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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Gizmo 4 President!

    by Suzanne Kline
    Gizmo is a surfer pup who is running for president to save his sea buddies. Gizmo makes it his mission to bring awareness for coastal conservation, soon realizing he can't run a campaign without his friends and supporters. The fun and engaging story creates a colossal wave of awareness about the importance of an election. Gizmo's presidential leadership campaign invites children and grown-ups to get on board and become ambassadors for marine life.
  • Gizmo 4 President!

    by Suzanne Kline and Dulce Da Costa
    Gizmo 4 President! is a summer-fun picture book packed with surfing action, doggy pals, messages of eco-conservation, and even includes a lesson in civics! The book aims to empower children by sharing innovative ideas about recycling, protecting our oceans, kindness, compassion for others, and sea life. Join Gizmo in his quest to help his sea buddies by running for canine president.
  • A Tricked Life

    by Mark DaSilva
    Modeling meant everything - until it didn't. For Ana Martins, an awkward but pretty American teenager living in Brazil, winning a modeling contest on a mysterious app should bring instant fame but when she travels abroad for photoshoots in the Caribbean, she is tricked into a life of prostitution. Her savior is a wealthy tourist from Canada whom she meets; he has soulful green eyes, chiseled features, and a daredevil persona. Smitten himself, he vows to help rescue her from her perpetrators, eve... more
  • Me Ki Gai

    Ikigai or the flow is discussed as a zone of effortless energy and productivity for an individual. It combines purpose, passion, vocation and profession. While ikigai may be presented as a philosophical concept, its discovery is unique to every person. This discovery makes life worthwhile and rewarding to live. Me Ki Gai (Simply Me (i)ki Gai) is a young man’s journey to discover his own ikigai zone when guided by a mystic character saving him from a life ending situation. Parth, a young adult di... more
  • The Apprenticeship of Molly Chant

    by Jeanette Winsor
    Hanging for witchcraft has been outlawed in Ireland for centuries… Sixteen-year-old Molly Chant faces the noose, a punishment unheard of in 1869. Her one chance for escape is to follow her friend, Mick, to a ship ready to sail to the desolate island of Newfoundland. But, crossing the vast, angry ocean to the colonies could be a new kind of death sentence. Her only hope for redemption is the tiny outport of Silver Cape Cove, where she struggles for a balance between her healing powers and the s... more
  • Many a Sudden Change

    by Tricia Hopper Zacher
    A deadly car accident leaves, Eric, an eight-year-old autistic boy to be raised by his grandmother. Clarice, a widow in her sixties, is devastated by the loss of her daughter and terrified at the prospect of raising her grandson on her own. When she comes across unopened letters from Eric's estranged father, she decides to contact him. Matthew, a Marine serving in war-torn Afghanistan, is excited to at last meet his son—but suffering from PTSD, he appears no more equipped to raise Eric than Clar... more
  • No Fences in Alaska

    by Glen Sobey
    Their worlds are about to come crashing down… At sixteen years old, Harper Lyon’s life is spinning out of control. She threatens her parents with suicide unless she can meet her drug-dealing boyfriend, a college student who doesn’t know she’s pregnant. Cooper Lyons, her estranged grandfather, lives in rural Alaska with only his dog and cat for company. He has just been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, and he doesn’t plan on letting the disease run its course. Harper needs to escape h... more
  • The Mother Tree

    by Heather W. Cobham
    The water that surrounds Oriental, N.C. attracts people who need to heal. In Heather Cobham’s debut novel, Hungry Mother Creek, Maya Sommers landed in Oriental reeling from the trauma of Hurricane Katrina and the death of her husband. Now, Sloan Bostwick, a successful realtor from Raleigh, returns there in hopes of regaining the peace she experienced during the summers with her grandparents. Sloan purchases the oldest home in the county with plans to create a retreat center. Unbeknownst to Sloan... more
  • The Taxol Thief ISBN 9781539454441

    by Ceylon Barclay
    For three decades, the FDA denied approval of a first-in-class drug, "taxol," condemning thousands of breast-cancer victims to certain death. THE TAXOL THIEF is the story of one couple's attempt to evade that fate by smuggling taxol from China through Russia.
  • Nothing to Declare: A Novel

    by Richard M. Ravin
    Look at Jesse, a good-guy restaurant owner who’s got his life exactly how he wants it. Flash L.A. bistro, spiffy BMW, all-white condo overlooking the ocean. Then, boom, he receives a bombshell. He’s been named next of kin to Marty, the wild man and con artist who used to be his best friend. Never mind that they haven’t had a civil word in twenty years. Suddenly, Jesse’s forced to reckon with the past he’s been running from for more than two decades. Between a long ago love triangle, a road t... more
  • My Name Is Ben

    by Karl Bullock
    Tom Reed is an Applied Physicist working on a project he developed for the military. While the original idea was to instantly transport matériel using a time/space portal rather than conventional transportation methods, he realized it could also be used to transport people and things in time. He developed a way to bring historical figures from the past into present day without disturbing their lives in the past. When Tom activates this transport, he finds himself sitting across from our favo... more
  • Greenland Tower xoxo

    by Farrell Hamann
    Gold prospector Calvin of the Mojave desert gets bonked on the head with a six and one half gold nugget and gets sent away to quietly recover because it is thought excitement could kill him, especially kissing women. He settles temporally in Southampton, NY, and gets tangled up with the lovely Finvola, his cool landlord, and Missy who does covert rescue in high-performance STOL (short take-off and land) aircraft using her own money. Calvin is amazingly responsible and upbeat. Lots of mystical-re... more
  • Two Sisters

    by Stephen Lewis
  • Auntie I Don't Want You To Get Married: Danielle The Girl From NY

    by Clarence Coggins
    This is the first installment of the new multicultural Illustrated Children’s Book written by Clarence Coggins. Danielle is a young girl who travels from New York City to Georgetown Guyana to visit family for the first time. When she gets there she has all types of adventures. This is the tale of when her Auntie Julia is trying to find out why Danielle doesn't want her to get married.
  • Double Team

    by James W. Bennett
    Double Team is a novel that works as a traditional Young Adult. Its protagonist is a high school sophomore striving to make his school basketball team and then excelling All the while, his small community is traumatized by a pair of heinous crimes. The protagonist’s father is the newly-hired police chief, so Gary is drawn in substantially to the hysteria and vigilantism consuming a town beleaguered by brutal murders and a long-term strike at the community’s largest employer. While all this i... more
  • Fresh Killed

    by James W. Bennett
    Fresh Killed is a mature YA novel. Its protagonist is a teenage boy who is a polio victim. Set in 1952, the story follows the protagonist and his dysfunctional family; eventually he lives with his poverty-stricken grandparents on a struggling peninsula along the Mississippi. His grandfather is a retired Protestant minister who provides some interesting and compelling religious views. There is a love interest in the book, as the young man tries to get next to a very attractive, popular girl. ... more