Today's Featured Books

Cold Peril by Emily Jane Trent

Romance

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

Romance

“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

Romance

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

Events

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


Self-Learning Mastery by Thinknetic

General Nonfiction

The Self-Learner’s Handbook To Unlock Your Potential And Unleash Your Inner Genius. Learning things on your own isn’t hard. You’ve just been doing it wrong. Want to get it right? Here’s how… There are core skills you need that support, even augment your memory. The correct way to read is one. The ability to critically assess and take notes is another. Learn methods that will allow you to be in the company of elite self-learners! From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Burned (Sinful Desires #2) by A.L. Long

Romance

How could I possibly believe that I deserve a woman like Kenzi Horton? She’s smart, beautiful, and sexy as hell. I had one chance to tell her the truth about my past, and I blew it. Now every day, I am paying for making the biggest mistake ever. I should have taken care of Van Wilkerson and his brother Niles Harris a long time ago. Every day without Kenzi is one day too long. I may not deserve her, but neither does River Stevenson. Kenzi Horton is mine, and I will do whatever it takes to get her back, even if I have to leave The Society. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Guardians of Erum by A. Ali Hasan Ali

Science Fiction and Fantasy

In a story set in the ancient Arabian Peninsula, the son of a humble date farmer is targeted for sacrifice by a jinn master. An occultist apprentice intervenes to stop the sacrifice, but when the boy goes missing, his father begins an unforgettable quest across an unforgiving land to rescue him. 4.4 stars, 88 ratings. From $6.99 SHOP NOW


Jon Bragg: Blue Essence by Kenney Meyers

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Jon Bragg enjoys a quiet life in the small town of Grinwell, Iowa. He has loving parents, a typical, bratty little sister, and a best friend who is fascinated by Norse mythology. But when Jon turns sixteen, a new kid arrives, stirring up a whirlwind of trouble, and Jon and his friend are caught in a hunt for demigods and their blue essence. A Norse Mythology Fantasy perfect for fans of the Magnus Chase series and movies like Mortal. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. From $1.99 SHOP NOW


New Release: Hope for the Worst by Kate Brandt

Spotlight

Congratulations to Kate Brandt and Vine Leaves Press on the release of Hope for the Worst, a novel that asks how far we will go for love, and what happens when we reach our limit.

"A novel with many lessons for living, rendered in beautiful form." ~Jimin Han, author of A Small Revolution


Hope for the Worst by Kate Brandt

NEW RELEASE: March 7, 2023
From $5.99  

Ellie is twenty-four years old, stuck in a dead-end job, and questioning the meaning of life when she meets the much older Calvin. It’s as if her deepest wish has been granted. Star of the Buddhist teaching circuit in New York’s Greenwich Village, his wisdom is exactly what she’s been seeking.

When she becomes the center of his attention, it’s almost pure bliss…until it becomes clear that Calvin expects sex as part of the bargain. At first reluctant, Ellie gradually falls ever more deeply in love, until Calvin is all she can think about.

Calvin’s lectures stress the Buddhist concept of non-attachment, but that doesn’t salve her wounds when he abandons her. Suddenly alone, Ellie must find a way to heal from her loss—but not before devotion to her teacher takes her halfway across the world to Tibet, and puts her life in real danger.
 
Praise for Hope for the Worst
“A thrilling journey into the heart of Buddhist thought on pain, truth, and desire. This story will pull you deep into the thorny beauty of American Buddhism—and leave you wondering and moved.” ~Blair Hurley, author of The Devoted

“A novel that speaks to our moment: how do we live? how not to suffer? how to be where we are? This remarkable story allows us to see our own lives with new eyes.” ~Kathleen Hill, author of She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons

“A tale of high ideas and high longing, with an untrustworthy guru and New York in its most desperate years...a riveting book that will make its mark on all readers.” ~Joan Silber, author of The Secrets of Happiness and Improvement
 
“Pulses with vivid observations of what we do in the search for love...a novel with many lessons for living, rendered in beautiful form.” ~Jimin Han, author of The Apology and A Small Revolution

About the Author
Kate Brandt’s work has appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Literary Mama, The Westchester Review, Ginosko, and Redivider, among other journals. She teaches adult literacy students in New York City and lives in Westchester County, New York. Learn more at katebrandt.net.
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 vineleavespress.com


Read an E-Book Week is here!

