Today's Featured Books

Suburban Skies by Piper Templeton

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"A mind-enveloping read, it helps take your mind away from everything except the story line." Residents of the small community face obstacles as they try to rebuild their homes and their lives after Hurricane Katrina. When folks are at their most vulnerable, facades crumble, secrets spill, and Jody Bertolucci meddles her way into everyone's affairs until she is found unconscious in her FEMA trailer. "Author did a real good job with said characters. It’s very moving. The plot was great!" From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Strider and the Regulus by Tricia D. Wagner (free excerpt!)

Children and Young Adult

Sneak peek of the first two chapters! A starry-eyed boy. A cryptic map. A mythical treasure. What perils await in the chasing of dreams? "Ms. Wagner is a brilliant storyteller who, like a poet, handpicks each word, causing the reader to feel, smell, and taste what Swift and other characters are experiencing. The story is tight, riveting, and fun, and will pull on your heartstrings. This novella deserves a broad audience. Bravo once again, Ms. Wagner." -Nick Chiarkas, author of the award-winning novel, Weepers. Get the first two chapters free now, or pre-order the entire book (coming August 3) for $2.99. From $0 SHOP NOW


Find Your Carrot by Jacquelyn H Berry

General Nonfiction

People need permission to create opportunities and live their best life. The Find Your Carrot brand of motivational content is backed by scientific evidence that isn't preachy and keeps it real. Dr. Jackie Berry disrupts the reader's status quo by giving them philosophical permission to pursue their dreams. Find Your Carrot is about shifting one's focus away from fear, to chasing the carrot - the ultimate reward when achieving one's deepest desires. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Kingdom of Shadows and Dust by Sherry D. Ficklin

Children and Young Adult

"A gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the courage of trusting one's self." -Casey L. Bond, author of When Wishes Bleed. Ava was supposed to be many things, meek, submissive, and above all, silent. But when this rebellious princess rides off to war instead, the fate of two great kingdoms rests in her ability to tell friend from foe, enemy from ally. Ending the war will mean a terrible sacrifice, and the revelation of a dark secret she's carried for far too long… From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Man with a Castle by Debra J Falasco

Romance

Rand Ravenspur is Peer of the Realm, Laird of a Scottish clan, one of the wealthiest men in the world. He built a conglomerate on the foundations of the legacy that had been left for him by the powerful men who’d built it. And he did it alone; there wasn’t anyone who could bring him down until he found Sabrina Hughes. Debra J. Falasco's "Man With" series continues with the highly anticipated "Man with a Castle." From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Homesick By Nino Cipri

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Dark, irreverent, and truly innovative, the speculative stories in Homesick meditate on the theme of home and our estrangement from it, and what happens when the familiar suddenly shifts into the uncanny. In stories that foreground queer relationships and transgender or nonbinary characters, Cipri delivers the origin story for a superhero team comprised of murdered girls; a housecleaner discovering an impossible ocean in her least-favorite clients’ house; a man haunted by keys that appear suddenly in his throat; and a team of scientists and activists discovering the remains of a long-extinct species of intelligent weasels. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


Little Raw Souls by Steven Schwartz

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In Little Raw Souls, award-winning author Steven Schwartz writes of loss and replenishment in eleven suspenseful and affecting stories. Set in the contemporary American West, the stories take on the identity of a place where tradition is still a work in progress and acts of self-discovery arise for characters at any age. Steven Schwartz’s stories never stand still. With pathos and humor, they probe ahead, searching out the tender souls of his characters. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Free Online Event: 33rd Annual Lambda Awards

Events

Lambda Literary Awards, June 1, 7 - 9 PM ET: Created more than 30 years ago to recognize the crucial role LGBTQ writers play in shaping the world, the Lambda Literary Awards (#Lammys) celebrate the very best in LGBTQ literature. Typically held in person in New York City, this year's Lammys will be presented virtually for the first time ever, making it available for free to LGBTQ book lovers everywhere.


Verge of Corruption by P.C. Stevens

Romance

“A page-turner to the highest degree.” InD’tale Magazine. In Verge of Corruption, an award-winning author offers readers a twisted, sexy story that will NOT remind you of other paranormal romances. While spying on the enemy, two immortals form an undying bond. He must face his darkest self. She, a formidable predator, becomes prey. A love unlike any other may be their salvation. “Has plenty to offer from seriously intense love to gripping battle scenes complete with a great plotline.” Manybooks From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Portia by Denise Turney

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Portia displays an innocence and a hope that is rare in modern novels." -Amazon Review. Portia is the story of a woman who is forced to choose life after she discovers that she has breast cancer. Career success, loving family ties, and enlightened friends power in the background, but life isn't a straight line for Portia. Despite her mother's award winning contributions to Chicago's public school system, her father's leadership role in the community, and despite her own drive and determination, Portia faces hard challenges. Find out if a supportive, loving family and a caring, courageous man's love will be enough to save Portia. From $1.99 SHOP NOW


C Is for City by by Ashley Marie Mireles, Volha Kaliaha

Children and Young Adult

A is for airport. B is for bookstore. C is for city hall. Calling all city slickers! With F for fire department, L for library, and S for salon, going from A to Z has never been more urban! Take an alphabetized tour around town and discover the plants, animals, and places that make the city so amazing! From $8.99 SHOP NOW


Until the World Shatters: Truth, Lies, and the Looting of Myanmar by Daniel Combs

General Nonfiction

In the bustling city of Yangon we meet Phoe Wa, a young photojournalist pursuing his dream at a time when the government is jailing reporters and nationalist voices are on the rise. In Myanmar's far north, we meet Bum Tsit who is caught between the insurgent army his family supports and the business and military leaders his career depends on. Until the World Shatters weaves Phoe Wa and Bum Tsit's stories to reveal a larger portrait of Myanmar's history, politics, and people in a time and place where public trust has disappeared. From $14.99 SHOP NOW


Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Science Fiction and Fantasy

In a tour-de-force tapestry of science fiction and historical fiction, Andromeda Romano-Lax presents a story set in Japan and Taiwan that spans a century of empire, conquest, progress, and destruction. “In Plum Rains, the world that Romano-Lax engineers is a character in itself, impossibly complex and daunting in its believability.” -The Paris Review From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Free webinar: Raising Happy, Healthy Little Humans

Upcoming free online event: Hunt, Gather, Parent: Raising Happy, Healthy, Little Humans, June 1, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time. Join award-winning NPR producer and science reporter Michaeleen Doucleff, who will share lessons learned from hunter-gatherer communities about "team parenting," including four tenets that are still the norm in hunter-gatherer families: Togetherness, Encouragement, Autonomy, and Minimal Interference. Her brand-new book, the New York Times bestseller Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans, offers more than just tools for raising happier children -- it gives support and space for the overworked parent of today.

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” ~Nora Ephron


Save Him by William M Hayes

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Save Him combines the physics of chaos theory and the whiz-bang action of a techno thriller to fuel a military page-turner...” -Blue Ink Reviews. Military scientist Rydel Scott has discovered time-travel. He also believes he has been sent a message from God - Save Jesus from being crucified. “Every time I thought I had this book figured out a little bit it surprised me...and then did it again and again.” -Amazon Review From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Before We Die Young Books 1-5 by L.T. Quartermaine

Children and Young Adult

This unique coming-of-age, urban fantasy 5-book series will sweep you from the plains of Africa, to the Monsoon climes of South East Asia, to the high mountains of Alaska and back again. "An amazing story of courage, loyalty, compassion, and respect for all living things." -Readers' Favorite From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Question Is Murder by Mark Willen

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"An innovative tale of intrigue, jealousy and revenge that kept me turning pages." -Millie Mack, author of the Faraday Murder Series. Newspaper columnist Sam Turner, known to his readers as Mr. Ethics, faces his toughest moral dilemma yet: Can murder ever be justified? That’s the question from a woman being stalked and threatened by an ex-lover too powerful to be stopped any other way. Sam knows journalists shouldn't get involved personally, but what choice does he have? From $4.97 SHOP NOW


Truth Like Oil by Connie Biewald

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Emotionally true and beautifully written." -Robin Farmer. The impactful story of two mothers in Boston, Massachusetts: Nadine Antoine, a Haitian-American nurses’ aide, and Hazel Watkins, a white cantankerous nonagenarian felled by a stroke who struggles with her own helplessness and dependency. "Big-hearted and intelligent, this novel grabs you from the first page and lingers long after the last." -Laura Brown From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Vicious by L.J. Shen

Romance

"An epic deliciously wicked must read that will blow your mind and leave you with a massive book hangover." -Books and Boys BookBlog. They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes.

Events

Quarantine and mask restrictions are being reduced or eliminated as more people get vaccinated and the spread of COVID-19 slows. But it's not always easy to go "back to normal."

Life as a QuaranTEEN: Youth Mental Health Post-Pandemic, is a free online event on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 PM Central Daylight Time, featuring New York Times columnist and American Psychological Association thought leader Lisa Damour, Ph.D., who will share inspiring, practical advice about obstacles and opportunities for our mental health post-pandemic and skills we can use to foster a resilient rebound. Dr. Damour is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ~Anne Lamott


Daddy Loves You by Kyle Wilson

Children and Young Adult

Why are some good dads not around? Could it be their jobs? Or something more? Daddy Loves You explains to children ages 3-8, in their own words, different scenarios for why a dad may not physically be present in a kid's life. And - most important - to show them that love is never the issue. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Worlds of Wonder: Collected SciFi Short Stories by Tony Teora

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Highly recommended for community library science fiction collections." -Midwest Book Reviews. Secrets. Mysteries. Adventure. Science Fiction with an element of truth? Worlds of Wonder is a collection of five science fiction short story adventures by Tony Teora. "An engaging, mysterious, futuristic story and series launch." -Kirkus Reviews From $0.99 SHOP NOW


You Can't So You Don't by T. Raheyyu Hope

General Nonfiction

Paul Tillich said, "Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free." If we allow fear to stop us from doing what we truly desire to do, then we will never complete it. What is it you really want from life? Can you really make the change happen, or are you too scared to go after what you want? If you have ever felt the need to evolve and reinvent, this book will motivate you to pursue that journey. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


The Bifurcation of Dungsten Crease by Richard Hacker

Science Fiction and Fantasy

“A humorous and quirky Sci-Fi romp reminiscent of Douglas Adams or Kurt Vonnegut.” -Warwick Gleeson, author. An ordinary man discovers he’s an alien probe being hunted by galactic assassins. To survive, he must master his Shaper abilities before he becomes a victim, or worse, accidentally destroys Earth and everyone he loves along with it. “Entertaining storytelling keeps readers turning pages.” -The Prairies Book Review From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Writing in a Nutshell: The Complete Series Collection by Jessica Bell

General Nonfiction

If you focus on one small thing at a time, the story will eventually come together to create a whole. The same applies to learning writing, editing, and publishing craft. If writers focus on one aspect of the craft at a time, the process will seem less daunting, and piece by piece, it will come together. Not only is the Writing in a Nutshell series an excellent addition to any creative writing, editing, and/or publishing course, but it’s also a great primary learning tool for aspiring writers and self-publishers. From $5.99 SHOP NOW