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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HOJO Girl
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
In the summer of 1968, the Vietnam War raged, the Civil Rights movement spread across the land, and the sexual revolution began to impact the lives of Americans. Days after her graduation from high school, Sadie Wainwright joined the ranks of the Howard Johnson Restaurant Empire by becoming a HOJO Girl at the Golfair Howard Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida.
A Date With Janet
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,400. Language: American English. Published: April 10, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
David Henderson had a wildly successful business career and retired before he turned 50. He now lives a life of simplicity and pleasure on New York City’s Upper East Side. He is now facing complications from three women—a powerful business leader, a former colleague, and an heiress—with the challenging prospects of love, heartache, and danger. Will his comfortable existence change forever?
The Poe Consequence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,970. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Exploring both the desolation and hope that define our emotions, The Poe Consequence integrates social and ethnic divisions through acts of fate and supernatural horror for the reader to observe and imagine. How is a gang-hating young boy’s attempt to save the life of a gang member tied into preventing a loved one’s soul from eternal darkness? How does a mysterious psychic’s prophecy relate?
The Interpreter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,610. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » General
Twenty-three-year-old American GI Kurt Berlin is recruited to aid in the interrogation of captured Nazis. A refugee from the Nazis himself, Berlin discovers the Nazi he’s interpreting is responsible for much of the torment and misery he endured during his escape. And that very same Nazi may hold the key to finding the girl he left behind. Will the pull of revenge dislodge his moral compass?
The Third Factor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,070. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The unthinkable has happened. The enemy has recovered the lost Stones of Sumer, and managed to neutralize the Prophecy of Tarkus. The only person capable of deciphering the runes has been captured. Madeline Alleyn will risk everything to keep the meaning away from her captor. Her only hope lies in her daughters. Stonehenge is the key, but what terrible secrets does this ancient monument hold?
Power, Greed, War & Weed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,420. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Released from the Navy in the Spring of 1970 after four years of service, Will Johnston takes a road trip to NY to see his girlfriend. He arrives May 4th and learns about the Kent State Massacre. This event polarizes the country, and he finds himself driving to Washington D.C. with other students to protest the war and march on Nixon’s White House. From that day Will’s life takes a new path.
Third Man Theme
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
San Francisco PD detective Travis solicits the opinion of his friend Clara Quillen because she is a movie buff and might have some insight into a murder in a historic movie theater during a classic film. Finally she comes face to face with the most fiendish person she has ever encountered. The fiction of this story is uncomfortably close to the facts of happens virtually every day in America.
Nickel City Crossfire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,270. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The Medical Corridor in Buffalo is gentrifying the low-income Fruit Belt community. Gideon Rimes is hired by Fruit Belters Walter and Mona Simpkins to find their daughter Keisha, who is missing. His search for the truth leads him through the city’s underbelly of homelessness and mental illness to two charities, two churches, and drug traffickers who decide Rimes and Keisha must both die.
The Potomac Enigma
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,180. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
The President is abruptly awakened at 2:18 a.m. “What’s up that required my presence at 2:30 am?” Sam Carstairs answers. “A senator has been murdered.” Sam’s assignment—find the killer. Standard answers are elusive. He follows a convoluted trail that indicates highly trained perpetrators with international ramifications. Time is his subtle, but very real enemy, and the ticking clock is invisible
The Innocent Hour
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Coming of age
Vietnam veteran Charlie Alderfer hires Ben, a hard-working student, whom teachers, coaches, classmates, and their parents adore. When his adoptive parents accuse him of a crime he didn’t commit and police terrorize him into pleading guilty Charlie risks his own life to uncover the truth. Everyone lies—except Ben. Charlie’s digging exposes them both to an ongoing criminal enterprise.
VanOps: The Lost Power
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,360. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Spain 1057: During a thunderous battle, the first King of Aragon wrestles Alexander the Great’s priceless Egyptian weapon from the Moors, but finds it holds a terrifying and mysterious power. A thousand years later, on a hushed, fog-shrouded, Napa morning, gunshots and the sound of breaking glass shatter the silence...
