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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Crazy Love ~ A Brush with Fate ~ Book 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,790. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
What happens when fate brings two people together with unresolved pain, a visceral magnetic attraction to each other, undeniable love, and forces are at work, determined to lock them to issues from their past? Brook and Isaac take us on a fascinating journey to far-away places as the answer to this question unfolds and what emerges on the other side of pain is unexpected.
Friend of the Devil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,390. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview a chef for a story on the restaurant’s silver jubilee and quickly becomes involved with Chateau de la Mer’s hostess, Alessandra, unwittingly transforming himself into Chef Avenzano’s rival. When the chef invites David to winter in Florida and write his authorized biography, he gradually becomes sucked into the restaurant’s vortex...
Blood Stones ~ The Haunting of Sunset Canyon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,060. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Darcy Peel left Dry Creek, Arizona, she thought she had left for good. She never imagined she would come back to the small community nestled in the shadow of Prospector’s Mountain. But now she is compelled to return and find her sister who is lost in the red gorge canyon. Then she meets Alan Brandt, who possesses hidden abilities that link him to stories of ghost warriors.
The Lava Lord
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Kinley Wade is a damned good reporter, but she makes the mistake of volunteering for a not-so-glamorous gig in the dusty town of Bajito, Mexico, reporting on a festival that offers blood sacrifices to appease the volcano Gods. Once in Mexico, Kinley discovers that livestock is not the only living thing on the volcano’s menu.
Tea Times 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,030. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When three witches open a tea shop in the small town of Midswich, the locals are none too happy. Leading the opposition is Pastor Austin, whose outspoken dislike of the witches hides a private pain. The three witches are only looking for a home, a place to start over after the death of their parents. With luck, and a little magic, they'll make more friends than enemies and be able to stay...
The Catalyst
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,290. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Sable Mosley is what the government calls Diseased—she starts fires with her mind—and their assassins hunt her relentlessly. When Sable and her friends, who also have supernatural abilities, find themselves shipwrecked, it seems like all there is left to do is to wait for the Diseased Affairs and Operations to find and kill them. Then a ghost from the past comes to their aid. But for how long?
Dreamer 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Rory Adair has a secret—dreams that foreshadow what is to come. But Rory’s dreams take a dark turn. She dreams she wakes up in a dark room, hearing whimpering, crying, and scratching at the window. When she peeks through the blinds, she sees a man in a black ski-mask. She begins to worry she’s seeing something bad that’s about to happen. But she doesn’t know what it is or how to stop it...
Ernie and the Evils of Insurance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,810. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ernie, an experienced logger from rural Washington State, loses his job when the logging operation he works for is shut down due to the spotted owl. When he goes in to apply for unemployment, Ernie is persuaded to take a job out of state as a temporary insurance adjuster in Los Angeles. Unprepared for the corruption rampant in the insurance industry, Ernie soon finds himself in trouble...
Chaloklum, The Village of No Last Names
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Chaloklum, The Village of No Last Names is about taking a chance. It’s a love story and shows how one can’t help but be influenced by Buddhism, whether or not you’re a follower, while you’re living in its cradle. It’s a tale about finding a home that came in the form of a fishing village on an island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Friend of the Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,060. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Someone has been picking off the women of Chicago’s most notorious mob families. Detective Ryan Doherty is on the case with his partner, Matt Di Santo, walking a tight line between the Chicago PD, the feds, and the Outfit. From the Windy City to Sin City, Ryan and Di Santo travel to Vegas to chase down the assassin brave enough to take on the mob—and face shocking secrets of their own pasts.
Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,010. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
High school physics teacher, Pappy Butler, feels he has a handle on a telepathy-type force that transcends distance and time, which he calls “Zero Time Theory,” and has tried for years to get his paper on this theory published. But it isn’t until Pappy is given a “molecule machine” by another scientist that his troubles really start...
Haiku Dance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,140. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Thirteen year old Shino, rebellious and undisciplined, is sent to the Tendai monks to be trained as a samurai warrior. When leaving his childhood friend Miyoshi behind, he carelessly crushes her young heart. Years later, weary of senseless battles fought for selfish lords, Shino is thrust into the world of Heian Kyo, where he finds Miyoshi once again. Does he dare hope for her to love him....
The Good Thief
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,720. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Two days before Christmas, shy bookstore owner Scotlyn Carter survived a traumatic bank robbery and subsequent kidnapping. Now, three months later, she still wakes up hearing the robber’s promise to find her—and kill her. Then James McIntyre, the high school flame whose easy smile and mysterious eyes she could never forget, walks back into her life. But James is not all that he seems...
Quality Murders
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In a hospital, young residents are the princes of night. It’s their magic kingdom, full of terrors, tall stories, and urban legends. But night is always a wild card, and now at College Hospital in Manhattan, nights have turned from magic to horror. One patient after another is being murdered. Strange nurses seem to be involved, but Amir Baum, brand new intern, is getting blamed...
Love Through Time ~ Revised Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,680. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Defending her family–no problem. Recalling past lives–maybe just a small problem. Taking a chance on love again–well…Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor, the first man she’s been attracted to since her fiancé dumped her. But when the disturbing daydreams start, she fears that her actions in a past life may have caught up with her.
Rose of Crimson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,620. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Kate Rokov needs to get the voice out of her head, or she will flunk her finals. Matthias Zrin, a three centuries old immortal, born into an aristocratic family as Miles Rusinic, is enthralled with Kate. It is his voice preventing her from sleeping and her stubbornness is testing his limits. He wants her to write down his story to settle his late wife’s Earthbound spirit...
The Triad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,160. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Amidst rumors of a conspiracy by the Axis powers to diminish America’s capacity to engage in hostilities, the FBI is called into action. Special Agent Chess Power is empowered by Deputy Director Melvin Purvis to put together a plan to thwart the efforts of a mysterious team known as the Triad. Power heads out to Alcatraz Island and enlists the aid of criminal genius Alvin Karpis...
Savage Justice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,690. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
K9 Officer Daniel Deacon gets an unwelcome call ordering him back to work. Deacon and his K9 partner, a German Shepherd named Justice, return for a long overtime swing shift in the heat of Central Valley, California. When an undercover drug sting goes south, Deacon and Justice end up on an assassin's hit list...
Silence at Midnight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,040. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Laken Sumner has just escaped from a stranger and a pack of wolves in the dark rain on a lonely mountain road. Normally, with her ability to communicate with wild animals, who can understand her thoughts, she wouldn’t worry about encountering the predators. But these wolves didn’t respond to her. She tries to shrug it off, afraid to reveal her fears to Noah, her boyfriend and the deputy sheriff...
Starfall ~ A Stan Wade, LA PI Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,910. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016 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.
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...
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?
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...
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?
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...
The Spirit of Grace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,490. 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...
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Targeted
Price: $2.99 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…
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...
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.
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...
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...
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?
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.

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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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