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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Island Boy

    by Mark Bulahao
    Island Boy is the story of Paco, an odd naïve boy afflicted with bruxism. Alienated from his cold mother, alcoholic stepfather, and an indifferent town, he sought home elsewhere. After recalling an anecdote of a sanctuary that adopted outcasts, he musters the courage to escape a familiar life and embarks on a journey to find the only place he was sure could offer him true home. As he navigates a world growing beyond him, he is forced to negotiate with an assortment of characters, from the poor t... more
  • Nicholas' First Nativity

    by Agnes Kay-E
    Nicholas' wish is for his father to attend his birthday. A failed plan and Danny, his frenemy, adds salt to injury. There's only one way to upstage this frenemy: the school play must be the best event of the year.
  • Captured Within

    by Kemka Ezinwo
    Matthew's escape results in the loss of his memory and his face. He is adopted by a Priest. A Priest who is haunted by his past. Matthew's mother is a widow who had just lost her only child, is taunted by her friend's husband. As part of her road to self-rediscovery, she goes back home. William Bernard knows nothing of his past but he is determined to live life to the fullest. He falls in love with Annette who unwittingly breaks his heart. This heartbreak guides his decision to join the prie... more
  • Not So Risky Roo (A Home Safety Guide)

    by Robert A. Sutton
    Risky Roo the Kangaroo is always getting hurt, but a day with his friend Hayden may help turn it all around. Putting on his safety gear and magical badge, Hayden teaches Risky how to avoid some scary situations. Will you take the Safety Pledge with Risky Roo? Not So Risky Roo is a full color illustrated children's book written by a safety professional who is also a parent. Using simple terms geared for young readers, this book tackles the top ten hazards around your home that too often lead t... more
  • The Time Before Christmas

    by Ted Thompson
    A Parody of the Night Before Christmas. (Vanity Published) A sharecropper tells his wife that he is going to decorate the farm for Christmas this year himself. He goes at it, has a few goof-ups but finally gets the job done just in time. Even though its southern Mississippi, there are sometimes SNOW. things turn out to be the finest Christmas the family ever has.
  • The Beasts of Success

    by Jasun Ether

    In this dog-eat-dog world, three friends find themselves getting nowhere in their careers despite their education and work skills. They decide to make their own rules to the game of life and play dirty to get ahead. Each of them concoct schemes to sabotage colleagues and clear the path for their swift advancement.

    Through a journey of deception and personal discovery, they find that life at the top isn’t what they imagined it would be. All the while, they’re not aware that t... more

  • The Final Weekend: A Stoned Tale

    by Neal Cassidy

    In the last days before the real world, six college friends prepare to take a bow in epic fashion.

    After Sunday there’s just Harry, the future business owner; Justin, the medical intern; Trent, the hapless wanderer; and Clarence, soon to don the badge and blues. But now they have years of memories to honor, all packed into one weekend. Will they grow into their new adult roles? Will they go out in style with the girls? Will the four of them even survive the sheer level of debauche... more

  • We Burn Too Bright

    by Elle Pallmore

    An exposed secret. A knife. And an argument that changed everything...

    Seventeen-year-old Wella Scotland doesn't remember much from the night her best friend disappeared, but a full moon glinting off the knife in his hand is the one thing she can't forget. The argument started when she found out Finn planned to move away; her next memory is running from him. Everything in between is a deep, black hole.

    Almost a year later, Finn is nowhere to be f... more

  • Joseph Shorey of Maine: On the Kennebec

    by William Michael Wochna
    Young Joe Shorey of Maine wants to get away from farm work and from a pesky neighbor, Susannah, and her incessant talk of marriage, so he takes a job in a lumber camp for the winter.
  • Dahlia in Bloom

    by Susan Koehler
    Can a person just decide to give up feeling scared? It’s 1933, and Dahlia Harrell lives in a hand-me-down mountain cabin built by her Grandpap’s Uncle Zeke. At eight-and-three-quarters, Dahlia knows all about being scared. She’s scared of snakes, high-up places, dark nights, and a mean ol’ sister named Celia. What she doesn’t understand is the new president’s nonsense: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
  • A Friend I Didn't Know 2nd edition

    by Harel R. Lawrence
    Youth Pastor Brian Hanson knows loss. He’s lived with it since his pre-teen daughter’s suicide. Instead of remaining in his grief, he’s devoted his life to educating young people about the hazards of bullying. Johnny is an outcast among his peers. Born into a troubled family, taunted at school, and struggling to find his place in the world, the despondent young man believes there’s no hope for him. His skewed beliefs push him to contemplate the unthinkable, but Pastor Brian isn’t prepared to a... more
  • Rowdy: Wild and Mean, Sharp and Keen

    by Chris Mullen
    Thrust to the mercy of the Mississippi river, thirteen-year-old Rowdy floats safely away as he watches smoke rise from his burning farmhouse. His father, dead. His brother, dead. Both gunned down in front of him by a murderous gang of bandits. Now alone in the world, his perilous journey of survival begins, challenging and shaping him into the young man his father would want him to become. Pulled from the waters, he is given a chance by a lone river Captain and his mate. Working the trade ro... more
  • The Passion of Eve: Remembering the End

    by Edward N Brown
    A possible history of events that happened both inside and outside of the Garden of Eden – told from the perspective of Eve herself! How she believed it all played out, why it happened the way it did, and what it meant to her lifelong happiness. What actually happened after expulsion from the Garden? Where did they live? How did they survive? What did they learn about life and death, love and sin, God and Satan? Immerse yourself in the thoughts and feelings of Eve. Would you have acte... more
  • Journey of a JuBu

    by Blaine Langberg
    Orthodontist by day, author by night, our narrator, Dr. Jacob Silverstein sends his protagonist, Adam Freeman, on a quest for spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. Following the maxim, “write what you know,” Jacob has taken parts of his life and exaggerated them into The Adventures of Adam Freeman, DDS: a story of the struggle to achieve spirituality and mindfulness in today’s pop-culture-obsessed society. Part pilgrimage, part romp, a blend of spiritual humor and meta-fiction, it’s Seinfeld... more
  • Drawing a Line

    by William S. Hubbartt

    “Drawing a Line” takes the reader behind the scenes to expose the emotional struggles of ten women exploited by an amoral executive who demands sexual favors for career advancement and examines corporate response to the egregious sexual conduct of managers.  

    “Drawing a Line” introduces Gina Girardi, a gutsy Chicago private investigator who is hired by a prominent local business to investigate the shooting of business executive Sean O’Rielly. ... more