Today's Featured Books

The Moon Always Rising by Alice C Early

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“An unexpectedly memorable beach read” -Kirkus Reviews. Before a feisty Scottish woman can make tropical Nevis her home, she must assuage a resident ghost and unravel family secrets. A moving and lyrical novel that transports readers from lush tropics to rugged highlands and back again, The Moon Always Rising explores how the power of forgiveness can help even the most damaged person fix whatever is broken. Martha Hall Kelly (Lilac Girls) “loved the fabulous ghost—such a unique and intriguing character!” From $0.99 SHOP NOW

If There Never Was a You by Amanda Rowe, Olga Skomorokhova

Children and Young Adult

If there never was a you, how empty life would be! Who would make me smile and laugh and keep me company? Filled with heartwarming messages of love, belonging, and togetherness, If There Never Was a You gently reassures children that the place they hold in their parents' hearts can never be filled with anything else. From $9.99 SHOP NOW

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“We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.” ~P.D. James, The Children Of Men

The Pajama Party by Geeta Pherwani

Children and Young Adult

Being a parent is tough, especially in these unprecedented times with constant change. Children were forced to experience something new outside their comfort zone with the pandemic: not meeting friends and family, wearing a mask, social distancing at schools, online school, and more. Author Geeta Pherwani encourages kids to adapt and embrace change fearlessly. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Rain, the Park & Other Things by Alan C. Williams

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A fascinating collection of short stories. The fine appeal of the incredible narrative in this book is the focus on something unique, special, relatable, fun & thought-provoking." -Chick Lit Cafe. The Rain, the Park & Other Things by Alan C. Williams is full of quirky tales that cover crime, fantasy, science fiction, romance and thrillers, usually set in the here and now. "These are fascinating short stories with familiar beautiful Australian places and captivating themes." -Amazon review From $5.49 SHOP NOW

This Is How We Leave by Joanne Nelson

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A wise and generous memoir, keenly observed, unflinchingly recorded, written with humor, empathy, and love." -Dinah Lenney. Against a background of family runaways, award-winning memoirist Joanne Nelson explores what it takes to stay when the going begins to dazzle and the staying seems way too ordinary. "Wrenchingly human stories." -Lisa C. Krueger From $2.99 SHOP NOW

White Sheets to Brown Babies by Jvonne Hubbard

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Her life story is certainly edge-of-the-chair suspenseful but far more meaningful than simply a 'good read.'" -Amazon review. White Sheets to Brown Babies is a memoir of the life of Jvonne Hubbard, a little girl who was raised to hate minorities through the indoctrination of her father, the Grand Dragon of a North Carolina faction of the KKK. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Bloodline and Wine by Kelly Jones

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“Enough characters and relationships and crossed wires to keep the story humming along nicely, and the Italian setting is marvelous.” -The Bookmonger.  Dana Pierson arrives in Italy expecting a week of fun and relaxation with her friend, Father Borelli, but everything changes when a break-in at Borelli Vineyards results in the destruction of millions worth of wine and the death of the elderly caretaker. “Jones does not disappoint in her latest book. Highly recommended.” -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Feed the Baby Hummus by Lisa Lewis

General Nonfiction

Feed the Baby Hummus teaches parents to confidently incorporate various multicultural practices into their own caretaking plan. Pediatrician Lisa Lewis offers the wisdom and proven caretaking practices of the cultures of the world, drawn from her own training, research, travel, and clinical experience. From $8.99 SHOP NOW

Free Online Event: ArtNight in Pasadena

Imagine being able to spend this evening at a big arts festival in Pasadena, California. And it's all free. Sounds fun, right? Well, tonight is your night!

Pasadena's Virtual ArtNight is April 16 from 6 to 10 pm Pacific Time. The free online arts festival offers a wide range of virtual performances, exhibits, lectures, and more. It's hard to beat a good book, but an evening at an arts festival is also a great way to spend an evening!

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~Pablo Picasso

Fireplay by Steve P. Vincent

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Embedded with the Marines in Afghanistan, nothing has prepared reporter Jack Emery for the deadly story that’s about to explode right in front of him… “Great fun. A two-fisted thriller, escaped from five minutes into the future.” -John Birmingham, USA Today From $0 SHOP NOW

Mean Crush by K. L. Bryce


“I literally devoured this book.” -Up All Night With Books Blog. I’m the man Tabitha swore to loathe for all of eternity. Her former Mean Crush. But she’s the only one I’ve ever let into my world. Now I’m back and this time I won’t let her get away. “The chemistry was off the chain…Reed Walker is my new book boyfriend." -A Book Nerd, a Bookseller, and a Bibliophile From $1.99 SHOP NOW

