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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The House of Closed Doors

    by Jane Steen
    In Nell Lillington's small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark. Nell's stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adop... more
  • RUTH JUDGES JOSHUA

    by Dermot Davis
    After a hard days work, Ruth Schwartz pressed for the elevator on the 21st floor of her high rise office building. Inside the elevator stood a middle-aged man, a man she never met before. Over the ensuing drama-filled hours, Ruth Schwartz would get to know that man intimately and for both of them, their lives would never be the same again..
  • Zen and Sex

    by Dermot Davis
    Martin is a 24 year guy who falls in love with a 38 year old woman. He has to grow so fast emotionally that he feels like he just got hit by a speeding bus. Not only is Frances fourteen years Martin's senior, but she's all about putting Zen into relationship, which involves every guy's worst nightmare: talking about your feelings, being conscious of your thoughts and above all, unabashed, honest communication at all times. Martin has no idea what he is getting himself into and the sharp learnin... more
  • Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World

    by Dermot Davis
    It's the classic dilemma of the writer: Do you write what's in your heart or do you write what sells? In this modern age of publishing there is a huge chasm between the best selling authors that are rich beyond their dreams and... well, everybody else. All Daniel Waterstone ever wanted to do was write the great American novel and change the landscape of modern literature forever. He has two literary books in print but no one's buying. His agent won't even accept his latest masterpiece which he p... more
  • The Younger Man

    by Dermot Davis
    Frances is confused. Fast approaching 40 and after two failed marriages, Frances has sworn off men. Still mending her broken heart from her most recent divorce, she has come to rely on her therapist as if she was her best friend. Even though she knows that she is not happy with her life, she has no idea how to fix it. Approached by a younger man, she decides to go along for the ride. The reawakening of her heart soon turns her already confused state even further upside down. Does she have it wit... more
  • Stormy Weather

    by Dermot Davis
    Robert Munro, a therapist specializing in dream interpretation, awoke one morning to find himself in a dream from which he could not awaken. Experiencing first hand the limitations of his own training and theories, he must solve the puzzle of his own dream in order to break free from its bondage. In the process, he'll better understand himself, other people, and the nature of consciousness itself.
  • Loan Some: A Novella

    by Megan McLachlan

    It’s been a bad week for Vera. She lost the job she loved as a librarian and ended a comfortable and seemingly reliable relationship. So when her eye catches a job ad for a company that boasts “a library of characters for every occasion,” impulse (and the word “library”) compels her to respond.

    Shortly thereafter, Vera has accepted her first assignment from Loan Some, a business that rents out people who play parts at special occasions. Need a mourner at yo... more

  • George and the Rabbit

    by Daniel Ogilvie
    From the worst-selling author of Home Thoughts from a Man comes a brand new, blackly comic novel. George is screaming inside and he doesn’t understand why. George’s friend, Frank, has his own troubles--but he also has a new woman in his life, a woman their other friend Matthew is also in love with. But these are nothing compared to the battles George has at work. Will the yellow team win the idiotic team building event? Will George win his battle with the HR manager? Will Frank (ever) learn to... more
  • Heart of Palms: A Novella

    by Holly L. Aasen
    Long-buried secrets surface as families are torn apart in Holly Lynne Aasen’s tightly written emotional drama, Heart of Palms. Cole Wells and his father, Jack, have been on their own since Cole’s mother died thirteen years before. Now the twenty-three-year-old is lying in a coma after recently being acquitted of drug trafficking charges. Questions hang over his hospital bed, including the depth of his involvement in the drug ring and who wants him dead…questions that Jack will stop at nothing... more
  • Blood Diva

    by VM Gautier
    19th century Paris' most infamous party-girl is undead and on the loose in the Big Apple. Marie Duplessis, the courtesan whose life inspired both Camille and La Traviata was never one to miss out on opportunity. So when on her deathbed she was offered a chance at eternal youth and beauty, she grabbed it -- even though the price would be the death of innocents at her lovely hand. Now she's working at a chic Brooklyn gallery and once again the toast of the town, but when she falls for a mortal wh... more
  • Peace on Earth

    by Paddy Bostock
    Mankind profits from nothing more than war. Hence, rumours about the existence of a disk said to contain the formula to “peace on earth,” obtained by a failed actor with a penchant for visions, pose a major threat to the planet. This unleashes a frantic hunt for the disk across continents, involving government agencies, master criminals, petty criminals, and would-be criminals, plus the local population of Pont-y-Pant: the tiny Welsh village on which disparate characters converge as the putative... more
  • Poplar Place

    by Ellen Butler

    The sleepy, small town of Denton, South Carolina, possesses the tranquil life Cara Baker craves, but will her reclusive tenant shake up her newfound serenity?

    Newly minted librarian Cara Baker effectively cuts ties with her tumultuous life as a Pittsburgh District Attorney and moves down to South Carolina, where she embraces the peaceful, laid-back style of small town living. Everything seems to be falling into place when Cara finds the perfect house to round out her new plans. Well &he... more

  • Across the Pond

    by Michael McCormick
    Across The Pond by Michael McCormick is the story of a young American who fights in the Vietnam War for his country, only to be rejected when he comes home. The author based the book on his experience as a U.S. Marine who served in combat.

    Praise for Across the Pond:

    "This little book grips the reader from the beginning and does not let go. It is written with the violence and fury of Leon Uris's Battle Cry, and the tenderness and compassion of a simple poet.... It is a poignant remind... more

  • Wineman Chronicles Book I - Laguna Seca A Winemaking Adventure

    by J. E. Fahlbush
    This is a story of one man's road trip to the 1996 Monterey Historic Races. After returning from the Middle East he buys an old BMW and heads north to Monterey for the vintage car races. On the way he meets up with some of the local residents who befriend him and lead him from the Laguna Seca raceway onto the streets of Monterey and the hills of Carmel Valley. He gets invited to a grape harvest party which opens the door to the world of central coast wines. What starts as fondness for Syrah ... more
  • How to love San Francisco - One year in the City by the Bay

    by Johanna Lehmann
    , How to love San Francisco – One year in the City by the Bay, is the story of a spirited young woman who finds adventure in San Francisco. By crossing continents Hanni, in her mid twenties, starts a new life – with unexpected hurdles. When Hanni gets the offer to work in San Francisco for a year, she doesn’t expect the experience to turn her life upside down. Not only does she get infected by the Silicon Valley virus to start her own company, but she also falls in love with an American guy w... more
  • Among the Blossoms

    by Batya Ansell
    The year is 1987. Rachel Martin is a bright, sensitive thirteen year old middle school student who feels that nothing will ever turn out right for her. Self-conscious about her looks, Rachel feels doomed to forever live in her beautiful seventeen year old sister's shadow. The one anchor in Rachel's life is her supportive father, but even he won't be able to protect her from the events that lie ahead. School continues to be a bad joke, with a succession of pathetic substitutes...until an olde... more

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