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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Hour of Parade

    by Alan Bray

    Winner 2014 IndieReader Discovery Award - Best Literary Fiction

    B.R.A.G. Medallion Award Winner

    One violent act draws together three very different people in Alan Bray's haunting debut, The Hour of Parade.

    The year is 1806, and Russian cavalry officer Alexi Ruzhensky journeys to Munich in disguise to kill the French officer responsible for murdering his brother in a duel.

    Alexi, obsessed by the main character in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's novel Julie, procrastinat... more

  • Windigo Moon

    by Robert Downes
    Set 400 years ago among the Ojibwe Indians of the Upper Great Lakes, "Windigo Moon" is about a blood feud between two rivals over the love of a woman, Ashagi, set against an apocalyptic time of warring tribes, disease epidemics, and the Little Ice Age of the 1600s.
  • The Adventures Of Stupid The Cat

    by Brenda Borders, Bruce A. Borders
    All cats can be a little strange! Some might even be crazy! But it takes a smart cat to pull off some of the things this lovable cat named Stupid does! Follow his adventures, told in his own words. (Based on the life of a real cat, who thanks to his head-shaking behavior, earned the nickname of Stupid).
  • Exploraurus ABCs

    by Avery Nubson
    A prehistoric ABC adventure where dinosaurs play, act and waddle. Read about your favorite dinosaurs and learn more about new unknown dinosaurs.
  • Internet Exodus

    by Timothy Grayson
    Ashley Madison, Edward Snowden, Home Depot, government breaches, Sony and North Korea…today’s headlines prove that our confidence in the security of the Internet is seriously misguided. Starting Tuesday morning, David Boyko and his STANCO colleagues will discover the consequences of arrogance when their systems are hacked, exposing the personal information of more than a billion people and government secrets for all the world to see. As David and his colleagues desperately race to control the d... more
  • Winners and Losers

    by Steven Arnett
    Set in a small southern Michigan city in the early 1990s, Winners and Losers is a rollicking dark comedy starring Tom Slotrak, a young man who wins the jackpot in the Michigan Lottery and the crazy and (sometimes) romantic adventures he has afterwards. He learns the hard way that money can’t buy happiness but that it sure can lead to some very funny and bizarre experiences!
  • Aldar and the Leprechauns

    by Dotty Anderson
    When a family of elves from Ireland moves to Iceland, they are not welcomed by most of the elf villagers, who have only the heard false stories about leprechauns painting them as greedy, gold hoarding creatures who steal human children. Aldar, a young adult Iceland elf, befriends the strangers. The villagers become more hostile when Aldar’s sister starts dating a young leprechaun man. When a little girl mysteriously disappears, the elves blame the leprechauns. How can Aldar help the leprecha... more
  • "Aldar Visits America

    by Dotty Anderson
    Aldar Sigurdsson, a young Iceland elf, travels to the United States stowed away in the backpack of a tourist family. When he sees the unhappiness of a ten year old boy in the family, he reveals himself in an effort to help. Poor Edwin is the unfortunate victim of bullying at school, and it is ruining is life. Aldar disguises himself as a fellow 6th grader and sets about to help Edwin. In the process Aldar enjoys exploring the differences between life in America and his elf village.
  • The Court-Martial of Benedict Arnold

    by Richard McMahon
    Benedict Arnold was the most notorious traitor in American history. Entrusted with the defense of West Point by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, he attempted to surrender it to the British. The conspiracy, had it succeeded, might have been the death knell for the American cause. Fortunately, his treachery was discovered at the last moment. Warned of the plot’s failure, Arnold just barely evaded capture and escaped to British lines. But what if Benedict Arnold had been captured and... more
  • Hidden From the Face of Humans

    by Susan J. Slack
    A warm story of a family pulled into political intrigue of the 4th century BCE. Visit ancient Egypt, Persia & Greece and discover their cults, traditions, and history. And of course, there is the murder to solve...who killed Priestess Thermafi? Why? What were the world changing consequences? Seven years of research insures a plausible treatment of of actual historical events and characters.
  • Journeys into the New World

    by Jay Prasad
    The year is 1492, and the place is Spain. The Inquisition against the marranos, i.e. converted Jews, is in full force, and Isabella and Fernandez have signed an Act of Expulsion of Jews. On the day the Act of Expulsion goes into effect, Columbus leaves Spain for the Indies to meet the fabled Khan described by Marco Polo in his Travels, raising questions about his Jewish origin. The de Avila family, three generations of marranos persecuted by the Inquisition, take part in Columbus’s voyages and... more
  • The Deserter of Alamut

    by Omid Banyasad
    Set in the 12th century Iran, when assassins of Alamut are the most feared secret militia fighting the ruling Seljuqs and the caliph in Baghdad, The Deserter of Alamut tells the story of a young shepherd who joins the fighters at Alamut in order to avenge the kidnapping of his bride-to-be on their wedding day.
  • Harold and the Legend of the Singing Turtles

    by Jeanne Conway
    Many years ago on the island of Tigo Tigo, there lived a turtle named Harold who dreamt of learning to sing like the birds. All the other turtles on the island discouraged him from trying to sing, telling him that turtles just couldn't sing. But Harold was convinced that he could learn to sing and even the strange grunts that he was able to make did not discourage this melodious turtle. One lucky day, Harold met Melanie, the meadowlark, in the forest. Did she teach him to sing? Yes, she did... more
  • The Lies We Tell

    by Jamie Holland
    The Lies We Tell is a coming-of-age novel set in 1974, after the Watergate scandal has left the country grappling with an unnerving sense of deceit. Thirteen-year-old Martie Wheeler, whose father has suddenly dropped dead of a heart attack, is consumed by nagging questions: How could the president lie? How does a healthy heart just stop one day? Could hers do the same? To add to her anxiety, two girls her age have disappeared from the local mall. Could she be the next victim? When her mother an... more
  • A Doubtful Inheritance

    by Bookpal Publishing
    A Doubtful Inheritance A novel by Dr. Ted Todd (Tibor Weisz) A brief synopsis Author Ted Todd (Tibor Weisz) approaches his story under the heading of a new genre – autobiofiction – a blending of true reminisces from his own fascinating life, overlaid with a heavy dollop of imaginary plotline. We first meet the narrator Tim in the 1970s where he attends the Esalen Institute, a quintessential 70s Californian organization designed to help participants on the path to self-awareness. There, Tim comes... more
  • A Strange Beginning

    by Gretta Curran Browne
    He was later to become known as "The most beautiful and most famous man in England" — but not yet... Beginning when he is a boy of ten years old, we join George Gordon when he is living a miserable life with his manic Scottish mother in a few rented rooms above a shop in Aberdeen; unaware that his true surname is not Gordon, and that his true heritage is with the English aristocracy - who soon come to claim him. A life of wealth and privilege is then bestowed upon him, which eventually sets th... more