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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.


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

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LitNuts is cosponsoring a new giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a bundle of 50+ literary, historical, and book club fiction, plus a new eReader...a $550 value! Giveaway ends May 26, 2022, and is open to booklovers worldwide. 

“Book clubs are the best thing that has happened to the world of publishing.” ~Adriana Trigiani


Leaving the Hall Light On by Madeline Sharples

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

4.3 stars, 248 ratings on Amazon. The memoir charts the near-destruction of one middle-class family whose son committed suicide after a seven-year struggle with bipolar disorder. Madeline Sharples goes deep into her own grief to describe her anger, frustration and guilt. She describes many attempts - some successful, some not - to have her son committed to hospital and to keep him on his medication. The book also charts her and her family's redemption, how she considered suicide herself, and ultimately, her decision to live and take care of herself as a woman, wife, mother and writer. "A moving read of tragedy, trying to prevent it, and coping with life after." -Midwest Book Review From $0.99 SHOP NOW / 


Winter Light by Martha Engber

Children and Young Adult

"The story is a ride through Class V rapids that will keep you hanging on white-knuckled till the end." -Jana McBurney-Lin. Fifteen-year-old Mary Donahue of suburban Chicago is a kid on the cusp of failure during the brutal blizzard winter of 1978-79, the end of a hard luck, hard rock era sunk in the cynical aftermath of the Vietnam War. "A teenager from the darker side of life whose struggles, resilience, and courage will be forever seared in your brain and your heart." -Joylene Nowell Butler From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Serenity by Craig A. Hart

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Shelby Alexander just wanted a cup of morning coffee. Not a badly injured girl curled up by his barn, freezing in the winter chill. When Shelby moved back to his small hometown of Serenity after retiring from boxing, he was looking for a little peace and quiet. He was getting too old for all the high-octane nonsense of his prior life. Right? But when a bullet slams into the wall just past his head, and a drug dealer offers him $10,000 for information regarding his dead sister... well, he can't very well say "no." Or can he? FREE - SHOP NOW


Revolution From My Bed: Regain Control of Your Life as a Patient by Roi Shternin

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

One young man, after the medical system fails him, suffers alone, bedridden for ten years, then solves his own medical mystery. In Revolution From My Bed: Regain Control of Your Life as a Patient, Roi Shternin offers a wakeup call to doctors and a call to action for chronically ill patients. From $6.99 SHOP NOW


Someone To Catch My Teardrops by Carrie Lowrance

Romance

Country music superstar Grantland Steele is on top of the world when tragedy strikes. McRae Torrinson has loved him for years but he never knew she existed. Can these two lost souls heal each other's hearts and finally find love... From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Flame and Crystal Thorns by Kay L. Moody

Science Fiction and Fantasy

As a human girl, Chloe wants to stay far from Faerie. But then she finds out angry mortals are using iron to hold a castle full of fae hostage. Her older sister is among the hostages. Now she must save Faerie before her sister is killed. Book 1 in the series. 4.6 stars, 89 ratings on Amazon. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Best Chelsea Trivia Book Ever by House of Ballers

General Nonfiction

The Chelsea Football Club is the storied English professional football club based in Fulham, West London. The Best Chelsea Trivia Book Ever: 300+ Interesting Trivia Questions and Random, Shocking, Fun Facts is the most comprehensive guide for every Blues fans, including: origin and club history, interesting and engaging questions, fun and random facts, memorable games and players, shocking and hilarious stories, and titles held and records broken. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Introducing LitNuts Deals: Highly rated indie books for $1 or less + a chance to win $100 in books!

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Welcome to LitNuts Deals, highly rated books from independent authors and publishers priced $1 or less. (Don't miss today's highly rated freebies!) 

Bonus: Support these indie authors and indie publishing by entering the LitNuts Deals Giveaway for a chance to win $100 in books!

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

Hannie Rising by Jeanette Baker - FREE!
Literary Fiction

Mickey Enright isn’t ready to be dead. He is an icon in Tralee, a “typical Kerryman,” a life-of-the-party jokester, a decent provider who took for granted the faithfulness of his wife and the love of his children. Mickey demands another chance at mortality, so St. Peter sends Mickey back to Tralee…as a stranger. Meanwhile, Hannie has learned a thing or two about her late husband, enough to convince her that life after marriage might be more satisfying than it was during. Mickey finds himself attempting to court his wife and learns a thing or two about Hannie and even more about himself. "Great, cozy read." -Catherine G., Amazon Review 4.3 Stars! FREE - SHOP NOW

Lady Mage by Toni Cabell - FREE!
Children & Young Adult

Pride and Prejudice meets Lord of the Rings in this B.R.A.G. Medallion winner! Linden may be a Master Mage, but her warnings about dark magic go unheeded until a fay scout delivers shocking news. Mordahn is back, and he’s exploiting the sacred places of power to fuel his war machine. Linden must team up with Mordahn’s arrogant nephew to stop the dark mage and save their homeland before time runs out. Pick up Lady Mage by Toni Cabell and be swept into a world of swords, magic, and romance! 4.4 Stars! FREE - SHOP NOW

 

Love Unmasked by Rose Bak - FREE!
Romance

Maya meets the man of her dreams at her friend's Halloween masquerade party. But when the masks come off she realizes her dream guy is actually her nightmare boss! How can the guy who terrorizes her at work be the same person who makes her forget everything around her with just the touch of his lips? 4 Stars! FREE - SHOP NOW

 

 

 

A Thing Done by Tinney Sue Heath
Literary Fiction

Juggling is easy – until you’re juggling two sides of a lethal vendetta. Jester. Clown. Fool. It’s 1216, and Florence’s noble families are up in arms over a jilted woman. Corrado the Fool is pressed into service by both sides against his will. He doesn’t care who comes out on top, but he does care a lot about surviving and about protecting those he loves. Could this joker be the wild card? Inspired by real events, A Thing Done tells of a hapless David caught between warring Goliaths. 4.4 Stars! From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 

The Contract by Sheila Grinell
Literary Fiction

When married designers Joanna and Ev are invited to design a children's museum in Riyadh, they must sort through their divergent goals and desires. "Fascinating insights into the world of museum exhibits, the frustrations of American women working in Saudi Arabia, and the emotional mysteries of marriage. Characters are vivid and captivating, and creative plot twists keep the reader engrossed." -Alesa Lightbourne, author of The Kurdish Bike 4.4 Stars! From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 

 

Beneath A Blanket Of Snow by Arlene Lomazoff-Marron
Literary Fiction 

Meredith Perkins lived a life of luxury, courtesy of her husband’s hard work and diligence...until her husband’s crime turned her world upside down. Hounded by the media, deserted by friends she had counted on for support, she struggled to reconstruct a life for herself and her children. But her friends kept their own secrets. Is everything what it seems on the outside? 4.4 Stars! From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 

 

 

Diondray's Discovery by Marion Hill
Fantasy

A hero’s journey starts with a single step. For some, that step starts on a broken foundation. So it was when Diondray Azur learned that all he had known about his family—all he had known about his world—wasn’t true at all. Diondray’s Discovery is an adventure fantasy novel that will transport you to the world of Kammbia, a magical place in which Diondray discovers his inner hero. 4.2 Stars! From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 

 

The Frights of Fiji by Sunayna Prasad - FREE!
Children/Young Adult

"Debut author Sunayna Prasad hits the mark." -Chanticleer Reviews. A girl is abducted to Fiji where she must defeat magical beasts and overthrow the warlock who kidnapped her. "Sunayna Prasad has created an enchanting world for kids to escape into while reading this exciting children's fantasy and magic book." -Artisan Book Reviews. 4.2 Stars! FREE - SHOP NOW


Free online event: Tips on Writing Memoirs

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Ever thought about telling your own story in a memoir? Or just curious about how memoirs get written? Then the free Tips on Writing Memoirs workshop with author Lisa Weldon is for you! Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CDT. 

"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


Stratton by Edita A. Petrick

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"...my seventh read from author Edita A. Petrick. Very different than her earlier books but every bit as enjoyable, in fact, I have to get the first Rim Chronicles book since I'm way out of order. I look forward to reading more from this author." -Roger Fauble. They’re nothing alike. One has the power to destroy the galaxy. The other, power to heal it. And yet they’re best of friends...fortunate since it's the only thing that'll help them survive what's coming... From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Wedding Survival Kit by Irv Brechner et al.

General Nonfiction

“One of the most comprehensive books about the ins and outs of wedding planning in plain language.” -Lisa, Amazon reviewer. Planning a wedding? Know someone who is? Millions of brides are stressed out dealing with common stressors. This is the only book solely focused on minimizing planning stress and conflict for family harmony. “You can simply count this book as a bible for those who aren’t familiar with the details a wedding entails. The authors have paid attention to covering all the bases and more.” -Jeyran. From $7.95 SHOP NOW


The Seven Hungers by Morgan Quaid

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"Jaw-dropping action, a great blend of investigation and horror, I've never read anything quite like it!" -reader review. Censured Crown sorcerer Ambrose Drake is hired to investigate a bizarre emergence in a city halfway across the world from his native London. Drake soon learns that a being from one of the Seven Hungers beneath our world is attempting to cross over. Flanked by his ex-lover and betrayer, Agent Karen Winter, and a young acolyte with a severe lack of magical ability, Drake must plunge once more into the depths to save humanity. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Elijah Goes to Cleveland by Mark Darden

Children and Young Adult

"Whether Elijah Goes to Cleveland is chosen as a read-aloud by parents looking for stories of families of color, as a geography lesson about Cleveland's history, or as an example of multi-generational experiences, it is certain to reach a diverse audience of picture book readers who will appreciate its adventure and lively characters." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review. From $17.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Dead & Buried by T.K. Eldridge

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Detectives Kennedy and Donovan were partners for years. Then one of them died. And yet, they're still partners. Kennedy has to solve Donovan's death while his partner's ghost helps him. Sort of. How do you explain where you got the tips? How do you avoid showing them that you're speaking to thin air and no, you haven't lost your mind? Kennedy has to hide how he's figuring it all out so he can keep his badge and solve the murder - before he ends up dead and buried too. FREE - SHOP NOW


My Pineapples Went to Houston by Lee Gaitan

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

This Amazon #1 Bestseller is a "delightful and captivating, yet quite profound read." The message of heartbreak, humor and, ultimately, hope comes through loud and clear in My Pineapples Went to Houston, Lee Gaitan’s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss. Gaitan’s story of resiliency illustrates how to fashion a beautiful new mosaic out of the pieces of a shattered life. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Who's Killing All My Old Girlfriends by Jon Spoelstra

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Charlie North visits old girlfriends for his blog. Each girlfriend is then murdered, making Charlie the top suspect in LA, Chicago, and Miami. Desperate, Charlie investigates the first murder, hiring PI Reggie Parker to help. The blogs go wildly viral, shaking up the investigations of all three murders. There's a rousing finish at a lonely Oregon beach house where everything becomes clear, justice prevails in strange ways. FREE - SHOP NOW


The Path of a Titan: The Proving by John Bennett

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Jump into the eyes of Carson Paul as he pledges to join the global military to learn the mystery behind his parent's disappearance. To do so, Carson must venture into the forbidden territory of Alannah and enter The Proving: a fifty mile course through treacherous terrains, carnivorous predators, and worst of all, five hundred other competitors. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Yellow Death: Arrival by Peter R Hall

Science Fiction and Fantasy

“You will not want to stop reading” -Voracious Reader. Following a devastating plague, a cruel dictatorship rises to oppress the survivors. John has the knowledge to lead the fight back - but he is autistic and socially inept. How can he convince others to believe in him? Men have abused Kim all her life. Now she lives in a world where the only law comes from a gun. Can she adapt and survive? Reader reviews: “This is an absolutely amazing read.” “This book just pulled me in and I couldn't put it down.” FREE - SHOP NOW


Billionaire Undercover ~ Hudson by J.S. Scott

Romance

A geology intern who needs to be rescued from a hostage situation. A billionaire who can save her life. Taylor thought she was destined to die in a foreign country. Her liberator is billionaire Hudson Montgomery, co-CEO of her employer, a man with a reputation for not caring about anyone but himself. When the white-hot chemistry between Taylor and Hudson explodes, will she trust the man she’s come to know, or is Hudson the self-absorbed billionaire the rest of the world sees? (The Billionaire's Obsession Book 15) From $0.99 SHOP NOW


My Secret Life by Randall Silvis

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

My Secret Life consists of sixteen stories and novellas. Call them magical realism, slipstream, fabulism, or New Weird, each of these stories contains elements of the magical or mystical as conceived by Randall Silvis, described as "a masterful storyteller" by the New York Times. In these stories you will encounter both high and low strangeness in the form of a baby dropping into a suburban swimming pool, a tree turning into a boy, UFO abductees, a giant angel falling to Earth, and various other wondrous tales, some humorous, some heart-breaking, all of them mind-bending. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Cats, Cannolis, and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl Denise Bannerman

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Anna Romano is happy with her life as a successful author, cat lover, and excellent cook with a flair for Italian cuisine. She lives in a cozy house in a friendly New Jersey community, and when she's not writing a murder mystery book or planning her next book signing, she's cleaning litter boxes and baking cannoli—though never at the same time! But when Anna's idyllic life is turned upside-down by a stalker with murder on the mind, she must figure out how to escape with her life and get back to her cats! FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - The Firebirds by Harry Simpson

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Seven children are kept in school while brilliant avatars are sent home in their place. Living in futuristic luxury, the captive children realize there is a problem greater than avatars taking over their lives: only they can save the world. FREE - SHOP NOW


Blood on the Canvas by David Samuels

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A kindhearted apprentice falls under the sway of a murderous master. Together, their careers, families, and feuds will shape the fate of kingdoms. Perfect for fans of KJ Parker and Nicholas Eames. From $3.99 SHOP NOW