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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 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... 

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The End of Miracles: A Novel by Monica Starkman, MD

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

International Book Awards Finalist for Literary Fiction. A gripping psychological novel about a woman whose deep need to be pregnant becomes a tragic obsession. A devastating late miscarriage...a false pregnancy...a psychiatric hospitalization...a startling act, this is the story of a professional woman's suspenseful journey from sanity to psychotic depression and through to healing. “Compelling” “Powerful” “Spell-binding” From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Evergreen by Stephanie Galay

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“ …Stephanie Galay's debut novel EVERGREEN seethes with dark tension and demonic dread…“ -Amazon review by John Mavin. When Liz Porter returns home to bury her parents, terrifying accidents start occurring around her, and she must work with estranged friends to figure out why and try to stop any more from happening before someone ends up dead. “A fantastic book that has it all!” -GoodReads review From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Tutti's Promise by K. Heidi Fishman

Children and Young Adult

Told by Tutti’s daughter and filled with historical documents and photos, this story vividly recreates how one family conquered fear and heartbreak to survive. Theirs is a tale of humanity and hope, helpful friends and strangers, love and courage. “Fishman tells the tale of her mother’s family with elegance and a great sense of suspense.” -Kirkus Reviews. “Meticulously researched" -Shoah Foundation. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Celestine: 1900s Parisian Fairytale Romance by Azriel Hope

Romance

"What a wonderful and joyous read. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. Then find a cozy spot in which you can cocoon yourself and go for a joyous, sad, and loving escape." A swoon-worthy cross between Bridgerton and Moulin Rouge...and the courtesan who came to Christmas dinner, Celestine is a rags-to-riches romance that will capture your heart and soul. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Tough Karma: A Race Against Time by Laura Simmons

Romance

“Tough Karma - A Race Against Time took my preconceived idea and previous experience of Paranormal Romance, rolled it into a tight little ball and slam dunked it in the bin of old experiences.” -The International Review of Books. Amber’s world is shattered when she loses her baby girl three months after her husband’s sudden death. Her cousin, Bryce, comes to her rescue and they soon discover they are not blood relatives, which opens the door for romance. When Mike, a college friend of Bryce’s, visits, Amber senses a secret behind his nice guy persona. Mike abducts Amber and Bryce must rely on his astral abilities to track her down. But will he be too late? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Enchanted Kingdoms by J.A. Culican

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The stories you loved as a child have been twisted into wildly addictive tales that will bewitch you as an adult: enchanted castles, spellbinding magic, handsome princes, beautiful princesses, and as many happily-ever-afters as your heart desires. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Not a Place on Any Map by Alexis Paige

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"This is powerful and insightful work, filled with moments of beauty and forgiveness." ~Award-winning author David Mura. In rich, evocative snapshots of Chicago, the desert Southwest, California, New England, and Texas, the book traces a peripatetic childhood shaped by loss and dislocation that tumbles into an early adulthood spent chasing excitement from coast to coast and abroad. "She is, in other words, more than a survivor of dangerously hard times; she is a writer to be heralded." ~Barbara Hurd, author and Guggenheim Fellow. Winner of the Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Inspired Salesperson by James McMechan

General Nonfiction

The Inspired Salesperson not only provides powerful and effective steps to follow in becoming a good sales professional, but it includes related personal and Biblical experiences to emphasize the practicality of each step in a meaningful way. The author has acquired his knowledge of salesmanship through personal experience. This delightful book can help you excel in your efforts to becoming an inspired salesperson. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Without Intention (Ampersand Series: Book 1) by E. N. Crane

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"I love a book with dark humor, sarcasm, dog bonding and a twist of the paranormal. Your book delivered on all of these." -Writer's Digest Self-published eBook Contest, Reviewer 1. Bridgette Ampersand, dog mom, coffee addict, and optometrist is confronted with demons of her past as she fights to save the people who matter most in the present. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Lucas and the Tree by Sue Kythreotou

Children and Young Adult

A playful, lighthearted and inspiring read to help children face and overcome their fears. The story is about Lucas, a young boy who suddenly hears strange sounds at night. Where is the sound coming from? Could it be coming from a scary creature outside his house? This book will also instill in children a love for nature and an awareness of the beautiful world outside. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Endless Mile by Andrew C.F. Horlick

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Short listed for the 2018 Hollywood Book Festival and finalist at the National Indie Excellence Awards, The Endless Mile is a book about love, loss and high stakes harness racing. When Bucky Whalen moves from his farm to New York to race horses he has no idea he's about to be pulled into a seedy world of race fixing. “A real page turner filled with flawed, conflicted, but lovable characters. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down.” -Richard Taylor, author of House Inside the Waves From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Nice Girl by Julia Carol Folsom

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Enthralling read I finished in one sitting!” -Amazon review. Dutiful young Callie Ingram is lured into a secret love affair with a prominent married man twice her age in 1965 Georgia. But her lover is not the man she dreams he is, and when his world explodes, Callie faces an unthinkable choice. “A page turner...Recommending to my book club, sure they’ll love it.” -Amazon review From $4.99 SHOP NOW


What's Left Untold by Sherri Leimkuhler

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A shocking debut about friends and the secrets that bind them. I read the last 10% with my jaw on the floor!" -Amazon Review, USA Today bestselling author. Every secret has its price. Anna discovers a long-forgotten letter with a cryptic postscript concealing a devastating secret and the heartbreaking consequences it set in motion. "I stayed up half the night reading this book, nearly one-more-chaptering myself to death!" -Amazon Review From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Shadows Collide by Dan Levinson

