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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Lara's Story

    by Diane Merrill Wigginton
    Shattered by heartbreak... “When a heart breaks, it does not break evenly, cleaving in half exactly down the middle.” Surrounded by her large, boisterous family in 1840s Ireland, Lara Flannigan has never known anything but love and belonging—until the day tragedy strikes, leaving her abandoned and forced into indentured servitude. Remade in a new world. Just when all hope seems lost, Lara is discovered by a childless American couple, visiting Ireland to aid in the famine-relief effo... more
  • The Path to Somerset (The Seymour Saga Book 2)

    by Janet Wertman

    After the tragic romance of Jane the Quene, the second book in The Seymour Saga trilogy, The Path to Somerset, takes a dark turn through an era in which Henry VIII descends into cynicism, suspicion and fits of madness – and in which mistakes mean death. Edward Seymour’s future is uncertain. Although his sister Jane bore Henry the son he’d sought for twenty years, when she died in childbirth, Henry’s good nature died with her. Now the fiercely ambitious Edward must carve a difficult path throu... more

  • Parental Controls

    by Faye Hollins-Moore
    This is a timely fiction novel based on fact about the choices Baby Boomers are making for elderly parents. It depicts the worse case scenario when the main character, Martha, is taken from her home of 30 years by well meaning children. She is placed in a nursing home environment and subjected to all types of abuse: mental, physical and spiritual. The story features her ability to withstand and survive these assaults: with a very satisfying outcome for the reader.
  • Red Tears

    by Nancy Parten

    Based on family lore, Red Tears is the untold story Prudence Mims, her mother, and brother’s narrow escape when two worlds collided on August 30, 1813, resulting in the worst massacre by Woodland Indians in American history - forever changing the framework of a continent. 

    Prudence flourished as the youngest daughter of a prominent planter in the frontier wilderness of the Tensaw Delta in present-day Alabama. Her father, Samuel Mims, came to the Mississippi Territory as an In... more

  • Just Speechless

    by Walter Isotopes
    An unspeakable act of betrayal leaves one man speechless for 20 years. Dr. Shelby Sambee’s life work centers on assisting Wilson Annsborough speak again. Helping Wilson is much tougher than she imagined, can she save him or will he die without ever speaking another word? Will personal agendas overshadow professional goals? Find out in Just Speechless.
  • The Gingerbread Man 2: What Happened Later?

    by Stephen Dixon
    The Gingerbread Man 2 is a fun, rhyming sequel to the traditional folk tale, in a wonderfully illustrated and kind-hearted follow-up to the dramatic ending of the original story. This story follows the fox on his journey back to the bakery with his newfound desire to bake. Find out what happens when he makes an oven full of little Gingerbread Men, and whether a happier ending is in store! The sequel to the Gingerbread Man started when the Author’s 3-year-old son simply asked what happened ... more
  • Storyteller's Tales

    by Khaled Saeed
    Storyteller's Tales is a collection of English short stories. Each story has a distinct feel and encourages the reader to reflect over the often-ignored realities of life.
  • There's an App for That: Digital Age Humor - Book 1.1

    by Ed Toolis
    For the last 150 thousand years, mankind has longed for a time when all of human knowledge and wisdom could be at their fingertips, so they could be as brilliant as they think they are, know how to out-smart their kids, and know what the loves of their lives are talking about when they scream, “If you really loved me, you’d know what I’m mad about.”  And with the internet and mobile devices, that time has finally come.  However, there have been some unexpected consequences. Watch and find out ... more
  • Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories

    by Audrey Kalman
    Jody catalogues her parental failures as she worries whether her ballet-crazed teen daughter will make it onto the stage. C.J. adopts his dead grandmother’s dog, risking eviction but opening himself to the possibility of love. Brianna uses a spoonful of pudding as a weapon. Judy begins a secret life as an erotica writer. Jake’s Bar Mitvah preparations reveal tensions that threaten to split his family. The women, men, children, dogs, and cats in these stories fight their worst impulses, circle... more
  • What Remains Unsaid

    by Audrey Kalman
    In a placid California suburb, a mother ends up at the wrong end of her son’s Colt .45. Sean Masterson takes Ginny hostage in her own kitchen. “I don’t want to hurt you,” he says. “I want you to listen for once.” With the tuna salad spoiling on the counter, he tells her things about his life she never knew. And, finally, coaxed by fear and desperation, Ginny reveals the secret at the center of their family. Can Sean’s reckless act bring mother and son together after thirty years of missed connec... more
  • Dance of Souls

    by Audrey Kalman
    Sculptor Amy Freeman fears the worst when her 14-year-old son Zach disappears one morning. In the same California town, science teacher Robert Candine suddenly finds God. His revelation sets him on a collision course with a troubled student, the legal system, and eventually with Amy. Can he find peace in time to stop himself from a reckless act that will change his life forever? Dance of Souls weaves together the stories of a few lost souls, each seeking meaning in their own way. If you like ... more
  • Dreaming of Oranges

    by Marcelline Thomson
    Two young women just out of college, one a Midwesterner, the other a Manhattan sophisticate, go on the lam to seek adventure in the Middle East. They get more than they bargained for in a story of loves found and lost, intrigue, danger, and escape into the desert. Above all, it is a story of enduring friendship, told with humor and flair.
  • Survival House: Stories

    by Wendell Mayo
    Often humorous, always resonant, the ten stories in Survival House not only look back to the collective mind of doom in the atomic age of the 1950s and 1960s, but also address its legacy in our time--the emergence of new nuclear powers, polarizing politics, and the ever-tightening grip of corporations. In contemporary stories, such as "Doom Town," a festival annually celebrates the survival of the human race by conducting riotous air raids. In "The Trans-Siberian Railway Comes to Whitehouse," a ... more
  • Tricks for a Trade

    by Lloyd Johnson

    Three lives are intertwined by ambition, rejection, and seduction, as three men chase their dreams, and hope the end justifies the means. Gary must take on the conservative elite to grasp the political opportunity of a lifetime, while Cabrien pines for love, and holds a secret that could destroy those who’ve hurt him—and many more. Armando receives an indecent proposal that would enrage most men, himself included. But everyone has their price. Love is cheap and memories are long i... more

  • A Christmas Friend

    by William Turner
    Mikea lived in the desolate North Lands. She had no friends so she wrote a letter to Santa Claus in which she asked him not to bring her any gifts but to bring her a little girl to play with for one evening. Sydney Hayes had befriended Santa the year before. so he asked her to accompany him to visit Mikea. Sitting beside Santa in his sleigh, while they drifted through the star lit sky was a "magical journey." When they arrived at Mikea's house, her family were shocked to see their visitors. The ... more
  • The Adventures of Bob and Babe

    by William Turner
    Bob is a fun-loving little goat. He was smaller and a different color than the other goats, so he was bullied and shunned. Bob escapes from the farm. However, he is clueless about the outside world, and his curiosity leads him to constant trouble. His life changes when he meets Babe, a wise, old wolf dog. Bob wants to find a family who will love and respect him, while Babe is searching for her lost owner. The story shifts to the Lopez family who want to escape from discrimination in rural Sout... more

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