Events

Read an Ebook Week is now underway. Created by booklover Rita Toews of Winnipeg, Canada, Read an Ebook Week brings together ebook retailers, publishers, and authors who offer thousands of ebooks for free and at deep discounts to encourage booklovers around the world to give ebooks a try. Start with the books featured by LitNuts today, and then keep an eye out all week for more great reads!

"Books are no more threatened by ebooks than stairs by elevators." ~Stephen Fry


Bigger Better Braver by Nancy Pickard

Book of the Day

"A self-help companion designed to unearth hope and help it to grow." ~Foreword Reviews. Bigger Better Braver: Conquer Your Fears, Embrace Your Courage, and Transform Your Life is a proven, step-by-step guide for uncovering and putting into action the vision we each have in our hearts to live the life we are meant to lead. Provided with clarity and enhanced with inspirational client and personal stories, Pickard shares tools to identify, face, and overcome beliefs from childhood that hold us back, leave our comfort zones, cultivate fear as a driving force for change, and discover courage to take bold steps into the future. 4.7 stars, 54 ratings. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


Walks with Sam by David W. Berner

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Moments of true enlightenment...dog lovers and spirtualists will adore this." -Publishers Weekly. A sweet and beautiful story of a man, a dog, and the redemptive nature of a good walk from award-winning author David W. Berner. A long walk can lead to unexpected discoveries, especially when you bring your best friend along. In the tradition of many literary walkers, Berner sets out on foot hoping to reexamine his life, look back, and look forward, all with the help of his young dog. 5 stars, 23 ratings. From $7.49 SHOP NOW


FREE - 1000 Fun Facts for Immature Adults by Bryan Spektor

General Nonfiction

Random Trivia and Weird Truths You Should Know Vol. 1. Wow your family and friends, and blow their minds with 1,000 unbelievable but 100% true facts. Did you know that you produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools? Or that there’s a town in Central America where fish fall from the sky? Knowing fun trivia like this can be quite handy! Make people think you're a genius. Put an end to awkward silences. Conquer trivia night! 4.7 stars, 200+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Prince of the Apple Towns by Del Elle

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Would you take your keepsake to a shop with half-baked signage? Phillens does. He has an item he wants to deposit. Not with a bank, but a consultancy complete with a surface-to-air train. Only a keepsake for the vault is the last thing Jay and Jo want. That kind of heat could invite trouble... A is for Apple. T is for Trouble. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 


Vicenary by George Blacken

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A Collection of Black and African Culture Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories. Heroes come in all forms, races, and cultures. These twenty-brand new multicultural science fiction and fantasy stories present thought-provoking themes, dramatic plots, relatable characters, and heart-penetrating words that are both relevant and entertaining for fans of urban, fantasy, supernatural, dystopian, superhero, space opera, and robot fiction. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Surprise Twins for the Boss by Josie Hart

Romance

"Starts out hot and only gets HOTTER! What a page-turner." -Amazon review. If you want to fool around in the office, don’t knock anyone up. I’m Drew, the one your mother warned you about. I always get what I want, and I want my sexy-as-sin PR rep, Camille. Our love/hate relationship is the stuff of fantasies, but I’m her boss and I won’t be tied down--until she drops the ultimate bomb on me: she's pregnant. "Awesome 5-star read! Sizzling chemistry between Drew and Camille, with some unexpected twists and turns." -Amazon review. 4.5 stars, 100+ Amazon reviews. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Essential Affirmations For Empowering Black Women by Zena Williams

General Nonfiction

A Life-Changing Way to Boost Confidence, Overcome Procrastination, Embrace Healing, and Prioritize Positive Self-Care (Self-Help Success Book 1). The quality of your day can all come down to how you start it. If, the moment you open your eyes, you’re tired, negative, and dreading a new day, that energy will taint every aspect of your day. This book covers powerful ways to stay grounded, build balance, foster resilience amid stress and anxiety, and the seven secrets to increasing self-confidence and empowering yourself. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Your Well-Being Workbook for OCD by Sophia Todd