A Woman of Two Minds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,200. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Kit Mackenzie, a brilliant young CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation, is on trial for the murder of her mother. Was it self-defense or homicide? After the prosecutor discovers a secret brain operation in her past, he believes Kit has a strong motive for murder. His discovery begins one of the most unusual trials in American history...
The Deadliest Thief ~ A Miriam bat Isaac Mystery in Ancient Alexandra
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Miriam bat Isaac, a budding alchemist and amateur sleuth in first-century CE Alexandria, becomes frantic when her best friend, Phoebe, is kidnapped. At the same time, a brute of a man is stalking Nathaniel ben Ruben, an itinerant potbellied dwarf. Could this brute, the last surviving jewel thief from the Temple of Artemis, be the same man who has kidnapped Phoebe?
Hello, I Must Be Going
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,320. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Historical » USA
Rock & Roll is wasted on the young! The year was 1970 and Zack Black & the Blues Attack was poised to be the hottest band in America. Radio loved them, demand for their record exceeded supply, and everywhere they played seats were sold-out. But when stardom seemed within their grasp, they let it slip away....
The Introvert Confounds Innocence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,440. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
THE INTROVERT CONFOUNDS INNOCENCE continues the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT. With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation.
Shadow of the Taj
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,750. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the grim, seedy brothels of India, countless poverty-stricken women are trapped in a brutal system that thrives on their abuse. Escape is impossible—until one woman takes a stand for one little girl.
Laid Hard & Fast: Imelda's Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,760. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Mexico, 1862: Imelda Ignacio is alone, her family gone by the hands of the murdering dog, El Muerto, and his men. Thoughts of this man are always at the forefront of Imelda’s mind. No matter the situation, it is imperative that she be the one to find him and bring him to justice. Living isn’t an option for Imelda until the dead are avenged...
Blue Girl on a Night Dream Sea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,050. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
To save her own life, Elena must save Hana, whose mission is to protect her tribe. They’re stronger together. The problem is they’re 4,000 years and 6,000 miles apart.
Saltaire Strangler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Everyone’s favorite amateur sleuth, Philomela Nightingale, and her husband, Brent Lark, plan to move to the seaside town of Saltaire. After two of her acquaintances are found strangled, she becomes entangled in saving the life of a potential third victim. Will she succeed or will she become a victim herself?
When Blood Runs Cold ~ An Emmeline Kirby/Gregory Longdon Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,620. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
If the answer is a lie…the truth is murder. Journalist Emmeline Kirby is reeling from the recent discovery that her parents were murdered while on assignment, when she was five. She flirts with danger as she sets off on the long-cold trail to find their killer. To complicate matters, her path crosses with prominent industrialist Victor Royce, who turns her world upside down.
Wilfred's Dream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,070. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
Decades after migrating north to Cleveland, Ohio, from rural Louisiana, Tobias Winslow has made an uneasy peace with the past, including his own mistakes that led to a prison stint, and has found a way to thrive in the inner city. News of a murdered son, and the daughter that son left behind, forces Tobias to reassess his past and restructure his plans for the future...
So Long As We're Together
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,270. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Two little girls, holding hands and singing in the back seat of a car. There for each other, unafraid. Life for the Stone girls is a life lived on the edge. Singing for a living, Marley and Andi find their way through a childhood of upheaval marked by their mother Donna’s dark, unpredictable flights. Today, Marley writes the songs her twin, country diva Andi Stone, makes famous...
A Man for the Summer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A lonely widow and her mother are nearly broke—and desperate. Calista Blake and her mother, Maisie, living in a run-down hotel on the Oregon coast, make a last-ditch effort to save their property. They advertise for a handyman, someone to fix up the place before the tourist season begins, in the hope that they can avoid selling the home they love.
The Girls Dressed for Murder ~ An Izzy Walsh Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,660. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When Izzy gets a killer dress for her birthday, she isn’t expecting to accessorize it with murder…
About Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,150. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
It’s April 2001. Boston attorney, Maggie Jones, is hit by a sudden lightning strike that catapults her back to 1801 New York. She is both confused and afraid. How will she—a woman—survive in the past with no means of support?
