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the Conversation by Gene Cartwright
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
Summer 1967, in "The Sticks" — the rural backwater of Reedville, Arkansas. On one bright summer morning, in 1967, when five year old Deborah Yvonne Davis spent the day with her beloved grandmother, she unknowingly embedded the sweet essence of this special woman within her consciousness. And she would not forget her nor the “gifts” her beloved Gram D’Lena (Grandma Magdalena) gave her, ever.
Hothouse Gods by Frederick Barrows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,530. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Jimmy Breedlove has one goal: To escape his dead-end job, and unfulfilling relationship, for a fresh start far from his home in New Orleans. During a cross-country trip to deliver a friend's car to California, with the unexpected addition of sexy, free-spirited Sarah Rainbird, Jimmy's highway odyssey takes him through a series of increasingly unpredictable, offbeat, and dangerous situations.
Osama bin Laden is Dead by Alex Miller
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,440. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Osama bin Laden is Dead is about growing up in a sad little town in the middle of nowhere. It’s about going to high school with a bunch of rich kids who hate you because you buy your clothes at Walmart. It’s about your parents manipulating you into enrolling in a creepy Christian college where morons go to be brainwashed. It’s about dating a girl who won’t put out.
Kingdom of the Sun by Ariffa Bevin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,530. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Coming of age
Truth. Hope. Honor. Happiness...In the modern-day Kingdom of Sooryan the meaning of these four words fade as light leaves the sky during sunset...But as reassuring and as promising that the sun will rise again each day, Helena will fight for something that most want, but are not brave enough to make: Change.
The Ghosts Are Out Tonight by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #10. Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
From an empty hotel room in London, Scott Drake takes a freewheeling trip across the East of England and back again. On trains, in cars, and on foot, the journey lets him say goodbye to the people he has loved and lost; finally allowing him to let go of the pain of the past and find peace in the present.
Ogre: A Pit Bull Story by Walt Conte
Price: $5.75 USD. Words: 86,590. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
Tony, the smartest in his class, is picked on by bully Phillip. Although he tries to stand up to the boy, he is constantly trounced. Finally he finds an escape at home in a new pup and a girl friend but then tragedy strikes. In Tony's search for revenge, he learns lessons that will last a life time. Young love, betrayal, karate, dog fighting, and moral teachings are key parts to the story.
The Book of Changes by Jack Remick
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 91,950. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
“Beast” comes to Berkeley in 1971, a time of political upheaval, hallucinogenic drugs, abundant sex, and down-and-dirty rock n roll. On his quest for meaning he hangs out with a Harley-riding dwarf, a pre-goth artists' model, a sorority girl turned nymphomaniac, and the heir to a family of French aristocrats with a bloody history. Book 3 of the California Quartet.
Eversea: a love story by Natasha Boyd
Price: Free! Words: 83,590. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Eversea: a love story, is a Winter Rose Contest FINALIST ~ An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt. A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose. A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever. "Total escapism!" ~ Aestas Book Blog
The Walk On (Part3) by Rick Laird
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 21,480. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by Stefan Pawlikowski. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Sports
The Shawn Tanner saga continues. The Walk On is a three part story about Shawn Tanner. You will watch Shawn grow from boy to man. The reader will walk through the life of Shawn as he discovers his passions and loves.
The Shape of a Name by Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Spanning forty years, “The Shape of a Name” follows Anoosheh, a little girl orphaned during the war in Afghanistan. Rescued from a refugee camp, she discovers a passion for learning at a school for handicapped children. Determined to help other impoverished children succeed, Anooshesh’s teaching methods bring her in conflict with the oppressive regime of her country.
Portrait of a Girl Running by J. B. Chicoine
Series: Portraits, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,360. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Coming of age
All Leila wants is to get through her senior year at her new high school without drawing undue attention. Three teachers make that impossible—the handsome track coach, her math teacher from hell, and a jealous gym instructor. Compromising situations, accusations of misconduct, and judicial hearings put Leila’s autonomy and even her dignity at risk, unless she learns to trust an unlikely ally.
Uncharted: Story for a Shipwright by J. B. Chicoine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,490. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
When a peculiar young woman shows up at the Wesley House Bed and Breakfast with far-fetched tales of shipwrecks and survival, shipwright Sam Wesley isn’t sure if Marlena is incredibly imaginative or just plain delusional. Her strangeness is a fresh breeze in his stagnant life, but the competition for her heart is fierce, while Sam’s own tumultuous past jeopardizes his only chance at happiness.
The Twenty Bushel Racer by Barry Pearson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A boy deceives his embittered father, but a magnificent horse helps to heal the rift. A small-town teenager discovers his attachment to the people and place where he lives. A man considers himself a coward, but musters the courage to stand up against a pair of would-be assassins. Two men from the same town meet unexpectedly, and and unveil a truth about a girl they loved when they were teens.
The End Of Summer by Dell Sweet
Series: 99 Cent Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
The summer of 1969 was winding down. The warm air held a smell 13 year old Bobby Weston couldn't quite identify but nevertheless acquainted with going back to school. An end of summer smell, he decided. Or maybe an end of summer feeling. He couldn't make up his mind, and it really didn't matter, as soon enough summer would be gone and he'd be back in school. He had permission to go camping today.
These Darkened Streets by Aaron Polson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,750. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Coming of age
The eleven stories in These Darkened Streets play on the foggy boundary between horror and magical realism . You'll find shivers here, dear reader, and other, more thought-provoking flights of imagination all set in small towns with dark, quiet streets...
Finding Arun by Marisha Pink
Series: Living Lies Literary Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 96,150. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Nineteen-year-old Aaron Rutherford is already reeling from the loss of his mother, when the unexpected revelation of a dark secret from her past changes his world forever. As the tangled web of lies unfolds and uncertainty takes over, a startling chain of events are set in motion that will see Aaron make the journey of a lifetime to discover not only who he really is, but who he wants to be.
This is a Book About Emily, by Emily by Jacob Milnestein
You set the price! Words: 97,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
"The first time I saw her, like not in one of those god-awful videos they show endlessly on VH-1, was at my dad’s house during some big Thanksgiving celebration."
The Naked World by PT Dilloway
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,340. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Planet 99 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Forty years ago, Henry Barton played a superhero known as the Grey Knight on television. Rotting away forgotten in a retirement home, Henry's mind finally snaps and he becomes the hero he played so long ago. Now as Henry battles imagined evils on the streets of a small California town, it's up to his faithful sidekick to save Henry--and himself.
Do You Want Total War? by Darren Kilfara
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,900. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
Sean Lansbury is a typical high school student with an atypical hobby: he plays "Totaler Krieg", a boardgame simulating World War II in Europe. As he meditates on history and juggles his hobby with normal life in school, he falls in love with a girl in his European History class and discovers who he is, what history means to him, and the extent to which you really can revisit and rewrite the past.