LitNuts Deals: Highly rated indie books for $1 or less + a chance to win $75 in books!


Welcome to the June issue of LitNuts Deals, a special newsletter featuring highly rated indie books priced $1 or less. This month's issue features a dozen fantastic indie books, including a couple of freebies. 

Also, be sure to enter the June LitNuts Deals Giveaway to support these indie authors and publishers...and for a chance to win $75 in books from, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or another book retailer of your choice!

Note: All prices are accurate at publication time, but prices are subject to change.

The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France by Nancy Burkhalter
Literary Fiction   

Exquisitely detailed, complex, and involving, The Education of Delhomme is highly recommended for historical novel readers who like their characters well-drawn and their storylines well-grounded in historical facts. Set among the chaos and intrigue of the 1848 French Revolution, when Beaulieu Delhomme, Frédéric Chopin's piano tuner, faces execution, the only person who can save his life is his former rival, the novelist George Sand. Seldom has a banquet of history been rendered more appetizingly than in Burkhalter’s debut novel. 4.1 Stars on Goodreads! $0.99 SHOP NOW

Swimming with Maya: A Mother's Story by Eleanor Vincent

"Powerful prose with a meaningful and memorable message." ~Lee Gutkind, Founder, Creative Nonfiction Magazine. Swimming with Maya demonstrates the remarkable process of healing after the traumatic death of a loved one. At age 19, Maya mounts a horse bareback as a dare and in a crushing cantilever fall, is left in a coma from which she will never recover. Author Eleanor Vincent’s life is turned upside down as she struggles to make the painful decision about Maya’s fate. "A powerful memoir." ~Alan Caruba, National Book Critics Circle. 4.5 Stars, 244 Ratings! $0.99 SHOP NOW

An Eye for Murder by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Chicago filmmaker Ellie Foreman is shocked to find her name among the effects of a recently deceased gangster. Flung into a mystery that dates back to WWII, she is faced with more frustrating questions than answers, especially when it comes to how her own father is involved. When she is asked to produce a campaign film for a steel mill heiress turned hopeful Senator, Ellie finds herself swept up in the world of a political campaign and fails to pick up danger signals in front of her. Can she survive a shocking conspiracy that was sixty years in the making or will the secrets die with her? 4.2 Stars, 284 Ratings! $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Horse That Haunts My Heart by Deborah Smith Parker

Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Deborah Smith Parker's coming-of-age memoir takes place in the 1950s during three transformative summers she spent on a horse ranch. As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, she longed for the life of a cowboy. At age 13 her parents allowed her to go west to live her dream where she met her first love—a horse nick-named Tank. She spent her summers riding, wrangling, and sleeping out under the stars while her extraordinary relationship with Tank developed. Like the rugged mountains in which these events took place, this story has rapidly shifting light and shadow that Parker artfully captures through humor and well-wrought descriptions of life on the ranch. 4.8 Stars! $0.99 SHOP NOW

Project Anan by Lionel Lazarus
Science Fiction/Fantasy

Leaving Earth after extracting their precious energy, aliens abandoned the human population they changed. Ravaged by sickness and an energy shortage that threatens their existence, they return on a clapped-out rust bucket seeking help. Earth, devastated by climate change, wars and population explosion is not what they expect! Battling discovery by evil powers, technology problems, mistrust and war, together, alien and human embark on a Project that may give the three species hope for survival. 4.2 Stars! $0.99 SHOP NOW

Ascension by Eric Paul Erickson
Science Fiction/Fantasy  

"DaVinci Code with a healthy dose of sci-fi...a debut novel bursting with ideas, promise and tons of attitude." ~Reader review. When a sacred artifact is stolen, United Nations cultural scientist Dr. Kurt Stone wants answers. His search leads him to the top secret Project Aurora, where Stone learns the team has crossed the ultimate frontier...death itself. "This one kept me on the edge." ~Reader review. 4.2 Stars! $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Returned One by Luna Fox & F. Lowberry
Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy    

Sixteen-year-old Abigail Masters has been tormented with nightmares–realistic and terrifying dreams that keep her awake at night. Somehow, they don't feel like dreams, but more like things lurking in the back of her mind, like events she can almost remember as if they were her own experiences. The Returned One (A Witch’s Lullaby: Book One) is a fast-paced, action-packed young adult fantasy adventure filled with magic, twists and turns, and endearing characters. "I just love the way this author creates characters that come to life before your eyes." ~Amazon review. 4 Stars! $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - Badfreaky: The Meanest Witch by Konstantinos V. E. Adamopoulos
Children/Young Adult (age 9+)

In Badfreaky: The Meanest Witch (The Life of Badfreaky the Witch, Book 1), four-year-old Marily lives happily with her parents, a good witch called Goodypie and her husband, Mr. Goodweather. One day while Goodypie is boiling some plants and flowers in her big cooking pot, Marily falls into the pot and turns into the notorious Badfreaky, the meanest witch! "An adorable story with imaginative characters." ~Readers' Favorite. 4.3 Stars! FREE SHOP NOW

Townshipped by Savannah Scott

People always said it wasn't like a woman was just going to drop on his doorstep and fall in love with him. Never say never. Aiden is an IT consultant living on his small farm in rural Ohio. Mallory is a bride-on-the-run. Townshipped is their heartwarming, laugh-out-loud sweet romcom story. "Funny, charming and swoon-worthy!" ~Jennifer, Vine Voice. 4.9 Stars! $0.99 SHOP NOW

Always on Christmas by Jacquolyn McMurray

"One of those reads that warms your soul." ~Amazon Reviewer. When single parent Emma Sanchez inherits a cabin in Hawai’i, she prays the move will offer a fresh start for her seven-year-old daughter and herself. She's determined to raise Ally without a man, but her resolve is tested when disaster strikes just before Christmas and the handsome rancher next door questions her independent nature. "Jacquolyn McMurray’s touching Christmas story is rich with authentic details of aloha and ohana." ~Charlene, Amazon Reviewer. 4.5 Stars! $0.99 SHOP NOW

That's My Sister (That's Our Family Book 1) by Roxanne Rhaman

Having a beautiful sister is hard enough. Having one who’s on the cover of magazines and is loved by all? Torture. Good thing there’s a handsome, distracting neighbor next door. "A story of family, forgiveness, and falling in love." ~Reader review. 4.3 Stars, 220 Ratings! $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - Bought By The Billionaire: Box Set One by Simone Leigh

"5 Stars. Super hot & sexy. Steamy and OMG High Octane Erotic!” ~Debra Johnson. She got more than she bargained for: Elizabeth is a student working in a dead-end hotel job to make ends meet. But she dreams of a better life. When she foolishly decides to shower in the penthouse bathroom of one of the hotel guests, it has consequences she did not expect. "5 Stars HOT HOT HOT." ~Rhonda Hicks. A BDSM Erotic Romance. 4.3 Stars, 686 Ratings! FREE SHOP NOW

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