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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You're As Good As Dead ~ Book Two of the Dead Trilogy
Pre-release—available June 13, 2015. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Three years have passed since Tom Starks a Baltimore community college professor and single father tried to avenge his wife’s death by hiring a man. Tom is now hopeful that he has left the world of violence and murder behind. But he is drawn back into Baltimore’s criminal underground after he witnesses the assassination of an influential crime boss. To make matters worse, the FBI's after him too.
Odd Odyssey
Pre-release—available June 13, 2015. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,910. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Philomela Nightingale and her employee, Janice McGill, take the trip of a lifetime—around the world. They fly to amazing places, stay in lovely hotels, meet fascinating people, and experience different cultures. To their horror they also become involved with kidnapping and murder. Will Philomela’s observational powers and intuition enable her to help the police solve these puzzling mysteries?
Gemini ~ The Sign Behind the Crime ~ Book 1
Pre-release—available June 6, 2015. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,240. Language: English. Published by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Both psychic and clairvoyant, Dr. John Trenton is a forensic psychiatrist who has a wife he worships and a position as a department head at a hospital for the criminally insane in Manhattan. His patients—young adult men, who are the most psychotic and psychopathic criminals in NYC—enable him to live his life on the edge, just the way he likes it. Then he meets a woman who changes everything...
Four Corners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,100. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Levi always knew he was different. The fact that he could smash a light bulb without touching it was only one clue, but he’s about to find out how special he really is…Sought after by those in a magical land, he meets Aura, Queen of Esotera. Her kingdom is in trouble and he’s the only one who can help. But the powerful sorcerer who cursed Esotera will not give up easily.
Stardust Dreams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,900. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Lance Forrester is a dreamer. After a celebrated career as an astronaut and engineer, he and a friend build a secret spacecraft to seek their destinies in the stars. But his friend dies and Lance is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Desperate not to succumb to his fate, he convinces an acquaintance, ailing actress Sage Saint Claire, to join him, but problems abound...
Dreams from the Sky
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,350. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Drake, a musician in his thirties, has to deal with skills he never understood or asked for. His dreams, visions and revelations catapult him deep into his subconscious and far into the cosmos, battling an enemy that has infiltrated his very mind, taking away most of his memories and a true love he was just beginning to rediscover...
A Question of Honor ~ A Stormhaven Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Western
Sydney Castleton has worked hard to put her less than savory past behind her…until her sister asks for her help. Devin Starke has fought too many battles, seen too many deaths, to look forward to a peaceful future…until his best friend and partner asks him to help return the horse his wife, Sidney’s sister, took when she left.
Dance the Dream Awake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Do past lives intrude into a present one to set wrongs right and fulfill desires yet unsatisfied? Tessa Harper’s relentless nightmares are driving her to fall apart in her present day life as co-owner of an art gallery in San Francisco. She is experiencing a Mayan sacrifice night after night that defies a modern solution. Desperate to escape her nightly horrors, she travels to Mexico...
Can't Sing or Dance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,210. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Retired Chief Petty Officer Tom Jones was murdered in his apartment complex in Orlando in what appeared to be a "drug deal gone bad." The police won’t even do an autopsy on a dead drug dealer. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Joe Traynor is asked by Tom’s daughter to look into his death. His investigation ultimately leads to the largest meth case on the Southeastern Seaboard.
Possum Belly Queen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The man who telephoned him implied he wants to do business with amusement ride rep Andy Zartanian, and Andy seriously needs to do some business. When they meet, it is clear within moments that the man doesn’t know Chance’s Aviator from the Log Flume. Annoyed at having his time wasted, Andy turns to go. The man hurries to explain he’s there on behalf of a man whose granddaughter is missing...
Make Me a Match
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,940. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Tired of kissing frogs, Maddy Simpson finds her family’s spell book and casts the Make Me a Match Spell, trying to lure her Prince Charming. But something goes terribly wrong. Instead of capturing the interest of her one true love, she attracts all the men in town, both young and old, married or single. Now Maddy has to find a way to get rid of him and find out if the love she has found is real...
Code Human
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In a dystopian world, far in the future, seventeen-year-old, Fenesia Thornbark, loses her home, her way of life, and most of her friends and family, all at the hands of people she once trusted. With her parents dead, Fenesia is now responsible for her younger sister’s life, as well as that of several other orphaned children they meet along the way, while trying to find the resistance...
