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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Journey To Yonder

    by Jewel Hart
    A Journey to Yonder is the tale of one woman’s refusal to allow the challenges of her past to define her present. She grows up with a special needs sibling and loses her childhood home, and we then follow her through an abusive relationship and into the most unforgiving of human trials. With experiences that leave you feeling so alone, how do you hold on to hope? How do you go on? Nidhi Kaur’s compelling use of both poetry and prose intimately welcomes readers into this moving story of spi... more
  • Claim to Fame

    by Ralph Cissne
    Everyone holds the secret desire to be famous, right? In Hollywood a great body is your business, your ticket to fame, but you have to want it. Personal trainer to the stars Sid Sherwood is passionate about helping people reach their goals. The aspirations of two quirky new clients, the fresh-faced starlet Jules Marlow and fallen star Clay Harmon, challenge Sid’s disciplined approach. “If you make a living selling yourself in Hollywood,” Sid confesses. “You’ve earned the right to be eccentric.” ... more
  • Angel City Singles

    by Ralph Cissne
    A couple meets in a stand-up comedy workshop. What more can possibly go wrong? A life-affirming love story filled with suspense, passion and humor, Angel City Singles unfolds in the aftermath of the 1987 Black Monday economic crash. Driven by a haunting childhood memory, loner David Bishop confronts the challenges of work, romance, and the dangerous backstreets of Hollywood as he struggles with the transcendent possibilities for love and understanding.
  • The Armoire

    by Jewel Hart
    Maxine, a psychology major from Wisconsin, has always wondered what her grandmother kept locked away in her armoire. But when she inherits it, Maxine unlocks something divine and wonderful that’s to lead her to the answer of her life’s biggest question – what is my purpose? She embarks on a journey that opens her eyes, opens her heart, and lights a fire in her soul. She’s shown things that people only dream of, as well as the things of nightmares. Inspired, Maxine sets her life on a new course, ... more
  • Shhh...The Universe Is Talking, Are You Listening?

    by Jewel Hart
    Have you lost yourself in the game of life? Do you ask, Who am I? Where am I heading? Why am I not fulfilled? Perhaps you need to tune in to yourself and ask for guidance. This book will help you look at life in a new way. I wrote this based on the synchronistic events and coincidences that have shaped my own experiences. I have been shown the universal language of life in many forms – words, songs, numbers, intuitive nudges, and a whole lot more. I’d like to share my story with you. This ... more
  • The Yellowstone Group

    by Robert Culliton
    In an effort to curb global warming, the innovators of tomorrow overshot the mark and now the Earth is cooling. The ambitious have adjusted their sights to focus on adaptation to falling temperatures, and a young engineer takes it upon himself to move from New York City to Wyoming in order to develop solutions on the front lines. Torn between a quirky disposition and a stated desire for positive impact, this is a bildungsroman set against a backdrop of mountains, visionaries, and a settlement of... more
  • The Staff and the Sword

    by T.K. Kohl
    In the middle of the jungles of Peru, an earthquake exposes a building deep within a crack in the earth. World-renowned archeologist Dr. Henry Jedidiah is asked to take his team into Peru. They discover ancient scrolls and tablets, which propel the Jedidiah family onto a path toward an artifact stolen thousands of years ago, to protect the world. Throwing caution to the wind, they ignore all the warnings written in the scrolls and tablets. Believing the warnings are nothing but superstitions, th... more
  • The Chest That Launched a Thousand Slips and Other Stories

    by Frank Meronk

    Imagine how it feels to go from sow's ear to silk purse or vice versa, how a body stretched to a new dimension never returns to its original mind. The Chest That Launched a Thousand Slips is a collection of ten prickly situations imagined to their extremes, thought-provoking and sometimes quirky literary short fiction that explores the motivations, insecurities, terrors, and delights of the plastic people—both the patients who get nipped and tucked and the beauty docto... more

  • The Resolute Heart

    by Beatrice Hale
    In a small village in the Kingdom of Fife, 18 year old Mary Watson sees her new husband, Harry seized by the Press Gang into the Royal Navy. During the general tussle, a piece of parchment falls from the cloak of Setton , the Press-Gang captain. Mary grabs it, but is unable to read it later because the words are French. Mary decides to follow Harry. She takes the stagecoach to Edinburgh, hoping to help release him. Setton follows her to rescue the parchment, but fails. Mary follows the press-ga... more
  • The Madness of Grief

    by Panayotis Cacoyannis

    July 1969. While men are walking on the moon, life in London for sixteen-year-old Jane takes unexpected turns. On the point of falling in love with her best friend Karl, she discovers that there's more to her father's spectacular girlfriend than at first meets the eye. In the sweltering heat of a fast-moving evening, other revelations quickly follow – reconciling Jane with her father but also reopening wounds from the past, laying bare raw emotions kept suppressed for too l... more

  • The Warramunga's War

    by Greg Kater
    The Warramunga’s War is a sweeping narrative of the friendship that forms between a young Australian army officer, Jamie Munro, and an educated half-caste Warramunga aboriginal NCO, Jack ‘Jacko’ O’Brien, during the Syrian campaign against the Vichy French in World War II. Jacko rescues a wounded Jamie after which they are conscripted in Cairo by MI6. Here, Jamie and Jacko learn about the seamy side of war in counterespionage as they track down German spies. The principal fictional characters int... more
  • A Time to Wean

    by marlene susan
    A Time to Wean is a picture book for babies and toddlers who are weaning from nursing. Follow favorite animals as they too grow, discover new things and nurse less, all with the comfort and reassurance that hugs and love from mama never change.
  • The Smallest Thing

    by Lisa Manterfield
    The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back. But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for fre... more
  • Ice Escape

    by Beatrice Hale
    ICE ESCAPE - adventure story for 8-12 year olds. .It’s 1932, the Age of Flight, and twelve year old American boy, John, is flying around the world in a plane piloted by his father. They want to be the first family to fly around the world. They reach Greenland, where a seabird flies into one engine and the plane is forced down onto an iceberg. Help is slow in coming. They are in danger of freezing to death. Wolves are howling in the distance. But they are rescued by a fishing vessel, the L... more
  • Born This Way

    by Tammy Ferebee
    Being yourself should never come at this price. Joseph is the son anyone would wish to have—anyone except his pastor father, that is. Joseph is gay, and where he comes from, his sexual orientation makes him a pariah. Tormented by the incorrigible denizens of his unprogressive Southern town, Joseph finds himself desperate for support from other members of the LGBT community. He turns to the internet with the hope of finding it, and, unexpectedly, Joseph finds more. Bruce. An unlikely virtua... more
  • Cries of Redemption

    by Kaya Omodele
    Cries of Redemption is a powerful compilation of stories, creative non-fiction, commentary and poetry curated from the widely-read Caribbean-themed blog, The Abeng and My Conscious Pen. Here is a selection of writing that paints a vivid mural of the human condition, with all its resilient tones, in pursuit of freedom, purpose, love and truth, set within the milieu of the Black Experience.