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  • Everything That Came Before Grace

    by Bill See
    A single-father comes of age as he discovers whether it’s love or fatherhood that could save him. Haunted by his mother’s death and a series of serendipitous events from his past, Benjamin Bradford desperately tries to keep his mental illness under control while raising his daughter Sophia. Set against the iconic streets of Los Angeles, there’s music always playing, heavy therapy sessions and private emails to discern, shattered friendships and betrayal, and the specter of a true love that got a... more
  • Keeping Christmas Magic: a novella

    by Cherie Ann Vick
    In December 2008, Bob Morrison is eleven-months unemployed. Though an active participant in a weekly job search group, Bob’s skills are a poor fit for the meager opportunities where he lives with his wife, Stephanie. Her job in higher education has paid some, but not all, of their bills. Bob’s unemployment benefits will end in January. After creditors leave threatening voicemail messages, Stephanie secretly searches for a better-paying job in a larger city. Their college-student daughter, Michel... more
  • Ouch

    by Pug Grumble

    Sylvester’s got a bit of a thing for pain. In the silliest of ways, he enjoys it. He likes splinters and stubbed toes, pizza burns and ice cream headaches. He’s dating the perfect girl in Felicia, a sadistic siren who torments any who wander within reach. The kinda girl who sharpens doorknobs and electrifies jukeboxes. But when Felicia goes to jail, Sylvester literally can’t help but run into Natalie, a colossal klutz who topples into everything. The kinda girl who twists he... more

  • Prabhavati's Son

    by T A Balasubramanian
    When Prabhavati yearns to have a son, she gets caught up in a chain of apparently disconnected actions and reactions that whirl, intersect and spool across time through the lives of many people around her. They include her husband, Keshavan, who is listless and bored with his life; his friend, Devarajan, who joins an ashram to pursue the spiritual life; Rukmini, the beautiful woman at the ashram who falls in love with Devarajan; Brihaspati, Prabhavati’s old father, who still mourns the loss o... more
  • 978-0-9995394-4-6

    by Marlene M. Bell
    On a visit to her grandma’s farm, eight-year-old Mia discovers a newborn, orphaned lamb outside in the cold and takes her to the laundry room, naming her Nattie. As she tries to nurse the lamb back to health, Mia discovers that Nattie is different from the other lambs and struggles to fit in with them like Mia does with other kids her age. When her grandmother says she will sell Nattie to a neighbor, Mia must come up with a plan to keep her friend around—one that will show the family just how... more
  • The Magic Dolphin

    by Ileno Zona
    The Magic Dolphin is a delightful children's story about helping others. It teaches children to take the time to help others in need and the magic that can happen when they do.
  • Destination Callao: A Historical Novel

    by David Adamson Harper

    All good historical novels have a fascinating story written around a real event in history. In DESTINATION CALLAO the author has taken two separate historical events and woven them together into a thrilling story that has all the elements of adventure, romance and enough saber rattling to more than satisfy those with a taste for action, including a duel with cutlasses and a deadly ambush.

    The year is 1851 and Conor Fitzgerald, a former Midshipman in the Royal Navy having passed his Lieu... more

  • Embaixador

    by Marcus John Beltran
    With everything lost, a young man's desperate cry is heard who questions life itself. Unknown to him, the answer arrives as a strange foreign traveler crosses his path. With the young man set firm on ending it all, he begins an unstoppable wild free-for-all; professing to the traveler he wants to experience it all before his death. All the while his new traveler friend remains by his side throughout his spiraling downfall. As another mysterious person enters the scene, the young man is now pulle... more
  • Petra's Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure

    by Dina Alexander
    Hi friends! My name is Petra and I want to help you learn about an incredible power. My mom calls it media literacy, but I call it the POWER TO SEE because I’ve started looking at the world in a whole new way. Join me as we learn about media literacy. We will have the POWER TO SEE hidden messages in media like advertising, social media, movies, and fake news—and we will learn how to DECONSTRUCT it too! With your new power, you’ll know how to seek out the best and avoid the worst, re... more
  • A Striving After Wind Part II

    by Sharon Traner
    This is the continuing saga of the Winston family, which has been uprooted from their affluent lifestyle in New York City and is now living on a farm in Iowa. In Part I, the reader learned of the siblings’ divergent personalities as they coped with seemingly insurmountable obstacles and conflicts, both internally and politically as the Vietnam War rages on. None of the Winstons expected to share their father’s vision of making the farm succeed, but they have found themselves invested in their ne... more
  • Paradise Door

    by Brent Shibla
    Where do we go when we die? 35-year old high school teacher Memphis Clarke cannot remember the last moments of his life and finds himself unable to explain where he is now. While he ventures through this unknown place, he'll search for answers, encountering familiar and unfamiliar faces as he reflects on his past in hopes of finding absolution.
  • 9781734108729

    by Steve Lafler
    Alt-comix legend Steve Lafler delivers readers to the bright lights and glamor of Manhattan in 1956 with Jack, Susie and Ramona. In the new GN 1956 Book One: Sweet Sweet little Ramona, they cut deals in the Garment District by day and haunt the legendary Jazz Clubs of 52nd St. at night. Jack and Susie, junior buyers for the McCurdy's chain of department stores, are ambitious kids trying to make their mark as they vie for the position of Chief Buyer. And hey, maybe they happen to fall in love on... more
  • Airplane Mode

    by Ralph Bismargi
    Trish is a talented and beautiful young actress. In order to prepare for a life-changing audition, she signs up for a new acting class. The teacher of that class is a little quirky to say the least. Has Trish finally found a good teacher? Will she get the part? Or is she going to regret taking the class? A laugh-out-loud short story, especially if you enjoy comedies, sitcoms and sketches!
  • Sucker Kiss

    by Ralph Bismargi
    Jill is a talented film director. She is filming her first TV sitcom and, for the first time in her career, there is a live audience. Her entire life is riding on this particular project. However, she struggles when a quirky audience member doesn't know how to laugh normally. Will she succeed at keeping everything together? If you love comedies, sitcoms or SNL sketches, then this funny short story will make you laugh out loud!
  • The Bootlegger's Mistress

    by Marc Curtis Little
    A streetwise African American teenager departs racially polarized Anderson, South Carolina in the 1940s. During her travels over a span of nearly eighty years, she assumes the identity of her alter ego while living a good life as a nationally respected media mogul, though it is marked with deep-rooted secrets from her past life in two locales in the Deep South. The Bootlegger's Mistress embodies the essence of the Great Migration---the decades-long movement of six million African Americans from ... more
  • Everything left Unsaid

    by Kate Smith
    Tumultuous and unpredictable. The very essence of Savannah’s life from the day she learned she was adopted. Her journey of self-discovery continues as she begins her first year of college and faces a series of difficult decisions regarding the woman she once hoped to know. Regrets and devastation. The overwhelming emotions Tiffany faces daily since the loss of her daughter and her own betrayal of the man she loves. As she struggles with her inner demons, she realizes she’s sacrificed far too ... more