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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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The Manic Manager, How to Avoid Becoming the Manager Everybody Loves to Hate by Diane Martin

General Nonfiction

Managers who fail to effectively inspire change, develop, train, and motivate their employees contribute to lower productivity and morale. One of the single highest contributors to employee turnover is ineffective management. Whether you are a new or experienced manager, you can learn to drive creativity, productivity and organizational success by adopting strategies that place a high degree of value on the unique talents and strengths possessed by every member of your staff. $19.99 SHOP NOW


Beyond Tomorrow by Leigh Vernon

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

A beast is coming, one that even the old gods fear. If you love pulse-pounding vigilante thrillers with a ton of action and a dash of the supernatural, then you won’t want to miss Beyond Tomorrow. This devilish delight is pure white-knuckle fun that will keep you on the edge of your seat. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Paws in the Action by Max Parrott

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

A quaint town. A string of bizarre occurrences. An unconvincing suicide... If you adore cozy mysteries with quiet seaside towns and a sprinkling of the paranormal, then you won’t want to miss this fun and unusual detective novel. From $0.99 SHOP NOW 


Cursed Wolf by Brogan Thomas

Science Fiction and Fantasy

For a shifter being stuck in wolf form is torture. Forrest shifted into her wolf form–and was unable to turn back. Years later, almost as if fate intervened, her magic unexpectedly returns when she needs it most, and she is thrust back into a dangerous patriarchal world. Cursed Wolf is a fast-paced, supernatural stand-alone fantasy with shifters and suspense that you won’t want to miss. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


By the Light of Embers by Shaylin Gandhi

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

When aspiring medical student Lucia Lafleur meets a black poet in the 1950s South, friendship soon blossoms into forbidden love. But as racial tensions heighten, she must risk everything to keep him—or sacrifice the future she’s worked so hard for. “Haunting & poignant.” - Entrada Book Review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Soul Room by Corinna Edwards-Colledge

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

It’s been the worst year of Maddie’s life, but a summer gardening job in Italy throws her into an unexpected romance. Life on the Amarena vineyard is idyllic, until the ghosts of a childhood mystery start to haunt her. When her brother goes missing, Maddie is pulled back to the stormy beaches of Brighton, and finds she’s brought home more from Italy than she bargained for. Something magical has happened, and it may well hold the answers she needs; but how much will she risk to find out? From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago by Linda Gartz

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“A rich remembrance of a captivating, transformative era.. . .The people and settings are as well-developed and intriguing as those in a riveting novel.” -Kirkus Reviews. Selected for inclusion in two Smithsonian libraries. Delving into her family’s archives, an Emmy-Award-winning documentarian examines the racist mortgage policies that fractured a Chicago neighborhood in the 1960s. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Amazing World of STEM by Naeem K. Turner-Bandele & Nathaniel A. Turner, JD. MALS

Children and Young Adult

Welcome to The Amazing World of STEM! The story of Stuart Tyson Elmo Morgan, STEM as friends and family call him. STEM is a burgeoning child engineer. He plans to change the world. After STEM's dad suffers an injury during the family game of soccer, STEM engineers a way to make sure his dad doesn't lose his job. Inspiring and encouraging, The Amazing World of STEM reminds us about the power of love, children's imaginative spirit, and the universal importance of dreams. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Three Sisters Trilogy by Nikki Lewen

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Could you survive a global catastrophe and the uprising of ruthless militants? Sadie Larkin does. After a decade of isolation and solitude, living in the mountains of her childhood home, everything changes when Sadie discovers she’s no longer alone. With an inner strength and the means and training to help, she sets out on a mission to save those she can and protect the ones she now calls family. But can this uncommonly courageous woman be the catalyst for positive, sustainable survival in a devastated and cruel new world? 4.4 Stars, 50 Reader Reviews on Amazon. $4.99 each Amazon


Lisa and Lottie by Erich Kastner

Children and Young Adult

In the book that spawned the beloved movie The Parent Trap, nine-year-old Lisa from Vienna—bold, with a head of curls—meets Munich's buttoned-up Lottie at summer camp. Soon, a newspaper clipping tells the tale: they're identical twins, Lisa living a colorful, big-city life with her father while Lottie keeps house with their gentle mother. Why have their parents separated? And how can they get to the bottom of the mystery? They decide to switch hairstyles, manners, and addresses—and that is where the adventure begins. From $10.69 SHOP NOW


Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

General Nonfiction

In her now-classic book that spent 144 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and is translated into 35 languages, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archaeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. "The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be a woman. Everyone who can read should read this book." Maya Angelou. 4.6 Stars, 5737 Reviews on Amazon. From $7.19 SHOP NOW


Dragon's Mate by Deborah Cooke

Romance

Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow warriors. Rania is a swan-maiden and assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian--but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. "This book was everything I look for in a paranormal/fantasy romance book. 5 Stars." Amazon Reviewer. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Man in Charge by Larelin Paige

