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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Isabel Is Unhappy

    by S Zellinger
    Isabel is a little girl who has moved to a new town and will be starting school soon. However, she has trouble reading and her grades are poor. This is a beautiful book with stunning pictures, celebrating the joys of reading. The first in the Isabel Stories series, this book gently explores the stress of school and combines it with warmth, hope and determination. Read on to find out what happens to Isabel and the adventures she encounters.The print version is 38 pages (ebook is 30 pages) due to ... more
  • Isabel Makes A Wish

    by S. Zellinger
    Isabel is a little girl who has a birthday wish. However, her parents cannot afford to give Isabel her wish. This is a beautiful book with stunning pictures, celebrating the joys of friendship. The second in the Isabel Stories series, this book gently explores the hope of making a wish and combines it with warmth, hard work and generosity. Read on to find out what happens to Isabel and the adventures she encounters.
  • The Trumpet Lesson: A Novel

    by Dianne Romain
    When Callie Quinn became pregnant at seventeen in 1960s rural Missouri, her outraged father, with her mother’s acquiescence, insisted that no one know―and Callie complied. She went away, and she gave up her baby. But not for their reasons. She did it to protect the baby’s father―a black teen―from the era’s racist violence. Decades later, now a translator in Mexico, Callie and her closeted gay friend, Armando, search for his missing dog. Worried that Armando will lose his Paris love, too, if ... more
  • Rescued (JT Thomas Book 1)

    by E. Alan Fleischauer
    John Thurgood Thomas wasn't looking for trouble, treasure, or love. But when JT came across a wagon of kidnapped women, his Sharps .50 caliber would put him on a path to all those, along with murder, mayhem, and mystery. From the Colorado plains and mountains of the Old West to the gilded hotels and restaurants of New York, ride with a man who stands up to evil with his guns, fists, brains, and heart. Through it all, JT stays true to his friends and lethal to his enemies.
  • Trust and Believe

    by Richard C. Loban
    Charlene Riley is a typical hard working single mom, who's striving for a better life for her and her young son Robert. But it seems like every time she takes one step forward, she falls two steps behind. She's constantly navigating in and out of difficult situations, problems, and relationships, and she drags Robert along with her for the ride. Even though she tries her best to keep him protected, the ill effects of her behavior start to rub off on him, and soon trouble comes knocking at their ... more
  • The Rain Man Murders

    by Nancy E. Brown
    Solving crimes in the 1970’s wasn’t an easy task, but Detective Mark Wilder was the heartbeat of the Dallas PD, and murder was his specialty. When a body washes up on the banks of the Trinity River during a torrential rainstorm, all evidence gets washed away. Likewise, when other dead bodies are discovered at two other lakes in Dallas, rain curses the crime scenes. So, what does a clergyman, a drug dealer, a beautiful woman, and the rain have in common? Could it be the Rain Man? Maybe, maybe n... more
  • Ten Thousand Tongues: secrets of a layered kitchen

    by Nandita Godbole

    Featured on BBC-Future, Forbes, NBC-News and NBC Asian America, this biographical fiction is based on the authors' family stories of strong matriarchs who inspired "Ten Thousand Tongues."

    These are stories of perseverance, and of a deep-rooted appreciation of family legacies that inspire and shape reverence to one’s culinary heritage.

    This biographical fiction is about eight women who find refuge, solace, and strength in their constantly evolving relationship t... more

  • Unfamous Men

    by Jeff Gomez
    A retelling of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Unfamous Men transports the story of Depression-era friendship to the world of Mexican fruit pickers in post-war Southern California.
  • Boll Weevil

    by James Radford
    Boll Weevil is a lyrical portrait of a changing American South. A brash young lawyer returns to his rural South Georgia hometown seeking to gain political foothold by challenging the long-standing County Commissioner for his seat. The young politician soon realizes how little he understands the place and people he seeks to represent. To win, he must first confront his own misapprehensions about a society from which he has long been separated. Second, he must overcome the brutal, desperate means ... more
  • I'm So Glad You're Here

    by Suzanne Rolph-McFalls

    A beautiful bedtime story that can be given as a greeting card! Customizable and sweet, this charming little read is illustrated by the author's grandchildren in darling, relatable drawings.

    Reviewer Sheree Coulter writes: 

    "You can NEVER say I love enough; especially to your children! I adore this book!!! This has become a nightly bedtime story in our home! You can NEVER say I love enough; especially to your children! Everyone should have this amazingly heartwa... more

  • The Edge of America

    by Jon Sealy
    Bobby West is on the edge. As chief financial officer for a Miami holding company and a CIA front, he has overleveraged his business in the go-go 1980s financial culture. He turns to a deal-with-the-devil money laundering operation with a local gangster, Alexander French—a deal which quickly goes south when $3 million goes missing. Now Mr. French, a group of Cuban exiles, and an Israeli smuggler named Adriana Chekhov are all after Bobby West to pay up. With echoes of Iran-Contra and the Orwellia... more
  • Clifford's Spiral

    by Gerald Everett Jones
    Clifford’s Spiral is a quirkily comic literary novel. Its sardonic tone recalls the wry wisdom of Kurt Vonnegut, and its preoccupation with male centeredness is reminiscent of Philip Roth. Stroke victim Clifford Klovis tries to piece together the colorful fragments of his memories. He fusses over his lifelong curiosities about astrophysics and metaphysics, Christian faith and New Age philosophy, and why the spiral shape appears in bathtub drains and at the centers of galaxies. He has imaginary c... more
  • Mr Batwala's Farm

    by David Ssembajjo
    Mr Batwala is a freed slave who returns to Africa and sets up a coffee farm. The workers are only interested in higher wages. When it dawns on them that they are to receive lower wages they decide to leave the farm in droves. Mr Batwala is left to look after the farm and he has no helpers but the task is daunting and unbearable. The farm is the only place that can provide work and without the farm we witness the village collapse and unable to cope or exist. Mr Batwala opted and chose to become a... more
  • The Bird Whisperer

    by Rod Raglin
    Meet Mattie Saunders, an independent, determined, outspoken young woman with a social conscience and a bad attitude. Mattie loves birds and has devoted her short life to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of exotic ones people buy as pets and then abandon. The end of the relationship with rock star partner, Bodine, has left Mattie feeling unsettled and the death of a close friend has heightened her vulnerability. She hopes her fieldwork studying hummingbirds in The Rockies will allow he... more
  • Pioneer Passage

    by J F COLLEN
    Pack up and leave her home? Never see the broad Hudson River, which flows both ways past her sitting room window, again? Eschew the glories of New York City and the wonders of the 1850s modern technology, and head out to unknown territory in the Wild West? Heeding the call to “Go West Young Man,” Cornelia Rose’s husband accepts a position as Circuit Judge in the new Utah Territory, and persuades her that it’s an exciting opportunity for them all. She thinks leaving the modern comforts of thei... more
  • Inside

    by Charles L. Ross
    The editor-in-chief of INSIDE magazine summons its art director to her home in the middle of the night. When he arrives, he finds her dead, and the police say she was poisoned. Magazine staff, interior designers, photographers, and ex-lovers are all suspects.