Today's Featured Books

FREE - Coordinated Universal Time Travel by Diur Mulapu

Book of the Day

Love, life, death, and lotto tickets. After hitting it off with a mysterious girl at a high school friend’s wedding reception, Oscar witnesses her murder and finds himself stuck in a time loop, dying each night and reviving during dinner. He must now use this newfound power to find the girl’s killer while chasing, love, profit, and everything in between. FREE - SHOP NOW

The Salvation Project by Joe Rothstein

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"Riveting. Memorable." -Publisher Weekly's BookLife. "Be forewarned, lots of juicy action to digest here." -Midwest Book Review. A murderous cabal bent on seizing control of the United States. An extraordinary President determined to stop them. The world knows her simply as "Tenny." Once you meet her, you will never forget her. "Finalist, Political Thriller of the Year" -Pacific Reviews. 4.6 stars, 32 ratings. From $1.99 SHOP NOW / 

FREE - What Good Luck Bad Luck by Alex Horner

Children and Young Adult

Everyone wants to find a lucky four leaf clover. Will Cain be happy after stealing a petal from the three leaf clovers so he too can have four leaves and be popular with the children? Find out what happens in this hilarious book about acceptance and self-value. 4.2 stars, 71 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

Grumpy Bad Boy Santa by Aria McDow


He’s a hot, grumpy mall Santa. He’s also the man I love and wrongly convicted. Some loves never get a second chance...unless you're both on the naughty list. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

Spotlight on The Last Lumenian: Sci Fi Fantasy and Action Adventure


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on The Last Lumenian by S.G. Blaise, a science fiction action adventure that has won multiple awards (including the Grand Prize in the prestigious CIBA 2022 CYGNUS Awards for Science Fiction) and has an average rating of 4.3 stars on 4,300+ ratings on Goodreads! 

Read on to learn more about The Last Lumenian...

The Last Lumenian

  • Book 1 in The Last Lumenian series
  • Genres: Science Fiction Adventures, Science Fiction Romance, Romantic Fantasy, Galactic Empire Science Fiction, Space Opera Science Fiction
  • 4.3 stars, 4300+ ratings on Goodreads
  • Print: From $11.99
  • Audiobook: From $14.95
  • Ebook: From $0.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

Most princesses need saving. This one will save you.

She is a rebel. Lilla is fighting for the refugees's freedom from oppression. The king, her father, lost touch with reality ever since Lilla's mother died. Now everyone else is paying the price.

Lilla's life is not what she imagined it to be. Not by far. Meddling gods, love interests, and sudden magical abilities have no room in Lilla's world, but that has become her new reality. No matter how hard she pushes them away, it's too late. They all seek to control her anyway.

The arrival of Callum, a powerful Teryn general, further complicates Lilla's life. His presence leads to conflicted feelings and friction with Arrov, a handsome pilot and fellow rebel.

Now the Era War between two ruling archgods forces Lilla to act: accept who she really is. magic and all; find true love; and fulfill her destiny by defeating the Archgod of Chaos and Destruction before He finds her: The Last Lumenian.

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About the Author
S.G. Blaise was born in a faraway land of castles, monarchies, and fallen dictatorships (aka, Hungary). Hollywood movies were forbidden under Soviet oppression during her childshood, but her dad smuggled them in anyway, risking his life so that his children could experience the magic and hope inherent in those stories.

She watched rebellions unfold in real time. Journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean for love.

She ended up in sunny California, where she is living her dream—writing stories and annoying family members. 

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Free online: Strong Women, Strange Worlds


Free online: Strong Women, Strange Worlds. A virtual tasting menu of science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories featuring six authors who will each have eight minutes to tempt and tantalizing you with their reading. Bonus: The authors will be giving away a prize pack, free books, or something else! Friday, November 3, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CDT.

