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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Cheerful Christmas Carols

    by Sir. Edgar Allan Shakespeare

    Many years before A Christmas Carol takes place, we learn the untold story of Ebenezer's late wife, Ebelina. Ebelina is just as mean and hateful as Ebenezer himself, more so some dare say. This Christmas Eve she will be paid a visit from her past, in the form of her 9-year-old niece, Mckinley. Mckinley tries to uncover why Ebelina is so cold-hearted and to help her see the true meaning of Christmas. Can the love of a young child rekindle the tiny embers of love that still smolder within E... more

  • Light And Dark: 21 Short Stories

    by C.G.Harris
    What would you do if you saw a man push his wife overboard…or were you mistaken? A game of cat and mouse on a cruise ship ensues in Suspicion - is it the perfect murder?; a traveller stumbles across a chilling gothic tragedy in Lighthouse Eddy; a veteran of Afghanistan discovers who really cares in The New Samaritan; A Good Russian plots to save the country he loves; and a Manhattan detective discovers something about himself during his latest case in The Lady in the Room. By turn humorous, my... more
  • W

    by John Banks
    A 1000-year-old Viking is discovered frozen on the slopes of Mt. Hood, Oregon – three thousand miles further west than any previously known European Viking-Age exploration. While the world is focused on this remarkable discovery, Josh Kinninger’s world is falling apart. Three personal tragedies have left him bitterly angry and emotionally unmoored. Inspired by the Viking discovery, Josh plans a desperate western journey of his own to wreak a bizarre vengeance on the morally corrupt individua... more
  • Jeremiah Strout and The Curse of The Golden Harp

    by Karen T. Harter
    When twelve-year-old Jeremiah Strout’s mom drags him to a boring new town, the only upside is the awesome mansion they now live in—and how many people the formerly-boring Jeremiah can impress with it. But when he finds a dusty old harp in the basement and strikes the strings, Jeremiah realizes that his awesome new mansion may be more dangerous than it appears. A huge beast of a man emerges out of nowhere, all wild hair and crazed eyes. Convinced that Jeremiah’s family stole the harp from his... more
  • Sin Against the Race

    by Gar McVey-Russell
    Alfonso Rutherford Berry III—son of a city councilman, grandson of the state’s first African American legislator—believes that history has ordained for him but one life, and it ain’t his first love: dancing. But after a series of tragedies, starting with the death of his fierce, out cousin Carlton, his assumptions explode in his face along with his closet door. In the process, he makes new friends, finds love, and discovers his own voice. Written in taut prose steeped in history and curren... more
  • Red Rock Road, Light Blue Sea

    by Nowick Gray
    Midlife Canadians in a fledgling relationship, Wilson and Noella trek the wild edges of Spain and Portugal, a honeymoon-flavored pilgrimage of creative inspiration. Navigating between bliss and burnout, they retreat to the island of Formentera, where their rustic cottage proves a crucible of reinvention: of self, of love, of new art.
  • The Last Book: Further Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man

    by Nowick Gray
    Thomas Mann’s unfinished European classic takes a speculative turn to a dystopian future, via a 70s joyride through middle America. Precocious con-man Felix Krull meets his match in Sophie Vaughan, astral temptress and first woman president. Together they must choose sides in the looming battle between the ruling Hierarchy and the rebellious Panarchists.
  • When Rick Was Sick: With Stemmie, the Little Stem Cell

    by Auntielynny (Lyn Darnall)

    "When Rick was Sick" is a story about a little boy who was always tired. One night Rick had a dream about Stemmie and his Wellness Team. Stemmie told Rick about all the things that would help his little cells be strong and healthy so that Rick could be strong and healthy. Soon Rick was feeling so strong that he and his friends wanted to be like Stemmie's Wellness Team and help the entire world be healthy and happy.

  • Outlaws

    by Edmund Fairfax
    This satiric literary novel is a fast-paced coming-of-age tale in a picaresque vein, set for the most part in the England of 1645, during the height of the English Civil War. The discovery of a sex crime—and a case of sexual “deviance”—brings two green youths into a collision course with the law, culminating in outlawry. Their attempt to extricate themselves backfires, setting in motion a series of comic yet dark adventures through a topsy-turvy world of legal corruption, organized crime, religi... more

    by Rajmohan Harindranath
    This is a novel of ideas, a novel where the primary focus is discussions of ideas and philosophy. The setting is somewhat far into the future, when Artificial Intelligence runs the world, and the world is a veritable utopia where people don't have to do anything. Don Quixote, living in such a system, reads about how people used to work hard and strive for success earlier, and enamored by these stories, takes Sancho Panza along with him in a quest for success, for glory. During their tr... more
  • The Dinosaur Lawyer

    by Adam Van Susteren
    Attorney Aaron Baker is retained by billionaire Roman Aristov to make the case that big dinosaurs never existed. Initially drawn by the money to take the losing side of a case, Aaron slowly starts to believe the unbelievable. The Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus-Rex, and all big dinosaurs never existed. While discovering holes in dinosaur theory, Aaron fears his client is hiding something that could impact his case and career. Take your spot in the jury box to see if Aaron Baker can make the cas... more
  • 978-1-5323-5364-2

    by Laurence Stein
    Krum's at Christmere is a humorous, urban adventure story set in New York City at the end of the 1950s. A young man adopted by an organized crime family runs into the love of his life and is forced to choose between them. Thrown off balance, he must succeed at a series of difficult challenges if he is to get himself free.
  • The Piketty Problem or The Robots Are Coming, The Robots Are Coming

    by Garth Hallberg
    There's trouble brewing—bigly—in ritzy Canaandale, NY, during the run-up to the hotly contested 2016 presidential election. Suzanne Dealy is an anxious political progressive with a flair for the dramatic, and a devotee of Thomas Piketty, the famous French economist who documented the corrosive wealth gap in America. She's currently suffering from a listless libido, brought on by her Trump-supporter husband, whose solution to “the minimum wage problem” in his 26 McDonald’s franchises is to rep... more
  • Finding Home: A Place to Belong

    by JRobin Whitley
    n Robin’s debut novel, the characters search for meaning in life and a place where all belong. A story that is a mixture reminiscent of Fried Green Tomatoes and At Home in Mitford, this novel portrays a loving sense of community and home. The rural North Carolina town of Pleasant Quarry becomes a place where all belong. Robin set out to write a story that was more similar to the life lived in a rural setting. Robin’s non-fiction tends to have a very religious or spiritual nature to it. I’m this ... more
  • The Ballad of Huck & Miguel

    by Tim DeRoche
    ** An American classic becomes a modern adventure ** In this retelling of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today. Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father, Pap, Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel, an illegal immigrant who has been falsely accused of murder. Riding the dangerous waters of a rainstorm, the two fugitives meet a strange cast of Angelenos both animal and hu... more
  • Adam's Land

    by Alison Pockat
    Adam, while taking a break from school work, tries out a new tube of "special" bubbles and finds that they can be connected. As they grow, he eventually he is able to enter them, and the bubbles shrink him to the size of an ant. By jumping up and down and with a puff of breeze, Adam ends up in a tree. He finds friends and excitement in his backyard as he tries to go back to his normal size. Along the way, he gets to know a number organisms like a fungi, a bee, a wood roach, a cricket, an ant, an... more