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Awakening Foster Kelly by Cara Rosalie Olsen
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 325,600. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
Cara Rosalie Olsen explores and unfolds a multilayered story about fear and hope and freedom, how the three are inextricably linked, and what takes place inside the cautious human heart when it falls intensely in love for the first time. The plot shadows two distinctly unique people, each a prisoner of their respective past, and how they come to discover that true love has no bounds.
The Songbird of Sovereign (Book 3 in The Sovereign Series) by Jennifer Wixson
Series: The Sovereign Series, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,210. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Historical
While recovering from TB at a sanatorium in Maine during WWII, a teenage musical prodigy evolves to become a mature, loving woman.
Forgiven by Geoff Lawson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In New Zealand, Richard meets Rachel and moves to a larger provincial town to court her. Rachel is intelligent, cultured and charming, but things are not as well as they seem. Brought down by rumour and innuendo she reaches a new low in her life, but with Richard's support her life improves until he volunteers to fight in South Africa and leaves her under a cloud.
Saffron by Heather Marie Adkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by CyberWitch Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Coming of age
Marion Churchman, code name SAFFRON, is an assassin employed by the vengeance goddess Nemesis. She may have been trained by an elite academy and rubbed elbows with immortals for five years, but it’s not her dream job. Sent on a particularly tough run, Saffron has no idea that she herself is being stalked, and her life is in danger. She’s not as invincible as Nemesis makes her feel.
এলভিস ও অমলাসুন্দরী by Shamik Ghosh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: Bengali. Published: July 4, 2014 by Bookpocket Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
দু’জনেই বুড়ো হয়ে গিয়েছে। জরা গ্রাস করেছে দু’জনকেই । বাড়ীটার পলেস্তারা খসে গেছে জায়গায় জায়গায়। অনেক আগেই ধুয়ে গিয়েছে রঙ। সামান্য যেটুকু আছে তাতেও ভাগ বসিয়েছে আগাছার শিকড়। দোতলার বারান্দা খসে গেছে, খসে গেছে কার্নিশ। তবু দাঁড়িয়ে আছে। বহু প্রাচীন ইতিহাসের মত। রোদ বৃষ্টির দাগ শরীরে নিয়ে।
Gulabi by Pankaj Suneja
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
The fictitious storyline revolving around two characters Monty (the psychotic part) and Virginia (the non psychotic part). The boundary between the two is permeable. Monty conjures up ‘Gulabi’, following his abrupt separation from his long time partner, while Virginia, having suffered from a personal loss sets out to follow her lifelong aspiration to travel the world.
Huntsman Returned by Andrew Michael Schwarz
Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Their ship crashed on a primitive planet inhabited by giant predatory cats and prehistoric hominids. The only ones who survived were housed in a portion of the ship that was built more securely: the nursery.
Shine Your Eye by Sharon Abimbola Salu
Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Coming of age
Seni's older brother, Dele meets an attractive young woman on campus. Her name is Veronica. As Seni becomes acquainted with more details of Veronica, she believes that this woman is not who Dele thinks she is. Will her stubborn brother take his sister's advice or learn the hard way that a woman's intuition is often right?
The Divine Dantes: Paella in Purgatory by Andrew Barger
Series: Divine Dantes Infernal Trilogy, Infernal Trilogy #2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Book 2 of The Divine Dantes's Infernal Trilogy finds Eddie and Virgil in Barcelona, Spain. Eddie, the young rocker with an active mind, thinks they are there to get on a cruise. Virgil, however, has tricked Eddie and arranged for Bea to secretly meet them. Meantime, Virg and Eddie visit famous Barcelona landmarks as Eddie adds his trademark commentary. Will Eddie get back with Bea and rock on?
The Orange & Blue Drive-In by Jeff Munnis
Price: Free! Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
“The Orange & Blue Drive-In touches on a lot of big issues—class and coming of age and small town America in the 60s—with care and sophistication. It is beautifully written with a strong yet quiet line.” —Juliana Spahr, winner of the Hardison Poetry Prize, and author of eight volumes of poetry
Clara: A Short Story by Faith Cotter
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Coming of age
Catholic school kid Clara Cooper wants to go home. She has some unfinished business to attend to, and really needs God to give her attempt at truancy a bit of heavenly aid. When she fails to convince the nurses, the principal, and her mama that she is sick enough to leave school, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Falling for a Kiss by Gene Clements
Series: Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
In the FlashbackX series, Tilly and Elmer, a Midwestern couple in their sixties, reminisce about their awkward but passionate high school romance. Elmer knew that tradition required him to kiss Tilly on the third date. He wanted to, but when he found her dressed as a vampire for the Halloween dance, his well rehearsed strategy took a scary turn. They're still laughing about it fifty years later.
True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Series: Landry's True Colors. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,410. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
Landry gets pushed into trying out for the American Ingénue modeling competition. She doesn’t think she stands a chance, but she advances to the next level in the competition and so does the gorgeous Devon. Devon becomes the perfect best friend, but can their friendship survive the competition?
Grasshopper by A.J. Norton
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Joe is an ordinary man, trying to hold onto some joy in a world that is coming apart. As a child, he learns the meaning of loss. Rather than accepting it, he learns to protect his memories; even at the expense of the life he is living. The emotionally evocative imagery draws the reader into the story; and paints a stark picture of a man willing to sacrifice his future to hold onto his past.
The Romeo Boys: A Rock 'n Roll Odyssey by Peter Roper
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,690. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Hoping they'll never be caught, Bobby Masters and his imposter band work cowboy bars and tiny college dances during the summer of 1964, pretending to be The Romeos, a popular group with a real hit record. But fate, along with a go-go dancing sorority girl, turns these young men and their notions of love and the future upside-down in this coming-of-age story.
Apathy by Shakil Baliyavi, Sr
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: American English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
this is a story of an old person presented in a unique way. this is a sort of experiment telling the changing values of life. this book is focused on the old age and starts from the child hood of the character.
Push Not the River (The Poland Trilogy, Book 1) by James Conroyd Martin
Series: The Poland Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 174,580. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Coming of age
PUSH NOT THE RIVER is based on the true eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the historic Third of May Constitution. Vivid, romantic, and thrillingly paced, it paints the emotional and unforgettable story of the metamorphosis of a nation--and of a proud and resilient young woman.
Out of Order by Jonathan Jackson
Price: Free! Words: 27,670. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Charlotte is brilliant for her teenage years but her intellect doesn't serve her well. She's too smart for her own good and ends up homeless in the streets of a big city.
Summer of Frogs by Dawn White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
During a hot, lazy summer in Georgia, 16-year-old Trixie sorts through the complexity of her parents' marriage, jealousy towards her adorable kid sister, and ambivalence about the religion she inherited. From a generation before texting and social media, Trixie relies on her best friend and partner-in-mischief, her vivid imagination, and her love of nature. For Trixie, it is the summer of frogs.
The Black Place Inside by Troy McCombs
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
After a massive earthquake ravages the world, one man becomes trapped underground in his car. Darkness, lonliness, and isolation become his only friends. If that wasn't bad enough, his own sanity begins to waver away, as well. Over time, he begins to reflect on his life and learns some very valuable lessons. Can they help him escape the black place inside?