Today's Featured Books

FREE - Fire and Sword by Dylan Doose

Science Fiction and Fantasy

In this “epic tale" (Library Journal), three reluctant heroes rise to save a land ravaged by monsters, magic, and epic battles. But will they be enough? "Clever and well-written... immediately evoke similarities with the iconic The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the First Law series by Joe Abercrombie." -Grimdark Magazine. 4.4 stars, 1275 ratings. Book 1 in the series. FREE - SHOP NOW

The Perfect Wife by A.L. Long


My name is Davian Cross. I’m a man every woman wants and every man hates. My needs are unique, but that doesn’t stop me from getting what I want. And right now, that is Reyna McCall. Keeping Reyna McCall safe isn’t my only task. Soon she will be mine. Dangerous is my middle name. It’s who I am and no one can stop me. Book 1 in the Sinful Pleasures series. National Indie Excellence Award winner. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Secret Babies for the Mafia Doctor by K.C. Crowne


On a yacht overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, I allowed a complete stranger to dominate me—and he gave me a gift that changed my world forever. I assumed we'd never meet again, and I certainly didn't expect to see him in my delivery room. Maybe I should tell him that the baby is his, but it's becoming clear that Doctor Dangerous has a few dark secrets of his own…like his long history with the Greek mafia. Now my priority is to protect my babies, even if that means walking away from the man of my dreams. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Face Off by Marina Vivancos


Orion’s life turns upside down when someone outs him as the first Omega in the NHL. Now, he has to wrestle with the decisions he made throughout his life to keep that secret hidden—including the man he left a decade earlier. Problem is, that man is Gabriel McKenna, Captain of the Queen’s Hounds. Seeing as Orion captains the Brooklyn Cats, their relationship is more one of hate than love at the moment. Or so he wants to tell himself. From $5.99 SHOP NOW

New Giveaway: Amazing Adventures - Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy!


New Giveaway: LitNuts is cosponsoring the Amazing Adventures Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a bundle of 50 young adult sci-fi and fantasy novels plus a new eReader (a $550 value). Open to readers worldwide.

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” ~Madeleine L’Engle

Shadows of the Past by Nellie H. Steele

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Haunted by all-too-familiar bloody nightmares, Josie Benson’s life is falling apart. Even the best medical professionals can’t provide answers…though maybe the strange man who’s stalking her every move can. When her nightmares seep over into visions more real than memories, Josie realizes she has to trust this mysterious stranger, recall every lost memory, and remember who she really is in order to save not only her family, but the world. Book 1 in the Shadow Slayers Stories. 4 stars, 137 ratings. Free via Kindle Unlimited. From $3.99 SHOP NOW

Game Of Strength And Storm By Rachel Menard

Children and Young Adult

Once a year, the Olympian Empresses grant the wishes of ten people selected by a lottery—for a price. Seventeen-year-old Gen wants the freedom of her father, who was sentenced to life in prison for murders she knows he didn’t commit. Castor plans to carry the island Arcadia into the future in place of her brother. To get what they want, Gen and Castor must complete nearly impossible tasks. Only one can win. The other walks away with nothing—if she walks away at all. “An intriguing fantasy series starter…a sweeping adventure.” -Publishers Weekly. For young adults age 14-18. From $8.99 SHOP NOW

The Patricia Fisher Mysteries by Steve Higgs

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Get Box Set #1 in this bestselling series for a bargain price, and follow 50-something sleuth Patricia as she proves age is no obstacle while tackling killers, thieves, kidnappers, and more. Fast-paced mystery, thrills, and hilarious antics abound in these cozy mystery chart-toppers. Discover a whole new world of heartwarming mystery thrills. The set includes 10 complete novels. 4.7 stars, 3400+ ratings. $0.99 SHOP NOW

Of Course It’s You by Ali Parker:


My boss’s daughter is off-limits. For now. Wanting her wasn’t in the cards. Tell that to the need pumping through my veins. When we’re thrown together at work, resisting temptation goes out the window. But her father gives her the job I’ve had my eye on. All bets are off. Is it war? Or love? Or both? From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Spotlight on the Shadow Slayers Stories by Nellie H. Steele


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the Shadow Slayers Stories from author Nellie H. Steele, a suspenseful supernatural mystery series following a group of friends as they battle the darkness in the world. It's Dark Shadows meets Stranger Things in this urban fantasy filled with action and supernatural drama!

Pre-order Darkness Rising, the newest book in the series, to receive a copy upon its release on February 7! 

