Black Opal Books

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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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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,780. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In every family there are secrets and lies. Alex is on a quest. He wants to be a good husband, father, and son. He doesn't know if he can achieve this but he must try.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,700. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
The Lowcountry of South Carolina takes center stage as Sidney Lake and Tillie James pursue the answers to questions not everyone wants asked.
Buried Trust
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,570. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Two years after Kingsley and Todd Henning recovered their kidnapped infant, they are enjoying their country existence. Everything changes when criminals initiate a criminal enterprise adjacent to the Henning’s home. The criminal bosses attempt to buy, scare, terrorize, and kill them. Two crimes, one location, separated by two centuries. The question that binds them—what is buried beneath?
Architect of Courage
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,150. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Archer Landis works the room at a Midtown reception. When the noisy crowd becomes sufficiently dense and everyone present can say they’ve seen him, he slips away. He grabs a cab for Julia’s Chelsea apartment. It’s a trip that will hurtle him into deadly danger. Everyone and everything he cares about most will be threatened. He will have to discover if he has the courage to fight his way clear.
Glory Lost
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Sadie, sixteen, witnesses her parents' murders at the hands of Confederate Raiders. Driven by revenge, she dresses like a man and joins the Union Army as a prestigious Sharpshooter attached to Sherman's Army. She finds love from a very unexpected source. and runs from a man who is trying to steal her land and who has vowed to either bed her or kill her.
Rock's Wages
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
At age 23, Ricky Harris has it all: fame, fortune, and the woman of his dreams. He discovers her in bed with his best friend. An opportunity presents itself to begin again. Forty years later, those ripples have grown to a tsunami that is about to come crashing down. Ricky exits the road less traveled for a more mundane existence, only to find he can't run from his past.
Flesh and Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,600. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Frank Grace, a homicide detective with a tarnished reputation, has kept career and family separated. Until now. Along with his partner Michelle Santana, Frank begins delving into his victim’s life. As he and Michelle untangle a web of deceit, dishonesty and distrust, Frank must decide between what’s legally just and morally right. Closing the case may very well close the door on his marriage.
Z’s Legacy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 88,890. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
CIMA agent, Zakaya Kalu—better known as “Z”—travels to the United States to visit her mother. When her young friend, Zeena, sees the men who took her two years earlier and soon disappears, Z vows to find her and bring a ring of human traffickers to justice.
A Score to Settle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,390. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Maestro Daniel Abogado is a successful and sought-after conductor. When he reports a dangerous driver he unwittingly disturbs a diamond smuggling ring. Threats against Daniel and his children escalate into attempts on his life. With police help, he tries to stay safe. Will he stay alive long enough to be successful?
Dan Arrow and the Black Knight
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,000. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Sent on a special assignment to learn if the New World Order will ultimately carry out its plans to eliminate most of human life, Dan Arrow travels into the future in a TR-42B triangle, only to discover that he has been murdered in the near future and his beloved Mona has married his murderer. Can Dan save the Earth as we know it? Will Dan and Mona ever be able to live a normal lifespan together?
Girl Obsessed
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,680. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
In order to exonerate his client of murder charges, Defense Attorney Sam Paris enlists the aid of Shannon Clark, a psychiatrist best known for her controversial book about the effects of oxytocin, better known as “the love glue.” As Sam becomes romantically involved with the doctor, he learns that she may be more dangerous and violent than the woman he is defending.
A King Rides Through, V. 1, B2, The Three Mirrors Volume 1–Book Two
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,390. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2022 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Continuing the challenge from The Three Mirrors, the father of the princesses is tested—no half measures accepted—to determine if he is fit to be King of The Land, and the father of the young male member of the team, will he measure up, prove worthy? And what will Malfeasint do about it all? And that frightening sinister Lord Dread, King of Darkness?
Covert Echoes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
As the leader of a covert operations team, Jon’s supervisor’s called him one of the best. Over time, the screams of agony, the mangled bodies, and the stench of death took their toll. He retreated to commercial fishing, seeking mental cleansing in the vast ocean’s solitude. Three quiet years and his past returned to haunt him. Would the echoes of his covert past finally destroy him?
Viper’s Nest of Lies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,870. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Twice dead…A living nightmare The discovery of a blood-encrusted stiletto knife in journalist Emmeline Kirby’s bag at Heathrow Airport sets in motion a chain of events that ensnares everyone she holds dear. From London to Malta, Emmeline and her husband, Gregory are drawn into a web of corruption and revenge. Will they forfeit their lives for justice?
