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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. 
 
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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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October LitNuts Deals

LitNuts Deals



Welcome to the October issue of LitNuts Deals: highly rated indie books priced $1 or less PLUS the LitNuts Deals Giveaway. This month, we're giving away $100 in books to three winners: $50 1st Prize, $25 2nd Prize, $25 3rd Prize. Enter by November 5 for a chance to win! 


Christmas Mountain Romance Collection by Susan Hatler
Romance
4.5 stars, 240 ratings

This USA Today bestselling collection of three sweet holiday romance novels will tug at your heartstrings and inspire you to believe in happy endings. From a New York Times bestselling author, don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Christmas Mountain, Montana, where warm homecomings, small-town charm, and true love await. Includes three complete novels: The Christmas Compromise (Morgan’s story), 'Twas the Kiss Before Christmas (Faith’s story), and A Sugar Plum Christmas (Lacey's story). 
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Twice a Daughter by Julie Ryan McGue
Memoir / Creative Nonfiction
4.5 stars, 881 ratings

Kirkus Reviews has called this best-selling, award-winning memoir, “An engaging and endearing chronicle of a woman’s quest to find her origins.” Julie is a twin. She is also adopted. When at 48, Julie faces serious health issues, the twins decide to research their closed adoption, a journey that takes years and involves multiple search angels. What began as a simple desire for family medical history evolves into a complicated quest―one that unearths secrets, lies, and family members that are literally right next door.
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The King's Anatomist by Ron Blumenfeld
Historical Fiction
4.6 stars, 87 ratings

"This lively story combines fine historical detail with a sensitive feel for past personalities.” In 1565 Brussels, the reclusive mathematician Jan van den Bossche receives shattering news that his lifelong friend, the renowned and controversial anatomist Andreas Vesalius, has died returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Jan decides to journey to his friend’s grave to offer his last goodbye. "In his imaginatively woven historical mystery, Blumenfeld’s erudite adventure leaves the reader with tantalizing speculations."
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Lady Apprentice by Toni Cabell
Teen & Young Adult
4.3 stars, 287 ratings

B.R.A.G. Medallion Winner! A scrap of prophecy, an old sword, and a girl who can’t do anything right. Linden is the worst mage apprentice in her school—maybe in the whole country. Yet all the prophecies predict she’s the girl with the answers. But if Linden can’t master a basic shape-shifting spell without starting a fire, how can she take on the darkest sorcerer in generations? “A magical story. Enough love, fighting, mystery and magic to keep anyone's interest." ~IndieBRAG, 5 Stars
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What's Not True: A Novel by Valerie Taylor
Literary Fiction
4.4 stars, 70+ ratings

“Captivating and romantic…anything but predictable.” ~Literary Titan 5-star review. After a chance meeting with a colleague in Paris and a stroll along the Pont Neuf, Kassie receives two compelling proposals. Before she can grab the gold ring and have it all, she must fight for what’s legally and rightfully hers. “Taylor’s prose is crystalline.” ~Readers’ Favorite 5-star review
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Stay With Me, Wisconsin by JoAnneh Nagler
Literary Fiction
4.9 stars, 66 ratings

Eleven sensual and modern-day short stories about love, loss, sex, devotion and desire. Set in the small lake towns and suburbs of the country's Midwestern heartland, the tales thread from one heart to another with extraordinary effectiveness and power. Lovers, partners, family members and friends—they push courageously toward love, and often win. Intimate and impeccably crafted, they invite us into the passionate world of one of the most important new voices on the American literary scene. JoAnneh Nagler, author of Naked Marriage, wows her fans again with her first foray into short fiction, where they will beg her to stay.
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The Treasure of Peril Island by Nick Cook
Teen & Young Adult
4.5 stars, 39 ratings

