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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Lost Chord

    by Aleks Matza
    Can a man with little more than a bicycle and books reclaim the passions of his life through the memories of his past? The Lost Chord, an 82,000 word novel with alternating storylines set thirty years apart, tells the story of Dmitri, a pianist and composer, Ekaterina (a violist) and the Narrator (French horn) whose lives in 1980s Chicago center around their love for classical music, high-spirited competitions and eclectic debates. Interspersed throughout the novel are meditative recollection... more
  • My Turn

    by Aleks Matza
    Love is a state of mind...
  • The Invitation

    by Aleks Matza
    Two exiled staff members of the Art Institute of Chicago are invited to attend the grand reopening of the museum as reimagined by a charismatic and messianic former student and the city's dysfunctional denizens. Set in a near future society well past its expiration date, The Invitation is a satirical tale of unbounded political correctness in a United States not so united anymore.
  • Yolanda's Heart

    by Aleks Matza
    As an elderly clockmaker prepares to move his business from a Chicago neighborhood that has left him isolated and bitter, a precocious girl with a rare pocket watch unravels his plans and challenges his loss of faith in humanity. What seems like a simple request becomes a journey through memories of the life he once had, while an unexpected encounter with the fantastic may determine the course of his future. A modern day fairy tale with a final reveal reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, Yolanda’s ... more
  • Celebrity Death Cult

    by David Conway

    TURN OFF, TUNE OUT, TRANSFORM!  "WHEN I HEAR THE WORD CELEBRITY I REACH FOR MY REVOLVER!"  The Revelations will be televised as the suicide bombing of a television studio and the symbolic on-stage martyrdom of a charismatic rock star  present the world with a startling new phenomenon.  The Radicalized Celebrity.  Investigating a wave of attacks directed against high-profile media targets, lifestyle magazine editor, Miranda Black, parti... more

  • Sochu - When I Grow Up

    by Chetan Vohra
    While everyone knows exactly what they want to be when they grow up, Sochu is clueless. He imagines all the things he could be and ends up with a very interesting choice. When I Grow Up - teaches kids the one most important thing they need to remember while they grow up.
  • Sochu - Think Outside The Box

    by Chetan Vohra
    When Mr. Williams tells the kids to think outside the box, Sochu and his friends go on an adventure to find this box that they can think out of. Soon they realize that humanity has surrounded itself with boxes. "But how can we think outside the box, if we are surrounded with boxes?" Think Outside the Box aims at helping children realise the importance of being in the outdoors, amidst nature.
  • leoe

    by Tina White
  • Amballore Thoma 2nd edition

    by Jose Thekkumthala
    The novel embraces multiple genres to present a gripping story of horror and suspense. It seamlessly delves into surreal elements, draping the story in magical realism, seemingly acknowledging the necessity of the supernatural to explain the reality of life.
  • The Well

    by Tara Knight
    As a teenager, Autumn wasn’t expecting her strict and religious parents to call her bluff when she threatened to move out, but they did and now she’s on her own, trying to survive in a tough world. Five years later, after enduring hardship and hunger, Autumn reconnects with her godparents, who make her a tempting offer. The feisty high school dropout can live with them, but she must meet two expectations: she needs to get her GED, and she needs to get a job. That’s how Autumn, who has seri... more
  • Some People Wonder

    by Marisa Recker
    Ellie Clark is a high school sophomore who believes her biggest struggles in life are her next homework assignment and what she and her best friend, Shelbie, are going to do after school. She, like every other teenager she knows, wants to fall in love. Unfortunately, the only way she seems to find love is in her daydreams of Daniel Branaur, the tall, blue-eyed quarterback of the football team, star basketball player, and every girls dream. When Shelbie finds love, Ellie is left aloneuntil she... more
  • The Gospel of Catherine Deare

    by Mike Colahan

    On the morning of September 11, 2001, a woman driving the back roads west of Philadelphia spies a hitchhiker and impulsively gives him a ride. They engage in an odd conversation in which he seems to know more about her than a stranger should, and after dropping him off she convinces herself that he was Jesus Christ.

    Hard upon this come the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and her safe, routine world is upended. When her family takes her suspicion as evidence of possible men... more

  • Demons & Thieves

    by Brae Wyckoff
    A thief in search of his destiny. A man in search of his son. The Messiah fated to meet them both. Demons & Thieves is a fast-paced, riveting tale of demonic powers that bring destruction, of unconditional love that brings restoration, and of man’s ultimate choice toward one or the other. In this brilliantly crafted historical novel, master storyteller, Brae Wyckoff, weaves together the account of the two thieves on the cross and the Gerasene demoniacs in an action-packed, epic adven... more
  • A Travel in Time to Grand Pré

    by Michele Doucette
    A Travel in Time to Grand Pré is a historically informative adventure, tying the history of the descendants of Yeshua to modern day Nova Scotia. Madeleine Sinclair feels disconnected with the era of her birth, yet aware of herself in another time period. Traveling back to 1754, she comes to learn, live and experience the lives of the French Acadian people, meeting Michel LeBlanc. Through the loving guidance of fellow time traveler, Madame Pêche, she comes to understand the predetermined course o... more
  • Riley the Brave

    by Jess Sinarski
    Riley Bear is on the adventure of a lifetime as he learns to be brave like a cub. He has always been courageous and clever, but his journey with some safe big critters might just unlock his guarded heart in new ways. This super-cool cub is ready to rise to the challenge! Includes informative afterword for adults.
  • Hush, My Inner Sleuth

    by M.E. Meegs
    In the fall of 1947, the pulp-inflected ghost of Skip Ryker—a recently atomized Hollywood detective—hijacks the head of a literarily precocious young woman named Willie Tigue. The results are anything but predictable. The serpentine saga opens at a New England women’s college, where the ever-playful Betty escapes a meddlesome narrator by slipping her friend Willie a mickey and assuming her identity. Undaunted, the plucky storyteller adopts Willie as her new protagonist and travels with her to... more