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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Lonely Balloon

    by Gemma Mallorey
    The balloon soars high in the sky. Large, beautiful and rather lonely. He tries hard to make friends but, being so high up, he appears aloof and distant. Something has got to give, and in a little time it does! Discover how Balloon ends up happier, if somewhat changed.
  • Elephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2)

    by Heather Stretch
    After completing his Oxford University degree, Harry Brigandshaw spends the summer at Purbeck Manor in the heart of the Dorset countryside and home to his friend Robert St Clair. Whilst there, Harry meets Lucinda, Robert’s sister, who falls in love with him but he doesn’t reciprocate her love. During a day out shooting, Harry receives a telegram from Africa and he must return home immediately. Together, Harry and Robert set sail for Rhodesia. The years pass and 1914 approaches with England d... more
  • Bend with the Wind: A Novel

    by Heather Stretch
    There’s an old Chinese proverb: ‘When the wind blows, the reeds must bend’ And so it is that Merry Hall, the family seat of the Beaumont family, has stood as a symbol of wealth and power for centuries, and dates back to William the Conqueror. Despite war and struggle it has always maintained a male heir; when the direct line disappeared a cousin from India had taken over. The Hall had gone into decline but the new male heir, Sir Thomas Beaumont, was determined to return the Hall to its fo... more
  • Vultures in the Wind

    by Heather Stretch
    In a peaceful African coastal village, two boys are born on the same day. Their idyllic, brief childhood together is short lived ending in hardship and heartbreak. Finding themselves alone in the world, both boys struggle to self-educate. Against the odds, Matthew Gray builds a global business empire and Luke Mbeki travels to England, in self-imposed exile, entangling himself in the anti-apartheid movement. With their paths crossing intermittently, it is only when Nelson Mandela is relea... more
  • Cry of the Fish Eagle

    by Heather Stretch
    Rupert Pengelly first hears the haunting lament of a fish eagle when stationed for six months in southern Africa during World War Two. It is also during those six months that Rupert is on a quest to look for Sasa, the orphaned daughter of his friend Rigby having promised Rigby to care for Sasa if anything did happen to him. To complicate the quest, Sasa's eccentric grandfather, Kobus Loubser, has taken the young orphan into the bush prospecting for emeralds. Rupert’s search is dashed and he r... more
  • Echoes from the Past (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 1)

    by Heather Stretch
    Exiled… his sweetheart lost… one man will risk everything! The year is 1887. Sebastian Brigandshaw is stolen away from his lover, Emily, an impoverished Baronet’s daughter, and forced across the sea in order to allow his older brother to take Emily’s hand instead. Cast into the wild and unknown colonies of Southern Africa, Sebastian becomes one of the first white elephant hunters in the land of the Zulu King, Lobengula. There he will see the bloodiest faces of man as loyalty and friendship ar... more
  • Test of a Champion

    by Ann Deiterich
    In this “Seabiscuit Meets Charlotte’s Web” action-packed novel, a young filly sets out to prove she’s as good as the colts on horse racing’s biggest stage, but she has to beat her lifelong rival and overcome unexpected obstacles, so she can save the farm from financial ruin for her friends and prove that anything is possible. Given the name Indefatigable, she struggles with her identity – both with a tongue-twisting name and a gender that's less respected in racing circles. Too often, she hears... more
  • Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi

    by C Liegh McInnis
    Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi addresses the lingering issues of Afro-Mississippi struggles while contextualizing present-day issues in the frame of history. The opening story, "Transition," is the tale of a family's flight from rural Mississippi to Jackson, Mississippi. The following story, "Poni's Trail," takes the reader to New York City, back to rural Mississippi and finally Jackson, Mississippi. Along the way, you meet engaging characters with anger and confusion. The re... more
  • An Affair with Beauty - The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy: The Magic of Youth

    by James Philip Head
    Fame, fortune, and beautiful models--Howard Chandler Christy had them all. Christy was the most famous American painter of the Jazz Age, a time when an elite brotherhood of New York artists dominated the publishing world. Christy had eclipsed all of them with his ''Christy Girl,'' an idealized woman who redefined beauty, influenced fashion, and inspired generations of women. The Magic of Youth is the first book in An Affair with Beauty -- The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy, a biographical... more
  • Intriguing Women

    by Lakshmi Raj Sharma
    The stories in Intriguing Women have international and Indian settings. We visit Europe, we travel to Afghanistan and we celebrate the rich variety of the Indian continent. These are women who may seem superficially normal, but might not be, and women who strive for normality at all costs. Sharma also raises questions; can a woman reconcile herself to terrorism? How do we react to a woman who kills several of her husbands? Definitions of femininity are examined and magnified through the prism of... more
  • Smiling Deep

    by Robb Thomson
    general poetry
  • The Gnomes in the Trees

    by C.L. Collyer
    At Jacky Foster s eighth birthday party, he is surprised when a statue of a gnome suddenly comes alive. The gnome asks Jacky to help his family who live in a faraway place called Gnomia. Jacky and his dog Sparky go off to help. When he returns home he discovers that the gnome statue suddenly runs off into the woods. But is it all just fanciful dreaming, or did his discovery really happen? Only Jacky Foster knows for certain. The Gnomes in the Trees picture book is highly suitable for childre... more
  • 978-1632876911

    by Richard Corey
    My book, The Bloodline: The Doberman Family, is for children and adults who love pets. This is a thrilling, adventure tale which follows Lily, a brave Doberman mother dog who sets out to rescue her family of cute puppies from a life of drudgery and danger, a life of hate and fear as junkyard dogs. The mother dog’s first challenge is to convince her mate, Buck, to give up what he thinks is a noble profession (junkyard dog) and to recognize that he has been programed to hate and fear with ... more

    by John T. Cullen writing as John Argo
    Newly in love, 21 years old, head over heels, Martin Brown and Chloë Setreal need each other with total hunger and passion. But Chloë, a production assistant at a media conglomerate (YANAPOP in Los Angeles) is laid up with a broken leg and needs Martin to come hold her hand. Martin, in San Diego for the summer (two hours down the coast from LA) hops in his car and heads north like the dashing hero he is. What should be a simple, two-hour drive on the freeway turns into a nightmarish adventure th... more
  • Apple the racing Cow

    by Erik Shein
    This Galloping Guernsey takes on the special challenge of competing against several sanctuary animals—a field of zebras and stallions. She ignores the strangeness of being a "racing cow," as this Valentine's Day story emphasizes using the talents that we possess, and accepting the valentines from appreciating admirers. The valentines of the Sanctuary are the gratitude and love they show Apple for her bravery and tenacity—not for winning.
  • The Forgotten Ornament

    by Erik Shein
    This Christmas tale tells the the story of Willie Bear, a broken ornament who can't participate in a magical event where all of the intact ornaments acquire the ability to speak at midnight on Christmas Eve.