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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...
- 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.
Reviews & Awards
- "A terrifically entertaining, complex, and original fantasy." ~Kirkus Review
- "A fantastic escape from reality which is beautifully easy to fall into but very hard to let go of at the close." ~K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite
- "Bursting with deeply thought-out worldbuilding, tension, and a wide cast of characters with a blend of science fiction and fantasy." ~US Review of Books
- "An intriguing and entertaining story that's sci-fi and fantasy with a sliver of romance trickling through it." ~Manhattan Book Review
- "A lovely and thoughtful fantasy story, with magic, danger and adventure, plus a little dash of romance." ~The Bookish Elf
- "A fast-moving science fiction fantasy, which is suitable for young teens as well as adults, that offers a valuable perspective on political repression and economic inequity." ~Indie Reader
- Grand Prize Winner for the CIBA 2022 CYGNUS Award for Science Fiction
- 2021 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite: Fantasy
- 2020 New York Book Festival Winner: Romance & Honorable Mention: Science Fiction
- 2020 San Francisco Book Festival Winner: Science Fiction
- 2020 New England Book Festival Winner: Science Fiction
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.
Visit SGBlaise.com to learn more and to sign up for her newsletter. Be sure to also follow her online:
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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!
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”
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...
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 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
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!
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:
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."
Release date: August 17, 2023
4.5 stars, 22 ratings on Amazon
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.
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