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A Room in the House of the Ancestors Books One and Two
Price: Free! Words: 76,820. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Computer whizkid Edward’s adopted father taught him that his biological family rejected him at birth. After Edward’s biological brother, Andrew, reaches out to befriend him, the men forge a friendship based on a shared computer system dream. When Edward arrives at the ancestral home of the family he believes abandoned him, he learns the whole story he'd been told about his history is a lie
Genesis
Series: Sister Christian. Price: Free! Words: 85,980. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2015 by Moon Mistress Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Doctor Richard Mason, borderline alcoholic, drug addict and jaded loner,has just discovered he’s adopted. If that wasn’t enough to shatter his personal reality he’s also ‘inherited’ his physically & mentally challenged sister, Hannah Rice, a girl he hasn’t seen since he was in high school. This is not a "Christian" or "Religious" novel.
Making Life Worth While
Price: Free! Words: 27,590. Language: American English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Travis Hilton realizes how his life seems to be dictated by those who despise him. Eventually, he is practically driven out of town by the people who conflict with him. The torture doesn't end there as the worst of the people from the town attempts to destroy all of Travis' hopes. However, once Travis thinks about his capabilities, his life begins to shift from one influence to the exact opposite.
A mistake of youth
Price: Free! Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(2.00 from 1 review)
Futura is pregnant for the second time, and to Patrick it seems that their world is perfect, but news from the past might upset everything. Patrick is indeed contacted by one ex girlfriend, Arlene, who confesses having an almost-teenage daughter who might be his. He has no courage to disclose this to his wife. But there are also other news heralding pain. Futura and Patrick have been for years...
Buonanotte Madame - Estratto
Price: Free! Words: 29,020. Language: Italian. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Estratto. "Buonanotte Madame" è un romanzo che declina le sfumature dell’incontro. L’incontro tra l’inesorabilità della sofferenza e la potenza della libertà, tra la fatica del quotidiano e l’importanza decisiva di ogni minuto. È l’incontro tra Rosa, affetta da SLA, e Alessio, uno degli infermieri incaricati di assisterla. Divisi dalla malattia, impareranno insieme, uniti, a riconoscere la vita.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 12: Sagittarius
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 43,300. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Sagittarius is Ep 12 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through 12 eventful months. A new home, a breakdown, life decisions, a career change…and a revelation that leaves the friends reeling, bringing this season to a head as old secrets die hard. But with a terrifying hostage situation, they won’t be the only ones waiting, as not everyone escapes alive…
In The Stars Part II, Episode 11: Scorpio
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 35,810. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Scorpio is Ep 11 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 11th of 12 eventful months. The Circle try to move on with their lives, optimistic for a return to normality. But something is amiss, and Josh is intent on solving the puzzle. Shaunna and Andy are in need of TLC…or perhaps a touch of meddling will save the day?
Barnabas Tales
Price: Free! Words: 102,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
short stories related when a retired physician looks back upon his colleagues, a long career in an english hospital, and life outside. many tales have a grain or two of truth and some contain much more.
Atlas, Broken
Price: Free! Words: 20,570. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
“Things go right all the time, Hank. Just not for the right people.” Henry Ludlow is a man being crushed by the humdrum of modern life. His will is eroded as the world takes its toll on one little man. A depressing tale of a man's struggle against his life, 'Atlas, Broken', explores the burden of present-day strife.
Unfortunate Roommates
Price: Free! Words: 52,590. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jim is a former pop star who has kept to himself over the last few years. However, that is all about to change when his best friend leaves a one night stand at his house. Now, an unfortunate turn of events has them living together in order for him to have a career, and her a place to stay. Can Jim have any kind of love life with her in the picture, or will he be stuck with an unfortunate roommate?
The Fourth Lectern
Price: Free! Words: 35,540. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What if … UKIP were given a lectern in the debates in 2010? They weren’t, of course. Not in our world. But in a world very similar to our own, where the tiniest of changes happened, they were. And things turned out rather differently … Read "The Fourth Lectern" to see just how different it would have been. Note: This book is a novella – a short novel (unlike its sequel, which is full-sized)
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 22,730. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Virgo is Ep 9 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 9th of 12 eventful months. Kris struggles with his own demons to reconcile with Ade; Shaunna and Andy fight their desires, increasingly drawn together; an unwelcome guest turns up to bid on old friend farewell. As The Circle battle their grief, can they support each other through the other side?
In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 39,920. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Leo is Ep 8 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 7th of 12 eventful months. Life is getting serious, blurring the line between love and loss: It’s Toby Brown’s first birthday, and he’s not the only one in for a surprise; Josh abandons his professionalism to help a desperate client; Andy treats himself to something he’s wanted for a very long time.
Wheels
Price: Free! Words: 20,530. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Wheels are meant to turn, but what if they don't? Sometimes wheels take us to somewhere we'd rather not be. Each of these nine stories is written around wheels and they are sometimes not what you would expect. All the authors' proceeds go directly to Sea Shepherd, a charity devoted to protecting our seas and oceans and the life within.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 7: Cancer
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 38,350. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Cancer is Episode 7 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the seventh of twelve eventful months. Dan is about to find out that being a careful driver is sometimes not enough; An old lover’s return rekindles fond memories for Alice; Sean works his psychology magic on the ever-stubborn Jess. The story continues in Epi #8 (Leo).
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Series: 46. Ascending. Price: Free! Words: 140,160. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Texan teenager discovers that she possesses strange powers that she can barely control. As her friends fight real life demons around them, a stranger offers her an unexpected bargain. He will teach her how to save her friends, but she will never be normal again. Given the alternatives, she accepts his challenge to show those guilty of unspeakable crimes just how powerful a young woman can be.
Physic
Price: Free! Words: 103,670. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Entangled Continua Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Ysenof engages the world in terms of elementary physics. He can manipulate matter and energy, but his focus on fundamentals fails with people. He could change the world, but needs help. Abby Skipper is a people person and mind reader. Special Agent John Clark sees connections. Pauline Morcet is indestructible and haunted by a violent alter ego. Together, they will find out what made them PHYSIC.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 6: Gemini
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 34,440. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Gemini is Episode 6 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the sixth of six eventful months. It's quiz night at the Red Lion - time for The Circle to pit their wits against the rest of the regulars...and each other. The sound of wedding bells is, most definitely, in the air! The story continues in Breaking Waves and Epi #7 (Cancer).
In The Stars Part I, Episode 5: Taurus
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Taurus is Episode 5 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the fifth of six eventful months. The time has come to face up to what the future holds; Andy steps up to the biggest challenge of his life; George breaks the bad news to Oliver; Eleanor makes no bones about her feelings and kicks up a storm.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 4: Aries
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Aries is Episode 4 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the fourth of six eventful months. Jess comes to terms with her condition in time for Kris’s TV debut; Josh and Eleanor attempt to resolve their differences before Toby’s christening; Jason’s hard work comes to fruition; George enjoys a nostalgic birthday celebration.