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Albert's Christmas (Bumpkinton #4) by Matthew Drzymala
Price: Free! Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
There’s a Christmas crisis in Bumpkinton. The clock is ticking, and Fathers Whitworth O’Grady and Harrison Stawker are running out of time to find someone for a very special job. As they race around the inaugural Christmas Markets looking for the right man to fill some very big black boots, their search is thwarted at every turn by protests, flirty florists, and a vindictive journalist.
Bittersweet (Bumpkinton #2) by Matthew Drzymala
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 18,310. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
When Venetia was a little girl, her grandpa would regale her with magical tales of the shop he used to own in the mysterious village of Bumpkinton. But when he died, the tales died with him. 30 years later Venetia resolves to find the shop, but has she bitten off more than she can chew?
Last Christmas (Bumpkinton #1) by Matthew Drzymala
Price: Free! Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Father Whitworth O'Grady is tired of the same old Christmas Eve ritual. A ritual that consists of watery vegetable soup and a game of cribbage with the ageing Father Stanton. When Father Stanton catches a nasty cold and has to decline a generous invitation to a meal with the Summers-Day family, Father O'Grady feels no guilt in popping along without him.
Freeman by A. Vernon Richmond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
In the small Mississippi Delta town of Double Shovel, whites and blacks have long managed to live together in something near to harmony. But in 1925, one black man, Freeman, dares to step outside Double Shovel’s carefully maintained culture and crosses the wrong man, at a time and place where Freeman is destined to be the loser. That event shakes the foundations of Double Shovel society.
Not in Futility by Kate E Brown
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: Australian English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"...happy snaps, confirming one after another, that pregnancy and parenthood is beautiful, fateful and, ultimately, easy." Modern-day living promotes choice, but what happens when your body contradicts your decisions? As Lauren and Daniel commit to growing their family, they quickly learn that nothing about conception is easy.
Color Me Blue by Renae Oakes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,660. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Coming of age
This is a summer of loss and revelations that will change Sunny’s life forever. Sunny is a colorful, artsy sixteen-year-old dealing with the loss of her parents. Stumbling upon her mother’s secret box, Sunny begins to question everything she knew about her parents. Can Sunny maintain her vibrant personality while navigating the ups and downs of being a teenager and discovering the real truth?
School for Angels by Elizabeth Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
Short Story When thirteen year-old Joey Callahan gets in trouble, he is sent to the School for Angels instead of Juvenile Detention. There he meets up with Sister Frances, a nun who keeps a watchful eye over him. When Joey is asked to help serve meals to the homeless, he grudgingly shows up. There he meets Sophie, a six-year-old who desperately needs someone to watch over her.
The Ember and the Knife by Chris Loblaw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,590. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age
The saddest sort of homecoming brings Mallory, Kean and Robert back together after 2 years. The three friends have found out that the cruelties of life cannot be wished away or banished by a spell. But as they struggle to reconnect with each other and mend their hurting families, an arcane menace returns, threatening the manyworlds tied together by the Spellbound Railway.
The Ghost of George Washington by Arthur Bliss
Price: Free! Words: 9,980. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
In this short story by acclaimed Washington writer Arthur Bliss, six college freshman face an unexpected crisis in the forest ahead of the 2016 American presidential election. Will what they discover change how they view themselves and their country?
Goodbye, Saturday Night by Thomas Conner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,330. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016 by Foundations, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
It’s early May in 1956 in the small South Alabama town of Farmington, and eleven year old Bobby Crosby’s life is about to change forever. Bobby escapes his real world by sitting every night in the local movie theater, third row left down front. There, alone in the dark, he leaves Farmington far behind and melts into the world of the silver screen.
Promises Kept, The Story of Number Two by Giacomo Giammatteo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,070. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Our mother said that sisters should never be separated. That sisters were like twins that weren’t born on the same day. When I was little I believed that—that, and a lot more. She said that she’d never let us be hurt. That no matter what happened, we’d be together. She lied.
Everyday Monsters by Ellie Robbins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,340. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age
15 year old Taylor Brock is homeless & likes it that way. So when Evan, a boy who controls fire, tells her that she has super powers too, she's skeptical. He takes her to The Flagship, a haunted hotel turned boarding school with classes covering math, magic and self-defense (super-powered, of course). When Taylor's friend goes missing, she has to decide if she'll help or go back to the streets.
A Haunted Soul by Meredith Miller
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Tracey is haunted by many, many issues between her and her mother. This tale is all about how they resolve things and go back to having a happy relationship. Well, it also concerns a boy with stars on his shoes, but Tracey's mum wouldn't like us mentioning that.
Travesty by Carrie Thomas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
Waking up in a house she doesn’t recognize, sixteen-year-old, Sophia Sawyer, tries not to let the blankness of her mind terrorize her. How has she ended up chained in a basement? Abram Scott knows all too well how she ended up there. Promising to save her, Abram plans an escape, praying time and distance will offer them a normal life...until he can get Sophia back to her family. Her real one.
In The Shadow Of The Other by C.B. Doyle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,600. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016 by DevilDogPress. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Thirteen-year-old Jennifer is coming of age, finding out the truth of her mother’s passing, her father’s heritage, the mystery behind her new puppy, and her own inherited legacy. Against the forces of evil, a champion must arise. But is Jennifer ready? Family takes many forms. Unfortunately, so does evil.
Gathering Light by James Darnton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,920. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » General
Rolf is a happy-go-lucky dog with a gift. He can see the light that flows out from humans when they experience joy. Rolf is able to collect this light and give it to other humans who are sad or need a little encouragement. As Rolf wanders around his small town gathering and sharing light, he makes friends with a young teenage boy. Together they share adventures.
The Feels by Jamaak Morris
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three of Jamaak Morris’s many short stories that involve love, determination, strength, and forgiveness. The different protagonist in the different stories found the courage to do what is needed of them.
The Golden Child by Daniel Clayton
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Stephen Pendleton sees his childhood repeating himself. His brother, Ken, who was given everything as the eldest child while Stephen, the youngest, was neglected and abused. He's tried to put that behind him and move on with his life, but when he sees his younger nephew going through the same things, he finds himself reliving the past and his darkest impulses.
Only You by Mary Kennedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,250. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Carla Santini is the Italian exchange student coming to stay with Jamie Hogan and her family for the summer. Jamie can hardly wait —t will be just like having a sister her own age. But at the airport, it's a gorgeous Italian boy who steps off the plane, Carla is actually Carlo—there was a typo! Can one key stroke turn Jamie's world upside down?
Finding You *Conclusion of Agony of Being Me* by January Valentine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,000. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
Jesse delays entering art school in order to keep his family service station operational so he can afford the home no longer occupied by his parents or reckless brother Jamie. Jesse vents his frustrations with a paint brush and a series of sexual encounters with a variety of women. Kirby enters his life, pulling every string off her bikini, luring Jesse to Miami. Will a song bring him home?
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