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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Chain Links: We're Better Together

    by John W. Nassivera
    Eleven-year-old Tom has been dreaming of taking first place in the bike contest on Sandy Hill Day for months. Winning the grand prize would be the answer to his problem. With the help of his friends and several unexpected allies, Tom’s bike is ready to go. But when Tom’s friends make a split-second decision that could nullify their qualifications for entering the contest, his dream begins to grow into a nightmare. His mother’s voice pops into his head, “It’s not what you have that makes you r... more
  • Daily Ditties: Fictional Snippets for the Avid Reader with Very Little Time

    by Ruth Newell
    Daily Ditties is a collection of flash fiction, super small short stories meant to serve as quick reads for enthusiasts on the go.
  • Tales of Half Truths: A Collection of Short Stories

    by Ruth Newell
    Tales of Half Truths is a collection of fifteen short stories spanning the gamut of human emotions and literary styles, spinning the reader through the centuries. From historic fiction to science fiction, this collection of short stories brings an eclectic cast of memorable characters to life--pirates and warrior queens, snipers and sultans, defrocked priests and grandmother nuns, sages and surfers. Covering topics of lost love, betrayed trust, renewed faith, slavery, postpartum depression and p... more
  • Proud City: The Unaware Revolution

    by Amo Sulaiman
    The book deals with human relationships. A police officer, Charles, is shot by accident in a robbery by a youth, becoming sterile as a result. Since he cannot have children, he leaves the police force to open a pizzeria, a place for young people to meet and discuss outside their parents’ rigid range of control. One of these young people, Chuck, is suffering from the breakup of his parents’ marriage. He suspects his mother of having an affair because she says she has to work every night as a nur... more
  • Sandrine's Gift

    by J.B. Pettry

    Previously Published as The Witch's Portal

    Sandrine’s Gift is a heartwarming magical realism novel filled with adventure, fantasy, romance, and a beautiful lesson in love and overcoming grief.

    Lily Rose lost her mother—and with her, she lost her spark, her desires, her ambition. It’s only through the family legends of the mysterious woman Sandrine, and the tales of her secret Portal into a perfect ... more

  • The Gift of the Seer

    by K.B. Laugheed
    The Gift of the Seer is the conclusion to the adventure begun in The Spirit Keeper (Plume 2013) when seventeen-year-old Katie O'Toole was rescued from a 1747 frontier massacre in Pennsylvania only to find herself chosen as the "Spirit Keeper" of a dying Indian Seer. She hesitated to accept this mysterious obligation until she fell in love with the Seer's bodyguard, an Indian man she called Hector. In The Gift of the Seer, Katie and Hector finally arrive at Hector's village, where Katie must ... more
  • The Bling Bling Bird

    by LINDA M. GENTRY

    "The Bling Bling Bird" is a children's rhyming picture book that tells the story of a little bird who desires to be uniquely decorated, differently from the other birds. She finds a shiny necklace and proceeds to adorn her entire body with the jewels until she's "blinged" out from her beak to her feet. She eventually learns a valuable lesson about going overboard with the bling and realizes that just a little will do just fine.

  • The Adventures of Kameron

    by Sabrina Nixon
    Kameron is very special because he is Autistic. While Kameron's autism makes him different sometimes, he is also just like you. Kameron runs, plays, and even has a dog! He gets excited sometimes, and loves playing with his dog after school. Would you like to be Kameron's friend? We do!
  • Buffalo - A Love Story

    by Richard W. Doornink
  • 1967 - A Coming of Age Story

    by Richard W. Doornink

    A strongly written, moving account of a young boy taking his first steps to independence and true sense of self. Set in a small prairie town over a one year period, “1967” provides a wonderful portrait of a time and place long gone.

    Seen from the young boy’s perspective, devoid of reflection, the reader is pulled along within the frame of his experience – his point of view, his language, and his understanding. It becomes clear that the boy’s &l... more

  • The Mystical Ferryboat and Other Stories

    by Stuart Perrin
    The Mystical Ferryboat Peter S. has been convicted of murder and is on death row. He befriends a volunteer spiritual teacher and gives him a manuscript that he wrote called “The Mystical Ferryboat”, a fantasy trip on a ferryboat that circles Manhattan Island. Within the Ferryboat are seven chambers that only a select few can enter, and each of these chambers is a manifestation of one of the prime energy centers in a human being. Rudi The narrative moves from the past to the present and ... more
  • Fool's Errand (The Beat Street Series Book Book 2)

    by Jenna Zark
    When her best friend Sophie goes missing, 12-year-old Ruby Tabeata has a choice: wait for her friend to come home or defy her parents and find Sophie. Set during the 1950s Blacklist era when writers like Sophie’s mom were being jailed or fired, Fool’s Errand sends Ruby out of her city and her comfort zone. With nothing to rely on but her grit and determination, Ruby has to outsmart the men chasing Sophie and her mom—discovering that whether or not you succeed, trying to save a friend is... more
  • The Beat on Ruby's Street (The Beat Street Series Book 1)

    by Jenna Zark
    The last thing eleven-year-old Ruby Tabeata expected to happen on her way to a Jack Kerouac reading was to be hauled to the police station. It’s 1958 and Ruby is the opposite of a 1950s stereotype: fierce, funny and strong willed, she is only just starting to chart her course in a family of Beat Generation artists in Greenwich Village. Ruby dreams of meeting famous poets while becoming one herself; instead, she’s accused of trying to steal fruit from a local vendor and is forced to live in ... more
  • Hotshot Bernie

    by Adam MacDaniels
    Kids firefighter book Hotshot Bernie is an inspiring, family-friendly story about a dragon chasing his dream of becoming a firefighter. When a box is left at the fire station, the crew isn't sure what to do with the egg that is inside. They decide to take care of the egg...which soon hatches to reveal a dragon! Bernie, the dragon, is raised by the firefighters and taught everything they know. He dreams of one day becoming a firefighter. At first, he is really good at it. But it isn't long tha... more
  • Digging Deep Within: A Story of Courage and Liberation

    by B.W. McKay

    Corey Brookshire, a young African American man from Washington, D.C., arrives at a crossroad in his life after the untimely death of his mother Dorothea. From the outside looking in, he appears to have it all but nobody knows the internal struggle that plagues his mind nearly every day.

    Struggling to make sense of his new reality, Corey tries to use his career and accomplishments as a way to avoid dealing with the uncomfortable truths of his past. Little by little his growing unhap... more

  • The Education of Santiago O'Grady

    by michael merry
    This is a book of nine short stories. The main novella, The Education of Santiago O’Grady, relates the story of a young man who learns the philatelic business, and much more, working in his country’s Posts and Telegraphs office. There are eight more tales. A retired military officers evening out. The Zulu wars. A bank robbery. A Catholic Chaplain’s dilemma. A shipwreck. Saving an indigenous people and finally, a meeting at an embassy reception.

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