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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Stop & Frisk

    by Sheryl Sorrentino
    As bouncer, it’s Paulie’s job to protect pole dancers, break up brawls, and pat down the illegal farm workers and drug dealers who patronize Insanidád, a roadside “gentlemen’s club” on the outskirts of Modesto, California. But Paulie won’t rest until he finds out who killed his brother, Lloyd, a young pharmacist gunned down in his prime. By day, Paulie inhabits a camper where he talks to Lloyd’s ashes, lusts after his ex-girlfriend, and indulges an unbalanced neighbor who believes her father’... more
  • My Ladybird Story

    by Magus Tor

    John Bird has never fit in. He can’t be the all American boy his dad wants him to be, he’s bullied at school and he can’t bear to look at himself in the mirror. While most boys his age are playing sports and kissing girls, John can only find comfort in the secret he keeps hidden away in a box in his room…
    When feisty Aureus crashes into his life, John starts the long process of realizing that it’s what is inside us that counts and that true friends love us,... more

  • The Storm Within: A Women of Whitfield Novel (Volume 1)

    by Darlene Deluca
    They say ‘lightning doesn’t strike twice.’ But they’re wrong. Claire Stapleton is living proof. First, she loses her beloved son to war. Then, her husband to another woman. As the life she’s known implodes, she struggles to pick up the pieces – to fit in. And in a small community like Whitfield, that’s harder than she ever dreamed. Overnight, Claire falls from toast of the town to talk of the town. Long-time friends rally around, but confused and off-balance, Claire finds herself traveling a lon... more
  • Sighing Woman Tea

    by Mark Seiler
    In this seriocomic novel, a large corporation tries to take control and threaten the traditional way of life in a tiny tea-producing island nation. Viridis, also known as Green Island, is a tiny fictional nation founded in the 12th century by a mixed-race crew whose ship was blown off course while returning from Canton. Thomas Burke, descendant of an island founder, left home to pursue a career in mathematics, specializing in prediction theory; Viridians call him “Figas,” patois for “Figures.... more
  • ABC Monsters: The A is for Aaaaaahh!!! the Z Is for Zither...

    by Mr. Reese
    The ABC Monsters is an awesome adventure through the Alphabet for kids ages 3 and up! Each monster represents a letter and comes with a clever poem to tell its story. The monsters are everything from: fun, cute, ugly, big, small, friendly, scary, sweet, or just plain silly. The book shows how monsters can be found everywhere: downtown, in the forest or the mountains, at a carnival, in spooky castles, on tropical islands, under your bed, or even on the moon! From the AAAAAAHH!!! alien to the Zith... more
  • An Ordinary Magic

    by Jason Thibeault

    A new sorcerer has moved into La Croix, upsetting the tranquility of the other otherwise idyllic Caribbean fishing village. But Panon, the town's priest, can't afford to waste time wondering about the newcomer. He needs to concentrate on fixing his relationship with his son, Jaime, who has been called by Dela Luamba, a powerful spirit, to join the church. The problem? Jaime doesn’t believe in magic or the spirits anymore. To protect his son from a potentially terrible pun... more

  • Dobyns Chronicles

    by Shirley McLain
    “Old age is hell, but it’s something all of us have to go through.” These are the words that begin the first chapter of “Dobyns Chronicles,” a chapter which goes on to muse over the way stories are handed down by families through generations. This chapter is not only a great transition into the story of Charley Dobyns, but a wonderful setup for the themes of the book as well. Charley and his siblings excel when it comes to dealing with hardship. Charley has a thirst for living and is determined ... more
  • Folk

    by Chris Winterton
    There's only one way to play a burning piano, as though each note may be your last. In the face of death Milton will finally learn to give himself completely to life and it will take the seduction of a whole city by a foreign troupe of carnival misfits to bring it all burning down. Folk will dance in the devils playground where the line between the righteous and the corrupt is obscured by sand and sawdust. It was like snatching at smoke to imagine where it had all started for Milton; the... more
  • Their Works Shall Be in the Dark

    by Alex Hansen

    Guided by a charismatic leader, a group of teenage Mormon boys begin to covertly dabble in behavior which is forbidden by the rules of their religion. Their sins escalate, their secrets compound and their fears of discovery grow. As the stakes rise, each young man must examine his loyalties, address his priorities, and confront his true beliefs.

  • The Weather Man

    by Alex Hansen
    Unsatisfied with his post-high-school life, Dan Weatherly starts a blog to vent his frustrations. Eventually, his blog begins to chronicle the ups and downs of a promising new romance with a girl he's met at work. Armed with the plentiful advice (and ridicule) offered by his readers, Dan attempts to sustain this relationship despite the fact that he and his girlfriend do not share the same expectations for physical intimacy.
  • Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad

    by Steven Donahue
    The thrilling story of four slaves who try to escape to the northern area of the United States along the Underground Railroad in 1853. Kelsa Colver leads her husband and two young sons on the dangerous trek after a fellow slave is murdered by a vindictive slave owner. Along the way, the Colvers are assisted by various abolitionists, including a neighboring farmer, a progressive priest, a sympathetic lawman, and notable figures Harriet Tubman and William Still. However, their efforts are impeded ... more
  • Wish (Indigo Dreams Series Book 1)

    by Grier Cooper
    For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders – the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers. But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mo... more
  • 10: 1500776297

    by Byron Grush
    In the city park in downtown Delavan, Wisconsin, stands a monument of molded plastic depicting Romeo, famous rogue elephant of the Mabie Brothers U.S. Olympic Circus. The short story, "Romeo's Revenge," tells some of his poignant story. Circus lore from this small Southeastern Wisconsin town where 26 circuses wintered in the nineteenth century permeates many of the dozen stories in this anthology assembled by Delavan author, Byron Grush. \tWere there giants in the earth? One of Grush's fictiona... more
  • Zoo Story: A Tail For Our Time

    by Miles Wortman
    “Zoo Story: A Tail for Our Time” is a 21st century retelling of Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” In Gotham’s decrepit and bankrupt zoo, the animals revolt and seize control, eventually invading the surrounding park. The city is in an uproar. The blogosphere goes berserk. Politicians and pundits, animal rights groups and non-profits, columnists and commentators, actors and rock stars demand action. Throughout the world, demonstrations erupt both in support of and against animal freedom. Media commentat... more
  • Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow

    by Shana Gorian

    Brother and sister James and Mandy are spending a winter weekend at a cabin with their lively German shepherd, Rosco. Rosco has never experienced snow before and now he will get the chance to romp around in it, high in the mountains. The kids will build snowmen and brave a steep sledding hill. But will a mysterious visitor bring trouble? And will Rosco’s curious nature spoil the weekend for the kids, or will it save the day? Find out in this heartwarming, wintry, family adventure. *For ... more

  • Mr. Gobble Chops and Lady in No More Bullies

    by Robert Burns
    Lady is a little kitty struggling to adjust to her new surroundings in the suburbs. To make matters worse, Lady must now face the bully of Maple Street, Oscar the tomcat. Her new best friend, Mr. Gobble Chops, helps her stand up for herself and turn the tables on Oscar and his gang.

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