Today's Featured Books

Spotlight on A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon


Congratulations to Jessica Bell and Vine Leaves Press on the release of A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon, poetry inspired by the special bond between mother and son. 

A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon

Poetry - New Release!
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Jessica Bell's poems search for meaning in a world of misconception. They begin with small everyday moments and end with a shift in understanding that not only enlightens but leaves you wondering.

From quiet nights reflecting on the sound of her child's smile to viewing the world from the perspective of a potted tree dreaming of being rooted into true mother earth, A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon is a collection of raw, honest, modern-day fables that remind readers to look deeper, feel more, and let the world speak for itself.

Praise for A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon

"A gorgeous collection. Very highly recommended.” ~Readers' Favorite

"Mystical, wise, and original." ~Karen Alghabban, writer

"Jessica Bell has thoroughly explored the topography of parenthood." ~Alan Humm, editor of One Hand Clapping magazine

"Ethereal. Hypnotic. Oracular." ~Amie McCracken, author of Emotionless

"Each compelling meditation on daily life as mother and son blends the earthy with the ethereal." ~Melanie Faith, author of From Promising to Published

About Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell is a multi-award-winning author/poet and singer-songwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to having published a memoir, five novels, four poetry collections, and numerous craft books on writing and publishing, she is also the Publisher of Vine Leaves Press and a highly sought-after book cover designer. To learn more, visit her website.

Spotlight on contemporary romance author Frances Dall'Alba


Author Frances Dall'Alba loves losing herself in a good romance, and she wants to help you do the same. Her romance novels feature plenty of emotion and passion, all set against the beauty of Australia. Read on to learn more about Frances Dall'Alba books—including the Australia At Heart series and a new release coming February 1!

Jack & Eva

New Release: February 1
Pre-order now from $3.99

Broody meets bubbly…and a bunch of cuddly tree kangaroos.

Very few people can keep up with Eva Stamford. She’s chatty, volunteers everywhere in the community, and has one passion in life—saving the Lumholtz tree kangaroo before the curse comes true.​

Jack Waller is broody and gruff and couldn’t be more different from Eva. He’s returning to his childhood home to make good on a promise to his mother, but everywhere he goes, Eva is there. The more time they spend together, the harder it is to ignore the chemistry intensifying between them. 

Eva needs to stay on Jack’s good side because his property borders the Tree Roo Rescue Park, and any changes he makes might unsettle her furry babies. She needs to tell Jack about the curse and forget about encouraging one final fling. Is there a chance of beating the curse and living a life together? 

Little Blue Box

Book 1 in the Australian at Heart Series
4.6 stars, 48 ratings on Goodreads
From $4.99

A second-chance contemporary romance. Can one little blue box get their lives back on the same path?

There’s one thing missing in Ella’s life—her biological father. All she has is a few clues in a little box and a mother not willing to share anything. Add in her impatience and stubbornness and Ella decides to go about finding him herself.

Zane is used to barrelling his way through life without too much stress. He has a great family, a new career path, and a beloved Ducati motorcycle. When tasked with searching for Ella’s father, Zane discovers a secret that threatens to unravel their lives. 

The attraction between Zane and Ella is flaring up quickly, but all will go up in flames if Zane doesn’t tell Ella what he knows. Will the unexpected twist that comes their way be enough for the head-strong Ella and Ducati-loving Zane to find their way back onto the same path?

The Stone in the Road

Book 2 in the Australian at Heart Series
Five Stars from Readers' Favorite
From $4.99

A heart-warming, secret billionaire contemporary romance.

It’s been eighteen months since Kelly escaped to the Australian outback. The guilt and regret she carries still won’t leave her.

Newly arrived from Boston, Patrick can thank the Australian outback for healing him in ways his affluent and empty life back home could not.

After Kelly discovers she’s inherited her grandfather’s property, she heads north. Patrick lands on her doorstep right when she could use the extra help. Amidst the hard work of untangling vines from the derelict castle, an astonishing history emerges and an unexpected chemistry ignites between them—until Kelly’s parents turn up unannounced, necessitating Patrick's departure. But the chance finding of a precious stone might end up bringing Kelly and Patrick back together. 

The Silk Scarf

Book 3 in the Australian at Heart Series
"An emotional rollercoaster!" ~Goodreads Review
From $4.99

A silken scarf entwines itself around two hearts. Sometimes it unravels... 

Melita’s swimwear is starting to make waves in the industry. Hoping to ride the success, she’s determined to open her own boutique/teahouse. A chance find of a derelict building might be the solution—and she wants Luke to do the renovations.

