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Fiction » Historical » USA
Johnny Rebel by Martyn C. Marais
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017 by Martin. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 1 review)
When a troop of Union Army Cavalry ride into the small Confederate town of Red Sands, towards the end of the American Civil War, they discover they have just missed the notorious Confederate renegade, William Quantrill. In his determination to get information about Quantrill, Lieutenant Farrell takes the law into his own hands. This is a side story to the Bounty Hunter series by Martyn C Marais.
Hauntin' Taunton - The State Asylum by Bill Russo
Price: Free! Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
Taunton State Hospital: an eerie New England campus of forty ornate 19th century buildings that have housed some of America’s most bizarre and dangerous criminals – murderous monsters who avoided the hangman’s rope only because they were judged to be lunatics. Sometimes punishment comes from a different source, as Poison Ivy (the Hug and Drug Killer) and "Cannabelle" are about to find out.
Time Invested by Ginger Simpson
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off!) Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2017 by BWL Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Why won’t Meagan Murphy’s father allow her to date anyone in uniform? He must have reasons he hasn’t shared, but contrary to Daddy’s rules, Meg meets Ryan Cullen while volunteering at the USO and throws caution to the wind. Ryan only has a short time before his unit ships out, and Meagan intends to make the most of the time they have left together.
The Home For Wayward Children by R. S. Oswald
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Religious(2.00 from 1 review)
After their mother abandons them, two sisters in the early 1900's struggle to get along with each other and with the world at large. Cover art by Gabriellyn Gidman.
Bloodied Leather: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story by Marsha Ward
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » USA
Isabelle Gilbert chafes against the restrictions that Victorian life puts on a young lady. An unwanted betrothal, inattentive parents, and long-hidden family secrets her mother reveals add to her unsettled state of mind. This Shenandoah Neighbors story ties in to Marsha Ward's popular Owen Family Saga series of novels.
Dragon's Fire by Emily Martha Sorensen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,200. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
When Rose decided to correct an arrogant woman about her wrongheaded belief that dragons were not intelligent, it resulted in an unexpected complication: now that woman wants a dragon egg of her own. Hearing the news that two new eggs have awakened, Rose rushes with her dragon son to the museum in hopes of preventing such a catastrophe. A 14,000 word G-rated new adult fantasy.
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.
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?
That Tender Light: An Owen Family Novella by Marsha Ward
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
The Life and Death of Blinstrubs by Bill Russo
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
The life and times of one of America's most successful nightclubs - Blinstrub's Village. Follow the story of the venue and its glittering stars from the beginning right through to the tragic and needless end. Bill Russo draws the tale from his memories as a student in Boston's Kenmore Square in the 1960s as well as from a personal relationship to one of the key players in the club's orchestra.
The Sky Fell on Alabama by Bill Russo
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 1 review)
A graphic photo of an injured woman compelled me to research the picture and discover the back-story of the most unique person in the entire history of he world. Read on to get 'the rest of the story'.
Something Scary by Steven A. Gentry
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this brief flash fiction drama that takes place in the Old South shortly before the American civil war, two young men decide to meet upon the proverbial “field of honor” to settle their differences regarding the love of a woman.
The Twain Shall Meet by B.C. Burks
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,740. Language: American English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
In 1913, during a time of segregation and dissension, identical twins Anne and Arlene Arbor are living separate lives. When they unexpectedly run into each other at an important event in Washington, D.C., Arlene who is an advocate for the rights of black women, is blindsided by Anne who reveals that she is passing for white.
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