Today's Featured Books

The Billionaire's Prize by Ashley Sands


"I want you, you have no idea just how much. And now I'm going to have you." One look at Jenna and Caleb has to have her. It doesn’t matter that she is off-limits or too good for him, he will make her his. A stand-alone billionaire fake romance set in New York City with plenty of heat with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Check out these 125 Black-Owned, Independent Bookstores in America


Part of celebrating Black History Month is about shining a light on the works of Black authors. Along with that, it's important to think about the Black-owned, independent bookstores that help make diverse literary works available while also becoming important parts of their communities. Here's a great list of Black-owned, indie bookstores in America, including a tool to sort by state and find one near you.

“If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for?” ~Alice Walker

Party At The World’s End by James Curcio

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Take a mad ride past the event horizon of sanity with Lilith, Dionysus, and their band of Fallen gods in this Myth-punk vision of an alternate universe where 2012 went quite differently. This is the story of those Fallen who walk amongst us in the age of Anonymity and alternate identities with hints of the dark world that is to come. “Brutal, darkly funny, and, above all, honest.” -Powell’s Books Short List. From $4 SHOP NOW

Here We Go Loop De Loop by William Jack Sibley

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A cowboy, an heiress, her brother's husband...and a badass 72 Mercury Montego. "Wonderful example of generous escapism." -Kirkus Reviews. An entertaining and very funny novel set in the imaginary Texas town of Rita Blanca. Sibley breathes joyous life into a world that is sometimes strange and sometimes off-kilter but always recognizably real. From $7.49 SHOP NOW

Grounded Eagles by Helena P. Schrader

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Why just read about history when you can almost live it?” -The Moving Words. Disfiguring injuries, class prejudice and PTSD are the focus of three heart wrenching tales set in WWII by award-winning novelist Helena P. Schrader. "An impressive and memorable trio of works about the many costs of war.” -Kirkus Reviews. "Schrader excels at examining the nexus of physical and psychological trauma.” -Blue Ink. From $4.99 SHOP NOW

Mister B: Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist by Lynn Byk

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Byk fully constructs Mr. B, from the Rhode Island coastal awe in his voice to his penchant for mustard on peeled egg. In these small, perfectly executed moments, Byk brings her fascinating family to life for readers with warm and genuinely funny wit." -Kirkus Reviews. Mister B could care less about being politically correct. On the verge of financial ruin, family members decide to help a 98-year-old rocket scientist. The old man decides to teach a few of his own life lessons, namely how to live forever. "A wonderful book, brimming with humor and spirituality. " -Jan Kalickion. From $4.99 SHOP NOW

Antelopes: A Modern Gulliver's Travels by David Rich

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A black comedy and satire in the spirit of Gulliver’s TravelsAntelopes includes quotes from our greatest thinkers, an unlucky accident, a war of the Antelopes, a bizarre escape and two trials in the spirit of Kafka. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Makarov File by Peter Kozmar

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"We find a broken hero faced with numerous challenges and opportunities to save the day. Great read beginning to end." -Amazon review. He’s fallen from grace. Will this high-stakes contract restore his status…or prove he’s lethally expendable? If you like flawed heroes, intricate plots, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll love Peter Kozmar’s rollercoaster ride. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Father Unbound by Frank Kennedy

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Love, revenge, and fatherly sins drive this epic generational saga as a boy stands hopeless against a thousand-year empire. The Chancellors and their invincible Unification Guard have a grip on Hiebimini. From the age of seven, Trayem Hadeed seeks to end their rule. Nothing will go as anyone plans, but humanity will change. For fans of Asimov and Herbert, enter the universe of the Collectorate. "From the opening scene to the end, I was swept up by its grandeur and heft." - Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Special Feature: Nineteen Hundred Days by Florence Osmund

Today, LitNuts is recommending Nineteen Hundred Days by Florence Osmund, a contemporary coming-of-age novel with a little mystery and tough love thrown in for good measure! 
When twelve-year-old Ben’s parents don’t come home from work one day, he doesn’t know what to think. His six-year-old sister, Lucy, is more scared than he is and clings to him for support. Fearful of the police and foster homes, they embark on a journey fraught with obstacles in an effort to stay together. 
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Praise for Nineteen Hundred Days
  • 4.4 stars, 438 ratings on Amazon
  • 4.2 stars, 411 ratings on Goodreads
  • "5 stars! Florence Osmund has done an amazing job of building the scenarios that rushed through this young boy’s head and getting the reader to become invested in the two characters and, more importantly, in their survival." ~Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
  • "I just finished reading this spectacular book. I could not put it down. Touching. Gripping. Not enough stars to award this book." ~Dawn Greenfield Ireland, author and screenwriter 

Florence Osmund spent more than three decades working in the corporate world before retiring to write. She published her first book at age 62 and has published eight novels since then. She also published How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel to help other writers based on lessons she has learned as an author.

People might be surprised to learn that Florence was a 1960s greaser girl back in the day, complete with stirrup pants, mohair sweaters, black eyeliner, and ratted hair! She now spends her days in a cozy house on a small lake in northern Illinois, where she enjoys the wildlife and continues to write.


Free online event tonight at the National Museum of African American History and Culture


Free online event tonight: February is Black History Month, a time to recognize and reflect on the importance of civil rights and the leaders and visionaries who dedicated their lives to Black empowerment and the fight for equality. Today, we are recommending a free online event sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture: Join NMAAHC Deputy Director Kinshasha Holman Conwill and Curator Paul Gardullo in a virtual discussion of Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies, which they co-edited as the companion to the museum’s exhibition about the lasting impact of Reconstruction. February 9, 7 PM EST. 

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." ~James Baldwin

Seven Tales of Love by Linda Mahkovec


“An extremely nuanced collection of stories. Each one is like a gem, subtle and beautiful in its own way.” -Amazon review. Seven brief tales depict various expressions of love – unwanted, unrequited, passionate, and enduring – from the bright beginnings of youth, through the doubts and changes of middle age, to the comfort and familiarity of old age. “This book is one that does the heart good.” -Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Arnold Falls by Charlie Suisman

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Incredibly funny" -Kirkus. "Charming, delightful, and endless fun" -BlueInk. Spend time in the funny, oddball village of Arnold Falls, where larger-than-life characters deal with the smallest of problems. Somehow, it all comes out right in the end. Arnold Falls is a novel that tips its hat to Armistead Maupin and P. G. Wodehouse, creating a world in which food, music, friendship, love, and tending your own garden are connected in surprising ways. "Hilarious and poignant" -BookLife. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Pederasty by J. C. Morgan

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Meet Julian. He invites you into his world of secrets and lies, of confessions and sins, and forces you to analyze the meanings of right and wrong, good and bad. One day he meets Matt — a schoolboy, as beautiful as he is cunning. The moment their eyes lock, Julian is trapped in an endless spiral downwards, unable to step away from the darkness Matt brings with his company. What Julian fears the most, is that he doesn’t want to. What lengths will he go to keep Matt around? From $2.99 SHOP NOW

No Other Choice by Jennifer Corgan

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Sarah must find a way for she and her sister to escape a lifetime of abuse. After the system fails them, Sarah takes matters into her own hands. She must deal with the repercussions of her desperate act and find the best way to move forward to find peace, happiness, and family. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - Breaking and Entering by Vincent Christopher

Children and Young Adult

Teen investigators find their faith, friendships, and lives are in danger when an explosion near a secret government facility rocks their town. The first book in the Mount Hideaway Mysteries series. As the prequel to the popular movie, "Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No's," this book delivers exciting details on the flashbacks and backstory found within the film. #1 New Release in "Being a Teen eBooks." FREE - SHOP NOW

The Good Know Nothing by Ken Kuhlken

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“Real people and events vividly anchor the reader in the story’s time and place. A fine choice for fans of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins novels.” -Booklist. The author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, an outlaw who may be the Sundance Kid, and publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst stand between Tom Hickey and the truth about his missing father. “Elegant, eloquent, and elegiac, Kuhlken’s novels sing an old melody, at the same time haunting and beautiful.” -novelist Don Winslow. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Writing It Real: Creating an Online Course for Fun and Profit by Melanie Faith

General Nonfiction

"A must-have for any writer seeking to set up an online creative writing class!" -Fred G. Leebron, Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Award recipient. Online teaching can be a wonderful way to share what you know about writing with other authors and to inspire more writing of your own. Ever wondered how to break into online teaching? Wonder no more! "Presents online teaching as an art form I will return to these glorious pages again and again." -Gina Troisi, author of The Angle of Flickering LightFrom $5.99 SHOP NOW

Whispers Through the Meadows by Anne Pete

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Winner of a 2021 Author Shout Reader Ready Award. Secrets have always defined the deeply-religious Sweeny family. But when a brother's revelation of sexual abuse threatens their carefully-crafted façade, sister Maggie discovers even more evil lies beneath the surface. "This book is definitely on my list of favorites..." -Simone, Goodreads review, 5 stars. From $1.99 SHOP NOW

The Jack Hansard Series: Season One by Georgina Jeffery

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"A perfect blend of humour, fantasy and horror!" -Goodreads review. As a traveling occult salesman, Jack Hansard is used to living dangerously. He's also used to scamming people - NOT being asked for help. But when Ang (a two-and-a-half-foot tall coblyn right out of Welsh folklore) buys his help to find her missing kin, Jack ends up chasing after a villain that even monsters are afraid of. "Polished writing and engaging characters who leave you wanting more." -Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Her Best Man by Jana Richards


Her Best Man is a charming book of finding love when and where you least expect it.” -Tewanda, Fallen Angel Reviews. Sarah Stevens experiences a bride's worst nightmare; being dumped at the altar. When she goes on the Caribbean cruise meant to be her honeymoon, she discovers Will Marshall, the former best man, has his brother’s ticket and plans to share her cabin. Her Best Man is the first book of the Left at the Altar series. “I am in love with this series and the author.” -3 Partners in Shopping Blog. From $1.99 SHOP NOW

Special Giveaway: First in Series Sci-Fi & Fantasy - win a bundle of 50+ books!


LitNuts is cosponsoring a special giveaway starting today: Enter for a chance to win a Bundle of 50+ Science Fiction & Fantasy Books. What makes this giveaway special is that every book in the bundle is the first book in a series, so this is a great way to sample a whole slew of great reads. The bundle also includes a new eReader, making the total value of the package more than $550! This giveaway is open to booklovers anywhere in the world. Deadline is February 14. 

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

Wild Hare's Daughter by Llaura Koerber

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Amy doesn't know her father, but she knows he must be supernatural in some way because she is. Bobby has a bad conscience, crimes to cover up, and no idea how to be a dad. Set in a small town in a near future dystopia, Wild Hare's Daughter is a story about secrets, trust, and family. This novel is a sequel to Wild Hare, which was listed by Kirkus Review as one of the one hundred best indy books of 2019. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Eclipse Dancer by Laura Koerber

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Honorable Mention 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards. "The storyline is simple in that it is easy to follow, yet intricate as layers unwind with a seamless, melodic flow. And, while the author excels at getting inside the heart and soul of her readers, the connection garnered by what remains unsaid is remarkable." -Reader review. A story about family love and anger with a magical realism twist, Eclipse Dancer is both harshly realistic and softened with the grace of magic. 4.3 Stars, 42 Ratings on Amazon. From $3.97 SHOP NOW /  

An Apology To Lucifer by Sean P. Haley

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Those who enjoyed The DaVinci Code will find the thriller component is strong, and replete in both nonstop action and solid ethical, spiritual, and moral examination." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review. In a race against time, Father Thomas Morelli, renowned book authenticator Lorenza Pellegrini, and psychoanalyst, best-selling author, and outspoken atheist David Wright attempt to prevent an ancient battle from reigniting. From $4.99 SHOP NOW