Today's Featured Books

Spotlight on In the Clutch - great juvenile fiction from Jolly Fish Press

Children and Young Adult Spotlight

Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the In the Clutch series of juvenile fiction from Jolly Fish Press. 
The final buzzer. The bases loaded. The last chance to break a tie. In the Clutch hooks readers with a do-or-die moment from youth sports, then rewinds to show how the books’ young athletes found themselves performing under pressure—plus the important lessons they learn about friendship, family, and life along the way. Perfect for young readers ages 8 to 10. Learn more about each of the books, below. 
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The Slugger's Shadow
From $7.99


Aaron is a 12-year-old baseball phenom, but only when he’s playing on the field. At the plate, he struggles. Now, it’s the last inning of the last game of the season, and Aaron’s in the batter’s box, down by one with the bases loaded. Just as he steps up to the plate, Aaron spots his superstar-athlete older brother, Will, who completely abandoned him at the worst possible time. Can Aaron come through in the clutch when his team needs him most, and will his brother come through for him and their family? A 2022 Junior Library Guild Selection.

"Touching on topics such as sibling rivalry, insecurity, self-image, and grieving, this book...will capture readers' attention and leave them thinking about not only the exciting baseball story it is but also the emotional challenges that young people can encounter." ~Children's Literature

Keeper Courage
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Carmen is a 12-year-old star striker for the Blue Dragons A-Team, but when her best friend Destiny abandons the team to try theater, the Dragons need a new goalkeeper, stat. Carmen quickly learns her new position as keeper, but she struggles to deal with the changes in her friendship with Destiny. Plus, there’s one shot she just can’t seem to stop. Now, the league championship has gone to a shootout, and of course the other team’s best striker has the last kick. Can Carmen save both her team’s championship dreams and her most important friendship?

Gridiron Grit
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What looked to be a football season to remember for Cameron quickly turns to disaster. Set to take over as quarterback for the pass-happy Northwood Middle School Lumberjacks, things change just days before the first practice when internet sensation Trish joins the team. Cameron goes from starting quarterback to backup—and nearly ends up quitting. With some inspiration from his father, Cameron finds joy in his newfound role—but not without some bumps and bruises along the way. Will his commitment pay off?

Envy on the Ice
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Easton is an 11-year-old hockey sensation, but he’s struggled with the sudden success of fellow winger and best friend Shawn. Now, it’s the last shift in triple-overtime at the state championship, and the team has one play to avoid a shootout. The coach’s play has Easton taking the shot, but sometimes you have to think on your skates after the puck hits the ice. Will Easton go for his own glory, or will he swallow his pride and do what’s best for his team and his friend?

In the Clutch: Set of Four Books
From $31.96


The final buzzer. The bases loaded. The last chance to break a tie. Get the entire set of In the Clutch books featuring young athletes learning about life as they learn to perform under pressure. The set includes all four books from the series: The Sluggers Shadow, Keeper Courage, Gridiron Grit, and Envy on Ice


LitNuts: Books You Won't Find Elsewhere

LitNuts features books you may not find elsewhere. (Scroll down to see today's Featured Books.) What have you been missing? A lot of great indie books for one thing. Indie authors and small presses are the lifeblood of American literature, which is why we make them the stars of our newsletter. Learn 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.


Free online event: Living a Committed Life

Events

What would your life be like if you committed to something larger than yourself? Copperfield's Books presents Lynne Twist for a virtual event in celebration of her new book, Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Tuesday, November 29, 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 

“In the pursuit of 'more' we overlook the fullness and completeness that are already within us waiting to be discovered.” ~Lynne Twist


Sparks and Landmarks by Trixie Silvertale

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

A suspicious fire. A Valentine’s Day discovery. Will this psychic sleuth gamble—and lose? If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunits. Buy this paranormal cozy mystery to light the fuse on a mystery today! Book 4 of 21 in the Mitzy Moon Mysteries series, from a USA Today bestselling author. Free with Kindle Unlimited. 4.6 stars, 500+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Cooking Greek by Pemi Kanavos and Worldwide Greeks

General Nonfiction

Greek cuisine can seem intimidating, but when presented by chef Pemi, it is anxiety free! With a culinary arts degree, experience teaching Greek cooking classes, and thousands of hours in her yiayia’s (grandmother’s) kitchen, chef Pemi brings a unique perspective with her flavor profile, instructions, and beautiful full-page photos of each dish. Discover how to cook some of the most popular, authentic Greek recipes with Cooking Greek: A Classic Greek Cookbook for the At-Home ChefFrom $9.99 SHOP NOW


