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Authors who write good books that have yet to be noticed.
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3,638 books · 4,251 voters · list created May 12th, 2009 by Maureen (votes) .
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message 1: by J.M. (new)

J.M. Cornwell Past Imperfect/J. M. Cornwell


message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Some great alternative selection here. Alan Bradley is the best, although the audio version is just peachy.


message 5: by Regulo (last edited Jun 13, 2010 08:54AM) (new)

Regulo Jr. Desperate Lands: The War on Terror Through The Eyes of a Special Forces Soldier!

An Incredible true story of U.S.Army Special Forces Soldier in the war in Afghanistan and Africa.

Listen to a 12-minute Radio-Interview with the author Special Forces Master Sergeant Regulo Zapata, during an interview at TheAuthorsShow.com

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Desperate Lands The War on Terror Through the Eyes of a Special Forces Soldier by Regulo Zapata Jr. Regulo Zapata Jr.


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Tadaram Maradas A Pictorial Memoir 23 Years in the Making by Tadaram Maradas Tadaram Maradas

A Pictorial Memoir: 23 years in the making, is a reflection of the hard work and sacrifices faced by many young Americans who unselfishly don the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces. Each one individually, and respectively has their own story. In this Memoir, I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my story with you the reader, in a Pictorial Memoir. As stated in its’ title there is over 20 years of history and experiences contained in this Memoir. It has been accomplished, around the world over, to include The United States, The Central Asian States, The South Pacific, Europe, and The Middle East. It has come with great reward, sacrifice, loss, and healing, however, I have enjoyed it to the utmost. Some of the Photos depict graphic violence, as a result of Operational Contingencies in a combat zone, however most are a result of day to day Operations in a direct leadership environment, that I hope are pleasing to you the reader, and I hope that you enjoy this Memoir, as much as I enjoy sharing it with you. As you flip through this Memoir, I would like for you to keep uppermost in your mind, as I have throughout my career that: “ No One prays for Peace more than a soldier, because it is he that has to make the ultimate sacrifice.”

‘ A Pictorial Memoir: 23 Years in the Making,’ is an official entry in the Book Expo America Exhibit in New York, New York May 25 – 27, 2010. ‘ A Pictorial Memoir : 23 Years in the Making,’ is an official entry into the Combined California Library Association Book Exhibit in Sacramento, California, November 15 – 20, 2010.

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Take a Glimpse of The Other Side of the Game -- New Book Tells an Autobiographical Tale About Electronic Surveillance and Monitoring

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- People have the right to privacy. The police have the right to surveillance and monitoring people especially when involved in a legal case. But what if authority abuses its power and breaches into one's privacy with the intent of destroying an individual's anonymity? Author Tadaram Maradas shares a similar experience as he takes readers to The Other Side of the Game.

Espionage movies have shown how electronic devices can be used to tap into a person's privacy and discover his most intimate activities. On film, the process looks fascinating and exciting. But in reality, when one becomes the target of surveillance, it is far from a pleasant experience. The Other Side of the Game tells an excerpt from the many excursions in the life series of author Tadaram Maradas. It tells an autobiographical account in which electronic surveillance and remote neural monitoring led him to file a complaint against the police department.

In this fascinating true account, the author reveals the details of his surveillance and monitoring, including the official documents that were filed in his complaint and the due process he followed. He also takes time to expound on legal terms to readers such as perjury, slander and others-and how one can proceed with these cases. With an in-depth view of electronic surveillance and an extensive index of useful references, The Other Side of the Game is a fascinating read that readers will enjoy and learn from.

For more information on this book, log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Tadaram Maradas, whose real name is David Williams, is a writer and author from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an alum of Excelsior College in upstate New York, and is currently enrolled as MSM Graduate Student in the University of Maryland Graduate School System at Adelphi, Maryland. He recently capped a satisfying twenty-three year career in the United States Army where he served in four Contingency Operations, which included both Combative and Non-Combative Operations. His autobiographical, self-written book, The Other Side of the Game, is an excerpt of one of the many excursions that he experienced in his life series.


The Other Side of the Game * by Tadaram Maradas
Publication Date: December 16, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 214 pages; 978-1-4415-8340-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 214 pages; 978-1-4415-8341-3

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at www.Xlibris.com.

