“A splendid conception” -Kirkus. When he infiltrates a secret forest society in charge of monster control, mostly-invisible Casey Grimes and his little sister Gloria set out to defeat the Butchers before the beasts eat their new-found friends. "Original and inventive, full of courage and heart" -Amy Wilson, author of A Far Away Magic, Shadows of Winterspell, and The Wild Way Home From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
"A rich tale, with deeply human roots." ~Reader Review. Beast is an adult fantasy with elements of dark folklore. A woman is torn between aiding her vigilante when members start turning up dead and protecting her family when their secret identity is at risk of being exposed. Either way her own safety is on the line. "An amazing book that will have you hooked from beginning to end—and actually got me out of a year long reading slump." ~Reader Review From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
God's Letters is about a man who recorded a vision in 2001 that contained 132 capital letters of the Greek alphabet and created a quadrangular shape. A study revealed that the text is readable in 115 different ways in the ancient Greek language and encloses depictions and symbols. The vision-text turned out to be God's New Revelation. "...thought provoking and it gave me goosebumps..." -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Conjunctions 76: The Fortieth Anniversary Issue Reading, Wednesday, July 7, 7:00 PM CDT. Celebrate the release of a new issue of one of this country’s eminent literary journals with poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from authors Fred D’Aguiar, Samuel R. Delany, Ann Lauterbach, and Sofia Samatar.
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, Thursday, July 8, 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Author Kristen Radtke shines a light on people’s most vulnerable and sublime moments and digs deep into the history of loneliness, the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another, and the distance that remains.
“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” ~Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey
A woman with a heightened sense of smell detects the scent of the man she loved and lost right after the mysterious death of her best friend and finds herself descending into hallucinations as cold fear grips her. Tantalize your senses with the aroma of danger as what was left behind comes back to haunt and hunt Miris in this unique psychological thriller, packed with romance and suspense. “Absorbing, scary and unputdownable!” –Sidharth Kanatill, author of A Myna Flies From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
What are you going to do when you retire? Sure, the idea of not going to the same job day after day is appealing, but what are you actually going to do? Many of us live a fairly stationary life, creating a home base and not wandering too far for very long. But after retirement, new options appear on the horizon. You have the freedom to wander and see all of the beautiful worldly locations you never got to explore as much as you wanted, living in a world of deadlines and limited paid time off. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Revelation Antarctica appeals to a remarkably wide audience: from curious readers simply interested in expanding their horizons to those with a taste for credible alternative truths and even genuine seekers on the path towards Cosmic Awareness. “A tapestry of metaphysics, philosophies & powerful narratives." -The President of the Consciousness Institute From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, is hallowed ground for book lovers. It is the world's largest independent bookstore, and it is celebrating its 50th year in business.
Powell's sponsors online author readings and interviews every week -- and they archive events online where you can watch them on demand at no cost. Check out the entire archive here: Powell's YouTube Channel.
"Bookshops are dreams built of wood and paper. They are time travel and escape and knowledge and power. They are, simply put, the best of places.” ~Jen Campbell, UK poet and short story writer
“Thought-provoking. A real eye-opener. Not to be easily put down. Rich in human foibles. A glimpse into a world that is seldom discussed. Well worth a read.” -Bruce Tanton. During Christine Hillingdon's time as a psychiatric nurse, she kept diaries which reveal all aspects of working in that position, such as her period of training and dealing with people who suffered various degrees of mental illness, ranging from frightening to downright bizarre and hilarious...and then there were the patients! From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
"The perfect blend of modern contemporary romance and magical goodness!" -Hallie M., NetGalley. I didn’t know when I wrote the first love spell that it would actually make things happen. Like, actually make people fall in love with each other… But as I’m about to learn, playing around with things you don’t understand means when things go wrong—like really, very awfully wrong—you don’t know how to fix them. From $3.99 SHOP NOW /
"Feels like a blockbuster movie." -Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone. From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh comes a claustrophobic thriller set over 20 hours on-board the inaugural nonstop flight from London to Sydney. Mina is trying to focus on her job as a flight attendant, but the plane has barely taken off when she receives a chilling note. When one passenger is killed and then another, Mina knows she must act. From $8.57 SHOP NOW /
Happy 4th of July Weekend! July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, and for many that means outdoor picnics and fireworks displays.
Not into barbecue and pyrotechnics? Here are a couple of great ways to enjoy the holiday weekend online:
Staying Creative in Chaotic Times, a free online event from the National Library Board of Singapore. Austin Kleon, author of a bestselling trilogy about creativity in the digital age, will discuss his work and share his strategies for finding inspiration in everyday life and building creative resilience for the long haul. Friday, July 2, 11 PM CDT.
Cocktails and Conversation with Toneal Jackson, a free virtual event brought to you by Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference and the Chicago Writers Association. Toneal runs APS Publishing, which produces inspirational, self-help; nonfiction, poetry and children's titles. She uses her experience and expertise as an author and life coach to help others accomplish their literary goals. Sunday, July 4, 4 PM CDT.
Finally, if you are into fireworks but don't feel like hauling your lawn chair to the park, check out the Capitol Fourth 2021 Fireworks Show from Washington, D.C., which will include performances by Renée Fleming, Jimmy Buffett, Gladys Knight, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix and more. Free on PBS' Facebook page, YouTube channel and website. Sunday, July 4, 8 PM ET.
“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” ~Albert Camus
Buckle up as we enter the age of increasing bubbles. For the first time in history, we have the science, computer power and data to approach the stock market from an original perspective. And the stock market holds an amazing missive amid a fast and uncertain time. From $9.99 SHOP NOW /
"This incredible book makes you question everything that you believe to be true about the Universe." -Readers Favorites. One year out of college and already disenchanted with adult life, Angela Brooks decides to go on a treasure hunt. Things do not go according to plan, as she wakes up a decade in the future with no memory of the years in between. Now it's up to Angela to figure out where she is, when she is, and even who she is. "Watch out. Kennedy is like a goddamn magician." -Lori, The N From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
“A frighteningly meticulous villain and a formidable protagonist will have readers breezing through the pages.” -Kirkus Reviews. Ann Kinnear thought the job was just another sensing-for-hire until she realized that the woman in the Philadelphia townhouse was the victim of murder. Will Ann bring the victim's killer to justice or will she pay the ultimate price herself? “Airtight. Crucial plot details lock into place in the denouement like the tumblers of a Diebold safe.” -Robert Blake Whitehill From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
“Michelle M. Pillow is an incredible talent! No matter the genre she writes, I'm captivated, enthralled and totally in love. She is not to be missed!" -Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author. A modern-day Scottish warlock paranormal romance. "Michelle M. Pillow weaves a story so engrossing that I lose track of time while reading and think about the characters long after I'm done." -Mandy M. Roth, New York Times bestselling author From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
When his wife threatens to take everything from him – his home, his daughter, and his career - Edwin Murphy realizes that her death would solve all his problems. He'd kill her himself if he weren't such a coward. Instead, he concocts an elaborate scheme to fix it all. To get back his home, his job, his daughter. And he doesn't care who gets hurt along the way. From $0 SHOP NOW /