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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Left Out

    by Jean Gill
    Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award. "A compelling story about friendship, its strength, and the unusual ways it develops." Rebecca P. McCray, The Journey of the Marked Being different isn't easy but it can be exciting! How well do you know your friends? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Are they left-brained or right-brained? And what difference does it make? Shocked at discovering how left-handers are persecuted, Jamie ties her hand behind her back for a public protes... more
  • Song Hereafter

    by Jean Gill
    1153: Hispania and the Isles of Albion Thrilling conclusion to an award-winning series. Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction. FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf and the Chaucer Awards. The Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice. Dragonetz and Estela: the troubadours. They thought they knew each other but they didn’t even know themselves. Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now she plans to be Queen of England he could make amends. Although prepared to risk his own lif... more
  • The Pelican

    by M. Naidoo

    Julia has never been one to surrender without a fight, but when she receives a devastating diagnosis, she has a decision to make.
    Even after thirty years, she can still see her mother slowly fading away with every dose of chemo, every round of radiation, and every lost shred of hope. No, she won't do it... not to her family... and not to herself!
    Without warning, she packs up her belongings and disappears, leaving behind a life that, by all accounts, had been as perfect as they ... more

  • The Tribe of Iodine Wine

    by Brian Pacini

    The Tribe of Iodine Wine is raw, character driven novel about teenagers struggling with a collapsing society after a national catastrophe. Dark and dealing with the uglier side of human nature, the story starts in contemporary times and follows Pax, Kevin, and Lupina into a world where sanity and morals balance with the need to survive.

  • Hamilton Romance

    by David Beasley
    A novel portraying the year in Canadian society after WW II. It is V.E. Day in Hamilton. The narrator runs into his ice hockey hero before the war and introduces him to Hamilton society with romantic consequences. "It gives the reader insight into the maturing process through the first person narrative of law student Tom Davis as he gropes his way to adulthood during the years immediately following the end of the Second World War. The book also bears witness to the unchanging nature of human fra... more
  • That Other God

    by David Beasley
    In Vienna, Austria, after WW II, an American poet and mystic sets out with single minded determination to unite the peoples of the earth through meditation, telepathy, and the collective subconscious to bring them to the knowledge of the one true God of humanity. He finds unlikely help from an English artist, a Turkish dervish and an Austrian bureaucrat. For a time, the mystic and his friends succeed, and the world knows peace and spiritual joy until the failings of human nature undo the promise... more
  • Aspects of Love

    by David Beasley
    Three novellas explore the emotional and sexual relationships that can entrap, consume, frustrate and preserve the human spirit. "Helen" is an intensely erotic story of the love between a young man and an older woman. "Caravetti" deals with romantic love as against married love by contrasting love in Paris to love in a highly structured Spanish society, in which duty to family and the opportunism of purchased love reflect the ageless choice. "Adam" pursues the mental relationship between a homos... more
  • To every thing there is a season

    by Edward Arruns Mulhorn
    Ever since he arrived in the village of Nettlesden, Matty has been warned not to enter the wood. It has lain undisturbed for years. The trees within it creak and groan perpetual pain; they yawn an invisible agony at the life that lies buried within. No one has reason to go near, except for Uriah. But Matty is enthralled by its savage beauty, and entering deep into its heart he begins to discover its secrets. Things that the villagers thought dead and forgotten; and things they thought were a... more
  • The Candy Conundrum

    by Joseph Vivens
    Candace loves to eat candy, so much so, that her nickname is Candy. She keeps her love of sweets a secret because she doesn’t want her Mom to take them away. Then one day she wakes up with a toothache and that means she’ll have to go to the dentist! Can Candy fix her tooth before it gets worse or will she have to tell Mom and risk losing all of her sweets?
  • Lily the Panda: It's a Bearfect World

    by Molly Kuddles
    Lily the Panda has just moved from Bearjing, the home of Pandas, to Bearshire where there are many bears. Brown bears, polar bears, koala bears, they all live together. It's strange for Lily to see so many types of bears, especially that her new panda friends don't have many nice things to say about them. So, when she is partnered up with Chris the polar bear and Oliver the koala she is not too happy. But she soon finds out it is not the exterior of the bear that she should judge, but what is o... more
  • The Assistance of Vice

    by Roberta Degnore

    When sex, drugs, and escape from success don't kill you, they force you to make a career move.

    Crossing the boundaries of literature and sexual culture, The Assistance of Vice tells the story of a New York City woman living on the edge. It's 1983 and she's faced with dilemmas. Choosing from too many women lovers should be easy, and so should making it in the downtown art scene as a photographer. But nothing's easy when you don't trust your talents.

  • Stainer: A Novel of the 'Me' Decade

    by Iolanthe Woulff
    New York City, 1975: Decent-hearted but spoiled Jewish college kid Ben Steiner is naively possessed by an overwhelming desire to be cool. At a springtime party on the night of his twenty-first birthday, he meets two people: Rebecca Glaser, the longed-for sweet girl of his dreams, and P.T. Deighland, a beguilingly knavish wiseacre from Princeton. Seduced by Deighland's cocksure irreverence while simultaneously succumbing to his own temptations, Ben makes a cascading series of unfortunate choices ... more
  • Castle Lake Grave Reckoning

    by Thomas A. Ryerson
    In the first volume of 'Castle Lake' sixteen year old Alicia Murdock fought and conquered the evil spirit of William Fick with the help of her family, and narrowly survived. In this third volume, set in 1889, the odds are however stacked wickedly against her. The spirit of William’s daughter, Lorra Anne, is out for pure vengeance, and Alicia is fighting for her life at the Girl’s Academy of Learning in Landmark. It’s just her, her wits, and the help of a new friend pitted against the dark fo... more
  • Santa Fe: Holy Faith

    by Wesley Redfield

    Santa Fe: Holy Faith takes a young man from Missouri, Joshua Kincaid, and his lover Maria from Taos deep into New Mexican society.  They become entangled in bitter rivalries caused by abuses of debt peonage, protecting Crypto-Jews from the Mexican Inquisition, corrupt government officials, smuggling, the secret religious sect known as the Penitentes, and cutthroat competition on the Santa Fe Trail.

  • Sangre de Cristo: The Blood of Christ

    by Wesley Redfield
    What happens when a seventeen-year-old boy from Missouri is beaten and abandoned in Spanish New Mexico during the Mexican revolution?  Joshua Kincaid finds himself alone and wounded in an alien land, a land so alien priests encourage people to steal Navajo children so they will be baptized and their souls will be saved.  Saved or not, they will become slaves. Sangre de Cristo: The Blood of Christ tells the story of life and love in a beautiful land where the mountains reflect the red of sunset ... more
  • Hypocrites and Other Stories

    by David Beasley
    A Collection of short stories... Ontario, London, Ibiza, France, Sausalito A Church minister falls out of favour with the social powers in his community. A boy deciding to burn down his school comes from an unloving background. A businessman discovers his humanity after he plants a bomb on a plane. Female companionship rescues a young man from the loneliness of London. A well-run tavern falls into disorder when the proprietor's wife takes a day off. A salesman's ambitions crumble when h... more