Today's Featured Books

Stars in Her Eyes by Linda Barboa

General Nonfiction

The news that "Your child has autism" forever defines a family. This book is designed to help parents and teachers navigate the dizzying maze of autism via heartfelt narratives from parents and teachers who have gone before and paved the way. Each contributor gives practical advice with powerful yet light-hearted vignettes relating to each topic in these enlightening conversations about living with autism on a daily basis. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. From $6.99 SHOP NOW


Haikus for Sleepy Birds by Sue Whitmer

Children and Young Adult

Early readers (ages 3-8) and younger siblings will enjoy the colorful illustrations and poetic imagery of this book. Each page turn brings to life some very interesting facts about how some birds sleep, even upside down in some cases! The poetic imagery is peaceful and sure to put sleepy children in a bedtime frame of mind. The book is printed in an easy typeface for kids to read. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Spotlight on the Structural Wonders series from North Star Classroom

Spotlight

Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the Structural Wonders series from North Star Classroom, a great set of books for the young readers in your life!
 
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Structural Wonders Series

$9.95 each
$59.70 set of six



This fascinating series will captivate the inquiring minds of young readers with an up-close look at some of the most incredible architectural wonders of past centuries, including information about the history and construction of each structure, as well as what the site is like today.

Each book also features informative sidebars, a “That’s Amazing!” special feature, a table of contents, a reading comprehension quiz, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. The entire series is written for reading levels of grades 3-5 and interest levels of grades 5-7.

The six Structural Wonder books include: Angkor WatColosseumGiza PyramidsGreat Wall of ChinaMachu Picchu, and Taj Mahal.
          


Woodson Falls Mystery Series Giveaway: Win signed books + $25 gift card!

Events

New Giveaway: Enter the Woodson Falls Giveaway for a chance to win signed books from author Andrea O'Connor, plus a $25 coffee shop gift card. Enter by February 2. 

While you are waiting to win a signed book, get a free copy of the ebook edition of 18 Lakeview Terrace, Book 1 in the Woodson Falls Series, and begin following the adventures of Gaby Quinn as she tackles mysteries in her small New England town. 

“Never be afraid to sit a while and think.” ~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun


FREE - 16 Lakeview Terrace by Andrea O'Connor

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Gaby Quinn is hiding from her past, recovering from the senseless death of her husband, and living in a small New England town. She has her law practice, her dog Kat, and a small circle of friends. What more could she need? But when an unusual probate case crosses her desk, she finds herself looking for a lost body, an abandoned truck, and answers to a mountain of questions. Soon enough, she discovers even small towns hold big secrets. "A crime and mystery drama with plenty of sharp twists and clever turns." -Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review. Book 1 in the series. 4.5 stars, 47 ratings on Amazon. FREE - SHOP NOW


Book Alert! by Ted and Marilyn Clifton

Children and Young Adult

Johnny Bensinger, fifth grader at East Side Elementary, has “borrowed” a few books from the school library. He had his reasons. Now the principal is requesting, over the intercom, information about the missing books. His teacher, Mrs. Bass, is giving him the eye. That’s when the adventure begins. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - A New Paradigm of Education Rising

General Nonfiction

Discover radical new ways of learning that support the whole child, including valuable tools for self-directed learning, homeschooling, flexi-schooling, new Earth education, and many other tools to bring forth new kinds of evolutionary, heart-centered education. Perfect for conscious educators, parents, and change-makers who care about co-creating with future generations of children. FREE - SHOP NOW


Never Beguile a Bodyguard by Regina Scott

Romance

“Very highly recommended reading!” -The Huntress Reviews. In this newly released, first-in-series Regency romance by an award-winning author, an elite soldier must protect a sweet-natured governess from a dangerous scandal without losing his honor or his heart. “Regina Scott writes novels that are peopled with relatable characters in realistic situations.” Lynda’s Reviews. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Her Royal Treatment by Kai Lesy

Romance

The King ordered me to lock down. In my country, his word is final - especially for the Princess. I’m infuriated, but my anger transforms into curiosity when my eyes fall on my protectors: four ex-military mercenaries. Now they’re laying down the law, and my survival depends upon complete cooperation. But I’ve never been one to take orders. This is a sexy, standalone reverse harem romance filled with humor, danger, and generous amounts of love. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


New Release & Giveaway: A World of Dinosaurs!

Spotlight

Today, we are celebrating the release of A World of Dinosaurs, Book 1 in the Mintari Series, by Daniel Arenson, USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. 