“A swashbuckling fantasy that is consistently entertaining.” ~Literary Titan. Jack Drayton is a penniless young man living in 1903 London. With the help of his friend, Hector, he ventures on a dangerous voyage to find a pirate’s treasure—if they live long enough, that is. “A fun and engaging story line that will hold readers' interest from beginning to end. The story unfolds at a quick and steady pace, sustaining intrigue throughout.” ~Book Life Prize
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A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox
Mystery
4.2 stars, 600+ ratings

Winner of 14 international book awards. Recommended by Elle, Buzzfeed, Redbook, Bustle and others. "Mixing mystery & romance in a fizzy 1930s cocktail!" When the matron at a seedy dance hall is murdered, Inspector Clive Howard arrives on the scene & convinces a young taxi-dancer, Henrietta, to go undercover for him in a notorious burlesque hall where he suspects the murderer is lurking. "Henrietta & Clive are a sexy, endearing, & downright fun pair of sleuths. Readers will not see the final twist coming.” ~Library Journal, starred review. “Fans of spunky, historical heroines will love Henrietta Von Harmon.” ~Booklist, starred review. 
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Call Numbers by Syntell Smith
Literary Fiction
4.2 stars, 40 ratings
A young library clerk juggling college and part-time work has just transferred to the 58th Street Branch Library, where the patrons are unreasonable and the staff are out to get each other. Robin Walker attempts to fit in without taking sides. A New Adult Contemporary Workplace Drama series about the lives of a diverse, divided staff and the eccentric patrons they deal with in 1994.
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Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart by M.I. Dugast
Romance / Metaphysical Fiction
4.5 stars, 33 ratings

"An outstanding story of reincarnation, recovery, discovery, and spiritual survival that operates on many delightfully unexpected levels." ~Midwest Book Review. Together, they are the keys to humankind’s original blueprint. Apart, will they find each other through the pages of time? "A book within a book, where love is a pulsating force field that can connect hearts, souls, and spirits, transcending beyond even death." ~OnlineBookClub.org.
Special offer: Get a free webinar and free ebook directly from the author. 
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Murder in the Atchafalaya by Jim Riley
Thriller
4.2 stars

Author Jim Riley does a first-rate job of steeping the reader in the milieu of South Louisiana and Cajun mores. From murders at mudbug fests to menacing mosquito swarms to monumentally malevolent snake pits, he puts the heat and humidly on every page. There’s action, suspense, humor, and even a dash of romance in this gumbo of a novel that promises to start a series of adventures for Kristi and Hawk.
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September LitNuts Deals

LitNuts Deals


Welcome to the September issue of LitNuts Deals: 12 highly rated indie books priced $1 or less PLUS the LitNuts Deals Giveaway. We're giving away $150 in books to three winners: $75 1st Prize, $50 2nd Prize, $25 3rd Prize. Enter by October 1 for a chance to win! 
  

Earthrise Box Set (Books 1-6) by Daniel Arenson
Science Fiction
4.3 stars, 1600+ ratings

They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. We will fight back! From USA Today bestselling author Daniel Arenson, Earthrise has captivated readers around the world and sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The Earthwise super box set includes the first six novels of the series...2,000+ pages of epic science fiction! If you liked Ender's Game and Starship Troopers, you'll love Earthrise.  
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The School Mistress by Tess Thompson
Historical Romance
4.4 stars, 12,000+ ratings

Colorado, 1910. An impoverished young woman. A lonely father of five. Will they be able to resist when a cadre of optimistic children start matchmaking? Book 1 in the Emerson Pass Historicals sweet romance series. "Highly recommended." ~Christine Nolfi, author of The Sweet Lake Series. 