"If you can remember me, I will be with you always." ~Isabel Allende, Eva Luna

FREE - The Heirs of Earth by Daniel Arenson

Book of the Day

We hide in shadows. Our planet is lost. We are the last humans, and we must go home. Two thousand years ago, aliens destroyed Earth. Billions died. The last humans fled a burning planet, heading to the stars. Earth is far. We have not seen her in many generations. But we have not forgotten. Earth is our heritage. Earth is our birthright. We will return! Book 1 in the Children of Earthrise series. 4.2 stars, 1800+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

Star Pack by Dawn Napier

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The hunters travel the galaxy, collecting scientific wisdom and harnessing natural resources. When they discover a distant planet with gravity and oxygen similar to their own, Mirra, the youngest star captain in history, leads her pack to the surface with the expectation of mastering and owning this new world. But the world is already inhabited by intelligent creatures that bear a striking resemblance to the Garou hunters themselves and seem to know all about the hunters. They scare each other with stories of their moonlit curse and their bloodthirsty past. They call them “werewolves.” From $2.99 SHOP NOW

The Latina President by Joe Rothstein

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"A suspenseful—and topical—tale of White House intrigue." -Kirkus Reviews. What happens when a fun-loving, charismatic, reform-minded Mexican-American billionairess becomes president of the United States and strikes fear in the pocketbooks of a cabal of the rich and powerful? Conspiracy. Impeachment. Murder. Assassination. "Rivals anything I’ve ever read about campaign politics." -U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle. 4.4 stars, 144 ratings. From $1.99 SHOP NOW

Three Strides Out by V. S. Anderson

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

A Horse Show Novel of Suspense. Show-jumping rider and trainer Robb Slaughter should have been too young to remember watching his mother being murdered. But he remembered how long she screamed because she never stopped. Now Robb has to find out who tried to kill a Grand-Prix jumper champion and deliver the true justice that will finally stop the screams. But buying that kind of justice will take smarts and cunning and lies. And a willingness to kill if that’s what justice means. 4.1 stars, 60 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Mae's Second Chance Box Set, Books 1-3 by Jacie Middlemann

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Julie Engstrom knows that her family needs something different…a different place, different people, different everything as they all struggle to deal with the loss that has changed their lives forever. The last thing she expected was a huge and unexpected windfall to make it possible. Now she just needed to decide what to do and where to go. Includes three complete novels: Home to the Valley, Treasures Found, and Valley Secrets. 4.7 stars, 32 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

A Good Rush of Blood by Matt Phillips

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

New release: A mother's sins haunt a teenage runaway in this scorching mystery of criminal conspiracy, street-level justice, and unlikely courage. Creeley Nash has been running her entire life. That includes running drugs for a wannabe kingpin. On a drug run to Palm Springsthe town where Creeley escaped her no-good mother as a teenshe'll encounter a sun-drenched facade beneath which lurks a web of dark secrets. Follow Creeley as she unravels the mystery of her estranged mother's murder conviction. From $6.49 SHOP NOW

If It Comes To That by Marc Frazier

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Poetry that explores an individual’s search for identity within and without the bonds of a relationship. It covers subjects of every kind from the environment and disappeared children to the Boston bomber and a gathering of siblings after family members’ deaths. It is centered on the many manifestations of “narrative” and the relativity of “truth.” For it is always, it seems, a story we are telling no matter the type of poetry. Vivid images are crucial to the poetry, as well as the strangeness and beauty of the natural world. From $9.99 SHOP NOW

Five fantasy novels from author Lara A. Steel


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on five fantasy novels from author Lara A. Steel, including Beastly - The Dark Heart, released on October 28, 2023. Read on to learn more!

Beastly - The Dark Heart

Genre: Mythology, Dragons & Mythical Creatures Fantasy
New release: October 28, 2023
Price: $0.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

Jack Beastly: “All these years I watched you and knew: someday you would have to fulfill the prophecy and then you would belong to me. Someday I would come for you! And today is that day.”

Heather O'Hara: “Even as a child I knew it was best not to get too close to Jack Beastly’s cursed mansion. And to this day I still give its sinister walls a wide berth. So imagine my shock when, after a painful blow to the back of the neck on my wedding day, I wake up in Jack Beastly’s house. But it turns out he’s not the cranky old geezer I always assumed him to be. He’s an intimidating but very attractive young man and apparently no ordinary human. And what he wants from me is simply outrageous”

Dawn of the Dragons

Genre: Mythology, Dragons & Mythical Creatures Fantasy
Released: July 22, 2023
Price: $4.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

Hunter is a dragon. An assassin, the deadliest of them all. His assignment is to hunt down Dawn Frazer. And as always, he’ll carry out his assignment with cold-blooded efficiency...or so he thinks! When a stranger is brought to Dawn's emergency department, she performs a complicated operation to save his life, and the only thanks she gets is to be abducted by him. He keeps babbling about dragons and his destiny. It’s clear to Dawn that this outrageously attractive bastard has a screw loose! At least, that’s what she assumes...

Angels of Sin (three book series)

Genre: Mythical Creatures Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy
Price: $4.97 (Individual titles free via Kindle Unlimited)

"Beautiful, soulful, and exciting." ~Amazon Review. 

Angels of Sin is a three-book, slow-burn, young adult fantasy series featuring angels, demons, and a battle between light and damnation. The series includes three complete novels that were originally released in German. Each is now available in English, and each is free via Kindle Unlimited: 

  • Blood Moon: 4.3 stars, 3600+ ratings (German edition)
  • Heart of Ice: 4.5 stars 2900+ ratings (German edition)
  • Dark Desire: 4.5 stars, 3300+ ratings (German edition)

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Free online on Halloween: READ, SCREAM, REPEAT


Free online children's lit event on Halloween: READ, SCREAM, REPEAT. A spooktacular collection of scary stories by thirteen of the most exciting authors in children’s books today! Perfect for readers aged 9-12. Tuesday, October 31, 6:00 - 6:45 CDT. 

"Every day is Halloween, isn't it? For some of us." ~Tim Burton

Suburban Legend by Christopher Veltri

Book of the Day

When bookish Ralph moves back to Wilhelmina to live with his father, a dark videogame finds its way into his hands. As Ralph’s obsession grows, deadly creatures begin stirring in the quiet town. Wilhelmina High’s Amanda, Colleen, and Shannon release an ancient force from hell that threatens to consume them. Forcing her friends to participate in an ancient rite for power, Amanda makes a demon deal in exchange for special abilities. Shannon and Ralph must join forces to put a stop to Amanda’s deadly, power-hungry plot before it’s too late for them and the town of Wilhelmina. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

The Witch and the Devourer of Souls by C. David Belt

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Tabitha Moonshadow Kilmore is a young wife, a new mother, and a starving university student. Only her husband, Josh, knows she's a witch. And only Tabitha knows that Josh is a warlock. A masked serial killer stalks the streets of tranquil Provo, Utah, abducting and terrorizing women. And the killer has targeted the ultimate prize—Tabitha. Reluctantly, Tabitha uses her abilities to aid Provo Police to identify and stop the murderer. But can Tabitha and Josh trust the police? Can they trust any man? After all, any male could be the Devourer of Souls. From $5.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

FREE - Lady Reaper by Toni Cabell

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Mara’s magic has stopped working and Bellaryss is in chaos. She rescues thirty people, including Arnesto, from the dark fays, and her physical injuries are healed—but her magic hasn't recovered and her sword no longer responds to her touch. Even worse, Mara’s heart is bruised by Arnesto, who has problems of his own. His brother’s spirit can’t cross over to the far shore and Arnesto blames himself. Can Mara work with Arnesto despite their differences, gain admittance to the elven king, find a cure for her magic, and save both worlds—the living and the dead—before time runs out? 4.7 stars, 36 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

