Today's Featured Books

The Strongman and the Mermaid by Kathleen Shoop

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Ninety-one-year-old Patryk Rusek hides in his attic, hoping the searchers think he’s escaped. When Lucy finally bursts in, she discovers her beloved grandfather clutching a fat, hand-illustrated, antique book. In it is the story of Donora, the town that shaped America, its people and Patryk himself. Before long, Lucy and her son Owen lose track of their goal to get Grandpa Patryk somewhere “safe” as they’re drawn into the book, back in time, into stories that read like real-life fairytales born of purpose, hard-work, and chance. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Monster: The Story of a Young Mary Shelley by M. R. Arnold

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A fictionalized autobiography of the woman who wrote Frankenstein. Two centuries ago, a twenty-year-old woman invented science fiction. She would publish a book that changed the world—and this historical novel imagines her inner life as a woman far ahead of her time. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


The Tarleton Murders: Sherlock Holmes in America by Breck England

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Set in the years prior to the famed detective’s partnership with Dr. John Watson, The Tarleton Murders is a captivating mystery that every Sherlock Holmes fan will adore. Featuring characters both fictional and real—including George Bernard Shaw, Scarlett O’Hara, and the forebears of Paul McCartney and Martin Luther King—and revealing the surprising origins of Professor Moriarity and Uncle Remus—it is a corking good literary puzzler that would make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle proud. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Under the Apple Blossoms by Darlene Fredette

Romance

Police officer, Tyler Kringle, keeps his heart locked behind bars. His first and only love, Maripier Nadeau, left Redford Falls many years ago after a family tragedy. She moved on, leaving him to pick up the shattered pieces of his heart. But now Maripier is home to care for her father and to attend a dedication ceremony in her mother's honour. Her return rattles Tyler's cage, causing old emotions to resurface. Once he discovers the truth from the past, can he reclaim the love of his life and lock-down their future before she leaves again? From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Happy Broadcast: How to Stay Positive, Take Action & Make the World a Better Place by Mauro Gatti

General Nonfiction

The Happy Broadcast: How to Stay Positive, Take Action & Make the World a Better Place is filled with stories of people doing good, as well as prompts, tips, and how-tos for taking action to make good things happen in your own community. Packed with ideas and inspiration to make a difference, this book will remind you that no action is too small, and that every person (yes, that's you!) counts. From $10.79 SHOP NOW


Counterfeit by Scott L. Miller

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The last person social worker Mitch Adams wants to hear from is St. Louis Homicide Detective JoJo Baker, a man with whom Mitch shares a tangled past. Baker wants Mitch to counsel Lonnie Washington, a disabled African-American arrested for counterfeiting and armed robbery. Reluctantly, Mitch agrees and discovers there is more to the story-more than enough to get them both killed. With millions in near-perfect fake $100 bills up for grabs, Mitch's life hinges on the word of a counterfeiter, the greed of a prosecutor, and his refusal to go down without a fight. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Beneath Still Waters by Cynthia A Graham

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The swamps and bayous around Cherokee Crossing have always been mysterious, but on this summer day two boys stumble across the remains of a baby girl, headless and badly decomposed. Hick Blackburn, a reluctant sheriff with a troubled past is called to the scene. The vision of the infant has left him shattered, a reminder of a war crime he has tried to lock away. With the aid of his deputies, Hick will begin to piece together his investigation, an investigation that will lead him to question everything. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Archipelago: A Balkan Passage by Robert Isenberg

General Nonfiction

"In the spirit of Paul Theroux, Robert Isenberg takes us on an informative, spirited, and sometimes comic journey into the heart of the Balkans. You can’t finish this book without being moved by the landscape, the culture, and especially, the people Isenberg encounters along the way. With the skill of a master storyteller, he creates a narrative that’s hard to put down, and when you’re finished, you are closer to understanding this “nervous string” of countries. -Sheryl St. Germain From $9.14 SHOP NOW


