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News Flash by Liz Botts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,450. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
My name is Allison Jones, I’m a high school senior, and I have an awesome internship at a local news station. I’m a half credit short from graduating, and my guidance counselor is making me take a special events planning class that’s really just a glorified prom committee. I think I’m screwing up my relationship with my best friend Jake, and this could be the story of a lifetime.
Special Girl by K.B. Stevens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Jerry's life takes a bizarre turn when he's dumped by his girlfriend and gets accosted by Betty, the curvy young woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. A humorous tale that readers have called, "Laugh out loud funny", "Heartbreaking", and "Ultimately satisfying." Note: this is the PG-13 version of "Special Girl Needs Sexing"
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue by Christy Summerland
Series: The Eternity Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,490. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
Orange Buffalo by Grayson Queen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,710. Language: American English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Everything you want can be yours, if it actually exists. The reality of dreams is that they can be blinding. To hunt the orange buffalo is to quest for something that isn't even possible. An irreverent telling of a journey to achieve, fail, give up, stand up, and figure it all out a little too late.
Conjectrix by Candace J. Thomas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,020. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Xchyler Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
In this exciting continuation of the VIVATERA series, Naomi Everstar, rescued by living magic, must restore balance to a world stained by unnatural death. However, rejoining the six stones will destroy Naomi’s sisters, daughters of King Prolius cursed by their father’s “gift”.
The Hockey Stalker: A Love Story by Lesley Krueger
Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A man with a fetish for women hockey players starts stalking a women's team -- and fixates on Janis Trevor. In this hilarious short story, Janis already faces man problems. Her husband has walked only a few months of marriage, and now she has a boyfriend who won't commit. As the troll-like stalker sticks to her like wet ice, Janis has to skate her way to freedom. Or maybe a commitment. Who knows?
The Ruins of Waadi Sharif: A Novella by C. M. Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
When the Taliban invaded Swat District in the year 2008, the government of Pakistan yielded control without a fight, leaving the residents of Swat to fend for themselves. Blending elements of the Bildungsroman, the war story, and the revenge tale, The Ruin of Waadi Sharif is the story of how three young adults respond to this occupation of their hometown.
La Chiripa by Kaimana Wolff
Series: The Widening Gyre, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 153,140. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
“A woman’s murder is the essence of the mundane.” The most maddening of crimes is surely child abduction. Yet, for five sane, beautiful years, Alma and young Pira have lived and laughed in their remote asylum high in the Mayan mountains, blessed by *la chiripa*, the stroke of luck--until the searchlight of chance flicks across their lives and sends a deadly signal to their oppressor.
Home Was Not So by Raja Sharma
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 75. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Classics
Manav did not know who Mahesh was so he looked questioningly at Sohail. Sensing his curiosity, Sohail said, “He is my mother’s husband. He is a good man.” Sohail began to look at the cars along the road. He was expecting Mahesh, his mother’s husband.
Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan
Series: Here and Now, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,230. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
When an injury leaves Hanna Thompson without her last year of memories, her life seems perfect—right down to an engagement ring from Max Hallowell, her life-long crush. Does she have the life she always wanted or is it a façade propped up by secrets she doesn’t know she has? She needs answers, but the only person who has them is Nate Crane, the sexy rocker who wants her for himself.
Teenager's Tale by Tyler Majaga
Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » Coming of age
Teenager's Tale is a series that tells the story of a group of teenagers who grow up amid the challenges of the stage in the city of Francistown in Botswana. We see the story through the eyes of Brandon Chdizala, who is the main character and his friends. "Episode One: Humble Beginnings" is the first part of the series.
Normal Too? by Stephen J. Mulrooney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,050. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Busterfly. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“Sometimes it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes, as in our case, that village looks more like The Village People. And sometimes, it is not the village that raises the child, but the child that raises the village … often to heights they never imagined.” In this sequel to Normal?, Stephen J. Mulrooney reminds us again that the important thing is not who we love, but that we love.
The Convention by Robert Collins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,250. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Science fiction » General
David Chalmers is attending Mo-Kan 2, a science fiction convention in Kansas City. He’s there because a national Doctor Who group has big plans for the future. During the con he meets fellow fan Lila Woodson and the members of another fan group, the Space Rats. Will this convention alter David’s future? Will Lila win the costume contest? Should we be afraid of Doctor Who: The Wrath of Kroll?
Riding the River (The Westerners, Book One) by Jeanne Harrell
Series: The Westerners. Price: Free! Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Sarah Hughes loves old Western movies. Her favorite is Big Country with Gregory Peck. She decides to spruce up her life by vacationing at a horse and cattle ranch like Peck did. She meets cowboy Matt Garth and they help drive a herd of horses to a pasture in the wilderness. He's a country boy and she's a city girl, but there's a real spark here. Is it possible this is a new start for her?
Asleep Without Dreaming by Barbara Forte Abate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,660. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When love, mystery, and fate collide, unleashing an unforgettable tragedy...On the run and uncertain trouble brewing, Willa finds herself stranded in a long decaying town with a mother prone to keeping secrets and telling lies, a murderous arsonist, and no ready way out. And then Willa meets Jesse Truman, an intriguing boy she longs to save, if only she understood what it is he needs saving from.
What Never Happened: An Observation by Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
Camelia by Dianna Dann
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,180. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014 by Wayward Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
"Camelia has stolen my heart...one of the best books I've ever read." ---The Literary Connoisseur Camelia...isn't here. April MacMillan is drunk, standing on the roof of Three River Terrace seven stories up, ready to jump to her death, when she remembers Camelia. Will the truth about Camelia save her? Or will it lead her back t