Today's Featured Books

The Mentor by Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

What if someone you love is a serial killer? While investigating a series of murders, DCI Eric Shaw, leading a forensic team at Scotland Yard, notices a possible relation to a cold case involving a person he cares for. But he ignores that the details of similar crimes are described in an anonymous blog. “The opening of the novel immediately throws the reader into the heart of the story, and the expectation grows in the following pages.” -Thriller Nord. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Free online: Sand, Sun and Stories!


Free online event: Sand, Sun and Stories. Make summer reading fun with tips from this one-hour workshop. Families will learn simple, effective strategies they can do at home to make reading together fun and engaging for the whole family. Thursday, June 1, 11 AM CDT.

"Be who you are and say how you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss

FREE - The Frozen Flame: Publisher's Pack 1 by Paul J Bennett

Book of the Day

"What more could a fantasy fan want?" -Goodreads Review. When two powerful mages uncover a long-hidden conspiracy, they embark on a journey where even their success could spark a war that none can stop. A Sword & Sorcery boxset from the internationally bestselling author Paul J Bennett. "A must-read for magic lovers!" -Amazon Review. 4.4 stars, 70+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

Mercy Forsaken by E.H. Vick

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

In the dark world of the relentless .40 Caliber Killer, FBI super-profiler Agent Meredeth Connelly fights to stop him before he massacres another family. As she meticulously collects evidence and the body count rises, it becomes clear that this ruthless murderer knows her intimately. After two decades spent hunting serial killers, Agent Connelly thought she had seen it all. But delving deeper into the maze of clues dead-ends produces strange occurrences within her, awakening fragmented dreams and unsettling hallucinations. Book 1 in the Meredeth Connelly Mind Hunt Thrillers series. 4.3 stars, 200+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW / 

FREE - Savannah Savior by E.H. Vick

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

He hunts women. She hunts him. FBI Agent Meredeth Connelly tracks The Savannah Strangler by day. At night, she mimics his prey. She has little to go on. He's crafty and smart - he dumps bodies in the Savannah River after stoning his victims to death. But he won't escape. She won't let him. She will do anything to make Savannah safe again. She will do anything to stop him. The dead pile up. Pressure, a hellish headache, desperate secrets. Heat, stiletto heels, fear. She won't let anything stop her. A Meredeth Connelly Mind Hunt Thriller. 4.2 stars, 1100+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW / 

Replika: Sky's Mission by Hugo Bernard

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"An absolute blockbuster of a tale." -Readers' Favorite. They hacked her brother’s brain. Then sent him into the simulation. Sky must now get to him first…the future of reality is at stake. Replika is a highly original and fast-paced sci-fi thriller with a convincing and thought-provoking vision of how simulated reality will change our lives. "A complex thriller about power and hope whilst never missing a beat." -K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite. 4.1 stars, 37 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW / 

Knight in the Nighttime by J.S. Morin

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A knight in over his head. A scribe caught dabbling with magic. Each is doomed unless they can join forces across worlds. Kyrus Hinterdale had never remembered his dreams. But when magic leaks from those dreams into his waking hours, the floodgates of his memories open. He remembers bits and pieces of a life in another world, and as those pieces fit together, he realizes that the world is as real as his own. When his experimentation in magic runs afoul of superstitious townsfolk, he finds himself facing being burned at the stake. Book 1 in the series. 4.3 stars, 350+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW / 

Hero on the Road by Quinn Marlowe


History they can't ignore. Contracts they need to satisfy. And a tour that goes so wrong, it just might be right. Hero on the Road is a sweet romance that features forced proximity, a road trip, rock stars, and plenty of romance, with a guaranteed HEA. This is the fourth book in the Southern Heroes series. From $1.99 SHOP NOW

Out of The Wild Night by Marina Vivancos


After a childhood of abuse and neglect, Mason has learned that being born a submissive is a disadvantage. When he arrives in the Meliora coven, he is determined to guard his heart. But when he starts scening with Charlie, the Dom he works with at the farm, things start getting complicated. 4.5 stars, 30 ratings. From $5.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW / 

Free online Tuesday: Whats New in Historical Fiction


If you like historical fiction, you won't want to miss What's New in Historical Fiction, a free online series featuring historical novelists with new and upcoming titles. This week: Susan Meissner, author of Only the Beautiful; Brinda Charry, author of The East Indian; Nancy Horan, author of The House of Lincoln; and Rita Chang-Eppig, author of Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea. Tuesday, May 30, 7 PM CDT.

