Today's Featured Books

Adult Fairy Tale Romance: Complete Collection Books 1-8 by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Romance

8 books. 2300+ pages of fairy tale romance with twists and turns and magical foes. Four Kings who will leave you breathless—each one sexier than the other. These twisted fairy tales will drive you wild. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Defender of the Flame by Sylvia Engdahl

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Reaches back to the brio and speculation of Engdahl's classic books of the Seventies." -Nicholas Birns, author of Understanding Anthony Powell. Torn away from his commitment to defense of a secret colony after learning a secret too deep for its disclosure to be risked, a starship pilot is forced into exile from all that matters to him - his career, wife and unborn child - and must build a new life leading to a strange destiny. "This is fun reading, about a starship captain facing many tough choices...Enjoyable and thought-provoking reading." -Sondra Eklund, Sonderbooks From $0.99 SHOP NOW


When Goodbye Begins: Life Takes Over by Geeta Lal Sahai

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Powerful, heartbreaking...Remarkable” -Amazon review. In When Goodbye Begins, award-winning author-filmmaker Geeta Lal Sahai takes us to a world where hope, memories and grief play a crucial part. Inspired by real-life incidents, stories portray the fragility of the human mind, love and undying persistence. From $1.35 SHOP NOW


I Can't Breathe: The Never-Ending George Floyds by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

General Nonfiction

In I Can’t Breathe -The Never-Ending George Floyds, political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson examines all aspects of the Chauvin case, and takes an in-depth look at the most compelling issues in the case. "There are far too many I Can't Breath stories in Black America. Hopefully, this book will help to facilitate change." -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW


"The joy you feel is life." ~Gertrude Stein

Events

Mark your calendar for June 22: In honor of PRIDE Month, Holocaust Museum LA presents a free online event: “The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams,” a virtual talk with Jonathan Ned Katz for his new book about pioneering lesbian activist Eve Adams (also known as Eva Kotchever). The book was published by our friends at Chicago Review Press, a leader in indie publishing. 

Born Chawa Zloczewer into a Jewish family in Poland, Adams emigrated to the United States in 1912, took a new name, befriended anarchists, sold radical publications, and ran lesbian-and-gay-friendly speakeasies in Chicago and New York. Her New York after-theater club “Eve’s Hangout” is considered one of the first lesbian bars In America and is now recognized as a historic monument by both the National Park Service and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.

"Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life." ~Gertrude Stein


Postcards From Here by Penny Guinsinger

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Guisinger’s precise prose, droll wit, and resonant voice offer us intimate, honest glimpses into love, parenting, survival, and earthy, everyday life as lived in rural Maine." -Dinty W. Moore. Postcards from Here is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. "What a breath-taking debut." -Barbara Hurd From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Ollie Come Free by Timothy Patrick

Children and Young Adult

"Sensitive and Engaging." ~BookLife Reviews. A tragic brain injury devastates Ollie Buckmeyer, but it also leaves behind an amazing talent. Now he must use this gift to rebuild his life. "A rewarding page-turner." ~Foreword Clarion From $4.99 SHOP NOW


The 509 Crime Stories: Books 1-3 by Colin Conway

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“Thought-provoking, memorable and real-life dialogue make this an excellent read." ~Bookzilla/Top 500 Reviewer. These novels are set in Eastern Washington and feature revolving lead characters. They are standalone tales and can be read in any order. In this collection, you’ll get the first three books of the series (regularly $7.99). The second collection (books 4-6) is also on sale for $0.99. “The plot is well crafted and keeps the reader guessing until the very end." ~Merritt Dickinson From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 


Flawless by Jana Richards

Romance

A great read from one of our favorite romance authors: French Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand believes jewel thief Hunter Smith was responsible for her husband’s death. Now the two must work together to steal a priceless diamond from the Nazis, posing as husband and wife. "A real romantic thriller." ~Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Moments that used to define us...

Coming June 20: Special Father's Day Edition!

Father's Day is celebrated in various ways and on various dates in more than 110 countries around the world. In many European countries, it is celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day (March 19). In the United States, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

Watch for a special edition of LitNuts on June 20 this year, which will feature books that would make great gifts for fathers, or great books for father's to enjoy with their children.

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.” ~Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

 


Elizabeth Goes to Mars! by Betty R Robinson

Children and Young Adult

“It’s rare to find children’s fiction that captures space exploration with any degree of accuracy, but this book gets it right! Wonderfully imaginative and beautifully illustrated, Elizabeth Goes to Mars! belongs in your child’s collection.” -J.A. Read, 50 Things to See with a Telescope. Join Elizabeth, her mom, and her dog as she learns about the technologies needed if we want to live on Mars. “Loved the whole concept of the book and the cool illustrations” -Mom of 7-year-old From $4 SHOP NOW


Jimmy Crikey's Adventures in the Sky Islands by Wallace Briggs

Children and Young Adult

Jimmy Crikey developed his abilities to protect his Earthly home but the Sky Islands are attacked by Zyrons. The witches, their apprentice Jade and the Weatherman , unite to repel the invaders, aided by Jimmy and XRU. The Zyrons are expelled but the Weatherman disappears. The witches search Solar System in Jimmy’s starship and find him in the caverns of Mars where the Ropians live. They threaten because they need water. They need the Weatherman, to bring rain. Jimmy must meet the challenge. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Dreaming Land I: The Challenge by E.P. Clark

