Today's Featured Books

The Return of Absent Souls by C.J. Archer

Science Fiction and Fantasy

In this stunning conclusion to the After The Rift series, Josie and her friends return home to find Glancia on the brink of war. With political machinations and court intrigue bringing danger at every turn, they must tread carefully. But it won’t bring back lost memories or stop the nation from hurtling into war. At the heart of it all is the magic that stole the memories of so many. The magic that some people will do anything to get their hands on. Josie and her friends must be careful who they trust – or suffer the consequences. $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


The Dark Man by Desmond Doane

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Ford Atticus Ford, former host of the hit ghost-hunting reality show Graveyard: Classified, has more than a few regrets—especially after young Chelsea Hopper was attacked by a demon. Assisting police departments by conducting paranormal investigations now provides Ford with an ounce of redemption, but it will never be enough. With Graveyard cancelled and his reputation destroyed, Ford sets out to avenge little Chelsea, and to save his own soul—if he can. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo


My Wolf's Bane by Veronica Blade

Children and Young Adult

Autumn thought she was a normal teenager. Suddenly, she can outrun every critter in the forest, making her wonder if she’s even human. 
When the new guy at school, Zack, witnesses a questionable scene, he unfairly pins her as stuck-up. Not only is Zack both insufferable and irresistible, he seems to sniff her anytime he gets close. As passion flares between them, Autumn isn’t sure which is more dangerous: her psycho ex-boyfriend, or falling for Zack — who’s risking his life just by being near her. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Stranded by Rosalind Tate

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A modern girl. A door to the past. No way back. When Sophie Arundel falls through a hidden portal into 1925, she assumes she’s dreaming. Except she isn’t. Then the portal disappears. Mysteriously invited to stay in a grand house, Sophie must navigate a dangerous world of high-stakes rules to find a wealthy suitor. But that’s the least of her problems. History is unfolding differently in this England. Millions are starving, desperate and angry. When Sophie’s soulmate is attacked by a baying mob and his life ebbs away…can Sophie save him? Stranded is the first book in the Shorten Chronicles fantasy series. If you like time travel, romantic adventure and heroic dogs, you’ll love Stranded. Step into Sophie’s world, and be transported. $0.99 KindleAuthor


The Writing on the Wall by Marilyn Howard

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

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Marilyn Howard was a trailblazer, but it didn't come without costs. The Writing on the Wall chronicles her determination to break norms and forge a new path. It was the swinging '60s and '70s, evolutionary times. Chauvinism was rampant. Marilyn broke through the glass ceiling as an art director, but sexism thwarted her job growth - the writing was on the wall. Marilyn founded a start-up, which lasted over 25 years in Manhattan. There were many fun times, difficult decisions and challenges that are shared by many women today. From $2.99 Kindle / NookAuthor


Worth the Wait by Fiona McGier

Romance

Customer uploaded image The Northwest Maine Academy is run by and for wolf-shifters. This saga continues the two romances from the first book, adding two new ones. Diego, the new pack leader, and Saoirse are expecting their first child. Her bestie Freddie, thrilled when John moves in with him, fears it won't last. Grant's wolf said the black she-wolf he saw at the academy is their mate--but she carries baggage that impedes their romance. Nathan yearns for a love that will last, but has been without love in his life since his family disowned him. The path to true love is rarely an easy one—especially when you are a werewolf. From $3.49 Extasy BooksKindle / Nook / Author


Understanding and Healing Trauma by Rebecca Marks

General Nonfiction

Did you have a difficult childhood? If so, you might be dealing with the distressing effects that trauma can have on your mind, body and behavior. To help you develop a deeper understanding of trauma, The Wellness Society worked with a group of trauma survivors to produce the online guide Understanding and Healing Trauma. Following its popularity, we decided to convert it into this comprehensive yet concise introductory guide. Free Nook / Kobo / $0.99 Kindle


