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Straight - a novel in the Irish Maori tradition
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Series: Dreamlander Express, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,480. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Straight is the second novel in Michael O’Leary’s trilogy. It concerns the early years of two of the first novel Unlevel Crossings’ protagonists, Hinengaro Te Riro i He and Paul Te Ariki Calvert. Straight is set in early 1980’s Auckland and begins with Paul Calvert’s return to that city after several years in the mysterious place called ‘Dreamland’.
A Tale of Two Legacies
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Price: Free! Words: 29,980. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 1 review)
William Gardner rejuvenates our attitudes towards ethics and morals in a low-key, thought-provoking, suspenseful, amusing, and addictive way with his new novella that traces a month in the course of two families wending their way through modern life. While a first work for this author, he brings us insights gathered over 75 years. He spoofs his own efforts in his must-read epilogue.
Shifting Sands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
After seven-years, Uche returns to Nigeria to introduce Thembi to his family. Instead, his mother presents another prospective bride to him. He spurns her proposition and his life spirals out of control - arrested for robbery, betrayed by his best friend and assistant. When his father lapses into coma, he has to make a decision fast. But whatever he decides, his life will not be the same again.
The Sitar
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Price: Free! Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the bowels of middle-class England, bona fide Brit Muslim lesbian Jaya Chakarbatti belies her mild-mannerisms and leads her group of Lassi Lesbians from their urban Midland terraced houses to the smelly back alleys of London's gay Soho, to seek out other Gaysians. Snapshooting Britain and navigating the world of Bollywood drag queens, and the choice between reading the Quran or The Pink Paper
The Inconvenience of Arranged Marriage
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Notion Press. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
Is arranged marriage better or is finding your own match better? Should you decide on your own and then introduce her to the family or settle for the girl selected by your family who you have not even met? Finding the situation familiar? Based on a combination of real and fictional events, this journey will take you around moving friendships, values and sacrifices.
The Rabbi Who Tricked Stalin
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Price: Free! Words: 107,310. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(5.00 from 1 review)
A character driven- macabre novel about Stalin’s dark period. It is a ruthless regime, persecuting Jews and Christian God believers,‘white' Russians, Trotskists and other communists. The arrest & killing machine of the Secret Police and Bolshevik Party did not stop at their own circles. Rabbi symbolizes a troubled citizen, having family problems, struggling and succeeding to get out.
Captives of Minara
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Captives of Minara; -A 4500-year-old lost city is excavated, -A journalist reluctantly returns to the scene of a childhood trauma, -A criminal mastermind kidnaps women and children consigning them to a life of slavery. Josh Radley travels to Pakistan to write about archaeological discoveries but faces a gang engaged in human trafficking.
Almost a Turkish Soap Opera
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Price: Free! Words: 48,620. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adel and Kamil, two young good looking Turkish men use arranged marriages as the ticket to immigrate to Canada. Betrayals, affairs, turn their lives into a Turkish soap opera. Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Hotel 27
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Price: Free! Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
For Michael Falcon, a holiday to Thailand turns into a life-changing voyage of discovery… from a new language and culture, to a new home and family. In the process, Michael’s attitude develops from that of a disillusioned cynic, to a much more open-minded and philosophical outlook.
Arauco: A Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 302,830. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1540 the Spanish invaded the land now called Chile, meeting indomitable resistance from the Mapuche. For the first time, Arauco tells this war from both points of view. Its pages include the conquistador, Valdivia, his beautiful mistress, Inés de Suárez … and his scribe, Juan. Abducted by Mapuche and taken to live with the albino shaman, Ñamku, Juan comes to love the Mapuche girl, Raytrayen.
Al garete
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,400. Language: Spanish. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
(5.00 from 1 review)
Al garete es una narrativa contemporánea de la vida de un hombre común, Mario Quintanilla Rodríguez, la cual se nutre de historia y ficción, y trata de rescatar relatos de un pasado que reafirman la cultura y definen la identidad de un pueblo del noroeste de Puerto Rico. Nace en 1968 y crece en un pueblito donde sus residentes aspiran al primer mundo, pero viven muy cómodos en el tercero.
Collected Australian Stories
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Series: Collected Series, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
Collected Australian Stories is a visit into the Australian mind and the various facets of this ancient land. The impressive culture of the Aborigines, the original inhabitants of the land is brought to life in such stories as The Challenge and The Stone Country. Other stories such as The Wejii Man examine deeper cultural beliefs.
Looking for Redfeather
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,880. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Looking for Redfeather" is a twenty-first century, coming-of-age story featuring Ramie, Chas and LaRoux --three runaway teens from various parts of the United States who meet up by chance and go on the road looking for an Apache named Redfeather, a musician who Ramie believes to be his father. Life is a highway, but this ain't Jack Kerouac's road trip!
Bad Elixir
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,920. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
A drunk with a troubled pass finds himself living in a town with a troubled present located some where in a western part of the United States in the late 1800's. Racism and violence plagues the town of mostly Chinese immigrants as a new larger trouble arises forcing a doctor of the town to prescribe to the drunk a "bad elixir" in order to save the town.
Surviving Sanctuary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 492,420. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a spring evening in 1982, a thousand people are killed in Sanctuary, a country founded by genocide survivors and devoted to pacifism. Decades later, Brian, a congenial and underemployed American, goes there to look for the sister of a former girlfriend who disappeared while visiting there. As he looks for clues and tries not to marry anyone accidentally, he learns he may be a target too.
Kilned Again, A Jennifer Harrington Jones Mystery
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: American English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Jennifer Harrington Jones discovers an unlikely gas fired kiln behind a prestigious winery in the Napa Valley dominos start to fall, bringing to light its connection with a widely varied cast of characters, art world intrigues, immigrant quandaries, and delicious culinary forays.
Making Scandal (The Essien Trilogy, #2)
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Series: The Essien Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,020. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a casual affair with the irresistibly smooth, tycoon Mark Essien results in an unplanned pregnancy, sassy Faith Brown finds out that making family is harder than making scandal in this sensual romance.
Lighting the Flames
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Price: Free! Words: 51,410. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Genevieve & Jeremy have been summertime best friends at Camp Meira, a Jewish overnight camp in the mountains. Then, last year, Jeremy left camp early. Gen left the country on a graduate fellowship. Now, a little over a year since they were last at Meira, Gen and Jeremy are together to run a special Winter Camp during Hanukkah. Will their friendship be rekindled, or will it become something more?
A Killing to DIE For
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Price: Free! Words: 105,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
In Gaza terrorists have a new kind of missile...a deadly accurate one. In Manila a businessman lies dead, murdered by arms traffickers. In the frozen valleys of West Virginia, a veteran mourns his son. He wants answers. So does the FBI. And so does Anna...the super-spy and enigmatic killer who is torn between revenge and loyalty to her controllers.
A Perfect Madness
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Price: Free! Words: 111,330. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Brandylane Publishers. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
It is the autumn of 1938 when Julia Kaufmann meets Erich Schmidt while studying medicine at the German University in Prague. With Hitler’s army soon to invade the city and the terror of World War II looming, it is the worst of times for a Jew and a German to fall in love.