Down-to-earth tradesman Luke has dreams of his own, determined to be a leader in sustainable green buildings. When Melita offers him the chance to showcase his skills, Luke agrees despite mixed feelings about their past relationship.

When the building's history ends up putting Melita's life at risk, Luke needs to put the past aside and deal with the present—because Melita wants everything she’s worked so hard for, including the man she loves.

About the Author
As a contemporary romance author, Frances loves nothing more than losing herself in a good romance. She's all about helping you forget the housework or the bus to work you're going to miss if you don't put the book down now!

She's devoted to giving her readers an emotional, yet satisfying ride, with a love story that'll melt your heart and keep the pages turning right until the end.

Frances is a finalist award winner in both Australia and overseas. Her awards include:  
  • 2016 -  Emerald Finalist - Romance Writers of Australia
  • 2019 -  Pacific Hearts Finalist - Romance Writers of New Zealand
  • 2019 -  Emily Finalist - West Houston Romance Writers
  • 2020 - Valerie Parv Finalist - Romance Writers of Australia
  • 2021 -  Mara Finalist - Mid America Romance Writers
  • 2022 -  The Koru Award for Best New Book - Romance Writers of New Zealand
When she isn't writing, Frances is climbing mountains, searching for waterfalls, and swimming across lakes. She loves to exercise, would prefer it if someone else cooked dinner every night, and never notices dust on the furniture. 

She lives with her husband in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia, and uses her great baking skills to tempt her three daughters to visit home as often as they can. Learn more about Frances on her website

New Giveaway: Win a bundle of 35+ Cozy Mysteries!


LitNuts is cosponsoring a new giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a bundle of 38 Cozy Mysteries + a new eReader (a $450 value!). This giveaway is open to readers worldwide. 

“When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.” ~Mary Higgins Clark

The Complete Charlie-316 Series (Books 1-4) by Colin Conway and Frank Zafiro

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Tyler Garrett was the model police officer until an ambush unraveled his world. This box set collects the entire four-book arc of the Tyler Garrett saga. Follow every moment from that fateful traffic stop to the resolution no one will expect. If you like hard-hitting police procedurals mixed with political intrigue, then grab the Charlie-316 series today. $0.99 SHOP NOW

Paranormal Nonsense by Steve Higgs

Science Fiction and Fantasy

When a master vampire starts killing people, paranormal investigator Tempest Michaels ends up in a race against time and a battle for his life. Tempest doesn’t believe in the paranormal, but when a third victim turns up with bite marks in her lifeless throat, can Tempest really dismiss the possibility that this time the monster is real? Book 1 in the Blue Moon Investigations series. If you are a fan of fast-paced paranormal thrillers, then this urban fantasy series is sure to please. 4.2 stars, 1175 ratings. From $1.99 SHOP NOW

Tabby Trouble by Iris Leigh

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

I don’t ask for much, and I know for sure I didn’t ask to communicate with cats. But when I agree to watch my best friend’s cats, that’s exactly what I get for my trouble—well, that and a baffling murder mystery to solve. Now my next-door neighbor is dead under mysterious circumstances, the talking cat is giving me orders, my cat is missing, and somehow it all seems connected. It’s up to me to figure out how and why and solve the murder in a town full of potential suspects. Book 1 in the Cat Aunt Cozy Mystery Series. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Cowboy and His Secret by Kaci M. Rose


He's an overprotective cowboy. She has a stalker. Will he be her knight in shining armor? Sarah has been in love with a cowboy since she was 16, and Mac still remembers the first time he saw Sarah. But she had big dreams, so Mac settled for friendship. Now she needs his help to find out who is stalking her and why. For readers 18+. This book may have some triggering language around abuse, but the characters are strong and protective, and justice is always served! From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Box Set: Unbreakable Series by A.L. Long


Box set of two full-length romantic suspense novels. Tessa Sands never knew the truth about her life, nor did she ever question it. The only life she knew was the one she was taught—disciplined by the man who raised and groomed her to be only his. But when another man enters her life, she slowly begins to discover that she has been deceived from the start. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Accidental Baby for the Billionaire by Josie Hart


“Compelling, captivating, and unputdownable.” -Amazon review. Mr. Hottie with a Body ghosted me a year ago, but now he’s my new boss AND my fake fiancé. At first, he drives me crazy, but soon his touch is giving me more than just goosebumps. Now I love pretending to be husband and wife. But we pretend too perfectly because I’m staring at a big, fat plus sign. So who's going to tell this playboy he's going to be a daddy? “This hot and steamy book deserves more than 5 stars!” -Amazon review. Don't miss today's Kindle Countdown Deal! From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Last chance to win $50 in Books, Coffee, or Cash + 3 more giveaways!


