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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Starfall ~ A Stan Wade, LA PI Mystery
Pre-release—available February 20, 2016. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,910. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Stan Wade, young, LA-based PI, gets a new, but secret, assignment from his number-one client, Walt Disney. The elder cartoonist and filmmaker wants Stan to investigate a death at Edwards Air Force Base. But Stan uncovers much more than a suspicious death…putting his own life—and the lives of those closest to him—in danger.
A Thousand Reasons
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 182,550. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
By the year 2060 the world’s population has been drastically reduced by a proliferation of wars and diseases and, because one disease specifically targeted males, females are now the vast majority. And thus begins the ultimate battle of the sexes. Peace now reigns in the new society, but is it possible for peace to prevail against weapons of mass destruction?
Where Angels Fear ~ Christy Bristol Mysteries ~ Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amateur astrologer Christy Bristol and her best friend Lennie Watkins find themselves on the fringes of Kearny society and a “members-only” sex club as they reluctantly take on a missing persons case. A prominent business man has disappeared and his wife says she can’t go to the authorities. Armed with only a prescription bottle and matchbook as clues, the two young woman infiltrate a sec club...
Fairfield's Auction ~ A Witherston Murder Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
On a cold winter evening in the small mountain town of Witherston, Georgia, antique dealer Hempton Fairfield auctions off rare Cherokee artifacts, Appalachian antiques, and a young African Grey parrot. The next morning two bodies are discovered in the snow, the chickens are running free, and the parrot is missing, leaving a number of unanswered questions.
Taking Care of Your Own
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,050. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
It’s just another day in paradise for US Coast Guard Lieutenant Joe Traynor, stationed in the Florida Keys…until he gets a call from his boss, Rear Admiral Jake Barnes. Barnes suspects that some Coast Guard members in Miami have been selling seized cocaine back to the Colombians, and Joe and his team are called in to investigate...if they can just survive long enough.
Love to Believe ~ Fireflies ~ Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,330. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
CPA Rebecca Walker wields a hammer and saw with skill, but it’s like fighting tooth and nail to prove to her chauvinistic father that she’s capable of managing the family construction business. Romance is a luxury she can’t afford. Thanks to his past, romance isn’t in Sean Kinkaid’s future, so friends with benefits is the perfect scenario until love sneaks in—and Sean's secrets tear them apart.
Our Only Hope
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,230. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When Hope grows massive wings and learns to fly, her elders declare her their only hope, the savior of the Hopi people, and make plans to gather everyone in the tribe back to the reservation in southwestern Colorado. Hope plans to save her people and doesn’t need distractions.But she falls in love with a vampire, one who was prophesied to destroy her and keep her from protecting her people...
Sedna ~ North Star Raven Woman ~ Women of the Northland Book 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,550. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Sedna, Raven Woman discovers a Viking ship wrecked on the shores of herArctic island in the spring of 975 AD, Sedna is warned by the Raven Mother not to let her people kill the lone Norseman aboard. But even if she can keep this strong, stubborn Norseman fed, clothed, and warm, despite the dangers of her icy home, what will she do with her heart when he leaves to return to his own world...
Aries ~ The Sign Behind the Crime ~ Book 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,740. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Samantha Wright, a rookie NYPD detective, gets her first case, a big one, by stumbling over the body while jogging in the park. Together with a rough around the edges BJJ fighter, forensic psychiatrist, Frank Khaos, Sam chases down leads through the five boroughs of NYC. But their main suspect is hooked up to an IV in a hospital bed, so how has she pulled off five murders in seven days?
A Turbulent Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,490. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Crystal and Sylvia are best friends, each the only one the other one trusts. But they each have a dark secret, and neither one knows how to tell the other. Crystal’s secret is that she’s gay and strongly attracted to Sylvia. But Sylvia’s secret is more sinister. It could not only destroy their friendship, it could also hurt Crystal—in more ways than one.
The Spirit of Grace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sarah Bennett doesn’t remember the night her mother fell down the stairs at Bennett House, despite witnessing the fall. There was talk of foul play, dark whispers, and sidelong glances, aimed at Sarah, prompting her family to send her to The Laurels, an asylum in San Francisco, under a cloud of suspicion. In order to clear her name, she must regain her memory while dodging the real killer...
Food for Thought: First Course
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,500. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Emma Craven’s four single friends join her at the table in their quest to find love, self-respect, and, above all, great food. Emma and Murry’s Grill chef Gary Parker have much in common. He loves to cook, she loves to eat—a match made in heaven. Or so Emma thinks at the onset until trouble arrives. Gary’s former girlfriend comes back on the scene, reed thin and confident, and wanting him back...
