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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Storm of Stories

    by K.B. Jensen
    Sometimes telling a story is just another way to stay alive. Swerving to avoid a hitchhiker out in a whiteout storm, Julie’s car ends up wedged in a snow bank. With the inches piling higher on the dark road, she can’t escape a man who makes little sense. Stranded in the freezing cold, the two tell stories to pass the time. From the Midwest to India, Denmark and Canada, they offer visions of lives and loves from young to old, far and wide. But as the hours blur together, and the snow and ice set ... more
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    by Hope Destiny
    Meet Faith. Her name says it all. Her Faith in God is so strong that she is naive to people and things around her. In walks Clint who has had his eye set on Faith, but Faith's mind is set on God. Faith doesn't know much about Clint, because Clint keeps his promiscuous ways out of the public eye. The only thing Clint knows about Faith is that she is the girl he wants to take home to momma, and also to his bed. Faith's parents, Reverend John Reynolds and First Lady have instilled nothing b... more
  • Shadows of the Damned

    by Kathrin Brückmann
    Hori and Nakhtmin have barely adjusted to their new duties as the pharaoh's palace physicians when Hori is summoned to the secret embalming compound. A heart has been found there, which doesn't belong to any of the corpses; a heinous crime must have been committed, which robs the dead of any chance for an afterlife. While clueless Nakhtmin begrudges his friend for simply disappearing and makes new acquaintances, Hori finds out far more than he bargained for and unwittingly puts his own life o... more
  • Apprenticed to Anubis: In Maat's Service Vol. 1

    by Kathrin Brückmann
    Ancient Egypt: Hori and his fellow students celebrate their graduation from medical school. In a bar brawl, he accidentally kills the vizier's eldest son. For punishment, the king renders an unusual verdict: life in the service of the dead at the weryt, the walled-off embalming compound. At the same time, young ladies at the pharaoh's court drop dead without obvious cause. When the corpses are brought to the weryt, Hori, now trained in embalming and organ removal, discovers the girls were murde... more
  • Murgatroyd's Mill Trip (The Murgatroyd's Mill Trilogy Book 2)

    by Stephen Bailey
    Breakfast, bus, beer, Blackpool…bust! The Christmas club was a great success, the Christmas club social evening passed by with only one incident and Willie, Arthur and Eustace were feeling pretty good about themselves; especially Eustace who, on the back of that one incident, was beginning to have a turnaround in his life. But has Eustace bitten off more than he can chew when he decides he is going to organise the Murgatroyd mill trip to Blackpool? He thinks not, but then…it is Eustace. ... more
  • Comedy Shorts

    by Robin Storey
    Sleuthing For Beginners Angela has always had a secret ambition to be a private detective. After her neighbour dies suddenly she launches her own investigation and gets a lucky break – but not in the way she’d hoped. A Peaceful Death George, who has been obsessed with death since his father died, is visited by The Angel of Death, who strikes an unusual bargain in return for a guarantee of a peaceful death. A Girl’s Best Friend Ali, the sole beneficiary of her uncle’s will, learns t... more
  • Bess's Magical Garden

    Bess's mother moves them to Pineview, away from her best friend Megan, and she terribly misses her. Six months earlier, Bess's father died in a car crash, and she's also in the midst of recovering from the final stages of polio. She's in a sad and lonely place. From the moment she and her mother settle into their new home, Bess hears whispering voices and encounters a ghostly figure in the well-kept garden and in her dreams. She can't make sense of everything and so shares her observations with... more
  • Transfer Day

    by Sophie Schiller

    During the Great War in 1916, Abigail Maduro is devastated when her parents are killed in a freak accident along the Panama Canal. Orphaned and alone, she is sent to St. Thomas, an island in the Danish West Indies, to live with a bad-tempered aunt and her household of eccentric servants. Despite the island's veneer of tranquility, St. Thomas is a hotbed of German spies and saboteurs who are using their Hamburg-America Line steamers to aid the Kaiser’s War effort. When a mysterious stranger su... more

  • Silent's Teacher

    by peggy winnett
    Travel with Hanna Hobbs, newly certified teacher of English as a Foreign Language, as she takes her first job at a university in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Go though the school year, 1992-1993 as Hanna meets and comes to know some of her students and fellow teachers. Watch as an event occurs that leads Hanna to take actions opposed by all those whom she consults, a culture clash from which Hanna is forced to examine the true intent of her work as a teacher. And enjoy the blossoming ... more
  • Murgatroyd's Christmas Club

    by Stephen Bailey
    Skint! Broke! Pennyless! Hard-up! Willie Arkenthwaite, an ignorant, rude and terribly crude dyehouse worker in Murgatroyd’s Mill is feeling a bit poor after his Christmas break and returns to work a troubled man. Not only does he have to put with the nagging mother-in-law at home, but he has a family (and pigeons) to look after and he fears next Christmas will be just as tight. Until one day this normally docile and inarticulate man does something he’s never done before – he has an idea. Willi... more
  • Hermit: A Novella

    by Joel R. Dennstedt

    A man alone.
    The girl who finds him.
    "I love this. I love everything about this!" - Amazon Reader
    On a hill above the beach, old man Gabriel lives in isolation. Removed from everyone he loves, he has his books, his cat, and the ramblings of his mind. He killed his former self, the selfish failed man. He follows the teachings of a long-dead guru. He believes he ... more

  • Walter Brown and the Magician's Hat

    by Karen Inglis
    When Walter Brown is woken on his 10th birthday by his cat Sixpence he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. A large present wrapped in silver paper reveals an old top hat, a tiny pair of white gloves, and a magician’s wand -- together with a mysterious note from his late Great-grandpa Horace. But Walter gets the biggest surprise when he puts the top hat on and discovers that his cat has special powers and they’ve been chosen for a secret mission. What better place to st... more
  • Notes from the Nineties: Stories and Poems

    by M Thomas Apple
    A beach in Ireland, a mountain temple in Japan, a hot summer drive in the Bronx, a dentist's office in Michigan, a hospital in San Francisco, and a bus ride through the Hudson Valley. Notes from the Nineties ties these disparate stories together with poems and photos between, with raw emotions: rage, tenderness, vindictiveness, jealousy, terror, sorrow, loss, acceptance. Stories featured in this collection include: Cois Fharraige - A group of exchange students in Ireland finding more to do than... more
  • Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt

    by Rod Lowe
    Pre-Bot is Timmy’s first robot! Pre-Bot is VERY curious, and learns by imitating his teacher’s actions. When Timmy gets aggravated by his little brother, he decides to pick on him. Problems arise when Pre-Bot copies his actions. Timmy soon discovers that setting a good example isn’t as easy as he thought. With a great toy, comes great responsibility! Will Timmy be a good example, or will Pre-Bot prove to be more than he can handle? "Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt" is the first release in... more
  • The Nest

    by Beatrix S. Tambunan

    A story of Papa and Mama Bird who lived in a small nest. Papa Bird said they were going to move to a new nest after Baby Bird hatches. Mama Bird was very patient waiting for the new move. Sometimes plans don't happen when it's too late.

  • Neither Have I Wings

    by Alice Degan
    Yorkshire, 1945. Charlie came face-to-face with the supernatural once before, but that was twenty years ago. He didn’t think anything like that would happen to him again. At the tail end of World War II, serving in the RAF, he rescues a young man who looks like a stained-glass window, and realizes he was wrong. Evvie’s life changed dramatically six years ago, when a vision led her to the island of Patmos. But war intervened, and now she’s back in England. There may be a murder to solve at the ... more