Look 'N Up Invasion by Janice Carr Smith

Science Fiction and Fantasy

“Thrilling and thought-provoking, exploring real-world issues…while tackling the impending threat of alien monsters.” -Book Trib. A primitive village of 100 green-skinned souls battles the predators that decimate their meager population every three years. That’s all there is to their tiny world until their royal family finds themselves on Earth with the Internet streaming in their heads. “A cleverly plotted mix of fantasy, family drama, and cultural debate.” -The Wishing Shelf. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

The Fifth Survivor: Episode 1 by Angel Ramon

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Just in time for Halloween comes Book One of a ten-book zombie series. Quirky George Fisher gets caught up in the beginnings of the zombie apocalypse in NYC, and he suspects a The Hybrid Corporation, a giant pharmaceutical company with a checkered past, is behind it. 4.0 stars, 86 ratings on Goodreads. Get all ten books in the series for $0.99 each until 11/2/23. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

Antique Magic by Kait Disney-Leugers


Magic and romance meet at Spirit Antiques. Brie St. James wasn't looking for excitement. She just needed a part-time job while finishing grad school. Hired to be the assistant at an antique shop by the handsome and mysterious Ezra, Brie soon realizes there is more to her new job than meets the eye. Way more. Spirit Antiques caters not only to humans but also to an array of mythical and mystical creatures. As for Ezra, Brie can't help but be drawn to him. With magic and a found family, will Brie be able to save the man she loves from an ancient evil? 4.5 stars, 12 ratings. From $6.49 SHOP NOW

The Bulletproof Mind by Wisdom University

General Nonfiction

Sharpen Your Wits, Get Back On Your Feet, And Thrive In An Ever-Changing World. Who says you need resilience or grit to get ahead of the curve? Everyone has the potential to do great things. The problem is not everyone has the confidence to try. Only a rare few have the Mental Toughness to go after their dreams. This book is your invitation to join that exclusive group of people. 4.6 stars, 10 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

FREE - Monsters of the Midwest: The Complete Trilogy


Great news for fans of vampire, werewolf, and zombie horror-comedy...

Monsters of the Midwest is FREE through October 31, 2023!

Monsters of the Midwest: The Complete Trilogy includes three novels from author Scott Burtness: 

  • Wisconsin Vamp: Book 1 in the series, 4.1 stars, 383 ratings
  • Northwoods Wolfman: Book 2 in the series, 4.4 stars, 98 ratings
  • Undead Cheesehead: 4.4 stars, 74 ratings

Read on to learn more about this great offer!

Monsters of the Midwest: The Complete Trilogy

Genre: Horror Comedy, Vampire Horror, Vampire Thrillers
Includes three complete novels: Wisconsin Vamp, Northwoods Wolfman, Undead Cheesehead
FREE through October 31

A cheese-infused, flannel-clad, very Wisconsin horror-comedy trilogy

Herb, Dallas, and Stanley live in small-town Wisconsin, where life is nice and simple.

Until Herb becomes a vampire.
And Dallas becomes a werewolf.
And Stanley becomes a zombie.

Folks like to say that sometimes it takes a big change to discover who you were meant to be. Join the three friends on their hilarious misadventures and find out if that's true!

It all begins in Wisconsin Vamp. Truckstop diner cook and mediocre bowler Herb Knudsen starts rolling strikes. His best friend, Dallas, suspects the bloody reason why. When the newly-turned vampire and Dallas both go for the same girl, Herb has to decide whose life to spare: His friend's or his own.

The story continues in Northwoods Wolfman. After crowning himself the Hero of Trappersville, egotistical Dallas signs up with a group of monster hunters. When his first hunt reveals that he's the monster they're hunting, Dallas is forced to reckon with his new nature and redefine his humanity.

The trilogy's epic conclusion comes in Undead Cheesehead. A zombie apocalypse is overtaking the town, courtesy of local oddball and T.V. addict, Stanley. After getting turned, the little guy just can't stop biting people. Fortunately, there's someone trying to stop the zombie apocalypse. Someone that looks a lot like Stanley. If his friends and the whole town are going to survive, Stanley will have to be twice the man he is. Or three times. Maybe even four...

The Monsters in the Midwest trilogy is a great read for fans of Rick Gualtieri (Bill the Vampire), D.M. Guay (The Graveyard Shift), and Christopher Moore (Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story).

About the Author
Scott Burtness writes about ordinary Midwesterners making an extraordinary mess of things. "If the flannel fits…" says Scott.

Important to note: To Scott, "ordinary” includes vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, shapeshifters, aliens, and more.

Other books by Scott include The Misadventures of a Paranormal Post-Relationship Personal Effects Repossession Specialist, An Oracle Walks Into a Bar, A Scarecrow Wins an Award, and A Siren Sings Her Heart Out.

When Scott is not writing, he can be found hanging out at the local brewery, hanging out with his dog, or hanging out with his dog at the local brewery. Learn more at Scott's website, sign up for Scott's monthly newsletter The Paranomedy Pint (where drinking is the least of your problems), and follow Scott online: 


A Coming-of-Age, Coming Out, Gridiron Novel


Ready...Set...Pride! by Truscott Jones is a unique coming-of-age novel. Young Max is looking forward to his last year of high school. He is still in the closet, but he is surrounded by friends and a loving family, so still has time to figure things out quietly. Or so he thought.

Things change when Max inherits his family's National Football League team. Suddenly, Max is thrown into the national spotlight where he will be forced to face his own truth, find the love of his life, and run a professional football team, all under the harsh glare of social media, hardcore fans, and brutal sports reporters.

Here's what readers are saying:

★★★★★ "Incredibly eye opening and insightful!"

★★★★★ "Captivating read with a lot of heart."

★★★★★ "Fun read with a easy-to-love hero...for both young and older adults alike."

★★★★★ "I was rooting for Max from the first chapter as he navigates his own self doubts and learns to find his courage against ever escalating adversity and pressure. It's a tribute to friendship, family, love, and the human spirit."


Genre: Literary Fiction, Teen & Young Adult Coming-of-Age Fiction
Release date: August 17, 2023
4.5 stars, 22 ratings on Amazon
From $0.99

Max only thought his last year of high school was confusing, with the gorgeous but horribly straight Silas Cannon roaming the halls, and Max still in the closet. 

No one foresaw Max thrust into the gladiatorial world of football, a sport he barely followed, and only because his grandpa Gunnar owned the NFL’s newest franchise, the Portland Rogues.

No one imagined Gunnar suddenly dying, leaving the team not to Max's Uncle Fen, the team's general manager and Gunnar's only son, but to 18-year-old Max!

Meanwhile on the field, Portland has never put together a winning season. They have plenty of talent, and Coach Curcio definitely commands respect. But is it even possible for the Rogues to overcome the war between their suddenly jilted GM and his young, “undeserving” nephew?

Can Max survive his peers’ sudden interest, or the judgments of Reddit, Snapchat, and Twitter? Will he overcome the scheming Uncle Fen and the skepticism of Rogues players? And what about the other owners—is accepting a teen colleague their biggest challenge, or the waving of a giant Pride flag?

Most of all, though, does Max believe enough in himself, whether it’s leading the club, confronting his foes, or accepting the affections of an unexpected beau? Can he win the Super Bowl and the hottest guy in school?

About the Author
Truscott Jones practiced trial law for 25 years, eventually leaving to teach 12th grade government. Way before that, he played wide receiver in high school, spent four years on a major college program’s football staff, and survived the travails of being a closeted teen.

In Ready...Set...Pride!, Truscott draws upon his own experience to explore what it means to uncover and accept who you are, to experience the gift of love and the blight of prejudice with equal resolve, and to learn that change is both difficult and inevitable.

Free online lit event: Hudson Valley Writers Center


Free online lit event: Hudson Valley Writers Center. Slapering Hol Press presents eight poets who will read from their recently published poetry collections. Sunday, October 29, 4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT.

“A poet can survive everything but a misprint.” ~Oscar Wilde