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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Cat Out of Egypt

    by C. L. Francisco
    Miw is an Egyptian cat from the temple at Bubastis, born under the Christ Child’s star. After corrupt priests plot her death, Miw escapes with Tikos, priestess of Bast, to a Jewish village where Miw’s battle against a deadly scorpion wins the gratitude of Yeshua’s family. But when Tikos faces down an anti-Jewish mob, she betrays their location. She and Miw flee south, and Yeshua’s family, warned in a dream to leave Egypt, go with them. Pursuit escalates until both Egyptians and Romans are spread... more
  • The Bootlegger '40 Ford

    by Charles s. Clark
    Imagine a small, black car. A simple car of its time. A ’40 Ford coupe. But just not any coupe, this little coupe was destined to become the famous Bahnburner. Making global headlines after author Charles Clark witnessed a high performance Mercedes create a hit and run on the Authorbaun—wrecking a BMW and killing the occupants—an engineer who worked at BMW and his wife. That evening, the Mercedes driver entered a bar and bragged about what he had done. Clark was there and challenged him to a ... more
  • Camelot & Vine

    by Petrea Burchard
    Telling lies is second nature to Casey Clemens, whether she's talking to strangers on national television or to her mother on the phone. Casey's got a cushy Hollywood condo, an efficient cleaning lady and a rich boyfriend. (Never mind that he's married.) When Casey feels dissatisfied she fantasizes: about winning an Oscar, about finding real love or about her childhood hero, King Arthur. It feels like an acting career, sort of, until the day before Casey's 40th birthday when she loses everythin... more
  • Hang John Brown

    by Donald Mann
    John Brown risked everything to end slavery, and set off a chain of events that led America into an unprecedented Civil War. Brown’s murderous actions, along with the quest of fictional character Zephaniah Jacobs to stop him, play out compellingly in “Hang John Brown,” a new novel that explores the very real violence in pre-Civil War America. “Hang John Brown” chronicles John Brown’s violent attacks on slave-owners and pro-slavery figures, the politics of the day and the people fighting fo... more
  • Small Brown Bird: stories in praise of folly

    by Jennifer McLean

    A vagrant birder delivers some disturbing news from the mountains of Colombia . . . A hyper-connected mother resolves to raise her child totally free of "twitchy tech" . . . A young scholar courts disaster in search of the god Saturn . . . What do they have in common ? Folly! You too may savor foolish pursuits and spectacular failure -- in total safety and comfort. Seven stories, 253 pgs, paperback, illustrated. Not for children

  • You can't have your cake and eat it

    You can’t have your cake and eat it is about Michael Brown, a young Black male, fresh from university who struggles with the demons of his sexuality that still haunt him, He tries to lead a comfortable heterosexual life. He thinks he has suppressed his ‘other side’ through his failing relationship with Michelle. However this changes when Gemma walks into his life. She’s a funny, bubbly police officer, gorgeous with brunette hair and milky skin. That's the problem, especially for a man who is pro... more
  • She Tumbled Down: a short story

    by Lorraine Devon Wilke
    New Year’s Eve. It's late, well past the midnight hour. A woman looking for respite from noise, champagne, and tensions with her boyfriend steps out to clear her head. She calls out that she’ll be back shortly and heads down the quiet neighborhood street... and never comes back. A man with too much to drink and too fast a car roars by on that same darkened street and, in a flash of motion and impact, is stunned to see the face of a startled woman smash into his windshield. When the car stops... more
  • The Wrath Of The North Star

    by Karin Harrison
    The story introduces readers to the Sullivan family who is devoted to their church. They revere the clergy and raise their three children in accordance with church law. Their meeting with Sean, a young man studying for the priesthood at a local seminary, leads to friendship, and he spends much time at the Sullivan home. Their lives change drastically when Sean introduces them to a fellow student, Mark Shelby. Mark’s exquisite looks attract attention; he exudes sophistication, polish and style. ... more
  • A Whole New Ballgame