Arctic Meltdown
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 93,510. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Arctic Meltdown, a gripping environmental thriller, is set against the backdrop of the melting polar icecap and the ensuing jostling for jurisdiction over additional seabed resources. Russian military aggression and the resulting international tension to try to save the world from war and the Arctic from environmental catastrophe. This book presages what is actually going on in the Arctic today.
Pollock No. 5
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,330. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After Super Storm Sandy Dr. Matthew Dawson agrees to check on his neighbor’s estate. There, he sees Pollock No. 5, over the fireplace. The next day it is missing, and the neighbor’s wife is dead. He is the lead suspect! Amy Winter, an attorney takes his case. From the Hamptons to San Francisco and back MD, his best friend, Alexiev Shaw and Amy track art thieves and murderers, trying to stay alive.
Death in the Cellar
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,250. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Agatha-Josephine Friday Noonsday and Nicky Charle, are high school students in Woodinville, Washington. These two are thrown into a murder investigation and the calamities of others by being in the wrong place at the right time. Agatha-Josephine expects everything to come out OK. Unless, her suspicions of events surrounding her and Nicky’s discoveries get the best of her imagination.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,730. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Rulon Hurt doesn’t believe the earth is going to end from an asteroid strike, his wife, Yohaba and her grandfather disagree. Einstein predicted this event down to the date. He confided his discovery and solution to his three brilliant protégés. The youngest of them, has dedicated his life to fulfilling Einstein’s last and greatest mission. Trouble is, mankind doesn’t want to be saved.
A Clash of Forces
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,010. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Two forces in a race against time...who will win? A middle-aged Russian woman, Lara Petrova, marries a British businessman—Derek Harrison. Unbeknown to Lara, Derek has agreed to collaborate with the Russian secret services against Lara’s son Alex. Alex has invented an important new energy source. The Russians want the invention, Japan and Britain are interested. Alex just wants to stay alive.
Forgiving Mariela Camacho
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,900. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Pete Gonzalvez knew from the start that the dead woman he and his partner, Tolya Kurchenko, discovered in a Manhattan apartment did not commit suicide. Mariela Comacho was the love of his life. The road to the truth winds through the slums of the Dominican Republic, the cold streets of Soviet Moscow, the hot sands of the Judean Hills, and into the dark clubs of New York City’s underworld.
Interview with the Badge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,960. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Interview with the Badge is the story of an eager Investigative reporter, Charlie Cooper, trying to prove herself in the competitive and merciless career that she has chosen. Charlie has a few run-ins with the handsome, but brooding Detective, Brock Ledger. The killer begins contacting Charlie from an unidentifiable location. He gets too close for comfort and she is forced to go into hiding.
The Watergate Post
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,220. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Lauren’s high school stands on the corners of Watergate and Post streets. Thus the name of her school newspaper, The Watergate Post. As the result of a silly editorial about the foul-tasting water in the school's fountains, Lauren and the other students come across a possible scandal, and the chase is on to gather evidence of a monstrous scheme to bilk the town residents out of their cash.
The Ragnarök Vaults
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,200. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » USA
It is 1965. Cold War paranoia is at its height. As the United States and Soviet Union plot, remnants of Nazi Germany decide it is the perfect time to open the Ragnarök Vaults, secret chambers stashed with gold, weapons and abandoned Nazi experiments. Thomas Braddock, discovers that Roderick Heimzel, a sadistic Nazi scientist, and Victor Priebenholt, of the SS, seek to recreate the Blood Reich.
Forgiving Stephen Redmond
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,220. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
In the brutal heat of an August “Dog-Day” afternoon, Detectives Tolya Kurchenko and Pete Gonzalvez climb the rickety stairs of a wood frame house to the third floor to find a sight so astounding it stops them cold. Inside a partially demolished wall sits something between a skeleton and a mummy in a double-breasted suit, Fedora still perched on his head. Who is this man? How long has he been here?
The Common Touch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Major Zara Dare, followed in her father's footsteps by joining the air force. She always felt the need to make her dad proud, but knew she fell short. Now she has a tough new assignment. Guarding a Royal Prince. His Royal Highness, Prince James Argyle Sandhurst Fleming is third in line to the Ríocht Oílean throne. He's not sure the life of a prince is what he wants. Then he meets Zara.
