Today's Featured Books

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... 

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.


Remember the most important thing...

Whether you are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States or kicking off the weekend elsewhere in the world, we hope you enjoy the time with family and friends—or with a good book! 

“Remember that the most important thing is to try and love other people as much as they love you.” ~David Sedaris, Holidays on Ice


FREE - Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity by Kyle Bernier

General Nonfiction

"This book is a MUST read. I felt so inspired and refreshed after finishing this book. If you love to create, whichever way you choose, I highly recommend taking this book for a spin." -Reedsy. Lazy Creativity is a guide to cultivating, growing, and loving your own creativity, no matter what that looks like – it meets you where you’re at. "Whether you are creative, looking to be creative, or not creative at all, we can all benefit from the lessons in this book." -Tea, But With Coffee. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - Being the Billionaire's Girlfriend, The Prequels: The Complete Box Set by Serena James Chase

Romance

"I was hooked from page one of the first book." -Goodreads review. Being the Billionaire’s Girlfriend, The Prequels is a sometimes angsty, occasionally witty, always steamy contemporary romance featuring a billionaire who usually gets what he wants, and the strong, smart heroine who lets him buy her time, but makes him earn her heart. "Now I gotta read the rest!!!!!" -Amazon review. FREE - SHOP NOW


I Still Drive Your Truck by Sherri Storey

Romance

One day your prince will come. Yeah, right! He’s no prince and she doesn’t believe in fairy tales. When Leighton Gray travels to Sierra Leone, the last person she expects to run into is her dead fiancé’s brother. Derek Brennan is trouble with a capital T. He's devastatingly handsome, conceited, arrogant, and a womanizer. Yet the forbidden attraction between them is more powerful than ever and as destructive as wildfires. He's cost her everything, but he could also be her redemption. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Dr Sebi Diet Cookbook

General Nonfiction

As more and more people are recognizing the importance of a healthy body, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find effective weight-loss methods. The Dr Sebi Diet Cookbook is an amazing new diet that has revolutionized the way people view weight loss. This book is the ultimate guide with 70+ easy and tasty recipes and a 14-day meal plan. FREE - SHOP NOW


Never Say Never by Justine Manzano

Children and Young Adult

“An unexpected take on a timeless concept, Never Say Never adds a touch of whimsy and a dose of reality to a cute romance about a girl who thinks she’ll never find true love.” -IndiesToday. After she walks in on her mom doing the horizontal mambo with a man that's decidedly not her dad, Brynn Stark swears to never fall in love. Aphrodite – yes, that Aphrodite – sees the vow as a challenge. Love sucks. And it's all about to blow up in their faces. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


The Wondrous Electric Elephant by John Allen Thornton

Children and Young Adult

A charming tale for children of all ages about Harold and Ione who travel the world in a wondrous electric elephant. Totally family friendly, and engaging, this book is a masterpiece! From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Utopia Café by David Hejna

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

An amusing young romance intersects with an underground freedom movement in a Soviet-style system that promised egalitarian utopia but devolved into a police state. “Readers will find themselves completely immersed in the book because of great story-building and characterization…details are given in just the right amount at the right timing...a good thoughtful read.” -R.  Salazar, Readers' Favorite. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Unification of Paikmeriz by Bryan Caimi

Science Fiction and Fantasy

“The sovereignties and players are intricately bound together in a careful and thoroughly planned plot.” -Goodreads review. It was a trap, but Engerahin walked into it anyway, and what he discovers could threaten the delicate peace of Paikmeriz. “This was definitely a good read.” -Goodreads review. 4.6 stars. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Starburst Women of the Grey Book 1 by Carol James Marshall

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"Wow! So different and completely unpredictable." -Amazon review. When Lisa is given her first mission in the outside world surrounded by humans, she questions everything she’s ever known, including herself. Is Lisa human? Is she an alien? She needs the truth and will do whatever it takes to get it. "Deceptively simple and yet creepily riveting." -Em's Cats and Book podcast. FREE - SHOP NOW


Enter to win $100 in books - deadline Nov 30!

Events

A friendly reminder...that the LitNuts Thanksgiving Book Giveaway ends November 30. Enter for a chance to win $100 in books or a gift card from Bookshop.org, Amazon, BN.com, Apple, Google, or Kobo...your choice! Plus, for each entry, LitNuts will make a donation to the World Literacy Foundation.

"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope." ~Kofi Annan


MFA in a Box by John Rember

General Nonfiction

"The essential truths about excellent writing." -The Judges of the Hoffer Awards. Winner of Hoffer, Nautilus and Midwest Book Awards, MFA in a Box by author and creative writing professor John Rember (Traplines, A Hundred Little Pieces on the End of the World) explores the relationships between the writer and love, grief, place, family, race, violence, and other topics that will help writers dive deep into their own writing. "Witty, audacious, and wise." -Robin Metz, winner of the Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Award. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


They Called Him Marvin by Roger W Stark

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"I will warn you to have some tissues handy while reading this beautifully written novel and story. I am usually not a fan of “wartime” reads; once you begin reading this fascinating story, it is hard to stop. The authors writing style is unique and eloquent." -Catherine, Goodreads Reviewer. Duty called, he answered. She, with child, was left behind. He did not come home. Sixty-seven love letters of Lt Dean Sherman and Connie Sherman help tell their story. "An incredibly special book." -Jenna, Goodreads Review. 4.77 stars on 43 Goodreads ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Mind of the Minotaur by Atticus Andrews

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Munch was supposed to be the warm-up boss. He’s the smallest and weakest of seven brother Minotaurs, the legendary Minotaurs of Seven Groves. He is willing to do anything to help his family, even die. When he makes a careless mistake and the Knights Courageous ultimately capture his brothers, Munch struggles to come to terms with himself. In Munch’s epic quest, he discovers a hidden strength within himself. Something not seen since ancient times. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Whiplash by Morgan Quaid

Science Fiction and Fantasy

“Quaid weaves an intricate plot full of twists and turns set in a unique world that keeps your eyes glued to the pages.” -Reader Review. Abducted in the dead of night by a mountainous thug and a ginger-haired dwarf, eighteen-year-old Jack Flint is taken to an underground bunker where he and a group of other teens are forced to fight an implacable enemy in a dream world rife with danger. “All of the excellent lore and world-building that one would expect of a seasoned speculative fiction writer such as Quaid." -Reader Review. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Her Untamed Soul (3 books in one edition) by Mandira Mazumder

Romance

“Mandira is an intimate author. Her authentic voice and style are unmistakable.” -Suhrita, screenplay writer. Latha’s untamed love for Kiyash turns into her invincible strength. Their college romance deepens into an inseparable bond that no family conspiracy or social threat can break. A story of intense love and hate, fear and defiance, passion and revenge that grips your imagination. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


National Memoir Writing Month - tell your own story!

Events

In addition to being National Novel Writing Month, November is also National Memoir Writing Month, a time that encourages us to take a moment to write about ourselves. From personal stories to special memories or traditions—writer or not—celebrate National Memoir Writing Month by jotting down some of your own stories. Want to get serious about writing a memoir? Visit the National Association of Memoir Writers website for tips and resources. 

"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better." ~Anne Lamott


The Latina President by Joe Rothstein

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"For intrigue and suspense, rivals anything I've ever read about campaign politics." -Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. The world knows her as "Tenny." Once you meet her you will never forget her. She's a billionairess. Brilliant, charismatic, Latina-American. And she's President of the United States with a reform agenda. A conspiracy of the rich and powerful are so determined to stop her they would kill to do it. "An enthralling protagonist at the heart of a gripping tale." -Kirkus Reviews. From $1.49 SHOP NOW


Helio Tropez by CM Rieger

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"A richly imagined world filled with intriguing characters." -Joanne Taylor, Booksprout reviewer. Under an extinct volcano lies a hidden city named Helio Tropez. That’s where a mesmerizing tale of time travel, romance, conspiracy, and metaphysical mysteries is about to unfold. A woman with a regular life in Seattle discovers she is a descendant of a subterranean race of genetic engineers. Now they need her help to save humanity from a hidden AI invasion. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Pride's Children: Purgatory, Book 1 by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"This novel moved me to anger, compassion, exasperation, understanding and tears. Ehrhardt is a craftswoman extraordinaire." -Colm Herron, Irish literary novelist. You don’t read Purgatory, you live it. A deeply psychological experience, without flinching, from the driver’s seat right behind the eyeballs of three passionate people who can’t all get what they want. "Purgatory’s real strength lies in Ehrhardt’s… tug at the heartstrings of her readers." -Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


All That Wasted Heat by Jonathan Hadwen

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"An affecting and accomplished book to read and reread." -Tamara Lazaroff. Part observation, part imaginings, this string of short vignettes walks us through an urban and psychological landscape of Australia—the isolation and loneliness of city life—that is both unsettling and serene. "Hadwen has a keen eye for quotidian despair and that restless yearning that comes as a result of watching the world move around you." -Rebecca Jessen. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Cassie Goes to Kindergarten by Lisa Strattin

Children and Young Adult

Cassie starts kindergarten and meets her teacher, Miss Wingspan. Her mom puts some extra school supplies in Cassie's backpack and she shares those with a classmate. Find out if she enjoys her first day. FREE - SHOP NOW


The Boy with the Spider Face by AJ Franks

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A transformative science fiction and horror novella about acceptance, reflection, and revenge. Jeff Pritchet isn’t much different from other teenage boys, with one exception. His monstrous, spider-like appearance and loner persona make him a target for bullying, when all he wants is a friend who sees beyond the surface. Enter Aarav Jain. Thoughtful, accepting, and insightful, Aarav sparks an untapped hope in Jeff, transforming his life. The unconventional pair find themselves marked for hatred. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Captured Lies by Maggie Thom

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"One of the most original and well-crafted suspense novels I’ve read in a long time!” -Jenna Brewster, Indie Book Reviewers. Her life was a lie! Everyone seems to have a story... but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Find out in this award-winning novel. "It kept my attention from the dramatic opening to the satisfying end." -Ann IBR. FREE - SHOP NOW