It's "last call" for the current LitNuts Deals Giveaway ($50 in Books, Coffee, or Cash to three winners). Enter by January 21 for a chance to win—and be sure to enter these fun giveaways as well:

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.” ~Boris Pasternak

The Bootlegger's Legacy by Ted Clifton

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

In this treasure hunt for lost millions hidden by a 1950s bootlegger whose unlawful past haunts his family even after his death, the bootlegger’s son and his best friend are both looking for a way to change their troubled lives, which includes a desire for money and a sense of meaning in the lives. The search begins with a cryptic letter left by the father, full of clues and hints on the hidden treasure, but also vague and mysterious about how to find the prize. 4.4 stars, 500+ ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW

Cataclysm: A Matt Sheridan Novel by Robert Cole

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Riveting. This book was impossible to put down and impossible to forget." -reader review. Islamic terrorists have obliterated New York City. Awaking to the nightmare, Matt Sheridan makes the quick decision to evacuate his family to rural Vermont. As the situation deteriorates across the United States and society collapses into chaos, the seasoned Army Ranger must navigate an entirely new battlefield to protect his family from impending peril. Prepare yourself for action, intrigue, and hours of lost sleep scrambling to see what happens next. From $2.99 SHOP NOW

Beneath Submission by A.L. Long


Xavier London was the only man Tessa Sands could ever love, but when she finds out that he isn’t the man she thought he was, she is torn between doing what is right and what her heart wants. Believing in second chances, Tessa follows her heart and allows Xavier back into her life. Just when things begin where they left off, her second chance comes to an end when Colin Gates enters her life. Her only hope is that Xavier will find her before she disappears forever. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Stars in Her Eyes by Linda Barboa

General Nonfiction

The news that "Your child has autism" forever defines a family. This book is designed to help parents and teachers navigate the dizzying maze of autism via heartfelt narratives from parents and teachers who have gone before and paved the way. Each contributor gives practical advice with powerful yet light-hearted vignettes relating to each topic in these enlightening conversations about living with autism on a daily basis. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. From $6.99 SHOP NOW

Haikus for Sleepy Birds by Sue Whitmer

Children and Young Adult

Early readers (ages 3-8) and younger siblings will enjoy the colorful illustrations and poetic imagery of this book. Each page turn brings to life some very interesting facts about how some birds sleep, even upside down in some cases! The poetic imagery is peaceful and sure to put sleepy children in a bedtime frame of mind. The book is printed in an easy typeface for kids to read. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. From $4.99 SHOP NOW

Spotlight on the Structural Wonders series from North Star Classroom


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the Structural Wonders series from North Star Classroom, a great set of books for the young readers in your life!
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Structural Wonders Series

$9.95 each
$59.70 set of six

This fascinating series will captivate the inquiring minds of young readers with an up-close look at some of the most incredible architectural wonders of past centuries, including information about the history and construction of each structure, as well as what the site is like today.

Each book also features informative sidebars, a “That’s Amazing!” special feature, a table of contents, a reading comprehension quiz, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. The entire series is written for reading levels of grades 3-5 and interest levels of grades 5-7.

The six Structural Wonder books include: Angkor WatColosseumGiza PyramidsGreat Wall of ChinaMachu Picchu, and Taj Mahal.

Woodson Falls Mystery Series Giveaway: Win signed books + $25 gift card!


New Giveaway: Enter the Woodson Falls Giveaway for a chance to win signed books from author Andrea O'Connor, plus a $25 coffee shop gift card. Enter by February 2. 

While you are waiting to win a signed book, get a free copy of the ebook edition of 18 Lakeview Terrace, Book 1 in the Woodson Falls Series, and begin following the adventures of Gaby Quinn as she tackles mysteries in her small New England town. 

“Never be afraid to sit a while and think.” ~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

FREE - 16 Lakeview Terrace by Andrea O'Connor

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Gaby Quinn is hiding from her past, recovering from the senseless death of her husband, and living in a small New England town. She has her law practice, her dog Kat, and a small circle of friends. What more could she need? But when an unusual probate case crosses her desk, she finds herself looking for a lost body, an abandoned truck, and answers to a mountain of questions. Soon enough, she discovers even small towns hold big secrets. "A crime and mystery drama with plenty of sharp twists and clever turns." -Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review. Book 1 in the series. 4.5 stars, 47 ratings on Amazon. FREE - SHOP NOW

Book Alert! by Ted and Marilyn Clifton

Children and Young Adult

Johnny Bensinger, fifth grader at East Side Elementary, has “borrowed” a few books from the school library. He had his reasons. Now the principal is requesting, over the intercom, information about the missing books. His teacher, Mrs. Bass, is giving him the eye. That’s when the adventure begins. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - A New Paradigm of Education Rising

