LitNuts features books you probably won’t see elsewhere. (Scroll down to see our current selections.) 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...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.
Sunday Salon Chicago is hosting its first event of 2022 this weekend. Join authors Donna Vorreyer, Jeremy T. Wilson, Dipika Mukherjee, and Zackary Sholem Berger for this reading and Q&A, Sunday, January 30, 6 PM CST.
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing." ~Rollo May
Cognitive Biases In A Nutshell: How To Spot And Stop The Hiccups In Our Thinking Process by Thinknetic
Do you have a problem that you can’t see your way around, no matter how hard you try? You may be looking for the answer outside when the obstacles lie within. Your cognitive biases can be sneaky, making you think you’re more open to the ideas, experiences, and contributions of others than you are. Cognitive Biases In A Nutshell will give you a better understanding of the cognitive process and how to steer clear of the traps biases set for your reasoning. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
"What a lovely story" -Amazon review. When Lady Maria sees that her bluestocking ways are preventing her from finding a husband, she pretends to be a perfect lady. Lord Isaac is horrified to discover her falsehood and realizes he cares for her more than he thought. Dare he tell her the truth of his heart? Book 5 in a series. 4.5 Stars, 246 Ratings on Amazon. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
“Author Jeanine Kitchel takes the reader on a nail-biting journey into the underworld of Mexico where drug cartels rule and corruption is rife." -Artisan Book Review. Despite being heiress to a cartel involved in drugs, murder and extortion, Layla Navarro’s beautiful combination of strength and vulnerability makes her a likable and matchless protagonist. Tulum Takedown is magnificent and thrilling—a novel as loud as a gunshot and as quiet as a sunset. From $3.99 SHOP NOW /
She bonded with a dragon condemned to death. Now she must save the realm from an ancient evil. 7 books. 2500+ pages of action-packed dragon adventures, following a young woman’s magical adventures as she battles for survival. 4.6 Stars, 2300 Ratings on Amazon. $0.99 SHOP NOW /
4.4 Stars on Amazon
The world said the residents of the Granite Ridge Retirement Community for Active Seniors were over the hill and near the end of the road. But a motley crew sets out on a road trip that proves there are fresh starts and plenty of miles left yet.
Holly writes books for readers of all ages. She started out as a little girl, writing and illustrating stories and binding them with ribbon. She's gone on to write romance, mysteries, humor, and works for young readers. Along the way, she has received critical acclaim and awards from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year and the IPPY Awards, the Missouri Mark Twain Award, and more. Check out her website for her full bio and the dozens of titles she's authored!
We asked Holly to share something that people might be surprised to learn about her. Here's what she told us! "I was once the pianist during a candlelight dinner at a retirement community, much like the one featured in Miles Left Yet. The residents were all such great characters, they inspired an entire book!"
Our friends at History Through Fiction have a great line-up for tonight's online event: What's New in Historical Fiction. They always have special deals and giveaways, too, so don't miss it! Tonight at 7 PM Central Time.
Speaking of historical fiction, check out Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel by Alice McVeigh in today's newsletter. It sounds delightful. You'll also find intriguing mysteries, science fiction, and more, so read on!
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ~Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
"Pitch-perfect: this Jane Austen-inspired novel echoes the master herself." -Publishers Weekly. In this magical prequel to Austen's Lady Susan, the beautiful, capricious sixteen-year-old Susan is taken under the wing of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. But is London society ready for the young Susan? "An intelligent prequel packed with enjoyable Austen references… McVeigh displays a brilliant command of Austen’s diction and tone." -Kirkus Review. 4.5 stars with hundreds of reviews on Amazon. An Indie B.R.A.G. medallion winner. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
The Magic of Inner Silence: How to Connect With Nature and Rediscover Your Joy of Life by Brigitte Novalis
“I loved the open-minded and enlightened approach to getting us out of our everyday stress and worries and reaching our forces outward to connect with nature's energy." -Sherrie Warner. When everyday life becomes an arduous affair, and the river of life no longer rushes vigorously, but moves sluggishly, it may seem as if it were impossible to get out of this routine. If you dream of a life filled with joy and inner peace, then let yourself be inspired and empowered by this beautifully illustrated book. “The whole story just flowed seamlessly from one page to the next and with a wonderful ending that really brings it all home." -Darlene Cupp. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
Bella Daniels thinks books will be her only excitement in the sleepy town of Ashbury Dires, but the budding freelance editor finds more than she bargained for in her new town's historic library. With the help of her ghostly gal pal, Bella is determined to solve the mysteries surrounding Ashbury Dires...starting with the body found in her backyard. If you like small town secrets, amateur sleuths, and wily spirits, you'll love this debut mystery by Kaitlyn Dean. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
In a world divided along ancient lines, a fragile peace has held for centuries. But when a thousand-year-old prophecy comes to fruition, the seven realms are thrown into chaos. Now, the fate of all rests on the actions of three young warriors. A knight of the land. A ruler of the sky. And a queen of the sea. Surrounded by allies and enemies, each has their own journey to undertake to determine whether the realms will plunge into bloody war or finally be united in a true and lasting peace. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
If you have a young teen in your household, you might want to check out this free online event tonight: The Family Action Network presents Michelle Icard, educator and author of Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School, a book that addresses big, thorny topics like friendship, technology, creativity, money, and more. Monday, January 24, 7 PM CST.
"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." ~Franz Kafka
"Dark-comic wit and bare-knuckled heartbreak, guiding the reader through a crisis of spirit that is at once singular and universal." -Rebecca McClanahan. As a husband and wife make plans for an Italian vacation with friends to visit her family’s Tuscan village, she makes an unexpected, last-minute addition to the itinerary: she plans to leave him upon their return to the States. "The going-for-broke honesty and the great good humor... Read this book. You'll be a better person for it." -Bret Lott From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
"Original in plot, great characters, humor, action, and settings." -Martin Wilsey, bestselling author. Instantaneous travel and communication across the universe via electromagnetic waves. Are the people of Earth ready? Reggie believes his people have achieved the apex of human understanding. All that’s left is to help others, starting with Earth. Big mistake. "This is Sci-Fi meets regular folk in an approachable package." -Goodreads review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
FREE - Welcome To The Family: Blood In, Blood Out (The Morris Crime Family Book 1) by Alex J. Fischer
"Reads very smoothly...you want to keep turning the pages." -Reader review. Roger has been earning money for his sick sister by working for the local crime family. Things take a turn when his life degrades into a whirlwind of blood, sin, and chaos. "A hidden gem." -Reader review. FREE - SHOP NOW /