Fiction » Coming of age

Gaijin, Vol. I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Jade Leigh doesn't even know you, but he probably hates you already. He never wanted to move here in the first place, so what does he care if people don't like him? Unfortunately, his bad attitude matters way more than Jade wants to admit, and the neighborhood delinquent is about to enlighten him.
Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 2)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
After an eventful Christmas break, Cadence Lewis is shaken to the core. The life she lived in New York no longer makes sense. Faced with so many questions she runs to the only person who has ever listened to her. Will Cadence be able to overcome the path she’s been given or will she take the easy way out?
Pinkeens to Diddies
Series: An Irish Lad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
In this gently humorous story, young, sensitive Brendan Harris learns much about life, family and the need to fit in while growing in 1940s semi-rural Southern Ireland. Life brings the typical surprises for young boys turning into young men, as Brendan grows up fishing for ‘pinkeens’ and later learns his fair share about the opposite sex, and the delights and disappointments of coming of age.
Brendan Afloat
Series: An Irish Lad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
When seventeen-year-old Brendan Harris returns home to take his final officer’s exam, disaster strikes, leaving him in a deep coma. His diary, kept over the years at sea, becomes a must-read for his nurses. For in it, Brendan describes his escapades in the British Merchant Navy...and with girls. But will Brendan’s girl wait for him if he should ever from his coma?
Darla Decker Plays It Straight
Series: Darla Decker Diaries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,040. Language: American English. Published: March 29, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age
Darla Decker is still shaking from a rough year of seventh grade. Her parents barely speak to each other, her best friend Reggie is dating her lifelong crush, and Nate Young is acting like he’s allergic to the word “boyfriend.” Troubles aside, Darla is resolved to be on her best behavior and kick off eighth grade with a smile… but even the straightest paths have obstacles. [YA Coming-of-Age]
Blessed Poison
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,160. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by World Castle Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Breaking into the realm of the world’s elite guitarists won’t be easy. She’ll have to work twice as hard to earn the respect she craves.
The English Refugee: The Day It Happened Here
Price: Free! Words: 65,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What if the refugee crisis happened here? What if we were the refugees? Jack, an eight year old boy is forced to flee abroad with his family when his home town is bombed. But to get there, he must first overcome hunger and thirst, rioters and scavengers, a French government unsympathetic to the plight of asylum-seekers, and the sharp end of the invading Russian army.
The Memory of Trees
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The Memory of Trees is the story of Carlos, a shepherd boy, who travels from his beautiful home in Cyprus, following in the footsteps of Saint Paul into the Middle East and along the road to Damascus. Experiencing unbearable loss and exile, he sets out on a journey of knowledge and adventure.
Tinta china sobre papiro
Price: Free! Words: 81,330. Language: Spanish. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Allen no estaba acostumbrado a que le negasen un capricho, menos aún después de un berrinche monumental. Y viene su hermana con un trato extraño. Nada que él no pueda manejar... o eso espera.
El precio de la vida
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,170. Language: Spanish. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Coming of age
La única cosa que Luisa Dominguez, de trece años, quería hacer era escaper de las pandillas y la violencia de su ciudad natal en Honduras. Ella rezaba todos los días: Dios, llévame lejos de aquí. Entonces, un día su deseo se hizo realidad. Ella se permitía salir. Su boleto, sin embargo, tenía un precio: la propia madre de Luisa la había vendido como esclava.
Zippywings 2015: A Short Story Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 171,850. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Coming of age
A 2015 collection of short stories, novelettes, and novellas that run the gamut of themes from economic wrestling, to love and loss, to therapy, to professionalism, and more. It's a full platter of genres and story ideas that should keep readers busy for days.
The Skin of Water
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Empowerment is just a word...until you live it. Lisel Martinez is not a rough-&-tumble kind of girl, so what is someone more interested in books and plants than having a hot social life doing out on the most dangerous streets in San Francisco? Is there really anything someone without a home can do to stay safe in a place that's anything but?! (Available in trade, mass market, & e-editions.)
The World Disappears: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,960. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Coming of age
Is your imagination worth $1 million? Struggling to complete his life’s work, a Japanese video game inventor turns to a piano prodigy for help, setting off a quixotic course of events that could end the world. The World Disappears is a coming-of-age story about friendship, loss, and the power of the imagination.
Calmer Girls
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,130. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Coming of age
After moving to a new city, sixteen-year-old Samantha Cross meets a boy with beautiful brown eyes—eyes that focus on her sister, Veronica. As Samantha falls in love with her sister’s boyfriend, one thing becomes clear: One of the Cross sisters is in for a broken heart.
A Private Place
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Coming of age
Abbie Hart feels like a fish out of water when she arrives at Miss Katherine's School for Girls. She soon finds herself in a sticky situation when she discovers she is sharing a room with two stepsisters who vehemently despise each other. Will Abbie escape being in the middle of a murderous rivalry that puts her life in danger or will her roommates' final confrontation also destroy her?
What They Left Behind
Price: Free! Words: 121,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
The Hunt for the Dragon Master
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
Bazan and his gang turns parts of the town into a Goth City in Augmented Reality. It is a birthday present for Schwarzen. During a virtual concert, a dragon destroys the town and kill most of the avatars. The kids must neutralize the Dragon Master, who are threatening their life in cyberspace.
The Courage of Others
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,600. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
The true nature of each person is deeper than one’s skin, and the courage to confront depravity is often learned through the ‘courage of others’.
Worthy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,220. Language: American English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
Seventeen-year-old Worthy lives in a house full of secrets. In the summer of 1946, a murder changes everything. Her plans to get out of Hogan’s Creek suddenly become tied up in a reckless yet exciting pursuit of truth and ultimately justice. She’ll nearly lose her life, but along the way she finds love, hope, and the truth about her family in unlikely places.
The Johnny Moss Room
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It takes a lot of guts to be Merv Moss's daughter and even more to love him. In this dramedy about the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters,17-year-old budding film genius Lilo Moss struggles to touch the grace and forgiveness that will lead her to come to terms with her outrageous ex-comic dad before it's too late. Set in 1960s New York and Miami, when all the world was changing.