General Nonfiction

Discover radical new ways of learning that support the whole child, including valuable tools for self-directed learning, homeschooling, flexi-schooling, new Earth education, and many other tools to bring forth new kinds of evolutionary, heart-centered education. Perfect for conscious educators, parents, and change-makers who care about co-creating with future generations of children. FREE - SHOP NOW

Never Beguile a Bodyguard by Regina Scott


“Very highly recommended reading!” -The Huntress Reviews. In this newly released, first-in-series Regency romance by an award-winning author, an elite soldier must protect a sweet-natured governess from a dangerous scandal without losing his honor or his heart. “Regina Scott writes novels that are peopled with relatable characters in realistic situations.” Lynda’s Reviews. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

Her Royal Treatment by Kai Lesy


The King ordered me to lock down. In my country, his word is final - especially for the Princess. I’m infuriated, but my anger transforms into curiosity when my eyes fall on my protectors: four ex-military mercenaries. Now they’re laying down the law, and my survival depends upon complete cooperation. But I’ve never been one to take orders. This is a sexy, standalone reverse harem romance filled with humor, danger, and generous amounts of love. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

New Release & Giveaway: A World of Dinosaurs!


Today, we are celebrating the release of A World of Dinosaurs, Book 1 in the Mintari Series, by Daniel Arenson, USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. 

We are also launching a new giveaway! Daniel is giving away a very cool dinosaur skeleton fossil model valued at $50. Enter for a chance to win by joining Daniel's Readers' Group. Bonus: Get three free fantasy and science fiction novels just for joining the group! Enter by January 31. 

A World of Dinosaurs

New Release: January 17, 2023
Book 1 in the Mintari Series
From $5.99

A dinosaur adventure for fans of Jurassic Park! From the USA Today bestselling author of Earthrise.

Dinosaurs. Majestic giants. They’ve captured our imagination for generations. On planet Mintari, they live again.

Mintari is far from Earth. Wild. Pristine. A world where triceratops herd across grasslands, pterosaurs soar over golden mountains, and T-rexes prowl the misty forests.

But these magnificent beasts might soon disappear. And only one man can save them.

They call him Jurassic Joe. A semi-mythical figure. A ranger who lives in the wilderness of Mintari. Defender of dinosaurs. Bane of poachers. Folk hero. But is he real?

He better be. Because big game hunters are landing on Mintari. A lot of them. It will take a hero to stop them. And they must be stopped. Or the dinosaurs of Mintari will be lost forever.

Discover a world of savage beauty, terrifying danger, and ancient beasts brought back to life. Welcome to Mintari.

About the Author

Daniel Arenson is an author, bookworm, and proud geek. The Huffington Post has called his writing "full of soul." He has written more than 80 novels and sold more than 1 million books. His series include:

MINTARI -- Dinosaurs. Majestic giants. They've captured our imagination for generations. On planet Mintari, they live again.

EARTHRISE -- They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. But we will fight back! Start reading with Earth Alone, the first novel.

STARSHIP FREEDOM — The starship Freedom is just a museum ship... until the aliens attack.

REQUIEM -- Welcome to Requiem, an ancient kingdom whose people can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Start reading with Requiem's Song.

KINGDOMS OF SAND -- Enter a world of sand and splendor, a world where gladiators battle in the arena, where legionaries and barbarians fight for glory, and where empires rise and fall. Start reading with Kings of Ruin.

MOTH -- Discover Moth, a world torn between day and night--its one half drenched in eternal daylight, the other cloaked in endless darkness.

To learn more, visit

Free online: Dr. King and the Legacy of Non-Violent Direct Action


Free online tonight: Dr. King and the Legacy of Non-Violent Direct Action. Join the Interfaith Round Table and First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a panel and community discussion on how we might draw on Dr. King’s legacy of non-violent action in service to social justice and building a Beloved Community. Monday, January 16, 7 PM EST. 

“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Jiu-Jitsu Girl by Jennifer Dutton

Children and Young Adult

"A positive journey to true friendship and self-confidence." -School Library Journal. Angie hates Jiu-Jitsu. Like many twelve-year-old girls, she fails to find the glamour in a martial art that embraces zero personal space and choking as an end goal. Instead, she idolizes the seemingly perfect kids at her school who do “normal” activities like dance or soccer. But when Angie's mom enrolls her in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament and Angie develops a close friendship with a boy who is not part of the “cool” crowd, Angie must decide who she is: a dance girl, a soccer girl, a nothing girl...or a Jiu-Jitsu girl? From $8.49 SHOP NOW