Romance

4.7 Stars, 457 Ratings on Amazon. A hot and steamy book with an alpha billionaire and the sweet and sexy all American girl. Scott and Tess's chemistry is off the charts hot, the angst and tension between these two are enough to melt your Kindle. "Will hook you from the opening scene and keep you flipping pages...Scott Sebastian is the perfect combination of alpha jerk and naughty delight." - Jana Aston, New York Times Bestselling Author. From $4.99 SHOP NOW / 


One Hundred Reasons by Kelly Collins

Romance

He offers strength. She offers healing. Can a small town with a big heart provide the rest? Sage Nichols finds what she needs in the tiny mountain town with a big heart, but is it what she wants? Cannon Bishop is a man who learned long ago that hope is a dangerous thing. He sees a brighter future of healing and hope … If only Sage would stay. One man. One kiss. One hundred reasons to love. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Second Chance Protectors by Autumn Macarthur and Alexa Verde

Romance

Three strong men. Three determined women. An African-American bodyguard and the nanny caring for his niece and nephew; a brilliant scientist and his ex-wife; the wounded cowboy and a disgraced celebrity. These heroic veterans will risk their lives to protect a woman in danger. But given a second chance at love, will they risk their wounded hearts? Find out in this set of three faith-filled clean romances with suspense! From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Dragoneer Trilogy by Vickie Knestaut and Danny Knestaut

Science Fiction and Fantasy

All her life, Trysten has wished to follow in her father's footsteps and lead the dragons of Aerona into battle, but the title of Dragoneer has always gone to a male heir. As war approaches, Trysten must prove to her father, the village, and the other dragon riders that she is an able leader and a fierce warrior of legendary capabilities. $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Gift by Jamie Brindle

Science Fiction and Fantasy

An offbeat fantastical short story. The thing about the bag Ted found isn’t that it can float, or even that it can talk. No, what makes the bag really interesting are the things Ted can pull out of it... Free SHOP NOW


The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook by Audrey Nickel

General Nonfiction

Avoid a tattoo nightmare – learn how to incorporate Irish words and phrases into a tattoo design that honors the Celtic language and culture of Ireland. With a glossary of 400+ authentic Irish Gaelic words, phrases, and sayings, illustrations of real-life Irish tattoos gone wrong, and tips on how to use the internet to your advantage when designing your tattoo. Great for planning inscriptions on jewelry, artwork, and crafts, too! From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Debutante Hill by Lois Duncan

Children and Young Adult

Lynn Chambers is popular, wealthy, and going (almost) steady with a handsome college boy. But when she decides not to be a debutante, Lynn finds herself on the outside, which leads her to a side of her town she barely knew existed. There she meets Anna, an artist overlooked by the debutante crowd, and bad boy Dirk Masters, who has a fast car, a quick temper, and a dark secret involving Lynn. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Domestic Arrangements by Norma Klein

Children and Young Adult

Domestic Arrangements is about a recognizable family facing a recognizable dilemma—how to respond to their daughter’s first affair. The Englebergs are not altogether ordinary though: Mom is Amanda, an in-demand actress whose specialties are TV commercials and soap operas; Daddy is Lionel, the director of an Emmy-winning TV documentary; Tatiana, our fourteen-year-old narrator, is a budding actress who just filmed her first ‘tasteful’ nude scene; and finally Cordelia, Tatiana’s acerbic and sharp-witted sister who is facing her own crisis of self-image. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple by Gary Phillips

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple is the first in a new exciting retro rollicking adventure series. This re-imagined pulp novel follows the Doc Savage-style adventures of the first black man to reach the North Pole —Matthew Henson. From $8.69 SHOP NOW


Serpent Rising by Victor Acquista

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Ever since her great aunt left her alone in a cave when she was ten, Serena has been haunted by a traumatic incident. When her psychiatrist suggests she visit her great aunt to get to the root cause of her ailment, she reluctantly agrees. Accompanied by her friend Bryson, they travel to a Navajo Reservation to meet with her great aunt and return to the cave where it all began. But sinister forces oppose her. Can she expose dark secrets and a hidden conspiracy? Or will those who wish to remain in the shadows find her first? From $7.99 SHOP NOW


She Is Me: How Women Will Save the World by Lori Sokol PhD

General Nonfiction

In She Is Me, veteran journalist Lori Sokol, PhD, introduces readers to thirty-five women hailing from all walks of life who have successfully utilized qualities like compassion, empathy, introspection, and solidarity to create change and transform lives. From $8.99 SHOP NOW


That Man in Our Lives by Xu Xi

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

New York is the perch from which Xu Xi examines the shifting balance of power between China and the US, set against a tale of lifelong friendships between Gordon Ashberry—"Gordie" or "Hui Guo"—and his two best friends Harold Haight and Larry Woo and their families. That Man In Our Lives is Xu's metafictional answer to the late 18th Century Chinese classic novel, Cao Xueqin's Dreams of Red Chambers. From $9.99 SHOP NOW

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