Today's Featured Books

Tropical Punch by S.C. Jensen

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"I absolutely loved this book. I am going nuts waiting on the next one." -Amazon review. Tropical Punch is a fast paced, action packed carnival ride full of glitter, grit, and neon lights. You’ll love this new take on the classic hard-boiled detective novel because it’s got non-stop action, dark humor, and a cyborg who just can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. "Bubbles Marlowe is just the sort of down-in-the-grit anti-hero faithful readers of the genre will relate with." -Amazon review From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Billy Senses The World by Stephanie O'Connor

Children and Young Adult

''Wonderful book normalizing visual impairment!'' -Amazon Reviewer. Billy Senses The World is a wonderful journey of a visually impaired beetle and his best friend Andy. They travel through different continents and countries, experiencing the best parts as they go. From $0 SHOP NOW


FI Money: Learn the Hard Way, Teach the Easy Way by Peter Duffy

General Nonfiction

It is very easy to become worried about your personal finances. It is time to take control of your money and your life with this unique guide. This book cares about your financial future. It shows you how to start heading in the right financial direction with clarity and purpose. From $0 SHOP NOW

 


The Zipper Club by Thomas Mannella

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Eloquent, insightful, and intensely engaging" -Annita Sawyer. A young man's struggle to come to terms with the deteriorating valve in his heart. "A rawly honest, extraordinarily detailed, and astonishingly beautiful account" -Jane Alison From $2.99 SHOP NOW




A Very Polite Murder by William Foster

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

With no sign of a break-in, nothing taken and no sexual motive, it has to be a domestic murder. Or so DI Keen believes. Eight years after Simon Browning is convicted of murdering his wife, the real killer shows himself. It's down to Simon's best friend, Tommy, to get DI Keen to re-look at the case. There is a plan in place and it is heading to conclusion. Set in the Welsh borders, the killer uses the forests along the river to find ways of disappearing. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 


Latte to Chardonnay by Tricia LaVoice

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Find out what sex, love and motherhood look like in this uplifting modern day tale of triumph, heartbreak, and all the "unmentionables." You will roar with laughter and cry tears of joy for these women, as they jump the hurdles of life while holding each other’s hands and never letting go. Together forever, while always remembering that life happens between the latte and the chardonnay. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Just His Secretary by Donna Jeffries

Romance

She's just his secretary…until he needs someone on his arm to convince his mother that he can take over the family business. Then Callie becomes Dawson's girlfriend—but just in his text messages…but maybe she'll start to worm her way into his shriveled heart too. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Heaven's Door, a Novel by J. Kilburn

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Readers compare this dark adventure to cult favorites: "If Twin Peaks had a literary baby with Sons of Anarchy, its name would be Heaven’s Door." This is a shocking, lurid, cautionary tale of crime fiction that is the result of twelve years of research and careful revision wrapped up in a horror-style, pulp-themed cover. Self-Publishing Review called it "a brutally raw and riveting look at the inner workings of a fictional Canadian biker gang.". InD'tale Magazine calls Heaven's Door a "heart-stopping tale of good versus evil." From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 


Running From Destiny by M.A. Rothman

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A “riveting” tale (Kirkus Reviews) by a USA Today bestselling author: Eighteen-year-old Jason is running from a government agency that claims he’s at fault for his parents’ death. Is his destiny really written in a musty tome more than a thousand years old? Fulfilling his destiny may be a life-or-death situation for more than just himself. The fate of the world lies in the balance. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


You Belong

On this date in 1925, The Great Gatsby was published. The book was well-received by critics, but was a commercial failure at the time. F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940 believing he was a failure, which is very sad given the impact he has had on readers and writers since then. 

"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald


All the Whys of Delilah's Demise by Neve Maslakovic

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A new release, a NetGalley review describes All the Whys of Delilah's Demise as a “fun blend of sci-fi and a classic whodunnit mystery...I literally could not put it down.” Nineteen-year-old Scottie must clear her name after being framed for the death of New Seattle's most popular person. “A truly excellent and thought-provoking piece of speculative fiction, with twists and turns throughout.” -Amazon review From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Braving the World: Adventures in Travel and Retirement by Pam Saylor

General Nonfiction

"A breathtaking overseas journey that will warm your heart and make you smile." -Indies Today. When Pam and Dave board a one-way flight to Italy, the romance of their dream trip collides with the reality. A "revelation about the ups and downs of European travel." -US Review of Books. "An endearing and informative peek into traveling abroad." -Self-Publishing Review From $4.99 SHOP NOW


