Today's Featured Books

How To Get Rich Before 30 by A. B. Stanley

General Nonfiction

"How To Get Rich Before 30 does a wonderful job of breaking down a seemingly impossible task into manageable and easy-to-follow steps that anyone could follow." -K. C. Finn from Readers' Favorite®. Discover the proven path to wealth that anyone can follow. By taking a step towards investing today, your finances will enjoy big leaps in the future. Make the most of your hard-earned money so you won’t have to keep working forever. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Of Shadow And Ember By Shana Vernon

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Murder. Vengeance. Betrayal. Fire is in their blood. Three sisters torn apart by grief, centuries-long war, impossible choices, marriage, and death. Survival is the only way forward, and to save their kingdom, they must unite with unlikely allies, put aside differences, accept the parts of them they kept hidden deep within, and find their way back to each other. Or be vanquished by their enemies. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Charley's Christmas Wolf by C.D. Gorri

Romance

Charley gets more than she bargained for this Christmas… When a rogue Wolf threatens his right to lead, Rafe has to convince Charley, a curvy normal, to be his mate before Christmas Eve. Charley Palmieri works a dead-end job, living alone with her cat, Buttercup, until one fated night when her world is changed forever. Instant attraction sparks between them. He is more than convenience, she is his fated mate. But can Rafe convince Charley to be his? From $0 SHOP NOW


So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village by Jill Kandel

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Kandel's memoir is a powerful picture of a young American woman's struggle to reconcile her new marriage with the realities of living in East Africa. "Jill Kandel has written a gorgeous memoir of Africa. Writing in a spare and elegant prose style, Kandel vividly recreates her hopes, fears, and disillusionments without judgment, allowing her characters a kind of elegiac dignity that feels trustworthy in the exactitude of her renderings." -Robin Hemley From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Two free online lit events to start your week!

Events

Interested in hearing directly from the authors of a couple of new indie books? Check out these free online events:

Book Launch: The Night She Disappeared by Kevin O'Brien. Monday, July 26, 8 pm CDT. It seems every summer marks the publication of a taut new thriller by much-loved Seattle writer Kevin O’Brien. Celebrate the launch of The Night She Disappeared (Pinnacle), O'Brien's 22nd novel, tonight. 

A virtual celebration of In Concrete, with author Anne Garréta and translator Emma Ramadan. Tuesday, July 27, 4 pm CDT. The newest novel by Prix Medicis-winner Anne Garréta, In Concrete (Deep Vellum), is a feminist inversion of a domestic drama crossed with Oulipian nursery rhyme.

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~T.S. Eliot


The Citadel by John Ward

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"A smart, suspenseful ride that draws from the tradition of literary mysteries to create something entirely original." -Meg Little Reill. Detective Amir Omar Duran was just a boy when the British invaded his beloved Granada. Now—after two decades of colonial rule—the ancient city of winding alleys and iconic architecture is a smoldering caldron of corruption, poverty and strife. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Forever Fit and Flexible: Feeling Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond by Cheryl L. Ilov

General Nonfiction

Do you believe getting older means losing health vitality? This award-winning and best-selling book helps you bust the myths of aging, silence the nay-sayers, and punch Father Time in the face. “I got this book because I was looking for alternative methods to deal with back pain. This was more than just exercise, it was also inspiring. The program in the book is to feel better, both physically and mentally. I do.” -Review. Discover a new sense of energy and vitality at every stage of life! From $4.99 SHOP NOW


The Working Men Series Books 1-3 by Ramona Gray

Romance

Do you love blue-collar alpha heroes, over-the-top insta-love, and strong heroines? Then these quick and naughty, trope-alicious reads are for you! "These books are a flash fire all the way to the end." -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Watcher Academy: League of Watchers Book 1 by S. K. Gregory

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Fast paced but not missing a beat on details" -Amazon review. Adeline 'Dell' Grimm has been in training to join the Watcher Academy her whole life. Left alone one night, Dell cannot resist a quick look at the recent delivery of artefacts that the Watchers are duty bound to keep hidden. Soon Dell finds herself missing time and when a fellow Watcher is found murdered, she wonders if she is somehow responsible. Turning to her fellow Watchers, Dell must figure out the truth before someone else dies. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Heir to the Crown Box Set 1 by Paul J Bennett

Science Fiction and Fantasy

It all begins with Gerald, an old warrior too stubborn to die. When a fateful meeting with another lost soul unmasks a shocking secret, he is compelled to take up the mantle of guardian as the kingdom erupts into civil war. The future is determined in a monumental clash of forces where failure means certain death. Includes Books 1, 2, and 2.5. "A beautifully written tale that will engulf." -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 


Total Enhancement by Amanda Carlson

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"A fast-paced, excitement filled ride that keeps you guessing..." -Amazon review. CIU Agent Mina Kane's next case is investigating Total Enhancement Pet Center, where pet owners pay for their fur babies to be pampered. Someone is using their access to attach encrypted data onto animals. One thing is for sure—catching bad guys in 2105 is never boring. "Fun futuristic high tech mystery" -Amazon review From $0 SHOP NOW


The Rules by Paul Orton

Children and Young Adult

Somehow, he lost his freedom. Now he belongs to the Academy, and the rules have changed. What started out as a game has become a matter of life and death. If he doesn’t think fast, someone will die. At thirteen you shouldn’t have to face these kinds of issues. But at thirteen, you don’t get to decide The Rules. This is the first book in the Ryan Jacobs series, aimed at young teens with attitude. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


What the mind can conceive and believe...

Events

Our recommendation for a great free online literary event this weekend: Our friends at The Book Stall, one of the Chicago-area's best indie bookstores, are sponsoring an online conversation with novelist Joshua Henkin, whose latest work, Morningside Heights, is a #1 Indie Next Pick and was described as "a stunning achievement" by Publishers Weekly. Sunday, July 25, 2:00 pm Central Time.

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.” ~Norman Vincent Peale


Matilda Windsor is Coming Home by Anne Goodwin

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Warm, uplifting and surprisingly funny for all the sadness and injustice portrayed.” -Isabel Costello. In the dying days of the old asylums, three paths intersect: a brother and sister separated for fifty years and the idealistic young social worker who tries to reunite them. “A poignant, compelling and brilliantly authentic portrayal of asylum life, with a quirky protagonist you won’t easily forget.” -Dr Theo Stickley. “A character-driven page-turner that makes you think.” -Charli Mills From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Off Side by RM Neill

Romance

"RM Neill has written one of the funniest books I have ever read." -Amazon review. Sam Maxwell was supposed to be an accomplished referee. Instead she finds herself permanently in the penalty box. When Sam’s grandfather passes away, she is forced to return home. When she meets Drew Morgan, the large attractive Zamboni driver at the rink, snark flies. Neither of them knows they share a past, a past that is about to show up and confront them both. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Wicked Magic by Margot de Klerk

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Nathan has been training as a vampire hunter since he could walk. Now he’s seventeen, and the final hurdle between him and graduation is his initiations. This is the worst possible time to be having doubts. But when trouble comes to town, those doubts could just be what saves Nathan’s life. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Boy on Hold by J. D. Spero

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

After witnessing a brutal attack next door, seven-year-old Hen swears his teen brother Tyler had nothing to do with it. But Tyler's terrifying psychosis complicates the truth. Will Hen convince everyone of Tyler's innocence, or will he lead his family into an even darker place? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Dark Tempest by N. P. Cooper

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Epic fantasy with amazing story and characters, a real page turner!" -Amazon review. With rebellion declared in the west, and a massive conscription to offset it sweeping the east, the words of an oracle may offer a path forward for the beleaguered nation of Jeranon. But is the ancient creature even on their side? Jayden and Wyll must decide whether to follow blindly, saving their home, or destroying it if the oracle proves false, or risk everything to find another solution on their own. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India by Suchitra Vijayan

General Nonfiction

The first true people's history of modern India, told through a seven-year, 9,000-mile journey along its many contested borders. Suchitra Vijayan traveled India's vast land border to explore how these populations live, and document how even places just few miles apart can feel like entirely different countries. With profound empathy and a novelistic eye for detail, Vijayan brings us face to face with the brutal legacy of colonialism, state violence, and government corruption. From $14.99 SHOP NOW


Free Poetry and Short Story Readings online this week!

Events

Upcoming online literary events - free to the public!

Chapbook Reading with Katie Farris, Emily Lee Luan, and Isabella DeSendi, July 21, 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT. Brought to you by the Hudson Valley Writers Center. 

Joanna Scott: Excuse Me While I Disappear, July 22, 7:30pm to 8:15pm EDT. Brought to you by Writers & Books of Rochester, NY. 

"Do not just seek happiness for yourself. Seek happiness for all. Through kindness. Through mercy." ~David Levithan, Wide Awake


No Woman is an Island: Pandora's Boxed Set 1 by Clare Flynn

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Powerful and atmospheric...had me breathless. So original, quite unexpected.” -Anne Williams. Together for the first time: award-winners and trail-blazers. Five international women authors showcase five unforgettable novels. “Think of Daphne du Maurier…Splendid…it has the power to catch the reader up in the rush of the narrative.” -The Scotsman From $9.99 SHOP NOW


The Marauders of Sazile by Romana Drew

Science Fiction and Fantasy

No one knows who the Marauders are or why they attack Langons. They pop out of nowhere, attack, and disappear just as fast. They never communicate and never respond to hails. The Hocalie are gentle but clever enough to hold their own against the worst enemy. But even they can't confront the Marauders without the help of Robin Mayfield, a young artist from Earth. "It is pure SciFi with fantastic world-building and great emotional character development." -Reader review From $1.99 SHOP NOW / 


Save the Second by Tricia Bischoff

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Two strangers move to a small town. Carma, a pregnant girl struggling with her decision to have an abortion, and Noel, who opens an abortion clinic in town. The residents of Dead Oak are determined these two never meet. But just how far are they willing to go? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


7-Figure Minds: How to Grow and Lead a 7-Figure Business by Alinka Rutkowska

General Nonfiction

7-Figure Minds is an anthology dedicated to exploring exactly the type of mental fortitude, wherewithal and know-how that separates the weekend warriors from the die-hard entrepreneurs. So, what does it take to be successful? Here’s a hint: it all starts with evaluating what kind of mental narrative you’re feeding yourself. Through a tapestry of authors, you’ll uncover the power of tapping into your own core programming to manifest success in ways you’ve only dreamed of before now. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Taming Him (Bishop Brothers Book 1) by Kennedy Fox

Romance

Alex is every girl's fantasy and he knows it. After wining and dining his dates, he always sends flowers and calls the next day. His mama taught him manners after all and his Southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. River has a broken heart and decides to fly to Key West, Florida. Who needs a man when there's an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? Too bad the universe has other plans--one that'll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months. From $0 SHOP NOW