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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Slice

    by Mark Wayne Allen
    Is poetry meant to inspire love or terror? Do our religious leaders always lead us to mercy and love or do they sometimes lead down a darker path? Can a person show courage and forgiveness when forced into impossible circumstances? Is a man sane to care about a house full of trash and rats? These topics and more are explored in this new collection from the Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, LA-- Slice: BWG Anthology Vol. 2 Through memoir, poetry, humorous, serious, and—well, just plain weird —... more
  • Journeys (Bayou Writers Group Anthology) (Volume 1)

    by Mark Allen
    Whether it’s space academy, finding God, fighting wars, or bringing your cat to a psychiatrist, life takes us many interesting places. Some roads we choose. Some are chosen for us. But all have to be traveled. Join Bayou Writers Group as they explore life’s journeys in their new anthology.
  • The Boy Who Had A Peach Tree Growing Out Of His Head

    by Hal Ackerman
    From a man in need of a haircut picking up a hitchhiking rabbi whose Romanian village was decimated by the Nazis, to a family of rabbits, to an elderly man who might have gone to school with Lenin, to a hunch bettor at the race track who uses the results as a ouija board to his future, to a man whose wife left him via a text message, to the inner life of a queen bee, this eclectic compilation of stories examines the ties of family that break and bind. They are like sun showers, simultaneously... more
  • The Last Star & Other Stories

    by D.L. Orton
    Share the wonder. Experience the passion. Take the journey... FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON comes a funny, provocative, and sensual collection of short stories. Laugh, cry, and linger over these brief but intense glimpses into the lives of two hesitant young lovers, a billion-year-old AI and his female companion, a human-dolphin friendship, a lonely divorcée who believes she's too old to fall in love, and more...
  • Other Worlds: Stories

    by michael hoffman
    It's a collection of 7 short stories. As follows: Granule and Mandolyn “There’s a world,” he said, speaking slowly and hesitantly, as a man does when his experience has outrun his vocabulary, “where there’s a thing called death. They are human there, like us, only… they come into being at a certain point in time, through a process called birth, and then… they die, they vanish.” The little group fell silent, and the silence seemed to spread to other parts of the room. Real Life H... more
  • Ruined Wings

    by Ashley Fontainne
    Seventeen-year-old Callie Novak is on the cusp of changing her life as she warms up for the final heat in the Women's 1600 meter track and field competition. While she sets a new state record, her family's worse nightmare is just beginning. When tragedy strikes the Novak family every reader will feel the pain of grief, the perils of drug abuse, the despair that leads to a shocking downward spiral and the strength that’s needed to overcome addiction.
  • Knights of Enmity

    by Sedrie Danielle
    Knights of Enmity is an adult urban fantasy series which follows the lives of the modern-day Knights of the Round Table. Sworn to defend Earth from the coming onslaught of angelic threat, the Knights find themselves immersed in drama as a series of bad decisions, love affairs, and murders creates tension within the magical world; hindering their ability to defend the Earth. Baron Samedi, the lord of Purgatorio and guardian of the spirit realms, witnesses the failures of the humans and descends t... more
  • The Dreamer Sleeps Without Dreaming

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    The novel thrives in the realm of anti-art, testing boundaries and throwing clever punches. "This example of anti-art deserves nothing short of scathing criticism," asserts the first page of Jonathan Harnisch's massive novel The Dreamer Sleeps without Dreaming. By turns aggressive and coy, The Dreamer plays with themes of rejection, desire, and self-discovery, but never reaches a firm conclusion. Georgie, sick and overly medicated, checks himself out of the local psych ward just in time for his ... more
  • Pastiche

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Intense and artfully self-centered, this novel wraps around itself in search of release, after which the pleasure is over all too soon. Jonathan Harnisch's Pastiche is an exhaustive and frequently painful catalog of the struggles of the weirdly shy and chronically frustrated character Benny, who struggles to find a way to connect to the outer world. Benny likes latex. He likes to be encased, totally enclosed, and separated from reality by a thin, impermeable layer of rubber. His anxiety is that ... more
  • Meeting of the Mustangs

    by Cathy Kennedy
    A black colt is born into an exciting and dangerous world. Will his parents be able to protect him from becoming a victim? The wild mustangs encourage and protect each other, but what will happen when the man and his tame horse show up? Can the mustangs save themselves or will they be forced to abandon all they've ever known?
  • Skippy's Favourite Honey

    by Anthony Rebuck

    Imagine if you couldn?t find the food you liked most in the world. How would you feel? What would you do to get that thing you love?

    That is Skippy?s problem in Skippy?s Favourite Honey. Author Anthony Rebuck tells the story of the little kangaroo who lives in Australia. Unfortunately, all the stores there are out of the best honey in the world. When Skippy discovers it comes from Guatemala, she?s off on her search. And when she?s disappointed again, Skippy is off to England. Fat Fred ... more

  • Puck

    by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
    Fifteen-year-old Puck thinks life as a foster kid can't get any worse, until she's abducted in the middle of the night and taken to every troubled teen's worst nightmare: brat camp. The DreamRoads director may speak in feel-good euphemisms, but she rules with an iron fist. Bending to her will is the only way to get back home, but with no real home to speak of, Puck has other ideas. She's clever and cunning enough to work the system, after all, including manipulating the lovelorn camp counselors ... more
  • Love Leads the Way

    by Claudia Pemberton

    Newlyweds Mikayla and Jesse Daulton are living a fairytale life. Jesse is a retired United States Army Ranger working as a flight medic on a rescue helicopter, while Mikayla runs a small advertising business out of their home. Although they are madly in love, there is one thing missing from their private paradise: a child of their own.

    Jesse, who is as noble as his profession, is determined to give his wife the desires of her heart. After being suspended from his job for not following p... more

  • The Ugly Guys Club

    by Dan K. Oh

    About the horniest guy living in Los Angeles always surrounded by beautiful women, who becomes very angry at God (or The Bing Bang) because he can't get any.

  • Skunks Dance

    by St John Karp
    Spivey Spillane's grandmammy always said there were only two good reasons to kill a man -- for cheating on a woman, and for serving drinks to a Yankee. She may have had a hand in winning the Revolutionary War, but even she never met the likes of Alabama Sam. Sam robs a bank under Spillane's name, casts him in an obscene one-man play wearing only a pink tutu, and starts a betting pool on how many wieners he has. Despite the indignities Spillane suffers, he chases Sam across Gold-Rush-era Californ... more
  • Loretta's Pet Caterpillar

    by Lois Wickstrom
    Loretta finds a caterpillar egg on a milkweed plant. She breaks off the leaf and brings it home. Mom won't let Loretta keep it in the house, so she tapes the leaf back on the plant, and watches over the egg. It hatches. It eats the leaf, and more leaves. As the caterpillar grows and molts, Loretta shoos away a bird that wants to eat it. Then a wasp, and even a ladybug. The caterpillar survives. When it forms a chrysalis, a lizard bites it. It heals and eventually a monarch butterfly emerges. In... more