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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Baking Is Messy and So Is Life

    by Steven Roberts
    Little Janie-Janie Duright, or JJ, has always wondered about the strange muffin-shaped building attached to her family’s farmhouse. One day, she finds the keys in her mother’s desk to the little arched door to the mysterious structure. Once inside, she discovers curious treasures from her family’s history. When her mother CC, short for Connie-Connie, catches her snooping, they sit down, and CC reveals the amazing story of the “muffin house.” Soon JJ and CC embark on their own baking adventure wi... more
  • Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

    by Diane Hatz
    It’s the 1990s. Alex arrives to work at Acht, her improbable blonde hair streaked stress magenta and anger black. Her first duty is to wipe blood off her boss’s walls, to clean up his blood vessel explosion. It goes downhill from there. On the surface, Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is a story about life inside an entertainment company. A cast of comedic characters exemplifies the inner workings of Acht, where power and greed mask incompetence. A series of escapades involve Alex, a hard-wo... more
  • River Ruckus, Bloody Bay

    by John M. Cunningham Jr.
    While Moxley Westcott flees to Mobile to escape arrest by the Union army his brother Ben, who is critically wounded and a Union prisoner, hovers at death’s door. Their parents and their sister Annie return to their plantation upriver, unaware that danger lurks very near in the person of the evil Xavier Locke, who plans their demise. For the Jessups, Susan’s personal problems continue and Alex finds service aboard a new Confederate cruiser. But soon after it sets sail, its crew suffers a life or... more
  • Vengeance & Betrayal

    by John M. Cunningham Jr
    A sweeping saga of the Civil War’s western naval campaigns, Book 1 in the Southern Sons-Dixie Daughters series follows four Southern families living on the Gulf Coast—the Westcotts, the Jessups, the Soileaus, the indomitable and devout slave Danny who escapes bondage and finds service aboard a Union warship and his wife Nancy, cruelly whisked out of his life decades before the war. .While the Confederacy struggles to build a navy to defeat the Yankee fleet threatening New Orleans these families ... more
  • My Sexy Date With Bigfoot: short stories based on fables, myths, legends, the Bible and lots of other delightful nonsense

    by Gary Cohen
    This is a book. This book is comprised of many short stories and most of them have similar themes. That is to say that they deal with fables, mythical creatures, legends or some form of heightened reality. What the French would call, "heightened reality" if they were French people who happened to be discussing the book in English. Some might also call it, "magical realism". I was greatly influenced by the work of Gabriel García Márquez. He wrote some really great stuff that you can find in the l... more

    by DeAnn Melton
    Flyways is an adventure into a natural setting in which insects buzz around, water rushes or slaps against a hard surface, birds vocalize and interact with one another. Watercolors of birds are placed on the left pages with words imitating sound beneath the illustration. The pages on the right carry a glossary of the words used under the watercolors. On each glossary page a watercolor of a child is in the bottom right hand corner glancing at the glossary or looking toward the reader. A short pa... more
  • A Boundless Place

    by Pamela Stockwell

    Twenty-four-year-old Violet wants one thing: to hide from life after her husband's death left her reeling. But life has other ideas. Well, life and a certain seven-year-old neighbor.

    Violet moves to Magnolia Avenue, a forgotten street in a forgotten neighborhood filled with forgotten mobile homes. It looks like the perfect place to retreat and lick her wounds. But it's not long before her young neighbor, Arabella, enlists her in the rescue of the cantankerous old woman next door... more