Story of a Stolen Girl by Pat Spencer

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“Couldn't put it down! A must-read for all!” -Kathy Woods, North County Daily Star. Darby remembers sitting at the tables of a private LA gambling club, but not how she ended up in Ankara, Turkey. Her life is in danger. Authorities are baffled. Her widowed mother does something no other mom has ever done. If she fails, her daughter is lost forever. “A women’s problem that demands a woman’s solution. That urgency, pulsating power, kept me reading.” -Helen Claire Gould, UK’s Fiction Fix. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. 4.8 stars, 98 ratings. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Everything You Want by Serena James Chase

Romance

It started with a contract. Nothing more than a means of repairing his broken heart. But one year later, Alan Mitchell knows Brianna Walsh is everything he wants. For a man who bets big and wins, losing her isn’t in the cards. He’ll do whatever it takes. But convincing Brianna they should be together will be the biggest risk of this gambler’s life. Book 1 in The Finale Duet and Book 4 in the Being the Billionaire’s Girlfriend Saga. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Spotlight on Cooking Greek: 200+ pages of classic Greek recipes!

Spotlight

Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on Cooking Greek: A Classic Greek Cookbook for the At-Home Chef. Chef Pemi Kanavos, Tanya Stamoulis, and the cooking experts at Worldwide Greeks have created a visually stunning Greek cookbook for all levels of at-home chefs.

This beautiful cookbook contains more than 200 pages of flavorful and delicious classic Greek recipes presented in a simple and easy-to-follow manner for all level at-home chefs.

Cooking Greek: A Classic Greek Cookbook for the At-Home Chef
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Reference; Greek Cooking
From $9.99

 
Cooking Greek: A Classic Greek Cookbook for the At-Home Chef is the perfect cookbook for foodies and makes a great gift for any occasion.

Greek cuisine can seem intimidating, but when presented by chef Pemi, it is anxiety free! With a culinary arts degree, experience teaching Greek cooking classes, and thousands of hours in her yiayia’s (grandmother’s) kitchen, chef Pemi brings a unique perspective with her flavor profile, instructions, and beautiful full-page photos of each dish.

Discover how to cook some of the most popular, authentic Greek recipes including baklava, tiropita (cheese pie), dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), pastitsio (macaroni pie), spanakopita (spinach pie), moussaka (eggplant and ground beef pie), Greek meatballs, loukoumades (Greek donuts), tzatziki (cucumber yogurt dip), souvlaki (meat skewers), galaktoboureko (milk pie), Greek style octopus, and many more mouth-watering Greek recipes.

As an added bonus, the food forum on Worldwide Greeks provides an additional resource for recipe clarification, variation ideas and the opportunity to ask chef Pemi and other food experts your recipe-related questions.
About the Authors 

Pemi Kanavos is a classically-trained pastry chef with a culinary arts degree who loves to feed people and share her Greek culture and cuisine. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved with her family to Athens, Greece, when she was 10. Pam returned to Boston for college, earning a degree in Ggraphic design. Pam’s love of cooking ran so deep that she decided to go back to school where she earned a second degree in Culinary Arts. She has worked at various food establishments around Boston, wrote a column on a Greek cooking blog, and taught Greek cooking classes for several years. Having moved back and forth between Boston and Athens, Pemi has now settled in Athens Greece, with her husband and son.

Worldwide Greeks (WorldwideGreeks.com) was established in 2005 as an online forum website written in English about Greek food, Greek travel, and Greek culture. More than 490,000 people have visited the very popular Greek food forum on the Worldwide Greeks website, where people can share Greek recipes and ask questions about Greek food. Additionally, Worldwide Greeks has more than 250,000 loyal social media followers who lover Greek food, Greek travel, and Greek culture.


November LitNuts Deals

LitNuts Deals


Welcome to the November issue of LitNuts Deals: highly rated indie books priced $1 or less PLUS the LitNuts Deals Giveaway. This month, we're giving away a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. Enter by December 10 for a chance to win! 


 

The Bend in Redwood Road by Danielle Stewart
Genre: Women's Sagas, Women's Romance Fiction
4.4 stars, 5000+ ratings

DNA can connect Gwen back to her biological family, but will the secrets they are hiding be too much to handle?

"Stewart has a knack for creating rich, complicated characters. One standout is Leslie's daughter, Kerry, who is defiantly vocal about the issues within her family and laudably supportive of her mother. The author treads carefully around the subject of adoption, respectfully noting systematic issues while preserving the emotional complexities of Gwen's experience. Another intriguing feature is the romantic subplot." ~Kirkus Reviews

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Coastal Paybacks by Don Rich
Genre: Travel Adventure Fiction, Sea Adventures Fiction
4.5 stars, 387 ratings

When Murph disappears in Florida, Casey and Marlin rush down to look for him. They discover someone from Murph and Casey’s past has reappeared, putting them all in jeopardy. From Florida to the Bahamas and Costa Rica, trouble is about to follow them back to Mallard Cove, and more than just Murph’s life will be at risk.

