Aaron is a 12-year-old baseball phenom, but only when he’s playing on the field. At the plate, he struggles. Now, it’s the last inning of the last game of the season, and Aaron’s in the batter’s box, down by one with the bases loaded. Just as he steps up to the plate, Aaron spots his superstar-athlete older brother, Will, who completely abandoned him at the worst possible time. Can Aaron come through in the clutch when his team needs him most, and will his brother come through for him and their family? A 2022 Junior Library Guild Selection.
"Touching on topics such as sibling rivalry, insecurity, self-image, and grieving, this book...will capture readers' attention and leave them thinking about not only the exciting baseball story it is but also the emotional challenges that young people can encounter." ~Children's Literature
Carmen is a 12-year-old star striker for the Blue Dragons A-Team, but when her best friend Destiny abandons the team to try theater, the Dragons need a new goalkeeper, stat. Carmen quickly learns her new position as keeper, but she struggles to deal with the changes in her friendship with Destiny. Plus, there’s one shot she just can’t seem to stop. Now, the league championship has gone to a shootout, and of course the other team’s best striker has the last kick. Can Carmen save both her team’s championship dreams and her most important friendship?
What looked to be a football season to remember for Cameron quickly turns to disaster. Set to take over as quarterback for the pass-happy Northwood Middle School Lumberjacks, things change just days before the first practice when internet sensation Trish joins the team. Cameron goes from starting quarterback to backup—and nearly ends up quitting. With some inspiration from his father, Cameron finds joy in his newfound role—but not without some bumps and bruises along the way. Will his commitment pay off?
Easton is an 11-year-old hockey sensation, but he’s struggled with the sudden success of fellow winger and best friend Shawn. Now, it’s the last shift in triple-overtime at the state championship, and the team has one play to avoid a shootout. The coach’s play has Easton taking the shot, but sometimes you have to think on your skates after the puck hits the ice. Will Easton go for his own glory, or will he swallow his pride and do what’s best for his team and his friend?
The final buzzer. The bases loaded. The last chance to break a tie. Get the entire set of In the Clutch books featuring young athletes learning about life as they learn to perform under pressure. The set includes all four books from the series: The Sluggers Shadow, Keeper Courage, Gridiron Grit, and Envy on Ice.
LitNuts features books you may not find elsewhere. (Scroll down to see today's Featured Books.) What have you been missing? A lot of great indie books for one thing. Indie authors and small presses are the lifeblood of American literature, which is why we make them the stars of our newsletter. Learn more...Note: Prices are current when books are posted on LitNuts.com but can change on short notice. Be sure to check the price before purchasing.
What would your life be like if you committed to something larger than yourself? Copperfield's Books presents Lynne Twist for a virtual event in celebration of her new book, Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Tuesday, November 29, 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
“In the pursuit of 'more' we overlook the fullness and completeness that are already within us waiting to be discovered.” ~
A suspicious fire. A Valentine’s Day discovery. Will this psychic sleuth gamble—and lose? If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunits. Buy this paranormal cozy mystery to light the fuse on a mystery today! Book 4 of 21 in the Mitzy Moon Mysteries series, from a USA Today bestselling author. Free with Kindle Unlimited. 4.6 stars, 500+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
“Couldn't put it down! A must-read for all!” -Kathy Woods, North County Daily Star. Darby remembers sitting at the tables of a private LA gambling club, but not how she ended up in Ankara, Turkey. Her life is in danger. Authorities are baffled. Her widowed mother does something no other mom has ever done. If she fails, her daughter is lost forever. “A women’s problem that demands a woman’s solution. That urgency, pulsating power, kept me reading.” -Helen Claire Gould, UK’s Fiction Fix. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. 4.8 stars, 98 ratings. From $4.99 SHOP NOW /
This beautiful cookbook contains more than 200 pages of flavorful and delicious classic Greek recipes presented in a simple and easy-to-follow manner for all level at-home chefs.
Cooking Greek: A Classic Greek Cookbook for the At-Home Chef
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Reference; Greek Cooking
Cooking Greek: A Classic Greek Cookbook for the At-Home Chef is the perfect cookbook for foodies and makes a great gift for any occasion.
Greek cuisine can seem intimidating, but when presented by chef Pemi, it is anxiety free! With a culinary arts degree, experience teaching Greek cooking classes, and thousands of hours in her yiayia’s (grandmother’s) kitchen, chef Pemi brings a unique perspective with her flavor profile, instructions, and beautiful full-page photos of each dish.