Chasing Shadows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,710. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When struggling barmaid Mia Ryan is scouted from behind the beer taps of Dublin’s Temple Bar and flown to Los Angeles, she can hardly believe her luck. Years of struggling to become a musician have seemingly paid off. Then she meets Joel Coben, the studio's biggest star. But can she trust her troubled past to someone who lives his life under the spotlight?
Forsaken
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,480. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The champion of a fallen angel, Maggie Black relishes her heroic life of danger and intrigue—until the day the angel betrays her and sends a witch to kill her. But the assassin is so impressed by Maggie’s unearthly abilities, she kidnaps her, making her a slave. All seems lost until world-weary adventurer, Gideon Kane bargains for her freedom, sending them on a quest that will change their lives.
Rogue Scion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,770. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Imagine dilettantes of Occupy Wall Street meeting and going head to head with the masters of the New World Order. One such rebel, Peter, turns on his rich banking family and takes up with a MIT computer-science drop out, Melissa. They plot to destroy the computer systems supporting the New York Stock Exchange. However, Peter’s family takes a dim view of their activities and moves to intervene.
Ruined Days
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,500. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Travis Meachem, a disillusioned middle-aged man, flies to Daytona to visit his dying father, Reno Pete. On his deathbed, Reno confesses his darkest secrets then commits suicide, leaving his son absolute proof of his part in the JFK assassination, along with instructions on how Travis can profit from it. Travis heads on on a dangerous quest, following his father’s cryptic advise...
Only Tim Sent Flowers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,180. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mary Louise, a bookish, redheaded, freckle-faced, eighteen-year-old virgin, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, dispenses with Tim, her loving but far too serious and conventional high school boyfriend, then thrusts herself, groin first, into the 1960s sexual revolution, pioneering concepts such as friends with benefits and serial monogamy, while earning two college degrees in statistics...
The River
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,220. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
It has only been a year since Jason Douglas, a retired thirty-year veteran police detective, narrowly escaped death in the desert of west Texas. After that harrowing experience, all Jason wants is time to recover from his wounds, both physical and emotional, and to enjoy his retirement as he’d planned. But suspense, danger, and death are again drawn to Jason in the remote Montana wilderness...
Fanaman Curse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,820. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
What if everything you believed, and even the life you led, was a lie? This is what twenty-four-year-old heiress Charlotte Demerayes has to face in the early 1900s. Innocent and naïve, Charlotte comes of age rapidly when her evil and hateful mother indentures her as a slave in another country, only to have her wicked plans foiled by Charlotte’s adoring father...
Yeti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,110. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Deep within the remote Altai Mountains of Mongolia there exists a heinous mystery, one the locals have attempted to keep secret for generations. Now, Harry Olson, an American paleoanthropologist, is in the area excavating for early human fossils. What his team discovers threatens to turn modern scientific knowledge on its head and disrupt the peaceful harmony of the largely superstitious country.
Fuzzy Logic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Western
After divorcing her unfaithful husband, Meg Taylor buys an alpaca ranch to finally do something on her own. Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets not one, but two, handsome—and baffling—men. She thinks choosing between the shy veterinarian and her charming securities co-worker is her biggest problem, until life and death on the ranch make her re-evaluate more than her love life.
Under the Riptides
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Adrian, a merman and heir to the throne of Crystal City, lives deep under the ocean riptides. He’s waited a lifetime for Mara, his destined mate, and now time is running out. She must come willingly with him to the city before the deadline or he forfeits his right to rule. The only problem? Mara thinks she’s human and is deathly afraid of the water.
What's in a Name
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When graduate student and genius engineer, Takeem El, is picked up by government agents because his name matches that of a terrorist on their watch list, members of an extremist group kill the agents and take Takeem, hoping to use him for their cause. Agents Kelli Malone and Jake Landis are assigned to rescue him and capture the extremists. However, Jake and Kelli have a history...
On the Rocks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,510. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
At forty-two, Dana Cohen has retired from her twenty-two-year career as a detective in the NYPD and moved back home to the rocky cliffs above Long Island Sound to take stock of her life. When her estranged husband is wrongly accused of murder, Dana jumps to his defense. But all the evidence points directly at him and reasonable doubt is a scarce commodity...
