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  • Abruptions: 3 Minute Stories to Awaken the Mind

    by Jack Matthews
    During the last decade of his life, author Jack Matthews wrote a series of 1-2 page prose pieces (which he dubbed "Abruptions" or "very short stories that end abruptly"). Matthews had already published over 20 books of fiction with an astonishing variety of characters and plots. This last volume hints at a lot of characters and plots without trying to resolve them. Each abruption — which rarely takes more than 5 minutes to read — sheds light on something unexpected, whether it be a character's v... more
  • Oasis

    by Matthew Sabin
    Two hundred years before Julius Caesar, Rome and Carthage are locked in a bitter struggle for control of the western world. In the ocean between them is a small island city that will become a crucial turning point in the war. A young musician, Elise, tries to carry on with her life, even while her father is Rome’s greatest enemy. Alliances are blurred for many of the islanders, including a Roman spy, Niccolo, who finds himself on both sides of the conflict. Meanwhile, the invasion force is prepa... more
  • Cousins' Club

    by Warren Alexander
    Cousin’s Club, a satirical novel, is about the least successful Jewish family in America and their odd solution to change their fortunes. The matriarch consults medieval texts and determines that the next child born to the family will have a great mind. And because no one family is smart enough to raise him alone, he will be passed around from household to household, to gain the collected wisdom of everyone. Among the many characters are his birth father who conjures up inventions that have... more
  • Tutankhamen Speaks

    by Cheryl Carpinello
    2016 Gold Medal for Historical Fiction Global eBooks Awards 2014 EVVY Merit Award for Historical Fiction from CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.) Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. But, Tutankhamen Speaks isn't a story about the lost scrolls. It's about the story written down on those ancient scrolls: Tutankhamen's story.
  • The King's Ransom, Book 1 of Young Knights of the Round Table

    by Cheryl Carpinello
    A Recommended Read and recipient of the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval. 2014 Gold Award eBook Winner for Juvenile Fiction from Global eBook Awards; 2013 EVVY Merit Award for Juvenile/YA from Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.; 2012 CLC Silver Award Recipient for YA Fiction. Three Friends...Three Quests...Three Mysterious Predictions. In this action-packed MG/Tween Arthurian adventure, 11-year-old Prince Gavin, 13-year-old orphan Philip, and 15-year-old blacksmith apprenti... more
  • Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend

    by Cheryl Carpinello
    5 * review from Readers' Favorite “Think before acting,” her father always warned. But Princess Guinevere is ruled by her heart. Her betrothal to King Arthur has not changed this. When Guinevere and Cedwyn’s latest adventure takes a dangerous turn, they find themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle as foretold by Merlyn’s Goddess of the Stones. Renegades—foiled in their attempt to kidnap the princess—steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves. Guinevere and Cedwyn vow to... more
  • The Strangest, Craziest People

    by Anita Dennis
    What happens when the solid ground you’re standing on begins to disappear from beneath your feet? That’s the dilemma facing the Harris family, whose bizarre and unconventional show business life appears to be coming to an end. By turns hilarious and poignant, The Strangest, Craziest People offers a glimpse of the chaos and exhilaration of their life offstage. “I was raised in a traveling circus,” says 15-year-old Ginger Harris. “I know, all kids think that, but in my case it was almost true. I... more
  • Moon River

    by Amber D. Tran
    In this debut novel from author Amber D. Tran, a tale of adolescence and heartbreak unfolds. Nine-year-old Abigail Kavanagh first meets Ryan Mills during the summer of 1999. A shy and awkward boy, Ryan hides behind his wide-framed glasses while Abigail is determined to learn everything there is to know about him. The next few summers are filled with birthday parties, adventures in and around the West Virginian mountainsides, and late night conversations where they share their most secretive and ... more
  • Crime Rhymes: From Bad to Verse

    by Dixie J. Whitted
    Filled with over 200 lawless limericks and punny poems along with some quirky cartoons, all with a mystery twist. Don't miss the particularly peculiar chapters on Lizzie Borden and Sherlock Holmes. Includes a special bonus feature - the short story "The Adventure of the Stainless Spinster."
  • My Little Heart, Ruthie

    by Toni Jannotta
    My Little Heart, Ruthie is an inspirational book of heartache and healing, written in limerick and rhyme and told as a fantasy. Ruthie is a heart and a classical harpist that has been emotionally wounded from abuse. Ruthie no longer wishes to go out and play due to feelings of shame and blame. Just as she is ready to break she hears the voice of the wind, a jazz trumpeter heart known as Clyde, whose friendship lifts and inspires her, showing Ruthie her true self and that she is worth more... more
  • Monster Book of Jokes

    by Russell Dorn
    The Monster Book of Jokes is a collection of jokes with a horror theme. Enjoy more than 175 jokes about Aliens, Ghost, Skeletons, Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches. Perfect for Halloween, campfire gatherings, for telling under blankets after lights-out, or anytime you want to laugh or make your friends and family chuckle. Kids and parents can both enjoy the comedy within—puns, anti-jokes, and play on words, etc.!
  • Goodbye, Good Girl

    by Renee Blossom
    When eighteen year old Kandace Santellan is ditched in St. Louis by her boyfriend on a cross country trip to reach her estranged father, she finds herself trapped––she can’t go home and she doesn’t have enough money to reach Los Angeles. She then meets April, an ambitious exotic dancer with attitude, who has a one thousand dollar wager––that Kandace can make the money she desperately needs dancing at the gentleman’s club The Palace in just one night. Rumored as an adult playground of fast money ... more
  • Feast for the Beast

    by Russell Dorn
    All the monsters are gathered for a feast. Felipe Femur the skeleton, Sunny Stoker the vampire, Runny Rotten the witch, and Gummy Garou the werewolf are celebrating the winter season together. Cozy in Gummy the toothless werewolf's crescent moon home, they're ready for lots of good food. While the turkey cooks, everyone enjoys the holiday parade and a Loch Ness pop-star concert on TV. Everyone except for the beast, Gummy. He's too hungry to wait and sneaks off for a little snack. Just a little o... more
  • Felipe Femur

    by Russell Dorn
    Meet Felipe Femur. He’s a skeleton with lot of heart and a lot of love to give. Like most skeletons, Felipe Femur tends to stay hidden away. In his closet home he solves puzzles, builds forts, and has lots of fun on his own. However, there’s an awful feeling growing in his heart—a feeling of loneliness. On his quest to overcome this sadness, Felipe Femur meets up with his quirky monster friends: a toothless werewolf, a not-so-wicked witch, and a sun-loving vampire. His friends, though, have prob... more
  • A Shadow of Hope

    by Pamela Bauer Mueller
    Dr. Samuel Mudd, a simple country doctor, found himself caught up in the vagaries of history, loss, betrayal and unimaginable deprivation. He paid the consequences for treating the broken leg of President Lincoln’s assassin—an unjust conviction based on political expedience—and imprisonment in Fort Jefferson on a remote island in the Gulf of Mexico. Deprived of liberty, bound in chains and banished from home and family, he spent four years living under appalling conditions. Then the ye... more
  • Rescue Man

    by Pamela Patterson
    Will Thompkins is fearless in the ER—he can sink his hands wrist-deep into the wound of an accident victim and wrestle down a crazed addict without flinching—until his parents are killed in a fiery crash and he’s left to raise two orphaned siblings. Riddled with pain and convinced the world is no longer safe, he moves back into the Berkeley home of his youth and dives into parenting the only way he knows how—commando. At his side is his boyhood friend, Lee, who sheds his bat-shit crazy stripper ... more