Today's Featured Books

Spotlight on: Relieve Pain Without Side Effects


Today, we are shining a spotlight on Relieve Pain Without Side Effects by Terry Lemerond and Jan McBarron, M.D., N.D.

Relieve Pain Without Side Effects: You Can Be Pain-free, Naturally!

E-book: On sale for $0.99 (regularly $4.99)
Free via Kindle Unlimited
Paperback: $7.99

How are you dealing with acute pain? Pain has a purpose; it alerts us to a problem that may need serious attention. But once we’re aware of pain, how do we respond? Until now, we’ve addressed acute pain—the type of pain that comes from a headache, an injury, or back pain, for example—with over-the-counter prescription pain relievers. Unfortunately, many of those medications cause unwanted side effects and sometimes, life-threatening consequences. Now, there’s a better way to stop acute pain!

Research has uncovered a powerful combination of nutrients that addresses acute pain, safely and effectively. This solution from nature tackles acute pain and helps prevent it from morphing into long-term chronic pain.

Discover for yourself how this fast-acting breakthrough in pain relief can be your answer to living life to the fullest—pain free!

About the Authors
Terry Lemerond is a natural health expert with more than 50 years of experience helping people live healthier, vibrant lives. A much sought-after speaker and accomplished author, Terry shares his wealth of experience and knowledge in health and nutrition through his educational programs, including the Terry Talks Nutrition® website, newsletters, podcasts, webinars, and personal speaking engagements. He has also hosted the Terry Talks Nutrition radio show for the past 30 years. Terry continues to author and co-author books with dedication, energy, and zeal around his ongoing mission—to help everyone improve their health.

Dr. Jan McBarron started her medical career as a volunteer candy striper before becoming a nurse and then a doctor. With a passion for nutrition and wellness, she was able to develop a personal connection with her patients and help them achieve healthier lifestyles. Her husband, Duke, operated a chain of health foods stores, and together they had a broadcasting career as "Duke & The Doctor," a nationally syndicated radio broadcast that was heard by millions over its 20-year history. Duke and Doc now live in Henderson Nevada, where they enjoy hiking, weightlifting, tennis, and travel. Learn more at

Spotlight on: The River is Everywhere


Congratulations to Emilie-Noelle Provost and Vine Leaves Press on the release of The River is Everywhere, the story of a modern-day adventurer on a quest for meaning.

The River is Everywhere by Emilie-Noelle Provost

NEW RELEASE: March 14, 2023
From $4.99  

Sixteen-year-old honors student Ernest Benoit has always followed the rules. But when his best friend drowns on Cape Cod, Ernest begins to question his family’s devout Catholicism, and he disrupts an Advent prayer service at his Catholic high school. Now his life will never be the same.

To avoid being sent to a Jesuit boarding school, Ernest boards a bus to Manhattan but ends up stranded in a blizzard in a depressed western Massachusetts mill town. It’s the beginning of a months-long journey that leads him to rescue a young girl from an icy river, into the bed of a lonely middle-aged widow, and to the woodland cabin of Roland Laliberté, a recluse who can shoot with the accuracy of a sniper.

When the widow falsely accuses Ernest of rape, Roland smuggles him over the Canadian border where they settle into life on the New Brunswick farm where Roland grew up. Ernest takes a job in the Lalibertés’ sawmill and falls in love with the girl next door. But it’s not long before the local police start asking questions and his return home seems impossible.
Praise for The River is Everywhere
“From brisk, well-observed narrative emerges a touching and intimate evocation of these little-known communities.” ~David Vermette, author of A Distinct Alien Race

“Ernest Benoit’s at times dangerous journey quickly becomes a search for his own roots and soul. Provost is a gifted storyteller. The River Is Everywhere is well worth your time.” ~Stephen O’Connor, author of Smokestack Lightening

“A modern-day adventurer on a quest for meaning as he learns about love, loss, and his own soul.” ~Paul Marion, editor of Atop an Underwood, the early work of Jack Kerouac

