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Fiction » Historical » USA
Home Front by Warren Emens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,060. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 1 review)
A WWII bride tries to find her missing husband after the war is over. Her search becomes a journey of thousands of miles to a distant country and a new home.
Forty Acres and a Mule by Darrel Bird
Price: Free! Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Josh Barnes has had most of his land stolen, and he marries a black girl just after the civil war. John Bertram is dead set on having the girl back on his farm. He takes her by force.
Living the Blues by Timothy Paterson
Price: Free! Words: 46,810. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mike Howard's greatest desire was to experience the thrill of performing in a Jazz band. He was very interested in the history of jazz, especially the jazz era of the 1930's. He never dreamed that he would get the chance to fulfill his f=dream. His life would never be the same.
Choices by Laura Ware
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017 by JJ Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Preacher Joe Winters sees trouble ahead when Hank, a young man in his congregation, asks Winters to marry him and his pregnant girlfriend. Winters grows alarmed when he learns that Hank's girlfriend is a Negro. In Florida in 1961, interracial marriage isn't simply frowned upon - it is illegal. How can Winters find a way to please both man and God? And if he can't, who will he choose?
They Kill Us For Their Sport by Kevin Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 183,840. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Civil War on the streets in America,1968. Chicago is on fire with revolution, racial tension and the recent murders of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. Unassuming patriot, Detective Costas George doesn't understand what's happening to his country as he mourns the loss of his son Winston who has just died in Vietnam. And now he is responsible for catching a killer running loose in the city.
Ransom by Gilbert M. Stack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,530. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Historical » USA
Lynne Winters is a not-too-successful real estate attorney caught in the middle of the kidnapping of the century in the mid-sized American city of Slate. Entangled in the problem against her will, she finds herself hindered more than helped by the efforts of the police and the victim's self-centered family. Can no one but Lynn remember that a young boy's life is at stake.
That Tender Light: An Owen Family Novella by Marsha Ward
Series: The Owen Family Saga. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this short novella, acclaimed author Marsha Ward tells the story of the Owen Family origins, describing in her delicate language the tender feelings of two people who need to find each other in a very small window of time.
The Enduring Dream by Howard Sinnott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,830. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
While Dan is attending his father's funeral in 1997 he remembers his freshman year at college 30 years earlier where he met two remarkable women, one who would become his wife and another who would be an inspiring friend. With a backdrop of the early anti Vietnam War movement. It was a year of contrasts where he loses his virginity yet gets a spanking from his Dad.
A Prisoner's Dilemma by Matthew Karabache
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Desperate not to end up just like his father, a felon struggles with what may turn out to be the worst decision of his life. This story was my second round entry in NYC Midnight‘s 2017 Short Story Challenge. The writing prompts in my brief were: Historical Fiction | A Tunnel | A New Father.
The Wing Walker by Ian Wilson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
As his grandfather lies gravely ill in hospital, a man recalls the amazing story of how his grandfather and grandmother met. Set in the whirlwind post- WW2 era.
Women at War: Stories & Poems by Linda Maye Adams
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Desert Storm war veteran Linda Maye Adams shows the diversity of what war is like for the women who deploy in this collection of short stories and poetry. The stories run from "First Night," and "Between Black and White," because war seldom ends when the war does. The poems include "A Woman Goes to War" and "The Lonely Sounds of War."
Mud Puddlers by Shaun Bailey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,370. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » USA
William Black isn’t content pouring Hoover Dam's concrete. He’s more concerned with running an underground lottery complete with runners, middle men—the works. The only thing standing in his way is the boomtown's mayor. He'd love nothing more than to send Black to the very back of the bread line, or worse. He could cement Black's legacy as a warning to every gangster intent on creating Sin City.
A Killer Among Us by J.R. Glenn
You set the price! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Tim, a drug representative and real estate guru whom was leading an ordinary life never let on that he was also leading the life of a murderer, kidnapper, and rapest. It wasn't until the authorities descended upon Tim's 400-acre property to find one of his captors still alive barely. She was chained to the wall of a storage container that Tim had set up. The events are based upon a true story.
Rivalry & Romance (In Mammoth Spring, AR book 1) by Regina Tittel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,080. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Inspirational
Sparks fly between rivals Olivia Tolivar and Frederick Sterling. Yet when a shared passion to educate the less fortunate draws them together, Frederick’s competitive nature vanishes as he begins to appreciate Olivia’s strong mind and vulnerable heart. Will the results of his early scheme to draw Olivia away from the hotel keep Frederick from winning her hand?
Getting Rid of Swilling's Mills by Bill Russo
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Swilling’s Mills was one of hundreds of tiny communities sprouting up in the scorched soil of the American West in the late 1800s. Most of those rowdy, untamed towns died off quickly. “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat, the name of this village should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on the back of a mule,” said Grover Jeffries, the owner of the mercantile store.
First Night by Linda Maye Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » General
Fear is something Private Carolyn Mendez can't admit to. Yet, as she arrives in Saudi Arabia, for Desert Storm, deploying to war, it's all she can think about. All she has is herself, and even that is scary.
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: 97,530. 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.
The Hawk: Part Eleven by Anna Scott Graham
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
As Marek and Klaudia are reunited, John Doe begins his journey home. A stranger facilitates the return of John’s memories, but for Marek, Klaudia’s presence stirs mixed emotions that erupt in passion shared, then recriminations suffered by both. Lynne celebrates a loved one’s homecoming as Marek wonders if Klaudia is lost to him forever.
The Visit by Suzy Stewart Dubot
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas(4.00 from 1 review)
An unexpected visit doesn't mean it was appreciated. This is a story based on a real milk jug which was given as a wedding present in 1909. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, Irene.
Rock Hands by Gene Thomas
Series: Rock Hands. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,360. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
“Rock Hands” is a powerfully moving piece of a man’s journey set in the late depression era American, where Gerald Williams competes in the rough and tumble world of illegally staged bare-knuckle fighting. Success in the ring has bought Gerald wealth, pain, and two sisters fighting for his love. All set against the backdrop of a small town forced into hosting the bare-knuckle Fight of the Century.