Targeted
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
What could be better than a week of sipping mojitos, basking in the sun, and listening to waves lap against a Caribbean beach? Nothing, according to Jordan Blair and her friend, Ellie Cassidy. Until their vacation takes a sinister turn…
Deviant Acts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,720. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jackson Hurst lives his nightmares with his eyes open. Only the heroin he’s been addicted to since Vietnam keeps the horror at bay. A poster child for losers, Jackson’s addiction has cost him his job, his girlfriend—and unless there’s a change soon—his life. That change comes in the form of the wicked Aunt Camille, who desperately needs Jackson’s services to retrieve her kidnapped daughter...
Nothing Like Normal ~ Surviving a Sibling's Schizophrenia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,980. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Martha Graham-Waldon’s memoir entitled, Nothing Like Normal: Surviving a Sibling’s Schizophrenia, chronicles the trajectory of her sister’s thirty-year battle with schizophrenia. Two years younger, the author watched her beloved sister descend into madness, nearly pulling the author down with her into a shadowy and baffling black hole of despair.
Love Song of the Chnaberry Man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,120. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
It is said that in the deep woods right outside of Julia Springs, Georgia, lives a creature of myth and legend, the Chinaberry Man. Gina McFarland has always been special: predicting plane crashes, having visions and dreams that come true—mostly the kind that don’t have happy endings. Now she sees the dead. And, of all people, the creature has chosen to save her...
A Brush with Fate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,770. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Brook Jacobson never imagined that fate would catapult her into the surreal world of Isaac Coles, mega film star. Isaac is captivated by Brook’s intellect, beauty, warmth, her strength of character, and an undeniable visceral sexual attraction, but if he can’t commit to their relationship, she knows their love is doomed. And Isaac does things his way, which doesn’t include being monogamous...
Through Our Eyes ~ When Justice isn't Blind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights, Nonfiction » Law » Civil Law
The story of one woman’s fight to protect her civil rights. Her journey through the legal system began in the lower courts and would take her all the way to the US Supreme Court—not once, but twice—in her battle to obtain justice. Her courage, persistence, and determination to fight for the rights granted to her under the US Constitution is an inspiration for anyone who has been denied justice.
Reclaiming Lexi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lexi still dreams of Luke, the guy who dumped her in high school, although she hasn’t seen or heard from him since. Concerned about her wedding-day jitters, her family questions her decision to go through with it. Then her fiancé calls it off just as she’s kidnapped by Luke. Luke says he loves her and always has. Can she ever get past her feelings of hurt and betrayal in order to trust him again?
The Eisenger Element
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Emilia Hammond has earned her shield as a detective with the New Orleans police department and is eager to prove herself capable of handling her promotion. After a series of attacks on prostitutes, she goes undercover to investigate. In the process, she’s called to the scene of a murder at an attorney’s office. She has a good lead, a solid case, until her prime suspect turns the tables on her...
Shattered Lies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 140,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian, running the family horse farm—until she uncovers an act of unimaginable treachery by those she trusted most and learns that everything she knew about herself was a lie. Her paternal grandmother, the woman who raised her, is behind a number of devastating secrets Kate is compelled to discover. But the deeper she digs, the more betrayal she finds...
Spyfall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,720. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » USA
In October 1959, someone is out for revenge against young L.A. PI, Stan Wade, who has solved a few cases for his main client, Walt Disney. When a CIA agent mistakenly dies in Stan’s place, Stan initiates a revenge investigation that leads him outside the country, and his own comfort zone, to stop a nuclear threat to Europe that will remain classified until 2012.
Illuminated Darkness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn Pierce’s boyfriend heartlessly dumps her for one of her best friends. As her world crumbles, a handsome stranger suddenly appears. Wren tells Ash she’s descended from an ancient voodoo priestess and will soon wield great power. And he’s a four-hundred-and-fifty-year-old vampire who has been assigned to protect her from the powerful voodoo priests sent to kill her…
The Impaler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,530. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Who was the real Count Dracula? A bloodthirsty vampire or a medieval prince who skillfully defended his land? In 1442, in Wallachia, Vlad and his younger brother, Radu, bid farewell to their weeping, heartbroken mother. Their father has given them to Sultan Murad II, ruler of the Ottoman Empire, to prove his loyalty to the Turks. One of the boys will adapt well to captivity. The other won’t...
A Wish to Die For
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Throughout history, people have sold their souls to the dark side in order to make their selfish wishes come true. With the dawn of the computer age, the ritual continued. Rock stars, race car drivers, and even politicians find their fame and fortune with the help of a new and mesmerizing, evil website. Little did these people know what price they’d pay for the use of its services...
Lead Me into Danger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,780. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Journalist Emmeline Kirby hasn’t laid eyes on her former lover Gregory Longdon, a jewel thief, in two years. But she literally tumbles into his arms, after she witnesses two men attempt to murder her friend and fellow journalist, Charles Latimer, in Venice. When Charles is ultimately killed, Emmeline is determined to bring his murderer to justice.
A Distant Island
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,950. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Patrick Ashtre was a happily married man with a lovely wife, three children, and a house in Arlington, Virginia. He was a good father and husband and, looking into the mirror each morning, he was happy with the reflected image—but all that was about to change.
Cromwell's Folly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,810. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Detective Sam Lagarde of the Charles Town, West Virginia State Police is called to the scene of a homicide, he instantly surmises the force he is facing is far beyond what he’s dealt with before. A head in dumpster and a pinky finger with an emerald/diamond ring attached is all he has to go by. Doggedly following lead after lead, Lagarde stumbles on five women who have one thing in common...
Murder on the Tracks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,070. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When Joe Stryker, a burned-out, disgraced 1949 Denver street cop, discovers a body on the railroad tracks with a crushed skull and missing hands, he sees his shot at redemption. He believes the body is linked to the murder of his partner two years before, a murder for which Joe blames himself. But seeking redemption can come at a high price...
Captain's Captive
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Marilee Booth masquerades as an old woman and hires on as a cook aboard a ship headed to the colonies. She seeks to evade her stepmother, who has attempted to kill her. She is smitten by the handsome captain, who sees her merely as a part of the crew. On the last night at sea, when she doffs her disguise and decides to say goodbye to him while he sleeps, her life is forever altered...
Released
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,690. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Lorraine Albright Lopez is released from an Arizona prison after serving fifteen years for killing her husband in self-defense. She is now thirty-seven and has three children who have been alienated against her by her husband’s parents who have custody of them. Now her in-laws want her dead and will stop at nothing to achieve this.
Plain God
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,840. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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Nick Garrison had two goals in life. He longed to survive high school and then quickly flee the dead end town in western Pennsylvania to pursue his dreams across the country. Never looking back, he says farewell to friends, family—and his high school sweetheart, Brandi Conrad. Decades later, Nick returns home a failure. But with a secret to share.
The Troop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,980. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In sleepy Long Hill Township in northern New Jersey, former members of Boy Scout Troop 186 are dying decades after the Troop was disbanded. Are these deaths coincidences? Accidents? Or are they the result of something much more dubious?
Just Another Termination
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Human resources manager Judy Kenagy hopes her days of running from bad bosses and guilt-ridden memories are over. But alas, she’s barely settled in when a young female employee is found shot to death, spinning her new workplace into turmoil. Can she solve all of the murders with this single find? If she does, will she finally be freed from the demons of her past? Or are things not as they seem?
Torn Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,140. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
A tale as old as time—a girl, tall and wispy, hair the color of the sun, eyes as blue as the sky, caught in a love triangle with the noblest of men…Not in this book, honey! Okay so maybe I am caught up in a love triangle. I'm Elizabeth & I’ve managed to avoid men for most of my life. How I got myself involved in a love triangle with one sexy photographer and a millionaire bachelor, is beyond me...
Vets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,680. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Four homeless and hopeless Iraqistan Vets who accidentally end up living together on an old school bus lurch from one VAMC to another, getting no help. After another fruitless stop, at the VAMC in Iron Mountain, Michigan, a doctor is found dead, and the Vets are accused of his murder. They must become a unit to learn who really murdered the doctor, so that they can stay free.
Hottest Places in Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,540. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Joan, Duncan, and Kearney race across the country, barely avoiding capture by the CDLTask Force, and settle in Phoenix, unaware that a group of terrorists are after them since Joan killed the leader's brother while defending an invalid woman against a home invasion. When traitors within their group lead them all into a trap, Joan and Duncan must fight for their lives--and each other...
Shadows at Sunset ~ Sunset Trilogy ~ Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,540. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Ever since Laken Sumnerrealized that wild animals could hear her thoughts, she’s spent more time in the woods with them than with other children. Even her wolf is a better friend to her than most people. She trusts him—so much so that she follows him out into the wilderness in the middle of the night to find a lost little boy. But the boy’s disappearance is only the beginning...
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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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