The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,250. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2021 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Newly estranged from Donna, The Introvert is selected as one of twelve jurors on a notorious murder trial, forcing him to navigate a litany of uncomfortable social interactions, this time with no avenue of escape. Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness is the third entry in the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.
The Charm Bracelet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,030. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
Tasked with taking care of the her grandmother’s estate, Jessica discovers that Darla has left behind her heirloom charm bracelet. Jess recalls that each charm had a story and special memory that represents various stages of Darla’s life. As Jessica clears out Darla’s home, she remembers the stories and begins to connect some the secrets of Darla’s life to each charm. Except one...
We’ll Meet Again
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,750. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Iran is very close to having a workable atomic bomb and that's not good for most of the world. With limited options to stop them from putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, Max Maxwell is once again pressed into service by his old army boss, Bill Hart. It almost cost Max his life before the true reason for his being sent to Iran is revealed.
Hidden Intentions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,080. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When thirteen-year-old Cailey Marshall’s mission to an abandoned Texas house goes wrong, she must find ways to escape from her ruthless kidnappers and survive, while her parents are forced into making a deadly choice to save their daughter and discover the truth. Meanwhile, Cailey must deal with her kidnappers sadistic torment if she hopes to survive.
Legacy 627
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,470. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Alex Glover, Cascadian Intelligence Mission Agent, comes into possession of a journal that once belonged to a young American woman. Then she becomes the target of an American military determined to possess the journal—and the secret it contains. They must rescue one of their own, and recover and destroy a deadly substance that has already killed nearly a dozen people. Failure is not an option.
Kiss of the Moonflower
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,510. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Tony and Mike Cupelli leave Queens in search of Tony’s love Veronica Teuma who has disappeared while visiting the intentional communities of northern Missouri. Immersed in the “off the grid” life of the Discerning Wolverine commune, they uncover a plan to mass cultivate and distribute Datura, and they realize Veronica’s rescue relies on their ability to figure out which if any of the commune’s me
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,650. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Grace Paine, eccentric statistician, and Amir Baum, new medical intern, see their romance caught up in an ever-bloodier power struggle for Manhattan’s leading hospital. As bodies pile up around them, Amir and Grace must find themselves and each other.
Forgiving Máximo Rothman
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,710. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Spanning 65 years and three continents—from Hitler's Europe to the decaying Soviet Empire of the 1970s, and revealing the little-known history of Sosúa, a Jewish settlement in the jungles of the Dominican Republic—A.J. Sidransky's debut novel leads us into worlds long gone, and the lives of people still touched by those memories.
The Woman in the Cupboard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,620. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Horror » Undead
The Woman in the Cupboard was found at the scene of a grisly double murder. And she doesn’t speak. Detective Mo Sterling and her partner, D’Angelo, set out to solve the homicide cases—the murders of prominent Philadelphians Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Granger, and the investigation leads them into dark and unknown territory, a subculture of secrecy, power, potions, poisons, and dark passions.
Old Sins Never Die
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,210. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Journalist Emmeline Kirby and her new husband, jewel thief/insurance investigator Gregory Longdon overhear a man attempting to hire an assassin, an MI5 agent gone rogue. They race back to London to warn authorities.. But it’s a devil of problem to prevent a vicious killing, if the target is a mystery. The hunt for answers takes them to Scotland, where they learn the truth has lethal consequences.
The Three Mirrors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,120. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
On a wild, unusually tempestuous night, three young adults, Leitha Windsor (19), her sister Hailjan Windsor (17), and their live-in cousin, Ethan St Clair (17), through a series of weird incidents trace their family origins and find a hidden room containing an ancient mirror in their ancestral family home, Amharoch Manor. Attached to the mirror is a letter from Garthaume, Grand Wizard of the Land
Murder at the Estate Sale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,350. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Based in Atlanta, Georgia the world of antiquarian and collectible bookselling is exposed as a hotbed of collectors and booksellers who will do almost anything to score that perfect collectible book. Emma and Molly find themselves in the middle of both a murder, and an occult cult, as they pursue their work and each other in a delightfully twisted, intriguing puzzle.
Hearth: Discovery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,840. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Hearth is the chronicle of a world inhabited only by women; Twenty-two years after a world war has eradicated much of Earth's population, a portal to another dimension is discovered. Thousands of women come to begin building their new world. Those drawn to Hearth are creative, motivated, and ethically grounded. There are challenges—including the question of procreation in an all-female world.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
In the summer of 1968, the Vietnam War raged, the Civil Rights movement spread across the land, and the sexual revolution began to impact the lives of Americans. Days after her graduation from high school, Sadie Wainwright joined the ranks of the Howard Johnson Restaurant Empire by becoming a HOJO Girl at the Golfair Howard Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida.