We are also launching a new giveaway! Daniel is giving away a very cool dinosaur skeleton fossil model valued at $50. Enter for a chance to win by joining Daniel's Readers' Group. Bonus: Get three free fantasy and science fiction novels just for joining the group! Enter by January 31. 
 
 

A World of Dinosaurs

New Release: January 17, 2023
Book 1 in the Mintari Series
From $5.99
 


A dinosaur adventure for fans of Jurassic Park! From the USA Today bestselling author of Earthrise.

Dinosaurs. Majestic giants. They’ve captured our imagination for generations. On planet Mintari, they live again.

Mintari is far from Earth. Wild. Pristine. A world where triceratops herd across grasslands, pterosaurs soar over golden mountains, and T-rexes prowl the misty forests.

But these magnificent beasts might soon disappear. And only one man can save them.

They call him Jurassic Joe. A semi-mythical figure. A ranger who lives in the wilderness of Mintari. Defender of dinosaurs. Bane of poachers. Folk hero. But is he real?

He better be. Because big game hunters are landing on Mintari. A lot of them. It will take a hero to stop them. And they must be stopped. Or the dinosaurs of Mintari will be lost forever.

Discover a world of savage beauty, terrifying danger, and ancient beasts brought back to life. Welcome to Mintari.

About the Author

Daniel Arenson is an author, bookworm, and proud geek. The Huffington Post has called his writing "full of soul." He has written more than 80 novels and sold more than 1 million books. His series include:

MINTARI -- Dinosaurs. Majestic giants. They've captured our imagination for generations. On planet Mintari, they live again.

EARTHRISE -- They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. But we will fight back! Start reading with Earth Alone, the first novel.

STARSHIP FREEDOM — The starship Freedom is just a museum ship... until the aliens attack.

REQUIEM -- Welcome to Requiem, an ancient kingdom whose people can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Start reading with Requiem's Song.

KINGDOMS OF SAND -- Enter a world of sand and splendor, a world where gladiators battle in the arena, where legionaries and barbarians fight for glory, and where empires rise and fall. Start reading with Kings of Ruin.

MOTH -- Discover Moth, a world torn between day and night--its one half drenched in eternal daylight, the other cloaked in endless darkness.

To learn more, visit danielarenson.com.


Free online: Dr. King and the Legacy of Non-Violent Direct Action

Events

Free online tonight: Dr. King and the Legacy of Non-Violent Direct Action. Join the Interfaith Round Table and First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a panel and community discussion on how we might draw on Dr. King’s legacy of non-violent action in service to social justice and building a Beloved Community. Monday, January 16, 7 PM EST. 

“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Jiu-Jitsu Girl by Jennifer Dutton

Children and Young Adult

"A positive journey to true friendship and self-confidence." -School Library Journal. Angie hates Jiu-Jitsu. Like many twelve-year-old girls, she fails to find the glamour in a martial art that embraces zero personal space and choking as an end goal. Instead, she idolizes the seemingly perfect kids at her school who do “normal” activities like dance or soccer. But when Angie's mom enrolls her in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament and Angie develops a close friendship with a boy who is not part of the “cool” crowd, Angie must decide who she is: a dance girl, a soccer girl, a nothing girl...or a Jiu-Jitsu girl? From $8.49 SHOP NOW


Just City by Olga Tymofiyeva

Children and Young Adult

An award-winning novella about 21-year-old Nathan who dreams about creating a cool start-up with his friend Jack. To get money for the start-up, Nathan starts playing a virtual reality game as part of a scientific experiment. The game forces Nathan to discover what it's like to be in the skin of somebody else for whom the cards have been dealt differently. The depressing experiences of playing the game make Nathan question his belief in meritocracy. This is only the beginning of Nathan’s search for a new life credo that will have both love and reason at its core. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Ekstasis - The Return of the Sovereign Heart by M. I. Dugast

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Dugast has woven a magical story that will leave readers stunned and catch their breath.” -Literary Titan. Together, they are the keys to mankind’s original blueprint. Apart, they must communicate through the pages of time. Can their spirits rejoin in the physical realm and save humanity from oblivion? "A surprising new take on the Adam and Eve concept which is really, really deep. Recommended." -Readers Favorites. Watch a trailer for the book here. 4.6 stars. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Problem Solving For Every Problem by Thinknetic

