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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Clouds Aren't White

    by Rachael Wright
    Emmeline MacArthur is in the eye of the storm, a period of calm in the unstable life of political intrigue. As soon as the future looks clear, three shots from an old revolver shatter her precarious peace. In minutes Emmeline is plucked from picking dandelions with her daughter, Sophie, to standing next to the steel grave of her husband and his bullet ridden body. In the months that pass, the assassin’s trail goes cold. Emmeline founders in a quiet depression, paralyzed by guilt and tor... more
  • Somewhere Night Falls

    by Neil Stanners
    We were all children once. Take this winding path through childhood past and present. A series of short stories presented chronologically. A boy living in a coastal town in WWII and longing for father to come home. A bunch of kids stumble on a famous star having a holiday. A farming family find themselves in a flood. Three siblings decide to take on and defeat a myth. A special relationship on an ocean voyage. A childhood love affair and it’s consequences. Teenage testosterone has it’s day. Bei... more
  • Caledonia Switch

    by Steven Lane Smith
    John Wesley Hardin is the smartest kid in Caledonia, New Hampshire, but his high I.Q. can't always keep his dream world separate from the real world. Named after an outlaw by a mother with the attention span of a hummingbird, John believes he's a genius, and he tries to rescue his father's hardware store from failure by making huge bets that threaten to ruin him and his family. He rationalizes committing one fraud after another until his confidence is shattered by the revelation of a life-changi... more
  • Salvation at Rio Feo

    by Steven Lane Smith
    Tommy Gunn is a star player for the Kentucky Barber College Cutters, the most notorious underdogs in college basketball March Madness history. A bookie named Igor bribes Tommy to lose the championship game by more than three points. A bookie named The Smelt bribes Tommy to injure an opponent and win the same game. That’s not how bribes are supposed to work. FBI Agent Bogart leads a task force bent on arresting conspirators like Igor and The Smelt and crooked players like Tommy. When KB... more
  • The Adventures of Ta and Boddington: Book 3: Boddington and the Bicycle

    by James Zwerneman
    ALL IS WELL IN THE GREAT GREEN FOREST, and Ta and Boddington are happy. Sally, the tribe’s inventor, has even come up with a new invention! But when Boddington sees how wonderful it is, his emotions get the best of him, and soon the three friends find themselves caught up in their most exciting adventure yet... THE ADVENTURES OF TA AND BODDINGTON is a series of whimsical children’s books set a long, long time ago, when early humans were trying to invent society from scratch. Readers of all ... more
  • The Adventures of Ta and Boddington: Book 2: The Chief's Dilemma

    by James Zwerneman
    TA'S MISSION TO FIND FRIENDS was a big success. But with so many new cavemen living so close together, Ta begins to worry that there will not be enough to go around. The tough choices Ta faces in THE CHIEF'S DILEMMA will determine the fate of the tribe. THE ADVENTURES OF TA AND BODDINGTON is a series of whimsical children’s books set a long, long time ago, when early humans were trying to invent society from scratch. Readers of all ages will delight in Ta, the kind-hearted caveman, and Boddi... more
  • The Adventures of Ta and Boddington: Book 1: Into the Unknown

    by James Zwerneman
    TA IS A GENTLE CAVEMAN living in the Great Green Forest. He loves playing his drum and eating blueberries drizzled in honey. But there is something he lacks - a friend. So one day he marches out into the dangerous Unknown to look for one. He will end up finding much more than he bargained for... THE ADVENTURES OF TA AND BODDINGTON is a series of whimsical children’s books set a long, long time ago, when cavemen were just learning to live together in society for the first time. Readers of all ... more
  • Back Kicks and Broken Promises

    by Juan Rader Bas
    Ricky Gilbert's world has been turned upside down. The seventeen-year-old, Filipino, adopted son of American parents, Ricky tries to adjust to a new life after moving halfway around the world from Singapore to New Jersey. With the help of Max Parada, an American-born Filipino, and Amy Cho, his Korean-American classmate, Ricky begins to find his place and identity in his new home through Taekwondo training. The training, however, is more than kicks and punches. Instead, it becomes Ricky's guide... more
  • Harrington's Valley

