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Casey's Wild Goose Chase
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,120. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In the hard times of the 1930s, Fin Barker sends Casey Carpenter to find his son who has run away to avoid prosecution for murder.
A Passage Back
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015 by vinspirepublishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » General
When a freak accident renders middle-aged Chase Watson unconscious, he awakens to his deceased mother standing over him along with his Little League teammates. And he's wearing his uniform. He's found his way back to his childhood. He'll spend as much time as he has wrestling with decisions that could affect the future...and possibly saving the life of his best friend.
A Master Passion: The story of Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 151,570. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Historical » USA
A Master Passion is the story of our brilliant first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, and his wife, Betsy Schuyler. It begins with their Revolutionary War courtship. Although born poor and illegitimate, as an Aide de Camp to General George Washington, Hamilton dares to reach, boldly pursuing Betsy, daughter of a wealthy and prominent New York family.
Enoch's Folly
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 112,130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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“You know what the old timers say about Comely? They say the Devil is afraid of him.” Aldous Comely; entrepreneur, philanthropist, bon vivant, crime lord. He has his finger on every conceivable pulse, but his grip is starting to slip. Chance encounters and unexpected friendships force him to remember what it's like to be a human being - at the worst possible time: An old enemy is back in town.
The Hawk: Part Three
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 62,500. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In this third part of the series, set in 1962, the culmination of the Snyders’ dreams becomes reality, yet the truth about Laurie and Stanford makes Sam wary. Pastor Marek Jagucki is introduced, providing peace to Eric, but slight worry for Lynne. However it’s Renee to fret most, when Sam’s sister Frannie makes a dramatic announcement.
Skettleton's War
Price: $5.98 USD. Words: 46,300. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Historical » USA
Joshua Skettleton, a narcoleptic Confederate soldier, is bat-shit crazy. The hope that he'll see his son Josh again and the friendship of another soldier, Jeb Charles, help him to cling to some semblance of humanity while the rank butchery, race, religious hatred and greed of the rich tear his soul apart and nearly destroy him. He makes it home, but can't help flash back to the horrors of war.
Flames Over Anacostia Flats
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
World War 1 veterans survive the war but face an uncertain future and chaos in 1932 Washington, DC as members of the Bonus Army.
Girl in the River
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,880. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015 by Bygone Era Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mae Rose lives in the underbelly of society. Dr. Ruth Barnett runs a lucrative abortion service. Both are in the crosshairs of Dottie “Do-Good” Lee, anti-vice crusader and aspiring politician. Her pet attack dog is an obsessed DA with his own dirty little secrets. Their lives intertwine in a tale of how life really was during the Age of Americana, not as Hollywood portrayed it.
On Black Rock
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,020. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Industry. After nightmarish years fighting Rebs during the Civil War, and a few more spent wandering the country, industry and coal are the buzz words Buck Elsworth brings back home to family and friends in West Virginia. For a while, those buzz words sizzle, but are hopes and holes in the earth enough for country-bred troublemakers and dreamers like Buck?
The Brother Voice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,340. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Twin brothers and best friends, Holland and Selden Danner, share what feels like an unbreakable bond, amplified by their ability to communicate telepathically. When slavery, the Civil War, and forbidden love threaten that bond, they two choose different sides of the conflict and everything changes.
NoDa Soda
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
The 1990s - especially the early years - in the North Davidson arts and entertainment district (NoDa) of Charlotte (NC, USA) are recounted in this 2200-word short story. Three of the early major NoDa figures who are now deceased (Terry Carano, Joe Behm, Bruce Gillenwater) are included in this recorded conversation between agents 32 and 33 on an April day in 2013. Another one in the pseries.
She Flew Bombers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
“She Flew Bombers is a funny, sad and heroic story about the strength of one woman, Violet Willey, and her WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) colleagues. Flying a dizzying variety of airplanes was a constant challenge of WASP pilots, as well as the terrifying problem of sabotage. The reader will easily understand the origin of the term, “Flying by the seat of their pants!”
Desired Haven
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 273,050. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015 by Llumina Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
“Seems like trouble’s your middle name, McGrath.” You could understand why Matron said that. Nursing Officer Colleen McGrath had seen plenty of trouble. Her commanding officer in Italy charged her with “intolerable” behavior towards the Chaplaincy.
Chasing the Moon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The journey of a fearless young girl in 1940s Hollywood, chasing her dreams, ahead of her time.
The Kittridge Manuscript
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,140. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015 by Two Peas Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Recent widower Jeff Morgan never expected the treasure he would find after receiving a call from an attorney informing him that a fellow soldier from his Vietnam days has died. His old combat buddy willed Morgan a project--a manuscript containing details about a Civil War event. It was the soldier’s dying wish that Morgan complete the manuscript.
Plasma & Wigwood
Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
The now-trendy Plaza-Midwood area of east Charlotte (NC, USA) is known as Plasma-Wigwood in hip circles. But, exactly how did this term come about? This 1600-word short story posits a possible source: a pair of young dudes, a Caucasian and an African American, in the mid-'70s. A truly electrifying theory. An Asian female puts the icing on the cake. Another one in the psecret psociety pseries.
Bold New World: The Coffee House Notebooks
Price: $4.19 USD. Words: 36,290. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals, Fiction » Historical » USA
Imagine, for a moment, the instant in which a schizophrenic realizes that he is not, in fact, a schizophrenic, that it is human society itself afflicted. Contained in these pages are the living and the loving, the poems and the paintings, of that schizophrenic-in-remission, imagining a society sane.
Beneath Gray Skies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,190. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
David Slater, a conscript in the 1920s Army of the Confederacy, faces a dilemma. When he and his regiment were shipped to Germany to help stage a coup there, his Limey fellow-soldier Brian was acting strangely. David now has the choice of reporting his best friend to his commanding officers, or keeping quiet and just doing his job.
Haunting at Ocean House: A James Murray Mystery
Price: $4.98 USD. Words: 91,800. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Los Angeles. 1939. Writer James Murray and his wife, a famed newspaper reporter, set out to investigate a famous mystic who holds seances for the rich and powerful of Hollywood in this, the fifth and concluding James Murray Mystery. Someone is trying to convince others that the dead niece of a famous actress is out for revenge. Can James and his wife team up to solve the mystery?
An Insignificant Fort
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » USA
A novella that explores how Fort McHenry repels the British Navy during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore, as seen through the eyes of an 18 year old militiaman. Benny Stuart's father, imprisoned on a British Navy ship 7 years ago, is on one of the invading ships, and Benny sets out to rescue him. But first they must survive the naval bombardment of Fort McHenry.