“A rich and haunting coming-of-age story with a hero reminiscent of a less cynical Holden Caulfield, The River is Everywhere explores the best—and worst—of human nature, with charming, complex, and fully rendered characters that are hard to forget.” ~Liz Michalski, author of Evenfall

About the Author
Emilie-Noelle Provost lives in an old mill city in northeastern Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and three crazy rescue cats. She has held editorial roles at several magazines and is the author of The Blue Bottle, a middle-grade adventure novel. When she's not clicking away on her keyboard, she can usually be found on hiking trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. See what she’s up to at
About the Publisher
Vine Leaves Press likes to blur the line between commercial and experimental works. They publish book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoir/autobiography, and character-driven novels with a literary bent.​ Subscribe to the Vine Leaves Press newsletter to receive FREE advanced review copies of upcoming new releases, news about their authors and subscribers, and/or to read the monthly opinion column, SPILL IT! or a daily dose of 50-word stories. Learn more at

Free online tonight: Rogue Women Writers!


The Oscars were last night, and film is an interesting art form, no doubt. But we love this perspective from Paul Ceolho: "The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That’s why we go to movies and say, 'Oh, the book is better.'"

Free online tonight: Rogue Women Writers. Meet award-winners Cara Black, Brendan Dubois, William Landay, and Brittany Butler. They’ll read from their brand-new novels, answer questions, and discuss their relationships with their characters. Monday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. EST.

First Course: A Novel by Jenn Bouchard

Book of the Day

Escape to coastal Maine for second chances, romance, and great food! "The food and the characters are equally scrumptious in First Course—a delicious debut from Jenn Bouchard." –Emily Belden, author of Hot Mess and Husband Material. Recognized by the Hoffer Awards, Book Excellence Awards, NYC Big Book Awards, Paris Book Festival, American Fiction Awards, and San Francisco Book Festival. “I loved this story of reinvention and finding love when you least expect it. With charming characters and a setting that will have you rushing to book a trip to the Maine coast, First Course is the perfect book to tuck into your beach bag this summer.” –Kristin Contino, author of A House Full of Windsor. 4.26 stars, 129 ratings on Goodreads. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

Emerging from the Dark by Terence Ang

General Nonfiction

"Phenomenal read, continuing work of bringing stroke awareness into the light!" -Jill R., Amazon Review. These are the stories of stroke survivors, told through the narratives and perspectives of the patients and those surrounding them. It is a raw and beautifully illustrated account of the impact and struggle of stroke recovery—perfect for victims of stroke, as well as for their friends, family, and caregivers. "Courageous and uplifting." -Vine Voice Review. 4.9 stars, 17 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW

The Marriage Experience by Ryan and Jenny Brown

General Nonfiction

"A great pathway for couples to communicate and draw closer to one another.” -Brad and Marilyn Rhoads, founders of Grace Marriage. Designed to be an easy way to stay connected with each other even in the busiest years of life, The Marriage Experience is 52 weeks of guided prompts with short, biblically-based readings each week, designed to help couples have intentional, affirming, strengthening conversations with each other. "An absolute game-changer!" -Alisha Illian, author of Chasing Perfect. 5 Stars. From $17.99 SHOP NOW

The School Mistress by Tess Thompson


The first installment of USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson's historical romance series brings a touch of whimsy and a dash of mystery to Edwardian romance. Readers will fall in love with the courageous Miss Cooper and swoon for the magnanimous English Lord as they struggle to save their exciting new world at the turn of the 20th Century. Book 1 in the Emerson Pass Historicals series. 4.4 stars, 13,000+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Devil to Pay by Gary Blackwood

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Some knowledge is dangerous...especially in the wrong hands. In the midst of the Vietnam War, Simon Hannay discovers an encrypted Renaissance journal and makes it his thesis topic. He faces challenges decoding it and an unknown rival who wants it. With the help of a classmate, he deciphers the text and uncovers dangerous secrets hidden within. From $1.99 SHOP NOW

Good Morning, Hope by Argita and Detina Zalli

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A True Story of Refugee Twin Sisters and Their Triumph Over War, Poverty, and Heartbreak. An inspiring memoir about the Zalli twin sisters and their parents, forced by war to flee their home and rebuild their lives in a new, uncertain land. Their powerful story shines a light on the refugee crisis and on the unwavering determination of those who must start over in the face of immense adversity. “Readers will be fascinated.” -Kirkus Reviews. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Islander by David W. Berner

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

New Release! “A thought-provoking work on grief, healing, and companionship…with skillful writing that captures the beauty of an isolated island off Ireland’s coast.” -Literary Titan Review. An aging writer retreats to a remote island to pursue a monastic lifestyle and forget his troubled past. When a young woman who carries her own heartache comes to the island on a solitary spiritual and hiking adventure, the two discover an unusual bond and together attempt to heal their aching hearts. From $9.99 SHOP NOW

Playing Horseshoes with Aliens by John Parker

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Three UFO buffs unexpectedly find themselves fighting off thugs in a strange contest. If they win, the prize could benefit mankind. Their intergalactic host is a gnome-shaped glitter lover of his own cowboy cool—alien modified. His outer space fan base, lovers of cowboy attire and moonshine, can't get enough! They treasure a twenty-gallon hat on their saucers while watching motivated humans chase after a prize—all of which adds up to mayhem and laughs! From $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - The Adventures of Bruno and Grace by Rachel Young

Children and Young Adult

Bruno, a police dog, retires from work and begins a new life at home with Baby Grace. A special friendship develops between the two of them as they begin to share many new adventures! FREE - SHOP NOW

Spotlight on Emerson Pass Historicals by Tess Thompson


"The world was a hard place and courage our only map."

Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the Emerson Pass Historicals, a series of sweet American historical romances from Tess Thompson, the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and historical Romantic Women’s Fiction.

" cookies and milk. Highly recommended." ~Mary-Lisa R., Goodreads Review

"Heartwarming, entertaining, and epic tale." ~Diana J., Amazon Review

"Feel-good historical fiction." ~Gina B., Goodreads Review

In the days ahead, we'll provide you with a closer look at each novel in the series as we feature them in the LitNuts newsletter. Today, we invite you learn more via an overview of the entire Emerson Pass Historicals series and to meet Tess Thompson.

Emerson Pass Historicals

Series of 8 Books on Kindle: $39.92
Individual titles from $0.99
Free via Kindle Unlimited

Escape to a simpler time with clean and wholesome historical fiction for any age!

He's a lonely widower with five children. She braves the frontier hoping for a new life. Together, they create the family they all need.

Wealthy Lord Barnes left his homeland for adventures in America and is raising five precocious children alone in 1910 when the first schoolteacher of Emerson Pass arrives with nothing but an extra dress in her suitcase.

Miss Quinn Cooper has left her mother and sister to brave the unknown Western frontier, never dreaming that her destiny is about to unfold.

Meet Alexander Barnes, Quinn Cooper, and the Barnes family, and follow along as each Barnes sibling experiences a happily-ever-after in this series. Along the way, enjoy epic love stories, sibling loyalty, and deep friendships in this touching family saga.

The School Mistress (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 1)
4.4 stars, 13,000+ ratings

An impoverished young woman. A lonely father of five. Will they be able to resist when a cadre of optimistic children start matchmaking?

The Spinster (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 2)
4.5 stars, 3796 ratings

Her love died on a battlefield. He carries a torch for a woman he’s never met. Can the tragic death of a soldier entwine the souls of two strangers?

The Scholar (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 3)
4.5 stars, 2565 ratings

They've both been wounded by the past. Can their marriage of convenience bring the healing they need? 

The Problem Child (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 4)
4.6 stars, 2043 ratings

She declared him her arch-enemy. Then he saved her beloved sister, and she started to see him differently. Still, she can't let go of the idea that her destiny is waiting somewhere else in the world.

The Seven Days of Christmas (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 5)
4.5 stars, 1313 ratings

Merry Christmas from Emerson Pass in this bonus novella full of holiday cheer, romance, and family.

The Musician (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 6)
4.6 stars, 1344 ratings

Fiona Barnes has a secret. One so big she's afraid it will destroy everything she holds dear. Not even her beloved music can save her.

The Wordsmith (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 7)
4.6 stars, 1047 ratings

She’s loved him from afar. He thinks of her as his best friend’s little sister. Will these forbidden lovers find their way before they lose each other forever?

The Rebel (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 8)
4.8 stars, 588 ratings

She watches helplessly as the man she loves leaves to fight with the Allies overseas. He promises her he will return to her alive and well. Will he be able to keep his promise, or will he be yet another lost soldier in a war against tyranny?

Emerson Pass Historicals: Books 1-3

Get started on the series with this collection of the first three books: The School Mistress, The Spinster, and The Scholar

About the Author

Tess Thompson is the award-winning author of more than 100 contemporary and historical Romantic Women’s Fiction titles. Her books can best be summed up as "Hometowns and Heartstrings." 

She’s married to her prince, Best Husband Ever, and is the mother of their blended family of four kids and five cats. After graduating from the University of Southern California Drama School, she had hopes of becoming an actress, but was called instead to writing fiction. She’s grateful to spend most days in her office matchmaking her characters while her favorite cat, Mittens, sleeps on the desk.

Learn more and say hello at Sign up for her newsletter to get a free copy of her novella, The Santa Trial, and keep in touch via your favorite social media platform: 

Free online: Rosenwald School Graduates celebrate Women's History Month


Free online this weekend: Rosenwald School Graduates celebrate Women's History Month by sharing their stories. Sunday, March 12, 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Last call! Enter the Help Yourself Giveaway for a chance to win $75 in books—and discover nine great self-help books in the process! 

“There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” ~Lorraine Hansberry

Eden Falls by Arthur Quinn

Book of the Day

Breaking the rules is required when it will save humanity’s last safe harbor. Ripped from his home and loaded onto a waiting spacecraft, Nathan Hurst and hundreds of others are ferried to a distant asteroid, Ixion. Those left behind are doomed to extinction, trapped on an Earth soon to be destroyed. Not everyone believes Earth has perished. Conspiracy theories blossom, and someone begins to sabotage the asteroid’s infrastructure. If Nathan doesn't untangle the truth from the lies, there won't be anywhere left to go. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

Optimize Your Immune System by Marie Ruggles

General Nonfiction

Learn how to build a kitchen pharmacy of whole foods, superfoods, and nutrients to provide a stable foundation for your health. Marie Ruggles, MS, RD, CN, CDE, draws upon more than forty years of experience within the wellness arena to make specific recommendations for how to fortify and stimulate your body’s natural defenses. "A clear, actionable guide that delivers practical food-as-medicine and lifestyle strategies to bolster your immune defense." -Kathie Swift, author of The Swift Diet. 4.7 stars, 120+ ratings. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

The Chronocar - An Urban Adventure In Time by Steve Bellinger

Science Fiction and Fantasy

“5 out of 5 stars - A Wickedly Exciting Time Travel Novel” –Amazon Review. An African American college student finds the plans for a Chronocar, a time machine, invented by a son of a slave genius 125 years earlier. He travels back in time to visit the inventor and finds himself in the middle of the Red Summer Riot of 1919. It turns out that facing death in Chicago’s bloodiest race riot is the least of his problems. 4.7 stars, 60+ ratings. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

Maestro Orpheus and The World Clock by Robert Pennee and Joanne Grodzinski

Children and Young Adult

In this dream-like tale, Fred is visiting his grandfather when time suddenly stops. Setting out to discover why, Fred meets Maestro Orpheus and his magical lyre. Together they begin a musical adventure along The Corridor of Time, on their way to wind The World Clock. Drawing on a broad range of classical music, by composers from Bach and Haydn to Chopin and Strauss, Maestro Orpheus and The World Clock explores the intimate relationship between time, memory, and music in a way that is intended to delight young readers and fill them with wonder. From $2.99 SHOP NOW

Cold Peril by Emily Jane Trent


A shooter tries to kill Marlena at a charity fundraiser for wounded warriors. Navy SEAL Garrett saves her, then becomes her self-appointed bodyguard. It’s a wild ride as the killer’s attempts escalate, while Marlena tries to keep her life together and film a movie that could make her career. Her sexy bodyguard doesn’t leave her side, and the attraction grows strong – but she vows not to get involved with ex-military. Book 1 in the Stealth Security series. 4.2 stars, 340+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Equal and Opposite Reactions by Patti Liszkay


“I’m really sorry, It’s just…I’ve been having a bad divorce, er, day, I mean.”

“A bad divorce day? Yeah, I’ve had a few of those.”

Equal and Opposite Reactions tells of the chain of events that unwinds when a newly divorced, financially struggling young mother and a broken-hearted plumber learn that they have something strangely in common. Followed by Hail Mary and Tropical Depression, Equal and Opposite Reactions is the first of a trilogy of poignant, stand-alone comedies that weave a continuing tale about contemporary relationships. 4.3 stars, 43 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Dandelion Jack by Charlii Darling


Britt just tumbled into bed with a handsome stranger…who might be a killer in a custom made suit. Is her new lover, Roman, tied to her late husband's disappearance? "I need a Roman in my life--5 stars!" -ARC Review. If you like fizzy, indulgent steamy romances with a hint of noir glitter, this novella is for you. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Free online: Poetry for International Women's Day


Free online tonight: Feminist Poetry on International Women's Day. Fifteen poets will share their work and their passion to change the world in an event organized by the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets, an organization that celebrates, promotes, and supports women’s creativity. Wednesday, March 8, 8 p.m. EST.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
~Maya Angelou

Joyous Leadership by John Mark Watson

Book of the Day

In Joyous Leadership: Stories of Learnings Along the Way, Mark Watson makes the case through pivotal personal stories that joyous leadership is not about short-term profit or prestige. It is a long-term endeavor to enrich our lives and strengthen our communities. Joyous Leadership shows that we all have plain or sometimes ugly personal stories that, like a prism examined in the light, transform into something that may surprise ourselves and inspire others. "A must-read for any aspiring leader." ~Lee C. Banks, Vice Chairman & President, Parker Hannifin Corporation. 5 stars, 55 ratings. From $6.49 SHOP NOW

Agents of the Planetary Republic, Books 1-10 by Jaxon Reed

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Planetary Republic and Star League have settled their differences. Treaties are signed, trade is restored. But spies and diplomatic turmoil lead to a high-tech cold war of epic proportions. This deep-space adventure features rolling gun battles, space warfare, fistfights, political intrigue, love stories, and more. See who wins, who loses, who dies, and who lives to fight another day in this action-packed space opera from two-time Kindle Scout winner Jaxon Reed. Complete ten-book box set. 4.5 stars, 750+ ratings. $0.99 (Free via KU) SHOP NOW

A Noble Cunning: The Countess and the Tower by Patricia Bernstein

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A thrilling tale (based on a true story) of one woman’s tremendous courage and incomparable wit in trying to rescue her husband from the Tower of London the night before he is to be executed. Set amidst English and Scottish hostilities in the early 1700s and the terrible religious persecution of the period, this extraordinary tale is brought to life by author Patricia Bernstein. #1 Best Seller in Scottish Historical Fiction. From $2.99 SHOP NOW