Black Opal Books

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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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The Place Inside the Storm
Pre-release—available April 6, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,210. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
It's 2038. Tara Rivers is fourteen, a bit rebellious, and socially awkward. The corporation where Tara's parents work orders them put an implant in Tara's brain to "cure" her autism, or her father will be prosecuted for manufactured crimes. Will she ever find a place where she is safe?
Rainbow Vintner
Pre-release—available February 16, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,830. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Morgan Kenworthy—a Berkeley student studying abroad and a guest of the de Carduzacs, family friends who have a chateau in St. Émilion in France—uncovers a coup against the government of France. Soon after she arrives, a bombing at the Brassault Aviation plant kills several ministers. Morgan unearths clues that point to her friend's stepfather, and now her life is in danger...
An Unconventional Affair ~ Book 2 ~ A Risk Worth Sharing
Pre-release—available January 26, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,590. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This second part of An Unconventional Affair finds Barrington Stone working in Australia for a year. Tranquility “Tee” Hammond, fifteen years his senior, has ended their affair, but for Barrington it was never over. He can’t wait for the year to pass to go back to her. However, after a drunken encounter, with a woman he later discovers is a sex worker, his life is changed forever...
Food for Thought: Just Desserts
Pre-release—available January 26, 2019. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In Just Desserts we find Emma Craven’s life has become more complicated and difficult to navigate. She’s student teaching and working at her husband Gary Parker’s restaurant, The Green Spruce Grill. An unexpected pregnancy has Emma’s head whirling, and she can’t keep up with all the responsibilities she now has in her life...
The Case of the Missing Mobster
Pre-release—available January 26, 2019. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,180. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A dead body, identified as Lenny Spinoli, washes up on Dockweiler Beach in Southern California. Spinoli was last seen on Santa Catalina Island, leaving on a fishing trip with his friend, Ricky Martin. When Ricky goes missing, his realtor wife hires Hollywood PI Polly Berger to find him. then the FBI horns in, demanding she help with their investigation, but are they using her as bait?
Mutilating Women
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,570. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mutilating Women is the story of an honor crime. It follows members of the Kotwal Clan during the chaotic months before and after Indian independence in 1947, a time of upheaval and of hope. The members of this Himalayan clan would be termed liberal/progressive in their stance toward the many issues they faced...
Beyond the Stone Arch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
During a visit to her grandmother’s house, Ellie notices a stone arch in the garden that she has never seen before. Curious, she steps through it and meets a boy, Orly, who has been waiting for her. He tells her that he was killed two hundred years ago, and he needs Ellie’s help to find his grave so he can go back to his village, and she's the only one who can help....
Murder in the Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,910. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A dead father’s heroism is difficult to live up to, but an embittered mother is even harder to live with. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Dana Sinclair longs for just two things: more action on the job, so she can earn a promotion like her father before her, and a better relationship with her estranged mother. When her partner is killed, she wonders how she’ll get along without him...
Mirror Mirror
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,410. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A mirror of questionable origins appears out of nowhere in a shipment of furniture. It calls to those it finds compatible. The owners soon find out why, and wish they hadn’t. Can a mirror actually be possessed? What happens to the people it encounters? Pray you don’t find out…
Lonely Hearts Cry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,370. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Raising teenagers is hard enough. But when a single dad has to deal with a bi-polar daughter, it can be a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, the cosmos has a way of evening things out, and introduces a lonely young widow into their lives. Set in rural Maine, Lonely Hearts Cry is the parallel love story of one such father and his headstrong daughter.
Lost in Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,740. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Alaina Lowell trips over a rock, hits her head, and blacks out. When she comes to, she's been transported back in time to 1888. Without a penny to her name and not a soul she can turn to—as no one she knows has even been born yet—she fears she may have to do the one thing she always swore she would never do: get married and let a man support her. How can she possibly survive in this harsh world?
A Two Horse Town
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,990. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kate Caraway hates giving lectures at the University of Illinois so much that she fears she’ll lose her mind. So, when a student, Nate Springfield, walks into her office with a story of wild horses in danger, Kate takes an immediate leave of absence. She goes to Two Horse, Montana, but before she can meet with a small coalition of citizens,, she finds a dead body...
