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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Trials of Job

    by Douglas Lafountain
    Loosely based on the book from the Old Testament. Job, is a wealthy, white, widow stuck in Mississippi during hurricane Katrina. Much like the biblical Job, she loses everything-except for her faith. Like the biblical Job's unshakeable faith in God, she too has an unshakeable faith-in the government. But the government it seems(Not unlike Job's God), is not coming to her rescue.
  • Santa Rita Stories

    by Andrew J. Rodriquez
    In the course of ten linked stories, the author brings to vivid life the rhythms of daily life in mid-1950's Cuba, and the transition from Carlos's carefree, nurturing childhood to his awakening to the responsibilities--and possibilities-- of young manhood. Carlos resists authority; but he can't resist Pedro's wisdom as the Old Man dispenses advice about everything from the proper method of romantic kissing, to how to avoid judging a book by its cover--dramatized by a tale of Ernest Hemingway an... more
  • The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky

    by David Litwack
    After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean. Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena s plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions. These two damaged souls a... more
  • The Secret of the Hanged Man

    by Douglas Lafountain
    A short story set in another time and place, about a hanging man, a beggar, and an undertaker.
  • Release

    by Hope Russell Nunki

    After three years of desperation, her release may be a new beginning... or it may be her end.

    Miscarrying Theodore on Leap Day devastated Mandelyn and Henry in ways that weren’t obvious at first. As year followed year, postpartum depression, marital dysfunction, and ethical corruption quietly metastasized under the guise of a lovely home and stable careers.

    To free herself of yearning and regret, Mandelyn turns to journaling with a virtual counselor, waxing nostalgic for pas... more

  • Coming to Rosemont

    by Barbara Hinske
    Forensic accountant Maggie Martin’s well-ordered life is shattered by her husband’s untimely death and the double life he concealed. Dealing with the financial and emotional wreckage left in Paul’s wake, she is stunned to learn he inherited an estate known as Rosemont in the seemingly-serene Midwestern town of Westbury. Seeking a fresh start and a quiet, solitary life, she moves halfway across the country to make Rosemont her home. Before she can unpack her first box, she’s knee-deep in a bat... more
  • The Temple Is Not My Father: A Story Set in India

    by Rasana Atreya
    Ensnared by a tradition hundreds of years old, a woman fights for her daughter’s happiness in this novella set in India
  • Trespassers

    by Andrea Miles
    Years after suffering sexual and verbal abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Melanie is still haunted by her past. Her husband, Julius¬—a cop, and thus experienced in dealing with crime and punishment—struggles to understand his wife’s silent pain, but he can’t give her the closure she needs. Determined to exorcise her past, Melanie must choose between revenge and forgiveness. The first may destroy her marriage—but she’s not convinced that the second will bring her the peace of mind she so des... more
  • A Tangeled Web: Rejecting Technology's Assault on Mother Nature

    by M.P. Zarrella
    This book is a cautionary tale. It looks at the future through the eyes of a group of animal/nature loving people. In their future world, water is so scarce that animals and plants (grass, trees, flowers, etc) are outlawed. Digital animals and artificial ‘green space’ prevail. Science has learned to create photosynthesis using machines. Technology prevails. The common theme is “everything in the modern world is stark and cold”.. NO longer to they hear birds, or bees, or barking dogs. The charac... more
  • Snippy the Square Backed Snail: The Playground Hero

    by David Paul
    Snippy’s having a bad day at the playground. He is bullied, teased and almost eaten by a huge beetle! In this adventure he gains self confidence and courage by facing his fears. Includes hidden characters on each colorful page. Educational snail facts included.

    by Rosemary Gallagher
    Rose O’Carroll is the eternal optimist and never stops believing that she will one day find’ her one’ even though she’s still single and hitting 40. In her search for love, she bravely decides to pack up her comfortable life in Australia and move to London. Guided by her special friends — her angels — she quickly settles in her new life; lands a great job; makes new friendships and begins her spiritual journey. It didn’t take long until Joe DeMarco, the handsome American business man tur... more
  • Fearless in Alaska

    by Izzy Ballard
    et out the bear spray Double up on the vodka Hide the glock . . . It's Valentine's Day in Alaska! Abbey Vertccuio, reluctant clairvoyant, meets Ben, the brother of an infamous MI6 agent, and together they take on a reported porn king by day and drug lord by night, as Abbey, who's had an extremely scary Valentine's Day wedding vision, tries desperately to avoid V-Day in any way, shape or form. What follows can only be described as Kismet meets Crazy.
  • The Heart of Annie

    by J.S. Foote
    THE HEART OF ANNIE tells the story of Lilly Roche and Curtis Walker, whose lives have flourished socially and professionally, but who find themselves single through a combination of circumstance, choice, and heartbreak. Lilly's mother passed away when she was a teenager, leaving her to an adolescence spent coping with her father's depression and her brother's ceaseless bullying. The divorce of Curtis' ill-matched parents at age thirteen, and later his own failed engagement, leaves him on emotion... more
  • Suicide Supper Club

    by Rhett DeVane
    Sometimes, life dishes up more than you can take—cancer, abuse, loss, isolation. Four small town Southern women bound by their backgrounds, friendship, and their serious miseries band together to forge “the easy way out.” But life has a way of turning out opposite of misdirected plans. And it’s stupid-hot, so why would things go as planned? Abby has no husband, no children, no living kin, and a painful family secret. Loiscell is a two-time breast cancer survivor facing recurrence with dwindling... more
  • Elephant Summer

    by Douglas Channell
    Only three weeks had passed since I had arrived in Africa with my two best friends, Jackie Cooper and Smiley O'Dell. We had left our small town of GeorgeAnn, Texas, to spend the summer with my Uncle Keeno in the jungles of Kenya. As an archeologist, it was his job to explore the region for clues of pre-historic man. For Jackie, Smiley, and me, it was just supposed to be a lot of fun. Now, we were running for our very lives! With others from the camp, we hung to the trail as it wound along the ri... more
  • The Crypto-Capers in: The Circus for Hire

    by Renee Hand
    THE ASSIGNMENT: The Circus for Hire is a whirlwind of an adventure where the Crypto-Capers travel to Russia to save Max and Mia's parents, Mitchem and Martha Holmes, from going to prison for a crime they didn't commit. Finding themselves caught up in a scandal that is beyond their control, they use their skills and talents to try to outsmart the most notorious criminal of all time, but can they do that without sacrificing one of their own? Lies become intermixed with truth, yet, with the help of... more