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LitNuts: Books You Won't Find Elsewhere

LitNuts features books you probably won’t see elsewhere. (Scroll down to see our current recommendations.) What have you been missing? A lot of great indie books for one thing. Also, collections of short stories, essays and poetry - and even recent releases and award winners that other newsletters systematically exclude! How and why do they do that? Read more... 

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Dad's Great Advice for Teens by Marc Fienberg

General Nonfiction

Dad’s Great Advice for Teens is the perfect gift to help a teenager get happy, be successful, and make good decisions. (But it’s also an amazing gift for any parent trying to better connect with their kid.) What kind of crazy father actually advises teens to…Do dumb, risky things (as long as they’re not really dumb things)...Fail at their endeavors (rather than not trying at all out of fear)...Drink, vape, and do drugs (in a smart, disciplined way, and only if they’re determined to not wait) $9.99 Kindle / Nook / Apple / Great Advice Group


Rose's Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville by Trav SD

General Nonfiction

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Rose's Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville is A BIG STORY about little people. This is the first book in 40 years devoted to the wonderful performances of these vaudeville acts. It includes personal remembrances and photographs from the daughter of Gladys Farkas, one of the original members of the company, PLUS reproductions of vintage collectible postcards that were originally sold by the performers at their shows. Available Nov. 15. Pre-order now direct from the publisher.

The Vampire of the Prophecy by Victoria Jayne

Romance

The final book of The Prophecy Trilogy (following The Witch of the Prophecy and The Wolf of the Prophecy): Rori chose power over love, and as a result, put himself in the running to be the next emperor of all vampires. Then someone threatened to expose his witch (along with all other paranormal creatures) to humans...unless he gives up his claim to the throne. It will take all of Rori's power to protect everyone and everything he holds dear. But with time running out and enemies circling, can he survive long enough to complete the prophecy—and maybe also get a second chance at love? $3.99 Nook / Kindle / Kobo

Love at First Light by Jennifer Bernard

Romance

New release! Private investigator Ethan James has had one too many brushes with death. But his newest case should be simple—it's just a birth-parents search in Lost Harbor, Alaska, helping out the local police chief. But when the chief has to drop the investigation, Ethan finds himself working with Jessica Dixon, the super sexy, endlessly quirky local baker, known for her uncanny intuition. When these opposites attract, Jessica may come down to Earth long enough to find love, while Ethan might learn to trust his heart instead of his head...if they make it out of the wilderness alive. $4.99 KindleNook / Kobo / Apple

For Love of the Dollar by J.M. Servín

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Mexican gonzo journalist J.M. Servín spent nearly a decade as an illegal immigrant in the United States. For Love of the Dollar is a young writer’s tale of ambitions undermined by economic forces, racial divides and artistic hubris. Hilarious and irreverent, Servín worked in kitchens, gas stations, golf courses, and finally, as a “manny" for a dysfunctional Connecticut family. His view of the plight of the undocumented worker confronts as much what it means to be Mexican, as it does American, laying bare a version of the American dream few have had the courage to articulate. From $10.00 Unnamed Press / Nook / Kindle


Fabulous! by Laury A. Egan

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A talented opera singer, Gilbert Eugene Rose, moonlights as a drag queen and diva divine, Kiri De Uwana, in order to pay his rent. Like many, Gil is dying to become famous on the New York operatic stage; unfortunately he might get his wish when he lands lead roles as a soprano and tenor in separate productions and is also hired to sing Handel by a dangerous female gangster who is at war with the producer of one of the two operas. Suddenly, happy-go-lucky Gil finds himself stranded in the middle of Mobster Boulevard, aflutter in heels, dresses, and wigs, with only his wits for protection and a new romance for inspiration. $7.95 Kindle / Nook / Kobo

Hunt for Justice: Judge Willa Carson Books 1 & 2 by Diane Capri

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

When Judge Willa Carson's "little sister" Carly is in trouble, she's forced to ask Willa for help. When Carly becomes the number one suspect in the murder of a prominent plastic surgeon, Willa risks everything to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Can she do it? War hero General Randall Andrews has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court and Willa's husband George Carson leads the fight to defeat him. Until George is arrested for Andrews' murder and Willa pulls out all the stops to free her husband. Can Willa defeat the powerful forces against him or will her beloved George die on death row? Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google

The Perfect Neighbor by Blake Pierce

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

In an exclusive and wealthy neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, a new neighbor moves into a luxury home—only to be found dead soon thereafter. The case brings Jessie into another wealthy beach town, evoking bad memories of her marriage and forcing her to confront her own demons—while trying to unmask the lies of this seemingly perfect town. Making matters worse, Jessie’s husband is now out of prison—and a potential threat to her once more. $5.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google

The Watchmaker's Daughter by C. J. Archer

Science Fiction and Fantasy

India Steele's father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her. Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


Well of Furies: Predator Space Chronicles I by Craig DeLancey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Amir Tarkos is one of the only humans in the Predator Corp, the most elite military force in the galaxy. With his partner Bria, Tarkos is given a dangerous and difficult mission: to locate the World Hammer, a pair of co-orbiting sunless planets that are the last refuge of the Ulltrians. But to find the World Hammer, they first must brave the dangers of the Ulltrian homeworld, The Well of Furies. To save Galactic civilization, Tarkos and Bria will have to work with a team of strange aliens and artificial intelligences, explore the perilous ruins of an ancient moon, dare the depths of an ocean that engulfs a dark planet, and fight a fierce battle in the ice rings of burning world. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


I Don't Want to Eat Bugs by Rachel Branton & Tim Petersen

Children and Young Adult

Lisbon is hungry and it’s hard to wait for dinner. When her animal friends try to help her find something tasty to eat, the real the problems begin! Join Lisbon on her funny misadventures. Each beautiful illustration is designed to inspire the imaginations of children. An activity page at the end of the book allows for more fun as they search for special items in the illustrations. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google



