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  • The Colour of the Times: Margaret Shippen Arnold and the American Revolution--A Novel of Treason

    by Forrest Bachner
    Against America's Revolutionary War divide of those for and against independence and those caught in between, The Colour of the Times is the story of Peggy Shippen: scared and angered by a rebellion that has estranged family and friends and bred a new, radical government in Pennsylvania; her meeting and marriage to the brilliant but embattled Benedict Arnold; and their stunning path to West Point. It is also the story of the capital, Philadelphia, as Tories and patriots struggle under both Briti... more
  • Terror on Wall Street, a Financial Metafiction Novel

    by kenneth eade
    100% chance of failure, with hope in the forecast The year is 2020, and the world is on the brink of economic collapse. Can a group of "whiz kids" led by an absent-minded professor and a 24 year old girl save us? A "shock and awe" metafiction thriller The crash of the stock market has created a rippling effect of disastrous proportions. Banks have failed, and people are rioting in the streets of the cities, which are on fire. Rolling blackouts have given way to entire system failures. U... more
  • Katy Rose Likes to Say No

    by Delin Colon
    Katy Rose Likes to Say No is about a child, like most, who is just learning to assert her independence and discovering her power over others, simply by saying “no.” She finds, however, that defying her parents and being rude to her friend only make herself feel bad. Katy Rose eventually discovers that cooperation and kindness make others happy and that they, in turn, are more nurturing toward her. This book is for every parent who, while realizing the importance of this developmental stage, suff... more
  • The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones

    by Dominic Carrillo

    The hero is Paco Jones, a quirky Mexican kid with few friends. He’s recently transferred from his old junior high to a private school, and because he’s the poor, new arrival, he soon finds himself an outcast. It doesn’t help that he sports “a big nose, an unflattering birthmark, pigeon-toed feet and hairy arms,” all of them fodder for teasing. He’s jeered at during lunch, called Paco Taco, and ridiculed for being different. So what hope is there f... more

  • Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure

    by Shari Tharp
    Gertrude the goat and her best friend Toby the tortoise are adventurers. No sitting around on the boring farm for them! They love to explore, and every Friday they sneak off the farm for some extra fun. One Friday, Gertrude and Toby decide to visit the local candy store in town. They discover yummy goodies and treats, but soon find that the treats are not free!? Uh oh! The market owner grabs Toby. He demands money for the candy that Gertrude and Toby have taken by mistake. Gertrude must find a w... more
  • Lois and the Red Balloon

    by troy brown
    Lois is a bright and inquisitive little girl. Smart and sensible Lois was quietly her dad’s favorite. She had a simple life with few pleasures but was surrounded with love in her small neighborhood. What Lois does not know is that life is full of unpleasant surprises just around the corner.
  • Béla's Letters

    by Jeff Ingber
    “Béla’s Letters” is a historical fiction novel spanning eight decades. It revolves around the remarkable life story of Béla Ingber, who was born before the onset of WWI in Munkács, a small city nestled in the Carpathian Mountains. The book tells of the struggles of Béla and his extended family to comprehend and prepare for the Holocaust, the implausible circumstances that the survivors endure before reuniting in the New World, and the crushing impact on them of their wartime experiences together... more
  • Destination Adventure

    by karen jonice bricker
    When young Kit's spontaneous father takes the family on vacation, they never know where they might end up or what might happen. Discover the challenge Kit and her two brothers face on the rocky coast of Maine and how Kit and a new friend help save the day and bring inspiration to one unforgettable summer adventure.
  • Account of a Mild Haunting

    by James I. McGovern

    A chance meeting at a winter party signals the blooming of young love, but the young woman dies soon after. The young man is bereft, lastingly though they only shared one evening. His studies, interests, and relationships are impeded in ways he can't understand. He struggles with an aversion to intimacy. One night, to the best of his perception, he receives a visitation from his lost love. She remains in his consciousness as he seeks quality in life, and a woman on her exalted level.... more

  • He Beat Past My Skin: Redemption of a Broken Spirit

    by Jessica Green
    When Dr. Angela Morrison agrees to facilitate a women's meeting at her church, she becomes engrossed in the traumatic stories of four women. As she listens to the horrific tales, Angela is propelled back into the terror of her own harrowing past and forced to confront her demons. Anita Harrison, the pastor's wife, lives in a theatrical production where she is a character in a tragedy and her husband is the director. Unlike the theater, the action is real; the beatings are real, and her fear i... more
  • A Day in the Life of a Squirrel

    by Alexandria J. Snowdon
    A Day in the Life Of A Squirrel is an interesting story about two fascinating friends, one name Greenlee, and the other name Amber. Join in the excitement by reading about them.
  • Wilful Misunderstandings

    by Richard Foreman
    In each of the many worlds of ‘Wilful Misunderstandings’ the meaning of a word, phrase or saying is not the one with which we are familiar. So in one of these thirty four short stories, ‘Beast’, we discover that a ‘parapet’ is a paranormal creature assigned to would-be mystics as a familiar. In another, ‘Short’, we find that if you go out ‘to stretch your legs’ you will return an inch or two taller. Sometimes based on puns or word associations, sometimes pure whimsy, in tale after tale the ... more
  • Whispering Vines

    by Amy Schisler
    When Alex O’Donnell’s world falls apart, she finds it hard to imagine that a door to a new world will open. Leaving everything she knows behind, Alex moves from her Baltimore apartment to a villa in Italy where she discovers the inherited vineyard she never knew existed and a life of possibilities beyond her hopes and dreams. Arriving at the villa, Alex is taken aback by the animosity and scorn of the vineyard’s co-owner, Nicolas Giordano. Resentful of Alex’s sudden appearance, Nicolas stru... more
  • South of Justice

    by Joni M. Fisher
    At thirty-five, veterinarian Terri Pinehurst has achieved the financial, social, and personal goals in her life, except for one. She wants a lifetime kind of love, but like all her goals, this one, too, has high standards. When she meets FBI Agent Blake Clayton, he exceeds her hopes and wakes up dormant passions in her. The day they marry at Blake’s family’s ranch in North Carolina, fishermen find bones in the nearby river that lead to an investigation into the death of a missing neighbor. After... more
  • The Blow-Up Man

    by Nina Blakeman
    It has been said that you really never know someone, but what happens when you don’t know yourself? Thirty-year-old Faye Brady has had a sheltered life. With a deceased father, and an emotionally detached mother, Faye exists in a world derived from the imagination of the many authors she’s read …and falling in love means living happily ever after. Life without a father has left Faye with many unresolved issues. These are major contributors to her falling long and hard for her older mentor, Dr. T... more
  • The Teamster (The Crossing Hour Book 2)

    by Quoleena Sbrocca

    "I’m no James Hawthorne. The man standing before you is Jimmy Hoffa. Ya hear that? There’s power in that name.” -Jimmy, The Teamster

    In the 20th century, Jimmy Hoffa was a man obsessed with power.

    The mob wanted him dead, and on July 30, 1975, they hired his friend to do it. But Hoffa was never murdered that night...and the mob didn’t know about time travel.

    Every four and five years, invisible doorways open and close. Any... more