Welcome to the February 2023 issue of LitNuts Deals: highly rated indie books price $1 or less PLUS the LitNuts Deals Giveaway.
This month, we're giving away $100 in books. The winner will be able to choose a $100 gift card from any book retailer that sells gift cards online. Enter by February 24 for a chance to win!
The Heirs of Earth by Daniel Arenson
Genre: Science Fiction
4.3 stars, 1150+ ratings
We hide in shadows. Our planet is lost. We are the last humans, and we must go home. Two thousand years ago, aliens destroyed Earth. Our fleets shattered. Billions died. The last humans fled a burning planet, heading to the stars. Today we are still refugees. Hungry. Afraid. Our enemies hunt us everywhere. So we hide. On distant asteroids. In rundown space stations. In deep caves on frozen worlds. And we dream. Of green hills. Blue skies. Golden fields. We dream of Earth. And for the first time, we have hope. Book 1 in the Children of Earthrise series. "Full of action and brimming with sentient aliens." ~Max Carver, Relic Wars
Moonlight Canyon by Yurie Kiri
4.1 stars, 33 ratings
Terrible things are happening in Silver City. The rural paradise just south of Moonlight Canyon is under attack. Half-eaten, mutilated bodies are showing up in public places. The peaceful residents of Silver City are in a panic. Horrible murders shouldn’t happen here. Evil like that is reserved for the big cities, right? Wrong. Book 2 in the Murder and Magic series. "A mystical tale that walks a thin line between paranormal and crime-based stories." ~Goodreads review
Earth and Beyond by Wendy Gamble
Genre: Science Fiction
3.9 stars, 47 ratings
"Extremely well-written…displays an amazingly wide knowledge of science, yogic practices, and of what could exist beyond the known galaxy." ~Professor emeritus, UNBA. Alien DNA infects Earth. A med ship with a revolutionary deep space engine launches the world's hope for salvation. An elite crew faces unseen adversity and forges friendships as they seek a cure for humanity. Enhanced with hand-drawn illustrations. Book 1 in the MedSci Missions Science Fiction series. "A very interesting book…I strongly recommend you read this amazing MedSci Missions book." ~Chief Instructor, Todokai Karate
Scandalous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga (Volume Two) - Fame, Infamy, and Paradise by Neal Katz
Genre: Historical Fiction
Experience Historical Fiction at its best in this rags-to-riches saga. Set in and around New York City in the early 19th Century, Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Celeste Claflin, take the city by storm as they challenge morality, fashion, economics, social justice, and equal pay for equal work. Leveraging their wealth as the sisters become famous on the lecture circuit, they fight for women's rights, suffrage, and enter into the political arena as Victoria is nominated by the American Equal Rights Party to run for President of the United States and Tennessee runs for Congress. "Engaging and hugely entertaining." ~Readers Favorite Five Star Review
The Best is Yet to Come by Tara Alemany
Genre: Death and Grief
4.4 stars, 47 ratings
After twelve years of living alone as a single parent, Tara hadn’t expected to find love again. So when Frank unexpectedly came into her life, the result of an errant e-mail, he turned her world upside down. Four months later, his unexpected death brought it to a crashing halt. Join Tara on her journey as she shares the story of their time together and, more importantly, the lessons she learned as she rode waves of unanticipated love and grief to ultimately come to the strongest place she’d ever been in her life.
This true story will speak to and inspire anyone who has ever suffered the loss of a dream by showing how you too can change your perception of that loss from an anchor that holds you back into a beautiful gift that dares you to believe that the best is yet to come. Includes discussion guides for book clubs and support groups.
Lady of the Seven Suns by Tinney Sue Heath
Genre: Historical Fiction
4.3 stars, 50 ratings
“Immerses the reader into medieval Italy." ~Historical Novel Review. A novel of the woman St. Francis called brother. Rome, 1210: Giacoma’s life is at a crossroads. She cannot be both a powerful Roman noblewoman and also a follower of the holy man from Assisi. Or can she? A new path lies ahead, and she will will have to invent it as she goes. Based on the life of a real woman, this is a story of love, friendship, and a stubborn quest for grace. “Twisting with life…absolutely excellent and evocative novel!” ~Discovering Diamonds
Wisconsin Vamp by Scott Burtness
Genre: Horror Comedy
4 stars, 200+ ratings
Some vampires are destined for greatness. Herbert Knudsen isn't one of them. When the small-town diner cook and mediocre bowler becomes a vampire, things finally start looking up. He's stronger, a little sexier, and the girl of his dreams is noticing him. But the bodies are piling up, and his best friend isn't just getting suspicious...he's getting jealous. Book 1 in the Monsters in the Midwest series. "Fun, entertaining, change-of-pace vampire story." ~Amazon review
Stuck on Your Heart by Beth Labonte
4.3 stars, 64 ratings
Darcy Field has made a promise to her brother: No more dating his friends. Ever. Which is fine, because all of her brother’s friends are massive losers. Thanks to them, she’s spent one too many Valentine’s Days with crushed dreams, a broken heart, and zero chocolate. But when Darcy is forced to attend the annual singles' event at Lonesome Coffee—her family’s coffee shop in the small town of Emerson, Massachusetts—a certain promise may become very hard to keep. "Valentine gem." ~Amazon review
The Pacific Chronicles by James Eldridge
Genre: Children/Young Adult, Ages 7-18
4.9 stars, 49 ratings
Hawaiian culture and traditions are captured in this thrilling fantasy adventure about a young girl and her brother who are given access to a hidden and legendary world in their native islands and gifted with an unexpected set of magical abilities. Book 1 of The Pacific Chronicles.
"I loved the combination of history, lore, education, entertainment...and I absolutely loved Eleu and Molawa." ~Tara Lewis, former Director, Disney Publishing Worldwide.
The Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova
Genre: Cozy Mystery
4.7 stars, 80 ratings
“A tightly-plotted whodunit.” ~New Jersey Monthly. After Victoria Rienzi comes back home to work in her family’s restaurant, her nonna puts her in charge of catering a wedding with all the trimmings—and death as an uninvited guest.
"The Wedding Soup Murder
blends mystery with comedy, romance, family drama, a vivid and affectionate portrayal of the Jersey shore and…oh yes, cooking.” ~Helen Beglin, New Jersey Monthly
“Everything I could wish for in a cozy mystery and more.” ~Read Your Writes Book Reviews