Shadow Slayers Stories by Nellie H. Steele

From $3.99 each (free via Kindle Unlimited)
$18.79 set of first four books in the series

In the days ahead, we will be featuring each of the five books of the Shadow Slayers Stories series in more detail in the LitNuts newsletter, leading up to and culminating with the release of Darkness Risking, the newest book in the series, on February 7. For now, here is an overview of each book in the series. Click on any of the links or book covers to learn more.

Shadows of the Past (Shadow Slayers Stories Book 1): 4 stars, 137 ratings. If Josie doesn’t confront what lurks in the shadows of her past to reclaim her life…it won’t just be her own soul on the line. From $3.99. 

Stolen Portrait Stolen Soul (Shadow Slayers Stories Book 2): 4.5 stars, 63 ratings. The Slayers want to live their lives in peace, but if they can’t recover a mystical painting, it could spell disaster for the entire world. From $4.99. 

Gone (Shadow Slayers Stories Book 3): 4.5 stars, 45 ratings. He wants nothing more than to find his fellow Slayer, but a powerful enchantment stands in his way. In order to save her life, he must be willing to risk his own. From $4.99. 

Trouble (Shadow Slayers Stories Book 4): 4.4 stars, 35 ratings. A poisoned rose. Life-altering secrets. Can the Slayers overcome insurmountable odds? From $4.99.

Darkness Rising (Shadow Slayers Stories Book 5): New release, coming Feb. 7. A dangerous, new enemy blows into town. Death and destruction follow in her wake. It’ll take everything they have to stay alive. From $4.99.

About the Author
Award-winning author Nellie H. Steele writes in as many genres as she reads. Addicted to books since she could read, Nellie escaped to fictional worlds like the ones created by Carolyn Keene or Victoria Holt long before she decided to put pen to paper and create her own realities.

When she’s not spinning a cozy mystery tale, building a new realm in a contemporary fantasy, or writing another action-adventure car chase, you can find her shuffling through her Noah’s Ark of rescue animals or enjoying a hot cuppa (that’s tea for most Americans.)

Learn more (and get a free book!) at A Novel Idea Publishing or visit Nellie at her blog, Nellie's Book Nook.


Free & discounted books today, free online lit event tonight!


Today's Featured Books include three "freebies" and nine more great indie books priced under $5! You can see all of our Featured Books at

Also free: The Downtown Writers Center / YMCA of Central New York presents poets Suzanne Frischkorn and Alessandra Lynch. Friday, January 27, 7 PM EST.

"A poet’s work … to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep." ~Salman Rushdie

Civil Terror: Gridlock by J. Luke Bennecke

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"A thriller with surprisingly deep implications." –BookTrib. Self-driving cars have arrived. So have the terrorists. Civil engineer Jake Bendel helped design a roadway system for self-driving cars, but when disaster strikes on a busy California freeway, Jake and a rogue FBI agent find themselves racing against the clock to stop a national attack that could claim the lives of millions. This fast-paced thriller from a real-life traffic engineer will make you think twice about the looming autonomous vehicle revolution. 4.3 stars, 100 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - The Royal Treatment by Melanie Summers


For fans of Bridget Jones and The Princess Diaries comes a laugh-out-loud, feel-good comedy with a sizzling side of romance… One devilishly handsome, arrogant prince, one beautiful anti-royal blogger, two months under the same roof. What could possibly go right? Book 1 in The Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Series. Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal winner. 4.5 stars, 2700+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

The Paris Soulmate by Brooke Gilbert

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Reeling from the reality of turning thirty soon, Christine decides to take her bucket list trip. She’s dreamed of going back to Paris, but since being diagnosed with several rare autoimmune disorders, she never imagined she’d get the chance. Now, she finds herself on the way to the city of love with an unexpected surprise…an extremely handsome British stranger has mysteriously fallen onto her path. 4.4 stars, 40 ratings on Amazon. 100+ Goodreads reviews. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Gods of War by William S. Frisbee, Jr.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Trapped in stasis, four Marines are awakened at the same time researchers awaken a threat that endangers the entire human race. The odds are against them, but that’s nothing new for Marine Raiders. Semper Fidelis and Semper Invictus! Book 1 in the series. 4.6 stars, 750+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Source Awakening by Tracey Canole

Science Fiction and Fantasy

They said the Earth was safe. They were wrong. That piece of the rogue planet, Goliath, changed everything—more than Reena realized. Now she must learn to survive in a world destroyed, control these developing powers, and decide what The Source is and why it’s calling to her. Should she fear these images of this ethereal swirling liquid or strive to protect it from those who wish to use it for personal gain? From $2.99 SHOP NOW

The Killing Spell by Shane Ulrrein

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Edward Peach is a fourteen-year-old wizard who has been accepted into the prestigious Prymoutekhny Wizards Academy for Boys. His parents are overjoyed, but Edward finds school difficult with bullies, strict teachers, and challenging wizardry classes. He is almost ready to give up and go home when he falls in love with another boy as the school. Ultimately, Edward must risk his own life to be with the one he loves in this LGBTQ fantasy for young adults. From $4.99 SHOP NOW

When You're Young by Sarah Welk Baynum


EQUUS Arts Festival First Place Literary Award Winner. When You're Young features first love, secrets, horses, enemies-to-lovers romance, friendship, suspense, humor, and a mystery that will keep the pages turning. This prequel to The Impelled Series, a clean equestrian romantic suspense series, is set in the past and tells Emma’s story during her teen years as she navigates high school, horses, and romance. 4.5 stars on Amazon. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

The Intelligent Reader’s Guide To Reading by Thinknetic

General Nonfiction

Reading may be as easy as ABC, but remembering what you did isn’t. Find out what you can do about it in The Intelligent Reader’s Guide to Reading: How to Read a Book the Right Way for Stronger Comprehension and Better Recall. There are core skills you need that will support, even augment your memory. The correct way to read is one. The ability to critically assess and understand what you read is another. Become a more discerning, better-informed reader. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Sign of Nine Stripes by Carol Amorosi

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Angus believes his success lies in the colonies. When he receives an offer of employment, he sails the Atlantic again. But there's an undercurrent of danger running through the colonies now. Smuggling, protests, and secret organizations are the norm. New taxes and restrictions are being imposed. And people are taking sides against each other. Angus doesn't want to choose sides. But when a dead body is delivered to his employer's door, what choice does he have? From $0.99 SHOP NOW

FREE - Breathe by Lucinda Race


A romance is like a fine wine; it needs time to breathe. Tessa should be running her family’s successful winery business, but her brother has returned to claim the corner office. Looking to prove that she’s more-than-capable, she purchases Sand Creek Winery, a cash-strapped competitor. Max would never have sold his winery to his competitor, but he needed the the money to pay for his sister’s cancer treatment. When the new owner offers him a contract to stay on, he can’t afford to turn it down. He also can't ignore the effect Tessa's deep brown eyes and heart-shaped face have on his senses. From an award-winning, bestselling author, Breathe is Book 1 in the Price Family Series. FREE - SHOP NOW

Rich and Elite by James Ekunode

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Saxon is just a poor boy in a humble town in the mighty kingdom known as Valoria. But his outlook improves when a wealthy family decides to hire him as one of their many butlers. The family is among the nine wealthiest and powerful families in the country, widely known as the Noble Nine. But the same day Saxon arrives for his new life among the rich and elite, the head of the family is killed, leaving Saxon to take over. From $3 SHOP NOW

FREE - Only One Mistake by Natasha Madison


Michael knew that being traded after fighting with his coach on air wasn’t a good look. With one mistake under his belt, he needed to focus on the game and nothing else. But everything changed when he came face-to-face with his very pregnant one-night stand from six months ago. For Jillian, two pink lines changed all her plans. She figured she was doing this on her own. Then one day, she was staring into the eyes of the man she hated…the father of her baby. All it took was only one mistake to change everything. 4.6 stars, 2000+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW

Three Freebies + Four Giveaways Today!


Today's Featured Books include three freebies and books from authors appearing in LitNuts for the first time. Visit the LitNuts website to see all of today's Featured Books

Also today, a friendly reminder to check out FOUR giveaways:

“I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” ~Cheryl Strayed

FREE - 9 Donovan's Way by Andrea O'Connor

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Attorney Gaby Quinn’s phone has been ringing off the hook since her involvement with the infamous Jorgenson case. Yet she finds herself craving the peace of her garden as she heals from the senseless death of her husband. As Woodson Falls’ most famous lawyer, it’s only natural that Gaby is asked to handle the estate when renowned author Phillip Mitchell suddenly dies of an apparent heart attack. Everything seems straightforward until some things turn up missing—including Mitchell’s girlfriend. Now it’s up to Gaby to dig up the truth. Book 2 in the series. 4.4 stars, 32 ratings on Goodreads. FREE via Kindle Countdown Deal - SHOP NOW