Bronx Bound
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,000. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The year is 1988 and reporter Matt Brady of The Bronx Ledger is trying hard to get out of both his native borough and the dead-end job he’s stuck in, writing for a weekly newspaper. When he’s sent to cover what he thinks will be just another fatal shooting in the murder-plagued city, he’s as surprised as the detectives on the scene to find out he knows the corpse...
Saving St. Teresa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,920. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
When Monsignor Martin Heamey is found strangled just after a debate with Tony Cupelli, a former monsignor and present professor at Smith College, Tony’s detective brother Mike seeks a possible link between this murder and the apparent suicide of a Carmelite nun in Brooklyn. The brothers uncover a growing cult of young women devoted to dark interpretations of the teachings & life of St. Teresa...
Interpretation of Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,830. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
American Sign Language interpreter Jane Ciardi’s life changes when she takes a job from a Cleveland private detective and agrees to keep tabs on a deaf African-American teenager whose odd behavior alarms her wealthy father. Jane also needs to discover the truth behind two murders—including the murder of the first interpreter the detective hired...
Secret Service
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,450. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Secret Service Agent Jack Shields has a secret…He’s not really Jack Shields. Down and out bouncer, John Ryan, finally had a good night at the track. It’ll buy him some time from the various mobs he owes. Before the night is done, his luck will really change when he gets an offer he can’t refuse—to be Jack Shields.
The Scarry Inn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Convinced they are the victims of a sick practical joke, Heidi Bowman and her three friends are resigned to spending the night at The Scarry Inn, even though the atmosphere is anything but welcoming. Surely the owners, Dick and Thelma are simply trying to drum up business for their new motel by terrifying their guests. But when Kara is found brutally murdered, they realize the danger is real...
Hangover Holidays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,180. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Seventeen-year-old, Darcy Gallatin hates the Christmas holidays because her alcoholic father always ruins them for the whole family. But this year, Darcy is determined to make the season special for her ten-year-old brother, regardless of how hard her father tries to sabotage it. Disaster strikes when her dad injures Darcy’s horse, Whisky. Can Darcy ever forgive her father....
Blood Mountain Conspiracy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,790. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Young women and girls are disappearing, and bodies start showing up in the desert around the old Blood Mountain hotel…Sales Director, Rachel Ryan, who never could mind her own business, decides to investigate at the request of an elderly friend of one of the women. And, this time, Deputy Tucker doesn’t mind as his case is going nowhere, despite the many and varied suspects...
The Rescued Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,310. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Returning home in hopes of putting her life back together after several disastrous relationships, Fawn finds that the man who drove her away ten years earlier is waiting to pick up where he left off. Her father is determined to keep them apart and hide the secret that forced her to run away from the handsome Garrett Horton. But nothing will stop Garrett this time from taking what he wants most...
The Online Boys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,470. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
In a toxic world of peer pressure, torment, and rivalry, justice is just one click away for these three high-school underdogs. Thousands of miles apart from each other, each trapped in his own circle of hell, they find solace in a mysterious online ally named Nikki who strokes their fragile egos and urges them to realize their ultimate revenge fantasies...
The Psychic Circle ~ Souls Entwined
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,370. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Rachel’s psychic world is shaken when Billy introduces her to telepathy and astral travel, awakening her desire for more spiritual adventure. She can’t get enough. Together with a teenage shaman, a healer, a psychic, and a witch, they form “The Psychic Circle” to secretly explore the paranormal. Then Rachel is betrayed and the trouble begins...
XXXtreme Discretion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,370. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Roxbury, New Jersey detectives, Monica Ross and Mike D’Tavio, discover their case involving a missing woman might be linked to three others in the nearby area, all traceable to a casual-affair dating site known as XXXtreme Discretion, they try to fit the puzzle pieces together with little success. Aided by a mysterious child, and a lover from her past, Monica gets help from a surprise source.
Vows of Pain & Passion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,380. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
She refuses to trust…he refuses to love. Noble born Adaira Godwin is a determined young woman whose life is all mapped out until she runs into a stone wall—Norman warrior, Renouf de Sinclaire, who has other plans for her. Set in eleventh-century England during the Norman invasion, Can they overcome hatred, language barriers, religious beliefs, and their own fears, or is their love doomed...
The Visitor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,360. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Tasked by the Federation of Planets to determine if Earthlings present a threat as they venture into space, Tak, an alien anthropologist, leaves her starship orbiting Earth and takes a shuttle to Kansas. Intending to study humans in the United States—as she has learned no Earth language but English—she is detected while descending through the atmosphere and evades capture by fleeing to Europe...
