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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Wild Dragon Soul: Tales About a Journey to Find the Inner Artist

    by Tatjana Garibaldi

    Wild Dragon Soul is a book about creativity. It is a collection of twelve short stories, written in an allegorical style, about a journey to find the inner artist. The uplifting stories focus on inspiring the readers of any age who would like to live creative lives. 

    FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK: 

    What is the inner artist? Is it exclusively the painting, acting or dancing talent that only a special few possess? 

    Or is it something much more inclusive a... more

  • The French Sultana (The Veil and the Crown Book 2)

    by Zia Wesley
    “Following a short period of drunken and confused deliberation about how to best eliminate the new favorite, Nuket Seza settled upon the plan she always chose. She would poison the girl’s food”. Thus begins Zia Wesley’s newest novel, The French Sultana, a steamy continuation of the life and travails of Aimée Dubucq de Rivery, the innocent young convent girl abducted by corsairs and given to the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and her cousin Rose, unknowingly destined to become Empress of France... more
  • Paperwhite Narcissus

    by Tom Baker
    It is 1966, and Tim Halladay, in his senior year at William & Mary, is in the process of discovering his true sexuality. He spends his weekends living in the basement apartment of his aunt Blade's Georgetown home. There, he uncovers the darker side of the nation's capital, making forays into the Washington DC neighborhood of Foggy Bottom and meeting some brilliant, unforgettable men and women. Tim has known since he was thirteen that he was born a twin and that his brother died in the delivery ... more
  • The Stolen Girl (The Veil and the Crown Book 1)

    by Zia Wesley
    The legend of Aimée Dubucq de Rivery, has survived on three continents for more than two hundred years. The Stolen Girl tells the first part of her extraordinary story, her adolescence on the Caribbean island of Martinique, and her voyage to Paris where her hopes of finding a husband are shattered. Resigned to live as an old maid at the ripe age of eighteen, she decides to become a nun and sets sail to visit her relatives on Martinique one last time. On the journey, she meets and falls in love w... more
  • Shadow Days

    by Melinda Clayton
    On the anniversary of her husband’s death, forty-nine-year-old Emily Holt runs away, leaving an unmade bed, an unlocked house, two college-aged sons, and an overabundance of bad memories. Struggling to make peace with the death of a husband who’d been lost to mental illness, she vows to drive to the end of the road, which, she’s surprised to find, is just outside the tiny mining town of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia. As Emily struggles to redefine and rediscover herself, the good folks of Ce... more
  • The Second Chances of Priam Wood

    by Alexander Rigby
    Priam Wood is a painter, but when the colors of his life coalesce in unwanted ways, he is unable to change the canvas he has created. While he dies alone with no one at his side, he longs for his ballerina Ellie to return, but she is gone and there is no way to get her back…or is there? Death greets Priam in the form of a white abyss where a golden retriever informs him that he has the chance to relive the seven days of his life that he regrets the most. Before each of his second chances begin ... more
  • Robin Pembroke: Pirates & Winged Horses

    by J.B. Pelts
    The novel begins with Robin Pembroke leading his boringly ordinary life as a 10 year-old in middle England, when his Great Aunt Dorothy dies and leaves Robin her house and cottage on the island of Corentin, off of the southwest coast of England. What ensues is the summer of Robin's life, as he travels to Corentin and makes three best friends in Georgie, Millie, and Olwenn. Stumbling across a pirate mystery that has remained hidden for centuries, the friends chase clues and secrets across the ... more
  • Smilodon

    by alan nayes
    Jason Bristol, ex-prize fighter and expert animal tracker, and part-time drunk, teams up with beautiful wildlife biologist Norah Phelps as they pursue a man-eating predator that threatens to derail her father’s prize real estate development project in north central Idaho. Against the majestic pristine backdrop of Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the adventure unfolds. Jason, with Norah’s assistance, soon discovers the ghosts of his past are nothing compared to the battle he’s undertaken.... more
  • The Holly Bibble of Babble On

