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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When Angels Sleep
Pre-release—available December 1, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,430. Language: English. Published 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
Pre-release—available November 24, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 173,460. Language: English. Published 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
Pre-release—available November 17, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,270. Language: English. Published 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
Pre-release—available November 17, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,730. Language: English. Published 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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 and 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...
The Revelation ~ Waiting in the Shadows ~ Book 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,980. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Gord—the son of Harry and Brenda, who are long-time friends of Joseph’s—has a serious drug and alcohol problem. Joseph tries to help the boy, but to no avail. Suffering from a lifetime of losses himself, Joseph has become a vigilante, determined to eliminate the undesirables of society, something he has become very good at, but he has no idea how to reach an eighteen-year-old boy...
The Question and Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,730. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Question and Other Stories contains several tales that concern young people who have to deal with hard-nosed teachers, fickle girlfriends, and death of family members, among other topics. Other tales concern adults who have to confront loneliness, rejection, and mental illness.
Stubborn Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jackson has loved Cassie for most of his life. After years of being stuck as nothing more than her best friend, he accepts that he may never get her love...Samantha lost everything when her lover left her for another man. When she ends up on Mustang Ranch working for Colt Richards, Samantha falls hard for him, but he won't commit...can these two couples find the love they seek or are they doomed?
A Bowl Full of Grapes ~ A Love Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,290. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Rick Bennett and Elizabeth Meadow fell in love in their senior year of high school and knew they could never live without each other. But they both had dreams. Elizabeth planned to find a cure for breast cancer, the terrible disease that took her mother when she was only ten. And Rick wants to teach college students. Each has a passion for their dream as real as their passion for each other...
Lake Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,600. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In the summer of 1982, Jim Bradley is diagnosed with cancer. When surgery is unsuccessful, he is given six months to live and placed in a nursing home. He hates the nursing home and wants to leave, but his son tells him he has to stay. When Jim’s grandson, Scott, comes to visit, Jim convinces him to break him out of the nursing home and take him to his summer cabin at Lake Paradise...
The Dragon Soldier's Good Fortune
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,510. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An ancient king of Vietnam commanded his subjects to cover their arms and thighs with dragon tattoos. The accepted belief of the time was that the Dragon Spirit protected farmers against evil spirits in their rice paddies. In 1971, Private Ed Lansky seeks protection from a different form of evil, “Something” to guide him through his year in country...
Phase Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » General
“Phase Two….The time you’ve always wanted.” The slogan from a magnetic Heron company advertisement piques college student Avery Jenson’s interest. She innocently selects Heron and their mysterious Phase Two plans as a topic for her college paper but quickly learns that the company and plan holders are very tight-lipped regarding Heron’s services, and the company is not what it seems to be...
Dan Arrow and the Hollow Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,440. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Dan Arrow and his girlfriend, FBI Special Agent Mona Casola, are on a mission to assist their alien friend Waam in finding out who gave the orders to kill his nephew and steal a secret box—a box like Pandora’s that contains something that the world doesn’t need unleashed. In the meantime, Mona is also determined to find her missing baby—a human-alien hybrid, called a star child...
One Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,880. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
In the final book of the Four Corners Trilogy, Levi, Aura, Julia, and the rest of our group are split up and scattered across two worlds, but their goal remains the same: defeat Lady Grustmiener and secure the peaceful future of Earth. As they race to be reunited, new forces, both for and against them, come into play. Will they find each other in time, or will evil triumph once and for all?
Oxymoron ~ Tripleye ~ Book 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,690. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
“TRIPLEYE ~ We never blink.” Early in the twenty-second century, a master of mind control has risen to the head of Earth’s Weave Corp. Under the guise of the Neo-Socialists, he threatens to terrorize both the Inner and Outer Planets with murder, sabotage, and theft on an expansive scale...
