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  • A Western Capitol Hill

    by Gregory Daurer

    The novel A Western Capitol Hill trains its literary eye on Denver—similar to how other popular humor has spotlighted the eccentric populace of New Orleans, poked fun at the hipster reputation of Portland, and dished out the bizarre and trashy side of Baltimore. It's a darkly comedic tale of lust and avarice, set in the New West, complete with bad sex, bad drugs, and bad rock ‘n’ roll. Barbed satire as applicable to our recent national zeitgeist as it is to the Mile High... more

  • Welcome, Reluctant Stranger! (Between Two Worlds) (Volume 3)

    by Evy Journey
    A Riveting Tale of Love, Loss, and Finding Your Own Way Can a family bury its secret past? Like her long-lost doctor father, Leilani Torres heals people. But can she heal herself? Having fled the troubled Pacific country, Costa Mora, for America when she was nine, she still doesn’t know what happened to her father, or what mysterious reasons prevented him from leaving with his family. But Leilani remembers that as a child, she learned to use a gun to protect herself against danger. A lov... more
  • Grandma Lives in Us!

    by Adelina Gotera
    Why does Grandma sleeps so much? Simone misses playing with her. Curiously, she opens Grandma's bedroom door and discovers the truth. With the help of her loving family, young Simone accepts the passing away of her dear grandmother. Young as she is, Simone observes the characteristics of each of the members of her family. Suddenly, she realizes that Grandma lives on after all-- in her family.
  • Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant

    by JT Gilett
    Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant is not your everyday novel. For starters, this book has a talking eggplant—a shrunken, hardened, 600-year-old vegetable the size of a baby toe. The story begins in early 13th century England with a female alchemist, orphan teenager and the shrunken eggplant that can speak to whomever wears it. In search of the fabled Lost Stone of Eden, they cross Europe and the Mediterranean with the Children’s Crusade, hijack a caravan in the Sahara desert, live... more
  • The Inspiring Mind of a Quixotic Girl

    by C.M. Frank
    Set in New Orleans, The Inspiring Mind of a Quixotic Girl tells the story of seventeen year old, Bliss Fontaine, a quixotic girl by nature, as starry-eyed and idealistic as they come. Bliss has been forced to live a sheltered, verbally abusive life, with her wealthy, egotistical, and neurotic mother. Longing to solve the mystery surrounding her father's sudden disappearance from her life, at the age of four, Bliss recruits the help of her only friend, her mother's maid, Neely. Together, they pl... more
  • Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard

    by Matthew Cost

    Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard is a historical novel about one of that war’s genuine heroes, a college professor with no formal military training who, together with a small company of men, turned the tide of the battle and the war with a bayonet charge at Gettysburg. This was not the end of his exploits, however, and by war’s end, he was so respected that Ulysses S. Grant chose Chamberlain to accept the South’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virgini... more

  • Alenka: A Novel of Budapest

    by Katarina Bukowski
    A Dutch Master in 1673 produces the crowning achievement of a lifetime, only to see the painting sold far abroad to no critical acclaim. The work is then lost. Rediscovered in 1944 Budapest and falling into German hands, the painting is then stolen and disappears until 1992. This series of events, set into motion long ago, will influence the lives of a Canadian businessman and his beautiful, young Hungarian mistress in 2015 Budapest as the young woman sets off on an erotic and romantic adventure... more
  • Captain Hawk (Hawk Legacy ) (Volume 1)

    by SJ Garland
    Singapore 1823. The East India Company is in full pursuit of wealth and glory expanding the dominance of the United Kingdom around the world. Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles saw the potential in a tiny settlement on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and knew it would be ideal for a free port. It would soon become one of the busiest and most lucrative ports in the East India Company’s portfolio, attracting merchants and pirates to its wharves. Nathaniel Hawk arrives just before Christmas in... more
  • Dewey's Sunny Day

    by Harriet-Lane Ngo
    Dewey comes from a land where it always rains. One morning, the rain stops. He sees a girl riding a cloud in the sky. In order to fly, he must climb and make a friend along the way.
  • Greyhound Therapy

    by JR Conway

    There is a practice sometimes used by under-funded law enforcement departments and medical facilities where troublemakers or unwanted people with mental illnesses are put on a bus out of town to become someone else's problem. This practice can go on for extended periods of time, the same people repeatedly getting kicked out of one county and into another.

    Author JR Conway has written a book called "Greyhound Therapy," which is what this practice of dumping undesirables int... more

  • He Was

    by Thomas Lowrie

    Ever had one of those days, how about one of those weeks? If you haven’t, you are missing out. I spent years priding myself in the fact that I was always with it, I always had my wits about me, until that day. My life changed and not just a little. I became someone else, someone who was far stronger than I am, someone who I could only hope to be. Ray Lafayette was a man who was neither rich nor famous yet I lived every day to see what he would do next. The fear I experienced in that tim... more

  • Innocence and Gold Dust

    by Frances Webb
    Innocence and Gold Dust is an historical novel set in the Fourth Century CE in the Eastern Roman Empire (today's Turkey) about Eutropius, a eunuch, who is an orphaned slave yet becomes the most powerful person in the empire for a brief six months until he is crushed because of his non-conforming status. Granted, he has achieved his power by devious and law-breaking means. One of which was to switch brides on an unsuspecting emperor.
  • This Girl Climbs Trees

    by Ellen Plotkin Mulholland
    What is a new teen to do when her father chops down her first best friend, a motherly maple that has guarded her window since birth? Eliza Mills frets over her beloved tree where she climbed to the very top, sat and thought and wondered. Who is left to listen to her teen worries? Who can help her cope? What's up there, out there? If there is a god, why has he - or she - taken away what and who she loves? Perhaps some help lies inside a mysterious box left behind by her dying grandfather. Convinc... more
  • living on the edge-the last people on earth BY rOSILAND mILLER

    by rosiland miller
    Researcher writing on the deforestation of the Amazon forest and lost of the native people living in the villages. Its loaded with details of the exotic rituals and ceremonies followed as part of their way of daily living. The greedy loggers and rancher are pushing them out. and even resorted to shooting a 73 year old nun in the head that was trying to help the people and save their precious l land. The Amazon Rain forest have been referred to as the Lungs of the Earth...When its gone so goe... more
  • Soaring Through Stars: A Contemporary Young Adult Novel

    by Rajdeep Paulus
    “I live in the in between. Between holding on and letting go. Hurt clings to me. Hope teases me. Home. I can’t explain it, but sometimes, I just want to go home.” Talia and Jesse Vanderbilt have escaped a childhood full of abuse, and when they have a chance to put their father behind bars, setbacks arise from every direction. The siblings can't help but consider the option to walk away and move on with their lives. Then someone unexpected brings his own secrets, forcing the Vanderbilt te... more
  • Seeing Through Stones

    by Rajdeep Paulus

    "I live in the in between. Between yesterday and forever. The way forward haunts me. The gap I must cover daunts me. And hope beckons, ‘Run to me,’ but I just learned to walk." 
     
    After a lifetime of abuse, the Vanderbilt siblings flee their home, finally free to pursue new dreams while running from yesterday’s nightmares.  
     
    Once bed-ridden Jesse navigates the Chicago streets, concealing his identity and planning revenge. A... more

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