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 Rising Tide ~ A Sidney Lake Lowcountry Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,350. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Midsummer in the lowcountry of South Carolina is a dreamy, quiet time. Professor Sidney Lake uses this respite for literary research and planning his next semester, but his Gullah housekeeper, Tillie James, has other plans for him, help in solving a murder mystery that will soon have all their lives in danger...
Winter Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Gifted musician and singer Isabel Carson gets an unexpected phone call, asking her to come back for a reunion tour with a band she played for several years ago. Although she has serious reservations, Isabel reluctantly agrees…mainly because she can’t pass up the opportunity to see Spencer Logan, the man she loves, one last time.
The Train Now Leaving
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,740. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Four women, journey through life between 1905 and 1945—a mentally, physically, and financially draining period, leaving behind the Boer and Crimean wars of the late 1800s, thrust too soon into WW1, the Crash of 1929, and then just ten years later, WW2. Women had to be strong, raising their voices to be heard, coping with loss, deprivation, and fear...
Moon Watch ~ Book 2 of the Wolf Creek Mysteries
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,340. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Two years ago, James Manarro risked his life to kill the werewolf that stalked Wolf Creek. Now sixteen, James struggles with the pressures of being a teen: dating, math, and the knowledge that he, too, is a werewolf. Then the murders start again, and the victims are all tied to James, who worries that he just might be responsible...
A Matter of Trust
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,400. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A tragic auto accident? No! The accident was staged, and young Doctor Ward murdered. But why? And by whom? The only witness, a DUI motorist, flees the scene. In the aftermath of Ward’s death, and the media fascination, his widow, socialite Kingsley Ward, flees Philadelphia, impulsively accepting a job as VP of commercial lending at a small-town central Pennsylvania bank. But trouble follows her...
Sabrina and the Gargoyle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,570. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sabrina married Mark after only knowing him for two weeks. Although he’s the man of her dreams, the man she loves more than life itself, she’s started getting strange vibes from him. Sometimes, she could swear he moves faster than the human eye can follow, and she’s sure she’s seen him change into something with wings. Could he be a vampire? A gargoyle?
The Lethal Fisherman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,000. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Six years as a covert operative had left Jon Morton with a lot of memories—most of them bad, all of them bloody. He returned to civilian life, seeking refuge in commercial fishing, until one ordinary day that was to become the first in a series of unusual events, which spawned a reawakening of one deadly memory, and the beginning of a very real nightmare.
The Clock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,460. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Siblings Matthew and Elizabeth Janssen, eighteen and seventeen, and their parents, take a long family vacation in Cape Cod. In a hidden room of the cottage they're renting Matthew and Elizabeth find a time travel clock and a note from the previous owner who has gotten stuck in the past while trying to save his cousin. Now he needs their help.
Time Out
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Rushing to work in New York in the winter of 2016, Melanie Swift is hit by a truck on the icy city street. Drifting in and out of consciousness, she “wakes up” on a freezing bench in Boston, shocked to find that, not only is she in a different city, but that it’s the year 1886. Will her actions in the past change the future? How can she get back to her own time and the man she loves?
Death Never Lets Go ~ An Ian McBriar Murder Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,780. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Terror grips the city…In a series of brutal murders, three young women have been killed on the subway, and panic spreads through the transit system. To make matters worse, one of the investigating detectives is considered a suspect. Detective Inspector Ian McBriar and his team need to track down the real killer before more lives are lost.
Inescapable ~ The Beginning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,330. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When Darcey Callahan tumbles for Brad Daniels, it starts her on a dark and perilous journey that quickly turns into her worst nightmare. Believing Brad has gone missing—while investigating a sabotage attempt of his top-secret project in Peru—Darcey dashes off to find him, setting in motion a series of events beyond her control.
The Devil Orders Takeout
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A sudden turn on an icy road, and Grayson Bolt’s life changes forever. Ordered taken out by a powerful mobster, he must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse—only to learn that he’s not the cat. There’s only one way out. But first, a young couple’s love must be sacrificed in unexpected ways.
Chasing the Dream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,580. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mia Ryan used to think things like this didn’t happen to girls like her. Barmaids from small Irish towns didn’t get song-writing jobs with LA record labels. Girls like Mia also didn’t land rock-star boyfriends like Joel Coben. But one night changed everything.