The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge by Jeffrey J. Kripal

General Nonfiction

A “flip,” writes Jeffrey J. Kripal, is “a reversal of perspective,” “a new real,” often born of an extreme, life-changing experience. The Flip is Kripal’s ambitious, visionary program for unifying the sciences and the humanities to expand our minds, open our hearts, and negotiate a peaceful resolution to the culture wars. Combining accounts of rationalists’ spiritual awakenings and consciousness explorations by philosophers, neuroscientists, and mystics within a framework of the history of science and religion, Kripal compellingly signals a path to mending our fractured world. From $12.72 SHOP NOW


In the Country of Women: A Memoir by Susan Straight

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In the Country of Women follows six generations of women in Susan Straight's family, including Fine, daughter of an enslaved woman who died just after the Civil War; Daisy, whose mother was murdered in Mississippi; Ruby, Susan’s paternal grandmother, whose life ended in the Colorado Rockies before Susan was born; her own mother, Gabrielle, and her immigration from the Swiss Alps to Canada to California; Susan's life and those of her three daughters, all descendants of fierce, resilient women. From $8.63 SHOP NOW


I Don't Think of You (Until I Do) by Tatiana Ryckman

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Exploring the narcissism inherent in infatuation, exposing the awkward, disorienting state of passion, and articulating the comic nature that permeates the melodrama of our existence, I Don’t Think of You (Until I Do) is a needed novella of our time. Tatiana Ryckman chronicles the struggles of a long-distance relationship from summer to summer, forming a series of unsent musings to the beloved by the unnamed lover— all while keeping names and gender anonymous. At times funny, this sexy, charged, and deeply felt novella captures what loving from a distance can bring upon all of us. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


The Viking's Captive by Ingrid Hahn

Romance

Thorvald can’t believe all he has to do is kidnap the daughter of his jarl’s enemy to get his land back. But when he finally snatches the princess, the beautiful spitfire makes him question his determination to get his land back at any cost. Alodie gladly agrees to impersonate the princess so the bloodthirsty Northmen will take her instead. While Alodie might be ready to die for her people, she wasn’t prepared for how her pulse races for the maddeningly noble captor whom she’d just as soon hate. But what happens when Thorvald finds out she’s not who she says she is... From $3.99 SHOP NOW


The Grand Tour: A Jackson's Unreal Circus & Marmalade Collection by E. Catherine Tobler

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Step right up! Come one, come all, to Jackson's Unreal Circus and Mobile Marmalade. The steam train may look older than your great-grandmother's' china, but within her metal corridors are destinations you have only ever dreamed. Witness Rabi, Vanquisher and Vanisher Extraordinaire, who can make coins and the past vanish before your very eyes. Dare to visit the Beauty and the Beast, our conjoined twins who are terrible and tortured by turns. Jackson's Unreal Circus is where you can be whoever or whatever you want. The train beckons you—come, come! From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Bixby Timmons and the Dragonthorp Riddle by Dwight Karkan

Children and Young Adult

Shy teenager Bixby Timmons hates change. So when her family is asked to care for billionaire Cody Dragonthorp’s mansion after he disappears, she’s not thrilled to leave her friends and home. But she soon discovers the vanished tech mogul left clues around the manor that could reveal his location and win her a $100 million prize. With help from her family, Bixby is determined to decode the riddle. But four other competitors stand in her way. Bixby will have to come out of her shell and find the strength to advance to the next level. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Assimilation is founded on surrender and being broken; this collection of short stories features people who have assimilated, but are actively trying to reclaim their lives. There is a concert pianist who defies death by uploading his soul into his piano. There is the person who draws his mother’s ghost out of the bullet hole in the wall near where she was executed. And then there’s a border patrol agent trying to figure out how to process undocumented visitors from another galaxy. Poignant by way of funny, and philosophical by way of grotesque, Hernandez’s stories are prayers for self-sovereignty. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Practically Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

Romance

To Grace, life is an equation where everything can be perfectly calculated to ensure maximum success and the perfect future. The problem is that life has a funny way of getting in the way of plans. With high school rushing to an end, Grace’s plans start falling apart. Grace starts to wonder for the first time in her life if she messed up her calculations. What can a practical person do when love is the least practical choice? From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes

Children and Young Adult

Your bookshelf is noisy with stories. “Which one?” I ask. You point, frozen like a fawn until you hear “Once upon a time.” It’s bedtime, but Mommy’s little boy is not sleepy. He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf and hides like a snake. Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From $5.39 SHOP NOW


And This Is Laura by Ellen Conford

Children and Young Adult

Laura's oldest brother composes his own music and is a debate team champion; her sister is a star actress and bowler; her youngest brother is in the process of counting to a million. Laura? She's just an ordinary twelve-year old—that is, until she discovers that she can see the future. Suddenly, she has popularity, attention from her parents, even media coverage. It's new and great—until one day, a vision frightens her to the core. From $10.99 SHOP NOW


Sitnalta: Sitnalta Series Book 1 by Alisse Lee Goldenberg

Children and Young Adult

Everyone loves Princess Sitnalta of Colonodona except her father, King Supmylo. He cares only for power and he despises Sitnalta because she wasn’t born a boy. He arranges for 15-year-old Sitnalta to be married, but Sitnalta has other ideas. She sneaks out of her bedroom window and enters the magical forest where she meets Najort, a kind-hearted troll. Sitnalta and Najort flee ahead of the rabid king. For if they are captured, Supmylo will become so invincible, no one could stand against him. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Code Gray: Bodie Anderson Thrillers: Book 1 by Benny Sims

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Weeks away from a national presidential election, politicians, voters, and the news media are divided along ideological lines. The division becomes even deeper when members of the conservative media are being assassinated by a hidden killer. It’s up to FBI agent Bodie Anderson to find him. As the body count rises, with the future of the country at stake, Bodie finds himself in a race against time to catch the killer, before a final, deadly showdown pushes him to his physical and mental limits. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


The Best Horror of the Year by Ellen Datlow

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Stephen King, Linda Nagata, Laird Barron, Margo Lanagan, and many others. From $10.49 SHOP NOW


Until the Last Dog Dies by Robert Guffey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Around the world, an unusual viral plague is striking the population. The virus attacks only one particular section of the brain. It isn’t fatal, but it results in the victim’s sense of humor being obliterated. No one is immune. Until the Last Dog Dies is a sharp, cutting satire, both a clever twist on apocalyptic fiction and a poignant look at the things that make us human. From $11.99 SHOP NOW


Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Jacob was just an average college student until he ran through the wrong door and found himself trapped in the city of Meridian – a literal necropolis, made up of forgotten places and populated entirely by the dead. As the only living resident, Jake has struggled while waiting for the Necropolis Police Department to decide his fate. But when an unusual string of crimes hits the city, NPD Detective Marsh offers Jake a deal: Jake’s life in exchange for helping them solve the worst series of crimes in the necropolis’ history. From $4.99 SHOP NOW



The Hermitage by Sharon Sobel

Romance

When a threatening secret is uncovered, the Earl of Westbridge disguises himself as Robbie Darkwood and finds sanctuary as a hermit on Mr. George Gardiner's estate. Mr. Gardiner’s daughter, Laurel, returns from London and finds her secret library occupied by a handsome hermit. She decides to remake him into a gentleman to be a romantic interest for her friend. The Earl tries to avoid Laurel, but she’s a force to be reckoned with; soon he finds himself in love. But he knows that his love is ill-fated, for no respectable woman will have him once his secret is revealed... From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Movers and Shakers: Women Making Waves in Spirits, Beer & Wine by Ewing Hope

General Nonfiction

A veteran bartender, Ewing had grown impatient with the surprisingly outdated perceptions of women in the alcohol industry. Entrepreneurial and ambitious, often the first in their fields, the women she knew in the business were leaders, mentors, and trailblazers. In Movers & Shakers, Ewing seeks them out to share their stories, as well as valuable business advice and insight into a constantly evolving industry. From $10 SHOP NOW