Today's Featured Books

Free online: International Women's Day Indie Authors Panel

Events

Free online: International Women's Day Indie Authors Panel. Join a captivating online event celebrating the power and talent of women authors from around the world. Tuesday, March 5, 19:00 GMT (4:00 PM EST).

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


Creeton by Boyd Thomas London

Book of the Day

"May the power of friendship always be the healing force that holds societies and worlds together, and may every citizen of Earth gain a vision for worldwide peace!" Creeton is a great, fast-paced, Star Wars-type space adventure with lots of escapades in space and on the ground, at Creeton, and on Earth. From $8 SHOP NOW


Back to God, Away from Religion by Gopi Menon

General Nonfiction

Did religion ever help you find the truth about life, God, and happiness? If not, you may finally get your answer in this book, which focuses on one man’s soul-searching, inner journey for the truth about life, God, and happiness. After more than six decades of fervent seeking, the author finally realized this great truth: The best way to a happy, fulfilled life is found within yourself! 4.3 stars, 16 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Faces of Safety by David A Ward, Sr.

General Nonfiction

Inside this book, you’ll find a lifetime of experience, hard facts, and real examples from a retired Safety Professional of over 40 years. Direct and challenging, this book poses tough questions to those in management and supervision and reveals the heartbreaking realities of the families affected by workplace tragedy. 4.9 stars, 18 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Deadly Peril by Emily Jane Trent

Romance

Can a woman’s fire melt a Navy SEAL’s icy heart? Navy SEAL Thaddeus was trained to be alone. After years of deployment, he can’t envision losing his heart to a woman. Then he’s assigned to bodyguard Jana, a woman with a secret worth a lot of money. He’s clear on one thing: he’s not marriage material. But Jana affects him as no woman has. Part of the Stealth Security Series. 4.5 stars, 450+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Whistle-Stop Politics by Edward Segal

General Nonfiction

Discover the entertaining story of how campaigning by train shaped American politics, elections, journalism, and culture. Filled with engaging anecdotes and striking images, this book is an exciting journey back into America’s political past, opening new windows into the personalities and political campaigns that shaped our history. From $1.99 SHOP NOW


The Cash Cache Mystery by Dorian Rockwood

Children and Young Adult

“There isn't a single moment in the entire book where you don't feel entertained...” ~Reader’s Favorite. Seventeen-year-old identical twins, Dan and Paul, innocently offer a ride to a hitchhiker, Eddie Ridgway, a former bookkeeper to a notorious bootlegger, pursued by an insurance investigator and his criminal associates, the Dalton, all seeking embezzled funds. Now, the twins must muster all their wit and bravery to evade the Daltons, recover the money, revealing family secrets along the way. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Free online: Speculative Sundays Reading Series during Women’s History Month

Events

Free online: Speculative Sundays Reading Series takes place every Sunday during Women’s History Month. This week: poet Katherine Quevedo. Sunday, March 3, 7-8 PM CST. 

“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.” ~Yevgeny Yevtushenko


Hear, O Earth! by Daniel Arenson

Book of the Day

They came from beyond. From beyond the galaxy. From beyond human understanding. They came with one mission. To kill us all. From the shadows of despair, heroes will rise. Heroes will sound the cry of our world, the prayer of our people. "Hear, O Earth! We will live!" From a USA Today bestselling author comes a tale of courage, sacrifice, and honor among the stars. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Soul Chatter by Virginia Anne Corbett

General Nonfiction

Soul Chatter is a guidebook to gaining fluency in the language of your soul. It involves the thorny process of quieting the world and allowing the awareness necessary to rewire our inner connection. It is about finding our voice and claiming our power. From this point of clarity, we may freely choose to live in each moment with intention and purpose. 4.9 stars, 26 ratings. From $1.99 SHOP NOW 


Colt Harper: Esteemed Vampire Cat by Tyrolin Puxty

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Colt Harper's community service is a nightmare. Werewolves, monsters, and a dangerous crush? Just the beginning. If you enjoy the quirky charm of Neil Gaiman and the supernatural adventures of Rick Riordan, dive into the wild world of Colt Harper. 4.0 stars, 86 ratings. From $1.00 SHOP NOW