Grave Expectations ~ A Mother-and-Me Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,310. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Marabella Vinegar’s favorite neighbor, Sam Lipschitz, dies, everyone, including the NYPD, thinks it was natural causes. But Marabella knows better. So does her sleuthing sidekick, her mother-the-ghost-detective, who has recently dropped back into Marabella’s life, happy to interfere again. Can she and her mother find the killer? Or is Marabella doomed to become the next victim?
Hell Cat ~ A VIC Shapeshifter Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,860. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Some secrets are too dangerous to share…For shapeshifter Helly Cooper, blood is blood. She's returning to Vancouver Island to find her brother’s killer. She has unfinished personal business with her old boss, Will Conall. But right now, Will can either help or get the hell out of her way. Especially after she discovers an even deadlier plot involving pack politics, revenge, and twisted magic.
Pure Gold ~ Three Cases of Gold
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Cast loosely in the mold of such hard-boiled detectives as Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, Joe Gold is an old-fashioned kind of guy, adrift in a modern world he doesn’t fully understand, full of characters he understands all too well. Times may change, but people don’t. And being Jewish is just another hurdle.
The Gator Hunter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,220. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Grover Moss is bored. A former big-city detective, he misses the mind-numbing parade of bums, drug dealers, prostitutes, murderers, and violence only big cities can provide—until he discovers a reclusive wraith of a man who says he’s murdered his father and buried his body under the floor of the mill, that is. As the Julia Springs Police Chief, Moss is intrigued enough to follow up on the story...
Sins of the Sister
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,660. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Lana Madison is a twenty-three-year-old, unconventional private investigator, who is searching for the men who abducted her identical twin. Lana and Dania are complete opposites, but their bond from birth allows them to share emotions. These brief moments of connection prove to Lana that her twin is still very much alive, but she's given up on the police ever finding her...
Race for the Sun ~ The Soul Watcher Series ~ Book 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,950. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Soledad confronts the failures of her last life, having committed suicide when things became too difficult. As she moves forward into the soul-watcher’s phase of the afterworld, she picks from a list of struggling souls to guide and guard. Journey with these very real characters to find what lessons are learned and the rewards their love brings. This book is a lesson on life and loving for all.
Hour of the Serpent
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,630. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Violet and Johnny Dotson pull up stakes and relocate to the beautiful countryside near Asheville, North Carolina, in an attempt at starting over after a series of miscarriages that Violet has attributed to the presence of an evil snake. Unbeknownst to them they have actually been summoned there by an evil entity.
When Angels Sleep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,430. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Edwina Hartley is a recent widow after thirty-five years of marriage. When George died, he left behind a chaotic swamp, and Edwina is completely lost. He turned out to be a closet gambler, cashing in their insurance policies and mortgaging their palatial home. And now she also beings to suspect that George didn’t die of natural causes…
The House Wren
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 173,500. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Texas dairy farmer, Alton Kemper, has a life changing experience following the death of his son Jim, a soldier in World War II, when he decides he has to live again for his grandson. Alton’s grandson, Jimmy, grows up in the shadow of his bigger-than-life grandfather, learning what is it means to be a man of honor. But life presents many challenges for the Kemper family...
Inquitos ~ The Past Will Kill
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,270. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Jonas Peters and Frank Sanders team up to solve a string of murders, starting with the intentional and fatal bombing of the Common Grounds, a local coffee shop in downtown Riverside—a usually calm city in Southern California. Dozens are dead after an explosion rips apart the Common Grounds, leaving dozens of others gravely wounded. In an instant, all their lives are thrust into a trail of death...
Simultaneous Meltdown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,730. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Lynette Sommer, Richard Lancaster III, and Carl Razer are all having a really bad day. And then it gets progressively worse, as three homegrown terrorists—Matthew, Mark, and John—destroy three vital Boston landmarks—The Hancock Tower, the Pru, and the Boston Public Library,—with the drop of a backpack and the flick of a switch…
Hastings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,220. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The year is 1059, and Norse marauders raid and plunder Geffrey’s small Normandie village of Lochwald. Standing in the midst of burning rubble, he finds his father murdered, his mother and fiancé nowhere to be found. Geffrey is taken prisoner to slave away in the iron mines in distant Saxony. After he escapes, he returns to Normandie and gets caught up William of Normandie's quest for the crown...
Vanished ~ A Trust Mystery ~ Book 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,670. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
It was supposed to be the kidnappers’ last job, snatching the infant of a poor single mother for an unsuspecting wealthy client. But the kidnappers grab the wrong baby—Billy, the son of high-profile bankers, Kingsley and Todd Henning—from their employer’s secure daycare. Realizing their mistake, the kidnappers plant evidence to implicate the parents and dismantle their operation...
Vengeance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,780. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Tony Sattill has retired a captain from the NYPD Manhattan Crime Analysis Team (CAT). He lives well with his wife, Melissa, and their three children in the penthouse of his wife’s former husband. He lectures on the value of CAT to out-of-town police departments. With the killing of a former CAT member, Tony jumps back into his familiar aggressive police mode...
The Last Rapier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,670. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Air Force pilot Captain Jesse Hardin is thrilled when she’s offered the opportunity to test fly the top-secret prototype X-66 Rapier, the most advanced jet the world has never seen. However, her enthusiasm is soon tempered when she learns that a previous Rapier prototype, along with its two test pilots, vanished somewhere over the Pacific only a week before...
Restoring Ainsley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Gareth, a merman, will do anything to shark fight…Even if it means entering the dreams of Ainsley Peters and making love to her so he can convince her to return with him under the tides to the Crystal Caves. Gareth faces sanctions and won’t be able to shark fight unless he gets Ainsley, who thinks she is human, to see her grandfather...
Long Ago and Far Away
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,970. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The biggest secret of World War Two may be about to be revealed—totally by accident. If the truth gets out, history may have to be rewritten, counties may go to war, allies may become enemies, and lives will be lost. One of those affected is Max Maxwell, and he’s not happy about it...
Death in Trout Fork
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,570. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
She should have known when she fished that Pink Floyd T-shirt out of the creek that it belonged to that waitress, the one who disappeared…
A Question of Trust: A Stormhaven Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,980. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Lana Greene doesn’t care that most of the world sees her as avaricious and amoral. All the better for her to stand as a shield against those who would exploit the weaker. Until the day she comes up against a situation too difficult for her to handle on her own, and she has to reach out to her ex-husband, Ty Randolph, owner of Stormhaven Ranch.
Game Piece
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,400. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Temple, Texas Police Detective, Barry Marshall hunts for a hardened serial killer with the ultimate endgame, one intended to strip Marshall of everything he holds dear—his career, his wife Erin, and his reputation. As the body count rises, Marshall is forced to face his worst nightmare.
Bleamy's Corner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The Bleamy family, three strong-willed Scots, are forced to leave their drought-besieged farm for London in 1802. Twelve-year-old Jeremy Bleamy soon loses both parents—his father to consumption and his mother, who jumps from London Bridge in her grief. Now an evicted orphan with less rights than a stray dog, he sets up shelter in a corner between two buildings with all he has left in the world...
A Checkered Past ~ An Emmeline Kirby/Gregory Longdon Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,900. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A looted Nazi painting…A former IRA commander…The tie that binds is murder. Emmeline Kirby is back in London, determined to make a success of her new job as editorial director of investigative features at The Clarion. Three months have passed since her trip to Torquay and the devastating revelations that surfaced about her fiancé Gregory Longdon...
Making Mountains into Molehills
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,020. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Wyatt Henry has always been his brother’s keeper and learning how to be a horse farmer and a man above measure like his father. When Emmett jumps in to help a damsel in distress in a barroom fight, he suffers a severe head injury that leaves him blind. It nearly destroys him, taking Wyatt with him. While dealing with Emmett’s challenges, Wyatt will face a life-threatening illness of his own...
The Catch of Misee Sue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Misee Sue makes a miracle baseball catch, no one sees it. Everyone thinks she’s lying. The title goes to the other team. Everyone totally ignores and shuns her. Then a farmer comes home from a week-long vacation, raving about the catch he saw Misee Sue make. Everyone runs to find Misee Sue, now convinced she was telling the truth. But the knowledge is bittersweet. It’s too late. She is gone.
Last Gasp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Last Gasp—a novel that resonates with today’s politics—unfolds in a way that mingles personal and societal issues and intertwines the past and present while moving relentlessly forward.
Taylor on Loan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Taylor on Loan is told alternately by three protagonists—a British police officer, a Dutch investigator, and a forger’s girlfriend. Each struggles to stay alive as police and criminals hunt them across Europe, finally colliding in a shoot-out on the docks of Dover. It’s murder on everyone.
Blue Rubber Pool
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,310. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
JT Harrington, a shadowy, world-weary south-of-the-border deal maker, is having qualms about his work and life. Smitten by a dainty Southern belle, he ships his sailboat to rural South Carolina and parks it near her parents’ house. But his transition to the boonies does not go well. And somebody’s watching from the road…
For Good Reason
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,960. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » USA
Twenty years after he survived Vietnam, Daniel Mulvaney’s memoir about it is a best seller. But success brings unforeseen attention. An invitation from a mysterious Vietnamese, to return to the land that nearly took his life, takes Danny back to when an idealistic kid was unjustly expelled from college and drafted into the US Army. The old nightmares resume...
The Girls Whispered Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,360. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The second book in the Izzy Walsh Mystery Series! Springtime is beautiful in the cozy town of Twin Oaks, nestled along the New England coastline. It’s 1954, and Izzy Walsh is at The Mariner’s Whisper, Twin Oaks’ most popular dinner club, for a girls’ night out. But the fun is short lived and the highballs run dry when the chef is found murdered the next morning...
An Unconventional Affair ~ A Cheshire Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,430. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tranquility “Tee” Hammond is head of a law firm. Having escaped a violent husband, with a son she was really too young to have had, her life revolved around her work. There was little time for anything else and she didn’t need anything else. But her life was about to be changed by a friend of Tee’s son at university, Barrington Stone, fifteen years her junior who is determined to woo her...
Who Is What?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,790. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Mark and Stacy Singleton rent a boat to cruise some the Caribbean islands, but while they are sleeping, a large tanker unknowingly overturns their craft. Holding on to wreckage, they float toward a nearby island where two men—one a scientist and the other his assistant—rescue them. Mark and Stacy don’t know it, but their life has just become more complicated than they could ever have imagined...
That's a Wrap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,120. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Actor Daxton Knight is a rising star and appears to be have everything, including fame, fortune, and his pick of gorgeous women, but appearances can be deceiving as he begins to receive some distasteful hate mail. It seems someone holds a grudge against the superstar...
The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,670. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The most notorious love letters in American history—supposedly destroyed a century ago—mysteriously reappear, and become the coveted prize in a fierce battle for possession that brings back to life the lawless world evoked in the letters themselves...
A Necessary Hero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Chicago, 1942. Can a reclusive and cynical factory janitor prevent the IRA from changing history?
First Love ~ Harbor of Love ~ Book 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,310. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Things are finally starting to fall into place for single mom Josie Kent. Then Josie’s life is turned upside down when her three-year-old daughter’s father shows up, claiming he was a fool to have walked out on her when she told him she was pregnant and now he wants her back. Although he makes no outright threats, Josie still feels threatened, until she is rescued by an unlikely hero...
No Reason to Kill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,390. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Deeply saddened by the murder of Will Ramsdell, the retired police chief of Wisteria, Virginia, who helped her with her first investigative assignment, Abby Burlew, who suffers from bipolar disorder, heads to Wisteria to make sure Will’s killer is brought to justice.
Fallen Wizard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,930. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Twelve-year-old Peter Michaels is accustomed to weird things happening. But when an old man dressed in strange clothes falls from the sky and lands in Peter’s front yard, the weird quotient gets ratcheted way up. Peter does the only thing he can. He helps the man into his house. That mistake leads to a second, the one that puts an end to Peter’s dream of making the all-star baseball team...
Overkill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,510. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
No one liked Drusilla Isaacs. She spent a lifetime alienating people. Now she’s dead. Shot, stabbed, and her neck broken…and that’s what the coroner can tell from a first look. It’s up to Maggie Blaine—former friend and one-time victim of the odious Drusilla—and Maggie’s partner, Jacob Brown, to figure out who, out of a seemingly endless list of suspects...
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Latest book: The Lava Lord. Published May 21, 2016.