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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Pinocchios: Long Lost Logs of a Family Tree

    by Dennis Sanchez
    The Pinocchios, a family tree cut apart into five logs by Tin Woodman, find themselves whisked from the Land of Oz by a cyclone and into the possession of the master craftsman, Geppetto, in Italy. Discovering that these five logs are alive, Geppetto learns the three smaller logs are children and the two larger ones their parents. He carves the children into live puppets and the parents he fashions into Greek god candlesticks who can light and extinguish their own candles. After the kidnap of ... more
  • The Big Exoneration

    by Dennis Sanchez
    In a spoof of noir private detective mysteries a middle school boy and his younger sister travel in time between the present and 1939 Los Angeles while investigating a seventy-five year old crime that sent an innocent man to the gas chamber. Their challenge is coercing information from shady characters, uncovering the real murderer, and getting his written confession, then finding someone in present time who can validate it, all before access to the world of 1939 is lost to them. While explori... more
  • Reality, Darkness Into Light: Darkness Into Light

    by Melanie Kilsby
    Meet Zoe, a young girl who has lost her best friend to suicide and finds herself in a tug-a-war between good verses evil. All of a sudden, her life takes an unexpected twist! Kicked out at 13, she ends up getting involved in the wrong crowd and now is pregnant! Being summoned to darkness, yet called into light. God reaches out to her! Between the kind teacher at school and an annoying new Christian kid, it seems God keeps sending people to speak into her life. With no one to run to and no where ... more
  • Servant of the Gods

    by Valerie Douglas
    Orphaned as a child, Irisi became a mercenary to survive. Captured by the Egyptian army and made the spoils of war, she finds herself forced to fight in the ring for entertainment. In a desperate attempt to regain her freedom she throws herself on the mercy of the Gods, only to discover that her fate is written in prophecy...
  • The Wheels of Justice

    by T.J. Cheokas
    The Wheels of Justice is a fast paced novel providing an entertaining perspective of justice in the modern day south as seen through the eyes of a young prosecutor and a poverty stricken African-American boy. The seemingly simple yet extreme story also forces the reader to unwittingly explore the deeper question of, "What is justice?" The novel not only provides insight into the criminal justice system and an exploration of the racially dividing issues that currently exist in the south but also... more
  • Paper Plane Panic (Mischief Murphy Adventure Series: Book 1)

    by Bryan Brammer
    Murphy Parks is battling a monster. Its name? Boredom. He’s tried everything to beat it. Throwing marbles doesn’t help. Neither does giving piggy back rides. For Murphy, there’s only one thing that will make the Boredom Monster run away for good: tossing paper airplanes. But when Murphy and his sister Maggie discover that the paper they folded is more than just trash, they have to get help. Together, Murphy, Maggie, and his two best friends go on a mission to find the planes. Will they succeed a... more
  • Noise

    by Brett Garcia Rose

    The world is an ugly place, and I can tell you now, I fit in just fine.

    Lily is the only person Leon ever loved. When she left a suicide note and disappeared into a murky lake ten years ago, she left him alone, drifting through a silent landscape.

    Or did she?

    A postcard in her handwriting pulls Leon to the winter-cold concrete heart of New York City. What he discovers unleashes a deadly rage that has no sound.

    A grisly trail of clues leads to The Bear, the sad... more


    by Getty Ambau
    Desta's story unites with all humanity's in this panoramic, magical, and metamorphic 3rd phase of his journey to fulfill the sacred ancient quest entrusted to him. As he discovers just how much his life is bound up with the ancient world, powerful spirits, and his country's glorious past, he must resist the competing designs of others on King Solomon s twin magic coins. Desta relies on his wits and the power of the coin as he navigates betrayal, tragedy, challenges in school, and the intercessio... more

    by Getty Ambau
    In the second act of this unfolding epic, the shepherd boy Desta is catapulted from his remote and isolated valley into a wider world. He pursues his dream of a modern education and vows to fulfill the destiny of his family by reuniting the twin Coins of Magic and Fortune. To accomplish this parallel quest, Desta must hold firm to his own moral compass, following a path laden with mysterious notes, spectral voices, the Cloud Man's counsel, and the seductive urgings of the ethereal Eleni. Driven ... more
  • Desta and King Solomon's Coin of Magic and Fortune

    by Getty Ambau
    A moving and riveting epic novel--a family saga, spanning three generations and dealing with their dark and mysterious past, set in an Ethiopian, magical mountainous countryside, in a world of monkeys, goats and spirits. Desta, a seven-year-old boy and Abraham, his middle-aged father, are on separate but parallel missions. The boy dreams of climbing one of the mountains that circle his home to touch the sky and run his fingers through the clouds. Abraham yearns to find his own long lost fathe... more
  • Sunni: The Life and Love of King Tutankhamun's Wife

    by Julianna Boyer
    Sunni is the half sister and wife of King Tut. This story tells their life of love, turmoil and the real reason of his death. Sunni tells the story through her eyes.
  • Normal Famous People

    by Olive Edon
    Fame is the game, and the foul-mouthed aspiring child star Cindy and her mother are determined to win. Watch as they rampage through the competition with professionally hatched publicity stunts in their quest to land Cindy the ultimate starring role. Rumor has it Roman Polanski’s casting his last film, an Olsen twins biopic that's already generating Oscar buzz from the script alone, but he’s not interested in acting chops these days. He wants stars. And Cindy’s on his radar. The only thing stand... more
  • The Lion Who Was Afraid To Brush

    by Little & Goose
    Do you know a child who hates brushing their teeth? Do they think the toothbrush is big and scary? That the paste tastes little bit funny? This charming picture book by duo Little & Goose tells the story of Little Lion who, with the help of his Papa, learns to be brave so he can tackle the task of brushing his teeth step-by-step and ultimately discover what all that teeth cleaning was for.
  • Oak Harbor

    by Jen Lynn Arnold

    Oak Harbor is a story about one woman's journey to overcome her past and claim her future. After years of hiding Tabitha learns that her abusive husband has died. Should she continue with the life she had created for her and her daughter or should she come out of hiding? A chance meeting with 86 year old Ida Parwood helps her find the closure she needs to decide the fate of her future.

  • The Fire and the Light

    by Glen Craney

    As the 13th century dawns, Cathar heretics in southern France guard an ancient scroll that holds shattering revelations about Jesus of Nazareth. To preserve these secrets, a beloved Occitan countess must defy Rome during the brutal Albigensian Crusade. Christianity suffers its darkest hour in this epic saga of troubadour love, monastic intrigue, and esoteric mystery set during the first years of the French Inquisition.

    Foreword Reviews Honorable Mention Award for Book of the Ye... more

  • The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army

    by Glen Craney

    Two armies. One flag. No honor.

    Mired in the Great Depression, the United States teeters on the brink of revolution. And as the summer of 1932 approaches, a charismatic, rail-riding hobo leads twenty thousand desperate World War I veterans across the country to the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demand jobs and payment of their service compensation.

    The tragic events depicted in this sweeping histor... more