Today's Featured Books

FREE - Earth Alone by Daniel Arenson

Science Fiction and Fantasy

They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. Fifty years ago, bloodthirsty aliens devastated the Earth. Most of humanity perished. We fell into darkness. But now we rise from the ashes. Now we fight back. Marco Emery was born into the war. After his mother is killed, he joins the Human Defense Force, Earth's ragtag army. Emery must survive basic training, become a soldier, and finally face the aliens in battle. Against the alien onslaught, Earth stands alone. But we will fight. We will rise. We will win! Book 1 in the series. 4.2 stars, 4000+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

A Conjuring of Ravens by Azalea Ellis

Science Fiction and Fantasy

In a world where magic is a science, Siobhan is a genius. But even geniuses need schooling. Siobhan has just been banned from the country's only magic university. Unwilling to give up on her dream of becoming the world's most powerful sorcerer, she resolves to do whatever it takes to change her fate. Book 1 in the A Practical Guide to Sorcery series. 4.5 stars, 300+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver


"Dark, seductive, and sexy as sin." -Library Journal. An underworld demigod on a mission to find his brother’s killer is forced into an uneasy alliance with a gorgeous woman secretly working to stop him at any cost. If you love Egyptian mythology, a dark demigod hero, a kick-butt heroine, and enemies-to-lovers, this book is for you! "Darkly delicious, savagely beautiful, fiercely seductive...the new gold standard in paranormal romance.” -NY Times bestselling author Ann Aguirre. Book 1 in the series. 4.3 stars, 440+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

Perceptions & Secrets by Jessica Gold


Rick and Marissa Lynch, Manhattan elite and press favorites, seem like the perfect couple, with money, prestige, and a beautiful daughter. In reality, their lives have become tangled webs of deceit and secrets. Hailey Everson, Marissa's twin, yearns to live a private life far from the paparazzi. But then she meets legacy senatorial candidate Chad Harper and sparks fly. Thrust into the limelight together, they navigate the attention and steer their relationship to new heights in a book that takes you from Manhattan to the Hamptons, unraveling secrets and revealing their complicated worlds. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

The Perfect Lawyer by Gregg Bell

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Attorney Ike Thompson was known as “the perfect lawyer” for his criminal defense days, but those days are over. Until he learns that a young mother, accused of setting the fire that killed her three small children, has been tried in the media and found guilty. And that her public defender is incompetent. Listening to his heart rather than his better judgment, Ike takes Mia’s case. But the prosecutor has a slam dunk case. Ike’s old doubts surface. Can he face down his fears—and save Mia’s life? 4.6 stars, 56 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Prince of Tabor by Dr. W. Penn White

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Many centuries before the age of Man, as the ancient chroniclers tell, Tabor, the second greatest kingdom on Earth, was under siege. The king had died in battle, and the queen had died in childbirth. As the enemy was closing in, the infant heir escaped far away to the tiny hamlet of Streamside. But far away, a greater army than ever with leaders bent on revenge and world domination threatens a vastly weakened Tabor. From $2.99 SHOP NOW

Navigating and Avoiding Awkward Conversations by Julie Crenshaw

General Nonfiction

Do you want to be more confident in your conversations with others? This actionable handbook covers small talk, communication skills with strangers and coworkers, conflict management, standing up for yourself and others, responding to bad news, comforting those who are hurting, difficult conversations around end-of-life issues, and so much more! 4.4 stars, 29 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Jagged Edge Series Books 5-8 by A.L. Long


Four men with four different lives. Each one has their own story, but they have one thing in common: protect the women they love. Danger is only a six-letter word, and the higher the threat, the stronger they become. Nothing can stop the men of the Jagged Edge Security Company. Bring it on. Jagged Edge Series Books 1-4 are also on sale. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Free online Jan 3: Speaking Crow Poetry Open Mic from Winnipeg, Canada


Free online: Speaking Crow Poetry Open Mic from Winnipeg, Canada, featuring Sally Ito. Funded and facilitated by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, this open mic series is held the first Tuesday of every month. Register to be part of the audience, or register to be one of the open mic readers (limit 25, first-come-first-served). Tuesday, January 3, 7 PM CST.

"To maintain culture, one must choose to practice it.” ~Sally Ito

I Am America series from North Star Classroom

Children and Young Adult

Storytellers preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events from people whose voices have been underrepresented, lost, or forgotten over time. There are 10 books in the series, available individually or in sets of 2, direct from North Star Classroom. From $8.99 SHOP NOW

Where Bluebirds Fly by Brynn Chapman


Verity Montague is a servant in 1692 Salem. Her flaming red hair and mismatched eyes make her a prime target for accusation of witchcraft. A journal appears in the cornfield...each day she writes in the book...and each day, a response appears--from another time. Can Verity find a way to avoid the gallows on her own, or will the author find his way to her, to forever alter her fate. From $2.99 SHOP NOW

The Chalice and the Chain by Lougash T Shaw

Children and Young Adult

In the third title of the Raven Song Adventure Series, mysterious creatures have brought secrets, tales, and adventure to Four Oaks. One carries objects of great power. It’s a good thing the kid heroes and their dog are around! The story allows young readers to locate themselves in settings where intelligence and creativity flourish. The book begins with a call to action to imagine and ends with a call to action to create. From $7.44 SHOP NOW

The Devil's Seven: Volume One by Donny Johnson

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Heather Lawson is an average teenager growing up in a small 1970s cattle town. However, she notices strange things happening on her first day back at school. When someone close to her goes missing and the town decides not to act, it falls on Heather and her friends to solve the mystery. The teens soon discover their town has a dark secret hidden beneath their feet and something much worse lurking in the shadows. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Running with Horses by Kat Canfield

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Lies stalk the dark, but love turns truth to light. While hiding from a stalker, Dee becomes entangled in a murder investigation. To prove her innocence, her lies become exposed. Now her lies could drive her love into the arms of the murderer. An eBookFairs "Best in Show" selection. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

Spotlight on North Star Editions: Publisher of quality children & young adult books


Today, LitNuts welcomes North Star Editions, an indie publisher dedicated to guiding children and young adult readers toward a lifetime love of reading. We think you're going to love their books!

In the weeks ahead, we'll be sharing high-quality fiction and nonfiction from North Star Editions that inspires, informs, and entertains. You'll see an assortment of titles from Flux, NSE's young adult fiction imprint; from the Jolly Fish Press middle-grade fiction imprint; and juvenile nonfiction titles from other NSE imprints. 

Below is a small sampling of what's to come. Click on any title or image to learn more.

BONUS: Get 30% off books from North Star Editions when you order direct from the publisher. Just use coupon code LitNuts30 at checkout.

The Genius Kid’s Guide to Dogs
Imprint: North Star Kids
"Animal lovers searching for in-depth information on some of their favorite creatures will find a great resource in the Genius Kid's Guides series." ~Booklist

Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
It’s the last inning of the last game of the season, and Aaron is in the batter’s box. Can he come through in the clutch? A 2022 Junior Library Guild Selection.

The Truth About Everything
Imprint: Flux
"A first purchase for young adult collections where realistic fiction is in demand.” ~School Library Journal

Jordie & Joey Fell From The Sky
Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
2022 Moonbeam Awards Gold Medalist (Best First Book – Chapter Book)

Goth Girl, Queen Of The Universe
Imprint: Flux
"The comic con setting gives way to pop culture references and cosplay options that are simply fun. The romance, the LARPing, the costumes—it’s a geek’s definition of fun." —Seattle Book Review

The Times of Our Lives: Written Especially for Seniors by Arlene Kinnavy

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

For people who are in the senior category of their lives. All the caring, hard work and thoughts are still among us. We leave a legacy behind us of how to live life with humor and positive thoughts, which were in our world years ago. Divided into seven sections, this is a lovely coffee table book incorporating poetry and illustration. From $29.63 SHOP NOW

The Lightness of Water by Toni Cabell

Science Fiction and Fantasy

"An exquisitely refined fantasy adventure that will keep you reading well into the night.” –Indies Today, 5 Stars. Solace is beautiful, strong-willed, and called the water witch by her neighbors. She divines for water in the arid hills of her home—a dangerous pastime when the king controls access to all the water. Rhees is brooding, bitter, and hiding a deadly secret. But he’s determined to help the thirsty people of his land—even if it means kidnapping the last living water diviner. “Highly recommended!” –The Wishing Shelf. 4.5 stars, 49 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW