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The King's Favourite
By M. A. McRae
Series: The Shuki Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,050. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Taken as a slave in order to amuse a boy king, Shuki becomes a great deal more than his toy.
Children of the Cromlech
By John O'Neill
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,900. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three young Irish growing up in the unromantic Ireland of the 1930's... As children they meet around a secret Druid's stone for illegal smokes... They follow very different paths, but later their lives reconnect in surprising ways when the Stone is destroyed and the village is bitterly divided... At last, however, they all find their own hard-won enlightenments.
SAFFRON SEPTEMBER: A Muslim Woman's Story
By Aliya Anjum
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,410. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Zara grows up privileged, in Pakistan. By the time she reaches her late twenties, she is single and no longer welcome in her home; death, illness and an arranged marriage has broken family bonds. She leaves Karachi, Pakistan to seek a new life in America. What begins as a quest for a new life turns into a journey of faith. This is the story of Zara and Ali's struggle to find eternal bliss.
Brid
By Ron Wingrove
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,400. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
a story about a female druid from before the roman invasion of England to the annihilation of the druids on anglesey.
Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing
By Marianna Randazzo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,050. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In Sicily,between Fascist Mussolini and Nazi Hitler's stronghold, a child is thrust into a world of personal strife and hardship and displaced in offensive living conditions.Though time heals most anything,there are unfathomable stories of the human experience that must be told and retold again so that history can find its peace. Given Away is a story that will touch the core soul of your being.
Collected Australian Stories
By Paul Morrison
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 2 reviews)
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.
Gees van die Labrador
By Makkie de Beer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,380. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2011 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
The book provides entertainment, especially to those who wonder about life on a farm. Country folk on the other hand may be taken back to their own days on the farm and find themselves reminiscing about their carefree times in the country. The book is based on a more simple life around a small rural town in the “Riemland” or thong country. Experience farm life as only Makkie can cook it up.
Because I Go Like That and Fall Down in the Water
By Gary Ikari
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,930. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Because I Go Like That and Fall Down in the Water is a touching novel about decency and deep friendships in an awakening agricultural Hawaii. It is a story depicting the era, the character of the people, and the changes to an enchanting land.
Straight - a novel in the Irish Maori tradition
By Michael O'Leary
Series: Dreamlander Express, Book 1. Price: $3.99 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
By William Gardner
Price: Free! Words: 29,980. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(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
By Ike L. Obidike
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 Inconvenience of Arranged Marriage
By Xavier Bennet
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.
Captives of Minara
By Eric Wright
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.
Hotel 27
By Stanski
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.
Looking for Redfeather
By Linda Collison
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!
Surviving Sanctuary
By PJ O'Brien
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.
BUZZ: An Unauthorized Autobiography
By Robert Zverina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.75 star(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Hello, my name is Buzz. Yes, it's my given name. I was born the day Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. It was supposed to be auspicious. My Czech immigrant family had high hopes for me. That’s OK--they were a disappointment, too. Let me tell you how we were churned through the gears of history but managed to emerge with only a scratch or two. (Plus some deep wounds we were too polite to discuss.)
Lehua--Ka'ao a Ka Wahine (Lehua--The Story of a Woman)
By Gene Parola
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,800. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
TOP IN GENRE AWARD, 12/2012. In 1819, the Hawaiian Queen, Ka'ahumanu destroyed the native religion five months before the arrival of the missionaries. Kanaka royalty rushed to convert leaving the common people to deal with a confusing and often contradictory set of choices. Lehua, a royal, comes of age at this trying time and seeing the people abandoned by their leadership, takes up the challenge
Troll
By Richard Sutton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,950. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
At what point did humanity learn to fear each other? To hate? Paleo-Anthropologist Ariel Connor thinks she knows. She just can't prove it yet, but her newest find, high in a Norwegian Valley may give her the proof she needs. Those scary stories we've told our children to keep them from roaming too far outside the gleam of the porch light may have come from real incidents, many, many years ago.
The Forests of Fablemyr
By Steven Caldwell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,980. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
People from all different countries, from all walks of life, are mysteriously waking up somewhere else. That somewhere is a place comprised of mankind's brightest dreams and darkest nightmares. Here, all the world's mythology lives and breathes. As they travel between the real life drama of work, family and culture and the fantastical adventures in the dream world, they begin to discover...