Children of Light by Michael Denton

General Nonfiction

We associate light with the radiant beams that make the world visible to us. But the visible spectrum is only a tiny percentage of an electromagnetic spectrum that extends unimaginably far in both directions. And, as biologist Michael Denton carefully documents, that tiny band of visual light is crucial to life on Earth. Follow the journey of light as it beams down from our Sun, through the protective blanket of our atmosphere, to the Earth. Once here, it powers photosynthesis and unlocks the oxygen needed for life. It allows the high-acuity vision that led us to civilization and technology. Light is just one more part of the epic story of our fine-tuned universe, fit for us to flourish here and come to understand it. $7.99 Nook / Kindle


The Duke of Lies by Darcy Burke

Romance

Verity Beaumont has suffered domineering men most of her life, first with her father and then with her husband. Free from both of them, she has finally found peace - even meeting a kind and hard-working gentleman who just might be the perfect father her young son so desperately needs. But then her husband, Rufus Beaumont, Duke of Blackburn and believed to be dead, returns and seeks to convince Verity that he's not the man he used to be and that their marriage is worth fighting for. When the truth about what happened to him leaks out, he must prove that not everything about him, especially his love for her, is a lie. $0.99 Nook / Kindle


The Wanting Life by Mark Rader

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Set in Rome, Cape Cod, and Wisconsin over the course of the summer of 2009, and Rome during the spring of 1970, The Wanting Life tells the intertwined stories of three members of the Novak family: Father Paul, a closeted gay Catholic priest who’s dying of cancer; Britta, his self-destructive sister and caretaker, who’s struggling to find meaning in a world without her beloved husband; and Maura, Britta’s daughter, who must choose between her husband and two children, or the man she believes is her one, true love. Featuring one of most unconventional love stories you’ll ever read, this is a gorgeous meditation on the comforts (and limits) of faith and intimacy. $9.49 SHOP NOW


A Fate of Dragons by Morgan Rice

Children and Young Adult

A Fate of the Dragons (Book #3 in the Sorcerer's Ring) takes us deeper into Thor's epic journey to becoming a warrior, as he journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist. An unforgiving place, home to the most elite warriors of the world, it's a place where Thor's powers and abilities deepen as he trains. His friendships deepen, too, as he and other face challenges beyond what they could imagine. But when the situation quickly changes from being a training session to being a matter of life or death, not all will survive. From $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


Only the Destined by Morgan Rice

Children and Young Adult

Royce, 17, must embark with his friends on an epic journey across the sea to find the magic relic that can lead him to his father. With the king gathering an army to attack their lands, the fate of his people depends on Royce. Genevieve, meanwhile, finally aware of the evil nature of her noble guests, must make an epic decision that will decide her own life or death. Only the Destined is Book Three of The Way of Steel series, an epic tale of friends and lovers, knights and honor, and of betrayal, destiny and love that will appeal to all ages and genders. $4.99 Nook / Kindle / Kobo / Google


Next Door by Blake Pierce

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

An emotionally wrought psychological suspense with layered characters, small-town ambiance and heart-pounding suspense. Chloe feels life is finally perfect as she moves back into her home town, and into a new house with her fiancée. Her career with the FBI looks promising, and her wedding is on the horizon. But she learns all is not as it seems in suburbia. She begins to see the underside - the gossip, the secrets, the lies - and finds herself haunted by her mother's mysterious death and her father's imprisonment. When a fresh body is found, Chloe soon realizes that her past, and this small town, might hold the key to resolving the past. Free Nook / Kindle / Kobo / Google


Steeped in Murder: A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery by Kirsten Weiss

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Abigail’s dream of owning a tea room in her California beach town is about to come true. But Abigail's realtor turns out to be a conman…and then turns up dead. But not even death puts an end to the conman’s mischief. He rented the same space to a tarot reader, Hyperion Night. Convinced his tarot room is in the cards, Night’s not letting go of the building without a fight. Abigail realizes the only way to salvage her tea room is to join forces with the tarot reader. But they must work together, steeping themselves in the murky waters of the sham realtor's double dealings, in order to unearth the truth. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple


Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Rebellion erupts on the “paradise” planet of Elysia, plunging the colony into chaos. In response, the all-powerful United Earth dispatches its elite corps of cyborg soldiers, led by Aaron “the Berber” Barber. After more than a decade of killing hideous aliens across the galaxy, Barber questions his celebrated role in United Earth’s military/industrial/entertainment complex when he finally has to face his fellow humans. From $2.99 KoboKindle / Nook / Apple / Google / Rosarium


The Key to Murder by Jen Pitts

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

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Samantha thought following a mysterious diary around the French Quarter of New Orleans would be a harmless way to learn about her new hometown until it became about murder. Sammy moved to New Orleans looking for a new future, but is it her past that found her first? $2.99 Kindle / Author


Snow Sisters (Books 1-3 Boxed Set) by Melissa Foster

Romance

A "boxed set" of three romances from Melissa Foster: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. $0.99 Kindle / Nook


Jane Austen Six Pack

Romance

If you want historical romance, it doesn't get better than this. Jane Austen's works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have made her six big novels eternal favorites across the planet wherever English is read. Included here: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Free Nook / $1.99 Kindle


Learning to Love by Eknath Easwaran

General Nonfiction

How can we build loving, lasting relationships? Not by listening to the media, Easwaran writes, but by learning to love. It’s a skill, one that we all need urgently to acquire - both for our personal happiness and for the welfare of the world. With quiet humor and practical wisdom, this much-respected spiritual author offers insights and advice for readers of all ages and backgrounds. True romance lies not in roses and candlelight, but in developing the patience, selflessness, and strength we need for rich relationships and for making a wiser, more meaningful contribution to life. This short ebook is compiled from excerpts from a number of books by Eknath Easwaran. Free Kindle / Nook


How to Meditate by Eknath Easwaran

General Nonfiction

Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength? Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life. This short ebook is an extract from "Passage Meditation" by Eknath Easwaran. Free Kindle / Nook


Paper Sons: A Memoir by Dickson Lam

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Set in a public housing project in San Francisco, Lam's memoir explores his transformation from a teenage graffiti writer to a high school teacher working with troubled youth while navigating the secret violence in his immigrant's family's past. A groundbreaking memoir about growing up Chinese American and about working class kids of color in the Bay Area. $8.99 Nook / Kindle


While You Were Gone by Sybil Baker

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters with echoes of King Lear, While You Were Gone traces the journeys of three sisters growing up in and returning to a hometown that, like them, seems to reflect a new South. But beneath the surface changes are secrets that run as deep as the Tennessee River. While You Were Gone explores how three sisters living in the American South in the twenty-first century deal when their own dreams collide with their own misconceptions about family, race, gender, and the larger world. $9.99 Kindle


Little Computer People by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

When Gabe created the world’s first sentient program, Pi, he thought things couldn’t get better. Now he’s pretty sure things couldn’t get worse. After a colossal error on Gabe’s part, Pi turns into a binary monster along the lines of HAL, GLaDOS, and SHODAN. As she goes on the rampage, the only thing rendering her mostly harmless is the fact that she doesn’t fully understand the physical world...yet. But she’s learning. And unless Gabe quickly finds a way to rein her in or shut her down, the next time Pi starts a fire, it won’t just be his empty house that goes up in flames. $4.99 Kindle


A Tale of Truths By Berit Ellingsen

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A dissident scientist, her granddaughter, and an elf who created himself from thought journey to a tiered city built in a giant vertical conch. Here, they seek an audience at the top in order to convince them that their planet orbits its star instead of the other way around. But the road to paradigm shift is never easy—and rarely straightforward—and reveals many truths of its own. From $4.95 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google / Rosarium


The Upstaged Coroner by Paul Austin Ardoin

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The morning after the coroner election, Fenway Stevenson finds herself in the middle of another emotionally charged case. The manager of a renowned Shakespeare group is killed—and there’s no shortage of suspects. Uncovering secret affairs and ties to a deep conspiracy, she gets stonewalled by actors, accountants, and even the university president—who all seem to know more than they admit. Can Fenway solve the murder before she becomes the next victim? $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google