Tiana ~ Gift of the Moon ~ Women of the Northland ~ Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,370. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Tiana is fierce in battle, gentle in temperament, and has a quiet strength. She embodies the spirit of the Raven Mother and accepts the challenges before her with faith in her ancestry and the powers she has inherited. Tiana must face the trials of being a woman shaman in a male dominated society. After tragedy befalls her, she sets out alone to find her lost daughter...
A Snitch in Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,640. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When sheriff’s department office assistant Christy Bristol takes a long weekend to visit her friend, Lennie, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, it’s not the vacation she anticipated. A murder has just occurred and Christy is conscripted by the homicide team to handle the reports. As the body-count grow, Christy is afraid that time is running out.
Shadow's Curse ~ The Kyn Kronicles ~ Book 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,530. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
As the leader of the Amanusa, Natasha Bertoi thrives on chaos, but when tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving bodies and betrayal in its wake, not even she is prepared for the fallout. With Northwest houses in an uproar and the Wraiths hungry for blood, all her carefully laid plans are put to the test. Her plans and pawns are moving along nicely, until he joins the game.
Delicious Little Traitor ~ A Varian Pike Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,070. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Delicious Little Traitor begins quietly in December 1953 when private investigator Varian Pike looks into the disappearance of a war buddy’s niece and soon finds himself in the middle of a secret war between federal agencies. How a bright young college student became the target of a leading anti-communist politician is only one of the challenging and dangerous questions he must answer...
300 Dictums
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,370. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Have you ever thought about the possibility of using single words to spark ideas about managing well, both in the business world and in your personal lives? 300 Dictums lists and defines verbs that describe actions, which can provoke results. Use 300 Dictums to help inspire some of your own thoughts that will make you more effective in managing your business as well as your life.
A Marriage of Convenience
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the Depression-plagued rural Wisconsin of 1932, Annalee Lines loses her husband to an accident and her home to a fire within a few short months of each other. The abusive husband she can do without, but with her home and possessions totally destroyed, Annalee and her two children are now destitute. Annalee vows never to tie herself to another man—but she may have no choice...
Lane Changes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,950. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Cassie Cruise wants her life back as a kick-ass P.I. Trouble is, she has zero credibility since bungling a case on reality TV. After a public tantrum, she slinks off to bury her head in the sandy beaches of Southwest Florida. Just as she starts over as the owner of The Big Prick Tattoo Shop, a body is discovered in the trunk of her burning car.
The Saffron Crocus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,720. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Venice, 1643. Isabella, fifteen, longs to sing in Monteverdi’s Choir, but only boys (and castrati) can do that. Her singing teacher, Margherita, introduces her to a new wonder: opera! Then Isabella finds Margherita murdered. And now people keep trying to kill Margherita’s handsome rogue of a son, Rafaele.
Swami Soup
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Tap dance with Valerie on her raucous journey up steep inclines and down sudden drops with pedophiles, weird witches, day court, night nurses and plain old crazy New Yorkers at her side. Her insight and silliness will tickle your funny bone while lightening your load with irreverent and magical perspectives on the sad, the wonderful, and the inexplicable.
Taking the Rap
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,480. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When rapper Terrico James claimed to be “mightier than Jesus,” nobody took him seriously…until someone did. Terrico’s dead body ends up nailed to a cross and Chicago Detective Ryan Doherty is on the case. Was it a fringe religious sect making a statement? Or Terrico’s protégé, Mandy Ross, a petulant pop star who sheds hearts like glitter in her path?
Death House
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Fifteen year-old Adley doesn’t know that something sinister haunts her grandmother’s old mansion, or that it hides in a dark portal beneath her bed. The demonic being—born of a generational curse—kills the first born child in each succeeding family. Adley will die on her sixteenth birthday unless she can find a way to end the evil curse...
Passion & Deceit ~ Book 1 ~ India Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,020. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When Maya Stewart arrives in London to visit her best friend Jay, she’s aware that he’s keeping the fact that he’s gay a secret from his traditional Indian family. However, deceiving his dangerously good-looking older brother, Rajiv, is something Maya hadn’t expected to deal with. The attraction between her and Rajiv is intense and immediate. Maya tries to keep her distance but he won't let her...
