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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • We go blindly into the darkness

    by Edward Arruns Mulhorn
    Children play Frisbee on a beach; a man borrows his friend’s boat to go fishing; a couple move to the Highlands to retire; a chance conversation is held in Gatwick Airport. These are ordinary events experienced by ordinary people. What makes them extraordinary is where they lead. The twenty stories in this collection are diverse; what unites them is a search for meaning and closure. The characters exist in a natural world that is as mysterious as it is majestic, and they struggle to find thei... more
  • PALDI Two Cultures, One Heart

    by Kathy Marsden
    This is a story set in two real-life villages called Paldi, one in Punjab, India and the other on Vancouver Island in Canada. There are strong ties between them, as the village in Canada was settled by emigrants from their home village in India in the early 19th century. These bonds are explored in a fictional story about a friendship between two women, each born and raised in one of the two villages. Themes ranging from intercultural to romantic to transcendental and to human unity are layered ... more
  • Medals & Memoirs: Wings

    by Scott Harding
    Sometimes even a hero needs saved. Follow the life of a World War II hero and his unlikely guide through life. Love, laugh, and cry, but learn to live again through the innocence of a special child.
  • Sepp: Sudetenland to Kleinerort

    by helmut s.

    Synopsis for Sudetenland to Kleinerort.

    In April of 1945 at the end of WWII, Erika was taking care of her family farm back in the Sudetenland. She was violated and maltreated, during the so-called ‘open season’ not only for Nazis but every German speaking citizen of the Sudetenland.

    Every day Erika was waiting to see her family members return home, to no avail.

    In 1946, the new government seized her family's farm. Erika was happy to be allowed to live and wor... more

  • Cross Over The Tracks

    by Josh Booth

    Cross Over the Tracks examines the lives of two brothers who seemingly “made it” out of their Appalachian small town to pursue law degrees, hoping to move beyond the perceived dead-end roads of their hometown, Huntington, West Virginia.  Unlike his brother, Luke decides to forego the practice of law and pursue his dream of becoming a writer. Although much of his work is in comedy magazines and satires, he finally stumbles upon an issue worth taking seriously. Th... more

  • Relentless

    by Dennis OKeefe
    During his nearly twenty years of providing personal security, Case McIntire had never lost a client. Now here is lost and left for dead in a . Colombian jungle with most of his security detail killed including his guide. with his client and three others kidnapped. He has no weapons, food, water, transportation or communications. Case's reputation was his rice bowl, and he damn sure wasn't going to let anyone pollute it. Despite, being wounded and left with nothing, he has to get his charg... more
  • India Was One

    by An Indian
    ...Suddenly, he saw something shiny at the bottom of the abyss. He squinted his eyes to see what it was. He ran back to his binoculars and turned them to see what it was. Sharp barbed wires that separated the two mountains came into focus. He had come as far as he could in his country. But she was standing in another country. He was in South India and she was in North India... Have you ever imagined India being divided into two countries? What happens to the millions of Indians who are f... more
  • Conflux: Threat from the Troika

    by William Brazzel
    A new threat to the United States has emerged within its own borders. Deutsche Christen, a powerful paramilitary organization, led by a ruthless ex-Special Forces Officer, Carl Dietrich, is threatening to overthrow the U.S. government and assume absolute power over the country. Bolstered by the overwhelming support provided by two foreign governments, Dietrich believes his forces to be invincible, and his future rise to power inevitable. Hoping to garner additional members for his organization, ... more
  • In the Shadow of Light

    by Tracy Causley
    A pestilence of diabolical origin ravages Tuscany. The bustling city of Florence is crippled and Vittoria Giordano—a wool merchant’s daughter—is forced to flee, seeking safety in the countryside. What she discovers instead is a world teeming with danger, deception, and witches.
  • The Protector

    by James Brown
    It's a story about a group of aliens who find a planet suitable for their dieing race. They instill powers to 7 lucky inhabitants of the planet. Who then call themselves the Protectors. To prevent the race of this planet from. Destroying theirselves. One of the lucky 7 out a fit of rage for her dead lover. Kills the other 6 Protector Not before finding out one of the Protectors were married. His wife was giving birth. Which mean his heir would be taking his place. Years later! Brandon the son o... more
  • The Rescue Ecstasy: A Novel

    by Nachshon Rothstein

    "Features wonderful phrasing. The story is refreshingly original, albeit disturbingly dark. Additionally, the complex voice is unique and helps make the book feel fresh. The characters are expertly developed. Gedaliah is engaging and complicated. The supporting cast is equally engaging."
    — The BookLife Prize from Publishers Weekly

    THE RESCUE ECSTASY is a post-coming-of-age novel of personal and societal dysfunction, post-9/11. An unflinching and unpredictable e... more

  • Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep's Story

    by A. M. Watson

    Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep's Story is historical fiction based on Armory v. Delamirie, a 1700s court case before the King's Bench against Paul de Lamerie, a silversmith. In the vein of Charles Dickens' Oliver TwistInfants of the Brush is set in a time when London society ignored the ills of child labor. Unlike the gleeful chimney sweeps portrayed in Mary Poppins, climbing boys were for... more

  • Smash all the Windows

    by Jane Davis
    It has taken conviction to right the wrongs. It will take courage to learn how to live again. ‘An all-round triumph.’ John Hudspith For the families of the victims of the St Botolph and Old Billingsgate disaster, the undoing of a miscarriage of justice should be a cause for rejoicing. For more than thirteen years, the search for truth has eaten up everything. Marriages, families, health, careers and finances. Finally, the coroner has ruled that the crowd did not contribute to their own... more
  • Goal Fever!

    by Mike Conklin
    The tiny Caribbean island nation of Dominica (pop. 73,000) has an identity problem. Often confused for the Dominican Republic, and with its banana-dependent economy shaky at best, it sets an unusual goal to make a mark on the global stage—qualify for the World Cup soccer tournament finals. Can the Jamaican bobsled team become The Mouse That Roared? There is not much of a chance until its wily, imported Italian coach discovers secret weapons—a trio of overlooked, local teenagers. Two—Pato and Tat... more
  • Rhio Saves the Big Day!

    by John P. Curtin, Jr
    Rhio is a lovable rhinoceros, who along with his three best friends: Liam the Lion, Joey the Bear, and Carrot the Rabbit, go from one fun-filled adventure to another. Rhio is always eager to help, but sometimes winds up contributing to the problem. One day something goes wrong and it's only through teamwork and friendship that they can solve the problem!
  • The Fall of Summer

    by Roslyn Stewart
    The Fall of Summer follows the life of Summer, an African American girl, daughter of a sharecropper who grows into womanhood during a time of change. Facing situations of economic disparity, race, gender, education, spirituality, and family this book follows the growth and lessons learned. Summer’s journey of discovery shows the remarkable impact one person can make.