Kickin' Out the Jams ~ The Purple Haze of My Crazy Daze in Radio ~ Revised Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,000. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A record spinner’s memoirs… The true story of the day-to-day, play-by-play adventures of a young, insecure, teenage wallflower, from a small Midwestern factory town, who dives head first in to the rabbit hole of psychedelia, flaxen, waxen, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
Eve's Amulet ~ Book1 ~ Revised Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,590. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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.
The Shoreline Murder(s)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,660. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
It all happened so long ago. Does a murderer still stalk the small Connecticut village? Is he watching? Is he still killing?
Under the Pink Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,740. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sara Watson works in the HR department for a large investment firm and for years has had dreams about a guy with emerald green eyes in a place under water with a pink sky. Although in her waking life she is terrified of water, they make wild passionate love in her dreams in the Golden City under the sea. She thinks she’s crazy, even more so when he, Thane, walks into her office...
Saxxons in Witherston
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,940. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In this tale of two intertwined crimes, the consequences of a 1968 Ku Klux Klan murder and rape in Witherston, Georgia, come back to haunt the town some fifty years later. The body of Crockett Wood, a member of a radical white supremacist group called Saxxons for America, is found in his dilapidated outhouse, shot in the heart. Then a local candidate for mayor turns up missing...
The Carolina Connection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,710. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Boo Overton is known as an oddball, a real loner in the town of Smithfield, North Carolina. The new detective in town warns her to stay out of amateur sleuthing, but Boo is stubbornly determined to right wrongs and get over her fears. Their paths keep crossing as each uncovers the separate, often grisly components of what will become the Carolina Connection.
That Old Black Magic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,410. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Senator Herbert of Louisiana will probably be the next President of the United States—unless a rumor about a secret in his past is exposed. Max Maxwell is sent to find the truth of the rumors. Along the way, he sees what the government will do to destroy one of its own. One night of seeing That Old Black Magic in action is enough to last Max for a lifetime…if he has a lifetime left.
Whist Hall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,670. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
After losing her father, Amy Derneville travels to Whisht Hall on Dartmoor, the home of her step uncle & three step cousins. Far from being close, her cousins have unresolved rivalries, and one possesses an odd and destructive power. After an eventful outing to a dangerous tor and haunted wood, Amy does not know who to trust, and the cries from of the legendary Whisht hounds shatter her nerves...
Darksight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,260. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Twenty-four-year-old Audra Carter won’t let mere blindness keep her from living life her way, all much to the dismay of her father, Jenson, a neuroscientist who has devoted his career to finding a cure for her particular form of blindness.a string of bizarre deaths involving the test subjects alarms Jensen and the FBI. Jensen is blamed for those deaths and fears his experiment was hijacked...
Trusting the Wolf: A VIC Shapeshifter Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,500. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Charlotte “Lottie” Fistbinder is cocky on the outside and guilt ridden on the inside. With the changes in the hierarchy of the Vancouver Island Clan, her shapeshifter alpha promoted her to head of security, and now the safety of the entire pack is on her shoulders. Trouble is, she’s not sure she’s fit for the job. She worked alongside a whacko and never knew it until it was almost too late...
Skating on the Septic Tank: Telling Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The subtitle of this story collection, Telling Stories, proves this author’s craft of telling stories to you that are also telling for you. Buckle up tight as her short, smooth non-fiction explores the highs and lows of life. She will pull you in and leave you emotionally changed.
Falling Immortality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,360. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Private detective Casey Holden has just gotten back from a vacation of fun in the sun when he gets an unexpected visitor, Felicity Farren. Her husband was killed two years ago, and the local cops have let the case run cold. She wants answers, as well as justice, but as Casey digs for the truth, he soon realizes this isn’t a simple crime, and he probably doesn’t have a big enough shovel…
Sensual Seduction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,940. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kenzie Stewart is a photographer, content with being single. A traumatic marriage not only left her with a mistrust of all men, but a fear of intimacy. Then her world is turned on its axis when she meets Slade Worthington, Winemaker of the Year. During a photo shoot, where they are forced to work together, an unexpected passion awakens inside her, and she does everything she can to quell it.