    by Caryn Rose
    A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME is the story of a 20-something woman who finds comfort and solace in baseball as her carefully ordered world starts to unravel. 26-year-old Laurie Nicholson thinks she's beginning to sort things out when it comes to life, work, and love. When a sudden declaration from an on-again, off-again boyfriend inspires her to take a risk, only to meet with crushing heartbreak instead, Laurie finds herself searching for refuge. A chance encounter with Eric Morris and Peter Ellis,... more
  • B-sides and Broken Hearts

    by Caryn Rose
    Lisa Simon, age 37, still loves loud punk rock and hates Dave Matthews with an all-consuming passion. April 15, 2001 should have been just another Sunday night. But a news headline landing in Lisa’s email inbox changes everything: “Joey Ramone is dead.” The death of one of her teenage heroes serves as an long-overdue wake-up call causing Lisa to examine her life and how she’s lived it, from her youth as a poet on the streets of the East Village to 10 years later, all grown up with a career ... more

    by John C Bush
    \tPatriots and Rebels is a true story, imagined, and set in the years 1863-65. In it we encounter the stark reality of patriotism and rebellion played out in the words, thoughts, experiences and emotions of Thomas Files and his fourteen-year-old daughter Mary Francis. Born and raised in the hill country of north Alabama, Tom is determined to defend the United States of America as his ancestors had done in 1776. His strong sense of patriotic loyalty places him and his family in situations of pr... more
  • Before the Flock

    by David Inglish
    It’s the waning days of the 1980s and Kurt Franklin, headman for Thunderstick, the “New Romantic” alt-rock band is signed to a major label and on the brink of success. Unfortunately he is also off his meds and convinced his songs and the group’s imminent success are divinely ordained. In walks Sophie Clark, a teenage supermodel who dabbles in witchcraft. She finds respite from her own fast and fierce education on the catwalks and casting couches in a love triangle that might rip the band apart. ... more
  • Spilt Milk: A Collection of Stories

    by D.K. Cassidy
    Within these pages you will meet an array of characters. Choices are made that will change lives. Are they right or wrong? You decide. Each brief story deliberately distills a life’s essence. Mika Sugano’s original illustrations compliment D. K. Cassidy’s flashes of fiction, heightening these refreshing ideas and themes on the page. Welcome to urban Gothic stories that are droll, horrific, and thought provoking.
  • Once Were Friends

    by Mark Victor Young
    If you think it’s hard to win back the one that got away, try doing it while you’re taking over her family's company. To save the firm his father built, ambitious CEO Hal Mercer has to initiate a hostile takeover of industry giant D'Arville Industries. Owned by the family of the only woman he's ever loved, Kate certainly isn’t going to stand by and let him destroy her family's empire. If only she’d have dinner with him, he could make her understand his intentions. If Hal fails, it's his ... more
  • Eastland

    by Marian Cheatham
    For hardworking teen, Dee Pageau, the employee picnic will let her escape the drudgery of work and possibly find love with her best friend Mae’s brother, Karel. But in 1915 Chicago, girls don’t go on picnics without their mother’s approval. Unfortunately for Dee, Mama has had a premonition of disaster and forbids Dee from going. Forced to watch her friends leave without her, Dee defies Mama and rushes off to join Mae and Karel. But Dee’s joy soon turns to terror when the ship ferrying them to th... more
  • Ruined

    by Marian Cheatham
    Blythe Messina spends her senior year focused on her studies and college, and not on her ex, Stratford High's lacrosse star, DB Whitmore. At least, that's what Blythe keeps telling herself. But her younger cousin, Bonni, knows otherwise. Same goes for DB, who swears to be over Blythe and their breakup, but his teammates aren’t fooled. When scandalous photos of Bonni and the team captain are texted around Stratford, Bonni's virtuous reputation is ruined. She professes her innocence, but no ... more