Witch Wish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,430. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Val Williams believes she will never be as pretty or popular as her older sister Ailene. When Ailene dumps her on an unfamiliar road after an argument, Val decides to ask directions of the only person she sees—an old woman engaged in a garage sale. Val purchases a music box that the old woman claims has magical qualities and will grant Val one wish...
Cowards Never Start
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,100. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Joan Bowman has a need to belong to something larger than herself. A veteran trained to the point of perfection, she belonged to the US Army and then to an underground resistance group. It was when she was a member of the militia, that she first met Wild Bill Torrence, the president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Demon Brotherhood Motorcycle Club. He fell for her and, after she fled Phoenix, he had
Predator
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,960. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Martha Lavery Chance is a woman with a dark secret—a wild-hearted, amoral, alter personality, Serena, created to save her sanity as a child in danger. At present, living with a wonderful man, Martha refuses to marry him, believing it will cost him his life. A detective, he brings home the sad tale of another small child taken, sexually devastated, and murdered...
You Don't Know Jack
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,890. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Fired at age fifty, dumped by his wife and grown, college-age children—his wife moved her lover, a UPS deliveryman, into the house as soon as Jack left—Jack Manning is humbled beyond words. Six months later, he’s down and out, living in a rented room in the Burgh, cooking meals for his eighty-year-old landlady, while walking to work at the corner convenience store. Then he wins the lottery...
Twisted Fates
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Crime novelist, Greg Martens, and his wife, former Interpol agent Anne Rossiter, are once again called back to Vienna by Anne’s former boss at Interpol because Julia Saparova has disappeared a second time. Afraid that the same evil men, Sergei and Boris Polyakov, Julia’s own cousins, are behind her disappearance, Greg and Anne reenter the seedy underworld of the Russian mafia...
Second Chances
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,530. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jason and Philip have just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. They have a four-year old daughter and the perfect marriage. Then Philip is tragically killed in an automobile accident. As Jason struggles to deal with the terrible agony of Philip’s death, he discovers that the data from one of his extraordinary research projects has been stolen by an unscrupulous CEO...
Second in Her Class
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,940. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
San Francisco attorney Clara Quillen is contacted by SFPD Detective Roy Travis again, this time because Vivian Hall, a beautiful young professor who went to the same law school as Clara, has been murdered. As Clara digs for the truth, various suspects gradually emerge: students, professors, and others related to the work Vivian did on be behalf of abused and neglected children.
Paint It Black
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,870. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Urban
It is 1967. Bostonian John Griffin has been discharged from the US Navy, and he’s ready to start a job as a policeman in Washington, DC. His father died when John was very young, and his mother has never been openly supportive of him, which makes him an angry man. His anger spills over in many different ways...
No End of Bad
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,260. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A DC conspiracy novel of grand proportions… Washington, DC, housewife Margaret Turnbull’s world literally blows up after her husband, FBI agent Clay Turnbull, is falsely arrested and killed by agents working for an international drug cartel. Unbeknownst to Margaret, her enemy’s tentacles reach all the way to the White House and control senior personnel...
