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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas

    by Linda Mansfield

    In "Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas, Linda Mansfield encourages you to find a little "me time" over the Christmas holidays to relax, put your feet up, and immerse yourself in some modern Christmas stories. They're short and they're realistic. Like your favorite Christmas memories, some of these stories may make you smile. They also might help you get into the Christmas spirit, remind you of the real reason for the season, and become a part of your Christmas traditions.

  • A Fool and Her Honey

    by Kimberly T. Matthews
    Candis has never been good at picking a suitable mate, enduring heartbreak after heartbreak. Coming to the conclusion that divine intervention would be best, she solicits God's help through a quick prayer, promising faithful church attendance in exchange for a good man. Only a fool like her would believe that her prayer has been answered when she meets and falls in love with SeanMichael, a man she's only communicated with through Facebook. Ignoring the warnings of her two best friends, Candis en... more
  • Spoonin'

    by Kimberly T. Matthews
    Kareese Watson should have listened to her family when they told her Sydney Christopher was far from husband material. Now she'd neck deep in a marriage that is anything but happy. While Kareese struggles to pay their bills, Sydney refuses to get off the couch and find full-time work. The only time the two seem to get along is when they are in bed spooning. Once she learns that good sex doesn't make a good marriage, will it be to late to escape with her sanity still intact?
  • Cocktails at Le Carmen

    by Isabelle Andover

    When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean... more

  • The Other Side of Olivia

    by Rena Johnson
    The story of Olivia is a cautionary tale about winning at all cost. It examines what happens to a person who allows the disappointments of life to cause her to become bitter, vindictive, and paranoid. She mistakenly equates money and power with success. In the end, she realizes she has accomplished neither.
  • Randy Bamboo: In Chicken City

    by RC Beaird
    A kid from the city moves to the country! "Finally, I was going to be a good old country boy. (My country cousins always called me city boy.) Mom and Dad became Ma and Pa, just like the old western movies while my bicycle hopped around like a wild bronco." Join this suspense filled adventure as Randy raises chickens and hopes for eggs that he can one day sell.
  • Kill Marguerite and Other Stories

    by Megan Milks
    Kill Marguerite and Other Stories collects thirteen risk-taking stories obsessed with crossing boundaries, whether formal or corporeal. Narrative genres are giddily mongrelized: the Sweet Valley twins get stuck in a choose-your-own-adventure story; Mean Girls-like violence gets embedded within a classic video game. Protagonists cycle through a series of startling, sometimes violent, changes in gender, physiology, and even species, occasionally blurring into other characters or swapping identitie... more
  • The Legend of Henry Berry Lowrie

    by Warren R. Reichel
    "The LEGEND of Henry Berry Lowrie" is the 150 year old story of a real American Robin Hood; a blue-eyed North Carolina Indian who robbed rich plantations and gave the contraband to the poor - while terrorizing the Ku Klux Klan during the times known as The Lowrie Wars (1865-1872). The story is about the struggles between defeated rich white conservatives Rebels - and a band of Indian Brothers trying to keep their families and friends from starving. The story does not try to explain tho... more
  • Gut Feelings: the inside story

    by Olga Sheean
    A body odyssey with guts, attitude and a bellyful of laughs, Gut Feelings is a quirky off-the-wall story about the internal shenanigans of the body and the external dynamics of modern-day relationships. Nowhere else will you learn about lymphomaniacs, the real purpose of your appendix, or the spiritual significance of chocolate cake. You'll laugh as you learn about how your body really works—and all the chaos that unfolds when you are stressed, eat the wrong foods, work too hard, have sex an... more
  • A Talk on the Wild Side: imaginary interviews with unlikely sources of wisdom

    by Olga Sheean
    Ever shared laughs with a hyena, chatted up a strawberry, or had a chinwag with a boomerang? Forget about all those gurus out there, telling you how to live your life. Wisdom is all around you, available in the most unlikely places—from dinosaurs to dandelions, mattresses to mirrors, peanuts to parking metres, toothbrushes to toilets, and plenty of other wiseguys you've never talked to before. A Talk on the Wild Side is a collection of outrageous conversations, filled with irreverent insig... more
  • Queer on a Bench

    by Mark William Lindberg
    Em sits down on a bench in a park and makes a deal with themself not to get up until something happens. What follows is a formally experimental stream of consciousness novella that digs deeply into the way we think about the world and view both the people around us and ourselves. Em’s relentless self-examination brings up beautiful insights and frustrating questions about privilege, gender, and religion, and gets constantly interrupted by short story daydreams that veer off into sexual fantasy, ... more
  • Holly Lester

    by andrew rosenheim
    In the late 1990s rumors circulated of a stunning new novel that looked at Britain’s politics from the inside. Dubbed the British Primary Colours, the novel Holly Lester was eagerly awaited – and due to be published in autumn 1999. Then circumstances intervened, and Holly Lester’s publication was aborted. But not forever – and here at last is the satirical romp that had publications from the Observer to the Sunday Times desperate to know who wrote it. James Billings is a West End art dealer,... more
  • Blown Away! Even More Confessions of an Angel in Training

    by Shel Delisle
    It's about to get wild. Grace is a feather's width away from getting her wings when she's sent by Archangel Michael into The Wilds to spy on Annex and his army of rebel Angels, The Locusts. Annex has plans--big plans--to destroy The Hierarchy, and will stop at nothing to see those plans through. Once there, however, Grace isn't convinced that The Locusts are as bad as she'd been led to believe. In fact, she's sympathetic to their cause. Torn by her loyalty to both groups, Grace must figure o... more
  • Grounded! More Confessions of an Angel in Training

    by Shel Delisle
    STUCK IN HEAVEN Angel In Training Grace Lightbourne is on cloud nine after receiving her halo only to learn she won't be returning to Earth anytime soon because of a Guardian Angel downsizing. She’d hoped that her “apprenticeship” meant she was done with Angel School, but now she’s forced to return to her classes. So, it comes as no surprise when she's called to Archangel Michael's office for speaking her mind. It simply means another detention to be served. Instead, she's blessed with a mira... more
  • Winging It! Confessions of an Angel in Training

    by Shel Delisle
    She Just Wants to Fly. Ever decided to do something that seemed like a good idea and in the second before there’s no turning back think, I must've been totally mental when I came up with this? And, then, Oh, well, here goes. That’s how Angel in Training Grace Lightbourne felt right before she asked the Big Kahuna to go straight to Earth on a mission as a Guardian Angel. The problem? She never was a great student and now she won’t even finish her last three years of school. To make matter... more
  • My Wishful Thinking

    by Shel Delisle
    WHAT WOULD YOU WISH FOR? Birthday candles, dandelions, turkey bones or shooting stars-- seventeen-year-old Logan Carter never passes up a chance to make a wish. But there's no magic in her life until the day a genie goes poof and promises to grant her every desire. Can the genie's magic finally bring her father home? Get her mother's life on track? Help Lo, once and for all, find true love? Any one of those would be real magic. It all seems possible--if she can figure out one little... more

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