If you like gallant nobles, resilient heroines, and hints of mystery, then you’ll adore Tess Thompson’s Edwardian adventure in the Old West. "I frequently found myself getting lost in the characters and forgetting that I was reading a book." ~Camille Di Maio, The Memory of Us. 
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Havanna Lost by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Historical Thriller
4 stars, 400+ ratings

"A riveting historical thriller." ~Booklist. On the eve of the Cuban Revolution, headstrong 18-year-old Francesca Pacelli flees from her ruthless Mafia-boss father in Havana to the arms of her lover, a rebel fighting with Fidel Castro. Her father, desperate to send her to safety in the United States, resorts to torture and blackmail as he searches the island for her. So begins the first part of a spellbinding saga that spans three generations of the same family. "Masterfully crafted...I can't imagine any noir aficionado not enjoying Havana Lost." ~Rich Reeder, aliteraryreeder.
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Small Eden by Jane Davis
Literary Fiction
4.2 stars, 28 ratings

"Heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure." ~Jayoti Mondal, NetGalley. In London in 1884, scarlet fever takes the lives of two children. Ten years later, a father opens a pleasure garden in memory of his sons. What kind of man would risk a successful business to open a pleasure garden on the outskirts of a Surrey village when, one by one, London’s great pleasure gardens have closed their gates? He must have a head full of dreams. "It’s all there: passion, obsession, transition, love, subtlety, rebellion, and all beautifully observed and crafted." ~Michelle Coates, NetGalley.
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The Master's Child: Box Set One by Simone Leigh
Erotic Thriller
4.5 stars, 160 ratings on Goodreads

From Nothing to Having a Fierce, Loving Family. Once she had nothing. Now, Charlotte lives with her two husbands: Michael, her "Golden Lover," and James, her Master, whose child she is expecting. Charlotte’s ex-slaver father agreed to stay away and let them live their own lives. Life is perfect. What could possibly go wrong? Winner of the Page Reaper Readers Choice Awards in the BDSM & Ménage Categories. Includes three novels: Target, Ransom, and Hostage. For mature audiences only. 
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The Inventor's Heart by Kara O'Neal
Historical Romance
4.8 stars

It's 1885, and Alex Davis has just returned to Pike's Run, Texas, from Yale with a fabulous invention that could revolutionize the use of electricity. He can't wait to show his work to his family and his dearest friend in the world, Julia Forrester. But from the first day he arrives home, Julia avoids him, even though she has loved Alex since their school days. She'd thought he loved her, but when he went off to college without her, it broke her heart. When Julia confesses the reason for her distant attitude, Alex vows to move Heaven and Earth to win her back.
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Dark by Tirzah M.M. Hawkins
Paranormal Suspense
4.4 stars, 75 ratings

In a single night, most of the human population is wiped out by creatures that survive in the dark. So begins this ongoing survival struggle series. Don't turn out your lights.

Dark is first and foremost a Kindle Vella serial story. This is a box set of episodes 1-16. The story is considered ongoing and does not have a scheduled end date. Come along for a wild ride in this creepy, apocalyptic story of horror and survival. 
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Simple Service by Laura Montgomery
Science Fiction
4.2 stars, 32 ratings

"A triumphant return to a beloved world!" ~Amazon review. They're stranded beyond the known stars. Will Peter Dawe’s perilous mission with a brother he despises end in death? If you like gripping action, insurmountable odds, and alien worlds, you’ll love Laura Montgomery’s tale of a man determined not to let family ties sabotage mission success. Book 1 in the Martha's Sons series. "An exciting but complicated read, Simple Service offers a detailed, original and dangerous dystopia/science-fiction universe." ~Goodreads review. 
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Coldwater Revenge by James A. Ross
Mystery/Thriller
4.2 stars, 106 ratings

Bad things happen when a bioresearch research company on the verge of bankruptcy agrees to act as a conduit for anonymous shipments of vials, powders, and Petri dishes in exchange for quick cash. Trouble begins when a poxed corpse floats to the top of a nearby lake and an autopsy reveals it to be riddled with a deadly toxin. Coldwater Revenge is an atmospheric mystery/thriller that takes place in a small town in upstate New York where murder suspects could be friends, lovers, and even family.
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Peyton Brooks' Mysteries Box Set: Murder in San Francisco by ML Hamilton
Mystery
4.7 stars, 2200+ ratings

The Peyton Brooks’ Mystery series follows the career of San Francisco Homicide Detective Peyton Brooks and her partner, Marco D’Angelo, as they fight crime in the City by the Bay. Get all eight of the popular Peyton Brooks’ Mysteries in a single box set, including the prequel. That's more than 1,000 pages of action and adventure from San Francisco’s top detective. "M.L. Hamilton does a masterful job of developing the main protagonists in this series and the repartee between characters is refreshingly delightful." ~Amazon review
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Swim Season by Marianne Sciucco
Young Adult
4.8 stars, 43 ratings

"This book should be next on your list if you love YA, strong characters, and sports!" ~Olivia C., Amazon review. Aerin is destined for the Olympics, but she's quit winning. It costs too much. Her dad left and her mom is in jail. Where was she? Underwater. "Every kid should read this." ~Anne, Amazon review.

In Swim Season, you'll find drama in and out of the pool when two girls vie to break a longstanding record in the 500 freestyle. "Beautifully captures the life of a swimmer and high schooler." ~Kathy M., Amazon review.
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The Monarch's Daughter by Tirzah M.M. Hawkins
Fantasy
3.8 stars, 16 ratings

What happens when a human and a Kaliah share a mind link? What happens when that human was the person who killed your father in front of you? Without the Monarch to keep them in check, the evil rulers are now free to use Flynae’s royal body how they see fit. What does she have that they need in order to solidify their hold on the galaxy? How will the human who loves her protect her from more powerful forces at work? Get lost and fall in love with this dark fantasy, age-gap story as enemies become lovers and save each other. 
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August LitNuts Deals

LitNuts Deals

Welcome to the August issue of LitNuts Deals...twelve highly rated indie books priced $1 or less PLUS the LitNuts Deals Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite with three months of Kindle Unlimited OR a $150 Amazon gift card! 


Body in the Books by Heather Huffman
Mystery
4.5 stars, 1875 ratings

Sometimes, owning a bookstore can be murder. When Nora Jones inherits a dusty old bookshop from her estranged uncle, she moves to St. Augustine to tie up loose ends and maybe learn a bit about the man she never knew. Only what first appeared to be a heart attack turns out to be murder, and there’s no shortage of suspects. The detective assigned to the case might be handsome and charming, but Nora’s convinced he’s chasing down the wrong lead. With her newly-inherited Greyhound named Margo and a quirky band of friends in tow, Nora decides to track down the killer herself. She finds herself in a race to solve the murder before she becomes the next body in the books.
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Peyton Brooks' Mysteries Box Set: Murder in San Francisco by ML Hamilton
Mystery
4.7 stars, 2144 ratings

The Peyton Brooks’ Mystery series follows the career of San Francisco Homicide Detective Peyton Brooks and her partner Marco D’Angelo as they fight crime in the City by the Bay. Get all eight of the popular Peyton Brooks’ Mysteries in a single box set, including the prequel. That's more than 1,000 pages of action and adventure from San Francisco’s top detective. "M.L. Hamilton does a masterful job of developing the main protagonists in this series and the repartee between characters is refreshingly delightful." ~Amazon review
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Larry's Post-Rapture Pet-Sitting Service by Ellen King Rice
Satire/Humor
4.6 stars, 129 ratings

A rollicking tale of imperfect people surviving in uncertain times. Larry is a lazy guy with impulse control issues, highly flexible morals, and a dodgy past. He's stuck with his mother, who is in dire need of beer and pretzels; a history-mad teenager in search of a job; and cats. Lots of cats. Those in power are not looking after Larry. And now the Rapture is here. “A large and colorful cast of characters fills the novel, and their experiences and coping mechanisms in the rapture-altered world give the story a welcome variety of perspectives.” ~Kirkus Reviews
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Promise Me Forever by Layla Hagen
Romance
4.2 stars, 4159 ratings

