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Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world)
By Anthony W Blake
Price: Free! Words: 140,400. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him.
White Mythology
By W.D. Clarke
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,170. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
White Mythology is comprised of two novellas, both of which are concerned with the psycho-pathology of masculinity. In "Skinner Boxed" psychiatrist Edward Blanchette's personal life implodes just as his clinical trial for the experimental antidepressant drug "Alba" goes awry. The second piece, "Love's Alchemy" traces a series of interpersonal betrayals to their "birth" in a youthful game of "war".
Must I Weep for the Dancing Bear, and Other Stories
By Louis Phillips
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
These stories by Louis Phillips reinforce his reputation throughout his dozens of books of being imaginative, incisive, and entertaining. The voice here is that of a young man who is learning about life and about work. Phillips captures these formative years brilliantly, creating a coming-of-age collection of stories that will take you back to your own youth.
Paradise Squandered
By Alex Stefansson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,650. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
0.5 star(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Paradise Squandered is the story of Andrew Banks, a recent graduate of Puget Sound Prep and quite possibly the most directionless member of his graduating class. Andrew returns home from a graduation trip to Hawaii and resigns himself to going through the motions of his own life, until he overhears the disturbing truth of his father's death and instantly decides to leave home forever.
Nocturne
By Debra Milligan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Nocturne reveals a girl’s coming of age during 1888-89 in Georgetown, D.C. The remembrances of Amelia Prescott are heightened by a sharp wit and telling details that chronicle this year in her life. Abandoned by her parents, Amelia is saved from despair by the loving hand of her aunt. When that hand dies before her eyes, she struggles to prevail over her pain through the art of music.
Just Remember to Breathe
By Charles Sheehan-Miles
Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,210. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Alex's life is following a script. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. Dylan returns from Afghanistan injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag her into the mess of his life. When Dylan and Alex encounter reunite, they have to make new rules to keep from killing each other. The first rule is to never talk about how they fell in love.
Smoke Damage
By Patti Sherry-Crews
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Smoke Damage is a work of narrative nonfiction whose heroine, a young mother raising children in a post-9/11 world, recounts growing up in circumstances where all that was stable and familiar change drastically, but in ways closer to home. When one parent retreats into chronic illness and alcoholism, the other takes on a secret lifestyle, leaving the narrator to cope with issues beyond her age
The Accidental Siren
By Jake Vander Ark
Price: Free! Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
1 star(4.93 from 14 reviews)
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The Accidental Siren is a twisted fairytale about young love, growing up, and the frightening potential of infinite beauty.
Caroline and Harry
By Amy Ellis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Caroline’s a whore, or at least that’s what Harry thinks. When Caroline shows up at her ex-boyfriend Harry’s apartment she brings more than a new stain to his living room carpet as she tries to re-ignite a romance that was destroyed through years of drug abuse, sex with strangers, and insults that hurt worse than a rusty needle.
San Fran '60s: San Francisco and the Birth of the Hippies
By M.W. Jacobs
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
San Francisco in the Sixties, the Summer of Love, the birth of the hippies, experience it for yourself in San Fran 60s, a collection of autobiographical short stories. This is the first time a participant has used the devices of literary fiction to put you there, living it. LSD and free love, Haight-Ashbury and the Hell’s Angels, the Hip and the Straight, it’s all here.
More Full of Weeping
By Susan Delaney
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,010. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
From the grimy streets of 1920s Glasgow to the peat fires of the Outer Hebrides during the Great Depression, More Full of Weeping is the story of a boy called Hugh, a happy orphan who, in time, is taken in as a foster child on a Gaelic-speaking island off the Scottish coast. There he faces enemies, gains allies, and ultimately solves the mystery of his own parentage.
Children of the Missing
By Wes Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,980. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
After joining up with a menacing gang, the kid enters a surreal world where violence is celebrated and the skills passed down by his father are rewarded. But when he discovers a gut wrenching secret that threatens his younger sister, the resulting bloodshed and turmoil launches their lives down a treacherous path that cannot be undone.
Sweet Southern Boys
By Connie Chastain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,350. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Shelby, Randy, and John Mark have been best friends since grade school. The sons of close-knit families, they have been raised in small-town Georgia to be responsible, to revere God, and to love. But as seniors in high school, they are accused of unspeakable crimes, persecuted by the justice system and abandoned by their community. A coming of age story ... a tale of misandry run amok.
The Untold Want: A Novel
By Ronnell D. Porter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,450. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What would you do if the bible was law, and you just didn't fit in?
Gman: A Mormon Spy Story
By Jason Jahns
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,650. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by North Star Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The storyline flips the traditional spy thriller on its head. We don't get an urbane James Bond, we get Nephi Stevensen, a fresh-faced and intelligent Chinese language scholar living in tropical Singapore, somewhat shadily recruited to become an operative. Nephi is a deeply religious Mormon and struggles with his inner demons as he tries to learn spy-craft and about the need to kill.
Sebastian's Poet
By Kevin Craig
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,900. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The insightful son of a broken father finds kindness and guidance from a poet who tries to heal their troubled family.
The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis
By David Sheppard
Price: Free! Words: 132,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina.
Canis Major
By Jay Nichols
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 190,130. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
After seventeen-year-old Russell Whitford confronts and kills a rabid dog, he seeks to prevent the news from reaching the dog's owner, whose hair-trigger temper is well-known in the small town of Riley, Alabama.
Love & Darts
By Nath Jones
Series: On Impulse, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,960. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors
(5.00 from 1 review)
2012 Anderbo Self-Published Book Award Entry of Note Honorable Mention at the 2012 Paris Book Festival You'll be entranced by these twenty-four stories as Nath Jones finds her way into this fun and biting life. She does not shy away from mortality but conducts you from the kaleidoscopic moment when a toddler loses her innocence to the last breath an old man takes in a rowboat at sunrise.
Small Town Glory
By Eli Godbolt
Price: Free! Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
With a video camera in his hand and the haunting images in his head of a friend being pulled from an icy river, Eli sets off to film a documentary and, in the process, unearths harrowing truths about life in a small town.