Chase Tinker and the House of Magic by Malia Ann Haberman

Children and Young Adult

Join Chase Tinker and his family and friends for some wild and crazy supernatural escapades while living in a gigantic, 560-year-old magical house where magic, adventure, excitement, and danger can be found around nearly every corner. Root for Chase in his pursuit of a way to outwit, out-magic, and outmaneuver dangerous and wicked villains who are planning to destroy the Tinkers and get control of this incredible and unique house. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple

50 Core American Documents by Christopher Burkett

General Nonfiction

50 Core American Documents is meant to introduce readers to America’s story as it has unfolded from the American Founding into the Twentieth Century. Many of the documents emphasize America’s uniqueness and contributions to the world, but they also present different views on some of the major issues and disputes in American history and government, especially on the meaning of liberty, the injustice of slavery, and the demands of progress. Taken as such, the documents reveal a kind of political dialogue to readers, an ongoing and profoundly consequential conversation about how Americans have agreed and often disagreed on the meaning of freedom and self-government. Free Kindle / Nook

The Ex-Princess by Fiona West

Romance

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Read one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2019! PW called this debut novel "a vibrant, voraciously readable adventure whose technocratic fantasy world is grounded by a generous understanding of everyday limitations and love." Abbie’s past has caught up with her, and she’s now forced to choose between the life she’s given up everything to build and the love that’s been there all along. Can she convince her best friend to release her from her marriage contract? $0.99 Kindle / Author

Minimalism Room by Room: A Customized Plan to Declutter Your Home and Simplify Your Life by Elizabeth Enright Phillips

General Nonfiction

Imagine the life you've always wanted. Neat. Tidy. Free from unwanted clutter and surrounded by peace, calm, and serenity. Now you can learn how to love your space more by owning less and organizing the rest. Minimalism Room by Room is an essential guide for streamlining your life—one room (and one mess) at a time. $9.99 Kindle / Nook

Love Letters by Sienna Carr

Romance

He's a ladies man. A charmer and a flirt. The chaser, not the chased. Until the arrival of anonymous love notes upsets the status quo. Who's sending them, and why? Hitting on women is one thing, but being hit on by a woman, is something else. It's not a position Rourke likes, especially when he has no idea who the mysterious sender could be. As the love notes continue to arrive and with no end to the mystery, his mild amusement gives way to irritation. For all he knows, the sender could be a past girlfriend seeking revenge, or a total stranger. And if he finds out who's behind the letters, what then? $3.66 Kindle / Nook

Whiskey, Etc. by Sherrie Flick

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

These stories are funny and serious, outrageous and completely familiar. Readers will meet a cast of characters ranging from a woman who cleans her soon-to-be ex-husband’s house to a woman who seduces her paper boy. These stories are short, but leave readers completely satisfied and reveling in the complexity of our strange lives. A sharp–edged, intelligent, brilliantly written collection of short shorts by a writer at the very top of her game. $9.99 Kindle

The Echo of Broken Dreams by C. J. Archer

Science Fiction and Fantasy

When a palace maid is attacked, Josie and the captain of the guards investigate together. Since one of the suspects is a foreign diplomat and magic expert, they use the opportunity to learn more about sorcery. But it soon becomes clear that he is using them to get to the truth about the palace and the servants' origins. With unrest in the village, and servants growing impatient for answers, an undercurrent of danger pervades the air. But the most dangerous man of all may prove to be the king himself, because every clue points to him knowing more than he lets on. From $1.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google

Ocean of Dust by Graeme Ing

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Lissa is a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of fine gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer. Lissa becomes embroiled in the ocean's mysteries, while cryptic whispers in her head urge her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her bizarre link with the dust and the scary creatures that live in it. From $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google

The Ghostly Grounds: Murder and Breakfast by Sophie Love

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Marie Fortune, a successful dog groomer, has had enough of catering to the wealthy and their pampered dogs. Realizing it is time to make a change, she quits and heads to a small coastal town where she remembers fond summers as a kid. Marie expects to go for a brief getaway - and is shocked to learn that her great-aunt left her a dilapidated, historic house overlooking the harbor. Marie feels an instant connection and decides to renovate and give it a second life as a B&B. But there is one thing she couldn’t have planned for: the house is haunted. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google

A Cold Dark Place by Toni Anderson

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Assassin Alex works for a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Special Agent Mallory has spent years hunting the monster who abducted her identical twin sister. Now, during an ongoing serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law. As soon as Alex and Mallory meet the two fall in love, but the lies that define Alex threaten to destroy them both-especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google

A Home for Hilly by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

Children and Young Adult

An illustrated children's book about a puppy who goes from being hungry, scared and alone in a shelter to being happy, healthy and finding her forever home. Hilly finds out that, like all of us, love and care is all she needed to become the best version of herself. For every download, Hills® Pet Nutrition will donate a meal to a shelter. Free KindleNook

How Oakley Lost His Spots by DC Swain, Alina Kapitsa

Children and Young Adult

Oakley is a Dalmatian who doesn’t have any spots. Convinced by his friend Rover that he has lost them, he sets off to find his spots, only to find out that Dalmatians aren’t born with spots and that they all develop at different times. A vividly illustrated picture book, this story is perfect for showing children how everyone develops at different rates. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo

Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer's Journey by Daniel A. Smith

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A soulful mix of writing, geology, rock and roll, and lost ancient nations from the author of the award winning historical novel, "Storykeeper." The thought-provoking account of a ten-year search for mystical orbs, mysterious earthworks, and forgotten history will inspire the storyteller in all of us to begin their own journey. "Highly recommended for a wide audience." - Midwest Book Review. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo
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