As a divorced single father, I live by three rules: 1) Make sure every day my daughter, Paisley, knows she's number one in my life. No. Matter. What. 2) Keep contact with my cheating ex-wife to a minimum. 3) Turn Maxwell Wineries into a legacy that keeps Paisley set for life. When I hire Lexi to look after my daughter, I realize I need another rule: Don't pursue Paisley's nanny. But even if I had that rule it wouldn't matter. Because I'm breaking it already. "If you are looking for a single dad / nanny swoony, steamy romance, then look no further!" ~@JodiReadsWrites
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Last Star Standing by Spaulding Taylor
Science Fiction
4.3 stars, 31 ratings

"A thoroughly entertaining adventure with imaginative action and an appealing hero." ~Kirkus starred review. It's 2094. Aiden, a rebel, is imprisoned by the world’s galactic overlords and awaits execution. Then a mole working for the occupying regime alerts him to a plot that could destroy the entire resistance... Recognized by the Independent Press Awards, International Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Award, Chanticleer's Cygnus Award, and the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. "Refreshingly unpredictable" ~Independent Review of Books. 
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The Truth Keeps Silent by A.V. Asher
Romance  
4.4 stars, 135 ratings

Mercedes is running for her life and must turn to a man from her past to keep her safe. But being near Alec ignites a flame she thought had burned out long ago. Will they discover the truth, or will let the past ruin them forever? This twisty romantic suspense novel kicks off the first in a duet as well as a series. "Steamy, heart-wrenching and beautifully written." ~Goodreads reviewer. The second in the duet, The Lies That Shatter, is available now on all retailers. Note: This book comes with content warnings about domestic violence, coerced submission, gaslighting, sexual assault, and violence. 
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Keyport Cthulhu by Armand Rosamilia
Horror  
4 stars, 55 ratings

"Keyport Cthulhu is an homage, not only to H.P. Lovecraft, but to the small fishing village of Keyport, New Jersey. I appreciate the painstaking work Armand Rosamilia crafted into this piece of art." ~Chuck Buda, author of The Debt Collector Series. Set in the New Jersey fishing village of Keyport, where the Esoteric Order of Dagon has been planning for the awakening of the Deep One all these years…who can survive when Cthulhu rises? Includes several bonus short stories. 
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Armies of the Silver Mage by Christian Warren Freed
Teen & Young Adult Sword & Sorcery Fantasy
3.8 stars, 74 ratings

Evil stirs as an ancient enemy returns to claim the world. Filled with battles of men, elves, dwarves, and goblins on an epic scale, Armies of the Silver Mage is an epic fantasy quest in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings and The Sword of Shannara. The first of nine books set in the mythical world of Malweir, it is a story of hope, desperate plots, and what it truly means to grow up in a world gone mad.  
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The Flight of the Ravenhawk by J. Edward Hackett
Fantasy
4.8 stars on Goodreads

A second-born prince. A banished elven princess. And a power-hungry Necromancer. Kalero Tremayne is second-born Prince of the Allurian Empire, a talented wizard and scholar. After distributing his writings on forbidden magick through Alluria, Kal is brought before the tribunal to face his brother and his crimes of treason against the crown. He is ordered to recant his beliefs, but Kal refuses. The punishment: Death. Kal flees his brother's wrath and finds himself embroiled in the beginnings of a dark, brutal war for freedom. Note: Book II in the Ravenhawk Chronicles, The Rise of the Azure Spire, is coming this Fall! 
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Her Romeo by Quinn Marlowe
Romance
4.2 stars, 51 ratings

"Addictive, entertaining, steamy." ~Goodreads review. A girl who thought she knew what she was doing. A hero that might be in over his head. And a love that could tear their worlds apart. "I was expecting spice. And I got it!" ~@FedyTheReader
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First Course by Jenn Bouchard
Literary Fiction    
4.6 stars, 77 ratings