CONTACT: Xlibris
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MarketingServices@Xlibris.com


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Tadaram Maradas The Other Side Of The Game by Tadaram MaradasTadaram Maradas Tadaram Maradas


Source: Xlibris
Take a Glimpse of The Other Side of the Game -- New Book Tells an Autobiographical Tale About Electronic Surveillance and Monitoring

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- People have the right to privacy. The police have the right to surveillance and monitoring people especially when involved in a legal case. But what if authority abuses its power and breaches into one's privacy with the intent of destroying an individual's anonymity? Author Tadaram Maradas shares a similar experience as he takes readers to The Other Side of the Game.

Espionage movies have shown how electronic devices can be used to tap into a person's privacy and discover his most intimate activities. On film, the process looks fascinating and exciting. But in reality, when one becomes the target of surveillance, it is far from a pleasant experience. The Other Side of the Game tells an excerpt from the many excursions in the life series of author Tadaram Maradas. It tells an autobiographical account in which electronic surveillance and remote neural monitoring led him to file a complaint against the police department.

In this fascinating true account, the author reveals the details of his surveillance and monitoring, including the official documents that were filed in his complaint and the due process he followed. He also takes time to expound on legal terms to readers such as perjury, slander and others-and how one can proceed with these cases. With an in-depth view of electronic surveillance and an extensive index of useful references, The Other Side of the Game is a fascinating read that readers will enjoy and learn from.

For more information on this book, log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Tadaram Maradas, whose real name is David Williams, is a writer and author from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an alum of Excelsior College in upstate New York, and is currently enrolled as MSM Graduate Student in the University of Maryland Graduate School System at Adelphi, Maryland. He recently capped a satisfying twenty-three year career in the United States Army where he served in four Contingency Operations, which included both Combative and Non-Combative Operations. His autobiographical, self-written book, The Other Side of the Game, is an excerpt of one of the many excursions that he experienced in his life series.


The Other Side of the Game * by Tadaram Maradas
Publication Date: December 16, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 214 pages; 978-1-4415-8340-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 214 pages; 978-1-4415-8341-3

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at www.Xlibris.com.

CONTACT: Xlibris
Marketing Services
(888) 795-4274 x. 7876
MarketingServices@Xlibris.com


message 8: by P.Q. (new)

P.Q. Glisson Hi Yara!
I would like to suggest putting my debut novel, Her Sanctuary, on your New Authors to Watch list. Here's the summary and cover pic. It's available on over 25,000 bookstore websites including amazon.com, The Book Depository, BooksOnBoard.com and Barnes&Noble.com.
Her Sanctuary by P.Q. Glisson
Shannon Mallory was a woman on the run….not from outside forces but from her own wounded heart. When she pulled up into the parking lot of The Last Resort Café, in the town of Sanctuary, little did she know she would find the one thing she never even knew she was searching for….true love.


Seth Proudfoot wasn’t looking for anything, except an end to his miserable existence. Accused of a crime he couldn’t remember committing, he was ostracized by a town that, ironically, bore the name of the one thing he could never find….Sanctuary.

When the two meet, neither can ignore the magnetic pull between them, but will Shannon allow her damaged spirit to trust a man…a man who may have murdered his own family?

Though Shannon is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, it is her spirit that breaks down the iron-clad shield around his heart. Their desire burns hotter than the Arizona desert, threatening to melt the very mountains that loom like silent Gods above their heads. But can their love survive a betrayal that could very well cost them both their lives?

It's been getting great reviews from amazon.com and right here at goodreads with an average rating of 4.04. Please consider it for your listonia list as I am self-published and any free promotion is greatly appreciated.
Thank you!!


message 9: by Ari (new)

Ari Looking for some giveaway of these beauties! To Mexico if it's posible :D


message 10: by P.Q. (new)

P.Q. Glisson Aladygma wrote: "Looking for some giveaway of these beauties! To Mexico if it's posible :D"

what beauties are you speaking of?


message 11: by Ari (new)

Ari P.Q. wrote: "Aladygma wrote: "Looking for some giveaway of these beauties! To Mexico if it's posible :D"

what beauties are you speaking of?"


Seers of Light looks good. Manchester House, Living Beneath The Radar...

