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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • why do monsters stay up so late?

    by Fran Bravo
    Have you ever wondered...Why do Monsters stay up so late? Join a lively cast of quirky monsters as they reveal their amusing bedtime rituals! Bedtime has never been this monstrously fun! Whether it's a witch celebrating her birthday with a joyous broomstick ride or a meticulous Frankenstein double-checking his screws, each monster's nightly routine is sure to entertain and enchant young readers. So, dear little monster, the question remains: why do you stay up so late? Grab your cop... more
  • Pieces of a Broken Mind

    by Daniel Ruczko
    Pieces of a Broken Mind is the raw and honest portrayal of Richard Bryght, a struggling Seattle writer with dreams too big for a single lifetime—navigating love, loss, and the pursuit of artistic fulfillment. Haunted by a past relationship and his mother's mental decline into Alzheimer's. Then, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity arises—to turn his self-published book into a movie. Richard embarks on a transformative leap of faith, with his best friend Danny by his side and his mother's blessings, ... more
  • Snowy Nessa: Please help me find Father North

    by Joan Dee Wilson
    Nessa, a young Snowy Owl wants to learn more about her world. When she tells her nest mates of her plan to find answers from the legendary Father North, they scoff and tease her and fly south together. So begins her journey north—alone, brave and believing—yet not aware of the perils awaiting her.
  • Saving Corky

    by Crystal Steadman
    Corky is a young woman who was kicked out of her home at the age of 16. Then turned to prostitution at the age of 18.
  • THIN LINE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

    by ASNA
    IT'S A SHORT LIFE. BUT THE STORIES WITHIN IT ARE BIG AND PROFOUND. 'THIN LINE OF CONSCIOUSNESS' is a heartwarming collection of short stories that spotlights 'big little things in life'. These pages unfold complex human emotions and diverse perspectives underlying our short lives. Seven short stories are narrated in a unique literary voice. Fountain pen, Anwar, Alavi and Mopping cloth are heart-touching anecdotes. Thin line of Consciousness, None of My Business and Beautiful Living are all abou... more
  • Good Housekeping

    by Bruce E Whitacre

    The contradictions of privilege and want, the dynamics of gay marriage, the joy of a good cocktail — all enter the mix of poems exploring home, marriage, climate, travel, war, sensuality, tea, and, yes, housekeeping! This is the second collection of Bruce E. Whitacre, coming in spring 2024 from Poets Wear Prada.

  • Misfits

    by Mark Jonathan Harris
    How do you connect with others when you always feel out of place? Following a kaleidoscopic array of characters adrift in a precarious world, Misfits grapples with the challenges of contemporary life, including climate change, inequality, uncertainty, and pain. A depressed accountant stumbles on a teenage eco-terrorist in a parking garage; a middle-aged psychiatrist buys a drink for a seductive young artist during a flight delay; an out-of-work journalist recruits Chicano gangbangers to he... more
  • An Unusual Squirrel

    by Devin Hintze
    Do you like pets? How about a sentient, vocal, reckless squirrel? While Squirrel adapts to living with a human, his hapless friend tries to survive chaos that includes a buried car, copious property damage, and an unfortunate misunderstanding with a bear. He attempts buoyancy training and surviving on dehydrated food. He tries out a virtual reality headset and straps himself to a rocket-powered toy train. He even learns to pilot a stolen drone which, regrettably, gets shot down by the Air For... more
  • Glitter Girl

    by Toni Runkle & Steve Webb
    True Confessions of a Trendsetter Hi! I'm Kat. Welcome to my blog. I may be from a small town but I'm also Glitter Girl Cosmetics' newest trendsetter. Thanks to my flair for fashion and my popular style blog, I've been chosen to be an Alpha Girl, which means I get to try out all the Glitter Girl products before they hit the stores. Forty-eight hours after she blogs about the goodies in the new line, every girl at Kat's school is sporting the gear. Kat's popularity skyrockets, but Jules—Kat... more
  • Do No Harm

    by Tom Tom B. Stone
    Doctor Gideon Teague is ready to call it quits as he nears the end of his medical training. Years of continuous hard work and the specter of tragedy following him from his time as a Marine have taken a heavy toll and his physical and emotional reserves are spent. In the nick of time, an opportunity for a mission trip to Honduras seems like just the ticket to rekindle a long dead spark of passion and adventure; and to escape the day-to-day drudgery of his life as a resident physician. While there... more
  • Sunset Collector

    by Cade
    Illusion and disillusion Friendship and betrayal Ecstasy and madness Two young Englishmen arrive in LA in 1980, hungry for experience. They dive headlong into technicolour Hollywood days, sunkissed and free beneath exotic palms. At night they slide on charm through a Sunset Strip parade of hookers, pimps, dealers, gigolos, hitmen, punks and struggling actors. They set up camp in a glamorously sleazy joint and befriend the eccentric barflies. They are a million miles away from Thatcher’s grey,... more
  • Blood for Pearls

    by Peter Von Perle
    A Legacy Written in Blood and Pearls… In 1498, the world was on the brink of a seismic shift. Christopher Columbus, during his fateful third voyage, stumbled upon the Pearl Coast—an enchanting realm teeming with riches beyond imagination. Yet, behind the glistening pearls lay a dark and treacherous history that would forever change the course of human lives. At the heart of this gripping historical thriller lies Cubagua Island, a place where dreams and nightmares intertwined. Here, the lives... more
  • Grandma Ethel's Braid

    by Lori
    Grandma Ethel’s Braid is an epic and engaging story of culture, family, love, romance, and adventure. In Part 1, the story follows three generations of a Jewish family as they journey from oppressive Russia in the early 20th century to freedom in America. Once in America, Ethel and her family carve out a new life. Ethel marries and has a daughter. In Part 2, Ethel, her daughter, and her granddaughter face more modern challenges well into the 21st century. A story you won’t forget!
  • The Legend of Circe: Circe's Awakening

    by Leonard Kearon MSc
    Circe Goodwin is a normal teenage girl who lives in Sunsport, Hibernia. She is loved by her adopted father, goes to school, hangs out with her friends, and can fire energy blasts from her hands. Wait… That’s not normal. Yeah, Circe doesn’t think so either. Attending Sunsport Super School’s basic hero training course to learn to control her new powers; Circe will learn a lot about herself, her past, and her powers, while making new friends and maybe more…However, Circe’s dreams warn of ancient fo... more
  • Tomorrow, Again

    by Justin
    If you took a blank calendar and looked at it month by month, would each month hold a special, life-changing anniversary? Could you fill the calendar with events which have shaped you and stood out, or would it be filled with blanks? Do you seek a life where you create more meaningful moments which can become important anniversaries as you look back? Are you spending your life in pursuit of something worthy, or are you drifting around from day to day as time passes by? These philosophical questi... more
  • Lily's Way

    by Julie Dumaine
    Lily is a toddler who through the meanders of her early life becomes a young adult propelled by her travels on a quest of what we all humans long for. That is, not only to be desired or loved, but merely to be valued and to find one’s own sense of belonging. Lily learns to trust her actions and faith and eventually to lean forward into her destiny. A kaleidoscope of endeavors and emotions awaits the reader on every page, fostering clarity and joy and profound musings on human nature.
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