The Paradise Coven
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,890. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Columbus, Ohio, Homicide Detectives, Michael McConnell and Aaron Simmons, investigate the brutal murders of two women. There are no witnesses and few clues, except for unfamiliar words the killer has printed in lipstick on each victim—words which have demonic connotations, making the detectives wonder if they are dealing with a serial killer or a demon from Hell.
Errant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,120. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Chicago PD detective Colton Mitchell takes a nostalgic vacation back to his home town of Midland, Arkansas, but he’s totally unprepared for what he finds when he gets there. Reuniting with his high-school sweetheart, he discovers that he has a daughter—but she’s missing, another one of seven children who have disappeared from the sleepy, rural town over the past few years...
The Girls' Weekend Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,680. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An oceanfront estate in the beautiful New England town of Twin Oaks is the ideal setting for a close-knit group of women to celebrate their annual girls’ weekend in 1953. But when murder interrupts the fun, Isabelle Walsh must rely on her keen intuition and quick wits to lead the investigation away from her innocent friend and toward the truth before the killer finds her first…
In the Depths
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Becca Paxton spends her days trying to write stories for a newspaper on Hawaii's Garden Island to please her bitchy editor. She spends her nights asleep in the arms of a dream lover with sandy brown hair, turquoise eyes, and a toned surfer’s body who takes her to sexual heights she never knew existed. Problem is Ethan is a merman who knows Becca’s destiny lies with him under the sea...
Of Unknown Origin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,470. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Of Unknown Origin is a collection of stories based on actual incidents which defy explanation or logical explanations. Call them mysterious or a brush with the supernatural or just plain coincidence, these stories will give the reader something to think about or, at least, to be aware of the next time they encounter something of unknown origin.
First Kiss ~ Harbor of Love ~ Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,310. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Romance author Jillian Harder just caught her lawyer boyfriend in bed with his intern. Jillian has deadlines looming, so she leaves Chicago and flees to a small town in Michigan to regroup, recover, and finish her novel. As she sits down to write, she finds that she can’t—without wanting to kill off her hero. She needs a muse and she sets her sights on Sheriff Todd Kent of Harbor Springs...
The Yearbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,890. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
At 42, Ryan Tremblay still fantasizes about Tracey, a girl he fell in love with in high school but never spoke to. hereturns to his hometown after his father’s death, he’s haunted by visions of Tracey. Then he opens his old high school yearbook one night and stares into her face until he drifts off to sleep. When he awakens the following morning, it’s June 7, 1991, and he’s eighteen again...
Children Who Know How to Know ~ A resource guide for helping children develop and utilize their powerful intuitive abilities
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Special education / gifted
Developing superpower skills is not only possible but it is something all humans once knew how to do. Training your child to do this will enhance his or her life in unimaginable ways. This book shows you how to look at the mind as an untapped resource, our greatest asset, and invites you to take a different view of our innate mental powers. What you discover may alter the course of your life...
Gabriel's Genesis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,910. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the moments she has remaining, as her battered body surrenders to Death’s cold fingers, US Army PFC Gabriel Sumpter’s life flashes before her, and her heartbeat slows. Beaten, raped, and left for dead in Afghanistan by a ruthless gang of fellow soldiers who think she’s gay, she knows her chances of survival are slim. Even if she recovers, her life will never be the same...
Run Dog Run
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,750. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After 5 years in Africa, Kate Caraway’s elephant project is over when she shoots a poacher & has to leave the country. Before Kate can unpack in Texas, a friend pleads for help with some greyhound abuse. Only hours into the case, Kate discovers a body. Now, she’s in a race against time to find the killer before she becomes the next victim…
Nickel City Blues ~ A Gideon Rimes Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,750. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Buffalo PI Gideon Rimes is hired to protect a singer from her ex-boyfriend, a cop who serves as a driver & bodyguard for the mayor. When the boyfriend’s murdered, Rimes is the prime suspect. As he begins his hunt for the killer, he uncovers a dark family secret that someone will do anything to keep hidden, regardless of who they have to kill…
Mended Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Betrayed by one man, mislead by another. My twisted, triangle of a nightmare was over. It should be a walk in the park now…right? But this wasn’t the fairy tale I thought it was going to be. I’d stepped into a completely new field, and it wasn’t full of daisies. It was a field of landmines, secrets, lies, and more heartbreak. Is any of this worth saving?
