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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 9781981217670

    by Sandra Warren
    Barn spider Spivey is tired of spinning ho hum barn spider webs, so, after being ridiculed for spinning webs that won't catch flies, she is is banished high in the barn loft where she spins creative webs to her hearts content. All is well until the star of David shins through Spivey's new web creating a sprinkling of stars that calm a very special baby lying in a manger far below. Spivey is proud that her web didn't catch flies. It caught the light!
  • Shorting California

    by Chris D Dodson
    Sean Kirkpatrick, a dedicated social worker for the county of Los Angeles, has only one ambition: to serve the needy and downtrodden. But it’s not until Sean’s fiancée turns his marital plans upside down, causing a butterfly effect of events in Sean’s life, prodding him toward a path of denial and self realization. A gripping coming-of-age story that pits man against the world—revealing, with satirical flare, the precarious, clandestine world we all live in.
  • The Girl in the Back of the Room

    by Pamela Kay Hawkins
    In 1961, Laurie Billings is a precocious high school freshman, who outwardly looks like a grown women, but who inwardly has a lot of growing up to do. When she discovers her birth certificate and sees another man listed as her father, her entire sense of reality shifts. What other secrets have been hidden from her? Struggling to understand her place in this new world, Laurie does her best to navigate identity crises, toxic relationships, and other unforeseen events that force her to examine w... more
  • The Essence of Being and Fine Dining According to Muscat, the Vineyard Cat

    by Lana Pereyaslavska
    This is a story of a cat, named Muscat. He owns the Dry Riverbed Winery, and kindly lets a couple of friends run it for him. He is a well-connected cat, a bit of a philosopher. A young one, as he is only on his Life Number Two... Muscat's Zen-like state of mind is disturbed when Sweet Olivia comes back home. Things are never going to be same.
  • My Selfish Shellfish: A Novel

    by Lana Pereyaslavska
    This is the story of Oyster, also known as Emily. She is living a life of her dreams in a city of San Geronimo, a bustling tech hub. She is lucky, gorgeous and is about to marry into a very prosperous family. But one Sunday morning everything changes, after Emily and her fiance Mark join a group of friends on a hike to the beach. They expect to be back by lunchtime. What begins next is a wild journey through many realities and identities, where things are not what they seem to be. You have to fi... more
  • The Platinum Raven and Other Novellas

    by Rohan Quine

    The Platinum Raven and other novellas by Rohan Quine is a paperback comprising a collection of four novellas – The Platinum Raven, The Host in the Attic, Apricot Eyes and Hallucination in Hong Kong – each novella being also available by itself as an ebook. All four are literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror, celebrating the darkest and ... more

  • Hallucination in Hong Kong

    by Rohan Quine

    In Hallucination in Hong Kong by Rohan Quine, sliding from joy to nightmare and back, a plane-flight frames a journey into Jaymi’s and Angel’s polarised identities and perceptions, where past and present merge in an obsessive fantasy of love, death, horror and apocalyptic beauty.

     

    As their plane takes off, Jaymi is warmed by the presence of his beloved friend Angel beside him. They are bound for Hong Kong, to perform a g... more

  • Apricot Eyes

    by Rohan Quine

    In Apricot Eyes by Rohan Quine, a cat-and-mouse pursuit through the New York City night involves a preacher, a psychic and a dominatrix, broadcast live on air – until a horror is unearthed, bringing two of them together and the third to a sticky end.

     

    Having partially regained a power of second sight that he’d once possessed but lost, Jaymi Peek uses this ability in a li... more

  • The Host in the Attic

    by Rohan Quine

    The Host in the Attic by Rohan Quine is a hologram of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, digitised and reframed in cinematic style, set in London’s Docklands in a few years’ time.

     

    Brilliant software engineer Rik and executive Jaymi work at digital agencies in London (surely unaware that their fates are destined to echo those of Basil and Dorian, respectively the painter and the sub... more

  • The Platinum Raven

    by Rohan Quine

    The Platinum Raven by Rohan Quine is a triple convulsion whereby our heroine Raven escalates herself into the Chocolate Raven and then the Platinum Raven, from London to Dubai to the tower in the hills in the desert – then back down again, forever changed.

     

    In her cubicle high in the Shard in London, a sweet-natured, raven-haired receptionist named Raven is even more rudely mistreated than usual for a Monday m... more

  • The Imagination Thief

    by Rohan Quine

    The Imagination Thief by Rohan Quine is about a web of secrets, triggered by the stealing and copying of people’s imaginations and memories. It’s about the magic that can be conjured up by images of people, in imagination or on film; the split between beauty and happiness in the world; and the allure of various kinds of power. It celebrates some of the most extreme possibilities of human imagination, personality and language, exploring the darkest... more

  • The Imagination Thief

    by Rohan Quine

    The Imagination Thief by Rohan Quine is about a web of secrets, triggered by the stealing and copying of people’s imaginations and memories. It’s about the magic that can be conjured up by images of people, in imagination or on film; the split between beauty and happiness in the world; and the allure of various kinds of power. It celebrates some of the most extreme possibilities of human imagination, personality and language, exploring the darkest... more

  • The Beasts of Electra Drive

    by Rohan Quine

    From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, The Beasts of Electra Drive by Rohan Quine spans a mythic L.A., following seven spectacular characters (or Beasts) from games designer Jaymi’s game-worlds. The intensity of those Beasts’ creation cycles leads to their release into real life in seemingly human forms, and to their combative protection of him from destructive rivals at mainstream company Bang De... more

  • The Beasts of Electra Drive

    by Rohan Quine

     

    ***Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards 2018***

     

    From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, The Beasts of Electra Drive by Rohan Quine spans a mythic L.A., following seven spectacular characters (or Beasts) from games designer Jaymi’s game-worlds. The intensity of those Beasts’ creation cycles leads to their release into real life... more

  • Dancing on Sunday Afternoons

    by Linda Cardillo
    The discovery of long-hidden love letters leads New York caterer Cara Serafini on a journey to understanding her formidable grandmother, Giulia Fiorillo. Born in a mountain village in southern Italy, the spirited Giulia arrives at the age of sixteen in a rough New York immigrant neighborhood at the beginning of the twentieth century, forced from the comforts and constrictions of her family by the fierce drive of her mother. In America, Giulia faces not only an inhospitable culture but also viole... more
  • The Boat House Cafe

    by Linda Cardillo
    The islanders of Chappaquiddick have a saying: “Some come here to hide; others come to heal.” Above a crumbling sea wall at the isolated northern tip of Chappaquiddick Island sits a weathered cottage that gives shelter to Mae Keaney, who returns to the island at the beginning of World War II determined to distance herself from a past filled with pain and regret. Fiercely independent, she defies both the societal conventions of the island and its unforgiving natural world until a catastrophic fir... more

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