Today's Featured Books

How To Be More Than Just A Baby Mama by Shuntá

General Nonfiction

Discover the ultimate single mom playbook and go from frustrated and overwhelmed to fulfilled and happy. Deeply profound and packed with actionable advice, this book will teach you how to navigate your feelings for yourself and your child's best interest. Get ready to better manager your feelings, rejuvenate yourself, and give your child the unconditional love and support they deserve. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

The past may not be done with us. Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s wife were friends. Plunged into the treacherous years of Nazi Germany, she uncovers a web of long-buried family secrets. “Hard to put down…Harder to forget.” -Ink Drop Reviews From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Flight to Bern Village by Jaron Osiar

Science Fiction and Fantasy

“A story set in an intriguing world.” -Olga McArrow. While a war rages in space, a revolutionary group of humans, shapeshifters, and telepaths gather to prove their races can live together in peace. They believe in peace enough to erase their memories and begin a primitive city on a secluded planet, Vastus. Generations later, conflicts on Vastus force people to flee their city. FREE - SHOP NOW


War Story by Rolf Marfgenau

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A look at World War II through the eyes of four young people who come of age during the war. The author scrutinizes various forms of discrimination from misogyny to anti-Semitism, and examines forgotten aspects of the war, such as the exchange of German for American prisoners in Sweden and the legacy of American POW camps. Five Stars "Must Read" from Reedsy: "The well-researched novel provides insights into little-known secret missions during World War II in Europe and brings to light the internment in America of thousands of German and Italian Americans, many of whom were citizens by naturalization or birth." From $4.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - A Prescription for Possession by Noree Cosper

Science Fiction and Fantasy

You know what sucks? Demons. They're always trying to take over the world and destroy humanity, but they never seem to get it done. Why is that? There's a group of people who are dedicated to stopping them - demon hunters like Gabby. And she's not going down without a fight! Join her in this thrilling adventure as she teams up with descendants of Abraham Van Helsing to kill one demon intent on spreading madness through an unsuspecting town. FREE - SHOP NOW


Free online lit events today and tomorrow!

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Free online literary events worthy of your consideration:

Nowhere Bookshop (San Antonio, Texas) presents David Liss, author of The Peculiarities (Tachyon), the story of a young Victorian gentleman whose elder brother may be sabotaging the family's bank, whose childhood friend has died under mysterious circumstances, and who may himself be turning into a tree! September 13, 6:00 - 7:00 PM CDT. 

Poetry Foundation presents The Open Door series, work from new and emerging poets that highlights writing instruction and poetic partnerships. This week: poetry from Julietta Cheung, Hereaclitus Vernon, Joshua Demaree, and Rachel Herman. September 14, 7:00 - 8:00 PM CDT.

"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history." ~Plato


Leora's Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II by Joy Neal Kidney

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“A story about America and the kind of people who helped to forge this great nation.” -Kirkus Gold Winning author D. C. Gilbert. 91 Amazon reviews, 4.8 stars out of 5. All five brothers enlisted. Only two came home. Their mother’s hopes were disrupted by great losses. Yet she lived out four more decades with resilience. “Triumph and tragedy in the pages, and there’s also hope.” -William R. Ablan, pen name of Richard L. Muniz. “Heart tugging.” -Van Harden, author and radio personality. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Without: Body, Name, Country by Meg Johnson

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Pick up this book and eat it, I mean love it, I mean eat it." -Daniel Handler. In Meg Johnson’s third full-length collection, Without: Body, Name, Country, strange experiences become familiar, and familiar experiences become strange as a human body, a sense of self, and an entire nation all teeter toward the verge of destruction. "The language distorts the familiar into new but recognizable realities." -Anne Champion From 2.99 SHOP NOW


Homeworld of the Heart by S.P. Somtow

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Orson Scott Card said of this series, "He can create a world with less apparent effort than some writers devote to creating a small room." In Homeworld of the Heart, Somtow revisits and vastly expands the teeming landscape of the Inquestor series, one of the most lauded galactic empire epics of the 1980s. Hailed as a "transcendent experience" by Theodore Sturgeon. From $2.99 SHOP NOW 


Reflection: A Collection of Short Stories by Adam Ostaszewski

Science Fiction and Fantasy

This collection of stories takes you on a mysterious journey to Mars and a planet inhabited by descendants of humans and aliens. It describes Europe during an epidemic, with an all-powerful European Security Service keeping the peace and includes tales of an investigation into a suspicious death on an orbital platform. "Reflection" and "Ares Mission" were recognized at the 1st and 2nd Clarke-Bradbury International Science Fiction Competition. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Claiming the Doctor's Heart by Sean D. Young

Romance

In this heart-warming romance, set in a charming Southern small town, the love of family and the strength of community come together to remind those who are lost where they truly belong. Eric has only thirty days to return to Atlanta or he’ll lose the opportunity of a lifetime. But how can he leave the woman he’s falling in love with and his family legacy behind? From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival - recommended (free!) online lit festival this weekend

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There's a great lit festival this weekend that we are happy to recommend: The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, a "Tapestry or Words and Worlds," features three free online events each day, this Friday through Sunday. Don't miss it!