"The food and the characters are equally scrumptious in First Course; a delicious debut from Jenn Bouchard." ~Emily Belden, author of Hot Mess and Husband Material. Escape to summer in coastal Maine. Life's second acts, family dynamics, and plenty of great food await. Dig into First Course. "I loved this story of reinvention and finding love when you least expect it. With charming characters and a setting that will have you rushing to book a trip to the Maine coast, First Course is the perfect book to tuck into your beach bag this summer." ~Kristin Contino, author of A House Full of Windsor. Winner of awards and recognition from the Eric Hoffer Awards, Book Excellence Award, NYC Big Book Awards, Paris Book Festival, American Fiction Awards, and the San Francisco Book Festival.
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Raine of Fire by Susan Stradiotto
Fantasy

“Stradiotto melds Fae culture with a quirky detective story in a fantastic way.” ~MissBecka Gee, Goodreads review. Sparks fly when an exiled Fae prince and a straight-laced detective team up to solve a murder. The case is open and shut, a paperwork and media hassle. But when a random street performer keeps popping up to “help,” Kennedi Craine starts to wonder if maybe he’s on to something. "The TV show ‘Lucifer’ with Fae." ~Sophia, Reader review.   
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July LitNuts Deals

LitNuts Deals


Welcome to the July issue of LitNuts Deals: Highly rated indie books priced $1 or less 
— including 6 great free reads. We think it's a fantastic line-up. Scroll down for mystery, romance, fantasy, thrills and more!

Be sure to enter the 50/50/50 Giveaway to support these indie authors and publishers...and for a chance to win $50 in books, coffee, or cash!
 

A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox
Mystery    
4.2 stars, 556 ratings


Heir to the Crown Box Set 1 by Paul J Bennett
Fantasy  
4.2 stars, 291 ratings

They are all that stands between victory and defeat! After tragedy tears Gerald's world apart, a fateful meeting with another lost soul unmasks a shocking secret. As civil war erupts, they travel across the kingdom fighting desperate battles, surrounded by powerful enemies who conspire to bring down the Crown. Includes Books 1, 2, & 2.5. 
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Extreme Medical Services: Paramedics for Supernatural Creatures by Jamie Davis
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy   
4.1 stars, 1100+ ratings

Being tops in his Paramedic Academy training didn’t prepare Dean for this. He trained to help humans, but he wasn’t prepared for injured fairies and monsters. In a whole new world he didn't know existed, he needs to learn street medicine fast...before it gets him killed! But what's more dangerous: the supernaturals or his boss? You’ll love this supernatural medical thriller...because the fast-paced life of an EMT is better in the world of vampires and mythical creatures!  
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GONE: A Psychological Thriller by Sharon A. Mitchell
Thriller  
4.2 stars, 440 ratings

A random carjacking. Maybe. Maybe not. A typical day of medical appointments and errands. Elizabeth can handle it, she tells herself. She'll do it all until her husband returns on the weekend. But someone else has a plan - several someones―throwing Elizabeth's orderly life into chaos and danger. Now, she's on her own. No one knows where they are. If her son is to get out of this alive, it's up to Elizabeth. Ordinary people, thrown into extraordinary circumstances. "The story grabbed me and wouldn't let go!" ~Amazon review. Book One of the psychological thriller series When Bad Things Happen. 
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Christmastime 1940: A Love Story by Linda Mahkovec
Literary Fiction
4.6 stars, 303 ratings

"A charming, heartwarming tale of two people looking for a second chance at love. Whimsical and pleasingly old-fashioned throughout." ~Kirkus Reviews. Set in New York City against the backdrop of impending war, Christmastime 1940: A Love Story tells the story of an unlikely romance between a struggling young mother trying to make a fresh start and a man who has lost his connection to humanity. “Magnificent! Can’t wait to buy the next in the series! I’m hooked.” ~Amazon review. “A beautifully written Christmas story.” ~Amazon review.
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The Last Deception: A Leine Basso Thriller by DV Berkom
Thriller
4.5 stars, 195 ratings

