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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Thing I Didn't Know I Didn't Know

    by Brent Hartinger

    I guess this was what they meant by a loss of innocence. Who knew?

    Russel Middlebrook is twenty-three years old, gay, and living in trendy Seattle, but life isn't keeping up with the hype. Most of his friends have a direction in life—either ruthlessly pursuing their careers or passionately embracing their own aimlessness. But Russel is stuck in place. All he knows is that crappy jobs, horrible dates, and pointless hook-ups just aren't cutting it anymore.

    Wha... more

  • Gaby and The Best Middle School Self-Defense Book Ever

    by Linda Elkin
    It's the first day of the seventh grade, and Gaby jumps in ready to start the new school year. This is where she belongs. ...But by the day's end, she's not so sure. Her two best friends already ditched her, and she is assigned a huge term project--write a nonfiction book on any topic. Gaby has no idea what she is going to do. On top of everything, a really unpopular girl, Lily, seems to want to spend a lot of time with her. Gaby's middle school demise is well underway. But Lily does ... more
  • Marra Dallas

    by Marilyn Timpanaro

    "All of us had been damaged in some way by the people who were supposed to love and protect us from monsters, monsters that they'd brought into our lives." - Marra Dallas

    Southern belle Charlotte Dunne is trapped in a violent relationship with the mobster boyfriend who had charmed his way into her heart and home, and now her daughter Marra finds herself making a split decision that will alter the course of her own life.

    Running ... more

  • Whyte Chocolate

    by Cynthia L. Knight
    The Murdock Sisters are close, unique, and beautiful. These are the only traits they share in common. Their lives are turned upside down after the sudden death of their parents. The tragedy leaves them fragile and wounded, each trying to make sense of their lives. Their only unified decision was to make a fresh start in a new city. Camille Murdock is a mild-mannered owner of a coffee house café. Bianca Murdock, wounded in love, is a pseudo-militant civil rights activist who free-lances as a jour... more
  • All the Rest of Her Days

    by Jane McCarthy
    All the Rest of Her Days is heartwarming and heartbreaking. It contains layers of loss and love which affects three generations and two families from Ireland to Massachusetts when in the 1950s sixteen year old Maggie is forced to give up her baby for adoption
  • Money, Cash, Hoes: Lil' Pimp's Story

    by Yannie D'Nae


    Coming from a household of gangsters, hoes and hustlers. Lil Pimp's Chances of ever having a normal life doesn't look so good. Instead he hooks up with two sisters, Shanice and Natasha, and together they set out on a non stop adventure into a world of sex, crime, and money.

  • Unburying Hope

    by Mary Wallace
    In this fiercely memorable contemporary romance, beautiful Celeste, the endearingly hopeful graffiti artist, and her hilarious, gay friend Frank search the decaying streets of Detroit for the meaning of love. Their sweet and poignant relationship twists when Celeste falls in love with Eddie, a battle-scarred Iraq War vet who is haunted by the horrors of war. Celeste and Eddie follow their dreams to start over in Hawaii, learning that the wounds we carry inside us can heal with time and love, e... more
  • Isabel

    by E. L. Schoeman
    Isabel Hawkins completely understands why a boy would not want her. She sleeps in the hayloft, rides horses, enjoys sword-fighting, and speaks her mind. Isabel is supposed to wed a nobleman, but instead she has fallen in love with Mathew, a stable boy with a wicked past. To others, Mathew is a nobody who wants to become a knight. William Wentworth, master of the estate, is convinced by his malicious jousting partner, Sir John Scotch, that Isabel must immediately change her ways and begin acti... more
  • Mimsy the Michigan Mitten Mouse: Mimsy goes to school (Volume 1)

    by Cindi Walton
    A delightful story about Mimsy, a tiny mouse living in a basket of mittens at the local resale shop. Mimsy's entire world changes when she is rescued by Jenna, a third grade teacher at Kingsley Elementary School. The fun starts when Mimsy finds out that she will be sharing a cage with Tessa, the class hamster and encounters a boy named Gavin who thinks Mimsy is just a "dumb old field mouse." Mimsy learns the importance of rules and kindness as she adjusts to her new life and in the process learn... more
  • A Family Institution

    by Howard Reiss
    Based on an event from the author’s life, this is a story about an unusual mid-life crisis triggered by the discovery of an aunt who was mistreated for mental illness in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Coming to terms with his own family history leads to a journey of self-discovery that tests not only current relationships, but new ones as well. This novel about secrets and revenge is told with a comic touch and will have you reading until the wee hours of the morning.
  • The Year of Soup

    by Howard Reiss
    At the age of 30, Tess has had three jobs and three significant relationships with two men and one woman – each lasting three years. Drifting through life, confused about her sexuality, Tess decides to live a life of celibacy and to open up a restaurant devoted to soup. Tess has a talent for making soups with strong medicinal and spiritual qualities – something passed down from her great-great grandmother, a descendant of one of the alleged Salem witches. In the second week of the restaurant’... more
  • The Laws of Attraction

    by Howard Reiss
    At 88-years old Ben Everett is killed by a loose truck tire that smashes into his windshield and his grieving family soon discovers that he has left his multi-million dollar estate to his new 24-year old wife, Susannah McCreedy. When the marriage and the will are challenged in court, Susannah claims to be the reincarnation of Ben’s first wife, Rose. This quickly hits the national wires and the small town of New City is turned into a circus with reporters, demonstrators, believers and non-beli... more
  • Art Appreciation

    by Tim Pingelton
    Dam (short for Amsterdam) is an anglophile living in Boston who speaks with an English accent to conceal his stuttering. He works under cover of a legitimate art brokerage stealing art for a living—art that had previously been stolen, so the “owners” do not report his thefts. When dramatic events bring about the dissolution of management of the brokerage and the girl he met on a brief trip to England appears in Boston, Dam is forced to rethink his life and how it fits with those for whom he care... more
  • Gold in the Mud: A Hungarian Peasant Novel

    by Virginia L. Lewis
    Torn between the torpid bliss of his home life and a seething quest for prosperity, Dani Turi, the peasant Don Juan and leader of Kiskara village, follows his urge to break the bonds of his low social status, only to find his path barred by the aristocratic landowners bent on maintaining their centuries-long hold on the reins of power.
  • For One More Tomorrow

    by Elizabeth Bailey
    Back from the dead and lurking in shadow – the real Macbeth versus Shakespeare’s villain. Truth or lies? Is he man, myth or phantom? Haunted by the ghost of a king long dead, Sadie Grey’s directing instinct falls apart. A romantic ghost story with a shocking twist.
  • Fly the Wild Echoes

    by Elizabeth Bailey
    Romance, Intrigue and Murder A mystery of the mind. Set in the 1990s, an evocative story told in dual time. A search for deeply buried truths revolves around the intertwined lives of three women: faded Fifties star, Edana, actress Fliss Gregory, and the haunting mystery of the tragic 18th century aristocrat, Adelaide.