Discover how to cook some of the most popular, authentic Greek recipes including baklava, tiropita (cheese pie), dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), pastitsio (macaroni pie), spanakopita (spinach pie), moussaka (eggplant and ground beef pie), Greek meatballs, loukoumades (Greek donuts), tzatziki (cucumber yogurt dip), souvlaki (meat skewers), galaktoboureko (milk pie), Greek style octopus, and many more mouth-watering Greek recipes.
As an added bonus, the food forum on Worldwide Greeks provides an additional resource for recipe clarification, variation ideas and the opportunity to ask chef Pemi and other food experts your recipe-related questions.
About the Authors
Pemi Kanavos is a classically-trained pastry chef with a culinary arts degree who loves to feed people and share her Greek culture and cuisine. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved with her family to Athens, Greece, when she was 10. Pam returned to Boston for college, earning a degree in Ggraphic design. Pam’s love of cooking ran so deep that she decided to go back to school where she earned a second degree in Culinary Arts. She has worked at various food establishments around Boston, wrote a column on a Greek cooking blog, and taught Greek cooking classes for several years. Having moved back and forth between Boston and Athens, Pemi has now settled in Athens Greece, with her husband and son.
Worldwide Greeks (WorldwideGreeks.com) was established in 2005 as an online forum website written in English about Greek food, Greek travel, and Greek culture. More than 490,000 people have visited the very popular Greek food forum on the Worldwide Greeks website, where people can share Greek recipes and ask questions about Greek food. Additionally, Worldwide Greeks has more than 250,000 loyal social media followers who lover Greek food, Greek travel, and Greek culture.
Welcome to the November issue of LitNuts Deals: highly rated indie books priced $1 or less PLUS the LitNuts Deals Giveaway. This month, we're giving away a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. Enter by December 10 for a chance to win!
The Bend in Redwood Road by Danielle Stewart
Genre: Women's Sagas, Women's Romance Fiction
4.4 stars, 5000+ ratings
"Stewart has a knack for creating rich, complicated characters. One standout is Leslie's daughter, Kerry, who is defiantly vocal about the issues within her family and laudably supportive of her mother. The author treads carefully around the subject of adoption, respectfully noting systematic issues while preserving the emotional complexities of Gwen's experience. Another intriguing feature is the romantic subplot." ~Kirkus Reviews
Coastal Paybacks by Don Rich
Genre: Travel Adventure Fiction, Sea Adventures Fiction
4.5 stars, 387 ratings
Book 3 of 11 in the Coastal Adventure Series, can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.
A Shot to Die For by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Genre: Noir Crime, Mystery Series, Women Sleuths
3.9 stars, 63 ratings
In the 4th Ellie Foreman mystery, the filmmaker sleuth is heading to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, when a young woman with whom she's chatting at a rest stop is suddenly shot dead and the sniper disappears in a van. Ellie subsequently investigates and finds the main suspect is the scion of the wealthiest, most prominent family in town.
"Has me itching for the next book." ~Midwest Book Review
Monroe Doctrine, Volume One by James Rosone & Miranda Watson
Genre: Technothriller, Military Thriller
4.4 stars, 3800+ ratings
Scheming world leaders develop unexpected alliances.
Conflict is at America's doorstep.
The Monroe Doctrine calls on the United States to respond.
What could possibly go wrong?
The Bone Thief's Tale by Heleen Davies
Genre: Fantasy and Futuristic Romance, Romantic Fantasy
4.3 stars, 32 ratings
"IT.WAS.SO.INTENSE!!! I loved it! At first I was like, 'How can it be The Little Mermaid meeting Hades and Persephone mashup retelling, how will that even work?!' But I freaking loved it!" ~Goodreads review.
The Latina President and the Conspiracy to Destroy Her by Joe Rothstein
Genre: Espionage Thriller, International Mystery & Crime
4.6 stars, 66 ratings
Relatively Normal by Whitney Dineen
Genre: Humorous Fiction, Comedy
4.3 stars, 1900+ ratings
It all started with a Scottish Thanksgiving... Just add a fiancé, interfering relatives, an ex-boyfriend, and an array of taxidermy field mice dressed for battle, and what could go wrong? International Readers Favorite Award and Top Shelf Book Award winner.