Book 3 of 11 in the Coastal Adventure Series, can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. 
 
$0.99

A Shot to Die For by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Genre: Noir Crime, Mystery Series, Women Sleuths
3.9 stars, 63 ratings

From an award-winning author. "Hellmann reaches the next level with her latest mystery novel." ~Chicago Sun Times.

In the 4th Ellie Foreman mystery, the filmmaker sleuth is heading to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, when a young woman with whom she's chatting at a rest stop is suddenly shot dead and the sniper disappears in a van. Ellie subsequently investigates and finds the main suspect is the scion of the wealthiest, most prominent family in town.

"Has me itching for the next book." ~Midwest Book Review

$0.99 

Monroe Doctrine, Volume One by James Rosone & Miranda Watson
Genre: Technothriller, Military Thriller
4.4 stars, 3800+ ratings

As AI continues to improve and deepfakes become routine...it's harder and harder to distinguish truth from fiction.

Scheming world leaders develop unexpected alliances.

Conflict is at America's doorstep.

The Monroe Doctrine calls on the United States to respond.

What could possibly go wrong?

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The Bone Thief's Tale by Heleen Davies
Genre: Fantasy and Futuristic Romance, Romantic Fantasy
4.3 stars, 32 ratings

Bound in a contract to steal magical bones for her Queen, Lynne knows one little mistake means death. When she loses a bone during one of her secret visits to Earth to gaze upon her mortal crush, Lynne has no choice but to strike a deal with an evil witch. To save her life, she must earn the man’s love and return the bone.

"IT.WAS.SO.INTENSE!!! I loved it! At first I was like, 'How can it be The Little Mermaid meeting Hades and Persephone mashup retelling, how will that even work?!' But I freaking loved it!" ~Goodreads review. 

$0.99 

The Latina President and the Conspiracy to Destroy Her by Joe Rothstein
Genre: Espionage Thriller, International Mystery & Crime 
4.6 stars, 66 ratings

What happens when a fun-loving, charismatic, reform-minded Mexican-American billionairess becomes president of the United States and strikes fear in the pocketbooks of a cabal of the rich and powerful? Conspiracy. Impeachment. Murder. Assassination. It's all here. The world knows President Tennyson as "Tenny." And once you meet her, you will never forget her. Kirkus Reviews says she's "An enthralling protagonist at the heart of a gripping tale." Another reviewer writes, "If Grisham wrote political thrillers, they'd feel like this!"

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Relatively Normal by Whitney Dineen
Genre: Humorous Fiction, Comedy
4.3 stars, 1900+ ratings

"I laughed, cried, and laughed some more. This is a book you do not want to miss." ~Amazon #1 bestselling author Loretta Nyhan

It all started with a Scottish Thanksgiving... Just add a fiancé, interfering relatives, an ex-boyfriend, and an array of taxidermy field mice dressed for battle, and what could go wrong? International Readers Favorite Award and Top Shelf Book Award winner. 

$0.99 

A Hand for the Duke by Meredith Bond
Genre: Romance, Regency Historical Romance, Historical British Fiction
4.4 stars, 240+ ratings

Can the Ladies of the Wagering Whist Society help an impoverished modiste win the hand of a sought-after Duke? Tina Rowan wants nothing more than to be free of her past, but can an ill-dressed duke be the one to help this modiste? With her help, the Duke of Warwick can introduce his sister to society, but he may just lose his heart in the process. It will take the combined efforts of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society to see this difficult hand well played.

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Hammers in the Wind: The Northern Crusades by Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Sword & Sorcery Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
4 stars, 236 ratings

Exiled millennia ago, the dark gods have tirelessly sought to return and bend the world of Malweir to their will. Their agents roam the world in search of weak willed men. Only through corruption and chaos can their masters return. It begins in the northern kingdom of Delranan when King Badron's castle is attacked, his only son murdered, and his daughter kidnapped. Angered, he leads his kingdom to war against the neighboring Rogscroft. But all is not as it seems. Badron falls under the sway of the Dae'shan, immortal agents of the dark gods, and unwittingly begins the final campaign that will reduce Malweir to willing servants of evil. 

Fans of Tolkien, Brooks, McKiernan, and Martin will enjoy..