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Orion Psi Corps is in shambles, the dead still being counted. And though Orion's retaliation has begun, Calchis isn't finished yet. New Axom City—that's where Nyne Allen has taken refuge in the wake of his desertion from Orion. Soon, it will become a battlefield, as forces from both sides barrel toward a collision that will change the world forever. Meanwhile, in the Far East, Aaron Waverly learns the truth behind the red-robed man, even as a new threat looms that may one day devour everything. From $8.09 SHOP NOW


What Happens After This by Suze Robinson

Romance

The Pacific Northwest is the best place for me to hide from my past. When I meet Parker Maxwell, a flirty lawyer and single dad, the new life I’ve built is tested. With his witty charm and gorgeous eyes, he steals my attention when he makes me laugh again. There’s an undeniable connection, but when the secrets and mistakes from my past return, the ones I ran away from, will they be too much for Parker to take? From $3.49 SHOP NOW


Since I Lost My Baby: A Memoir of Temptations, Trouble & Truth by Selimah Nemoy

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Brilliant memoir. I couldn’t put it down. I love the way Selimah writes.” – Author Amy Ferris. Forced to give up her newborn for adoption in 1967 and told to “pretend it never happened,” 17-year-old Selimah instead sets forth on a Motown-infused journey to find Love, Truth, and ultimately her daughter. Their spectacular reunion 24 years later was featured on Oprah. 20+ 5-star Amazon reviews: “Well written, compelling.” “Highly recommend.” “Did not want it to end.” “Riveting, memorable memoir.” From $8.99 SHOP NOW


Camp David Conspiracy by Antim Straus

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"Connoisseurs of political intrigue will be hooked right out of the gate, but readers who demand action and suspense will be equally enthralled." - T. Sieber. Geoffrey Wines, Metro Reporter for the Washington Post, loves his gritty beat of reporting on drugs and gangs in the DC area. And he instantly knows things are not right when drug overdoses in DC and other metro areas start to spike. What could be so lethal? So undetectable? Who could be behind it? And why? This is a intriguing tale of American investigative journalism. Expertly researched and suspensefully told. 30 Five-Star Ratings on Amazon! From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Stalkers: A Dark Romance Anthology

Romance

stalk·er (noun): a person who stalks : a person who pursues someone obsessively. In Stalkers, more than thirty of your favorite USA Today and bestselling authors have come together to create an epic collection of forbidden, dark romance stories. Get lost in this unputdownable mixture of short stories. From heroes to bad guys, there’s something for everyone, including this important lesson: You should never fall for the bad guy. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


WHEELS: WHAT IS A VIRUS? by Melannie Baum

Children and Young Adult

“WHEELS offers a helpful introduction to the concept of a virus to young children . . . Wheels is a likable, relatable character.” -- Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW. Wheels is a young, curious tractor with a lot of questions. One questions he is curious about is, “Can I get a virus?” Farmer Tom tries to answer his questions the best he can. “A charming children’s story told from the unique perspective of a tractor. This book promotes essential tips to stay safe and positive...” Matthew Ralph. An amazing picture book for children ages 4-10. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Where The Moths Fly by Joanna Loring

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Where the Moths Fly is a novel that focuses on residents of SandIsle, a small beach community during the quiet months of winter. During the eve of a storm, eleven-year-old twin girls and a nine-year-boy go missing. To find the children, the residents unite together displaying their strength and courageousness. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Lightwave: Clocker by AM Scott

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Saree is the only human Clocker, able to tune the space fold clocks used to travel between star systems. But once her secret is out, she’ll have to run for her life in this captivating sci-fi series starter! 375 ratings/reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.3 stars. Fans of classic, 1960-70s space opera love this series; the writing is old-school, but with modern sensibilities. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


In the Hands of Zaztice: A Powers Rising Novella by Maria Vermisoglou

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Fast-paced story with some fantasy and adventure wrapped up in mythology." Goodreads Review. A modern retelling of Themis, the Greek goddess of Justice. The gods are alive, but so are the monsters! The last thing Zaz needs is to be a goddess' hero. Will she be what a goddess needs to fight evil? Or will the scales tip toward darkness forever?  "Imagine a statue that comes alive. Impossible to put the story down." Goodreads Review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Lacewood by Jessica James

Romance

Winner of four awards in 2020, including the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction! “A lovely story of healing & hope.” – BookBub Review. A disillusioned socialite and a wounded special operations veteran find a way to save a house from neglect while healing themselves. A haunting read that vividly conveys the heartache of war, the tragedy of loss, and the fulfillment of destiny…even when souls are separated by centuries. “My kind of ghost story.” – BookBub Review. "Strong storytelling prose." - The BookLife Prize, Publishers Weekly. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Demons & War by E.M. Kelly

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

War looms on the horizon and there's nowhere to hide. Drew Murphy and his newfound friends, each with their own personal demons, survived the plague that besieged the world. Can they now persevere the most devastating war mankind has ever seen? Don’t miss this exciting continuation to E.M. Kelly’s award-winning novel, Addiction & Pestilence, from his A Journey Through Hell series. From $4.99 SHOP NOW