Prairie Madness, Conspiracy at Fort Union by Edwina Romero

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

April 1881, Fort Union, New Mexico Territory. A drought-filled spring. The soldiers are restless and bored. When the body of Sergeant Seán Flannery is found—strangled, stripped of his uniform and weapons, lying in the mud of Los Alamitos Lake—Mary Margaret O'Keenan, an immigrant Army laundress and beloved of Seán, sets out to solve the murder. "Just the kind of novel I crave - complex female characters, authentically historical setting, and chilling suspense." -Deborah Blanche From $3.99 SHOP NOW

Lies and Solace by Jana Richards


She can’t live with one more lie. He can’t tell the truth. Ethan wants to make Harper’s dreams come true. One problem: he can’t tell her who he really is. After being lied to her whole life, can Harper forgive him or is this one lie too many? “For the reader who wants a sweet and classy story with a touch of well-done heat, Lies and Solace is just the ticket.” -InD’Tale Magazine From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Cammy the Chameleon: Happy Forest Book 1 by Lia Manea

Children and Young Adult

Meet Cammy the Chameleon! She likes to admire beautiful landscapes and sometimes she enjoys being alone. It's the first day of Kindergarten for all the young reptiles and everybody is eager to learn new things and make new friends. Cammy will soon discover that even though she is a bit different from all the other reptiles, that's not a bad thing, quite the contrary. The story encourages empathy, understanding others, manners and patience. A fun bedtime story! From $1.99 SHOP NOW

Paper Sons: A Memoir by Dickson Lam

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Set in a public housing project in San Francisco, Lam's memoir explores his transformation from a teenage graffiti writer to a high school teacher working with troubled youth while navigating the secret violence in his immigrant's family's past. From $8.69 SHOP NOW

"Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts." John Steinbeck

On April 14, 1939, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was published. Critic Peter Lisca says that at the time of publication, Steinbeck's novel "was a phenomenon on the scale of a national event. It was publicly banned and burned by citizens, it was debated on national radio; but above all, it was read." Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes, and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. 

"Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts...perhaps the fear of a loss of power." ~John Steinbeck


The Case of the Man Overboard: A K9 Police Hero Novel by Judith Lucci

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

At the intersection of science and evil lies corporate greed. A pharmaceutical company has made a dirty drug, one that kills people. They must be stopped. Can McPherson, Countess Dottie and hero dog Angel crack this case? "Lucci's plot is first-rate..." -Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite. "What a story. So well-written. The characters were real. Even Angel, the dog, seemed like a real being! I want to read more!" -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Orphans of New Lur by Blake Vanier

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Iona and Nero are Human orphans; one born with powers she can’t explain, the other bound to a terrifying friend no one else can see, both hunted by a woman that does not fail. "Building a world like Anterra is no easy task, and Vanier exceeds what is expected for an entirely new universe that is consistent with its own laws of physics! The story is fresh and innovative, drawing inspiration from sci-fi/fantasy powerhouses while still maintaining originality." - Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW

No Decision – A Gut-gripping Political Thriller by Ridge King

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

A deadlocked election. A brutal fight for the presidency. Will deadly tricks control the deciding vote? Jack has to help his father win the presidency, plunging him into a vortex of romance, intrigue and danger. Can he make a difference before it's too late? The pages turn themselves in this thrilling story of ruthless political blackmail and intimidation. “A breathtaking adventure with jaw-dropping twists and turns.” -Jerry Adams, New York From $0.99 SHOP NOW

In His Arms: A Standalone Nature of Desire Series Novel by Joey W. Hill


Strength comes from a man’s will, not his body. Rory may be a paraplegic, but that doesn’t quell his Dominant inclinations toward the woman he loves, whose need to submit and trust is so desperate, he is determined she will find everything she needs in his arms. "Joey always brings you the beauty of the human heart, and I love her for it. She writes hope.” –BookBub Review From $4.99 SHOP NOW

A Seed for Cora Lee by Leamon E Scott

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“If you have ever been to New Orleans, this book takes you back. This book will blow your mind!” - Amazon Reviewer. The perpetual concept of good versus evil is convoluted by supernatural events that carry the reader on a psychological adventure filled with uncertain doubt and obstinate skepticism. A Seed for Cora Lee begins with a horrific act and ends with heroism beyond belief. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman (Author), Molly McIntyre (Illustrator)

General Nonfiction

Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in shame that make you feel even worse. Author Karen Kleiman, coauthor of the seminal book This Isn't What I Expected and founder of the acclaimed Postpartum Stress Center, comes to the aid of new mothers everywhere with a groundbreaking new source of hope, compassion, and expert help. From $14.67 SHOP NOW

Favorite Monster by Sharma Shields

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In her debut story collection, Shields unveils the truth behind every monster. "In this darkly funny and deeply affecting collection, Sharma Shields writes with razor-sharp prose about obsession, loneliness, desire, and guilt, the monsters we brush up against, the monsters we carry inside. The result is a wondrous and twisted journey, full of magic and mystery, beauty and betrayal, hope and heartbreak. Shields’ debut is a dazzler, her voice as haunting as it is fearless." -Aryn Kyle From $9.99 SHOP NOW

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“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” ~Louis L’Amour