99% Down by Chaselyn Roderick

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

No one was ready for the end of the world. Technically, I guess it isn’t over yet... because I’m still here. My dad used to say we were the lucky ones, and I believed him. We had survived the "solution." A vaccine the government had created and given us no chance to refuse. A drug that ultimately mutated and eliminated 99% of the population. The world might not have ended, but most of us that are left wish it had. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


The Science of Defying Gravity by L. G. Reed

Children and Young Adult

"Useful, entertaining, and encouraging; will inspire confidence and an appreciation of science." -Kirkus Reviews. An upbeat tale meant to encourage girls in STEM, explores the joys of scientific discovery. “Tweens who enjoy making, building, and learning will get the most from this book about what it takes to become a scientist.” -Booklife Reviews From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Jungleland by M.T. Bass

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

“There are only two types of aircraft: fighters and targets.” -Doyle ‘Wahoo’ Nicholson, USMC. Sweating it out in the former Belgian Congo as a civil war mercenary, with Sparks turning wrenches on his T-6 Texan, Hawk splits his time flying combat missions and, back on the ground, sparring with Ella, an attractive young missionary doctor, in the sequel to My Brother’s KeeperFrom $0.99 SHOP NOW


I Am the Rage by Dr. Martina McGowan, Diana Ejaita

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"I am The Rage is a timely look at generations of trauma and inaction." -Bustle. For fans of Amanda Gorman's The Hill We Climb and Morgan Parker's There are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, comes a diverse poetry collection like no other. From two Black women of two different generations, I am The Rage provides insights that no think piece on racism can; putting readers in the position of feeling, reflecting, and facing what it means to be Black in America. From $7.39 SHOP NOW

 


Vine Leaves Press: Innovative Indie Publishing

Today's featured books include The Angle of Flickering Light, a book from Vine Leaves Press. We have featured a number of titles from Vine Leaves in recent weeks/months. They publish book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoir/autobiography, and character-driven novels with a literary bent. ​But that description just scratches the surface. Here's how the folks at Vine Leaves describe themselves: "We are nomads. ​Yet we are a family. Our tight-knit team works remotely from all ​around the world. ​We come from the United States, Germany, Greece, England, and beyond." Together, they are producing some truly innovative indie books. 

If you don't see The Angle of Flickering Light in your version of today's newsletter, you can find it and books from all genres on the LitNuts website

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus


The Angle of Flickering Light by Gina Troisi

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A story of powerful recovery" -Domenica Ruta. Desperate to find respite from the knowledge of her father's infidelities, his verbal abuse, and her step-mother's psychological torment, Gina spent hours doing Jane Fonda’s workouts, smoked cigarettes instead of eating food, and became obsessed with her thinness...with the notion of fading away. "Orchestrated like a song through the depths and back up to the high, light notes" -Fleda Brown From $2.99 SHOP NOW


A Friend Like That by Marissa Finch

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Book cover image
Alice is swept away by the mysterious glamor of her new friend Taylor. But when Taylor suggests murdering the man who assaulted Alice, both their lives are turned upside down. A gripping new novel of revenge, secrets, and toxic friendship. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /  


Striker X by Negus Lamont

Science Fiction and Fantasy

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


Kate's Ocean by Anola Pickett

Children and Young Adult

Young children have a hard time moving from the familiar to the unknown. When her family leaves their ocean side home to live on Grandpa's Kansas farm, Kate misses her beloved ocean most of all. She finds a way to grow an ocean on the prairie. This story shows the power of a child's determination and imagination and celebrates the beauty of the prairie in bloom. From $4.95 SHOP NOW


Caught Up in Christ: Spiritual First-Aid for Believers and Seekers by Rick Merfeld

General Nonfiction

“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


Helix: Episode 1 by Nathan M. Farrugia

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"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


Dancing with Death: An Inspiring Real-Life Story of Epic Travel Adventure by Jean-Philippe Soulé

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“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

General Nonfiction

Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer tells the stories of 40 patients with incurable lung cancer, including the author. It aims to help patients, families, and healthcare providers understand the experience of living with cancer. It also shares reflections on the essential questions of meaning, resilience, and coping with adversity in life. From $0 SHOP NOW