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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • My World, and Welcome to It

    by Michael Guillebeau
    MY WORLD, AND WELCOME TO IT is an anthology of the 40 published stories from Michael Guillebeau, who is the 2017 Winner of the Foreword Reviews Indie Award for Humor Book of the Year, and a 2020 Finalist for the Ben Franklin Mystery Book of the Year.
  • As I Am - A Novel

    by David B. Jai
    Like any other child, Darnell Williams is trying to find love and acceptance. After being molested by a family member and nearly beaten to death by his father for having feminine tendencies, Darnell learns to bury his conflicting feelings about love, sexuality, family and God. When his fears and desires come roaring to the surface, he has no choice but to answer the question once and for all: is he gay and worthy of love? Now in high school and living with PTSD, Darnell searches for a... more
  • Dead Men Naked

    by Dario Cannizzaro
    Would you go on a road trip with Death? Lou's couldn't say no to that question. If you witnessed the inexplicable death of your best friend Neil and were haunted by visions of the Grim Reaper and a giant black crow - your answer would be yes as well. Embark with Lou and the anthropomorphic embodiment of his own Death on a tequila-induced journey and descend from cities to desert to chase Angelene, a charming exotic dancer who holds the secret to save your soul, all the while poetically rum... more
  • Touch

    by Rebecca Miller


     

    What is your purpose?

    A story of two teens searching: one for their place in the world, the other for a reason to survive.

    After her mother’s sudden death, artistically gifted Megan lost her will to draw as she watched her family crumble. When her father unexpectedly moves what’s left of them halfway across the country to mend, Megan must try, yet again, to rise from the ashes and create a new... more

  • Miraflores - Memoir of a Young Spy

    by Keith Yocum
    At the height of the Cold War, young Nick Halliday joins the CIA to distance himself from a family tragedy and to do his part in the patriotic fight against the communist menace. Rushed into his first undercover assignment in Panama in 1958, Nick finds himself mired in the humid, dripping world of deceit and lies. Pretending to be a leftist-leaning visiting professor at the University of Panama, Nick infiltrates an earnest, naïve group of leftist students bent on Panama regaining ownership of th... more
  • Shumi the Dwarf Hamster

    by Denisa Rosca
    Meet Shumi, a dwarf grey hamster with impossible dreams. An unfortunate turn of events places Shumi in the heart of Purple City. Here, our hero encounters a cast of unforgettable characters and faces great obstacles in his pursuit to sing along / to the moon and stars way out beyond. But all he finds is broken toys discarded by little boys. Broken cars, a video game, “Such a shame, such a shame,” the hamster thought. When suddenly, something caught the hamster’s eye…
  • I Can't Breathe

    by Manuela Alex
    Feras Al Halabi, Syrian physician, is a man whose ingenuity and dexterity far surpass the circumscribed opportunities available to him. Despite this, he suffered many tragedies that forced him to send part of his family to seek refuge in Turkey, while the rest of them died from the effects of the war in Syria, and the other died with him in Egypt due to Coronavirus infection. In the middle of 2020, he and his Nigerian friend moved to live in the United States of America, then they discover the g... more
  • Flowers by Night

    by Lucy May Lennox

    Japan, 1825: Low-ranking samurai Uchida Tomonosuke is a devotee of the way of manly love, but he has never pledged himself to another man. Until one day he accidentally crosses paths with Ichi, a beautiful blind masseur who challenges everything he thought he knew about love between men. Ichi is independent and confident, but his blindness means he is considered a non-person in the rigid social hierarchy. Tomonosuke is torn between his passion for this elegant young man, and ... more

  • Pharo and the Clever Assassin

    by Steve Skurka
    “Some crazy fellow just shot the president.” President William McKinley is shot by an American anarchist at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. He dies several days later and a local lawyer, Burford Simmons, is assigned to defend the anarchist killer. Burford, though, is mysteriously kidnapped on the first day of trial. The lead investigator is aided by Clarence Darrow and by Burford's crafty and determined wife, Pharo. Will the group be able to locate and rescue Burford b... more
  • Hello, Forever Home? It's Me, Kona

    by Peggy Ducky
    This is a story about a shelter dog named Kona and her first few weeks at her new home. She's wondering if this will be her forever home where she will no longer be lonely and sad (like her days at the animal shelter). At the new home, she participates in different fun activities with her new mom but causes mishaps & awkward moments and wonders if she will be sent back to the animal shelter. Will her new mom have extra love, patience, encouragement and even ideas to help solve the lack of confid... more
  • The Lady of the Cliffs, Book Two of the Bury Down Chronicles

    by Rebecca Kightlinger
    Now nearly seventeen, Megge and Brighida must endure another brutal loss. And as they perform the rites of transition that precede a burial, Megge accepts a daunting new charge that carries consequences not even her cousin the seer can predict. It brings visions. Dreams. And voices that come to her as she goes about her work. A silken voice beckons her back to the cliffs of Kernow, which she has seen only in dreams. A commanding voice orders her back. And the menacing voice she’s heard since ... more
  • Tough Times

    by Sheri McGuinn

    A coming of age story with a thriller thread.

    "Tough times make you stronger, Michael, as long as you don't lie around feeling sorry for yourself." That's what his beloved step-father Swede said. Tough times are all they've had since Swede died.

    Now, while Michael stops to flirt with Shenia, his little sister goes home ahead of him. He's finally asked Shenia out when Missy calls, scared. He puts aside his irritation and tries to convince her that Mama wil... more

  • Marjorie Hart and the Tree of Life

    by Amanda Vink
    Seeing is believing… At least that’s what photojournalist Marjorie Hart lives by. But her life flips on its head when she receives a posthumous letter from her father. This letter puts the details of his death in question, and it also gives Marjorie the next clue in his lifelong search for the Tree of Life. However, Marjorie quickly discovers she’s not the only one looking for it. Across the globe and from ancient libraries to buried tombs, Marjorie’s quest forces her to test what she be... more
  • Far On The Ringing Plains

    by Patrick E. Craig
    ISLANDS: Far On The Ringing Plains INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTSIn the spirit of The Thin Red Line, Hacksaw Ridge, Flags of our Fathers and Pearl Harbor.Realistic. Gritty. Gutsy. Without taking it too far, Craig and Pura take it far enough to bring war home to your heart, mind, and soul. The rough edge of combat is here. And the rough edge of language, human passion, and our flawed humanity. If you can handle the ruggedness and honesty of Saving Private Ryan, 1917 or Dunkirk, you can handle the power ... more
  • Bruce and the Long Spider

    by J.C. Martin

    "Bruce and the Long Spider" is a wonderfully illustrated children's picture book about a little boy who has a room all to himself until the day he stumbles upon a scary spider! Find out what happens when Bruce decides "It's time to be BRAVE" in this exciting kid's adventure packed full of imagination and fun.

  • Mail Girl

    by Jim Trainor

    Shelby Sims delivers the mail in rural Wisconsin, trying to move beyond her past wounds by caring for those along her routes. When the mail piles up at Mr. Riley’s old cottage, Shelby senses something is wrong, even though everyone assures her that he’s probably just gone fishing.

    Then, Shelby is the victim of an ugly incident at the post office. When she stands up for herself, she risks termination and perhaps prosecution. Impulsively, Shelby sets out in her old Buick, head... more

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