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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Immigrant Magician: An International Student's Triumph Over the Great Recession 2008

    by Joel Mendonca
    It’s 2008, the post 9/11 internet era. Millennial Ralph arrives in America seeking to obtain a degree and a shot at the American dream. Contrary to expectations he encounters the travails of a country steeped in recession; the economy anemic and opportunity sparse. Deeply committed to a culture of hard work and lofty achievements, Ralph refuses to surrender to the circumstances of fate. His unmitigated quest for success and achievement takes him down a long, dreary path of back-breaking toil, st... more
  • Flame Vine

    by Charles Porter

    The 2nd installment in the Hearing Voices Series and Charles Porter’s prequel to the award-winning Shallcross (2015), Flame Vine is a deep dive into living with the chaos of hearing voices and the search for safe places to shelter from the storm. A tightly-woven tale with themes of self-erasure, fear, hallucination and the joys in between, Flame Vine carries the reader through the life of Aubrey Shallcross which happens to be punctuated by schizophrenic episodes shared by... more

  • The Mystery of the Missing Persons

    by Deborah Kralich
    Historical Fiction containing a mystery actually written in the era by a young girl. Explores the early and mid 1960s era defined by JFK's assassination. Girls are mysteriously vanishing in suburbia in 1960s suburbia. No one but teenage detective Barbara Scott can rescue them. Discerning how Barbara can succeed is aspiring author, Victoria, age 6, first grader at a brand new elementary school, avid teen mystery fiction and Barbie doll fan. Victoria is determined to make her character, Barbara K... more
  • Through His Eyes and Lies: A Pathological Liar's Tale

    by C.L. Jackson
    Nick Chasso Jr. doesn't know who he is or where he is headed in life, and so he lies about everything to everyone. He lies to anyone from strangers, to his friends and family, or even to his Bishop about anything from his name and occupation to his dependency on alcohol. No lie is too big or too small to get what he wants or save him from trouble. He spends his days working dead end jobs and his nights searching for a bed and a bottle to crawl into. Tired of his antics, his friends cut him off a... more
  • Perished: The World That Was

    by R Frederick Riddle
    After God creates earth and then man, Lucifer rebels and tricks Woman (Eve) to eat the forbidden fruit. Sharing the fruit with Adam, sin entered the world. Expelled from the Garden of Eden they start a family which is soon torn apart by the first murder. Cain, who committed the first murder, starts a new civilization that competes with Adam's. Thus begins a conflict between sin and faith which is demonstrated in the lives of Adam, Methuselah, Noah, and others. Meanwhile immorality rises, bringi... more
  • Missing Gems of the Taj Mahal: A Time Travel Historical Fiction Mystery Book for Children Ages 5-10

    by Lyndon C
    Sid Cooper, a fifth grade history buff, gets the chance of a lifetime to visit the Taj Mahal in the enchanted land of India. After a setback and a change in plans, Sid and his friend Raj are magically transported… 350 years into the past, to when the monument was still being built. Things get crazier when they encounter Emperor Shah Jahan, who is furious because precious gems crucial to the completion of the Taj Mahal are missing. The excitement of actually becoming a part of history fuels th... more
  • Mehendi Tides

    by Siobhan Malany
    In the bustling bazaars of Hyderabad and on the shores of the Arabian Sea, sixteen-year-old Kate McKenna explores the wondrous terrain of India and Pakistan in this colorful and poignant coming-of-age journey in which Kate is immersed in the land’s history and culture as she accompanies her childhood friends, Nasreen, a Muslim-American, and Krishna, a Hindu-American, visiting extended family. Joining the circle of mothers, daughters, and cousins surrounding the rituals of an arranged marriage, K... more
  • geepling

    by L petelis
    Mother nature gives rise to some yet restrains others... Geepling (a remnant of a brief love) is a modern day metaphor that tells the Romeo and Juliet story of a hybrid. It is a story based on unrequited love, social prejudices and racial intolerance.
  • Hear My Voice

    by Marcia R. Rudin
    Sister Mona Sullivan wants to become a Catholic priest. If she chooses this path she must renounce her vows and leave her beloved Church. Sandra Miller-Brownstein, one of the first women rabbis, and Elizabeth Adams, one of the first women Presbyterian pastors, must choose between their lovers and their careers. When the three women attend a gala dinner to receive an award for their professional accomplishments, each recalls fifty years of her life and struggle to forge a pathbreaking career and... more
  • Junkyard Lucy

    by Tony Nesca
    Junkyard Lucy is a collection of stories by underground writer Tony Nesca. Stylistically alternating between Nesca’s unique free-flow style, full of that incredible, rhythmic prose that only he can do, and street-tough, short declarative sentences, the writing shows incredible range. The themes are varied and widespread – from love, sex, music, death, old age, rebellious youth and everything in-between, Junkyard Lucy is a subversive celebration of being alive, a romantic, sexually charged disco... more
  • No more normies

    by Henry Reign

    Valentin V, a full time killer turned writer - stuck deciding between sword and pen. Struggling to find happiness in a world that has offered none for him.

    Johan Kroon, a gifted young mercenary with many talents except the talent to enjoy them. His path of hedonism tends to curve violently to the illegal side. Blood, booze and drugs. Women. He can't live without them.

    Two very different sides of the same coin, yet they share professions and passions: 
    Bount... more

  • Cities of the Common Man

    by Ben Hasskamp

    The week before his 30th birthday, once-renowned New York chef Billy MacPherson learns his restaurant is bankrupt, he’s been evicted from his apartment, and his estranged father has dropped dead. Against his better judgment, Billy returns to Oregon to face the family and friends he callously left behind. During the reading of his father's will, Billy's extended family is left hundreds of thousands of dollars in estate money, while Billy's only bequeathment is his father'... more

  • My Life as a Bench

    by Jaq Hazell
    Ren Miller has died aged seventeen and yet her consciousness lives on, inhabiting her memorial bench by the River Thames in London. Ren longs to be reunited with her boyfriend Gabe, but soon discovers why he has failed to visit. Devastated, she must learn to break through and talk to the living so she can reveal the truth about her untimely end. 'There are so many benches lining the riverside, each and every one tragic in its own way'.
  • Of Captivity & Kings

    by E.Y. Laster
    The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma'at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace is shattered. Ancient caravan routes and nomadic hunters are threatened by kidnappings, robbery, and murder, forcing Nabaran High King Amkar Kashta to invoke the power of the six-kingdom alliance that is ... more
  • Behind Our Lives

    by Charlene Carr
    His one wish? To escape. Cleanly. Beautifully. Without guilt or uncertainty. Without hurting anyone. Broken by love, Lincoln Fraser is back in the city of his birth. He’s been abandoned, betrayed, and doesn’t see how he can ever trust again. Kali Johnson is stuck in a world that feels too much for her. Her husband’s gone, her son won’t talk, and her apartment is full of rats. Fearful she's failing at life, all she wants is a second chance to make things right. When a freak accident plac... more