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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Waiting for Walker

    by Robin Reardon
    Micah Jaeger's life is a mess. His folks have split, and his mother is seeing a medium to communicate with Micah's older brother, killed in Afghanistan. He had to change schools for his junior year, and he retreats further into himself, hiding behind his camera—and hiding that he's gay. One sunny day in June, as he's shooting a dead seagull on the shore of Long Island Sound, a mysterious guy appears in a beautiful sailboat. At first, the guy's boat shoes are the image that stays with Micah. B... more
  • The Prison Book

    by Tamara Segars Ott
    Marley’s story about addiction shares how a beautiful, intelligent, fortunate, compassionate and much-loved Christian woman just happens to be an addict. Although Marley succeeds in almost every endeavor she attempts, she struggles with her alcohol dependence. How did someone with all the world’s opportunities and advantages end up like this? Will Marley ever be free from her disease?
  • The Rhythm of the Soul: A Journey of Loss and Discovery

    by Lisa Diane McCall

    Laila journeys deep into the Sahara Desert to delve into her early memories of growing up as a daughter of anthropologist parents who were studying the Tuareg nomads in Algeria. The family left after a tragedy during the 1990 Tuareg revolution. Carrying the emotional devastation over many years, Laila returns to the desert accompanied by the nomads and her beloved camel, Anarani. Through the magical voices of the desert, the ceremonial shai tea, her guide Go'at, the Tuareg, and Anarani, L... more

  • And If I Fall

    by Robin Reardon
    Jude Connor’s rural Idaho hometown is a place of strong values and high expectations. For those who fit into the local church’s narrow confines, there’s support and fellowship. For those who don’t, there’s ostracism in this life and damnation in the next. Jude wants desperately to be saved—to believe with the fervor of the charismatic Reverend Amos King, whose sermons are filled with brimstone and righteousness. But every time Jude thinks he’s found the right path, there’s a fork in the road,... more
  • BUTT OF THE JOKE - Volume 1

    by Farooq Ahmad
    It was the recipe for Chaos. Ramecia, the most prosperous and powerful kingdom in the world was ready to elect a new leader. On the one side was a seasoned candidate who had experienced politics on every level and served all the way up to the world stage and more than a few skeletons in her closet. On the other were a handful of flawed hopefuls who quickly get upstaged by a rich egotistical, misogynistic blow-hard with absolutely no political experience. \tMost everyone in Ramecia is ce... more
  • The Day God Played Baseball

    by John Henry Hardy
    The Cherokees haven’t won a baseball game against their rivals, the Creeks, in ages. The Creeks, under the leadership of wealthy factory owner Conrad Beamis, have won the championship two years in a row. Worse, it’s obvious that Conrad bribes officials and recruits overage ringers for his team. How are you supposed to beat a team that doesn’t play by the rules? The Cherokees’ coach, Alex Sardinski, understands his players’ frustrations. The rivalry between the two youth baseball teams is all to... more
  • Turn: A Detroit Love Story

    by Ava Reeve
    Written conversationally, as though Olivia is talking directly to the reader, the main character illuminates her passions for her love-interest Max and thoughts on other characters with their own beauty, flaws and complexities. Olivia reveals how she digs herself into messy predicaments often as a result of her own erroneous conclusions on her journey from adolescence into adulthood. The genuine insights and social observations that shake out in the process of maturity come with frustration bu... more
  • Lyrical Bondage - Erotic Poetry

    by Pauline Hightower
    Lyrical Bondage is an erotic book of poetry steaming with sensuality, seduction, and temptation. The pages are saturated with lyrics that will evoke true emotions like love, hurt and desire. Lyrical Bondage is a stimulating and intense prose that will allow you to drift into a passionate escape.
  • World Peace: World Peace Celebration

    by Salomon Mpouma
    The author surrounds personal tales with reflections on finding happiness within oneself, including truisms from thinkers like Woodsworth and Gandhi. Mpouma has a lot to say about his life, which has been one of never fitting in. Things took a harsh turn when he was two years old and his father, a candidate for public office in Cameroon, was assassinated. Growing up amid the resulting family turmoil, Mpouma was frequently getting into trouble at home and at school. He bounced around from the hom... more
  • Aegean Fire (Arion's Odyssey, vol. #2)

    by Lin Sten

    In Aegean Fire, in 433 BC in Classical Greece, from his chained position at his oar, Arion catches a glimpse of Athens’ fabled Akropolis through an oarport of the trireme commanded by his nemesis, Smerdis. Despite the fantasies of his childhood as the scion of a wealthy mercantile family on Lesbos, when he had always dreamed of coming here, he now hates Athens.

    After the Battle of Sybota, due to previous violent insubordination witnessed by Artontes, Arion’s new mas... more

  • Four Months in Brighton Park: Growing Up in the Sixties

    by Larry Ehrhorn
    Set in a working class neighborhood on Chicago's southwest side in 1965, "Four Months in Brighton Park" focuses on Kelly Elliott, the kid with two first names. Kelly is a cross between Holden Caulfield and Walter Mitty, rarely facing reality until one day when he is forced to confront the consequences of his actions, when he impulsively makes an obscene gesture at Joe Swedarsky, the school jock and bully. That initial conflict starts a cascade of humorous and affecting dominoes that change his l... more
  • Gym Class Hero

    by Martin Parks Kalmbach
    Life is throwing a lot at Stevie Kalkannes as he begins his Junior year at Jackson High School. As basketball season approaches in northern Ohio, Stevie wonders whether he should return to playing a game he loves after being the star of the team in junior high, then giving it up in defiance of an overbearing father, a bombastic sports talk show host now divorced from Stevie's mother - and a very critical older brother, a former star player at Stevie's school. Gym Class Hero captures the emotions... more
  • Spivey's Web

    by Sandra Warren
    Spivey, a barn spider, is tired of spinning ho hum barn spider webs. After spinning a web that won't catch flies, she's banished to the window high in the barn loft where she spins her creative webs to her hearts content. All is well until one bright star shines through her web sending sprinkles of tiny stars to the barn floor where they calm a very special baby. Spivey is proud her web didn't catch flies, it caught the light.
  • 9781981217670

    by Sandra Warren
    Barn spider Spivey is tired of spinning ho hum barn spider webs, so, after being ridiculed for spinning webs that won't catch flies, she is is banished high in the barn loft where she spins creative webs to her hearts content. All is well until the star of David shins through Spivey's new web creating a sprinkling of stars that calm a very special baby lying in a manger far below. Spivey is proud that her web didn't catch flies. It caught the light!
  • Shorting California

    by Chris D Dodson
    Sean Kirkpatrick, a dedicated social worker for the county of Los Angeles, has only one ambition: to serve the needy and downtrodden. But it’s not until Sean’s fiancée turns his marital plans upside down, causing a butterfly effect of events in Sean’s life, prodding him toward a path of denial and self realization. A gripping coming-of-age story that pits man against the world—revealing, with satirical flare, the precarious, clandestine world we all live in.
  • The Girl in the Back of the Room

    by Pamela Kay Hawkins
    In 1961, Laurie Billings is a precocious high school freshman, who outwardly looks like a grown women, but who inwardly has a lot of growing up to do. When she discovers her birth certificate and sees another man listed as her father, her entire sense of reality shifts. What other secrets have been hidden from her? Struggling to understand her place in this new world, Laurie does her best to navigate identity crises, toxic relationships, and other unforeseen events that force her to examine w... more