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Rise by Mark Moore
Genre: Military Fantasy, Historical Fantasy Fiction
4.5 stars, 47 ratings

Damien Flynn, once a conscientious politician, is now facing execution for supporting the cause of an oppressed people, the Ricchans. Victoria Montgomery, the reluctant leader of the fledgling Ricchan revolution, provides Damien with a choice at the edge of a knife. Will Damien be the catalyst for change or a footnote in history? Book 1 of 2 in The Ricchan Chronicles.

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Mail Order Brides by Laura Ashwood
Genre: 20th Century Historical Romance

4.5 stars, 46 ratings

If you swoon for heroes with heart, you’ll love these historical western romances!

This inspirational collection features four sweet, wholesome novellas by USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Laura Ashwood, each filled with romance and heartbreak, redemption, family and finding true love.

If you love faith-filled tales of the Old West, stories of resilient love and second chances, and characters that come to life on the page, you will be swept away with this collection.

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Dark Tide by Sharon Ward
Genre: Travel Adventure Fiction, Women's Adventure Fiction, Sea Adventures Fiction
4.6 stars, 79 ratings

Fin Fleming, chief underwater photographer at famed oceanography institute RIO, discovers her friends Gus and Theresa are missing, and it doesn’t take long for the kidnapper to contact her with demands. Plus there’s a killer shark in the area and someone is stealing dive tanks from RIO’s scuba shack. And it all falls to Fin to manage.

$0.99 


Black Friday, the Expanding Universe, and Contemporary Consciousness

Events

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. We hope your shopping list includes lots of books like today's featured titles.

For a break from shopping, we recommend joining Brian Swimme, host of PBS’s Journey of the Universe, for a discussion of the expanding universe and human consciousness. This free online literary event is sponsored by Banyen Books, Canada's leading bookstore in spirituality and healing for more than 50 years. Sunday, November 27, 1:30 - 2:30 PM PST. 

"Our ancestry streches back through the life forms and into the stars, back into the beginnings of the primeval fireball. This universe is a single multiform energetic unfolding of matter, mind, intelligence and life." ~Brian Swimme


Polar Curse by Julie Flanders

Science Fiction and Fantasy

New Release! It started in Fairbanks, and it will end in Fairbanks. Detective Danny Fitzpatrick has dueled with vampires and witches, but something is haunting Fairbanks—and it isn't just the recent disappearance of a hiker. Eerie voices, accidental deaths, and arson keep dragging Danny back to Kennecott Cemetery. Back to Annabelle Trescot's grave. The only theory that makes any sense: a deadly ghost. With bodies piling up, Danny is forced to seek out Aleksei Nechayev, the murderous vampire, for help. But history has a way of coming back to haunt us, even when the ghosts get what they want. Book 3 in the Polar Magic series. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Christmas at the Aloha Cafe by Jacquolyn McMurray

Romance

A second-chance romance for readers who love happy endings. She's obsessed with winning a trophy. He's married to the competition. Together, can they rekindle the true meaning of Christmas? "I love Christmas stories, and thoroughly enjoyed Jacquolyn McMurray’s Christmas at the Aloha Cafe. It was especially unique in that it took place in Hawaii." -Amazon review. "This book was a joy to read. Come celebrate Christmas in Hawaii!" -Ann, Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


A Wordless Death by Tam May

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Adele Gossling is adjusting well to small-town life and sticking with the business of fountain pens and letter paper while staying out of crime investigation. But then, Millie Gibb, the new teacher at the local girl’s school, is found dead and everybody in town assumes the homely, unmarried spinster committed suicide. Can Adele and her clairvoyant friend Nin prove Millie’s death was foul play based on a cigar stub, a letter fragment, and a cigarette lighter before the case is closed for good? “ “The characters are true to life!” From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Notebooks of Honora Gorman: Fairytales, Whimsy, and Wonder by Linda Mahkovec

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Not a love story—and yet a story of love. Love for a city, the artist’s way, and dreams. “A fascinating and unusual piece of fiction…a moving depiction of what it is like to live as an artist and creator. Highly recommended.” –Amazon review. “Thoroughly delightful! The writing is eloquent and endearing: Honora Gorman becomes a quintessential ‘artist’” –Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Keeper: An Invitation by Craig Speakes

Children and Young Adult

Action, adventure, aliens, and a sarcastic talking cat. When Arthur discovers a mysterious black box at the bottom of a lake, its just the start of a journey that takes him to the farthest reaches of space, where a terrible hundred-year is building to its final battle. In an alien land, Arthur must trust his friends and summon the courage to fight and survivethe but the stakes are higher than he could ever have imagined. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Snow Dancing in New Jersey by Jose A. Carmona

