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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Beneath the Flames

    by Gregory Lee Renz
    BENEATH THE FLAMES is an intimate combination of love, race, and the complexities of life through the eyes of a young urban firefighter. A Rookie firefighter, Mitch Garner, is assigned to the busiest firehouse in the heart of the Milwaukee Ghetto. The vicious hazing by a senior firefighter, the anguish of dealing with the intense violence of the streets, and terrifying firefights has him on the verge of quitting within weeks. He’s an outsider in this strange world of the inner city. His salvatio... more
  • Stubborn Debra Sue

    by Jeffery Tracey Sr
    Inspirational story based on true story about a little girl who never gave up after being afflicted with polio. It tells about her struggles to overcome the many obstacles she faced due to her handicap. It tells how she was bullied and treated as an outcast by her grandmother. It tells of her love and affection she has for all stray animals. It tells about her friendships and the pain and agony she felt when her best friend betrayed her. She would get knocked down, but she refused to stay down. ... more
  • The Island Years

    by J K Gunne
    Lena Sundman, a rude and often dysfunctional young woman, is found brutally murdered on an island near Stockholm – a haunt of wealthy retirees and artistic weekenders. Taking refuge on a neighbouring island after the sudden death of his wife, Dan Byrne found himself strangely drawn to the troubled girl, starting from the moment he reluctantly rescues her in the teeth of a gathering snowstorm. Suspicion falls first on a family of Iraqi refugees, initially welcomed into the community but graduall... more
  • Save Him

    by William M. Hayes
    Rydel Scott, a brilliant scientist working at a secret military lab, accidentally discovers a form of time travel while working on a project designed to save wounded soldiers in the field. Rydel's sister, a woman of faith, tells Rydel on her deathbed that she has received a message from God. The message—save Jesus Christ from the cross. And Rydel Scott travels back in time to do just that. It is believed even the smallest change to the past can cause catastrophic repercussions for future g... more
  • One Plus Seven

    by Frederick Regenold
    After marrying a virtual stranger, but one who had the bucks and promised her a world of comfort, Kendra Smithton Hatley, returns to La Jolla and phones an old flame, Brock Ainslie. He's an unsuccessful novelist who lives in a house his deceased father left him. Up front, Kendra informs Brock she murdered her husband two nights ago in Memphis, leaving his body on the recliner where she poisoned him with an overdose of Xarelto. Brock mini-panics at the thought of being an accomplice, but vividly ... more
  • Britfield and the Lost Crown

    by C.R. Stewart
    Tom has spent most of his life locked behind the cruel walls of Weatherly Orphanage, but when he learns that his parents might be alive, Tom knows he must do what he can to find them. He can’t leave Weatherly without his best friend Sarah, so armed with a single clue to his past, the word BRITFIELD, the two make a daring escape by commandeering a hot air balloon. Now they’re on the run from a famous Scotland Yard detective and what looks like half the police officers in England. Tom and Sarah’s ... more
  • The Third Half of Our Lives: Two Old Guys Not Selling Anything

    by Jon Foyt

    Two men reflect on what went right and wrong during their long lives in this novel. Socratic dialogue on growing very old. These two men of the Silent Generation might not confront any of the really intriguing issues—from their white maleness to the sex lives of octogenarians—but they do hit the classics: parenthood, accomplishments, and the point of it all. A philosophical tale about two men in old age.

    “The Third Half of Our Lives” is a dialogue between t... more

  • Mist-chi-mas: A Novel of Captivity

    by Janet Oakley
    In MIST-CHI-MAS, everyone is bound to something. Fleeing a scandal not of her making, a widow arrives at an isolated British outpost in the NW to start over. An unexpected encounter with a frontiersman gives her hope. He uses his own hard experience to move on and create a new life. When he is killed in a confrontation with a dangerous smuggler, Jeannie moves on. Twenty years pass. Seeking answers to a growing mystery, she embarks on a journey to find the lover she thought murdered years before,... more
  • Sparrow Alone on the Housetop

    by Jean James & Mary James
    SPARROW ALONE ON THE HOUSETOP is the tale of village’s struggle to rise above oppression and poverty in the mountains of Mexico. It’s the account of a daring pilot who flies into a woman’s life and knows he’s never before attempted such heights. It’s the story of one woman’s heroic fight and sacrifice to save them all.
  • What Remained of Katrina: a Novel of New Orleans

    by Kelly Jameson
    After Hurricane Katrina destroys her city, an unlikely heroine turns to art and revenge to survive. A failed hooker, magician's assistant, hotel maid and ice cream truck driver, Katrina Lalande comes barreling back in her old red Cadillac to haunt the abusive husband who thought he’d finished her off during the storm. Bent on revenge but determined to find hope in the wreckage, she remembers her past life as Vincent van Gogh as she paints murals on flood-damaged homes, trying to plug the leaks i... more
  • Battles on Lord's Creek

    by Shannon Sausville
    After thirty years of nursing, Linda would have thought she could handle anything. But when her son Matt returns from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder and she herself needs knee replacement surgery, Linda finds that opioids are an all too easy escape.
  • Across the Great Divide: The Clouds of War, Book 1

    by Michael Ross
    Lexington, Kentucky, 1859. After saving John Hunt Morgan from a puma attack, fifteen-year-old farm boy Will Crump joins Hunt’s militia, the Lexington Rifles. Morgan mentors Will and enrolls him in the local university, where he hopes to study law. As tensions rise between the North and South, Will is torn between his loyalty to Morgan and his love for his family. Will’s father, sisters, and sweetheart follow the Union, while Morgan and Will commit to the South. As part of Morgan’s band, Will par... more
  • Home to Texas

    by T.L. Davis
    J.D. Wilkes returns to Texas to start a ranch only to find out that he is not welcomed by other ranchers or the U.S. Army that controls an unreconstructed Texas.
  • The Welshman's Wife

    by Jacqline Irwin
    The Welshman’s Wife tells the story of three generations of Welsh-Americans and the love they find and lose as they battle with their own inner demons. Lizzie, the beautiful daughter of a prominent salt maker in Charleston, West Virginia who falls in love with Layton Williams, survives the tragedy of the Civil War only to battle with her own inner demons. Her daughter Sarah, willful and beautiful but always haunted by grief and disappointment in those who love her. Charlie, her oldest son. Passi... more
  • Ever Glade

    by Brandi Megan Granett
    Eleven-year-old Willow wants to be a scientist like her father. She enjoys discovering and recording what she sees, from the trees to the mushrooms to the plants and animals in her forest home in Pennsylvania. But after a mysterious encounter with the owner of the Odds and Ends Shop in the tiny town where her family shops, she discovers she has a new gift—the ability to see into others’ past lives. From glimpses of an old shipwreck to a lovely tea party, Willow is fascinated by her new gift, ... more
  • Juvenal's Lament: A Political Fable

    by Alan Thompson
    Tommy Sawyer, the man one critic hailed as “Holden Caulfield with a political science degree,” is back. Elected to serve out the term of a dead Congressman, Tommy is chosen to oversee the impeachment of the Chief Justice of the United States. Along the way, he encounters the entrenched greed and corruption in Washington that’s now undermining life in the rest of the country. Murder, terrorism and unrestrained “politics” are the order of the day, and the United States teeters on civil war. On... more