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Shattered Direction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
After directing an award-winning documentary in college, an idealistic, promising filmmaker with a social conscience, goes on a two-year odyssey ending in Hollywood where he is seduced by the glitz, the money, drugs, women, and XXX films until the suicide of his porn-star girlfriend and the arrest of his drug-dealing brother sends him into a personal inferno from which he struggles for redemption.
Oubliette
Price: Free! Words: 45,680. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Urban
In a city plagued by amnesia, Antoine earns a comfortable living as a prompter to the rich and powerful. He knows his time of privilege is short. Amnesia is contagious and growing in virulence. When a shady government agent offers him an amnesia vaccine in return for feeding scripted lies to his clients, Antoine has to choose between his values and everything else that makes him who he is.
Cinderella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,480. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
[This stand-alone title is the first of three tales collected in the author's full-length work GRIM.] How would Cinderella actually have turned out if she'd grown up surrounded by people who hated and abused her? A darkly psychological retelling of the classic story, portraying a heroin burdened with shame who ultimately marries a prince not so different from her own narcissistic mother.
Gutter Child
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,890. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
For the first eighteen years of his life, Jimmy Grogan has led a blissful existence of sweet ignorance. But on the day he leaves for college, he discovers a family secret that could upend every piece of cozy perfection he knows. Now he must solve the most unsettling mystery of his life: Has his family been living a lie?
Homecoming of the gods
Price: Free! Words: 112,920. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Nanti is a small town haunted by its demons. Nothing could be more tragic for the townspeople than their final homecoming in September '96 with a deluge into which their vanities, hopes and desires were drowned.
Living Companion
Price: Free! Words: 72,450. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man obsessed with his work, tormented by inability to produce it and imprisoned with devotion to the cause of his madness. Struggling with anxiety, he shares a lodging with a painter, a free-spirited woman, who could just be his ruin. Burdened with perpetual observations, one thing surfaces as inevitable - he is compelled to ceaselessly think, awaiting for the end of his life work, or his own.
Empty See: A Novella
You set the price! Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
After years of isolation in a foreign city, an expatriated American photographer returns from abroad to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota to pursue a career with a magazine. Reuniting with his strange sister, dealing with an eccentric new boss, and an unlikely friend shed light onto the circumstances of his departure, his inner struggles, and his possible future as an expatriate.
Best Forgotten
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,340. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young woman wakes in hospital, unable to remember the past eighteen months. Why is she haunted with memories of her bruised and bloody ex-boyfriend? Did Kellie-Sue get away with murder or is the truth best forgotten?
No Permission Needed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,350. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book is just a story told by a man... But reading his story will change the way you think about your life. It will change the way you look at the relationships around you and the relationships you are in. It will give you reason to reflect more thoughtfully on your dreams. And more importantly, it will challenge your beliefs about your own, inevitable death.
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.
Predators
Series: Lost Humanity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 351,450. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Death has been following Zack Henderson for ten years now. He woke up surrounded by it on a train a decade ago. He's watched it take friend and foe, strangers and family. It's weighed heavily on his mind. It was through death that his life finally began. He understands better than most how fragile life is, and he's done being prey. At some point, you have to stop running from death and embrace it.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 12: Sagittarius
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 44,060. 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…
Adjective Narcissism
Price: Free! Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A complex portrayal of life through a young man's eyes, over the course of one evening Carey's protagonist finds himself caught in an honest author's exercise in narcissism. 'A quick read, that provokes genuine thought' - onlinebookclub.org
In The Stars Part II, Episode 11: Scorpio
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 35,750. 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?
Atlas, Broken
Price: Free! Words: 20,570. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
(4.25 from 4 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?
Strange Love / Romance Not For Sale
Price: Free! Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Eighteen stories of aching realism reveal the mysteries and perils of romantic promise. These are lyrical, sometimes magical stories whose characters are nevertheless "fully fleshed out... living and breathing"; who crave, and sometimes find, light in the labyrinths of the heart.
Всичките мъртви сезони на една рустифина
Price: Free! Words: 35,810. Language: Bulgarian. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
“Животът не е сграда, издигаща се нагоре, а руини, етажи падащи надолу.”
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 22,860. 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: 40,040. 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.

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