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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Nelly Pig's Funny Birthday Surprise

    by Ingo Blum
    Let's bake the biggest birthday cake on earth . . . Join Nelly the pig! Nelly the pig and Carlos the duck are living on an old farm. They are best friends. The day before Carlos’s birthday, Nelly’s lazy ways and Carlos’s bossiness cause a big argument and Carlos takes off on his holidays. Afraid that Carlos will make new friends and leave her forever, Nelly decides to make him the biggest, best birthday cake ever! But things don’t quite go according to Nelly’s plans. Will Carlos even come h... more
  • A Circle of Sharks: The Secret List

    by Kelly Tully
    A secret list of fears has come to life for ten-year-old Ren Singerson, so a family reunion in California is no ordinary vacation.The magic powering Ren's fears is becoming bolder and more bizarre, and the last place he wants to step foot in is the Pacific Ocean. But things are happening beyond his control, and Ren, along with his twin sister Evie, will face one of his biggest fears in a way they never imagined. The future is not so far away, and Ren will have to find the courage to save himself... more
  • The Liberation of Lauren Lane

    by angela pisaturo
    Lauren Lane is a young woman, just starting to figure out life. High School graduation is nearing and she still doesn't know if she wants college or to enter the convent. When she's in church, she feels full and happy, but when she is out on a date, (which are not many) she thinks of marriage. In an effort to find her true calling, she enters college at the advice of her high school counselor. But little did she know what fate awaited her and how it would change the course of her life. But... more
  • OARS IN THE WATER

    by Ramona Kearney
    Metaphorically speaking “having both oars in the water” means having a goal or destination in mind with a plan to achieve it, usually with checklists and milestones marked along the way. I always felt I had both oars in the water, but there were times, if God had not been rowing, I would have drowned. From my youth I was always pushing to learn more, to achieve more, to understand things mysterious and unknown. It was a driving force that led me into dangerous waters. Little did I know it w... more
  • An Appointed Time

    by James Redfearn
    In the late 1950's. state police recruit, Frank Mahan reports for duty at the Grafton barracks where every action is defined by custom and tradition. Based on historical events, An Appointed Time is a riveting account of his challenging journey to a fateful meeting with fugitive John Coyle in the swamps and bogs of Middleborough, Massachusetts where he discovers his destiny and the stain carried by men of violence.
  • Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure

    by Hannah Hope
    Teachers Have 9 Lives is the culmination of over twenty years of journal-keeping. It’s an open book on the pressing realities about America’s Teachers and their far-reaching impact on American society. 9 Lives is an underground-to-surface exposure, disclosing many within-the-teaching-field secrets and adversarial school district management retaliatory tactics. Ms. Hope paints a captivating 9 Lives picture that moves beyond teaching to explore everyday life, demystify the world of education... more
  • The Vision of Antje Baumann

    by Laurence Power
    It is May 1940 in Holland. As the Baumann family realizes that Hitler’s war has suddenly become their war, sirens begin blaring as a squadron of airplanes flies over Oosterbeek. Antje, Gerrit, and Cornelis Baumann are too young to understand what is happening around them. All they know is that they feel powerless as they watch their father cry. As the Germans invade, the Baumanns strive to maintain a quiet life. But as war comes to their street and doorstep, they soon recognize that keeping a ... more
  • When I Was a Child: I Was Always Afraid

    by Michael Cascio
    Are you afraid when you go to bed? This book will put good thoughts in your head.
  • Yuletide: A Jane Austen-inspired Collection of Stories

    by Christina Boyd

    “I went up to the Great House between three and four, and dawdled away an hour very comfortably...” –Jane Austen

    A holiday short story anthology with some favorite Austenesque authors, YULETIDE is inspired by Jane Austen, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and the spirit of the season. Regency and contemporary alike, each romance was dreamt to spark love, humor, and wonder while you dawdle over a hot cup of tea this Christmas.

    Stories by: Elizabeth Adams * J. Marie Croft * Amy D... more

  • That Summer We Stole Our Permanent Records

    by Kersti Niebruegge

    A HILARIOUS TALE ABOUT FRIENDS, SCHOOL, AND ADVENTURE IN 1993

    It’s nearly summer vacation in 1993, but the end of fifth grade is a total disaster. Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary is closing, which means Becky Dulles and her best friends, the Sherlock Pines Gang, will be split up and sent to different schools. Talk about unfair!

    Determined to mess with the dumb plan, Becky leads her pals on a mission to steal their permanent records. (At least then they’ll have cl... more

  • Girl On The Brink

    by Christina Hoag
    The summer before her senior year, 17-year-old Chloe begins an internship as a reporter for a local newspaper. While on assignment, she meets Kieran, a quirky aspiring actor. Smitten with Kieran’s charisma and his ability to soothe her soul, torn over her parents’ impending divorce, they begin dating. But as their bond deepens, Kieran becomes smothering and flies into terrifying rages. He confides in Chloe that he suffered a traumatic childhood, and Chloe is moved to help him. If only he cou... more
  • A Trail of Honesty

    by J.A. Angelo
    Summertime is vacation time for the Angelino family, and the two Angelino boys are excited about their upcoming camping trip. They’re going to the local state park, where they can swim, go fishing, and look for wildlife! Being on vacation doesn’t mean the boys have to be careful. An encounter with a sneezing deer provides their father with an opportunity to teach the boys about respecting wildlife and staying alert for danger. Knowing more about the park’s wildlife helps the boys have more fu... more
  • A Trail of Honesty

    by J.A. Angelo
    Summertime is vacation time for the Angelino family, and the two Angelino boys are excited about their upcoming camping trip. They’re going to the local state park, where they can swim, go fishing, and look for wildlife! Being on vacation doesn’t mean the boys have to be careful. An encounter with a sneezing deer provides their father with an opportunity to teach the boys about respecting wildlife and staying alert for danger. Knowing more about the park’s wildlife helps the boys have more fu... more
  • A Friend I Didn't Know

    by Harel Lawrence
    Youth Pastor Brian Hanson is the protagonist and he knows loss. He’s lived with it since his daughter’s suicide. Instead of wallowing in his grief, he’s devoted his life to educating young people about the hazards of bullying. Johnny is an outcast among his peers. Born into a troubled family, taunted at school, and struggling to find his place in the world, the despondent young man believes there’s no hope for him. His skewed beliefs push him to contemplate the unthinkable, but Pastor Brian is... more
  • Barely Ecstatic: A Cobey Muller Book

    by N. Scoto Bowen
    Painters of historic nudes said NO to G-strings, and so does Cobey Muller, a genial retired trucker whose goal is a high stakes contest of naked art for everyman, to equal classic nudes cherished by connoisseurs of fine art. Cobey hits the road in his exotic sports car to recruit the hottest pole dancers from strip clubs and gyms around the country. He finds Folly of the great legs, the Green Mamba, cloaked in a snake tattoo, and Perfect Storm, a champion from distant Moldova, among a bevy of da... more
  • Masterwork: A Cobey Muller Book

    by N. Scoto Bowen
    Superb! Splendid! Glorious! No words can properly describe the magnificent tattoos worn by Yakuza gangsters, whose reputation makes tattooing an outlaw art in Japan. Seeking a full-body tattoo, Cobey Muller travels to Japan where the greatest master improbably accepts him for the required year-long process. As ink in Cobey’s skin reveals the master’s long-held ultimate concept, Cobey learns that he is not alone: A disgraced Yakuza has fled his gang carrying the same unfinished design. The master... more

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