Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A collection of three brand new short stories about characters young, old and in between. They are sons, brothers and fathers; good people, but they are human, and therefore flawed and ultimately misunderstood.
Darla Decker Hates to Wait
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Series: Darla Decker Diaries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,820. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Games of flashlight tag, and the crazy cat lady roaming Shiloh Farms in a “demon bus,” serve as distractions during her parents’ quarrels and her anxiety about show choir auditions. Yet the more Darla waits for her adulthood to begin, the more she learns that summoning patience won’t be the hardest part of being eleven. A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood. [Young Adult - 13 and Up]
Puppy Memoirs: The Life of Peanut Short Story Series
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
All dogs wish to have a place in the world. One dog strives to learn his from day one. The story of PEANUT follows the fictional life of a German Shepherd, from his first memory until the very end. The first volume, fall in love with the Peanut as he learns the ropes of everyday life.
The Preacher's Boy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Michael Page has trouble with the two most important relationships in his life -- with his minister-father and his girlfriend who wants to sing rock and roll. His attempts to work them out brought widespread recognition to a book with as much humor as conflict. The New York Times named it a “Notable Book of the Year” as well as the “first ever Southern Baptist sex comedy.”
The Long Shadows Farm: a novella
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,490. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Every story brings us back to its beginning. We just don't always know it at the time.
Blinsby
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,230. Language: British English. Published: May 5, 2014 by Crooked Cat publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
"It is, after all, a very very good school" Set during a fictional retelling of the 1980s, in a parallel version of rural England, Blinsby is in turns comedy, conspiracy thriller, Kafkaesque nightmare, and a surreal, evocative portrait of childhood nostalgia. When Class 5's inquisitive new boy, Jack, disappears without trace, 10-year-old Erasmus suspects a cover up that reaches right to the top.
Comeback Road: A Rock and Roll Adventure
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Comeback Road is loaded with beers, bars, and guitars. Terry is a washed-up rock musician looking to get his career back on track. He finds a few young players to back him up, and in no time he's in a van, crossing the continent on a tour full of drinking, fighting, falling in love, and breaking up bands. A hilarious look at the hard-luck heroes of rock, Comeback Road is endlessly entertaining.
Swing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
John Kostka is three feet tall but larger than life, moving through the world on gloved hands and powerful arms as if on a set of parallel bars. Henry Graham is a ten year-old boy whose father has just left home for good. All they seem to have in common is their love of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, but that is enough to begin a life-long friendship that enables both men to heal old wounds.
Candles
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Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
What makes a person's opinions and insights valuable to society? It might not be the vision from the top, such as from presidents and billionaires. The outsider sees where the herd is going, and what beliefs are leading it there. In general, there are no outsiders as potentially valuable as the disabled; in these two stories, the inspiring visions of two young mentally ill people are displayed.
Ruin's Wasteful Entrance
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Series: Marius Besshaven, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
House of Atreus, meet the House of Frost. The rambling estate in the wooded hills of southern Ohio hides secrets. Murder begetting murder. Wickedness leading to more wickedness. It’s a story as old as time itself. Cast into this world after the death of his parents, young Marius Besshaven seeks the truth about his mother’s past and about his own identity. Will he find ruin? Resolution? Or death?
News Flash
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,450. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
My name is Allison Jones, I’m a high school senior, and I have an awesome internship at a local news station. I’m a half credit short from graduating, and my guidance counselor is making me take a special events planning class that’s really just a glorified prom committee. I think I’m screwing up my relationship with my best friend Jake, and this could be the story of a lifetime.
Special Girl
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jerry's life takes a bizarre turn when he's dumped by his girlfriend and gets accosted by Betty, the curvy young woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. A humorous tale that readers have called, "Laugh out loud funny", "Heartbreaking", and "Ultimately satisfying." Note: this is the PG-13 version of "Special Girl Needs Sexing"
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue
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Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
Crematorium for Phoenixes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,390. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Victor Drake, Sharukin and Takeshi, travelers from the future, are in a mission, looking for companion. They had specific task - to stop the other time travelers, which are influencing the societies, creating the monsters which we all know from mythologies. Follow their adventure across legendary civilizations, while they are fighting such creatures, which even the most vivid can not create.
Orange Buffalo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,710. Language: American English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Everything you want can be yours, if it actually exists. The reality of dreams is that they can be blinding. To hunt the orange buffalo is to quest for something that isn't even possible. An irreverent telling of a journey to achieve, fail, give up, stand up, and figure it all out a little too late.
Conjectrix
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,020. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Xchyler Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In this exciting continuation of the VIVATERA series, Naomi Everstar, rescued by living magic, must restore balance to a world stained by unnatural death. However, rejoining the six stones will destroy Naomi’s sisters, daughters of King Prolius cursed by their father’s “gift”.
The Rabbit Died
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Two young people spend a trying morning together on Easter Sunday.
Bo & Ember
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,600. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Charles Sheehan-Miles. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For Bo and Ember Cavanaugh, however, the “I do’s” are just the beginning.
The Ruins of Waadi Sharif: A Novella
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When the Taliban invaded Swat District in the year 2008, the government of Pakistan yielded control without a fight, leaving the residents of Swat to fend for themselves. Blending elements of the Bildungsroman, the war story, and the revenge tale, The Ruin of Waadi Sharif is the story of how three young adults respond to this occupation of their hometown.
Hubris
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man hallucinates while climbing a forbidden trail in Hawaii known as Stairway to Heaven.