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abducting babies to sell to adopting parents    abuse of children    abused children    accountant working with fbi on money laundering    adjusting to war in a foreign country    aliens working with humans for new world order    aliens working with the cia and fbi    allpowerful government agencies    amateur sleuth investigating murder    apologies that come too late    art forgeries    art stolen by nazis in world war two    baby comes during blizzard    bankers baby kidnapped from daycare center    being a secret vigilante    being an unfaithful catholic    being cloned without your knowledge    being falsely accused of lying    being harassed by a stalker    being hunted by killers and police    being shunned by whole hometown    being strong in spite of trials and trouble    being the assistant to a movie star    believing in things that cant be real    best friend dies a hero    betrayal and deceit    betrayed by a brother soldier    bipolar disorder    body found at scene from 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dreams dont coincide with marriage    criminals bent on revenge    crooked fbi agents    crooked judge    dead agents ghost helps solve crime    dealing with a stalker    dealing with death and horror    dealing with unexpected pregnancies    death of family members    deranged fans with a grudge    detective falsely accused of having affair    detectives job interferes with marriage and family    digging into a friends past    discovering man you love is nephew of your boss    doc holliday and his childhood sweetheart mattie    dodging orphan hunters and street gangs    domestic terrorists    dragons griffins and other creatures fighting for humans    dream lovers    duke of normandy    dying the way that you want to    dying with dignity and honor    elementary school teacher falls for merman    elite black ops units    embezzlement at accounting firm    england in 1059    estranged brothers hunting down killer    evil witch wants to rule all worlds    evil wizards trying to rule the world    exboyfriend turned stalker    exhusband suspect in murder    experimental military aircraft    explosion in coffee shop in california    falling in love with your best friend    family travels from scotland to london to escape drought    father of hero has underworld connections    fbi agent falsely arrested    fbi covering up alien activities    fear of commitment    fear of wide open water    female investigative reporters    fickle girlfriends    fighting evil corporations    fighting for the english crown    finding out too late girl was innocent    fugitive making deal with fbi    futuristic aircraft    gay jewish men    gay lovers    gemstones and murder    getting pregnant after ten years of trying    getting rid of people who hurt others    girl disappearing without a trace after being falsely accused    giving people a new body once they die child dying of cancer denied new body    going to the amazon to find a killer    going undercover in outlaw motorcycle gang    good samaritan injured trying to help girl in bar    government conspiracy to sell drugs    government coverup    grandfather doesnt want to be in nursing home    grandfather dying of cancer    grandfather wants to die at cabin on lake    grandson springs grandfather from nursing home    grandson takes care of dying grandfather    greed and extortion    growing up and accepting responsibility    gunfight standoff at ranch    hard nosed teachers    having an affair with a friend of your son    having an affair with younger man    having no family to help orphan    having qualms about your lifes work    having to compete with a super model    hawaii    helping a friend in need    helping an abused friend    helping family members cope with tragedy    high school sweethearts    highranking fbi officials in league with drug cartel    historical letters assumed to be written by doc holliday and mattie    hitler double in world war two    honorable men and women trying to do the right thing    human trafficking    humanalien hybrids called star children    husband killed in car crash    illegal adoptions    innocent man charged with being a spy    interpol agents    investigating the murder of a friend    ira plot to kill the president    iron angel series    journalist investigating murder    kidnappers snatch wrong baby by mistake    kidnapping your rival    killer from your past    killer set up by government    killer stealing identity and ruining reputation of detective    killer targeting people detective knows    killing an innocent man by mistake    killing in selfdefense    learning to be a wizard    learning to care about someone other than yourself    learning to love again    life on the front lines    lives of the rich and famous    living a double life    london in 1802    loneliness    losing loved ones to death    love that was meant to be    mafia bookies    magic and wizards    magic comes to earth    magic music box grants wish    man attacks attorney suing his business    man blinded in bar fight    man dumped by wife who takes everything    man fired at age fifty    man gets caught shoplifting    man gets revenge by kindness    man has burst aneurism    man on death row wants revenge    man wins lottery shortly after divorce    mans family running from assassins    married to a woman you dont love    mars and earth in the twenty second century    mass murder at heavy metal concert    mass murder for political reasons    mental illness    merepeople    middleaged widow learns of husbands secret life    midgrade story    miracle catch in championship baseball game    misfit agents fighting