    by Michael Paul Girard
    At the turn of the millennium, Holly’s lifelong dream of writing music for a major orchestra quickly spirals into a hellish nightmare. Ensnared in a tangled web of deceit at the highest levels of Government, the beautiful thirty-year-old composer is sucked into a lion’s den of debauchery from which there is only one avenue of escape. When a suppressed childhood memory rears its ugly head she wreaks vengeance on the psycho ex-rock star who violates her. Ultimately Holly’s actions land her in the... more
  • The Immigrant: One From My Four Legged Stool

    by Alfred Woollacott, III
    A historical saga that covers a winter of 1650/1651 journey of John Law, a young Scotsman captured by the English Lord Cromwell’s forces in seventeenth century Scotland during “The Battle of Dunbar”. He survives a death march to Durham, England and is eventually sent to Massachusetts Bay Colony as an indentured servant, arriving aboard the ship “Unity” that was carrying around 150 prisoners of war from different Scottish clans. Now an outcast, and in the sanctuary of the new colony, John starts ... more
  • Short Bus Hero

    by Shannon Giglio

    Twenty-three year-old Ally Forman, a $350 million dollar lottery winner with Down syndrome, is either cursed or blessed, depending on how you look at things. When professional wrestler Stryker Nash loses his job, Ally, his biggest fan, wants nothing more than to put him back in the ring. And she will spare no expense. Her mother, however, has other plans for Ally’s winnings and her life. SHORT BUS HERO is a darkly humorous look at life with Down syndrome, the rise of a wrestling empire.... more

  • The Dreaming Hour: Stories & Verse to Celebrate the Seasons

    by Morgan Detyens
    Naughty cats, dirty dogs, slimy snails, and sneaky slugs are some of the fun and feisty characters young readers age 8-12 will meet in The Dreaming Hour, an illustrated collection of short stories and verse celebrating ordinary critters trying to something XXXtraordinary in their lives.
  • The Pressure Cooker

    by Gregory P. Wolk
    Two boys and their parents flee Russian oppression and bombings in Chechnya to begin a new life in the United States, where they find freedom and peace and can take advantage of countless opportunities. The Pressure Cooker is a 21st-century version of the story of immigrants who, arriving on boats, are exhilarated when they pass Lady Liberty in New York harbor: this family, too, will work to attain its American Dream. Ten years later, on April 15, 2013, the brothers detonate two bombs at th... more
  • The House on Persimmon Road

    by Jackie Weger
    "What a lovely surprise this book is. It's an unexpected love story that includes three generations. The writing is superb and the story is well written... " ~ avp "The writing is superb. The characters are layered and believable. " ~ avp "This was an absolute treasure to find and enjoy! Everything about the story and characters and location were perfect...I didn't want it to end." ~ avp Need Help? Hire a Ghost. She Cooks. Lottie Roberts has been between and betwixt since the Civil W... more
  • Calypso

    by Tsipi Sharoor
    “While movies have soundtracks, life doesn’t, and that’s why life is nothing like a movie...” Amos explains to his sister, Shlomit. But what soundtrack would accompany Shlomit’s life if it were a movie? Shlomit is growing up in the city of Ramla in the sixties. Her life story is accompanied by the scratchy voices of the Beatles coming from the old transistor radio in the kitchen of the small tenement apartment, the yells of the neighbors fighting easily penetrating the thin walls, the sounds of... more
  • The Wheelbarrow Puppy Club

    by Christina Valenti
    Millions of homeless, hungry, unloved dogs roam the streets of countries near and far. Street dog overpopulation is a global issue and many countries cannot, or choose not to, provide these dogs the basics of life. Wu, one of eight puppies being sold out of a street corner wheelbarrow on the chaotic streets of Beijing, China, believed that she was destined to a life on the streets. But, just as seasons change, so do circumstances. Join Wu on her journey from an impending life as a street dog, to... more

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