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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Accidental Hero

    by Jenny Harrison
    After it was all over everyone agreed they wouldn't have imagined George Ainslie to be a hero. Heroes are majestic, sublime, with muscles. They look like Christopher Reeve. George is so bland his own mother wouldn't have picked him out of a police line-up. On top of that he's a bit of a bumbler. He falls into events. Things happen to him through no fault of his own. So, how did he get to be a hero? Maybe its because George has a friend. In High Places. An angel. Not the sort who sits on a cloud... more
  • Empty Arms

    by Erika Liodice
    Catharine Chase’s entire life is built on a secret. In 1972, at the tender age of sixteen, she got pregnant. An embarrassment to her parents, Catharine was exiled to a maternity home to carry out her pregnancy far away from the watchful eyes of their tight-knit community. What they didn’t tell her is that she wouldn’t be allowed to keep her baby. With her daughter’s screams still echoing in her ears, the medical staff told Catharine she’d move on with her life and have more children, they pr... more
  • Spit of a Minute

    by Linda Dickson
    “A relentless Southern classic In the tradition of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, Linda Dickson has written a sweeping epic about the hopelessness of the Southern poor. Starting in 1928, Spit of a Minute follows Queenie and her family from the barnyard floor of a dirt farm in Tennessee to Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. From gypsies to jezebels, mules to monkeys, and everything in between, Ms. Dickson crafts a rich slate of Flannery O’Connor-esque characters. You cannot help but find yours... more
  • The Girl And The Moon

    by Bella Woodfield
    A small girl is desperate to find out what the moon tastes like, and together with her toy companion, she sets off to find out.
  • #PrimeU

    by M. O. Mcleod
  • Time Together, Time Well Spent!

    by Casey Rislov
    Spending time with family and friends is important. The best times are when one interacts and learns more about the loved ones around them. Anything from hanging outdoors to playing games sets the scene for an amazing adventure. The words have a rhythm that allows you to be a part of the fun! Sit back and rad with a loved one and talk about the things you love to do and what you do different.
  • Love is Forever

    by Casey Rislov
    Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, but it is especially hard on a child who might be experiencing loss for the first time. Love Is Forever gives caregivers and children a beautiful way to begin talking about loss and grief, and how to keep loved ones close in heart and mind through shared memories.
  • Ball Hog

    by S.D. Johnson
    A young basketball prodigy will have not just her skills tested but her over all belief in who she really is. Sabrina Sage finds herself in the midst of the craziest summer of her life, right before entering her senior year of high school, as the schools top point guard. She comes to realize that her biggest competition isn't on the basketball court but in her personal life. Forced into the role of an adult by a neglectful parent, will Sabrina be able to make adult decisions? If she can't, it ju... more
  • The Swastika Tattoo

    by Geraldine Birch
    As WWII rages on, a German sailor must come to terms with the beliefs taught him while a member of the Hitler Youth under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Held in a prisoner of war camp in Arizona's desert after his U-boat has been captured, Rudolf Meier picks cotton for an American Jewish farmer. That relationship truly challenges Rudolf as the American teaches him about democracy and individualism. After a horrific murder in the camp committed by Nazi officers, Rudolf comes face-to-face with the co... more
  • The Weapon of My Delusion

    by Ambrose Vendetto Bruno

    “There could never have been heroes if there had not been villains; and, the world still needs heroes. Therefore, the world requires some villains.” 

    It’s the mid-1990’s – the last days before technology would begin to make the world truly “small.” Yes, there are still unknown parts: those small towns where people can disappear and where legends still thrive in the shadows. 

    "The Weapon of My Delusion" is a sa... more

  • No Such Thing as Perfect

    by Sarah Daltry
    College was supposed to be perfect. She was supposed to be perfect. For Lily Drummond, life is about following the rules. To be specific, her mother’s rules. College fit into the plan – maintain perfect grades, date the perfect guy, and live the perfect life. On her own, though, Lily realizes that she doesn’t actually have a plan. Without being told what to think and do, she keeps making mistakes. Away from home, the perfect facade is beginning to shatter. When Lily herself starts to break... more
  • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Modern Reimagining

    by Sarah Daltry
    An experimental novella reimagining the main figure of TS Eliot's classic poem of memory, hopelessness, and loss in a contemporary setting. Approximately 20k words. "No one wants to hear a lonely middle aged man talk about cities or memory. No one wants to know that the world exists in a kaleidoscope of colors. For one man, indigo is life, and he does not have time for the man for whom yellow is."
  • Backward Compatible: A Geek Love Story

    by Sarah Daltry
    For fans of Scott Pilgrim or The Guild comes a story of Xbox, Denny's, and awkward beginnings. Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close… It is a time of chaotic hormones. Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release. During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game’s secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path. ... more
  • Pieces of Me

    by Carrigan Richards
    One second. Seventeen-year-old Corinne has everything. Her life. Family. Friends. Boyfriend. But in that one second, she loses it all. Now she’s left with harrowing nightmares. Hallucinations. And panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere. She tries everything to take the pain away, but there’s only one option she sees as a true way out. When Corinne is sent to live in a psychiatric institution, she doesn’t want to talk. It’s pointless. They can’t help her. But slowly Corinne opens ... more
  • This Elegant Ruin: And Other Stories

    by Erin Bartels
    Love and hate. Dreams and nightmares. Luck and misfortune. In twelve engaging stories, the joys and sorrows of life glow against such varied backdrops as a snowy wood, a quaint country inn, a crumbling metropolis, the shore of Lake Superior, and a lonely country highway. A man in the twilight of his career falls in love with a young woman at the dawn of hers. A girl at the end of her rope finds an unexpected friend in an eccentric stranger. A young man haunted by memories finally gets a cha... more
  • Resistance Music

    by T.A. Barnes

    They say she can trust them in a fight for her life. The truth is she can’t trust anyone….

    An American rock star is murdered in northern Spain, drawing her sister into the underground of radical Basque Separatists and those who hunt them. With no idea of her family’s ties to the feared ETA, Sancia is thrown unwilling into a deadly baptism by knowledge, the price of which is death. Betrayed by those she trusts, sought by a cause she can’t support and stalked by t... more

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