Vex's inner demons are as big as the monsters he hunts. In this high-octane thrill ride with intricate characters, majestic apocalyptic settings, and death around every corner, Vex’s fight for survival hits twist after shocking twist. He might be the only one who can stop a corrupt game world filled with unfathomable enemies. But it’s the ones closest to you who do you the most harm. From $0 SHOP NOW /
“The book provides exactly what it says, Spiritual First Aid.” -Amazon Review. “Scripture, logic, personal stories convey how getting caught up in Christ will truly change your life.” -Amazon Review. We make each morning to a world that is more anti-God and anti-Christ. Unanswered questions lead to doubt. Doubt, if left unchecked, matures into total disbelief. “Rick’s book is brilliant, no nonsense guide to help you find Jesus, uncover your purpose in life.” -Pete M. Catholic Evangelization Outreach From $8.49 SHOP NOW /
"Packed with intense fight scenes and dizzying twists and turns, this is an adrenaline-pumping introduction to Farrugia's explosive new series." -Thriller of the Year, Apple Books. Have you met Olesya? She’s a spy hunter. In a high-tech world of programmed assassins, betrayal and far-reaching conspiracies, Olesya and her team are the last line of defense against a covert organization that will stop at nothing to control the world. But a new, deadlier enemy is rising. And they have Olesya in their crosshairs... From $0 SHOP NOW /
“An unforgettable escapade of ultimate danger and discovery…” -Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite. A tale of adventure, sacrifice and physical endurance with amazing cultural encounters all wrapped in good old-fashion storytelling. Two men, three years, seven countries, 3000 miles... “A thrilling book of real-life adventure.” -Amazon Review. “...a journey of dreams, sacrifice, endurance and triumph...” -Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers' Favorite. “Illuminating and powerful.” -Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer: 40 Stories of Finding Meaning, and Building Resilience by Morhaf Al Achkar
Spring Triple-Play Giveaway: LitNuts is cosponsoring a giveaway contest with Familus, an independent publisher focused on helping families be happy, and Artisan Book Reviews, which provides book reviews and book marketing services to better connect readers, books and authors. Three lucky Grand Prize Winners will win prizes from each sponsor. For more information about prizes and entries, visit Spring Triple-Play Giveaway.
"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives." ~Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator
"A vastly imagined Wonderbook—fearsome, hilarious, familiar and arcane" -Rikki Ducornet. In Lucy Biederman’s modernized version of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, shoplifters, grifters, drifters, and hustlers, desirous children, greeters, would-be Marxists, wolves, and circuit court judges, wander Walmart unknowingly consigned to their afterlives. "An homage to capitalism" -Skip Fox From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
"A warm, winning debut from a talented new Midwestern voice" -J. Ryan Stradal, Kitchens of the Great Midwest. "As a reader, you'll undergo your own metamorphosis" -Faith Salie, CBS Sunday Morning. A Man Called Ove meets The Rosie Project in this tale of a grumpy introvert, her astonishing lack of social skills and empirical data-driven approach to people and relationships. From $1.99 SHOP NOW /
To save her, he’ll have to be deadly, accurate, and most of all, quick... Jack’s faced tough times before. Beaten unbeatable odds. But this time, the mission is for more than love of country—it’s for the love of his life. Jack Be Quick is an intense, action adventure, military romance filled with spies, conspiracies, political and international terror. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Zen is everywhere and Zen is everyone—even the greeter at Walmart. Zen is a perfect antidote to the noise and untruths of daily life. Yet for many people, Zen is something that requires rigorous study, years of solitary meditation, dressing in odd garb, and quoting Buddha. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everyday life is Zen. You are the only real Zen master you’ll ever need. You just need to look, see and reality will take care of the rest. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
“Great story. Loved the characters. Kept me up past my bedtime. I'm not much of a fiction reader, but this book has convinced me I need to read more of it!” -Amazon Review. Sarah Wagner and her cousin are prime suspects in the murder of their aunt. Both will inherit millions and neither have alibis. To prove their innocence, they must find the killer. But every move Sarah makes seems to increase the odds that one of the people she loves is the killer. From $0 SHOP NOW /
Easter and the concepts of resurrection/renewal/redemption are prominent themes in literature. William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury takes place on Easter weekend in 1928. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy tells the story of a prince who sets out to redeem a past guilt, and features a memorable scene of an Easter service in a village church. Easter Parade by Richard Yates is considered by many to be his best novel, better even than Revolutionary Road. And of course, C.S. Lewis wove in religious symbolism throughout the Chronicles of Narnia. These and many other authors have shown that a good book can help us explore and amplify themes we are contemplating in our own lives--and even help bring about personal renewal.
