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Fiction » Literature » Sports
Swing by Philip Beard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Sports
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.
The Cheat by Pat Jordan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,860. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
World-renowned sports writer Pat Jordan has written a haunting novel that is an unflinching look at love, vengeance, and what drives us to do the things we do. "THE CHEAT," says Pat Jordan, is A FALSE SPRING grown up." The boy is now a man. His fears have been replaced by the realization that success must be sought and grasped, sometimes at the expense of others.
A Whole Lot of Bar-B-Q, and Other Baseball Stories by Mike Shannon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,350. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
A collection of nine diverse stories from baseball impressario Mike Shannon. The tales are touching and funny, and include characters such as a lottery winner whose dream of owning a baseball team turns into a nightmare; a lonely man who has a blind date among the Bleacher Bums at Wrigley Field; and feature appearances by Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and the spirit of Pete Rose.
The Tomb That Ruth Built (A Mickey Rawlings Mystery) by Troy Soos
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,960. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Sports
Utility infielder Mickey Rawlings has joined Babe Ruth on the 1923 Yankees and is looking forward to playing in his first World Series. But when the body of a murdered bootlegger is found buried in the team’s new stadium, Rawlings is called in to investigate. This is the seventh in Troy Soos's acclaimed Mickey Rawlings historical baseball mystery series.
One Fine Summer by Kevin Zahn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,370. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Years ago, some men got together and formed a Boys Club in a hard-working, hard-drinking, inner-city neighborhood in Baltimore, for the sole purpose of providing an opportunity for the local kids to play baseball. It was an effort that stood alone in an area of the city that needed it badly. It is my experience living there and coaching with them in the early 1980's that inspired this book.
Learning to Fly by Misha Elliott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,970. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Literature » Sports(4.00 from 1 review)
I won’t make the same mistakes my mother did at her age, are words Sophia Marshall lives by. A move out of state opens a whole new world to Sophie and her mom. Sophie soon learns that making the right choices is a struggle for every teen when they are learning to fly.
The Ashippun Trap by Doug Welch
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Black Rose Writing email@example.com. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
From right field of the sparse Ashippun's Fireman's Park to the vacated County Stadium dugout of the Braves final Milwaukee home game in 1965, The Ashippun Trap takes readers on a wild nostalgic ride using a unique blend of baseball fiction and extensively-researched baseball fact.
A Whole New Ballgame by Caryn Rose
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Sports
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.
The Skater and the Saint (Book 2 of the Borschland Hockey Chronicles) by D.W. Frauenfelder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,200. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by David Frauenfelder. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Sports
The Flowering Branch of Borschland has bloomed after 300 years of dormancy! Who will receive the Branch's snow-white petals that confer immortality when brewed into a tea? Ice hockey star Sherm Reinhardt wants no part of guarding the Branch, but the rival Borschic saints of Light and Shadow assure him that only he-- along with his sister Cathy-- can keep it safe. Which side will he choose?
1917: The Perfect Game by JC MacQueen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Sports
Who knew that 2 self-realized wisdom masters would be brought together in 1917 for one of baseball’s most momentous games? In this historical fiction, it’s a madness of baseball, Einstein, World War 1, Sigmund Freud, Jim Thorpe, American racism, Longchenpa, President Wilson’s deception, awakened mind and romance, all swirling together in a dust devil of the most unique baseball game in history.
Finishing Kick by Paul Duffau
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,120. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
A humorous peek inside one girl’s dream to guide her team to the winner’s podium, Finishing Kick takes an inspirational look into girls cross country. Callie finds herself holding the keys to the nuthouse when she agrees to be team captain of the cross country squad. She cares so much and tries so hard, you can't help but cheer her on as Callie and the team challenge powerhouse Fairchild Academy.
Rise by C.J. Lau
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,980. Language: Australian English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
Maggie returns to her home town as a rookie Coach, thrust into a tournament where the price of failure is exile. Reunited with her best friend Cat. They meet fierce rivals, deal with the grief of sudden setbacks, and fight off attacks from an enemy in the shadows. In the end, there can only be one winner, and Maggie and Cat will risk it all to give their girls a chance.
Podium Finish by Beth Pond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,820. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Astraea Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Sports
With six months until the Olympic Games, 17-year-old Harper's fighting for the starting spot on Team USA Women's Hockey. But she runs a risky play at practice and breaks her knee, possibly ending her Olympic dream before it starts. 17--year-old Alex switches to ice dance from singles, but how can she skate her best if she can't trust her partner…or herself?
Fighting for the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux
Series: The Edge, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,120. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Astraea Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together, Aubrey questions everything she’s ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice. Now she's got more to fight for than Olympic medals.
The Walk On (Part3) by Rick Laird
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 21,480. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by Stefan Pawlikowski. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Sports
The Shawn Tanner saga continues. The Walk On is a three part story about Shawn Tanner. You will watch Shawn grow from boy to man. The reader will walk through the life of Shawn as he discovers his passions and loves.
Backfield in Motion by Jami Davenport
Series: The Seattle Lumberjacks, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,040. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Boroughs Publishing Group. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Sports
Mackenzie Hernandez is about to learn star running back Bruce “Bruiser” Mackey is more than just a pretty face.
Set to Love by Jennifer Rae Gravely
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,740. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by Astraea Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Sports
The championship is her dearest desire, not love. Recently appointed girls’ volleyball coach at Keowee High School, Randi Sly spends the night with rival coach Blake Steele after getting sick from drinking too much wine. Rumors swirl as the two battle for the State crown.
Snap Slice by Jim Sutherland
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Sports
The smart, funny, sexy novel about golf and golfers—and art and architecture, and business and economics, and science and psychology, and men and women, and skirts and skorts. Part sports novel, part romantic comedy, part crazy romp, Snap Slice is a hugely funny, richly populated and surprisingly insightful page-turner in the tradition of writers like Carl Hiassen, Nick Hornby and Dan Jenkins
The Old Man and the Marathon by Joe Ellis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,750. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Sixty-four year old Angelo Santiago has been a distance runner most of his life. However, he has never run a marathon because of a history of sciatica problems. With encouragement from his young friend, Emmanuel, he begins the arduous workouts that will prepare him for one of the most difficult ordeals of his life.
The Hacker (Volume One) by Phil Churchill
Price: Free! Words: 45,830. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
This ebook compilation offers both the first 5 chapters of The Orbury Way (this sample is over 10,000 words longer than the samples offered online elsewhere) as well as bringing together all fifteen columns of 'The Hacker' that were written for the Surrey Hills League. They are reproduced in their full original format, rather than the reduced formats published online by Golf Monthly.