Fiction » Coming of age

The Preacher's Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Michael Page has trouble with the two most important relationships in his life -- with his minister-father and his girlfriend who wants to sing rock and roll. His attempts to work them out brought widespread recognition to a book with as much humor as conflict. The New York Times named it a “Notable Book of the Year” as well as the “first ever Southern Baptist sex comedy.”
Comeback Road: A Rock and Roll Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Comeback Road is loaded with beers, bars, and guitars. Terry is a washed-up rock musician looking to get his career back on track. He finds a few young players to back him up, and in no time he's in a van, crossing the continent on a tour full of drinking, fighting, falling in love, and breaking up bands. A hilarious look at the hard-luck heroes of rock, Comeback Road is endlessly entertaining.
Crosswinds: Past, Present, and Future Combine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,510. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
As a cultural anthropologist, Terra is always outside, looking in. Her winter reprieve in a tiny village of mixed heritage families should be no different. Their fragmented stream of life sweeps her off her feet, and threatens all she knows of her own past, and future. Some wish the whole village to flounder on the border of their homeland. Terra must tame the stream back into its banks.
Swing
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Sports
John Kostka is three feet tall but larger than life, moving through the world on gloved hands and powerful arms as if on a set of parallel bars. Henry Graham is a ten year-old boy whose father has just left home for good. All they seem to have in common is their love of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, but that is enough to begin a life-long friendship that enables both men to heal old wounds.
Candles
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
What makes a person's opinions and insights valuable to society? It might not be the vision from the top, such as from presidents and billionaires. The outsider sees where the herd is going, and what beliefs are leading it there. In general, there are no outsiders as potentially valuable as the disabled; in these two stories, the inspiring visions of two young mentally ill people are displayed.
News Flash
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
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
Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! 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
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.
Witch Ball
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 45,480. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Witch Ball asks us to be careful who we deify, and who we vilify.
Conjectrix
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
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 Rabbit Died
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Two young people spend a trying morning together on Easter Sunday.
The Ruins of Waadi Sharif: A Novella
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.
Hubris
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Coming of age
A man hallucinates while climbing a forbidden trail in Hawaii known as Stairway to Heaven.
La Chiripa
Series: The Widening Gyre, Book 2. Price: $2.99 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
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
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
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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
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?
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.