General Nonfiction

Problem Solving For Every Problem: The Problem Solver’s Manual To Face Any Challenges and Handle Life’s Hiccups will help you stop hitting roadblocks in your decision-making and discover how to find efficient solutions for a stress-free life (at work and at home). Spend less time mulling over problems and more time solving them the right way, creating freedom for you to work on projects you care about and finally plan weekend trips with family and friends. You're not born with good problem-solving skills; they’re something you can master. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Billionaire Bestie by Jessi Jade

Romance

"Billionaire Bestie was so good! Besties, turned fake relationship. This book has it all, with some spice added in! Definitely a great read!" -Amazon review. Fake dating and sleeping with the new boss isn’t part of my job description. But an unexpected perk since he’s also my best friend. What could possibly go wrong? Suddenly the steamy practice kisses to put on a show and the pretend proposal didn’t feel so pretend anymore. At least not for me. "I found it hard to put this book down and read it in one sitting." -Amazon review. 4.4 stars, 88 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Runaway Lover by Palmer Jones

Romance

A small-town, sexy, contemporary romance that will make you believe in fate and second chances. Ashley is living one day at a time, one paycheck at a time, trying to take care of her daughter while avoiding her ex-con ex-husband. Kyle is still grieving for the woman he planned to marry and has no thoughts of starting a new relationship. Then he meets Ashley and feels a protective streak that he hasn’t felt in a long time. How far will Kyle have to go to keep Ashley and her daughter safe? Book 1 the Rossi Family series. 4.4 stars, 115 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


The New Boss: A Limited Edition Romance Collection

Romance

The boss will see you now… In this collection you can expect delectable sexual tension, witty banter, and steamy hookup goodness. These men are smart, audacious, and sexy-as-sin with bodies to match. They are in control and know how to take charge. With late-night deadlines and trips out of town, working together means facing temptation every day. Business with pleasure…who says you can't have both? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Falling Rain by Crystal Dawn

Romance

Torn between two lovers, Laurel isn't sure what to do. Rain is her mate but this new guy is a vampire and is pulling her in. He wants Rain too, but Rain is stubborn and while he might share, he's not going for a male lover, no way. So what will happen to the three of them? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Spotlight on Yurie Kiri Books

Spotlight

TALES OF MURDER, MYSTERY, AND SUSPENSE
WITH A PARANORMAL TWIST
Author Yurie Kiri has a signature style, a captivating and intricate method of storytelling with plots that are anything but predictable. Are the villains good old-fashioned bad guys, demons, viscous animals, corporate fiends, or some combination of all four? Read on to learn more about Yurie Kiri books—including two that are currently on sale for 99 cents!

Moonlight Beach

Book 1 in the Murder and Magic Series
From $0.99


Winner of the Hollywood Book Festival Award for Genre Fiction. 

Bodies are washing up on Moonlight Beach in the idyllic, seaside community of Rancho, California, worrying the privileged one percent in the gated communities of one of SoCal’s ritziest enclaves. Speculation centers on sharks, satanic rituals, and greedy venture capitalists, but then two more people are killed on a cliff overlooking the beach—and all their organs are missing. What the hell is going on? They better figure all this out before more people get butchered or, God forbid, Rancho’s inflated property values plummet.

Moonlight Canyon

Book 2 in the Murder and Magic Series
From $2.99


"A mystical tale that walks a thin line between paranormal and crime-based stories." ~Amazon Review

The rural paradise of Silver City, just south of Moonlight Canyon, is under attack. Half-eaten, mutilated bodies are showing up in public places. The peaceful residents of Silver City are in a panic. Is it drug smugglers? A biker gang? Some sort of dark ritual? Space aliens? Whatever is terrorizing Silver City must be stopped and fast before this pastoral heaven becomes a living hell.
 

Moonlight Rocks

Book 3 in the Murder and Magic Series
From $0.99


"Full of mystery, suspense, thrill and lots of action." ~Goodreads Review

The desert east of Los Angeles can be a dangerous place. The rocky landscape is littered with meth labs, drug gangs, abandoned mines, and broken down ranches with fringe people living in them. Despite the risks, the natural beauty and clear skies attract stargazers and campers. One night, a group of friends set up camp to watch the Leonid meteor shower. A space rock crashes to earth nearby, and the first person to reach it becomes the target of a deady chase by religious fanatics believe that the meteor heralds the birth of a new Messiah. Is this the dawn of a new spiritual age, or just a bunch of psychos raging in the desert?

Tokyo Games

Book 1 in the Games Series
From $3.99


"A magical ride through Asian Sci-Fi." ~Amazon Review

Virtual reality has become all too real. With the right equipment, virtual gamers can see and hear everything another human being, a game character, is experiencing half a planet away. When a game character witnesses a gruesome murder, the initially entertaining virtual experience becomes an ordeal for survival in a deadly world filled with dark forces, demi-gods, demons, and people trying to control them. Vigilance is essential or total annihilation will be their fate.