“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.” ~Elie Wiesel

Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon

Book of the Day

A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1. Miss Congeniality meets The Golden Girls in this hilarious mystery set in southern Louisiana. With a price on her head and a leak at the CIA, assassin Fortune Redding undertakes her most difficult mission ever…in Sinful, LA. Armed with her considerable skills and two ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune decides to solve a murder. 4.5 stars, 37000+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

Shadow Magic by Nazri Noor

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The gods are dying. But for one man, death is only the beginning. Meet Dustin Graves: shadow mage, relic thief, and dead man walking. Darkling Magic Book 1. 4.4 stars, 1100+ ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

A Canadian Werewolf in New York by Mark Leslie

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Alpha wolf. Beta human. Big Apple. Michael Andrews seems to have it all as a successful author living in Manhattan. It's a big step up from his humble Canadian upbringing. Of course, his lycanthropy poses a bit of a challenge. After waking up from his latest night of howling at the moon, he's naked with a bullet hole in his leg and a sneaking suspicion he ran into another wolf last night. Just another day in the suspenseful and comedic life of a Canadian bumpkin who happens to be part wolf. 4.3 stars, 110 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Lost Souls by J. T. Bishop

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The Redstone Chronicles Book One. Former Texas Ranger and private investigator Mason Redstone investigates the dead, but as a medium, he also talks to them. When Mason’s estranged partner asks for help to solve a murder, Mason reluctantly agrees. But when an ugly secret is revealed, Mason must decide whether to trust his old friend or accuse him. Mason's sister, Mikey, lends a hand in the hope that they can catch a killer before one of them becomes the next victim. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

Jewels of the Crown by Robert Henricks

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

An ambitious and loyal soldier of King John, Norman Gervase, determined to prevent the theft of the crown jewels, must call upon all his strength and ingenuity to survive the hostile enemies of the late monarch. Will his maneuvering be enough to avoid capture and the loss of the treasure? From $4.99 SHOP NOW

Dragon Astronomer, Guardians of Galasi by Priscilla Cook

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Goddess Asherah's Prophecy was not a portent that something might happen…it was an emphatic warning that something would happen and soon: a war they will not see coming but that they must prepare for in order to protect sister worlds Galasi and Earth and defeat their enemies. Asherah's Prophecy Book1. From $1.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

Villain vs. Villain and the Revitalization of the Transtemporal Case by Rosalind B. Sterling

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

An illustrated, adult, crime/comedy/sci-fi about a time travel/teleportation scandal taking place in 2005. Jonathan, a criminal and black market salesman, joins forces with undercover agent Katrina to stop Jonathan's brother from destroying the timeline. Jonathan also hopes to clear his name of a murder he didn't commit. Meanwhile, Nathan does what he can to prove that all of his actions and time-related endeavors were for one goal only. To save the future. From $5 SHOP NOW / 

The Disciple by Andy Ripley

General Nonfiction

In The Disciple: What It Means to Follow Jesus, author Andy Ripley invites readers into a deeper understanding of what it truly means to follow Jesus Christ. Drawing from personal experience and the teachings of Christ, Ripley shares practical insights and wisdom that are sure to inspire and challenge readers. From $2.99 SHOP NOW

LitNuts: Books You Won't Find Elsewhere

LitNuts features books you may not find elsewhere. (Scroll down to see today's Featured Books.) What have you been missing? A lot of great indie books for one thing. Indie authors and small presses are the lifeblood of American literature, which is why we make them the stars of our newsletter. Learn more... 

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Free online this weekend: Live from Ashtonwood


We normally share information about free online literary events, but we also keep an eye on other arts. For this weekend, we are recommending Live from Ashtonwood, a free online concert that will feature two of the fastest rising stars on the NYC and East Coast jazz scene: vocalist Stella Katherine Cole and pianist Joe Block. Saturday, May 27, 7 PM EDT. 

“Where words fail, music speaks.” ~Hans Christian Andersen

The Notebooks of Honora Gorman by Linda Mahkovec

Book of the Day

"Poetic and magical!" -Amazon review. The pursuit of beauty. The love of words and story. While struggling on the writer’s path in New York City, Honora Gorman discovers that the unexpected solidity of her dreams is her strongest ally. "Thoroughly delightful!" -Amazon review. 4.4 stars, 36 ratings on Goodreads. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - Nobody's Child by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

PI Georgia Davis uncovers a long-lost half-sister, leading her into a perilous investigation. Traversing Chicago's dark underworld, Georgia unravels a dangerous network of violence jeopardizing their lives. Pursued by an old foe, Georgia races against time, relying on her strength and bravery for survival in this thrilling page-turner. "Thrilling. Hellmann ratchets up the tension with each chapter." -Publishers Weekly. 4.2 stars, 993 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW 

Southpaw Sully by Steven Carman

Children and Young Adult

New release. All proceeds will go to the Sunshine Foundation to help children facing a wide variety of health and other challenges. "Irresistible. It's funny, smart, and ultimately wise—about baseball and about life. It's a story about loss and grief, but also about grit and resilience, about healing and redemption, about the power of love and friendship and family to sustain us. I loved every minute I spent with Sully and his teammates." -Mick Cochrane, author of The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book for Youth. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

Inception by K.J. Gillenwater

Science Fiction and Fantasy

When NCIS tasks her with deciphering an ancient text, linguist and cryptographer Charlie Cutter discovers the language on display in a series of top-secret photographs - and then an otherworldly pod crashes to earth. Can she crack the code in time to prevent an all-out invasion of devastating proportions? The Genesis Machine Book 1. 4.3 stars, 24 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW

King Minos by Angelus Maximus

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Master of the Minoans. Rusa, a governor in the thriving Minoan Empire, sees the city Knossos sunk by a great sea storm and perishes. Zeus's son, King Minos, gives Rusa another chance at life. The catch: Rusa must rebuild the Minoan Empire to stand the test of time and defeat the forces of Zeus and his minions. An epic war will decide the fate of the bronze age world! Book 1 in the series. 4.1 stars, 35 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW