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  • Deadly Kiss
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  • Angel Comes to the Devil's Keep
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  • Weeping in the Wings
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  • Messiah Drug (The)
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  • Dance of the Devil's Trill
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  • Love to Win
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  • Surviving the Summit of Good and Evil
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  • Portal (The)
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Featured Author: S. B. Redstone

S. B. Redstone

S. B. Redstone began his writing career writing short stories that were published on the web and in print. As a school psychologist and licensed clinical social worker in private practice, he wrote a book on human nature and relationships (as Steven Rosenstein, LCSW, MS), Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies: Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning. Redstone loves to tell stories where he can weave social issues into the plot, while delving into the dark side of human nature where the villains don’t aspire for happiness through personal achievement, but rather from their demented narcissistic schemes. He resides with his lovely wife in New York and Florida.

Published Books
  • A Sinister Obsession
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  • Stardust Dreams
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From Our Editor

We are extremely proud of all our authors, many of whom have consistently won awards for their writing. At this time, I would like to acknowledge several whose books recently won awards in national competitions.

First is Alison McMahan. Her book, The Saffron Crocus, a young adult/new adult historical mystery/romance, won first place in the YA/NA category of the Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. The Saffron Crocus also won 4th place in the Best Book of the Year category in the same contest, competing against over 350 other books.

The second is Jennifer Gibson. Her book, Destiny, a young adult/new adult story of a hearing-impaired young woman, won an award for excellence from the New Apple Book Awards. Gibson is also the recipient of the HearStrong Ambassador Award from the HearStrong Foundation in Syracuse, New York.

The third is Mark S. Bacon. His book, Death in Nostalgia City, a contemporary mystery/thriller, won an honorable mention in the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival.

Fourth is SJ Francis who won an honorable mention in the 2015 Authordb Book Cover Contest for the cover he designed for Shattered Lies. Shattered Lies was also chosen as the General Fiction Official Selection for the 2015 New Apple Book Awards. Shattered Lies also was a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Congratulations, everyone. Well done.

Check out our selection of large print books. We are gradually putting our more popular books into large print paperback for easy reading. For our readers with vision problems or for those of you who just prefer 16 pt. print, please check our catalog for our large print paperback versions. We have some great new stories coming our this year by some fabulous new authors, so please keep checking back to see our new releases.

You guys go out of your way to help!!

The first books I contracted to Black Opal Books were written with a co-writer, and we were in the process of separating our relationship in order to pursue solo careers. As a result, our contracts presented unique and more complicated arrangements to ensure all parties’ rights and wishes were respected. Representatives for this publisher conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism at all times and the publishing process was smooth and rapid from contract to publication.

I find the royalty percentages are better than most small press publishers provide and sales on my two current releases have exceeded my expectations. I can endorse this publisher and because I like working with this group, I am now in the process of contracting for publication of another book, this time under my real name.

-Bobbye Terry


Warm and Friendly to Work with

Whether you're a first time or seasoned author, Black Opal Books offers a warm, friendly (hey, how many publishers can say that?) safe and professional environment in which to produce and develop your work. Black Opal published my first book, RAVING VIOLET, and I have given them my second, MEMORIES, DREAMS & DEFLECTIONS.

Not only is it a heavenly experience to be published, but to know that you are "amongst friends" (both the staff, and fellow authors) is a unique bonus. Black Opal continues to grow, and so does its authors. We are a community, and a very supportive one at that. As the publishing world evolves in light speed fashion, it's nice to know that Black Opal offers a home for writers in this brave new world.

-Valerie Gilbert


I am so grateful!

I am so grateful to be an author with Black Opal Books and am pleased to write this testimonial. I am treated professionally, but like a friend. When I ask questions, I’m given even more helpful information than I expected. Lauri, the acquisitions editor, my book editors, and cover designer have been tremendously kind and patient. I’m happy with my entire experience at Black Opal Books and appreciate their trust in me and my writing craft.
Most sincerely, Carole

-Carole


A Truly wonderful experience.

My experience with Black Opal Books has been wonderful. As a debut Author, I was nervous as to how the process would work. It was fascinating to see, from the inside, how it happened. My editors were very encouraging and responsive. I have already encouraged others writers to submit their work to them.

Thanks, Black Opal Books! Love you all.

-Carl M. Coger, Sr.


Black Opal is a friendly company

Black Opal is writer-friendly. How many presses would allow you to withdraw your title after two years after they did everything they could to make it sell? I won't be withdrawing though. I plan to keep my book with Black Opal because they continue to work for me.

Lauri is one of the best editors I've ever had, and the editing process at BOB is identical to the process at much larger publishers who have published my thrillers. Lauri made my book better, and she explained the changes to me every step of the way.

-Bonnie Hearn Hill