Dancing in the Dark
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,130. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a SCUBA diving buddy dies, PI “Max” Maxwell does not believe it’s an accident and digs into the death. He learns his friend led a secret life that, if revealed, will shake the foundations of the community. As Max gets closer to the truth, he discovers he knows too much about some parts of his hometown and much too little about others…
Yeti Unleashed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Dr. Harry Olson and his wife Dixie have returned from Mongolia with two live Yeti. A team of scientists are now trying to uncover a link between human and Yeti genetics. But when the Yeti escape, Harry’s in a race against time to recapture the animals, knowing only too well how the terrible consequences will be if the creatures make it off the desolate high-desert facility and reach a human city…
Death of a Kootch Show Girl
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
It’s 1953, the last night of the carnival in rural Ohio, and a stripper turns up dead. Tom Davis, the chief of police, orders the carnies to stay in town while he investigates, but there are no leads to Mary’s killer—no fingerprints on the murder weapon, no blood but Mary’s at the scene, no foreign hairs or fibers—no clues of any kind. But Mary certainly wasn’t killed by a ghost…or was she?
Daisy Dukes 'N Cowwboy Boots
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When lawyer, Nolan Anderson, rolls into her small Texas town, Ferina Kincaid goes into a tailspin of worry over losing her family’s ranch. She knows he’s been hired by long-time Kincaid nemesis, Lance Morrison—and with more than just her land at stake, she fears she’s no match for this too-handsome, smooth-talking lawyer.
The Silk Shroud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,310. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
What do Geisha dolls, industrial espionage, and a mysterious silken fabric have in common? Though it sounds like the lead-in to a bad joke, it’s the riddle that Portland, Oregon, private investigator Dorothy Dennehy has to solve when she’s hired by businessman Paul Webster. Can Paul and Dorothy survive long enough to unravel the mystery, or will they become the devious killer’s next victims?
Tommy's Luck
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 118,020. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Approached by a mysterious man and offered a sizable fee to deliver a flash-drive to Bangkok, drunkard and unemployed Tommy Luck is suspicious. But, without a lot of options, he reluctantly accepts the seemingly simple task. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s been selected for the job because of his destructive lifestyle—and the fact that no one will miss him if he “disappears.”
Astoria Nights
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,260. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Life is good for Catholic schoolteacher and club boxer Terrence Muldoon, until his jockey girlfriend is killed during a race at Belmont. Unable to save her, Terry is driven to find out who wanted her dead, and why. But the investigation, fraught with danger, may be the toughest fight of his life...
Dance Like You Mean It
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,790. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What if you wrote a steamy, erotic novel that was so hot bookstores couldn’t keep it on their shelves? What if you couldn’t tell anyone you wrote it? Unless you went incognito.
Food for Thought: Second Course
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,330. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Emma Craven’s excitement over marrying a chef is dimmed when her fiancé, Gary Parker, decides to open up a new restaurant. Emma soon finds herself the manager of The Green Spruce Grill. Her grades for her teaching-degree courses plummet, her wedding plans are fraught with complications, and she risks losing not only the man she loves, but her self-respect and everything important to her as well...
The Colby Ghost
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,770. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Everyone has their own identity, but after an unexpected encounter with a forest girl named Diane at his parent’s summer lake retreat, sixteen-year-old Miles Hanson realizes he might just have two of them. Intrigued by the impossible past of which she speaks, their love blossoms quickly, as does the mystery surrounding her presence.
The Secret At Arnford Hall ~ A Cheshire Love Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 192,540. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Gabriel Black didn’t give a damn about the world. Until, that is, his seven-year-old son enters his life for the first time. The young boy brings daylight into the darkness of Gabriel’s world. But a single parent needs a distraction. And this single parent has no limits when it comes to getting what he wants…
Finding Lizzy Smith ~ A Kate Nash Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,000. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kate Nash, a St. Louis detective turned private investigator, becomes the central figure in a multiple homicide case—one of the victims was her husband. Now her friend and old college roommate, Lizzy Smith, is missing and presumed kidnapped. As the mystery unfolds, Kate realizes that whoever is behind the killings is out to destroy her and everyone close to her. Will they succeed?