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Snow Dancing in New Jersey is divided into thirty heartwarming, culturally rich chapters. It follows the life of Blanca, an abused Latina young woman from Dominican Republic. Blanca was mentally abused by her father and brothers, and later, both mentally and physically abused by her husband. Eventually she flees from her husband and comes to the United States. Her life is depicted with the backdrop of Union City, New Jersey, in the 1990s. Will Blanca ever escape her aggressor? Free via Kindle Unlimited. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Fighting Her Touch by Sudhir Nadiga

Romance

What do you do if Ms. Wrong is just what the doctor ordered? Sometimes, the wrong person is the right one for you! Liz and Marisa have something special, but it’ll require honesty to acknowledge their connection, and courage to follow their hearts. Lose yourself in doubt and desire with Liz and Marisa: two women, one love! 4.2 stars, 167 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

 


Billionaire Secrets: New Adult Nanny Romance by Erica Frost

Romance

Grumpy billionaire boss. Game on. Nannying for billionaire grump Dominic Hart is putting me through school. Allowing me to become a lawyer one day. And ensure what happened to my dad won’t happen again. Dominic Hart is nothing more than my boss. Who cares how suave he is. I’m not going to warm the bed of a man much older than me. But the more time I spend with Dominic, the harder it is to resist. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Book deals, last call on November giveaways, and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Events

It's the day before Thanksgiving in the United States...a great day to select a book to read over the holidays. Also, don't forget to enter the following giveaways, each of which will be ending soon!

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~Marcel Proust


Walking the Bones by Randall Silvis

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The bones of seven young girls, picked clean and carefully preserved, discovered years ago...that's all Sergeant Ryan DeMarco knows about the unsolved crime he has been roped into investigating. But DeMarco also knows that a killer always leaves clues behind, just waiting for the right person to come along and put all the pieces together. Walking the Bones is a story about things buried—memories, regrets, secrets, and bodies. "Silvis smoothly blends moments of exquisite beauty into a sea of darker emotion to create a moving story heavy with the theme of the ‘past is never past.'" -Publisher’s Weekly. 4.4 stars, 170 ratings. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Wild Colonial Girl: A Victorian Romance by p.d.r. lindsay

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Leave India? Move to the colonies and make a new life there? Melisande, appalled, gazed at her brother and fiancé. She loved her life in India. Of course the plague meant a radical change, but they could still live on the family’s small estate couldn’t they? Her life turned upside down, rushed into her wedding, onto a ship and off to Australia, and finally New Zealand, Melisande has to learn how to run a home and cope with colonial New Zealand, a life so different from her Indian one. Can she make a home and a life as happy as her Indian one? From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Olly & The Spores of Oak Hill by Glenn Somodi

Children and Young Adult

Olly and his new friend, Ember, fight off school bullies, greedy mall developers, and nosy townspeople to protect their secret – that there’s a community of nature-loving creatures that have peacefully lived under Oak Hill for hundreds of years. When they run into trouble, the creatures known as Spores step in to protect them. Through their adventures, they build friendships with members of the Spore community and discover a common goal. They must work together quickly to protect Oak Hill from a greedy developer or lose their homes forever. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Farm Animals are People Too by Mark Snyder Jr

Children and Young Adult

Farm Animals are People Too is a celebration of the wonderful animals that live on farms. The book follows the piggies, the cows, and the chickens as they go about their lives and do their favorite things. The story is a celebration of the sensitive beings that share our world. Take a walk through the farm sanctuary, and visit the piggies in the mud, the cows dreaming of jumping over the moon, as well as the chickens famously crossing the road. All are welcome at the farm sanctuary in Farm Animals are People TooFrom $2.99 SHOP NOW


All Your Heart by LeighAnne Clifton

Romance

Alex’s plan to use college to escape both her small Southern town and her workaholic mother is drastically altered following a prom-night assault. And an unplanned pregnancy. But no one will believe her. He’s too powerful.
So, Alex bolts in search of a fresh start. A rogue deer, a cute mechanic, and a kind lady change not only her new plans. They alter the course of her life. Forever.
Book 1 in The Together for Good Series. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


New giveaway: Win a bundle of Literary, Historical & Book Club Fiction!

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New giveaway: Win a bundle of Literary, Historical & Book Club Fiction...39 books plus a new e-reader...a $400 value! The giveaway is open to booklovers worldwide. Enter now through November 30. 

“Book clubs are totally dope – like English class if you were allowed to read only books that you actually like and snack and sip while discussing them.” ~Sam Maggs