans and major figures in sports and entertainment (including Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Rodriguez, Ben Bernanke, and Alan Greenspan, to drop a few names); making and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in daily gambles on the Street; getting involved with the wrong people, who eventually turned on him; realizing that none of that mattered in the end. As he writes: “Stripped of family, friends, time, and humanity, if there’s ever a place to give one pause, it’s prison . . . Tomorrow is promised to no one.” In Confessions of a Wall Street Insider, he reveals the triumphs, pains, and struggles, and how, in the end, it just might have made him a better person.
Neva has more problems than the average seventeen year old: a fear of mirrors, lips that cause death upon contact, an insatiable addiction to apples, and she's been doomed to repeat the same three years of her life over and over.
She may be the prettiest girl around, but her beauty has caused her nothing but trouble. Neva has been cursed by a vengeful coven of ruthless witches. She has a small window of time to break her curse, or she will have to live with her burdens for all eternity.
How far will one mother go to find her child?
A full year after a painful divorce, Elizabeth’s seventeen-year-old daughter Lillian decides to visit a friend over the Fourth of July weekend but never returns home. With the help of her neighborhood friend Cole, Elizabeth tries to make sense of what really happened and hopefully bring her daughter home.
Dystopian Science Fiction:
In the Veloressian Empire of the twenty-three stars, prophecies are sacred and absolute. Until the day Oracle Prime Leon Courtee challenges the Empire's most sacrosanct divination--the Eternity Prophecy. The next morning he disappears, along with an inconceivable truth that could cripple the Empire.
As murmurs of a conspiracy simmer underneath a facade of peace, the regime prepares to strike back. Anything to keep the dissenters quiet. Or better yet, dead. The Empire is ready to turn innocents into pawns in a game of treachery and deceit--a sacrifice deemed necessary to keep peace across the galaxy.
Will truth stand a chance against the all-powerful Empire?
In this unputdownable tour de force, disparate lives--a young mother fleeing a horrific past, a covert operative trying to resuscitate his career, a self-taught hacker fixated on revenge, an assassin seeking redemption--crisscross and careen unwittingly toward a stunning conclusion.
Game Point (DCI Bennett Book 4) by Malcolm Hollingdrake
DCI Bennett faces the most harrowing case of his career. A psychopath, who escaped capture, is hell bent on revenge and executes a series of events that will not only impact on Bennett physically, but will have emotional and professional consequences.
A body is found with its fingers amputated, then an investigative journalist, embroiled in the pornography and drugs scene, is murdered.
Bennett’s team is faced with some baffling evidence. Hatpins and bicycle spokes become pivotal to the inquiry but the police struggle to connect the evidence.
It is only when a Detective Sergeant from the team is kidnapped that Bennett realises that he is the true target.
Can Bennett solve the case before it’s too late? How many people will he lose in the process?
Dystopian Science Fiction:
Humans are all but extinct. Our world is in ruins, destroyed by the AI known as The Order. 3p1c should be just like the other millions of robots created, except that, he has emotions. The only problem is that there isn't much to feel in this hollow, ruined world until he stumbles upon something that will make him question his own existence. A human.
Women's Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy:
Ahe'ey by Jamie Le Fay
Morgan's feminist books didn't prepare her to deal with the dashing Gabriel and the land of Ahe'ey ...
Ahe'ey: The Complete Collection
Morgan is a dreamer, change maker and art lover. She is a feisty, slightly preachy, romantic feminist full of contradictions and insecurities. Morgan uncovers a world where women have the power, and where magic is no longer just a figment of her wild imagination. Sounds like a dream, but it may, in fact, turn into a nightmare.
The world of the Ahe'ey challenges and subverts her views about gender, genes, and nature versus nurture.
The strong and uninvited chemistry between her and the dashing Gabriel makes matters even more complicated. His stunning looks keep short-circuiting her rational mind.
What new 2017 book are you looking forward to?
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