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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Love Straddle

    by Martin Knox
    Selwyn leaves his home, on a farm in the Yorkshire Dales, to study at Liverpool University of Technology. It is The Beatles era, with Women's Liberation. He is a top student and attracts girls but his skills in love relationships are inept and comic. His beautiful girl friend Vicki uncovers his duplicity with Barbara on a lie detector. She gives him the cold shoulder. He adopts a straddle strategy with the two girls, as used in commodity speculation, to concentrate on his studies and get a first... more
  • The Highwayman

    by Judith James


    The Highwayman  October 2014


    Some call him Gentleman Jack. The papers prefer Swift Nick. The only name Jack Nevison never uses is the one left to him by his abusive aristocratic father. Jack wants nothing to do with his heritage; instead, he preys on the wealthy, stealing coin (and the occasional kiss) on England's darkest roads. Jack's dangerous deeds are legend, yet the thrill of a hi... more

  • Benjamin the Little Brown Bear Who Loved to Spell

    by Paula M. Ezop

    Benjamin's story is one of friendship, and of learning to appreciate and learn from each other's talents. 

    Benjamin is a little brown bear who loves to spell, and Bobear is a big black bear who knows the ways of the forest (berry picking, collecting honey, and fishing). 

    Children will enjoy the adventurous and fun filled days that Benjamin and Bobear share together.  The story provides opportunities for children to interact with Benjamin who loves letters, l... more

  • Soldier of Fortune (The King's Courtesan)

    by Judith James

    Rakes and Rogues of the Restoration #2 Soldier of Fortune (Formerly The King’s Courtesan) Soldier of Fortune tells the story of Hope Mathews, a character inspired by Nell Gwynn, and Captain Robert Nichols, a war-weary Parliamentarian captain first introduced to readers in Libertine’s Kiss. Haunted by his past, hardened by years of fighting and consumed by a quest for revenge, Robert Nichols’ honor is a fading memory. When Charles II confiscates his lands to reward one of his... more

  • Emeralds of the Alhambra: Book One of the Anthems of al-Andalus Series

    by John D. Cressler
    How could we forget? Our world is stained with the blood of religious conflict and fanaticism, yet we managed to forget that for hundreds of years in medieval Spain, Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together in relative peace, sharing languages and customs, whispering words of love across religious boundaries, embracing a level of mutual acceptance and respect unimaginable today. Together, they launched one of the great intellectual and cultural flowerings of history. Our world aches for a fut... more
  • Shadows in the Shining City: Book Two of the Anthems of al-Andalus Series

    by John D. Cressler

    The Golden Age of Moorish Spain was during the 10th century, a time when the benevolent Arab Caliphs ruled Iberia from Córdoba, the site of the iconic Great Mosque and home to the Royal Library, one of the largest collections of ancient books ever assembled. 10th century Córdoba was the richest, most populous, and most cultured city in the western world. Under the tolerant Muslim Caliphs, the pinnacle of convivencia was attained, that unique period of Spanish history when Muslim... more

  • Libertine's Kiss

    by Judith James

    Judith James’ RAKES AND ROGUES OF THE RESTORATION  transports you to the thrilling days of highwaymen, cavaliers, courtiers, and spies. Rich with history and sizzling with passion, these are love stories you won’t soon forget! #1 LIBERTINE'S KISS: England, 1658—Having put a troubled youth firmly behind him, William de Veres—military hero, noted rake and close friend of the king—rises swiftly in the ranks of t... more

  • Jitterbugs!

    by Margot Toppen
    Be-Bop, A-Doo-Wop, A Wobble-Dee, POP! From the moment children first hear the recurring scat-rhythm that inspires Shorty George to dance, they'll be transported into a world filled with images from the past brought to life in colorful detail. JITTERBUGS! is inspired by real-life 1930s Lindy Hop dancers George Snowden ( Shorty George ) and Beatrice Gay ( Big Bea ) who used their height difference to advantage to win contests at places like the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York. This dance-... more
  • The Favorite

    by Franklyn C. Thomas

    Veteran prizefighter Michael Dane believes he's on top of the world. He's had a star-crossed career and life, with plenty of wins in the ring and an eighteen-month stint in prison. As the number-one contender for the IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship, he's training to go up against Quin Cortez, the undefeated champion, in a title fight in Las Vegas. Michael's drug-running manager, Dante Alexander, has driven his career, making no friends along the way. Now, after a tense meet... more

  • : Busy Dizzy (Motivational bedtime illustrated story for kids ages 4-8)

    by Dr. Orly Katz
    "...Then suddenly David thinks he can hear, A strange little voice whisper into his ear: “It’s me Bizzzzzzzy Dizzzzzzy!” that voice says to him “Don’t run the race. There’s no way you'll win!” So David decides that today he won’t run, He watches his friends. And he misses the fun…" This motivational bedtime story for children ages 4-8, tells the tale of Miss Young's class and their unexpected visitors: Busy Dizzies. Or, in other words, the strange little negative voice that som... more
  • The Retail

    by Joshua Danker-Dake
    Aspiring writer Penn Reynard has just joined the ranks of America’s fifteen million retail workers: fresh out of college with an English degree, he can’t find a job anywhere except at the local big-box hardware store. Working returns, Penn experiences firsthand the often comical absurdity, chaos, and shenanigans of the retail world. At least he has a new romance with a coworker going for him—if he doesn’t screw it up. The constant pressures of dealing with hostile customers, oblivious coworkers,... more
  • I Too Can Dream...

    by Paula Turner
    I Too Can Dream will inspire, motivate, and encourage readers to "dream big and aim high," and to never stop believing in their dreams. This Multicultural inspirational children's picture book will spark the imagination in children of all ages.
  • The Junior Arsonists Club

    by Craig Tollifson
    Marilyn and Brad have the perfect suburban life, until their newly adopted twelve-year-old daughter Zhanna arrives with one thing on her mind: to burn the family couch. Brad’s out of town and Marilyn is left alone to save her sanity and her suede from a inscrutable pyromaniacal tween in this tragicomic novella.
  • Stubborn Pines: A Novel of the Newest New South

    by Gabe Sealey-Morris
    Dwayne Massengill is stuck. He's a standup comic stuck on the C-list. He's stuck with a persona, the Redneck Casanova, that he's learned to hate. And he's stuck on the road, shuttling from one show after another and drinking himself into oblivion. So when he takes an unscheduled Fourth of July break to hole up in his hometown of Blanket, North Carolina, everyone assumes he just needs to recharge. But Dwayne has more on his mind than R&R: specifically Linda, the love of his life. While he's in Bl... more
  • In Three Days

    by Dorcas Graham
    When Jacqueline and Deena Barnes return home to Nashville to help the family celebrate the new mega-church, they come with practiced smiles and beauty pageant hand waves--signatures of their esteemed family. Their parents, Dr. Charles L. and Mrs. Lillian Barnes are long-time leaders in Nashville and people will flock to city for the weekend to bless this affair. Yet each sister is harboring secrets they cannot share with their image-conscience family. It is the revelation of Deena’s secret lov... more
  • War and Pizza

    by Robert Allen
    Marvin Moore, an orphan and street rat lives with his mangy friends in a junkyard in the the town of upper squares where new laws have been created to bring unlimited power to the powerful and to eliminate the poor and needy from society for good. Marvin spends his days and nights struggling and battling against these unjust individuals and their laws. He does not use conventional tactics in this war, however. With a lot of pizza, the sport of baseball, and an indomitable spirit he enters a... more