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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Swastika Tattoo

    by Geraldine Birch
    As WWII rages on, a German sailor must come to terms with the beliefs taught him while a member of the Hitler Youth under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Held in a prisoner of war camp in Arizona's desert after his U-boat has been captured, Rudolf Meier picks cotton for an American Jewish farmer. That relationship truly challenges Rudolf as the American teaches him about democracy and individualism. After a horrific murder in the camp committed by Nazi officers, Rudolf comes face-to-face with the co... more
  • The Weapon of My Delusion

    by Ambrose Vendetto Bruno

    “There could never have been heroes if there had not been villains; and, the world still needs heroes. Therefore, the world requires some villains.” 

    It’s the mid-1990’s – the last days before technology would begin to make the world truly “small.” Yes, there are still unknown parts: those small towns where people can disappear and where legends still thrive in the shadows. 

    "The Weapon of My Delusion" is a sa... more

  • No Such Thing as Perfect

    by Sarah Daltry
    College was supposed to be perfect. She was supposed to be perfect. For Lily Drummond, life is about following the rules. To be specific, her mother’s rules. College fit into the plan – maintain perfect grades, date the perfect guy, and live the perfect life. On her own, though, Lily realizes that she doesn’t actually have a plan. Without being told what to think and do, she keeps making mistakes. Away from home, the perfect facade is beginning to shatter. When Lily herself starts to break... more
  • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Modern Reimagining

    by Sarah Daltry
    An experimental novella reimagining the main figure of TS Eliot's classic poem of memory, hopelessness, and loss in a contemporary setting. Approximately 20k words. "No one wants to hear a lonely middle aged man talk about cities or memory. No one wants to know that the world exists in a kaleidoscope of colors. For one man, indigo is life, and he does not have time for the man for whom yellow is."
  • Backward Compatible: A Geek Love Story

    by Sarah Daltry
    For fans of Scott Pilgrim or The Guild comes a story of Xbox, Denny's, and awkward beginnings. Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close… It is a time of chaotic hormones. Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release. During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game’s secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path. ... more
  • Pieces of Me

    by Carrigan Richards
    One second. Seventeen-year-old Corinne has everything. Her life. Family. Friends. Boyfriend. But in that one second, she loses it all. Now she’s left with harrowing nightmares. Hallucinations. And panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere. She tries everything to take the pain away, but there’s only one option she sees as a true way out. When Corinne is sent to live in a psychiatric institution, she doesn’t want to talk. It’s pointless. They can’t help her. But slowly Corinne opens ... more
  • This Elegant Ruin: And Other Stories

    by Erin Bartels
    Love and hate. Dreams and nightmares. Luck and misfortune. In twelve engaging stories, the joys and sorrows of life glow against such varied backdrops as a snowy wood, a quaint country inn, a crumbling metropolis, the shore of Lake Superior, and a lonely country highway. A man in the twilight of his career falls in love with a young woman at the dawn of hers. A girl at the end of her rope finds an unexpected friend in an eccentric stranger. A young man haunted by memories finally gets a cha... more
  • Resistance Music

    by T.A. Barnes

    They say she can trust them in a fight for her life. The truth is she can’t trust anyone….

    An American rock star is murdered in northern Spain, drawing her sister into the underground of radical Basque Separatists and those who hunt them. With no idea of her family’s ties to the feared ETA, Sancia is thrown unwilling into a deadly baptism by knowledge, the price of which is death. Betrayed by those she trusts, sought by a cause she can’t support and stalked by t... more

  • How Not to Cry in Public & Other Victories

    by Jean Stringam
    When Brenna Walker suffers a devastating emancipation her senior year of high school, she sets off on an undercover search for her missing relatives. Over a series of visits with her mother Brenna asks the name of her birth father and why her uncle raised her. Meanwhile, hoping her mother will help her, Brenna continues the hunt for family members, arranging to meet them incognito so as to ascertain why her uncle didn’t want her to know them, or if he didn’t want them to know her. When the evide... more
  • The Longest Distance

    by David Scott
    Shaken by tragedy in the wilds of Africa, Jeremy Braddock sets off in search of the answers to our questions about life, truth, and the all-too-trying-yet-wonderful emotion of love. From continent to continent, the protagonist takes us on a rollercoaster ride and riveting journey that reveals to us the masters, the maniacal beauty of this planet, and the greatest mystery of all––the ‘one thing’ we came here to know. As with life itself, he is not alone in this adventure, with the many supporting... more
  • Billy Bowater

    by E. C. Hanes
    William Walpole Bowater III has been told his whole life that his name will "build character and open doors." Everyone assumes that the heir apparent to the powerful eastern N.C. family will return home after college and take over his father's prestigious law firm as well as assume his father's position as political power broker. But Billy Bowater needs to create his own legacy. When Billy finds himself working as the legislative assistant for Wiley Hoots, the senior senator from N.C., his li... more
  • Soul Searching

    by Beth Hanggeli
    When we refuse to forgive, we lose a piece of our soul. But where do those pieces go? And how do we get them back? A tragedy destroyed Tara Davies' family when she was eight years old. After years on the road, she returns to Oregon to rebuild her shattered relationship with her father. But an attack leaves him gravely injured, unable to answer the one question she needs to ask. Her mother's long-lost sister Deirdre is killed in the same attack. Tara is stunned when she inherits the fa... more
  • I Ate a Cicada Today [With CD (Audio)]

    by Jeff Crossan
    Based on a song of outrageous rhymes, I Ate a Cicada Today is a humorous children's picture book illustrated in ink and watercolor with an accompanying CD. Each two-page spread features a verse about a different animal or insect including such fanciful scenarios as "I peppered a leopard today" and "I hid a giant squid today." The CD is a guitar/vocal performance of the song by author/illustrator Jeff Crossan, who interjects each verse with a short spoken aside to provide added comic punch to t... more
  • The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail

    by Maureen Stolar Kanefield
    Maxwell is a young, intelligent mouse. He has a curiosity that draws him into every subject under the rainbow and an imagination that just won't quit. That is, until the day he discovers his tail is growing much too long. Soon he is the target of jeers and snickers from his classmates. Even his best friend, Mason, is unaccepting. "Maxwell, can't you keep track of your tail? I'm always tripping over it." It seems to Maxwell that his life is in ruins. But then he starts to see the magic his tail b... more
  • Yakimali's Gift

    by Linda Covella
    It’s 1775 in Mexico, New Spain, and 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, of Spanish and Pima Indian ancestry, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. Fernanda grabs any opportunity to ride the horses she loves, racing across the desert, dreaming of adventure in faraway lands. But when a tragic accident presents her with the adventure she longed for, it’s at a greater price than she could ever have imagined. With her family, Fernanda joins... more
  • The Miracle Man

    by Todd Easterling

    When her fourteen-year-old daughter's life is threatened, the mother, Katie, takes matters into her own hands to try and protect her and inadvertently finds herself swept into an exotic, far from home breathtaking adventure.

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