Downstream ~ A Witherston Murder Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,780. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
At the celebration of his hundredth birthday, local billionaire Francis Hearty Withers announces to the people gathered on the front lawn of Witherston Baptist Church that he has finalized his will. In it he bequeaths $1 billion to his north Georgia hometown of Witherston and another $1 billion to be divided up equally among the town’s 4,000 residents—but it has some unanticipated consequences...
Worst of All Evils
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,680. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Following a worldwide economic collapse, a tyrannical administration takes control of the United States government and nullifies the Constitution. Joan Bowman, a highly skilled veteran and patriot, joins an underground resistance group to restore America’s beloved freedoms. Too late, she realizes that the group she so idealistically joined is just as corrupt as the administration in Washington...
Wickedly They Dream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
After Seeley is possessed by an evil wraith, Jordan must dig deeper into the Satanic realm. And against Markus’s direct orders, she offers herself, body and soul, in a blood covenant to rescue Seeley from the clutches of hell. But there’s trouble in paradise, and Markus has been reassigned. Can Jordan defeat both her internal and external demons to win him back? Or is he gone for good this time?
Conch Town Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,530. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Julie Chapman grew up in Key Largo, a tenth-generation Conch, raised in the Florida Keys by her grandmother, Tillie, since Julie’s parents were deceased. Then one night Tillie has a car accident and ends up in a coma, leaving Julie and her best friend Joe to wonder if it really was an accident. As they start digging for the truth, they uncover some dark secrets that could cost them their lives...
You Can't Push a String
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,930. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Most people don’t communicate well in personal and business situations. Without solid skills people flounder, time is wasted, and opportunities are lost. Decades of coaching, teaching, and observing have contributed to the substance of J. Robert Parkinson’s You Can’t Push a String. This book explores some of the problems and common misconceptions about interacting with others...
Because I'm Brown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,670. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Fifteen-year-old Rita Fernandez feels overwhelmed by all the problems that face her. They’re only happening to her because she’s brown! Her father won’t allow her to date until she gets her grades up to a B average. What’s worse is that he refuses to buy her the horse of her dreams until then, too! And a school counselor told her that there’s no way she can ever be a veterinarian...
Passion & Deceit ~ Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,020. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When Maya Stewart arrives in London to visit her best friend Jay, she’s aware that he’s keeping the fact that he’s gay a secret from his traditional Indian family. However, deceiving his dangerously good-looking older brother, Rajiv, is something Maya hadn’t expected to deal with. The attraction between her and Rajiv is intense and immediate...
To Love a Marine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After her husband is killed in Iraq, Tessa Matthews makes a promise to herself—never date another man in the military. Especially a Marine. A flat tire and dead cell phone threaten to challenge that vow when Gunnery Sergeant Dylan Cooper comes to her rescue. But can she ever allow herself to love a Marine—again?
Prodigious Savant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,780. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In Burlington, Vermont, 1962, seventeen-year-old Gavin Weaver survives a dreadful explosion, six hours of brain surgery, and thirty days in a coma, to awake possessing not just one savant talent, but several, including art, music, mathematics, and memory—and all without suffering any of the usual mental disabilities associated with head trauma...if he survives.
The Black Madonna
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,930. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Luci de Foix was nine when her parents were killed in a car accident. But was it an accident? Unbeknownst to Luci, a group known as The Order has been watching her family for many years, waiting for the day that a diary written in the fourteenth century would be delivered to her family—a book that contains a key to a lost codex—and they would do anything to get it...
Death in Nostalgia City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
He thinks he’s on edge now…then people start getting killed…Uptight has been ex-cop Lyle Deming default setting for years, but his new job, driving a cab in a theme park, promises to cure his chronic anxieties. Nostalgia City is the ultimate resort for anyone who wants to visit the past, until rides are sabotaged & tourists killed...
Archimedes' Claw ~ Time Traveler's Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Driven by the need to discover Truth, Dr. Finn McGee uncovers a secret, hidden in Time, that catapulted the Roman Empire to find Archimedes. Hunted by the government, haunted by his past, and driven by passion, Finn must risk all and travel back through the vortex of Time to encounter mankind’s greatest mystery.
Senior Assassin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Her dreams of a trip across Europe on a luxury train hadn’t included murder…In 1937, with the clouds of war looming on the horizon, librarian Fiona Vancleave dreams of luxury train trips involving exotic places and romantic interludes. But when she wins a trip on the Orient Express, she quickly discovers that things aren’t quite as she envisioned them.
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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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