“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” ~Johan Huizinga, Dutch historian


Space Force: Epic Action Adventure Space Opera Complete Series Box Set by Aleister Davidson

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Keeps you on your toes!" -Reader review. The complete series in one boxed set - $0.99 for a limited time! Space Force is where the epic scope of Star Wars and the gritty realism of Starship Troopers gets turned up a notch. From international bestselling author Aleister Davidson, the Space Force saga is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Once Upon An Office Romance by Maddison Lake

Romance

All Bernadette Parker wants is a promotion. All Damian Wells wants is to redeem himself. Finding love is not on the agenda. Damian asks Bernadette to a conference in Aspen, to help him impress the big boss. Trouble is, he knows nothing about business. Thus, he requires the expertise of shy, brainiac business savvy Bernadette. Will the pair succeed at their mission without falling in love, which is against company policy by the way? Or, as they say, are rules meant to be broken? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


A Final Family Affair

Romance

Seven authors. Seven new families. Seven taboo romance stories. Get lost in this final set of brand-new, never before released, forbidden romance tales. A Family Affair Volume 3 is the last book in this collection of taboo and forbidden stories that will have leave you breathless and turning pages non-stop. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


The White Museum by George Bilgere

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Bilgere has published six collections of poetry. His fifth collection, The White Museum uses humor and thoughtfulness to portray modern American life and language. "Bilgere’s impact sneaks up on you. His style, combined with deft handling of the line, sets booby traps of meaning for the reader.” -Gadfly Online From $9.99 SHOP NOW


A book I ain't read...

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Take a (virtual) trip to Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire, tonight to hear Jeannine Jannot, Ph.D. discuss The Disintegrating Student: Struggling but Smart, Falling Apart, and How to Turn it Around. Dr. Jannot draws on twenty years of experience to advise parents on how to help students reach their full potential in school and life. September 8, 6:00 - 7:00 CDT.

“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” ~Abraham Lincoln


Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel by Alice McVeigh

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Rated 10/10 by Publishers Weekly's BookLife Prize: “This Austen-inspired novel echoes the master herself. McVeigh’s prose and plotting are pitch-perfect, and many readers will forget they’re reading a contemporary novelist… Emma mingles with Pride and Prejudice in a delightful confrontation between the two books' worlds. While this title will be catnip to dedicated Austen fans, even new initiates into her work will be captivated by this lively tale.” From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Land On Me by Matthew R Corr

Children and Young Adult

“This book was like watching a teen drama in all the best ways. It was addicting." -Ronnie, Bookstagrammer. Landon Griffin's perfect world shatters when a Mystery Boy shows up at school and unleashes unfamiliar feelings. Can he dodge the suspicions of his girlfriend and others while figuring out where he fits on the spectrum of sexuality? How many lies would you tell to keep your secret? “Richly satisfying, and intensely emotional, Land On Me is a story you won’t soon forget.” -Alicia Dean, award-winning author. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Nirvana Express by S.P. Somtow

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A lively autobiographical work" -The Washington Post. Novelist, composer and conductor S.P. Somtow had an epiphany while driving down the California coast. He was seized by an overwhelming desire to enter a Buddhist monastery. This is the story of that journey — surprises, culture shock, discoveries, humor spirituality. Visions, dreams, wisdom and superstition mingle in an unforgettable fusion. "Could serve as a primer for people who want to understand Buddhism" -James I. Jouppi From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Evil Eye by April A. Taylor

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

An Amazon bestselling author "paints a flawless image." -HorrorNews.net. During the eye of a hurricane, evil strikes. Can five people survive the night or will they end up dead? "A suspenseful horror story [that] isn't for the faint of heart." -Readers Favorite. You'll read late into the night, as this "novel just has such a great creep factor to it." -Creature from the Book Lagoon. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Congratulations to the winner of our August giveaway contest!

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Congratulations to Kim M. of Chesterfield, England, winner of the LitNuts/Vine Leaves Press giveaway. Kim and more than 700 other booklovers participated in our August giveaway. As the winner, Kim gets her choice of five books from the Vine Leaves Press website. Thank you to Kim and everybody else who participated, and thank you to Jessica and Amie at VLP for sponsoring the giveaway!

Didn't win this time? Don't worry! Watch for the opening of our next giveaway contest later this month, to be sponsored by Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned independent publisher in the United States.

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” ~Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Cheers, Somebody by Katie Lewis

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Her diction ranges across rural idiom, pop culture references, and high-toned religious rhetoric to form a world Flannery O’Connor certainly would have recognized. And her characters—well, they’re us.” -Aaaron Belz. From a former child star trying her best to raise a son with her TV mom as her only example, to an innocuous boy who points out Orion's Belt in the pockmarks on a girl’s upper thighs and calls them stars, in awe, Cheers, Somebody travels as a houseguest to relationships in flux. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Spies Never Quit by M. Taylor Christensen

Children and Young Adult

If the only way to save her mother is to act like a spy, Mari can act like a spy. Maybe. When two spunky sorority girls thwart Mari’s heist attempt, they offer a better way to rescue her mother: become a spy. But in the fast-paced world of undercover agents—where fabulous new clothes, high-tech gadgets, and flirting for secrets are the norm—Mari’s inexperience could ruin everything. “Fun book to read! The girls are funny, smart and sexy!” Goodreads review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Bell Hammers by Lancelot Schaubert

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"Remmy's life of constant schemes and pranks and a lifelong feud with classmate Jim Johnstone and the local oil drilling company proves consequential. This is a hoot." -Publisher's Weekly. Remmy grows up with Beth in Illinois as oil and coal companies rob the land of everything that made it paradise. Together, Remmy and Beth start to build a great neighborhood of "merry men" carpenters. Then one of Jim Johnstone’s faulty Texarco oil derricks falls down on their house and poisons their neighborhood's well. Poisoned wells escalate to torched dog houses, stolen carpentry tools, and cancelled contracts. Sick of the attacks from Texarco Oil on his neighborhood, Remmy assembles his merry men. From $0.99 SHOP NOW