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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • I Love You More Than Christmas

    by Deborah McGinnis
    One night a little boy asked his mom if she loved him more than Christmas...and so it began. This is a beautiful children's Christmas book filled with colorful holiday images done in original watercolor. It is sure to please the child in all of us.
  • Year of the Amphibian

    by Christopher Pickert
    What is paradise for a fourteen-year-old boy? For Conrad it's definitely not dusty Los Angeles, where he's stuck living with his mother and his cheeky little sisters. Paradise is the forest where his dad still lives, by the water where everything is beautiful, where he belongs.
  • Boy in the Hole

    by Akiva Hersh

    From an anti-other political climate comes a novel that gives voice to outcasts tyrannized by power.

    Boy in the Hole is the gripping account of Jacob, a boy wrestling to understand himself, his family, and the world in which he lives as he grows up in the Deep South in the seventies.

    Emerging from a family of sexual deviancy and alcoholism masked by religion and wealth, Jacob learns to define who he is, but struggles to find the balance between faith and sexuality. To embrace... more

  • Go to School, Kanunu

    by Chris Esper
    Based on a Syrian folk tale, "Go to School, Kanunu," tells the humorous story of a mother going through outrageous lengths of getting her son, Kanunu, to go to school. She receives help from the anthropomorphic objects and creatures including a timeout chair, a blaze of fire, a camel, and a few others.
  • The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good Deed

    by Colette Freedman
    From the award-winning duo Colette Freedman and Kimberly Much comes a magical coming of age story with a lot of heart. Frankie Morgan was adopted into a large family and is convinced there is absolutely positively nothing special about her. On her 9th birthday, she gets an unusual visit from Ms. Petunia Page, her Fairy Godmother who tells Frankie she is actually a fairy godmother as well but needs to have training. Invited to the elite Fare Good Academy, Frankie will spend the next nine years “e... more
  • Crush: A Tale of Two Vineyards

    by Joye Emmens
    Will the rare love that comes once in a lifetime win her over? Crush: A Tale of Two Vineyards is a compelling and enchanting novel set among vineyards in Southern France and Central California. Spending summers at her grandparents’ vineyard, Clos de Harmonie, Olivia found her passion for winemaking and pursued a degree in Viticulture and Enology. Olivia accepts an invitation from a Frenchman to complete her master’s degree project at his family’s fifth generation biodynamic vineyard in France.... more
  • A Dance With Death: An Irish Soldier of Fortune at the Little Bighorn /ISBN-978-0-578-50558-9

    by Lance J Dorrel
    An Irish Soldier of Fortune, Captain Myles Keogh, I Company, United States Seventh Cavalry and his beloved horse Comanche find themselves in the fight of their lives- the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The Captain has a choice, stay and continue to lead his men against overwhelming numbers of Sioux and Cheyenne Indian warriors until help comes, or does he let Comanche attempt a breakout...with hope of getting him back to the love of his life that waits.
  • Count It All Joy

    by Mitchell Allen
    Is life worth living? This is the question a small-town boy suffering from psychological trauma seeks to answer as he matures. Scarred by the people around him and forced into increasingly hopeless situations, he withdraws into his mind and finds peace only in the privacy of nature while the chaos of modern society threatens to overwhelm him. As the fearful boy grows into a solitary man, nihilism dominates. He gradually whittles his life down to nothing and eliminates all connectedness w... more
  • Dash and Victoria Find True Love

    by Vicki Tashman
    Dash, the dog is very happy being the love of Queen Victoria. But when the Queen falls in love with Prince Albert, Dash feels cast aside and needs to learn to expand his heart to love more than one person.

    by Beatrice DeSoprontu
    On the surface, it is about Cristela Davila, a bright young woman who works at a real estate office by day and moonlights at a professional S&M dungeon at night. However, the intertwining stories explore a wide range of topics. American poverty is placed at the forefront as Cristela, inheriting her mother's welfare shame, goes to great lengths to hide her own status as a welfare recipient from her college friends. Race is relative, as Justine, the daughter of a Kenyan heiress and Italian nob... more
  • Son of Orange County

    by Kyle Kosup

    In this humorous, historical novel, a teenager keeps a journal from 1966 to 1970. This journal captures a wide range of bizarre, yet influential goings-on that occur in Southern California during this tempestuous time. You will see the roots of contemporary America laid bare while you discover little-known 1960’s lore.

  • stain the roses

    by Sunday Fall
    Stain the roses is a short novel about two romantic young adults in deep mental stress after the event of going viral.
  • Hold Me One Last Time

    by Lois Jean Thomas
    This family saga, spanning the years from 1907 to 1976, is set in rural southern Indiana. Young Bertha Snider becomes enamored with her neighbor Frank Kelly, who marries her only because he wants a strong wife to help him run the family farm. Their loveless union produces one child, Katherine, whose precocious brilliance enthralls Bertha. While Bertha struggles to adapt to changes in the world around her, her daughter steps out of her sheltered life to pursue education and career. Katherin... more
  • Rome's Honor, My Honor

    by Marie Antonia Parsons
    Mekella hopes to stay out of the chaos erupting in Rome as rebellion arises against King Tarquinius. Wanting to flee the city, instead she is unwillingly drawn into deception, conspiracy, and betrayal. As Rome's king is exiled, and a conqueror arrives, Mekella must decide where honor lies. And is mere Honor enough?
  • In Chaos and in Peace (short stories from the ancient world)

    by Marie Antonia Parsons

    This collection of short stories centers around events and people from ancient Sardinia, Rome and the Mediterranean.

    "Elissa of Carthage" tells a different version of the story of Dido, not as the tragic lover of the Trojan prince Aeneas, but a valiant and loyal sister and queen.

    "For the Honor of Rome", part of a larger novel-length tale, tells the story of Mekella, a foreigner living in Rome as its Republic was being born. Mekella inspires a va... more

  • Norman's Gift

    by Michelle Olson
    Norman the Button has forgotten to get his best friend a Christmas gift, and time is running out. With big dreams and a small budget, he sets out to find the perfect gift to show his love for Freddy. But when his extravagant gift ideas don’t work out, he must settle for something made from the heart.