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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Any Resemblance to a Coincidence Is Accidental

    by Stephen C. Bird
    Chapter One: An anonymous female “Fakebook spokesperson” deconstructs sociological manifestations of popular culture, as they occur on Fakebook. She ends her lecture by introducing the central character of Noloso Chushingura. Chapter Two: Noloso Chushingura returns to the wretchedness of Mucha Nieve and is shocked by what he sees. Dreams, fantasy, nightmares and memories are his only comfort. Noloso flees Mucha Nieve, crossing the border by bus into Kanuckya. Chapter Three: An anonymous narrator... more
  • To Be Frank Diego

    by Dominic Carrillo
    Frank Diego is compelled to use public transportation for the first time. But his walking, busing, and trolleying through San Diego becomes a zig-zagged comedy of errors as he encounters odd, colorful characters along the way. Frank's daylong journey prompts flashbacks to events that have shaped his bicultural identity (half Mexican and half white) and account for his recently failed relationship. By the time Frank makes it to the beach to meet his so-called girlfriend, the journey has transform... more
  • Le Bal des Abeilles

    by A.A Schenna
  • Brides of Rome: A Novel of the Vestal Virgins

    by Debra May Macleod
    Their world was one of punishment, power and privilege. It was a world of war, secrets and sacred duty. It was the world of ancient Rome. And the esteemed Vestal Virgins - priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the home and hearth - protected the Eternal Flame that protected the Eternal City. Dedicated to a thirty-year vow of chaste service, Priestess Pomponia finds herself swept up in the intrigue, violence and bedroom politics of Rome's elite: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Octavian and his ma... more
  • Red Horse (An Uncivil War 1)

    by M J Logue

    October 1642

    When idealistic young poet Luce Pettitt volunteers as a junior officer in the Army of Parliament, he expects to take up arms in the noble cause of liberty against the tyrant King, Charles I.

    What he takes up instead is a post with a scruffy ex-mercenary who couldn’t care less which side he’s fighting for, so long as he gets paid, and an equally disenchanted cavalry troop.

    Captain Hollie Babbitt doesn’t expect the world to do h... more

  • Postmark from the Past

    by Vickie Phelps
    In November 1989, Emily Patterson is enjoying a quiet life in West Texas, but she's lonely and it's the holiday season. Then a red envelope appears in her mailbox. It's a letter from a man named Mark who declares his love for her, and promises to come for her if he makes it home alive. But who is Mark? No return address and a postmark from 1968 only adds to the mystery of the letter. But finally one of the letters reveals that Mark is a man from her past, a man her parents didn't approve of, a ... more
  • Ladies In Waiting

    by Linda Rettstatt
    Five very different women, each carrying her own secret, meet on the Jersey shore for a retreat: Embracing the New You: Reinventing Yourself After Fifty. A story about change, self-acceptance, and sisterhood. The flyer reads: Embracing the New You: Reinventing Yourself After Fifty. Liv, Andi, Julia, Markie, and Cee Cee each arrive at the women’s retreat with her own agenda and her own secret. Retreat director, Bree, is called away for a family emergency and the five women are left on their own t... more
  • The Basquiat Bounce: Great art can be anywhere

    by Chris Murphy
    Acclaimed Abstract artist Sun Yat Pill has just had his most successful Gallery opening. After the exhibition, he goes home and retrieves the painting he has been working on for the last 2 years, his masterpiece, 'The St. Matthew'. With painting in hand, he takes the subway to the South Bronx. On a deserted ghetto block, he leaves 'The St. Matthew' in the backseat of an abandoned, rusted Volkswagen Bug. With his mission accomplished, he returns home and promptly hangs himself, committing sui... more
  • Command the Raven (An Uncivil War) (Volume 2)

    by M J Logue
    February 1643, the beginning of the English Civil War and for once Captain Hollie Babbitt thinks his luck's turned. After a typically daredevil assault on Prince Rupert's elite cavalry troop, he's presently in favour with the Army of Parliament's commander. He's also personally in favour with Luce Pettitt's fragrant Auntie Het. And although they haven't managed to break Luce of the poeting habit, he's turning into a competent and capable officer. But what seems on the surface to be a minor promo... more
  • Red Horse (An Uncivil War) (Volume 1)

    by M J Logue

    October 1642

    When idealistic young poet Luce Pettitt volunteers as a junior officer in the Army of Parliament, he expects to take up arms in the noble cause of liberty against the tyrant King, Charles I.

    What he takes up instead is a post with a scruffy ex-mercenary who couldn’t care less which side he’s fighting for, so long as he gets paid, and an equally disenchanted cavalry troop.

    Captain Hollie Babbitt doesn’t expect the world to do hi... more

  • A Wilderness of Sin: An Uncivil War (Volume 3)

    by M J Logue
    June 1645. After their rout at the battle of Naseby in Northamptonshire, King Charles' forces are in disarray, their last hope the loyal hardcore in the West of England. Colonel Hollie Babbitt, following the Army of Parliament westwards, has a degree of sympathy for His Majesty. His own troop of rebels, Anabaptists and horse thieves is in almost perpetual disarray.... But with the creation of the New Model Army, Hollie is being forced to make his own last stand, as a spokesman against this new i... more
  • The Smoke Of Her Burning (An Uncivil War) (Volume 4)

    by M J Logue
    Yorkshire 1644. When Hollie Babbitt's old nemesis Prince Rupert relieves the siege at Newark, freeing up a cavalry force to hammer Fairfax's garrisons in Yorkshire, it looks as if the gallant Parliamentarian defenders will be overwhelmed in the North. But after a fierce attack is repulsed, the Northern Royalists retreat to their foothold at Selby, with its vital strategic command of both the Ouse and the road to York. It will be hard. It will surely be bloody. But will Hollie's rebel rabble be t... more
  • The Basquiat Bounce: Great art can be anywhere

    by Chris Murphy
    Acclaimed Abstract artist Sun Yat Pill has just had his most successful Gallery opening. After the exhibition, he goes home and retrieves the painting he has been working on for the last 2 years, his masterpiece, 'The St. Matthew'. With painting in hand, he takes the subway to the South Bronx. On a deserted ghetto block, he leaves 'The St. Matthew' in the backseat of an abandoned, rusted Volkswagen Bug. With his mission accomplished, he returns home and promptly hangs himself, committing sui... more
  • Mercer Street (American Journey Book 2)

    by John A. Heldt
    Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel. Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and ... more
  • September Sky (American Journey Book 1)

    by John A. Heldt
    When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick t... more
  • The Mirror (Northwest Passage Book 5)

    by John A. Heldt
    On September 11, 2020, Ginny and Katie Smith celebrate their nineteenth birthday at a country fair near Seattle. Ignoring the warnings of a fortune-teller, they enter a house of mirrors and exit in May 1964. Armed with the knowledge they need to return to their time, they try to make the most of what they believe will be a four-month vacation. But their sixties adventure becomes complicated when they meet a revered great-grandmother and fall in love with local boys. In THE MIRROR, the sequel to ... more

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