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Twisted Boulevard: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When screenwriter Marcus Adler plans to start over with a disgraced star, a Hollywood censor reminds him that the past isn’t forgotten. Columnist Kathryn Massey must deal with a rival when she glimpses a sight on the set of “Sunset Boulevard.” Gwendolyn Brick thought her new store would be a hit, but when LA’s most notorious madam threatens it, she’ll need a Hollywood miracle to keep her it alive.
City of Myths: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,890. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
Losing herself one headline at a time has dumped Kathryn Massey at the bargaining table with the man she trusts the least. Now that Gwendolyn Brick is a costumer at 20th Century-Fox, she finds that her friendship with Marilyn Monroe puts her into the crosshairs of Darryl Zanuck. Exiled in Rome but under the spell of romance, Marcus Adler must learn to say goodbye in order to give love a chance.
Tinseltown Confidential: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,510. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
As America embraces the 1950s, television is poaching Hollywood’s turf and Joseph McCarthy forces exiled screenwriter Marcus Adler fights to finally clear his name. Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey knows a secret that might take down a charismatic figure out to intimidate the film industry. When “Confidential” magazine arrives, Gwendolyn Brick figures she’s got nothing to hide - until she does.
Closing Credits: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,600. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When a mysterious list starts circulating, columnist Kathryn Massey's life falls under a public magnifying glass. Beset by writer’s block, screenwriter Marcus Adler finds a box in the basement of the Garden of Allah whose contents could rejuvenate his career but cost him his reputation. New to television, Gwendolyn Brick teams up with Lucille Ball but is conflicted by new opportunities.
From the Red City to the White House by Ali Anthony Bell
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general(5.00 from 1 review)
Adult fiction - A 50-year-old man struggling with beliefs, identity, and poverty sees an opportunity and moves from Paris to the Land of the Setting Sun to live and work. After living in the Red City (Marrakesh) for a year, the most difficult year of his life.He moves to White House (Casablanca) finally finds his reason and purpose in life, faith, peace, love, and relative stability.
The Garden of Allah Novels Trilogy #2 ("Searchlights and Shadows" - "Reds in the Beds" - "Twisted Boulevard") by Martin Turnbull
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 312,110. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
1940s Hollywood was a perilous time. Over the music of the Hollywood Canteen hung the fear that some of these brave boys won’t make it back. Then came the paranoia that Commies lurked behind every movie, bringing with it the Red Scare. And once HUAC was finished rattling its publicity-seeking saber, a new threat flourished. This time from that plywood book with the tiny screen.
More Fun with Dick and Shane by Gillibran Brown
Series: Memoirs Of A Houseboy, Book 2. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 89,080. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Biographical(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The houseboy is back... Gillibran Brown returns with more day to day tales about life, love and housework. Being a houseboy to two demanding men is no easy task. There’s more to it than first meets the eye. Gilli has to be all things from chief cook and bottle washer to gardener and personal valet When he’s good he’s very very good and when he’s bad…he gets his comeuppance.
Hz. İsa by M. Fatih Ayyıldız
Price: $3.43 USD. Words: 57,100. Language: Turkish. Published: May 28, 2020 by Crab Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Bu kitap üç bölümden oluşuyor. Hz. İsa (as) dünyaya gelmeden önce Filistin’de yaşayan toplumun durumu, Hz. İsa’nın hayatını şekillendiren insanlar ve kendisinin hayatı… Ciddi bir araştırma sonucu ortaya çıkan bu eserde Hz. İsa’ya dair daha önce duymadığınız yeni şeyler öğreneceksiniz…
Sousanna: The Lost Daughter by Sousanna Stratmann
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,320. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2018 by Tranquility Press. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
As a five-year-old in 1950s Greece, Sousanna plays at being The American. When a stranger deceives her illiterate parents, she is sold to a new family and discovers that being an American is not a life of luxury. As her family searches for Sousanna, she must endure alone in a strange place-unaware of changes that mean home will never be the same.
Il mio ultimo anno a New York by Annalisa Menin & Susanna De Ciechi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,490. Language: Italian. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Anna, vent’anni, parte da Venezia per New York con in tasca il lasciapassare di uno stage da Valentino. Incontra Marco, italiano e migrante 2.0, che non la vuole, ma lei riuscirà a conquistarlo. Il futuro è pieno di promesse, il sogno americano sta per diventare realtà e forse è il momento di pensare a un bambino quando tutto cambia. Anna è di nuovo sola a New York.
Memories of Summer by Ruth White
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
An old favorite comes back to tug at your heart again. From Publisher's Weekly: "Appalachia in the 1950’s is the vividly drawn springboard to this tender, lyrical novel about mental illness." The Horn Book: "Distinct and startlingly beautiful . . . White’s most moving offering to date.”
1983 - 1984 Surfing the Purple Wave by Ali Anthony Bell
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 58,240. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A 23-year-old American “starving artist” has had an obsession with France since early childhood. His one lifetime goal is to get to Paris. in 1983 he finally achieves his goal though experimental film making. In so doing, he sparks the title of one of the biggest popular music hits of the year, subsequently turning a genius musician with a small cult following into a world famous pop-rock star.
Meeting Connie by John Pinza Todd
You set the price! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Biographical
While soliciting charity donations, a young man and woman unexpectedly meet again. All proceeds from this work will be donated: until 31 May 2020 to a fund established by Smashwords to benefit victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, and afterwards to the American Heart Association.
The Garden of Allah Novels Trilogy #3 ("Tinseltown Confidential" - "City of Myths" - "Closing Credits") by Martin Turnbull
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 318,770. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
1950s Hollywood saw the beginning of the end of everything: the Eisenhower Years and everything it represented, the restrictive Production Code, Hollywood’s golden-era studio system...and the Garden of Allah Hotel. The times they were a-changing and Hollywood's denizens needed to change too...or be left behind.
Steering to Freedom by Patrick Gabridge
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 103,980. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
In May 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave and ship’s pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafts a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it, along with, the crew and their families to the Union blockade, After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faces an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops.
Stella by Anais Nin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,940. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Sky Blue Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Stella is inspired by Anais Nin's friendship with actress Luise Rainer and has been called one of Nin's "most thoroughly realized performances. She has taken the timeworn theme of the possessive female and examined it through her microscopic lens from new and interesting angles."
The It Girl and Me - A Novel of Clara Bow by Laini Giles
Series: Forgotten Actresses, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
The secretary to actress Clara Bow describes her topsy-turvy life with the woman they called "The It Girl."
The Singing Bones: A Novel of the Life and Times of Naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller by Stephen Spotte
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 83,710. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Biographical
A blend of narrative adventure and biography, this historical first-person novel chronicles the professional visions and conflicted life of a deeply fascinating, flawed, and courageous man who devoted everything to advancing the frontiers of science and improving the lives of the native Siberians.
The Samurai Poet by Travis Belrose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,780. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Biographical(3.00 from 1 review)
Ishikawa Jozan wanted nothing more than to be a samurai like his father and grandfather. When an act of overzealousness costs him his position, he tries to serve his lord as a Confucian scholar. Once Ishikawa becomes entangled in political intrigues beyond his control, he discovers that the life of a hermitic literati can be just as dangerous as that of a warrior.
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