  • The Johnson Place: A Rappahannock County Story

    by J. Stewart Willis
    In the Johnson Place, visit the story of tract of land, the site of a tragic hunting accident, the sexual enslavement of a seventeen year old girl, the murder of a farmer's wife, the trial and hanging of the guilty party, an opportunistic purchase of the land, a family conflict over inheritance, the loss of the final vestiges of a great land holding, and the shattered dreams of many men trying to create a ski resort on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge.
  • The Emperor's Regret

    by Barbara A. Pierce
    The Emperor's Regret is an original folktale that tells the story of a popular young emperor who makes the decision to denounce his former lifestyle for another. When he is brought face to face with a surprisingly reality, it changes his way of looking at his very own existence. Can he endure the twist and turns his life is about to take? While on nighttime Safari trip in Botswana, Africa, Barbara witnessed a leopard stalking baboons for an evening meal. For her, it was a very tense moment. L... more
  • Allow Me To Ruin Your Christmas

    by Freddy Cruz
    Beckett Ramirez learned of his mother Natasha’s tryst with popular podcaster Lex Griffin the hard way. By catching them in a compromising position. Desperate to have the two men in her life meet under different circumstances, she arranges a meeting. That’s when Beckett learns the truth behind his father’s untimely Christmas Eve death more than ten years ago. Angered by this new revelation, Beckett seeks payback. And he begins with Lex’s wife and daughter. But just as he’s about to score hi... more
  • After Claire: In Search of a Habitable Life

    by John R. Wallis
    On a routine trip to the grocery, Paul's wife tells him she wants out of the marriage. Shocked, Paul runs a red light and Claire is killed in the ensuing accident. When nine-year-old Allie learns her father was responsible for her mother’s death, their relationship becomes fraught for many years. A psychotherapist, Paul begins working with Angela, a young woman wanting to end her relationship with Ricardo, a drug cartel-connected attorney in Miami. Ricardo will have none of it and threatens to h... more
  • 52 Lessons With Finn

    by Spencer Margaret
    Lola Thune is thirteen when her father up and leaves. Lola and her mother try to keep their family café afloat, but between school, friends, and life in her sleepy Minnesotan town, Lola's miserable. When she rebels, her mother demands she spend time with her grandfather Finn every week as punishment. After recently losing his wife and son, Finn has been reflecting on the meaning of a life well-lived. In their time together, Finn proposes sharing lessons he’s learned over the years. Each lesso... more
  • A Collection of Tiny Stories: Diminutive Tales from the Tip of My Imagination by

    by CK Sobey
    A Collection of Tiny Stories: Diminutive Tales from the Tip of My Imagination presents prose and art that represent an inspirational celebration of the spirit, gathering “tiny” works “born out of moments of whimsy, mystery, and longing.” Add “and magic” to that list, because CK Sobey’s works employ a magical element that gather tales both fantastic and reflective into three sections: “Inspiring Odysseys,” “From the Heart,” and “Fanciful.” These short works don’t require linear reading. Readers c... more
  • The Girl Who Woke Up

    by M.J.Royle

    Clementina has epic plans for her sixteenth birthday. Sun, sea and sand on the sun-kissed party island of Ibiza with her two besties; she’s been looking forward to it all year.

    Until her dad ruins it all by sending her away to spend the entire summer with her grandparents in middle-of-nowheresville. No Wifi, no Instagram, no Netflix... no way!

    If only her mum hadn’t died eight years earlier, if only her workaholic dad would lighten up—she wouldn’t be spendi... more

  • Blue Ring Assassins

    by Stephen Cohen
    Berlin 1939 - 1943 From the smoking ruins of a bombed Berlin brothel, three shocked and injured female survivors are taken to a secluded training facility by Nazi officer, Gruppenführer Walter Schellenberg. They’re not there for official business but for medical treatment. Trained by the SS officer in all aspects of espionage, the women are desperate to survive. They turn the tables on their armed captors and kill them. After covering their tracks, the women return to ply the only trade they kno... more
  • Peyton and Isabelle

    by Avery Yearwood
    A tale of unrelenting ambition that explores what happens when a person has to choose between the life they always wanted and the person they were destined to be with. Peyton is born to a teen mom in the hollers of West Virginia. After he lands a football scholarship to a Boston prep school, he knows this is his chance to climb out of backbreaking poverty. Determined to make something of himself, he excels on the field and in school. No one can stop him. He falls in love with Isabelle, a f... more