The first ten looks interesting. Why the question, if I may?


message 12: by P.Q. (new)

P.Q. Glisson I just didn't know what you were talking about, sorry. :)


message 13: by Ari (new)

Ari P.Q. wrote: "I just didn't know what you were talking about, sorry. :)"

LOL That happens haha ;)


message 14: by P.Q. (new)

P.Q. Glisson I know, right?


message 15: by Jan (new)

Jan I'm going to delete the Bronte, Austen and Shakespear entries, as well as The Memoirs of a Geisha and The Notebook entry, since they can hardly be called unnoticed....


message 16: by P.Q. (new)

P.Q. Glisson Hey Jan, That's true. :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Indeed it is!


message 18: by P.Q. (new)

P.Q. Glisson Hey, I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I'm a new author...hint, hint. LOL


message 19: by Jan (new)

Jan If you see any others that don't belong, feel free to list them in the comments, I'm not a native speaker, so I'll probably look over some of them.


message 20: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Sep 07, 2010 09:24AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'm a bit dubious about Water for Elephants - it's been out 4 years and has over 120,000 ratings here at GR.

ETA: I'm more than a little dubious about Mists of Avalon being on here - it came out in 1985. Also, Pride and Prejudice on here is just ridiculous, I'm removing that one.


message 21: by Stacey (new)

Stacey O'Neale It seems a little unfair that so many bestsellers are listed here. How could they be a writer to watch if everyone already knows about them. I'd rather see more unknowns get some props.


message 22: by P.Q. (new)

P.Q. Glisson Like me? LOL :) Her Sanctuary by P.Q. Glisson
I'm as about unknown as you can get.


message 24: by Arthur (new)

Arthur I have been to your website and would like to help others find you.

I would like to invite you to join our new social network for new and aspiring authors. You can promote your work on our site by adding your link in your profile or you can utilize our blog, video or discussion tools. We also welcome comments on the work that others add to the site. Please take a look and let me know what you think.

www.newauthorsclub.com
the social network for authors and their fans

Arthur Dodge,


message 25: by Shirelle (new)

Shirelle Higgins P.Q. wrote: "Like me? LOL :)Her Sanctuary by P.Q. Glisson
I'm as about unknown as you can get."


Lol! And me too! Hint: starting at the end of the lists will show u the MOST unknown! Throne of Teresh by Shirelle Higgins


message 26: by Breanne (new)

Breanne This vote is for Colleen Houck :)


message 27: by Ðɑηηɑ (new)

Ðɑηηɑ I voted for none of these authors. I have pnly read "shiver" by MS and did not like the way she writes, so did not vote for her. some are on my to-read list, so I do not know how they are.


message 28: by Jessica (new)

Jessica McHugh Rabbits in the Garden
5 Star Rating:

At twelve years old, Avery Norton had everything: a boyfriend who was also her best friend, the entirety of Martha's Vineyard as her playground, and her very own garden to tend. By thirteen, it was all over.The discovery of a secret crypt in the basement starts the Norton family down many unexpected avenues, including one that leads to Avery's arrest for murder and her subsequent imprisonment in Taunton State Lunatic Asylum. Set in 1950s Massachusetts, Rabbits in the Garden follows Avery Norton's struggle to prove her innocence and escape Taunton with her mind intact.

"This well-written tale keeps the reader turning pages right up to the increasingly twisted and unexpected ending."

"It’s a master piece in the horror genre."

"This is horror the way it should be – crawling under your skin slowly, from page one till the very end, and turning the world as you know it into something scary and unfamiliar."

"Her writing style is unique and so incredibly powerful - there were times while reading this book that I was physically shaking - from fear, anger, and plenty of other emotions. Jessica McHugh has a way with words, of crafting the text into something that will make you really feel it."

Jessica McHugh
Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction that spans the genre from horror and alternate history to epic fantasy. A prolific writer, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, novellas, and even playwriting. She has had ten books published in three years, including "Song of Eidolons", "The Sky: The World" and the first three installments in her "Tales of Dominhydor" series. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband Dave who serves as constant support and inspiration in life and writing alike.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

I noticed James Patterson has a book on here and he is not new. Maybe someone who has librarian status should clean this Listopia up a bit. thanks


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Whereabouts was it? It would make it easier to find and remove.


message 31: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 26, 2011 09:42PM) (new)

Susanna wrote: "Whereabouts was it? It would make it easier to find and remove."

I searched but could not find it the second time however, while searching I found number 510 Wuthering Heights. Thanks for your work on these lists.

510 was about page 6


message 32: by J.M. (new)

J.M. Cornwell Wuthering Heights has been removed. If you come across Patterson, please note the number and let one of us know. Thank you for your help.


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

J.M. wrote: "Wuthering Heights has been removed. If you come across Patterson, please note the number and let one of us know. Thank you for your help."