"Each time we exhale, the world ends; when we inhale, there can be, if we allow it, rebirth and spiritual renewal. It all transpires inside of us. In our consciousness, in our hearts. All the time." ~Tom Robbins
"Dark-comic wit and bare-knuckled heartbreak, guiding the reader through a crisis of spirit that is at once singular and universal." -Rebecca McClanahan. As a husband and wife make plans for an Italian vacation with friends—to visit her family’s Tuscan village—she makes an unexpected, last-minute addition to the itinerary: she plans to leave him upon their return to the States. "The going-for-broke honesty and the great good humor...Read this book. You'll be a better person for it." -Bret Lott From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
Fishing with the basics: a rod, a reel, some line, and an artificial "fly" that imitates a fish's prey is the very definition of fly fishing. In 1924, Michael Temple wrote what for decades was The Bible on learning how to fly fish: First Steps in Fly Fishing. Now Cresting Wave Publishing has updated this classic for the 2020s! With an introduction by noted fly fishing expert and author Joshua Bergan, and additional material from Editor Kris Neely. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
A Poetic Adventure. Sound Mind is a collection of poetry inspired by the struggles we face to embrace our true colors. The first half is a short novel written in rhyme and verse. The second half is a collection of poetry written by the author during the creative process. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
“Jacklyn is a perfect lead with her sharp wit and just a touch of cynicism balanced with a healthy dose of self-deprecation.” -Indies Today. Buffy meets Torchwood when geeky Jacklyn joins a fractured army that fights inter-dimensional monsters. But even in a world where nothing makes sense, she’ll discover betrayal is a universal language. “My only complaint for this book is I wish it was longer! I can not wait to read more from Manzano.” -Crossroad Reviews. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
"Aviva Vaughn's unapologetically sensual, witty, and headstrong female lead is a modern day Lizzy Bennet." -Amazon Review. What happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time? Danish real estate scion Soren Lund has never been a risk-taker, but when fiery exchange student Angela Holguín shoots into his life--knocking him off his well-planned out course--he can't stop thinking about her. But he's got competition. "Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until I finished it." -Amazon Review From $0 SHOP NOW /
Today's featured books include Escape from Danger by Courtney MacFarland, an author who is writing great who-done-it mysteries from her home in the Black Hills of South Dakota; Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories, an outstanding collection of short stories by K, an anti-war advocate who studied English, Religion and Philosophy at the University of Toronto; and Finding Her by Lulu Astor, a prolific author of edgy romance novels. You can find these and other new indie books in today's newsletter and on the LitNuts website.
If you want still more choices for your next book, check out the nominees for the 2020 Agatha Awards, recognizing the best in crime writing.
"Never do anything yourself that others can do for you." ~Agatha Christie
"Escape from Danger by Courtney McFarlin is a novel with just the right blend of romance, mystery, and fun. I was hooked from the very beginning, and I couldn't stop until I finished it within the day." -Jocelyn Soriano, Reedsy Discovery. Three best friends. A dead body. Can the crew solve the mystery before the killer strikes again? "Well-written who done it." - Gloria, Amazon Review From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
"Fantastical, meditative, and witty... An outstanding collection." -The Prairies Book Review. Is love the most revolutionary of all acts? In this wide-ranging collection of twelve short stories, a startling array of characters explore their perspectives on love. The stories sweep from sharp realism to heady allegory, haunting fables. Join the struggle against stifling societal powers and explore the potency of love. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
It's hard enough going from girl to woman, but 17-year-old Olivia Girardi has lots of drama going on in her family. And then there are those dreams—haunting dreams starring a sexy man she never even met. Finding Her is a rite of passage paranormal romance (not the usual kind) that was formerly published as Complements. From $0 SHOP NOW /