The Mountaintop Murders: Ryn Lowell Colorado Mysteries
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Travel columnist, Ryn Lowell, has been away from Trout Fork, Colorado, for barely a month when a frantic call from Alma sends her hurrying back. One of the Trout Forkers is in jail for the murder of another of the locals. With Jack, her “traveling cat,” secured on her motorcycle, Ryn heads back to her home away from home and the people she has come to care for. Can she solve the murder?
The Romeo Prototype
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,250. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
What would happen if a jaded romance writer had the opportunity to create her perfect man, only to find out he wasn’t perfect, and that everything she thought of as romantic was decidedly not? Adam is everything romance writer Joan Richardson could want: handsome, thoughtful, kind, and made entirely to her specifications—a one-of-a-kind prototype droid—but sadly not without glitches...
Tookie Goes Undercover
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,800. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Leaving her sham of a marriage after twenty years, Tookie is thrown back into the dating game. Then her new boyfriend dies of cancer, and she’s desperate to keep her job, the only thing in her life that’s working for her. When her Big Pharma employer announces its layoff list, she’s given a choice—working with a secret government agency on a mysterious assignment or else searching for a new job.
Like Ravens in Winter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,160. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When aggressive television network news producer, Elle McCord, is assigned to Iraq at the beginning of the Gulf War, she feels her career is beginning to take off. But when her mother informs her that her elderly and ill aunt is about to give away the family farm to a mysterious stranger, Elle takes a detour to try and stop the man who is at the heart of it all, but what she finds is unexpected...
Lightning Strike
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,470. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Private Investigator Dorothy Dennehy and her new business and life partner, Paul Webster, are about to leave for a private investigator conference in New York. However, before they can leave, Paul is murdered—apparently, the victim of a mugging gone wrong, No witnesses are found for the crime, and the police peg Dorothy as the prime suspect...
The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,170. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Jewish & Kosher
The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver is an honest and heartfelt look at the hidden gifts of living with a parent with Alzheimer’s. Miriam Green weaves poetry, recipes and anecdotes into a nourishing whole as she details her family’s struggle to maintain balance–and laughter–in the face of her mother’s diagnosis and deterioration.
Don't Fear, My Darling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,800. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
It’s been five months since twenty-two-year-old Louisa Berry’s cherished grandfather died, and although she’s determined to live a life that honors his memory, she’s dropped out of college twice, and her refusal to play the corporate game has cost her three jobs. She thinks her new position—a live-in secretary to an elderly author, Marguerite Roberts—is perfect. Until some tries to kill her...
Baron Von Prindel's Parade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The heroic and peculiar Baron Von Prindel embarks on a perilous journey with his talkative companions: Hopper, a hyper and loyal dog, and Maroon, his more intelligent and wise-cracking horse. Their quest for their king, and the neighboring sultan, is to find the magic Water of Jewelz, said to give anyone who drinks it the powers to rule. No man in all written history had ever succeeded...
False River
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Frank Ross met Sarah Mayeux in high school, it was love at first sight. Little did she know when she married him, however, that fate had deemed the worst-case scenario for her, that she would lose her husband before they had a chance to grow old. Clayton Conner has loved Sarah for years and feels her pain, especially since he is now married to a woman he doesn’t love and not free...
Punching at Fog
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,490. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
To find yourself, you must be lost. Pike Graves has done everything right. Degree from an Ivy League university, respectable job with a reputable newspaper, and always helping others. He wakes up one day to find himself middle-aged with nothing to show for a forgettable and unexciting existence, and he must out run an assassin...
Beneath A Towering Sky: A Story of Love, Death, and Survival in Montana Territory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,290. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In 1882, Daniel McHarg travels up the Missouri River aboard a steamboat bound for Montana. On the trip upriver, he meets Nellie Sage, a woman who will change his life. But they are separated after arriving and face an uncertain future. With few prospects, Daniel struggles to find his way on the frontier, nearly losing his life in the process.
The Place Inside the Storm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,070. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2019 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?
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Erika Kathryn
Latest book: The Lava Lord.
Published May 21, 2016.