Osaka Games

Book 2 in the Games Series
From $3.99


"A fascinating, complex novel relating the inner workings of a worldwide virtual reality game." ~Amazon Review

The Game Master keeps everyone safe during their virtual video games. But everything changes when the Game Master witnesses a murder and kidnapping by a wealthy and powerful player. Could it be a play for world domination? A team in LA, with the help of their nearly sentient computer, is dragged along with a game character in Osaka as that character experiences the murderous power of gangsters, samurai ghosts, body-swapping spirits, and brutal Japanese sword fighting. It’s anyone’s guess who will survive this paranormal vortex of betrayal and bloodshed.

Buy the Series

Free via Kindle Unlimited!

Murder and Magic Series: The Moonlight Trilogy 
Moonlight Beach, Moonlight Canyon, Moonlight Rocks
$8.99


The Games Series: The Games Duology
Tokyo Games, Osaka Games
$7.99

About the Author
Yurie Kiri speaks Japanese, English, and French, and has studied Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish, along with a smattering of other languages, including Korean and Russian, as well as binary and hexadecimal machine language. Why? Because if you really want to get to know someone, you need to speak their language no matter if they’re machine or human.  

Yurie lived and worked in Asia for decades before coming to America and taking an extensive backroad journey all across the United States and Canada. Yurie also sailed (single-handed) from Mexico to the Canadian border, retracing a well-traveled road journey by sea in a small, live-aboard sailboat. 

Yurie currently lives on that sailboat, cruising between various ports in the Pacific Ocean. Sailing, writing, and photography are Yurie's primary passions.

Yurie does not use pronouns (for a reason). For one thing, it keeps the reader guessing—is Yurie male, female, non-binary, or even a machine? No one really knows for sure…except maybe Yurie's beloved cat, Fluffy, who also knows where all the bodies are buried and is not allowed to leave Yurie's sight.

You can learn more and read excerpts of Yurie's work by visiting YurieKiri.com


What's New in Historical Fiction - free online event Sunday!

Events

Free online this weekend: What's New in Historical Fiction featuring Gabriella Saab, author of Daughters of Victory; Brynn Barineau, author of Jaguars and Other Game; and Peter Blauner, author of Picture in the Sand. Sunday, January 17, 7 PM CST.

One week to go on the LitNuts Deals Giveaway: Enter by January 20 for a chance to win $50 in books, coffee, or cash! 

"Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” ~George R. R. Martin


The Forbidden by Lori Holmes

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"If you love fantasy, you need this book" -Amazon Review. An unforgettable story of one woman’s perilous journey. Young Rebaa narrowly escapes with her life and finds herself lost, alone, and isolated in a freezing and hostile world in this gripping fantasy fiction series set 40,000 years in our dark and distant past. "Best book I have read in years" -Amazon Review. "It was a book I found hard to put down. The story grabs you from the start." -Amazon Review. Book 1 in The Ancestors Saga. 4.4 stars, 4200+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Murder at the Hunt Ball by Sonia Parin

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

In this fun-filled, 1920s cozy mystery, Henrietta, the Dowager Countess of Woodridge, is on a mission to find Tom Winchester a title. Meanwhile, Evie, the Countess of Woodridge, has been offered a partnership, but she has reservations about her abilities to juggle the business of being a lady detective and all her other responsibilities. When she finds herself in the midst of an investigation to discover the author of some threatening letters, all her relatives become involved as they uncover a mystery hidden within a mystery. 4.4 stars, 650+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Nora, A Neanderthal Girl by Mary A. Graves

Children and Young Adult

A realistic day in the life of a Neanderthal girl comes alive in this entertaining and educational story filled with historical facts, full-color illustrations, and photographic evidence from Neanderthal sites in Europe and Asia. A "must read" from Reedsy Discovery: “With the real-life photos, background information, and story contents, it's a good book for home or school setting.” Make learning about human history fun! From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Micar by Catty Diva

Children and Young Adult

In this young adult, sci-fi adventure, Micar has been assigned to be the first captain in a junior fleet. He and his crew will be tested with a trip to see if those so young could even manage to pull this off. They carry cargo, passengers, and possibly a secret that others want to steal. Come along and see if these ten teenagers can take on so much responsibility successfully. From $0.99 SHOP NOW