General Nonfiction

A practical and comprehensive workbook that arms readers with expert strategies for managing obsessive-compulsive disorder. Designed to help you overcome negative thought patterns, control your anxiety, improve your social life, and implement proven therapeutic methods for lasting success. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The 2 Keys To Permanent Weight Loss by Ken Flett

General Nonfiction

If you've struggled to lose weight only to gain it back again, or if you have relied on willpower to battle food cravings but fail time and time again, know that you’re not alone. Based on the conclusions from 2,047 survey participants and written as a result of seven years of study and research, The 2 Keys to Permanent Weight Loss is a radical new approach to dieting and weight loss that offers the tools for permanent change to those struggling to maintain a healthy weight. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Spotlight on Clash of Fate and Fury by Rachel Menard

Spotlight

Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on Clash of Fate and Fury by Rachel Menard, award-winning young adult fantasy novel coming March 21. 
 
A 2023 Junior Library Guild Selection
 
Order direct from the publisher and get 30% off with coupon code LitNuts30.


Clash of Fate and Fury

Coming March 21
Reading/Interest Age: 14-18
E-book: From $8.99
Paperback: $14.99

Seventeen-year-old Gen may have rescued her beloved father from prison, but she hasn’t saved him yet. If she fails her end of a bargain with the Olympian Empresses, they will send him right back to his cell.

To keep the Empresses happy, Gen must bring them the legendary golden apples of Hesperides and the monstrous Cerberus. But both are rumored to be in the neighboring Elysium Empire, which has a long history of war with Olympia. Making matters worse, Gen’s former enemy and newly designated heir to the isle of Arcadia Castor invites herself on the journey, hoping a golden apple could end Arcadia’s reliance on Illumium for storm vials. And Castor’s twin brother, Gen’s StormMaker boyfriend Pollux, has been pulling away from Gen due to troubles stemming from her mind magic.

With Castor’s pirate-thief girlfriend and Pollux’s servant companion in tow, the unlikely team embarks on its voyage. But war is only an insult away in Elysium, and more than the Emperor has their eyes on Gen’s mission. The quest has caught the attention of one of Elysium’s Oracles, and trouble is sure to brew with Prophecy on the rise.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rachel Menard was born in New Jersey, raised in Arizona, and then relocated to Rhode Island. Throughout her life, she has been a barista, college radio DJ, singer in an alt-country band, marketer, designer, and finally, a young adult author. Her work has been featured in Writer's Digest and on Cast of Wonders, and her short story "Blame it on the Bees" was chosen as a “Best of 2019” by Diabolical Plots. Her first novel Steel Hand, Cold Heart, won the Grand Prize in the Writer’s Digest 7th Annual Self-Published eBook awards. Learn more at RachelMenard.com.
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New giveaway for a $150 Amazon.com Gift Card!

Events

LitNuts is cosponsoring a new Reader Central Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a $150 Amazon.com gift card and books signed by the authors—including the award-winning A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox. Earn entries simply by connecting with authors on social media. Enter by March 30. 

Also, last call for the Beth Gibbs Book Giveaway. Enter by March 4 for a chance to win signed books and a $25 coffee shop gift card.

And don't miss out on the Help Yourself Giveaway and a chance to win $75 in books. Enter by March 10.

"March is the month of expectation." ~Emily Dickinson


Welcome to the Zipper Club by Bruce Ballister

Book of the Day

Are you or a loved one facing cardiac surgery? There’s nothing more frightening than when your heart isn’t functioning the way it’s supposed to—except possibly when the heart of someone you love is in trouble. It's natural to want information before surgery, but much of what is on medical websites is incomprehensible jargon. Whether you’re preparing for heart surgery yourself or you’ll be supporting someone else, Welcome to the Zipper Club: Surviving Heart Surgery and Beyond will explain what to expect and how to survive beyond the surgery, and much more. 4.5 stars, 33 ratings. From $4.99 SHOP NOW