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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Playbortz: Skirting the Issue/Catfight

    by Lauri Bortz

    Two tragic farces, Skirting the Issue and Catfight, exploring themes of gender in language, role playing, role modeling and the education of the American youth; illustrated with mock vintage ads by the author and Brazilian artist Roberto Cabot. Skirting the Issue was awarded first prize in the 2001 Pen & Brush playwriting competition.


    by Max-Arthur Mantle
    The coming of age story of Mark Palmer, a black, gay, Jamaican where “Boom bye bye inna batty bwoy head” has replaced the island’s motto “Out of many one people.” The son of an overbearing, absentee, neglectful mother, he is thrust in an environment that requires a thick skin from torments and socio-economic disparities. Suppressing his “gay tendencies” to detract being bashed or murdered, he migrates to America and breaks free from the closet to a world where he is disenfranchised and arrested.... more
  • In the Blood of the Greeks: Intertwined Souls Series, Book 1

    by Book Buzz

    Historical Lesbian Romance in War Ravaged Greece

    Secrets. Passion. Destiny.

    In the Blood of the Greeks is set against the backdrop of World War II. The novel begins in a most troublesome period of human history, where subjugated by the might of Nazi Germany, two women meet under extraordinary circumstances. This is the story of Eva Muller, the daughter of a German Major, in command of the occupying force in Larissa, Greece in 1942. Through the intervention of the village priest sh... more

  • Cross Trained

    by H. Amore

    When life's scales tip in any given direction, knowing who you are and who you belong to, make all the difference. Caleb Cohen has returned to Colter Bay Wyoming for a year-long internship that will secure him a position as a forest ranger for the National Park System. His life-long goal lay at his fingertips. The prettiest girl in the Bay wears his ring, and they need only wait for her eighteenth birthday before they say their vows. He walked in God's favor; he knew it and appreciated the gr... more

  • The Samurai Bear And The Ninja Squirrel

    by Ray Khan
    For centuries Samurai and Ninja have been mortal enemies, but when a frozen Ninja Squirrel shows up at the cabin of one retired Samurai Bear in the middle of winter for refuge, what will the Samurai Bear do? Will he help his arch enemy the Ninja Squirrel who though frozen and desperate still carries her deadly swords or will he turn her away? Will the Samurai Bear be able to put aside their differences and help his arch enemy?
  • Spunky The Rabbit

    by Ray Khan
    This is a fictitious account of a true story that happened one summer in Denver Colorado. It illustrates that being kind to injured wildlife is such an important lesson to teach our children as we encroach upon their habitat. In Denver as more of the few natural habitats are destroyed to make the make way for housing, it is important that we exercise consideration for the displaced wildlife that we inadvertently encounter in our daily life.
  • RETOLD: The Story of Jesus

    by Steve Lipscomb
    Think you know the story of Jesus? Think again! The life and times of history’s most famous and influential character is retold, loosely following the narrative accounts of the canonical and so-called gnostic gospels but also including some original stories of Jesus as a child and young man. Jesus always knew that God had a special plan and purpose for his life. But when God does not reveal that plan, Jesus, must set out on a quest to discover it for himself. The new tales and details of Je... more
  • Perky Girl: The Amazing Life of Bienna Molo

    by Vera I. Roberts
    Announcing Perky Girl: bringing you a new children's chapter book by a youth for youth! Written by a 9-year old girl, the book captures an innocence and wholesomeness that would be difficult for an adult to emulate. The novel follows Bienna Molo from preschool through to old age, and is filled with schoolyear fun. Kids know what kids want-- let child author Vera I. Roberts bring the joy of Perky Girl into your life.
  • Kipling & Trix

    by Mary Hamer

    Winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction, Kipling & Trix tells the story of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, and his sister Trix, as they grow up.

    Both mean to be writers, both are looking for love but they are hampered by the bitter legacy of their childhood. Not quite six, Rudyard and his little sister, Trix, just three, had been left behind in Southsea by their parents when they went back to India. The children found themselves abandoned to the power of a foster mother det... more

  • The Lost Castle Treasure

    by Don M. Winn
    The treasure house of Knox castle is empty! Now conspiracy and war threaten the kingdom while mysterious noises and unexplained events fill the castle. As best friends Kaye, Reggie, and Beau search for the missing treasure, jealous knights plot to get rid of Kaye for good. Can Kaye find the treasure in time to save the kingdom? Or will he risk losing his knighthood forever? Join Kaye, Reggie, and Beau as they search for hidden clues, secret passages, a lost castle treasure, and their place in th... more
  • Choices: A Novel

    by Ruchira Khanna
    Leonardo is a young man who is standing on a crossroad of life, facing choices. He has a few questions, questions that all of us have faced when facing choices that can change our lives. Does fate make a man, or do his desires? Do ambitions and desires actually lead a person to true happiness and fulfillment, or does providence and life changing events actually show a person the true path to follow? ‘Choices’ raises these questions, and attempts to answer them. It is a slice-of-life, a book wr... more
  • The Evolutionist

    by Avi Sirlin

    The Evolutionist tells the story of one of Britain’s most controversial and misunderstood Victorians, a man Sir David Attenborough called "the most admirable character in the history of science" --  Alfred Russel Wallace. In 1858, Wallace earned equal credit with Charles Darwin for the discovery of our modern theory of evolution. But in an era that pitted science against faith, Wallace boldly declared his belief in both -- thus clashing headlong with London's scientif... more

  • The Price of Copper

    by Linda Buxbaum
    This compelling story about love, hope, and sacrifice begins in 1909 with Nellie O'Rourke, a young Irish-American woman whose faith and enduring belief in the good side of human nature carry her through her difficult coming-of-age years. Her stubborn adherence to her own values and ambitions compel her to become a suffragette and a college graduate. Along her journey, she becomes the savior of a young prostitute, a stand-in midwife, and a wife of an underground, hard rock miner, something she vo... more

    by Tom Coffey

    Emma Pierce, the quintessential “new woman” of the early 20th Century, is the confidante and “right hand man” to her father, the head of a prestigious educational institution in upstate New York. She writes speeches and letters for him, and mingles with the great leaders and thinkers of the day, from Theodore Roosevelt to Mark Twain. In this rarefied world, she struggles to balance her father’s expectations with her growing sense of independence --a balance that ... more

  • Anissa's Redemption: A Young Woman's Saga from War in Syria to Love in NY Continues (The Syrian Virgin Series Book 2)

    by Zack Love
    This novel contains a detailed synopsis of book 1 in the series and can be read as a standalone. Anissa Toma fled war-torn Syria after narrowly escaping the massacre of her Christian family by Islamists. Fortunate enough to rebuild her shattered life in New York City, the young refugee gained admission to an elite college, where she excelled. Her beauty, brains, and purity soon captured the interest of two powerful men: Michael, an activist working to establish Antioch, the first Mideast Christi... more
  • Sun's Parting Ray

    by Mishael Austin Witty
    Just follow your heart, and everything will turn out the way it is supposed to… This is the way Jane Addison has always lived her life, but it doesn’t seem like anything ever turns out according to what her heart truly desires. This is especially true when her husband is gunned down by Confederate soldiers on their eighth wedding anniversary. Then, when she meets and falls in love with her late husband’s married best friend, things really get confusing for the young widow. Will she and Cole foll... more