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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Chocolate Shop

    by J. J. Spring

    Laura Beckman’s comfortable suburban life would be perfect but for her daughter. Four years earlier, Brooke abandoned her husband and her own young daughter to run off with a musician. Now back home with her tail between her legs, Brooke’s self-loathing boils over in the face of her mother’s unrelenting condemnation.

    Laura’s world is turned upside down after witnessing the long, painful death of her husband. In the search for a better version of herself, she crea... more

  • Leaving the Beach

    by Mary Rowen
    Erin Reardon gets her first kiss from Jim Morrison and loses her virginity to David Bowie. When she flunks out of college, Bruce Springsteen comforts her, and Elvis Costello breaks her heart in Europe. So what happens when she finally meets a rock star in the flesh? A lonely misfit with an eating disorder and a wild imagination, Erin believes she was born to save—and love—at least one tortured musician. And she's willing to risk almost everything to fulfill that destiny.
  • Princess to Prioress

    by Kathleen Fair
    In an era when most women were powerless, Countess Adele of Blois was a player and not a pawn. In twelfth century France she had to deal with complicated political and religious situations to keep her lands and her family safe. The daughter, sister, and mother to kings, she negotiated with princes and prelates to get achieve her goals. She was an extraordinary ruler who has been overlooked by the traditional histories of the time.
  • One Amazing Adventure for a Little Downspout

    by Jen E. Lis
    One night a little downspout gets knocked down in a storm. He worries he may be headed to the trash, but then a clever lady picks him up and helps him transform into something new. A fun read for kids and families with beautifully illustrated pages.
  • A Wolf in Women's Clothing

    by Wendi Bear
    When Asterisk’s young son, Franklin, comes out as transgender, she gains her mother’s full support. However, being Rosie has its drawbacks as friendships crumble and family members show disapproval. After classmates bully her, mother and daughter seek camaraderie through therapy and support groups but Rosie cannot find people she relates to. Asterisk meets Vivian, a punk rock transgender woman, and thinks she has found the perfect mentor for her daughter. Things heat up as Asterisk and Vivian... more
  • Celadon

    by Raymond Avery Bartlett
    In the late 1960s, Neil Chase, a young man yearning to travel, risks everything to take a journey by freighter and see the world.  He arrives at a rural Japanese village famous for its pottery, but he soon realizes that things are not perfect in this seemingly idyllic spot.  The town and its residents hold secrets hidden for centuries, each with their own different cross to bear.  Chase falls in love with a beautiful potter's daughter who lives across the river; she too has a secret she's determ... more
  • Lucky's Adventure in Winter Wonderland

    by Elizabeth Macy
    Time for another adventure with Lucky! What could be more fun than snow days with friends? Lucky and her doggie friends enjoy a winter wonderland adventure, filled with snowshoeing, skating, skiing and sledding. Inspired by the lucky life she now has, Lucky brings her pals on a surprise visit to a rescue shelter! Through it all, Lucky and her friends realize that making new friends and giving back is the most wonderful adventure they can share.
  • Rogue Plunder

    by Christopher W. Morin
    One night a young couple witnesses a naval battle from atop the highest peak of their island sanctuary. After journeying to the sole remaining wreck, they encounter a survivor. The stranger reveals details about a magnificent treasure supposedly aboard the disabled ship. Intrigue, betrayal, lies, and death abound as each person’s moral character is tested in search of rogue plunder.
  • The Tiny Things that Timothy Saw

    by Ariadne Appletree
    Timothy is a boy who can see the tiny things that others miss. One day, a tiny gnome catches his eye and beckons him to the land of the tiny gnomes. Once there, he must do battle with the dark troll who is keeping all of the gnomes prisoner. Help him find the inner light that will overcome any darkness.
  • Love, Loss, and Lagniappe

    Life is good for Dr. Drew Coleman, a successful young eye doctor living in Uptown New Orleans, and he knows it. Having met and married his beautiful medical school classmate, Kate, the two settle happily into the routine of raising their two young daughters. Drew’s charmed life is soon shattered by devastating news, causing him to go on a ten-year transcontinental journey of self-discovery, during which he explores the nature of God and Man, the divine inspiration for many of New York’s... more
  • Bloody Gullets

    by Michael Golvach
    Do you feel like a little light reading, or do you prefer your short stories dark? When the average circular saw tears through flesh, meat or anything that lives, breathes and bleeds, no matter how long you let it run afterward, the teeth will be sparkling clean when it finally comes to a stop. But the evidence of the damage is still there. Because of its functional design, the blood wells up in the gullets. Those places where the teeth intersect. The stories in this collection don't repre... more
  • As the Light Fades

    by Catherine West
    After her carefully constructed life crumbles, Liz Carlisle finds herself back on Nantucket, picking up the pieces. With a new place to live and a shot at starting over, Liz begins to believe a fresh start might be possible after all. Until her past shows up, forcing her to make a choice that may cost her all she’s come to love.
  • The Path To Patagonia

    With nothing left to lose, two men gather their few belongings and hit the road. At the Mexican Border they question their choice to go AWOL: an impulsive act of defiance where Henry and Jasper took their destinies into their own hands. In constant fear that they’ll be caught, they make it across the border and travel south to create new lives. In a time where their only crime is love, they run from Don’t Ask Don’t Tell dishonorable discharges.On the journey south they face life-threatenin... more
  • The Futility of Loving a Soldier

    by E.D. Martin
    The stories in this collection explore the physical and psychological effects of combat, both on those who serve and those back home. Told from the points of view of spouses and children as well as the soldiers themselves, the stories tackle eleven different scenarios spanning five American wars. Guilt and acceptance, despair and hope, selfishness and sacrifice, and above all, love, blend together as characters come to realize maybe their feelings aren’t futile after all.
  • Snuck Past Death and Sleep

    by Benjamin Pierce
    Set as Cold War sneaks to its end, “Snuck Past Death And Sleep” tells the story of four loners who meet at an insular Midwestern college that they will waken and terrorize. Lynn and Craig are non-traditional students. She enters college later in life to break through lifelong isolation; while he entered as a year-early whiz-kid and has bogged down ever since. Paul and Edward are dorm mates, brought together as the only two applicants to request a gay room-mate: Paul as an impulsive first step to... more

    by David Drum
    In Emily Bronte’s classic English novel, a young man named Heathcliff flees his adopted home at Wuthering Heights with no money and a broken heart. Three years later he returns, ferociously changed into a rich and ruthless gentleman. . Heathcliff: The Lost Years reveals how the romantic hero of Wuthering Heights accomplished this remarkable transition. Driven by a passionate need to return to his first love, his odyssey takes him to the seaport of Liverpool, on a slave trader to Africa... more