Today's Featured Books

From My Button Box: Collected Essays in a Pandemic Time by Judith Bruder

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Remember the joy of being held on Grandmother’s lap and listening to a story? Or being at home sick from school and getting to play with the buttons in her button box? Here are 50 “buttons” for you—thoughts, ideas, memories, musings—a harvest of 89 years of stories and conversations. Originally recorded as podcasts during the pandemic, these essays are as colorful and varied as buttons in a button box, reflecting our tumultuous times while looking forward to a brighter future. (Includes QR codes to listen to original podcasts. From $20.41 SHOP NOW


FREE - Sex Positive Conversation for Parents by Ethan Reynolds

General Nonfiction

How can you give your child the crucial soft skills and social awareness that allow them to navigate their teen years? What’s the simplest, safest, and most reliable way to make your child aware of the world while also keeping them alert? Talking about sex is something that should be natural and relaxed, but as a parent, it’s hard to know how to get the conversation started. This book is the secret to guiding your child in a way that makes them feel supported, comfortable, and fully aware of the emerging world around them. FREE - SHOP NOW


Moving Mama by Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan

General Nonfiction

ON SALE. Did you know that 6.7 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's? Most of us need help, and this book has a lot to offer. Readers call it an excellent, practical resource for those of us who are caring for a loved one. Reviewers say the book is "a must for someone caring for an elder," "a page-turner," and "a compelling story that touched me deeply." They also said the book was "something I could not put down." It's a book that at its core "speaks of hope. Add this to your toolkit! 4.4 stars, 46 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Big Choices by Stephanie Williams

Children and Young Adult

Big Choices: How Adults Decide If and When to Become a Parent is a children's book and educational tool that uses simple ideas and engaging illustrations to introduce kids to the concept of choice as it relates to how an adult decides if and when to become a parent. This book provides parents, caregivers, and educators with the tools and language they need to talk about reproductive rights, along with historically hard-to-talk-about concepts like unplanned pregnancy and abortion, by using clear, easy-to-understand, and neutral content that is suitable for all ages. 4.5 stars, 16 ratings. From $5.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Charleston Conundrum by Stacy Wilder

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Join PI Liz Adams and her truth sniffing Lab, Duke, as Liz investigates the murder of her best friend, Peg. Liz never imagined when she moved to Charleston, SC, that she would use her skills as a private investigator to avoid winding up on Death Row. Journey from Charleston to Paris and back in the emotional unraveling of Peg’s life and death to a killer ending. "A clever and well-constructed mystery." A Liz Adams Mystery, Book 1. 4.4 stars, 68 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Beneath the Tracks by Wendy Ann Roberts

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Tree houses are supposed to be magical hideouts. They are high up, shrouded by forest, and far enough out of their small town that no one can stumble across it. At least that was Riley and Ace's belief. That is until Sammy and his followers destroy it, sending Ace and Riley into the woods. While hiding, Riley and Ace discover a forgotten train track and the tunnel that runs underneath. Riley instantly rejects the idea of moving their hideout into the tunnel. It's cold. It's stinks. And her best friend disappears while inside the tunnel. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Return to Carmel by Kel Summers

Romance

Will a return to a childhood memory be her second chance at love and happiness? Madison Harlow is divorced, grieving the loss of her father, and burdened with a property she never wanted. The small manor in Carmel-by-the-Sea, with its hidden courtyards and overgrown gardens, holds secrets and potential Madison can scarcely imagine. As she navigates the complexities of renovation and the mysteries of the manor, she finds herself in a battle of wills with Jackson Boone, a contractor with a reputation as daunting as the manor itself. Seaside Dreams & Wishing Wells Book 1. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - Broken Pieces by Reedy Gibbs

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Torn between family, a demanding husband, and emotional upheaval, can an aspiring young actress find the courage to embrace her passion and independence in the face of overwhelming obstacles? Broken Pieces (and the fun things you can do with them) is a memoir filled with vibrant characters, hardships endured, and inner strength revealed, Reedy’s memoir will take you on a journey that will inspire and amuse, but, most of all, will fill your heart with hope that all difficulties can be overcome. FREE - SHOP NOW


Free online: WeHo Reads

Events

Free online: WeHo Reads. Presented by the City of West Hollywood's Arts Division (WeHoArts), the series opener for WeHo Reads 2024 will feature authors celebrating their inspirations and examining how their work intersects with literary luminaries during Black History Month. Participating writers will include Rachel Howzell Hall, Lisa Teasley, Jervey Tervalon, and Tamika Thompson. Wednesday, February 7, 8-9:30 PM CST. 

"Think before you speak. Read before you think." ~Fran Lebowitz


FREE - Some Call It Love by Sarah Peis

Book of the Day

Living in a small town where everyone knows your business isn’t easy. But when your dad is the business everyone talks about, it’s even harder. When Willa Montgomery becomes collateral to pay off her dad’s debt to local playboy Jameson Drake, she realizes things can always get worse. Book 1 in the Sweet Dreams series. 4.3 stars, 3500+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Child of Gilead by Douglas Reed

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Take the road less traveled, my son. Always. No exceptions." These are Hannah's words to her child, spoken to reveal the truth of what it takes to live a life of meaning. Most importantly, they are words meant to keep a child away from harm. But when mother and son are visited by an old family friend, his arrival brings with it the potential to uncover dark family secrets always intended to stay hidden. Child of Gilead is an award-winning novel (Booklife Prize in Fiction) and a modern-day parable that seeks to answer, "Do you know me?" From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Private Cummings by Pete McGinty

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"An engaging portrait of two lives filled with human longing and the costs of being different.” ~BlueInk Review. Private Hank Cummings didn’t ask for the fate that befell him during his service in WWll. But when his personal secret was revealed, he recoiled into a life of seclusion and solitude. Thirty years after a chance meeting with an inquisitive thirteen-year-old boy, the two reunite in Hank’s final days. A man and a boy whose lives unexpectedly connect are affected in improbable ways. "Tragedy that morphs into heroism and love, at the end." ~Midwest Book Review. 4.9 stars, 20 ratings. From $7.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - The Gift From Little Raccoon by Carolyn Watson-Dubisch

Children and Young Adult

Finding a present for his friend has Little Raccoon searching high and low. Will he ever find the perfect gift? "This is a sweet and beautiful tale of friendship and kindness told from the creative perspective of a little raccoon. My son was intrigued and wanted more." ~Amazon Review. 4.6 stars, 35 ratings on Goodreads. FREE - SHOP NOW


Grave Peril by Emily Jane Trent

Romance

Navy SEAL Rip McConnell is employed as a bodyguard. He hears that Lela Cabelo has discovered evidence that could get her killed. She is alone and on the run, so he offers protection. Rip falls deeply in love with her, and his worst fear is that he will fail to save Lela from the deadly cartel. 4.5 stars, 449 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 

 


Shadow Operative by Sam Cogley

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

In the shadows of global espionage, Adam Knight, Penumbra Division's best covert operative, must balance the moral line for the greater good. Injured, yet indispensable, Knight chases a murderer, thought dead, across the world, after a scientist's killing in Greece. Facing lethal foes, he uncovers a secret weapons program threatening the global order. This gripping espionage saga, akin to Clancy, Child, Ludlum, Flynn, and Fleming, races against time, where every truth and treachery collide in a high-stakes global game. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Last Lumenian by S.G. Blaise

