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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Love and Iced Tea

    by Leslie Finegan
    In late August, Eiji Takezo is driving across the United States on back roads trying to escape the pressure from his father to marry the right person and to follow in his footsteps as the head of the family bank. When his car breaks down, he is suddenly stranded in rural Cedar Springs, Oklahoma. There he meets a strange cast of characters who take him in, befriend him, and reorder his life before he can blink. Blair Don Mason captures his heart and he is in love. When he learns she feels the sa... more
  • Anna and the Earth Angel

    by Stephanie Hrehirchuk

    Pria and Alexander laughed at Anna. The whole class laughed at Anna. “You’ll see,” said Anna. “She’s real. And real big too.” When Anna’s family moves to a new neighborhood where she doesn’t have any friends, Anna sets off to explore the local pond and discovers there’s far more magic in nature than she could have ever imagined. Every print copy sold of Anna and the Earth Angel plants a tree!

  • Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016

    by William H. Coles
    The Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 is a collection of 33 short stories, a novella and two graphic novels each about one-of-a kind characters solving serious problems in challenging settings.  Written with attention to character-based dramatic plotting, the stories address many themes which include unconditional love, acceptance, stereotyping, anguish, faith, death, birth, family values and narcissistic behaviors. Unique characters and themes share the connectedness of hu... more
  • Guardian of Deceit

    by William H. Coles
    Darwin Hastings flew alone to New York from Pittsburgh to live with his football-star cousin Luther Pinnelli. Darwin’s parents died years before, and his aunt can no longer take care of him. He’s ambitious and wants to study medicine after graduating from private school, but his plans crumble when he moves in with Luther, a self-serving, arrogant, uncaring celebrity who denies Darwin basic luxuries in Luther’s mansion. Luther makes him live in a storage room and blocks easy access to Darwin’s i... more
  • The Misadventures of a Life Less Lived

    by Clayton Gerrard
    College junior Doug has built his entire collegiate experience around his “cool” life, maintaining such status by hiding his bookish tendencies and crush on “nerdy” Eliza from his frat brothers and cheerleader girlfriend. But when he wakes one morning to discover that his formerly refrigerated (because where else would one store a chill existence?) life has spoiled, panic ensues. As a high-ranking member of a popular fraternity, having no life is social suicide. He’ll be ostracized, forgotten, a... more
  • The Mandate of Heaven

    by Rob Flanigan

    When an unknown American author (Bert) is silenced and robbed of his works by an official of the Chinese government, the strength of his ideas wins him a Chinese ally and gives him a chance to reclaim what is rightfully his. . . . But will he, when the future of a better generation is at stake?

    Join Bert, as he interferes in the lives of two Chinese children and disrupts America’s political order, in this East versus West farce.

    The Mandate of Heaven is an a... more

  • What a Mess! A Pop-Up Misadventure

    by Keith Allen
    What a Mess! follows two siblings on a misadventure of epic proportions after the mess in their room becomes completely out-of-control! The cluttered chaos begins to explode from their doorway, sends them to the top of a toy mountain, spins them around in a dust-nado, and much more! Every page turn has dazzling and complex paper pop-ups -that will surely delight and amaze.
  • McDowell

    by William Coles
    McDowell, an arrogant, selfish, uncaring surgeon--except with his three children whom he ineptly tries to council as they come of age--loses his career, wealth, respect, and fame when his grandson goes on a killing spree and then fails in a suicide attempt living in a vegetative, braindead state. When the boy dies under suspicious circumstances, McDowell is convicted and jailed for second degree murder. He escapes to become a fugitive pursued by authorities, an investigative TV reporter eager to... more
  • Heartless

    by Mark Rouse
    The glue that put him back together has dried, faded and flaked away, leaving him more fragmented than ever before. The trials of Soulless have left him a husk of his former self, broken in body and spirit. Even the potential of a new romance may get shattered by his own obsessive need to see his fallen love avenged. The hallucinations, the demonic inner voices, and the unwavering thirst for vengeance are now substance for a mental infection that is leading him down a dark path to madness. Wha... more
  • Mara, Marietta: A Love Story in 77 Bedrooms

    by Richard Jonathan
    ‘What excites you?’ a girl asks the hero at a party. ‘Art’, he replies. Speaking of the heroine, the girl continues: ‘And Marietta, what excites her?’. ‘Risk’, he says. The girl interprets this to mean ‘sex’. And she is not mistaken. Indeed, “Mara, Marietta” is a love story told primarily through art and sex. In a heady cocktail of music, dance, cinema, sex, painting and poetry, the story moves from Princeton to Paris, and from there radiates out around the world. She is a theoretical physi... more
  • Gogi & Mogi Go to the Garden

    by Golareh Safarian
    It's Mogi's birthday and he's having a costume party. What is Gogi going to wear? Go on a journey of discovery with Gogi and Mogi as they search for inspiration in a colorful garden.
  • Bitter Root

    by Terri Watts
    Be careful of haughty eyes, un-forgiveness, questioning past hurts and pain. Prideful hearts and an arrogant mindset can lure you in a direction of tangled twine destined to plant itself deep into your very soul…and when the revelation is revealed through the morning sun, you will find yourself harvesting never-ending cynicism that will ultimately wreak havoc on you, your family and your life. Beware of bitter roots! Rachel Spearman, a silver spooned millionaire, finds solace in her prearranged ... more
  • Blooming Rose

    by Rob Wyatt
    In this humorous sequel to ‘Can I Be Frank?’ our accident-prone, English, Catholic priest, has barely sat down after celebrating his first Christmas at his Florida parish, when the phone rings—the mother of one of his parishioners is missing. As hours turn to days with no answers to the mystery, Father Frank has his own mother to worry about. He returns from a long-planned trip to England, with his widowed mother in tow. While his mother embarks on her own journey of discovery and growth, Fr... more
  • Can I Be Frank?

    by Rob Wyatt
    This humorous novel follows a young, English, Catholic priest to his first parish in America. Father Francis discovers that occasional attendance at church youth clubs, years of study at a seminary, and a love of The Dukes of Hazzard television show, have done little to prepare him for his new life. Women appear to view his vow of chastity merely as a challenge, and Gene Charmois, local bigwig and bullyboy, simply wants to add Frank to his portfolio. Despite the advice of Father William, the wis... more
  • Fragile

    by Jandra Sutton
    What does it mean to be normal? It's such a loaded word, with about a billion different meanings, and every one of them makes Ava Collins sick. At 17, Ava has been deaf for as long as she can remember. She grew up constantly reminded that she wasn't - and couldn't - be normal, that she needed to be 'fixed', but it wasn't until she met Theo De Vries that she learned the truth. Deaf doesn't mean broken, it means different. And different isn't a bad thing.
  • The Immigrant Magician: An International Student's Triumph Over the Great Recession 2008

    by Joel Mendonca
    It’s 2008, the post 9/11 internet era. Millennial Ralph arrives in America seeking to obtain a degree and a shot at the American dream. Contrary to expectations he encounters the travails of a country steeped in recession; the economy anemic and opportunity sparse. Deeply committed to a culture of hard work and lofty achievements, Ralph refuses to surrender to the circumstances of fate. His unmitigated quest for success and achievement takes him down a long, dreary path of back-breaking toil, st... more