A Hand for the Duke by Meredith Bond
Genre: Romance, Regency Historical Romance, Historical British Fiction
4.4 stars, 240+ ratings
Hammers in the Wind: The Northern Crusades by Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Sword & Sorcery Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
4 stars, 236 ratings
Fans of Tolkien, Brooks, McKiernan, and Martin will enjoy..
Rise by Mark Moore
Genre: Military Fantasy, Historical Fantasy Fiction
4.5 stars, 47 ratings
Mail Order Brides by Laura Ashwood
Genre: 20th Century Historical Romance
4.5 stars, 46 ratings
This inspirational collection features four sweet, wholesome novellas by USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Laura Ashwood, each filled with romance and heartbreak, redemption, family and finding true love.
If you love faith-filled tales of the Old West, stories of resilient love and second chances, and characters that come to life on the page, you will be swept away with this collection.
Dark Tide by Sharon Ward
Genre: Travel Adventure Fiction, Women's Adventure Fiction, Sea Adventures Fiction
4.6 stars, 79 ratings
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. We hope your shopping list includes lots of books like today's featured titles.
For a break from shopping, we recommend joining Brian Swimme, host of PBS’s Journey of the Universe, for a discussion of the expanding universe and human consciousness. This free online literary event is sponsored by Banyen Books, Canada's leading bookstore in spirituality and healing for more than 50 years. Sunday, November 27, 1:30 - 2:30 PM PST.
"Our ancestry streches back through the life forms and into the stars, back into the beginnings of the primeval fireball. This universe is a single multiform energetic unfolding of matter, mind, intelligence and life." ~Brian Swimme
A second-chance romance for readers who love happy endings. She's obsessed with winning a trophy. He's married to the competition. Together, can they rekindle the true meaning of Christmas? "I love Christmas stories, and thoroughly enjoyed Jacquolyn McMurray’s Christmas at the Aloha Cafe. It was especially unique in that it took place in Hawaii." -Amazon review. "This book was a joy to read. Come celebrate Christmas in Hawaii!" -Ann, Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Not a love story—and yet a story of love. Love for a city, the artist’s way, and dreams. “A fascinating and unusual piece of fiction…a moving depiction of what it is like to live as an artist and creator. Highly recommended.” –Amazon review. “Thoroughly delightful! The writing is eloquent and endearing: Honora Gorman becomes a quintessential ‘artist’” –Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Action, adventure, aliens, and a sarcastic talking cat. When Arthur discovers a mysterious black box at the bottom of a lake, its just the start of a journey that takes him to the farthest reaches of space, where a terrible hundred-year is building to its final battle. In an alien land, Arthur must trust his friends and summon the courage to fight and survive—the but the stakes are higher than he could ever have imagined. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
What do you do if Ms. Wrong is just what the doctor ordered? Sometimes, the wrong person is the right one for you! Liz and Marisa have something special, but it’ll require honesty to acknowledge their connection, and courage to follow their hearts. Lose yourself in doubt and desire with Liz and Marisa: two women, one love! 4.2 stars, 167 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW /
Grumpy billionaire boss. Game on. Nannying for billionaire grump Dominic Hart is putting me through school. Allowing me to become a lawyer one day. And ensure what happened to my dad won’t happen again. Dominic Hart is nothing more than my boss. Who cares how suave he is. I’m not going to warm the bed of a man much older than me. But the more time I spend with Dominic, the harder it is to resist. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
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"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~Marcel Proust
Olly and his new friend, Ember, fight off school bullies, greedy mall developers, and nosy townspeople to protect their secret – that there’s a community of nature-loving creatures that have peacefully lived under Oak Hill for hundreds of years. When they run into trouble, the creatures known as Spores step in to protect them. Through their adventures, they build friendships with members of the Spore community and discover a common goal. They must work together quickly to protect Oak Hill from a greedy developer or lose their homes forever. From $9.99 SHOP NOW /
Farm Animals are People Too is a celebration of the wonderful animals that live on farms. The book follows the piggies, the cows, and the chickens as they go about their lives and do their favorite things. The story is a celebration of the sensitive beings that share our world. Take a walk through the farm sanctuary, and visit the piggies in the mud, the cows dreaming of jumping over the moon, as well as the chickens famously crossing the road. All are welcome at the farm sanctuary in Farm Animals are People Too! From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
So, Alex bolts in search of a fresh start. A rogue deer, a cute mechanic, and a kind lady change not only her new plans. They alter the course of her life. Forever.
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