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"A terrifically entertaining, complex, and original fantasy." ~Kirkus Reviews. In this coming-of-age story, 19-year-old Lilla is a sassy princess and rebel-in-disguise, fighting for the freedom of refugees. The arrival of the mysterious and ruggedly handsome Callum brings news of a bigger battle: the Era War between the two ruling archgods that threatens not only Lilla's home world but everyone else's in the Seven Galaxies. Lilla must learn to control her magic and defeat the dark god before He finds her. Book 1 in the series. 4.3 stars, 4300+ ratings on Goodreads. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Blue Ridge Mountain Billionaires by Elizabeth Lynx

Romance

Four full-length romance books about billionaires in a small town in one box set. If you love surprise babies, fake marriages, secret relationships, office romances, and hot heroes stuck with feisty heroines, then you'll love the Blue Ridge Mountain Billionaires box set. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Free: Barnes & Noble Virtual Book Club with Amy Jo Burns

Events

Free online: Barnes & Noble Book Club discussion with Amy Jo Burns, author of Mercury, which was the January B&N Book Club pick. Tuesday, February 6, 2 PM CST. 

"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." ~Bill Moyers


Species of One by Matt McMahon

Book of the Day

Gentle loner Phil Kyle leaves his successful career and retreats to an isolated cabin. He finds friendship with an enigmatic priest and the possibility of romance with a seemingly reserved woman that helps reconcile the voices of his savage past. But an unthinkable tragedy threatens to return Phil to an inner world of neurotic dread. A "thoughtful journey towards mental health." ~Booklife Reviews. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW 


Financial Insight by Jodi Carter

General Nonfiction

Every decision you make—from your partner, to your house, and even your morning coffee —is a financial decision. Financial Insight focuses on learning how to make the best decisions for you, wherever you are, from today moving forward, without judgment. Jodi Carter, a Certified Public Accountant, has spent over three decades working with individuals and small business owners on their quests to financial freedom. Jodi guides you to financial freedom by focusing on your goals so you can journey through life’s financial milestones with confidence. 5.0 stars, 59 ratings. From $6.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW / 


Brothers Three by C.W. James

Children and Young Adult

Failure could mean a long pine box...and that just isn’t an option. Left orphaned in the American Old West, three teen brothers, Allen, Paul, and Chet, grapple with survival after their uncle abandons them in pursuit of gold. An opportunistic rival moves in, coveting their father’s ranch. United by adversity, the brothers fight to save the only legacy left—their land. Determined in their resolve, the trio confronts the challenges of manhood and learn to stand firm against greed. From $1.47 SHOP NOW


From Socratic Insights To Platonic Wits by Wisdom University

General Nonfiction

Do you struggle with big questions like what is Truth? Or even smaller ones, like how to make a difficult choice? Maybe you need to step back… about 2,000 years to go forward. This deep dive into Socrates and Plato’s lives and teachings presents a fresh perspective for those striving for success, work-life balance, meaning, and direction. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - Double Mayhem by Sam Berretti

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Doris Watson, a reclusive engineer, goes on a blind date, kills a syndicate hitman, acquires a psychic child, and gets recruited as a spy. That was one hell of a night out. She is not a super spy, she is not a trained assassin, she is someone real and much more dangerous, a smart woman pushed into a corner. Her lonely existence is shattered as headstrong men cross her path. Dangerous men with dangerous needs. Some days you shouldn't leave the house. FREE - SHOP NOW


Special Access by Mark A. Hewitt

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Special Access catapults you into a pulse-pounding journey through a world of corruption, where survival hinges on unmasking a sinister truth. Mark A. Hewitt's gripping inaugural installment in the Duncan Hunter Thriller series delivers a relentless political thriller that will leave you breathless. Read the first three books for only 99¢ each! From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Through Darkness They Will Come by Jared Barber

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Invaders have torn apart Omeera. What happens next will bring you on a journey of betrayal and loveboth lost and foundand of unlikely allies and secret enemies. Wren goes on a trek that takes him to places he has never been and some he never wants to go back to. He meets great and terrible people and goes through changes he never thought were possible. Farm hand to Hero, read to find out more! From $0.99 SHOP NOW