Thanks I will. I should have written it down the first time but not thinking.


message 34: by Myles (last edited Oct 18, 2011 10:24AM) (new)

Myles Bevis The Secret World Of Eric Beemer by Myles Bevis How nice it would be to 'Be Known'!


message 35: by Christine (new)

Christine Butler Some of these authors aren't exactly new. Lauren Kate, for instance, has been around for a while. :)


message 36: by Julie (new)

Julie Reece I ditto what Christine said. I guess there's no time cut off for 'new' I wouldn't describe Stephenie Meyer
that way. ???


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message 38: by Dan (last edited Dec 02, 2011 06:52PM) (new)

Dan So, I saw book on this list that was published in 2006 (J.R. Ward). ...Is she really considered a 'new' author?


message 39: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Dec 16, 2011 10:02PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Erm. She has over 6,000 fans here on GR, and at least some of her books have been rated 30,000+ times.

So I would think she would flunk the "yet to be noticed" part, personally.


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The Ballad of Young Tam Lin (2011)
Patricia A. Leslie

The place is the Scottish Borders. The time is 1790. Lady Janet Dunbar, just turned twenty, is a very proper young heiress, who has had a 'modern' education, and does not believe in tales about fairies and elves.

But now she is with child, gossips' tongues are wagging, her father the Earl is furious and has ordered her to keep to her chamber until she agrees to reveal her lover's name...

And Tam Lin -- the handsome, charming young gentleman to whom she so trustingly gave away her virtue on May Day -- has turned out to be the sworn consort of the Elf-Queen of Summerland.

Can anything else go wrong in Janet's neatly-planned life?

Well ... do Fairy-Folk dance in the woods?

THE BALLAD OF YOUNG TAM LIN is 461 pages of wit, romance, and lighthearted family drama. Strongly inspired by the original old Scottish ballad, set in 1790, and written in the spirit of Jane Austen as a historical comedy of manners, the story is blended with paranormal elements derived from real mythology, Celtic folklore, and contemporary metaphysical wisdom, with a dash of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer' blended in.

The traditional Scottish ballad of Tam Lin has inspired many re-tellings. This is the first to set the tale in the late 1700s, and the first to continue the story in an ongoing family-saga series of fantasy-romances, generation by generation.

This edition includes an appendix with a Scottish word glossary.


message 41: by Howard (new)

Howard white Does anyone know the authors name and title of his first , newly released book (early 2012 ) that takes place in post-apocalyptic UK? It was only released on Kindle and I have misplaced all info I had on this book. The author is in his early 20's and this is his first published work. I promised him I would buy it when I finally got Kindle linked ?
Thank you. Howard/ Columbus,OH 4-7-12


message 42: by Richard (new)

Richard Not Again by Richard von Hippel

As a new author with a very recently published work (Kindle) I would like permission to add my book, NOT AGAIN.

The background to the book can be found at http://askdavid.com/reviews/book/insp...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books to the list at the top of the list (at the tab next to all votes), not down here in the comments section.


message 44: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Parks I am looking for 3 books that I read some time ago and, of course, now I can't recall the name or the author. Might this be the place to see if anyone recognized the summary? I would love to re read them in my old age.

I just found this while reading summaries in hopes of stumbling upon any of them. This was probably 20 yrs ago+/- that I read them.

Many thanks & hoping I'm not stepping on toes here.
Joyce hotshot@mosquitonet.com


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'd try the group "what's the name of this book?", Joyce.


message 46: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Deleted "The Help" and several other books that were enormous bestsellers...

You might want to set a ratings ceiling for the list, like 2000 ratings. That would probably cut the list in half, but if an author has gotten 2000 ratings they really aren't so unheard of anymore.


message 47: by Erin (new)

Erin #116- Lady of Hay has got to go! I don't think we can call Barbara Erskine a lesser known author.


message 48: by Debra (new)

Debra Edwards 686 To kill a Mockingbird - shouldn't be here, surely.


message 49: by Nick (new)

Nick Sweeney Just had three e-mails over the past few days from somebody asking me to vote for his three books. I'm reading several books at the moment. I'm not going to abandon them right now to read somebody's three self-published books. I'm not going to vote for books I haven't read. All that shit belongs to Authonomy. It doesn't mean anything there, and it won't mean anything here. Why doesn't the guy who wrote to me just set up a bunch of e-mail addresses/IDs, and vote for his own three books (as they do on Authonomy)? I come to Goodreads for different things, but not for the same self-policed slush pile that belongs on sites like Authonomy. Leave it in Authonomy if you want to be taken in any way seriously as a writer.


message 50: by Nick (new)

Nick Sweeney And just got another one from him. One more and I'll name him!


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