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BLACK OPAL BOOKS--BECAUSE SOME STORIES JUST HAVE TO BE TOLD.

Based in the Pacific Northwest, BLACK OPAL BOOKS was founded by people who thought the publishing industry could do more for both readers and authors. So they formed BLACK OPAL BOOKS and gave it a mission: produce high-quality, well-edited books for readers, while helping authors achieve their dreams, as well as a higher percentage of royalties.

For Readers: Since we’re readers, too, we know how frustrating and disappointing badly-written and poorly edited books can be. We understand that when you pay good money for a book, you expect to get value for your dollar. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, all our books are carefully chosen for quality and thoroughly edited before a single copy goes out.

For Authors: Since we’re authors as well as businesspeople, we know how much hard work goes into writing a book—endless hours spent staring at a page while searching for words, struggling to finish the first draft, revising, editing, more revising, and still more revising. We also understand how disheartening it is, when you finally write the dreaded query letter and send it out to publishers, only to have your book rejected based solely on your query letter by someone who hasn’t read a single word of your book. Or even worse, to not get a response at all. And if you're lucky enough to get accepted and published, to receive royalties of such a small per cent. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, we let you send your completed manuscript along with your query letter. For all properly submitted queries, we read at least one chapter of the manuscript before deciding whether to accept or reject it. We also respond to all properly submitted queries. For those of you we do accept, our royalties start at 45%, for both ebook and print, and go as high as 70%.

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Love Undercover
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,630. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hotshot Secret Service Agent, Sarita Cerez is thrown into a medium security prison—for work. Her job is to protect the daughter of the president of South Korea. She never envisioned making friends with illegal immigrants or falling head over heels for one of the guards. Now the clandestine activity, which is integral to protecting her charge, may destroy her only chance at love...
A Marriage of Convenience
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the Depression-plagued rural Wisconsin of 1932, Annalee Lines loses her husband to an accident and her home to a fire within a few short months of each other. The abusive husband she can do without, but with her home and possessions totally destroyed, Annalee and her two children are now destitute. Annalee vows never to tie herself to another man—but she may have no choice...
Ranch Wife
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,650. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Her harsh, forbidding husband makes Amanda Bradshaw feel more like a brood mare than a wife, and she never experiences the happiness or joy she expected. Though she’s nine-months pregnant with her second child, he orders her to have a boy this time and leaves to go on a cattle-buying trip. Her labor begins, her small daughter is in danger, and Amanda prays desperately for help...
Raven Woman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,880. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
In ancient Alaska, before it was known to anyone but the Inuit people, a child Umiak is the only survivor of a starving clan who ventured too far onto dangerous, unknown waters to find food. Washed ashore with nothing but her raven-feather talisman, she is discovered by strangers, taken to their village, and forced to serve the elderly shaman...
Death in the Desert ~ A Jason Douglas Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 160,040. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
After thirty years of being a cop, Jason Douglas thinks he’s through with dead bodies, bloody victims, and nightly gunfire. So when he stops to fix a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, the last thing he expects is to find skeletons in the desert. Nor does he expect to be pulled into a small West Texas sheriff’s office as the only available CSI man.
Destiny
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,630. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Jessie is determined not to let her hearing loss hold her back. She aims her sights even higher as she ventures in a new direction. With a Black Belt on the horizon, and so close to achieving it, she is unaware of the danger closing in on her.Until one day, everything suddenly changes and she finds herself standing on the precipice of life.
Lane Changes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,950. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Cassie Cruise wants her life back as a kick-ass P.I. Trouble is, she has zero credibility since bungling a case on reality TV. After a public tantrum, she slinks off to bury her head in the sandy beaches of Southwest Florida. Just as she starts over as the owner of The Big Prick Tattoo Shop, a body is discovered in the trunk of her burning car.
Chancing Faith
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Naaki Tabika has a burning need to prove, to herself and to others, that she’s more than wife and mother material. To do so, she’s prepared to give up everything for her job. Meeting Thane, however, makes her want to get personal. But falling for her boss could destroy her career. Will she be willing to risk it all for the one thing that can make her truly happy?
Senior Assassin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Her dreams of a trip across Europe on a luxury train hadn’t included murder…In 1937, with the clouds of war looming on the horizon, librarian Fiona Vancleave dreams of luxury train trips involving exotic places and romantic interludes. But when she wins a trip on the Orient Express, she quickly discovers that things aren’t quite as she envisioned them.
Treasured Chest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,890. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Carmen Ventura takes up her post as commander of the Strega, she becomes the new Captain Sirena, the legendary pirate most people think is just a myth created to scare children. Her first quest is to search for the “treasured chest” hidden by her predecessor. But before she can even begin the hunt, she runs into Marko Lucin, captain of the Levant and Carmen’s most insane adventure yet.
Worst of All Evils
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,680. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Following a worldwide economic collapse, a tyrannical administration takes control of the United States government and nullifies the Constitution. Joan Bowman, a highly skilled veteran and patriot, joins an underground resistance group to restore America’s beloved freedoms. Too late, she realizes that the group she so idealistically joined is just as corrupt as the administration in Washington...
Dreamer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,390. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Fifteen-year-old Rory Adair has a secret—prophetic dreams she never reveals to anyone. Excited about finally meeting the hot, tall, blue-eyed guy from one of those dreams, she is shocked when he turns out to be identical twin brothers Bryce and Ryder Wyatt. Then the dreams begin to change...
Wickedly They Come
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,640. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Haunting visions, unusual strength, and special paranormal talents are the norm for Seeley and her sixteen-year-old daughter Jordan. Their lives become perilous when the leader of The Black Order stalks them, trying to fulfill a prophecy to consecrate Jordan to his lord—Lucifer.
Twin Flames ~ Revised Edition ~ A Soul Mate Love Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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The last thing forty-year-old Natalia Santagario expected was to be sitting on a Manhattan barstool, ogling a man she’s never met, but swears she knows. The mysterious dark-haired woman at the end of the bar stops twenty-eight-year old Marc Tremonti in his tracks. His head says she’s a stranger, but his heart tells him otherwise. Together they embark on an adventure that will change their lives...
Who Am I? ~ How My Daughter Taught Me to Let Go and Live Again
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Megan Cyrulewski is an ordinary person who has faced extraordinary challenges and now wants to inspire people and show them that hope gives them the power to survive anything. Who Am I? is about her journey into post-partum depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, visits to the psych ward, divorce, domestic violence, law school, and her courageous struggle to survive with her sanity intact...
Let's Sing or Speak Well
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
A comprehensive guide to improving your singing and speaking voice, Let’s Sing or Speak Well uses two simple, yet proven techniques, combined with audio files that allow you to practice what you learn, to help you make the most of your voice. Ruth Sonnenschein’s innovative guide to improving your voice will have you singing and speaking better in no time at all.
Archimedes' Claw ~ Time Traveler's Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Driven by the need to discover Truth, Dr. Finn McGee uncovers a secret, hidden in Time, that catapulted the Roman Empire to find Archimedes. Hunted by the government, haunted by his past, and driven by passion, Finn must risk all and travel back through the vortex of Time to encounter mankind’s greatest mystery.
Defective
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,640. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
University of Pittsburgh law student, Maggie Hovis, battles an enemy she cannot escape—her own brain. Her family calls her a drama queen. Her fiancé, Sam, moves out after she throws a shoe at his head. Maggie knows there is only one way to get him back—control her moods. So she takes the step most of her family is against: therapy.
Wickedly They Dream
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After Seeley is possessed by an evil wraith, Jordan must dig deeper into the Satanic realm. And against Markus’s direct orders, she offers herself, body and soul, in a blood covenant to rescue Seeley from the clutches of hell. But there’s trouble in paradise, and Markus has been reassigned. Can Jordan defeat both her internal and external demons to win him back? Or is he gone for good this time?
The Widow James ~ As the River Runs ~ Book 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lindsay, “Lindy” Deane James, a forensic psychologist and widow of an ER physician, returns to her hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia, after her best friend pleads with her to clear Elsie, an elderly friend, from insanity and murder charges. As Lindy investigates, she uncovers dark secrets that threaten the reputations of many prominent Lynchburg residents...
Drifters: Stories from the Dark Side of Delinquency
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,140. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Teens
The world has changed… Teenagers exist in a different world than you grew up in. Video games, gun violence, sexting, and bullying have all exploded onto the scene, leaving many parents shut off from their children and vice versa. In that vacuum, too many kids gravitate toward darker temptations, but there is hope.
Shadow's Edge -- The Kyn Kronicles -- Book 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,170. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It takes a monster to hunt one, and Raine McCord is on the job. In a world where the supernatural live in a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and indicates someone knows that monsters are alive and kicking. But her partner, the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand, proves to be a challenge as dangerous as the prey she hunts.
Forever Flames ~ A Twin Flames Novella
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Sometimes the past won’t stay where it belongs. Marc and Natalia are settling into parenthood, but they can’t shake the feeling of déjà vu when it comes to their new baby. Sensing they’ve been a family before when something horrible happened, they journey back in time, through hypnotic regression, to eighteenth century Belgium, where they relive a shocking past life that challenges their love.
The Dead Don't Dream
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,730. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
You are a Toronto police detective, lying in the gutter, shot by the man you were pursuing, and your life is slipping slowly away. The Dead Don’t Dream takes you back to the year 1973 and the world of Ian McBriar, a homicide police detective, as he investigates the brutal assault on two young boys, one of whom is the son of a local underworld figure.
Shadow's Soul -- The Kyn Kronicles - Book 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,220. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Raine McCord has no problem taking down monsters, so playing bodyguard to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, should be easy. But the simple task turns into a nightmare. Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is left for dead. As she and Gavin unravel the complex web of secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.
To Love a Marine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After her husband is killed in Iraq, Tessa Matthews makes a promise to herself—never date another man in the military. Especially a Marine. A flat tire and dead cell phone threaten to challenge that vow when Gunnery Sergeant Dylan Cooper comes to her rescue. But can she ever allow herself to love a Marine—again?
Jake's Song
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Hettie Jamison lost her husband in 1892 and now, two years later, her ranch hand has been murdered and her cattle are being rustled. When the sheriff Jake La Force comes to investigate, Hettie’s foreman hints at her guilt. When Jake interrogates her, Hettie is hurt and angry. She orders Jake off her property, but he won’t stay away.
Shadow's Moon ~ The Kyn Kronicles ~ Book 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,970. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A blonde, a brunette, and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks loose… It should have been the start of a bad joke, but Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing funny about confronting an enraged shifter in a crowded Portland nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans. The resulting carnage begins to fray the thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural Kyn...
The Broken
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,060. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Born into a family of Guardians—extraordinarily gifted humans who protect mortal souls—seventeen-year-old Rose Kazin shows no signs of being blessed with the supernatural talents her family has used for generations to fight demons. When she and her father figure, an age old celestial Warrior, are horribly wounded in a demonic ambush, Rose awakens to find Ouriel, has volunteered to protect her...

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A Touch of Winter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,170. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
A collection of short stories with a winter/holiday theme. Fifteen different stories by 15 different authors: Bobbye Terry, Pinkie Paranya, Nana Prah, Jennifer Moss, Dawn Chandler, Jennifer Gibson, Shannon Kennedy, Robert Boris Riskin, Cathrina Constantine, Aneta Cruz, Bev Irwin, E. A. Aymar, Carole Avila, Alyssa Lyons, and Lynda Kaye Frazier
Things That Go Bump for the Holidays
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,210. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A collection of paranormal short stories. Ten different stories by ten different authors: Eric Henson, Jami Gray, Julia Joseph, Liv Rancourt, Melissa Groeling, Marissa Bauder, John R. Beyer, KH LeMoyne, Debbie Christiana, Bonnie Vaughan.

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