FREE - Conquer Logical Fallacies by Thinknetic

General Nonfiction

Conquer Logical Fallacies explains the major cognitive biases and fallacies people encounter. You might be thinking, “Do I really need this?” If you have to work with a wide range of other people or analyze information, you’ll find this book invaluable. And you might be stunned by how many false biases you’re already carrying around. FREE - SHOP NOW


How To Self-Learn Anything by Thinknetic

General Nonfiction

Learning things on your own isn’t hard. As a self-learner, you’ll be in elite company, including Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Abraham Lincoln, and Albert Einstein to name a few. If you’d like to learn methods that will allow you to get results, this book is a must-have on your reading list. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW / 


Strike Price by L. A. Starks

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Celebrating Oscar-nominated Killers of the Flower Moon and cultural-rich suspense involving Native Americans. Murder disrupts a billion-dollar deal. A business deal turned deadly, concluding with a plot to force the U.S. to confront another global power. To stop the plot and save lives, up-by-the-bootstraps Lynn Dayton must trust a Cherokee elder who carries a corrosive secret. Features authentic Cherokee syllabary text in clues that tie fascinating Native American history to global high-stakes drama today. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Free online: Larksong Writers Place First Friday Reading

Events

Free online: Larksong Writers Place First Friday Reading with Pamela Petro, author of The Long Field: Wales and the Presence of Absence, A Memoir. Friday, March 1, 12 PM CST. 

"Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul." ~Joyce Carol Oates


Oleander Oaths by Jena Doyle

Book of the Day

Thor and Selene get their chance at primal forbidden love in this raw and fiery addition to the Steel Roses Motorcycle Club. She's a monster. He's a beast. When she runs, he chases, even to the edge of reason. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Pine Dwellers by T.M. Dotson

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The death of a beloved artist causes an uproar in the quiet pines of Crowgrove County, a mysterious gardener with sinister secrets, a former student with evil intentions, and a husband distraught with grief. One of them played a role in her demise. Her eerie paintings birthed something malevolent in the Pinewood and now it's coming for them all. Unravel the truth of what really happened to Joanna Humpharies in this twisted tale of terror that will keep you on the edge of your seat and linger long after it's finished. From $4.99. SHOP NOW


Unholy Secrets by Delphine Boswell

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“This mystery grabs you from the very start and doesn't let go until the startling finale.” The first book in the Dana Greer mystery series is a “...deliciously creepy, devilishly clever nailbiter.” Follow Dana in Unholy Secrets as she finds no one is exempt from falling off a pedestal of grace into sin's darkness. A child's body is found in a marshy bog on Cape Peril, an island off Maine, in 1952. Private investigator Dana Greer, running from a cold case and a failed marriage, is intent on finding the murderer. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Lovers and Lace by Dania Voss

Romance

Olivia Wilson and Sergio Martinez fell hard and fast the day they met. But with twenty-year-old Olivia about to embark on a modeling career, and the older Sergio pressured to devote time to his family's struggling international clothing company, they aren't given a chance. Until they reunite nine years later. Can these two keep it professional and join forces for the sake of their careers, or will the chemistry that continues to sizzle between them send them both up in flames? From $1.99 SHOP NOW


New Release: When the Ocean Flies from Heather G. Marshall and Vine Leaves Press

Spotlight

Congratulations to Heather G. Marshall and Vine Leaves Press on the release of When the Ocean Flies, a novel that explores the pain of separation and abuse, and the power of love to heal even over huge gaps in time and geographical distance. 
 

★★★★★ "A layered narrative of a woman discovering herself...written with such clarity and powerful imagery that even in its most heartbreaking moments, we are held in its grace. A tale eloquently told." ~Shelly Milliron Drancik, author of The Distance of Mercy


When the Ocean Flies

NEW RELEASE: February 27, 2024
Genre: Literary Fiction
Paperback: $17.99
Ebook: $5.99  



An email from a stranger tells Alison Earley that her natural father, whom she has known for only six years, has died suddenly. What begins as a short trip back to Scotland for a funeral soon becomes a journey that puts adoption, sexuality, and identity on a collision course as Alison finds herself caught between the life and family she has so carefully constructed on one continent and the family from which she was taken on another.

Shunned by her father’s family, reunited with her natural mother, and reconnected with a long-lost love, Alison finds herself trying to shepherd her youngest child towards college while questioning everything she thought she knew about herself.

When her natural mother uncovers a series of letters written to Alison from the grandmother she never knew, resurrecting the stories of generations of women—stories long buried by patriarchal rule—Alison realizes that she must find the courage to face and reveal the secrets of her own past. At what cost, though? And who and what will be left in the aftermath?

Praise for When the Ocean Flies
★★★★★ “A highly emotive tale with strong characterization. Highly recommended!” ~The Wishing Shelf

★★★★★ “In When the Ocean Flies, Heather Marshall uses braided narratives to reveal the many layers of Alison, a woman searching for identity, belonging, and a real sense of family... a complex, sometimes difficult, emotional journey. You will feel profound empathy for Alison, and you’ll relish Marshall’s lush narrative in this beautifully told story.” ~Carla Damron, author of The Orchid Tattoo

★★★★★ “A gorgeous story transporting us over the ocean, continent to continent, during one woman’s lifelong search for true self and the warmth of her birth mother’s love. Like messages found in wave-washed bottles, ancestral letters surface, filled with the pain and power of being female. This book brought me to tears and a greater understanding of my own possibilities.” ~Terresa Cooper Haskew, author of Winston’s Book of Souls


About the Author
Heather G. Marshall is adoptee, author, mother, speaker, teacher, coach, and traveler. Her short fiction has been published in a variety of journals, including Black Middens: New Writing Scotland, and Quarried, an anthology of the best of three decades of Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel. Her first novel, The Thorn Tree, released in 2014 (MP Publishing). Her TED talk, “Letting Go of Expectations,” centers around her adoption and reunion. Originally from Scotland, Heather  is currently based in Massachusetts. You can find out more about her at heathergmarshall.com.
About the Publisher
Vine Leaves Press likes to blur the line between commercial and experimental works. They publish book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoir/autobiography, and character-driven novels with a literary bent.​ Subscribe to the Vine Leaves Press newsletter to receive FREE advanced review copies of upcoming new releases, news about their authors and subscribers, and/or to read the monthly opinion column, SPILL IT! or a daily dose of 50-word stories. Learn more at VineLeavesPress.com


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Today's featured books follow a WWII nurse, a CIA operative, a fantasy world, a man-turned-smartphone, and an exciting upcoming thriller. See these and more at LitNuts.com

“The future is there…looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.” ~William Gibson


Two Steps Forward by Luana Ehrlich

Book of the Day

When CIA operative Titus Ray has an unexpected encounter with Jihadi terrorist Baran Asan in Morocco, he assumes it’s a coincidence. Then, a sighting in Tel Aviv sends Titus to Baghdad to prevent the assassination of a high-profile government official. Is the assassin’s target the Iraqi Prime Minister or is the visiting U.S. President in his crosshairs? From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Jewel of Karnira by B.K. Vansoelen

Romance

River knows she’s in danger. Just as she knows the strange fantasy world of Karnira is as real as the one she left behind. But there’s something about Rowan. A rogue with hair that falls over his face like waves of blood. Something dark and intoxicating…something that just might make her want to stay. “What an incredible start to a series! I can’t wait to see what happens next with River and Rowan!” ~Goodreads reader review. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Metareverse by A. S. G.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The story begins as George, a young American who spends his days sharing memes online, wakes up to find himself transformed into his smartphone. "Creative concept and a very relevant idea." ~reader review. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


War Bonds by Pamela Norsworthy

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A gripping WWII tale with real-life anecdotes. In 1939, as Hitler's Panzers invaded Poland, a nurse named Beryl sent her son to safety in the British countryside. Her husband became a POW, forging a bond with an American pilot. Meanwhile, the husband's interactions with the commandant's wife hold the promise of a new life. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW