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The Key to Murder by Jen Pitts

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

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Samantha thought following a mysterious diary around the French Quarter of New Orleans would be a harmless way to learn about her new hometown until it became about murder. Sammy moved to New Orleans looking for a new future, but is it her past that found her first? $2.99 Kindle / Author


Snow Sisters (Books 1-3 Boxed Set) by Melissa Foster

Romance

A "boxed set" of three romances from Melissa Foster: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. $0.99 Kindle / Nook

Jane Austen Six Pack

Romance

If you want historical romance, it doesn't get better than this. Jane Austen's works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have made her six big novels eternal favorites across the planet wherever English is read. Included here: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Free Nook / $1.99 Kindle

Learning to Love by Eknath Easwaran

General Nonfiction

How can we build loving, lasting relationships? Not by listening to the media, Easwaran writes, but by learning to love. It’s a skill, one that we all need urgently to acquire - both for our personal happiness and for the welfare of the world. With quiet humor and practical wisdom, this much-respected spiritual author offers insights and advice for readers of all ages and backgrounds. True romance lies not in roses and candlelight, but in developing the patience, selflessness, and strength we need for rich relationships and for making a wiser, more meaningful contribution to life. This short ebook is compiled from excerpts from a number of books by Eknath Easwaran. Free Kindle / Nook

How to Meditate by Eknath Easwaran

General Nonfiction

Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength? Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life. This short ebook is an extract from "Passage Meditation" by Eknath Easwaran. Free Kindle / Nook

Paper Sons: A Memoir by Dickson Lam

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Set in a public housing project in San Francisco, Lam's memoir explores his transformation from a teenage graffiti writer to a high school teacher working with troubled youth while navigating the secret violence in his immigrant's family's past. A groundbreaking memoir about growing up Chinese American and about working class kids of color in the Bay Area. $8.99 Nook / Kindle

While You Were Gone by Sybil Baker

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters with echoes of King Lear, While You Were Gone traces the journeys of three sisters growing up in and returning to a hometown that, like them, seems to reflect a new South. But beneath the surface changes are secrets that run as deep as the Tennessee River. While You Were Gone explores how three sisters living in the American South in the twenty-first century deal when their own dreams collide with their own misconceptions about family, race, gender, and the larger world. $9.99 Kindle

Little Computer People by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

When Gabe created the world’s first sentient program, Pi, he thought things couldn’t get better. Now he’s pretty sure things couldn’t get worse. After a colossal error on Gabe’s part, Pi turns into a binary monster along the lines of HAL, GLaDOS, and SHODAN. As she goes on the rampage, the only thing rendering her mostly harmless is the fact that she doesn’t fully understand the physical world...yet. But she’s learning. And unless Gabe quickly finds a way to rein her in or shut her down, the next time Pi starts a fire, it won’t just be his empty house that goes up in flames. $4.99 Kindle

A Tale of Truths By Berit Ellingsen

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A dissident scientist, her granddaughter, and an elf who created himself from thought journey to a tiered city built in a giant vertical conch. Here, they seek an audience at the top in order to convince them that their planet orbits its star instead of the other way around. But the road to paradigm shift is never easy—and rarely straightforward—and reveals many truths of its own. From $4.95 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google / Rosarium

The Upstaged Coroner by Paul Austin Ardoin

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The morning after the coroner election, Fenway Stevenson finds herself in the middle of another emotionally charged case. The manager of a renowned Shakespeare group is killed—and there’s no shortage of suspects. Uncovering secret affairs and ties to a deep conspiracy, she gets stonewalled by actors, accountants, and even the university president—who all seem to know more than they admit. Can Fenway solve the murder before she becomes the next victim? $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google

The Affiliate by K.A. Linde

Children and Young Adult

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland--an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene's position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have...King Edric himself. Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google

A Throne for Sisters by Morgan Rice

Children and Young Adult

Sophia and her younger sister, Kate, are desperate to leave their horrific orphanage. Orphans, unwanted and unloved, they nonetheless dream of coming of age elsewhere, of finding a better life, even if that means living on the streets of the brutal city of Ashton. Sophia and Kate, also best friends, have each other’s backs—and yet they want different things from life. As they each embark on a quest and adventure their own ways, they struggle to survive. Faced with choices neither can imagine, their choices may propel them to the highest power—or plunge them to the lowest depths. Free Kindle / Nook / Google

The Welsh Tattoo Handbook BY Robert Davis and Meagan Davis

General Nonfiction

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The newest book in the Celtic Tattoo Handbook Series offers 100 pages of inspiration for Welsh tattoos, crafts, and inscriptions. With over 400 tattoo ideas, including Welsh words, phrases, symbols, and history, the book is the ultimate “think before you ink” guide to the Welsh language and culture. From $6.99 Kindle / Barnes & Noble / Bradan Press

Dad's Great Advice for Teens by Marc Fienberg

General Nonfiction

Dad’s Great Advice for Teens is the perfect gift to help a teenager get happy, be successful, and make good decisions. (But it’s also an amazing gift for any parent trying to better connect with their kid.) What kind of crazy father actually advises teens to…Do dumb, risky things (as long as they’re not really dumb things)...Fail at their endeavors (rather than not trying at all out of fear)...Drink, vape, and do drugs (in a smart, disciplined way, and only if they’re determined to not wait) From $8.49 Kindle / Nook / Apple / Great Advice Group


Rose's Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville by Trav SD

General Nonfiction

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Rose's Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville is A BIG STORY about little people. This is the first book in 40 years devoted to the wonderful performances of these vaudeville acts. It includes personal remembrances and photographs from the daughter of Gladys Farkas, one of the original members of the company, PLUS reproductions of vintage collectible postcards that were originally sold by the performers at their shows. Available Nov. 15. Pre-order now from the publisher / 

The Vampire of the Prophecy by Victoria Jayne

Romance

The final book of The Prophecy Trilogy (following The Witch of the Prophecy and The Wolf of the Prophecy): Rori chose power over love, and as a result, put himself in the running to be the next emperor of all vampires. Then someone threatened to expose his witch (along with all other paranormal creatures) to humans...unless he gives up his claim to the throne. It will take all of Rori's power to protect everyone and everything he holds dear. But with time running out and enemies circling, can he survive long enough to complete the prophecy—and maybe also get a second chance at love? $3.99 Nook / Kindle / Kobo

Love at First Light by Jennifer Bernard

Romance

New release! Private investigator Ethan James has had one too many brushes with death. But his newest case should be simple—it's just a birth-parents search in Lost Harbor, Alaska, helping out the local police chief. But when the chief has to drop the investigation, Ethan finds himself working with Jessica Dixon, the super sexy, endlessly quirky local baker, known for her uncanny intuition. When these opposites attract, Jessica may come down to Earth long enough to find love, while Ethan might learn to trust his heart instead of his head...if they make it out of the wilderness alive. $4.99 KindleNook / Kobo / Apple

For Love of the Dollar by J.M. Servín

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Mexican gonzo journalist J.M. Servín spent nearly a decade as an illegal immigrant in the United States. For Love of the Dollar is a young writer’s tale of ambitions undermined by economic forces, racial divides and artistic hubris. Hilarious and irreverent, Servín worked in kitchens, gas stations, golf courses, and finally, as a “manny" for a dysfunctional Connecticut family. His view of the plight of the undocumented worker confronts as much what it means to be Mexican, as it does American, laying bare a version of the American dream few have had the courage to articulate. From $10.00 Unnamed Press / Nook / Kindle


Fabulous! by Laury A. Egan

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A talented opera singer, Gilbert Eugene Rose, moonlights as a drag queen and diva divine, Kiri De Uwana, in order to pay his rent. Like many, Gil is dying to become famous on the New York operatic stage; unfortunately he might get his wish when he lands lead roles as a soprano and tenor in separate productions and is also hired to sing Handel by a dangerous female gangster who is at war with the producer of one of the two operas. Suddenly, happy-go-lucky Gil finds himself stranded in the middle of Mobster Boulevard, aflutter in heels, dresses, and wigs, with only his wits for protection and a new romance for inspiration. $7.95 Kindle / Nook / Kobo

Hunt for Justice: Judge Willa Carson Books 1 & 2 by Diane Capri

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

When Judge Willa Carson's "little sister" Carly is in trouble, she's forced to ask Willa for help. When Carly becomes the number one suspect in the murder of a prominent plastic surgeon, Willa risks everything to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Can she do it? War hero General Randall Andrews has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court and Willa's husband George Carson leads the fight to defeat him. Until George is arrested for Andrews' murder and Willa pulls out all the stops to free her husband. Can Willa defeat the powerful forces against him or will her beloved George die on death row? Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google

The Perfect Neighbor by Blake Pierce

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

In an exclusive and wealthy neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, a new neighbor moves into a luxury home—only to be found dead soon thereafter. The case brings Jessie into another wealthy beach town, evoking bad memories of her marriage and forcing her to confront her own demons—while trying to unmask the lies of this seemingly perfect town. Making matters worse, Jessie’s husband is now out of prison—and a potential threat to her once more. $5.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google

The Watchmaker's Daughter by C. J. Archer

Science Fiction and Fantasy

India Steele's father is dead, her fiancée took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her. Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why. So when India reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects it's Mr. Glass. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google

Well of Furies: Predator Space Chronicles I by Craig DeLancey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Amir Tarkos is one of the only humans in the Predator Corp, the most elite military force in the galaxy. With his partner Bria, Tarkos is given a dangerous and difficult mission: to locate the World Hammer, a pair of co-orbiting sunless planets that are the last refuge of the Ulltrians. But first must brave the dangers of the Ulltrian homeworld, The Well of Furies. To save Galactic civilization, Tarkos and Bria will have to work with a team of strange aliens, explore the perilous ruins of an ancient moon, dare the depths of an ocean that engulfs a dark planet, and fight a fierce battle in the ice rings of burning world. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google

I Don't Want to Eat Bugs by Rachel Branton & Tim Petersen

Children and Young Adult

Lisbon is hungry and it’s hard to wait for dinner. When her animal friends try to help her find something tasty to eat, the real the problems begin! Join Lisbon on her funny misadventures. Each beautiful illustration is designed to inspire the imaginations of children. An activity page at the end of the book allows for more fun as they search for special items in the illustrations. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google



Chase Tinker and the House of Magic by Malia Ann Haberman

Children and Young Adult

Join Chase Tinker and his family and friends for some wild and crazy supernatural escapades while living in a gigantic, 560-year-old magical house where magic, adventure, excitement, and danger can be found around nearly every corner. Root for Chase in his pursuit of a way to outwit, out-magic, and outmaneuver dangerous and wicked villains who are planning to destroy the Tinkers and get control of this incredible and unique house. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple
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