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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Secrets of the Superhero's Ring

    by Steve Frederick
    Eleven-year-old Kyle Alexander is a fifth-grade boy who is afraid of heights, bullied at school, and is new in town. He becomes a superhero when he and his best friend, Carlos, find a magic ring in a cereal box. The ring once belonged to the deceased brother of the great superhero, Captain Nightmare, but now is stuck on Kyle’s finger. Captain Nightmare is not happy that a scared, geeky kid has his ring. Kyle, who is clumsy and skinny, has a too-small costume with an old blue blankie cape and ... more
  • Isla Rising: A Tale of Love, Death and Destiny

    by P.J. Johnson
    It is 1833, and fiery Edinburgh widow Isla is dying. Ready to meet her maker and eager to reunite with the love of her life, she is not afraid of passing, but Isla's death is only the beginning of a series of otherworldly adventures that she must undertake on her quest to find her husband. As a spirit, Isla must deal with grave-robbers, ancient mysteries and earth bound ghosts in order to protect her granddaughter and locate her love. Culminating in the glowing bonfires of a lawless and blisteri... more
  • Trouble in Travonia & other new stories

    by Jonathan Land Evans
    This is a general, largely unthemed, collection of short fiction, much of it humorous.
  • The Last Buskers of Summer

    by C.B. Heinemann
    When Gracie Ryan and her two misfit nephews, Alec and Eric, find themselves broke and wanted by the police on the streets of Europe, their troubles are just beginning. The three were on their way to perform at a music festival in France where, at the age forty-two, Gracie hoped to jumpstart her musical career. During their flight their money was stolen, and the passenger sitting next to Gracie died, leaving her a notebook containing deadly information wanted by Simon Montfort, the psychopathic l... more
  • A Bat in the Attic

    by Upasana Puranik
    Upasana Puranik's story of "A Bat in the Attic" is based on a real-life adventure. Her story begins when she goes to her grandparents' house for vacation. Her grandparents own a farm with many mysteries. When her curiosity gets the better of her after observing her grandmother go up a strange path. Upasana takes matters into her own hands and follows her grandma's tracks looking for an adventure. The trail leads her all over the house and finally to her destination. Upon her discovery, a surpris... more
  • Ghosts Behind Walls

    by C.B. Heinemann
  • Wild and Beautiful

    by Amanda Esch-Cormier
    A loving mother explores life's hopes and dreams with her child in this poignant affirmation of love.Heartfelt storytelling paired with lush painterly illustrations depict a mother and child's special bond. A mother, with hopes and dreams of her own, avows that none compares to the love of bringing a child into the world. In this tender affirmation of love, a mother invites her adored child to explore their own dreams in their wild and beautiful life. Author Amanda Esch-Cormier's soulful text co... more
  • bacon grief

    by Joel Shoemaker
    Charlie, a musical-theatre nerd with deep appreciation for sprinkle-topped ice creams and other snack foods, is active in his church and comes from a family who loves and appreciates him for exactly who he is, purple pants and all. Tim, a lover of crinkle-cut pickles, black olives and other forgivably-disgusting crudités, belongs to a conservative Christian pastor and devout mother who move to the rural town to staff a small church that, predictably, holds little place for Tim. After meeti... more
  • Harriet: A Jane Austen Variation

    by Alice McVeigh
    This is the second in my Austenesque series (the first being a 2021 BookLife quarterfinalist). It features an intriguingly oblique "take" on Austen's immortal EMMA, but one - I hope! - with the same "pitch-perfect" ear as Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel.
  • Madman Across the Water

    by Tony D'Aloisio

    It's 1975. And amidst all the CB talk and kung fu fighting, young Danny LaRochelle finds his life accelerating out of control.

  • Ten Thousand I Love Yous

    by Lisa Slabach
    At sixteen, Kimberly Kirby thought the only thing she needed to be perfectly happy was to spend the rest of her life with Jay Braxton. Twenty years later, newly divorced from Jay, and on the hunt for love, she moves to San Francisco and starts writing a dating blog for divorced women. Just as she falls hard for a talented young chef, Jay fights to win her back. Torn between her bold new life and the comfort of Jay’s strong arms, the ten thousand I love yous that have passed Jay’s lips can’t be d... more
  • Billy Dipper's Time to Shine

    by Olaolu Ogunyemi

    Billy Dipper’s Time To Shine is the perfect picture book for children ages 6 to 9 years old. In this highly engaging story, Wade and his Dad discuss the story of Billy Dipper—the brilliant star who refuses to fade.

    It’s Starliday in the celestial heavens, and Billy’s star will be seen from light years away. But when another star learns of Billy’s “spotlight,” he becomes jealous and plays a trick on him. Wade comes to understand his own wort... more

  • Last Chance California

    by Brian Price

    Are We All Doomed to Become Our Parents?

     

    Terrified he’s becoming just like his father, Wyatt Lewis, a disillusioned millennial, breaks up with his fiancée to chase his childhood dream – a fresh start in Southern California.

     

    Once in San Diego, Wyatt reunites with an old friend, Summer Harrison, while falling hard for the elusive and free-spirited, Leah Murphy. Summer and Leah show Wyatt a dazzling world littered with lav... more

  • Dental School Debacle

    by Jim P. Sandras, D.D.S.
    Three rebellious dental students who meet the first day of school begin a series of unforgettable misadventures, creating havoc everywhere they go. The trio indulge in the carefree party culture of the Big Easy in the 1980's and let the good times roll as they turn their classroom assignments into dangerously funny fiascos. Will they successfully finish the long four years of dental school? Or will they end up in a New Orleans prison? Either way, you will never look at your dentist the same.
  • Calvin the Christmas Tree: The greatest Christmas tree of all.

    by Stephen G. Bowling

    He’s been preparing for the season since he was a sapling. But will he be tall enough to start spreading joy?

    The thought of missing Christmas has little Calvin quaking in his roots. The smallest tree on his famous farm, his branches get all ruffled when a grumpy old coot says he isn’t strong enough for ornaments. But he’s thrilled when he’s finally pulled from the ground and put on sale just in time for Christmas Eve!

    As excited families whisk away all the other ... more

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