Stormfall ~ A Stan Wade, LA PI Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,300. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In October 1959, a young LA PI is lost in America, determined to untangle a series of grisly murders spreading like a disease from the set of The Alamo. Fighting for his life—from a dry desert storm, to a mind-bending fog in San Francisco, and a snow-blinding mountain top outside Hollywood—Stan Wade gropes his way through drug-induced false trails, trying to outwit a mass murderer.
Chords of Dissension
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,350. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Maestro Daniel Abogado is a successful and sought-after conductor. His life is music, and his recent marriage to Elvira Torres, a talented cellist in his orchestra, makes him feel complete. Especially so, since they are awaiting the birth of his first child. But one day, Daniel interferes with a beating on the street. From then on, his blissful life is turned upside-down...
Sacrificing the Pawn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,500. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A bomb rocks West Hollywood. And with that, LA joins the brotherhood of American cities hammered by the harsh fist of terrorism. A dozen murdered and numerous injured, including Frank Grace, a cop with a checkered past who once again is at the wrong place at the wrong time...
A Matter of Revenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,960. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When two young runaways break into a wealthy man’s home, with horrific consequences, ex-cop and teen shelter counselor, Niki Alexander, comes to their defense. She soon discovers their motive had been to uncover a crime more heinous than two children could handle alone, and she is determined to finish what they started…
Operation Scorpion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,300. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
PI Frank Sanders is “blown away” by the woman who strolls into his office one morning. Not only is she drop-dead-gorgeous, she’s also rich and willing to pay whatever it takes for him to find her missing father, world-famous geologist Dr. Stephen Jaspers who went rock hunting in the desert and hasn’t been heard from since...
Dam Witherston ~ A Witherston Murder Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,530. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Two of Witherston, Georgia's most-prominent citizens are being blackmailed by a mysterious Donna Dam. Blackmail leads to murder, and when Detective Mev Arroyo and her two teenage twins investigate, they discover some dark secrets, putting all their lives in danger…
Showman or Shaman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,320. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Philomela Nightingale, visits her sister in the town of Saltaire. While coping with a thieving museum volunteer and a charlatan psychic, the two women become involved with an identity theft, a hit-and-run car accident, and a murder. The search for clues is overshadowed by a ladies fashion-show and a compulsive shopper and, this time, her powers of observation and intuition may not be enough...
Evil Within
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,500. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Six friends go camping in the Cotswolds of England, not one of them realizing that death is just around the corner. They end up at an old house, seemingly empty, with a story attached to it—a story of a family’s death. Friends together just having fun…or so they think. One by one, they disappear. Only one survives to go into the Witness Protection Program, depending on the police for survival...
The Secret of Bramble Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In April 1946, Tessa Field returns to Bramble Hill in the quaint Cornish seaside town of Covington Haven, England, after learning of her aunt Emily Maxwell’s drowning in a boating accident. Through a series of eerie manifestations and unexplained mishaps, she senses an entity in the house is trying to make contact and reveal dark secrets, and she's convinced her aunt didn't die in an accident...
Locked in Cages
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Therapy cured them of their phobias, but in the glass house, the kidnapper is taking the cure away…When the adult children of two wealthy families are kidnapped, private detective Earl Blake enters a labyrinth of lies and evasions as he attempts to rescue them. The kidnapper wants money the families can’t come up with, and Earl finds himself in a race against time to find Michael and Abby...
Disciples of Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sarah Appleton has been kidnapped from her university campus in Cambridge, England. When she escapes, killing her abductor, she sets in motion a chain of events that has repercussions all across the world. Sarah and her father, Martin Appleton, flee the Russian mafia, from whom Martin stole twenty million dollars in bearer bonds, leaving authorities to unravel the threat of a terrorist plot...
Double Cross
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,800. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
John Riley, installed as the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle to bring order and discipline to the Church there, is murdered while saying mass in the cathedral in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, there as a guest of the powerful and ultra conservative Opus Dei. Grady Marcs, cybercrimes investigator is hired to find the killer...
The Kiddush Ladies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Life-long Jewish friends Naomi, Miriam, and Becky are approaching middle-age gracefully and are content—despite a few hot flashes and mood swings—until life tosses each woman a crisis, and a dusty discovery delivers a potentially lethal blow to their friendship. While two of the women fight to save the relationship, one desires nothing more than its demise...
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Books

A Touch of Winter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,170. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,210. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: 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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