head of evil corporation    mistaken identity creates confusion    most notorious love letters in american history    mother wants revenge against corporation who wont help dying child    movie star getting death threats    murder of law school professor    murder of people who put you in jail    murder on a golf course    mysterious substance found on mars allows time travel    mythical spirit beings offer protection    national security trumps ethics    new army private in combat    new doctor starting out    new england in 1950s    new york police department    nuclear heist and international terrorists    nwo base inside earths hollow moon    nypd    obnoxious woman murdered    one texas family through many generations    organizing nonprofits to provide services    orphan struggles to survive alone    outlaws going legit    outwitting evil villains    overcoming hardship and tragedy    painting your apartment black for revenge on landlords    parents and boyfriend not believing you    parents determined to find baby on their own    parents loving older sister more    past black ops in peru puts retired cop in danger    peasant boy becomes a knight    peasant falling in love with dukes daughter    people afraid of being in love    people killed for knowing too much    plot to steal military aircraft    police suspect parents in babys disappearance    policeman loaned to scotland yard    policeman used a bait to catch killer    politicians assassinated by drug cartel    portals into other worlds    preferential treatment for rich and powerful    pregnant with rapists child    pretending to divorce your husband    private detective and fbi agent investigate nwo    private detective finds historical film    private investigators on mars    promoting the war in america    protecting your home and family from invaders    protecting yourself after winning lottery    protection of children    proving friend innocent of murder    psychopathic child predators    putting money back into your community    rejection    religious fanatics    relocating to rural america    research doctor discovering a cure for cancer    restaurant chef murdered    retired cop fights bureaucracy to protect his family    retired cop helps on murders associated with old case    retired cop is target of psychopath    retired cops children kidnapped    returning vietnam vets    rival motorcycles gangs going to war    rogue agent in outlaw motorcycle gang    rogue government agency kills to get what it wants    running for your life    russian mafia    san francisco attorney and mystery buff mystery fan attorney asked to help investigate murders    saving worlds    scientists on a tropical island    sea creatures protecting environment    second chances and starting over    sending lover away for his own good    serial killer taunting detective    serial killers in small mountain town    several people try to kill woman    sextrafficking    shifters    shipwrecked on your honeymoon    short stories by single author    sibling rivalry with prettier older sister    single mother raising child on her own    single parenting    small coastal towns in new england    small town usa    small town usa mystery    small town usa nineteen fifties    small town usa romance    south of the border deal maker    spies and traitors    spiritual protection for soldiers in combat    starting a new business    starting over in middle age    starting over in new relationship    staying one step ahead of rogue government agents    stealing an airplane to protect it    stolen art and missing money    struggling to protect the innocent    surviving the vietnam war    taking the law into your own hands    taking the wrong test and becoming a cop    telepathic communication by means of a virus    temple texas police department    terrorist attack    terrorists place three bombs simultaneously    testing airplanes at groom lake nevada    texas dairy farmers    texas in 1940 and 1950    the money trail    three friends on a magical adventure    thugs trying to fix football game    too many people who look the same    travel journalist investigates murder    traveling with your cat    trying to adjust to civilian life after war    trying to right the wrongs of the world by yourself    trying to sell historical letters    trying to trace art stolen from jews    undercover fbi agents    undercover operators    unscrupulous art collectors    using the death of a friend to promote the war    veterans with ptsd    veterinary medicine for castration    victim leaves clues in toy train    victims of terrorism    vietnam veteran with ptsd    vietnam war    vigilantes    washington dc cops    watching friends die in combat    white man falling in love with black woman    white man saving black man    widow abducted for knowing too much    widowed attorney investigating crimes    william the conqueror    wizards and magic    woman impregnated with alien baby has it stolen    woman shot stabbed poisoned and strangled    woman trying to clear dead husbands name    woman with mysterious past is suspect    woman with too many enemies    women gets fired for revealing corruption in firm    women homicide detectives    women in danger    women mercenaries    women test pilots    working dangerous jobs to survive    working in thirdworld countries    working undercover rescuing women    world war two    worldweary operatives    wrongful death lawsuit against a sex partner    young adult misfits as heroes    young man buys vineyard    young man is too mature for his age    young man loves older woman   

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Erika Kathryn
Latest book: The Lava Lord. Published May 21, 2016.