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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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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.
Price of Justice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,890. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Recently widowed, Austin Police Detective Jason Scarsdale works to solve the murders of two pedophiles, while trying to be both mother and father to his five-year-old daughter. During his investigation, Scarsdale is forced to navigate between the crosshairs of two police commanders out to get him.
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...
Love Through Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,600. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor. He’s the first man she’s been attracted to since her fiancé dumped her two years ago. But when the disturbing daydreams start, Jasmine begins to fear that her actions in a past life may have finally caught up with her.
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 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.
Sigrit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,920. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Seven-year-old Sigrit’s happy and structured life in Germany ends suddenly one afternoon in 1944. With her parents dead, she is forced to travel with a woman who hates children while being taken to live with strangers. Even her fourteen-year-old brother is yanked away from her side. When the war ends, Sigrit is once again separated from those she loves...
To Love an Irishman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In 1823, Aveline Peyton has the choice of staying single & inheriting only a small farm in Ireland or getting married & inheriting all her father’s wealth. She heads for Ireland and runs afoul of her father’s farm manager, Ciaran O'Devlin. Confused and angered by strange visions and her growing attraction for Ciaran, Aveline is determined to make the farm proper despite the insufferable Irishman.
Blood Mountain
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,850. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The abandoned hotel on Blood Mountain stood vacant for twelve years in the Arizona desert, shrouded in mystery and rumors, until LA playboy Buddy McCain inherits the property and decides to reopen the inn. He convinces his contractor pal, JT Carpenter, to move in and help him remodel the once-fine hotel, but then, trouble starts.
Last Wishes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,750. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jordan Davis obeys the law when it suits her. Right now isn’t one of those times. She knows someone is out to kill women in her hometown. Could the killer be sexy Judge Grayson Trent? Or is he Jordan’s only chance of uncovering the real murderer.
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...
Way to Go
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,580. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Ryan Doherty is skeptical when motivational speaker Jessica Way walks into the squad reporting death threats against her. After all, the threat letters appear to be in her own handwriting. But when Jessica turns up dead the next day, Ryan gets the case—and the guilt along with it.
Stabbed & Slabbed -- Jordan Davis Mysteries - Book 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
For Jordan Davis and Grayson Trent a Caribbean cruise is a dream vacation...until it turns into the “Cruise From Hell.” When a crew member is murdered with Jordan’s chef’s knife, all the evidence points to Jordan and Gray. Now the cruise turns into a race to find the culprit and solve the mystery before the FBI arrives and charges Jordan and Gray with murder.
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...
Defective
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,630. 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.
Blood Mountain Prophecy
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,600. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Just when JT Carpenter and Buddy McCain finally begin to show a profit from the old hotel on Blood Mountain, they run into trouble. Sales Director, Rachel Ryan has over-booked the hotel with two groups that mix like gasoline and matches. Richard Markman arrives to film part of his new movie on Blood Mountain, but his secret plan is to kill his movie star wife, Dixie.
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.
Twin Flames: Midnight Awakening
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,530. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
On a rare night out, shy, seventeen-year-old, Laura Stanton uncharacteristically throws caution to the wind and lands herself in an embarrassing predicament. Fate brings her a rescuer in the form of seventeen year-old, Tristan McLellan. Thrown into an unfamiliar world of ancient secrets, Laura embarks on a journey of self-discovery and forbidden love, only to learn nothing is as it seems.
Clubbed to Death--Jordan Davis Mysteries-Book 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Newly minted private detective Jordan Davis takes on a murder case where family loyalty trumps sisterly hate, when she sets out to prove her half-sister innocent of murder, while her lover, Judge, Grayson Trent, wonders if he wouldn’t be safer in jail.
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...
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.
Eve's Amulet ~ Book 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When Mandy Ruhe receives a sacred amulet from a mysterious woman she’s never met, she is suddenly swept back in time to Texas 1845 and wakes up in the body of Carmena Luebber, owner of the Holiday Ranch. Until she can return to her own time, Mandy must assume Carmena’s role.
Love Letters in the Wind
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,350. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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After an abusive marriage, Casey Nichols flees with her six-year-old son to Colorado, where she puts poems inside tumbleweeds and casts them to the winds in an effort to ease some of the pain in her heart. But when the love notes she thinks will never be read are found by reclusive rancher, Matt Tyree, the one person she doesn’t want to see them, her whole world is turned upside down.
Shadow's Moon ~ The Kyn Kronicles ~ Book 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,960. 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...
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.
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.

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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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