A Date With Janet
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,400. Language: American English. Published: April 10, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
David Henderson had a wildly successful business career and retired before he turned 50. He now lives a life of simplicity and pleasure on New York City’s Upper East Side. He is now facing complications from three women—a powerful business leader, a former colleague, and an heiress—with the challenging prospects of love, heartache, and danger. Will his comfortable existence change forever?
The Poe Consequence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,270. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Exploring both the desolation and hope that define our emotions, The Poe Consequence integrates social and ethnic divisions through acts of fate and supernatural horror for the reader to observe and imagine. How is a gang-hating young boy’s attempt to save the life of a gang member tied into preventing a loved one’s soul from eternal darkness? How does a mysterious psychic’s prophecy relate?
The Interpreter
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,610. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » General
Twenty-three-year-old American GI Kurt Berlin is recruited to aid in the interrogation of captured Nazis. A refugee from the Nazis himself, Berlin discovers the Nazi he’s interpreting is responsible for much of the torment and misery he endured during his escape. And that very same Nazi may hold the key to finding the girl he left behind. Will the pull of revenge dislodge his moral compass?
The Third Factor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,070. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The unthinkable has happened. The enemy has recovered the lost Stones of Sumer, and managed to neutralize the Prophecy of Tarkus. The only person capable of deciphering the runes has been captured. Madeline Alleyn will risk everything to keep the meaning away from her captor. Her only hope lies in her daughters. Stonehenge is the key, but what terrible secrets does this ancient monument hold?
Power, Greed, War & Weed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Released from the Navy in the Spring of 1970 after four years of service, Will Johnston takes a road trip to NY to see his girlfriend. He arrives May 4th and learns about the Kent State Massacre. This event polarizes the country, and he finds himself driving to Washington D.C. with other students to protest the war and march on Nixon’s White House. From that day Will’s life takes a new path.
Third Man Theme
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
San Francisco PD detective Travis solicits the opinion of his friend Clara Quillen because she is a movie buff and might have some insight into a murder in a historic movie theater during a classic film. Finally she comes face to face with the most fiendish person she has ever encountered. The fiction of this story is uncomfortably close to the facts of happens virtually every day in America.
The Potomac Enigma
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,180. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
The President is abruptly awakened at 2:18 a.m. “What’s up that required my presence at 2:30 am?” Sam Carstairs answers. “A senator has been murdered.” Sam’s assignment—find the killer. Standard answers are elusive. He follows a convoluted trail that indicates highly trained perpetrators with international ramifications. Time is his subtle, but very real enemy, and the ticking clock is invisible
The Innocent Hour
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Coming of age
Vietnam veteran Charlie Alderfer hires Ben, a hard-working student, whom teachers, coaches, classmates, and their parents adore. When his adoptive parents accuse him of a crime he didn’t commit and police terrorize him into pleading guilty Charlie risks his own life to uncover the truth. Everyone lies—except Ben. Charlie’s digging exposes them both to an ongoing criminal enterprise.
A Woman of Two Minds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,200. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Kit Mackenzie, a brilliant young CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation, is on trial for the murder of her mother. Was it self-defense or homicide? After the prosecutor discovers a secret brain operation in her past, he believes Kit has a strong motive for murder. His discovery begins one of the most unusual trials in American history...
Hello, I Must Be Going
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,320. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Historical » USA
Rock & Roll is wasted on the young! The year was 1970 and Zack Black & the Blues Attack was poised to be the hottest band in America. Radio loved them, demand for their record exceeded supply, and everywhere they played seats were sold-out. But when stardom seemed within their grasp, they let it slip away....
The Introvert Confounds Innocence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,440. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2019 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
THE INTROVERT CONFOUNDS INNOCENCE continues the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT. With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation.
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Enough to Make The Angels Weep
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Hired to investigate the murder of an 84-year-old widow, P.I. Joe Coopersmith hits one dead end after another. He nearly gives up, until he uncovers a bizarre plot to kill the descendants of Irish soldiers who fought for Mexico during the Mexican-American War. The San Patricios, belonged to the St. Patrick’s Battalion. When someone threatens Coopersmith’s life, he knows he’s on the right track.

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