    by Darrel Rachel
    Reminiscent of Lonesome Dove, Cold Mountain, and Gone With The Wind, Harrington’s Valley weaves together the lives of three people from very different backgrounds as they embark on an epic journey from the ruins of the defeated South, through the majestic Rocky Mountains, and to the valleys of northeast Oregon. James McKane struggles with the loss of his way of life, his family, and the prejudices of his upbringing. Kate McKane, a woman left on her own, struggles against greed and corruption on ... more
  • BEYOND PLANET REACH: The Possibility of Love

    by J. T. Bleu

    J. T. BLEU'S fascinating prequel to his novel MY ARCH EMILY.
    This novella (inspired by a kitten) establishes the author's reputation as a writer of wit, insight, and compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters, in a poignant exploration of an intense romantic attachment at the edge of global madness.

    Beyond Planet Reach is the story of the spirited and wildly spontaneous Emily ... more

  • Weeks and Days

    by S.E. Phinney
    Meet Emily, sixteen and utterly unremarkable. Enter Stephen. He keeps asking what she wants, and won’t take “I don’t know” for an answer. In spite of his bluntness, Emily can tell he’s hiding something big. She doesn’t know if he’s a liar, a drug addict, or just plain weird, but… maybe she doesn’t care. Because with Stephen, she finally realizes there’s more to life than just floating through.
  • Chosen: Commander in Chief

    by Judith M. Galloway

    The Republican Party is looking for a presidential candidate who will capture the public's imagination.

    Enter Brigadier General Rachel Ryland, USAF, retired currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Appointed to her husband s senate seat after he is killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, Senator Ryland is a thirty year veteran with extensive experience in foreign relations and strategic planning.

    When asked to run for president, will she accept? If she runs, can she win? How... more

  • Behind Closed Doors

    by A.L. Smith
    For Sierra, Alex and Latrice, the innocence of childhood was lost at an early age. Choosing significantly different paths, they struggle to deal with the psychological effects of abuse. The three are eventually driven apart and they transition into womanhood carrying a secret that would influence their lives and threaten to destroy their family. Through a series of unlikely circumstances, the three are reunited. The meeting would ultimately set the stage for atonement.
  • Valentino The Love Bunny and How He Came to Be

    by Margarita Fairbanks
    In Book 1, Valentino The Love Bunny and How He Came To Be, we first meet a charming, 3lb 4oz Netherland Dwarf bunny at the pet shop. A customer called “the Animal Lady” falls in love with him and decides to provide him with his “forever home.” She names him Valentino The Love Bunny because of his distinguishing features: a black heart around his right eye and a heart on his left cheek. His confident and engaging nature allows him to quickly become friends with his new animal family consisting of... more
  • In Defense of the Moth or A Meaningless Dance in Blinding Heat and Light

    by Johnny Newport
    The Moon... It is said the moon’s spell can move us and nobody understands her pull like Johnny Gomez. Johnny, a devil-may-care and fatalistic salesman, remains tethered to his privileged life by a love for his children, his career and the moon—and not necessarily in that order. In fact, it’s Johnny’s lifelong passion for the moon, through both obsessive, independent study and a communal involvement in an astronomy society, that serves as the only outward distraction as a life of standard ... more
  • If... Lost or Found

    by Jackie Mae
    Traveling abroad, Sabrina’s grand adventure is about to change. Needing to go home and rectify the wrongs that are hovering ever constant around her, she finds herself thrust into a whole new set of truths she must confront. What if she had chosen differently? What if she had followed her parents’ guidance? Acceptance, freedom, being a worldly woman, had all seemed so important. Now, however, her path will lead her into the unknown. On her own, she must confront her fears head-on. When she meets... more