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Child At Heart by Dominic Spano
Price: Free! Words: 15,470. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
This book contains four short stories and excerpts from a novel. The theme central to each story is the transition from childhood to adulthood. Each of the short stories, with nostalgic undertones, juxtaposes the innocence of childhood with the challenging emotions and attitudes that sometimes overcome grown-ups.
Aban's Accension by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,480. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Aban unexpectedly inherits a house in the big city with a mysterious male tenant. She disobeys her parents to go see, intending to return home to the safety of her small town. What she finds instead upends her life and everything she has believed.
Goodbye, Buddy Holly by Mason S. Ford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Daryl Porter is a washed-up rock 'n' roll guitarist with a drab job who still lives at home with his parents. His girlfriend has dumped him for another guy. With his life in a downward spiral, Daryl fights desperately against the urge to take the easy way out.
The Secret Miss Rabbit Kept by Robin Cain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,580. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Coming of age
At age sixteen, Sophie takes a difficult job at a nursing home. An introduction to Mable Rabbit, the 75-year-old woman who refuses to speak, motivates her to stay. Determined to break Miss Rabbit’s silence, Sophie gets more than she bargained for when an unexpected gift propels her on a journey through Miss Rabbit’s ugly past and brings her face-to-face with truths she never expected to find.
Till Tomorrow by Patrick Manzai
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,710. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Biographical
David Mugisha, a popular athlete, faces ruin after an accident leaves him crippled for life. With the help of his foster sister, he battles with the demons of his past. Having surrounded himself with superficial friends and put his entire future plans in athletics, he is left alone and without money.
Finding Family by Giacomo Giammatteo
Series: Blood Flows South, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,330. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Dominic Mangini wanted what all 8-year-old boys want—time to laugh and play, loving parents, and enough food on the table. But in war-ravaged Sicily, food was scarce, and his parents were as scarred as the land. His father said they must move to America so they could start over and be a family once again. Dominic got a new start, and he got a new family—but not the kind of family he expected.
Stream Runner, Book 1 of Dunsmuir Boy by David Seed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Leif Collins grew up in Dunsmuir not believing in watches or clocks. Instead he believed in trout fishing and swimming with his friends, Sanchez and Dunnigan. He plans to be a writer when he’s grown but, until then, he must gather experiences. The setting is clean and country-fresh with a look back at the early 1940's and includes some lyrical images and home-grown relationships.
Fire Boy by Elvira Drake
Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Coming of age
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature?
The Price of Love by Vicki Hopkins
Series: The Legacy Series, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Holland & Eyre Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Coming of age
The Legacy Series family saga continues into the Edwardian era. Each character has paid the price for innocence and deception. Now discover the price paid for love.
Flying Finish by Vivian Roycroft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Fiction » Coming of age
Dixie’s an apprentice jockey, riding winners for the stable where her father works. When trainer Jake gives her the Fraternity ride on Bow Wave, a super two-year-old colt, she should be over the moon. But Shane, the jockey whose kisses make her tremble, is also riding in the Fraternity. He and his father need to win or they’ll sink further into debt. How can Dixie race against their desperation?
He's the Man: The Alexanders, Book 3 by M. Malone
Series: The Alexanders, #3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,060. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2013 by CrushStar Romance. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
The Alexanders #3 Matt Simmons is done with Army doctors but his sister nags him to get physical therapy so he gives in just to get some peace. Then he sees his therapist is h-o-t. Penny Lewis is finally putting down roots. She’s got everything, except the settled suburban life she longs for. All she needs is the perfect guy, meaning NO military men. Suddenly Matt has a new mission in life.
Falling Stars by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Cincinnatus Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Crank Wilson and Julia Thompson are at odds with each other at the end of the band's summer tour. As they set off on a five day drive back home, they'll contend with siblings, screaming matches, giant spiders and a pissed off marine. And the whole way, Crank will be faced with one question. After he screwed up so badly, is there any way he can win Julia back?
The Wrong Outfit by Al Gregg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Gate 17. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
The Wrong Outfit is a powerful novel about a boy called Adam Nedman, who grows up through the 1970s and 80s and is greatly affected by both football and Punk Rock. Perhaps Adam was just in the wrong place at the wrong time? From home life to football terrace. Through school days to punk chaos. Perhaps there had never been any doubt? Adam was in the wrong outfit.
Stories for Amanda by Kelly Elliott, Kahlen Aymes Books, Inc, Michelle A. Valentine, Jessica Prince, Karina Halle, Nina Lane, Madeline Sheehan, Karen Avivi, Alexa Nazzaro, & Raine Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Amanda Todd Foundation. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Amanda Todd wanted to share her story with other kids and let them know they should never be punished for who they are. AmandaToddLegacy.org reaches out to kids in need, and provides resources for finding help. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated toward that vision. 16 bestselling authors offer a new story or scene from their most popular series for this worthy cause.
Have No Shame (Where civil rights and forbidden love collide) by Melissa Foster
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 327,120. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Coming of age
***NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER*** The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms--and her own beliefs--when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.
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.