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  • Bitten: Confessions of a Menopausal Vampire

    by Melinda Rucker Haynes
    Kristen's fiancé Rick turns into Houdini and pulls a disappearing act. Now years later her husband deserts her for a younger woman. Disgusted with life itself, menopausal to boot, she doesn't know what to do when Rick turns up—still young and handsome. Against her better judgment, but with her hormones going haywire, she accepts a date, and finds herself waking up in the morgue as an illegally made vampire. Rick must hide his mistake or everyone dies. But Kristen refuses to go quietly... more
  • The Distance Between High and Low: A Southern Gothic Novel

    by Kaye Park Hinckley

    Finalist: William Faulkner/William Wisdom Competition.

    Finalist: Tuscany Prize for Fiction.


    “The Distance Between High and Low” is a Southern Gothic novel about the consequences for two young people who set out to learn the identity of their father. Teenaged twins, Lizzie and Peck live in the house of their eccentric, widowed grandmother Pearl--a house of history and secrets-- along with their unstable, drug-addicted, artist mother, Lila, and Izear, a half... more

  • CeeGee's Gift

    by Joy H. Selak
    Set in a small island town on the Texas coastal bend, CeeGee’s Gift takes readers to a simpler time, when neighbors sat on front porches, kids took off on bikes all day, and the library was the gathering place for all ages. Twelve-year-old Celia Gene Williamson and her friend, old Mr. Tindale, turn her ability to foretell the future into a gift for others—a chance for the people of Southport to prepare for what is to come, or even change direction and change their future. Working together, they... more
  • Loukas and the Game of Chance

    by Anthony L. Manna
    While Loukas is playing his flute at the seawall one day, he befriends a mysterious talking, dancing snake that rewards him with fortune and favor. Some years later, tempted by greed and pride, Loukas loses all his riches and his family. He must now set off on a treacherous journey through a frightening forest filled with suspense and strange creatures to find Destiny, her son Ilion, the Sun, and her daughter Luna, the Moon. These celestial guardians will surely allow him to reverse his misfortu... more
  • Sorrow Hill Saltbury Estate

    by Ken Donaldson
    Turning back an era or two enters a world where life and the people who lived that life enjoyed high standards of freedom within the law as murder, betrayal, piracy on the high-seas and crimes of deep seeded conspiracy became a law lived outside the law held to those whose names were of the privileged class from among the deeds of men.
  • Beyond the Lighthouse, Over the Mountains

    by Tony Steeno
    A mysterious message inspires three companions to embark upon a journey. The way is perilous: a vicious storm batters them, an inky black night renders them blind, and a fire-breathing monster causes them to fear for their lives. Yet they persist through each bleak encounter. Their journey is a metaphor for life. Obstacles are overcome through selflessness, compassion, and hope. The story is a multifaceted fable, where subtle ideas gradually build toward a prize worthy of a treasure chest.
  • Champagne Philosophies and a Confetti Paper Supernova

    by Mat de Melo

    champagne philosophies and a confetti paper supernova is a montage poem of one a.m. ideas and champagne and chasing hollywood endings.

    Milo is a thirty-something movie maker with a kodak super 8 movie camera and a pocket full of ideas. He walks around lisbon with a girl in denim blue levi's, Viola, a thirty-something portuguese artist in a series of kodak minutes.

    Milo tries to slow the world from spinning so fast,... more

  • Participant

    by Carmen Kemp
    Alexis spends most sunny California days in a drab cubicle toiling away at a job that crushes her soul, and goes home to a dysfunctional relationship that is doing a number on her heart. She's plagued with discontent and haunted by an unsettling melancholy, which only worsens after her fiancé of almost three years packs up and moves out. Desperate to pull herself out of a downward spiral, she spends money she doesn't have on classes at the Chloe Dillon Modeling and Acting Center. Unexpectedly, s... more
  • Getting Rid of Mabel

    by Keziah Frost

    They say everyone has a double. Margaret Birch is 87 years old when her friends at the art league tell her they've seen a woman who looks exactly like her doing scandalous things in town. This stranger threatens not only Margaret's reputation, but also old friendships that span decades. Who is this evil twin, where has she come from, and what does she want? And is there any way to get rid of her?

  • The Irish Clans: Book Three: Rising

    by Stephen Finlay Archer
    Irish Republican martyrs rise against overpowering British forces to spark the revolution, while the Clans search for unity and treasure to honor the Clans Pact of their ancestors and finance their cause. Irish rebels Tadgh McCarthy and partner Morgan fight for freedom and their lives in the 1916 Dublin Easter Rising. Irish-Canadian Collin O'Donnell abandons his wife and newborn son in his obsessive search for his long-lost sister Claire in Ireland. Will they all connect?
  • Entente: The Irish Clans: Book Two in the Series

    by Stephen Finlay Archer
    The mysteries of an ancient Clans pact deepen beneath the horrors of WWI as Irish rebels march toward revolution. They strive for entente with the Huns, led by Irish patriot Roger Casement in Germany, to support the Irish Revolution starting with the 1916 Easter Rising. Irish Republican, Tadgh McCarthy and his companion Morgan fight for life, love, freedom and the moral truth in the trenches of Belgium while Irish-Canadian Collin O'Donnell agonies over whether his sister Claire is still alive ... more
  • Grandpa Wore a Six-Gun

    by James Rickard
    Join Charlie Hobbs in this western tale as he leaves the farm, finds himself in bordellos, saloons, stage robberies, and more!
  • Trespassed

    by Sonya Visor
    Thirty-two days, divorced. Moving day has arrived for Nadine Parker, but she needs a plan of execution. Nadine struggles to find the strength to break free from the hold of what-once-was with Zane Willibe. After being a couple for sixteen years, thirty-two days of marriage revealed the truth about Zane. And now, the secrets begin to unfold. There’s a war going on between old and new Nadine. Under the surveillance of her hawk-eye mother-in-law, Nadine is held captive in her role as Zane’s ... more
  • One Unique Piece

    by Emily-Anne Willey
    “What’s my name?” Carla thought. “Miss Johnson wants to know my name?” Well, she knew her name! But, in that moment, in front of 28 brand new people in her new 5th grade class there were so many other things going through her mind. All that came out, in a loud shout was…. “I am Carla Vidal. I have autism.” This charming tale of Carla (this book’s illustrator) and her teacher Miss Johnson (this book’s author) and their experience in Carla’s first full inclusion classroom is nothing short of amazi... more
  • Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

    by Cynthia Sally Haggard
    A Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s and 1930s Berlin during the rise of the Nazis, "Farewell My Life" spins an operatic tale of dangerous love, obsession and loss; of crumbling, dissolving and nothingness, that revolves around Grace, a shy 17-year-old whose fabulous talent for the violin promises a shimmering career.
  • Fishkin

    by Janna Lusk
    Fishkin is the only fish-chicken in the pond. The fish won't play with her because she clucks. The chickens won't play with her because she swims. Fishkin is sad, but everyone soon learns how Fishkin makes a world of difference.