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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ellie Anders: The Impossible School Project

    by Craig Kunce
    Ellie Anders has a good life. She has wonderful parents, a furry dog named Sam, and a pretty-okay little brother. She plays tennis, eats pizza, and swaps toys and games with her best friend Lex. But a new school project is threatening to disrupt it all. Her free-spirited teacher, Miss Parker, has assigned an impossible project. Ellie must choose who’s more important to her—her mom or dad.
  • Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!

    by Jerry Zhang

    "Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!" is a children's book born out of a father's mission to write a book for his daughter that doesn't currently exist: an inspirational book with a strong Asian girl as the main character. Yes, Pepper Zhang is Asian, and no this book is not a book about Asian culture -- it's just a fun and dynamic story that children of all backgrounds can enjoy! At its core, "Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!" is an extraordinary story... more

  • Forlorn

    by Gina Detwiler

    "They're closer than you think." A group of teenagers take on the demonic world in order to free one of their own from an eternal curse.

    Bad luck seems to follow Grace Fortune wherever she goes. She was orphaned at a young age, and her musical talent got her accepted to a prestigious school for the arts, where she was caught in the middle of horrific school shooting that nearly takes her life.

    But then she meets gorgeous loner, Jared Lorn, and falls madly in love. Th... more

  • Raising the Blackbirds

    by Edward F. Moncrief
    Raising the Blackbirds traces the life of Sixto Torres, a Mexican national who comes to the U.S. at the age of twenty four in search of greater opportunity for himself and his family. The story begins with Sixto’s life as a child in San Ciro; his “coming-of-age” experiences as a student attending a Catholic seminary and his struggle to lay aside that vocation. It follows Sixto’s efforts, after the death of his father, to care for his mother and siblings; and describes his marriage to Elida and h... more
  • Gregory and the Grimbockle

    by Melanie Schubert
    This is a tale about another world within our own. It’s a world of mysterious magical devices, cockroach steeds and the invisible threads that connect all of humanity. This is the tale of Gregory and the Grimbockle. Gregory is a young boy of ten who thinks he must be the most unfortunate boy who ever lived. He barely has any friends and is the object of jokes and jabs from his, often disagreeable sister. If that isn’t bad enough, poor young Gregory has recently developed an enormous an... more
  • 978-1544261539

    by Ebony Troncoso
    A heart felt story told by a child who cherishes nothing more than spending time with her mother and begins to realize that moms really do have super powers! "Mommy And Me" displays the strength single mothers possess within an African American household. It sheds light on the hard work and sacrifices mothers make everyday for their children.
  • Violet Shadows

    by Melanie Rose Huff

    She entered Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1943, seeking only a worthy death in the service of a noble cause. She did not expect that her quest for death would, in the end, teach her how to live.

    Violet Shadows was chosen as the winner of the novella category for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, or as a companion novel to 2012's Ashford.

  • Ashford

    by Melanie Rose Huff
    When seventeen-year-old Anna is sent on a tour of Europe by her grandmother in the summer of 1939, she thinks it will be a chance to see the world, to expand her horizons, and even, if she can escape the scrutiny of her exasperating chaperones, have some adventures. Soon, however, the threat of war turns to reality when Hitler invades Poland, and Anna and her companions find themselves stranded in England. Though at first Anna feels isolated and alone, she soon finds friends in the kind Bertr... more
  • Son of the Moon

    by Jennifer Macaire
    Alexander the Great journeys to India, where he and Ashley are welcomed with feasts and treachery. With their son, Paul, being worshiped as the Son of the Moon, and Alexander’s looming death, Ashley considers the unthinkable: how to save them and whether she dares to cheat Fate?
  • Legends of Persia

    by Jennifer Macaire
    When Ashley Riveraine jumped at the chance to travel back in time to meet her hero Alexander the Great, she never thought she would end up staying there… Following Alexander the Great’s army on its journey across Persia, Ashley is walking the knife edge of history. As a presumed goddess, Ashley is expected to bless crops, make sure battles are won and somehow keep herself out of the history books. Can Ashley avoid the wrath of the Time Institute while keeping the man she loves alive?
  • The Road to Alexander

    by Jennifer Macaire
    Sex, love, war, & quite a bit of vino - it's a Greek myth come to life... Ashley is a time-travel journalist who has fought to prove herself in a world that that believes her road in life was paved by her parents' fortune. After winning a prestigious award, she is selected to travel through time and interview a historical figure. Choosing her childhood hero, Alexander the Great, she voyages back in time for less than a day to interview a man whose legend has survived to the present day. He mi... more
  • Rainshadow

    by Sarah Kienitz
    On the surface, the Madsen’s seem like a conventional family with the same problems that most deal with. That is until Sadie doesn’t show up for Christmas dinner. As her sisters are pulled together to discover what’s happened to their semi-estranged sibling, a series of dark secrets are exposed from the girls’ past. The Madsen sisters must look to their tumultuous upbringing to find the truth behind what events haunted their sister, and the connection she has to their incarcerated mother. Set... more
  • El Dorado Bay

    by Mary A. Schultz
    A young U.S.-raised Mexico-born man brings only his hope, his complicated past and his chef’s talent to begin life anew in an isolated Mexican coastal village. When the wreckage of his past closes in, honor and love square off, and the fireworks begin.
  • NAM: The Story of a Generation

    by Mel Smith
    NAM is a tale of times that defined a generation: the counter culture that grew out of it; commitment without conscience; love in impossible circumstances; the unimaginable horror of war; healing hope; and renewal. The Vietnam War is the common thread that binds together the lives and fortunes of the three main characters in the NAM. August 16, 1948, sixteen-year old Le Van Dat, a young Vietnamese patriot, joins Ho Chi Minh’s Vietminh. On the same day, Mark Cameron and JT Johnson are born int... more
  • The Lion of the South

    by Jessica James
    The Scarlet Pimpernel meets Gone with the Wind in this suspenseful tale that leaves the lives of two men—and the destiny of a nation—in one woman's hands.
  • Strutting and Fretting

    by Kevin McKeon
    Fresh out of acting school, Bob lands a great job at a major repertory theatre on the California coast. But instead of relishing his success, Bob is preoccupied with doubts about his talent, his life choices and his future. And his wife has left him. And he's broke. But hey – four months of solid work is something, right? Maybe, just maybe, Bob can turn his life around over the summer – and perhaps be invited to keep his job in the fall. But it may take a resolve and a determination that Bob doe... more