Science Fiction and Fantasy

What do you do when the Empress asks you to seduce the son of the woman you hate most in the world? For warrior princess Valya, this may be the biggest battle she's ever fought. A sweeping epic fantasy in a subversive Russian setting. "Valya and her daughter are fascinating, compelling characters." -Amazon review From $0 SHOP NOW


Beyond Temptation by Summer Cooper

Romance

A 10 book box set of Amazon best-selling romance novels that are beyond temptation! Packed full of gorgeous alpha males and plenty of heat to keep the reading pleasure going all night long. "Down Right Dirty is a great collection of 10 steamy, fun stories with sizzling chemistry, drama and romance." -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW


New World Order by Derek Green

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In this wide-ranging collection of stories, Derek Green takes readers on a tour of the world as America’s military-industrial complex reels into a new century. Written with grace, masterful precision and brutal honesty, New World Order shows us characters stripped of the familiar and forced to face the world on its own harsh terms. By turns frightening and comical, fierce and suspenseful, these eleven stories turn our attention outward, to a world where our role as Americans is no longer as clear and secure as it once seemed. From $8.38 SHOP NOW


Nantucket Book Festival free events

Events

The Nantucket Book Festival will consist of a series of free and paid (mostly free!) online events this year, beginning June 19 and continuing through September. For more information and to reserve your (virtual) seat, visit the Nantucket Book Festival website

"It is not down in any map; true places never are." ~Herman Melville

 


The Facts and Legends of Callie Catwell by Sophia DeRise

Children and Young Adult

Callie is pretty much in a constant state of worry, but when she sees a monster in the lake behind her trailer park one morning, all of that anxiety disappears. The monster makes her feel inexplicably wild and calm and magical; she’d do anything to feel that way again. A story about a queer girl falling for her best friend, avoiding her toxic ex, and looking for a lake monster. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Made By Mary by Laura Catherine Brown

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“A suspenseful and surprising book filled with magic, mothers and daughters unusually entwined in a search for new life.” -Sheila Kohler, author of Dreaming for FreudOnce We Were Sisters, and Cracks. Sharp and audacious, Made by Mary is a black comedy using magic realism to blow up myths about women, mothers, and motherhood, where even the most extreme situations are rendered with candor, intelligence, and empathy. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A surreal exploration of one woman's life and death against a landscape of meat, office desks, and bad menThe Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


Playette by T.L Smith

Romance

"T.L. Smith did not disappoint, she delivers yet another mafia romance that is going to claw inside your heart and lay down roots." -Tara The Obsessor Book Reader. Vengeance has a name, and her name is mine. My role is to take action against the darkest men I've ever come across. To kill them one at a time. They ruined my life, and now it's my turn to destroy theirs. My name is Isadora, and my target is the Moretti Mafia. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Flash Writing Series Collection by Melanie Faith

General Nonfiction

"​This book captures all the potential of flash prose pieces and crystallizes it expertly for the reader, whether novice or advanced." Fred G. Leebron. Real-world flash fiction, poetry, and image-making advice each step of the way from a teacher and fellow writer and photographer with twenty-years publishing experience. This book is equally inspiring for classrooms, workshops, and individual writers excited about polishing and expanding their craft. From $6.49 SHOP NOW


Crossed By Death by ACF Bookens

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"Well Done! As a Virginian, I found this quite delightful and tastefully done." - Shirley. When salvage expert and historian Paisley Sutton crawls into an abandoned store with a house attached, she certainly isn’t expecting to find a body on site. But soon, her discovery sends Paisley on an expedition through history that links this murder to the one that led the previous owners to abandon the building in the first place. And someone doesn’t want her to salvage this story from the wreckage. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel by Florence Osmund

General Nonfiction

A complete guide for authors who want their writing to be credible, engaging, and marketable. Learn how to structure a story, develop memorable characters, create drama, keep the story moving forward, and so much more. Understand budgets, working with editors, the publishing industry, and how to market your book. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Suburban Skies by Piper Templeton

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"A mind-enveloping read, it helps take your mind away from everything except the story line." Residents of the small community face obstacles as they try to rebuild their homes and their lives after Hurricane Katrina. When folks are at their most vulnerable, facades crumble, secrets spill, and Jody Bertolucci meddles her way into everyone's affairs until she is found unconscious in her FEMA trailer. "Author did a real good job with said characters. It’s very moving. The plot was great!" From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Strider and the Regulus by Tricia D. Wagner (free excerpt!)

Children and Young Adult

Sneak peek of the first two chapters! A starry-eyed boy. A cryptic map. A mythical treasure. What perils await in the chasing of dreams? "Ms. Wagner is a brilliant storyteller who, like a poet, handpicks each word, causing the reader to feel, smell, and taste what Swift and other characters are experiencing. The story is tight, riveting, and fun, and will pull on your heartstrings. This novella deserves a broad audience. Bravo once again, Ms. Wagner." -Nick Chiarkas, author of the award-winning novel, Weepers. Get the first two chapters free now, or pre-order the entire book (coming August 3) for $2.99. From $0 SHOP NOW