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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Heavenly Khan: A Biography of Emperor Tang Taizong (Li Shimin)

    by Victor Cunrui Xiong
    This historical fiction is based on the true story of Li Shimin (also known as Tang Taizong), the greatest sovereign in Chinese history. About 30 years younger than Muhammad, he grew up in a world of devastating upheaval that tore China asunder and was thrust into the role of a military commander in his father’s rebel army while still a teenager. In the process of vanquishing his enemies on the battlefield, he proved himself to be a great military genius on a par with Alexander the Great, Genghi... more
  • The Heroine Next Door

    by Zeena Nackerdien
    The emotionally-wounded survivors of the 9/11 attacks include a fifty-year old, South African Muslim scientist, Leila, who lost her fiancée, Khalid, on that fateful day. She is the narrator of a story threading together the lives of four South African Muslims navigating a technologically advanced and increasingly-complicated world. Initially tentative in pursuing her dream to aid patients with HIV/AIDS and other diseases (following deaths of loved ones to these illnesses) in the face of adversit... more
  • The River's Song

    by Suchen Christine Lim
    Sunday Times Book of the Month

    A beautifully written exploration of identity, love and loss set against the social upheaval created by the rise of Singapore.

    An Asian-American Music professor, Ping, is going back to Singapore to visit to her mother following a period of estrangement. During the journey she reflects on her youth which seems like another lifetime.

    Teenage Ping left Singapore and her boyfriend Weng abruptly to go and study in the US where she created another life ... more

  • Dangerous Love: a Novel

    by R.J. Wilson
    Dangerous Love (60,000 Words) Synopsis Mickey Collins is a struggling screenwriter living in Los Angeles and working as a bartender in a neighborhood hangout for cowboys, bikers, alcoholics, pool players, drug addicts, and hookers. One night a beautiful woman strolls into the bar, seduces Mickey, and leads him down a road of debauchery into a world of crime, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Mickey is a tough cookie himself, but he’s not prepared for this fatal attraction and the cast member... more
  • Ollie the Orca

    by Laura Maw

    Come along and join Bubba the Bottlenose dolphin as he makes a new buddy while sharing a day they won't soon forget. Grade 1-2 Reading Level

    Bubba is out on one of his undersea adventures when he finds a frightened Orca trapped by a fishing net! In this attention gripping yet comical tale, Bubba works with his buddy Sammy the Seagull to free Ollie. Come along and join Bubba the Bottlenose dolphin as he makes a new buddy while sharing a day they won't soon forget.

  • Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book

    by Adele Park
    WHEN MARIJUANA AND REALITY TV COLLIDE . . . Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book by Adele Park. When marijuana enthusiast Blue McKenna suffers an apocalyptic case of writer's block, reality TV seems like an easy way out. A conglomerate of kooky contestants invades the polygamist community of Navel, Utah, to compete in a reality show called Yikes! Participants include Steven Finch, a loveable stoner who develops a conspiracy theory involving a rock band called the Rectal Surgeons, and Randall Sm... more
  • Jitters -- A Quirky Little Audio Book

    by Adele Park
    WHEN RADIO AND POLYGAMY COLLIDE . . . Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book was written and produced by Adele Park and recorded at Straight to Audio Productions in St. George, Utah. Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book is a satire on radio and polygamy. For radio shock jock Nancy Neptune, life is just one big promotion. But when she's sent to work at a radio station near a polygamist compound in Utah, trouble comes in triplicate. In a land where one good wife deserves another, Nancy Neptune hoo... more
  • Broken

    by Roni Askey-Doran
    Today is Emily Zylaz’s birthday. This is the day that she has chosen to kill herself. After struggling for many years to cope with the roller-coaster of mental illness, a devastating failed marriage, and a soul-destroying career that is going nowhere, she’s giving up. Feeling like the only solution to all of her problems is to take her own life, Emily plans to hang herself at midnight. She believes no one will care that she’s dead, that she won’t be missed, and that everyone will be better off w... more
  • Infinite Ending: Ten Stories

    by Frank Marcopolos
    From a mysteriously life-changing and erotic coffee shop in Austin, Texas to college baseball diamonds in upstate New York, these ten tales transport the reader into lush fictional landscapes where compelling characters are thrown into predicaments that allow for philosophical debate as well as pure escapism.
  • Stephen's Presentation

    by seletha Tucker
    Stephen finds out he is ill at school and goes to the hospital to discover he has sickle cell anemia and wants to share this information with his fellow classmates
  • Saving Bone

    by Shelley Stoehr
    Izzy and bff Seven (whose name was supposed to have been “Steven”, but the “t” was left off his birth certificate) set out to rescue a dog, Bone, from its abusive owner. Although they fail repeatedly, they cannot stop trying – though Izzy wonders why not. What's so important that they have to risk "life and limb" to save this dog? But then Izzy learns a truth about Seven, a reality that is so horrible, that she realizes it isn’t only Bone who needs saving – it is Seven.
  • Shanna Poe's Imaginary World A Birthday Party

    by Deby C Gervais
    Shanna has a friend named Irga. Shanna loves to play with Irga. Until today, Irga has been Shanna's secret imaginary friend. Today is Shanna's fifth birthday. Shanna's friends will all be at her party. Shanna wants Irga at her party too. Shanna is so happy. It is going to be a Very Special Day! Imagination is an important tool for young children. It helps them make sense of their world, and to explore new ideas and situations in a safe environment. Make room in your child's world for art, read... more
  • Interrogating Ellie

    by Julian Gray
    On the eve of World War II a naïve young woman makes a fateful decision: she will abandon her British citizenship and go to live in Nazi Austria. When her marriage breaks down and she finds herself alone in an enemy land, her passionate, restless nature drives her in a struggle for survival against the odds. Who can she trust? And ultimately, who can she love? Interrogating Ellie is based on a true story. See http://www.interrogating-ellie.com for more details
  • Ere àwòrán

    by Michael Jay Nusbaum
    Ere Aworan is a story of slavery, love, hope and redemption. It follows the life of Osumaka and his family who are abducted from Africa and sent into slavery. It also follows two sailors from the US who are sent to stop the slave trade in the Africa Squadron. There, the two sailors, one from the south and one from the north, clash ideologically over the issue of slavery. Ultimately, the reality and horror of the slave trade change the mind of the sailor from the south until he too opposes slaver... more
  • The Zebra Party

    by Michelle Inda

    “Grandfather,” young zebra asked. “Where do zebra’s come from?” Juma had known that he would have to tell this story someday. “Onyango my boy,” he said, “the story goes something like this…

  • Interception!: When the Battle Becomes the War...

    by S. Denice Newton
    A divine war rages relentlessly just beyond the human senses. People everywhere are influenced by these invisible forces, in ways both wicked and pure, but wickedness has slowly gained the upper hand. In order to restore balance, help is needed from the human race. El Roi, the founder and chief justice of Azure, marked Keturah Rachel Adams at birth to serve as a bringer of light, hope and prosperity. Keturah is a seventeen year old honors student at Stratford High School in Edenton, Texas, with ... more

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