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Boardwalk Man by Mick Bennett
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,700. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by Unsolicited Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the trilogy’s second novel, Jimmy travels a harsh road back from Key West to Belmar. Old suspicions are confirmed, party bars turn ugly, and a bizarre tragedy marks the summer’s turning point. Ronny, June’s companion, becomes July’s antagonist. As Jimmy tries to accommodate Alice, and despite old and new heartaches, he attains his dream job, finds touching rapport with a surrogate daughter, and
The Scribe's Daughter by Stephanie Churchill
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,990. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Usurped foreign thrones, vengeful noblemen, hardship, trauma and danger… Is information about Kassia’s past, about the mysteries of her family’s history, reward enough to face a future she doesn’t want? Only an unyielding inner strength will help her survive, and only then will she discover that contrary to her prior beliefs, she is not defined by external things, that she is worthy to be loved.
The End of the Line by Stanley Laine
You set the price! Words: 91,820. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A coming of age story that follows the relationships of five friends growing up together in the sheltered isolation of St. Joseph Catholic School and a changing economy in the small factory town of Milford Keynes. Beneath the uncertainty of youth blossoms a love story with implications for generations to come and ushers in a new understanding of what reaching 'the end of the line' truly means.
The Far Away by Jim Simon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » New adult
With an undercurrent of anger and at times irreverent dark humor, The Far Away is a moving story of desperate searches for second chances as a young man recalls a difficult time in his past when he struggled to deal with a brother's problems, a woman he thought he loved and the decisions made. The need to escape, the pull to return, drifting around the country, the violence and tenderness--
The Summer Home by P.J. Lowry
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Peter loves taking his family up to the cottage by the beach every summer but with stressing deadlines and an even bigger twist that forces him to take in his son from a previous marriage, things are off center and chaotic.
Missing You in Belmar, NJ by Mick Bennett
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,410. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015 by Unsolicited Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Meet Jimmy Hanlon. It’s summer, 1987. Jimmy’s a closeted bisexual in his late forties, nine months removed from a laryngectomy, and in this first part of a trilogy, he’s anxious to find a new identity in his Jersey Shore hometown. He hitches his hopes to a 33 year old lifeguard. The two cruise into summer with an assortment of boardwalk denizens and bar hounds.
Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams by Brent Hartinger
Series: Russel Middlebrook: The Futon Years, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,520. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Russel Middlebrook, gay and 24, has moved to Los Angeles with his boyfriend to try to make it as a screenwriter. But working in Hollywood isn't anything like it is in the movies, and Russel grows increasingly desperate to learn the secret to Tinseltown success. A "new adult" companion novel to 2014's The Thing I Didn't Know I Didn't Know, by the author of the gay teen classic, Geography Club.
When Latin Lost its Relevance by Gerald Beckman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,350. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » General
Paul Riddle is searching for an escape from his secret teenage urges. But the Josphinium— where obedience, discipline, and prayer are the pillars of life—isn’t a likely place to find it. However, when Paul Riddle arrives to join the boys and train for the priesthood, he finds his classmates and teachers have secrets of their own. And none of them can escape from themselves,
Song of the Orange Moons by Lori Ann Stephens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,390. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
In this coming-of-age novel, Rebecka, Helen, and Adelle try to navigate the sometimes humorous, sometimes painful path through childhood and keep their self-worth and dignity intact. "Nuanced and lovely, written in the pitch-perfect voice...Song of the Orange Moons is an enchanting debut novel from an exciting new writer." --Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Maidenstone by Brigid Elson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,730. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Time: The summer of 1956 Place: The Hamptons Three teens, thrown together by circumstance, each different from the others, try to figure out their destinies. A scandal erupts, forcing them to choose between friendship and and their ethics. A light satirical view of their social milieu adds humour to the mix. A coming of age novel about teens, this work is not necessarily for teens.
Border Crossing by John Leslie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,820. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Border Crossing is a picaresque coming-of-age story of a Texas boy's pursuit of manhood. After growing up on a small horse ranch near the little town of Marfa in the southwest part of the state, not far above the Mexican border, Del Ray Gunn must cope with events that will have a profound impact on his future, including his father’s death, his mother’s reappearance in his life, and 9/11.....
The Curse by Jon de Silva
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,080. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Patrick Lowery is a graduating senior at Milneburg State University with a bright future ahead of him. That changed one fateful day when his life was turned upside down. As Patrick's luck worsens, he is convinced that he is cursed. Those he trusts the most seem to be hiding something important from him and Patrick becomes obsessed with learning the truth no matter what the cost.
Enigma, discovering the moments that form your life by Charles Stoll
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,500. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Enigma is the story of Joshua Chambers who is examining his life to find the defining moments that caused him to be the person he is today. From innocent to less innocent loves, good and bad friends, an African Baptism, his adventures in his fraternity, his talks with a friend dying from Aids and a brief stint in jail, he continues to grow and evolve into a conscious vibration.
The Codependents by Anthony Kyle Corthay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,760. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The Codependents follows the comprehension of unique details varying from one generation to the next, and where the individual fits in between such details and the naked truths of society. As the seeker digs deeper and deeper into the significant peers surrounding him, he considers the will of others, whether led by chaos or harmony, whether by nonsense or dreams, whether by madness or happiness.
Passing Through by Anthony Kyle Corthay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,900. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Gibb’s story comes entirely driven by his friends, both from afar and close, whose penchants for life have always differed from one another, influencing a string of comings-and-goings across the country for momentary escapes and findings, searching for contentment where his path intersects with those from Home.
Lovely Paradox: Lost by J.J. Nite
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,570. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Astraea Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Damien is the opposite of everything Ali Morgan's parents hoped she'd find, which makes him all the more attractive. She jumps into a world she's been sheltered from. But now that she's found her confidence thanks to Damien, Ali isn’t going to blindly follow her parents' rules. Will they convince her that Damien isn’t for her or will Ali discover something much different all on her own?
Circuits of the Wind (Volume 1) by Michael Stutz
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Confiteor Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Volume 1 of Circuits of the Wind, an ambitious literary coming-of-age novel in three volumes, follows a young Raymond from his '70s childhood to the home computers and bulletin boards of the '80s, where he leads a double life as a wanderer of the wires. But when even his virtual best friend unplugs, Raymond might have to leave it, too—because isn't real life supposed to be offline?
The Journey of Elizabeth Ann Rose by Brenda Ashworth Barry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,040. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Beth Ann turns eleven she finds more than chocolate cake being served. Her mom serves her daddy divorce papers, takes her three children and heads out to begin a new life. In one short summer, Beth Ann’s life completely changes, and she ends up in Novata, a small Northern California town. The very town that will change her life forever.
The Color of Life by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,130. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When 23 year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days, a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. Growing up mired in years of hardship and being abandoned by family through death and disinterest, she manages to scratch and claw her way out of that life. And in the process, get a college education.