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A Dream Away
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,890. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A story about a woman suffering with bipolar disorder who desperately tries to gain custody of a 15 year old daughter she gave up for adoption many years ago at birth.
How You See It
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Marciella is sure her mother has deserted her; but is it true? This short story set in Manhattan's Spanish Harlem follows the very peculiar assumptions of one little girl--and how her life was shaped by them. Psychologists make much of childhood influences. But what if the memories we hold are misinterpreted? Marciella came to know the truth, and in an instant, her life was changed forever.
Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of Prince David series
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,050. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
David is suddenly the royal heir, and is now also an orphan. Those two huge problems confront teenager Zach and his family, who simply want to protect David and help the younger boy deal with his destiny. They all want to be normal teenagers, but their new roles might make that impossible. A contemporary story about keeping friendships, seeking adventure, overcoming challenges, and making history.
New House 5: How a dorm becomes a home
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,010. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Welcome to New House 5. For fifty-six freshmen it’s home. A place where friends are made and doors are always open, where hearts are broken and tears are shed. And for resident assistant Andy Butler, it’s the best story about friendship he has ever known. Watch as these students try to overcome their flaws and fears to create a bond so special that nothing can pull them apart. Not even themselves.
Norman: Chronicles of a Curiosity Seeker
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,740. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
These chronicles tell the incredible story of Norman: a mysterious character in fire-red sneakers, ice-blue jeans, a misty-gray T-shirt, and an earthy-green baseball cap—with a peculiar gleam in his eye and a Great Big Secret.... Discovered in the ruins of the home of one Martha Monroe after her sudden disappearance, let the individual reader judge the truth of it.
Wells Without Water
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,090. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Ruth Clayton has a dangerous secret to keep. Living in an all-white town in Alabama at a time of charged racial emotions, she is pregnant—and the baby is half black. "Wells Without Water" chronicles the coming of age of Ruth’s son, Theodore Clayton, and the one boy in town who dares to befriend him.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
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Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
To Be Ordinary
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Archie attended college as far away from his father as he could go. He wanted to be ordinary like his friends. His father was pushing him to be who he was born to be. When he meets Erica, two worlds collide as Archie struggles to reconcile who he wants to be with who he should be. When the time comes, can he make the right choice? What will Erica choose?
A Dish Best Served
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Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
He was a nice young man, eager to enter high school with his whole life ahead of him as he approached the closing days of junior high--until the most popular girl in school, Dina Rigby, sets him up for a public act of sexual humiliation. Vowing revenge, he concocts an increasingly elaborate plan for revenge, ultimately reaching its crescendo towards high school graduation.
Kiss The Sky
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,440. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is London in the heady nineties. The world is waking up to the tribal tom toms of repetitive beats, much to the dislike of the authorities, which violently try to clamp down on the abundant creativity and unity emanating from the speaker stacks. Together, three girls are hijacked into this subversive scene for better and for worse…
The Quarry
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Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Forty years ago, forty feet in the air, a quandary ... and a good friend.
The Deflowering of Rhona Lipshitz
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,200. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Rhona Lipshitz of Queens, New York is eleven days away from becoming Mrs. Stuart Martin Weiner. The Temple has been booked, gowns have been fitted and beauty parlor appointments made. With no way out, Rhona gamely counts down the days to the dreaded event...and finds herself falling madly, hopelessly in love with a wonderful man. Too bad it's not Stuie.
A Bird of the Air: Act 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,750. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
George Malone could be any man on any day (or woman for that matter), but in this particular tale, he is himself, navigating the chance, circumstance, and suffering he encounters as best he can. George Malone shifts, and reshapes, and changes- sometimes even for the good.
The Gamekeeper
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Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this short story by Brian Parker, a young boy learns one of life's lessons, a lesson that he will carry with him for life.
The Eminence of Bardon Roket
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Bardon Roket, a twelve year old genius, determine that any dream worth dreaming might as well be a big one. To this end, he decides that it's his life goal to conquer the world. Only doing it all it once is bound to fail, he's got to start small. So what's a small start for Bardon Roket? Why, a lemonade stand, of course. From there, it's just a few short steps to mayor of the entire city!
Klockupproret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,800. Language: Swedish. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
När höstterminen börjar hittar tolvårige Ingel Hansson och hans kamrat Peder Svartling två paket dynamit. Med detta fantastiska fynd börjar ett skolår som inte blir något annat likt. Klockupproret ger en levande bild av vardagen i ett gruvsamhälle i Bergslagen på 1960-talet. Och kampen om hackordningen bland de unga är lika grym då som nu. Klockupproret utkom första gången 1997.
Sacrifices
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In the Etruscan city of Cisra, the boy Karkana sacrifices his prize possession to help a prisoner of war. But the true implications of his act won't be felt till years later.
Bewitching Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love for the world, and its many beautiful niches, heals a young girl's heartache after a short affair with an older man.
Recollections of an Italian Gentleman
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Price: $2.20 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"Recollections of an Italian Gentleman" is a tale of a young man turned collaborator in a Rome occupied by French troops and then annexed to Napoleon's empire. The young collaborator recalls the events that marked these turbulent days, among them the abduction of the Pope by the French--His Holiness fiddled with his snuffbox during the entire operation--and the execution of the bandit Spatolino.
Face in the Water (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jerusalem, 1989: After his best friend dies of a drug overdose, a Georgia Tech student walks away from his life, eventually winding up in the ancient and narrow streets of Jerusalem during the first Palestinian Intifada. An early short story written by Charles Sheehan-Miles, author of the surprise indie bestseller Republic: A Novel of America's Future.