Lies. Betrayal. A nation on the brink of war. Just when Leine Basso thinks she’s free from the business of murder and deception, a desperate call from a friend drags her back into the dark world of espionage and arms dealers. Leine uncovers information that implicates a well-known Russian businessman in a horrendous deception that affects national security and could have global repercussions. It’s up to the former assassin to persuade the powers that be to ignore the obvious and trust her, or disregard the information and bring the world to the brink of a devastating war. 
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The Sky Worshipers: A Novel of Mongol Conquests by F.M. Deemyad
Historical Fiction
4 stars, 88 ratings on Goodreads

Called "an epic novel that pulls back the veil on the tumultuous life and times of Genghis Khan," The Sky Worshipers reveals the complex and epic nature of the Mongolian empire during the 13th century. Told through the eyes of three captive princesses, the well-researched narrative exposes stories once lost to history now brought to light. The Sky Worshipers is an engaging, personal look at one of history's momentous eras.
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Swim Season by Marianne Sciucco
Young Adult
4.8 stars, 43 ratings

Champion swimmer Aerin Keane wins every race and every title, only to find herself alone. She's ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics in order to simply be like all the other girls. But when her desire to be "one of the girls" collides with her desire to be the best, will Aerin sacrifice her new friendships for a shot at a $50,000 scholarship? "This book should be next on your list if you love YA, strong characters, and sports!" ~ Amazon review. 
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An Oracle Walks into a Bar by Scott Burtness
Urban Fantasy   
4.4 stars, 48 ratings

Messy breakup? Want your stuff back from your ex? Shapeshifter August Shade can help. For a reasonable fee, he’ll get your favorite whatever back and hopefully not die in the process. When a power-hungry elf hires August to get her favorite book back from her vampire ex-lover, August figures it’ll just be another job. Except that vampire is the meanest vampire this side of Canada, the book bestows its reader with the power to write their own future, and the elf isn’t the only one who wants the book. Things go from bad to worse when an oracle starts having visions of the end of the world, and August pops up in all of them. A darkly funny noir urban fantasy. 
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Flight to Bern Village by Jaron Osiar
Science Fiction / Fantasy
4.2 stars, 37 ratings

While a war rages in space, a revolutionary group of humans, shapeshifters, and telepaths gather to prove their races can live together in peace. They believe in peace enough to erase their memories and begin a primitive city on a secluded planet, Vastus. Generations later, conflicts on Vastus force people to flee their city. Meanwhile, a few Peace Bringers arrive on a broken-down space station to observe the inhabitants on Vastus. What they see is anything but encouraging, and they must deal with problems of their own.
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Tizzie by p.d.r. lindsay
Historical Fiction
4.3 stars, 28 ratings

A Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice. Life is hard enough on a Yorkshire Dale farm in 1887, but when Tizzie learns that her family is keeping secrets, it gets worse. It may be too late for Tizzie to leave, but she vows to help her niece escape life on the farm. Captures the speaking rhythms & vocabulary of 19th-century Yorkshire farmers with amazing fidelity & precision.
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RoadKill by K.L. Ramsey
Romance
4.3 stars, 146 ratings

I know who I am—I’m a one-percenter. I’m a bottom feeder of society; at least that’s what I’m told. Sure, I’ve made some mistakes, but I’ve paid for them. I’m free and ready to prove that I’m not who everyone thought I was. I want things I never thought were possible until now—until her. Vivian Ward is my salvation, and I won’t let her go. "The book is a whirlwind of action, romance, and suspense. Highly Recommend grabbing up both Roadkill and Savage Heat; You won’t regret it. 2 Thumbs Up and 5 Stars." ~Sexy Sirens Book Blog 
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Sugar Babies by Joy Deja King
Romance

Paige's life of privilege ended when her well-to-do parents cut her off financially, so she decides to find a man to sponsor her lavish lifestyle. Crimson has been in a toxic relationship with her boyfriend for far too long, so when presented with an opportunity to get from under his tight grasp, she takes it and never looks back. Lydia has always put her academics first, but when she loses her scholarship, she decides to follow Paige and get her own sponsor to pay her tuition and expenses. Paige, Crimson and Lydia come from different walks of life, but share a common goal; they are sugar babies in search of the highest bidder.
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