Today's Featured Books

How Oakley Lost His Spots by DC Swain, Alina Kapitsa

Children and Young Adult

Oakley is a Dalmatian who doesn’t have any spots. Convinced by his friend Rover that he has lost them, he sets off to find his spots, only to find out that Dalmatians aren’t born with spots and that they all develop at different times. A vividly illustrated picture book, this story is perfect for showing children how everyone develops at different rates. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer's Journey by Daniel A. Smith

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A soulful mix of writing, geology, rock and roll, and lost ancient nations from the author of the award winning historical novel, "Storykeeper." The thought-provoking account of a ten-year search for mystical orbs, mysterious earthworks, and forgotten history will inspire the storyteller in all of us to begin their own journey. "Highly recommended for a wide audience." - Midwest Book Review. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Touching Gently: A Memoir by Charles Hargrove

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

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Story of Charles Hargrove's growing up during the Great Depression. A vivid picture of the time and place, and culture, from which he sprang. His obsession with golf, hardships of life on a destroyer during the Korean War, the courtship and the heartbreaking death of his wife from Alzheimer's. He writes plainly and truthfully of life’s twists and turns, paths considered but not taken, precious victories and bitter losses, pain and dark places, and the simple but exquisite joy of being human. Starting at $8.99 from Ambler PublishingKindle / Nook / Apple /


The Vikings Chosen by Quinn Loftis

Children and Young Adult

His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride—one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that. But he's a Viking army general and she's an English princess—and one who is already promised to the king of Tara. Two worlds collide in this epic historical fiction centered on an undeniable chemistry that smolders against the odds. Starting at $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman

Children and Young Adult

October is an ordinary girl. Then, three days before her 18th birthday, she develops a strange itch that won't go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts "transplanting" herself, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world. Starting at $10.22 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


His Hands were Quiet by P. D. Workman

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

He’s better off dead anyway. Hired to investigate the death of an autistic boy in a treatment facility, PI Zachary Goldman is concerned about the therapies he sees there. While he is assured that the children there are not actually being hurt, his investigation leads to the discovery of even deeper institutional abuses. Battling the ghosts of his own past, Zachary fights to uncover the facility’s dark secrets and to get as many children as he can out of harm’s way. $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Aged for Death by Fiona Grace

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Olivia Glass, 34, turns her back on her life as a high-powered executive in Chicago and relocates to Tuscany, determined to start a new, simpler life—and to grow her own vineyard. Olivia is falling in love with the Tuscan life and the gorgeous Tuscan scenery, especially as she travels to visit Pisa. Yet when the winery she works for auctions off a rare and expensive bottle of wine—and when someone turns up dead—Olivia must draw on her strength as a sommelier to get to the bottom of the murder. $3.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple


Coil by Ren Warom

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Bone Adams is a legend, the best mortician in the spires. When a new killer begins leaving bodies twisted and bent into grotesque pieces of art, City Officer Stark tasks Bone to unravel the clues. As more victims are discovered, Bone and Stark are drawn deeper into a world where pain and personal statement blend and blur, and finally end up hunting for a semi-mythical man-machine named Burneo deep within the sewers. But things aren't what they seem. $6.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google / Apex Book Company


Gunsmoke & Glamour by Hillary Monahan

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Marshall Clayton Jensen's job is to fix things for the people too weird for the government to touch—witches, fairies, monsters. When Clay finds himself on the receiving end of a witch's curse following a breakup from the love of his life, a fairy named Cora, Clay enlists the help of his best friend Doc Irene and his ex-girlfriend's promiscuous sister Adelaide to search for a cure before time runs out. Starting at $6.52 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Fireside Fiction


Practical Memory by I. C. Robledo

General Nonfiction

The Internet has all the facts we need at our fingertips. Cameras store our pictures. Smartphones contain the phone numbers of everyone we know. With so much information being recorded for us, the brain has little that it actually needs to remember. This may be good for productivity, but is bad for our memories. The solution here is simple: We must practice and exercise our memories. Practical Memory includes simple, practical, "common sense" tips to remember more and forget less. $4.99 KindleNook / Kobo




Emotional Eating Solution by Megan Lacey

General Nonfiction

Are you frustrated with uncontrollable food cravings and excessive weight gain? Discover simple methods to overcome your emotional eating habits for life. From the author: "I want to help you to finally overcome your emotional eating habits and stop putting on that unwanted weight. With my techniques, you can finally learn how to control your food cravings and learn how to eat for energy, instead of eating for comfort." With ten super-simple yet incredibly effective techniques, this is the book to help cure your emotional eating disorder for life. Free Kindle / Nook


The Echo of Broken Dreams by C. J. Archer

Romance

When a palace maid is attacked, Josie and the captain of the guards investigate together. Since one of the suspects is a foreign diplomat and magic expert, they use the opportunity to learn more about sorcery. But it soon becomes clear that he is using them to get to the truth about the palace and the servants' origins. With unrest in the village and servants growing impatient for answers, danger pervades the air. But the most dangerous man of all may prove to be the king himself, because every clue points to him knowing more than he lets on. As tensions rise, the heat between the captain and Josie is a distraction - perhaps a welcome one. From $1.99 KindleNook / Kobo


The Chocolatier by Jan Moran

Romance

In 1953, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatier who is heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, resolves to take their young son from San Francisco to Italy's shimmering Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father's family. But as she embarks on a magical, romantic life of making chocolate by the sea, she begins to suspect that her husband had a dark secret—forged in the final days of WWII—that could destroy the relationships she's come to cherish in her new home. "A solid pick for fans of historical romances." - Library Journal. From $5.99 KindleNook / Kobo


Repentance by Andrew Lam

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Sometimes the line that separates coward from hero is not easy to spot. When that line is crossed, to what lengths will a remorseful man go to set things right? That’s a question that had never crossed Daniel Tokunaga’s mind until the U.S. government started calling, wanting to know more about his father’s service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Something happened while his father was fighting the Germans in France, and no one is sure exactly what. At least, no one who’s still alive and willing to give details. $8.95 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills

General Nonfiction

A New York Times bestseller for over a decade. In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. "This book, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter." - Oprah Winfrey. From $6.48 KindleNook / KoboGoogle / Apple


Sweet Beginnings by Nicole Ellis

Romance

Dahlia thought settling her aunt's estate in the seaside town where she'd spent her childhood summers would be easy. Discovering that she's inherited a crumbling house and a failing bookstore puts a wrench in that plan. With a nasty trustee who is determined to keep her from selling her inheritance, and Garrett, a handsome neighbor who challenges her at every step, Dahlia doesn't expect to have a future there. But with happy memories everywhere she turns, friends begging her to stay, and a developing attraction to Garrett, Aunt Ruth's bequest could be the key to Dahlia's happily-ever-after. $3.99 KindleNook


The Billionaire's Fake Fiancée by Annika Martin

Romance

I need a woman believable enough to convince a certain client that I've changed my playboy ways...somebody too annoying to tempt me—no emotional entanglements. This is business only. Should be easy, right? Apparently not, because my people hired Tabitha, who gets under my skin like nobody else. Worse yet, she thinks my client is up to something shady. She won't listen when I tell her she's being ridiculous. But as the days go by, I find that we're actually having fun. And our fake kisses are heating up. And suddenly her wild theories aren't sounding so strange after all. $4.99 KindleNook


A Woman Like Her: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star by Sanam Maher

General Nonfiction

In 2016, Pakistan’s first social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, was murdered in a suspected honor killing. Her death quickly became a media sensation. It was both devastatingly routine and breathtakingly brutal. Qandeel had courted attention and outrage with a talent for self-promotion that earned her comparisons to Kim Kardashian. Her murder exposed a culture divided between accelerating modernity and imposed traditional values—and the tragedy of those caught in the middle. "An exemplary work of investigative journalism." - The New York Times. $9.99 Kindle / KoboNook


Baby, You're A Rich Man by Christopher Bundy

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Baby, You’re a Rich Man follows the story of Kent Richman, a down-on-his luck, B-level variety star on Japanese television who is forced to go into hiding when he becomes the target of an escaped prisoner. Kent winds up at a Buddhist retreat where he embarks on a journey of mishap, paranoia, desperation, and self-discovery that leads to an illuminating showdown as he attempts to right the wrongs of his past. Rich Man offers a unique look into contemporary Japan and the ubiquitous struggle for a place to call home. From $9.49 NookKindle / Kobo


ESCAPEs by Daniel Tunnard

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

New Release! ESCAPEs is set in a world where Scrabble (not poker) is a global sensation, broadcast live on ESPN. Former world champs Florence Satine and Buenaventura Escobar meet deep in Argentina’s Tigre Delta for one final game. The words they play spell out how they ended up here, and why they are probably going to die. A bilingual, lexicographical romp across the world, ESCAPEs raises the stakes with each new letter placed upon the rack. $9.49 Kindle / Nook


The Girl Who Caught Fire by Lorna Dounaeva

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

They set fire to me and left me for dead. They thought I had perished but I survived. I will never forgot the ones who tried to break me. And when the time is right, I will reveal myself. I will have my revenge. The Girl who Caught Fire is the fourth novel in the McBride Vendetta psychological thriller series. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The Gorge by Ronald M. Berger

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Someone who knows every foot of the Adirondack Mountains backcountry is stalking those who are attempting to run the Gorge as the river reaches flood stage. Richard Carlyle, a former raft guide and veteran criminologist working with state and local police, is desperately searching for the person who has murdered two people already. Tracking the killer to a remote cabin in the Gorge, Carlyle confronts an ecoterrorist with a grudge against anyone who dares to invade his territory. $3.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A medical miracle - the artificial womb - ensures perfect health and flawless development. Natural pregnancy is quickly criminalized. As a reporter, Jessica makes new enemies by covering both sides. Now her search for the truth behind this technology will lead to an unimaginable discovery - children with terrifying telepathic powers. This truth is no secret to former U.S. Marine Valerie. When government agents storm her home to take her child away, she’ll stop at nothing to protect her family. Soon, these two fearless women will be branded as terrorists, hunted by the military, demonized by the media—and drawn into a desperate fight for the freedom of the human race. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The Kingless Crown by Sarah M. Cradit

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Only a fortnight separates four young women from becoming reluctant queens of the usurper king, Eoghan. Twenty years earlier, King Eoghan’s father cunningly devised marriages between the highborn sons and daughters of the oft-warring Reaches, sealing the unions before they could protest. Now Eoghan demands the eldest daughters of these unions. The lords and ladies of the kingdom have no choice but to prepare their beloved daughters for the horrors ahead. But they’ll soon discover all four have disappeared, painting the world with their rebellion. As the Reaches ready themselves to face the king, the kingdom hovers on the edge of chaos. $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The Haunting of Lavender Raine by Jessica Renwick

Children and Young Adult

Even though her mother is obsessed with the paranormal, thirteen-year-old Lavender Raine does not believe in ghosts. Or spirits. Or specters—or whatever you want to call them. But when her cat bolts into the woods and she chases after him, they are confronted by a chilling presence that puts her belief to the test. With her grandmother's necklace disappearing, her best friend having boy trouble, and that ghost—or whatever it is—showing up at every turn, things keep getting worse. With help from her quirky friend, Rosie, and her sassy cat, Blot, can Lavender find the necklace and get rid of the ghost haunting her? $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple