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By Eric Marier
Price: Free! Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Twenty-four year-old Sam Henderson is asked to housesit La Porte Grise, a Gothic Revival mansion, and invites Michelle Lowery to stay with him. When Michelle keeps seeing a face staring out from a fourth floor window - a face belonging to someone no one can find or explain - Sam begins to ponder whether Michelle is losing her grip on reality or if La Porte Grise hides a secret all its own.
I Didn't Mean to be Kevin: a novel
By Caleb J. Ross
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,150. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by OW Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
Jackson Jacoby is a motherless twenty-two year old boy with only the support of his crazy ex-military Uncle Marve and a kindred motherless peer named Creg. Creg holds fast to the hope of one day reuniting with his mother while Jackson maintains that his own life is so much better off without all the baggage that comes along with being somebody’s son.
Butterfly Jar
By Jalondra Davis
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
(5.00 from 1 review)
With all the rhythm, poetry, and pain of a Black girl's childhood in South Central LA, Jalondra Davis tells the story of Tanis Sutton, who dreams of having happy parents, straight hair, and an ice-cream colored house on the west side of town. In this coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the LA 92 riots, Tanis struggles with first boyfriends, schoolyard cliques, and family secrets.
The Cisco Kid in the Bronx
By Miguel Antonio Ortiz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2012 by Hamilton Stone. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the Bronx, on a street called Rogers Place, Mario Ortega grows up remembering his childhood in Puerto Rico. We follow him into early manhood as he weaves the cultural strands of the past with those of an urban present in New York City.
Fights in the Streets, Tears in the Sand
By Jeffrey Rubin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,390. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When Jeff Star begins Lincoln High, he has one major problem — every time he tries to get the kids to respect him he ends up making more and more enemies. Will joining a violent gang help? How about the wisdom of fellow teenager, Steve Marino; or the beautiful and strange Mysterious Jane? Hold on tight on this wild rollercoaster of a story as we discover secrets of respect that enlighten us all.
Conjurer's Oath
By Malachi Stone
Series: The Magic of Nostalgia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,870. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Remember the halcyon days of AM car radio music so lo-fi you had to buy the album and read the liner notes in order to decipher the lyrics? If so, you'll get "revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night" when you catch the twisted nostalgia of CONJURER'S OATH.
Indian Summer
By Daniel Rider
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,560. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What do you do when your best friend comes back from the Peace Corps crazy? When he declares that he loves Indian movies and is suddenly talking in an Indian accent? When he wants to drive you across the country to meet an Indian girl he is madly in love with, and then, halfway across that country, in the middle of nowhere, he starts getting in fights, dancing and singing with windmills?
You Shouldn't Call Me Mommy
By Susan Tsui
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,470. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Orphaned by his parents and his artificial mother, and abandoned by his older brother at a young age, Jay spends most of his adulthood serving as a government therapist to those like him. He considers his own happiness proof of success in his career and life. Little does he know that his picture perfect world, occupied by his wife and two children, is not as idyllic as it seems. Kirkus Starred
Frog in the Pot
By Richard Beckham II
Price: Free! Words: 70,340. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What’s so difficult about a quarter-life crisis? How about being a lonely, alcoholic janitor with no friends? Follow Alvin Taylor as he explores life's questions in and out of a bottle, as his journey takes him around Seattle and down to Reno. Learn why a frog will not jump out of a heated pot of boiling water.
Ain't No Bum
By Dennis McCreight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
You may be a McCoy, but that doesn't necessarily make you a bum. Follow young Milt McCoy as he uses his abundant willpower and good nature, during troubled times, to overcome his families reputation and convince the love of his life that he "Ain't No Bum".
Last Fair Deal
By Casey Mensing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,040. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Last Fair Deal, the sordid tale of the McCarty family, is a cinematic work of contemporary fiction that combines elements of pop mythology, neo-noir, and American pulp fiction.
Shirts and Skins
By Jeffrey Luscombe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,490. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Chelsea Station Editions. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A remarkable debut novel from Jeffrey Luscombe—a compelling series of linked stories of a young man’s coming-out, coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms with his family and fate.
The Hart & Horn
By C. S. Gordon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,860. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When the paths of a slacker, a modern-day troubadour and a 40-something divorcee converge, each wonders if the other might lead to their happily ever after. But they aren’t in a fairytale; they’re in the real world of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula facing loss, difficult relationships and the realization that happy endings are a lot like unicorns.
The Year It Rained
By Crescent Dragonwagon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Having survived three suicide attempts and treatment in a series of mental hospitals, seventeen-year-old Elizabeth continues to fight for happiness in a life filled with confusion and turbulence. "A beautiful and significant book about love." The New York Times.
Life of the Party
By Christine Anderson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 188,080. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
0.25 star(4.22 from 9 reviews)
The moment Mackenzie Taylor first sees Grey Lewis on stage, the wide-eyed teenager falls instantly in love. Though warned by her best friend Riley to stay away, she can't resist Grey's charm and talent, or the undeniable chemistry they share. Just as tempting as Grey's body--the aspiring rock star's ample drug supply. Before long, Mackenzie's addiction is all she has left.
Wren
By Belinda Weikel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,380. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Wren’s seventeenth birthday is not a joyous event for her. She does not want to be courted by every willing man in the colony; and especially, not by the Chief’s son. Things go from bad to worse as Wren finds her birthday celebration interrupted by uninvited guests. When the black suits come, people are taken, never to be seen again. Now, Wren finds herself a slave of the black suits, and a la
Awake in the Mad World
By Damon Ferrell Marbut
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Awake in the Mad World follows several young writers out of college as they face the challenge of entering an American culture and workforce seemingly uninterested in those searching for ways to define themselves by their passions. Grady Harp writes, "Marbut seems to be sharing...that likely the only valid path to discovering a meaningful reality is to rely on the exercise of dreaming...
Our Kingdom of Dust
By Leonard Kinsey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,690. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Bamboo Forest Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
A modern fairy tale from the bestselling author of "The Dark Side of Disney". Man-child Blaine McKinnon is brilliant, wealthy, and completely alone. After an emotional breakdown, Blaine starts a new life at the only place he was ever truly happy: Walt Disney World. But he soon finds that just below the surface of his childhood paradise lies a kingdom corrupted by drugs, violence, and deceit.
Ryerson
By Rob Duder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
David Emerson's life is shattered when his father is stricken with a fatal stroke. He returns to the small town where he grew up and reunites with his two childhood best friends and the first girl he ever loved. Now, as he reminisces growing up in the sixties, David will have a life changing experience, face his fears, reconnect lost relationships, and find himself in the place he grew up.
Dreamers
By Margaret C. Murray
Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 113,570. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A Coming of Age Love Story of the '60s