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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Death (and Sometimes Life) of Barthalamew Buckett

    by M

    I give to you now the humble tome of Saint Barthalamew of Alagood, our treasured patron saint of orphans, unrequited love and spiced rum. I give to you all of the pretty as has been rendered famous by history's most drunken and mischievous poets. I give to you passion and virtue and romance as well, for, indeed, there is some of that to account for. But, here too you will find all of the ugly as has been removed, rewritten or unremembered, as has been put aside for the sake of a good rhym... more

  • The Target

    by Dean Arden
    The Target is set in the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis and focuses on events involving Michael Dolan, a young attorney, and the chief compliance officer for Bender Capital Lending, accused of taking part in a mortgage lending scheme. It all begins with a lawsuit filed by New Jersey Attorney General, Richard Banks, that is soon joined by the New York and Connecticut attorney generals. Michael, his wife, Diana, and others are shocked by the claims while Wallace Bender, Gerald Bender and lo... more
  • Yasmin finds THE WAY

    by Crystal Mary Lindsey
    Fully covered from head to toe in the shapeless apparel of the Muslim faith Yasmin Dupont despises her life of forced endurance. Living with her father who is rarely at home and a stepmother who enjoys to torment her, she makes a desperate escape from this bondage. With careful planning and a change of name, Yasmin flees her misery under cover of darkness. Can her escape succeed? Or will she be HUNTED DOWN, kidnapped, and punished? After running away, she discovers a life of freedom, kindnes... more
  • The Mystery Healer of Smoky Mountain

    by Crystal Mary Lindsey
    Who is the MYSTERY Healer concealed in the Great Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee? Why must he need to keep his identity a secret? Marni Granger is a young woman who lives at the base of the mountain. As a child, falling against a hot cooking pot, she burns the side of her face. Being teased at school and later stared at as an adult, Marni remains living in isolation with her grandfather. Her one friend is a half wolf dog, rescued by her as a pup. Marni would like a life similar to other you... more
  • She Too

    by R Read
    Based on true events, this story could take place on any campus in any town, any given day of the week. This tale is one of gifted athletes living the dream of playing D1 sports at Cal and Stanford. Navigating the high stakes game of on- vs off-field moves ~ scholarship dollars and GPAs versus sex, drugs, and alcohol. Using an old school play book, colleges and Universities protecting their reputations through elaborate cover ups are learning there can be a steep price to pay for "just 20 minute... more
  • Loves Time

    by Crystal Mary Lindsey
    On receiving a mysterious packet from BEYOND the grave, Enya Raffetty embarks on a mission to learn more about her family’s origins. She travels to the mystifying OutBack town of Brolga where her great grandfather began the family heritage. Settling in at the old family homestead, she discovers a photo album from far back in time which entices her to visit their isolated graveyard. Without any care of an approaching thunderstorm, Enya walks up onto the hill behind the house. Standing in the ... more
  • Consuming Fire

    by Crystal Mary Lindsey
    A Famous Plastic Surgeon, Dr Javin StClair is mesmerized from his very first meeting with a young woman he interviews as his nursing assistant. Will he unwittingly fall in love with her against all his preventative measures? This Charismatic specialist is pursued by many yet known personally by only a few. When he sets his sights on Sage his new R.N. she confuses his mind and leads him a merry chase. Sage Lauren Grace Saunders changes her life direction when she becomes employed by the handsom... more
  • Forbiddenfruit Temptation

    by Crystal Mary Lindsey
    Declan must deny the woman he has found once more, after years of youthful separation. In his adolescence he made a serious promise and now he sees it will take him away from her love forever. Being a man of integrity he must keep his word. What is the promise? To whom did he make it and why? Silva is the woman of his dreams, how can he place her second to an unfair pledge. Declan has broken her heart; she feels she will never get over his loss. What can she do? She turns to the highest po... more
  • Discovering Treasure

    by Crystal Mary Lindsey
    What was so disturbing, to make famous model Treasure Gilroy leave a brilliant career behind in Paris, to seek a new beginning? The most significant sadness in Treasure’s life was that her parents had no time for her, their only child. There had to be a reason, yet what could it be? Traveling back to Australia and her family’s beginnings, shameful secrets are revealed in disturbing information. An old letter left for her to read, after her aunt’s death. Connor Latham, a World War 1 retired ... more

    by Rebecca Rosenberg
    San Francisco, 1915. As America teeters on the brink of world war, Charmian and her husband, famed novelist Jack London, wrestle with genius and desire, politics and marital competitiveness. Charmian longs to be viewed as an equal partner who put her own career on hold to support her husband, but Jack doesn’t see it that way…until Charmian is pulled from the audience during a magic show by escape artist Harry Houdini, a man enmeshed in his own complicated marriage. Suddenly, charmed by the atten... more
  • Cade's Rebellion

    by Edward Sheehy
    Jack Cade is back from Iraq with a bad conduct discharge, an addiction to painkillers, and a case of survivor's guilt --the aftermath of an IED attack that killed seven Iraqi soldiers. When Cade is drawn into an eminent domain fight to protect the apartment complex where he lives, he'll have to face down a visionary real estate developer and a vicious MS-13 gang leader determined to crush the opposition at any cost.
  • An Open Window

    by P. B. Harrison
    Born in a drafty house, Jessie, the first born of Mary and her abusive husband, Bill, was born for better things. Throughout her childhood, she tells stories that enable her to escape into her own made up world. She cares for her siblings and manages to establish lifelong friendships. As a teenager, her parents divorce, and Jessie begins to experience days without the need to weigh every action or word. She no longer fears the night or the soft footsteps that once came to her bedside. Because of... more
  • Fundamentals of Predictable Economy: Economy from the Standpoint of General System Theory

    by Yury G. Geltser
    Our world is a material chain of the interconnected systems. For the first time, the author of this book attempts to describe the economic system at the level of an independent state through the language and methodological principles of General System Theory. You will learn what the elements of the economic system are and how they function; about the peculiarities of correlations; how the formal and informal structures are formed; where objectives originate from; and that the planning and foreca... more

    by Brendon Boone
    At the Civil War's end, the horrors of war have taken their toll on Campbell McCool, a freshly-discharged young Confederate Army doctor. Having accidentally shot a young Union Soldier after peace had been declared, Cam pledges to himself and to the dying lad to seek out the boy's parents in an effort somehow to help them reconcile their son's not returning after the war. With his home destroyed, and his wife and baby son dead under tragic circumstances, Cam starts his journey northward, preach... more
  • Worth the Wait

    by Naomi Hafford-Smith
    If you know and believe with all assurance you are going to obtain your desire, why would you become impatient or refuse to wait? You were designed to become a kingdom-minded warrior through your wilderness experiences. The preparation has been a prerequisite for receiving what you have long awaited for. The stage of waiting effectively is the most vital phase in bringing forth prophecy. Waiting is a normal and natural course of life that every individual must learn to embrace. Don't allow your ... more
  • Death on the Bay of Pampelonne

    by Susanna Gold
    Natalie Lambert, owner of Lambert Introductions International, a dating agency that sets up beautiful women with wealthy men, has just signed up three new women. Lucia, an Italian beauty residing in London wants to meet a man with political clout. Monica, a New Yorker, is open to new experiences. Christina, who lives in San Francisco, wants to meet a man who is both handsome and rich. And Natalie has the perfect matches for all three. The women have high expectations, but soon find themselves in... more